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Austin Scott Collins

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After earning a degree in English from the University of Central Florida, Austin Scott Collins spent 13 years as a cargo pilot and flight instructor for a company which no longer exists before retiring from commercial aviation to concentrate on sailing and writing.

He now lives on a sailboat with his wife Trish. Among the things he does not have are a television, a car, a lawnmower, and a permanent physical address.

When not working on his latest book (and the binary stars of Time and Money are in harmonic alignment), Austin can be found skydiving, flying gliders, riding his motorcycle (sometimes on extremely long trips) or exploring the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, which is where he and Trish are docked for the moment.

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Too Many Balls in the Air!

How many projects is too many? Man, that’s a great question. I am the kind of guy who prefers to work on one thing at a time. You might think I mean that in a generalized and figurative sense, like “focus on my career for a while” or “spend some time exploring my creative impulses.” But no, I mean I like to have precisely one and only one thing to do at any given moment. For example, “Today is Sun Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.52 · 23 ratings · 12 reviews · 3 distinct works
Dicing Time for Gladness

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Project Orion by George Dyson
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T. Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Álvarez
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A more accurate title might have been, The Search for the Crater of Doom. It's all about the drama of cutting-edge scientific research and the passionate, all-consuming drive to discover the truth. It's about the race to be the first to publish break ...more
Austin Collins is on page 33 of 208 of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom: So far, this book really lives up to the hype. I bought it based on a recommendation from Randall Munroe in his excellent and hilarious "What If?" blog series.

Alvarez is a big-picture guy, whose prose is vivid and accessible. The opening chapters focus heavily on science as the merging of specialized fields and the synthesis of ideas that comes from interdisciplinary collaboration.
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Turned On by Kate Devlin
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Dr. Devlin covers a lot of fascinating territory in this sprawling and ambitious book. She describes how the idea emerged from a conversation with philosophers in a pub, and Turned On reads very much like a long, thoughtful, slightly drunken conversa ...more
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Grunt by Mary Roach
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The Incontinental Divide by Christina Crall-Reed
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With a strong and confident voice that merges the observational humor of Erma Bombeck, the screwball sensibility of Dave Barry, and the hardened irreverence of Caitlin Moran, Christina Crall-Reed gives us a brutally frank and scathingly funny account ...more
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“I do not run from beauty, my own or anyone else's. If it is a gift, I claim it and I use it. And if it is a curse, well...I claim it and use it." Victoria da Vinci”
Austin Scott Collins, Dicing Time for Gladness

“Well, for instance, why does everything always have to be written from the point of view of a human being? Why not write from the point of view of a cat? Or a tree?”
Austin Scott Collins, Crass Casualty (The Victoria da Vinci novels)

“Is it more virtuous, more noble, to suffer silently with brave, graceful dignity? Or is it preferable to fight an utterly hopeless battle against the inevitability of an insignificant, mediocre, obscure, mundane existence?”
Austin Scott Collins, Dicing Time for Gladness




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