David Lee Summers

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David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers. He is the author of eleven novels including The Solar Sea, Owl Dance, and The Astronomer's Crypt. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, The Martian Wave, Star*Line and The Santa Clara Review. He has edited the science fiction and fantasy magazine, Tales of the Talisman and the Full-Throttle Space Tales Anthologies Space Pirates and Space Horrors. Over the years, David has also worked at numerous observatories in the U.S. including Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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David Lee Summers For me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get…moreFor me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get at the store, or the movie I saw the night before, or something like that. If my mind is on chores, I find the best thing is to get those out of the way. The exercise helps me and I can focus better. Otherwise, I go for a walk around the neighborhood, take in the scenery, listen to some music that evokes the mood I want to create in my scene and use that as a way to focus my attention.(less)
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Owl Dance

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The Astronomer's Crypt

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This past week at Kitt Peak National Observatory, I renewed my first responder certification. As I mentioned in my Saturday blog post, observatories are in remote locations and bad things do happen. I’ve been fortunate enough that I haven’t had to deal with much in the way of criminal activity at an observatory. I’m often asked if I have ever seen aliens at the observatory. My answer to that is...

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Nuf daer! This is a collection of the all too brief time that a frequent guest star to assorted DC comics titles got her own title. Zatanna is a real sorceress who works as a Vegas stage magician. She casts her spells by speaking them in English, but ...more
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Second collected volume of DC's feminist take on superheroes in World War II. This one had a decidedly sad ending, but still a great read.
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A fun, feminist reimagining of the DC universe set during World War II where Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Zatanna, and a host of other heroines fight Nazis abroad and injustice at home.
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This anthology of science fiction stories explores the themes of the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues. Perhaps more interesting to me is that the stories sit right at the cusp between the Golden Age of science fiction and the New Wave. Interes ...more
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David Stephen wrote: "Hi David --

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Hi Stephen,

Good to meet you! I signed up for the newsletter..

Bob Vardeman introduced me to your work. We've been chatting about the possibility of me contributing to the Empires of Steam and Rust series. It sounds like a fund sandbox to play in and I have a story idea coming together.

All best,
Dave Summers


Stephen Hi David --

I'm happy to add you to my friends & fans on Goodreads. Thanks for asking!

If you haven't already, please consider signing up for my newsletter. It's free, and I promise not to spam you or share your info with anyone else. Every month or so, you'll get a newsletter with info about my work, tips, and cool offers. Such a deal! Go to this URL right now and put in your name and email (That's all there is to it!):
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David Michael wrote: "Thanks for following, David.~Mike."

My pleasure, Mike. Have a great week! -David


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Kane S. Thanks for following, David.~Mike.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for the add. What an awesome website you have! So cool!
Blessings,
Jeannie


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