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    If I knew then what I know now, what might I have...

    If I knew then what I know now, what might I have seen?
  2. The third volume in the War of the Second...

    The third volume in the War of the Second Iteration - The Plight of the Eli'ahtna - will be released in late 2013.
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    The third volume in the War of the Second...

    The third volume in the War of the Second Iteration - The Plight of the Eli'ahtna - will be released in late 2013.
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    I found the universe right where I left it.

    I found the universe right where I left it.
  5. Founders' Effect: War of the Second Iteration, Book Two

    While Robert and Alicia MacGregor, survivors of the ill-fated probeship William Bartram, work to rebuild their lives, the Commonwealth seeks a way to end the long, bitter conflict between the...
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    The story continues in Founders' Effect: War of...

    The story continues in Founders' Effect: War of the Second Iteration, Book Two.
  7. Martin is a man with a terrible past, one he...

    Martin is a man with a terrible past, one he would do anything to forget. But the loss of his memories could have interstellar consequences!
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    "Second Chance" by Thomas Watson

    At tale set in the Second Iteration universe of The Luck of Han'anga and Founders' Effect. The warship Richmond has accidentally released an alien life form on the space station managed by Jan Costa,...
  9. Founders' Effect (War of the Second Iteration, Book Two) by Thomas Watson

    While Robert and Alicia MacGregor, survivors of the ill-fated probeship William Bartram, work to rebuild their lives, the Commonwealth seeks a way to end the long, bitter conflict between the...
  10. The Luck of Han'anga (War if the Second Iteration, Book One) by Thomas Watson

    Humanity is no longer alone...

    After four centuries of searching, another intelligent species has finally been found. The Leyra'an are so much like us it defies both science and belief.

    It...
  11. FREE "Long Time Passing" by Thomas Watson

    A short scifi tale set in the same universe as The Luck of Han'anga and Founders' Effect.

    Can you hide from the past when history repeats itself?

    "Long Time Passing"
  12. Mr. Olcott's Skies - An Old Book and a Youthful Obsession, by Thomas Watson

    We were all young, once upon a time, and discovered things that changed our lives forever.

    Mr. Olcott's Skies
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    You can now follow me on Twitter. ...

    You can now follow me on Twitter.

    @desertstarsbks
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    You can now follow me on Twitter. ...

    You can now follow me on Twitter.

    @desertstarsbks
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    One of the challenges to writing Mr. Olcott's...

    One of the challenges to writing Mr. Olcott's Skies turned out to be what I should include, and what to leave out. I spent a lot of time under the stars as a teenager, and there are a lot of...
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    The Human Commonwealth, introduced in The Luck of...

    The Human Commonwealth, introduced in The Luck of Han'anga, has its roots in the very end of what its people call the "Time of Changes," the very period in history in which we now live. The Human...
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    Badly strained puns will back me out of a story...

    Badly strained puns will back me out of a story in a hurry. That's probably why I read so little by Piers Anthony, these days.
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    Clear skies appear to have returned to southern...

    Clear skies appear to have returned to southern Arizona! Time to set up the Old Scope and split some double stars. And perhaps set aside some time for a trip to the Moon, for old times sake.
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    Revisions have begun on Book Two, Founders'...

    Revisions have begun on Book Two, Founders' Effect. If things go as planned - and that would surely be precedent setting! - that book will be available before the end of this year.

    In the...
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    The observation of double stars played a...

    The observation of double stars played a prominent role in my development as an amateur astronomer, something that is made very plain in the course of Mr. Olcott's Skies. The old telescope described...
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    A question many writers dread is "How do you...

    A question many writers dread is "How do you think this stuff up? Where do the ideas come from?" Understandable questions, but difficult (if not impossible) to answer.

    In the case of The Luck of...
  22. The Luck of Han'anga - Five Signed Copies

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16045738-the-luck-of-han-anga

    This is a Goodreads giveaway that will be open for new entrants until 10/28/12. Five copies, all signed by the author, are up for...
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    Greetings from the Desert Southwest!

    I'm a writer and amateur astronomer living in Tucson, the author of two (so far) books: Mr. Olcott's Skies, a memoir regarding my relationship with the night sky, and the sci-fi novel The Luck of...
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    The War of the Second Iteration Begins

    The Human Commonwealth of Worlds had colonized their small corner of the galaxy for almost four centuries before an intelligent non-human species was encountered. During that time hundreds of stellar...
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    We Were All Young, Once Upon a Time...

    ... and in that time found something that captured our hearts and minds.

    This is the story of one such discovery, and how stayed alive for a lifetime.

    Mr. Olcott's Skies

    Also in paperback.
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