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Monday, August 15, 2016

Book of the Week

VFM, can you get me the contact information for Simon Nicholas Hawke? Preferably telephone, but I'll settle for email. I can find his street address, but telephone numbers are restricted to IP addresses outside the USA. I cannot believe this guy's books are not all in print. I loved the Time Wars books when I was younger; the first one, The Ivanhoe Gambit, is this week's Book of the Week.

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Blogger doug whiddon August 15, 2016 8:05 AM  

I love his Wizard of 4th st series.

Blogger residentMoron August 15, 2016 8:35 AM  

Funny, I'd never heard of him or his books. Just bought The Ivanhoe Gambit tho.

Blogger doug whiddon August 15, 2016 8:51 AM  

I tried whitepages.com but they want money. anyone know of an actually free whitepages lookup?

Blogger en_forcer August 15, 2016 9:15 AM  

Loved and read the entire series. One of the few writers who spent a lot of time thinking about Temporal mechanics and working it into a story. Now my kids are reading it :-)

Blogger pyrrhus August 15, 2016 9:32 AM  

The Ivanhoe Gambit is Free on Kindle Unlimited this week!

Blogger JaimeInTexas August 15, 2016 9:36 AM  

Hawke's facebook page
https://m.facebook.com/simon.hawke.16?__xt__=12.%7B%22click_type%22%3A%22result%22%2C%22module_id%22%3A0%2C%22result_id%22%3A100005656663752%2C%22sid%22%3A%221609750078%22%2C%22browse_result_type%22%3A%22browse_type_user%22%2C%22module_role%22%3A%22NONE%22%2C%22module_result_position%22%3A0%7D

Blogger BunE22 August 15, 2016 9:49 AM  

If this is the guy, he's not my kind of people.

https://m.facebook.com/simon.hawke.16?tsid=0.5621274756267667&source=typeahead

Blogger dc.sunsets August 15, 2016 11:06 AM  

I enjoyed Ivanhoe Gambit, too. On the shelf in the basement. A little Grrlpower, but not like now.

I also wonder what happened to the author of Starhammer, and am very sad that the team of Allan Cole and Chris Bunch lost the latter; their Sten series was fun stuff...great space opera bordering on decent literature.

Blogger Dave August 15, 2016 2:02 PM  

This "What ever became of Simon Hawke?" thread on his Amazon author's page is interesting:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/forum/cd/discussion.html/ref=ntt_mus_ep_cd_tft_tp?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1GACEURPV8MK5&cdThread=Tx925K16I3XJAZ

He's been working at a Home Depot last 15+ years.

Blogger Dave August 15, 2016 2:16 PM  

So BunE22 you're not into tattooed Harley biker types?

Quote from aforementioned thread: "I used to teach, but couldn't get a fulltime job because I only have an MA and not a PhD, and part time college professors don't get benefits. (Aside from which, grading freshman compositions pretty much burned me out on writing, anyway.) I was never a very good fit for academia, I'm afraid, because they would look at my list of publications and hire me, thinking they were getting some tweedy guy like Gore Vidal or Isaac Asimov, and instead this working class guy with a Harley and tattoos would show up and they wouldn't know what the hell to do with me. I was never quite made to feel at home."

Anonymous VFM #6306 August 15, 2016 2:29 PM  

I found his old aol email, but nothing current. Still looking.

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot August 15, 2016 6:02 PM  

Good God man, you have most of the technical skills needed to set up your own Linux server and OpenVPN ...

$10/month buys a reasonably decent entry-level VPS at Linode, Digital Ocean, etc. these days where you could set up your own custom American VPN solution. If you're too busy for that, there are plenty of American VPN providers who will do it for you within that price range, and you'd simply download OpenVPN and crank it up.

Not only would this be very good for accessing American things that you can't normally access outside America, such as that contact information you're wanting, but also you'd be able to watch American videos and perhaps even sign up for the likes of Hulu US if you need it.

I know this isn't the answer you were looking for, but it's definitely the answer you need. :-)

OpenID originalh August 15, 2016 11:45 PM  

Sent a home phone number registered to his wife by e-mail.

Blogger Raziel Walker August 16, 2016 2:55 AM  

I loved his D&D Dark Sun novels when I was a kid.

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