Flash Friday!

Today I’m adding a new, semi-regular feature to the site in the form of Flash Friday, where I’ll post some flash fiction set in the First Earth universe.  The stories may feature existing characters from #WLT or completely new faces far from the main action.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!

Today’s story involves Mariel and Adrian, and occurs seven or eight years before #WLT.

-DPW

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Reviewed by Bibliotica

The White Light of Tomorrow just got a great review from Melissa at Bibliotica!

It’s great to get a good review of course, but it is particularly humbling when the reviewer says something like this:

“I also appreciated the diversity of his characters. Not only were women well represented, but not every major character was a middle-class white guy. Instead, there was a realistic and plausible blend of people from all levels of education, wealth, and nationality.”

Be sure to check out the full review here, as well as the rest of Melissa’s site.

-DPW

 

The Corsair…

It’s been a while since I introduced a new character from #WLT, but my Russian connection Karina just came through with some new artwork, so…

Ayla Hatun, or, Lady Ayla, is Mustafa Ali’s beautiful cousin and a leader of the rebel band known as the Ottoman Corsairs. Wily and resourceful, Ayla isn’t know for running into battle, but when Adrian needs information on activities in the Ottoman quarter of Civitate Dei, she proves an indispensable ally.

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#JFK100

Today is the 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth.

Normally you won’t find politicians’ images or videos on this site, but, in light of the poignancy and boldness of this speech, and the impact it has had on all of us who are inspired when we look at the stars, I thought it appropriate to share the full version of the famous address given at Rice University on September 12, 1962.

-DPW