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Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)

Snakes & Spiders: The Definitive Change War Collection

Fritz Leiber was one of the most beloved science fiction and fantasy writers of the 20th century. Over the course of his career he earned an astounding total of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and two Locus Awards, as well as many minor honors. He also earned SFWA Grand Master, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and Forry awards for lifetime achievement and was posthumously inducted to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Besides his well known Swords and Change War series and other short stories he published numerous novels and collections as well as screen and stage plays. A quarter century after his death his work continues to provide entertainment and inspiration to millions of fans.

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John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

The University: Its Rise & Progress

John Henry Newman as a young man

Cardinal John Henry Newman was one of the most iconic Christian writers of the Victorian period, but he was also intimately involved with higher education throughout his career. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He was a tutor at Oriel college, Oxford for a number of years and later served as the founding rector of the Catholic University of Ireland.

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Kevin A. Straight

Basilikon Doron: The King's Gift (Editor)
Handyman Kevin
Snakes & Spiders: The Definitive Change War Collection (Editor)
The University: Its Rise & Progress (Forward)

Kevin A. Straight

Kevin A. Straight is a blogger and freelance writer who lives in Southern California with his domestic partner and his cat. Prior to becoming a full-time writer he worked at various times as a handyman, bicycle mechanic, journeyman cabinetmaker, and fire sprinkler designer. He holds an MBA in Operations Management from UC Riverside and suspects that he is not yet done with grad school.

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James Stuart (King James I/VI) (1566-1625)

Basilikon Doron: The King's Gift

James I/VI Stuart

While being the sovereign ruler of England, Scotland, and Ireland should have been enough to keep any man busy, King James found time to write an impressive panolply of books, pamphlets, and poetry, showing himself to be that rarest of creatures, the "philosopher king".

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