Author Archives: Brian Bixby

About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.

It’s all a question of status in chapter 3 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Daphne Vane is a third-class member of her world. She not only has to ride back in coach, other people decide what flight she’ll be on. We’re talking in metaphors, of course. It’s all about love, sex, and marriage — you … Continue reading

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Life is just a madcap adventure in To Ride the Lightning Bolt Chapter 2

When we last saw Daphne Vane, she was being afflicted with what might be called an attack poodle. But never fear, her Mum is near, and she knows how to deal with bitches. Except when she’s being a bit of … Continue reading

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A new story: To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Meet Daphne Vane. Daphne is, in her own eyes, a perfectly normal young American woman just starting out in life. She has a family that she thinks would be great contestants in a surreality game show. As actual family, they … Continue reading

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In memoriam – ICB

Last Friday, my mother, Isabella (Kyle) Campbell Bixby, passed away at age 92. She had been in an assisted living situation for almost two years, after a fall that injured her back and required her to use a walker, which … Continue reading

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Future imperfect: reviewing the original Buck Rogers stories

Of recent years, there have been complaints that science fiction is moving away from its roots, that it is less about heroic space opera and more about squishy liberal notions. This controversy has even upset the Hugo Awards. So I … Continue reading

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Going back into time for historical fantasy novel reviews

While I’ve not been writing, I’ve been reading to recharge my batteries. I tackled two recent historical fantasy novels, Stephanie Burgis’s Congress of Secrets (2016) and Walter H. Hunt’s Elements of Mind (2014). Odds are you might like one or the other, but … Continue reading

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Wrapping things up in the epilogue to As the Wyrm Tyrns

With the Breydon wyrm going back into its slumber, and the Faroe Islands female wyrm away from Great Yarmouth, our team’s business is almost through. But there remain a few loose ends to tie up, and Geoffrey MacAlpine’s the man … Continue reading

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