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.

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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A comedy of errors in chapter 19 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

Our heroes have made their share of mistakes. Geoff and Gwen just got dumped into Breydon Water thanks to one of them. But it’s a long wyrm that has no tyrning, and the Breydon wyrms are 60 feet long, so … Continue reading

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England and the Windsors are at stake in chapter 18 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

Our valiant team of magicians, along with a cambion and a normal human, prepare to put down the wyrms using Guinevere Satterthwaite’s plan. If they fail, Great Yarmouth could be laid waste and the Royal Family lose its most photogenic … Continue reading

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Time is running out in chapter 17 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

Kate and Willy, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, are arriving in town, the English Council of magicians is getting nervous, and one of the wyrms is pregnant. But the shoe is literally on the other foot this time as … Continue reading

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