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The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon.

In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
Read free chapters Dispensing Justice here (or get it here).
Read free chapters of The Red Rook here (or get it here). -- Fritz Freiheit

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Author, SF fan, husband, father, and software developer, not necessarily in that order.


Fritz Freiheit


I'm a writer who has made good (bad?) as an author-publisher after more than a decade of (unpublished) work. After many years of reading, I decided to try and get my first novel and a handful of short stories (all of which are set in the same world) published the traditional way. This didn't work out, but I didn't give up. I wrote my second novel, Dispensing Justice (DJ), and after receiving a number of rejections (some of them encouraging), I decided to self-publish in late summer of 2011. By early December Dispensing Justice was available as an ebook, and the paperback followed in the first quarter of 2012. I've continued writing, and my third novel (2nd published, sequel to DJ) The Red Rook has gone live as an ebook on Amazon.

My writing can be described as action-adventure SF that harks back to the golden age of space opera, but with a strong dose of modern SF, drawing from the sub-genres cyberpunk and the new space opera. My first published novel (as versus my first novel, which is a far-future transhuman action-adventure caper story) is an alternate history science fiction superhero coming of age story. It's sequel is also alternate history science fiction superhero story. I'm currently working on an urban fantasy novel with a SF twist, as well as a Doc Savage inspired novel in an "atomic punk" alternate history setting.

I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan and can be found in local book stores trying to avoid adding to my library.

My last name, if you were wondering, is pronounced "Fryheight" and it means 'liberty' or 'freedom' in German.

Send me a message using my blog's contact form or you can email directly me at this address:
fritz (at) acm (dot) org
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My first memories are of watching the Lone Ranger and JFK's funeral on TV. I discovered Heinlein in my middle school library, and have been avidly consuming SF and fantasy, sometimes to the detriment of my grades and social life, since then. I graduated from East Lansing High School, Michigan, in 1977, but my taste in music didn't crystallize until 1985 when I found myself in Los Angeles, recruited to write a Japanese language parser after spending a year in Japan working for Sumitomo Electric. A decade after that I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence and got married. It would be another decade before I finished my first novel. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I irritate my wife and daughter by listening to 80's music.

I self-published my debut novel Dispensing Justice in December of 2011. I am preparing to publish it's sequel, The Red Rook, in May of 2013.

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What I've been reading recently


Totals so far:

Audiobooks: 31 finished.
Graphic novels: 5 finished.
Books: 2 finished.
Audiobooks: 1 started.
Books: 0 started.

May 2015[edit]

April 2015[edit]

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All You Need is Kill (cover).jpg
All You Need is Kill (2004)
by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (桜坂洋), Alexander O. Smith (translator)
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

March 2015[edit]

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Daredevil, Volume I (2012)
by Mark Waid (Author), Paolo Manuel Rivera (Illustrator), Marcos Martin (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback

February 2015[edit]

January 2015[edit]


  • Finished: 63 audio books
  • Finished: 2 novels
  • Finished: 8 graphic novels
  • Started but didn't finish 4 audio books, 2 novels, 2 graphic novels

December 2014[edit]

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Daredevil, Volume I (2012)
by Mark Waid (Author), Paolo Manuel Rivera (Illustrator), Marcos Martin (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback

November 2014[edit]

  • Bowdry stories part 2

October 2014[edit]

September 2014[edit]

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Polity Agent (2006)
by Neal Asher

The Line of Polity (cover).jpg
The Line of Polity (2003)
by Neal Asher

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Ancillary Justice (2013)
by Ann Leckie

August 2014[edit]

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WebMage (2006)
by Kelly McCullough

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Brightness Reef (1995)
by David Brin

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Century Rain (2004)
by Alastair Reynolds

July 2014[edit]

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Black (2013 novel) (cover).jpg
Black (2013)
by Russell Blake

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Red Harvest (1929)
by Dashiell Hammett
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

June 2014[edit]

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Redemption Ark
by Alastair Reynolds

June 2014[edit]

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Redemption Ark
by Alastair Reynolds

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Revelation Space
by Alastair Reynolds

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The Prefect
by Alastair Reynolds

May 2014[edit]

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The Prefect
by Alastair Reynolds

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Neptune's Brood
by Charles Stross

April 2014[edit]

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Raising Steam
by Terry Pratchett

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Influx (2014 novel)
by Daniel Suarez
(audio, finished, pick)

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The Quantum Thief
by Hannu Rajaniemi
(audio, finished, pick)

March 2014[edit]

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Polar: Came from the Cold (2013)
by Victor Santos
(graphic novel,finished,pick)

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The Caryatids
by Bruce Sterling
(audio, finished)

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Chasm City
by Alastair Reynolds
(audio, finished, maybe pick)

February 2014[edit]

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Broken Homes
by Ben Aaronovitch
(audio, finished, pick)

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The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
(audio, finished, pick)

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The Black Tulip
by Alexandre Dumas
(audio, finished)

January 2014[edit]

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Market Forces
by Richard K. Morgan
(audio, finished, pick)

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Whirlpool of Stars
by Tully Zetford
(re-read, finished, nostalgia pick)



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What I've been watching recently


November 2014[edit]

  • Archer (season 4, rewatch, episodes 1-5)
  • Foyles War (series 8)
  • The IT Crowd (first three episodes)

October 2014[edit]

  • Person of Interest (season 3)
  • Castle (season 5)
  • Gilmore Girls (rewatch a few episodes)

September 2014[edit]

  • Blackadder (rewatch a few episodes)
  • Continuum (season 2)
  • Soapdish (rewatch)
  • The People vs. George Lucas
  • Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

August 2014[edit]

  • Unlocking Sherlock
  • The Killing (season 1, first few episodes)
  • The Birdcage (rewatch)
  • Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
  • Futurama (many episodes)
  • Escape Plan (2013)
  • Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Season 1: "The Serpent of Doom"
  • Redemption (Stratham)
  • Big Trouble In Little China
  • Doctor Strange

July 2014[edit]

  • Nazi Mega Weapons (2013 PBS Documentary)
  • Midsommer Murders (TV series)
  • Dredd
  • The Family (2013)
  • Sherlock (TV series) -- season 3

June 2014[edit]

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The Fifth Element (1997)
(rewatch, should I mention that it's still a pick?)

May 2014[edit]

April 2014[edit]

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Iron Man 3 (2013)
(rewatch,still a major pick)

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The Avengers (2012)
(rewatch,still a major pick)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
(Viewed twice, once in 2D, once in 3D, both times on opening weekend. pick)

March 2014[edit]

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Archer (TV series)
season 1-4 (finished rewatch,still a major pick)

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Archer (TV series)
season 1-4 (started rewatch,still a major pick)

February 2014[edit]

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Foyle's War (TV series)
season 1
Episode 3: A Lesson in Murder

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Foyle's War (TV series)
season 1
Episode 2: The White Feather

January 2014[edit]

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Foyle's War (TV series)
season 1
Episode 1: The German Woman

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Archer (TV series)
season 4 (finished, major pick)

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December 2012[edit]

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Justified (TV series)
season 3 (major pick)

November 2012[edit]

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October 2010[edit]

  • Red (2010)
  • Venture Brothers
  • The Day the Universe Changed (rewatch)

September 2010[edit]

  • Doctor Who (5th season of the reboot)
  • Doctor Who (2nd half of 4th season of reboot)
  • Danger Man (1st season)
  • Danger Man (2nd season)

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To Do



Seeking People

People Fritz is trying to get in touch with

  • Dale Danilewitz (worked at Whirlpool with you in the early 90s) --> Found, but...
  • Roger James (RPGed with you out in L.A. during the later half of the 1980s)
  • Tim Kelsey (went to high school with you)
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  • Figured out how to add Delicious links to the WordPress Blog.
  • Fixed broken specials on this wiki.
  • Found Wired Love by Ella Thayer

To Integrate

About Fritz

I'm a:

  • PublicRadioFan
  • ScienceFictionFan

My drug of choice is: caffeine

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