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In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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Fritz Freiheit

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


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 as an author-publisher after more than a decade of unpublished work.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 to publish my first novel and a handful of short stories (all of which are set in the same world) in the traditional manner. This didn't work out. 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 both an ebook and print on Amazon. I'm currently working on my 4th and 5th novels.

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 or online puttering around on this wiki.

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

Send me a message using this wiki page or you can email directly me at this address: fritz (at) acm (dot) org
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Some of my interests, likes, and dislikes

Fritz's writing




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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Project Links

List of Fritz's projects (e)

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Chronological order of story completion

Converted Legacy Links

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Fritz's Friends and Contacts

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What I've been reading recently

2017 Reading[edit]

2017 totals so far[edit]

Type Finished Continued Started Stopped Abandoned
Audiobooks: 17 0 1 0 0
Audio short stories: 16 0 0 0 0
Books: 1 0 1 0 0
Graphic novels: 0 0 0 0 0
Short stories: 2 0 1 0 0

February 2017[edit]

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Glory Road (1963)
by Robert A. Heinlein
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  • "Doom Ship" (1931) (started,short story)
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  • "Wildcat" (1931) (finished,short story)

January 2017[edit]

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Zero History (2010)
by William Gibson
Blue Ant #3
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  • "Wildcat" (1931) (started,short story)
  • Black Daylight (finished,book)
  • "The Tattooed Skipper" (finished,short story)

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The Causal Angel (2014)
by Hannu Rajaniemi
Jean le Flambeur #3
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I finally finished this massive volume by listening to the final set of audio disks. The entire audio experience was packed into 105 disks and (I think) was 105 hours of listening. I started listening in April of 2014, finishing off about half the 11 segments that year. A lot of good stories from the pulp era with bios of the authors. I recommend it to detective and mystery fans.
  • "Borrowed Crime" by Cornell Woolrich
  • "Beer-Bottle Polka" by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Man Who Chose the Devil" by Richard Deming
  • "Middleman for Murder" by Bruno Fischer
  • "The Color of Honor" by Richard Connell
  • "Body Snatcher" by Theodore A. Tinsley
  • "Murder on the Gayway" by Dwight V. Babcock
  • "The Key" by Cleve F. Adams
  • "The Bloody Bokhara" by William Campbell Gault
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Razor Girl (2016)
by Carl Hiaasen
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Cap Fury Number 1 (2014)
by Wallace Brooker
Cap Fury #1
  • "Death Stops Payment" by D.L. Champion
  • "Three Apes from the East" by H.H. Stinson
  • "Murder in One Syllable" by John D. MacDonald
  • "Merely Murder" by Julius Long
  • "Dirty Work" by Horace McCoy
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Skylark of Valeron (1934)
by "Doc" E. E. Smith
Skylark #3


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What I've been watching recently

Fritz's recent viewing list (e)

Old What's Up

Tech Watch

Periodic Visits



John R. Searle's "Minds, Brains, and Programs" - My Response




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

Software Development


PHP Links

Library Boxes

List of library boxes (e)

Link Dumps

List of link dumps (e)

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