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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 as an author-publisher after more than a decade of unpublished work.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.

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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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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Chronological order of story completion

Converted Legacy Links

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What I've been reading recently


2016 totals so far[edit]

Type Finished Continued Started Stopped
Audiobooks: 27 0 1 2
Graphic novels: 3 0 0 0
Books: 1 2 0 0
Audio short stories: 38 0 0 0

April 2016[edit]

  • "The Core" (1942) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Return from M-15" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Forgotten Tongue" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Interference" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Dead Center" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Dimension of Darkness" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "No Place to Go" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "King Cole of Pluto" (1940) -- finished,audio,short story

March 2016[edit]

  • "The Events Leading Down to the Tragedy" (1958) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Sir Mallory's Magnitude" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Remorseful" (1953) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Everybody Knows Joe" (1953) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Make Mine Mars" (1952) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Advent on Channel Twelve" (1958) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Virginia" (1958) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Last Man Left in the Bar" (1957) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Only Thing We Learn" (1949) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie" (1957) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "What Sorghum Says" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Little Black Bag" (1950) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "I Never Ast No Favors" (1954) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Friend to Man" (1951) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Cosmic Charge Account" (1956) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Theory of Rocketry" (1958) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Crisis!" (1942) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Altar at Midnight" (1952) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Marching Morons" (1951) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "Kazam Collects" (1941) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Adventurers" (1955) -- finished,audio,short story
  • "The Perfect Invasion" (1942) -- finished,audio,short story

5 SF stories by Mack Reynolds

February 2016[edit]

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Lazarus, Vol. 4: Poison (2016)
by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator), Owen Freeman (Cover Artist)
Lazarus #4
Kindle, Paperback
(finished,graphic novel)

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Lazarus, Vol. 4: Poison (2016)
by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator), Owen Freeman (Cover Artist)
Lazarus #4
Kindle, Paperback
(started,graphic novel)

January 2016[edit]

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Something Rotten (2004)
by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next #4
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

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A Man of Some Repute (2015)
by Elizabeth Edmondson
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

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Nowhere Men, Vol. 1: Fates Worse Than Death (2013)
by Eric Stephenson (Writer), Nate Bellegarde (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(finished,graphic novel)

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The Well of Lost Plots (2003)
by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next #3
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

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Lost in a Good Book (2002)
by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next #2
Kindle, Paperback, Audio

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Nowhere Men, Vol. 1: Fates Worse Than Death (2013)
by Eric Stephenson (Writer), Nate Bellegarde (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(continued,graphic novel)


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What I've been watching recently

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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


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Library Boxes

List of library boxes (e)

Link Dumps

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