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I prefer questions that directly relate to my current areas of interest: historical works and historical fiction dealing with Russia and Ethiopia around 1900.

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Author of fiction:
The Name of Hero, historical novel (Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin)
The Lizard of Oz, fantasy (B&R Samizdat)
Also nonfiction:
The AltaVista Search Revolution (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)
Shop Online the Lazy Way (Macillan)


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2015-08-29 Novels in different languages.:

Samuel Beckett in English and French  Joseph Conrad was Polish but seems to have written all his novels in English    There are probably Indian novelists who have written in English and in various Indian

2009-05-18 Writing a foreword:

The format of the published book is determined by the editor, after you find a publisher.  As I said before, you should assemble the book the way you would like it to appear, with whatever forward you

2009-05-17 Writing a foreword:

Put together the manuscript the way you would like it to appear in print.  Then if and when you get a publisher, the editor will undoubtedly suggest changes.    Good luck.    Richard Seltzer, seltzer@samizdat


You should ask a lawyer. (I am not a lawyer).    I believe that there are two issues:    1) libel    2) privacy (if these are private individuals, not public figures)    If what you say is accurate and

2008-02-13 Victorian Dialogue:

It so happens that I publish collections of public domain books on CD and DVD.  In particular you would benefit from my British Literature collection, three CDs, with the full text of over 3000 books,


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