A glowing endorsement from Chad Orzel


So, there I was, perusing my morning blog feed, when was greeted with:

“One of the very best treatments of the scientific method in fiction that I’ve read– I suspect it may be the best, but years on the Internet make me want to hedge everything– is the Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein...”

Chad Orzel is a physicist, an associate professor at Union College in Schenectady NY, an author of popular books on physics (How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog), and a blogger over at Science Blogs.

You should read the rest of his post; I couldn’t ask for a better recommendation!

I follow Chad’s blog — it’s a nice mix of crunchy science, academic life, observations on the world in general, books, and family plus Emmy the dog.  I run into him fairly often at conventions.  I love it when I can get a chance to chat with him and wife, Kate Nepveu.

(Yes, that Kate Nepveu.  You know:  lawyer, active in the SF community, writes for Tor.com, runs the whole Con or Bust phenomenon, has her own blog — that Kate Nepveu.)

This is a great signal boost from someone I admire –  and I am (as the Brits say) chuffed!


7 Responses to “A glowing endorsement from Chad Orzel”

  • Sean Fagan Says:

    Say, out of curiosity, have you read Dave Duncan’s 7th Sword trilogy?

  • Rosemary Says:

    Not yet… worth checking out?

    • Sean Fagan Says:

      Yes, I think so — I had a friend read them while she was waiting for the ebook version of The Outskirter’s Secret.

      I’m hesitant to spoil them, but I will say I consider them hard(ish) science fiction.

    • Sean Fagan Says:

      And I have attempted to send one of them to you via iBooks. Please let me know if it doesn’t get to you, and I can have them resend the notice. Or send it somewhere else.

      • Rosemary Says:

        Hey, yeah! It worked just fine — and thank you! This will make good reading in waiting rooms. Which I do see a lot, lately.

  • Yves Meynard Says:

    Woohoo! It’s always great when someone likes your stuff, and even better when they trumpet it to the world. You rock, Rosemary!

  • Kate Nepveu Says:

    Aww, I don’t know that I’ve ever been *that* Kate Nepveu before!

    (Chad is having an awful day but he was glad to have made you happy. It’s deserved.)