“When ships to sail the void between the stars have been invented, there will also be men who come forward to sail those ships.” - Johannes Kepler
I hold a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Military History, both from Norwich University in Vermont, where I work as an administrator and freelance writer/historian. I wear a bunch of hats. Currently, I am an Editorial Assistant for Lightspeed Magazine, write for Kirkus Reviews, where I write a bi-monthly column on the history of Speculative Fiction and teach history for Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program.
I’ve also written for Armchair General, The Norwich Record, io9, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, SF Signal, Tor.com, Blastr, and the Functional Nerds. I’ve also presented at the New England Historical Association, the Northeast Popular Culture Association, and for Norwich University Staff rides. A complete list of what I’ve written can be found on the Writing tab.
In non-writing geek things, I’m the Executive Officer of the 501st New England Garrison.
You can also follow me on twitter or e-mail me: liptakaa[at]gmail[dot]com. (But not to review your book, sorry.)