“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’m a geek.
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 and I write for Kirkus Reviews, where I write a bi-monthly column on the history of Speculative Fiction.
I’m the editor of the forthcoming Military Science Fiction anthology, War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction, coming in 2014 from Apex Books. I’m also writing a book on the history of science fiction (Tentatively titled The Future Machine: The History of the Editors, Writers and Readers who Built Science Fiction) for Jurassic London, tentatively coming in 2015.
I’ve also written for Armchair General, The Norwich Record, io9, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, SF Signal, Tor.com, and others. A complete list of what I’ve written can be found on the Writing tab.
In non-writing geek things, I’m a member of the 501st New England Garrison.
You can also follow me on twitter or e-mail me: liptakaa[at]gmail[dot]com. Please note that I’m don’t accept reviews for this site.