“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 where I write a quarterly book review column, and a columnist for Kirkus Reviews, where I write a bi-weekly feature on the history of Speculative Fiction. I am a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop.
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 Writers, Editors and Readers who Built Science Fiction) for Jurassic London, tentatively coming in 2015.
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.