||To Sharon and Lucille,For putting up with us whileWe disappeared into this book!
|1634: The Baltic War
||To Anna Lou Ballew McQuade
|At All Costs
||For Richard Andrew Earnshaw1951-2005After forty years of shared laughter, love, and tears,It’s hard to let go. But it’s time.So fly, Richard.Wherever you are,Wherever God takes you,Fly high.I love you.And for Edward Omondroyd,Purveyor of fine wonders for the young,With deepest thanks.
|By Schism Rent Asunder
||This one is for Sharon. Well, they all are, really, and I don’t usually do public love letters, but this year is an exception. Thank you for marrying me all over again. I love you.
|Crown of Slaves
||To Andre Norton-Andre, you proved long ago that being a giant has nothing to do with physical stature. You’ve been taking giant steps and teaching the art of story-telling for over half a century, and we are among those – those many – who have been priviledged to be your students. It’s time we told the teacher thank you.
|Echoes of Honor
||I would like to express my thanks to Mark Newman, Doctor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. I think you’ll recognize the reason why when it comes around.
|Field of Dishonor
||“It is always a bad thing when political matters are allowed to affect. . . the planning of operations.”Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, 160 Ante-Diaspora (1943 C.E.)
|Flag in Exile
||To Roger Zelazny - A gentleman, a scholar, a story-teller, and a friend I didn’t know long enough.
|Heirs of Empire
||To Jane's Friends
|Hell Hath No Fury
||For Megan, Morgan, and Mikey Paul,who put up with their Dad.See? I really was working on something!- David WeberFor David and Aubrey, Bob and Susan,And all the people who keep me goingWhen the going is rough.- Linda Evans