E. E. Knight

The Dawns Here Are Quiet

Perhaps it's something to do with Mars, but the stars wheeled round just right and I got a whole hour with the television and no kids last night so I started "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" on Amazon Prime.

I was really impressed. It's hard to find good WW2 Eastern Front stuff.

The setup is Summer of 1942, on the Karelia Peninsula north of Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The main character is a sergeant who was invalided out of front line duty thanks to wounds sustained in The Winter War (called that because "Stalin's War to Gobble Up Finland While Everyone Is Distracted By Germany and Japan" is a bit of a mouthful).

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E. E. Knight

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Keeping Up With Appearances
OryconNov 11-13 2011, Portland OR
Further Confusion Jan 12-16, 2012, San Jose CA

Future Releases
Dragon Fate (Age of Fire #6)December, 2011

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My tweets

  • Wed, 19:50: Testing the hashtag.#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 19:55: I don't use Twitter every day, it's more something I read. Hope I don't have to do anything too fancy.#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 19:57: If you run out of questions before the full hour is up, don't be afraid to cut it off. Cooking, etc.#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 19:58: Pleased to join you for my first-ever Twitterchat.#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:02: (two kids now, we had a little girl in July)#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:04: Yeah, I'm one of the first sf/fantasy authors to make the jump from ebooks/print-on-demand to traditional publishing.#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:04: Thanks, this is a new experience for me, using Twitter like this. #sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:05: First question - interest - started with movies. I liked the "big bug" features and stuff like Pal's War of the Worlds..#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:06: My dad was a big sf reader and gave me my first books. I started with the "Lensman" and "Skylark" series by E.E. "Doc" Smith..#sffwrtcht
  • Wed, 20:07: I think my dad named me after his favorite author at the time - my mom claims it's a mix of ee cummings and T.S. Eliot, her faves #sffwrtcht
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