The latest of my informal chats on YouTube with readers about the Man of War universe went up on YouTube last night. This episode discusses the Union home front during the Krag war and continues to explore the role of women in the Union in the year 2315.
Please, if are so inclined, like the video and subscribe to the channel. I wouldn’t be entirely displeased for some shares as well, but I know that’s asking a lot!
As the more swift-witted if you may be able to deduce from the title, I have just posted a video on YouTube–the first to my channel in more than two years. This one addresses the rule of women in the Man of War universe. Some would say it’s “amateurish.” I prefer the term “informal.”
Here’s the link:
The video is also accessible directly from my Amazon Author page–in case you are one of those folks who “doesn’t do YouTube” for various reasons, some of which seem quite sensible to me.
I just unloaded the third video in my Beer or Coffee With the Author series. This one is about why I don’t have political propaganda in my books, as well as on my books as expressions of my understanding of what humankind is made
All of my battles get plotted out on this white board, even the comparatively simple ones such as this skirmish I’m writing today between Union Marines and Krag spacers on board a Krag cruiser. There is some trial and error involved–sometimes what sounds like a bright idea is shown to be rather dim when plotted on the board. As you can see, my handwriting truly sucks.
I’ve just posted a detailed discussion of the Systems Stations in the Cumberland CIC in the Inside the USS Cumberland Section. The direct link to the page is here: https://hpaulhonsinger.com/inside-the-uss-cumberland/the-cic-part-iv-the-systems-management-consoles/
In response to the highly cogent suggestions from one of my most perspicacious readers, I have significantly beefed up the page relating to the Maneuvering Stations, primarily to answer the burning questions which I’m sure have kept many of you awake night after night, thrashing in your sheets saturated with acrid sweat of angst and frustration:
1. Why does it take four men to steer the ship when one man can fly an airplane just fine?
2. Why do we need a Maneuvering Chief to give orders to Yaw, Pitch, and Drives? Why doesn’t the CO just tell them what to do directly?
If these are the kinds of issues at which your detail-oriented brain picks compulsively, like a seven-year old boy with a scab on his knee, then you should fly (FLY, I tell you FLY!) to this page so that your mind will no longer be gnawed by the cankering tooth of mystery (gratuitous Gilbert & Sullivan reference).
I’ve added a new page to the “Inside the USS Cumberland” section. It’s an overview of the ship–specifications, commissioning dates, and similar data. It’s a work in progress, but I thought I’d put it up now and just keep adding to it rather than keeping it offline and posting it when it is done. One reader has already pointed out a few errors, which I promptly corrected. I hope you find it interesting.
You can go to the “Inside” section or just click on this link: https://hpaulhonsinger.com/inside-the-uss-cumberland/uss-cumberland-overview/