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Welcome to the John Dalmas home page. Dalmas is a veteran science fiction author with 27 published novels that include the Regiment series,  The Yngling series, and The Second Coming.

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Migrants, Morals, & Laws

Posted on Mar 4, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

perspective of an old man

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American history, politics, political philosophy


Posted on Feb 27, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

promoting and selling books

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writing, promoting and selling books, personal philosophy

To Michelle Obama (02/21/08)

Posted on Feb 21, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

open letter

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politics, government, Obama, McCain, Kosovo


Posted on Feb 8, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

analysis and discussion

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sexuality, culture, tolerance, acceptance

Maundering of an octogenarian

Posted on Jan 26, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

warning, old man thinking

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geriatrics, history, winter, snowshoeing, culture, brain, science fiction conventions, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, language, Swedish


Posted on Jan 12, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

A perspective on some cosmological principles

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cosmology, philosophy, religion, science, creationism, evolution, anthropic principle, science fiction, FOSFAX, Sir Fred Hoyle, Crafoord Award, Genesis, multiple universes, God

The Real World during the time of kings

Posted on Jan 7, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

Central and northern Europe, 17th abd 18th centuries

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Euopean history, Scandinavian history, 17th and 18th century, Charles XII, Karl Gustaf Armfelt, Peter the Great

PERSONAL (12/31/2007)

Posted on Dec 27, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2008

personal, health, aging, death

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health, death, writing


Posted on Dec 17, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2008

Some Founding Fathers: a perspective

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democracy; American Revolution; religion and government; slavery; George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; political correctness; deism


Posted on Dec 9, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2008

wisdom from 6th century BC

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philosophy, science, honesty

THE BOOK OF JOBY (12/09/07)

Posted on Dec 8, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2008

Book Review

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modern fantasy, allegory, Tor Books

EVOLUTION (12/06/07)

Posted on Dec 5, 2007 | Last Updated Mar 5, 2009

evolution, creationism, Neo-Darwinism, catastrophism

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evolution, Neo-Darwinism, creationism, punctuated equilibrium


Posted on Nov 25, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 10, 2008

ecology, politics, philosopy, TANSTAAFL

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forests, wood, paper, society, public opinions, perspective, Charlie Rose

Maunderings of an Octogenarian (11/21/07)

Posted on Nov 21, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

language, people

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Finland, old age, people, immigrants

American Politics (11/19/07)

Posted on Nov 18, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

A perspective on principles

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Political principles, results, and voters

Med System (10/27/07)

Posted on Oct 26, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

cost of one medication

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prescription drugs, the system, profiteering?

Review of an Afterword by God

Posted on Sep 9, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

irreverent worldly wisdom from the deity Itself

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wit, wisdom, religion, reverent irreverence, God


Posted on Sep 2, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

Skaldic poetry from an Apocalyptic Future

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Neoviking fun in Swedish and translation

Poem: Virtuality

Posted on Aug 29, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

spirit can be playful

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Poem: Cross River Nocturne

Posted on Aug 27, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

American History

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Minnesota, Koochiching County, winter, northern lights, dogs

Joe San Miguel

Jul 2, 2013

Best wishes John. Have just found your books and wanted to thank you for writing these stories. Such a great way to tell stories about the people in war. As a veteran combat medic I could see a lot of your experiences with the military and appreciated the skill you have to explain a very violent and bloody event in a soldiers' life. Good luck and good health

Ellen Weaver

Jun 10, 2013


I have just finished your book, The Regiment, which I acquired on a whim from a huge used bookstore and I would like to express to you the true enjoyment I felt while reading such a unique and compelling novel. My dad is a science fiction lover, and although I have always strayed more towards fantasy I have been instilled with a love for engaging science fiction. It has been awhile since I was so truly motivated by a chance discovery and eager to pursue more by an author who is new to me, if already a true veteran in his genre. I look forward to consuming more of your works, especially those involving the T'swa--a remarkable and well reasoned culture, and passing them along to family and friends who I know will appreciate them.

Best wishes,


Frank Baron

Mar 12, 2013

Hi John,

Just a note to say I'm thinking about you. Hope you're having a good day.


Sidney Burger

Dec 2, 2012

Hi John I wish I had learned how to contact you this way sooner. I have lots to ask and comment on, but am glad to hear you are with family. Two years ago I got to live with my grandfather who was a WWll vet of the European theater. This history has always meant a lot to me. I have been thinking about writing a history of my grandmother and father. My Nana was born in Vermont in1928 and loves to talk about the farm, animals and how she was born before the doc could get there. Hard times followed as the farm was lost ($12.00) a month was 12 too much. It was to Cambridge, MA. Where dad worked for the WPA building roads by hand. No bobcats like I had for paving. Well I will read up more and hope to hear from more from you. You should get the dragon software to use for VTP work. I don't have it but have had a demonstration and am thinking of getting it to help with getting the stories down on paper.

Sidney Burger
12 Carl RD
Arlington, MA 02474

Al Chapman

Apr 12, 2012

Just finished reading the April newsletter. It made my heartrate go up to hear from you and that progress is being made on "ARMFELT" . Reading the sample made me want more, more, more.
I am glad the move to the apartment is working out ok. I miss our talks we had @ the Sanctuary. Since I am in Columbus also, I would love to vist with you if you have the time.

AL Chapman
5873 Liberty Road
Powell, Ohio 43065

Lane Campbell

Oct 22, 2011

Hi, John: sorry/glad to read of your current life in assisted living. I just turned 66 so I may not be too far behind you. My kids think I'm more of a wreck than I think I am...but when I look in a mirror, I understand better where they get their opinion. I recently finished The General's President. The book jumped into my hand from the book cart at the VA Hospital, La Jolla. The cover was a real put off for me, but since it jumped, I received. Your novel really sucked me in quickly. I stopped reading Zorba, Love in the Time of Cholera, Kipling short stories, and White Fang (a book in each of my domains, backpack, restaurant, bed and bathroom) and had a hard time putting Arne down for any of those functions. Good job. Very good job. I am a book snob and I liked your book. Howsomewellever, after about 100 pages my snob was crying out...where o where was the vicious editor to make that a novel for all time? I hope more of your books jump into my hand. Best, Lane