Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2002.08.20 : Reader Mail pt 2 - The Joy
    "Don't you ever feel like just picking up and taking off for some faraway place, some strange big city like Rio de Janeiro or Shanghai where you can be all alone, a total stranger who doesn't owe anybody anything?"
    "Me? No way. I want to stay safely put. Without anyone after my scalp… What I want is to spend my life with good friends. With Jews. With my own brothers."
        - Amos Oz, A Perfect Peace

From: "Pitely, Mark"
To: "'Michael Fuchs'"
Subject: RE: invitation
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:49:27 -0400
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	After some serious consideration, I don't think I could
pass up the opportunity both to tour Africa and to have a real
adventure with a true friend. The monetary issues are easy; I
have formally requested for a leave of absence and I assume I
will receive it. I would probably go even if it is turned down.
That leaves matters like shots, which I hope won't present too
much of a problem. And finally, kitting out, which is usually a
pleasure in and of itself.
	I look forward to seeing you in September as well, of
course. I'm happily reading the Razor's Edge dispatches.


  pitely     africa     travel  
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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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