Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
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Update: I was very pleased to get some lovely correspondence from an old mentor at UVa, and now very dear friend. Among many other useful things, she said, "While I certainly agree with your reaction, I'm sure you'll not be surprised when I say that I don't agree with your response. I just feel UVA needs a sense of outraged involvement from its alums now more than ever." I responded:

O-kay, looks like another update required – in the wake of the unraveling of this story. (Not least because I've been so strident and self-righteous about this.) Here's what I wrote in the Pep Band alumni group on facebook (where I was first alerted about this, and where we were hashing it out):

Here are a couple of comments from other Pep Band alumni – posted under the link to the Rolling Stone retraction – that I found very heartening:

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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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