Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
"However British you may be, I am more British still."
- Henry James (the archetypal American-turned-Briton)

The passport has definitely made it feel a lot realer than the (admittedly lovely) citizenship ceremony. (*)

It's really quite a strange thing to go to bed every night for 39 years being American . . . and then one morning wake up also being British. But, then again, it's been a long road (viz and viz, just for two samples (*)).

I especially like that 'British Citizen' bit there, under my name. I also quite like this. Do not mess with Her Britannic Majesty.

Not my favourite passport photo of all time; but, then, hardly anything compares to this classic of the terrorist genre:

"Five words: Randomly selected for additional screening."

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close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

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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