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***** JOE BUFF'S "VISION 2003" BRIEFING AND UPDATE *****

July 31, 2003 Library of Congress ISSN number: pending

Copyright 2003 by Joe Buff, All Rights Reserved.

GREETINGS, FRIENDS AND READERS! Thank you for your support and feedback, which helps make the hard work of full-time writing be so much fun. I hope you enjoy my latest Newsletter, and I hope you're having a great summer, too.

Best regards and warmest wishes to one and all, Joe.

PS: Please remember to tell me if your e-mail address changes!!! (Contact info is at the very bottom of this Newsletter.)

USEFUL AND VALUABLE WEBSITES, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! --

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JOE BUFF "RE-ENLISTS" WITH HIS PUBLISHER FOR AT LEAST TWO MORE!

Joe is pleased to report that he has just signed a contract with his publisher, Wm. Morrow/HarperCollins, for two more hardcover novels. The first of these is the main writing project Joe is working on now, for delivery of the draft manuscript to his editor, Mike Shohl, on December 1 of this year.

Yes, this will be another Captain Jeffrey Fuller adventure, which based on the official Outline as approved by Mike Shohl promises to be the most engrossing and hair-raising of USS CHALLENGER's combat missions yet!

(A big "Thank YOU" also goes to Joe's literary agent, John Talbot, a fabulous person to work with, and an important part of Joe's career-writing team.)

The title of this book, which is public information already IF you know where to look on certain publishing websites, is:

STRAITS OF WAR, which will be out in hardcover in the autumn of 2004.

UPDATE ON JOE'S NEXT BOOKS' PUBLICATION DATES --

FYI, the paperback edition of CRUSH DEPTH, the third Jeffrey Fuller story, will be in bookstores everywhere on October 28, 2003, coordinated with the release of the fourth Jeffrey Fuller story, TIDAL RIP, in hardcover on November 11, 2003.

COME JOIN JOE'S "SUB PEN" VIRTUAL TALK AND CALL-IN SHOW! --

The Sub Pen meets most Tuesdays, from 9pm to midnight. (See the top of the Home Page of Joe's website for the latest schedule and the link into the Sub Pen, which is inactive when Joe isn't "on.") The next meeting is August 5, and then August 19. The discussions have been wide-ranging, lively, and loads of fun. Since some of you who came to previous gatherings in Joe's Sub Pen asked about transcripts of the sessions, Joe and his webmaster, Bill Parker of Parker Information Resources (Houston, TX) plan to upgrade the software before Joe's next books come out this autumn. Those next books will the the first ones to have Joe's website URL on their covers, so the crowd is likely to increase substantially. One feature of the upgraded software will allow smaller side-rooms, so we won't have dozens of people all trying to talk at once. And transcripts WILL be available, posted to Joe's website. Bill Parker and I aim to please!

Joe Buff's website URL:

www.JoeBuff.com

AND NOW, FOR SOME OF JOE'S RECENT PROFESSIONAL NON-FICTION WORK --

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"New Age Nukes, Part I" (This themed miniseries has four parts in total, all visible in my website Nonfiction Archives.)

How did things ever go so wrong so quickly?

At the end of the Cold War, America's Strategic Air Command was disbanded, and the Former Soviet Union promised not to target their ICBMs at United States soil anymore. The whole world breathed a big sigh of relief: We wouldn't go up in a holocaust of H-bomb fireballs after all. Post-apocalypse movies could stay in the realm of entertainment or doomsday warning parable where they belonged, and not become factual prophesy.

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay19.htm

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Energy and Insecurity"

The topical question of energy sufficiency splits the world into Haves and Have-Nots. Looking at this pragmatically, America falls somewhere in between: Though we possess untapped reserves ourselves, without constant imports of oil and natural gas from other countries our economy and our way of life would collapse.

Read More:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay24.htm

AN ARTICLE, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE SUBMARINE REVIEW:

"ASDS, SSGN, and WIAs"

Two technological developments, well known in the submariner community and both of them significant force multipliers, are together revolutionizing Navy capabilities to project power onto land. The modification of several Ohio-class SSBNs into an SSGN configuration presents a new order of mission-flexible, forward deployed, and stealthy land-attack cruise missile launch platforms blended with Special Warfare commando transport. The Advanced SEAL Delivery System minisub (ASDS) enhances that forward deployed transport and staging even further, by being able to enter the littorals as a very low signature vehicle. Because of its small size, the ASDS can penetrate shallow waters and yet serve as an undersea base of operations for a SEAL team or other combat swimmers, with an autonomous endurance of several days. Each new SSGN is projected to be able to carry two ASDSs as dorsal loads, plus a complement of as many as 66 Special Warfare personnel (close to twice that in an emergency).

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay13.htm

ABOUT JOE BUFF'S RECENT READERMAIL --

I've gotten so many e-mails from you all that it's a daunting task to pick specific ones to include in this Newsletter! So I decided not to spend the hours it would take to sort through my archived in-box, but instead thank each of you who corresponded with me, here. Some of you have become regular "e-pals" of mine, and I greatly value your friendship and support! I've decided, for this summer, to do what I think you'd all rather I do, which is invest those work hours instead in drafting STRAITS OF WAR. Please keep your e-mails coming, with questions, feedback, and anything else relevant that you'd like to discuss. I really do answer every message. Thanks again!!!

JOE BUFF'S NON-FICTION "BOOK PICKS" -- (Great ones I've read myself lately, that influenced my thinking):

More:

http://www.joebuff.com/newsletter/news05.htm

ON-LINE READER "SOUND BITES OF THE MONTH" FOR JOE BUFF'S BOOKS -- Crush Depth, Thunder in the Deep, and Deep Sound Channel:

More:

http://www.joebuff.com/newsletter/news06.htm

JOE BUFF'S UPCOMING APPEARANCES AND CONFERENCE ATTENDANCES --

More:

http://www.joebuff.com/newsletter/news07.htm

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