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** JOE BUFF'S "VISION 2004" BRIEFING AND UPDATE **

February 6, 2004

Library of Congress ISSN number: 1545-7761

Copyright © 2004 by Joe Buff, All Rights Reserved.

GREETINGS, FRIENDS AND READERS! I hope you enjoyed the holidays. A special welcome to those who Subscribed since my website URL was listed for the first time on my latest round of published books from autumn 2003. (My website didn't go live until after my 2002 titles were in print.) I want to thank each of you for your feedback and support, which helps make the hard work of full-time writing be so gratifying, and so very much fun!

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.)

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JOE DELIVERS LATEST MANUSCRIPT DRAFT TO PUBLISHER!

Joe just delivered the draft manuscript of his latest Captain Jeffrey Fuller adventure, titled STRAITS OF POWER, to his editor Mike Shohl at Wm. Morrow/HarperCollins. (This book previously had the working title STRAITS OF WAR.) The formal editing process now begins! STRAITS OF POWER is scheduled for hardcover release in December 2004, coordinated with the paperback release of TIDAL RIP. A first cut of the cover art for STRAITS OF POWER has already been developed after consultation with Morrow's Art Director, Rich Aquan, and the result is stunning and beautiful! The plot of STRAITS OF POWER is embargoed by Joe's publisher for a while, but this story takes Jeffrey to new heights of command responsibility, deadly international intrigue, and some of his most harrowing front-line combat yet. Once again Jeffrey works with Navy SEAL Lieutenant Felix Estabo and his men, and some important new characters are introduced. STRAITS OF POWER is the first of Joe's latest two-book contract with Wm. Morrow, and Joe and Mike Shohl already have a basic concept for the next novel in the saga. Drafting this next book will be Joe's main work project for 2004, and the book would be published in hardcover in late 2005, along with the paperback edition of STRAITS OF POWER.

JOE HAS ANOTHER ARTICLE IN THE SUBMARINE REVIEW

Joe's article "Reflections on a Tiger Cruise" has been published in the January 2004 issue of the quarterly journal THE SUBMARINE REVIEW. The article is a personal reminiscence of Joe's four-day trip aboard a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine.

With the support and encouragement of THE SUBMARINE REVIEW's editor, the article in slightly modified form has been reproduced in two parts in Joe's regular column in the Military Opinion section on Military.com, with the title "Dive! Dive!" (See below.) THE SUBMARINE REVIEW's Editor wrote a special Preface for this two-part reprinting:

"Joe's experience was aided by his previous work in thinking about and writing of the world of submarining... It was his interest, ingenuity and common sense which has made him a knowledgeable commentator on issues of undersea science, strategy and operations... Our readership has responded positively to those efforts... It is particularly appropriate that those interested in general military matters have the benefit of Joe Buff's insight."

James C. Hay, Captain, USN (Ret.)
Editor, THE SUBMARINE REVIEW

TIDAL RIP GETS NICE REVIEW IN U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS

Joe's newest hardcover, TIDAL RIP, received a rather favorable book review in the January, 2004 issue of the prestigious U.S. Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS. Here's an excerpt:

"This novel manages quite successfully to merge a large dose of submarine technobabble with a page-turning description of a not-too-distant World War III... All hell breaks loose during the sound and fury of an underwater cat-and-mouse game when Challenger and Admiral von Scheer face off. During all the turmoil a SEAL team does heroic work in South America and on tiny Atlantic islands... A rewarding voyage to the outer limits of naval technology."

-- Reviewed for PROCEEDINGS by
Lt. Col. Richard Seamon, U.S.M.C.(Ret)

CRUSH DEPTH CAME OUT IN PAPERBACK ON OCTOBER 28, 2003

"Buff makes for sleepless nights. This man knows his stuff."
-- Capt. David E. Meadows, USN,
author of the Joint Task Force series

"A yarn rather far above the standard." --Booklist

See cover of CRUSH DEPTH paperback:

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

Read more about CRUSH DEPTH:

http://www.joebuff.com/book03.htm

TIDAL RIP CAME OUT IN HARDCOVER ON NOVEMBER 11, 2003

Praise from NY Times Bestselling Authors:

"Superbly researched and well-written, Joe Buff's novels are the creme de la creme of submarine thrillers."
--Stephen Coonts

"A creative thriller of what might come to pass. Joe Buff takes the reader through a labyrinth of action and high adventure. A rare thriller, highly entertaining."
--Clive Cussler

"TIDAL RIP delivers fascinating technical detail, white-knuckle undersea action, and a premise that's frighteningly possible. If you want a hair-raising trip to the bottom of the ocean, Joe Buff's the guy to take you there."
--Patrick Robinson

See cover of TIDAL RIP hardcover:

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

Read more about TIDAL RIP:

http://www.joebuff.com/book04.htm

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

The Sub Pen meets most Tuesdays, from 9pm to midnight East Coast time. The next few meetings are February 10 and 24, March 9 and 23.

For details click on the button "Sub Pen Chat Room" on the top-left of

http://www.joebuff.com/index01.htm

New "Sub Pen" Privacy Policy: No transcripts will be kept.

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

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

Dive! Dive! (Part 2)

Here is the second part of a two-part essay. Military.com site visitors who haven't read Part 1 can do so by clicking here:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay39.htm

Before the Global War on Terror broke out, I was very privileged to join a Tiger Cruise aboard the USS MIAMI, SSN 755, from the Naval Submarine Base New London to Halifax, Canada. Commander (now Captain) Jim Ransom was the MIAMI's CO. MIAMI departed Groton, CT, on a Friday at 1000, and I debarked from the ship in Halifax the following Monday at 1400. This is a very personal reminiscence of that voyage.

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay41.htm

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Seabees... Special Forces?"

Are Navy Seabees a type of special forces? A lot of folks, including even some people in the military, think that the Navy Seabees no longer exist. Perhaps that classic John Wayne movie, “The Fighting Seabees,” did its job too well. It seems to have imprinted on the public mind the concept that Seabees were just a World War II thing. But ‘tain’t so. Seabees -- or as they’re known officially, Navy Mobile Construction Battalions -- have existed continuously since they were first established at a base in Davisville, RI, in 1942. They have, literally, been “busy as bees” for decades, serving in every major armed conflict up to and including Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the ongoing reconstruction in Iraq.

Read More:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay31.htm

AN ESSAY, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MILITARY.COM:

"Could Smart Bombs Go Dumb?"

For ages the relative advantage of offense versus defense has see-sawed with each advance in technology, and with each new revolution in battlefield tactics. Look at the headlines and look to the future: The United States, both geopolitically and militarily, faces a twin threat -- prolonged Fourth Generation conflicts, and another eventual “big” Third Generation-style all-out war. So we have to ask a serious question. Is one vaunted element of America’s arsenal, the smart bomb in all its various forms, susceptible to emerging enemy countermeasures?

Read more:

http://www.joebuff.com/essay36.htm

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Ahead flank, aye! ...Joe.

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Joe Buff's books (with review excerpts):
TIDAL RIP --"White-knuckle, hair raising"
CRUSH DEPTH --"Far above the standard"
THUNDER IN THE DEEP --"Out-Clancys Clancy"
DEEP SOUND CHANNEL --"Superb"
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