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March 4, 2007
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The main location for the action in my new SF novel, set on a mostly ocean-covered world circling a distant star, is a town called Hansen’s Harbor, named after Dr. Victor Hansen, who led his genetically modified merpeople to safety.
Today I discovered someone had found my blog while searching for Hansen’s Harbor.
Turns out there really is such a place, in Lake City, Minnesota.
The first line of my novel as it currently stands is:
The main pier of Hansen’s Harbor stank, but that was only one reason Chris Keating hated it.
I do hope the good folk of Lake City don’t take it personally.
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