Welcome to the website of M. D. Taylor. The site exists to share some of my writings (mainly science fiction and fantasy) and certain bits of mathematics.
I put things up on a very irregular schedule, namely whenever I complete a piece that I think worth sharing. (Some people will think I am often deluded. Some will think this piece is worth sharing but not that one.)
I have succumbed once more to the mind-crumbling temptation to share a political piece. It’s called After the Deluge.
For those of you who are into mathematics, I just had an article published (a bit unexpectedly on my part) in the journal Dependence Modeling. The article goes by the forbidding title of Multivariate Measures of Concordance for Copulas and their Marginals and can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/demo-2016-0013 . The article (and indeed the journal) has to do with how random variables can be related one to another. If you click on the journal title above, you can see what Giovanni Puccetti the editor is up to.
I have taken down my e-book The Blue-Haired Shadow and Other Tales. The hope is to add some stories to it and put it back up in the not-too-distant future.
There are a number of links on the Links page to local science fiction and fantasy groups, authors, and authors-in-the-making. There is quite a bit of activity of that sort here in the Orlando area, though people who share these interests are often only hazily aware of one another. This list is far from complete and will hopefully grow with time.
On the mathematics front, I have put up A Crash Course in Geometric Algebra and Geometric Calculus. You can find more about it on a subpage of the Math page. This is an experiment. The notes run five chapters and are brief and superficial. The longer-range plan is that these brief notes will, in due course, be followed by a much longer and more complete book on the subject.
One of the pages on this site links to my e-book The Blue-Haired Shadow and Other Tales and to a reading of one of the stories. Another concerns a character, Sir Hilary, who has appeared in two short stories and looks likely to show up in others as well.
The page labelled Miscellany is intended to have links to short pieces, some fiction, some less so.
I have a page with readings of some of my short stories; people can listen or download them.
Oh, and you might check out the blog by my sister, Linda Matthews: My Bright Shiny Penny.
Note: This blog runs on WordPress. The theme is Mon Cahier. The background fractals were created by the Fractal Science Kit fractal generator at www.fractalsciencekit.com.