Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2010.11.09 : Is It My Imagination –
Or Are Natalie Portman and Keira Knightely Converging?

No. Natalie Portman is still an Israeli-American Ivy League graduate who speaks four (and a bit) languages (including Hebrew and Japanese), occasional guest lecturer at Columbia University in counter-terrorism, micro-finance advocate, and journal-published science writer (and vegan). And Keira Knightley is still . . . well, Keira Knightley.

In slightly related news, we were watching the trailer for the new Natalie Portman film, which I won't say with whom she's in it, though I will tell you the working title of the screenplay (if you're not my mom), and which amazingly looks pretty damned decent.

And Anna said, "How old is Natalie Portman, now, anyway?" and started to reach for IMDB to find out, and but I raced her to it, counting aloud, "Two-thousand-ten, minus 1994 . . . plus 13 . . . she's 29!" I won. And now you should already know how I know:

She is forever Mathilda. (And, kind of amazingly, that trailer still makes me tear up, 16 years later . . .)

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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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