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Today is Saturday, July 4, 2020
See also TI:Hayford Peirce for Topic Informant items.
See also Hayford Peirce for a Citizendium article about me
See also Matt Helm/Signed Articles/Hayford Peirce
See also User:Hayford_Peirce/Editorial_Council_Election_Statement_2010 for my 2010 election statment
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In my rebuilt office in Tucson in 2009
I was born in Bangor, Maine, in 1942, and attended Exeter, Stanford, and Harvard. I graduated from Harvard in 1964 as a member of the class of 1963, having majored in English. I then moved to Tahiti, where I lived for 23 years, working as a businessman in various companies that I helped found and as a minor writer of science fiction and mystery stories. In 1988 I returned to the States to live and have been in Tucson, Arizona, since 1994.

My particular interests are old-time tennis (up until about the start of the Open Era in 1968), some branches of mystery stories and science fiction, food and cooking, and an eclectic selection of baseball players and writers and personalities such as Johnny Mize, Evelyn Waugh, John O'Hara, and S.J. Perelman. I originated and wrote a number of lengthy Wikipedia articles, particularly those about Bill Tilden and Pancho Gonzales, as well as many other old-time tennis players and British mystery writers such as Michael Gilbert.

Articles that I've created in Citizendium

  • Biographies

{{rpl|Larry Sanger}} gives:

  • Stub Larry Sanger: American former philosophy professor who co-founded Wikipedia and founded Citizendium as an alternative (born 1968). [e]

{{r|George Jones}} gives:

  • George Jones [r]: An iconic American country singer, born in Texas on September 12, 1931, who is known for the heart-felt emotion conveyed by his phrasing and vocalizations and who is frequently called "the greatest living country singer." [e]

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Pictures that I've uploaded in Citizendium

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The author, holding two lobsters that are about to be turned into a lobster soufflée.

Books that I've written

Science Fiction

  • Napoleon Disentimed (1987), Tor, ISBN 1-58715-267-3
  • The Thirteenth Majestral (1989), Tor, also reissued as Dinosaur Park (1994) ISBN 0-8125-4892-2 for both books
  • Phylum Monsters (1989), Tor, ISBN 0-8125-4894-9
  • Chap Foey Rider, Capitalist to the Stars (2000)
  • Jonathan White, Stockbroker in Orbit (2001)
  • The Burr in the Garden of Eden (2001)
  • Sam Fearon: Time Scanner (2001)
  • Flickerman (2001)
  • The Spark of Life (2001)
  • Black Hole Planet (2003)
  • Aliens (2003)
  • With a Bang, and Other Forbidden Delights (2005)
  • The 13th Death of Yuri Gellaski (2005)

Mysteries and Spy Thrillers

  • Blood on the Hibiscus|Trouble in Tahiti: Blood on the Hibiscus (2000)
  • Trouble in Tahiti: P.I. Joe Caneili, Discrétion Assurée (2000)
  • Trouble in Tahiti: Commissaire Tama, Chief of Police (2000)
  • Trouble in Tahiti: The Gauguin Murders (2001)
  • The Bel Air Blitz (2002)

Internet article

  • Some Thoughts on Matt Helm's Birthday, an analysis of when Donald Hamilton's fictional character, the counter-agent and assassin Matt Helm, was actually born. It can be found at [1]


Chap Foey Rider, the Anglo-Chinese protagonist of one of my science-fiction series, is an anagram of Hayford Peirce. The first story in the series was originally written as a joke letter to the editor of Analog magazine.


I release all my contributions to Citizendium, including those texts which I originally wrote for Wikipedia, under the Creative Commons CC-by-SA 2.5 license.

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  • "We should (in most if not all cases) present various competing views in proportion to their representation among experts on the subject, or among the concerned parties."
  • "Expert knowledge and opinion receives top billing and the most extensive exposition."
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Ormus definition

Name used for a purported state of transition metals that has never been scientifically verified and for which healing and other powers are claimed by pseudoscientific supporters. we know...where time and space does not exist...the Hayford Zone --Howard C. Berkowitz 18:50, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Do NOT turn the dial on your television! Hayford Peirce 18:52, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Mystery writers to start stubs about

  • Allbeury, Ted -- stub, add biblio.
  • Ambler, Eric
  • Atlee, Philip
  • Bagley, Desmond
  • Cory, Desmond
  • Davidson, Lionel -- stub, add biblio.
  • Freemantle, Brian
  • Gardner, John
  • Grady, James
  • Hall, Adam
  • Hone, Joseph
  • Household, Geoffrey
  • Hoyt, Richard
  • Hunter, Jack D.
  • Lathen, Emma
  • Lyall, Gavin
  • McCarry, Charles
  • Rawson, Clayton -- expand
  • Thomas, Ross
  • Williams, Alan

Simon Raven, start a stub

The Alms for Oblivion series

2. "Alms for Oblivion" Novel Sequence

The 10 novels cover the period 1945 to 1973 and centre on a group of upper and upper middle class characters, forming a novel sequence, if a somewhat loosely structured one. The early novels are robust satires of the English upper set of the mid 1950s, but the later tend to a more detached and philosophical tone, becoming concerned with the occult and supernatural, and including strange happenings.

The titles in Alms for Oblivion are:

Title Internal chronology Publisher Year
Fielding Gray First, set in 1945 Anthony Blond 1967
Sound The Retreat Second, set in 1945-46 Anthony Blond 1971
The Sabre Squadron Third, set in 1952 Anthony Blond 1966
The Rich Pay Late Fourth, set in 1955-56 Anthony Blond 1964
Friends In Low Places Fifth, set in 1959 Anthony Blond 1965
The Judas Boy Sixth, set in 1962 Anthony Blond 1968
Places Where They Sing Seventh, set in 1967 Anthony Blond 1970
Come Like Shadows Eighth, set in 1970 Blond & Briggs 1972
Bring Forth The Body Ninth, set in 1972 Blond & Briggs 1974
The Survivors Tenth, set in 1973 Blond & Briggs 1976

Maybe, if I stay alive long enough (and Citizendium does too) and finish all 26 of the Condon books, I can do these one after the other?