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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Just for Bubonicon. Fantasy, steampunk, sf. Go for it! Then get
on down to the convention.
Bubonicon for me started a week ago when I answered a bunch of
questions for a reporter from the Weekly Alibi. A good piece,
too. She showed some appreciation for science fiction and knowledge
of What It's All About when it coms to fans and conventions. And
then last night I had dinner with Bubonicon TM Steve Gould and
his wife Laura Mixon (both authors of some note), Doug Potter
and Al Jackson (who had come to town from faroff Houston on his
way to Taos.) Al is retired from NASA and now gives papers at
interstellar exploration conferences, of which there seem to be
The actual convention begins at 3PM as I write this on August
1. For those of you attending Joan and my presentation on Saturday,
go to the left column and click "Bubonicon 46 talk"
for a more complete list. All of you reading this are invited
to do the same--bonus is at the bottom of that page.
Writing has been entirely proofreading on the final 3 volumes
in the Jades Demons Quartet, with an eye toward getting an omnibus
volume ready for sale in a couple weeks. Almost done with vol3
so 1.5 books to go? Sounds right.
After Bubonicon will be a flurry of writing. Don Juan and Miguel
have notes for me to rewrite the fantay short stories for them.
And I need to get a novel for the new western series Blazer! going.
I've allocated the time for it before getting back to the sf book
(and, alas, taking time to do accounting work to get my business
taken care of for another year). This is going to fill the rest
I'm not sure if I will guest host Mike Stackpole's Office Hours
in Second Life this coming Wednesday Aug 6. If you are so inclined,
come on by and see. I suspect there will much talk about Amazon,
authors and how Kindle Unlimited is a bad deal for writers.
Theatrical movies: Lucy. Think of this as a SyFy Channel
movie done for French art film houses. Without nudity. A truly
horrible movie, from premise to sound track to finale. If using
100% of your brain instead of 10% (bogus!) means turning Scarlett
Johanssen into a black blob of goo, I don't want to evolve. A
completely different experience is Guardians of the Galaxy.
Superb space opera. Who cares why they are doing what they're
doing? it's all great fun, space battles, snappy dialogue and
really cool characters. Not so hot on the soundtrack, but it fit
the story. Don't miss this one.
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
Summer blahs. Nothing nudging me in that direction.
of Steam and Rust! See David Lee Summers' Revolution
of Air and Rust. This is a high-speed, action tale of
Pancho Villa and airships. He will be at Bubonicon to sign copies!
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
iPad viewing: Started a Dee movie on Netflix--about a spirit
dragon. Watching when I'm tired is a chore since I want to see
the lovely cinematography but get crossed-eyes reading rhs subtitles.
iPad reading: Guy Kawasaki's APE on marketing books. And
Axel Howerton's "999 Problems" -- His characters and
Scott Phillips' Boone Butters ought to join up for a caper.
Regular cable stuff: Longmire. Nothing else since I missed
Face Off going to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Will
catch up after Bubonicon.
for the finest in fantasy, sword & sorcery fiction (and sf
and mysteries and...) And in the for-free mode on my store, look
in on a story from along the Cenotaph Road.
Cloud Train" here from the anthology 4
Select from The Cenotaph Road Store!
The complete Accursed trilogy!
For my other online fiction, check out my CATALOG
page or go straight to Amazon for both Kindle and print.
About the site. What follows is a glimpse at the science fiction
and fantasy writing I've done, including the Cenotaph Road series,
God of War, Star Trek and BattleTech/ MechWarrior,
Vor:The Maelstrom, Crimson Skies, Pathfinder,
Traveller, what is current, and what might be forthcoming
VIPub (Vertically Integrated Publishing) . Be sure to go to the
Store link for free fiction and print and e-book publishing. Read
ole Karl Lassiter's 2009 NM Book Award nominated novel, Drifter
or the 2011 Scribe Award nominated God
of War. Don't overlook the 2011 NM Book Award and WF Peacemaker
nominee for best novel , Sonora
Noose. Or the 2012 nominee for best anthology,
Golden Reflections. Or the 2013 nominated China