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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
New stuff! The first is another entry in the eXBureau
series, this time by "3" authors, Jackson Lowry, Dana
Fox and yhos. Really, though, they're all me. The next are the
published entries in the Punished trilogy. Punished3:Bayou
Voodoo is forthcoming real soon now. Give 'em all a look.
Good reading and worth your time.
A lot of work went into renovating the online store. It now is
accessible on mobile devices and I have updated most of the books
for more uniform interiors in both epub and mobi. Remember, buy
the books from Amazon or other online vendors and the books sit
on their computers. You are renting them. You don't own them.
Buy direct from me, d/l the books and they are yours, as
in the olden days of dead tree books.
Also note the short stories are 39 cents. Or free. Great deal,
Other than working on the store's contents, I have been updating
the mailing list. Please sign up above or at the store,
front page lower left.
Lots of stuff going on, not that much more writing. Taxes. Son
visiting. We went to Santa Fe to check out Meow Wolf. Great fun,
a 21st century fun house. There is a vague "story" about
it but it is feeble and not worth following. Just enjoy the sights
and sounds in each room (and I am a sucker for secret passages!)
Santa Fe Bite reputedly serves one of the 5 best green chile cheeseburgers
in the country. I won't argue (but the Owl is pretty good, too).
And then we trooped around on the Crest enjoying fabulous weather.
The things authors do: I went to Melody Groves' autographing
for her newly released
She was Sheriff. She held it in a pub. Buy a book,
get a buck off on a craft beer. Great turnout from other writers
<g> I'm looking forward to reading the book when I get a
spare minute or two since it looks so different from other westerns
and Melody is the one to write it.
Alas, Hastings is kaput and selling off all its stock. I got
a Lawrence Block book I missed, but otherwise the shelves were
picked clean. Sad to see another brick and mortar store going
down for the last time. Yet another reason I upgraded my store.
Trail of the Emerald Unicorn is done, all 10k words of
it. For a view of what the video might look like, hie on over
to Martin Cameron's
Patreon site (and sign up. It's worthwhile).
Theatrical movies: Star Trek may be the best of the movies.
Jayla is the obvious character to replace Chekov, RIP. Also took
in Suicide Squad. Liked it a lot -- not all time best or
anything like that, but a good popcorn movie. The ending was peculiar
for a super hero/villain flick but the Jared Leto/Margot Robbie
scenes are worth it.
I ditched cable tv and now Comcast is retailiating. They cut
off my phone caller ID and I suspect I will have to make a *6th*
call if/when they try charging me for the TV for August. They
say they won't but online stuff disagrees. I got a half hour of
free Olympics viewing online (saw 3 judo matches, 2 won by ippon)
and then they cut that off. Fair enough. Watched mostly Michael
Phelps via broadcast. Never will his record medal count be approached.
Ever. Not even by a robot. I was a little creeped out by the women's
gymnastics. The I thought was ordinary height since she towered
over the others was 5'2" The winner was 4'8". Olympics
for little people?
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
New stuff after a long time about plotting a series arc.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Got Hulu and am watching all the Penn & Teller
Bullshit shows. Great snarking.
iPad reading: Finished #5 Travis McGee series. Started Cherie
Dead tree reading: Trying to get a couple Joe Lansdale's reread.
Have his Spur Award winning Paradise
Sky on order and to reread
Flaming Zeppelins, too <g> He is Bubonicon's
TM this year.
Speaking of Bubonicon, Aug 26-28. See you there! (And I will
be autographing during the Balloon Fiesta at the Albq Museum on
Oct 1, all day, with 20 other NM authors of some note, including
David Morrell and Anne Hillerman.)
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!
A space colonies adventure
Burn the Sky
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
Jack. And 2014 the Fate of the Kinunir.