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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Check out The Burning Man Anomaly and then move on to
some nifty heroic fantasy and finally a touch of steampunk. The
perfect way to finish off a hot summer--with hot hot hot reading
The week has been spent cleaning closets and shredding old papers.
Two huge bins full of paper and still no end in sight. I will
keep going. I intend to see the floor in some places in the closet,
but I have 30 years of accumulation to fight against. Coming up
in a couple weeks now is, glory be, Bubonicon and my Manzano HS
reunion. Wish I could clone myself but am going to do my best
for a single soul to do both.
Much work being done on getting talks prepped for not only a
Writers Group on Sept 5 but also 4 different classes to be
taught at ASU
Second month of being awards chair for the Western Fictoneers
Peacemaker Award is winding down. Need to follow up on 2 entrants
not getting appropriate copies to the judges. Otherwise, this
is looking like a strong year for the awards.
Since my Traveller book is no longer available through the usual
channels, you can get a print copy (no ebook) from my store for
a limited time (until my stock runs out. $15 plus shipping.)
Theatrical movies, Mission Impossible. OK movie with enough
car chases and things blowing up. Kinda generic as opposed to
specifically MI, but the movie has legs. After 3 weeks, only NWA's
Compton nudged it out of #1. From the poor showing, the
Man From UNCLE isn't likely to be all that great but will give
it a spin this week.
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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.
of Steam and Rust! Great news. ESR is featured as a scenario
in a RPG from Lester Smith. Steve Sullivan did great work getting
it ready to go. Check out his ESR novel Heart
of Steam and Rust.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
iPad viewing: Inspector Morse has new seasons up. Fun
and diverting. Finished True Dectective. Very pedestrian
ending and not worth the effort getting there. Should go back
and rewatch the first one. And, reflecting on it, this season
was a waste of time.
iPad reading: Started a Spider book, reprint from the '40s. He
faces off against the evial bad guy villain, The Fly.
Regular cable stuff: Face Off looks better. Hell on
Wheels lives up to its Joe Bob Briggs' rep of anyone can die at
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!
"Me and Mr. Jones" from the collection
Desert Bob's Reptile Ranch
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.