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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Another NM Book Award nomination! For Fate of the Kinunir,
this time under my own name and in sf. Previous noms have been
with Joan Saberhagen for editing Golden Reflections and
as Karl Lassiter for China Jack. I think all of them are
perfectly spendid. Go try 'em for yourself and see if you agree.
Finished the weird western. Still scratching my head for a title
since the working one doesn't sing and dance for me (if a zombie
title could, that is). A bit o catch up for the rest of the month,
then back to the sf book that got back-burnered a while ago.
Is there anyone out there familiar with Zen cart? Drop me a line.
Yes, the Jade Demons Quartet is up on both Smashwords
and Kindle with a great cover by Mike McAfee.
Theatrical movies: A Walk Among the Tombstones was closer
to the origianl Lawrence Block novel than 8 Million Ways to
Die. I enjoyed it but it's not likely to ever be on my 10
ever list. Nothing else on the horizon for a long time.
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
Fall blahs. Will get something up soon plugging both the Jade
Demons Quartet and the forthcoming (next month!) Great
West Detective Agency.
of Steam and Rust! See Sarah Bartsch's Unforeseen.
A tour of Japan through the eyes of a woman samurai. Not to be
missed. Check out her story in the current Daily
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
iPad viewing: Rewatched the first season of Endeavour
and am dipping into the Inspector Morse shows again. I
tried a few eps of Hemlock Grove but I guess it moved too
slowly for me. No real involvement, especially when the werewolf
is willing to tell everyone he is a werewolf. Reminded me of Arrow
where everyone knew his secret identity. They got around that
by killing off damned near everyone.
iPad reading: Half way into Jeff Shaara's The Last Man.
Got a couple goodies waiting for me. I am saving Maplecroft
for the 7 hrs or so plane flight to DC for WFC. While I won't
like the flt/waits, anticipation of the book gnaws away at the
Regular cable stuff: Hell On Wheels. They have a way of
letting the bad guys escape to be bad another day. I have to admit
I hadn't seen the governor/editor liaison coming. Good soap opera,
I suppose. Gotham was ok. Scorpions was so monumentally
dumb I don't trust myself to enumerate the reasons. Inability
to do simple math and physics is only part of it. The new NCIS
was horrifically stupid. It was more like a space filler than
a season opener and defied logic at every turn. NCIS Nawlins
was, as I thought, sort of a non-entity. I think I might keep
watching Forever to see where it goes. This is Sherlock
Holmes in yet another disguise.
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 Accursed Trilogy, unabridged
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 now in 2014 the Fate of the Kinunir.