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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Stretching across the years with this bunch. A 1930s ExBureau
story, the epic fantasy Jade Demons Quartet and finally a trio
of short stories, a traditional western, a modern western and
an sf western. Just the sort of thing to snag and read.
It has been a bit on the routine side here. Working, but not
diligently, clearing the decks on several longstanding projects
and finishing off my stint as awards chairman for the Western
Fictioneers Peacemaker. That ended very well in spite of illness
and other glitches along the way. The winners are great. Nominees
announced May 15 and the winners June 15.
Some good stuff in the works. A chance that the Cenotaph Road
books will be in ebook before long.
Theatrical movies, April in the Extraordinary World. A
fine movie, steampunk, animated, dubbed from the French. Unlike
most French movies, this has a story that actually ends (satisfactorily,
as opposed to "was there another reel?"). A strange
timeline created as "normal" before April goes into
a world of lizards in exoskeletons and a Sky Captain sort of evial
plot. Do see it. Coming up on Tuesday via a sneak preview is the
new Captain America movie, which I have greater expectations for
than I did the Superman vs Batman movie. IOW, I stand to be disappointed
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of Steam and Rust! Check out David Lee Summer's ESR novel
Revolution of Air and Rust.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Republic of Doyle. Still. Lots of episodes
and not that much time to watch. Reaching the point where I will
be sad when it is over.
iPad reading: Scott Dickerson's Tom Swift pastiche, Tom
Swift on Planet Zero Minus, all done. On Ken Scholes'
recommendation, reading some of Annie Bellet's work. Am enjoying
Avarice a lot. Finsihed a short story, "Flashover"
and am looking forward to a couple others.
Regular cable stuff: Nothing. Have heard about one of the stupidest
ideas ever. Stana Katic is bailing (or was let go since she didn't
get along with Nathan Fillion--a bit of a question there which)
on Castle but they are continuing the show without her.
The show jumped the shark a couple seasons ago. Sorry to see it
stumble on, or rather, I won't see it stumble on since I won't
be watching. It was once my favorite TV show.
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 Opal Egg, a story of Krek
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.