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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
This time around the bestsellers over the past week on Amazon.
Keep buying! I'll keep writing. It's a promise. Sales have been
the best of the year, but you can make me a happy(happier) camper
by going after other titles.
Some weeks are fine. Others so-so. This past week has been living
hell. Things are looking up but I never, ever, want to go through
again what I did this week. In the midst of all that some nice
things happening. Finished cover for the Jade Demons Quartet is
superb. This will get the book put up in a week. I only need a
few tweaks (and a twerk) inside. Yesterday I attended Max Evans'
90th birthday party. Crowded, lots of people I knew and talked
to. Congratulated Max and then went on my way. Back for a 3rd
viewing at the Scott & Scott outdoor theater. This week's
showing was a Czech movie from 1963 titled Icarus. Some horrible
gaffes but overall a surprisingly good movie with non-traditional
space opera surprises.
The weather has been stunning. Last night under the stars was
perfect. Yesterday a tad on the warm side but definitely autumn
in the air. My time of year.
Is there anyone out there familiar with Zen cart? Drop me a line.
It has taken long timne (ok, a couple years) to get the Jade
Demons books ready to put up as ebooks. The waiting is over. I
have a great cover by Mike McAfee and worked out details of putting
in hyperlink tables of contents in a 4 book file. I am really
old school and finally decided on nested do-loops. I am sure that
term means nothing now, but it did back in Fortran and Basic days.
Theatrical movies: None. Sin City next week.
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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 Sarah Bartsch's Unforeseen.
A tour of Japan through the eyes of a woman samurai. Not to be
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
iPad viewing: The Magician, a Chinese movie that might
be considered magical realism. Also dipping back into the Inspector
Morse followup, Lewis. Not great but good for killing time
other than by working it to death.
iPad reading: Almost done with with Gene Wolf and Jean Rabe's
Regular cable stuff: Missed the last couple Hell On Wheels
so have to pick up on them using the iPad. A&E cancelling
Longmire makes no sense since it is their highest rated
show. Lots of good, new plotlines gone begging now that the "her
death was murder, not cancer" is done. With things the way
they are these days, it might find a new home with Amazon or Netflix.
I hope so.
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