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Only a couple days left to snag The Quaking Lands for
free. Follow the link and put in the code and it's yours. Free!
Next up on the hit parade is the second book in the Demon Crown
trilogy, just posted. And the final one above is book 1 in the
Cenotaph Road series, with CR02 already out and the rest
to follow RSN. You gotta try 'em. Good reading, cheaper than a
It's coming soon. Sky Pirates of the Golden West is about
ready to launch with some fine fiction and dynamite artwork. Keep
watching here for free installments in Millard Fillmore, Steam
Master and info about getting future installments and a lot,
lot more. The first issue will have installments of Millard
Fillmore, Steam Master,and Quest for the Emerald Unicorn,
as well as the novellete "Sir Winston and the Bore War,"
columns and it is all, as they say, beautifully, profusely
illustrated by none other than Martin Cameron, designer of the
X-wing fighter back in the day and anime fan par excellance. While
primarily steampunk oriented, it will have f&sf stories, as
well. And maybe in the future some eXBureau stories.
Fingers crossed that 7 Karl Lassiter westerns find ebook deals
soon. (They may mysteriously become "Robert E. Vardeman"
westerns since the KL name is pretty much retired, unlike the
I am delighted to find that Fantasy Sport Diehards, for
which I am on the editorial staff, won the Fantasy Sports Writers
Association Best Fantasy Sports Magazine of the year, 2016, award.
We beat out such notables as SI, Fox Sports, ESPN and other heavy
hitters. This is the 2nd win in 4 years, so Emil Kadlec, Bob Harris
and the rest are doing something right. I am happy to be along
for the ride.
The autographing at the Arizona Renaissance Fair on Feb 19 was
cold, wet and not well attended (only about 10% of the usual crowd.
In spite of this Mike Stackpole and I did well selling our wares.
I was proud to launch Adventures
of Don Juan and Miguel which I wrote (Ann Chamberlain
wrote the afterword and Mike did the foreword). Don Juan and Miguel
have great shows here and at other Ren Faires. Don't miss them
and get them to autograph the book, too!
Theatrical movies: John Wick 2 racked up a body count
requiring scientific notation. I enjoyed the movie a lot. And
The Great Wall wasn't as awful as I feared. It was an okay
movie by Zhang Yimou (of Hero and House of Flying Daggers
fame--both are outstanding movies, btw.) This one had flaws and
I want to see the director's cut to see if the Chinese version
is different (I suspect it is--and better). However, this and
other Chinese movies are marking a sea change. It is one of the
top grossing movies of the past year and did only moderate US
business. The markets have moved East. And other good news, Hayao
Miyazaki has come out of retirement.
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New stuff after a long time about launching a new magazine.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Steampunk'd. Like what they do but hate the false
drama. And Kato is nice to look at. <g>
iPad reading: Fearful Yellow Eye, a Travis McGee novel,
of course, is almost finished.
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and mysteries and...) And in the for-free mode on my store, look
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Cloud Train" here from the anthology 4
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Pulled into a world of rust and ruin!
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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, 2014 the Fate of the Kinunir and 2016
The Burning Man Anomaly.