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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
They come by threes again. Here are third titles in three different
sf series. If you roll the die and it comes up three, try all
of these! Or the books preceeding them in each trilogy. Perfect
reading for those warm autumn days and chilly nights.
Thinking about what it will take to get back to work on The
Aztec Automaton Anomaly. It has gestated long enough (and
first 25% is written--I hate breaking off from one book to work
on another, but I have done it too many times this year. No longer.)
Aiming to have it completed by the end of next month in time to
launch NaNoWriMo, which has come around again way too fast. I
will be doing the first of my new western series in Nov--Series
title Trickshot but still no decent volume name. That will
come. I have the first few chapters already plotted.
Oh, a favorite song is playing on Pandora now. Ian & Sylvia's
version of "This Wheel's On Fire." Got to roll on down
Nothing much interesting happening but next week is a lecture
on Martian meteorites at the Nat Hist Museum. Give 'em a call
for info and maybe our paths will cross there. "Black Beauty"
will be on display and maybe touchable. This is the meteroite
discovered in 2011 in the Sahara.
Heard horror stories of what Win10 will do to your computer--or
rather, to your privacy. It is a keylogger and every keystroke
goes to Redmond for...? Worse, it will turn on cameras and microphones
to spy on you. Big brother, your name is Windows. Still worse,
there is a patch for Win 7 called "telemetry" that will
do the same thing without so-called upgrading to Win10. The idea
that anything I write is copied elsewhere bothers me from an IP
standpoint. Plus, why do they want to know what porn I watch?
But they do. Let them find their own.
Other tech progress comes in use of Square. $50 to get the new
chip reader. I may see if several others want to split the cost.
Plus a local coffee shop dropped its inept rewards program for
one run by Thanx.com I couldn't put the app on my cellphone (too
old? Not smart enough? Who knows?) but contacted the folks and
got a way to install it on my iPad, which I did. Will see how
this works. Spend on my credit card, get bonus via Thanx.com
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, none. The Martian looks interesting
but it is a Matt Damon movie, so the acting is likely to be secondrate.
Spectre is still the next one I really want to see.
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New stuff after a long time about plotting a series arc.
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on the newsletter, so you won't be inundated. Really.
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.
iPad viewing: Miss Fisher Mysteries. Not sure why I like
these. The actress is a bit long of tooth for a much younger role,
the hero is the only one who never gets to sleep with her and
the crimes aren't so much. Might be they are Aussie and different,
which counts a lot in the sameness of most TV. Could be why I
enjoy the Brit detective stories, too.
iPad reading: Monster Hunter started and about half done.
I only get a chance to read a few pages at a time so it is taking
Regular cable stuff: Steampunk'd on the GSN looked like
it would be moderately interesting but it is on a higher cable
tier and I can't watch it. Screw 'em. I am working up the technicals
to cut the cable. Not sure how this will work using wifi to play
Netflix, etc since cable is sloooooow. It drops to 0.03mbps sometimes.
The old dialup days have returned.
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 final three books in
The Swords of Raemllyn series
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.