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Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Space opera this week because I'm really getting into the rewrite
on another epic, space-spanning, shoot-em-up titled Darklight
Pirates. Give these a look-see until that one is ready for
Weird westerns! Be sure to check out the brand spanking new Tall
Tales of the Weird West.
A week of getting banged up. Left hand is swollen after whacking
my index finger on the side of a countertop. Since so many important
vowels are on that hand (and this is half my typing fingers!)
I have been taking it easier in hopes of healing. Since that's
not working, going to painkillers and pressing on seems a better
option. Time and space tides wait for no man, etc.
Mike Stackpole is sending pictures of his trip to a Star Wars
con in St. Petersburg. Pix of the Hermitage are wonderful, as
are the random shots around "the Venice of the north."
He is off to Moscow now and will leave behind the snow for sunny
AZ on Tuesday. I hope he wears his Captain America shirt in Red
Square and gets a picture before the AK-47s open up on him. I
sat in for him at his Second Life Office Hours last Wednesday
but the room will be dark this week and he will return to regale
us all with tales of Russia on May 6, appropriately close to May
Day Parade (on May 9 this year).
It has been raining here, which is an oddity not seen recently.
Even a touch of snow along the Crest, waaaay up high at the 10,500
ft level. A good thing my furnace is still turned on because the
nights have been cold, so cold, in fact, that I woke the other
other morning with two cats sleeping on top of me. When the summer
comes, I fear, it will come fast. One day freezing at night, the
next day highs in the 90s. IOW, a typical NM season.
Theatrical movies, Ex Machina is on tap for tomorrow.
Jeff Ford really liked it and I am looking forward to seeing it
to get the taste of a previously awful robot movie out of my brain.
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
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. Really.
iPad viewing:Finished Justified. Wow. Wow again. What
a finale for the show, too. Amazing characters and writing. All
were good but Walton Goggins stands out and shows how important
a great bad guy is to a show like this. 5 eps into Daredevil
and still not seeing what people like so much about it.
iPad reading: Got a biography of Houdini that looks like it will
Dead tree reading: Finally got a copy of Herbert Asbury's Gangs
of Chicago. I loved his other "Gangs" books (don't
even think the movie Gangs of New York had anything to
do with his nf book, other than the title). Fascinating history
of Chicago, about which I know so little. I found that the first
slave sold there was a white guy sold to a black man. Asbury holds
Capone in low regard, preferring his predecessors as being the
real villains. Colissimo and Torrino.
Regular cable stuff: Lost Girl finished its 2 parter and
set up yet another character bidding a fond farewell (I assume
this will last until next week). iZombie is still fun.
Castle and the explanation of why he was missing for 2
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
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The first three Raemllyn books
at the special price
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.