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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Let's get weird. The first of the Punished trilogy is
ready for your weird western reading pleasure. Besides Undead
there is another weird western in Talls of the Weird West
(plus other authors' creepy stories!) and finishing it off is
a bit of pulp goodness. Delectible. Read 'em allwhile you've got
nothing better to do this summer.
The final two books in the Punished trilogy are done.
I need to do another rewrite on both (Navajo Witches and
the smashing conclusion Bayou Voodoo). I am waiting to
hear, maybe tomorrow, about a weird western short story, "Into
the Sixth World." This will satisfy my weird western-ness
for a while. New projects abound.
One is unique (for me). A video collaboration on a steampunk
story titled "Trail of the Emerald Unicorn" in what
I hope will be a series of great stuff in the Pirates of the
Golden West. More about this as it evolves.
Other work has been a ton of stuff for the football mags. Working
on a small comic book project. What I am calling the Jupiter Project
has increasingly voluminous notes. That and a sf novel are next
up. Also editing work for ASU students in the Your Novel Year
I am waiting to sign the contracts to turn the Cenotaph Road
series into ebooks. Also, Demon Crown and Masters of
Space trilogies, along with the standalone sf novel, Ancient
Heavens. And I do have to get the Lowry/Vardeman/Fox collaboration
published ASAP. It's all ready to go. Just needs a cover and the
time to prep it for ebookery.
Theatrical movies: Captain America: Civil War. I liked
it much more than the dumb Superman vs Batman movie, although
the plots were pretty identical. The endings on both were a problem,
though, and for the same reason. They made no sense. X-Men:
Apocalypse was ok. I am totally fed up with origins stories,
though. If you can believe there are superheroes, believe they
came from somewhere, okay? And Alice Thorugh the Looking Glass
is one horrifically bad movie. Visually astounding. Plot? Eh,
what plot? Story was muddled and dumb. And Johnny Depp was less
the star than Sasha Baron Cohen, who was pretty darn good (but
go see Hugo rather than this mess). I am rewarding myself
for completing the drafts on the novels by going to see Now
You See Me 2 tomorrow. I have low expectations. The first
was great but they couldn't figure out an ending. I hope they
do better since this is a fun idea.
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New stuff after a long time about plotting a series arc.
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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: Peaky Blinders. Wow. Good stuff, if grim.
iPad reading: Working through the Travis McGee series, interspersed
with Fafhrd and Grey Mouser for a change of pace. Studying them
for characterization and world view in the former and writing
style in the latter. The world has changed some since Leiber's
day but I still enjoy them, no matter how the head hopping goes.
He does expository lumps better than, well, anybody.
Regular cable stuff: Hell on Wheels but I am cancelling
cable so will miss most of the finale season. I was astounded
they killed off the Swede in the first ep, but it's not as if
there aren't plenty more to deal with. Hey, Thomas Durant!
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.