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Click on the image of Millard Fillmore, Master of Steam, and
get the free serial. First two free are available. Third is due
soon. Next over is the first of the Masters of Space reprints.
Getting the idea these are masterful?<g> And finally is
an epic fantasy, coauthored with Geo. W. Proctor,. Wodnerful story
and characters, trhilling monsters and derring-do on the parts
of, well, everyone. You owe it to yourself to give it a try.
Finally got the Big Project rolling. Mentioned above, the first
installments of the free serial (dime novel/penny dreaful) are
out. Coming up will be the first issue of the Major
Arcanium Gazette, complete with new short stories, a sample
of an sf novel, a different serial and...surprises. Well worth
becoming a $5 patron for Martin Cameron and me.
Been busy with lots of stuff, not the least of which was attending
which was, well, spectacular. I wanted to particpate in a nifty
murder mystery LARP--and got to be the killer. Enjoyed that all
out of proportion. The rest of the activites were great fun and
worth a day of intermittent rain. I do need to brush off my tophat
to get the water spots cleaned.
Be sure to ask me about Martin Cameron's and my launch of a penny
Major Arcanium Gazette. A "megazine" as it were
of serials, steampunk, f&sf, silliness and superb artwork.
No longer coming soon. It's here!
iPad reading: Many titles. Been reading more and watching TV
less and glad for it. For an upcoming trip to Austin, I have all
the Western Fictioneer short stories up for the Peacemaker Award
to read. That'll make a very long layover in the Denver airport
Theatrical movies: Kingsman 2 wasn't as good as the first
but still a lot of fun. Made me think this is a 21st Century reboot
of James Bond, circa Goldfinger days. Goofy bad guy, wonderful
gadgets, snappy dialog. Next week I am going to spring the big
bucks to see the Blade Runner sequel in IMAX. Trepidation
reigns since the original is my favorite sf movie and I am not
a Ryan Gosling fan. We shall see.
TV: Was not too happy with Orville. A fan version of Star
Trek and not a good one in terms of plot and acting (but superb
sfx). The first real ST episode didn't inspire me to buy
into CBS Access. Even less so when I realized Michelle Yeoh wasn't
the star but only a cat's-paw to get people to notice. Still watching
NCIS but Gotham felt flat. Not sure I will bother
with Lucifer. Meaning there's hardly anything on that interests
me. Still enjoying Penn and Teller, but that's close to ending
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page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Watched Doctor Blake Mysteries hunting for
something not utterly predictable. For an Aussie, these may be.
Not for me. Same reason I watched the Miss Fisher Mysteries.
No idea what's next.
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and mysteries and...)
Howabout some of that steampunk I've been going on about? Here's
the first episode of Millard Fillmore,
Master of Steam. Note: this is only the text. You want
to get the whole enchilada with Martin Cameron's illos. For free,
as a sample, then we ask you subscribe via Patreon
so we can keep writing/drawing this wonderful story (and
The Emerald Unicorn Horn and all the rest of the sf serializations,
short stories and fun stuff.)
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For my other online fiction, check out my CATALOG
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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. 2017 Western Fictioneers Lifetime