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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Twenty-five years in the making! At long last the complete Star
Frontier trilogy is in print! Newly published (newly, as in for
the first time ever) is Black Nebula. The great Brad Foster
covers above link to different stores to purchase the ebooks,
Amazon, Fictionwise and Barnes&Noble, but all the books are
available in all those places (or will be within a day or two).
It's good to see the Pageant titles finally come to life from
Life has been one of catching up rather than doing. This means
a dangerous time for me because I start thinking up all kinds
of new projects, then feel antsy about not getting to them right
away. Got one that will have to go straight to VIPub ebook since
I can't imagine any publisher touching it, but I need to get those
final two chapts done on Darklight Pirates and hammer out
a better synopsis done on the book for a kickstarter project launching
Been hard at work on fantasy football editing and reading mss
for ASU's writing certification program. In a few minutes I'll
start the critique for a thriller that came through the program.
A very good book and one which might find a home from a big publisher.
It's got some great characters and a plot that zips right along
with personal menace and national threats.
The cat is doing fine after his surgery to remove 5" of
intestine. If anything it has made him an even bigger food vacuum.
He is active and the incision is healing nicely. Prognosis was
No lectures or outings worth mentioning since I'm sticking close
to home lately. The cloudy weather has depressed me and the rain
has been unusual for a desert. Last month's total was 2x the prior
record. And it is supposed to rain tonight, too. Snow on the mts
is mostly gone, but it is late for the white stuff up there (and
condolences to those living on ice-bound Lake Superior and Michigan).
Summer is supposed to be on its way next week, hitting 90 for
the first time this year.
The editor liked all 10k words of "The Hideous Blood Ray."
It will be in an original anthology out in a few months, maybe
titled Weird Menace. I am looking forward to seeing it
and the other stories. Pure '30s' pulp fiction!
Theatrical movies, Mad Max. I liked it. Not the greatest
movie ever but it is quite a thrill ride, never letting you catch
your breath for 2 hours. Nothing else of interest until Mr
Holmes and that one has run afoul of the Conan Doyle estate.
They have until July, I think, to resolve the copyright problems.
After that, though it is with some trepidation, I am waiting for
the Man from UNCLE movie.
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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: The Wire. Finished the fourth season and
have 8 more eps to go in the final season. Interesting to see
that schools in Baltimore are run like those in Abq and the mere
mention of "tracking" brings shrieks of horror from
the "professional" educators. Season 3 of Longmire
done. Bring on the all new season 4!
iPad reading: The bio on Houdini continues to fascinate.
Regular cable stuff: nothing but Lost Girl. Saw that Stana
Katic signed for season 8 of Castle. Too bad. The show
has jumped the shark and she will be taken with it. I don't think
Nathan Fillion has a problem with his career, not at all, post
Firefly, post Castle, post whatever else comes along.
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!
Gateway to Rust and Ruin
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.