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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
Amazingly, I've had three titles on various Kindle bestseller
lists. Above are the #3 (in a very long category), #12 in the
same and, wonderfully, a Karl Lassiter title that pegged up to
#3 and is currently still doing ok, even if it is out of the top
100. Thank you one and all, and if you haven't tried any of the
above, get off the dime and do it!
The week was spent getting back up to speed on Waiting for
the Chinook, my fictional story of Charles Russell destined
for the West
of the Big River series. I seldom start a book, stop and do
another (in this case 2 others) and then go back. It was as if
I had eavesdropped on someone else's book. It took some rewriting
to make it "mine" again and I ended up changing the
scenes to give a more logical problem and solution later. Ah,
the intricacies of writing. Not unlike brain surgery or mumbledy-peg.
After the SW Book Fiasco, I revamped my boxes with stuff for
sale at ACE. Gone will be all the westerns and added more copies
since interest in things steampunk is still high. Good. I enjoy
it. Even plunked down some bitcoins (not really) and got this
Now all I have to do is find time to read some of the fun looking
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iPad reading: Almost finished with Will Murray's Doc
Savage: Skull Island. Doc + King Kong. Doc and Doc Sr are
in a hunt for Doc's grandfather, an even greater mythic hero than
Doc himself. Following this will be James Reasoner's The Lawman
iPad viewing: Finished the available George Gently eps.
Very sad stuff, tugs at the heart strings. His sergeant is the
mirror for society and George does what is right, no matter the
consequences. Five eps were not on Netflix but will look for them
to show up. Went to The Last Detective, as in "he's
the last detective we'd ever send out on a case." Much lighter
fare. Waiting anxiously for Arrested Development.
TV this week. Castle, Arrow. Arrow is close to
the end of the season cliffhanger and more important characters
are being killed off. Makes me wonder if it has been renewed.
And Castle might well be in for a location shift from NYC
to DC. A shame to leave behind the supporting characters, if so,
but this could give the series a needed shove in a new direction.
sporadically posted now that hayfever is upon me. Achoo!
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
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.
Noose" here from the anthology Traditional
Enjoy the first chapter of Alien Death Fleet here!
Read the goshwow first chapter of Genetic Menace here!
Coming soon: sample chapter from Black Nebula
Read the spellbinding first chapter of Ogre Castle here!
Read the first chapter of In The Sea Nymph's Lair here!
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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, 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.