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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
A trio of 0.99 books this time around. The first two are heroic
fantasies and the last is a combo western, steampunk paranormal
FBI-esque kinda like X-files book. Check it out to see what I
mean. All are super good reading. Don't miss them, especially
the eXBureau book which is on sale for that special price for
a week only.
Finished my latest western project, all 105k words of it, and
am launching into a brand new one. Working on a critique for a
student in the ASU Your Novel Year program and have been gearing
up for what I losoely call The Jupiter Project. That one is taking
a lot more time and effort than I expected, but everything I see
out there screams for it to get done. Of course, I have a mystery
boiling about in my head, another eXBureau book and...lots of
stuff. It's a real cesspool up there between my ears.
Went to Estancia for their annual punkin chunkin contest and
parade. The parade was very short this year, buit the range on
the air cannon was long. 3009 ft for the longest throw of a 10
lb pumpkin. Runnerup was 3004, so it was a good contest. Make
'em fly or make 'em pie.
Theatrical movies: Shin Godzilla is a Godzilla movie,
and it is also a *movie*. It's got political intrigue and infighting,
maneuvers and manipulations at the highest levels of Japanese
government, in addition to Godzilla stomping Tokyo. Best ever
sfx on that, too. Loved the long distance shots of a dwarfed Godzilla
in downton Tokyo, surrounded by skyscrapers--before he uses his
enhanced atomic-ness and super long tail to knock a few of them
down. Surprising political commentary about relations with the
US, Russia and China, too. Maybe on deck is the new Jack Reacher
movie. The last one was entertaining, ie, things blew up and the
chase scenes were cool.
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New stuff after a long time about plotting a series arc.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Luke Cage was far better than the series
it spun off from. Don't miss it. Finished Penny Dreafdul.
Very sad ending, but how else could it end? Watched Goliath
and enjoyed it for the cast. The plot lost track of where it was
but Billy Bob Thornton, John Hurt, Olivia Trilby and the rest
were topnotch. Started Mad Dogs. No need to continue. How
can the rest possibly match Billy Zane being shot in the head
by a midget cop wearing a cat mask?
iPad reading: Finished Annie Bellet's "Justice Calling."
Dead tree reading: Put aside Joe Lansdale's Honky Tonk Samurai
to give Scott McCloud's Making Comics a read through for
the Pirates of the Golden West graphic novel Martin Cameron
and I are working on. Eat your heart out, Wild Wild West.
The Duchess is on the way.
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!
An eXBureau adventure
2016 NM-AZ Book Awards finalist!
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, 2014 the Fate of the Kinunir and 2016 The
Burning Man Anomaly.