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Welcome to the Cenotaph Road website,
Robert E. Vardeman proprietor
The wild success of the Amazon offering on Cenotaph Road
surprised me. It reached #2 on fantasy list, #3 on sf and #3 on
thriller. And it hit #1/#2 in Germany. Right now it has a special
price of $0.99. Give it a read. For that price, it's a steal.
Then go on to the second book in the series, Sorcerer's Skull.
And another trilogy is almost complete--you've got Glass Warrior
and Phantoms on the Wind on Amazon. A Symphony of Storms
will be along soon.
Work was interrupted this week by need to find tax stuff. Did
I find tax stuff, you ask? Don't ask. Screaming only caused the
cats to move elsewhere so they could nap in peace. Every year
gets more complex. I doubt the flat tax or fair tax would alleviate
one iota of trouble, either.
The fiction for the first issue of Major Arcanium Gazette
is done. I am coming close to getting everything in line for the
second issue while Martin Cameron finishes the tons of illos for
the stories. I especially like the zeps, of course, but he's done
a great job capturing Virginia Dare and This Horse (you'll have
to read Millard Fillmore, Master of Steam for details)
Got word that I'd made the cut getting in for the 2nd Albq Museum
autographing this November. Only 25 authors across the spectrum
of everyone in NM. Last year they had David Morrell and Anne Hillerman
headlining. Heady company, indeed. I'll be there with my westerns,
sf and, fingers crossed, lots of steampunk. More as we get closer,
but circle Nov 11 on your calendars now (unless you have an iPad.
Then just highlight it. Don't use a crayon or pen--it ruins the
I need to verify due dates for another Wolf
Creek story featuring slimy ole Wil Marsh.
Theatrical movies: Skull Island was everything I could
have hoped for. It even had a strong story with Samuel L. Jackson
vs Kong. Since there will be a Kong vs Godzilla movie in the future,
how that fight came out wasn't in doubt. Superb closeup work on
Kong, not so much for distance shots. Peculiar. Waiting for Ghost
in the Shell.
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
New stuff after a long time about launching a new magazine.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff.
iPad viewing: Binged on Iron Fist. Enjoyed it. But where
did that incredibly original idea of an orphaned billionaire lost
in the Orient who learns martial arts and returns to fight not
only bad guys but others in his company come from? Pretty identical
to Arrow, Batman, Shadow--which ones am I
missing? The people in the show make it worth watching. I am fascinated
with what they've done with the Joy character. And Madam Gao is
a worthy bad guy.
iPad reading: Sarah Barstch's latest, not sure when it will be
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
Cloud Train" here from the anthology 4
Select from The Cenotaph Road Store!
The job you should never want!
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.