Category Archives: Reading

On Book Addiction, Time Magazine, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

I am addicted to books the way some people are addicted to cigarettes.  As soon as I finish one, I start the next – like lighting up a new cigarette off the smoldering butt of the last one.  To be … Continue reading

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What Is It About Romance? …and Tragedy

I wrote my recent review of Neil Simon’s memoir “Rewrites” when I still had about twenty pages left to read.  It turns out the last twenty pages are about Simon’s first wife’s battle with cancer and how he reacts to … Continue reading

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Short Story Author Highlight: Roger Zelazny

The two best things I got out of my dreadful year of college at the University of Santa Clara were an unquenchable desire to be a writer and a love for science fiction.  Both came about because I enrolled for … Continue reading

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The Customs Shed – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Thursday October 9th to Monday October 13th, my short story “The Customs Shed” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop by and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: Those who wish to … Continue reading

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Mendocino Mellow – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Wednesday September 24th to Sunday September 28th, my fantasy story “Mendocino Mellow” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what its about: A government scientist develops a … Continue reading

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“Clouds Without Rain” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Friday September 19th to Tuesday September 23rd, my short story “Clouds Without Rain” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: Mexico has conquered much … Continue reading

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“Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Sunday September 14th to Thursday September 18th, my short stories “Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here.  Stop in and pick up a copy.  Here’s … Continue reading

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“The Lady of the Lost Valley” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Tuesday September 9th to Saturday September 13th, my short story “The Lady of the Lost Valley” is available for free download at Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: During … Continue reading

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“The Elephants Eyes” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Saturday August 30th to Wednesday September 3rd, my short story “The Elephant’s Eyes” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: In the midst … Continue reading

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“The Disappearance of Juliana and Invisible People: Two Fantasies” free short story offer

For five days, from Monday August 25th to Friday August 29th, the short story compilation “The Disappearance of Juliana and Invisible People: Two Fantasies” will be available for free download at Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. … Continue reading

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