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Starbuck Billy Rides Again!

I’m most pleased to announce that editor Neil Hogan included my “Starbuck Billy” in Issue 16 of Alien Dimensions. Previously published in Allegory e-zine, I was disappointed when it disappeared from the internet some years back.   It’s now available in both print and electronic formats. I had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you’ll enjoy the deep space ride! Here are some helpful links:

https://aliendimensions.com

https://www.amazon.com/Dimensions-Science-Fiction-Stories-Anthology/dp/1726276287/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536373384&sr=1-2&keywords=Alien+Dimensions+16

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The Bus to Urgup

In 2006, Phyllis, Jon and I journeyed to Turkey to visit Jeremy while he completed his doctoral research. We had many adventures, but none was more enjoyable than our walk through the Rose Valley. Editor Richard Loller has shared my journal entry about that walk on his Preservation Foundation  site. Here’s the link:  http://www.storyhouse.org/robertwa.html

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A Bear for Lunch

Editor Richard Loller generously added this Yosemite reminiscence to his Preservation Foundation site. When you take teenagers to mountains where bears reside, they will inevitably meet. Here’s the link:

http://www.storyhouse.org/robertwa2.html

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Vienna Station is a real book now!

Vienna Station won the Galaxy Prize in 2011 and was subsequently published by Rosetta Bo0ks. Rosetta recently shortened its e-pub list and most graciously gave me the files and rights. I (with Ed Haskell’s copious help!) brought the novella back to life on KDP a couple of months ago. Now, thanks to Ed and KDP, you can order an actual paperback! Here’s the link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717729096?ref_=pe_870760_150889320

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Dawn Coyotes

Photo by Ed Haskell

John and Audrey Miller and I visited Courtright Reservoir earlier this summer for some high Sierra hiking and climbing. I got an earlier start to our first full day than I’d planned. Coyotes gathered on Spring Dome’s eastern slabs, fifty yards or so from my cot, and greeted dawn with great enthusiasm – woke me up! I wrote a poem about it and Nature Writing’s editor Ron Harton included it on his fine page. Especially note Ed Haskell’s photo! Here’s the link:

https://naturewriting.com/dawn-coyotes/

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Oak Knoll

Photo by Ed Haskell

An old friend passed away some years back. She was born into a South County pioneer family and, though a world traveler and Berkeley educated, her deepest affection was for her ranch and all the rural folks who make their living from a none too gentle land. I tried to show a little bit of that in this poem. I thank editor Jayne Jaudon Ferrer for including it on her excellent poetry page!

http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2696

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The Ogre’s Secret! Bogerd Climbs!

My very first Bogerd story – The Ogre’s Secret – found a home in Broadswords and Blasters, issue 6. Friend and raconteur Ed McKean gave me an idea for this one long ago. John Miller and I worked together a few years back on teaching materials intended to drop students into a Minecraft world of vikings and castles. That project inspired me to look at this story again and get it up to speed.  It’s a romp and nothing more, but I hope you’ll enjoy it!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJLFGDQ/

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