March 27, 2018

It's Finally Spring

My Outlaw book series is complete, at least for now; there are always more stories to tell though. By clicking on the upper image to the right, you will be taken to the Amazon page where you can purchase them. Quite a few older tales that relate to those novels can be found under the Stories menu tab above.

As I've mentioned previously, the Outlaw books are somewhat autobiographical, but am compelled to say that while both books are based on fact, they remain works of fiction. No need to call the police folks… nothing to see here, move along, move along.

Next up is the first of a series of five Science Fiction novels. The series name for these will be Extinction, and predictably they deal with the end of humanity, and what comes afterward. The first book in the series, Departure, will be out on Amazon in June of this year. A portion of the book cover is shown at the lower right of this page. There's more information on this work to be found on the News menu tab above.

Science Fiction is an extremely interesting genre to write in, because literally anything you can imagine is possible. I'd like to point out that I write in the old Sci-Fi fashion of Arthur C. Clarke, in that I look at current technology and project it forward. So what I write is not Fantasy, there are no five ton dragons flying about on stubby wings, or wizards with magic wands in my stories. I don't fault the fantasy genre, it's just not what I write because for me, what's possible is far more interesting than the impossible.

If you've never heard of Arthur C. Clarke, here's a link to an article about him and the importance of his work as it relates to the military. Near the end of the article there's a link to a short story he wrote called 'Superiority' that should be required reading for anyone interested in engineering.

So, Extinction – 1, Departure will be out in June, and I hope you give it a read. Stay tuned to my Facebook site for the latest information.

Beyond that, I'm getting ready for my summer riding season. In June, after Departure is released, I'll be riding my Indian Springfield back east to visit friends. I'll visit my father's birthplace of Wartrace TN, and riding the Dragon on the way out, then hit the Outer Banks Islands and the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way back. Later in the summer I'm planning to ride my Indian Vintage up to the Black Hills of South Dakota (AFTER the Sturgis Rally), then head over to Yellowstone. It should be a great summer, and I'm looking forward to some down-time before starting on the next book in the Extinction series.

So that's about it for now. Stay tuned and keep reading.

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