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Chance Down the Mountain (2002)

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Fiction, Novels

In 1834, fourteen-year-old Chance Early is forced to leave his home on the Black Mountains of North Carolina. Before his return he will have survived a duel, a steamboat explosion, and the Battle for Behar (San Antonio), and acquired a slave who refuses to be freed.

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Reading at Outwrite Bookstore (1997)

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Fiction, Gender, Novels, Presentations

I did several readings by invitation at Philip Rafshoon’s Outwrite bookstore in Midtown Atlanta. HOn 27 April, 1997, I read Chapter 3 from my novel The Problem.

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Welcome to Dogwood Springs (2003)

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 in Fiction, Novels

Although there is a superficial resemblance between the community of Dogwood Springs and the municipality of tiny (pop. 800) Pine Lake, Georgia, I assure the reader the former is based only loosely upon the latter, and the Great City is based only loosely upon Atlanta. I have created the characters out of whole cloth (purchased at a bargain at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics). Any resemblance between actual human beings and the residents of Dogwood Springs is entirely coincidental. So, too, is any resemblance to the prose style of one Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.

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Missing Goods (2003)

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Fiction, Novels

This novel is a sequel to my earlier Hot Stuff. Yes, nuclear weapons are really moved on U.S. highways.

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Hot Stuff (1987)

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Fiction, Novels

Hot Stuff is based on a real incident. In 1979 more than 20 pounds of enriched uranium turned up missing at a nuclear fuel-enrichment plant in Erwin, Tennessee.

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The Eyes of Manukan (1981)

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Fiction, Novels, Speculative Fiction

The Eyes of Manukan is a fantasy novel. I pounded it out on my venerable IBM Model B typewriter. Several years later I would be writing on my new VIC-20 computer.

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Zack Cheek (1977)

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Fiction, Novels

I took a crack at writing noir myself. It was my first attempt at fiction longer than a short story and I ground to a stop twenty-one short chapters in. I hadn’t outlined a plot and the walking stereotypes of characters were driving themselves. The latter is ordinarily a good thing, but not this time. Besides, the bodies were beginning to pile up. I thought it best just to stop.

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The Problem (1991)

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Fiction, Gender, Magazines, Newspapers, Novels

They tell me I’m a genius, and I suppose maybe I am, for I’m the only one I know who has singlehandedly changed herself from a boy into a girl. Laura Ann Sykes, Nobel winner in the new category, Self‑Initiated Sex Change. Thank you, thank you.

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