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my amazon reviews for "alex and me" and "a crack in space" - 2012-04-04
goals and resolutions quarterly check-up - 2012-04-03
i'm number one and modest too - 2012-04-02
now available for nooks, wheeeeee! - 2012-04-01
petoskey - 2012-03-31
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By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.
A bibliography of my published books and stories.
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an incomplete bibliography of my published work
2003-02-16 - 3:30 p.m.
Books, all published by T.F.H. Publications
I don't have enough of these books left to sell but you can find them at
amazon.com if you do a search for
- A Complete Introduction to Cockatiels, 1987.
A Step-By-Step Book About Parrots, 1988.
A Step-By-Step Book About Finches, 1988.
- A Step-By-Step Book About Lovebirds by Arnold Weston, 1988.
I was the ghost-writer for this book and provided the entire text.
- A Step-By-Step Book About Cockatiels, 1990.
- Parakeets Today, 1997.
- Teaching a Parrot to Talk, 2001.
I've also written scadzillion articles for oodles of magazines. I'm not
even going to try to provide a list here, other than to note that I was
a regular contributor of articles and photographs for Bird Talk
for many years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
I do have one article so far online on this site, where I can be sure the link will remain good. It's a very short piece, called The Christmas Chicks, from the 1986 Bird Talk. I wouldn't call it representative of my work, which leans toward the how-to side, but if you want a sappy true Christmas story, go for it.
Published Science Fiction Stories
I still own the rights to these stories, and if I ever figure out how
to scan them into the old computer, I'll probably post some of them
- "Breeding the Bald, Plastic-working Ape at the Tau Ceti IV Planetary
Zoo," in The Journal of Irreproducible Results. Vol. 30 # 1.
Nov/Dec. 1984. Pg. 31.
- "The Northern Giants," in Pandora #13, 1985, pg. 19.
- "The Ramsey Gryphon," in Amazing Stories, May 1986, pg. 114.
- "En Route," in Far Frontiers, Fall 1986, pg. 213.
- "Dancing in the Dark," in Night Cry, Fall 1986, pg. 150.
- "Passing," in Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987, pg. 56. Also
selected for The Best of Aboriginal Science Fiction: 1988 Annual
Anthology, pg. 72.
- "Another Crow's Eyes," in Amazing Stories, Nov. 1987, pg. 28.
- "Letting Go," in Aboriginal SF, Jan./Feb. 1988, pg. 41.
- "To Be An Auk" in Aboriginal SF, March/April 1988, pg 9.
Voted by reader poll to be one of the favorite stories published in
ASF in 1988.
- "The Double-Yolked Egg," in Amazing Stories, May 1989, pg. 96.
- "Birdbrain," in Aboriginal SF, Jul./Aug. 1990, pg. 18.
In 1991, I bought a house and got involved in other things
and pretty much lost interest in writing SF or even in thinking up SF
ideas. This is probably a good thing. The market for written SF today
is a fraction of what it was in the 1980s, which in turn was a fraction of
what it was in the heyday of the pulps. The present and future of
science fiction is comic books/graphic novels, television, and of course
film, all collaborative efforts that don't personally interest me.
A note on why I feel it's dishonest to teach "creative
writing" classes in today's market
Unsolicited work is no longer read.
The Writer's Market
tells you otherwise in order to sell you a new book (or twelve)
every year. Because writers are so ill-paid, many do teach these
courses to put food on the table, and I can understand that if the
choice is to teach "creative writing" or starve. But I'm not at that point, so
I do not read unpublished fiction by anyone except the BF, and I
no longer offer writing seminars or advice.
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