Bob R Bogle
Bob R Bogle has been a cell biologist, a phycologist (Spirogyra, Procloron), an oceanographer (light- and scanning electron-microscopy, photography, Antarctic diatoms, Eucampia), a clinical chemist (robot repairman), a histocompatability technologist (the Frankenstein business, epitope investigator at large), a reluctant hematologist (counting to 100 repeatedly, robot repairman), a microbiologist (normal flora detective, antibiotic resistance, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, virology, genomics, bioweaponry, West Nile Virus), a transfusion medicine technologist, a father (sub-roles too numerous to itemize), an appreciator of psychedelic and impressionist art, a Dylanologist, an aficionado of Frank Herbert, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Thomas Pynchon and James Joyce, and a life-long writer. Most of his professional training was at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is presently blogging compulsively about his most recent novel, Memphis Blues Again (American South, the blues, jazz, the Civil War, Civil Rights, New Orleans, Savannah, the Mississippi River basin, etc.) at brbogle.blogspot.com.
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Leve non, Lespri & Other Stories
Anthology of short fiction for adult readers. Includes the stories The Last Illumination of Patrick Drurey, Look Within, A Pokey Car Named Ford, Quod Superius est Sicut Quod Inferius, By the Edge of the Warm Green Sea, Dust Rain Down Lightly, Harvesting the Dead, The Boy Who Got Everything He Ever Wanted, Universal Harmonic Oscillator, Shoot the Moon, and Leve non, Lespri.
Pretty Little Dead Things & Other Stories
Anthology of short fiction for adult readers. Includes the stories Old Jawbone, The Remediator, Bone-Diggers, Feedback, In the Smoky Mountains, The Pool, A Host of Heaven, The Detention Cell, Moving On, Veterans Day, Colfox Murdered Gloucester in Calais (Remember Radcot Bridge), and Pretty Little Dead Things.
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- Short Story Strands: Halloween 2012 Edition
on Nov. 16, 2012
I like the cover: clever. Most of the stories -- not so much. I imagine several of the authors to be quite young, for which they get a pass. We all have to start somewhere.
I don't care for stories that are unnecessarily mean-spirited, as several of these are. I don't think it's necessary or even desirable for scary or creepy stories to be brutal. Some of these stories have grammatical problems, and many of them are too short to allow us to care about their characters. As writers, you must let the reader decide how to feel based on how your characters react to their situations, you must not tell us how we're supposed to feel about the story. Show us, don't tell us!
Well, the price was right, and the cover is nice.