I was conceived in Liberty... really, Liberty, Missouri, that is. For better or worse, I spent my formative years in that sleepy suburb of Kansas City. My parents were iconoclasts and took pride in being different from the common herd, an attitude I adopted and maintain to this day. My father's inquisitive and thoughtful nature were enormously influential in my life.
Early on, I loved my TV western heroes--Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Cisco and Poncho. Then I discovered Tom Corbett--Space Cadet, Space Patrol, Rocky Jones--Space Ranger, et alia. And at age 7, I was radicalized by Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. So, I turned in my six-guns, strapped on a blaster and cavorted around the neighborhood with my brother in the spacesuits that my mother and father had crafted for us. During my teenage years, I survived on books by such authors as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson and especially Robert A. Heinlein who was also reared in the Kansas City area. It has been science fiction ever since.
Went to school, got a BA, then returned to school and got my JD. I worked as a lawyer, discovered I really did not care for the law and went to California to work on a magazine called, FREEDOM TODAY. That is where I did my first serious non-fiction writing. Later that was followed by writing for such publications as MONDO 2000, WIRED, REASON, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, MALAYSIA TATLER and the LA TIMES.
In 2007, I attended the ROBERT A. HEINLEIN CENTENNIAL in Kansas City, where my short story "Ceres" was one of the winners in the Centennial short story contest. Later, Big Head Press (http://www.bigheadpress.com/) ran a highly rated webcomic adapted from a series of short stories I wrote that were derived from "Ceres." That series of short stories, ADVENTURES IN HUMAN SPACE are available right here on Smashwords. See below. More stories in this series are in the works, as are other fiction and non-fiction stories and books. To get on my email notification list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "List" in the subject line.
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Adventures in Human Space: Across Time and Beyond, Vol. 3
In the pages of Vol. 3 you will join us in adventures on six asteroids. You will learn about the cloning of a Neanderthal and a famous writer, again and again and again. You will meet space pirates and you will see penguins fly.
Adventures In Human Space: The Grand Tour and Beyond, Vol. 2
In Adventures in Human Space: The Grand Tour and Beyond, catch up with old friends and villains, and meet new characters and their adversaries. You are in for a treat when Reggie and Babbette get rejuved and take the grand tour of Mars, Venus and Mercury (the garden spot of the solar system). Along the way, you will discover new life, intrigue and adventure.
Adventures In Human Space: The Belt and Beyond
By the turn of the 22nd Century, intrepid emigres have escaped from Earth. They have create homes and societies in the next frontier, the Asteroid Belt. Their societies arose without government and its rulers. Instead, the Zero Aggression Principle led them to live in peaceful and free anarchy. Unfortunately, that was about to change...
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