Richard T. Schrader

Biography

(Aug 19th 2019)
Gravewalkers Book 12 'City of Woe' is finished and up.

I re-uploaded Man Among Myrmidons. I read it again, tinkered with some grammar, adjusted the formatting, italics, and most significantly I added a Glossary of Terms. I already did Man of the Vine and Man of Many Waters too.

I'm proud to have written it. Just magnificent. I am so moved; I am going to work on the next Fastillion book, put Gravewalkers aside for a while.

I re-uploaded all the other Gravewalker Books. I read them again, adjusted the formatting, italics, and most significantly I added a Glossary of Terms that expands with each book.

The whole series is now: 1,340,681 words (Including titles and such)

How many more Gravewalker books? Probably two. I don't think I can squeeze it all down into one. I could always go back some day and tell another book in the universe, should an idea arise.

I do have drafts for the whole Fastillion series.

Any feedback is always welcome. - like finding typos
critiasvirgilludus @ charter.net

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read what I call the original zombie story, the one that started it all, Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham Parkes. He uses shambler plants. If you understand all of this like I do, you see that this genre is all there from outbreak to long term survival, with the various rival groups with their radical answers - just his zombies are zombie plants. His genius should come back in a new movie of his story as human zombies. So many people debate slow vs fast zombies not realizing that Wyndham already knew that issue and already solved it. Slow zombies are being phased out because they can't win. They are not threat enough that the human military doesn't just blow them all way rather easily. His slow zombies are truly frightening, because in his story, nearly everyone is blind. Are slow zombies scary? They are when you have no eye sight and you need to go feel around for food, and those things are both waiting for you and hunting you. Also, they are communicating with that tapping so that when you do have your rules and your base, they are still coming for you, and will root you out. Root you out, plant zombies - good one. After I read that, I wanted to make a truly all functional zombie nightmare where survival does have humanity on the edge of extinction because you simply are not going to get away with the tactics of the typical zombie universe.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are generally non-fiction on history. I read a lot of antique famous quotation books. I have read lots of the classics from Moby Dick to Paradise Lost. I quote a lot of Paradise Lost in my books. I really love ER Burroughs. I love Homer, which I quote a lot too. I study Mongols, Romans, Meso-Americans, Ancient Greece. I just read the Aeneid recently. I loved Clavelle, Dune, Heinlein, Stainless Steel Rat, Philip Dick, HG Wells, Conrad, tons of books. It is easier to say, that I read less of people who are still alive. Most anyone dead and famous, I read their stuff just to be informed. I read the Count of Monte Cristo, Le Miserable. "Dark as a pocket." Is one I took from that.
Read more of this interview.

Series

Gravewalkers
Forty months after the archeological discovery of a hibernating man in a sarcophagus unleashes a rage virus that transforms the entire population of the Earth into infectious ghouls, the Outbreak is over and the infected have won their world war zombie. That is when the Dying Time truly begins. With all organized resistance fallen, the final would-be survivors, armed with their lists of rules, boxes of food, and small caches of weapons, come to discover that their fortified bunkers aren't nearly enough. Three hundred years later, the remnants of mankind survive in orbital space aboard ultra-secure technological habitats. Even with superior science and hard won experience, they can't restore a permanent foothold on their quarantined planet. Mysterious accidents and inexplicable disasters continue to thwart every endeavor. When a prodigy physicist opens a time portal into the past, Captain Critias of the Marshal Service’s Virgil Ludus and his combat android Carmen travel back to join the Dying Time survivors surrounding the fabled King Louie. Once there, they hope to help mankind survive the ultimate extinction cataclysm and make their future survival happen at all.
The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde
In a Norse viking age of axes, sorcery, giants, and dragons - world history and cultural mythology are both equally real and taking place. The globe trekking saga of Fastillion Lemonde begins at his childhood home on the Isle of Vinland during the Norse colonization of the Americas in the 11th Century. Fastillion, of mixed race and the adopted orphan son of his village's Christian priest, he is a young man that can move among the diverse cultures both Norse and native, pagan and Christian. Trained in woodcraft by his native mentor and with refined education from his book-learned father, Fastillion has both the mind and skill that can allow him to survive. When an ancient tribal enemy of all returns from nearly disbelieved legend, they come armed with black magics and the cannibalism-fueled immortality of the Windigo shamans. The viking Norsemen and their native Micmac allies must shake off generations of lazy peaceful living to once again take up their warrior ways. From the author of the ten books of the Gravewalkers survival horror series.

Books

Gravewalkers: City of Woe
Series: Gravewalkers. Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 154,290. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Marigold Cemetery
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 11. Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 130,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Man Among Myrmidons
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 104,370. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this third book, Fastillion becomes a man of his community, husband to his childhood sweetheart, and awakened to the powerful legacy of his psionic Atlantian mother. Also aware of the higher world filled with petty gods and epically powerful spirit beings, Fastillion is determined not to be a pawn in their games upon mortals. Here is the conclusion of his life in the West and his Windigo war.
Man of Many Waters
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 126,780. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this second book, Fastillion undergoes his native ceremony of manhood where spirit guides reveal to him his true parentage from a lost Norse explorer beloved by Thor and Odin and his psionic warrior-general mother from the fallen remnants of the great Atlantian civilization. When his father finds himself a prisoner of the Amazonian heroines, he must adapt to a mad world of vampires and worse.
Man of the Vine
Series: The Saga of Fastillion Lemonde, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a Norse viking age where history and mythology are both equally real, the globe trekking saga of Fastillion Lemonde begins on the Isle of Vinland in the 11th Century. When an ancient enemy returns, they come armed with black magics and the cannibalism immortality of Windigo shamans. The Norsemen and their Micmac allies must shake off generations of peace to once again take up warrior ways.
Gravewalkers: Foe Grinder
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 10. Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 125,490. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Soup Kitchen
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 9. Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 131,220. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Bitter Morsel
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 8. Price: $2.39 USD. Words: 118,080. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Blade Thirsty
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 109,930. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Blood Fog
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 107,180. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Glory for the Dead
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 109,720. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Final Feast
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 108,690. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Thunderhead
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 104,470. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Executive Decision
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 96,050. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.
Gravewalkers: Dying Time
Series: Gravewalkers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 107,290. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is Robert E. Howard / Robert Heinlein style of high adventure science fiction with their traditionalist social, political, moral, and ethical commentary. Gravewalkers explores the final extinction event of humanity after a viral ghoul apocalypse transformed everyone into ravenous man-eating murder machines. An ever escalating scenario, from knives to nukes, handguns to Zulu Cobra gunships.

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