Max G. Bernard

Biography

Max G. Bernard is the pen name of a writer with around 45 years of writing, editing, publishing, and journalism experience. He wrote for student, "underground," and radical newspapers in the 60's and 70's. He lives in the Midwestern region of Woodstock Nation, and is residing in the 1960's until something better comes along. He is involved in writing science fiction, mysteries, weird cross genre stories, and semi-autobiographical pieces. A fan of Bob Dylan's music, Alfred Hitchcock's movies, and Philip K. Dick's science fiction, he is married, with two children. He is a fervent opponent of DRM (digital rights management) in publishing. He agrees with Tom Robbins that it is "never too late to have a happy childhood," and with the spirit of the statement, "Be realistic, demand the impossible."

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Books

The Big Circle
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Father Donahue always came to the orphanage to tell the children a story. And he gave them candy. The smallest child doesn't like the latest story. "He used to tell good stories, but they're all bad stories now." What is really going on when the children gather around Father Donahue in the story circle?
Learned Counsel and the Three Bears
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Baby Bear left the forest and went to town. Once there, he made some new human friends, helped shut down a city office granting hunting and fishing licenses, and became an advocate for the forest animals in a court proceeding to stop a greedy developer from cutting down the forest to build a condominium development. A story intended to be appropriate for precocious children, ages 7-107.
From A Madman Only: A Rant and Modest Proposal on Health Care
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medical insurance
The author proposes a bold three step plan: 1. Criminalize private health insurance. 2. Provide free comprehensive health care to every human being in the U.S. without enrollment, co-pays, deductibles, exclusions, or premiums. 3. Pay for it all out of general tax revenue. The insurance industry's worst nightmare, way beyond the mild proposals of "public option" or even "single payer."
Another Place, Another Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five Stories. A short anthology of stories by Max G. Bernard. Four science fiction stories and a semi-autobiographical tale of the 1960's. Includes: "If Only," "Second Time Around," "Meeting of the Minds," "Warm Summer Night," and "The Reader Suffers the Loss of Dostoyevsky."
Meeting of the Minds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The inhabitants of Mars had a serious products liability claim to pursue against a human corporation. And a new law clerk on the Interplanetary Supreme Court, assigned to help write the opinion, faces a challenging task...
Warm Summer Night
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00)
Changing Weather. A man and his dog. And an encounter. In the not too distant future?
Second Time Around
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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He sought to reach his destiny. But all these time travelers from the future kept trying to interfere. And he says: "I am not a crook, I am a ..."
If Only
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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His future self told him his story would win awards. But he knew it was not to be. Not on this ordinary mundane world...
The Reader Suffers the Loss of Dostoyevsky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Who stole my entire collection of Dostoyevsky's books during a party at my home one evening forty years ago, and why? A semi-fictionalized autobiographical account of the 1960's.

Max G. Bernard's tag cloud

1960s    alien life    autobiography    bears    bizarre    children    counterculture    courts    extrapolation    fairy tales    fantasy    health care    horror    humor    insurance    law    madman    medicine    memoir    modest proposal    nature    parody    politics    radical    rants    science fiction    short story    time travel    weird    writing   

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