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"All great artists love free food."
     Homer Simpson

DOWNLOADS

FICTION

Every file in these sections is in Adobe Acrobat format (*.pdf). If you don't have an Acrobat Reader, you can get one free at www.adobe.com.

Essa: An "In the Realm of the Gods" Novel
Consider this your formal introduction to my "In the Realm of the Gods" series. Marc McKenzie contributed some artwork. (1.1 mb) After around 2500 free downloads, it is now for sale at Amazon.
buy it

"The Soft Heart of the Electron"
Another of my published stories, July-August 1989. This one has nice artwork and scanned images. (10.1 mb)
read it

"Illness in a Word"
Another of my published stories, April 1991. (356 kb)
read it

"Authorial Intrusion"
A different kind of ghost story and one of my "disappearing magazine" stories, August 2000. (60.7 kb)
read it

"Aristomania"
Another of my "disappearing magazine" stories, July 1996. Sorry, people. I'm gonna take this down and put it up in the Amazon Kindle store.


MY CV

It's my resume...or résumé...or curriculum vitae...you get the idea.
January 2014. (17 kb)
read it

This is the elongated version of my CV.
February 2014. (20 kb)
read it


THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS

Thought Experiment: Drive Angry
October 2012. (85 kb)
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Thought Experiment: Script vs Story
October 2012. (137 kb)
read it


ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

On Tesla
An old essay I wrote for my students. (147 kb)
read it

Geography at War
Another essay I wrote for my students. (33 kb)
read it

Magazine Work from Beyond the Grave
A collection of the surviving bits from my freelance career. (160 kb)
read it

Challenge and Response
An old grad school paper. (59 kb)
read it

The Cult of Domesticity
Another grad school essay. (39 kb)
read it

Quick, Dirty, Cheap, and Good: Mass Effect 3 Fixes
August 2012. (66 kb)
read it

The SF Lover's Endings To Mass Effect 3
March 2012. (66 kb)
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"HOW IT WAS: A Personal Account of the Greensburg Tornado"
July 2007. (3 mb)
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"Calling All Ewoks"
A response to the "Endor Holocaust" theory, October 2006. (58 kb)
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"What's Wrong with ELANCE.COM?"
Web review article, July 2000. (83.1 kb)
read it


AUDIO/VIDEO

"Radio Cyberpunk"
Zipped collection. Includes the image of the cassette cover art. Here is the radio show Radio Cyberpunk and the interviews with the three founders of the Cyberpunk literary movement, William Gibson, John Shirley, and Bruce Sterling. Gawd I forgot when I did this, c. 1990? (66.4 mb)
download it

"Radio Cyberpunk, Side 1"
The show's producer, Joel Sanderson, made the mp3 files of the show and kept them in a corner of his web site, demolitionkitchen.com. All praise to him!! (33.7 mb)
listen to it

"Radio Cyberpunk, Side 2"
(34.8 mb)
listen to it

"Radio Cyberpunk, Cassette Cover Art"
(38 kb)
look at it

READINGS

I occasionally record myself reading my own stories. Unless labeled, all the stories in this section are mine. They are in .mp3 format.

"A Soft Head for Fine Cars: a Hard-Boiled Suzie Short Story."
Written in 2012. 25 mb.
listen to it or download it here

"The Desires of Dark Energy."
Written in 2012 as part of the Tell Me What To Write project. 38.4 mb.
listen to it or download it here

"The Unforgiven," the prologue to my novel Causality, part of In The Realm Of The Gods series.
Written in 2011. 21 mb.
listen to it or download it here

"Party Planning," the prologue to my novel Contravalliation, part of In The Realm Of The Gods series.
Written in 2012 as part of the Tell Me What To Write project. 18 mb.
listen to it or download it here



FREE JAVASCRIPT

I wrote the code listed below. I was inspired by many different sources, both on the internet and in programming textbooks. (Legalities: the specific javascript programs below were written by me and are freely given to you to use as you see fit; but I make no claims as to their effectiveness, nor do I indemnify you against any loss incurred from their use.) Use them as you want. To download the text files, right-click on the link and select "save target as . . ."

This nice bit of code sorts a visitor's browser and redirects it to the appropriate page.
b-sortrb.txt

Those popup windows I'm so fond of, well, here's the code for them. If it seems familiar to you, that's because there's really only one way to accomplish this easily in javascript.
winpoprb.txt

Here's the code for the multiple rollover effect I use in the opening page to this site. It's long, but it is simple.
m-rollrb.txt

My most creative effort so far. Miffed by the lack of any way to pair images and captions easily, I wrote a javascript slideshow program to do just that. The code's simple and small.
s-show-01rb.txt


FREE GRAPHICS

I created the artwork below using a variety of graphics programs, most notably PaintShop Pro and RayDream 3D. Use them, if you want. If you wish to download these graphics files, right-click on the link and select "save target as . . ."

This is an animated spinning question mark. It's flat, that is, it was not generated in Raydream. I think I have a 3D question mark which rotates, but I'll have to root in the hard drive to find it. Don't hold your breath.
anitinyques01.gif

This animation was created using RayDream 3D. History gets around, doesn't it?
anihist02.gif