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Robert E. Vardeman has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, mysteries and high tech thrillers since the Twentieth Century and has published more than 100 novels. Link on over to the Cenotaph Road for more information, fun stuff and places where his work have been published.

As if this wasn’t enough, his western pen name/alter ego Karl Lassiter has more than a few shootouts to his credit, including the 2009 New Mexico Book Award nominated novel Drifter.



1. ReadersHeaven - September 21, 2010

Hi, nice to meet you !

2. emotecontrol - August 22, 2011

I’m a fan of yours from back in the 80s, and I was delighted to see that you are still writing. But a comment. On cenotaphroad.com, clicking the title of one of your books takes you to a picture of the book’s cover. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the link to take you to the amazon.com page, or to your own bookstore?

bobv451 - August 22, 2011

Which cover? The three Weapons of Chaos all go to Amazon and Hammer & Fangs goes to B&N.
Glad to see you’re baaaack!

3. emotecontrol - August 22, 2011

I mean your website wwww.cenotaphroad.com, go to the fiction section.

4. bobv451 - August 22, 2011

Your wish is my command! Thanks for pointing this out…ought to be changed now.

5. Carol De Priest - November 15, 2011

Hi Bob,

I lost your email address and can’t find it, and I’d like very much to touch bases with you – after however many years it’s been – about TusCon, BuboniCon, and western fandom in general these days. Things sure ain’t what they used to be, my friend.

bobv451 - November 15, 2011

The world continues to spin, whether we hang on or not. You can reach me through rvardeman451@comcast.net. Many years since I hit a Tuscon (did touch down in Tucson on way home from WFC…on ground for almost 20 min)…not the same thing.) Last time I was *in* Tucson was for the first Tucson Book Fair (3 yrs ago? 4?)

6. Akash - December 21, 2012

I’m imagining you have already written up the circumstances behind what happened with Alien Death Fleet by Edward S. Hudson – which for me after finishing the last page became excruciating to realize the next two books were unpublished. Every publisher who had anything to do with Pageant books knew nothing and I figured you musta died or something. I am excited to read the other two now that I know they exist, but I’m curious why it took so long. Would you enlighten me?

bobv451 - December 22, 2012

It took the decline of legacy publishing and the rise of small presses/epublishing to make these marketable again. No major publisher would ever touch a trilogy that’s had 1 or 2 titles put out by another publisher. The big sales on book #1 will be gone, so they inherit only lesser sales potential. It’s been a while and I’m looking for new readers for the books (under my name and not a pen name this time). Zumaya is doing a bang-up job with them, both in dead tree and ebook. ALIEN DEATH FLEET and GENETIC MENACE are out now and BLACK NEBULA is awaiting a new cover from the fabulous Hugo(s) award-winning Brad Foster. Not sure when it will go live, as the lingo is now, but within a few months.

My plate has been so full of other projects, I haven’t had a chance to revisit the final book in the After the Spell Wars trilogy to get it ready for publication from Zumaya. After I finish the sf book I’m currently working on, a dozen comic book related pages and a new western, I’ll get to WIZARD’S SPELL MIRROR and finish off the other Pageant trilogy.

7. Akash - December 22, 2012

Thanks Bob. I still have my twenty two year old copy of ADF. Have you made any changes other than superficial
for the newer publishing?

8. TheCollector95 - March 17, 2015

Hi Mr. Vardeman,
I wanted to ask you a little question: you will write the remaining chapter of the God of War series?

bobv451 - March 17, 2015

I wish I could say yes. Writing the other installments in Kratos’ saga was great fun. Sony licenses the right to publish the books. For whatever reason, Random House did not renew the license (or it wasn’t offered to them when it expired–this is above my pay grade). So, alas, I won’t be writing future (if any) tales of the God of War. I hope you enjoyed the 2 I did write (and co-wrote).

TheCollector95 - March 18, 2015

Thanks for the reply. It was just because I really enjoyed the first two chapters, that I wanted to ask you the fate of the third. Thanks again

9. bobv451 - March 19, 2015

Thanks for the kind words. Check out some of my other fantasy on Kindle, Smashwords or on my store at http://www.robertevardeman.com (where there are some free stories!)

10. Doug Martin - May 28, 2015

Bob: We met at the Western Writers’ Conference in 2000. I loaned you The Green Mile on tape. I’m glad that you’re doing well. You’ve been on my prayer list for years.

11. Vicky - September 1, 2017

Hello Bob,

I’ve been following you on twitter for a while and been meaning to get in touch for longer! We corresponded for a few years in the late 80’s, culminating with you dedicating a book to me (The Lord of Death and Life from The Accursed Trilogy.)
Your books are lined neatly up on the bookshelf in my living room, signed ones with pride of place.
I still enjoy sci-fi and science in general and am glad you’re still writing.

(Still) your #1 British fan,

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