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The Mercenary

Gyp Dhal is an aging mercenary haunted by dark memories and a craving for danger and synthetic adrenalin. Has he seen one mission too many? Can he handle one more?

Julie Hatcher is a young neuro-botanist obsessed with her latest creation -- the perfect hallucinogenic plant. But can she control it?

An evil mutant will do anything to learn the secrets of the Madrigalis Mortis. But is he just a tool of a vast corporate conspiracy?

Gyp and Julie team up in a deadly partnership. Will they save the world, or will they destroy it?

If you post this book elsewhere, please keep the copyright page with it. Thanks.


Nida, From Hell

This is the unfinished sequel to "The Mercenary". In this book I follow Nida, a character from the firstbook, from her escape from a mental institution, along a trail of brutal murders, and finally to her revenge against the terrorists who raped her and murdered her father.


Short Stories

No introduction. I'll just give you The Gift.
Here's a story of bitter fruits and fresh Meat.

I'm kinda stuck on mars. Choose your turf at, Terra.
In the Ray Bradbury tradition, I offer you, The Buffalo Hunt.

Here's a gentler, kinder (compared to "The Mercenary") sci-fi story about a lost traveler. It's also very short.

I kinda like this one. It's also short but it has a powerful message that you can't get away from.

This one was inspired by a rock video about the return of Jesus.

I'm not sure whether this fable is about procrastination or placing blame.


Poems

I write some pretty weird poetry. Here are a few examples:

[Ravished] [A Suicide in Berkeley] [Eat It] [No Toes] [Shell] [Tomorrow]


My Articles

You'll find an article about my experiences growing up bisexual at Queer Nasty.

I also contributed to an article, "Open Road", against internet censorship for the July, 1995 issue of "IS", the newsletter of the University of Tasmania, Australia's Information Services. The newlsetter is now called info.

Tony Ryan is the editor of info. He is also a photographer. I wrote the introduction to his latest book of beautiful erotic photography.

Beauty Reality I received a copy of this book in the mail (11/21/96). It is a truly beautiful book. It has many of Tony's best images from his internet site plus some new images. His comments about many of the photographs give insight into his models and his own philosophy of sexuality, erotica, and male/female relationships. You must have this remarkable book! Go get it!


I'm looking for an agent. *G*


Influential Books

I don't know how there can be controversy over reading from diverse sources. Here's a list of books that inspired and awed me (in no particular order):

Cane -- Jean Toomer
The Way of Life -- Lao Tzu
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches -- Matsuo Basho
The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings (trilogy), The Silmarillion -- J.R.R. Tolkien Essays of -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Prophet, A Treasury of -- Kahlil Gibran
Stranger In a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein
A Brief History of Time -- Stephen W. Hawking
Hamlet -- William Shakespear
Elements -- Euclid (if you're into languages, try reading the Greek footnotes)
The Third Life of Grange Copeland -- Alice Walker
Fables -- Aesop
The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge (the series through The Second Ring of Power) -- Carlos Castaneda
Exploration into Insight -- J. Krishnamurti
The Tao of Physics -- Fritjof Capra
Zen Buddhism -- The Peter Pauper Press
Soul On Ice -- Eldridge Cleaver
The Third Wave -- Alvin Toffler
"R" is for Rocket, "S" is for Space, "M" is for Mars series -- Ray Bradbury
Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome -- William Gibson
Walden -- Henry David Thoreau
The Foundation Trilogy -- Isaac Asimov
The Bible
-- Numerous Authors
Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
-- Alan Watts
Spiritual Materialism
-- Chogyam Trungpa


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