A planet overrun by a single enormous connected plant is being evacuated, and refugee colonists must undergo purging to rid themselves of the plant's procreative spores. But one group of colonists refuses to leave, and a negotiator is sent down to find out why.
An old man, feeling useless, leaves his daughter's home to go live in a homeless shelter. Following up on a tip from a fellow vagrant, he finds an alien being preparing to leave Earth who invites him on a journey from which he can never return.
Sunflower: A Novel
In early 1970 a new era, the Age of Aquarius, is dawning. Penny, who adopted the name of Sunflower on the way to the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, attends another rock concert touted as Woodstock West, at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco.…
After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece
Greece has always been regarded as the birthplace of western civilization and a Mediterranean paradise. In The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer uses the magical epithet rosy-fingered dawn to describe the sunrise over a land of myth, fascination, and…
The Precedent: A Near-Future Fantasy
When his mother sues him for his wasted life, a homeless man becomes a national phenomenon.
Do You Fear Death? and Other Memoirs
Memoirs on life, death, old age, family, travel, writing, and other topics. Includes: "Do You Fear Death?", "New York in the Summer", "It's Been a Long, Strange Trip", "Where You're Meant to Be", "The Cold", "Getting Old: A Journal; Part…
Reviews and Reflections on Books, Literature, and Writing
From the author's introduction:The books have always been there. They have added nuance, depth, and richness to my life. When I speak of reading I am not talking about an expediency but a glorious adventure. The reading to which I refer is like…
The Dragon Ticket: A Story
Presented with an extraordinary gift by an alien artifact high in the remote Himalayas, Michelle must learn how to use her new power, as nuclear war plunges the world into chaos.
Dark Mirrors: A Story of Alien Invasion
The people of Earth are losing a war with aliens that they themselves provoked. Everyone is being called up to fight, even prisoners; those who refuse are threatened with dismemberment to provide spare parts for wounded soldiers. A battle-hardened…
The Left-Handed League: A Conspiracy Story
Long has the Left-Handed League been a shining light against majority right-handed prejudice and discrimination. Now in the face of a new threat of government-enforced ambidexterity, the League must fight, or face extinction.
Opting Out: A Story of the Road
It is the near future, and due to easier availability of alternative energy, fossil fuels are becoming outlawed. Fleeing south along the coastal highway from state government threats to confiscate the gasoline-fueled camper-van he lives in, a…
The Dragon Ticket and Other Stories
High in the Himalayas a young woman receives an extraordinary gift. Beneath the streets of Calcutta a man discovers a terrifying presence. On a far desert planet teeming with venomous creatures a woman searches for ultimate truth. In these and other…
The Earth-Born: A novelette of the future
A fireflood brought on by the wars of humanity has devastated Earth, and an island on the newly terraformed world is being used as a penal colony. When a representative arrives to offer the prisoners' children who have come of age a chance at…
Noah and the Fireflood
After the Earth's atmosphere ignites and burns and the surface of the Earth is destroyed, with the help of an enigmatic genius called the Time Tiger a young woman travels backward in time in a desperate attempt to save the Earth's fauna…
Brown-Eyed Girl: A Romance of the Future
In the future all prisons have become redundant. An old man who has spent most of his adult life behind bars, abruptly set free into a strange new world he does not comprehend, sets out to search for the girl he once loved.
State of Grace
Sister Mary Grace is part of a group of nuns who have settled in isolation on a far planet to devote themselves to prayer for humankind. When she is sent on an errand of mercy she realizes that in the guise of another colonist evil has followed her…
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