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Feb.10.2012
FOR A GOOD TIME, visit  <wingedgarlanded-nike.blogspot.com>  for further insights into me (that is, ME,  the novel, "The Winged and Garlanded Nike"). The pall cast by Uranium is very much still with us. Ignore it at our eventual peril. But in the meantime have...
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Sep.20.2010
Here "nuclear option" means just what it did for fifty years or so. That is, the HIDEOUS option, not the metaphoric and eviscerated meaning when the term is applied today to political actions. A possible new START treaty with Russia, with more reductions in warheads and delivery vehicles...
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Sep.20.2010
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Thanks for asking about the genesis of this novel.Reaching back in time (1957) to when some readers might believe is somewhere in the Middle Ages, a distant relative of "Nike" did try to make an appearance - a too-broad satire on the secret defense missile industry. In those days if you...
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Sep.20.2010
Calling a novel "non-genre" these days, in the crowded universe of genre fiction, might suggest to some that the novel floats in a kind of limbo, flirting with classification, and perhaps in want of a narrowing to a well-defined category for easy access by the readership. Like many novels...
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Mar.20.2010
        The characters, former lovers, meet again after a thirty-year hiatus. Dick Hervey, himself, is now seventy-five years old and Alice ten years younger.   As he approached her across the lobby of the Fernville Museum, he realized she would appear as a stranger on a chance meeting in the...
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May.26.2009
        The reader should regard the story (Spring Morning in ’86) included on this RedRoom site, as merely a taste of one aspect of the novel and not  representative of the whole. It is based to some extent on one chapter in the novel, but rest assured that the exclusion in this story of female...
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May.20.2009
   This opening paragraph in the novel will evoke something about the character, Alice, and perhaps even offers a hint about her husband, Ryland Smith. But whatever the faint image of the characters that begins to form in the mind of the reader from this short paragraph, it depends a bit on the...
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May.20.2009
The Winged and Garlanded Nike cannot be pinned down by genre or even by a short description. My short bio might suggest a dry, technically-based attempt by a retired engineer, but that would touch on only a small part of it and would be no more an encompassing summary than one calling it a fifty-...
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