The first-ever eBook
edition of my classic Bright Islands in a Dark Sea is now
available on Amazon! Only $2.99.
The new paperback edition is out, too! This
memorable far-future adventure has been out of print for
years, and I've seen clean first editions listed for upwards
of a hundred bucks. This is a large-format (trade
paperback) book, not a dinky paperback printed on newsprint.
As always, send me the book and an SASE to get your copy
autographed. 720 NE 31st Street, Pompano Beach FL 33064.
Now on Amazon: The first and only ebook edition of The
Perfumes of Phastillan*, my cutting-edge novel of
human sexuality and alien influences faraway on the other side
of the Galaxy.
Phastillan, where the strange alien
psatla communicate with pheromones, and their effect upon humans
is unusual--to say the least. When one young human is marooned
on Phastillan, he discovers that the alien psatla hold the key
to the survival of the human species--or its destruction.
A Plague of Change
released on Amazon! The three original Arbiter novels
are at last available as ebooks. A fourth novel,
Xaradne, will be released soon as an Amazon exclusive.
For 12,000 years Arbiters have kept the peace among
the seven races of mankind. But the ancient datablocks that hold
the secrets of Arbiter John Minder XXIII's starfleet and the
homeworld of his Poletzai troopers are missing. Now he has only
his ordinary human cleverness to keep the peace among the planets
of the Xarafeille Stream. And the rest of the human race are
The first in L. Warren Douglas's Arbiter universe. A "must read"
for Jack Vance fans. The Xarafeille Stream is a swath of
stars--and a powderkeg where seven races of Man contend. An
Arbiter, twenty-third of his line, struggles to keep the Stream at
peace, but humans--even furred ones, genetically engineered with
genes from bears, kangaroo rats, and otters--are never content,
and genocidal war always looms on a not-too-distant horizon...
Like most worlds of the Xarafeille Stream, the desert planet
Phyre is home to several races of Man--and like any place with
different cultures and different needs, conflict bubbles just
below the surface. For Slith Wrasselty, a fard--genetically
engineered to survive in desert conditions--his only hope of
survival is to patent the medicinal chemicals he has distilled
from the planet's poisonous wells. But some of those may have
far-reaching effects on other worlds too, and not good ones.
For 12,000 years Tep Inutkak's ikut
ancestors, white-furred men adapted to high arctic life, have
migrated from pole to pole, but now mantees -- seal-like humans
who occupy the equatorial islands -- claim they own planet
Glaice They threaten the vital migration routes. Rogue ikuts
respond by feasting upon roasted mantees.
Tep, a graduate student, believes the Planetary Charter will
show that Ikuts were the first settlers, and are the rightful
owners. But where is the Charter? The Arbiter will not help
unless it can be found. Amid escalating violence, Tep must probe
deep into his planet's past and his race's ancient graves for
the ikuts' salvation --and the mantees' and the Arbiter's as
energy of a photon
c=the speed of light
l=the wave length (frequency) of the
Just tell me how you get a Big Bang
out of this.A steady state universe
in which photons lose energy over time (or distance) works just
fine. Link to
the expanded ramble.
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