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There were six ships coming at her from planetary orbit. She had no idea of their intent, but it did scare her even though they hadn't actually fired on her ship the last time they met, they had fired on her new friends, the Clubbies. Plus her ship had come to the Clubbies aid with defensive missiles. “Damn it,”she thought, I am just a pilot and explorer. I don’t even know how to fight a space ship and I can’t translate out of here in time to avoid a confrontation.” Fortunately she does have someone on board that does.
Some refer to men in my age group as Dirty Old Men. Many years ago I was subjected to professional brainwashing by a group antagonistic to the American Dream. That effort was wasted so I guess I qualify. I have more college credits than any sane person needs, yet I continue to take college courses online, my status as a soiled senior citizen notwithstanding.
I began writing some sixty years ago in a few different genres which I have narrowed to three: Science Fiction – Political Commentary – Erotic Romance. My Current published work, Cyborg in Cygnus is Science Fiction, just in case the title didn’t give you a sufficient hint.
While I have been called many things, I answer most readily to Rick. My formal name is Richard Allen and that is the name I use on the cover of my writing.
For Every Child Born Someone Must Die The math is simple. The politics behind it are anything but… When Janice becomes pregnant, her life will be forfeit. Her only out is to find someone desperate enough to volunteer as a life donor. But the man who promises to save her has an agenda all his… [Read More]
Two extraordinary dreams. Two ambitious men. One will receive adulation and support. The other will be denied. Daniel Walker remains haunted by first contact as a child with a merciless alien race. The experience left him orphaned, emotionally scarred and reluctantly famous. Years later, with Earth nearing its death throes, he embraces that fame to… [Read More]
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. The chronology includes all science fiction films from 1940 to 1949. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data, where possible; since some films have been lost. Each has been… [Read More]
They call it simply “the object.” It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting. Waiting . . . for what? An American research ship disappears in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea only to reappear a few days later. When a special U.S. Coast Guard unit boards the vessel, they find it deserted, its power… [Read More]
What will our world look like in a hundred years? The future, ghosts, aliens, surprising twists, murder, love and beyond… A nightly visitor isn’t all that she seems. A woman’s life draws strange parallels with a space probe. A man wakes up in a black void, with no recollection of how he got there. These are just a few… [Read More]