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      An eclectic assortment of art, fiction, science and stuff too weird to easily categorize. Be warned: several of these pages contain material which will be offensive to some people, and some which is definitely intended for adults only. However, there is much here which is suitable for all ages, and some for which those responsible for others should make their own decisions.

Masks 23 Published

AlephTwo has brought out my Twenty-Third Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of April 29, 2024!

Masks 23: Cold Hunger

"Some threats come from outside. Some are left over from the past. Multiple supers are required to deal with a threat which is both."

Masks 22 Published

AlephTwo has brought out my Twenty-Second Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of December 13, 2023!

Masks 22: Golden Opportunity

"There are greedy people in this world. Some are greedy enough to risk the ire of one of the most powerful supers who has ever lived."

Masks 21 Published

AlephTwo has brought out my Twenty-first Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of November 17, 2023!

Masks 21: Scavenger Hunt

"In the aftermath of the museum thefts in the previous stories, we discover what those items were wanted for. As well as what the mastermind behind the robberies wants with Vic."

Masks 20 Published

AlephTwo has brought out my Twentieth Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of October 22, 2023!

Masks 20: The Menace of the Mechanical Master

"In a world with masterminds and mad inventors, sometimes the merely brilliant get overlooked. Where is the line drawn, though? Is a gadgeteer less impressive because their work was for theme parks and similar entertainments, rather than to aid some grandiose criminal plan? Abner Sturgeon built some of the most intricate and complicated mechanical devices in history, but was fired after the company he worked for went digital. Now, his work is appreciated by nearly everyone except his former bosses. Appreciated and valued. Especially by a certain class of supervillain. Because some problems need old-fashioned solutions."

Masks 19 Published

AlephTwo has brought out my nineteenth Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of July 7, 2023!

Masks 19: Keeping the Peace

After her deputy is seriously injured in Seattle and accused of multiple murders, Brade asks Lawrence Hawthorne to investigate. He takes on the task with his new assistant, Sally. Nick and Nora they ain't!

AlephTwo, associated with Doppler Press, has published an anthology of my stories as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of June 27, 2023!

Murder at the Shapeshifters' Ball

An anthology of transformation stories, in genre varying from hard SF to pure fantasy.

Masks 18 Published!

Doppler Press has brought out my eighteenth Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of August 27, 2022!

Masks 18: Chaos Theory

Life goes on. Unfortunately, some people won't let a little thing like an interstellar war change their way of thinking.

Masks 17 Published!

Doppler Press has brought out my seventeenth Masks story as a Kindle e-book through Amazon, as of May 4, 2022!

Masks 17: Fallout!

There is still much to correct following the war. Some of it has been brewing for a long time.

Read about the history of the Masks universe at the link below!

A partial timeline of the Masks Universe

My convention photos.

The most recent update was my photos of MarCon from May, 2019, held north of Columbus, Ohio:

Here are the 2019 MarCon images:

2019 MarConn Science Fiction Convention (held in Columbus, Ohio, Kentucky)

Here are the 2019 ConGlomeration images:

2019 ConGlomeration Science Fiction Convention (held in Louisville, Kentucky)

The 2018 San Jose WorldCon images were posted on August 29, 2018:

2018 World Science Fiction Convention (held this year in San Jose, California)

The 2018 ConGlomeration images were posted on April 3, 2018:

2018 ConGlomeration Science Fiction Convention (held in Louisville, Kentucky)

My Flickr convention photo albums. Click the link below to browse.

Click here for links to my convention photos on Flickr.

Check out the the Bugout and Get Home Bag Excel file: Bugout and Get Home Bags

Here There Be Centaurs Links to the 'TaurRing, and to my centaur stories and artwork.

Nerdhaven Picked on because you're smarter than "they" are and not interested in "normal" things? Try the ideas presented here. No guarantees, but some suggestions which should help (for both nerds and their families and friends) and lots of commiseration.

Some of my fiction (Note: This section contains some mildly risqué material.)

Wolf Penned In William Peabody is an adult, now, with adult responsibilities. Unfortunately, some of those clash with his nature as a Changeling Wolf Pooka. (Set in White Wolf's Changeling: The Dreaming role-playing game universe. Sexual situations and violence.)

Masks XVIII Posted November 14, 2017. Masks XVIII

Some of my artwork and some by other people (Note that some of the pieces are risqué.) This material is Copyrighted; please don't repost without permission of both myself and the artist. I made sure to get permission; you should, too.

Transformations Stories, artwork and links (including to the TF-Ring) involving physical transformations. Much of this material describes violent activities or sexual situations and is not intended for children, though the Jackie and Jill stories (in the Fox Kid section) may be enjoyed by all ages. Parents, if you are in doubt about a particular story, please check it for yourselves. Who knows; you might find something you like. :-)

New story: Catamount All the completed Lisa Dawnwind stories posted May 16, 2010. Just scroll down a bit after clicking the link to find the list.

Furries Anthropomorphic artwork and stories, with links. (Note that much of this material is not intended for children.)

Role-Playing Games Role-Playing Game Materials, for my own Interworld game and commercial games. The most recent work is a module I created for White Wolf's Aberrant RPG: Sin City. Updated February 16, 2005. (This is a pun on Cincinnati, with no connection to the comics and movies.)

The Joy of High Tech! Articles on interesting facets of technology. The column Technological Detours was posted on July 3, 2018: One Size Does Not Fit All

My Live Journal: Stickmaker

My DreamWidth: Stickmaker

Links I like

This page is *always* under construction.

Contact me at: Stickmaker or at: Rodford Edmiston Smith (My emergency backup personali... - uh - address.)

Does your ISP lose data, from your Web page overnight?

If you insist they back it up, do they format it in spite?

Can you cache it on your hard drive? Can you defrag left and right?

Does your ISP lose data, from your Web page overnight?

(With apologies to Lonnie Donegan.)