– ABOUT THE MAN BEHIND THE WORDS –
Anthony Vicino writes Science Fiction and Fantasy in Oakland, CA where it never rains, unless he has to ride his bike someplace.
When he isn’t sitting in front of a computer screen contemplating the thousand different ways to escape an asylum with nothing but a fork, a shoelace, some chutzpah, and a lot of snark, he is no doubt out climbing a rock in the Sierra Mountains. If not there, you may find him in the ocean pretending to surf.
– Starting Out –
Those stories will never be worth the paper their printed on cause at the time I was thinking, “Hells yeah, paid by the word? Adverbs are my friend!” My stories back then lacked any semblance of a plot, unless you count the one where I blatantly ripped off, without knowing it, Stephen King’s Misery.
Okay, so any writer worth their stripes knows that adverbs, like herpes, are for the most part a bad thing. Took me nearly a decade to learn that lesson. Took me a long time to learn a bunch of lessons, but here we are.
I write Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance… you name it, I’ll write it. Because genre is really just a vehicle, isn’t it? At the root of it all, stories are about people and their motivations. Exploring that, getting into the head of a complete stranger for 300 pages, is what reading is all about for me.
But it has to be fun! If it’s not fun, I want nothing to do with it. So I throw a healthy dose of lasers, aliens, bombs, and broken hearts into the mix, cause I’m cruel like that.
If you like tough love then I think we’re gonna get along just fine.
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– Works –
- Time Heist (Firstborn Saga Book 1)—November, 2014
- Mind Breach (Firstborn Saga Book 2)—Fall, 2015
- Deathtectives—Spring, 2016
SHORT STORIES & COLLECTIONS
- Sins of the Father—November, 2014
- Standing Kill Orderlies—November, 2014
- Extant—The Time Travel Chronicles—August, 2015
- Purgatory—Fall, 2015
- I Am Me—Fall, 2015
- The Watchmaker’s Daughter—Fall, 2015
- Home—Fall, 2015
- Infinity Lost (Firstborn Saga Book 1.5)—Fall, 2015
- Parallel—November, 2014
- Augment—Fall, 2015
ANTHOLOGIES & BOXED SETS
- Time Travel Chronicles: Extant—August, 2015