– WHAT IS THIS PLACE? –
Oh, hey there. You look a little disoriented. Don’t worry, this place has that effect on people.
I’m Anthony Vicino and you’ve stumbled into my little corner of the cyber-jungle. Ignore the digital hobos lurking around here for now. They’re totally friendly. For the most part.
Better stick with me for now, though, just to be on the safe side.
You’re looking a little hesitant. Is it the stranger-danger? Fair enough. Let me set your mind at ease by telling you a bit about myself.
I’m just an author living on the mean streets of Oakland where we believe in grafitti (not wallpaper), crossing streets whenever and wherever we please, and fixed-gear bicycles you best keep locked up with a steel chain. Where the one time in the past three years I heard thunder, I thought it was a gun (gunshots are far more common than inclement weather in my neighborhood).
I write the sort of fast-paced science fiction and fantasy stories that I fell in love with as a kid: Neuromancer plus Snow Crash bred with Rambo. Stories that drag you (kicking and screaming if need be) into the world of tomorrow. If that sounds like your cup of kombucha, then we”re gonna get along nicely.
Now, you’re looking a bit more steady on your feet, so I’m going to let you cruise around unsupervised for a bit. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, contact me at Anthony@OneLazyRobot.com, leave a comment on the blog, or join the One Lazy Robot Newsletter. You’ll get a free book for your troubles, no strings attached (unless you’re into that sort of thing).
– 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.
Wanna chat? Shoot me a line or sign up for my Newsletter.
– 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