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Rob S. Rice

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Rob S. Rice has long had a fascination with the histories of war, technology, and always the sea. He has delivered papers before the American Philological Association, lectured at Annapolis and has taught subjects from Mythology to Roman History. Before all THAT, he won the 1st Del Rey ‘Writers of Tomorrow’ contest in 1983, the bug bit hard and early, and has never quite let him go.

His articles on the U.S. Navy appear in the respected Reader’s Guide to Military History. His wrote sections of Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World, Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern Era, and other non-fiction. He has three books of historical fantasy out from The Esterhazy Press, The Chronicles of Loquacious, Centaur, of Rhodes; Archival: Most Secret
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“An oath is a frightening thing when you are prepared to keep it, and I felt it tightening around my soul even as I gave my pledge.”
Rob S. Rice, The Chronicles of Loquacious, Centaur, of Rhodes

“Tis true, Dr. Buzzard, that a silver bullet must be of the largest and heaviest sort to travel with any amount o’ range or accuracy. But after yon hellhound took no notice o’ my challenge or my first discharge, I said what was fitting with lead buckshot well-washed with silver that I’ve got from the most particular little shop in Birmingham.

It didn’t like it.”
Rob S. Rice, Darkness in the Mirror

“I was like you once, long time ago. I believed in the dignity of man. Decency. Humanity. But I was lucky. I found out the truth early, boy.

And what is the truth, Stark?

It's all very simple. There's no such thing as the dignity of man. Man is a base, pathetic and vulgar animal.”
Charles G. Finney, The Circus of Dr. Lao

“Tomorrow will be like today, and the day after tomorrow will be like day before yesterday," said Apollonius. "I see your remaining days each as quiet, tedious collections of hours. You will not travel anywhere. You will think no new thoughts. You will experience no new passions. Older you will become but not wiser. Stiffer but not more dignified. Childless you are, and childless you shall remain. Of that suppleness you once commanded in your youth, of that strange simplicity which once attracted a few men to you, neither endures, nor shall you recapture any of them anymore. People will talk to you and visit with you out of sentiment or pity, not because you have anything to offer them. Have you ever seen an old cornstalk turning brown, dying, but refusing to fall over, upon which stray birds alight now and then, hardly remarking what it is they perch on? That is you. I cannot fathom your place in life's economy. A living thing should either create or destroy according to its capacity and caprice, but you, you do neither. You only live on dreaming of the nice things you would like to have happen to you but which never happen; and you wonder vaguely why the young lives about you which you occasionally chide for a fancied impropriety never listen to you and seem to flee at your approach. When you die you will be buried and forgotten and that is all. The morticians will enclose you in a worm-proof casket, thus sealing even unto eternity the clay of your uselessness. And for all the good or evil, creation or destruction, that your living might have accomplished, you might just as well has never lived at all. I cannot see the purpose in such a life. I can see in it only vulgar, shocking waste.”
Charles G. Finney, The Circus of Dr. Lao

“The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

“Tis true, Dr. Buzzard, that a silver bullet must be of the largest and heaviest sort to travel with any amount o’ range or accuracy. But after yon hellhound took no notice o’ my challenge or my first discharge, I said what was fitting with lead buckshot well-washed with silver that I’ve got from the most particular little shop in Birmingham.

It didn’t like it.”
Rob S. Rice, Darkness in the Mirror

“An oath is a frightening thing when you are prepared to keep it, and I felt it tightening around my soul even as I gave my pledge.”
Rob S. Rice, The Chronicles of Loquacious, Centaur, of Rhodes

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Rob Rice C. wrote: "The most often seen quote from Dr.Lao is the one that begins: "A man of many artificial parts was Lawyer Frank Tull..." Quoted in a N.Y. Times piece among other places on advancements in prosthetic..."

It is A great book. He just kept going. I love The Magician out of Manchuria, The Unholy City, and The Ghosts of Manacle, which I finally got around to reading. His was a rare talent--Mark Twain goes to Wonderland, or rather--watches it arrive in Abalone, Arizona.


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C. James The most often seen quote from Dr.Lao is the one that begins: "A man of many artificial parts was Lawyer Frank Tull..." Quoted in a N.Y. Times piece among other places on advancements in prosthetics. The Circus is Chas Finney's great book


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