Richard Wolkomir

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I write stories, often speculative fiction, sometimes mysteries. It started when a Pembroke Welsh corgi came to live with us, and I realized I could read his mind.

It's not hard--eye glints and brow furrowings tell you just what's going on in that doggy head.

I wondered, though: how would it be to actually speak with animals, back and forth, hearing their thoughts and concerns? A story came to me. It was about a place where certain people do speak with animals, not with tongues, animals being unequipped for that, but mind to mind.

It became a novel, "Wil Deft," complete with a fantasy world Pembroke Welsh corgi. Another novel, "Sinnabar," followed, with some of the same characters reappearing, including that talkative corgi.

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ON THE NILE

 


 


We flew to Egypt to see temples and obelisks, tombs, giant stone pharaohs, and people who died thousands of years ago, wrapped in linen.


 


Our boat, featured in the movie Death on the Nile, reconditioned (sort of), took us upriver toward Sudan, through places where no tourists go.


 


On a hill paralleling the river, a little boy rode a burro, eyeing us—across his lap, a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.


 


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"A rollicking good read- John Carter of Mars meets Arabian Nights with capitalist and environmental critique. Living in Wales I particularly enjoyed the Corgi ! Hope Richard writes further books featuring the exploits of Will and his comrades"
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Second book I've read of this author. Loved Will Deft. This is a follow up on that book in a way. Yes, it does have Tobi! I really like the writing style. The main character is again a little slow and stubborn, again with a compassionate hea" Read more of this review »
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