Bernard Assaf

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Bernard Assaf is a fiction dabbler (in other words, he enjoys creative writing during his sparse leisure time). His career and livelihood have been tied to the software development industry since his high school days, but his hobbies have been inexorably tied to the science fiction and fantasy genres for even longer.

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Bernard Assaf As I reclined comfortably on our dog-hair covered recliner, reading a nearly two decade old and deliciously enjoyable science-fiction novel, my ears…moreAs I reclined comfortably on our dog-hair covered recliner, reading a nearly two decade old and deliciously enjoyable science-fiction novel, my ears picked up muffled thuds from the footsteps sounding down the upstairs hall toward the well-worn carpeted stairs. Slowly, I put the book down and gulped nervously, eyes wide open, because I remembered: the rest of my family was out at the movies.(less)
Bernard Assaf Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot trilogy (which I already started but will likely be leisurely reading it through the summer), Hugh…moreEdgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot trilogy (which I already started but will likely be leisurely reading it through the summer), Hugh Howey's Shift (Silo, #2), Walter Jon Williams' Destiny's Way (Star Wars New Jedi Order #14), and probably something by either Isaac Asimov or Robert Heinlein.(less)
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Description: Originally published February 28, 2011, on the Internet at http://trollfic.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/wolf-and-girl-stories/, as part of a contest run by Ken St. Andre to write "flash fiction" inspired by a picture. I submitted this story to explain the picture, which I've shown as the cover image to this piece of writing. The story takes place in the world of Trollworld, the setting for the fantasy role-playing game, Tunnels & Trolls, which was inflicted upon the real world by Ken St. Andre in the 1970s and thrives today through a loyal fanbase and several updated versions over the past several decades. Incidentally, three stories were submitted for this first round of flash fiction, a handful of votes were cast, and my story won. I spent my $5 winnings on something Ken offered for sale from his "Troll Cave" of treasures later on in the year.
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Bernard is on page 249 of 475 of The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin: "Created He Them" - OOF. The awful side of post-apocalyptic housewife life.
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Bernard is on page 227 of 475 of The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin: Ararat - is the title reference to Mount Ararat in Turkey, supposed resting place of Noah's Ark, and therefore the people in this story may have been Noah's Ark's descendants? Or am I reading too much into Ararat? Either way, these guys are... special. Aliens? Super-humans? A lot is left vague. Fascinating little story.
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" That sleepy story had a very interesting ending (last 3 pages), making it worth it (I guess) to be included in this volume. Next story was really good ...more "
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