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Raymond Bolton

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Raymond Bolton lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Toni, and their cats, Max and Arthur. Reviewers have been generous with praise, offering such comments as, “Eschewing the more commonly overt manifestations of alien technology and the well toted elements of fanciful magic, Bolton breathes originality into the genre with his singular focus on telepathy.”

His goal is to craft gripping stories about the human condition, whether they are set here or another world. He has written award-winning poetry and four novels. Awakening, an epic, was released in January, 2014, and Thought Gazer, an adventure and first volume of a prequel trilogy, was released on January 1, 2015. The third in the series, Foretellers, came out on March 1 , 2016. Awak
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Raymond Bolton Thought Gazer grew out of Awakening. Early on, after I had created a new character, I realized Awakening was beginning to read like a Russian novel,…moreThought Gazer grew out of Awakening. Early on, after I had created a new character, I realized Awakening was beginning to read like a Russian novel, and I had to can him. I really liked him, however, so I archived the chapter that introduced him. Eventually, when I realized I could build a new story around him, Thought Gazer was born.(less)
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Awakening (The Ydron Saga, #1)

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Newspaper publisher and science fiction author, Lou Antonelli, has just released a collection of short stories entitled In the Shadow of the Cross. It touches on religion, especially Christianity, in a variety of touching and creative ways and gathers up stories Antonelli wrote over the years where Christianity plays a role. They range from down home and next door to far flung and in outer spac...

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"Raymond Bolton’s Thought Gazer is well crafted sword, quest and rescue story that harkens back to Edgar Rice Burroughs adventures with a good science fiction basis. Why do I say science fiction if they are battling in castles with medieval weapons..." Read more of this review »
El despertar by Raymond Bolton
"Not gonna lie, it took me a lot to read it because college but what can I say? ITS AN AMAZING STORY! A whole new world and experience! As I'm from Argentina, I've the spanish version as one of the first reads and I'm so thankful for that! You shou..." Read more of this review »
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“Writing for me is never about quantity. It's always about quality.”
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“The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.”
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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
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“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
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“We are defined by those things we lack: the things we strive for and the things we require to make us whole.”
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“If a story doesn’t wake you up at night, if it doesn’t nag at you throughout the day, it is not worth writing.”
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