My new volume of science-fiction short stories has just been published by Inner Eye Books, and is available on Amazon and Smash Words as both a print and an ebook. This second collection continues the weirdness of Passing Strange. Some of these new stories carry on my concern with contemporary social issues (such as global warming, bullying, abortion, animal rights, gun control, etc.) by extrapolating them into the future or exploring them thru unusual perspectives. Other stories briefly ponder philosophical questions such as the nature of good and evil and the concept of justice. Some are simply for the fun of making our spines tingle a bit. I like to think that each story will be a thought provoker that you will consider the implications of after reading. You’ll find arrogant vampires, woebegone werewolves, scaly aliens, super cyber AI’s, the gremlin on the plane from the Twilight Zone, Elvis, and some sexy future humans. Check out both volumes for a double dollop of thought-provoking weirdness. They are both available at the Michael Baldwin Amazon Author page: http://bit.ly/AmazonBaldwin.
Michael Baldwin was born and reared (often) in Fort Worth, Texas. Although he originally wanted to be an astronaut, the eyes weren't quite 20 twice. He might have been a tennis pro, but poetry proved more lucrative. He is also a professional jazz clarinetist manqué. However, he's pretty sure his great, great grandfather was the Lakota mystic warrior, Crazy Horse, and will be glad to tell you why over a couple of beers. Mike holds a BA in Political Science, a Masters in Library Science, and a Masters in Public Administration. He has been director of the Montgomery County, Texas, and the Benbrook, Texas, Public Libraries. He also taught American Government at Lone Star College. Mike's Slam Poetry Manual was published in 2003. His book Scapes won the Edwin Eakin Poetry Book Award in 2011. His book, Counting Backward From Infinity, won the Morris Chapbook Award 2012. Since then he has published a mystery thriller, two volumes of science-fiction short stories, and a children's book. Mike resides in Benbrook, Texas, with wife, Helen.