Richard A. (Rick) Lovett is an award-winning science fiction author, science writer, sports writer, adventure-travel writer, and distance-running coach.
My first purely science fiction book, Phantom Sense and Other Stories -- a collection of award-winning tales written with Mark Niemann-Ross -- is now available here on amazon.com and at other outlets. Check it out!
My latest book, Expressions of Aging, the coauthored biography of 87-year-old world-record-holder John Keston, just got a good review from Oregon Live, the online website of the (Portland) Oregonian.
This has nothing to do with writing, but Team Red Lizard runner Amanda Rice ran a 2:38:57 marathon last Saturday at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. That got her a free trip to the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials in Houston, next January. She was already in (without the free trip) via a 2:44:12 finish last December at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, but this is a very nice step up, currently putting her in the top 35-40 U.S. women. This is one very proud coach. Go Amanda!
SF revu, a British sf site, likes "Jak and the Beanstalk," in the Jul/Aug Analog (now on newstands). Grab a copy and find out why. Here's the review, which has no serious spoilers:
My latest novelette, "Jak and the Beanstalk," about a guy who dreams of climbing a space elevator, is pending in Analog. I've just returned the proofs, so it will probably be two issues out, in the July/August double issue. (May is already in subscribers mailboxes; Analog "time" is a bit warped into the future. Expect to see this issue in late April, or early May.)
Also in the same issue is my latest story on short-story writing. This one is called "More than Plot and Character: the Story-Telling Secrets of Narrative Voice."