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On this page is my bibliography, complete with preview links so you can sample the content of each book before you buy it. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Breaking Orbit
vol1 of the Titan Run Trilogy

Science Fiction
October 21, 2016
ASIN: B01M8LQ41J
ISBN: 1539561364

Sign on for the deadliest job in the Solar System.
200 years in the future humanity is no longer a victim of gravity and circumstance. Earth's children have realized their birthright and colonized the Solar System. Mars, the moons of Jupiter, the asteroids ... but none of those fantastic worlds is as welcoming as Earth. To warm the frozen surface of Mars humans look into their past and employ internal combustion technology to blanket the red planet in heat-trapping greenhouse gasses. In this future where Earth has become an ecological utopia there is only one place in the Solar System that has the hydrocarbons Mars desperately needs: the moon Titan.
Join the crew of the mining ship Krakken as she embarks on her three-year journey into the depths of Solar space &emdash; far from other people, far from other ships, far from help.



Regret and Opportunity
Poetry
May 21, 2016
ASIN: B01E7Y53GK
ISBN: 978-1530145966

Join poet Robert C. Murray on his third adventure into verse as he shares his clever observations about this and other worlds (that one can safely assume he is imagining). As usual he covers everything from life to death, with some duck sauce thrown in for good measure (you'll see). If you enjoyed "Stand Right, Walk Left", and "Blue. Poems", you'll also find yourself quite pleased with this latest effort. If you're not sure that you enjoyed his previous poetic works, it is recommended that you go back and review them.
Some items to look for:
  • This collection is mostly in chronological order.
  • It covers some fairly stressful events if you know what to look for.
  • I used to wait tables at a Denny's.
  • Something about mental sorbet.
Enjoy the book.




Blue. Poems
Poetry
November 22, 2014
ISBN:  1503303551

If you enjoyed “Stand Right, Walk Left,” then you will love “Blue,” Robert C. Murray’s second collection of poems. Poetry is where we turn when the world fails to make sense. Poetry is the song we all sing when the world does make sense. Poetry is there for you, as is this humble volume of some of those very poems gathered for all your moments whether you are happy, sad, or just feeling Blue.









Stand Right, Walk Left
Poetry
September 13, 2012
ISBN: 9780988552111

I started writing poetry as a teenager because it was a clever game, matching rhyme and meter, filling pages with epic tales told in four-line stanzas of rhymed couplets (none of which will ever see the light of day, I pray). It turned into a coping mechanism, and those poems especially have been lost to the ages. The passing of the years has afforded me the time to study the work of great poets, revealing to me the freedom in a line of verse not stuck to a rhyme or even a meter, but inherently rhythmic – musical – without arbitrary restraint, but still within the bounds of its own making. And so I write for the love of the word, of the phrase, of capturing a thought or feeling in a line the same way I capture a moment with a photo.
If you are a reader of my site, you have seen some (but not all!) of these poems posted there. This book is the first of what I hope to be many collections of poetry in years to come, though the next volume may not be so much a picture-book, but it is so that I am also quite proud of my photography work and I think this experiment of pairing photos with poems to help frame the imagery is worthy. If you prefer, however, you may certainly skip the photos, but if you enjoyed the photo pairings that appeared after each poem, you can purchase prints of these and many more here:

This is a work of poetry in earnest, but I’d have been remiss if I had not made those links known to you. I leave you, dear reader, with two final thoughts: Yes, I know some of my haiku have the wrong syllabic structure. I strive to be accurate to the form, but am alas only human. Finally, it’s my (and every poet, I’ll wager) dream to be read on the Writer’s Almanac by Mr. Garrison Keillor. His is often the voice in my head as I envision my work being read aloud. So, kindly I ask if you’re acquainted with him, please pass Mr. Keillor a copy of my effort, and I’ll say a small prayer that one of these is to his liking, though I hope all of them were to yours.


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