The Talos Creators: R. Paul Sardanas

R. Paul Sardanas was born on March 22, 1958, in Framingham, Massachusetts. From 1972 to 1981, his family became homeless, and he lived with his parents, siblings, and a variety of loyal and loving animals in tents, abandoned houses, and on the road in a converted Greyhound bus. He is an author, poet, painter, photographer, has acted in online Shakespeare productions of Othello and Hamlet, is a printer, publisher, bookbinder and anthologist.

He has been nominated 10 times for the Rhysling Award, which recognizes the best speculative poetry of the year. In addition to hundreds of poems published in print and online venues, his books include:

The Day of Black Sunlight (Doc Savage pastiche) 1986

The Empyrean (five volume poetry cycle, illustrated by his own oil paintings) 1996-2004

The Chaotica (three volume poetry cycle, illustrated by his own photography) 2005-2006

Canons of Atheist Gods (poetry collection, illustrations by Marge Simon) 2007

Mythology (illustrated poetry book of classical mythology, with David Cuccia) 2008

Legends of the Fallen Sky (speculative poetry, with Marge Simon) 2008

The City of a Thousand Gods (fantasy short stories, with Marge Simon) 2009

Ferrum (the life of a common man in ancient Rome, with David Cuccia) 2009

Dark of the Sun (historical poetry on the destruction of Pompeii, with David Cuccia) 2010

The Festival of Seven Nights’ Passion (historical novel) 2010

Touch in the Bed of Light (erotic poetry) 2010

The Order of the Golden Rose (erotic thriller) 2010

The Blood Jaguar (erotic thriller) 2011

The Satomi Chronicle (historical novel by Hitomi Y, translation assistance and collaboration by RPS) 2011

Torera (historical erotica, with Tisha Garcia) 2011

Othello Falling (two-person play, performed with Jaeda DeWalt) 2011

Eros, the Divinity of Passion (erotic poetry, with HM Samarel) 2011

Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (six-person play) 2012

Chasing Desdemona (by Jaeda DeWalt, art collab and foreword by RPS) 2012

Beneath an Elegant Moon (historical erotica, with Tisha Garcia) 2012

The Unbound Goddess (erotic thriller) 2012

The Doc Talos Chronicle (six volume erotic/adventure/pulp, with Iason Ragnar Bellerophon) 2015-2021

Esoterica (Doc Talos short stories, artwork, photos, with Iason Ragnar Bellerophon) 2021

The Wife of the Summer Sun (poetic pulp adventure) 2021

Heart Fatale (psychological pulp adventure) 2022

We Are Connected by Invisible Links (Doc Talos Mythos novella, with Andre Vathier and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon) 2022

Rickie (Doc Talos character anthology, with Atom Mudman Bezecny, D.B. Brodie, Joe S. Stuart and Andre Vathier) 2022

Wolves (Doc Talos novel, with Iason Ragnar Bellerophon) 2022

The Talos Chronicle Omnibus (collection of six Doc Talos novels and multiple short stories) 2022

ANTHOLOGIES

Nox, Dark Poets Against Abuse (international philanthropy) 2006

Distant Passages (best SF poetry of 2007)

The Rhysling Award Anthology (seven consecutive years, 2006-2012)

FOREWORDS AND AFTERWORDS

Beat by Samantha Birch – Foreword (2008)

Detectives Inc Hardcover Collection by Don McGregor – Afterword (2009)

Detectives Inc: A Fear of Perverse Photos, A Repercussion of Violent Reprisal by Don McGregor – Foreword (2011)

Doc Brazen #1: Millennium Bug (second edition) by Jeff Deischer – Introduction (2021)

Doc Brazen #3 Acid Test by Jeff Deischer – Introduction (2022)

Operation Xanadu by Atom Mudman Bezecny – Afterword (2022)

The Day of Black Sunlight
The Empyrean
The Chaotica

Canons of Atheist Gods
Eros: The Divinity of Passion
Touch in the Bed of Light
The Festival of Seven Nights’ Passion
Legends of the Fallen Sky
THe City of a Thousand Gods
Ferrum: A Common Man’s Life in Ancient Rome
Mythology
Dark of the Sun
The Order of the Golden Rose
The Blood Jaguar
The Unbound Goddess
Beneath an Elegant Moom
Torera Poster
The Satomi Chronicle
Othello Falling
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited
Chasing Desdemona
Six Volume Talos Chronicle
Doc Talos Esoterica
The Wife of the Summer Sun
Heart Fatale
We Are Connected by Invisible Links
Rickie
Wolves
The Talos Chronicle Omnibus

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