|A day shy of a week ago Robotech Master was out on his e-bike when an SUV struck him and drove off. According to the most recent news available, he passed away from his injuries at around 2:00 this morning. I have kept some news up on his user page and, at this point, ask that anyone wishing to leave messages or tributes do so on either his talk page or another page that can be used for such things. His account here and all of the stories he has gifted the Shifti community with will be preserved in memoriam, as we also did for Morgan.|
- 1 Poetry
- 2 Stories
- 2.1 Stand Alone Stories
- 2.2 Story Cycles:
- 2.2.1 Asteroid Ship
- 2.2.2 LTF (List TransFormed)
- 2.2.3 Metamor Keep - Raider of the Lost Cult cycle
- 2.2.4 National Enchanted Forest
- 2.2.5 Of Brains and Bodies
- 2.2.6 A History of the Future
- 2.2.7 Space Cadet
- 2.2.8 Tales from the Blind Pig
- 2.2.9 Tales of SUPERMARE!
- 2.2.10 Tales of The World
- 2.2.11 Warhammer 40,000 Fanfiction
- 2.2.12 Xanadu
- 3 Stories in Progress
- 4 The Abandoned
- 5 Other Authors
- 6 Books I need Replacement copies of
Yes, I do dabble in this occasionally. Fear not, I plan to only post TF related poetry here.
These are written at various points over the past 30 years, and include only those works with on stage transformations. For a more complete story set, go to Michael Bard's Story Page
Stand Alone Stories
These are various odds and ends that are unrelated to other stories. Some may have a sequel (or a prequel) (or something else related) written, in which case they'll be moved and labeled appropriately.
The Last of the Niagaras - Now available for purchase in a Dead Tree Anthology from Lulu with lots of other great stories! Alone in the Dark
Note: Trying to post MYTHIC JOURNEYS as the single novel it is managed to break Shifti, so I'm splitting it up into two parts.
And here are the stories that are set in a common universe with other stories. Note that some only have one story listed, generally because other stories in the cycle don't have any on screen transformations.
In which those interested in "freedom of body" flee the oppressive UN aboard a hollowed out asteroid generation ship. More stories can be found at Michael Bard's Story Page
LTF (List TransFormed)
In which everybody on the TSA-talk mailing list is TFed into their most commonly depicted online fursona. Mine has changed a lot, but this was written years ago. There are two additional stories at Michael Bard's Story Page
Metamor Keep - Raider of the Lost Cult cycle
My first poke into the Metamor Keep universe. Even though only the first story has a TF, and it's off screen, they're being put here as an experiment, and so that other people writing in the universe can read, and comment, on the in development versions.
National Enchanted Forest
A weird little universe about a world where Faerie and Us co-exist, and how unwary people can get zapped.
Of Brains and Bodies
The first stories I wrote after joining TSA-talk. There is an outline for a third that would complete the meta-story, but, at this point, it is highly unlikely to ever be written.
A History of the Future
These are based on a fairly detailed outline I made up many moons ago for my last attempt at a SFRPG. We did one adventure, but then it faded away. Doesn't mean I couldn't write in it--
Note that there are two eras in this. The one with humans and a small set of aliens, and the one half a million years later with humans. Destinies explains this.
There are more stories, but right now they're all set aside to be edited for magazine submission.
A hard SF universe inspired by Robert A Heinlein's Space Cadet juvenile, and lots of other '50s SF. It's as realistic as I can make it, even though it is populated by furies and occurs 50,000 years after the 20th century. One story has been published in print media -- Hunters in Renards Menagerie #2
Tales from the Blind Pig
Lots more of these on my website in the Master Blind Pig Archive. This one is for a group story that is still under development and is only here.
Tales of SUPERMARE!
This is the origin story. There are many sequels, but most of them don't have implicit TFs, or require earlier stories to be read. They can be found at Michael Bard's Story Page
Tales of The World
These are stories, myths, etc. set in the last FRPG world I created. There are more at Michael Bard's Story Page
Of Love and Hate (revised (rewritten) April 2008)
Of Love and Dreams (a sequel to "Of Love and Hate" though written much earlier so there are some inconsistencies)
Pricing Immortality - Book 2 - Immortality Regained Unfinished, but it would be odd to put the sequel/conclusion separate from Part 1.
Warhammer 40,000 Fanfiction
Fairly obvious what these are. This is only one that I've written, but the longest. Most can be found at Michael Bard's Story Page
As a Xanadu story, by it's nature, includes a TF, all of what I've written are here.
Now I will believe that there are Unicorns Prequel to "Unicorn Dreams"
Unicorn Dreams Sequel to "Now I will believe that there are Unicorns"
Stories in Progress
Stories that are either in progress, or indefinitely stalled. Those which are stalled will eagerly take any advice offered to get restarted...
The Head on the Bed Complete, but I REALLY need advice on the ending. It just doesn't work. Maybe a pun--
Repayment A draft version of character background story for a PaW character I'm playing with.
A Tale of One Entity An old project I poke at every so often, later inspired by "By his Bootstraps" by RA Heinlein. More details at the beginning of the story.
User:Michael Bard/Untitled PaW story Another PaW universe story being worked on.
User: Michael Bard/What difference can a Man make? A story of the Persian War in progress.
These are various odds and ends either from abandoned shared world projects, story ideas that didn't pan out, or whatever. They are in various states of completion and it is unlikely anything further will ever be done on them. Read at your own risk!
User: Michael Bard/Consequences: The Simple Things Started out as a cyberpunk story. Was later used as a setup for a TSAT contest.
The Quiet World Story universe plan where everybody who had a fursona was TFed into said fursona at the same time as everybody else vanished. Yea, it's been done before, but I wanted to poke at.
User: Michael Bard/Kor's Journey The linchpin story of "The World" that clarifies things, unifies concepts, etc. Been abandoned for years. There is an outline of future chapters at the end.
User: Michael Bard/Saving the Multiverse An abandoned shared world story project. This would be the intro for my "character". You may notice that I had been watching a certain cartoon series-- The intro story is complete, but nothing else was ever written in the universe.
User: Michael Bard/MMPs at Work An abandoned bit of fluff that is highly dated due to a corresponding TSAT editorial from the tranformees POV. Given that TSAT is long dead, I really doubt this story will be finished.
Some people have asked me to put their stuff here for various reasons. The author name will be indicated.
Golden Mirror by Fish
Books I need Replacement copies of
About a decade ago now, 90% of my books were destroyed by a burst water pipe. A lot of the survivors mysteriously vanished during a move about 5 years ago. So, with a lot of crying (literally) and resulting ongoing depression, I put together a master list of what I still need to find copies of. Any help is appreciated, these are all recommended:
Adams, Douglas - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anderson, Poul - The King of Ys: The Dog and the Wolf - Brainwave - The High Crusade - The Dancer from Atlantis - Maurai and Kith - Operation Luna - Vault of Ages - The War of Two Worlds - Orbit Unlimited - After Doomsday - Three Worlds to Conquer - Beyond the Beyond - The Bywolrder - There Will be Time - The Worlds of Poul Anderson - The Devil's Game - No Truce with Kings - The Best of Poul Anderson - How to build a Planet
Anthony, Piers - Macroscope
Bach, Richard - Jonathon Livingston Seagull
Benford, Gregory - Across the Sea of Suns - Furious Gulf
Bradbury, Ray - NOT Martian Chronicles
Brin, David - Heart of the Comet (with Benford I think) - The River of Time
Butler, Octavia E - Patternmaster - Survivor - Wild Seed - Clay's Ark
Chalker, Jack L - Midnight at the Well of Souls - Horrors of the Dancing Gods - Spirits of Flux and Anchor - Empires of Flux and Anchor - Masters of Flux and Anchor - The Birth of Flux and Anchor - Children of Flux and Anchor
Chambers, Robert W - The King in Yellow
Clarke, Arthur C - 2001: A Space Odyssey - Rendezvous with Rama
Cherryh, CJ - Gate of Ivrel - Fires of Azeroth - Exile's Gate - Ealdwood - The Dreamstone - The Tree of Swords and Jewels - Downbelow Station - Chanur's Venture
Clement, Hal - Mission of Gravity - Close to Critical - Starlight - Ocean on Top
Colfer, Eoin - Artemis Fowl
De Lint, Charles - Moonheart - The Riddle of the Wren
De Camp, L Sprague - The Castle of Iron - Wall of Serpents - The Best of L Sprague de Camp
Donaldson, Stephen - Daughter of Regals: And other stories
Duane, Diane - The Door into Fire - The Door into Shadow - The Door into Sunset - The Sword and the Dragon - So you Want to be a Wizard - High Wizardry
Durgin, Doranna - Dun Lady's Jess
Dunsany, Lord - The King of Elfland's Daughter - The Charwoman's Shadow
Farmer, Philip Jose - The Maker of Universes - The Gates of Creation - A Private Cosmos - Behind the Walls of Terra - The Lavalite World
Friesner, Esther - Harlot's Ruse
Harrison, Harry - Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
Heinlein, Robert H - Universe - Farmer in the Sky - Double Star
Hodgell, P C - Seeker's Mask - Dark of the Gods - To Ride A Rathorn
Homer - The Illiad (verse)
Hoyle, Fred - The Black cloud
Kay, Guy Gavriel - The Wandering Fire - The Darkest Road
Le Guin, Ursula K - The Left Hand of Darkness
Lee, Tanith - Quest for the White Witch - Don't Bite the Sun - Delusion's Master
Leiber, Fritz - The Swords of Lankhmar
Logstan, Ann - Shadow
Lovecraft, HP - The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath
MacCaffrey, Anne - All the Weyrs of Pern - The Skies of Pern
Martin, George RR - Wild Cards - Aces High - Jokers Wild
McKillip, Patricia - The Riddle-Master of Hed - Heir of Sea and Fire - Harpist in the Wind
Meyers, Roy - Daughers of the Dolphin - Destiny of the Dolphins
Moffitt, Donald - The Jupiter Theft - The Genesis Quest - Second Genesis
Niven, Larry - The Ringworld Engineers - Escape from Hell - Protector - The Patchwork Girl - The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton - Crashlander - The Draco Tavern - The Man-Kzin Wars 3-5, 7-9, 12 (and counting)
Offutt, Andrew J - The Eye of Sarsis - Web of the Spider
Raymond, Alex - Flash Gordon
Reynolds, Alastair - Revelation Space - Chasm City' - Redemption Ark - Absolution Gap
Rosenburg, Joel - The Sleeping Dragon - The Sword and the Chain - The Silver Crown
Simak, Clifford D - City
Smith, Cordwainer - The Planet buyer - The Underpeope
Stapledon, Olaf - Odd John - Sirius
Stirling, SM - Snowbrother - The Sharpest Edge - The Cage - Shadow's Son - Saber and Shadow
Swann, Thomas Burnett - The Day of the Minotaur - Cry Silver Bells - The Dolphin and the Deep - Where is the Bird of Fire? - Wolfwinter - How are the Mighty Fallen - The Not World - The Minnikins of Yam - The Tournament of Thorns - Will of the Wisp - Queens Walk in the Dust
Tarr, Judith - The Isle of Glass - The Golden Horn
Tolkein, JRR - The Fellowship of the Ring - The Two Towers - The Return of the King
Vance, Jack - The Moon Moth: And other stories
Varley, John - The Persistance of Vision - Blue Champagne - Steel Beach
Watt-Evans, Lawrence - The Spell of the Black Dagger
Weber, David - Crusade
Wells, HG - The War of the Worlds
White, TH - The Once and Future King
Williams, Tad - The Dragonbone Chair - The Stone of farewell - To Green Angel Tower
Williamson, Jack - The Humanoids
Wolf, Gene - The Shadow of the Torturer - The Claw of the Conciliator - The Sword of the Lictor - The Citadel of the Autarch
Wurts, Janny - Stormwarden - Keeper of the Keys - Shadowfane
Wyndham, John - The Day of the Triffids
Zelazny, Roger - Unicorn Variations
Anthologies: - Science Fiction Hall of Fame (vol 1+2)