USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith occasionally commits Poker Boy stories. In this collection are five. âThe Old Girlfriend of Doom,â âPink Shoes and Hot Chocolate,â âNot Salable For Sale,â âDried Up,â and âMummy Murders.â In each of these stories Poker Boy deals with the dreaded Silicon Suckers, a race that lives in the sand outside of Las Vegas. And against the Silicon Suckers, sometimes Poker Boy wins and sometimes he doesnât. Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and well over 100 published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted as D.W. Smith. With Kristine Kathryn Rusch, he is the coauthor of The Tenth Planet trilogy and The 10th Kingdom. He writes under many pen names and has also ghosted for a number of top bestselling writers. Dean has also written books and comics for all three major comic book companies, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, and has done scripts for Hollywood. One movie was actually made. Over his career he has also been an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. Currently, he is writing thrillers and mystery novels under another name. If you enjoyed this Dean Wesley Smith short story collection, you might also try: Five From the Felt (Poker Boy Adventures) Five From the Jukebox Challenge Stories Volume #1 Challenge Stories Volume #2 Love With the Proper Fantasy Five From the Aliens When Ghosts Have Stories Five Weird Crimes Five From the End of the World
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|Title of Fantasy eBook: Poker Boy vs. The Silicon Suckers|
|Release Date: 01-27-2012|
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Poker Boy vs. The Silicon Suckers
Poker Boy came into existence because of a challenge with writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman. A few weeks before Christmas we had a habit of doing a series of stories for a small chapbook to give to friends for Christmas. The challenge was to write four or five stories in a short amount of time, then just put them in the chapbook, sign them, and give them out. Those little chapbooks are very rare.
One Christmas season, while I was doing more poker playing than writing, Nina suggested the Christmas short story challenge again. Never being one to turn down a challenge, I said, “Sure.” Even though I wasn’t writing much at the time.
But that turned out harder than I had imagined. My focus was on poker and playing tournaments at a casino in the Oregon Mountains called Spirit Mountain. I was wearing a black leather jacket and a black fedora-like hat to every tournament.
And the poker gods were treating me well.
But at the same time I wanted to write the Christmas stories. So one night after I got home from the casino, I started writing Poker Boy stories, basically putting myself into the stories at first. I did four of the Poker Boy stories that first challenge, including the first story in this book.
And no I never had an old girlfriend like the one in the first story. In fact, I never put any of my friends into any of my stories and Poker Boy has changed into a person I could only dream of being. That’s the fun of writing fiction....