The Flesh Tinker and the Loneliest Man

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The author informs us that he has been a potter and a stained-glass designer for about fifteen years. He is married and enjoys sailing, gardening, and Al computer art.

His story «Click» was a prizewinner in the Writers of the Future contest, and it was printed in the contest’s second anthology. Currently, he is working on a novel and, hopefully, a couple of short stories for Amazing Stories.(July 1987)

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Ray Aldridge (Raymon Huebert Aldridge) Ray Aldridge Country: USA Born: 1948-07-06 American science fiction writer who signed his works with the abbreviated name "Ray Aldridge". And very little is known about his life path. After serving in the army, he took up pottery. He worked in Las Vegas, Huntsville (Alabama), where his parents lived then, in the wilderness of western Tennessee, where the only enterprise was a coffin factory, then on the Gulf Coast in Florida, where he soon settled. Influenced by the late Sudanese potter Siddig El `Ngoumi. Not having achieved any special artistic and business success, Aldridge, together with his wife, who perfectly owned a glass cutter, started making sci-fi stained-glass windows, and when he was tired of slowly dying of hunger, he quite logically turned to the craft of a science fiction writer. But since he was never a professional writer, after relative success, he returned to his main profession - an artist specializing in ceramic and porc...

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Ray Aldridge (Raymon Huebert Aldridge) Ray Aldridge Country: USA Born: 1948-07-06 American science fiction writer who signed his works with the abbreviated name "Ray Aldridge". And very little is known about his life path. After serving in the army, he took up pottery. He worked in Las Vegas, Huntsville (Alabama), where his parents lived then, in the wilderness of western Tennessee, where the only enterprise was a coffin factory, then on the Gulf Coast in Florida, where he soon settled. Influenced by the late Sudanese potter Siddig El `Ngoumi. Not having achieved any special artistic and business success, Aldridge, together with his wife, who perfectly owned a glass cutter, started making sci-fi stained-glass windows, and when he was tired of slowly dying of hunger, he quite logically turned to the craft of a science fiction writer. But since he was never a professional writer, after relative success, he returned to his main profession - an artist specializing in ceramic and porcelain sculpture. Now his handmade earthenware and porcelain dishes, as well as custom-made door handles (by the way, many with SF motifs) are sold online. The first appearance in the press was the fantastic story "Click", which was published in the anthology "L. Ron Hubbard Introduces the Writers of the Future, 1986. He also penned a psychedelic space thriller - the "Liberator" trilogy, in which the action takes place in a technically advanced galactic civilization, but the giant corporation "League of the Arts" has been controlling the legalized slave trade for millennia. And in this world you have to fight for your life and experience terrible trials, a professional killer Ruiz Ava, whose consciousness is controlled by a deadly trap network. As an agent of the League, having arrived on the planet Pharaoh, one of the slave traders` nurseries, he soon begins to fight those who are selling their own kind. In "Mechanical Orpheus" the hero enters into a duel with an all-powerful cult of death, which longs for the painful death of people, and his power is so boundless that even the League of Arts is powerless in front of him. In addition to these three novels, he published two and a half dozen short stories over the course of a decade, after which Ray Aldridge went out of print. True, in 2002, the author`s new story, Soul Pipes, was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and his new novel from the Liberator cycle was promised. But for now, that`s all. On his home page (dedicated specifically to the art of pottery, not literature), there is the following description of everyday life: “I resist the desire to write about myself in the third person. I hope you understand what I mean, especially if you read this on the sites of other, less complex artists ... "Ray Aldridge, world famous potter, philanthropist and writer, Living National Property (at least he would be if We would have had a Living National Property in the United States) ”. But when I read one of these epic biographies, I can`t help feeling that the artist wrote it himself, pretending to be someone else who bows to the artist ... and getting a little carried away by this role. So let`s get by with a less extravagant, but, I hope, less funny chronicle of my life. Let me tell you this: I avoided calling anyone “boss” for nearly thirty years (not counting my wife, of course). When I returned home from the army, I realized that the greatest pleasure I gave to molding pots - and since then I have been doing this for many years. I do not want to claim that I have become phenomenally successful financially or aesthetically. I am too non-business person to make a lot of money. But it was a wonderful time - until I was tired of poverty. The period began when, with the help of my wife Nancy, I was creating science fiction stained glass windows. In the end, we were very tired of this form of fasting, and Nancy got a real job. I became a writer. Out of the frying pan into the fire. But, oddly enough, I had a fair amount of success as a writer, selling many short stories and three novels. I was a Nebula finalist twice. Then the children appeared, three of them in quick succession. Nancy had a real job, but I became a housewife. I continued to write (mostly scientific literature) and did web design. Throughout this time, I have been sculpting pots. Finally, I came to the conclusion that I had never done a job that I enjoyed as much as pottery. When the kids got older and went to school, I decided to get serious about clay again. " The works of this author (especially the trilogy "The Liberator") after their translation into Russian turned out to be quite popular among the domestic reader. Many critics praised the novels of Ray Aldridge, and in July 2004, the novel by Eduard Sesigin "The Wizard from the Planet Pharaoh", which is a direct continuation of the Aldridge trilogy, even appeared on the Russian-language segment of the Internet.