To sum up my reaction to “Marooned” in one word, it would be “annoying.” The main reason I found your book annoying was because I’d been kicking around a similar storyline – time travel to Carbondale circa 1969 – and you beat me to the punch. I enjoyed parts of
The answer is brain storming, using the productivity cube.
Due to recent medical problems that have cut-off oxygen to the authors brain, the white paper has a few holes in it. But we are confident that we will be able to fill them.
When President Delyte Morris was building SIU into a major institution, he encouraged innovation. Though President Morris probably never thought of this idea, he would certainly have approved of it. If you’re walking around the Carbondale campus, and see a pretty tree, all you have to do is pull out
. And some people believe that without its party school reputation, Southern Illinois University has lost its identity. It’s been nearly a generation since Carbondale closed the bars along the strip during Halloween. However things have changed. But during the Roaring 70’s Halloween at SIU was 24/7 and 364
Who among us wouldn’t love to zip back in time to re-live a day or two of our college years? If you attended Southern Illinois University in the 1970s, I’ve found a way: Buckle up and break open Saluki Marooned, a rollicking time travel novel by Robert P. Rickman, an
Why fly them there on an American Airlines MD-80 piloted by an SIU grad, of course!
An Amtrak train which connects Carbondale to Chicago is named “The Saluki”. And now the SIU mascot has it’s name on…a…bean.
Ramjet here…telling you not to worry Melissa, you’ll find the book. Space cadet Marta, with her love beads and her granny glasses, who Rickman (in a spectacular lack of judgement) put in charge of the clues committee, knows nothing about radio. She was going to assign Fritzberger to the task,
Because radio stations have microphones everywhere. And disk jockeys are daring personalities who love to tempt fate, it stands to reason that they swear a lot around microphones. Or better yet, re-record something, such as a liner, and insert the appropriate naughty word, and then keep it around on a
It took me eight years to write Saluki Marooned, and when I finished it, I had read it at least five times. I was looking for typos and misspellings before I sent it to the publisher. Despite my best efforts, two typos got by. One would think considering the fact
Mae Smith will be the first to go next year, then it will be Schneider in 2021, followed by Neely in 2024. Loreto Cruz produced this video on Brush Towers which includes: Eye popping views of the campus, interviews with present SIU students, film of the Roaring 70’s–including riots and street
This lady will be meeting this guy at SIU Homecoming this October. We are the only two authors who have ever written novels about SIU since the university as chartered in 1869. I spent a few minutes talking about our collaboration on WRFN radio in Nashville during the Experimental Radio
In an attempt to spread the word about SIU far and wide, we’ve decided to ask our main competitor to help us out. On the surface that doesn’t seem like a very bright idea. After all, there have been only two novels written about Southern Illinois University, and I wrote
Saluki Marooned author Robert Rickman has had a bout of sickness that has lasted nearly four months: allergic asthma, H1N1, and the stomach flu, which has resulted in emergency room visits, multiple doctors visits, and enough medicine to open a drug store. He’s feeling better now, but (as would be
I have made considerable progress on my White Paper on the direction that Southern Illinois University should take in the next decade. The full White Paper may be published on Dec. 6, 2013.