INSIDE MOTHER


My byline-- Pat DeGraw in those days-- is not on the
cover by Staranko, but it's a thrill to have my story's
Mother character floating in zero-G beside the names
of all those science fiction stars.


About the time I was graduated from USC School of Journalism, renowned science fiction agent Forrest J. Ackerman sold my first short story, “Inside Mother.” It was published in 1970 in "Infinity One" by Lancer Books, Inc. a paperback anthology edited by Robert Hoskins.

INSIDE MOTHER was reprinted in 1983 in a paperback athology with stories by Asimov, Dick, Bester & Ballard and a brief footnoted lexicon for German students of English: “Fremdsprachentexte: Science Fiction Stories 1” edited by Herausgegeben von Dieter Wessels, Philipp Reclam jun. Printed in Stuttgart, Germany, Universal-Bibliothek Nr. 9156 [2] 1983/​ISBN 3-15-009156-X.

I’ve expanded INSIDE MOTHER into the 150,000-word multi-generational science fiction novel LOG OF THE DOG. A granddaughter of the orphans discovers who the Dog and Mother really are when she has to figure out what is destroying everything except giant butterflies and radio-head cockroaches inside the orbital habitat...
























































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Americana
Book I in the Mississippi Saga, available in hard-copy and Kindle at Amazon.
Book II in The Mississippi Saga... 322-years before Columbus, a Welsh sea captain sails west in the wake of the Vikings to save a remnant of his family from destruction by the Norman-English King Henry. Originally published by Bantam Books Inc. (ISBN 0-553-28277-8). Reissued by The Authors Guild, and on sale at Amazon.com (ISBN:0-595-16532-X)
Book III in The Mississippi Saga.... to ensure survival of his New World colony, Madoc joins Shawnee Indian allies, which provokes Iroquois enemies farther north on the Mississippi River. Original Bantam Books title (ISBN: 0-553-28521-1) is reissued by The Authors Guild, available at Amazon.com (ISBN: 0-595-16536-2)
Book V in the Mississippi Saga...A French soldier of fortune and a Quapaw Indian woman risk everything for love in the wilds of French Louisiana. Original Bantam Books title: "River of Destiny" (ISBN 0-553-2586-9), reissued by The Authors Guild under the Author's original title WOMAN CALLED ARKANSAS (ISBN 0-595-14029-7)
Contemporary
A commercial actress gets more than she bargained for when she telepathically hooks up with a TV star revived after near-death experience in a case of stolen identity that ends in madness, murder and ironic new life for both of them. DRIVER is also 109-page screenplay listed on TriggerStreet, and adapted from the Pinnacle Books novel (ISBN: 0-523-41278-9)
Science Fiction
Short Story first published under the byline Pat De Graw in the 1970 paperback anthology Infinity One, by Lancer Books, Inc. with stories by Asimov, Dick, Bester & Ballard. Human orphans raised by a surrogate mechanical mother invent a religion to explain their circumstances. The original story Inside Mother, is the core story, one of 2-dozen log entries stored in the mechanical mother's computer database that is the unpublished 150,000-word novel LOG OF THE DOG, (See works-in-progress on the Home page) Inside Mother was reprinted in the paperback anthology for German students of English with footnoted lexicon, “Fremdsprachentexte: Science Fiction Stories 1” edited by Herausgegeben von Dieter Wessels, Philipp Reclam jun. Stuttgart, Germany, Universal-Bibliothek Nr. 9156 [2] 1983/ISBN 3-15-009156-X
When human astronauts invade his asteriodal home, a telepathic creature steals a radio to connect his silent child with his community. Short story published April 1973 in Analog Science Fact Science Fiction Magazine, under married name Pat DeGraw.