Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor's Name

Les Standiford

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Lynne Barrett

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Vernon Dickson

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member


Science Fiction, Mars, Fiction

Date of Defense



The science fiction novel ENFORCER BLUES follows cyborg and mob enforcer Gregory Rikard as he becomes involved with a conspiracy on Mars.

Ex-soldier and cyborg Gregory Rikard and his partner Platina work unwillingly for a crime syndicate until a charismatic stranger offers them the chance to rebel in the hope of claiming a better life. But when Rikard steals a dangerous prototype for the rebellion, he’ll be forced to choose between his own interests, the future of Mars, and a single innocent life.

Like Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, ENFORCER BLUES explores the relationship between the biological, the technological, and those caught in the middle.



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