What does go on behind all those locked doors?
Most people come to the Lamp Post Motel to hide out, shack up and party down. Some find it a cheap getaway from Tucson’s merciless summer heat. And a few tattered souls are there because they’ve stumbled and there’s nowhere else to fall.
Elmo Skinner is a painfully shy technogeek who lost everything, and bought the Lamp Post Motel from the ashes. He turned the property into an automation project, addeing hidden cameras to keep a little too close an eye on his clientèle.
years in the future, a couple of grad students from Saturn's University
of the Rings sneak through a hole in time to the Lamp Post Motel for
sexual anthropology field research. They send Elmo mind-hopping on the
ride of his life.
Joe Gold is a Pulitzer-nominated
journalist, technology marketing consultant, and web content writer
in San Francisco. He lived in Tucson for 29 years, some as desk clerk,
some as a manager of the Lamp Post Motel. He is a longstanding member
of the National Writers Union. more >>
Morris Gold built the actual Lamp Post Motel in 1970. The only "camera" on the property was an empty box with a red light to ward off theft, which it failed to do. After he passed, the Gold family ran the business until new owners joined a chain and changed the name. more >>
of Charles G. Finney's famous urban fantasy, The Circus of Dr. Lao,
also set in Tucson almost 75 years ago. ...Gold has a nice ear for dialogue
and clearly wants to say a lot."
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