Published (and not) Works by Richard Bangs

Novels with a sci-fi bent and lots of action

Forsaken: Searching for God's Fingerprints | Published by iUniverse


Forgiven: Finding a path home  | Published by Bookcrafters in Parker, CO.


Forgotten: A Stepping Stone to the Stars | Published by iUniverse

Personal columns

Footnotes: I began writing personal columns in 1973 at my first newspaper job on the News-Record in Gillette, Wyoming.


My first column was called Footnotes, meaning that what I wrote in my columns would be things that would add understanding to the day's news or current events of a public or personal nature. I continued to use the Footnotes title for the rest of my journalism career.


Most of my columns were published weekly in the Douglas County (Colo.) News-Press In Castle Rock, Colo.


An ongoing project is to build a collection of my favorites. See a sample here.

Red Rover, a short story about Mars exploration

Here is a short little diddy about the exploration of Mars. Click on the attachment and read the PDF file or save it to print out and read at your leisure.

Red Rover final.pdf
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"Floaters," a little sci-fi horror story

Ever wonder about those spots in your eyes? If you wonder too much, maybe they will come alive, perhaps causing the nightmare of your life.

Floaters (1).pdf
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Sept. 28, 2020 -- Forgotten: A Stepping Stone to the Stars, has won Second Place in the 2020 CIPA EVVY Awards for Science Fiction. The announcement was made Sept. 10 via a Zoom virtual awards ceremony. "Forgotten" is now for sale on this website or online at, and You can find all my books by typing in the title and  "Richard D. Bangs" in the search box. I also have books on hand that I can mail or deliver if near my home in the Denver area. "Forgotten" is my third novel in the sci-fi trilogy, "Forsaken." This third novel will wrap up the adventures of Jarrod McKinley in his search for extraterrestrial life that I started with "Forsaken: Searching for God's Fingerprints," and continued with "Forgiven: Finding a Path Home." "Forsaken" was published in 2011, "Forgiven" in 2016. 

Kirkus review is positive for Forgiven. Click on "News" above to see the details.

Blue Ink Reviews says Forgotten is "captivating." See the full review by clicking the "News" link above.

Sales locations, formats

Forsaken, Forgiven, and Forgotten are available in paperback and e-books. 


Sales locations for the "Forsaken" trilogy. 


Forsaken and Forgotten can be ordered from this website at a discount or  online at They, along with Forgiven, also can be ordered online at The Tattered Cover in Denver, The Boulder Book Store and at Barnes & Noble and


Autographed copies are available by contacting the author via this Website or


FREE!!  Get chapter 1 of Forsaken here.


All News

Forsaken blog

Read my Forsaken blog. I will be exploring some ideas I used in the sequel to Forsaken and will start exploring what I want to look at in the third book in this series.



If you have always wanted to ask me something, now is the time to go for it!

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