MARTIN, Russell. American, b. 1952. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Language/Linguistics, Sports/Fitness, Biography, Documentaries/ Reportage. Career: Telluride Times, Telluride, CO, reporter, 1975-78, managing editor, 1978-79. Full-time writer, 1979-. Colorado College, visiting assistant professor of English, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992; Colorado Rocky Mountain School, visiting scholar, 1992. Teacher at workshops, including Steamboat Writers' Conference, 1985, Southern Utah University Creative Writing Conference, 1992, and Desert Writers' Workshop, 1993. Publications: NONFICTION: Cowboy: The Enduring Myth of the Wild West, 1983; (with J.P. Allen) Entering Space: An Astronaut's Odyssey, 1984; The Color Orange: A Super Bowl Season with the Denver Broncos, 1987; Matters Gray and White: A Neurologist, His Patients, and the Mysteries of the Brain, 1987; A Story That Stands Like a Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West, 1990; Out of Silence: A Journey into Language, 1994; Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved, 2000; Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World, 2002. FICTION: Beautiful Islands, 1988; Piecing (stories). EDITOR, AND AUTHOR OF INTRODUCTION: (with M. Barasch) Writers of the Purple Sage: An Anthology of Recent Western Writing, 1984; New Writers of the Purple Sage: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Writers, 1992. Contributor to periodicals.