More lower prices

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We’ve lowered the prices on some more of our paperbacks that you can order through Amazon. You can now order The Battle for Turtle Island, Disharmony of the Spheres, The Divided States of America Vol. 1, Ecotastrophe II, Future Syndicate, Future Syndicate II, Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind, Seedlings on the Solar Winds, and Taurin Tales at a reduced price. Enjoy! There are some really great reads in there.

A review of The Poet

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This is quite a strange book, in many ways a kind of psychoanalytical exploration of narrative–I have never encountered anything like how the author narrates the complex identity of the protagonist. At times it is difficult, and I found myself wincing at some of the viewpoints expressed, particularly around gender (not a politically correct book!), but still and all this book is definitely worth reading for the strange genius of its narrative technique. Parts of it are laugh out loud funny, if only because of being bewilderingly bizarre.

Order for just $2.24 today at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/16552

Lower prices on magazines

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We’ve lowered the prices on all of the print copies of our old magazines through Amazon. You can get copies of Environmental Holocaust, The Fifth Di…, The Martian Wave, and Mundanities for even lower prices than before…so, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and order today.

Featured book of the weekend for Aug. 13th-15th

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This weekend, we feature The Poet by James Baker.

Max checked out of reality years ago. When he comes back, he finds himself to be a bum dressed like a priest. He also finds himself to be the only potent man in an otherwise impotent America.

Max eventually reaches the west coast where he finds himself the host of an hour long TV show watched by billions. His adoring fans begin to call him The Poet, and they see him as the savior of the world.

You can order it for 25% off at Smashwords by following this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/16552

And it can be yours for just $2.24.

Reviews of Seedlings on the Solar Winds

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Our book of the weekend is Seedlings on the Solar Winds by J Alan Erwine, which is available from Smashwords this weekend for just $1.49 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/16551

What have people had to say about this title…

An excellent collection of stories from J Alan Erwine. It’s been 3 years since I’ve read this, so I can’t give details on the individual stories, but it led me to buy more story collections from Erwine and this title is on my to-read-again list.

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J Alan Erwine’s “Seedlings on a Solar Wind” is a small book, but loaded with good stories.

I’ve enjoyed reading all of them. I like short stories. I like the fast setup and the slamming resolution. J’s stories fulfill my desire for the quick, fast, slap you in the face plots.

Seedlings has some downsides, but they’re not severe. I noticed a few typos here and there. Well, what can I say? I’m a long-time tech writer and typos tend to show on the page in neon to my eye. I’ve seen them in the high-paid authors books, so I’ll not mark J down on that account.

Favorites? “A Chronic Mistake,” although J admits he doesn’t write much cyberpunk, he might consider doing more. The story kept me going to the end. I didn’t think I was much of a cyberpunk fan, but it then occurred to me that Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delaney is one of my favorite books of all time. Is it cyberpunk? I think so, maybe, sort of. Maybe it’s pre-cyberpunk. Coming out in 1975, there was hardly any cyber with which to punk anyway. I also really liked Snow Crash by Neal Stephensen, and that’s cyberpunk for sure. So maybe I’m more of a cyberpunk fan than I thought.

Featured book of the weekend for August 6th-8th

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If we’re going to start a featured book of the weekend, then we might as well start with where it all started for us…Seedlings on the Solar Winds by J Alan Erwine.

America as a fascist state, soldiers driven to terrorism, insane computers, insane humans, insane aliens, these are just some of the things waiting for readers in the pages of this new short story collection from prize winning science fiction author J Alan Erwine.

Available for 25% off at Smashwords this weekend only: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/16551

Weekend Feature

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Starting next weekend, we will be featuring a different title from our back catalog every weekend. We will be posting info about the title, sharing reviews (if they exist), and posting other information that we might think would be important…and of course we’ll be cutting the price at Smashwords, so make sure you keep an eye on this blog every Friday.

Next week’s title will be…well, you’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you?

The Complete Ephemeris Bundle

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We’ve combined all of the Ephemeris titles into one bundle. It features all of the large collections like The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica, and such, but it leaves off the individual titles that are included in those larger collections, so that it’s easier for you to get everything without having to try to figure out what’s in each collection…and the best part, it’s all available for only $40.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/364674