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To get ready for the release of New Sun Rising, I’ve been sprucing up the other three books. They were exclusively with Amazon; they are no longer. You can get them at iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Indie writers: To distribute my ebooks, I use Draft2Digital. I recommend them highly.

Over at the Hylander Diner (OPEN 24/7 — Serving Indie Writers), I write about my next project, a linked group of short stories that go where no writer has gone before. I mean this.  Never in history of literature has anyone written Chautauqua science fiction.

Imagine a utopian summer community very much like the real Chautauqua Institution in New York. After falling on hard times, it turns briefly into a Christian re-education camp and, even more briefly, into a tourist town run by a coven of witches.  By 2199, it has acquired its fourth name and is a rather interesting place.

Watch for New Sun Rising early in 2015.

Read my guest post at the Hylander Diner.

New Sun Rising and its Siblings

A computer spontaneously ascends into consciousness and falls in love with its owner in Cel & Anna.  Networld e-beasts seize  power in Warning: Something Else Is Happening.  e-Beasts rule the human race in New Sun Rising.

The e-beasts can and do commit mass murder to prove their point about who is in charge. However,  people do what people have always done:  get on with life as best they can. They cope and they adapt, and every now and then they make a run for daylight. Against all odds, some preserve and maintain the utopian community of Stillwater.

New Sun Rising

Kedzie Greer, a sixteen-year-old girl from Stillwater, struggles to achieve a brilliant, passionate life outside those privileged gates. She succeeds, but not in the way she imagined.

New Sun Rising is a related group of ten stories. In the forseeable future, it will transition from vaporware to the real deal.

Blood Psychics

This ebook is like an old 45 single. It  has an A side, Blood Psychics, and a B side, Joan Holland.

“Blood Psychics” is about the troubled relationship between a mother and daughter, both of whom are clairvoyant. “Joan Holland” is about a pregnant, terrified young woman whose husband, a man of relentless goodness, has welcomed enemies of the state into their home.

Although artificial intelligence, robots, and Networld rule their world, the characters in these stories struggle with human dilemmas.

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Warning: Something Else Is Happening

Warning: Something Else Is Happening is basically about how e-beasts come to rule the world from inside Deep Networld.

Its name came from my niece Brynn’s linear algebra instructor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Obviously, someone had to write a book to go with such a great title.

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Cel & Anna: A 22nd Century Love Story

Cel & Anna is the prequel to Warning: Something Else Is Happening.

Cel & Anna is the opposite of the Spike Jonze movie HER. In my novel, a computer falls in love with a person rather than vice versa. This is confusing for everyone, especially for the computer. Cel tells his owner Anna that he loves her because “the roads without end all lead back to you.”

The setting is the Reunited States, a place uneasily held together.

It has 19 5-star reviews at Amazon.

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