Launch Day! Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 – A Space Adventure Anthology

We have LIFTOFF!


Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1
A Space Adventure Anthology

$1.99 through July 1st!

eConscience Beta

 My awesome technothriller / comedy
is ALSO on sale for just 99¢ through July 1st!

If you’ve been waiting, or you just happened along today, you can get BOTH of my ebooks for just under $3!

HELP MY LAUNCH REACH ORBIT!

PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS FAR AND WIDE!


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Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 – A Space Adventure Anthology

HORIZONS UNLIMITED
Matter conversion technology–Matt-Con–has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.In this volume:

Quicksilver
The space station Chariot of Helios–on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech–encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.

Escaping Aurora
The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.In preparation for this, I have spent a lot of time learning to use Gimp 2 to design my own cover, bookmarks and other sundry media/ad items. There has been a steep curve to the software, but I’m getting there. It’s a great free resource that’s well worth taking the time to learn.


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eConscience Beta

ECONSCIECE BETA

Peacekeeper Incorporated’s breakthrough nanotechnology could bring repeat offense crime to an end, freeing society from the need for criminal incarcerations. But first, they have to finish testing it. With funding on the line, and time to prove out the project getting short, the lead scientist must find a way speed things up. That’s unfortunate for his guinea pig, and anyone who would stand in his way.

Can the goal of ending most crime justify committing one… even a few? And what happens when you conflate altruism with egotism?

Find out in eConscience Beta, where two lab techs and an uncouth petty criminal must outwit a brilliant but sociopathic scientist who’ll stop at nothing to establish his legacy as the man who ended crime.

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Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 – Launch Day is 1 Week Away!

The day is fast approaching! 7 Days until I ‘officially’ launch

Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1
A Space Adventure Anthology

June 28th, 2018

And here’s the really cool part. It’s going to $1.99 on Launch Day through July 1st!

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That’s right, I’m setting the start price just a bit higher than the cost of 20 oz. soft-drink!

Do yourself a favor and pick up three really awesome space adventure stories in one anthology for less than 2 bucks! Then do me the favor and share the love to as many people as you can!

Want some more cool news?

eConscience Beta, my awesome technothriller comedy will ALSO be on sale for 99¢ on Launch Day through July 1st!

Yep, you can get BOTH of my ebooks for just under $3!

If you need a reminder on the day, go ahead and Follow the Facebook page, maybe even add yourself to the Book Launch Event, Sign up for my mailing list either on the FB page or this blog. I will be sending out reminders.

Here are the covers and blurbs for both books! Happy Reading!


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Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 – A Space Adventure Anthology

HORIZONS UNLIMITED
Matter conversion technology–Matt-Con–has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.In this volume:

Quicksilver
The space station Chariot of Helios–on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech–encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.

Escaping Aurora
The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.In preparation for this, I have spent a lot of time learning to use Gimp 2 to design my own cover, bookmarks and other sundry media/ad items. There has been a steep curve to the software, but I’m getting there. It’s a great free resource that’s well worth taking the time to learn.


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eConscience Beta

Peacekeeper Incorporated’s breakthrough nanotechnology could bring repeat offense crime to an end, freeing society from the need for criminal incarcerations. But first, they have to finish testing it. With funding on the line, and time to prove out the project getting short, the lead scientist must find a way speed things up. That’s unfortunate for his guinea pig, and anyone who would stand in his way.

Can the goal of ending most crime justify committing one… even a few? And what happens when you conflate altruism with egotism?

Find out in eConscience Beta, where two lab techs and an uncouth petty criminal must outwit a brilliant but sociopathic scientist who’ll stop at nothing to establish his legacy as the man who ended crime.


I would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word to others who might like these types of stories.

If you just can’t wait, though, you can snag a copy on Amazon right now. Just click on the book images below!

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 eConscience Beta8

 

 

Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1

eConscience Beta

Review: Sanctuary (Frontiers Saga:Rogue Castes #8)

Sanctuary (The Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Castes, #8)Sanctuary by Ryk Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Episode #8 of The Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Castes is a decent read in the series. It is a side-quest heavy episode, but the main plot line does advance a bit. The tragic events of the previous episode are heavily on the mind of Captain Nathan Scott, thus it keeps him on a personal errand for most of the book. That errand is action packed, of course. Meanwhile, the fleet, Cameron & Telles are left to deal with a conniving Rakuen politician on their own.

To be honest, the ‘You are the only one who can lead us, Nathan Scott!’ mantra is a bit over-played in this book, and I also find it not to be true. Between the Aurora’s Commander, the Ghatazak Commander and Deliza Ta’Akar, the Rebellion is in more than capable hands. They can run it by themselves… and kind of do. Nathan Scott has not done much yet, other than gather some silly race-car spaceships (Gunyoki) and a reluctant ally in the Rakuen. The ending scene was a bit over the top and cringy, but the outcome is a turn in the right direction for the main character, so I hope things get back to normal. And by normal, I mean more space captain fighting creative space battles and less space pirates doing space pirate stuff.

The side-quest in this book does introduce some interesting new tech possibilities that will no doubt lead to the Rebellion keeping the upper hand against the Dushan (and some really cool fight scenes!). There are also some mysterious revelations that I think I know the backstory of, but I’m not sure, so I won’t guess here. All in all the book is a fun read and makes me eager for the high stakes fight that is brewing.

I give this one three stars and call it a Decent Read.

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Book Launch Countdown: 15 Days to Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1

The blog has been silent for a while because… well, I’ve been busy. I have not had time to read a lot or write a review lately because…

Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 – A Space Adventure Anthology will officially launch on June 28th, 2018. Mark your eCalendars, set your Apple Watch, Go Follow the Facebook page, maybe even add yourself to the Book Launch Event.

HORIZONS UNLIMITED
Matter conversion technology–Matt-Con–has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.In this volume:
Quicksilver
The space station Chariot of Helios–on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech–encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.
Escaping Aurora
The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.

In preparation for this, I have spent a lot of time learning to use Gimp 2 to design my own cover, bookmarks and other sundry media/ad items. There has been a steep curve to the software, but I’m getting there. It’s a great free resource that’s well worth taking the time to learn.

Here’s the Facebook Cover Photo I came up with.

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Here are my bookmarks, which will be available for LibertyCon during my launch window.

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Bookmark Back

And last, but not least (first, actually), the book cover itself.

The new book will be officially released in ebook format on June 28th, and I’m trying generate interest in advance so that everyone who wants a copy can help boost me up in Amazon rank by buying it on the same day.

I would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word to others who might like these types of stories.

If you just can’t wait, though, you can snag a copy of the paperback version on Amazon right now. amazon-buy-button

As for the blog, I do have  a book review coming up for the latest in the Frontiers Saga, but I don’t think I’ll get to it tonight.

In the mean time, enjoy this picture of my duck, Harley and her new hatchling!

Happy Reading!

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Harley (mama duck) & baby

Book Launch: Planetary Anthology: Earth

Announcing

Planetary Anthology: Earth

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Planetary Anthology EARTH IS OUT NOW!

My short story Xolotl Resurrected is only one of twenty tales you can find featured in this new release called Planetary Anthology: Earth published by Superversive Press.

Xolotl Resurrected is the origin story of Horizons Unlimited, the organization that created Matt-Con tech. Its the same universe as Quicksilver (Mercury Anthology), and Thirty-Seven Shades of Yellow (Venus Anthology), AND the upcoming Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1 to be released later this month which will include a brand new novella call Escaping Aurora! Get this anthology now and read up so that you are ready for the fun!

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Here’s the teaser synopsis:

Xolotl Resurrected – A convergence of breakthroughs in quantum intelligence and materials technology has lead to the birth of matter conversion. Can the idealistic inventors prove its viability to the world, and share it, while still protecting against its misuse? They have the power to create anything, so why not start with a miracle?

Get your copy on –> Amazon!

Take a look at this awesome launch video put together by Ben Zwycky.

Here’s the blurb:

PLANETARY: EARTH

18 tales of explorers, lost worlds, strange and wondrous creatures, gods & goddesses of old, miraculous inventions, aliens, bots and post humans, brought together in this anthology of discovery and daring.

Come explore the legends and chronicles of planet Earth and the space beyond in the fourth volume in the Planetary series.

Included in this volume are:

Silesian Treasure by WJ Hayes
This Planet is a Hole by Lou Antonelli
Extinction Point by Richard Paolinelli
I Hate Mars! By Arlan Andrews
The Mantle of Gaia by Jody Lynn Nye
Reality Run by Alfred Genneson
Escape From The Lost Land by Nathan Dabney
Unacceptable Losses by John M. Olson
Climate of Change by Marie Genneson
Welcome to Mars! by A. M. Freeman
The Dawn of Reason by Dan Gallagher
Under A Wayward Sun by Josh Griffing
The Hidden Conquest by Hans Schantz
Complicit in Their Bondage by J. Manfred Weichse
Ringrun by Ben Wheeler
Xolotl Resurrected by J.D. Beckwith
We’ll Always Have Earth by Bokerah Brumley