I know that a lot of people are tired of being told that every election for the past decade is THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER! But it’s true. The fastest way for the anti-democratic forces to seize power is if The People can’t be bothered to vote. And they have too much power as it is. To keep our democracy, we need to vote, in this election and every election.
The tiniest part
that I’m doing is having a sale of five of my ebooks. All I ask – and there’s no way for me to know
– is that if you’re an adult American you vote in this Election. Here’s a site to help you find your polling location. And you don’t have to wait
until after you vote, if you grab my books now, you can have something to read
while you wait in line.
If you’re an
American under 18, you can still get my books.
All I ask is that once you turn 18 you register to vote. Information on how to do that should be on
your state’s website. You can also grab
my books if you’re not an American. I
just ask that you participate in your country’s political system, because the
anti-democratic forces are not limited to the US.
The following five
ebooks will be free to download from Friday, November 3, through Tuesday,
November 7. The title links take you to
the US site for the book.
complains about politics, but does anyone do anything about it? My attempt to
do something about it is to collect forty of my short stories with a political
element into my Political Pies anthology. The stories are either politically
neutral or equally condemning of the national parties. Instead of trying to
sway you to one ideology or another, my goal is to just get people thinking
about politics in the hopes a rose might grow out of all the political manure.
The Most Powerful
Man in the World and other stories is a collection of five, short, scifi
stories to provide a sample of my writing.
A being from the
distant future with almost unlimited powers comes back to help Ian Steele make
the world a better place in “The Most Powerful Man in the World.” One bookstore
customer has an entirely different reason for wanting books in “Black Market Books.”
“Motherhood” tells the story of Thomas Gillespie, the surrogate mother for a
baby AI. “Storyteller” is about an author thinking his book into existence. And
“Deadworld” is about the alien world humans are reborn on – in alien bodies –
after we die.
A Man of Few Words
is a collection of fifty of my flash fiction stories. What would really happen
if a “T-Rex on steroids” attacked a city? Why do science fiction writers make
the best lovers? How does a company get to Second Base with VIPs? I explore these
questions and more using less than 1,000 words and in various genres from humor
to horror and general fiction to science fiction.
For reasons of
safety and avoiding paradoxes, Time Travel Incorporated assigns a Guardian to
all its travelers. So when there is an accident during political historian Roj
Hasol’s trip back to 1968, it’s his Guardian Susan who sets out on the arduous
task of cleaning up the mess.
As a science
fiction writer, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how technology will
change the way we live. I’ve come up with these ten short essays about science
fictional elements that will – almost certainly – one day become science fact
as a way for people to start coming to terms with them. Because I’ve spent time
thinking about clones and AIs, I feel I’ll be okay when they do finally show up
whereas most people will probably freak out. I hope these essays will get
people to start thinking about the future because, no matter what we do, the
future is coming.