Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Topicality is topical.

I can't believe people are still going on about Titanic and the whole "how big was the door" controversy. It's as if they think James Cameron really really wanted to save Jack, but just couldn't think of any way to do it. It's like the in-depth scientific analysis of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars, and how their blasters don't really shoot lasers. They're not really bad shots, it's just that the stars of the films had extremely heavy Plot Armor.

So everyone everywhere seems to be sexually harassing everyone else. And yet, Kermit the Frog never complained about Jim Henson fondling his green tuchus for over thirty years.

I can't believe Net Neutrality is back under fire. I've said this before, but to fellow fans of Objectivism: The ISPs want you to believe that they're Dagny's vision of Taggart Transcontinental or Rearden Steel, but that's a lie. The internet is not something new that they built from the ground up with their own money and the labors of their minds, it's something they've found a way to gatekeep through acquisition. With all of their lobbying, government subsidies, and strangulation of competition, they're much more Jim Taggart and Associated Steel.

Everyone have a fun Thursday and Friday. May your leftovers finally be finished.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

So that's what 513 pages looks like...

The paperback of The Forgotten Cathedral is now available on Amazon. It should take a few days for it to combine with the Kindle page.

In the meantime, it's time for a toast!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Because $2.99 is just too outrageous a price...

When you planned to spend your day designing a paperback, but you have to spend time filling out DMCA forms instead. (Urge to rip the lungs out of some worthless __________ while they watch seriously rising)

EDIT - And yea, it has been removed. Go Go Gadget DMCA Takedown! 


Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Forgotten Cathedral is now available.

It's only about nine months later than I had planned, but Debris of Shadows Book II: The Forgotten Cathedral has finally been released for kindle. (If you don't have a kindle, the app is free for smartphones and tablets.) A paperback version should be available within the next few weeks, as it takes a little more time.

Thank you to all my friends and family - especially those of you who emailed me now and then and asked when it was coming, because you wanted to know what happened next. I can't tell you how much those words of kindness kept me going.

A special shout-out to my friends Masha and Waldo for your help with Russian and Spanish words and phrases (respectively.) Any mistakes or mistranslations are purely mine.

This is the longest thing I've written to date (134+k words, or about 530 pages) so I'm happy that apart from a few promotional things (updating my website, getting the paperback together, adding it to Goodreads, annoying my friends with a new Facebook page to like, etc.) it's finally done. I can finally enjoy life, binge Stranger Things and Black Mirror, catch up on other people's books - especially those written by my friends, get a haircut, play games on the phone on the bus instead of editing on my way to work, or even take a nap!

A final note, this is the middle of a three-part serial, so while I've tried to make it so reading The Lies of the Sage is not required, it is, of course, recommended. And yes, there will be a concluding part three. Unless HBO wants to make a series first...

Thank you again, my friends, I hope you enjoy.