Man...you have been working. Kudos! Looks amazing. I'm on my way to checking it out. Congratulations!!
I am great fan of these kind of stories.The cover page is very attractive and the book also seems interesting. Will read it.
Wow! This is great and looking forward to watch it.
Good luck. Exciting times!
That looks awesome, Sky! I will be sure to check it out.
I like them too! I doodle when I have a moment (which is hardly ever) but I always have trouble getting my doodles onto the computer... working on it.
Hey! Those are good. I like the pauncy dude. Has character.
Congrats! Must feel good... me, I'm twidling my thumbs, waiting... hopeing someone will finish reading my newly released book... and like it. Sometimes I think I'm asking too much but then again, you neve know until you have a go!
Congrats on the great review! Antony has a keen eye for good fiction.
Congrats! Interesting to see Koala's mentioned from Idaho. I wonder if I can manage to get my book reviewed... hmmmm... I think we have a slightly different market / reveiwers here in Aus.
Fingers crossed that you get some more good reviews!
I leave scientific matters to the scientists. But here in the US we have a lot of politicians who think they know more than the people (several times smarter than they are) actually doing the research. That's not a recipe for success (except politically).
Hmm, well a real can of worms indeed! I assume that over in the gol ol' US of A they have been talking about 'climate change' as much as over here in England.
It does seem like the whole issue of climate change is a real source of debate; without going into the main issues on here (that would make for a very long document!).
Bottom line is that the whole issue is really complicated, which is further added to with various scientists coming up with different research, along with political agendas getting in the way; in the developed world, for example, to limit carbon emissions means we have to rethink a lot about the way we do things.
And of course to make accurate predictions means we need long term data sets which we don't have, of course.
You do mention that the Earth has had extreme temperature changes; but what seems to have happened in the current climate is that the rate of change, ie the speed by which the average temps have changed has never been seen before; so wildlife and the natural world, etc don't have the time to adapt to changing conditions. In the past, the temperature increased/decreased over centuries, whereas in the current time, it has happened over a decade or so.
I'm glad you brought up overall temperature and CO2. History has shown the Earth has been much warmer than it is now just a thousand years ago with no adverse effects. The data also shows that CO2 contributes only about 3% to the greenhouse effect--methane seems to be the main culprit. Also as the CO2 levels increase, the less water plants need to grow and the better they seem to thrive. Assuming that increased CO2 is bad and ignoring data and science seems a bit naive to me.
Well, one of the things I have done when creating my own sci-fi idea, the 24th century newspaper Galactic Echo, was think about what might really happen in the future rather than what films, stories etc suggest.
A real can of worms as you can imagine, and the first thing to realise is that we don't always move forward. For example, back in the late-1960s, people making predictions about what we might be doing in the 21st century would have quite easily imagined that by then, man would have gone to Mars.
And twenty years ago, who could possibly have imagined that the Concorde would be obsolete and no longer in use, and travel in the 21st century has gone slower.
The situation about famine in one part of the world and obesity in another is a terrible failure on the part of humans as a collective whole. I think it is really sad, and underlines fundamental problems about human nature of greed and power; there is huge wealth in the world, but the weathly nations don't really care about helping a poorer relation; and when they do, the people who really need the help don't receive it; just think about how much aid has gone to the third world from the richer countries, yet the average inhabitant in that country is still as poor as he was before the aid got there.
Incidentally, as far as climate change is concerned, the evidence seems to suggest that overall the planet is warming up; but what seems to be happening is that amongst all this we are getting extreme weather events such as very hot days and very cold days; but overall the pattern seems to suggest the temperatue as a whole is increasing. To think that the amount of CO2 we as humans are putting into the atmosphere compared to what happens naturally, doesn't have an effect, has got to be naive thinking.
Well, eBooks can't be 'returned' and there's no inventory of any significant sense. They also can't be remaindered and have virtually no production per copy costs, and next to no distribution costs.
That's what the 40% markup was supposed to be for, historically, so drawing a comparison between ebooks and hardcovers (say) is a little dubious.
If what you're thinking actually happens, it won't kill the market itself, it will kill smashwords, leaving Amazon and Apple to duke it out. Things trend in this direction -- a lot of small operators at the outset, eventual consolidation. In this case, it's happening with a finger on the fast-forward button, as it seems Amazon and Apple want to be the 'last two' playing.
That's a real testament of character...I can't imagine writing
and drawing...yikes...kudos man
Jeff ... Very cool. In fact ... awesome! Congratulations!
Thanks for being one of the voices for sanity in a world increasingly driven by partial truths, hype and fear. We may well be headed for global warming or global cooling, asteroids may crash into the earth and wipe us all out one day. But ...
It hasn't happened yet, and we have no hard science that says one scenario is more likely than the other. I enjoy the "what if" stories based on this stuff, but the real problem is when people accept this as gospel instead of speculation.