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  1. Trials and tribulations of the science fiction writer...

    For all you out there who have read the news from the January edition of Galactic Echo, you may have spotted an error.

    You see, when I worked out the calendar for 2300, I came to the calendar where I worked out all the sport fixtures and other main events. I based it on working out how the days move from one year to the next, taking into account leap years.

    When I checked the calendar on the email program, I realised I was out by a few days. I could not believe it; ...
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  2. Free Comic Sci-Fi EBooks

    I've got several comic sci-fi books available as free ebooks from Smashwords, including, with small descriptions:



    Renegade Robot
    Most stories I've seen about the mythical "Singularity" are doom-laden. This is the opposite. This one's about what happens when a supposed Singularity gets caught up in a frenzied Fox-like media cycle, with ...
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  3. It was 25 years ago today....

    Imagine the situation...

    A student working away at a dissertation, alone in a student house. He's spent most of the day crunching numbers and researching obscure details for a 15000 word whopper.

    To keep him company, the TV's on but with the sound down way low. Music would distract, but the television's background murmur is a pleasingly comforting sound, used mainly to cover up the sound from outside the room.

    He looks up just in time to see the screen ...
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  4. Oh YES Star Trek blazed a good trail!

    Anyone hear the NPR story this morning about how Star Trek (TOS) influenced the African-American astronaut Ronald McNair? He was a member of the Challenger crew 25 years ago.

    My inclination has always been to believe that equality portrayed in entertainment could be influential in the real world; so it was a good thing, for example, that Star Trek way back in the ‘60s showed an integrated crew, and that William Shatner kissed Nichelle Nichols onscreen. I worried I was being naïve, ...
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  5. Two Giveaways of The Great Collapse will be winding down soon!

    Be sure to enter one of the drawings below for a free copy of The Great Collapse: Survivors of the Pulse, before they end.

    Four days for Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...great-collapse

    About two weeks for Librarything:
    http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...great-collapse
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  6. Books on Druids?

    Ive been looking for a while now for some books on Druids (fantasy druids, not the pre-christian pagans but the d&d class) The Shannara books druids arent really what im looking for either. R. A. Salvatore's Canticle has some druids in it but thats all Ive ever read about them. Anyone know any books where druids are involved?
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  7. Books (not mine) my 7-year-old likes

    My son likes the Dinosaur Cove series by Rex Stone.

    I assumed that "Rex Stone" was a pseudonym, and it is; I hoped it was the pen name of some struggling single mom, you know, or some disabled former firefighter who got lung damage rescuing babies, or something; turns out that apparently it's used by several ghostwriters.

    Anyway my son, in 1st grade, likes the series. Two boys find a way to travel back in time to the Cretaceous, where they befriend one ...
  8. Interview!

    Author Simon Royle interviewed me on his web site about The Venom of Vipers. He's giving away a free ebook copy of it to the person who makes the coolest comment!

    Another scientist posted a review of Venom on Goodreads and was "delighted at how seamlessly The Venom of Vipers tied the real science in with the science fiction. You could almost even call it science future since the theory behind the concept is real (transgenic organisms). I was also thrilled with how the author ...

    Updated January 27th, 2011 at 07:21 AM by kcmay

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  9. Painless excerpt -- this won't hurt a bit.

    From my new fantasy novel; for kindle, and eventually hard copy:

    “So this baron for whom Vianko worked was jealous of Olsen and his racehorse and disparaged the animal as they drank. He kept claiming that the horse was not as fast as other horses he had seen, not as fast as horses of Oluvai, and so on. Olsen answered him every time by mentioning some great race in Oluvai itself which the horse had won by so many lengths.

    “Well, the old baron kept drinking and after ...
  10. Daily giveaway for The Venom of Vipers

    From now until I decide not to do it anymore , I'm giving away one ebook copy per day of my sci-fi novel The Venom of Vipers.

    Details are on my web site: http://www.kcmay.com
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  11. Ragnarok Fantasy Part Ten

    DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK

    A vision appeared before Gothia’s mind’s eye; a black stone bridge rising from a stormy sea, a bridge of giants a hundred feet high and a hundred miles from end to end, spanning the Straits of Darkness and joining Bosoboloria to the Doom Walk, binding that wild and ancient continent to Gehenna like a beautiful bride tethered to a beast of the vilest evil. The bridge ends were guarded by shiny black skulls a hundred feet high, with a gaping open mouth arched like ...
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  12. Working out facebook events...

    As I have made my book launch a public event on facebook... I wonder if any random person can click on 'attending'....

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...79919582039927

    Don't suppose there's anyone out there game enough to click attend (even if you're not in Aus or just not interested in coming... I just want to see if it works)
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  13. Facebook Fan Page

    If you would like to follow Author Jeff Horton on Facebook just follow the link below:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-H...06973282663837

    Please be sure to click on the "Like" button on the top of the page.
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  14. Darkiss reads The Kinshield Legacy!

    Darkiss, on his review blog Darkiss reads, wrote this about The Kinshield Legacy:

    "Well written and highly entertaining, you are taken on an adrenalin fuelled roller-coaster ride of excitement and exhilaration. K.C. May is well worth adding to your fantasy collection and will sit comfortably beside David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist and Stephen Donaldson."

    Full review can be read at http://www.darkissreads.com/2011/01/...y-k-c-may.html
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  15. Ragnarok Fantasy Part Nine

    DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK

    Stargard flipped open a trapdoor and climbed up through the floor, before grabbing his astounded disciple’s wrist and hauling him up with effortless ease.

    Gothia found himself in a circular wooden gazebo, open-sided but for a low fence running around the seven edges, elaborately carved in intertwined Norse patterns, and interspersed by seven pillars holding up the roof, each carved in the likeness of a distinctly individual Norse dragon. It reminded ...
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