I'd never have thought it possible, but this weekend we'll be driving around Sweden's biggest lake to have a
look at this little guy and hopefully take him home with us. Had you told me two years ago I'd become a dog
person, I'd have laughed. I always found dogs so dependent, preferring the autonomous nature of cats.
But recently I've met lots of nice dogs, and honestly, being out here in the Swedish country side, I can
quite see us with a dog. It's almost obligatory really.
It's not a done deal though. We'll have to convince the kennel owner that we'll be good carers. It's a bit
scary as well. Unlike a cat, a dog really needs to be trained to be a good dog.
Are you more of a dog person, a cat person or both/neither? Let me know by sending a reply to this email!
Now that the manuscript for The Ein Particle
is coming along nicely I'm turning my attention towards two other very important aspects of the book: the
cover and the blurb. The cover, because that is what people will see when they browse their favourite book
vendor's catalog. And the blurb, because if they clicked on the cover, that is what should convince them to
get the book.
I don't want to give away too much, but I've discussed some ideas about the cover with a book marketeer, and
it looks like we'll try and come up with something that shows the skyline of Xin, the capital of the biggest
continent in the book's world, with a big planet in the sky and a rocket being sent off towards that planet.
These are all aspects of the story that we'd like to highlight. Curious to see what the artists come up with!
Share the Love... Of Science Fiction
I don't know about you, but I absolutely love sci-fi. Under that single umbrella we find a broad gamut of
sub-genres, from cyberpunk to post-apocalyptic, from space opera to hard sf. In this give-away, you'll find
samples of many of those, and it's all free. All month. So make sure to head over to the group promo page and
click those covers.
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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Ebooks
And if all that sci-fi diversity wasn't quite enough for you yet, here's another bonanza of free ebooks. This
one has a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, so that's even more to enjoy. And again, it's all free and available this
entire month. But if you're like me, you're likely to forget about this as soon as you open the next mail. So
to be sure you don't miss out before this promotion ends, click through to the group promo page right away and claim
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I was a bit lost what album to feature in today's newsletter when this came along on the fediverse
. I'm a big fan of
music produced with minimal electronic means. Nintentdo's Game Boy or an old 80's home computer like the
Commodore 64 or Atari ST500, I'm game!
This album, just out, was produced using nothing but a Game Boy Advance. While it's pretty
advanced compared to a C64 or classic Game Boy, it's a far cry from today's digital audio workstations. The
sound of the dance, techno and drum & bass fusion tracks is darn clean though. Well done, 2xAA!
Check it out on Bandcamp.