It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
DUFF'S NEW BOOK
HERE WE GO!
I'm sure you have been wondering whether I died or took vows of silence or forgot how to type… being that this is the first post on this venerable blog since last September.
But NO… I've been finishing up a sci-fi novel. To wit:
It's an optimistic look at humanity's future. OK, I do start by wiping out 99.999% of the population, but after that, it's all uphill.
NOTES: When the final cover comes out of the hash, the "G" will be "g," not to get all theological.
The book is available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com
It has its own blog, of course. The first post is the story of this cover. Give it a shot here.
Prologue and Thirty-eight Chapters Written, Produced and Read by Olde Scooter Give it a shot HERE.
...All together in sequence, a "playlist" concoction on YouTube.
Click HEREfor the whole enchilada (all 38 chapters of the enchilada - as in "the whole")
You can either "Play All" and the book will roll out in proper order, or if you want to listen to a particular chapter, just click it, and it will play through the remaining chapters.
(Since the recording is made as a YouTube video, the audiobook part is just the audio track. The visual is a vid place holder. Try to ignore it.
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