Science Fiction Techno-Thriller, A Rambling Wreck, On Sale

Thought I’d share the news that my science fiction alternate history conspiracy thriller, A Rambling Wreck, will be on sale for $0.99 for the next couple of weeks.

Here’s an excerpt from John Walker’s recent review of A Rambling Wreck:

This series is a bit of Golden Age science fiction which somehow dropped into the early 21st century. It is a story of mystery, adventure, heroes, and villains, with interesting ideas and technical details which are plausible. The characters are interesting and grow as they are tested and learn from their experiences. And the story is related with a light touch, with plenty of smiles and laughs at the expense of those who richly deserve mockery and scorn. This book is superbly done and a worthy sequel to the first. I eagerly await the next, The Brave and the Bold.

If you’re a science fiction fan, consider participating in the Dragon Awards to honor the year’s best fiction. Declan Finn has a nice round-up of Dragon Award suggestions. A Rambling Wreck made Declan’s list as well as the Happy Frogs slate of recommendations.  There are many other fine works worth looking into as well.

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  1. Kindle Unlimited subscribers should note that this book is included in that programme, and can be borrowed for free.  You can have up to 10 borrowed books at a time in your Kindle Unlimited library.  When you finish a book, you can return it to open up a slot for another book.  When you return a book, your bookmarks, highlights, and notes are saved, but in order to view them you must borrow the book again.  My understanding is that if, however, you cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription, this information is lost.

    Note that when you borrow a book under Kindle Unlimited, the author receives a payment, but I do not know the details of how this works.  They have apparently changed their policy to deter scammers and it is a matter of some controversy.

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  2. @10_cents – Yes, I am an inventor with about 40 patents to my credit. I started off as a theoretical physicist, gained some insight as to how electromagnetics in general and near-fields and energy flow in particular work, and I parlayed that into a career in ultrawideband antenna design. I also wrote a text on the subject.

    More recently, I’ve applied my near-field electromagnetic expertise to devise indoor location systems that operate using low-frequency (~3MHz), long-wavelength (~100m) signals. I co-founded Q-Track Corporation.

    Here’s a quick video showing the kind of thing we can do.

    Thanks for your interest.

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  3. @John_Walker Kindle Unlimited pays authors about a half cent per page. I actually make more money if you use Kindle Unlimited instead of buying the book at $0.99, although KU is less than I’d make at full price for the book. About a quarter to a third of my author income comes through KU, so I’m happy with the program. It encourages folks to take a chance on new “unknown” authors like me.

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  4. Hans G. Schantz:
    @John_Walker Kindle Unlimited pays authors about a half cent per page. I actually make more money if you use Kindle Unlimited instead of buying the book at $0.99, although KU is less than I’d make at full price for the book. About a quarter to a third of my author income comes through KU, so I’m happy with the program. It encourages folks to take a chance on new “unknown” authors like me.

    Who decides to put the book on sell for $0.99? You or Amazon?

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  5. 10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

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  6. 10 Cents:
    Is any book really worth 10 Dimes? 😉

    Hans, I hear you are an inventor besides being a writer.

    When did 10 Dimes equal $0.99?

    When I finished with being an active ‘rambling wreck’ I became a pedantic accountant. 🙂

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  7. Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

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  8. Bob Thompson:

    10 Cents:
    Is any book really worth 10 Dimes? 😉

    Hans, I hear you are an inventor besides being a writer.

    When did 10 Dimes equal $0.99?

    When I finished with being an active ‘rambling wreck’ I became a pedantic accountant. 🙂

    Artistic license, Bob. (Artistic license to kill btw. Mhahahahaha.)

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  9. Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

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  10. 10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

    If I told you, it’d spoil the surprise.

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  11. Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

    If I told you, it’d spoil the surprise.

    It was a rhetorical question.

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  12. 10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

    If I told you, it’d spoil the surprise.

    It was a rhetorical question.

    What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question?

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  13. Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

    If I told you, it’d spoil the surprise.

    It was a rhetorical question.

    What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question?

    How come this always happens on Hans’ threads?

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  14. 10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:

    Terry Mott:

    10 Cents:
    Click like if you bought the book.

    I bought it months ago, along with its prequel, The Hidden Truth.  They’re both fun books.

    Highly recommended.

    Terry, I never knew you could read. (I’ve read your comments. ;-))

    I’m full of surprises.

    When are you going to write a post and share some of those surprises?

    If I told you, it’d spoil the surprise.

    It was a rhetorical question.

    What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question?

    How come this always happens on Hans’ threads?

    I don’t know.

    Oops, sorry.  I did it again, didn’t I?

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  15. OK, I’ll bite, or actually I did bite, for the paltry fee of $0.99, just out of curiosity.

    Hans, I have a question; did you ever read “The Hardy Boys”?

    After just a few chapters it seems like this work of yours draws some hidden parallels with the Hardy Boys, or at least that is my first impression and that is drawn from a recollection of reading books from that series some fifty five years ago.

    I do remember enjoying them, drawn from my local library. As for your work, so far so good. It seems updated with the technology of today in an environment that is brought forward in the most likely workable scenario for the characters. I can get by with the name dropping of political notables, after all this is touted as an alternate universe.

    But is it?

    To drift slightly from the book, but question the reality of an alternate universe, have you personally wondered about POTUS’s move to establish the U.S. Space Force? Have you wondered about the many that are sick and tired of political correctness? You bring forward the college course “Social Justice Studies”,  IMHO; the core of the problem of political correctness. ( And why do most call it political correctness when it is social correctness? ) Have you ever viewed any episodes of the TV series “The warehouse” or “The Librarians”?

     

    So far, a good read with many up to date questions on; if in reality you are writing about an alternate universe or not. Is it Science Fiction or Science Fact?

    As to “Q-track”, I use a badge to “swipe” through doors at the casino where I work. Is there another system in place, disguised by black half dome dummy camera mounts in the ceilings, to take note when and where I sneak a smoke or go to the head because I’m wearing my badge? I already know Google was tracking my movements while carrying my cell phone and that is available if someone hacked and did not change my Google password.

    So again I question;  Are you writing about an alternate universe or not. Is it Science Fiction or Science Fact?

    Should I be worried? Or should you?

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