Memorial Day Weekend – a time to honor and remember the troops, and take a break from the daily routine. And what better more cost-effective way to take a break than by diving into a great book for only $0.99!
This Memorial Day Weekend, check out these great books by indie and small-press authors – all priced at $0.99 or less.
Note that pricing is set by the authors, so please confirm before you buy.
Continue reading “The Great Memorial Day Weekend $0.99 Book Sale”
Isaac Newton quarantined himself at his childhood home in 1665 when Cambridge University closed because to the plague.
It was the most productive time of his life. He discovered calculus and the laws of motion.
What are YOUR plans? Continue reading “What Are Your Quarantine Plans?”
The term “Black Friday” arose in 1960s Philadelphia when police officers’ leave was cancelled to deal with the crowds, traffic, and disorder that often followed the massive post-Thanksgiving Day shopping event. Now, we add a new chapter to Black Friday history with a massive online book sale.
Some of today’s top indie authors are offering great deals on their work for Black Friday/Cyber Monday – all these books are either $0.99 each or free (set by the author or publisher, so please confirm before buying). There’s something for everyone: adventure, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and above all, great story telling.
Check out all these great deals, below the break.
Update: Amazon is offering a $5 credit when you buy $20 or more in eBooks! Added additional books from Fenton Wood, Robert Kroese, and Daniel Humphreys.
Continue reading “The Great Indie Black Friday Cyber Monday $0.99 Book Sale!”
I found this interesting, so I thought I’d share it. People are stealing sunken battleships for their “low background” steel…
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An estimated 80,000 fans will gather in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for DragonCon in Atlanta, GA for a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and comics. Attending authors, the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, and other friends are offering great deals on their work in honor of the event – all these books are $0.99 each (set by the author or publisher, so please confirm before buying). Continue reading “The Great DragonCon $0.99 Book Sale!”
Think Progress beats the drums of climate change by warning of a “Trump Heat Wave:”
Most of the country is entering into the first few hours of a blistering heat wave that will extend well into the weekend.
Dangerous combinations of high temperatures and humidity will push the “heat index” (what the temperature “feels like”) past 100 degrees Fahrenheit from the Dakotas down to Texas and across to Maine and Florida, an area encompassing well over half of the country’s population.
But as countless studies have made clear, the kind of extreme heat waves this country, Europe, and elsewhere have been experiencing this summer and last have been made more intense and more likely thanks to human caused global warming.
Even worse, if we fail to significantly curb emissions of carbon pollution — which is the current plan put forth by President Donald Trump’s climate policies — then these severe and deadly heatwaves will become the normal summer weather over the next few decades.
What Think Progress conveniently forgets is that the “FDR Heat Waves” of the 1930s were far worse.
Continue reading “The “Trump Heat Wave” of 2019 Falls Ten Degrees Short of the “FDR Heat Wave” of 1936″
Update a final time to add Love in the Age of Dispossession by Loretta Malakie.
Updated once more to add:
For Steam and Country by Jon del Arroz and Five Dragons: The Complete Collection by Jon Mollison!
Updated yet again to add:
The Narrative by Deplora Boule and Dopamine by Mikhail Voloshin!
Updated with MORE GREAT BOOKS!
Now including Nick Cole’s Soda Pop Soldier, Declan Finn’s Honor at Stake, and Daniel Humphreys’ Fade. Read on!
With the LibertyCon Science Fiction Convention about to convene in Chattanooga, Tennessee, some attending authors and friends are offering a few of their most popular ebooks for only $0.99. For most books, the sale begins 12 am PDT Wednesday 6/26 through 12 am PDT Wednesday 7/3 on Amazon, (12 am GMT 6/26 through 12 am GMT 7/3 on Amazon.co.uk). The author’s chosen start and end dates may vary – always confirm the price before you buy.
Get a great deal on a liberty-friendly book, and help support the creators. Here’s the full list (including both some familiar Ratburger favorites and new discoveries), alphabetical by author… Continue reading “Updated! The Great LibertyCon $0.99 Book Sale”
The Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance (CLFA) recently announced their finalists for the 2019 Book of the Year Award. To qualify for entry in the CLFA Book of the Year 2019 contest, books had to be over 50k words and first published in any form in 2018. With eleven candidates nominated by CLFA members, the public may help select the final winner by voting here before midnight on May 15th.
You may join the CLFA group on MeWe by request, if you already have a MeWe Profile.
You’ll find some of the best in contemporary fiction by checking out the finalists, below the break.
Continue reading “The CLFA 2019 Book of the Year ballot is now open!”
Like many, I found a few shiny nuggets of value in Peterson’s evocative ramblings and dismissed the rest as meaningless bafflegarb, never stepping back to appreciate the deeper meaning and motivation in Peterson’s overall philosophic system. Fortunately, Vox Day did. What he finds there is shocking – the gyrations of an intellectual con artist tying together strands from Jungian psychology and occult “wisdom” to weave a tapestry of deception disguised as a self-help guide and intended to be a foundational text for a postmodern secular religion. Vox Day exposes Peterson’s rejection of truth and reality in favor of a gnostic gospel of “balance” – a middle way between truth and falsehood, between good and evil. This short but clear and helpful text provides an essential inoculation against some of the most dangerous and virulent intellectual fallacies of our times. Check out Jordanetics.
Reporter Megan Fox found an interesting hook for discussing my recent physics publication.
“Atomic physics kind of backed off from the Newtonian assumption of an objective reality to describe how atomic physics works,” said Schantz. “Physicists were operating under the assumption that there was no such thing as cause and effect. There is a strong desire in philosophy to undercut reality. Much like Plato’s allegory of the cave, they want to say all we have is a distorted version of reality and we cannot know what is real. You can see it in physics, that it has fallen out of favor to question how we know what we know. Instead we get propagandizing.”... [Read More]
Here’s a press release from Q-Track on my discovery and publication… Hans
Physicists have long been troubled by the paradoxes and contradictions of quantum mechanics. Yesterday, a possible step forward appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. In a paper, “Energy velocity and reactive fields” [pay wall, free preprint], physicist Hans G. Schantz, presents a novel way of looking at electromagnetics that shows the deep tie between electromagnetics and the pilot wave interpretation of quantum mechanics.... [Read More]
An amazing abuse of government power has been uncovered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apparently, a secret program existed until recently to flag potentially controversial patents and refuse to issue them, even if they met all the usual requirements.
“The patent office has delayed and delayed. I’m finally hoping to get to the board of appeals and to the courts to stop the delays and get my patents issued,” Hyatt said in our interview.
He alleges that the SAWS program, which was started in 1994 not long after Hyatt’s case generated huge publicity, disproportionately targeted individual inventors or small businesses. The SAWS program came to light in late 2014, and Hyatt and his attorneys allege that patent office officials used the program to secretly exercise powers with which they were never vested by law, allowing them to choose winners and losers in controversial patent cases.
A patent with the SAWS designation could not be issued without approval from higher ups, and Hyatt found that his applications were designated as such. Patent examiners were instructed not to tell applicants that their applications had the SAWS flag. After getting 75 patents, Hyatt did not get another one since the 1990s, and for a long time he didn’t know why.
Continue reading “Secret Star Chamber Holds Controversial Patent Applications in Limbo”
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. I’m honored that 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.