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  • Freedom - Crim and Denek: Episode 00 Freedom - Crim and Denek: Episode 00
    Both the beginning and the end of the Crim and Denek Chronicles (yeah we know that's weird), start here to dive into the strange world of the Novacula conflict.
  • Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1 Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1
    The first book in the Lucid Space collection, and the start of an adventure like nothing you've ever read before. Highly recommended!
  • Choice - Crim and Denek: Episode -01 Choice - Crim and Denek: Episode -01
    Follow the Warriors of Light deeper into the Novacula conflict and discover the pivotal consequences of their at times very personal choices.
  • Power - Crim and Denek: Episode -02 Power - Crim and Denek: Episode -02
    The third installment in the series vastly expands on the chronicles of the Novacula, delving ever deeper into the lives of the two warriors.
  • Sadaka - Lucid Space: Book 2 Sadaka - Lucid Space: Book 2
    The highly anticipated sequel rejoins the popular group of characters as they unravel the mystery of jTech and the secrets of each other.
  • Truth - Crim and Denek: Episode -04 Truth - Crim and Denek: Episode -04
    As time moves ever further backwards, the complexity and strangeness of the Novacula conflict exposes ever more of its haunting beauty.
"Clever; it's odd how the timeline in the series is going backwards. I'd love to read more!"
- Sienna, Smashwords Review
"A scifi story with something to say (how about that?), great technical detail, interesting characters, and a hauntingly beautiful setting. I like these guys :)."
- Sienna, Smashwords Review
"Fun, smart and deep thinking at the same time. Highly recommended!"
- Anonymous, Barnes and Noble Review
"Talk about creative writing! Interesting read."
- Bradford, Smashwords Review
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Ambition posted by Ralph Ewig

a stunningly beautiful scifi short film promoting the real world ESA Rosetta comet hunting mission, and featuring no less than Game of Thrones veteran Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger). I love this thing, it’s epic. It’s spoon bendingly mad, and the dialogue a little clunky in places, but it is bar none the best space exploration promotion video I’ve ever seen.

Over the weekend, the European Space Agency (ESA) released a short film entitled Ambition, directed by Tomek Bagi?skiand starring Game of Thrones veteran Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger-in-space. It's a promotional video for the comet-hunting Rosetta mission disguised as a slick futurist short, and it's about as subtle as an explosion at an anvil factory.

Which raises the question: Why don't space agencies use sci-fi and speculative fiction as PR tools more often? Despite scouring the internet nearly all morning, I couldn't find a comparable short film for any other modern space mission, though many seem perfectly calibrated for science fiction.

On a side note, this also happens to be my 1000 th blog post, difficult to believe it’s been so many already; check out the [Read the Full Article]

You are data posted by Emmy Le
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Do you know that your reading habits are the main drive for many books written these days? What, when, why, and how often you read an ebook has been analyzed and shared with the world. You are not reading the ebook alone as the ebook is also reading you, such as, what you highlighted on a page, where you stopped reading, etc….

Being in the publishing industry and offering eBooks, this technology sounds fantastic because it allows publishers and authors to understand what the readers want and give them that. However, If all writers focus on writing based on the reader’s habits then there won’t be much diversity in books anymore. Most books will have the same themes, just different names, colors and backgrounds; wouldn’t that be boring? Where is the creativity in that? Can it still be considered “writing with passion” or is it just “writing with instructions”? I believe with great technology comes the need to take greater responsibility. We should be aim to create unique works and “write with passion”, rather than following a recipe; even if that means we won’t be making as much money as others might. After all, when you do something you love and feel passionate about, it always turns out to be your best work!

So we won’t be monitoring you. We respect your ...

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Deep Freeze posted by Ralph Ewig
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long a main stain of scifi movies, NASA is getting serious about suspended animation for long duration spaceflight. If successful, the work has profound implications not just for space exploration, but the possibility of prolonging your life span here on Earth (although, it’s more like time skipping than true longevity). It is however, not for the squeamish, requiring some serious plumbing between man and machine.

Flying people to another planet poses a ton of technical and logistical challenges. One of the largest hurdles is figuring out how to fit a crew on a spaceship with enough food, entertainment, and amenities to last for the estimated 180-day journey to Mars.

NASA is bankrolling research into the technology necessary to put people to sleep for months at a time via SpaceWorks. According to the company, inducing torpor in a crew of astronauts would eliminate the need for space-wasting accommodations like food galleys, exercise equipment, and large living quarters. Robots that electrically stimulate key muscle groups and intravenously-delivered sustenance will take care of all that.

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Cliffhanger posted by Ralph Ewig
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a modular house for the world’s smallest property, while still giving you absolutely spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. If you always wanted that ocean front property but couldn’t afford the land, this might be the solution (as long as you’re not afraid of heights that is). Many more amazing images on the original article.

Australian prefab architecture specialists Modscape Concept have designed an exciting five story home that clings to a cliff's edge. Aptly called Cliff House, the design was created in response to a growing number of clients exploring design options for living on extreme coastal plots in Australia.

The modular home was inspired by the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship, and it extends off the side of a cliff, rather than sitting upon it.

Although still a concept, Cliff House could provide efficient and innovative housing in rocky areas deemed unlivable.

Shatter Me posted by Ralph Ewig

my favorite Lindsey Stirling video to date; pairing Lindsey’s trademark dubstep violin with Lzzy Hale’s powerhouse rock vocals. Not to mention the video is drop dead gorgeous. Perfect 5 minute break to recharge on a busy day. If you haven’t heard of Lindsey yet (you do have electricity right?), here’s some background for you:

Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 675 million views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.

On April 29th, 2014 Lindsey released her new album Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, her highest charting album to date. The album features 12 new songs written by Lindsey and includes collaborations with lead singer Lzzy Hale from the Grammy winning band Halestorm and The Voice runner-up Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia.

"I really dug deep and poured my heart into Shatter Me," said Lindsey. "Everything from the artwork to the music shares a cohesive message that I hope will inspire others to push their own boundaries."

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