OK, folks; for those of you who haven’t already done the same or similar, yours truly is trundling off to do the family thing for a few days, so Futurismic will be going into a short hibernation as a result. I’ll probably be popping in briefly between Xmas and New Year’s, but please don’t be surprised if content is minimal – I have some work projects to finish up, for a start, and I could do with a bit of brain-downtime. Hell, I think we all could, AMIRITEZ?
So have a great holiday, of whatever denominational flavour (or lack thereof) you prefer. But just before I go, here’s a note in my inbox from from new UK indie publisher called Fingerpress:
[We] recently published Smallworld by Hugo-nominated author Dominic Green. The book’s available in paperback, and also can be downloaded under a Creative Commons license from here: http://genres.fingerpress.co.uk/smallworld.html
And the blurb from that page reads as follows:
Mount Ararat, a world the size of an asteroid yet with Earth-standard gravity, plays host to a strangely confident family whose children are protected by the Devil, a mechanical killing machine, from such passers-by as Mr von Trapp (an escapee from a penal colony), the Made (manufactured humans being hunted by the State), and the super-rich clients of a gravitational health spa established at Mount Ararat’s South Pole.
But as more and more visitors to the tiny rock are dispatched with cold efficiency by the faster-than-sight robot, the children (and their secretive parents) start to wonder who put the robot there, and who – or what – is really in need of protection.
Sounds like it has a Robert Sheckley kind of vibe to it… so if you fancy a free read, go download it, why don’t you?
Happy holidays, folks, and thanks for reading. 🙂
5 thoughts on “Holiday time”
“Smallworld” sounds especially cheery for the holidays. Thanks for the suggestion!
Futurismic continues to provide good stuff in my feed reader. Happy holidays, Paul and team!
Ditto to Mark’s comments. Futurismic is one of the few sites that consistently offers informative and provocative comments on a nearly daily basis. Enjoy the holiday, and keep us salivating in 2011!
Futurismic consistently provides food for thought of the very best quality. So, happy holidays to you, and… thanks for writing!
Happy Christmas, Paul, and hopefully a wonderful New Year.
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