11 July 2013

Astronomical Interest: Another Astounding Adventure Tale

Only $0.99, exclusively at Amazon.com!

The Adventure continues in the most Astounding tale to date: Computers, Space, Alien Romance, A man framed for a crime he didn't commit (he swears!)

Apparently taking out an alien race's mother-ship is just like lighting up a giant neon sign for this arm of the galaxy saying "HI, WELCOME TO EARTH." And so as my crew and I were the only people with direct alien contact experience (though as I tried to point out most of it involved me shooting at or generally being unkind toward them), the NSA and their psychologists decided that we would be the official welcoming party for the first alien race that came to check out who the new kids on the block were. And the next race after that. And after that.

Available Exclusively from Amazon.com, for your Kindle or Amazon web eReader!

2013 Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale promotion

From the good people at Smashwords:
"We're kicking off our fifth annual Summer/Winter promotion...!
Here in the Northern hemisphere, it's mid-summer.  Readers everywhere are loading up their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and vacations. But what about the good people South of the equator, who are now in the middle of winter? They deserve to curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good read too! That's the story behind our Summer/Winter promotion...!"
Who am I to deny someone the opportunity to get good reading at low low discount prices? As you know from my recent interview, I'm about to blow up (popularly, not in any chemical sense). Don't you want to tell your friends that you were into me before I was popular? Well, eReaders, I'm making it even easier for you.
My 3 Smashwords titles are on sale for the month of July!

Go to smashwords.com and enter in the coupon code "SSW50".

Get Stand Right, Walk Left for 25% off (just $1.12)!
Go to smashwords.com and enter in the coupon code "SSW25".

08 July 2013

I'm on my way! "Interview with Author Robert C. Murray about His Two Full-Length Books"

Scott Butki, interviewer of authors, journalist, educator, and acquaintance of my amazing sister/editor, recently corresponded with me and published this great interview on BlogCritics.org (and elsewhere).

An excerpt from the Interview:

6) Where do you attribute your ideas for your short stories? Would you classify them as science fiction?[...]Great science fiction uses technology, natural phenomena, and far-off settings (distant times and worlds) to address concepts fundamental to the human condition in a way that straight fiction is not always capable of doing because of the restrictions of the times in which it is written. I could make some tortured analogies about my Hero’s opponents being representative of the ills of society and how we need to wake up and maybe be a little “crazy” so as not to be lulled asleep by Twinkies and Pro Wrestling (and maybe in ‘Interstellar Conference Call’, the insidious signal is just that), but mostly it’s just my twisted sense of humor that dreams up crazier opponents for my Hero to ultimately defeat for my own enjoyment.  Science Fiction is a fairly broad term depending on who you talk to, but these definitely qualify as sci fi, if in a 1950′s pulp sci fi way. The more horror-focused stories of Something Gone Terribly Wrong (Rabid Squirrels, factory worker zombies, Robots Out To Kill Us All) still have a basis in science (biological disease, computer virus). “Dial 9 for an Outside Death” is Sci Fi only because of the gadgets employed by my Hero and because it is in the same Universe as the other tales.

Go read the whole thing! If you're intrigued, help support an independent author by picking up one of my books, modestly priced for your reading enjoyment.

Thank you.

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