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Announcing the Cyberpunk Fairy Tales

Read the Cyberpunk Fairy Tales, a unique twist on the classic stories you grew up with. Sometimes dark and disturbing like the Grimm stories, other times new and relevant to the modern age.

This is Volume 1, containing:

  • The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve. A modern retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
  • Nanodaemons: The Fir Smart-Tree. A modern retelling of “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen.
  • Ariadne’s String. A short story based on the myth of the Labyrinth.
  • Berenice’s Hair. A cyberpunk short story, the myth of Coma Berenices retold.
  • The Little Match Girl. A cyberpunk retelling of “The Little Match Girl,” by Hans Christian Andersen.
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Mythographers we Love: Becoming Hero

Comic book character kills his author–and in the version with comics, you’re part of it. Either watch as Skye jumps in and out of the comic pages into the novel, or read the grittier, darker, text-only version (first ten chapters of that available free here)!

Skye’s a comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye’s ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye’s best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author’s universe. With a shot at revenge.

Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard’s a brilliant #blerd math whiz and comics aficionado–but at his West Baltimore high school that’s a bad thing, and if the bullying isn’t bad enough, Jace’s cop-father regularly pisses off the neighbors. Jace doesn’t see himself as a hero; he’s just trying to survive.

Jace might be just the hero Skye needs.

But Skye won’t open up when Jace tries to ease him out of PTSD, and the author’s still torturing his friends. As Skye’s mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn’t uncover his roommate’s real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone–and Skye’s still deciding if murder will save his world, or damn his soul.

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Awesome Things to Check Out in January

We have lots of things going on, so it was best to put them all in a post. Here it goes:

Spitwrite Boxset

We made a boxset of the first 3 Spitwrite volumes. You can find it on Amazon and on all stores.

Jellyspace in Patty’s Promo

Jellyspace is at 99c for this weekend only. It’s a part of the Ebookaroo promotion, linked below:

Get to the promo page to find ebooks at 99c, from all speculative fiction genres. Most of them are also available in all retailers, Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, iTunes and Google Play Books. Check it out.

A Short Story About a Brave Little Lunar Rover

People liked Selenography, a short story about the Chinese Lunar lander mission:

7 Deadly Roommates is Free for a Limited Time

7 Deadly Roommates is available free on Amazon for a few days only, grab your copy now if you haven’t already.

Audible is Running an Amazing Deal for the New Year

Seriously, 7 audiobooks with your subscription. It’s totally worth it. Grab the deal before it’s gone for good and then pick one of our audiobooks from this page.

Check out Our New Translations

We have a few titles translated in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese. Upcoming are German titles.

Check out the Translations page that is updated with all the store links.

If You Want to be the First to Learn About These Things, Join the Mythographers

We don’t usually make these comprehensive posts. Most of the things we’ve got going on are sent out in our newsletter. Join the Mythographers and get them in time.

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Some Serious Reading on How the Veil, Or Augmented Reality Will Shape Humanity

“This is the most comprehensive and useful guide into Augmented Reality I have ever seen. Not only did I learn a lot, I will apply it to our work.”

Let’s design for the best of humanity and the best of technology.

Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the boundary between the physical and digital worlds. In AR’s current exploration phase, innovators are beginning to create compelling and contextually rich applications that enhance a user’s everyday experiences. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis — a world-leading expert in the field — introduces you to AR: how it’s evolving, where the opportunities are, and where it’s headed.

If you’re a designer, developer, entrepreneur, student, educator, business leader, artist, or simply curious about AR’s possibilities, this insightful guide explains how you can become involved with this exciting, fast-moving technology.

— STEFAN SAGMEISTER, DESIGNER AND COFOUNDER SAGMEISTER & WALSH INC.

About the author

Dr. Helen Papagiannis

Dr. Helen Papagiannis is internationally recognized as a leading expert in Augmented Reality (AR). Her work spans over a decade in the field as a researcher, designer, and technology evangelist. She is the former Chief Innovation Officer at Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. (New York and Tel Aviv), and was a Senior Research Associate at York University’s Augmented Reality Lab (Toronto).

Dr. Papagiannis’s presentations and exhibitions include TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design), ISMAR (International Society for Mixed and Augmented Reality), and ISEA (International Symposium for Electronic Art). Her TEDx 2011 talk was featured among the Top 10 Talks on AR, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the prestigious World Technology Award. Prior to her augmented life, Dr. Papagiannis was a member of Bruce Mau Design where she was project lead on “Massive Change: The Future of Global Design”, a groundbreaking exhibition and best-selling book (Phaidon, 2004) examining the new inventions and technologies changing the world.

Read more: www.arstories.com

It’s not just about augmenting reality, it’s about augmenting humanity.

You’ll explore how:

  • Computer vision, machine learning, cameras, sensors, and wearables change the way you see the world 
  • Haptic technology syncs what you see with how something feels
  • Augmented sound and hearables alter the way you listen to your environment
  • Digital smell and taste augment the way you share and receive information
  • New approaches to storytelling immerse and engage users more deeply 
  • Users can augment their bodies with electronic textiles, embedded technology, and brain-controlled interfaces 
  • Human avatars can learn our behaviors and act on our behalf

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Also a great article of the top 8 uses of AR in 2018.

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Viral Posts from Our Facebook Page for No Good Reason

Just a few pictures for laughs that got shared, like a lot. Zeus’ attitude:

The sleeping mummy, with which we can all relate:

And the kitty on the recliner (anaklintro):

And one from Twitter

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Get the December Book Offers

We’ll list the active Christmas promotions for December below:

Price Drop for Sketch and Story

Smashwords

2nd Annual Smashwords End of Year Sale
December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Get the cyberpunk fairy tale here from all retailers, on all formats (ebook, paperback, audiobook.)

Read this cyberpunk fairy tale.

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Fir Tree,’ this story about a smart tree is both festive and sad, just like the original.

A Fir Tree retelling! Wow, check it out on Amazon, or search for Nanodaemons: The Fir Smart-Tree on all stores.

And available on all smaller bookstores! Search for it.

We will update this post with a few more promos as they become available, check back again.

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Binge-Worthy Reads: The Dragonspeaker Chronicles

The Bastard Prince

Dragonspeaker Chronicles 1

She has a dragon, and she’s not afraid to use it.

Nellie Dreessen is a kitchen maid in the palace of Regent Bernard of Saardam. She has worked for two kings and two regents, has seen two royal families murdered through magic, has seen ghosts and demons, and kept her head down like a good girl.

On her fiftieth birthday, she receives her late father’s diary, which describes a magical item that is so evil, it needs to be kept in the church crypt: a box that contains dragon.

Problem is, someone has stolen the box.

Regent Bernard holds a banquet for his eldest son’s sixteenth birthday. Distinguished guests come from far and wide. Because she knows what the box looks like, Nellie discovers it in a nobleman’s luggage.

Removing the box from a thief’s room is not stealing, right? Not if you intend to return it to the rightful owner: the church.

But someone poisons the nobleman, and everyone in the kitchen is a suspect. Nellie’s friend in the church advises Nellie to flee with the dragon box. The Regent is on a mission to stamp out magic, and Nellie plans to do what she does best: keep her head down and hide.

Problem is, the dragon has other ideas.

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The Wizard Priest

Dragonspeaker Chronicles 2

A young prince, an evil wizard, and a city that no longer seems to care.

Cast out from the palace, Nellie survives in the streets of Saardam with the poor and destitute and a dragon whose behaviour she can’t control, but is the key to finding the last member of the royal family.

The pompous Regent is hell-bent on finding the person who has killed his court advisor and he has decided the dragon is guilty. If he doesn’t find a culprit, his main source of money is at stake. The guards comb the city. It’s only a matter of time before they find Nellie.

A terrible mishap caused by the dragon puts Nellie’s friend and a number of other innocent people in prison. Nellie can no longer run and hide.

She concocts the most daring escape plan ever, but in gathering help to carry it out, she makes discoveries that may change the future of the city.

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The Dragon King

Dragonspeaker Chronicles 3

Take an adolescent boy. Make him angry. Add dragons.

Saving Prince Bruno from the church crypts hasn’t turned out the way Nellie had planned. The boy is morose, angry, hellbent on revenge, and incapable of wielding the power he has been given. But the group of refugees who have fled from the city have bigger concerns. It’s winter, they need to survive, and find a safe place to recover and plan their next move.

But the boy does something stupid. Through the prince’s single impatient action, they don’t have the time to recover anymore. The wizard knows where he is, he has the whole city eating out of his hands, and Nellie has to come up with a plan to defeat him, because the only other option is death.

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I’m Thankful For All of You

This holiday is US-only, but why not use it as an excuse to send out a warm and fuzzy message?

I’m very grateful to be living in a time where I can get such immediate feedback and meaningful connection with readers. I’m certain I wouldn’t be doing this if it were any other time. The tools we have with modern technology were considered science fiction just a few decades ago.
You have shown massive support from all over the world, from countries I only hope to visit one day, and from people that I wouldn’t have connected with if it weren’t for our mutual love of story.

I promise to carry on creating things that I love and that you find interesting.

George Saoulidis

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Get a Black Friday Audible Deal

There are many deals to choose from, but one of the best is the Audible deal. We love audiobooks, we listen to them, we produce them, we even recommend some to you.

If you have an Audible subscription already, visit our Audiobooks page for a listening library.

If you don’t, get it now.

Get the Audible US deal:

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Get the Massive Black Friday/Cyber Monday Ebook Deals!

This year we’re fully clued in on what Black Friday is and we’re completely prepared…

No, that’s a lie. We still have no clue what that is. Something about Thanksgiving? We give no thanks around here, so, insert shrug.

But, we know you like deals around this time of year, and who are we to judge?

We’ve discounted titles across the board on all retailers, not just Amazon, so feel free to browse around and see what you like.

Some short stories are free for a limited time (on non-Amazon stores), and the longer works are either 0.99 or 2.99 on all stores. Deals run from Nov 20th to 27th.

Featured deals:

Here are the bookstores:

Deals will be available during the Black Friday sales period and extend into Cyber Monday.