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Teaser Chapter: Slow Up

Teaser Chapter: Moirai – Brains operating @ 12 times normal human speed

Two weeks ago:

It was a secure white room, in a nondescript basement owned by Moiragetis Holdings. The three women were perched upon their marble pedestals, mumbling and threading the flow of information.
The women, dressed in white, seemed aged beyond their years. Their thin hair barely flowed, their frail hands moving, twitching, as if working the air with purpose.

The Fates by Toradh

Bundles of flashing and glowing optic fibres were feeding into their backs, directly into their spine. They connected them to the server at the room below, an unlisted supercomputer with a singular purpose.

Their eyes were glazed white, for they could not see in the conventional sense. Their optic nerves had been claimed by the stream of data. In front of their eyes, it was as if the internet was the Earth’s seas and rivers, and you had struck a blow in the rockface and made a marvellous shower erupt, the rays of the sun making rainbows in the mist. It was like that, each second of each day, for the three Moirai.

Klotho, to weave the thread of data.
Lachesis, to measure the thread and assign it to its proper owner,
And Atropos, to cut the thread at its proper place.

For data was fate and fate was data. For if one person or three could see the twists and turns of fate, they could see the immediate future and seeing the future meant seizing it. Snatching it out of the infinite possibilities and probabilities in the quantum foam of the universe and forcing it to gel into existence, an Observer making electrons decide on molecular trajectories by the mere push of his gaze.

There was one misunderstanding, though.

Fate was not tailored to a person, as it was commonly believed. No. Fate was a given constant, only the person it was assigned to was the thing to be decided.

Take the Twelve Labors of Hercules, for example. One might think that Fate came with the life of the person itself, the demigod, despised by Hera and forced to endure endless tragedies. In truth, the Fate of Hercules was a constant, and it happened to befall upon the poor man. Like a story looking for its protagonist.

“Sister?” Klotho wheezed.
“Yes, my dear?” Lachesis replied in the same rasping whisper.
“Take note of this particular thread of Fate,” Klotho said and passed the data on to her left.
“Oh, my, what a nasty one this is!” Lachesis rasped and measured the thread of data.
Klotho turned her cataract eyes to her sister, watching with interest as she worked the thread. “To whom shall we assign this, Sister?”
“Give it to me,” snapped Atropos, the nastiest and oldest sister, as she snatched the thread from them. “Yes,” she said with delight as she cut the thread. “Yes, yes, yes.” She picked up another thread of data from the folds of her white dress, it seemed as if she was saving it for a special occasion. She spun and weaved the smaller thread to the original one, matching twists and making ends disappear. It was an expert’s work.

The younger sisters turned to her side, dreading to interfere. A woman’s face showed up in the shower of Augmented Reality they saw, along with every bit of data about her. Every keystroke she ever pushed, every step she ever took, every frame of video she ever watched and was in. Her life, digitised. They gasped. “Can she endure it?” the two sisters said in unison.

Atropos, finally done with her work, smiled.

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Do You Enjoy Instafreebie? Get the App as Well!

Many of you have used Instafreebie as a way to discover new authors and book series to read.

Now, they have announced a phone app that honestly works really well.

  • The great thing about it is that it lets you load forgotten books you may have claimed.
  • The second best thing about it is that you don’t need to sideload files and mess with technical stuff, the app handles the loading itself. (In Android for example, it places the book directly into your Google Books folder for easy access.)

Get the Instafreebie Android or iPhone App

The steps are easy:

  1. Install the app
  2. Claim a book from Instafreebie
  3. Check your email for the code, like the picture below
  4. Copy/paste the code into the IF app
  5. Enjoy all your claimed catalogue!
At the bottom of your claimed book from Instafreebie you’ll find a code.

The process is quite easy, the app is clean and fast, and the reading experience is the same as you’d expect from any other e-reading app. It may be missing a few features but it makes up for it in ease and functionality.

Here are some titles you can claim from our list:

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This Is The Best 2 Star Review I’ve Ever Got

Book Review: Crying Over Spilt Light

I’m about to share the best review I’ve ever got. Caron at Diminishing Thoughts blog was kind enough to read and review my book, “Crying Over Spilt Light.”

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And now, get this:

It’s a 2 star review.

Why am I happy about a 2 star review, you might ask if you have your brains still attached to your body? Because, here are some quotes:

Thing is though, as annoyed as the layout of this book made me, I can’t say I hated it, because I didn’t.

 

I’m glad I waited a while to write this review because I was so pissed off and I honestly have no idea why.

 

But as I said, I didn’t hate it but the plot was not something I enjoyed. I continued reading because the author’s writing was amazing. I’m actually in a state of awe over how much I loved the writing.

 

I know that this review was basically me contradicting myself the entire time but my brain is still in shambles over this dang book.

 
And the absolute best:

I’ve come to realise whilst reading this novella that I do not like androids. I seem to have developed a deep dislike for them and probably won’t be picking up another book that features them ever again.

Not exactly what I intended, but I’ll take it! 🙂 I’m sorry Caron for ruining androids for you forever. I better put a warning label on it.

Read Crying Over Spilt Light here.

Caution: May cause deep dislike for androids in your chosen literature. You have been warned.

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Lifehack: Use an Older Phone to Listen to Audiobooks

Here’s something I thought of, and wanted to share with you in case it helps: Put your older smartphone to use by making it an audiobook device. 

This is a great way to strangle yourself while sleeping. Try to avoid that. Lifehack!

Here’s why that’s helpful:

  • Phone storage. Audiobooks actually take up hundreds of megabytes of space. It’s very easy to fill up your phone’s memory, and a hassle to start shifting things around. If you’re like me, who listens to 2-3 audiobooks alternatively depending on the mood, you’ll need about 1 gigabyte of space reserved for them.
  • Phone battery. The playback draws quite a bit of battery. Instead of draining your phone overnight and wearing the battery life, just push your old phone to its very limits.
  • Audible syncs your listens and library across all devices. You can still use your own phone or tablet as normal, and the listening points will sync if you have WiFi on. Simple as that.
  • Separate car device for playback. If your car lacks smartdevice capabilities, you can just use an old phone and plug it in. Here’s Audible’s own advice for car listening.

In this time and age, there’s no way you can’t get your hands on an older smartphone that’s sitting unused in a shelf somewhere. You can use it without a SIM card, load Audible on it and connect to your account. There’s no limit to how many devices you can connect to one Amazon account, though you might get a security warning.

For example, I’m using my perfectly capable Nokia Lumia, which I discarded because I got fed up with the Windows Phone app ecosystem. Audible’s app is available on Windows Phones, so there’s no problem with playback and syncing. You can put the sleep timer to use and have the audiobook playback stop at a reasonable point:

If you’re listening to James Masters’ deep, lulling voice, the sleep timer button is your friend.

Also, here are two more accessories you might need for audiobook listening:

Noise cancelling earbuds, for outside listening.

A bus or a train ride can become noisy enough to prevent you from listening in to your book. Especially train rides, their decibel levels are shocking when you pay attention to them. You could use active noise cancelling, but those are more expensive and I honestly don’t like the separation from the environment while being outside. It’s one thing making an hour-long commute bearable by listening to a few pages, and quite another to completely shut yourself out of the world. The passive earbuds are good enough to let you listen in noisy environments.

Tip: The button can start or stop playback.

A flexible, spider grip holder for your phone.

This is one of the more useful things you can shop for. you can adjust the grip so it holds up your phone on the desk, ties around a night-stand lamp or sits nicely on your car dashboard.

Tip: As an added bonus, it can scare the crap out of someone at proper illumination levels!

What’s that? You have nothing to listen to?

You’re in luck! Get on our Audiobooks page and request a free copy now. (Available while supplies last)

 

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Vote On The New Myth-Gods-Tech Cover!

We are partnering up with the incredibly talented digital artist Antoine Collignon for some art and book covers. Here is a draft of the main omnibus in the God Complex Universe:

Myth Gods Tech is a constantly updated omnibus of all the books in the God Complex Universe.
Myth Gods Tech is a constantly updated omnibus of all the books in the God Complex Universe.

Tell us how you like it! Vote on the poll:

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There’s something different about this omnibus. We are constantly updating it with all the other books in the God Complex Universe. That’s correct, the omnibus is getting bigger all the time, updated with our new stories. There is a delay in the update (a few months). The price keeps going up, but everyone who purchased it early will keep getting the new files. If you haven’t already, turn on your DLC settings on Amazon so that the file is always up to date. On other retailers, just delete the file and redownload. If you happen to encounter any difficulty at all, just send us an email at mythographystudios@gmail.com and we’ll sort it out.

That’s why this book is important, because it represents the whole body of work. But it also rewards dedicated fans like you, while being an experiment at the same time (We haven’t heard of any other publisher doing it).

Does this evoke the right feel for you? Please comment on this post, we want to hear from you.

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Crying Over Spilt Light Chapter Zero is on Wattpad and Ready to Tease You

We are always open to trying out new communities. Go on Wattpad.com and read the newly released teaser chapter Zero.

Watt do you mean?
Watt do you mean it’s not American?

It offers a chilling perspective that I believe was the core of my main idea for this book. Having it right at the start sets the tone for the rest of the path.

Don’t forget that Crying Over Spilt Light is available for download on Amazon:

If you want more of these tidbits, get on our mailing list to be the first to know.

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