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Making Of: A Word From the Audio Producer on the Challenges Of Pickle Pie

Luke Rounda has a post about the challenges he faced when he turned Pickle Pie into an audiobook.

Blood runs pink in the latest Vernacular Audiocollaboration with postmodern Greek mythologist and science fiction writer George Saoulidis!
In an all-too-plausible near future Athens, popularity is queen. Debt slavery is not only legal, it’s been gamified. It even has an official bloodsport: Jugger.
Jugger’s playerbase of ruined and exploited female athletes paint the town pink with blood—‘shopped for streaming to all ages.
Inside and outside the Arena, perverts, crony capitalists, and cyborg deathknights run the streets.
But with the help of a gutsy cyberpink girl and a savvy Veil hacker, the bankrupt smithy who crafts the elite their armor suits is about to rewrite the playbook…

Luke Rounda at Vernacular Audio

Read the rest of the post here https://vernacular.audio/pickle-pie/ and find the Pickle Pie audiobook on this page.

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Ditch the Glasses

Tired of having to wear your Shared Augmented Reality glasses all the time?

Now you can swap them out for our new Veil-enabled® cybereyes. Just save your spot in line, giving Apollo Medical permission to access your stored medical data and assess your compatibility with the program. Then, when you get the acceptance email, just visit your nearest Apollo Clinic and swap those pairs of orbs out!

With Apollo Cybereyes® you get:

  • Always-on, 5G broadband connection to the Veil*.
  • Crisp lens clarity, almost like the real thing!
  • Free surgery and installation if you bring your old pair of Hermes Veilglasses® and exchange them for the new Apollo Cybereyes®. Just like cashback, only better.
  • Your choice of any natural eye colour as well as extreme ones so you can stand out from the rest.
  • To use them underwater.
  • To access people’s public Agora profile automatically, anytime, anywhere!
  • To record, live-stream or take snapshots with default gestures and programmable commands.
  • To connect to your Personal Area Network with your phone and other implanted/wearable devices for maximum compatibility.

Hurry up and sign up

*By signing up to the free Apollo Cybereyes® you agree to the use of your field of view for promotional material.

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Eros Week

Photo Credit: Rebekah Marine, the bionic model.

We’re gonna share our love-themed promotions, books, social posts and other relevant stuff you might enjoy on this post. It might get updated a couple of times.

Mythography Books with Love Themes

Heartbreaker is a black humour story that deals with love and heartache.

A love story with an alien princess visiting Earth. Read Girl Gone Nova.

A love story between an older man and a cheeky young woman. Read Slow Up.

A story of unrequited love. Read Gorgonise Me.

A teenage love story in a dystopian world. Read Dronehunter now.

A coming of age LGBT love story in a cyberpunk world. Read it now.

A new adult love story in the middle of a technothriller. Read Nanodaemons Now.

Some more short stories with a love theme

Explosive Decompression https://books2read.com/u/3G9RQQ

Loveless Ada: The Luggage Disaster https://books2read.com/u/3RVo9G

The Redjus https://books2read.com/u/49DBAX

The Whale on the Veil https://books2read.com/u/b62nGM

Facebook Giveaway

Join our giveaway on Facebook, find the linked post:

Promotions:

https://goo.gl/L67xTa

https://goo.gl/QsQnaD

https://books.bookfunnel.com/loveisintheair2019/sju35ya41y


If you’re not in the mood for love, here’s a giveaway for you https://books.bookfunnel.com/nohappyendings/z69zig6tmc

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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.
Get it on Amazon COM Get it on Amazon UK Get it on Amazon DE Get it on Amazon FR Get it on Amazon ES Get it on Amazon IT Get it on Amazon NL Get it on Amazon JP Get it on Amazon BR Get it on Amazon CA Get it on Amazon MX Get it on Amazon AU Get it on Amazon IN Get it on Kobo Get it on Smashwords Get it on Nook Get it on iTunes Buy on Scribd Buy on Playster
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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

Get it on Amazon COM

Get it on Amazon UK

Get it on iTunes

Get it on Google Play books

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

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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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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.

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Pay Tribute to Our Corporate Overlords With the Prime Day Deals

Prime day is here, and we all have to buy something.

Find Prime Day Deals on Amazon.com

Find Prime Day Deals on Amazon.co.uk

 

What can you get, you may ask?

You can get a smart lightbulb that will refuse to turn on unless you have paid your subscription!

You can get a button that instantly orders more of one product, the designers casually ignoring the presence of children and pets in the world!

You can start the smart home of your dreams, the stepping stone to a horrible existence where you scream at the unresponsive devices that have gotten you locked outside (hopefully) or worse, inside your home with no way out!

You can get a cute little wiretap for your home that speaks! It can also provide evidence to court in case it is needed to prove that you did, in fact, abuse your wife before she murdered you with the steak knife you got as a wedding gift!

You can get a smart babycam with unplugged exploits so that paedophiles can watch your cuddly little baby!

You can get a video doorbell that can definitely get hacked to make you think your grandma is visiting instead of a group of burglars!

You can get a smart TV that watches you back while you sleep on the couch, tracks your viewing habits and reports them all in neat little packages back to ad agencies!

This is one we actually suggest you get, the Audible deal:

Seriously, that’s the only offer that’s actually good enough to get immediately. And perhaps a Kindle so you can read our stories in comfort (We got a Kindle Fire 10):

That’s all. Go buy something. Not the Kindle Unlimited deal, we don’t offer our titles in that (it requires exclusivity.)

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Get the Massive Smashwords Monthly Sale ?

 

July Summer/Winter Sale Specials for July 1–31

It’s time again for the semi-annual Smashwords sale. This month only, they offer thousands of ebook titles at massive discounts of 25%, 50% and even 75%.

You can locate our titles on the following links:

I Wanna Get the Massive Summer/Winter Ebook Sale
I Wanna Find the Mythography Stories on the Sale