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Mythographers we Love: Netflix

Netflix’s marketing has been a blast. From Bright’s Orc auditions, to blending reality with Black Mirror episodes, to the upcoming Altered Carbon series with a real booth at CES promoting the fictional company’s services, they’re spinning their stories and firmly lodging them into everyone’s minds.

Netflix is doing exactly what we predict future corporations will do, meaning blend their own narrative into the real world and in the end it will become indistinguishable from reality. Of course, these are all PR stunts and viral tricks for now, but it won’t be long before these are used as real-world propaganda by more nefarious corps.

Happy New Year with Black Mirror

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Psychasec Booth at CES

Image credit: Mat Smith at Engadget

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When they ventured inside, an army of slightly too pretty attendants, dressed-in-white offered vague sci-fi responses to questions (“It’s about transferring your conscious to a new, better body”), while screens all around scrolled through the benefits of replacing your body for a new (sexy, stronger, smarter) model. The aforementioned staff clutched tablets to take email addresses with promises of more information come February 2nd. Plenty took the bait, genuinely curious of where this company was based and whether this was all even possible.

The twist, if you can call it that, happens once you turn a corner, and you’re confronted with a vacuum-sealed human. This is another mannequin, although with some carefully-placed condensation inside the bag, made it rather unsettling. Naturally, I had to poke the “person” in a bag. Morbid fascination.

Needless to say that, at this point we frickin’ love Netflix.

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Feed – A Dystopian Collision With Reality TV

Start reading the Fooko series today for free. Feed 1 is a dystopian collision with reality TV. Don’t miss it!

I Wanna Get Dystopian

Seven years after the nanocameras switched on and the feeds began, nanoengineer Samuel Ramone becomes the subject of an addictive reality feed. As his heart sinks further into the crush he’s been nursing, his popularity rises. He is a married man, after all.

When it comes to the new world of the feeds, Enforcers are nothing but a rumor. But the Editors . . . they’re real. With every human monitored endlessly, Ramone hasn’t had anything to fear in a long time, except seeing himself in a feed. Or worse, seeing his wife in one. With another man.

That’s why he’s never looked. If you can’t see something, it’s not there.

But when Ramone finally plans a way to hide from the unceasing surveillance–disguised as entertainment, monitored and enhanced by those all-seeing Editors–he learns that his viewership is endangering his attempts escape the feeds, and soon the people he loves most.

Now he is hunted by an Enforcer. Running is pointless. But staying in one place means learning the rumors aren’t just rumors.

If you enjoy 1984, Black Mirror, and other dystopians about surveillance, Feed 1 is right for you.

Start reading Feed book 1 for free on Amazon

“Ms Grotepas has written a novel that has made me care about characters again. The intriguing subject and a look into the not so distant future are at once frightening and believable.” — Rita Kaye, Amazon reviewer

 

“This book is really, really good. It does not bog itself down trying to explain the science behind everything but is so descriptive in its simplicity that you don’t notice right away. It feels like a mix of Harry Harrison and Robert Heinlein.” — Joshua Allen, Goodreads reviewer

 

“Each of the characters is unique and interesting in their own way and watching the interaction and development of relationships between the characters kept me turning the pages.” — William Hall, Amazon reviewer

 

“This book drew me in immediately . . . Was so engrossed, I immediately ordered Feed 2 – at 11:15 PM – ready to read all night!” — Passing Pilgrim, Amazon reviewer

 

“The writing is polished, and the characters well developed. The world the author has created is believable and terrifying at the same time.” — Marcus, Amazon reviewer

 

“Not that far from the world we live in now with reality TV the opioid for the masses. She created great characters with intense passions and frustrations. Four stars for this one. Give me more.” — Dolly, Goodreads reviewer

 

I Wanna Read Feed for Free on Amazon

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Dystopian Does Not Mean Post-Apocalyptic

Yeah, I noticed the trend and it bugs me a little. No, people, dystopian doesn’t mean post-apocalyptic. Post-ap is something after a major catastrophe, dystopian means Orwellian surveillance nightmare. You know, kinda like the God Complex Universe.

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Sometimes the two genres overlap like in the Hunger Games, but one does not necessarily mean the other. Anyway, here are some grim and post-apocalyptic books for you to choose from.

  • Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy
  • Horror

You’ll find all that, and most importantly, you’ll find it across all major retailers. Yeah, we’ve made it the norm.

  • Amazon
  • Kobo
  • iTunes
  • Nook
  • Smashwords
  • Google Play Books

Any shop you prefer, we’re on it. First weekend of November only, 5-6 Nov. Get ready cause it’s closing in fast.

Show Me The Bargains

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BEWARE: Never, Ever, Accept Gifts From An Alien

Promotion Over. To get notified in time for these, sign up for the newsletter.

The aliens have arrived. Heh, heh. Arrived. Can’t wait for the movie.

Anyway, they’ve arrived, and are bearing gifts. More than 100 free ebooks in our usual genres. You know, the cool kind.

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  • Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy
  • Horror

You’ll find all that, and most importantly, you’ll find it across all major retailers. Yeah, we’ve made it the norm.

  • Amazon
  • Kobo
  • iTunes
  • Nook
  • Smashwords
  • Google Play Books

Any shop you prefer, we’re on it. First weekend of October only, 1-2 Oct. Get ready cause it’s closing in fast.

I Want Some Alien Space Gifts

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September Sci-fi And Fantasy Mega-Sale!

It has become a regular thing, Patty’s promos, every month. A big selection of indie ebooks for you to choose, across all retailers.

This promotion is over. To get notified of the next one, sign up at the Mythographer’s mailing list.
Sign up at the mailing list over at Patty's site and get the email as soon as it goes live.
Sign up at the mailing list over at Patty’s site and get the email as soon as it goes live.

Once again, this promo is “wide,” as we call it in the business. Meaning we cover all major retailers:

  • Amazon
  • iTunes
  • Kobo
  • Barnes and Noble (Nook)
  • Smashwords
  • Google Play Books

There isn’t a corner of the globe these stores don’t cover. At September the 3rd, you’ll get an email reminding you that the 99 cents bargain is live. Just sign up over at Patty’s page.

I Can’t Wait That Long

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Massive Freebie Promo on August for Science Fiction and Fantasy Books!

As with every month, be ready for Patty’s Promo.

Promotion Over. Sign up at the Mythographers List and get notified for the next one.
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Let’s just call it speculative fiction, shall we?

This time we’ve really gone far and wide, making books available on ALL major retailers. There’s not a corner of the globe where one of them won’t reach.
We’ve got:

  • Google Play Books,
  • Kobo,
  • iTunes,
  • Smashwords,
  • Nook
  • and of course Amazon.

Check out some of the early offers right now, or just wait for the email on the day.

Our own submission is:

I Can’t Wait That Long! Show Me The Books.
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Rahr! Dragons And Science Fiction eBooks At A May 99-Cent Special Offer

We are running a promotion with other indie authors and publishing houses, all in Science Fiction and Fantasy genres.

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Here Be Dragons

So, if you like sci-fi, fantasy and horror signup with your email address and get the May email that will give you an insane amount of 99 cent books to choose from!
Yes I Want To Get An Email When The Promo Is Up!

This particular promo focuses on Spec-fic books on Amazon Kindle.

At that promo you’ll be able to get our own book:

Just signup at the ginormous red button above and you’ll get an email soon.

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Massive Freebie Promo on April for Science Fiction and Fantasy Books!

Promotion over! But you can signup at the mailing list through the big button below and get notified on future special offers.

We are running a promotion with other indie authors and publishing houses, all in the speculative fiction genre.

Lets clog those Kindles!
Lets clog those Kindles!

So, if you like sci-fi, fantasy and horror signup with your email address and get the April email that will give you an insane amount of free books to choose from!
Yes I Want To Get An Email When The Promo Is Up!

This particular promo focuses on Spec-fic books on Amazon Kindle.

At that promo you’ll be able to get our own book:

Just signup at the ginormous red button above and you’ll get an email soon.