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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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100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Amazon has a list of the year’s best books. What we care about is the Sci-fi list, so here it is:

Click to see the list on Amazon

I’ve already bought Oathbringer and Artemis.

Of the rest, Persepolis Rising is definitely on my list. David Wong’s “What the Hell Did I Just Read” is also on there, I loved the last book.

Ann Leckie has no chance of ever getting my time, ever again.

The Book of Dust is getting passed around all the time in my social media echo chamber, so I’ll give it a shot.

What else should I add to my TBR pile?

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Stop the Presses! Scrooge is Available on Paperback!

No, wait. Start the presses. Start them. Bad analogy.

Scrooge Is Looking For A Taxi

The retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is now on paperback.

Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man.

Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.

“It isn’t too late for all us Scrooges, and this story did make me see more than the classic.”

“An entertaining, uplifting novella perfect to read during Christmastime.”

“This is a rollicking, hiccup producing, laugh out loud morality play that would make Dickens sit up and take notice. A lot of fun!”

Look at these gorgeous Victorian illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the book illustrator of Ebenezer Scrooge’s story. A fine Mythographer indeed. His gritty, realistic drawings inspired the director Guillermo del Toro, who cites Rackham as an influence on the design of “The Faun” of Pan’s Labyrinth.

Sounds fun. Can I get it in time for cozy reading with twinkly ambiance?

Get the paperback book just in time for Christmas:

Amazon says it’ll be there on time. Trust the AI. The AI never lies.

It’s available on Amazon and other regional stores.

Buy on Amazon.comBuy on Amazon.co.uk

Can it get it right now?

If you want the digital version find a store that suits you. Or enjoy the complete experience. Get the acted out audiobook version with the actor Steve White that does the voices and everything!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Slow Up

The novel Slow Up has a lot of things going on. While knowing these is not a necessity in enjoying the story, a deep background in the possible technologies and techniques involved will make it a much better read.

10. Rapid Serial Visual Representation

Can you read it?

It’s a speed-reading trick where text is parced into single point. Some speed readers like it, others do not.

Here’s an online tool to try it out.

9. Most of the IT Scenes Are Inspired by my Own Job at Wind Telecommunications HQ

Most of the tickets came in at a frantic pace, just like in the novel.

The scenes have nothing to do with real persons and situations. But the feeling of an uphill battle, that Sisyphean task of fixing hundreds of computers every day is there in Galene’s job.

8. For More on Nootropics, Check Out Reddit

Nootropics are real and have measurable effects. If you want to try them out, consult an expert. There is a lot of info online, but don’t push yourself too hard. Again, consult a doctor, not the marketing brochure.

Nothing is like the movie Limitless of course, that was a magic pill with insane powers. Real nootropics help you focus, help with creativity, memory.

Read up about Nootropics on Reddit.

7. Polyphasic Sleep is Real But You Should Take it Slow

 

Going directly at Uberman will most probably make you a zombieman.

We’ve all heard about geniuses who simply skipped sleep like Leonardo Da Vinci. That is not actually possible, of course, they only took short naps, powernaps as they call them now, to help their brain recharge.

My opinion is that getting good sleep is more important that gaining a few drowsy hours. I’ve seen that sleep deprivation cuts down on creative thinking. And there are serious medical risks involved.

Again, Reddit has a nice beginner library on polyphasic sleep.

6. The Cybathlon is a Sports Event for Augmented People Where Doping and Pushing the Limits is Kind of the Whole Point

Credits: Angel Giuffria, Bionic Actress. Cybathlon. The Spartan Race. Oscar Pistorius.

The logical next step in athletic events is to have augmented races. Some augmentations actually give an advantage over other athletes, like in swimming. Especially with world-powers sending out troops at stupid wars and having young veterans come back disabled all the time, the day where augmentations are common-place is today.

The Cybathlon is not quite an Olympic-level event yet. But it showcases what can be done, and it won’t be long before augmented athletes can compete side-by-side with regular ones, like Pistorius did in the Summer Olympics of 2012. Yes, we know what he did afterwards, that’s not the point.

You can watch the scene mentioned by Gregoris in the novel, where the winner shows unprecedented evgenis amilla (fair game spirit) and swaps out his number with Oscar’s so he can be the winner:

5. Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Artificial intelligence is all well and good, but there are those who believe that we can expand the limits of our intellect and reach amazing levels.

Frankly, a merge of mind and machine where a trained user can hook up and amplify his intelligence for short amounts of time is what we consider most plausible.

Another archetype of this is the Mentat from Dune. Human Computers that crave information and can help with decisions.

Wacky hair is a must

From David Lynch’s Dune, we got the Mentat Mantra (It’s not from the Frank Herbert novels but fits so well it got adopted instantly):

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

And now you’ll say it too.

4. Mean Girls is a Must Watch

Mean Girls quotes can be applied to any situation

Nuff said. Watch it.

3. Unlike Wanted’s Turning Bullets, Turning Arrows Are Real

It seems crazy but it’s true. An expert archer can shoot turning arrows around corners.

2. You Can Speed up Online Videos, Audiobooks and Video Files for Faster Input

It might seem weird at first, but the mind adapts very quickly.

Here are some tools with pitch correction:

Chrome plugin for online videos.

Video file speed control with VLC

Audible Narration speed control

1. The Tech is Real: Artificial Wombs

It looks adorable. The real-live version, not so much.

External wombs are being researched and seem to work just fine. There are many real medical conditions where external wombs would be suitable. Of course, that opens up a can of worms, since humans could be raised from prime genetic material without people knowing. It’s almost like a dystopian sci-fi story.

Slow Up is Available to Read Now

Limitless meets Black Mirror in this novel that pushes the limits of a couple’s minds.

When Galene meets a man who’s only goal in life is to make his mind go faster, she ends up falling for him. But will she manage to keep the relationship going at the top of the glass tower, when in reality she’s too much of a slob and is bogged down with all her unfinished goals, when their age difference becomes too much of a problem, and when his work places them in the sights of an unforgiving huntress?

Do you want to know what’s next for the computer geek Galene? Do you wanna meet Artemis? Then read this bittersweet story in a world where thinking too swiftly can get you killed.

Read Slow Up
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Shop Directly From Us!

We have a shop, where you can browse or buy our stories directly from us.

Read. Whispersync. The wonders of technology. Then get cyberpunked.

You can pay with Paypal or just with any card through Paypal payment gateway. You will get downloadable files in these formats:

  • .Mobi
  • .PDF
  • .ePub

This is a list of the story categories currently available:

We actually prefer that you buy from the major retailers, cause that gets the algorithms rolling. But for various reasons we have the same stories available on our site.

In the future, we will offer variant covers that will not be available on any retailer.

Regarding Kindle Unlimited titles: We are experimenting with KU distribution. That, called Kindle Select, has an exclusivity clause that prevents us from even selling on our own site. Only Amazon stores are allowed. We generally don’t like that but as soon as the titles shift out of select we will update the products here.

We now accept cryptocurrency. Complete your checkout as normal, and you can choose from Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or Monero. Send us an email at mythographystudios@gmail.com after sending payment to verify the transaction and get your files.
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Are You a Total Klutz? Then Get This Waterproof Kindle

Amazon has a new Kindle device out and it’s a great device. But the important thing, is that it can SURVIVE A COFFEE SPILL.

And that’s what really matters.

It also ups your public-reading sexiness factor by 47%

Some boring, boring tech stuff:

  • The largest, highest resolution display. At 7” and 300 PPI it reads like printed paper, without glare, even in bright sunlight.
  • The first waterproof Kindle (IPX8). Feel free to relax and read in even more places.
  • With Audible you have access to over 200,000 audiobooks. Pair with a Bluetooth device to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
  • Thin and light ergonomic design. And with dedicated page-turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
  • Keep on reading. A single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
  • Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold even more magazines, comics, newspapers and audiobooks.
  • Massive selection, low prices. Find over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
  • Prime members read for free with unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand titles.

I’m Sold, Show Me MoreI’m in the UK, mate

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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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Loony Summer Sale

Last week we’ve had a rare partial Lunar eclipse that was red. Reddish. Quite a unique spectacle.

The copper-coloured moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon, Greece. Image Credit REUTERS

The eclipse was visible from Asia to Europe, sometimes appearing red in colour as the Sun’s rays shined on its surface.

The phenomenon happens when Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon – casting the Earth’s shadow on the Moon and obscuring it in darkness.

When only a small part of the Moon is obscured, the remaining rays of Sun can light it up a bright red-orange – the same refraction effect that makes a sunset look red.

You can read more on BBC news.

So we figured, it’s time to get loony. 

We’ve put everything at 99 cents. Or something close to that, dirt cheap, if it’s a boxset or something.

Price drops are live in:

  • Amazon
  • Smashwords
  • iTunes
  • Kobo (some of them because there’s a hostile AI running the place.)

So, go on over to the title you’re missing from your library and buy it on sale.

Check Out The Loony Summer Sale

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Get A Spanking New Kindle Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Amazon Device Valentine’s Day Sale
The perfect gift for every Valentine. From now through February 14th, you can save on Amazon devices for your loved ones.

Fire Tablet—Amazon’s best-selling tablet of all time featuring a quad-core processor, rear and front-facing cameras, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
$10 off Fire Tablet

Fire Kids Edition Tablet—Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras.
$20 off Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Kindle—Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper.
$20 off Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite—Amazon’s best-selling Kindle.
$20 off Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Voyage—Kindle for advanced readers with adaptive front light.
$20 off Kindle Voyage

Kindle for Kids Bundle—Includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a free kid-friendly cover, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee, and more.
$20 off Kindle for Kids Bundle

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle—Including Kindle Paperwhite 6″ E-Reader, Black with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover – Onyx Black, and Power Adapter.
$40 off Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

Kindle Essentials Bundle—Including Kindle 6” E-Reader, Black with Special Offers, Amazon Cover for Kindle – Black, and Power Adapter.
$35 off Kindle Essentials Bundle

Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle—Including Kindle Voyage 6″ E-Reader with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover – Black, and Power Adapter.
$45 off Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle

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Now’s The Chance To Get That Kindle Reader You Wanted

Amazon has sent out these amazing deals on Kindles for Black Friday. This is the best chance to nab that Kindle you wanted, or just offer someone you love the gift of reading.

Device Deals Available Now

Fire Kids Edition Tablet Only $74.99—Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras.
Save $25 from now through 11/28

Kindle Only $49.99— Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper.
Save $30 from now through 11/28

Kindle for Kids Bundle Only $69.99—Includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a free kid-friendly cover, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee, and more.
Save $30 from now through 11/28

Kindle Paperwhite Only $99.99—Amazon’s best-selling Kindle
Save $20 from now through 11/28

Kindle Voyage Only $169.99—Kindle for advanced readers with adaptive front light
Save $30 from now through 11/28

Device Deals Starting November 24th

Amazon Echo Only $139.99—A hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more.
Save $40 from 11/24 through 11/28

Echo Dot Only $39.99—Expected to be the most gifted of Echo Device product line. Smaller and cheaper than Amazon Echo and great for any room of your home.
Save $10 from 11/24 through 11/28

Amazon Tap Only $89.99—Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn with up to 9 hours of playback.
Save $40 from 11/24 through 11/28

Fire Tablet Only $33.33—Amazon’s best-selling tablet of all time featuring a quad-core processor, rear and front-facing cameras, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
Save $16.66 from 11/24 through 11/28

Fire HD 8 Only $59.99—Fire HD 8 is Amazon’s highest rated tablet ever (4.4 star average)
Save $30 from 11/24 through 11/28

Amazon Fire TV Only $74.99—Fire TV is an ideal holiday gift: Friends and Family can simply plug in and watch the content they love. Supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality.
Save $15 from 11/24 through 11/28

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Only $29.99—Over 7,000 channels, apps, Alexa skills and more than 300,000 movies and TV episodes.
Save $10 from 11/24 through 11/28

Show Me The Black Friday Kindle Deals

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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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October #Samhain Giveaway!

Samhain is the original version of the Halloween celebration.

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We’ve got a cool giveaway running, in which you sign up for the Mythic Fiction Promos, choose a book from the listed mythic series and comment on the Facebook post below. What are you waiting for?