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Edward Aubry: UnHappenings

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It’s been a while since I last posted, but I got sick after coming home from the 2014 World Fantasy Convention with a metric assload of free books. But that’s not what this post is about. Instead, I want to tell you about UnHappenings by Edward Aubry and show you the cover. Cover... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/11/24/edward-aubry-unhappenings/
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Excerpt: Operation Chimera

Excerpt: Operation Chimera | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
OK, I’m a schmuck. I promised to help out with the blog tour for Operation Chimera by Matthew Cox and Tony Healey, but I forgot to post my excerpt for the 28th of October. That’s embarrassing, so it’s time I rectified my mistake. Excerpt from Operation Chimera “Message sent, s... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/28/excerpt-operation-chimera/
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Code For Your Best Friend

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I recall a programming proverb dating from the mid-1990s that says, “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code is a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” A quick Google search suggests it arose in the Perl community, and attributes it to various sources. It’s good advic... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/29/code-best-friend/
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Taking Aim at GamerGate

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I tried to ignore GamerGate, because I figure it was just another tempest in a toilet bowl. I’ll swear it by any demon you care to name. I tried, because while I play video games, I’m not a gamer and my involvement with the “gamer community” is peripheral at best. I tried... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/25/taking-aim-at-gamergate/
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Is World Domination at Hand?

Is World Domination at Hand? | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
Not likely, but after giving in and pulling up the Amazon page for _*Without Bloodshed*, I found a little treat. See for yourselves. I own cyberpunk for both print and Kindle, and I may also claim print SF romance as my dominion. At least, for now… Amazon.com stats for 15 October 2014 http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/16/world-domination-hand/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Thirteen

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Chapter Thirteen of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Thirteen Shielded scarlet street lamps lit my way back to the Lonely Mountain as I passed locals out for a stroll. Their conversations dueled with the songs of the... http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/15/silent-clarion-chapter-thirteen/
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Amazon Countdown Sale

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Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/15/amazon-countdown-sale/ On the fence about Without Bloodshed, the first Starbreaker novel? Don’t want to spend five bucks on the first book in yet another series? No problem. Without Bloodshed is on sale today and tomorrow for the insane price of $.99! That’s right, folks. One measly dollar for 320 pages of twisting, turning sci-fi conspiracy thriller goodness inspired by classic heavy metal. Take advantage of the Amazon countdown sale! Be among the first to experience the Starbreaker phenomenon, so you can brag about it to everybody who waited until the series was over to get into it. More information about Without Bloodshed Purchase on Amazon And if you’ve already read Without Bloodshed, please consider leavin http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/15/amazon-countdown-sale/
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Excerpt: Lex de Mortuis by Matthew Cox

Excerpt: Lex de Mortuis by Matthew Cox | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
I read and enjoyed the first Division Zero novel by Matthew Cox, so here’s an excerpt from the new Division Zero novel, Lex de Mortuis. Kirsten Wren isn’t just any cop. She’s a psionic with power over the dead. You’d think it would make her job easier, but it... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/09/excerpt-lex-de-mortuis-matthew-cox/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Twelve

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Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/11/silent-clarion-chapter-twelve/ Chapter Twelve of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Twelve Homesickness struck with the force of a fist to the gut as Kaylee and I arrived at The Lonely Mountain on the other side of Clarion’s main street. A hand-painted wooden sign swayed in the breeze, depicting a single peak against a far horizon. Underneath, the sign read “B. & D. Halford, Proprietors”. The building resembled a traditional English pub in almost every detail. A wrought iron fence surrounded a quaint beer garden abuzz with bees competing with a riot of butterflies for nectar. A flagstone path led from the open gates to a round door. There was even a sign in the window nearest the door advertising rooms to let. Did the p http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/11/silent-clarion-chapter-twelve/
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Discover Media Has No Memory

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If Discover Media had an organizational memory, they wouldn’t have sent me the following email: Hi, I work for a company called Discover Media, acting on behalf of a casino client who like to advertise on your website. I am interested in publishing a short article (around 300+... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/06/discover-media-no-memory/
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Why Starbreaker? A Labor of Hatred

Why Starbreaker? A Labor of Hatred | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
If Without Bloodshed and the rest of Starbreaker is going to be a hard sell, why do it? Why not write a straight space opera, or a straight thriller, or a straight fantasy in the traditions of J. R. R. Tolkien or George R. R. Martin? Hell, why not adopt a feminine pseudonym and write romance, or... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/02/starbreaker-labor-hatred/
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Silent Clarion: Chapter Eleven

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The eleventh chapter of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Eleven I did manage to wrangle Spinoza down to six grams before he yielded. Guilt at my harsh treatment nagged at me, but I suppressed it with an effort; he was out to... http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/02/silent-clarion-chapter-eleven/
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Why Starbreaker: The Hard Sell

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Why Starbreaker Several Curiosity Quills Press authors encouraged me to write about why I’m writing Starbreaker. The shortest, most honest answer I’ve got is, “It’s complicated.” The Hard Sell I’m going to give you the devil’s honest truth up front. My... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/09/29/starbreaker-hard-sell/
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WFC 2014: Summoning My Persona

WFC 2014: Summoning My Persona | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
I’m almost ready to get in the car and drive down to DC to attend the 2014 World Fantasy Convention. It’s my first convention, I’m nervous, and I’m currently dealing with a shitload of negative self-talk. My old fears are yelling, telling me all of the following: I... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/11/05/wfc-2014-summoning-persona/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Fifteen

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Chapter Fifteen of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Fifteen We reached the ruins of a hunting cabin an hour after our conversation about life as an Adversary lapsed. Despite the darkening sky and the rumble of thunder, my... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/30/silent-clarion-chapter-fifteen/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Fourteen

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Chapter Fourteen of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Fourteen Without wine and unrequited lust to cloud my vision, Michael Brubaker reminded me of my brother Nathan. He was reserved without beer and nearby friends to bolster... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/27/silent-clarion-chapter-fourteen/
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Is World Domination at Hand?

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Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/16/world-domination-hand/ Not likely, but after giving in and pulling up the Amazon page for _*Without Bloodshed*, I found a little treat. See for yourselves. I own cyberpunk for both print and Kindle, and I may also claim print SF romance as my dominion. At least, for now… Amazon.com stats for 15 October 2014 Amazon, number one, rankings, results, sales Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/16/world-domination-hand/ http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/15/is-world-domination-at-hand/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Thirteen

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Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/15/silent-clarion-chapter-thirteen/ Chapter Thirteen of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Thirteen Shielded scarlet street lamps lit my way back to the Lonely Mountain as I passed locals out for a stroll. Their conversations dueled with the songs of the crickets, but cicadas still owned the night. They serenaded me as I walked past the darkened windows, so unlike my neighborhood in London. Something I couldn’t resist checking out caught my eye in an alley. I crept forward with my hand on my sword’s hilt, ready to draw. A man in dark camouflage fatigues stood alone, his feline eyes a feral yellow in the gloom. His left shoulder bore sergeant’s stripes, and the name badge pinned to his chest identified him as ‘C. Renfield’. http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/15/silent-clarion-chapter-thirteen/
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Amazon Countdown Sale

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On the fence about Without Bloodshed, the first Starbreaker novel? Don’t want to spend five bucks on the first book in yet another series? No problem. Without Bloodshed is on sale today and tomorrow for the insane price of $.99! That’s right, folks. One measly dollar for 320 pages of... http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/15/amazon-countdown-sale/
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Guest Post: I Got That Writerly Feeling

Guest Post: I Got That Writerly Feeling | A Day Job and a Dream | Scoop.it
Back in August I agreed to help out H. D. Lynn with the promotion for God’s Play, her young adult urban fantasy debut. I’ve already shared the cover, so today I’m going to give Ms. Lynn the floor. I’ll provide info about God’s Play afterward for those who... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/15/guest-post-got-writerly-feeling/
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Silent Clarion - Chapter Twelve

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Chapter Twelve of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Twelve Homesickness struck with the force of a fist to the gut as Kaylee and I arrived at The Lonely Mountain on the other side of Clarion’s main street. A hand-painted w... http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/11/silent-clarion-chapter-twelve/
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WFC2014 Giveaway Preparations

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Since I can’t afford a sufficiently large number of paperbacks to do a proper giveaway at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention in DC, I need to get about 1500 postcards printed up that have a nice graphic on one side, and some text on the back. The text on the back needs to include a URL with... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/06/wfc2014-giveaway-preparations/
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Our Daily Brands

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Pacific Standard staff writer Tom Jacobs writes in “Give Us This Day Our Daily Brands” that: Some people’s loyalty to certain brands—think Apple—borders on the religious. If you’ve ever wondered why, consider the idea that religious affiliation and close identification with brands... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/02/daily-brands/
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Silent Clarion: Chapter Eleven

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Originally posted at http://www.starbreakerseries.com/2014/10/02/silent-clarion-chapter-eleven/ The eleventh chapter of Silent Clarion, my new Before Starbreaker serial from Curiosity Quills Press, is now available. Chapter Eleven I did manage to wrangle Spinoza down to six grams before he yielded. Guilt at my harsh treatment nagged at me, but I suppressed it with an effort; he was out to get the best deal he could, just like me. The bike grabbed my heart with the first purr, but I wasn’t going to tell him. I needed him to think I was willing to walk out empty-handed. Dropping a couple hundred milligrams at the accessory shop assuaged what little guilt I felt at ramming such a hard bargain down his throat. After all, I needed money to spare for a helmet, boots, gloves, and a shoulder harness for my sword. By the time I stopped for a rest on I-80 a hundred kil http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/01/silent-clarion-chapter-eleven/
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Zero Tolerance For Brands

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Evo Terra (@evoterra) asked me the following about brand messaging earlier. I’m curious to know the details how On Air Player was spamming you via Ello. They’re getting a lot of pushback, so something is clearly happening. Some questions come to mind, if you don’t mind... http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/2014/10/01/zero-tolerance-brands/
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