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The warning blared. Red dots filled a side of his radar display, started pouring in.
Mining the rocks orbiting the red gas giant Gyegan may be essential to humanity's survival in this slum of a solar system, but to Hacker, it was just about getting paid. Even with an assault exosuit, protecting Nick could get dangerous. The rocks were foraged by gyegas, large insect-like creatures with pincers powerful like hydraulic machines. One's easy shooting. Hacker had expected maybe two or three, not hundreds. No amount of money was worth this.
What was supposed to be just another routine mission to Gyegan's Ring turns into a fatal encounter, and a startling discovery.
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I love the Gotrek and Felix series so I’m always willing to read anything he writes.
I’ve been reading about the Kormak series on his website for a while now, but with an extensive library of books on my kindle that I’ve never read, and a long to-read list on Goodreads, I’ve always been reluctant to purchase it.
Why buy something now if I don’t intend to read it yet, right?
But when I found out that the 1st book of the Kormak series, Stealer of Flesh, was free on Amazon, naturally I jumped right on it.
Because he’s my favorite author, and because it was free, I moved it up on my to-read list (free has powerful effects) and finally got around to reading it.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve sat to write at home and ended up with nothing.
I get to my chair or couch, crack my knuckles and put fingers to keyboard, only to end up watching television and falling asleep.
Then I wake up about 1 in the morning, curse when I remember I have to work the next day, run to the bedroom so fast that I almost trip over the couch, then wake up the next morning feeling guilty about not writing anything.
I usually promise myself I’ll get some writing done when I get back home, only to repeat the same process all over again, tripping over couch and all.
Now this wouldn’t be a problem if I could wake up 6am, all refreshed and ready to hit the day, and start writing.
You’ve got an amazing concept to explain or an awesome fiction story to tell.
So you start writing down the details. The words are flowing great, and the sentences are pouring out.
You feel as though you know exactly what you’re talking about. After all, you’ve thought about it so much that you’ve pretty much lived it.
And you know that when you’re finish and it’s ready to be shared with the world, everyone will love it.
Then suddenly, you hit an “unsure fact” obstacle. Your fingers skid across the keys. That inspirational tune playing in your mind comes to a scratching halt. It’s like slamming your F1 car straight into a wall.
Now you’re unsure about that last sentence you just typed because you just don’t know if it’s possible.
I cursed the day when man filmed the first reality show.
There’s nothing more annoying than someone being followed by a camera and talking useless trivia.
But I didn’t realise that reality shows also spanned to people with a purpose (and I’ve been watching Pawn Stars all this time).
The latest, and surprisingly inspiring, is Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy channel.
For a fantasy writer like me, coming across this show was like tripping over an ancient Egyptian vase in your back yard.
Who is Jim Henson?
So in case you didn’t know, Jim Henson is the creator of the Muppets. He also created several characters in Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and the Storyteller, and his studio produced movies like Dark Crystal and the Labyrinth.
While he passed away several years ago, he left quite a legacy.
In the reality show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, […]