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Ebook sale!

Posted in eBook, Humor, Politics, Science, Scifi, Spaceflight, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy

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On December 25th and 26th, ten of my ebooks will be FREE to download to the Kindles that Santa brought you.  Together, they contain 144 short stories and 10 essays that can all be yours for the price of a click.  To learn more about each one, check out my Amazon Author Page.

Happy Holidays.

 

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Check out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

Posted in eBook, Politics, Scifi, Spaceflight, Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy

If you are buying a Kindle for someone this holiday season – or just buying one for yourself – wouldn’t it be a good idea to have some preloaded ebooks on it?  Instead of putting out more money to buy these ebooks, you can find some that are free to download.  For example, on Black Friday, you’ll be able to download these ebooks of mine:

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They are, A Man of Few Words, Political Pies, Brain for Rent and other stories, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, and Lonely Phoenix.

On Cyber Monday, these ebooks of mine will be free:

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They are The Only Certainty, The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories, Rise, and Duty.

So check them out and add them to your gift, or just keep them for yourself. 😀

Short stories for April

Posted in eBook, Humor, Scifi, Stories with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy

For the first three months of this year, I promoted my three short story anthologies.  But since I’ve run out of them, this month I’ll be promoting four of my short stories.

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Like most people, Jason Fisher wanted to make the world a better place. But he doubted he would ever have the chance to make much of a mark. Then a “woman” came to him, asking his help to save humanity by threatening it.

An Ounce of Prevention” is available on Nook for $0.99.

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“The Price to Pay” is a flash fiction story dealing with a consequence of detecting an alien signal.

The Price to Pay” is – ironically – free on Smashwords.

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“Rise” is a stand alone story set in Stephen L. Thompson’s Human Republic Universe.  The story follows some of the events after the tragic deaths of the colonists in a small colony in a distant star system.

Rise” is available on Kindle for $0.99.

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“Enigma” is set in a larger universe, and consists of two parts. Part I follows Carlos Molina, a maintenance man at a comet mining facility. He is sent out to fix a problem with one of the automated miners. In the process, he discovers a cube embedded in the comet’s nucleus.

Part II is set five years later and follows Doctor Susan Black, Director of Cube Studies. With the upcoming anniversary of the discovery of the Molina Cube, she is deluged by news requests for comments. During this she gives an interview to a student from her alma mater concerning the nature of the Cube.

When we do travel into space, we will discover many things we will never be able to explain. We need to learn how to accept that basic fact.

Enigma” is $0.99 on Kindle.

Promoting Political Pies

Posted in Books, eBook, Politics, Writing with tags , , , , on March 7, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy

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Late last year I decided I would spend the first three months of this year promoting my three anthologies, giving them a little boost.  I should have realized that politicians would have done something to make people sick of politics when I was promoting my third anthology, Political Pies.  But what are you going to do.

Here’s the book description:

Everybody complains about politics, but does anyone do anything about it? Stephen L. Thompson’s attempt to do something about it is to collect forty of his short stories with a political element into his Political Pies anthology. His stories are either politically neutral or equally condemning of the national parties. Instead of trying to sway you to one ideology or another, his goal is to just get people thinking about politics in the hopes a rose might grow out of all the political manure.

This link will take you to my website page for Political Pies.  To give you an example of what you will find inside, here is one of the stories. Enjoy.

“Is That How it Works?”

“Next question.”

A middle-aged gentleman walked up to the microphone at the front of the auditorium. He cleared his throat, then said, “Senator, on the campaign trail you have often stated that the rich and powerful – both individual and corporate – should receive tax breaks because they are the job creators.”

“That’s correct.”

The man took a piece of paper out of his pocket and unfolded it. “Sir, I’ve been unemployed for twenty months now.” He held the piece of paper up so everyone could see it was a check. “This is the last of my life savings.” He tossed the check up onto the stage about ten feet from the candidate. “I give it to you so that you – as the nearest I’ll get to the rich and powerful – now have all of the money that matters to me. Now give me a goddamn job!”