Sunday, May 17, 2015

THANK YOU KEVIN WATTERS

Hey guys.

I've been meaning to write a bit about Age of Ultron, but these have been busy days of late.  I will post my Avengers 2 impressions, promise.

In the meantime, Sad Sam's reader Kevin Watters asked a really good question on my "Final Visit To Spoiler Town" post.  He asked:

Steve, is there any way you know of to get your Novella The Sixth Ship without having to buy the Titan version of "The Clone Apocalypse' - since I already bought the American version - reluctant to but the same book again...... Is it available in e-book format? Or- if it is I'd pay about the same as just getting the Titan copy I bet? 


If the Wayson Harris novels you have read looked like these books to the right, then the odds are pretty strong that you have not seen the Wayson Harris short stories that were published in the British version of these novels.

The British versions look like these books to the left.

You know what?  I'm pretty sure I own those stories outright.  I promised Titan several months of exclusivity, but that term has ended, so here is what I'm thinking... how about I package those stories as WAYSON HARRIS STORIES and release them all together on Amazon for $.99.

What do you think?

That would include:
How I Met Arthur Dent on a Deserted Road in Idaho (more about me than Wayson, sorry)
Not Without Honor (a coming of age story about Ray Freeman)
Your Days Have Been Numbered (a story about cloning technology)
The Last Days of White Magic (The technology used to resurrect Sweetwater and Breeze)
The Fitting End (A story that has been on this blog but is removed)
A Day At Marveland (Young Wayson goes to future Disney--a story recently removed from this blog)
The Sixth Ship (A long story that ties up a major loose thread from Clone Apocalypse)

I figure were probably looking at 100 maybe 150 pages for $.99.

What do you think?
Kevin, any opinion?
Remember, I have to make sure I have the rights free and clear.


UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE

I will post links once the pages are up, but here the cover


Link to purchase this book:

My apologies to those of you who, like me, own a Nook.  Despite my best efforts, I was unable to upload the file on the Barnes and  Noble website.



Monday, April 27, 2015

Wayson's Last Face

The German versions of Harris books use the artwork Titan created for the British books.  It's always possible that Hayakawa Publishing will release more books, but in the meantime, this may well be our last look at Wayson Harris--the cover of the GraphicAudio adaptation of The Clone Apocalypse.  I confess, I have been visiting GraphicAudio.net on a daily basis waiting for them to release this.

I love what Ken Jackson and the GraphicAudio gang have done with my books.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ryan and Dave (recently) and many of you long timers have asked "What's next?"

I can't tip my hand just yet, but I think it may see the light of day in 2016 and I really hope that you like it.  I confess, it's not very Wayson, but it has its charm.

Taken from Pixgood.com
(http://pixgood.com/submarine-underwater-side-view.html)

(Limited engagement) Here's a not so short Harris story you U.S. readers may not have seen

Looking for Marveland?  I've got good news and bad news.  The bad news is that I have taken it down.  The good news, barring legal problems,  is that Marveland and several other Wayson Harris short stories will be available on Kindle and Nook shortly.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

KINGSMEN: THE SECRET SERVICE--


I don't have time for a full review right now, but I want to recommend a movie to anyone out there who has not seen it.  Kingsmen: The Secret Service has rightly been described as James Bond meets Kill Bill, and I must say, the results of that meeting are outstanding.

The premise is simple enough--there is a secret organization of clothiers has created a force of international peacekeepers who dress and act like aristocrats and save the world from terror.

In this case, terror comes in the form of an internet billionaire named Valentine with a somewhat homicidal for solving the world's ecological problems.  To say the least, the bulk of humanity would undoubtedly choose global warming and weekly seminars from Al Gore to Valentine's solution.

Valentine is rich and powerful, giving the stodgy Kingsmen like Collin Firth more trouble than their used to, hence they turn to new recruits.

I won't say more about the story except that it combines James Bond cliches with tremendous storytelling to make an all new experience out of what should have been a hackneyed old chestnut.

Collin Firth nails the role Harry hart, the veteran super spy clothier, but it is Samuel Jackson who owns the show.  Playing Valentine, a rich, pampered, idealist with no qualms about mass genocide, Jackson is nothing short of amazing, particularly  as Valentine is entirely unaware of his terrible lisp.  Seeing Jackson in his over-sized baseball cap belting out, "Oh thit!  What ith he doing here?" just doesn't get old.

With this performance, Samuel L. Jackson proves once and for all that he is the heir to the great Gene Hackman--the actor who does everything perfectly, even if he's seldom dominates the marquee.












Sunday, March 15, 2015

In case anybody is looking... I've been pretty inactive for a while

So there's a site out there called "Specking Servers," as in looking at the specifications of network servers.  Here's a picture of the site:





And here is what someone posted on that site:







Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Well, it's finally out

From the Offaly County Council Site:
http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Libraries/Documents/Tullamore-Library-One-Year-On-.html
The Clone Apocalypse, the last of the Wayson Harris stories, is out.  I hope you enjoy the book.

I really want to thank all of you who came along for the ride.  Many of you have been with me since the very beginning.

Can you believe it's been nine years?  Thank you!

Also, thank you to all of you who have been so kind about reviewing my books.

Steven L. Kent

PS:  Should we have one last "Spoiler Town"?