August 22nd, 2008 by pfischer
Mur Lafferty has released her novel Playing for Keeps for free as a PDF.
A free book? There’s no such thing as a free book! What’s the catch?
No catch. It’s free. But, Mur asks that if you like it you purchase it from Amazon.com on August 25. She’s making a run on Amazon and really needs us all to pitch in and help her get noticed. She, like so many others, has a book contract now. But podcasting novels are still a new medium for delivery and we need to show the publishing industry that this makes a difference.
Martha and I have read the PDF version multiple time. We help Mur by making the PDFs and doing layout and formatting. We also did a little editing. All of this was to help Mur make the best product possible. We bought the first version of Playing for Keeps when it was self-published on Lulu.com. And now we’re joining her for her run on Amazon and we’ll be buying multiple copies of Playing for Keeps as published by Swarm Press.
Mur has delivered countless hours of enjoyment and encouragement to the pod-o-sphere. She has also inspired and rallied people including me. It is not an exaggeration to say that if Mur wasn’t here I wouldn’t be either. I wonder how many other people to whom you listen, read, and watch are here because they were inspired by Mur Lafferty. I’m guessing the number is larger than you think.
So be ready to place your order from Amazon.com for Playing for Keeps on Monday August 25. Be there! Aloha.
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May 19th, 2008 by pfischer
Paul got interviewed on Stephen Euin Cobb’s awesome podcast, The Future and You.
We talk about Balticon, public safety, wireless broadband, attention deficit disorder, and much more.
Recorded at RavenCon.
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May 15th, 2008 by pfischer
A special appearance on Jared Axelrod’s Voice of Free Planet X podcast. Jared has gone daily now. It blows me away to see how he maintains awesome quality every day. I loves me some Free Planet X.
Today: Voices from the Future
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February 10th, 2008 by pfischer
Part 2 – Dr. Michael Shermer reads from and talks about his new book The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics. Mr. Shermer discuss’ how economic and evolutionary theory speak the same language, and how our hardwired human biology affects modern economics.
Those of you familiar with the Skeptics movement may know Mr. Shermer as a founder of the Skeptics Society, a frequent guest on Skepticality
, and the author of other non-fiction works including: Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
, and Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown
as well as many more titles.This Podcast recorded live at the National Science Foundation at an event hosted by the National Capitol Area Skeptics (NCAS)
.Dr. Shermer’s Books Available at Amazon.comMusic
by Nick Murray ( @Music.Podshow.com
: Metamor City
Promo: The Commandline
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June 11th, 2007 by pfischer
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June 3rd, 2007 by pfischer
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