Sci-fi Buffs, All is Swell...
You’ve entered a stable orbit and can relax and enjoy the view now.
If this is your first time, welcome!
And thank you for signing up via BookSweeps’ Westworld contest.
Since only one person got the grand prize along with 30 books, I thought the rest of you should receive something, as well. So I’m sending you a link to a free short story. (See below).
My normal newsletter, Heliocentric, goes out about once a month, so don’t be surprised when you get another email in a couple of weeks.
My apologies to those of you who are not new to Heliocentric. Attempts to send this only to new subscribers has failed because of my Substack learning curve. Think of it as evidence that ChatGPT and other AI sources had nothing to do with this content.
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Book Reviews. I’m doing a series right now where I’m reviewing sci-fi books I enjoyed, so if you’re looking for new reads, watch for upcoming newsletters and check out the archives.
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It shouldn’t be this hard to get through a door
Artificial Intelligence is something I like to explore. In this story, the simple process of exiting a secure area is complicated by a robot with problematic code.
It was first published in a NIWA anthology called “Escape” and I’m offering my escape story to new subscribers for free.
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