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    Thread: Glad to come onboard.
Post: RE: Glad to come onboard.

Welcome to OA, Feisty! I'm glad that my story was a gateway drug!
DarrenRyding The Arrivals Lounge 4 285 08-23-2021, 03:33 PM
    Thread: All Tomorrows by C. M. Koseman
Post: All Tomorrows by C. M. Koseman

This vividly imaginative ebook was first published online in 2006, but exploded in popularity just two months ago with the release of a Youtube summary. All Tomorrows Youtube Narration It deals wit...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 3 280 08-19-2021, 02:29 PM
    Thread: My new book "Futurist spaceflight meditations"
Post: RE: My new book "Futurist spaceflight meditations"

I now have reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Amazon Goodreads
DarrenRyding Real Life But OA Relevant 4 614 08-19-2021, 01:36 PM
    Thread: My novel will be launched this Christmas
Post: RE: My novel will be launched this Christmas

(08-07-2021, 12:45 AM)Travelers of the Internet Wrote: Hey this is pretty good premise Thanks! I now have a longer, more descriptive blurb for my Amazon page. Project Heavenstorm The first few ch...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 21 14,778 08-09-2021, 01:38 PM
    Thread: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy
Post: RE: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilog...

I have written a new blurb for Project Heavenstorm's Amazon page, longer and more detailed than the original. The original blurb can still be found on my Goodreads page.  Let me know which one you li...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 3,295 07-27-2021, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Dragon Transhumanist Inbound
Post: RE: Dragon Transhumanist Inbound

Welcome to Orion's Arm, Rakeela!
DarrenRyding The Arrivals Lounge 21 1,748 07-11-2021, 01:06 PM
    Thread: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy
Post: RE: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilog...

I have just given the Prologue a major overhaul.  One of the (many) shocking revelations that I was going to save for later in the novel has now been moved right to the start, to ensure that the stake...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 3,295 07-01-2021, 01:57 PM
    Thread: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction
Post: RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction

This is perhaps one of the more realistic depictions of alien discovery (as opposed to contact) I have read.  I have a feeling that we may encounter ancient abandoned alien artefacts long before we en...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 6 1,476 06-27-2021, 01:49 PM
    Thread: My new book "Futurist spaceflight meditations"
Post: RE: My new book "Futurist spaceflight meditations"

Congratulations Giulio! I've just purchased the Kindle edition.
DarrenRyding Real Life But OA Relevant 4 614 06-17-2021, 01:03 PM
    Thread: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy
Post: RE: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilog...

I have made some small changes to the Prologue and Chapter One.  In particular, the first few pages of Chapter One have been trimmed away so that we begin with Vithan and Sabilikon arriving at New Kes...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 3,295 05-27-2021, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives
Post: RE: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Driv...

Thank you for introducing me to technovelgy.com, JohnnyYesterday.  Just what I needed - another addictive website to get lost in for hours!  I knew that Stanislaw Lem was brilliant (I've read Solaris)...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 12 1,739 05-26-2021, 11:16 PM
    Thread: The Point-of-View of a Superhuman Intelligence
Post: RE: The Point-of-View of a Superhuman Intelligence

Thank you Todd! "Moredrex" is a portmanteau of Hans Moravec and K. Eric Drexler.  It also conveniently sounds a bit like Mordred or Mordor, which is appropriate for the Moredrexes' role in the trilog...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 2 998 05-25-2021, 12:21 PM
    Thread: The Point-of-View of a Superhuman Intelligence
Post: The Point-of-View of a Superhuman Intelligence

Just over halfway through my novel Project Heavenstorm, there is a passage that describes the point-of-view of the Pinstriped Man - an apparently human advisor to the main villain.  As it turns out, h...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 2 998 05-18-2021, 11:57 PM
    Thread: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives
Post: RE: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Driv...

(05-18-2021, 06:17 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Ah- back-door exploits. It is possible that the first few generations of sophont AIs would have hidden code that could be used to control them. This is a dan...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 12 1,739 05-18-2021, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives
Post: RE: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Driv...

(05-16-2021, 06:19 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Ah, yes. I quite like the Pliocene Saga by May. It has some qualities in common with the Commonwealth Sagas of Peter Hamilton; lots of characters, lots of bi...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 12 1,739 05-18-2021, 01:58 PM
    Thread: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives
Post: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives

Perhaps the most famous example would be the title guide book in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (radio series 1978; novel 1979), which is very clearly what we would call an eBook reader today.  ...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 12 1,739 05-16-2021, 02:41 PM
    Thread: hello
Post: RE: hello

Welcome to Orion's Arm!
DarrenRyding The Arrivals Lounge 7 1,050 05-14-2021, 12:21 PM
    Thread: Hi, all!
Post: RE: Hi, all!

Hi jsauceman!  Welcome to OA!  I hope you enjoy being part of our group. I'm glad you enjoyed "Jolonah".  Lately, I've been busy working on my second novel, Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Tr...
DarrenRyding The Arrivals Lounge 5 837 05-10-2021, 12:29 PM
    Thread: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy
Post: RE: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilog...

I'm thinking of cutting out most of Vithan's flight to New Kesalzhin Island at the start of Chapter One.  The chapter should begin with him waking up and looking down on the island for the first time ...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 3,295 05-08-2021, 12:54 PM
    Thread: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy
Post: RE: Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilog...

This will be the last chapter I shall post here, at least for some time to come.  The 26 thousand words on this thread will only be a small fraction of the finished novel, which is going to be even bi...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 3,295 05-06-2021, 01:03 PM