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    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

Thanks Aldroud.  Book 2 is far from complete, but the link to Book 1 is below.  It portrays the events of six years earlier that changed their planet forever, and the roles Dahal Savithar and Bysamath...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 4 557 04-07-2022, 02:39 PM
    Thread: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park
Post: RE: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park

I am amazed at the sheer attention to detail put into this work.  Particularly how he captured the visual style of advertisements and brochures of the 1970s and 80s.  The diagrams are equally impressi...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 271 04-05-2022, 01:34 PM
    Thread: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park
Post: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park

These days, it takes a lot for a work of fiction to disturb me.  (Most nightmare fuel is on the news).  However, it looks like Trevor Roberts has done just that. https://www.mysteryfleshpitnational...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 271 04-04-2022, 04:49 PM
    Thread: Avernus, the Queen of pain's lair
Post: RE: Avernus, the Queen of pain's lair

Dear God, I love it! This is why I can't wait to learn to use Blender.
DarrenRyding Art and Visual Media 8 123 04-04-2022, 03:41 PM
    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

And while it's still April 1st in Australia ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdw5Eykf1Rg I remember listening to this and watching the video clip on Countdown as a kid in late 70's Australia....
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 203 113,815 04-02-2022, 12:08 AM
    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

THE GREATEST MUSICAL MASTERPIECE IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SPECIES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_WEMCUhF0E) And this one is a must for all death metal headbangers. https://www.youtube.com...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 203 113,815 04-01-2022, 11:11 PM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

Thanks Steve.  Some of the Humans have conspiracy theories about the Dragons as well.  There's the story of the "Larder Caves", where Dragons keep live Humans underground to snack on them or to make t...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 4 557 03-18-2022, 09:36 AM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

This is a scene from Chapter Seven of my work in progress, Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy.  It is set six years after Project Heavenstorm (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082WW6DVP), which...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 4 557 03-17-2022, 01:46 AM
    Thread: Sync: non-OA fiction
Post: RE: Sync: non-OA fiction

A very impressive story.  You have eloquently described sensations that are far beyond the experience of anyone living today - which is exactly what good SF is supposed to do.  It reminds us that neur...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 5 983 03-15-2022, 01:45 PM
    Thread: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm
Post: RE: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm

Thanks guys! Apparently I wasn't the only author to see a spike in free downloads that day.  Several free books were listed on this site for bargain hunters. https://slickdeals.net/f/15309862-li...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 3 1,021 10-04-2021, 12:15 PM
    Thread: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm
Post: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm

It has finally happened.  886 free downloads in one day.  #143 on Amazon free books.   (https://www.amazon.com/Project-Heavenstorm-Book-Elixir-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B082WW6DVP/ref=zg_bs_158580011_f_1?_enco...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 3 1,021 10-02-2021, 12:36 PM
    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 1,307 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 (http://www.sivatherium.narod....
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 3 1,334 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 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RIS7GAZQQPOMU/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B096K25QLQ) Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/...
DarrenRyding Real Life But OA Relevant 4 1,628 08-19-2021, 01:36 PM
    Thread: My novel will be launched this Christmas
Post: RE: My novel will be launched this Christmas

Travelers of the Internet Wrote: (08-07-2021, 12:45 AM) -- Hey this is pretty good premise -- Thanks! I now have a longer, more descriptive blurb for my Amazon page. Project Heavenstorm (http...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 21 19,369 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, (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082WW6DVP/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1576812794&refinements=p_27%3ADarren+Ryding&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Darren+Ryd...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 9 5,129 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 24 6,480 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 5,129 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 2,833 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 1,628 06-17-2021, 01:03 PM