March 30, 2018

Seeing Forever Extended Sample

Some books are just yours. You know them when you read them. There’s something about them that speaks to you. Sometimes it’s a time and a place and an age you are and the books just sings to you. When I was first diving into fiction it was J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land–I couldn’t get enough. As I aged, new books came like Nancy Kress’s Beggars in Spain and Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.

I could go on, but you get the idea. These are my books. Even years later, if I pick them back up, they still sing to me. Maybe not quite the same, I’m different now, but the joy of them is still there.

I firmly believe that something artistic, something creative, isn’t quite whole until it starts to find it’s people. Like those books found me. Now it may seem a bit presumptuous, I’m no Tolkien or Heinlein or Kress or Le Guin, but I want the same for my books, I want them to find their people. I’ve been at this long enough and gotten enough feedback to know that these books have their audience, their people, it’s just a matter of finding them.

The ebook revolution has made that a lot easier, but there’s a flaw in the implementation. Take Amazon, if you go download the sample for Seeing Forever (not available right now since it hasn’t been released), it will cut you off at 10%, rather inelegantly, not waiting for a chapter end or stopping at a good spot. For example, I got the sample to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and with all the intros and forewords the sample didn’t contain one page of the story.  Not one.

So, to remedy that, I’ve prepared an extended sample of Seeing Forever. It is the first sixteen chapters, about 40% of the book. If you get that far, you’ll know if it’s your book for sure. There’s a PDF version if you don’t have an ebook reader, so go ahead, get the extended sample and see if this is one of your books.

Don’t want to bother with downloads? I got you covered there too. Chapter 1 is on this site to read right now, with more chapters rolling out soon.

Seeing Forever a sci-fi book, but not the kind that just for science fiction fans. It delves deeply into themes of loss, love, and mortality. It ponders religion, atheism, and what it might be like to live forever. It’s also an epic adventure past human biologic and mortality. Most of these things, if you’ve read any of my ghosts books, are themes I often contemplate.  If you like the ghost books, you will probably like this one. But, now you can find out for sure. For free. No risk besides a bit of time.

And while I’m not a famous author, I do know that Seeing Forever is the kind of book that will have people that love it. One of my beta readers absolutely adores it. It’s his book, is it yours? Go find out.


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