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Publish my books

Here is another thing that happened:

I gave a public reading from my soon-to-be-published novel, and the first question asked by the audience was which major publisher I had signed on with.

The publisher Geek Thoughts, aka me. Big-5 quality, but self-publishing flexibility.…

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Buy my books

Here is a thing that happened:

Someone bought one of my books. Without my immediate knowledge or participation. From an independent bookseller. And later found me and requested an autograph.

Milestone unlocked! -m

 

My new novel launches in days. Check out 8bitnovel.com

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The Spectre of technological Meltdown

I’d come up with the premise for my latest novel a full year before it (partially) became reality.

In my novel, one day in the future all computers just stop working–except for those designed in the 1980s or earlier. Nostalgic adventure ensues.…

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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

Of all places, the MIT Technology Review has this article up:
The Enduring Legacy of Zork

If you’re a fan, seriously go check out this article. It’s got old maps, artwork, and even line-printed source code (in ZIL) of the original 1977 game, which went on to sell over 800,000 copies.…

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Why I put Facebook in the sandbox

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This is an update from previous guidance.

If you’re looking for me on Facebook, you’re not going to find much. Social media is great, but Facebook in particular raises a number of concerns for me. Many of my readers and potential readers are on FB, though, so I have a limited presence there.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky