AISFP 150 – Simon Royle, Nook, Feedback

In the wake of Arbitrator Jonah Oliver’s interrogation of Jibril Muraz, a prisoner of UNPOL, his secure life disintegrates into one of lies, corruption, conspiracy and murder. Written in the vein of 1984, TAG is an exciting debut from a new author. If you enjoy utopian societies gone wrong, then you need to give TAG a look.

What if you were a famous scientist and had studied astronomy and ancient culture for years?  What if the one time period that drove your career was December, 2012?  And worse, what if on December 14, your only daughter disappeared into the past in the Mayan jungle? Read MAYAN DECEMBER for an exciting fantasy, time travel adventure!

Find Simon on Twitter, and visit his website for interviews with other indie authors. Brenda Cooper is also on Twitter and blogs regularly at her website.  And, please, tell them AISFP sent you!

  • Shaun and Moses discuss the new lineup ofNook ebook readers and how these compare to the new Kindles.
  • Simon Royle joins us from across the globe to discuss his dystopian thriller TAG. Topics include: sacrificing liberty for the sake of security, modern day technology, William Gibson, and his experience self-publishing.
  • Feedback: Fattius writes in with a follow-up regarding author payments. This ties in nicely with our previous episode with Michael A. Stackpole.
  • Feedback: John talks about why paper books will always have a place in our society, and we agree.
  • Voicemail: Paul recommends BLACKDOG, by K.V. Johansen, and he explains why.

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Comments

  1. Actually,the quote you attribute to Thomas Jefferson is actually from Ben Franklin

    “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”

  2. Ben strikes again!

  3. I just downloaded Ben’s autobiography yesterday. Too late obviously 🙂

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