NEWS AND STUFF
August 10, 2011
Fledge Press now has a store. If you like FP and want to help a few starving artists* out, buy a tee shirt. (Other stuff will be available soon).
We've been getting a lot of new readers over the past few days, to whom I give a warm welcome. Don't just stand around there looking lost, join the forum and get to know someone. And as always, shoot me an email and let me know what you think.
Lastly, I'm experimenting with a login system for reasons which are totally not nefarious at all, so if you hear a loud "boom" and a yell, it's nothing to be afraid of. ...Well, unless the yell contains the words "fire", "get out now", "oh God oh God we're all going to die", or anything like that, in which case it might be a good idea to temporarily vacate the premises until the smoke clears.
*Okay, we're not actually starving as such; it's more of a figure of speech. And actually, I could probably stand to lose some weight. So... buy a bunch of tee shirts so that I can buy a treadmill.
July 12, 2011
Following the advice of a few people who serve as my editing and critical review staff, I am making the first chapter of Novant Children into a prologue. The URL and navigation will remain the same; the only thing that will change is the title on the page and in the table of contents.
Thanks for reading.
June 22, 2011
At long last, Novant Children begins. The chapter updates for NC will be shorter than those of BRR, but that means they’ll also come more frequently. Hope you enjoy it. And I’d also like to remind you that you can send feedback on the content of the story itself to firstname.lastname@example.org - any input, positive or negative, is appreciated, but the more informative, the better.
June 13, 2011
Chapter three of BRR is now posted, and chapter four is soon to follow. Hopefully I’ll be able to update content more regularly now that I’m done with all the annoying technical stuff. Also, please take note of the bitcoin link under the paypal button. I am now accepting bitcoin donations. If you don’t have any bitcoin, do yourself a favor and look into it.
May 3, 2011
Boy did I blow that deadline. I had a lot of technical stuff to deal with and while I did get some writing done, I didn’t manage to get anything posted. Well, here’s to getting it up very soon. Meanwhile, I have added RSS feeds and Facebook and Twitter links to the Contributors and Stories menu items on the left. Feel free to subscribe, like, or follow and as always, recommend us to your friends!
February 19, 2011
Everything is supposed to be working now, so I have made the site public. We are now in bug stompin’ mode. So if you find anything wrong—a link that doesn’t lead to where it should, content that doesn’t load, fuzzy green stuff growing on the walls—please let me know and I’ll get right on it.
In content-related news, the second chapter of Burning Rock Ranch should be posted by the end of the week, and Novant Children will be starting not long after. Thanks for stopping by!
November 6, 2010
This site is still being worked on. There are some empty sections, some incomplete sections, and the super laser is not operational yet. You can help move the site along by contributing some of your own work. In the meantime, enjoy the stories that are currently published, and keep coming back—there’s plenty more to come!
The Burning Rock Ranch: Privateer
In a world where governments exist only by sheer momentum, and total freedom can be bought for a reasonable price…
One man will embark on a mission to protect the future of human liberty…
Specifically, to protect a large free-banking association from the predations of the corrupt Federation of States and their would-be monetary monopoly. His journey will take him away from earth into the outer reaches of human civilization, where he, along with a former public transportation worker, a shady Senator’s runaway daughter, two orphans, a retired Space Marine demolitions officer, an alien, and an intelligent spider have many strange and hilarious adventures. Also, there are space cows.
Draco Miller and Cassiopeia Abela are the results of a government-run genetics experiment gone horribly wrong—for the government. Novant Laboratory was meant to create the perfect citizen: intelligent, long-lived, and utterly servile. But while the other aspects of the project met with various levels of success, servility is not among the attributes of the Novant Children. They are smart, strong, and fiercely independent, and unwilling to be the slaves they were intended to be. Thus they find themselves becoming enemies of the state—and a force to be reckoned with.
Vigilance, Part I: Departure
If you lived in a civilization rushing head-on toward total destruction, would you take the opportunity to leave civilization behind for the frontier? That is the decision faced by Richard Drary, a mid-level bureaucrat in the United Terran Government’s Bureau of Colonization. Torn between the comforts and familiarity of the world he knows and the chance to start anew as a colonist himself, Rich finds himself a reluctant consiprator in a massive black market operation to get a few thousand people, including his closest friends, off the planet and on the way to a new world outside the grasp of Earth’s totalitarian state. He will find it hard to resist the call for a new life, his friends’ love of liberty, and the justice of their cause.
Antarctica… the last land on Earth unclaimed by any state, and the only place on Earth where an individual can proser. Though short of resources, the industrious people of Antarctica have made the rest of the world economically dependent on them, and so they enjoy a guarantee of peace by the Global Union. But that peace will be threatened by an ambitious politician and the onset of global crisis, and the people of Antarctica will have to stand up for their right to exist.
In the midst of it all, Liam Perr, captain of the Global Freight and Trade Association’s ship Black Betty (and part-time smuggler) finds himself pursued by a relentless officer of the law, who will stop at nothing—including murder—to see Liam dead or in prison. Taking refuge in Antarctica, Liam discovers that he holds the key to the freedom of the entire world… and that he may have no choice but to join in the fight.