Welcome to Green Comet

These free novels, Creative Commons licensed Green Comet, and its sequels Parasite Puppeteers and The Francesians, tell an expansive story of love and adventure on an inhabited comet. To learn more about the trilogy, and for samples, visit the Welcome Page. To download the books, visit the downloads page.

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Review Copies of The Plainsrunner

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Review copies of The Plainsrunner are now available. They can be had from Apple iTunes, Kobo and Google Play Books. This is an open invitation to anyone who would like a free copy of the book. There is no obligation to post a review at any of the online bookstores in return, although I would greatly appreciate it. If you do decide to do one, the review doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just a line or two would be fine. You can find links to the stores hosting The Plainsrunner in this announcement.

Contact me at arjaybe@greencomet.org or through this website for your free copy of The Plainsrunner.

rjb

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VocalID Certificate – 1500


I got another certificate! VocalID has sent me a certificate commemorating my reaching the lofty goal of 1500 phrases recorded for their Voicebank. VocalID is a company that is collecting voices that can be used to build personalized voices for people who need them. See my original post on VocalID.

rjb

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The Plainsrunner Available in Stores

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The Plainsrunner is showing up in stores. I’ll use this post to keep a running list of them. Go ahead and shop around for the best deal. Or go post a few reviews.

Book store availability

Google Play Books.
Barnes & Noble.
Amazon.
Odilo Marketplace.
Apple Books.
Scribd.
Kobo.

rjb

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The End of The Plainsrunner Serialization

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With the end of the serialization of The Plainsrunner on OliverOnline, it will soon be time to take down the chapter files from the Green Comet website. At that time it will no longer be possible to download them, so if you are missing any now is the time to get them.

I have decided to leave them in place until the end of November to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance to get them all, but as of December 1st they will be gone forever. Thanks again for taking part, and if you know anyone who needs to complete their collection of chapters please let them know of this deadline.

It’s been a fun experiment.

rjb

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Thirty Thousand Downloads

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While we were doing something else — serializing and publishing The Plainsrunner — our download count slipped past Thirty Thousand by a comfortable margin. Interest in the Green Comet trilogy continues even when we’re not paying any attention. Way to go, people. We’re doing fine.

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The Plainsrunner is Published

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The novel The Plainsrunner, which has been in serialization for the last eight months, has been published in finished form this month. As of today it is available at Google Play Books and Barnes and Noble, and it will appear in more stores as the days go by. If you have been following the serialization and want to post a review, then please go to those links and make it so. Review copies are available for those who want them, so far only from Google Play Books, but soon also from Apple iBooks and Kobo Books. So, if you have an iTunes or a Kobo account, or access to Google Play, then contact me and I’ll see that you get a free copy for review.

rjb

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The Plainsrunner – Chapter 54


Dear readers:

Request for Reviews

This is the last week of this serialization. I’ve enjoyed this experiment and was encouraged to see people coming back week after week to pick up their installments. It was a lot of extra work, but it has had its rewards as well. The Plainsrunner will soon be published and available online, so now is the time to ask my readers to consider posting a review when it appears. It can be a one liner or two pages of details, whatever suits you. There will be review copies of the complete novel available for participants, so you can write your review now or wait until you’ve read the finished novel. If you want a review copy please drop a comment here or at greencomet.org, or email me at arjaybe@greencomet.org.

Thank you for participating,

Jim

This week in the story: The Sunwardians go home in their repaired vessel, and the Grasswindians enjoy a cup of ersatz coffee with Archie. Tallgrass and his crewmates prepare to return to Grasswind. They hope they will meet again and all work together, but for now they just want to get home.

Download at OliverOnline.

rjb

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The Plainsrunner – Chapters 52 & 53

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This is the second last week of this serialization. Once it’s done and The Plainsrunner is published, I will be asking my readers to consider writing a review for posting online. One line or two pages, whatever suits you. There will be review copies of the complete novel available for participants.

This week the Sunwardians keep their weapons, but they don’t know what to make of Archie. The aliens reveal the truth about the Prime, but the Sunwardians have trouble accepting it. They want to punish the ones who created the big ship.

OliverOnline.

rjb

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The Plainsrunner – Chapter 51

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They call Mission Control and bring them up to date. Hooves of the Prophet is brought aboard the Prime and the Sunwardians get out to investigate. Supervisor Steel meets his counterpart from the other crew. The Sunwardians meet Archie.

rjb

Download chapter 51 at OliverOnline.

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The Plainsrunner – Chapter 50

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We’re down to the last few weeks of this experiment. It’s soon time to say good-bye to Sage and Tallgrass.

Their meeting is cut short by the arrival of the Sunwardians. Supervisor Steel tries to convince them to be careful with their weapons. They are not easily convinced. The Sunwardian vessel might be lost forever.

Download at OliverOnline.

rjb

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