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About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

Reading – The Francesians – Parts 5-9

Here is the second portion of the recording of the Francesians, comprising parts five through nine. I know, you’re probably wondering why I’ve uploaded these things as multiple files instead of one file for each segment. I would be wondering, … Continue reading

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Reading – The Francesians – Parts 1-4

I have finished recording the first part of The Francesians and it’s available for download here. These archives contain the introduction and chapters one through seven, totaling a little over an hour and a half of listening time. The total … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Not the Only One Cheating

I think I’ve settled down enough from the hectic exercise of publishing The Francesians to lift my head up and post about something else. How about nefarious cheats? Cory Doctorow opens his article, Demon-Haunted World, with “Cheating is a given.” … Continue reading

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The Francesians Published

The sequel to Green Comet and Parasite Puppeteers – The Francesians – is now finished and available for download. It’s on this site in ePub, PDF and ODT formats, so download one of them, or download them all. It’s also … Continue reading

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Francesians Ready

All three versions of the book are in their final form and ready to go. I’ve also edited the other two novels, Green Comet and Parasite Puppeteers, to give the whole series a unified look. The front matter and back … Continue reading

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Francesians Finished

As I predicted, I finished proofreading and revising The Francesians by the end of the month. Now I get into the mechanical processes of bringing it into a publishable state. That means things like a title page, a table of … Continue reading

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