Author Archives: arjaybe

About arjaybe

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

Bring and Take

Grammar of the Day – Bring and Take I imagine this conversation in front of a restaurant where two people have just had lunch and they’re getting on with the rest of the workday: Person One, handing Person Two a … Continue reading

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Is it Worth the Effort to Produce Audiobooks

As must be obvious from the last few posts, I have spent much of the last two months recording The Francesians and preparing it for general release. It is a lot of work and it takes a lot of time. … Continue reading

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Reading – The Francesians

The reading of The Francesians is complete and ready for download. The link on the downloads page will connect to a torrent hosted by the Internet Archive, so be sure you have a torrent client installed. Alternatively, you could go … Continue reading

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Daydreaming is Good

I knew it! All those hours I spent gazing out the window weren’t an indication of my bone-lazy inattentiveness at all. They were showing how smart I am. Yeah! I knew it. The online science magazine, Eurekalert!, tells us about … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mo and LGBT

See what Jesus and Mo have to say about LGBT rights. You will find the rest of the cartoon here. As usual they have a well-considered and balanced view. ‘Cause there’s always two sides to everything, right? rjb

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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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Update on Parasite Puppeteers

Parasite Puppeteers, book two in the Green Comet trilogy, has passed one thousand downloads from this website. That took approximately two years from the time I published it and made it available. It has been downloaded more than that in … Continue reading

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