Archive for November, 2006

Give the gifts that keep on giving… to

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I promised some shopping ideas for you that help us here at Here you go! I’m a tea drinker. Coffee is pretty reliable at making me irritable and buggy — a condition not so conducive to a healthy relationship with my wife. So I drink tea. Last holiday season, Chris was kind enough to […]

Buy some gifts, help out

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

If you’ve visited the website in the last several weeks, you’ve likely seen a variety of ads appearing, hopefully in non-obtrusive spots, on our pages. Google has a pretty good ad platform that should display things which are relevant to the page you are currently viewing (though it doesn’t work so well on the blog […] noticed by ResearchBuzz

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I noticed quite the comprehensive write-up about the free service we offer here at by a site called ResearchBuzz. Where some reviews a praising and some reviews are critical (not just about us, but anything), this one is… precise. The reviewer takes what I perceive as a “neutral point of view” as you might […]


Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Asteroids, space stations and pregnant women… oh my! Tim Callahan has wrapped up his science fiction tale, Ida, currently available in all its free audio book goodness from Actually… this was posted days ago, but the recent outage lost it in the void. So some of you might hear this again…

Well. THAT was no fun.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

So. Yeah. We were down for almost 24 hours. And it sucked. The server died, completely. Thankfully, Steve Eley, our amazing Sysadmin, had the backups and the talent to get us back up and running. Note: We lost a full day of subscription updates and new users. We’re very sorry about this. Please expect that […]

Discovered Country is COMPLETE!

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Every wonder what happens to a mild mannered librarian when trapped hundreds of years in the future with frozen undead looking for a little old-world brains action? You can find out all about it in Nora Fleischer’s Discovered Country, which has just wrapped up on!

SFFaudio gives top honors to Singularity

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Congrats to Bill DeSmedt, as his book Singularity has been named an SFF Essential by SFFaudio. I’m really happy for Bill and am glad his book is getting the attention it deserves. Reviewer Steen has some great things to say about the book, but some less-than-flattering comments on the podiobook distribution system. That’s OK. In […]

The Diary of a Nobody

Friday, November 17th, 2006

More public domain goodness from the fine folks at Librivox. This time it’s The Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith, originally published back in 1982. The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It […]

Technical Problems

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Heya, folks… Several of you have written me with various technical problems, and I’m working to clear them all up. They range from difficulty setting logins and password to invalid downloads. I am working to clear these up, and I’ll ask for your patience. I know how frustrating it is, and I’m working as fast […]

Doctor Janeway’s Plague — Complete!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Bravo! John Farrell just finished his book, Doctor Janeway’s Plague! A science-fiction thriller about an astronomer who discovers a source of cosmic rays which may be the origin of an ancient plague reviving once again. A young woman reaches Cambridge in search of a distant relative whom she believes has lived longer than any other […]