Monthly Archives: October 2015

Chess Nostalgia: Logical Chess, Move by Move

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In 1971, the game of chess was getting attention. I’d already fallen in love with the game many years beforehand, triggered initially by my father’s love of the game, furthered by my admiration of my uncle’s magnificently hand-carved set, and … Continue reading

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Kobo Sale Includes 50% Off Hearts in Ruin

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I just learned Kobo is having a super sale for 50% off millions of titles, including Hearts in Ruin, ordinarily $5.99.  The Kobo site includes a preview of Hearts in Ruin, including the prologue and Chapter 1. For another excerpt, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Equations I

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Originally posted on mathsbyagirl:
One of the things that I love the most about mathematics and the sciences are their ability to describe the world around us through elegant equations and ideas. In light of this, I’ve decided to start…

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A Short, Honest Treatment of a Serious and Real Problem — J.A. Owenby’s “Tears in the Sun”

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I read a wonderful kindle short story recently by J.A. Owenby about a girl whose mother has clear mental health issues. The story is not a lecture. It offers no diagnosis or cure. It instead depicts the struggle faced by … Continue reading

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The International Space Station – an Expert on Photobombing

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Book Covers — Facelift for a Short Science Fiction Romance

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Here is the new design for the cover of the short story, “Love, Death, and Overlapping Bosonic Singularities,” a romantic science fiction available to eBook readers for 99¢. The cover is designed using exclusively Microsoft PowerPoint for Office 2010. The … Continue reading

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Blue Skies and Red Ice

Originally posted on Dispatches from the dumbest timeline:
NASA’s New Horizons mission keeps revealing neat stuff about Pluto. The latest: The dwarf planet has blue skies and small patches of water ice on its surface. On Earth, blue skies are…

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The J. C. Conway Kindle Bookshelf

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The following stories are available on Kindle: One is a complete novel–Hearts in Ruin. Its a romantic adventure story involving two archaeologists with a speculative fiction backstory. Another is an anthology of short stories–Another Wrong World and other off beat … Continue reading

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The Science Behind the Beauty of Lunar Eclipses

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A Facebook Party for Readers and Selected Authors

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The writers for Liquid Silver Books are engaging in a Facebook party today (and yesterday) to promote a terrific sale of books through Kobo. The sale is a “buy two, get a third for free” deal. It’s been a terrific … Continue reading

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