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Offline Rhinosaur

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I have a science fiction novel out!
« on: November 25, 2015, 05:41:35 PM »
Just a few days ago, science fiction novel "Rise of the Europan" was released on Amazon, which is set in the reality know as the Dryden Universe.  The Dryden Experiment is an open source, Creative Commons multiverse where creators put their stories and ideas under Creative Commons where others can then build on them, expanding the world.

"Rise of the Europan" is the latest addition to this multiverse, and is set in the science fiction universe.  In the story, several centuries into the future, mankind has colonized the Jupiter moon of Europa, sharing the world with the creature known as the Europan, the only truly sentient being on the moon.  Increasingly angered by the humans' reckless disregard for its biosphere, it has decided to push them off the planet for good, by any means necessary.



Amazon links can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1942138180?keywords=rise%20of%20the%20europan&qid=1448239773&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2
AmazonCA:  www.amazon.ca/Rise-Europan-Don-VanAusdoll-ebook/dp/B018DBXAYK
AmazonUK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Europan-Don-VanAusdoll-ebook/dp/B018DBXAYK
AmazonAU:  http://www.amazon.com.au/Rise-Europan-Don-VanAusdoll-ebook/dp/B018DBXAYK
AmazonDE:  www.amazon.de/Rise-Europan-English-Don-VanAusdoll-ebook/dp/B018DBXAYK

A single, unified story written from several points of view, it features six authors, including myself.  For fans of science fiction action, horror, suspense, and weird fiction.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 06:20:59 PM »
not a fan of sci-fi but i'll look into buying a copy when i gdt cash for the holidays. Authors need our support it a tough job.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 06:44:56 PM »
not a fan of sci-fi but i'll look into buying a copy when i gdt cash for the holidays. Authors need our support it a tough job.

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 07:10:48 PM »
Congratulations, Rhinosaur!

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015, 07:47:56 PM »
Congratulations.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2015, 10:03:52 PM »
Yay!

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 10:50:03 PM »
I myself enjoy worldbuilding a bit too much to want to do a shared world type of story.  What shared worlds result in however are extremely excellent, tight plots driven by a strong aesthetic, since the author doesn't have to engage in worldbuilding.  The Cthulu mythos (sf/horror) and the old "expanded universe" of Star Wars apocrypha are probably the best examples.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2015, 05:29:35 AM »
not a fan of sci-fi but i'll look into buying a copy when i gdt cash for the holidays. Authors need our support it a tough job.

+1

Congrats and best wishes for much success!

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 01:18:46 PM »
I myself enjoy worldbuilding a bit too much to want to do a shared world type of story.  What shared worlds result in however are extremely excellent, tight plots driven by a strong aesthetic, since the author doesn't have to engage in worldbuilding.  The Cthulu mythos (sf/horror) and the old "expanded universe" of Star Wars apocrypha are probably the best examples.

You can do very detailed world building in Dryden.  The science fiction universe is ripe to be filled with planets and civilizations of all kind, while the horror universe is a giant multiverse where you can create just about whatever dimension you want.  Of course, once you place your work under Creative Commons, someone else can use it, but given the dynamic at Dryden, I don't think anyone would do anything bad.

And thanks for all the support, guys.  We need all the sales we can get, and I'm just beginning my writing career, so I'm looking to have a good, strong start.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 01:29:12 PM »
Amusingly enough, the opening line of an SF story I wrote at age 15 in 2001 begins by quoting Dryden, but not the Dryden you are thinking of (rather the English translator of Virgil).

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 08:59:11 PM »
SALE ALERT! My book, Rise of the Europan, is now on sale for only 99 cents!

Rise of the Europan is on sale for a limited time! It's only 99c at the following retailers:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Europan-Don-VanAus…/…/B018DBXAYK/
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rise-of-the-eur…/1123106772…
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rise-of-the-europan
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/…/rise-of-the-europan/id1064788887…
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/587293

For five hundred years human exploration of space has gone largely unchallenged. Now, deep in the ocean beneath the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa, something is stirring...a power both ancient and wholly alien, moving in the dark places. It's power is unimaginable, its rage inexhaustible and its goal clear; to eradicate humanity.


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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 09:02:27 PM »
Very nice! I'll check it out whenever I get money.
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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 09:34:01 PM »
Very nice! I'll check it out whenever I get money.

Thanks, I appreciate it alot.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 10:41:01 PM »
Congratulations on your publication.  I wish you much success for future endeavors.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2016, 01:19:27 AM »
Congratulations on your publication.  I wish you much success for future endeavors.

Thanks alot.

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2016, 10:18:08 AM »
Amusingly enough, the opening line of an SF story I wrote at age 15 in 2001 begins by quoting Dryden, but not the Dryden you are thinking of (rather the English translator of Virgil).

They're the same person...

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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2016, 06:41:20 PM »
Done; and now to find the time...but because it's you, here, I will make the time.
Wait in line, but not to long, as I've just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon; good read about a 15 year old autistic who is a math genius and his adventure, all first person singular. Rather creative writing.
Not crazy about ScFi at my age (50+ years ago I couldn't get enough) and have to read Orson Scott Card per my daughter, then
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BUT will try and squeeze you in sooner rather than later.
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Re: I have a science fiction novel out!
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2016, 10:44:22 PM »
I have another one out; this one is a compilation of stories written by various people, including one my myself.  I also did the introduction.  Preorders are open for $0.99 until tomorrow, when it officially goes on sale:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/627105

https://dwtr67e3ikfml.cloudfront.net/bookCovers/36abc7b682169db2b4e5a30e98e55b9e2ddedb4b
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