Traci Loudin

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Science fiction and fantasy are my great loves, and I have the bookcases to prove it! Please friend me if you love SFF, too. As a young West Virginian, I looked forward to library trips with my mother and the evenings when my father read H.G. Wells to me. Nowadays, I spend my time exploring geeky topics at www.traciloudin.com.

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In celebration of Indie Author Day, I started thinking about all the great science fiction and fantasy I’ve read this year by indie authors. As you may know, I decided to make 2017 the Year of the Indie Author, in which I would read indie books exclusively. The year’s not over yet, so I won’t […]


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RUNOFF POLL! Please vote for a book you'd like to read for a bonus mid-October book, written by a member of the Apocalypse Whenever group! This is poll #2, a runoff of the first poll. Happy voting!



Ain't No Grave by S.A. Softley
2015, 260 pages
Kindle $2.99 (on sale from Sept 20 to Oct 1 for 99¢), print $15.99

"A man is struck by an unknown illness high over northern Canada. The plane is forced to make an emergency landing in an isolated northern town. When he awakens, he finds himself naked and cold in an empty hospital. He soon discovers that the town is deserted and all its people missing. Alone in the unforgiving winter, he must struggle to survive and uncover the truth. Nothing can prepare him for what he finds."
 
  9 votes, 47.4%



Rocky Mountain Locust: Opus I, Trio by M.I. Lastman
2014, 323 pages
Kindle $6.78, print $17.86

Review: "The storyline is fast-paced, and thrilling, the commentary a sensitive and thoughtful discourse on 21st century life and times. Read it and weep.” Susan Koswan, KW Record. “This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. . . the story riveting and the characters believable, . . . it is also terrifyingly plausible, and maybe even inevitable. This is a MUST READ for every adult. . ."
 
  4 votes, 21.1%



The Last of the Ageless: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure by Traci Loudin
2015, 410 pages
$4.99 Kindle, $14.99 print
CreateSpace has a $4 off coupon: SQ9T5GUG

No zombies, no romance, just an adventure through the apocalypse.

"After the end of the world, every survivor must choose who to become... Victim? Or villain?"
 
  2 votes, 10.5%



The Hauntings of Playing God by Chris Dietzel
2014, 225 pages
$3.99 Kindle, paperback from $7.97

"Everyone is dead. All that remains is an old woman and a gymnasium full of unresponsive bodies. Each day, another storm approaches, threatening to destroy the building they call home. Each night, a series of nightmares leaves the woman screaming for help. Alone and overwhelmed, will the final member of the human race be thought of as a caretaker or as a monster?

A Great De-evolution Story."
 
  2 votes, 10.5%




After the Storm by Don Chase
2012, 204 pages
99¢ Kindle, cheap used paperback

"After the Storm is a post apocalyptic novel set five years after a meteor wipes out 95% of the population. A group of survivors in Boston have to find ways to survive and contend with a reemerging government that wants to take back control after deserting them for years... Hilarity ensues."
 
  1 vote, 5.3%



Devastation Point -5 Years Post Viral Apocalypse by Paul Kirk
2014, 568 pages
Kindle $2.99, Print $18.97

"The world collapsed after the spread of the hyper-aggressive H5N1 Avian plague and several airborne mutations. By simply breathing the air, billions around the world died in less than a few months' time. Airborne Special Forces Colonel Connor MacMillen survives the dark and dangerous times. DEVASTATION POINT begins with Connor Mac's exploits in the fifth year of the New Dark Ages as he encounters a strange and changed America turned upside down by the "Cuckoo Flu". "
 
  1 vote, 5.3%



Blank: Mind the Gap by Matt Eaton
2015, 300ish pages
$3.99 on Kindle and iBooks

"The oceans of the world rise five metres without warning on the heels of a massive solar event."
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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George R.R. Martin
“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.”
George R.R. Martin

Richard Wright
“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all.”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

S.M. Boyce
“Remember that grief is a necessary pain. It’s your only way to heal. To starve it will destroy you.”~The Grimoire”
S.M. Boyce, Lichgates

Robin Hobb
“Time is an unkind teacher, delivering lessons that we learn far too late for them to be useful. Years after I could have benefited from them, the insights come to me.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

Jane Goodall
“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”
Jane Goodall

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message 5: by Traci

Traci Loudin I've just published The Last of the Ageless A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure by Traci Loudin to Amazon! So excited for my first book, at long last.

Three centuries ago, humans and aliens fought for control of the Earth, ending in an apocalyptic event known as the Catastrophe...

Dalan is a shapeshifter. He hails from a tribe of mutants dedicated to preserving fading species by taking their forms. To become fully recognized as an adult, he must pass a trial in the wastelands far from home.

Nyr is a killer. When her lust for bounty yields an ancient artifact of mysterious origin, everything she knows is turned upside down. Once a hunter, now a pawn, she must learn to rely on others to survive what’s coming.

Korreth is a slave. Without any extra talents, he depends on nothing more than his strength and wits as he flees the army of mutants that enslaved him. He must return home to warn his people before the swelling ranks of monsters threaten his family.

…but in the shadows, a new threat rises—one that could end what little remains of civilization: The Last of the Ageless.


message 4: by Traci

Traci Loudin Terence wrote: "I was wondering how long you'd wait to post your first book and switch to author status. Congratulations! I'm proud of you and I'm excited to read your countless books in the future."

Hahaha, yes, thanks for the warm welcome, Terence! I'm like Pinocchio, I feel like a "real author" now. I'm embarrassed to admit how long I spent tweaking all my profiles. Hopefully they're all good and I can leave them alone for a while!


Terence I was wondering how long you'd wait to post your first book and switch to author status. Congratulations! I'm proud of you and I'm excited to read your countless books in the future.


message 2: by Traci

Traci Loudin Dudes, this site is awesome. Can't decide what to read next? I know, I know, you've got a to-read shelf that's a mile long, right? But sometimes it still seems like there's nothing you're interested in reading *right now.* That's where What Should I Read Next comes in. And it's pretty accurate in terms of looking for books following a similar vein. I love it. Check it out: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/


message 1: by Traci

Traci Loudin BACK UP YOUR GOODREADS! Goodreads switches from Amazon's API (data source) tomorrow, and some data may be lost.

Supposedly all our stuff will be safe, but if you've invested any time at all into this site, you may want to be safe AND certain.

So, go to import/export on the left-hand side of your home screen, then click Export to CSV File in top right corner of the next page. We'll see what happens!

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