Charles Freedom Long

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I write Science Fiction about what might be. Psionics, aliens and other worlds, awareness and ongoing communication between the living and the dead as a fact of daily life, and how that might affect the life and philosophy of a world.
(This is where I say I have one piece of paper that says I'm a psychologist and another that says I'm a medium). I've lived and worked in the U.S, Canada, England and Africa. And learned that what we might think is "the way it is," ain't necessarily so. I talk with dead people all the time. So my books are meant to both entertain and crack open new doors of thought, to take readers to another realm of existence, where life continues beyond the change we call death. To provoke thinking outside our normal convent
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Charles Freedom Long I wanted to write something that challenged people's perception of death, life after death and the quest for truth. A new character and his story…moreI wanted to write something that challenged people's perception of death, life after death and the quest for truth. A new character and his story appeared in my mind. As I began to write, characters from a previous (as yet unpublished) novel kept intervening in my thoughts, wanting their own stories and their own quests included in the new work. (less)
Average rating: 4.14 · 56 ratings · 45 reviews · 3 distinct works
Dancing With The Dead

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Alvar's Spear

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Witches' Gambit

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Alvar's Spear has been awarded a gold medal as the 2018 Science Fiction Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

"A rock-solid chunk of classic, hard science fiction. The book is clearly inspired by the titans of 1960s and 1970s speculative authorship, yet it is completely unique and by no means derivative. Alvar's Spear is “old school,” but with all of the positive and none of the negat... Read more of this blog post »
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message 6: by W.

W. Boutwell This is just a word to let you know that Exiles' Escape: Book 2 of my Old Mena and Infidels Series has (finally ) been released.

It is available at AMZ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948080001/...

Outland Exile, the first book, is available on AMZ
https://www.amazon.com/Outland-Exil-V...

as well as my own store
https/oldmenandinfidels.com/store

The new book is an immediate sequel to book one. Malila after faking her own death to escapeher utopian homeland must overcome all odds to enterthe Scorched outlands before she is captured by General Jourdaine.

It was a hoot to write. I hope you may enjoy it.

Walt (W. Clark) Boutwell


Thomas Thanks for your friend request, Charles! Looking forward to sharing thoughts on books and non-mainstream psychology. :)


Melinda Hello Charles,
Thank you for your friendship. No doubt our new formed friendship should be interesting. Happy reading my friend. Great meeting you.


message 3: by Mark

Mark Hi, Charles. Nice to make your e-quaintance. Best, Mark


Charles Steve wrote: "I also purchased the Kindle version of "Dancing With the Dead." Steve"

Thank you, Steve. I hope you enjoy it.
Charles


message 1: by Laura

Laura Thanks for the friendship Charles!


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