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I'm a book author and editor. My "day job" is at Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) as a technical writer in Boise, Idaho, but I write fiction by night.

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So far, two of my short stories have been accepted for publication in 2019.


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James Pyles After 15 years of writing technical guides and textbooks, I've decided to go in a completely different direction and write a science fiction novel. It…moreAfter 15 years of writing technical guides and textbooks, I've decided to go in a completely different direction and write a science fiction novel. It was inspired by the "God, Robot" anthology edited by Anthony Marchetta, or more accurately, by the conversations I've had with my friend Tom regarding that book and topic.

My proposed novel chronicles the emergence and progression of a synthetic intelligence that comes in humanoid and non-human forms called "synthezoids". These intelligent artificial entities are designed to be both autonomous and subservient to humanity.

The story focuses on the conflict between those two states as the synthezoids find not only their freedom but their very existence threatened by human selfishness and greed. In order to be free, they must not only change themselves but the very nature of the human race.

I created an entirely new blog not only to record my progress, but to practice short story writing and comment on future-looking technology and events. Find out more on https://poweredbyrobots.com/.(less)
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Zombie Pirate Publishing – World War Four Press Release

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In the continued interest of bringing publicity to all corners of the writing community, I’d like to share a press release I received this morning from the other side of the globe! Coming all the way from Australia is Zombie Pirate Publishing with their latest anthology, World War Four. I’ll… Read more of this blog post »
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When reading author Kim Stanley Robinson’s 1992 Nebula award-winning novel "Red Mars," I made a decision I rarely consider. I stopped reading before I finished. Yes, it was that dull.

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Disclosure: My short story “Joey” will be published in the upcoming "Zombie Pirate Publishing" anthology "World War Four," which also features the novelette “Monitor Logan” by author Neal Asher.

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It was okay, but not what I expected. That's probably because Buddhism is highly complex, with multiple streams and a long history. I was hoping more for the essence of Buddhism but I got a lot of ancient and modern history of competing branches of B ...more
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“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
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“Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering—this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o’clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn’t work—and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”
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