Joseph Halden

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I write science fiction and fantasy in an attempt to see the stars a few kilometers closer. I’ve tried putting a “Have Space Suit: Will Travel” ad on Kijiji, wearing a space suit for over 100 days, and shooting things with giant lasers. I graduated from the Odyssey Writing Workshop in 2016.

Average rating: 4.05 · 101 ratings · 62 reviews · 9 distinct works
Between The Shelves: A Trib...

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Shepherds of Sparrows

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D is for Dinosaur

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Fire: Demons, Dragons and D...

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FIRE: Demons, Dragons & Djinns, published by Tyche Books and edited by Rhonda Parrish, was released Aug. 14 at When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta, where it sold out. Here is a quote about it from a 5-star review:


This fine set of short stories comprises a quest for purpose and knowledge of Truth weighed against manifest destiny, mitigated by companionship and tarnished by greed, that ca...

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Now! and Then! Contest Entry (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: This is my entry for the Now! and Then! Mike Carey Writing Competition for the Murky Depths Magazine, for which I was a finalist. It consisted of completing the second half of Mike Carey's short story.
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Douglas Adams
“The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.”
Pierre Dos Utt, Tanstaafl: A Plan for a New Economic World Order

Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Robert A. Heinlein
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Robert A. Heinlein
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