Igor Ljubuncic

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Igor Ljubuncic is a physicist by vocation, an IT nerd by profession, and a prolific author with eighteen published books since 2011. His current portfolio spans four technical works, eight novels, and five anthologies, including a short story, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, which was nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History.

Igor runs a popular science and technology blog, www.dedoimedo.com, which has also been nominated and awarded several times over the years. Likewise, Igor’s books have received favorable reviews from Publishers Weekly, Underground Book Reviews, Midwest Book Review, SFFWorld, and others.

You can learn more about Igor’s literary adventures at www.thelostwordsbooks.com.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the end of a tumultuous year is just a few days ahead, so perhaps I can sweeten the deal with some fun and non-expensive gifts for you. Starting on December 18 all the way to New Year’s Eve, you can download e-book versions of several of my works, all for free, and then, you also get nice discounts on some others. Namely, for two full weeks, the entire collection (four books) Read more of this blog post »
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Description: War World Three… Why, did you expect the series to end with just two installments? Sometime in the near future, a war breaks out between Russia and China. The rest of the world gets pulled in, along the west-vs-east divide. The fighting has been going on for a while. The nukes have been used. The end does not seem near. Lee Qiang is a special forces operative sent to take command of the most notorious West Army unit – the Golden Horde, a legendary company of elite mercenaries. He has one mission – find the elusive leader of the East Alliance forces, Shishka, and kill him. With Shishka removed, the army will be able to break the long, bloody stalemate in Sector 8, the most vital theater of operations – and finally change the tide of the war. But before Lee Qiang can complete his task, he must win the loyalty of the battle-hardened Golden Horde. Captain Lip, the brutal founder of the mercenary unit, has no intention of letting go. And with his half-Chinese heritage, Lee Qiang faces not only the horrors of war, but also mistrust from his subordinates. Snipers, mortars, backstabbing, radiation… That is only the beginning of Lee’s troubles…
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Description: What is the price of the world? Vasher the unicorn hunter is after his one last kill. Once he’s slain the magical beast, he intends to retire and enjoy his wealth. He is willing to risk everything, but the cost he must pay may be greater than he ever imagined.
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Description: A robot tries to prevent the suicide of the last surviving human crew member on an interstellar travel mission. This short story was originally published in Allegory ezine, Volume 32/59 Fall/Winter 2017 edition.
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Description: A short story originally intended for an anthology. It's a parody about everything. Imagine a topic. It's there. More specifically, this is a story of lucky numbers, religion and the economy downturn, with a twist of the supernatural.
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Description: This is a short story written for the Flash Fiction monthly competition on the SFFWorld forums. The theme of the May-June contest was The Price to Pay, and I've named my work the same way. Creatively unimaginative.
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William Shakespeare
“This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day”
Shakespeare's Henry V

“Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron.”
Lawrence Jamieson, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

William Goldman
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William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Terry Pratchett
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Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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message 23: by Igor

Igor Ljubuncic edge of bubble wrote: ", in thy shiny car in the night?"

Missed this ... soz. What this be about, yo?
Igor


edge of bubble , in thy shiny car in the night?


message 21: by Igor

Igor Ljubuncic Jilly wrote: "Hey, I'm super creepy too. You just keep friending us for some reason. What does that say about you?

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I believe it's a sign 0.0.
Igor


message 20: by Jilly

Jilly Hey, I'm super creepy too. You just keep friending us for some reason. What does that say about you?




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Igor Ljubuncic edge of bubble wrote: "

thanks for accepting my frienvite =D I'll probably disappoint you with the wit part but for the rest, looking forward to chatting books with you =)"


Damn, just saw this. Super creepy. I like it.
Igor


edge of bubble

thanks for accepting my frienvite =D I'll probably disappoint you with the wit part but for the rest, looking forward to chatting books with you =)


message 17: by Terence

Terence Just in case you missed it, I posted my review to Twelve Kings in Sharakhai today and I hope it lives up to your pre-like standards.


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Igor Ljubuncic Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "*waves* Hi, friend ;)"

Hello, hello!
Igor


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ *waves* Hi, friend ;)


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Igor Ljubuncic Karly *The Vampire Ninja* wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite! Of course we can be friends, Igor :)"

Yay!

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Igor Ljubuncic Kelly (and the Book Boar) wrote: "I could have sworn we were already friends. Glad to make our "besties" status official : )"

Cheers!
Igor


Kelly (and the Book Boar) I could have sworn we were already friends. Glad to make our "besties" status official : )


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Igor Ljubuncic Armina wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Igor!"

Thanks for accepting!
Igor


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Igor Ljubuncic Anasylvia wrote: "Hey Igor! Thanks for the friendvite!"

And thanks for the friendcept!
Igor


Armina Thanks for the invite, Igor!


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Igor Ljubuncic Athena (Shardbearer) wrote: "HEY! I thought we were friends already! lol."

We are now!
Igor


Athena Shardbearer HEY! I thought we were friends already! lol.


Erica Ravenclaw It's cool, we can be friends. ^__^


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Igor Ljubuncic Richard wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. Igor. It's good to discuss books with people who have similar tastes. Great use of simile too."

Cheers!
Igor


Richard Thank you for the friend request. Igor. It's good to discuss books with people who have similar tastes. Great use of simile too.


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Igor Ljubuncic Lucinda wrote: "Igor,
Thanks for acepting the friend request! I am looking forward to reading The Betrayed and The Broken."


I'm gonna see the mail man tomorrow.
Igor


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L Igor,
Thanks for acepting the friend request! I am looking forward to reading The Betrayed and The Broken.


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