Otto Linke

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I write books and teach English.
When I was younger, someone called me eclectic because of my taste in music. I've only gotten more odd since then.

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The Staff of Moses (Oliver ...

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The Eye of Odin (Oliver Luc...

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The Diamond of Souls (Olive...

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Gravity

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Words of Binding (Oliver Lu...

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Burning in the Void

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I’m trying something new, readers, and it makes me nervous. For that matter, I’m trying several things, and only one of them involves creating a pun for the title of this post. First: A quick status update. You can skip this if you don’t care about current projects.  A Cold Day to Drown is still out to agents. Of the 30+ I sent it to, …
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Brilliant throwback to the cyberpunk madness of the Johnny Mnemonic short story (there’s a deep cut for your old school Gibson fans), updated with kickass rocker women and biohacking on a desolate planet.
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Neil Gaiman
“One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is a balancing act and it is a dream. The more accurate the map, the more it resembles the territory. The most accurate map possible would be the territory, and thus would be perfectly accurate and perfectly useless.
The tale is the map that is the territory.
You must remember this.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Carl Sagan
“How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant?” Instead they say, “No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.” A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

“carefully contrived to keep him unsettled and in his place, or intended as a subtle but profound compliment to indicate that he was being accepted as one of the boys, and not like one of those snivellingly timid aliens who got all upset and shirty just because they saw a close relative's hide' gracing an occasional table.”
Anonymous

“ashamed their civilisation had a Diplomatic service at all and so tried to compensate for what they were worried might look to other species suspiciously like a symptom of weakness by ensuring that only the most aggressive and xenophobic Affronters became diplomats, to forestall anybody forming the dangerously preposterous idea the Affront were going soft.”
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“Thanks to that taboo, everybody in the Culture could keep secrets to themselves and hatch little schemes and plots to their hearts' content. The trouble was that while in humans this sort of behaviour tended to manifest itself in practical jokes, petty jealousies, silly misunderstandings and instances of tragically unrequited love, with Minds it occasionally meant they forgot to tell everybody else about finding entire stellar civilisations, or took it upon themselves to try to alter the course of a developed culture everybody already did know about”
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