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Mike Gullickson

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Mike Gullickson writes science fiction and fantasy novels. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife and two children. His debut novel, the cyberpunk bestseller "The Northern Star: The Beginning," was hailed by Examiner in 2013 as one of "The Top 5 Indie Published Books You Haven't Read But Should." For its sequel, the Midwest Book Review stated " . . . it's military sci-fi and futuristic cyber-reality at its best." The final novel in the trilogy, "The Northern Star: The End," is out now. To learn more go to www.mikegullickson.com

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Mike Gullickson I'm lucky, I've never had it. What I've observed is that good days or bad days are just perception. When I've looked back on what I've written, my…moreI'm lucky, I've never had it. What I've observed is that good days or bad days are just perception. When I've looked back on what I've written, my style, cadence, and quality, tends to remain the same. So I'd recommend less thinking and just grinding through. The great thing with a novel (versus a screenplay) is that you can toss out 50 pages and MAKE IT BETTER. So even if what you write is meandering, or in the end, not needed, who cares?(less)
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The Northern Star Trilogy

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The Northern Star: Civil War

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"Prepare to be afraid. Be very afraid. Because even seasoned science fiction readers well versed in stories of military conflict and cyber-futures will enjoy something different in The Northern Star: Civil War.

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"Excellent character work. Painted a very poignant picture for me.
Detailed world building. But not too much to follow.
Very good storytelling.

Enjoyable story to read, am looking forward to the next installments in the series."
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I'll definitely check it out. For someone getting into your work, what novel would you recommend?

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What Goodreads Author's book shall we read in February? (DO NOT vote unless you plan to follow through and participate.) Poll ends by Jan 17th.

Eden by David Holley
281 pages, $3.99 Kindle, Nook and Smashwords

Eden by David Holley
 
  6 votes, 21.4%

Blood on the Sand by Mikhail Lerma
222 pages, $1.99 Kindle and Smashwords (but coupon available if we choose it)

Blood on the Sand (Z Plan #1) by Mikhail Lerma
 
  5 votes, 17.9%

Botanicaust by Tam Linsey
348 pages, 99 cents on Kindle right now, usually $3.99 ($3.99 Nook and $2.99 Smashwords)

Botanicaust by Tam Linsey
 
  4 votes, 14.3%

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge
239 pages, $2.99 Kindle $3.99 Nook

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge

 
  4 votes, 14.3%


The Northern Star: The Beginning by Mike Gullickson
354 pages, usually $2.99 for Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords, but if chosen we will have access to a free epub/pdf/mobi version.

The Northern Star The Beginning by Mike Gullickson
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

The Silent Victor by Jacqueline Druga
224 pages, $3.99 Kindle and Nook (but free ebook if chosen)

The Silent Victor by Jacqueline Druga
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Rapture by Mike Sutton
534 pages, 99 cents Kindle and Smashwords, $1 Nook

Rapture (Survivor Chronicles) by Mike Sutton
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Dead Kitties Don't Purr by Amber Green
67 pages, $3.00 Kindle and Nook

Dead Kitties Don't Purr by Amber Green
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

After the Storm by Don Chase
282 pages, $2.99 Kindle

After the Storm by Don Chase
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak
394 pages, $3.99 Kindle, Nook and Smashwords

The Harvesting (The Harvesting, #1) by Melanie Karsak
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

Reign of Darkness by Alahn Reeves
373 pages, .99 Kindle and Smashwords

Reign of Darkness (Chronicles of the last Tribe - Book 1) by Alahn Reeves
 
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