James R. Hardin

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James R. Hardin received his first rejection from a major publisher when he was 11 years old and has been writing fiction intermittently ever since. After a long break earning a living and dealing with real life, he has returned to writing with renewed passion (although he still has to work around all that earning a living and real life stuff).

James supports himself and his family as an engineer in the R&D department of a major turbomachinery manufacturer, where he engages in aerodynamic design, computational fluid dynamics analyses, and battle with temperamental computers. When not writing or engineering, he often plays or composes music, usually on a piano or synthesizer.

James lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife, a varying nu
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Softlife

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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No, it's not a call to release the book from prison. Smashwords is having its end-of-year sale, and Softlife is available for free! The sale ends January 1, and the ebook will soon be returning to its normal price of $2.99. This is your chance to grab a late Christmas present from me. Smashwords makes numerous file types available, so you can read a book from them on almost anything.

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
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James R. Hardin and 2 other people liked Ally Swanson's review of Softlife:
Softlife by James R. Hardin
"---3.5 Stars---

Wow! There is a lot going on in this book! The author has fascinating ideas and this book concept was very intriguing!

The author did an impressive job on world-building as his attention to detail was immaculate.

Jason1, the main char..." Read more of this review »
James R. Hardin and 3 other people liked Mark Venturini's review of Softlife:
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"Science fiction stories are all about ideas . . . and there's a lot of ideas in Softlife. Let's see, where do I start? Human consciousness replicated in software framework, a thriving society housed on computer networks, where the inhabitants inte..." Read more of this review »
Softlife by James R. Hardin
"Humanity is about to reach to the stars - using a robotic FTL ship docked at a far space station in earth orbit. But as the ship warms up, a terrorist attack almost totally destroys the station. The few survivors wait patiently for rescue - that n..." Read more of this review »
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The Centrist Manifesto by Charles Wheelan
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Strangely, not quite as engaging as "Naked Economics" by the same author (who'd have thought a book on economics could be engaging?), but very good. A clear, rational presentation of what centrists are really all about and a strategy, if maybe an opt ...more
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Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
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Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
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A fun and fascinating read, making economics enjoyable. But it's really about more than economics--it's about applying common sense to economics, politics, and life in general. (I suspect the author might say that's what economics is.)

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The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman
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