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Derek Künsken Hi Ryan! Thank you so much! You just made my morning :) I'm writing the third book in the series now and don't really feel like I'm in the zone - mayb…moreHi Ryan! Thank you so much! You just made my morning :) I'm writing the third book in the series now and don't really feel like I'm in the zone - maybe with all the extra pressures right now. I DLed the audiobook of Quantum Garden and I'm listening while I clean the house - it's a good reminder of what I can get to and shoot for :) Have a great day and thanks again for cheering me on! Derek(less)
Derek Künsken Hi Noah! Thanks for asking :)
The Quantum Magician is now up at Audible. The production was done by Recorded Books and sounds really good :)
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Hi Noah! Thanks for asking :)
The Quantum Magician is now up at Audible. The production was done by Recorded Books and sounds really good :)
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Publishers' Weekly Starred Review for The House of Styx!

This is the starred review from Publishers' Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781...

The intricacies of family dynamics, politics, and coming of age play out against the stunning, deadly backdrop of Venus in this standout work by Künsken (The Quantum Magician). The D’Aquillon family is scraping by in the depths of Venus’s atmosphere—harvesting water and oxygen and gathering metals from volc Read more of this blog post »
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“I’ve found out how to move past my instincts, as all rational beings must.” “Hollow words, Arjona. We certainly all have to fulfill our programming, no matter who the programmer.”
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“The Anglo-Spanish penal system either struck visitors as refreshingly civilized or as stingingly rapacious. Sentences could be commuted or pardoned for large cash payments, or for the transfer of assets such as stock or annuities. Absent this, prison corporations happily extended moderate-interest sentence-mortgages to a sponsor, or even to parolees themselves. Visitors could buy different levels of access to the prison via a transparent list of escalating fees, which in the Congregate would have been called bribes. Some nations just did prisons better than others.”
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Derek Künsken Hey William! Thanks for asking!
"Persephone Descending" is available for free as an audio podcast at Starship Sofa http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2015...
If you're wanting to figure out where Persephone fits with respect to the Quantum Magician, it occurs about 300 years before the events in the Quantum Magician and about 50 years before the events in a novel I just finished called The House of Styx, which details the foundation of the Venusian Congregate. :)



William wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!

Your The Quantum Magician (my review) is outstanding! Can't wait for more.

Is "Persephone Descending" online anywhere?"



message 1: by William (last edited Apr 29, 2018 10:33AM)

William Thank you for the friendship!

Your The Quantum Magician (my review) is outstanding! Can't wait for more.

Is "Persephone Descending" online anywhere?


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