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Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
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Message 130039 - Posted: 31 May 2019 | 22:25:38 UTC

One of our regular participants on Discord (Tern) mentioned the other day that he had written a series of science fiction novels, and that for a couple of days the Kindle editions were free. Book 1 is free until Sunday, and Book 2 is free for 5 days starting on Sunday.

I figured I'd humor him and download it. How bad could it possibly be?

I'm halfway through the first book. I was up last night until 4 AM reading it. (I'm paying for that today!)

I really, really like it so far.

You can get you free copies here:
Book 1: The Short War 1: Invasion: A comedy of alien invasion (free through Sunday)
Book 2: The Short War 2: Preparation: A comedy of alien invasion (free for a few days starting on Sunday)

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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,841,928)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,197,957)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,291,181)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,004,590)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,276,011)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,398,861)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,114,159)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (72,383,585)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 130081 - Posted: 2 Jun 2019 | 11:26:36 UTC

I just got Book 2, which is available for free starting today. I'm almost done with the first book. Enjoying it, but not going to say more because... spoilers.
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Found 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,126,520)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,187,807)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,405,804)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,844,561)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,798,603)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,085,457)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,346,126)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,280,539)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,028,652)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,976,215)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,065,626)321 Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (25,369,386)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,609,366)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (51,839,238)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (128,472)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (631,827)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,057,323)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,072,263)PSA Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (14,190)
Message 130113 - Posted: 3 Jun 2019 | 17:35:32 UTC

Book one is now back to it's regularly scheduled price of $2.99 on Kindle - but remains free through Kindle Unlimited. Paperback and Large Print paperbacks are available as well. I'd like to thank Mike for the kind words and for posting this here!

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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,841,928)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,197,957)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,291,181)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,004,590)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,276,011)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,398,861)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,114,159)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (72,383,585)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 130122 - Posted: 3 Jun 2019 | 22:04:33 UTC - in response to Message 130113.

I'd like to thank Mike for the kind words and for posting this here!


Don't thank me; you wrote it! You did all the work, and I all I did was enjoy reading it. Now on to book 2!

(You've got until the end of the week to finish/rewrite/whatever book 3. So far, I like 2 as much as 1, so maybe not even that long. Don't you dare turn into another George R.R. Martin. I can't wait 10 years for the next book!)
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Discovered 3 mega primesEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 AP26Found 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 15 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,231,196)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,278,038)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,390,853)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,224,082)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,324,405)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,339,141)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,092,713)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,629,343)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,196,474)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,533,707)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,817,189)321 Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,311,326)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,018,833)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (114,866,825)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,630)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (69,078,698)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (273,647,191)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (666,025,256)
Message 130589 - Posted: 24 Jun 2019 | 12:21:57 UTC

Read the first 5 chapters of book 1 last night. Fantastic book Tern! You don't want to put it down once you start reading it. It holds your attention and you really want to see what's next!

Good job! Enjoying it greatly!

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