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Book Signing – Sat June 21, 2014

I will be doing a book signing in June 2014.  So come join me.

When: Sat June 21, 2014 9am – 2:30pm Eastern Time

Where: Pawling UMC, 2 Dutcher Ave. Pawling NY 12564

On what devices do you read books

I use my ipad while I know many still enjoy the tactile feel of paper between their fingers.  Both are fine, but consider hiw many books you can hold in an tablet or phone vs. a few pounds of static paper.

 

i welcome your comments.

The Novel Is Not Dead

Anthropologie

There has been talk over the past year or more saying that the “Novel” is dead, specifically Sci-fi.

 

As along as humanity can think, fiction will not die. Yes there are a plethora of non-fiction out there with compelling stories.

 

But unless you only want to read about someone’s reality no matter how interesting it may be, there are times when fiction can fill a void.  There are so many examples where fiction has shaped reality.

 

I can sight Star Wars and Star Trek to name just two worlds where their creator’s vision has pushed our shared realities ahead.

 

Tri-corders, hypo sprays and gadgets alike have or will soon make their way into our everyday consciousness. If there wasn’t fiction to spark humanity along, it would be a very dull world.

 

– JackV