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“East of (h)Eden”: my first science fiction novella!

8 Mar 2016, 14:00 UTC
“East of (h)Eden”: my first science fiction novella!
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Cover art for “East of (h)Eden”, my new science fiction novella. [Credit: original painting by Ed Veligursky (PD)]And now for something completely different: I just self-published “East of (h)Eden”, my first science fiction novella! You can buy the Kindle version at Amazon for US$2.99 (and it’s available in other currencies too, though not other languages). If you’re interested, here are two short excerpts: excerpt 1 and excerpt 2. From the blurb:
Ben Cereno is a divorced middle-aged middle manager, working for a tech company and trying to be the best dad he can be for his kids. When his best friend convinces him to go to (h)Eden, a sex resort staffed by androids, Ben plans for nothing beyond a fun getaway. The robotic staff, known as Compandroids, are the most advanced machines in the world, their inner workings a closely-guarded secret. (h)Eden itself is as exclusive as a resort can be for that reason, and Ben is curious about every aspect of it.
But Ben is soon caught up in unexpected events, which force him to reconsider what he thinks about himself, his friends, and the nature of the androids staffing (h)Eden. Loosely based on a novella by Herman Melville, ...

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