I know a lot of people are tired of being told that every election for the past decade WILL DETERMINE THE VERY SURVIVAL OF THE NATION! But it’s true. The fastest way for the anti-democratic forces to fully seize power is if We The People can’t be bothered to vote. And the anti-democratic forces already have too much power as it is. To keep our democracy, we need to vote, in this election and every election.
But in order to
vote, you need to be registered. If
you’re an American citizen who will be eighteen by Election Day, November 5th
of this year, and you are not registered, I ask you to register. Your state’s website should have all the
necessary details. And if you are
registered to vote, I ask you to check your registration, which you should also
be able to do on your state’s website. The
reason to check your registration is that the list of voters needs constant
updating as people register, move, and die.
And even without nefarious voter purges, it’s possible for mistakes to
happen. If a mistake is caught early, it
can be fixed early, and things can go a lot smoother for everyone come Election
works if the people participate and the first step of participation is to take
a few minutes and register to vote. To
help sweeten the pot, starting Monday, February 26th, I’ll be having a book
sale for four of my ebooks. Register, or
check your registration, then grab some free books. Well, there’s no way for me to check if you
register, so we’ll just go on the honor system.
And if you aren’t an American citizen, then I’ll just ask that you
participate in your country’s political system however you can, because the
anti-democratic forces are not limited to the US.
The following four
ebooks will be free to download from Monday February 26th, through Friday March
1st. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you’ll
vote in the next election.
complains about politics, but does anyone do anything about it? My attempt to
do something about it is to collect forty of my short stories with a political
element into my Political Pies anthology. The stories are either
politically neutral or equally condemning of the national parties. Instead of
trying to sway you to one ideology or another, my goal is to just get people
thinking about politics in the hopes a rose might grow out of all the political
The Most Powerful
Man in the World and other stories is a collection of five, short, scifi
stories to provide a sample of my writing.
A being from the
distant future with almost unlimited powers comes back to help Ian Steele make
the world a better place in “The Most Powerful Man in the World.” One bookstore
customer has an entirely different reason for wanting books in “Black Market Books.”
“Motherhood” tells the story of Thomas Gillespie, the surrogate mother for a
baby AI. “Storyteller” is about an author thinking his book into existence. And
“Deadworld” is about the alien world humans are reborn on – in alien bodies –
after we die.
A Man of Few Words is a collection
of fifty of my flash fiction stories. What would really happen if a “T-Rex on
steroids” attacked a city? Why do science fiction writers make the best lovers?
How does a company get to Second Base with VIPs? I explore these questions and more
using less than 1,000 words and in various genres from humor to horror and
general fiction to science fiction.