Keeper of the Akku, Free

I’m running a promotion for Keeper of the Akku. Through tomorrow, May 24, it’s free to download on Amazon. It’s always free through Kindle Unlimited, but today and tomorrow you don’t need a subscription to download a free copy.

I’m happy to see that Keeper is climbing the children’s dystopian bestseller list. It’s currently ranked 26th, will be interesting to see where it lands.

Oh, and if you found this site through the book, please do consider leaving a review. Those are a huge help!

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Cambridge University Library, 600 Years Old

Cambridge University Library turns 600 years old this year, apparently making it older than both the British Library and the Vatican Library. The library started in 1416 as collections of manuscripts in wooden chests, though the chests themselves were rather grand. To mark its passage into its seventh century, the library is putting on an exhibition. The library highlights writing examples that capture 4,000 years of human thought and show how the written word has played a pivotal role in shaping society. They even somehow include Twitter.

From the University of Cambridge website:

The new exhibition puts on display Newton’s own annotated copy of Principia Mathematica, Darwin’s papers on evolution, 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bones, a cuneiform tablet from 2,000BC, and the earliest reliable text for 20 of Shakespeare’s plays.

 

If like me, you won’t be able to make it anywhere near Cambridge in the foreseeable future, you can read about the exhibition on their website, and peruse it in a great online version of the exhibition.

There’s also a video:

I’ve often thought of buying a beat up, letterpress printing press and producing hand-crafted, limited edition books. The idea of scribbling on old bone fragments or clay tablets never occurred to me before… need to give that one some thought.

My Place on the Web

Hello there!

I’m Alex Fosse. I write stories, science fiction and fantasy–almost always with creatures in them. I’ve been writing for nearly 20 years, have a hard drive full of fiction in various states of completion. It’s time for that to change. I’ll be finishing some of these stories, and working on new ones in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Then letting these stories escape, sending them out into the wild to see if they can fend for themselves. First up, I’ll be releasing a couple of novellas.

I’m also an avid reader. I hear about writers who are not, but so far have not met this strange beast. Some of my favorite authors include Philip Pullman, Ursula K. LeGuin, China Miéville, and Robin Hobb.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the web.