Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)
From our stacks: Dust jacket detail of The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces by H. P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1966. “The jacket is the work of the Wisconsin artist, Frank Utpatel, Lovecraft’s first illustrator in book form.”
…he said, “You know, in Preservation-controlled territory, bots are considered full citizens. A construct would fall under the same category.” He said this in the tone of giving me a hint.
Whatever. Bots who are "full citizens" still have to have a human or augmented human guardian appointed, usually their employer; I’d seen it on the news feeds. And on the entertainment feed, where the bots were all happy servants or were secretly in love with their guardians. If it showed the bots hanging out watching the entertainment feed all through the day cycle, with no one trying to make them talk about their feelings, I would have been a lot more interested.
This is my precious Murderbot, and I love it to pieces, and everything about it is Relatable. It just wants to bingewatch trash tv all day, and why won’t all these humans stop trying to interact with it and improve its life and make it feel things?
Please read this novella, because it’s everything you could ever want in a snarky first-person robot tale. The link takes you to the full first chapter.
All right everyone. I did promise that I was committed to this
self-publishing venture. IN THE WRECKAGE is the first book in my m/m
sci-fi military romance series that is scheduled to be published on
February 24, 2017. Depending on when Amazon puts it up, it may actually drop earlier next week.
Regardless, I am so excited to share this story with you guys and would love it if you would reblog!
A Marine with honor.
After surviving a
horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie
Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the
Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his
family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t
have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous
stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a
mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his
world, Jamie’s life gets complicated.
A soldier with secrets.
Staff Sergeant Kyle
Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t
know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field
team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a
terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to
keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations
both are tempted to break.
Two men trying to survive.
Giving into passion
could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in
heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle
can’t escape—duty, or love?
Please note, In the Wreckage is a steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a tiny bit of kink and a HFN ending.
Now, onto the story.
Ground level in the Chicago
megacity was a humid, crowded mess on the best of days. When a mafia-backed
terrorist group led by metahumans waged war against law abiding citizens, Chicago
became a shitshow of the worst kind not even the police could handle. Which
meant the best counterattack came not from local authorities, but in the form
of government-backed metahumans.