The Awful Truth About Forgetting (Rachel Griffin Book 4) Available for Preorder

When otherworldly forces conspire against those she loves, Rachel Griffin must face her most desperate hour.

This on top of winter fairies, lost friends, undeniably attractive older boys, and, oh, a rampaging ogre.

https://bit.ly/RachelGriffin4

With the imminent launch of the latest book in L. Jagi Lamplighter’s excellent Books of Unexpected Enlightenment series coming up on November 21st, it is time to reveal a little something I put together, an upgraded version of an old promotional video the book used to have. I will be at the launch party on Tuesday, where an all-original promo video I made (including a vocal performance from myself in collaboration with Sarah Koolbeck) will be unveiled, so look forward to that and take this opportunity to introduce yourself to this wonderful series.

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Songs Now Available for Purchase

Both versions of the song ‘A Tale of the Once and Future King’ are now available for purchase at my cdbaby.com artist page for only 99 cents each. They can both be found by clicking the image below:

In time they should also become available from other online music stores. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I did creating them, and they help to prepare the audience for Anthony Marchetta’s upcoming masterpiece.

When truth is viewed as treachery

When truth is viewed as treachery,
Integrity as vice,
And beauty as debauchery,
That’s when a nation dies.

When mercy is a hateful thing,
And power is all they crave,
The paradise they hope to bring
Is but an open grave.

And so we strive in our small works
To furnish, among other perks,
Young minds with beauty, wit and charm,
The faithful in this way to arm

Against the waves of hellish thoughts
Proclaimed in foul corrupted courts
That seek to undermine all hope
And glamourize the hangman’s rope.

So strengthened, they will dare to stand
And build great things upon the land,
Inspire others to the cause
That’s guided by such higher laws.

Thus day by day and heart by heart
We all must play our little part
In the greatest of all symphonies,
Most glorious of mysteries,

Whose notes are holy purity,
Resounding to eternity;
Uplift, inspire, make whole and strong,
And join in the Creator’s song.

Superversive Press Opens its Doors with The Product

The new publishing house Superversive Press has opened its doors, releasing its first book, the dystopian novella THE PRODUCT, by the head of the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance Marina Fontaine. She knows from personal experience what it is like to live under an oppressive regime, adding authenticity to a disturbing possible future. It is a story of beauty among dehumanising ugliness, hope in the midst of crushing despair, kindness in the midst of heartless cruelty, love in the midst of mindless hatred and apathy.

I must admit my personal stake in this work – I was the editor of this story, and I hope that my efforts in working with Marina on this book have made it an even more enjoyable and worthwhile read. As such I get a percentage of the royalties from each sale, so in buying a copy you will also be supporting me and a new publishing house with a worthy goal.

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The Product will change your life. It will give you joy and confidence, make you more aware of the world around you. You will find new friends. You might even fall in love.

Few people know its name. Fewer still dare say it. It is, after all, illegal. Users are jailed. Dealers meet an ugly death. Yet the temptation is irresistible.

Kevin is a dealer. And he is about to get caught.

 

Now available at Amazon both as an ebook and in paperback.

A Confession and a Motivation

As promised, I would like to expand on something I glossed over in my interview on Catholic Geek Radio, but now that I look back on it, played a much larger part in my motivations as a writer than I realized. It concerns how I moved from one university to another. It is not something I am proud of – instead it is something I am grateful for, since reminding myself of it is an effective defence against pride. This post will involve some painful memories, so please bear with me. Continue reading

My appearance on the Catholic Geek Radio podcast

On this sombre day, I will briefly mention my appearance on the Catholic Geek Radio podcast, where we briefly discuss this sad anniversary before moving on to lighter topics, such as superversive fiction, my background as a writer and the hope and beauty I try to capture in my work. The interview was recorded three days ago and will be available to listen to at 7pm EST today. There was one subject in the interview that I glossed over, and subsequently realised was worth covering in some depth, so I will follow up with a blog post on that in the next few days.

Once it goes live, the interview will be available here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webuiltthatnetwork/2016/09/11/the-catholic-geek-poetry-and-superversive-sf-with-ben-zwycky