Jane McGonigal, PhD and game designer, asserts in her book Reality is Broken that games make the world better. In a recent speaking engagement, McGonigal said that as children progress through school, they become less and less engaged: 76% in elementary, 61% in middle, and 44% in high school. She also said that 81% of global workers are not engaged. Gamers, when playing a game, have an extremely high level of engagement. She says gamers spend 80% of their time failing, but they continue to play the game in an effort to reach their goal. Games have the potential to change the world. Do you agree? Share your thoughts on how gaming has changed your world or the world at large.
I’m excited to announce that The Time Stopper is now live. It is a novelette/short story set in the world of the Mind Dimensions series. If you’ve never read the series before, this is a good way to get a taste for it. There might be a few minor spoilers, but reading this will give you insight into an important character in the series. And if you have read The Thought Readers, you’ll enjoy this because it will be a welcome chance to get inside Mira’s head and see what she was up to before she met Darren.
This story has been enrolled into Kindle Unlimited, so you can borrow it for free if you’re participating in the program. However, it does mean that for 90 days, the book will be exclusive to Amazon. If you’re on Nook, iBooks, Google, or Kobo, and want to read this story, it’s already available as a paperback. Also, since it’s a short read, you can try reading it using the free Kindle app on your computer or phone.
Here are the links:
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/TheTimeStopper
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1tOLttq
I am excited to announce – The Sorcery Code is now available in French! It’s French title sounds awesome too: Le Code arcane. You can find it here:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1sOyuaz
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1wMTSrw
Livre de poche: http://amzn.to/1wNeUpS
I’m pleased to announce that The Thought Pushers, book 2 of the Mind Dimensions series, is now live!
Barns and Noble: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersNook
Google Play: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersGoogle
Thank you all for your incredible support, and Happy Holidays!
I’m excited to announce that Anna and I are participating in EPIC, a collection of 14 amazing stories from New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling fantasy authors! It’s coming out December 10th, and you can pre-order it now for only $0.99!
Here are all the links:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1veA5Uv
The authors are:
Terah Edun Brian Anderson Megg Jensen Daniel Arenson Dave Monk Fraser Adams Annie Bellet Amanda L. Matthews Lindsay Buroker Jeff Gunzel Jo Lallo Ed Robertson Carol Greenwood
In other news, The Thought Pushers, the sequel to The Thought Readers, is confirmed to be released in mid-December. We’re aiming for December 15th, but at the latest, it will be out December 20th. Additionally, there will be a short story from the same world, written from Mira’s perspective. It’s going to be called The Time Stopper and should be released soon after The Thought Pusher.
I came across an article this week in the New York Times that talks about a book written as a collaboration between fiction writers, artists and scientists in a effort to inspire scientific advancement. It has some interesting thoughts on the influence of science fiction on science. Read it and let me know what you think.