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Housekeeping: Jerry Pournelle, American science fiction writer, passes 2 comments
Jerry Pournell
Steve A, a loyal follower of our site, sent a note yesterday notifying us that Jerry Pournell, a sci-fi author, had passed away late last week.
Steve gave Mr. Pournelle a wonderful tribute:

Never met the man, but I read him for decades. He influenced my thinking and dreams.

While browsing Wikipedia to learn more, I found this wonderful jewel of Mr. Pournelle’s life:

He is recognized as the first author to have written a published book contribution using a word processor on a personal computer, in 1977.

How cool is it that a sci-fi writer has this honor?
 
Mr. Pournelle wrote for many years for Byte magazine and penned military sci-fi including collaborations with Larry Niven and Roland J. Green. He began his website https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/ in 2000, writing about his two loves – politics and sci-fi.

 
To honor Mr. Pournelle’s memory two sci-fi anthologies that he edited and contributed to are currently free to download.

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Free now: Outlaw Hearts – Historical romance from Sourcebooks Casablanca 0 comments
Free now: Outlaw Hearts – Historical romance from Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Miranda Hayes has lost everything-her family, her husband, her home. Orphaned and then widowed, desperate to find a safe haven, she sets out to cross a savage land alone…until chance brings her face-to-face with notorious gunslinger Jake Harkner.
Hunted by the law and haunted by a brutal past, Jake has spent a lifetime fighting for everything he has. He’s never known a moment’s kindness…until fate brings him to the one woman willing to reach past his harsh exterior to the man inside. He would die for her. He would kill for her. He will do whatever it takes to keep her his.
Spanning the dazzling West with its blazing deserts and booming gold towns, Jake and Miranda must struggle to endure every hardship that threatens to tear them apart. But the love of an outlaw comes with a price…and even their passion may not burn bright enough to conquer the coming darkness.
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Free now: Fiction from faith-based publishers
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Free now: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids – Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective – Non-Fiction from a faith-based publisher 0 comments
Free now: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids – Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective – Non-Fiction from a faith-based publisher
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Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true. In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, detective J. Warner Wallace draws readers into the thrill of high-stakes investigation by showing them how to think rather than telling them what to think.
In this children’s companion to the bestselling Cold-Case Christianity, detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. Includes author illustrations and links to a website (coldcasechristianityforkids.com) where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit. Detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity.
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Free now: The Olive Branch – Contemporary women’s fiction from Headline, a Hachette company 0 comments
Free now: The Olive Branch – Contemporary women’s fiction from Headline, a Hachette company
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You can buy almost anything online these days. For Ruthie Collins, it was an Italian farmhouse.
Yet as she battles with a territorial goat and torrential rain just to get through the door of her new Italian home, the words of Ed, her ex, are ringing in her ears. She is daft, impetuous and irresponsible.
But Ruthie is determined to turn things around and live the dream.
First, though, she must win over her fiery neighbour, Marco Bellanouvo, and his family… Then there’s the small matter of running an olive farm. As the seasons change and new roots are put down, olives and romance might just flourish in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.
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Free now: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea – Women’s fiction from HarperCollins 0 comments
Free now: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea – Women’s fiction from HarperCollins
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Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.
Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’
Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?
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