Post by Ria Stone on Apr 16, 2020 7:43:39 GMT -8
Hola, I am so behind in checking in on all my accounts.
I finally checked my SW account and to my shock, somebodies have been buying my books. And on Kobo. I just shake my head in wonder. It not much $ but it was such a surprise, I started laughing. I haven't made enough money to stop calling this writing thing a hobby, yet.
I am grateful that people like my work.
Also, I see that a few of my books have been downloaded during the "free" COVID19 promotion. I guess it's a positive that I can't wait for that promotion to end.
Also, I can not help but feel redeemed because I got the idea for Gina's Dream around 1991 and though I finally published the novelette in 2013, I feel the basic premise of the book was ahead of its time. I do know that dystopic novels have been in existence for centuries.
“Earthers sense their future in the knowledge their sun will eventually go nova. We know our ancestors’ home planet’s sun also exploded. Many earthers believe in an end-of-the-world myth where they will have immortal life after they die, so they are eagerly participating in destroying their world at a rapid pace. Xactans would say they were mentally unstable.
“Yet, they promote one aspect of the theory, ‘survival of the fittest by natural selection,’ to an extreme, applying it without regard to corollary theories such as survival through inter- and intra-group cooperation and generosity. Earthers see the “weak” as liabilities. They “legally” kill off the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the disabled through artificially-induced famine, social isolation, neglect, and legislative regulations that terminate the social and health benefits for these vulnerable groups.”
Your science has been hijacked. Earthers’ refusal to deal with global warming which threatens the existence of all life is astonishingly suicidal. The rich will build underground fortresses. They will become de facto biological laboratories and insular communities that will require vigilant biosafety procedures due to the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, contaminants and warfare. Millions will die as a result of these changes, and most of the earth’s resources will be hoarded and wasted by the rich.”
Ria Stone. Gina's Dream (Kindle Locations 65-68).
My best wishes to all during this COVID19 crisis and all that goes with it. Take care.