I’m a big fan of Read an Ebook Week and have waited with this Kindle Store promotion until this year’s edition starts.
If you’re into tech-related, fast-paced stories, which remind of Kurt Vonnegut or Stanisław Lem, you may be interested in the two collections of flash-fiction I wrote, Password Incorrect and Failure Confirmed. The titles and covers say all about the books: technology makes us fail, and we have to, actually, start enjoying it.
The books are free till Sunday, March 11th, 2012. It would be absolutely amazing, if you left a short review and share the information about the books with your friends – but only if you really like the stories:-)
I was surprised that after just a couple of hours, the books are doing so good in Kindle Store. They’re actually in Top 20 Free in Short Stories category!
Password Incorrect (Geek Fiction Stories Vol. 1/2)
A first volume of a tech-fiction short story collection. Designed to be a perfect mobile reading for geeks, who sometimes feel the need to recover from tech-related stress. In a book you’ll find 20 stories, which can help you redefine “absurd” from “being ridiculous” to “being funny”. Bonus: 10 best hashtagstories – author’s original Twitter microfiction format.
These stories serve as a reminder. Issued up from the heart of Poland by a wired writer in translated English making absurd light of situations unimaginable even a decade ago, ones fraught with the danger of banality. But this nimble writer deftly zigzags to humor and sheer wackiness. It has been suggested that multimedia “books” could be literature’s future, and that may well be. But I think more likely candidates are the sort of short stories you’ll find in Password Incorrect, which exploits the networked world’s novelties while remaining true to the universal commonalities of the human experience.
You not likely come across anything quite like Password Incorrect any time soon. Unless this work receives the wide audience it deserves and imitators spring up.
– Court Merrigan
Failure Confirmed (Geek Fiction Stories Vol. 2/2)
Volume 2 of a geek-fiction collection for mobile readers. All of them proving that life can be exciting even if you’re not taking part in an expedition to North Pole or dying every night at the parties on Ibiza. A full adrenaline is guaranteed if you have a shiny laptop which is about to say: “Fatal error: Call to a member function loadObject() on line 666″.
I love how these stories show an understanding of the nuanced relationship between human beings and technology, which is often belied by the absurdity of the humor. Technology is presented not as a boogey-man, but rather as the tools human beings create to fill real needs. The problem, of course, arises from humans’ preternatural abilities to epically eff up even the best intentions.
– Moxie Mezcal