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  • Sun, Sep 06, 2020 - 02:23am

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    RandomMike

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Thanks, great book, I’m about 2/3 of the way through it. Absorbing! Exciting! Scary! Financial!

This from Daily Mail this morning:

US academic is suspended for using the Chinese word for ‘um’ because it sounded like a racial slur
Greg Patton lectured on use of ‘filler words’ at University of Southern California
He mentioned the Chinese expression ‘neige’ (pronounced ‘nee-gah’)
He was placed on administrative leave while the university ‘review the situation’
Mike

  • Sun, Sep 06, 2020 - 11:36am

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Mike,

I’m so glad you’re enjoying the story!

A few years ago, if I wrote a similar headline in one of my stories, my readers would probably have thought I was ridiculous.

It’s interesting how language has become weaponized. So many people are being “canceled” for saying the wrong thing or even not saying the right thing. I think it’s more about power than it is the actual words.

Phil

  • Sun, Sep 06, 2020 - 11:38am

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    Phil Williams

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If you’re reading this, the free E-book is officially over, but I do still have a few free promo codes for the audiobook on Audible.com and Audible.UK. Feel free to email me anytime to request a free audiobook.

Phil AT PhilWBooks.com

  • Wed, Sep 09, 2020 - 02:53am

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    RandomMike

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Deep into the third book, several days of entertainment and thinking how this is also today, thanks.

  • Wed, Sep 09, 2020 - 09:08am

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    Phil Williams

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Wow, you’re a fast reader! I’m happy you’re finding correlations to today. There’s so much to write about in regard to US & world politics and culture and economics, not to mention the trends in energy and resources. I find myself leaving many things out just to tell a coherent and entertaining story.

  • Wed, Sep 09, 2020 - 02:31pm

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    Finished all three available 2050 books, excellent!

Read all three pretty much straight thru; I am still in a daze, I guess it was 4 days of living in 2050! Excellent intelligent absorbing books, felt I knew all the major characters. Pre-ordered the April 1 2021 book.

One tiny thing, in the last book (I’m pretty sure) there was one normal fairly common English word that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen in a fiction book before, I almost bet you know what it was! If so, tell me the first and last letters!

(BTW I love and have read a lot of future US SF books, starting in 1955 or so with Kornbluth’s Not This August. Yours are right up there at the top.)

  • Sun, Sep 13, 2020 - 08:27am

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    Phil Williams

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Mike,

Thank you for reading! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the novels.

I’m intrigued by this word. I have no idea what it might be. I write about some controversial topics, so feel free to message me the word, so it’s not out in the world without context. I’m interested.

I recently finished the first draft of 2050: Enemies of the State (Book 4). I believe a February release is more realistic, but I have to be conservative because Amazon gets mad if I move preorder dates backward.

Thanks again,

Phil

P.S.- Before I hit submit, I had a thought on the word. Was it agorist?

  • Sun, Sep 13, 2020 - 09:58am

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The word is “mucus.”  I just stared at the word on the page and realized  that I had never (perhaps) seen that in a novel before!  Somebody on your website might have said something about your books being down to earth. Finished Against the Grain yesterday, too.  And that’s the truth!  Thanks, Mike

  • Mon, Sep 14, 2020 - 06:52pm

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I would’ve never guessed mucus! Now that I think about it, I’m not sure I’ve seen that word too much in fiction either. I have no idea why.

Against the Grain was my first published novel. Thank you for reading it. Down to earth sounds about right!

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