Novel with 3 E’s and PP community input
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’
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.
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
Deep into the third book, several days of entertainment and thinking how this is also today, thanks.
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.
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.)
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.
P.S.- Before I hit submit, I had a thought on the word. Was it agorist?
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
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!