Build Your Own Galactic Empire [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lighthearted DO and DON'T lists for achieving pan-galactic supremacy or writing hard science fiction, formulated by the author of the Spiral Vector series in the course of developing his Spiral Realms future history. WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
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Build Your Own Galactic Empire

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Overview

Lighthearted DO and DON'T lists for achieving pan-galactic supremacy or writing hard science fiction, formulated by the author of the Spiral Vector series in the course of developing his Spiral Realms future history. WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000817919
  • Publisher: Harry Heyoka
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 121,402
  • File size: 86 KB

Meet the Author

"The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful." -- Ken Kesey


The biggest, holiest ass in SF is the galactic empire, sometimes called (for good reasons) its most ridiculous idea ever. Contrary Harry wondered what innovations might make a real galactic empire possible, and so created his Spiral's Realms future history; but is "possible" desirable?


"Dismissing SF as serious literature is a dangerous mistake," Harry writes. "It's the only genre consistently prodding folks to look farther down the road to the future. We need that, if we're to have a future."


"Honey Hive," an erotic SF short that is more than it seems, has just been released. Look also for "Spiral Vector: Abductees," book one of a new series set in the early Galactic Era, to be released this year.


A refugee from rampant deforestation, Harry Heyoka has spent his adult life in Hawaii, Europe, and North America. Though mute, he is literate in several languages and holds a BS in BS. He loves raw foods and craft ales, and lives with "his" cat outside Helen Gone, Oregon.


Harry also loves good music of all kinds. Check out his Pandora stations at


pandora.com/people/oregonlibertarian


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    This is a really funny book

    You should really read this. Its funny!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Creative

    I thought this essay was quite creative. The author was kind enough to have readers think for themselves. 4 stars from me. Good job

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Funny!!!

    This is really good advice if you want to take over the universe... i think

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Interesting points

    The author makes (and likely accurate) points. However, the emperor following this guide may set rhemself up for violent uprising.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    Would have liked more.

    Would have liked more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Eh...

    Interesting, but I would have liked to see some of his ideas expanded on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    OK

    I wish it was longer :^/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Odd.....But funny and cool

    It was a good book.But im not really a science girl. For all you mini Albert Instines this is a perfect start

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Was very short.

    It was fair, but i was hoping for better.

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