We Don't Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore [NOOK Book]

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"If I were editing a magazine I would be seriously considering buying this story for publication—but I'm not, so I can't. Sorry." — Bruce Bethke, author of "Cyberpunk" and Headcrash . . . Stan wanted a flying car. No, that wasn't quite accurate... Stan wanted a nice flying car, and the quantities of bliss that purchase would bring. Stan desired bliss. Fortunately, Bliss also desired Stan.
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We Don't Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore

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Overview

"If I were editing a magazine I would be seriously considering buying this story for publication—but I'm not, so I can't. Sorry." — Bruce Bethke, author of "Cyberpunk" and Headcrash . . . Stan wanted a flying car. No, that wasn't quite accurate... Stan wanted a nice flying car, and the quantities of bliss that purchase would bring. Stan desired bliss. Fortunately, Bliss also desired Stan.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000907436
  • Publisher: M. David Blake
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 228,606
  • File size: 118 KB

Meet the Author

Over the course of three and a half decades, M. David Blake has been a Revolutionary War reenactor, a ditch digger, a troubleshooter, a gallery artist, a woodturner and a poet. He has run soundboards for live performances, done lost-wax casting, scooped ice-cream while serving as a barista, crash-tested software used by a significant portion of the entertainment industry and reassembled the shattered skull of a murder victim. He was asked to leave one college, graduated from two others, and in the process utterly flunked a course dedicated to the study of science fiction.

Blake currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife, their daughter, one geriatric cat, and several thousand books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Pretty good.

    Remember to read the fine print.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Cute story

    This is a cute little story. It seems to be set in a futuristic version of the 1950s where flying cars are real. I really liked this, especially the squiggles in the pamphlet.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Excellent short

    Well written, interesting, and a moral to boot. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Excellent Tale

    Good writing, interesting characters, great storyline.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Good short story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Seqyn&starf

    Are you a girl? If you are, I see what happened to Graytears speaking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2015

    I &star m &star k &star

    Starting to get confusing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2015

    Asrain's Path by Nebula
    Chapter 7

    Hello, It's me aga

    Asrain's Path by Nebula <br />

    Chapter 7 <p>
    Hello, It's me again. You know what I'm going to say, so I'll just skip to the point. ENJOY! </p>
    <p>
    &quot;So, where are we going?&quot; Ashpaw panted. It took a huge amount of concentration to pay attention to the life around her without being able to see anything, but she was keeping up pretty well, despite the fact that she had no idea where in the forest they were. <br />
    &quot;Shhhh,&quot; Graytears whispered. &quot;We're at the DarkClan border.&quot; Ashpaw crouched down low and angled her ears forward, hoping to hear one of these notoriously unkind cats. Graytears sat back up. <br />
    &quot;Do you hear them?&quot; He asked Ashpaw. She listened closely for a second, and then shook her head. Graytears sighed. <br />
    &quot;Trust them to give me a newbie who can't even tell where anything is,&quot; he muttered to himself. Ashpaw sat up indignantly. <br />
     &quot;You know, there is a reason that I can't find anything! In case you haven't noticed, I'm blind,&quot; she huffed. Graytears looked at her, his brow wrinkled in confusion.
     &quot;No, that's not what I meant. You, of all people, should know that,&quot; he meowed sadly. Ashpaw looked at him curiously.
     &quot;Graytears, what are you so sad about? Come to think of it, I don't think that I have ever seen you happy.&quot; She mewed. Graytears looked up. <br />
     &quot;Come on, I'll show you the border to AmberClan.&quot; He said. Ashpaw started to speak, but Graytears cut her off. <br />
    “I'll tell you on the way,&quot; he lamented. As they walked, Graytears started talking. <br />
    &quot;You know that group of rogues and loners that lived near here a couple of moons ago? Well, I used to live with them. I was only a moon when it happened.&quot; Here Graytears paused to take a long breath. &quot;They destroyed everything. One big surprise attack and it was over. My family, my friends, my home... all gone. There was nothing left. It was only by luck that I escaped.&quot; Graytears seemed on the verge of tears. Ashpaw interjected quietly. <br />
    &quot;Who were they? I mean, the they that took everything from your family.&quot; She asked. Graytears looked up. <br />
     &quot;It was your home, Ashpaw. It was your clan.&quot; Ashpaw took a step back in shock. <br />
    &quot;No! They would never do something that awful! Nobody would ever do that without reason.&quot; <br />
    Graytears sighed. &quot;It wasn't without reason. We were invading their land, stealing their prey, taking their herbs. But only for self-survival. Wouldn't your clan do the same?&quot; Graytears seemed lost in thought as he continued. <br />
     &quot;But no. Instead of helping us, they killed everyone. And I swore I would have my revenge.&quot; Ashpaw stepped back another step. She shook with fear as Graytears stepped closer. <br />Beyond the Waterfall', and I went there to learn to fight.&quot; Graytears hissed.</p>
    ~ Nebula, signing out.
     &quot;For you see, I don't believe in StarClan. We had our own place we go when we die, and it was full of my family. It's called '

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Good

    This is about buying flying cars. Imagine?????? J... :-@

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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