Thursday, September 29, 2011

I’m going to take a little time to discourage you all today, so if you’d like to remain encouraged I suggest you not follow the break.

Monday, September 26, 2011

To begin with, I'd like to open by directing you all to listen to the first few pages of Author of the Gust, now recorded for posterity on YouTube.coms. If you'd rather not be tied to a browser, my good friend Mike over at MuraFonts suggests you visit ListenTo YouTube to convert the file into an MP3. Not a bad idea, all things considered. What I've got so far is only a test, so far, but it worked out rather well, and I expect the rest of the chapter will be coming forthwith. In the meantime, please enjoy this exerpt from The ByWay to Freedom, part of the Course Books:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The enigma of the Oort Cloud.

Today we’re going to do something a little different and talk about Science. Specifically the rather enigmatic theory of the Oort Cloud, which has had a cathedral of speculation built around it which rivals even Nebraska Man.

An oldie but a goody, here's a little exerpt out of The Road to War:

Monday, September 19, 2011

With The Inclination to Destiny now live and nobody reading it, I thought I'd bring just a little sneak-peek of the final volume of the Course Books:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Not that anyone reads this site or anything, but I must announce: Volume IV of the Course Books is now live! That's right: The Inclination to Destiny is available for immediate purchase.

I'm Rick Austinson, we're done here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another piece from The Inclination to Destiny today, hopefully my non-existant readers are getting excited. Should be about two more weeks here before the book becomes available.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Double post today, here's a little chunk out of a story I wrote a few weeks ago, enjoy it after the break.

An analysis of my traffic patterns.

I’ve mentioned a time or two that I basically have zero followers. If you’re looking at my list to the right, and saying “Wait, I see followers there!” shut up, those aren’t followers. At the time of this writing, I have exactly 3, one is myself and the other two are a friend of mine who doesn’t actually read the journal.

And yet, when I consistently update, I manage to earn about 80 hits a month. Yes, this is not the most popular site on the net. But that can all change! Haha, not really.

Now, a lot of those hits are probably just me. I don’t browse around my own journal the same way I look at my wiki(of which way more than half the hits are definitely me), so its clear that at least a few individuals have, at some point, stumbled across the site.

What I find particularly fascinating is the number of hits outside the country. I live in America, and a good majority of my hits also come from America, but I get a surprising amount of traffic from Slovenia, Russia, Germany, and even Malaysia. In this case “Surprising” should be clarified as around 60 hits from each other those places.

Then there are the individual articles. No one actually reads them(well, one guy does, and I appreciate him for it), but for a while this one article consistently got at least one unique hit a day. It was an article about Back to the Future, and if my page views counter is to be believed, it is the most-read thing I have ever written.

Go figure.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Today I bring you another little piece of The Inclination to Destiny, soon to be available both in paper and electronic-form:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Inclination to Destiny updates.

Well, we had a nice litt'e break there over the three-day weekend, but now its back to work! and by "work" I mean posting to this site that no one ever reads. Just ever. At all.

Today I am sharing a small exerpt from The Strange Matter Sword, yet another story from the upcoming The Inclination to Destiny. On that note, I am presently reviewing the final galley, if I aprove it today, the book should be available by the end of the month.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

As promised, another teaser from The Inclination to Destiny. This comes roughly out of the middle of Aspect of Death, a story near the end.