I originally planned my novel, Phoenix Afterlife, to open with a prologue instead of the scene with Matthius waking alone. The prologue would show the perspective of a character never seen again in the book: one of the unnamed alpha test subjects later mentioned by Matthius. The planned prologue went through several revisions before I dropped it from the book. … Continue reading Deleted Scenes From My Novel – 1
Congratulations to the 10 winners of a paperback copy of my novel, Phoenix Afterlife! The winners (7 from the US, 2 from UK, and 1 from Australia) were chosen at random by Goodreads. If you are a winner, you should have been notified already by Goodreads. I am now ordering your books, to be shipped directly from Lightning … Continue reading Congratulations, Winners!
This Giveaway Ended December 5, 2015 From November 5 through December 5, 2015, I will be giving away 10 paperback copies of my novel, Phoenix Afterlife, on Goodreads. Anyone can enter; no purchase is necessary. Prizes will be awarded on December 6 — just in time for Christmas! Goodreads Book Giveaway Phoenix Afterlife by James Leth Giveaway ends … Continue reading Win a Free Copy of Phoenix Afterlife
My book, Phoenix Afterlife, is now for sale at a couple of book stores in Fort Collins, Colorado. Expect to see more soon. If you live in the area, I recommend patronizing your local book store. Otherwise, you can always buy my book through online retailers, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Booklovers, 132 … Continue reading Phoenix Afterlife in Book Stores
My first novel, Phoenix Afterlife, releases October 12, 2015. It will be available from online retailers in both eBook and paperback formats. For details, see my Phoenix Afterlife page.
The latest book from Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Daw, 2014) is a very unusual little book. Consider, for example, the first sentence of the author’s foreword: “You might not want to buy this book.” He goes on to explain here and in the afterword that this story doesn’t do what everyone … Continue reading Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss
My story, Fractal Ambush, was submitted to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. Alas, it was not a winner.
After 25 years in software development and 9 years as a technical writer, I retired from the corporate workforce at the end of August, 2012. So far, I haven’t missed it. Before retirement After retirement
More than once, I’ve heard an argument that reduces to this: “Science doesn’t know everything, therefore there must be God.” I understand the premise and the conclusion, but I’ve never seen the logic that gets us from one to the other. These two options do not partition the entire space of cosmic understanding. Of course there … Continue reading Design vs Adaptation
My wife and I adopted two cats recently. It’s not the first time we’ve had cats, but it’s been several years since the last one died. Yes, they’re cute and fun, but that’s not what I want to write about now. It’s possible that aspect of cats has already been covered elsewhere on the internet. … Continue reading Strange Creatures Among Us