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  1. Thread: Sedartis

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    Design

    Sedartis thinks we are far from doomed as a species. That, he makes me understand, is the good news. The bad news, as far as he is concerned, is that we are hopelessly inefficient. We evolve, but...
  2. Thread: Sedartis

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    {The Silk Road}

    How did I get here? To this point where, Sedartis by my side, I find myself gazing out of moving trains, over picturesque lakes, wondering ‘how did I get here?’ This is a change of mode, this...
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    Thank you so much Michael – and apologies for the...

    Thank you so much Michael – and apologies for the tardy response: I very much appreciate your generous comment!

    All the very best
    FREI
  4. Thread: Sedartis

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    Value

    ‘The concept of “making money,”’ Sedartis postulates gravely—and wonders is it largely, in character, in origin even, American, although it has now so widely, so almost universally, it appears, so...
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    EDEN Miniatures Series Complete

    Hello Friends

    Those of you who enjoyed The Snowflake Collector may be interested to know that the EDEN miniatures series – which it is part of – is now complete.

    Euphoria is the twelfth and...
  6. Thread: Sedartis

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    Theory

    Sedartis sits and thinks for me, slowly: ‘Let me posit that there is no conspiracy.’

    Where did you get your name from? I wonder.*I don’t ask; I know it will become apparent. He composes himself....
  7. Thread: Sedartis

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    Practice

    Sedartis looks at me sadly. ‘How is it,’ he demands to know, ‘that this man is asking for money?’ I shrug, a little impatient:

    ‘He doesn’t have any and needs some to buy food or alcohol or...
  8. Thread: The Ice King

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    The Ice King as Audio Book

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    For those of you who enjoyed The Ice King – this is now also available as an audio book, and if you happen to be trialling Amazon's Audible (or would like to give it a go), you can...
  9. Thread: Sedartis

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    Projection

    Sedartis sets no store by opinion:

    ‘If you want to know the giants, the masters, the geniuses of your age, look whom the critics disparage. You’ll find no surer guide to greatness than them: they...
  10. Thread: Sedartis

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    Counsel

    ‘Enlightenment,’ proposes Sedartis, with troubled eyes turned toward mine, ‘does not keep on its own, forever, sweet, like honey in a jar; it needs nurture, refreshing; the darkness around it is...
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    thank you kiz!

    thank you kiz!
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    The Snowflake Collector in Paperback

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    I'm happy to report that The Snowflake Collector, which started life as part of EDEN by FREI has been published in the EDEN miniatures series and is now available as a handsome...
  13. Thread: Sedartis

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    The Sedartis Effect

    Sedartis is full of little insights which are borderline annoying. They are annoying, because they are obvious, and it’s possible only to be borderline annoyed with them, because they are obviously...
  14. Thread: Revival

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    The Bournemouth & Boscombe Trilogy

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    This is just to let those of you who enjoyed Revival know that, together with Pyromania, which I had also published in this forum separately and Redemption, which here was tagged...
  15. Thread: Sedartis

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    Autumn

    ‘It is very nice, this very nice weather we’re having:’ I’m trying to work out what Sedartis thinks about simple things.

    Sedartis agrees, but: ‘it is also a burden.’

    ‘How is it a burden?’ I ask...
  16. Thread: Sedartis

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    Lesson

    What, I wonder to myself in a manner that brings to mind Morrissey, complete with a hint of a self-pitying whine, as I sit by another waterside—this time the almost too picturesque, too pristine...
  17. Thread: Revival

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    Redemption

    I forget about Boscombe & Bournemouth and dedicate myself to other matters, other places, other subjects, other themes. The world is a wondrous sphere, I am reminded, as I travel, as I learn. As I...
  18. Thread: Sedartis

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    Sedartis

    Sedartis appears out of nowhere and joins me on my train journey from Zürich to the unfortunately named Chur, making his presence felt in the empty seat next to mine, as I glance out of the window.
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  19. Thread: The Tape

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    The Tape as Paperback (or Ebook)

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    If you like The Tape, it might interest you to know that this story too is now available as a handsome, compact paperback (right at the moment for less than five dollars from Amazon,...
  20. Thread: Insomnia

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    Several weeks pass, during which I do my utmost...

    Several weeks pass, during which I do my utmost to get at the Rumantschness of it all. This involves me using a long planned trip to Switzerland to traipse up into the Rumantsch-speaking part of the...
  21. Thread: The Planet Walk

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    The Planet Walk Paperback at Half Price

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    For those of you who enjoyed The Planet Walk and would like to own it as a handsome, compact paperback (or give it to someone as a present!) – Amazon are currently running a...
  22. Thread: The Ice King

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    The Ice King Now Also on Kindle and as ePub

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    For those of you who like to have your short stories in a neat tablet reader format, The Ice King is now also available on Kindle and as ePub (for iPad, Kobo, Nook, among others),...
  23. Thread: The Tape

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    London

    The Tape ends in London, where I tell my future self that I had “never been on a holiday after which I found it so difficult to return home.”

    It was my longest trip since leaving high school in...
  24. Thread: Insomnia

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    View Post

    Five o’clock in the morning: I lie awake, worrying about Edgar. Not about Edgar himself, obviously, Edgar is the last person I need to worry about: I worry about the fact that Edgar of all people...
  25. Thread: The Planet Walk

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    The Planet Walk on Kindle

    And for those of you who prefer to read your short stories on a Kindle, The Planet Walk is now also available on Kindle here.

    Thanks & Enjoy

    FREI
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