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Happy National Science-Fiction Day!

Today is (apparently) National Science-Fiction Day, so in honor of this minor and heretofore unknown holiday, you can now download Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down free of charge right here at Oktopod’s Ebook Store! Of course, if you’d like to pay cash money for it, the pay what you want option remains in place.

Hope you have the bestest National Science-Fiction Day ever! Please remember to drink responsibly, and unplug the lights on your National Science-Fiction Day tree before going to bed!

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Long Fall Now Available at Amazon

Just like it says on the tin… Biotech Legacy: Long Fall is now available through Amazon for the low, low price of $3.99! If you previously purchased Out in the Styx, Amazon will at some point update your copy to Long Fall, but I sadly don’t know what the schedule is. In the meantime, you can contact me directly and I’ll gladly send you a copy!

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Released! — Biotech Legacy: Long Fall

What do we have here?

Four years have passed since human civilization fell, and life on Earth has evolved. Powered by living technology, fledgling human and Oikeyan nations now war for control on the surface, while the ancient starship Legacy and her human commander, Marcus Donovan, wait in orbit for a chance to create a more lasting peace.

But all of that changes when search & rescue specialist Jack Hernandez uncovers something dangerous hidden in the jungles of Mexico.

Now the race is on to control the artifact. Driven by fanatical ideologies and an insatiable hunger for victory, each side will unleash soldiers with power beyond reason in their bid to control the Earth.

But is any creature incorruptible enough to wield the power of a god?

Biotech Legacy: Long Fall, the sequel to Stars Rain Down, is now available right here at the Oktopod Blog. It’s on a pay-what-you-want basis,, which means you can buy Long Fall for anything over $0.99… whatever you think is fair, whatever you can afford, or whatever you bloody well feel like, as long as it’s more than a buck. In exchange, you’ll receive a zip file containing both Epub and Mobi (Kindle compatible) copies. These are Creative Commons licensed, of course, and you’re absolutely free to share them with friends, family, and even your bare-knuckle knitting club!

Small heads-up: you may have trouble opening zip files on some platforms (the iPhone for example), and will either need an app to open it, or else your desktop computer. If this is a large problem (or if none of that made any sense to you), you should probably wait for the Amazon Kindle copy which will be available sometime in the next 24 hours.

If you’ve already bought it and can’t open it, let me know and I’ll see about sending you a proper copy.

Oh… and if you’ve already read the book, be sure to check out the quotes at the beginning and end!

And now, it’s very, very late. Have fun reading!
~Chris

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Long Fall — Chapter 52 / The End!

And here we are finally at the end this strange journey, after nearly 5 months adventuring together through the wilds. This is Chapter 52: Exodus.

If, for some strange reason, you’d like to read the rest of the book first, you can find the entirety of Biotech Legacy: Long Fall right here at the Oktopod Blog.

If you haven’t read the previous novel, Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down, it’s currently available exclusively through Amazon, but will be in other stores soon.

Get ready to say your goodbyes…


Chapter 52
Exodus

Two stars burned out in the cold dark. They were far enough apart that Amira Saladin nearly made a figure-T while pointing at both simultaneously.

The feeling of being in an entirely different solar system was overwhelming. This was a childhood dream she’d discarded as she grew older and cynical, now suddenly brought to life in the worst possible circumstances.

Her eyes grew wet as she sat down, then she lightly gripped her knees and decided to just watch for a bit. There was even the first phantom stirring of feeling safe, but she stamped that out before it ever had a chance.

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Long Fall — Chapter 51

Looks like we’re gonna hit the finish line today! First up is Chapter 51: An Imperfect Heart.

If you’re just joining Biotech Legacy: Long Fall, you can find all of the preceding chapters right here at the Oktopod Blog.

The previous novel, Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down, is currently available exclusively through Amazon.

Let’s do this…


Chapter 51
An Imperfect Heart

The blizzard had become monstrous, fed in part by the terrible heat and chaos of the battle, but also by the motion of vast starships as large as cities. It swelled to hurricane-like proportions with its eye focused on the depression where Amiasha had sat, as well as the lake of biological sludge situated nearby.

Jack sprinted through shifting dunes made of fresh powder, pelted all the way by hailstones the size of coins and golfballs. A Nefrem ground battalion sprawled over the land ahead of him and they moved together like a millipede, pushing on toward Donovan with hunger and hatred.

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Long Fall — Chapter 50

…and then came Chapter 50: Earthbound Piston.

If you’re just joining Biotech Legacy: Long Fall, you can find all of the preceding chapters right here at the Oktopod Blog.

The previous novel, Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down, is currently available exclusively through Amazon.

Going down…


Chapter 50
Earthbound Piston

Jack shot out of the heavens like a divine spear. His target was only a few kilometers down… and he couldn’t believe he was thinking in those kinds of terms already.

The peculiar new addition to his vision caught glimpses of things thrusting, spinning, and exploding in the snow that churned all around him. The rings of Nefrem craft stuck out in particular, forming patterns in the sky like a murderous and constantly changing mandala. They clashed mainly with the Legacy gunships, whose burning lances were actually powerful enough to do them harm.

One of the thrusting, spinning things in the air took an interest in Jack and charged toward him, and the only option he had at his speed was to take the hit. Black armor knocked him sideways, something held aloft on dark wings that spat out blue flames.

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Long Fall — Chapter 49

Time for Chapter 49: Spirit Diver.

If you’re just joining Biotech Legacy: Long Fall, you can find all of the preceding chapters right here at the Oktopod Blog.

The previous novel, Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down, is currently available exclusively through Amazon.

Let’s jump in…


Chapter 49
Spirit Diver

Jack stared out over the edge of Amiasha, down through the raging blizzard and further to the great source of light and power so far below. It was too small to be Legacy but it had a similar shape, and the energy inside of it pulsed with the same color and rhythm.

Shared memories came back to him, of Legacy’s secrets, her hopes and her dreams, and Jack realized he must be looking at Marcus Donovan, a hybrid human/Yuon Shien. It was a concept that existed nowhere else in Jack’s large and messy recollection, and the sight of it left him agape in wonder.

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