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Science fiction on parade!

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I’ve never published a print book version of any of my books, but this wonderful graphic by Chris Graham is the next best thing. He just ‘whipped it up’ and sent it to me in an email. I have no idea how he put it together, but I love it. Thank you, Chris!

And while I’m at it, I’d like to thank everyone who left reviews on Amazon for Innerscape. You may not know this, but if you add up all the pages in all the episodes of Innerscape, they total about 1014 pages. I say ‘about’ because Amazon only displays page counts for episodes 2-5, so I had to guesstimate the page number for episode 1. Slight inaccuracies aside, that makes the story of Innerscape about 200 pages longer than George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’ which comes in at 819 pages. So to all those brave souls who have read all the way through to the end…THANK YOU!

Now, I’m a polite girl, and polite girls don’t crow, but here are the reviews for Episode 1, including the 1 star by Austin Myers. 😀

David Prosser
Can Innerscape really live up to it’s reputation, can Miira live on without her bodily ills and find some happiness. Given an introduction is like watching world building at it’s best. You’re there and can see it but don’t have to cope with all the technical side.
Ms Flory has created characters real enough to evoke emotion in the reader. You’ll like, love and possibly hate too but you won’t want to stop reading.
I was given an advance copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Stephanie Briggs
Personal hopes and private fears leap from this writer’s imagination and grab the reader’s attention. Once she piques your interest, the conviction to know more will fuel your desire to read the next Episode. A. C. Flory does for science fiction what sunlight does for soil. She incubates an idea until it flourishes and feeds the deep hunger in us all.

Chris James
Anyone who’s read this author’s first book, Vokhtah, will know that she can deliver when it comes to entertainment. Innerscape part 1 doesn’t disappoint. The story tackles one of the most thought-provoking ideas in science fiction: what if, as your health failed and you approached death, you could effectively download your mind to a virtual reality and live on in the freedom of youth for as long as science could keep your decaying body alive?
We follow the dying Miira as she enters Innerscape and goes through her “orientation” into this virtual paradise. But right from the beginning, Innerscape shows one side to its Residents, while hiding real-world complications behind its pristine veneer of professionalism.
I finished this first part with my curiosity peeked and wanting to know what will happen next. It is a terrific introduction to what promises to be an outstanding series of books.

Candy
I thoroughly enjoyed Episode 1 of Innerscape and just downloaded Episode 2! The alternating perspectives, the vivid characters, and the intriguing vision of the future all work together to create a compelling narrative. Miira and Dr. Wu are sympathetic protagonists and the prospect of futuristic corporate villainy in the next couple of episodes seems likely. A.C. Flory has succeeded in creating a coherent, reasonable, and scary future, where the virtual and real exist side-by-side.

Candace Williams
This is the first episode of a smart, well written sci-fi series with a fascinating premise. I’m looking forward to finding out what’s really going on in both worlds, Kenneth’s real world and Miira’s utopian VR, Innerscape. There’s plenty to think about – a must in sci-fi, imo – within a storyline that captivates. An excellent read!

Dawn
Well. This was a delightful surprise. I’m quite traditional in my thinking- I always say to people I’m more of a crafter than an artist; and I think that shows in my reading. Much as I like to be fully absorbed in a novel, I find that most fantasy is just too fantastic for me to suspend disbelief. Same often goes for science fiction. For example – TV wise – I’m more of a Battlestar Galactica / Caprica girl than Farscape. My favourite authors writing for adults in this genre are Margaret Attwood and Iain Banks.
Having completed Episode One of Innerscape, however I think I might be adding AC Flory to my list.
Really convincing new technology and logic behind it; borderline dystopian; well realised characters; interesting premise throughout. Additionally it’s set in a future just sufficiently distant as to make all these things feel as though they may be about to occur, yet the lead character (a woman – hurrah) is incredibly relevant; especially reading this at the tail end of 2016. Oh – and unusually well written; no typos, no gaps or character name swaps, no odd leaps or discrepancies.
I bought this book, and am looking forward very much to buying all the remaining ones in the series.

EllaDee
A great start, introducing engaging characters who invite you to champion, fall in love with or hate them.

Austin Myers
There may have been a story of some sort but it was taking far too long to get to it.
Note to author: The first few pages / chapter has to grab the reader and pull them into the story. This book failed to do anything of the sort. This was disjointed and boring. I hope your next effort is better.

Penny I Howe
From page one, I could not put the book down. It was simply wonderful. Gripping & excitingly realistic. I’m getting ready to order the next episode (book ) right now. I would highly recommend this book. Excellent and entertaining. Exactly the way I like my Sci-fi!

And thank you to everyone who comes to my blog as well. You’ve made me a ‘very happy, Meeka’.

-hugs-

Meeks

 


A.C. Flory Author Page

meeka thumbs upForgive me, me, me, me, me!

For a very long time now, I’ve been ashamed of my Amazon Author Page because it looked so sparse. Now, at last, I can point to it with pride. It’s a real body of work, and I’m so chuffed it’s not funny.

[Chuffed means proud and happy].

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At some point in the very near future, Episode 5 will go up to complete the series and then, maybe for my birthday in January 2017 [if I can manage it] I’m going to put all five episodes together in one doorstop of an omnibus à la Hugh Howey and Robert Chazz Chute. They’re both brilliant science fiction authors, they’re both Indie and they both wear their mantles of creative freedom with pride. -cough-

I have no idea how many pages my Omnibus will be, but I doubt I’ll ever be able to make it available as a print book. Doorstops simply cost too much to print, unless you happen to be George R.R. Martin. I think he gets a special discount in order to supply deep sea tankers with anchors. 🙂

Kidding. I adore A Song of Fire and Ice, and I’m not talking about the HBO production either, although that is quite good too.

And now a track from Miracles, with actual lyrics. Enjoy.:)

 


Interview with Ch’kara Silverwolf

Apologies, the title of this post is a little misleading – Ch’kara Silverwolf, another aussie author, is the interviewer, I am the interviewee. If you’d like to have a look, please follow the URL below :

http://sheerak.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/author-interview-a-c-flory-the-vintage-egg/comment-page-1/#comment-805

While you’re there, have a look at some of the other great interviews Ch’kara has done.

cheers

Meeks


A Modest Announcement…

In a moment of madness, the good people of Indies Unlimited decided to invite me to contribute to the site on a regular basis.  So I am now on my best behaviour. No more dancing naked in the streets or… Oh wait, I can’t do that anyway… much too cold.

Anyway, I will be contributing to IU once a month from now on, and I’ve been told I’m allowed to be funny.  This is both liberating and terrifying. I do have a sense of humour, but as David Prosser will tell you, it’s more snark and snigger than hold-your-sides funny. Plus it’s Aussie humour, so I may have to tone down the teasing a bit in case readers take me seriously.  But all in all I’m feeling fairly confident they won’t throw me out straight away.

Being an eager beaver, and terrified I’d forget if I waited till the end of the month, I have already submitted my first article. I will, of course, let you know when it goes live. [Hah… as if I’m likely to forget to do that].

In the meantime, if you get the chance, come on over and say hello on the announcement post. They may not make me eat the gruel if they see I have backup. Don’t ask…

cheers

Meeks


I’m being interviewed on Indies Unlimited!

Sorry, this is going to be a quick me-me-me post because I want to let you know my author interview at Indies Unlimited is going to be published on March 26th [in north America]. For us Downunder, it should be availalbe on the 27th? Anyway, I’ll post the link as soon as it goes live.

I really enjoyed this interview as it allowed me to wax lyrical on a lot of different subjects. The only thing I’m a tad anxious about is the author photo that will accompany the interview. It is me, but a much younger me, taken when I was thinner and prettier. The only thing that hasn’t changed too much is the hairdo.

When I began this blog I made a conscious decision to ‘be myself’, even if my views on life, and the meaning thereof did not endear me to potential ‘customers’. I think I’ve been true to that principle, but I did not factor in my own vanity.  So the reason you won’t find a photo of me anywhere on my site is because I hate the few photos that have been taken of me over the last two decades.

I should be mature enough not to care, but I’m not. 😦 I have always been camera shy, and freeze up whenever I see a camera pointed in my direction, so the only photos in which I look ‘good’ are the candid camera ones.

The photo that will appear with the interview is one of those candid camera ones, taken one Christmas when the Daughter was little, and I was happy. Bear that in mind when you see it.

One thing this whole author photo thing has highlighted in my mind is that I cannot procrastinate any longer. I am going to have to get a current photo taken, even if I end up looking like the Wicked Witch of the West. -sigh- I will also have to grow up, and grow out of this silly vanity thing.

cheers

Meeks


I’ve been interviewed!

A huge thank you to Lord David Prosser for making me feel like a real author! The interview is here. I don’t sound like too much of a dork do I?


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