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J. Daniel Sawyer is a hat-wearing, obsessive-compulsive autodidact attempting to write his way out of the loony bin.
A self-aggrandizing science fiction and fantasy author who publishes lurid stories and, worse, the occasional popular philosophy article, he is also a very minor authority on Open Source media production (a topic on which he is, unfortunately, published regularly in LinuxJournal).
In addition to his wanton abuse of the printed word, he unscrupulously uses his decade-long experience as an audio and video producer with his painfully florid and gritty writing style to create deeply immersive audio universes. This habit, which he indulges in public, has garnered him seven Parsec nominations and helped him make his first professional fiction and philosophy sales (a trend which, for the good of the world at large, we can only hope abates soon). Meanwhile, his growing, rabid fan-base is currently plotting to imprison him and force him to produce endless new literary abominations for their amusement. We can only hope they succeed.
Should you be so inclined, you can communicate with this shady character, as well as find podcasts, articles, and other literary abominations at http://www.jdsawyer.net

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Frock Coat Dreams: Romances, Nightmares, and Fancies from the Steampunk Fringe
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
From the dawn of cryonics, to an irascible zombie, to a magical vineyard, this collection of Steampunk tales ranges far and wide through the genre, bringing you faerie stories, dark humor, and moments of beauty to stoke your most treasured desires. Contains six short stories and six poems.
Down From Ten
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,450. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Eight artists at a retreat work to survive an avalanche burying their house, but avoiding cabin fever is difficult when everyone's having the same dream... “Down From Ten is a brilliant, sometimes creepy take on a bohemian cozy with surreal underpinnings and an irrepressibly touching ending.” –Gail Carriger, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Parasol Protectorate series
Smoke Rings
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(5.00)
An old girlfriend pulls Clarke Lantham into a New Year's Eve chase for a federal fugitive and the $50,000 price on his head. Book 3 of the Clarke Lantham Mysteries
Free Will (and Other Compulsions)
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Series: The Antithesis Progression, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 220,760. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
Book 2 of The Antithesis Progression As the Lunar Revolution threatens to unravel, fugitive Joss Kyle has one chance left to clear his name and avert an interplanetary war before events spin out of control--assuming he can rid himself of his sworn enemy, Alyssa Hartman. View From Valhalla calls Free Will "Challenging, entertaining, and amazing...Sawyer dazzles the literary palate."
Buried Alive In The Blues
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Erotica » General
(5.00)
The world is ending, but for Irene there is one last thing to do before the apocalypse consumes everything: the last blues concert given by the best band she's ever heard, and an encounter with a stranger that unlocks the mystery of her husband's death.
Sunday Morning Giraffe
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Series: The Lombard Alchemist Tales, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
It's 3AM on a Sunday in the middle of the desert, and Aldo wants a giraffe, but not just any giraffe will do. Aldo requires the particular one housed in the glass display case in a creepy pawn shop at the edge of nowhere. His parents are at loose ends to satisfy the five-year-old, unaware that he is being guided by a demon-posessed rat with an agenda of its own.
Angels Unawares
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00)
In 1898, a woman’s body was discovered broken and battered at the bottom of a tall sea bluff in Southern Scotland. and the small town she lived in began locking the doors at night. Only one man saw what happened, but he carried the secret of her death to his death bed. Wounded in the trenches on the Western Front, he gives his last confession...
Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by AWP Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00)
Audiobooks represent the second fastest-growing segment of the book industry. As demand explodes like never before, how can an author capture this audience? Making Tracks gives you everything you need to produce, and distribute your own audiobooks and radio dramas—from performance technique to studio design to production management, and more. Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity!
On Matters Most Austere
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
If vampires, resurrectionists, or the undead are complicating your estate planning, this pamphlet is for you. Detailed instructions on how to spot and stop these blights on the landscape before they cause problems, from the Greater London chapter of the Committee to Restrict the Accidental Population.
And Then She Was Gone
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.71)
A fretful mother needs Clarke Lantham's help, but finding her missing daughter might just send reality into a drunken tailspin. From the posh shadow of Mount Diablo to the kink clubs of San Francisco, a lone detective chases down pieces of the weirdest puzzle he's ever seen, all for the sake of a 19-year-old girl whose face he can't stop seeing every time he closes his eyes.
Silent Victor
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50)
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
A Ghostly Christmas Present
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(4.25)
It's hard to beat being thrown in an out-of-state jail on a trumped up charge as a Christmas present, but detective Clarke Lantham loves a challenge. So when he calls up his brother for help with bail, he thinks he's prepared for the ordeal of spending a holiday weekend with relatives who put the "strange" back in "estranged." That was his first mistake.
Predestination (and Other Games of Chance)
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Series: The Antithesis Progression, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,010. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00)
When leaving Earth to escape a contract on his life, Joss Kyle finds his poker habit gets him caught up in a struggle for control of the entire solar system. He just wants to build a new life, but in the looking-glass world above the gravity well, survival, like poker, is just another sport. And in this contest, it isn’t whether you win or lose, it's how you rig the game.
Lilith
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
(4.00)
Night hag? Dark goddess? Disgraceful wife? She's been maligned for centuries as the source of women's misery. That is the story they told in the Talmud. But this is her story, in her own words. The story of Lilith.
Self-Sustaining
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
(4.00)
Two biotech nightmares in one ebook... Theo, a virtual monk, denies his hospitality to no one. After decades of lavish expense, his chief researcher joins him to celebrate the breakthrough he's been waiting for: the world's perfect, environmentally-friendly, completely ethical food. And what better way to celebrate than a feast of biblical proportions... Includes bonus story: Eyes of Wax


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  • How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months on Sep. 22, 2011

    John Locke uses 35,000 words to explain what could be taught in approximately 6,000. The book is mostly padding. The three central ideas he pitches are useful and will be valuable to a lot of self publishers, though two of the three are already matters of common practice. Verdict: it's worth the $5, but it's not the goldmine it positions itself as. Approach it with moderate expectations, and you won't be disappointed. His fiction, though, is really kick-ass :-)