Jim Bowden


I love to write stories of romance, intrigue, and sexual titillation--having spent most of my life programming computers! Now, in between writing novels, I create short videos which are either weird or serious attempts to document the artists who share Sonoma with my wife and me. Please visit the website mentioned below.

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Nietzsche: Superman or Clark Kent
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
This is a collection of essays, including the title one, in which various people are skewered (Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Freud, Socrates) and various subjects are given a twist. There are a few stories for comic relief, like the one about the orchestra leader who liked to play with his baton in public.
Harvesting Organs
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / pharmaceutical & biotechnology
Why should people be required to maintain the life of a child without a brain? Why should old people have new organs implanted in them? It is questions like these that are examined in this short book. The rationale, the costs, the societal implications, are all examined from the point of view of the average citizen who is being charged for the vast expansion of the health-care system.
Diana and the Peace Helmet
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,390. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Diana has converted a “God Helmet” into a “Peace Helmet”, which produces a virtual reality experience heightened with otherworldly emotional overtones. She needs to keep it out of the hands of the SMIC (Syndicate of Media Industry Companies), who would like to exploit her invention by programming it for sex and violence. With the help of her friends, she succeeds!
Trillion Dollar Eden
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 34,350. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Set in the year 2047, this literary intrigue is strongly themed around overpopulation and environmental degradation. The government offers the Near Death Experience (NDE) as part of the health system, to encourage voluntary euthanasia among the old and sick. Women must get a permit to bear a child, based on someone else’s death. A rich playboy thinks he can deal with the problems with a new Eden.
Long Night in a Hot Tub
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 75,720. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Will Diana make millions? Or will she lose her projector to the greedy entertainment industry? This is a battle of titans, on the one hand an ingenious woman who has invented a “hypnotic projector” that is virtual reality at its most powerful. On the other hand, media moguls who see this as a threat, or something to be owned and managed at all costs.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jim Bowden

  • PLACES; Eight Place Stories on June 12, 2013

    If you let yourself go you can experience a certain increasing warmth as you vicariously move into worlds previously unknown or, as the case might be, partly known but now expanded. They might be called "rainy-afternoon" stories, rather than ones you take to the beach or on an airplane. I would give them collectively four stars, but since Ralph is my brother, I'll up it to five!
  • Hitch Hikers on July 08, 2013

    Hitch Hikers is a motley collection of human-interest stories about a mostly motley collection of people of all shapes, ethnicities, and sizes. (Well, not "all". I think there is disproportion of middle-aged, white, bald, fat men.) There is usually an O. Henry twist, but don't count on it. I spent an hour or two happily engrossed, my attention diverted from my usual mundane activities (such as watering the cats and doing chin-ups.) Having to pay $1.99 to finish the book was an incentive to do so, if I needed one, which I did not. (I have a thing against prices ending in "99" incidentally, but I think research has shown that people are more likely to go for such a price than one that is a penny higher. Go figure. I price my own books at an even $2.00, but that's just me lashing out at the system.) I encourage you to enjoy these fine, imaginative, stories. It doesn't even have to be a rainy afternoon. ***** (Five stars)