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Friday, 17 May 2019

Random Shots for Friday, 17 May 2019

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


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    Copy that — I’m not a Trump fan, either, but nor am I a Trump hater.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    That’s part of politics. The chances of any politician being even 90 % worth voting for are rather remote, so I’m rather selective these days about who receives my votes.

    I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, I put on the HAZMAT suit and filled in the little circle next to Johnsonism-Weldism “for the good of the Party.” Fat lot of good that did me — first time in 20 years that I’ve thought voting for the LP candidate was a waste.

    With that in mind, Trump is doing a wonderful job of pissing off the deep-state types (Victor Milán referred to them as the “permanent government.) and a good bit of the identity politics people.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome David Link to the group!

  4. Posted to Facebook here and here

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I bid 1 mil (∅ 0.001) for Salon.


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G.P. Eliot’s Reader Questionnaire

Filed under: Correspondence, Quizzes / Surveys, Reading — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 1:30 AM (01:30)

What’s your age?

  • Younger than 18
  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 40
  • 41 – 65
  • 65 or older

Where do you live?

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Other:

How did you discover G.P. Eliot?

  • An email from Amazon
  • Amazon “Also Bought”
  • BookBub
  • Other book recommendation service (i.e. Freebooksy, instaFreebie, BookSends)
  • You saw an ad on Facebook
  • You saw an ad on Amazon
  • Recommendation from family member or friend

What originally attracted you to G.P. Eliot’s books?

  • Cover
  • Blurb
  • Look Inside (free sample on Amazon)
  • Reviews
  • Other:

How many Sci-Fi books have you read?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6 – 10
  • More than 10
  • I don’t read Science Fiction

Which are your top three favorite Sci-Fi books?

I’ve read literally hundreds (see above), to pick just three from all of them is a bit of an injustice to so many of them.

Name your top three favorite Sci-Fi Amazon authors

Michael Flynn, Neal Stephenson, L. Neil Smith, and of course, the late great Robert A. Heinlein (again, too many to do proper justice to here)

Name your favorite(s) Sci-Fi movie(s)

The Matrix (the first one), Interstellar

How do you read your books?

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Print
  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Apple Device
  • Android Device
  • Kobo eReader
  • Audiobook
  • Other: Amazon Kindle, print, on my laptop

Are you in Kindle Unlimited?

  • Yes
  • No

What do you think G.P. Eliot should include more in his books?

  • Space Battles
  • Colonization
  • Alien Invasion
  • Exploration
  • Splatter
  • Humor
  • Action
  • Sex
  • Other: All of the above, with the exception of splatter (it gets tedious after a while).

What is your favorite Science Fiction category?

  • Space Opera
  • Dystopian
  • Galactic Empire
  • Military
  • Alien Invasion
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Colonization
  • First Contact
  • Space Exploration
  • Other: I’m a bit of a sucker for science fiction — I can go with just about any genre in a skiffy setting.

How often would you like to hear from G.P. Eliot?

  • Just when there’s a new book
  • Once a week
  • Once a month
  • Twice a month

Is there anything else you’d like G.P. Eliot to know?

Nada for the time being.


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