The good folks at the Nashua, NH, Toadstool Bookshop invited me to do a book signing on Thursday, December 5, 2019 6-8 PM.
After the signing, we’re all going to head over to the 110 and you can all buy me a drink! We can point at all those people in the 110 who don’t have signed copies and go “Nyah, Nyah” and then tell them how good a read it is and how they should go get a copy for themselves!
They’ll like that, I’m sure!
A bit about The Augmented Man
The US Military concedes that any kind of combat leaves soldiers psychologically damaged and makes reintegration to society difficult.
The solution is to find individuals who are already so psychologically damaged the most horrendous combat experience will seem trivial by comparison. Better, find individuals psychologically damaged who’ve also experienced massive physical insult and trauma. Best, individuals psychologically damaged, physically traumatized, and emotionally vacant.
But where to find such individuals?
Captain James Donaldson suggests using massively abused and traumatized children as the basis, arguing “…they’ve already experienced more at home than they’ll ever experience in the field. All we need to is help their bodies catch up to where their psyches and emotions already are.
Nine individuals are selected for Augmentation and entered into combat.
And comes home.
I recently took part in an authors’ reading and used the Surface section of The Augmented Man as my text.
One of the other author’s partners said, “I’m uncomfortable with your subject, but your writing pulled me right into the story.”
YES! Thank you, that’s what it’s all about.
When the power of the writing overcomes the reader’s objections to the story’s content, take a moment and be proud. You’ve done good work.
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