Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dark Space (Book 5): Avilon NOW AVAILABLE!

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New to the series? Get Books 1-3 here for a special price: www.smarturl.it/darkspace1-3amz & Book 4, "Revenge" at www.smarturl.it/darkspace4amz
The Sythians Invaded Again
Dark Space, the last refuge of humanity, is overrun; its citizens are either enslaved or dead. The relentless Sythians have slaughtered humanity wherever they could find them, and now only a few hundred survivors remain. Desperate to escape, these few chase rumors of a lost sector of humanity and end up on Avilon, a planet covered with a vast, kilometers-high city that lies hidden and shielded from the rest of the galaxy by its impossibly advanced technology and its benevolent ruler--Omnius, the Artificial Intelligence who would be god to his human creators.
Humanity Found Refuge on Avilon
Omnius reveals that no one really died in the war--he couldn't save them from the Sythians, but he did find a way to record the contents of their brains and resurrect them all in the bodies of immortal clones. Omnius keeps a record of everyone’s mind in order to make predictions about the future and prevent people from making mistakes. The result is a perfect paradise where you can be assured of a happy, successful life for the rest of eternity--just so long as you are willing to give up your freedom and submit to Omnius's will. If you refuse, you can live in the Null Zone, a city that lies cloaked in shadows below the immortal paradise where Omnius reigns supreme. In the Null Zone humanity has its freedom, but the result is chaos, death, and forced separation from everyone living in the Upper Cities of Avilon.
Paradise for Some is a Prison for Others
To Ethan Ortane, who spent years exiled on a prison world in Dark Space, Avilon and its utter lack of freedom is the Netherworld incarnate, and Omnius the Devlin himself. His son, Atton, is not so sure--it's hard to argue with Omnius's governance when death and suffering have become just a distant memory. Even better, it looks like Avilon with all of its advanced technology might finally be able to put an end to the Sythians. Omnius is sending his Peacekeepers to Dark Space to rescue the human slaves and take the fight to the invaders. . . .
The Road to the Netherworld is Paved with Good Intentions . . .
Despite the Sythian apocalypse, Omnius knows that humanity's worst enemy has always been itself. Darkness lies in the human heart and if paradise is to be maintained, that darkness must be contained. For Omnius the rightness or wrongness of an action is determined by a mathematical equation: the choice with maximal benefit for humanity and minimal detriment is always the right one. And with his ability to predict the future, who could be better suited to making those judgments? But when the looming detriment defies the very purpose of Omnius's existence, the benefit that outweighs it depends very much on one's point of view. . . .

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dark Space V: Avilon Available for Pre-Order -- Coming Dec. 21st

Coming December 21st

Pre-Order it Now and SAVE $1.00 off the $3.99 list price

This is going to be a thrilling read; some of my finest work to date. You'll be shocked, horrified, and dragged to the edge of your seat as you race through the estimated 550 pages of this book. For those of you who've been looking for a deeper read than the original trilogy provided, this is it. I look forward to reading all of your feedback soon!

Best Regards,
Jasper

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sutyding Quantum Mechanics to Write Dark Space V and VI

Long day . . . read at least 30 different articles about quantum mechanics, quantum uncertainty, indeterminacy, quantum entanglement, the uncertainty principle, free-will as a two stage model . . . All fuel for thought as I guide Dark Space to its ultimate conclusion. I usually don't focus much on the science, particularly technology, but a lot of the philosophical underpinnings of Dark Space 4 and 5 have their roots in current theories of quantum mechanics. I'll be touching on how determinism and indeterminacy (which seems to be a more popular theory in quantum mechanics) both influence our concept of free will and moral responsibility, not to mention the ultimate theoretical goal of a deterministic universe--the ability to create a perfect world. All of this will guide the conclusion of Dark Space and give some real-world background for the questions I've posed about the nature of our existence. All in all a very interesting day. Tomorrow I'll write the last chapter of Dark Space 5 and get to editing. Beta readers can expect to get their copies very soon! More on that later . . .

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dark Space Coming to Kindle Unlimited

Hello everyone! I'm in the middle of a very tight writing deadline for Dark Space V: Avilon (Coming soon!), so I'll make this quick.

I've decided to make all of my books a part of Kindle Unlimited. The only reason they aren't already, is because I wanted to try selling my books on other retailers, such as Barnes and Noble and iBooks. For those of you who don't know, Amazon only allows authors to make their books a part of Kindle Unlimited if those books are exclusively sold by Amazon.

I've now decided that the financial upside of reaching a larger market is not enough for me to keep my books out of Kindle Unlimited. There are simply too many readers jumping on board with this subscription service.

I've watched Kindle Unlimited become increasingly popular, and I believe it will only continue to grow. As far as I'm concerned, the future of e-books is Amazon Kindle. They've been so effective at crushing their competition, and at rewarding both their readers and authors, that I don't see much hope for ePub as format, or for non-kindle e-readers. That's probably a controversial view, and maybe those other retailers will never go extinct, but Amazon will continue to dominate the market as long as they keep putting their customers and business partners (authors) happy.

So, with no further adieu, within a month (the time it will take to de-list all of my titles from other sellers), you can expect to get all of my books, present and future, from your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Happy reading everyone!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dark Space Makes #104 on the USA Today Bestsellers List as Part of Sci-Fi Anthology, Stars and Empire



Because bragging always sounds better when someone else does it for you, here is what my friend Michael Bunker wrote on the subject:
A great group of Indies just made the USA Today Bestseller's list. It took a ton of hard work, more than I ever imagined, but we did it. The Stars and Empire box set just debuted at #104 on the USA Today list. The first Sci-fi Indie title to make the list since Hugh did it in 2013. Congratulations to Endi Webb, Ed Robertson,Jasper T. Scott, Joshua Dalzelle, Isaac Hooke, Dietmar Wehr, Raymond L. Weil, Phoenix Sullivan, Jay Allen, and Christopher Nuttall. Oh, and Michael Bunker.
Be sure to check out the anthology, as it contains exclusive short stories and missing scenes as well as all 10 full-length novels from the writers. Dark Space 1 is in there with an exclusive short story about how Ethan and Alara met.



Buy Stars and Empire From:
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/starsemp
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-kobo
Barnes and Noble: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-bn
Ibooks: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-ibooks

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stars and Empire Now Available!


About Stars and Empire

10 Best-Selling Sci-Fi Authors, 10 Best-Selling eBooks with never before seen bonus content, all for one low price--$0.99. Dark Space I is in there with an exclusive short story of how Ethan and Alara met.

Buy it from:
Barnes and Noble: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-bn
Ibooks: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-ibooks

Note about Free Copies: If you signed up to get a free copy by transferring your review of Dark Space to the Stars & Empire page on Amazon, you will receive your free copy some time today. Barnes & Noble and Kobo copies may take until Friday to arrive.


Best Regards,
Jasper T. Scott

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stars & Empire Available for Pre-Order!




*** Stars & Empire ***
Coming September 16th 2014



10 Best-Selling Sci-Fi Authors, 10 Best-Selling Books, all for one low price: $0.99. Dark Space 1 is in there with an exclusive short story of how Ethan and Alara met. Be sure you don't miss it!

Pre-Order it from:

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/starsemp
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-kobo
Barnes and Noble: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-bn
Ibooks: http://smarturl.it/starsemp-ibooks