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Weird and Wild Oregon: Picture Rock Pass #Photography

 

Picture Rock is between Summer and Silver Lakes in the Oregon Outback.

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The petroglyphs were left on this boulder were most likely created during either the Clovis Period (10,000 and 12,000 years ago) or the Stemmed Point Period  (7,500 to 10,000 years ago).

The rock wasn’t easy to find. In fact, without Google Maps, I doubt we would have. That’s a good thing, though. The harder it is to find, the more likely it is to be preserved. But it was worth the hunt.

I found this diagram on Wikipedia, which shows the carvings in clearer detail.

 

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Four arms? And, two of the figures have horns. It’s obviously either an alien or yeti attack, and the one dude is escaping on horseback.  What do you think it means?

 

 

Not of this Earth Bookshop Grand Reopening Sale! #scifi #fantasy #steampunk

To celebrate the new and improved Not of this Earth Bookshop, there’s a sale!

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To celebrate, there is a month-long sale: 30% off any ebook, 20% off any audiobook. and 15% off any print book in the shop. This includes my best-selling science fiction and popular steampunk / fantasy books.

30% OFF EBOOKS

Promo Code GOEBK304

20% OFF AUDIO

Promo Code GRROADO20

15% OFF PRINT

Promo Code GROPBLP384715

Includes paperback, large print paperbacks, and hardcover

Discounts will be automatically taken at checkout. 

 

Why buy from me? If you buy direct, I get paid within hours rather than months, which helps me write more books. The big retailers are great and I love working with them (you can find my books at all of them), but it’s becoming harder to be seen. My direct store allows me to feature my products without having to compete with anyone else for your notice.

There’s also a 30-day guarantee on any purchase.

 

Outsystem 10 Year Anniversary Special Edition! Kick-ass Science Fiction on Kickstarter! #scifi #Kickstarter

Ten years ago Outsystem launched the Aeon 14 universe. Get the Special Extended Edition or the Extended Trilogy with 300+ new pages!

BEST SELLING SCIENCE FICTION OUTSYSTEM

 

Don’t miss out on the celebration of this best-selling science fiction series!

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Major Tanis Richards Needs to get Outsystem…

Welcome to the 42nd century. Humanity has reached incredible heights; they’ve built orbital structures as large as planets, moved worlds, and mined the Sun. The entire Sol System has been remade as they saw fit.

But one thing still evades them: FTL (Faster than Light travel).

Three trillion humans crowd the system, the birthrate far outstripping the capacity of the few colony ships departing on their centuries-long journeys. Billions wish to leave and only millions get the opportunity.

By now, you’re starting to see why Tanis is desperate to leave and why it’s no simple task to do so.

 

 

Weird and Wild Oregon: Fort Rock #Photography #NaturePhotography

Fort Rock is the remains of an ancient volcano in the middle of Oregon. Dozens of sandals were discovered below a layer of volcanic ash that was determined to come from an eruption 7500 years ago.

50,000-100,000 years ago, the high walls of the old volcano marked the shore of a vast lake. The ground in the Great Basin is often silty/sandy, so that makes sense.

 

 

#Scif Worth Reading: Space Murder #BookReview

Looking for some space fun and some laughs? Space Murder: Captain Liz Laika Mysteries 1 by Nikki Haverstock will fulfill that wish.

The action is nonstop in this story, and the characters were really fun. Captain Liz is head honcho on a very slow freighter that delivers goods from place to place. Convinced her life isn’t great, she keeps to herself and doesn’t realize how much she has to lose. Not until she’s framed for a murder committed aboard her ship.

This novel is very well written and has fun twists and turns. It’s basically a cozy mystery in space. A lot goes wrong very quickly in the plot, and then keeps getting worse. Nothing was boring about this read. It was very enjoyable. Yup, I recommend this one, and, yes, I was attracted to the dinosaur on the cover.  Couldn’t say no to that.

For everything there is a season…
Once the star student of her training class, Captain Liz Laika is now an outcast, a casualty of family scandal. Now stuck in the worst post in the Fleet, she should keep her head down. But when a Cerulean passenger is found decapitated, and Liz is framed for the murder, she has no choice but to fight for her life. No easy feat when she’s facing kidnapping, ship-eating whales, horse-sized spiders and corrupt fleet officers with personal vendettas. And in the middle of the intergalactic murder drama, her ex-fiancé reappears. Captain Liz needs to clear her name–and fast.