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Transcendence, a novel

A lonely god, Barry, creates a universe as a large social experiment
to find out what would happen if he met somebody.

An aggrieved soul, Damien, unexpectedly wakes in the body of a human
Vessel and takes advantage of his situation to bend history in his favour.

Barry's agents Prue and Jack struggle to find a way to stop him, and
Barry appears to be losing control of his creation.

Will Barry scrap
everything and start over?

Or will Prue and Jack find a solution where they least expect it?


Click here to preview, share, rate and review my speculative fiction novel.
It is available for purchase as paperback or ebook.

A Couple of Blogs from Last November

Spock vs. McCoy

If Spock's classical liberalism met McCoy's social democracy...


Spock v. McCoy

If Spock's reason met McCoy's emotion...

Doritos 2010 Advertisement Competition

In order to thank you all for your support, here are two special features, plus a high quality version of the original ad.
They are on youtube, so they may not run in your workplace.

Signing off for this project,

Mark D Osborne



Not quite "The Making Of" from lack of interviews and in-depth analysis by the production crew, this cute collection of speed-humps on the way to "Doritos May Save the World" will stand as a diary, if you wish...  
 
 

This is the one Ridley Scott really wanted to make but was constrained by the required length of the movie. You can see how much had to be left on the cutting room floor.   
 
 

My advertisement for the 2010 Doritos Ad Competition

Music from the 1980s

I found a cassette tape of recordings from when I was just 17

Casio PT20, Atari 800 (working really hard), own software, paddle controller, voice and maybe a joystick.
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-1312.mp3

Atari 800, own software, paddle controller
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-830.mp3

Chopsticks, Glass, Budgy*2 (1 Budgy per track recorded), Hammond Electronic Organ
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-116.mp3

Here are a few more:
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-007.mp3
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-232.mp3
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-716.mp3
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-931.mp3
http://pcblues.com/music/pt20atari800-1101.mp3

Enjoy!
Rooted: A Modern Mind

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The whole book is available for preview.
It is available for purchase as paperback or electronic download.

It is also now available from Amazon.com:
Rooted: A Modern Mind

Enjoy!
Human Rights

The Australian government had a consultation about strengthening the legal protection of human rights.

Submissions were due on 15 June 2009.

My submission is here.

Circle Of Belief

"Stand with us in the Circle of Belief"

This was an attempt to refine religion because I saw how much bad could be done in their name, but now I have seen the good things religions can do, I don't think the babies should be thrown out with the bathwater. Exclusivity still sucks (31/1/2010)
Quotes

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
Allan K. Chalmers


(More Quotes)
Links

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
A supply of news articles to supplement the news in newspapers and on TV.

(More Links)
The Works

The works below haven't been updated since about May 2007, when I started writing books instead. Books seem a little more permanent, even if instantly dated.
What's New: Latest updates
Foetal Attractions: A rough diary of ideas
The pcblues Show: Video show of general and special interests.
Transcripts now available.
Articles: Non-fiction articles
Short Fiction: Short to Very Short stories
Art, Music & Media: Music, films, art, sculpture, etc.
Poetry
Book Reviews: Not so much reviews as reactions and responses.
Software: Software developed by PC Blues in the past
Website History: Old pcblues.com websites from 1996
Fun: Games and time-wasters
Other People's Work: Text written by others. Here for posterity or accidental breach of copyright.
Commercial Links: Links to online stores
Site and Content Copyright © 1997-2011 Mark Osborne