The AtoZ of EOS_Quantum Nanoscience

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The Science of Teeny, Tiny Things

Nanotechnology

The fictional structure in EOS, site of the international green summit, showcases the near-future applications of innovative nanodevices and nanoscale materials. The soaring skin of Viridis is a solar harvesting system comprised of self-repairing organic cells and quantum dots,  semiconductor nanocrystals that enhance the absorption and collection of sunlight and increase the conversion of solar energy to readily available electricity.

In the heart of Viridis lies a quantum computer with a holographic interface that interacts with its environment to solve a myriad of problems infinitely quicker than existing computer technology.

Nanites race through the veins of more than one character. These molecular machines rapidly repair damage and significantly increase one’s recovery from physical trauma. Nano robots have an inherent ability to eliminate genetic defects, expand lifespan, and greatly enhance human, and not so human, capabilities. 

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Joy Campbell settled into a comfy hammock tied between two tropical trees that stretched across her Viridis suite to bask in the glow of solar glass. The soothing waterfall and extensive foliage reminded her of Jamaica. She sipped her sorrel drink and looked over her list of unusual names, narrowing down contenders for her new romantic suspense set at the summit. She found the process went infinitely smoother with rum. 

In the room next door, John Holton was being lulled to sleep by the steady dripping of water from a cascading fountain into a copper pan, a sound much like that of one hand typing. His mind set on shaking off the jet lag, he asked EOS, the holographic interface, to dim the glass while he scrolled through his playlist for relaxing music. Five minutes later, the muppets kicked in, drowning his drowsiness in squeaky vocals. He tried sorting through his mental catalog of portmanteaus, but when he got to turducken and cheeseburger, hunger strong-armed sleepiness and before long, he was heading down the hovertube to meet Nilanjana for a late brunch.

Nilanjana Bose was lounging near a shimmering pool of living color, a light limerick swimming through her thoughts between snippets of conversations. The summit boasted an international audience, and their words, dipped in French and  Hindi, Bengali and Arabic, English and Spanish, washed over her in delightful waves. Her poetic soul soaked in the peaceful surroundings. Her inner-researcher was dying to peek behind the curtain of technology. And the Mum in her wanted nothing more than a solid nap.

Sitting along the pool’s edge, her toes drawing lazy circles in the water, Silvia Villalobos basked in the filtered sun, her hands weighted with time-worn words that began their journey in Romania. She turned the page to a new chapter of her life, one rich with purpose and possibility.  She sucked in the humid air, heavy with honeysuckle and the breath of kindred-spirits. She vowed to savor the everyday moments, no matter how small, for every moment mattered, this one most of all.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Photovoltaics

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 Powered by the Sun

Solar Power

“EOS, why don’t you tell everyone how nature pays the bills,” Nellie suggests.

“The windows are transparent, self-repairing solar photovoltaic cells containing nanocrystals that convert ninety percent of captured sunlight into energy. The nanostructures Dr. Oadira designed concentrate the sun’s energy over a thousand times its normal intensity. They trap and absorb the light with minimal loss. The electric voltage created is collected and channeled via array cables.”

“How do you store the energy for evening use?” Masako asks.

“Yes, EOS, how do we do that?” Rafael coaxes, swallowing the rest of his red wine.

“Through a process similar to photosynthesis. Energy from the solar cells’ electric current is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases and is stored in that form,” EOS explains. “When we need power, the gases recombine inside a fuel cell, creating carbon-free electricity.”

“That’s bloody brilliant,” Vanisa cheers, holding up her glass.

“Yes, very impressive,” Masako agrees. “Selene and I would be very interested in hearing more about the nanostructures and…” Masako looks around the room. “Where is Selene?” 

Nellie walks over to the door and peeks into the hall. “She’s riding in the hovertube with Arjun.”

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An invitation to visit the secret summit soared to the top of Misha Gericke‘s Five Year Project bucket list. The sun-kissed setting alone sparked infinite ideas on how to spin her next fantastical journey, a sequel to her bestselling hit, Endless. Misha had taken charge of her life, scheduled a first-class flight from South Africa, and blocked out a month to spend at Viridis, a place where dreams don’t stay dreams.

Misha leaned over the rooftop railing beside Andrea to listen to her latest inspirational playlist. As someone who ate music & words for breakfast, with a side of pancakes, Andrea Michaels wasn’t one to leave room for silence. As a result, she was in charge of booking the music gigs for Viridis’ social calendar, but narrowing down the talent to 30 bands from across the globe was no easy task. She decided, The Script, would set a pretty awesome tone for the summit’s solar-powered stage.

Soumya Prasad tapped her foot to the beat drumming through Andrea’s earbuds while polishing off her second dose of coffee. A Bangalorite techie to the core, Soumya devoured every bit of glorious innovation Viridis had to offer. She jotted down her new tech obsessions in her life of leo holopad, a delightfully advanced prototype on loan from the summit engineers which she planned on conveniently forgetting to return.

Djinnia peers over Soumya‘s shoulder and eyes the ghostly holographic contraption warily. An authority on urban legends from around the world, she knew everything had a dark side, and felt certain Viridis was no exception. If there were monsters lurking about, djinnia would find them, and then write about her encounter after smiting them with her mammoth book bag.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Optimism

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 Optimism

H O R I Z O N_Jenny Vyas

H O R I Z O N by Jenny Vyas

Solarpunk in an emerging sub-genre of Science Fiction that focuses on an optimistic, innovative vision of our future on Earth. Infused with positive futurism, Solarpunk challenges us to consciously turn away from the defeatist apocalyptic momentum as a global community.

It asks us to stop throwing our hands up and work towards restoring the balance between humanity and nature by transitioning into real world, near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy.

It dares us to defy the powers that be. The world’s most powerful people and corrupt corporations rely on maintaining the status quo. The greatest battle we face is confronting the ingrained greed invested in crippling the environment and controlling lives through a destructive cycle of consumerism. They build communities that use its people, where the value of the individual is directly tied to their profit margin, and opportunities are bound to the amount people bleed to feed the industrial beast.

It demands that we embrace diversity and foster universal respect across all cultures, creeds and chromosomes. Humans intrinsically deserve the support of one another. Every life matters. Everyone is worthy of freedom. A better future should be accessible to all. Prosperity is a right, not a privilege.

We share the fate of this planet. It will take all of us to save it. And if we begin by imagining a better world, no matter how fantastical, anything is possible.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Nellie Soñador

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 Meet the Characters

Adriana Barraza as Nellie Sonador

Adriana Barraza as Nellie Sonador

Peering down at the new arrivals from behind a wall of glass on the 48th floor, are a mother and son who share a tragic secret, and a girl who’s far more than she appears.

“More guests!” the silver-haired woman shouts over her shoulder. “That’s a lot of tamales,” she mumbles under her breath. Nellie Soñador, famous for serenades and well-timed sarcasm, was arguably the greatest tamale maker in all of Mexico.  

A memory tightens Rafael’s throat. His wife, Zari, and daughter, Esperanza, sitting at Nellie’s weathered kitchen table, peals of laughter layered over a soaring soprano and the singing of guitar strings, their fingers sticky with masa as they fashioned savory forts from corn husks.

He would trade all the stars in the sky for one more meal together.

Nellie narrows her eyes. “Pfft, they wouldn’t know a decent tamale if it bit them in the—”

“Mamá! Language,” Rafael scolds, his eyes darting to the girl.

“Between the construction workers and your merry band of scientists, she’s well versed in expletives by now.” Nellie winks at the girl. 

The girl stifles a smile.

“Besides, she’s no niña,” Nellie whispers, sending him a knowing look. “Remember that.”

No, Rafael realizes. He studies the girl’s translucent figure. She’s a ghost.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Masako Yori

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 Meet the Characters

Sonoya Mizuno as Masako Yori

Dr. Masako Yori, artificial intelligence specialist, was unaccustomed to being left in the dark. The only child of YORI Technologies’ CEO, Masako was groomed to carry her father’s legacy into the future. Knowledge was a currency she learned to manage at an early age. If the devil was in the details, she kept it under her thumb. But with birthrights come burdens, and the weight she bears would crush a lesser being.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Luminescence

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez

A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

EOS is a powerful solarpunk story narrated by FEAR, who tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

“Tell me,” Vanisa teases, “do the coffee beans glow, too?”

“No, not after they’re ground,” Rafael counters. “You like our sustainable natural lighting? Pretty cool, eh?”

“Cool doesn’t begin to describe it. Tell me about your unorthodox gatekeeper,” Vanisa prods.

“A bit temperamental, I know,” Rafael cringes. “We’re still working out the thorns.”

“This technology, it’s near future, not now future.” Vanisa leans forward. “All of this should be…impossible.”

“Leave impossible at the door, Vanisa, and anything can happen,” Rafael winks. “It helps, of course, to have an ambitious team of molecular biologists. They arranged a rather successful marriage between bioluminescent jellyfish proteins and our abundant native flora.”

“Sounds infinitely better than my marriage,” Vanisa clucks.

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Arlee Bird, wordsmith extraordinaire, brushed past a patch of foliage on his way to the treetop bar and sent it flickering to life. After tossing out a startled expletive, Arlee, who’s seen his fair share of the bizarre living in LA,  found the effect rather fascinating. He walked a littler further, and sure enough, the path pulsed to life with the vivid glow of a thousand leaves, like the blazing streets of Manhattan, but with infinitely fresher air and considerably less people breathing it.    

Arlee saddled up to the bar beside AJ and ordered a Manhattan. AJ Lauer was jotting down her next interactive fiction adventure on a cocktail napkin. Inspired by her surroundings, she worked her creative magic around a bad batch of bioluminscent plants that were secretly plotting Armageddon. 

Pam Margolis peeked over AJ‘s shoulder and snorted into her wine. She suggested an unconventional librarian as the hero, someone devilishly clever and of African, Asian, or Hispanic American descent. No one would suspect a badass bookworm to slay rogue weeds with her rapier wit and black thumb. Not that she intentionally killed plants. She was simply too busy running her Bad Girls Book Club to water them.

Tasha Duncan-Drake took a sip of her rum and coke and scanned AJ‘s napkin. She was thinking there might be a market for nefarious illuminating shrubs and such, especially if she throws in a fictional phantom or two. Tasha thought, what the hell, and offered to publish it via Wittegen Press and design the glowing cover–something decidedly spooky.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Koi

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez

A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

EOS is a powerful solarpunk story narrated by FEAR, who tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.

Of Fortunes and Fish

Kumonryu

Masako holds up her hand. She looks at the water and points to a striking black fish with scrolling white markings. “Do you know this koi?”

EOS initiates a new search. “It is a Kumonryu, meaning nine tattooed dragon, which originated in—”

“No,” the woman interrupts. “I am asking about this Kumonryu.”

EOS hesitates, confusion wrinkling her translucent brow.

“Some things you cannot find in a database. Some things are held only in the mind,” Masako brings her hand to her chest, “in the heart. Stories that make something what they are, that make a person who they are.”

“How will I know these things?”

“By asking the right questions and listening to the answers.”

EOS pauses for a moment. “What do you know about the Kumonryu?”

Masako smiles and turns back to the water, a raven curtain falling across her face. “In my country, there is a legend about a Kumonryu that has lived for hundreds of years. Its markings change with the seasons, and every spring it reveals one’s fortune with love. For generations, it has predicted the soulmate for every member of its host family.”

EOS cocks her head, considering the answer. “What do you know about this Kumonryu?

“You learn quickly,” Masako laughs. “This particular fish bears the markings of a fortune.”

EOS stares at the fish. “I do not understand the markings.”

“The art of reading a Kumonryu is a family tradition passed down from mother to daughter.”

EOS understands. “You can read the fortune.”

Masako nods.

“What does it say?”

“Girl of light…follow love…across bridge.”

“What does it mean?” EOS asks, clearly puzzled.

“That, I cannot say.”

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Vidya Sury walked alongside a school of vivid koi, a cup of Colombian warming her hands. She found Viridis to be a fitting sanctuary for mindful living–a place of peace and tranquility, where she and her son could set down roots and watch possibility flourish. She suspected a special kind of magic raced through the waters of Viridis, and she was more than happy to live under its spell. Vidya spied her friend Michelle across the canal and waved. Another beautiful smile to add to her collection.  

Michelle Wallace sat near the waterfall’s edge where she tossed crumbs to a comical black and white koi and chatted about her favorite literary works from friends across the globe with Zalka. After an arduous journey from South Africa, she was relieved to see so many familiar faces attending the summit and couldn’t wait to meet up with them over bottles of wine and witty banter.    

Rafael invited renowned Hungarian storyteller, Zalka Csenge Virág, to Viridis to discuss diversity and representation in traditional stories. Having recently returned from the whirlwind tour for her, Tales of Superhuman Powers, Csenge was thrilled to settle into such an inspiring setting for the duration of April.

Sitting across from Michelle and Zalka, having an animated discussion with the empty chairs beside him, was Roland Yeomans. He was, in fact, debating the challenge of writing via free association with the ghosts of Twain and Freud. They both agreed he should stick to something clever, like The Not-So-Innocents Abroad, and perhaps be a tad more subtle when talking to invisible friends. Even the fish were giving him a wide berth.

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The AtoZ of EOS_Jellyfish

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez

A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

EOS is a powerful solarpunk story narrated by FEAR, who tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish by Jennifer Redstreake Geary

Jellyfish by Jennifer Redstreake Geary

“Wait. Are those real jellyfish?” Vanisa squints at the four soaring water columns teeming with pulsing vibrant clouds of color.

“Not exactly. When I designed the structure, Esperanza suggested some impressively wild ideas. So smart, my mija, like her mother. The jellyfish, glowing plants and koi were part of her vision. I integrated them into the final design.” Rafael sips his coffee, beaming with pride.

Vanisa cocked an eyebrow.

“Obviously, real jellyfish posed a problem, so Zari and I converted them into a cleverly disguised ultraviolet radiation system. Wastewater, filtered through a network underground, collects in the main pool here,” Rafael points to the waterfall, “where algae removes the ammonia, phosphates and nitrates, and significantly reduces the pathogen load. The water passes through our Jellies to kill any leftover pathogens, and a simple pH adjustment later, we’ve transformed wastewater into drinking water.”

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Jeremy Hawkins pressed his face against the clear wall of the hovertube, a kaleidoscope of color winking off his ‘Blinded Me With Science’ t-shirt. He tapped his foot to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme looping in his head as he made a mental layout for his next SIX STRINGS edition. The tech at this summit was nuts, and he wanted to document every bit of it the best way he knew how. Retro style.

Jeremy nudged his pal, Alex J. Cavanaugh, when they passed another swarm of crystal jellyfish. Alex, an authority on all things science fiction, had roamed the sentient structure in a slaphappy daze. He sunk into the comforting strap across his back and the goofy grin across his face, for he was on his way to meet Rafael, the building’s architect, to try his hand at some Spanish guitar. A jam session was just what he needed. That, and a close encounter with EOS, the holographic heart of Viridis, who, incidentally, was a big fan of his bestselling Cassa series.

While the boys were unabashedly embracing their inner-geek, Heather Gardner was snapping a few pics of her traveling companion, Stormy the Weather Gnome, enjoying his ride on the hovertube. Well, perhaps ‘enjoying’ was a bit of a stretch. He was, in fact,  terrified, his consternation mounting with every floor the hoverpad shot past. He spent the better half of a day closing his eyes and wishing that he was Already Home, safely stealing sips of Heather‘s coffee. As it was, Stormy‘s sanity, and his feet, were hanging on by a thin thread of epoxy, but Heather insisted that he take one for the team. After all, it’s not every day that one visits a secret sanctuary and she was not going to let this photo opportunity go to waste.

Across the tube, Damyanti Biswas smiled at Heather and the peculiar gnome. Stormy responded with a rather indifferent glare, which, of course, was his resting face and could not be helped. Damyanti’s gaze traveled the length of the soaring columns brimming with brilliant light and she wondered what the children from Project WHY would think. Rafael had extended an invitation to the children for a special youth event at Viridis. After hearing her compelling presentation, he agreed to be a sponsor and help her build up the education program in several underprivileged areas around the globe. 

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The AtoZ of EOS_International Viridis Summit

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez

A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

EOS is a powerful solarpunk story narrated by FEAR, who tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.

Welcome to the International Viridis Summit

In the center of the mountain oasis, surrounding a thousand foot waterfall, the world’s greatest minds assemble to meet their mysterious host.

“Welcome amigos, colegas,“ Rafael Soñador smiles warmly. “Many of you know me. We have a past, you and I, yes? We’ve shared dreams over meals, ideas over drinks. Some of you shared the stage with me after too many drinks. You know who you are.” Laughter ripples through the crowd.

Behind the Scenes
– Starring AtoZ rockstars –

Fond memories of channeling her inner-diva tugged at Amy Willoughby-Burle‘s lips, her cheeks blushing a shade darker than the fiery hair flowing down her back. Rafael had taken her out to celebrate A Soft and Thunderous Noise‘s debut on the international bestseller list. Five rounds of mojitos later, Amy had stormed the stage and delivered a memorable rendition of La Bamba with drinking partners, C. Lee McKenzie, Guilie Castillo, and Yolanda Renee, that rivaled the original. 

C. Lee McKenzie, nursing a steaming cup of caffeine and a traveling hangover, winked at Amy from across the aisle. Lee, having recently returned from Cuba, was discussing Hemingway’s Hotel Ambos Mundos museum with Guilie. From the corner of her eye, she caught a flash of black and white in the algae-coated canal that cut through the floor near her feet. She wondered what other creatures lurked in its depths. An alligator perhaps?

Guilie Castillo sipped her coffee and stroked the fur of her four-legged travel companion, whose attention was drawn to the swimming jewels that winked from the water’s edge. He couldn’t believe his luck, really. He had spent the first empty years of his life hungry and heartbroken in a dingy back alley. Now, he had a warm home with regular meals, six siblings, and adoring parents. And as much as he yearned to dip a paw into that tempting pool, he would resist, for his mother’s sake. 

Sitting behind Guilie, in the shade of a massive tree, Yolanda Renee made mental notes of the extraordinary surroundings. She was working feverishly on the sequel to her global smash hit, Murder & Obsession, and found the summit location an appealing setting for a thriller. Yolanda sensed a deeper mystery running through the veins of Viridis, and she would make every effort to uncover it.  


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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez

A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

EOS is a powerful solarpunk story narrated by FEAR, who tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.

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Standing desperately still on a silver hoverpad, in the center of a clear tube, a nervous mother and captivated son race to the 49th floor alongside columns pulsing with crystal jellyfish.

“Why is there never any stairs,” Dr. Vanisa Kirti mumbles, nursing a healthy fear of plummeting to her death.

Opposite her, Arjun stands with both hands and face pressed against the glass, his eyes devouring the view, his mouth open with unabashed joy.

The hoverpad stills, and the tube slides open. Vanisa jumps for the opening. She’s halfway down the rounded hall before realizing Arjun’s not behind her.

“Arjun!” she shouts.

Arjun, reluctant to leave the tube, ignores her.

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

Battle Angel_RSM

EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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