Monthly Archives: June 2020

First Chapter, First Paragraph – Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

First Chapter, First Paragraph Three Parts Dead First Chapter, First Paragraph God wasn’t answering tonight. “Glory to Thy Flame, Thou Ever-burning, Ever-transforming Majesty,” Abelard chanted, kneeling, before the glistening brass and chrome altar. He hated this part, after the call, when he waited for the response—when he waited and tried to tell himself everything was fine. If there were a real problem, warn- ing flags …

The Origin of Birds in the Footprints of Writing by Raymond St. Elmo – Review by Ryan Howse

“What people call ‘Artificial Intelligence’ are two very different things. There is artificial reasoning, which is the
manipulation of concepts according to math-like rules. And then there is artificial personality, the act of making
a machine seem like a person. There are no rules for ‘personality’ except whatever trick works. Our artificial man
must do both; hence, Odradek-Dupin. One half of him thinks about the concepts of things, the other half chats
confidently about what he thinks.”

Announcement – A New Addition to the Before We Go Team!

Writer Ryan Howse Is Joining the Team! Please welcome author Ryan Howse as a contributor to Before We Go Blog. Ryan is a fixture in the science fiction and fantasy self publishing community and is the author of A Concerto for the End of Days  I am so glad he joined the team! Here is Where You Can Find Him: …

Book Spotlight – Venators Promises Forged by Devri Walls

Promo Tours The Second Story in the Venators Universe Venators Promises Forged by Devri Walls Purchase Here About It has been mere days in the world of Eon, where Rune Jenkins, her twin brother Ryker, and their friend Grey have been trapped, fighting for their lives. After discovering the truth of their ancestry, the three are far from home, and …

First Chapter, First Paragraph – Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

First Chapter, First Paragraph Catch – 22 First Chapter, First Paragraph It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him. Yossarian was in the hospital with a pain in his liver that fell just short of being jaundice. The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite jaundice. If it …