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Dead Robots' Society
Writers talking about writing.
Writers talking about publishing.
Writers talking about life.
Authors Terry Mixon and Paul E Cooley interview, babble, and usually cover a number of disassociated topics.
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January 2014 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jan 28, 2014
  • Episode 301 - Publishing Quality
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  • Episode 301 is on the air!

    Join the Robots as they talk about minimum publishing standards indie publishers should aspire to. This discussion was spawned by two blog posts from author Chuck Wendig about self-publishing not being the minor leagues. And a follow up post.



    The Robots staked out several different perspectives and a vigorous discussion was had. We all agree that indie publishers should do the very best they can and keep learning, but some parts of Chuck's posts got some strong push back. Perhaps that was the point. If so, it worked.
  • Pub Date: Jan 21, 2014
  • DRS Episode 300 - Robots! Write! Inspiration And Rambling with Justin Macumber
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  • Join the Robots in welcoming back their Dark Overlord Justin Macumber. We have a nice rambling conversation about his doings and inspiration.
  • Pub Date: Jan 18, 2014
  • DRS Special Episode - NYT Bestselling Author Scott Sigler Causes A Pandemic
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  • Join the Robots as they talk with New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Sigler about his newest release, Pandemic. The book is officially released January 21st, 2014, but you can pre-order a copy right now.
  • Pub Date: Jan 14, 2014
  • DRS Episode 299 - Under a Graveyard Sky Review
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  • Join the Robots as they review Under A Graveyard Sky by John Ringo.

    Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

    When an airborne zombie plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

    For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.
  • Pub Date: Jan 07, 2014
  • Episode 298 - The Ghosts of Writing Past and Future
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  • Join the Robots as they look back at 2013 and plan for 2014. They do their very best to suss out how to improve and maximize productivity. Remember, aim high and you'll never shoot yourself in the foot.

    The spreadsheet Terry mentions for committing to 2014 yearly goals is at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Agdm_aZVrdhgdFJTZEg2cmxTeW82SWx6Mm9ZMGhxQnc&usp=sharing. Feel free to add yourself and join the crowd.