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The Fifth House is here

My new book, The Fifth House, is out today!

Following closely on the events of The Only City Left, Allin Arcady searches for his lost love. Tyena Branch struggles to scavenge enough food to keep her mother and herself alive. And in the cat city of Pudlington, the uneasy truce between humans and felines is already faltering.

Into this turmoil enters the true power behind Doyle Arcady’s reign... The Fifth House.

DRM-Free everywhere. Free Kindle version with purchase of the softcover. No werebeasts were harmed in the making of this book.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left-ebook/dp/B00VNBZQUE/ Softcover: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left/dp/1511568291/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Andy_Goldman_The_Fifth_House?id=L2d3CAAAQBAJ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537533 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-fifth-house/id989048359?l=en&mt=11

Need to catch up? Find the links to Book 1, The Only City Left, at http://atgoldman.com/?page_id=2557

Early Reviews for The Fifth House:

1) Mack Moyer: http://www.mackmoyer.com/?p=118

“It seems like every novel taking place after the fall of human civilization spends chapter upon chapter telling us how things like zombies and laser swords came about. Goldman does none of that. His world is full of talking cats, ghosts, monsters and tiny coils that can turn you into a werebear (or perhaps a squid). It’s just awesome for the sake of being awesome.”

2) Ryan Toxopeus: http://ryantoxorants.blogspot.ca/2015/04/review-fifth-house-by-andy-goldman.html

“The way themes re-emerged from the first book to be bigger and badder than before was excellent. The voices of the two main characters were distinct. I found myself liking Allin's humour more than Tyena's straight shooting attitude, but both were well written.”

3) Galit Balli: http://thereadingbud.com/2015/05/05/book-review-the-fifth-house-arc/

“I had high expectations from this book as I just finished reading the first only a few weeks ago and I am so happy it didn’t fall and this book was such a wonderful read. It was fast paced with lots of action scenes and twists and turns that can make you scream at the book.”
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My pleasure, Andy.  :) 
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Something to ponder. Nobody in the Star Wars universe uses pen and paper, apparently. (see the brief excerpt below that describes this)

It got me to thinking. No one writes anything? It's not as if it's a cyberpunk world where everyone has built-in computers. We don't see everyone lugging tablets or smart phones around. No one writes anything? Do they all have incredible memories?

What do you think: is this a silly conceit they ran with because you never see anyone writing anything in the movies, or could there be a technologically-advanced society that, somewhere along the way, left writing behind as a quaint but useless tradition?

From the upcoming prequel novel, Bloodlines, by Claudia Gray:

Leia settled into her chair, picked up her napkin — and stopped.

Something was written on the paper streamer on her plate. Actual writing. Virtually nobody wrote any longer; it had been years since Leia had seen actual words handwritten in ink on anything but historical documents.
The zillions of tie-in stories for The Force Awakens revealed there was going to be a scene in the movie where Leia acknowledged that her former colleagues in the Senate were just as likely to want to have her killed as they were to ignore her. A new Star Wars novel is going to explore why that’s the case, and why Leia had good reason to be wary.
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+JS Rowe​ And variously-hued circulatory fluids, in a pinch.
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Ha! That smile at the end...

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Lol! That's something my uncle would've taught me! (He was a teenage uncle.)
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I'm going to the doctor today for the first time in a couple of years, just for a general checkup and whatnot. I think I'm going to put various 1-lb. weights in different pockets in my clothing, so that the next time I go, when they weigh me again without the weights, they'll think I've been dieting.

#lifeplans   #killingit  
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Good plan!
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+Jeff Brown  I thought of you when I saw this.
Hey guys, my studio is looking for a concept artist who can do hard sci-fi stuff. Send me your links! Appreciate the RT's! 5:36 PM - 1 Feb 2016. Reply to @laurbits. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they ...
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I agree, Andy. I love his work.
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:yawn:

I stayed up late finishing Caliban's War (Expanse book 2) last night, and had to force myself not to immediately start book 3 after that ending. I'm definitely enjoying the series; I only wish I had known it was going to be 9 books long. I might have waited until I could burn through the whole thing at once. Oh well. :)

This week I'm aiming to repeat my writing spree of last week. The end of the first draft of The Roundabout is in sight. I just hope that light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train!

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Thanks for the encouragement. :) 2350 and I'm almost done but I have to go. I'll finish tonight. :pumps fist:
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Danielle had the day off today, so after bringing the kids to school, we went out for breakfast. Marvin's in Novato. So good.

Then we went and got some See's candy hearts for the girls (and some pieces for us, of course.)

Now I'm going to take a break from writing (well, wrote about 850 words this morning) and just read and play video games.

Treat yo self.
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New Ghostbusters set. Some spoilers for the new movie, so be warned.

This is a tempting set even though I already have the Ecto-1... I dig some of the new hairstyles.
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Same here! Love the heads as well. Really great pieces.
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1500 words done so far today. I needed a Lego break. Now back to the previously scheduled writing with no further commercial interruptions.
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I know the feeling but good work there with the writing. :)
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Akinator cracks my kids up. They cannot believe his mad skills. "That's creepy!"

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Stages of collecting for me:

1) These things are cute/cool. Ima get them all.
2) Oh, more of them. Okay, I'll get these too.
3) Holy crap they never stop making these. I'll have to start picking and choosing.
4) They're making even more of them. I hate these things. Why did I ever try to collect them!?

Admittedly, I have a "gotta collect 'em all" problem.

Photo of the new Star Wars Tsums, but it could as easily have been the new Lego minifigures.
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That's next months collection, +Steven Schend. 
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My first novel, The Only City Left, is on Amazon. In this post-apocalyptic science-fantasy, the Earth has become a planet-sized city, and it's falling apart. Allin Arcady must survive long enough to see the Sun rise on the Roof of the World, but he's lost in the depths of the city, and a horror from his past is hot on his heels.

I am a dad, husband, and writer. I like science-fiction and fantasy in most formats, including books, movies, TV, comic books, RPGs, and webcomics.

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Lovely, shady park with a nice grass area for picnics.
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I liked the food here. Big pancakes and thick, tasty strips of bacon. The eggs were cooked properly. You order at the counter and then basically don't see staff again unless you seek them out, but everyone was polite when I needed something.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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Kind of pricey for the amount of food you get and the food was just okay.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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This is a laid-back environment with some great breakfast food, especially the foot-wide pancakes. They only take cash but there is an ATM inside if you need it. The staff is very casual, but they're on top of refills and whatnot.
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Friendly staff and good donuts and croissants.
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The sandwiches were excellent, which you would expect. Dessert, not so much. We had black-and-white cookies and carrot cake, neither of which was up to par. The waitress reported that they recently started making the cookies in-house, which is too bad because they don't know how to do it well. Service was okay. The wait staff was nice but there were a lot of "we ran out of that," and "we can't substitute this." If you go in knowing that it's their show, not yours, you won't risk disappointment. I would return for the sandwiches alone.
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I just moved nearby and tried the San Rafael store first, but the Novato store is much much better. Friendly staff, big store, and good parking. We will always be using the Novato store now!
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