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Hey All: My short story "The Bold Explorer in the Place Beyond" is currently free for Kindle: http://amzn.to/1N1E53l Please do me a solid and help spread the word; thanks!
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Anything you wanna ask me? I'm doing an AMA on GoodReads! http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2015/02/ask_me_anything_about_writing.html

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THE BIG EXCITING THING EVENT!!! #gaboGaboGABO

My first DIY book is included in the core offering in this Humble Bundle (no idea what a "Humble Bundle" is? Explained: http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2015/02/pay_what_you_want_for_snip_bur.html  )

SHORT VERSION: Publishing is a big dinosaur industry.  I am a teeny-tiny mouse of an author working with a plucky little meerkat of an indie publisher. The success of this bundle will likely have a disproportionately positive impact on my professional life (quick example: In the first 20 minutes the offer was up they sold over 400 bundles--all of which included my book.  That's several times as many books as I normal sell in a year).  Please spread the word as far and wide as you are comfortable doing.  

THANKS!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books
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Whoa. G+ usage is looking weaker and weaker among my social circles. Is anyone out there?
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Kinda shocked that Neal Stephenson somehow left this gag lying on the table; maybe lost to the editorial hacksaw from some early draft of REAMDE?
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They Sent this BREAKING BAD Bobblehead to the Edge of Space #DIY #OMFG

http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2014/07/they_sent_this_breaking_bad_bo.html
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Into #DIY? Know anyone who is? I'm still looking for reviewers for my upcoming low-fi, hi-fun DIY musical instruments book:  http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2014/06/wanna_review_my_forthcoming_di.html  Please feel free to share this note far and wide!
Are you a REVIEWER TYPE PERSON? Are you interested in MAKER stuff and DIY? Do you like FREE BOOKS? I'm in the midst of writing my second DIY book for No Starch Press, this time focused entirely on musical instruments and noise toys (both traditional and odd-as-hell--see a few early prototypes in ...
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Hey All: I've made a previously unpublished story, "The Slender Men," available for free online, because I love you, and therefore feel compelled to freak you out.  It is, in many respects, my love-letter to all the non-tenured academics out there. There, but for the grace of Your God Thing, etc.

If you dig this story, pass it along.  Thanks!

http://davideriknelson.com/SlenderMen/
James Hodge would later claim to have immediately liked the slender young woman who stopped him in the bustling lobby of the Mount Pleasant Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center—but that wasn't true. And it wasn't just because Hodge wasn't much of a “people person.” Even before she spoke—even ...
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ICYMI: My Annual Not-At-All-Obligatory HumbleBrag Award-Eligibility Post! (short version: I'm eligible for some SF fiction awards, including the ASIMOV READERS' AWARD, which anyone can vote on. I can hook you up with copies of eligible stories if you missed them on the news stand.)

http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2015/01/annual_notatallobligatory_humb_1.html
Annual Not-At-All-Obligatory #HumbleBrag Award-Eligibility Post #scifi. I had two novelettes published in 2014; you may have read them and enjoyed them--or you may be about to read them an enjoy them. If either is the case, and if you'd like to register that enjoyment on some sort of ballot, ...
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ICYMI: Bored of your loved ones? Help me pick a new author photo! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QC7WVD  #thanksgiving #thanks
Hey All!  I'm considering a new author photo. What do you think of these? Thanks so much for your help! YOU RULE!
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Ten years ago humans launched this box into space. It was about the size of a couple refrigerators shoved together, and it had another box strapped to it that's sort of the size and shape of a doghouse. The target was this comet you've never heard of out past Jupiter.
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There are a lot of "Dave Nelson"s out there.  I'm the "David Erik Nelson" one.  If you are looking for a "Dave Nelson" who wrote a story where robots had sex, or where a talking Squid did something morally reprehensible, or where a guy in a bar explains about this haunted dog he got from the Human Society, I am that guy.  If you were at a talk where a "Dave Nelson" gave you tips on writing or teaching or throwing boomerangs, I'm also him.  If you read a book or article by a "Dave Nelson," and it resulted in a mild but painful electric shock or left you feeling slightly more well-informed viz. the small business ecosystem of Ann Arbor, MI, then I am probably the "Dave Nelson" you are looking for.

But if you are looking for an actor or a senator or a real estate developer or an engineer, I'm not them. If you are looking for a Rabbi "Dave Nelson"--and Michigan has a whole mess of 'em--I'm not any of them, unless you are looking for the one that performed a multi-denominational Hindu-inflected wedding in South Carolina on his 34th birthday, because I am that "Dave Nelson."  I am totally that guy.
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Author of SNIP, BURN, SOLDER, SHRED: SERIOUSLY GEEKY STUFF TO MAKE WITH YOUR KIDS (http://nostarch.com/snipburn.htm)