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I think there are 4 authors here I haven't read yet. I'll keep the link to the bundle open a while and think about this tomorrow. The authors I have read I like & I think I've only read two of the listed books.
 
Share this photo in the next 24 hours (starting July 7, 2014, 23:53 GMT) for a chance to win this ebook bundle! Contest details below.

The Cosmic SciFi Bundle at http://StoryBundle.com/SciFi is available only until Wednesday night. It includes works by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye, Frank Herbert, Jay Lake and Ken Scholes, Michael A. Stackpole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mike Resnick, Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason, and Peter J. Wacks, along with me, Brandon Sanderson. This is a great lineup, and in the tradition of bundles like this, you can name your price and receive six of these ebooks, and if you pay more than $12 you receive the first six as well as Legion, Crisis on Doona, and Perfectly Invisible. All are DRM-free. You can also decide what the split should be between the authors and the Storybundle organizers, and you can optionally pick how much should go to the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, the preferred charity chosen by Jay Lake before he passed away on June 1st after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Please do note that my novella Legion is the only part of the bundle that can’t be included worldwide for licensing reasons—it’s not in the bundle if you buy it from the UK or Commonwealth/former Commonwealth countries (except for Canada, where it is included in the bundle). I apologize for throwing this wrench into things, but my UK publisher has exclusive distribution rights in those countries.

I have 5 download codes to give away here on Google+. So let’s do a little contest—just hit the Share button (with the ➦ arrow) on this picture (at the original URL: https://plus.google.com/+BrandSanderson/posts/W1CBtaB4Ap3 ) and say why you like this bundle or any of my books, mark your share as Public, and you’re entered. At the end of 24 hours from when I posted this, we’ll give away download codes to the posts with the top 2 most Likes, and the other 3 winners will be selected randomly from valid entrants.

Who can enter? Anyone who is geographically able to include Legion in downloading from StoryBundle. If you’re not sure whether your country counts as a UK/Commonwealth/former Commonwealth country, go to StoryBundle.com and click on the cover image for Legion; if you’re in one of those countries the page will display a warning.

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Legion is a fast-paced, witty, and supremely fun thriller with a psychological bent.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded, however, and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

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Later this year Subterranean Press will be releasing a limited edition hardcover of Legion‘s sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, which you can preorder here: http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/legion_skin_deep and read a preview of here: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep If you haven’t read the original Legion, this new bundle is a great way to whet your appetite and get ready for the sequel.
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The fourth round of the US Open Cup has wrapped up and 12 MLS sides, along with four teams from the USA's lower divisions have moved on to next week's fifth round. Potential fifth round pairin
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Another Saturday & another personal best. Siouxland Trails Foundation had their tour today so started with that & kept rolling.
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Young doe peeing. Tis sad but that's the most interesting part of my ride. Lots of people out today.

I'm taking the Perry Creek trail because the main access to the river path is cut off for the summer due to construction on the interstate. I don't much care for the next closest. It is over the road. Granted, that part of the construction is done; and they took into consideration walkers & bike riders so it is nice. But I have to ride uphill to get to the level, then down again on a steeper grade. I hate doing that at the beginning & then again at the end of a ride. (Or in the middle, or anywhere else). 
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I finally finished Genesis today. It's no wonder their god is such an asshole. The most celebrated people in Genesis are backstabbing, cheating, dishonest, murderous, etc. & that's to their own families. It's no wonder genocide is so celebrated. They need a standard to make themselves look good. 
Jacob/Israel: I like the footnote - Jacob means he deceives
Jacob steals his brothers blessing.
Gets sent of to his uncle to marry a cousin because his dad says the local girls aren't good enough for him.
Has a real dishonest relationship with is uncle Laban. On both sides, but it's pretty clear Jacob is the better scam artist.
When he head home and hears Esau is coming to meet him his first thought is he is coming to kill me. Gee I wonder why? 
It just keeps going. And even at the end of his life he pisses on his son by switching the blessing for the 1st & 2nd born. 

After reading that it's a wonder anyone can think it's anything but stories to explain the way things were in their day. Israel's final blessings to his sons are crystal clear to me as taking the current tribal setup and making a nice story about how it began.

And I don't dare rant like this publicly because I've got close family in my circles now. I should have left them on facebook and ignored circle requests here.
#bible   #genesis   #religion  
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Insist on reading the bible in lolcat. So much better than the original...
http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Genesis_1
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The NWSL needs more cameras. There were about 8 yellow cards in this game but a few happened without a camera on the play.
Of course more cameras isn't a guarantee. Todays MLS Chicago vs Seattle game had yellow & red and most of theirs were off the ball pissing matches so no cameras on that either.
Excellent game. Now I'm going to watch the Flash vs Thorns.
#soccer   #nwsl  
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FIFA 2014 (Festival International du Film Animalier 2014)

Après les merveilleuses comédies du rire et les grandes satires sociales, on poursuit dans le film d'horreur avec les magnifiques morsures de joueurs :

"Luis Suarez suspendu pour avoir mordu Giorgio Chiellini"
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Gif animés : Les Oscars des meilleurs acteurs FIFA via +Josey whales !
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Evangelical Teaching by Mary Ann Evans (1819-1890) writing as George Eliot. I love how this passage starts.

Given, a man with moderate intellect, a moral standard not higher than the average, some rhetorical affluence and great glibness of speech, what is the career in which, without the aid of birth or money, he may most easily attain power and reputation in English society?  Where is that Goshen of mediocrity in which a smattering of science and learning will pass for profound instruction, where platitudes will be accepted as wisdom, bigoted narrowness as holy zeal, unctuous egoism as God-given piety?  Let such a man become an evangelical preacher; he will then find it possible to reconcile small ability with great ambition, superficial knowledge with the prestige of erudition, a middling morale with a high reputation for sanctity.

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I picked this up a few years ago.  I think it is absolutely essential reading.
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To the other side of Dakota City today. The farthest I've gone only on my bike. Not sure if I feel good or completely wiped out. Maybe they are the same. I walked up the bridge coming home. Uphill & into the wind was just too much after a personal best 2 hours. That stretch from South Sioux City to Dakota City is a nice straight run where I could build & keep my speed up. As you can see that only worked going out. I had the wind in my face going home. 
Geese poop on the trail.
Dakota City is having their everyone have a yard sale day. Good day for it. In the upper 60s. 
I keep falling farther & farther behind on the National Bike Challenge. Hopefully today will keep from falling out of the top 16,000.
#bicycle   #southsiouxcity   #DakotaCity   #nationalbikechallenge  
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