What To Try?

My readers refer folks to my site, which I absolutely adore. Word of mouth is the key to my career. But folks show up here and say “Wow. That’s a whole lot of stuff.” They get overwhelmed and panic, or their head explodes, or they shriek and run away before either can happen.

This page points you at books, novels, and stories, based on what you like to read.

If you want:

Technology books for Unix geeks: try SSH Mastery, Networking for System Administrators, or PAM Mastery.

Tech geek murder mystery: my novel git commit murder is basically “if Agatha Christie ran Unix cons,” and Forced To Talk, Like, With Your Mouth is a short story and won’t suck up too much time.

Crime thriller: try Butterfly Stomp Waltz, followed by (coming soon) Terrapin Sky Tango.

High adventure sci-fi: try Forever Falls and/or Hydrogen Sleets.

Dark, post-apocalyptic SF: try the novel Immortal Clay, followed by Kipuka Blues. For a shorter piece that’s not apocalyptic but certainly dark, grab Winner Breaks All.

Historical Fantasy: Prohibition Orcs. This started with a short story, and readers demanded more. And more. And more…

Free: There’s Butterfly Stomp, a complete short story that happens to be the opening of Butterfly Stomp Waltz. There’s my autobiography on this site–start with The Wasp or The Wish List. Or my short story Keeping Friends is on this site, because it’s flash fiction and too short to charge even $0.99 for.

Satirical Linux erotica: first, get help. Then try Savaged by Systemd. Then get more help. (And no, Bedazzled by Blockchain is not satirical. It’s dystopian. Totally different.)

Really, I’m glad if you try anything.

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