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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by brythain » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:05 am

emmjay wrote:So, does Zemlya mean anything, or is it a word you made up?
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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by Mirage_GSM » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:09 am

It's Russian and simply means "land"... No idea if there are other meanings in other languages.
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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:49 am

emmjay wrote:So, does Zemlya mean anything, or is it a word you made up?

It's Russian for "land" or "Archipelago"

It's based on Novaya Zemlya, which is where the biggest nuclear bomb was dropped.

I'm going to release a "reader's guide" with all of these Easter Eggs when I release the paperback.
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by Silentcook » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:00 pm

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:49 am

Mirage_GSM wrote:Is there a PDF version available somewhere? Amazon only offers "Kindle"
They offer apps for emulating kindle on phones but I dislike reading novels on small screens.
There are Mac and PC versions of the Kindle app. It works pretty much exactly like a PDF reader, so that's what I've been using.
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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:14 am

Valjean Lafitte wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote:Is there a PDF version available somewhere? Amazon only offers "Kindle"
They offer apps for emulating kindle on phones but I dislike reading novels on small screens.
There are Mac and PC versions of the Kindle app. It works pretty much exactly like a PDF reader, so that's what I've been using.

I will admit - this experience has shown me just how few people use Kindle or pay money for things on the internet.

I thought that most people were aware of how to use things like Kindle apps. I was wrong I guess. Still, you learn things every day!

That's why I'm hoping to get the paperback quickly so there are no "I don't use Kindle" excuses. I don't think that will help the number of units though somehow... :D
My Novel - Now available The Zemlya Conspiracy
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:52 am

There is now a paperback available if anyone is into physical books.

I have to admit Doom's cover looks great in the flesh.


Apologies for the long link but this should get you directly to the paperback.

If you buy the real book you should also be able to get the digital version for next to nothing

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/09946086 ... 460&sr=8-1
My Novel - Now available The Zemlya Conspiracy
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by TheHivemind » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:34 am

Pretty baller cover, dude.

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:50 am

TheHivemind wrote:Pretty baller cover, dude.

You can thank Doomfest for that.

If you want a copy of the paperback PM/DM me. I've got a couple of proof copies
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by Charmant » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:05 pm

emmjay wrote:So, does Zemlya mean anything, or is it a word you made up?
Per Wikipedia, it's a transliteration of the Ukrainian word for Earth.
That may or may not be an intended reference here though.

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:41 pm

Charmant wrote:
emmjay wrote:So, does Zemlya mean anything, or is it a word you made up?
Per Wikipedia, it's a transliteration of the Ukrainian word for Earth.
That may or may not be an intended reference here though.

I've actually included this and a number of other explanations here (Beware, there are many spoilers ahead):

https://cplcrud.wordpress.com/the-zemly ... ers-guide/

But the tl;dr version is that I was referring to Novaya Zemlya, which is where the largest nuclear weapon (the Tsar Bomba - 50MT) was tested. That's just the kind of thing I'm into.

PS: Any Amazon reviews are appreciated, as are posts on various social media sites (most don't let you self-promote, like reddit...)

I'm also thinking about doing a Christmas special deal on Amazon, and hopefully I'll be able to get an account on Kobo soon (it's not as easy as you'd think...)
My Novel - Now available The Zemlya Conspiracy
Blog: http://cplcrud.WordPress.com

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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by SpunkySix » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:48 pm

This definitely seems like a thing I want for Christmas this year.
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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:13 am

SpunkySix wrote:This definitely seems like a thing I want for Christmas this year.
Then I hope I don;t disappoint!
My Novel - Now available The Zemlya Conspiracy
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:41 pm

Oh hey, I actually got this for Christmas but haven't read it yet. Senior thesis was a doozy (40 pages!) but the novel is still on my radar so I'll be reading it soonish?

I'm sure it'll be good.
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Re: A new novel by Cpl Crud

Post by cpl_crud » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 pm

SpunkySix wrote:Oh hey, I actually got this for Christmas but haven't read it yet. Senior thesis was a doozy (40 pages!) but the novel is still on my radar so I'll be reading it soonish?

I'm sure it'll be good.
Ah yes, writing big papers can be a bit of a pain. But that's just part of learning. If you're not writing long dissertations then you're just not trying hard enough....

I hope you find the time to read it; I know that the sequel is coming along nicely. I'm in the wind-down phase now of the first draft and then it's time to fire up the printer and start editing.

Thanks for the support
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
<Suriko> In a non-creepy fatherly way
<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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