South now in Kindle Unlimited

South is now available in Kindle Unlimited. If you’re a member, you know what that means: South is now one of the bazillion books you can read on your Kindle as part of your monthly subscription. What does it mean for the rest of you? If you like paper books,…

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South Coming True: “Paid Off”

I haven’t been posting “South Tech Today” and “News from the Future” for a while because that’s now called “the front page of the newspaper.” However, this article in the Washington Post is (a) too absurd for even me to think of it while writing South, and (b) too perfect…

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How the world of South started

In case you were wondering how the world of South started, I give you this: I’m reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and it appears that the threat of harm to America from Isis now is just…

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South Tech Today: Armored Luxury Vehicles

According to The Economist, rich people in the industrialized West are spending huge sums of money to armor their already expensive cars…even where there’s no threat. “Demand has grown as more people join the ranks of the super-rich and can afford to minimise threats, whether they be real or imaginary…Most fitters…

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Building the Future

NOTE: This post originally appeared on Novel Travelist on 27 Jan 2014. Sadly, Novel Travelist is going away. I’m reposting here so the information will live on after that site disappears. With Google, Flickr, YouTube and all the rest, you can get a pretty good idea of what other places…

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News from the Future #3: Massive DOS Attack Targets Kitchens

30 January 2028 MIAMI – Millions of football fans had to do without their game-day feasts during today’s Super Bowl when hackers launched a massive denial-of-service (DOS) attack against an unknown but large number of kitchens across the country. Reports of jammed refrigerators, hyperactive ovens and rebellious microwaves began flooding…

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Midwest Book Review raves about SOUTH

The April 2014 Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch includes this insanely great review of South: “South” is a riveting work of action/adventure suspense that is a real page-turner of a novel. Author Lance Charnes demonstrates a truly impressive knack for deftly creating a complex and thoroughly engaging story that…

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South Tech Today: Tabletop DNA Sequencer

What do you get the science fan who has everything? What’s next after you get Google Glass, drive a hydrogen-powered, self-driving car, wear out your first 3D printer, and turn over part of your garage to drone storage? That’s right: your own personal DNA sequencer. Today’s Los Angeles Times ran…

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