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Six Degrees of Antiquity Calais

Updated on December 31, 2009

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Word of Mouth Spreads Like Wildfire

I remember hearing, many many moons ago, that if you took a person from the east coast of the United States and a person from the west coast who had never met, had them sit down at a table and name 100 people each whom they had at least met once in their lifetime, statistically speaking these two strangers were likely to have met at least one person in common.

I was thinking about that concept just now, and then recalled the game known as "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" based on the statistical theory of "Six Degrees of Separation," which is far too complicated for a mathematical idiot like myself to try to explain. Suffice to say, the message is that the world is not nearly as big a place as maybe we thought it was.

So what does all this have to do with Antiquity Calais: Standing at Armageddon? Well, if you look at the pictures above, you will note that there is something that looks strikingly like a book cover, and it is a cover of a book of which I am most proud. This project started when my oldest son was seven years old (he's 11 now), and I gave him the first draft of the book for his eighth birthday. Since then, it has undergone countless revisions and rewrites, until a little more than a month ago, I decided it was ready to be presented to the public.

So then you may ask, what's the deal with this Full Moon Over Bunganut? Well, Lake Bunganut is really a large pond about 45 minutes from where I live, and it is the coolest place to swim in round these parts. Down the road from Bunganut, there is a transitional housing facility where I had the misfortune of spending the summer a few years back, and I often told friends that when I left that facility, I wanted to stand in front of the security camera by the back door, leading to a fenced-in back yard, and give the staff the Full Moon Over Bunganut.

I never got the chance to do it, as my departure from said facility was rather abrupt, but I never forgot the name, and I always felt that if I were to start my own publishing operation, it ought to be named Full Moon Over Bunganut, because I first conceptualized this publishing operation while residing in this facility.

So now here we are, in the waning days of 2009 (hard to believe we've already passed a decade of the 21st century), I have this book, and I have the publishing operation that has exactly one title to its credit. We've sold a few copies of the book without much effort, and more importantly, without much revenue, since like many writers, I am dirt poor.

What I lack in monetary resources, however, I make up for with friends and creativity. So I then started thinking to myself What if I wrote a hub about the release of Antiquity Calais: Standing at Armageddon and asked all my readers to contact all their friends and family and let them know about this great science fiction/fantasy novel written by yours truly?

Then I thought to myself, What if, after I wrote said hub, I sent a link of it to my facebook page, where I have a few hundred friends with whom I have reconnected, and asked them to consider doing the same thing?

We all get junk mail from people all the time for products that are of marginal quality, if they exist at all. This book is not junk, and if I do say so myself, it is quite good. I would not have put my name on it at all if I thought otherwise. I would not presume to invade your inboxes with a plea to buy this book, but I would presume to make an offer to give you a completely free electronic copy of this book, just so you can look at it, and if you think you could recommend it to your friends and family, you could do so because you like the book, not just because you read a marginally humorous article about it on

So that's my offer. Let's see how quickly we can spread the word that Full Moon Over Bunganut is proud to present Antiquity Calais: Standing at Armageddon, and test this Six Degrees theory at the same time!


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    • crashcromwell profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Quilligrapher!

    • Quilligrapher profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      I wish you luck.



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