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RadioDuranz free this weekend...

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Initial post: Mar 14, 2012, 7:28:38 PM PDT
Uri Ben OZ says:
Hi to the community of science fiction lovers.

I just posted my novel Radioduranz to the Kindle store (link below)

I could try and describe it, but maybe the best thing to say is that it is deeply inspired by the Dune Trilogy, my favorite science fiction story (and I would agree with the dust jacket blurb that called it the 'greates novel of the imagination of all time').

If you liked Dune, then you will like Radioduranz.

It will be offered free this weekend (starting around Friday at noon), so read it and post your honest review...


Posted on Mar 15, 2012, 12:47:08 PM PDT
Is Duranz or Durans an arabic word? For some reason, it just reminded me of Fatal Revenant (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) where he uses the work "Durance" to mean a trap or prison for others.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012, 2:22:53 PM PDT
I thought we couldn't self promote here. Hmmmm.....are you part of the Amazon staff?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012, 7:00:10 PM PDT
Uri Ben OZ says:
No, sorry. I was unaware that we were not allowed to promoter on this forum. I am confining my self-promotion to the authors' forum site now. Won't be doing any more self-promotion on this forum anymore (promise).

Sorry again, (Live and learn....)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012, 7:05:11 PM PDT
Uri Ben OZ says:
Hi CivWar64. No, Durans is not Arabic. But Durans derive from Radioduranz and Radioduranz derives from Deinococcus radiodurans (see wikipedia entry: to learn more). This is a (real) bacterium that has such an effective DNA repair system that it can (literally) survive in radioactive pools of nuclear wastewater! The Durans have been engineered with the Deinococcus radiodurans DNA repair genes into their chromosomes so that they can survive radiation that would kill any other human. (and beside Radioduranz sounds kinda cool...)

Posted on Mar 15, 2012, 7:59:21 PM PDT
Thanks, Uri. I've heard of that bacteria, but never knew its name.

And yeah, Amazon killed off all self promotions except in the author's forum. Personally I think that is too bad, as I found self promotion fine as long as it was limited to a single time in an appropriate manner.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012, 11:19:11 PM PDT
And that doesn't mean a single time in EVERY thread, as some hacks have done in the past.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012, 5:03:09 AM PDT
Just letting u all know the free promotion starts at noon pacific time today (sat). It wil be great for Uri to get feedback from a wider group of people.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012, 9:57:44 AM PDT
"And that doesn't mean a single time in EVERY thread, as some hacks have done in the past."
Yes, I agree 100%.
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