Volatile Frenemies

A Tale of More

Book 9
Asymmetrical Press
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In Volatile Frenemies, former enemies must unite against an even greater threat, and find that their resources are both more powerful and more volatile when combined.

This is the ninth installment of the ten-book A Tale of More series.

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About the author

Colin Wright is the author of the popular political/technological thriller trilogy, Real Powers, which follows a cultural shockwave after the introduction of a new technology on the global stage. He also wrote the serialized A Tale of More series, which tells the story of a young man with two voices in his head who's pulled into a conflict between feuding groups involved in a human augmentation movement. Then there's Ordovician, in which a time traveling historian athlete must compete with others from his time period to act out the roles of historical figures to ensure the continuity of his utopian civilization.

Colin has also written numerous short story collections, including So This Is How I Go (stories about death), Coffee with the Other Man (stories about relationships), and 7 or 8 Ways to End the World (stories about endings).

A full-time traveler and entrepreneur, Colin blogs at Exile Lifestyle, a site where his readers vote on which country he should move to next, and has written numerous books about his travels (including Iceland India Interstate) and about business (including Networking Fundamentals).

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Publisher
Asymmetrical Press
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Published on
Aug 15, 2014
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Pages
75
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ISBN
9781938793738
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold.

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How to Travel Full-Time is a collection of practical tips and stories by full-time traveler and author, Colin Wright. 

Rewritten from the ground up, the second edition of How to Travel Full-Time simplifies some topics while expanding on others, taking into account the feedback received and lessons learned from selling over 100,000 copies of the first edition. 

Topics covered in this book: 

The idea of travel, compared to the reality. 
Types of travel you might consider. 
The impact of long-term or full-time travel on your life. 
Travel as a project. 
Cultural relativism (a very important concept). 
The ethics of traveling. 
Punches, and rolling with them (vital for someone who makes travel a part of their life). 
Money, and how it plays into this kind of lifestyle. 
The platforms you can build to help you travel better, and sustain your lifestyle. 
How to approach possessions as a traveler. 
A core packing list to start with and build upon. 
Buying tickets and how to do it better. 
Legalities, debt, and other considerations (especially those involving paperwork). 
The process of moving regularly. 
Different methods of packing (and the pros and cons involved). 
What to do when you first arrive in a new city. 
How to explore most efficiently and effectively. 
How to network in a new city where you don't know anyone. 
How to document your travels, for your own use, and so that others might follow along with you. 
Staying safe on the road. 
And a bit about Colin's story, and how he built his travel-focused lifestyle.

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