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Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha is the website for me:  author Kent Wayne.  The site name comes from the subject material in my writing.

Three works are featured.  The first one is Echo, a science fiction dystopia.  I’ve posted some free sample chapters, click here to start reading.

To buy Echo Volume 1:  Approaching Shatter on Amazon click here:  Buy Echo

If you want to read the plot synopsis, it’s a few lines down, four paragraphs to be exact.  The second one is a lighthearted modern-day take on Batman if he wasn’t so Emo and Goth, titled The Rarefied Tightrope.  Click here for chapter 1:  The Rarefied Tightrope Chapter 1.

The third book is The Filthy 108:  Mystical Teachings of the Buddha-Bro. Available on Amazon.  Buy it here for only $1.08:  The Filthy 108

It’s an eclectic mix of Buddhist and mysticism inspired wisdom.  Eclectic because it combines Eastern philosophy with dirty and disgusting humor.  I’ve recently realized (as of the middle of Volume 3) that the Filthy 108 was my first stumbling attempt at writing.  My views have changed since then (I’d like to think I’m not so bitter and hard-edged as when I wrote it, haha!) and it reflects a snapshot in time before I’d become more open and willing to embrace That It’s All Okay in the end.  I’ve left it up as a curio of sorts:  My first book in all its glorious error and eagerness.  I find it kind of embarrassing actually, and I can’t read it anymore.  But I think it’s important to be open about where we came from so I’ll leave it up.

The plot for Echo is as follows:  It has been over a thousand years since humanity has left Earth to settle off-world on Echo.  For almost that entire time, an age of darkness and oppression has ensued.  Military and police have merged into the Department of Enforcement.  Government and corporations have merged into the Regime.  Little progress has been made except in the area of weapons technology.  Echo’s only hope resides in one man, a bitter and crippled former Enforcer.  Before he can break the cycle of ignorance for Echo, he must first do it within himself.

Within the story, there will be giant robo-suits, swords, and something akin to the Force.

For Buddhist and mysticism inspired wisdom follow the posts for The Filthy 108.  They alternate between jokes and insights.  Be warned; the jokes are nasty.  Hence the “filthy” portion of the title.

For updates about progress on Echo and reflections on writing, follow the posts under Echo-a Dystopian Science Fiction Novel.

To check out my concepts for Echo (no plot spoilers don’t worry) check out the page titled Echo:  Glossary of Concepts.  I became frustrated when I realized that it would be a little while before I had clean enough draft to publish for the public, but I wanted to express some of the garnishes and flourishes in my setting.  The Glossary of Concepts is a way for me to showpiece my ideas—without spoilers—so that my head doesn’t explode from them building up.

Thanks for your interest!  If you’re a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!  Best way to reach me is by DMing me on Facebook.  However, I have noticed some DMs getting filtered out by Facebook messenger, so if I don’t respond, just comment on my wall.  I’ll take it down, DM you, and address your concerns.  Sorry to all those who never got a response; I wasn’t trying to be rude!  🙂

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  1. First, thank you for all the likes. 🙂
    Second, I read your post here and I think you seem like a nice and honest person. 🙂 I also hope it goes well for you with your books on Amazone. I haven’t finished editing my story, so I cannot publish it yet. But I hope to do it soon-ish. 🙂 I assume you self-published?

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  2. Thank you for your visit to my site – I self-publish, though not with any degree of dedication. It just seems a shame if I’ve written the damn thing not to bind it up nice and tidily – but I’m far too slow! Very good luck with your books.

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  3. I realize you’ve been on my blog a few times – thank you so much for stopping by. Bought Echo Volume 1 for my Kindle – I’m really looking forward to reading it. Take care and keeping writing through these crazy times!

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  4. Hi Kent, I recently finished the 4th volume of echo. great effort. Hope we get more of such great books in the future.
    The action is great and the Atriya’s journey of self discovery is a great roller coaster. I have a hunch that the name Kishchan was based on Hindu god Krishna. However Atriya’s journey resembles more of Arjuna’s when he moved from Self doubt to realisation that he needs to do what needs to be done.
    I will now be moving on to your other books.

    Thanks for commenting regularly on my blog. You are one of my few regular readers 🙂

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    • Thanks! It was actually a distorted version of “Christian,” which was an on-the-nose jab at the idea that someone need not drag themselves through a vast pit of suffering and sacrifice (which he realizes in the end) to touch upon happiness, but ironically, he does that anyway. Which is why I distorted the name, but just a bit. Honestly, my brain hurts thinking about it. The thematic stuff is the first thing I figure out, and then as I keep writing, I forget all about it and forget how I justified it, LOL!

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  5. Kent – this idea sounds so interesting! I’ve tried to include some Eastern and Buddhist philosophies into some of my writings, although I always worry that it feels a bit clunky and forced. I’m excited to read some of your work so thank-you for sharing the free samples as a little taster!

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  6. This felt like a breath of fresh air. It’s so rare to find a synopsis that makes one go — “Huh. That’s different!” — and you certainly did that for me, haha. It’s also a little difficult to toe the line when it comes to Buddhist philosophy mixed with fiction, in my experience.

    Followed, because I can’t wait to read more about your methods and progress 🙂 I wish you lots of luck!

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  7. Thank you for visiting my book review blog and liking a post, you’re my first visitor as I only set it up a few days ago.
    It’s great that you self publish book, hope it goes well for you.
    Will definitely follow your progress.
    Thanks again.

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  8. Hi Kent – I’ve just scrolled to the bottom of this list of comments and realised there’s this whole community thing going on. Thanks for visiting my brand new blog as soon as I launched it! I’ve actually created it for a college assignment, just to learn the basics of creating a simple website, and have no idea if I’ll keep it going beyond the month required for the assignment. Apart from the process of learning how to use WordPress, which has been sort of fun, sort of harrowing, I am fascinated at this whole world of bloggers I only vaguely knew about. When I get rid of some of the assignment load, I’ll read some of your writing. Your energy is admirable.

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  9. Thank you for liking the posts on my blog. I wish you the best of luck with your self-published work. I have self-published several novels and collections of short stories, so I understand the process you are going through with your work. It is important to market your blog and your books daily, as you seem to be doing, and if you continue to do that you can count on increased success over time.

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