About

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:  Echo on Amazon.

If you want to read the plot synopsis, it’s a few lines down, fourth paragraph.  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:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TEHLL6M

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.  Currently drafting Volume 4.

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)

Kent Wayne

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  1. Thank you for viewing my latest post on the book and movie “Millenium” and on following my blog. My blog is relatively new and I have lots of material which I will be posting in the future. One of my projects is to document a list of all of the novels regarding time travel, of which I am aware. I am a huge fan of most anything related to time travel. I began with a list of only about 25 time travel novels and, via research, that list now contains well over 200. I am trying to write a brief synopsis of each so readers can decide if the particular way time travel is addressed in each book might be of interest to them. Once again, thanks much for following my blog.

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  2. Dear , Kent
    I admire your works in science fiction , and i thank you for following me at insanebeastbloggz.wordpress.com or THE DAILY RANDOMIZED NEWS , I am 12 years old and i quench in thirst for feedback from you , being a experienced writer , it would be a treat , if you shall comment on how i can improve in elements of classical and mystery pieces , please do so , as you are a icon , and your feedback would be splendid!

    regards , Insanebeastbloggz from THE DAILY RANDOMIZED NEWS

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    • Sorry I’m a bit busy at the moment to do beta reading/feedback stuff, but I will happily answer specific questions about writing! Are there any stylistic or thematic techniques you’d like my opinion on?

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      • Sure , what do state as the most important element of classic science fiction? what is the most important tool in writing a story that catches a reader? and if I choose to write classical mystery ?how do I revive the landscape included in the particular scene? How do I improve my pieces in particular as well?

        Thank you for scrapping out time for my questions , it really helps😀

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      • 1. The most important element of sci fi is being able to use the fantastical to illustrate relevant, current-day themes; if you don’t do this, then you end up writing stuff that’s weird just for the sake of weirdness, which ends up as a dysfunctional mess. 2. The most important tool in writing a story that catches a reader is two-fold: Use of flow to make things seem smooth, and use of theme to make things relevant. 3. I’m not sure about mysteries; haven’t tried one yet. 4. I’m not sure about what you mean by reviving a landscape; please elaborate. 5. A rough general suggestion for improving pieces is studying the works which evoke the feel that you want, and trying to understand how the author made things work. Also an understanding of literature analysis will inform you on why an author used this or that event to illustrate a certain theme, and cut down on writer’s block. I’m flattered to be able to be of assistance! Let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

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      • Landscape is tricky; it basically depends on the setting. Modern day, you can make brief references and throw in a few adjectives here or there during the course of events, because all of it is recognizable. In sci fi, fantasy, or historical stuff, you have to pace out your description and make sure what you have is relevant to whoever is in the scene; you don’t want to blather on about some cool setting just because. Everything in the scene has to be relevant to whoever’s in it. No problem! Also, write every day, even if it’s only a 100 words. That can easily take less then five minutes, and it’s necessary to training your mind to create on demand.

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  3. Kent, we’re glad to have you follow Life on the Blue Highways. I echo your military experience … I wrote about mine (under 600 words) March 6, 2015 in a blog titled A War Story. Not much blood, but all the danger I wanted.

    Jackson

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    • Thank you Brother! Yep, as I get older I realize some of that stupid stuff I used to venerate is outdated; anyone can be broken, and though I honestly love violence and all its beautiful iterations, it’s not always the most effective way to win. I’ve become more focused on getting the job done instead of some illusory ideal of macho toughness. The wrong event on the wrong day can make all that stuff seem pretty silly.

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