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Book released! "An Invitation to Planet Big from The Beard" by Symbi Li Oasis

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I have finally finished and published my book, An Invitation to Planet Big from The Beard, and it is now available on Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/6937515

The book should be available on Amazon between Wednesday March 8th and Friday March 10th. (Will add a link when available, I get higher royalties from Createspace, but Amazon sales allow for reviews and higher awareness and may enable other benefits like free shipping, not sure how Createspace sales work for shipping/reviews on Amazon)


No ebook version available.




Edit: Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1543140092/
You can have it email you when it becomes available. Should be by available by Friday.

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Here's a copy of the Table of Contents if that helps anyone decide if they want to give the book a chance. The book may live or die based on whether or not anyone here gives the book a chance and then on whether or not they like and share the book enough to give the book credible awareness to spread to others. I have no marketing campaign and no money for ads. I think the book is interesting and read over the content many times, but getting others to give a book a chance when there are countless books and other ways of spending one's time is a rather difficult task, particularly when I have no money for ads to even make people aware of the option. Basically reliant on curiosity being piqued here enough to give the book a chance and then favorable reviews from the few who do, to get others to see the book as worth their time. Thanks for your interest.



Part One: On Notions 1
1 On Language and Words 3
2 On Truth and Understanding 10
3 On Nothing, Space, and Matter 15
4 On Fear 25
5 On Intelligent Non-Human Life 28
6 On Priming and the Origins of Beliefs 45
7 On God and Faith 51
8 On Free Will and Consciousness 62
9 On Determinism 78
10 On Morality 88
11 On Patriotism 105
12 On Majority Rule Democracies and Republics 107
13 On Politicians 119
14 On Power 126
15 On Property, Land, and “Intellectual Property” 131
16 On Unsettled Debates and Revolutions 138
17 On Societal Crashes and Market Corruptions 148
Part Two: For A New Way 155
18 For Truth and Understanding 157
19 For Statistics 170
20 For Great Justice 178
21 For Sovereign Democracy 188
22 For Rules 201
23 For Civic Duty and Citizenship 209
24 For Freedom and Spirit 219
25 For Religion and Beliefs 226
26 For Property and Fairness 241
27 For Roads and Trade 255
28 For Morality 266
29 For Openness 292
30 For Hope and Exceptionalism 295
31 For The Way 301
32 For Fear 312
33 For Conclusion 321
If You Could Make the World a Better Place… 329
For Fun 330

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Appears it became available on Amazon earlier than expected. Now available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1543140092



Not sure how the affiliate links for FDR work, but here they are, to support FDR as well:

for the UK and Europeans: http://www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUK
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There is now a preview for the book via the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1543140092

Also shows the back cover (but not the spine).

Think it shares different amounts with different people based on some hidden algorithms for deciding that. Shares most of the book with me, but not sure how much it will show others.

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Finally got my first review on Amazon and first confirmed full read of the book for those interested in someone's review of it:


This book covers a wide range of topics including religion, politics, morality, science and god among other things. The book is separated into two parts with many chapters in each part. Each chapter covers a different topic. Although I didn't agree with everything discussed, it provided many thoughtful discussions that made me think about how it relates to my life and beliefs and my understanding of the universe. I found it to be a slow read, but that's not a bad thing. It took me a while to read because I would stop and think about what I just read. For a first book, it was very well written. The author does interject some personal experiences, mostly from his childhood, that impact some of his beliefs and discussions in the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge and insight. This book will support and challenge many of your beliefs and understanding of the world/universe.

Also decided to do a giveaway on Goodreads to give someone a free opportunity to give the book a chance (and leave feedback for others). Thought it would be nice for someone I'm not directly connected to to read and give a fair critique of the book for others to know its value. I failed to establish enough credibility here for anyone on these forums to have given it a chance to comment on what parts of the book may or may not be worth reading for others, which I thought was a shame since it has some interesting stuff in it and some ideas that could help others.

Link to give away: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/253127?utm_medium=api&utm_source=giveaway_widget
Give away begins on Sept 7th and ends on Sept 17th. Then I get the address and ship a copy to the winner.

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