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If you understand changes George Lucas made to previously released versions of Star Wars movies, and also changes Ridley Scott made to previously released versions of Blade Runner, it will be clear to you why I was motivated to make changes to previously released versions of Baja Clavius. In my situation, however, there was a lot more going on than artistic license compelling me to make changes:
 
book covers of previous versions

After the release in the early 2000s of the Danny Muncaster novella (precursor to Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside) drawing upon men in peril themes, I went on to release two science fiction time travel adventure novellas, Dare Not Ask The Dead (2008) and Lost Cowboy Moon Time (2012). The print book version was registered in the U.S. Copyright Office in 2017 — Registration Number TX 8-423-630.
 
My science fiction time travel adventure writing brought about censorship when I attempted to distribute it through a lesser-known alternative eBook vendor, Smashwords.
 
I hate censorship and needed to respond, so I pulled my works off Smashwords. I since have been happy as a writer that I switched instead to Amazon for the 2020 novel and the 2021 sequel. I never have experienced any censorship at all from Amazon and I recommend other writers choose to stay away from Smashwords.
 
Several outdated and unavailable titles, covers, and details continue to be listed on Goodreads. See below for a complete listing of what are now five document versions of Baja Clavius.
 
In addition to censorship, I also experienced discrimination rooted in anti-gay prejudices held by straight people. From the very start, as a gay male author, I accepted that I would invite challenges by writing science fiction time travel adventures for gay men.
 
For one brief moment, I even considered that I should write science fiction time travel adventures for straight readers. My thinking was that readers who are gay—particularly gay males—are fewer in number compared to the population of straight readers of both genders.
 
I chose to more forward and write science fiction time travel adventures for readers who happen to be gay and male to be true to who I am.
Novel: Kindle eBook Novel: Paperback Book Illustrated Tales Sequel: Kindle Vella

 

Novel



Title:  Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside
Author:  Madeira Desouza
Publisher:  independently published; sold on Amazon
Release date:  August 23, 2020
Cover artist:  Madeira Desouza
Buy:  Kindle eBook | paperback book
Genre:  Sci-fi, time travel
Pairing:  man-on-man sexual encounters
Tags:  gay, masculine men, bara genre
Length:  approx. 185,400 words; 600+ printed pages
Warnings:  violence, aggressive gay men, bara genre
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Illustrated Tales 2022



Title:  Baja Clavius: Illustrated Tales 2022
Author:  Madeira Desouza
Publisher:  independently published
Release date:  First Quarter 2022
Cover artist:  Madeira Desouza
Free:  100% Free Download
Genre:  Sci-fi, time travel
Pairing:  man-on-man sexual encounters
Tags:  gay, masculine men, bara genre
Length:  approx. 550+ printed pages
Warnings:  violence, aggressive gay men, bara genre
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Sequel



Title:  Baja Clavius: Dream Time for Moon Men
Author:  Madeira Desouza
Publisher:  independently published; sold on Amazon
Release date:  July 14, 2021
Cover artist:  Madeira Desouza
Buy:  on Kindle Vella
Genre:  Sci-fi, time travel
Pairing:  man-on-man sexual encounters
Tags:  gay, masculine men, bara genre
Length:  approx. 40,000 words; 100 printed pages
Warnings:  violence, aggressive gay men, bara genre

Comparing the Five Document Versions

Illustrated Tales (2022)Definitive release and the best value. This is a 100% FREE download. The Illustrated Tales (2022) version replaces both the novel and the sequel. Also included in this free download is new storytelling text and a generous collection of new illustrations that do not appear anywhere else.
Novel (2020) and Sequel (2021)Available on Amazon.
Paperback — Version “A”Out of print — limited availability
Rebooted, Remixed eBook — Version “B”No longer available
Text + Images eBook — Version “C”No longer available
Notes:

If you want the definitive version, you want the Illustrated Tales (2022) version. This free download comes without any oblgication and no purchase is necessary. This is the very best choice for you because you get a replacement for both the novel and the sequel plus upgraded new text material and new original illustrations which were never previously released anywhere else.
 
The 2020 novel contains a dozen or so new sentences that I added which never appeared at all in previous editions. I added those new sentences to make the storytelling clearer and more compelling.
 
The most obvious change from versions “A” and “B” and “C” to the 2020 novel is a rearrangement of material for clarity. The opening chapter had been entitled “Clavius Cowboys” which became “Chapter 2: Cowboys on the Moon” in the 2020 novel.
 
An obvious difference between the 2020 novel and “A’ and “B” and “C” is that there was a chapter entitled “The Mortal Remains” that has been deleted. My assessment was that chapter was not essential to the storytelling and I came to accept that chapter slowed down the narrative flow. There are other, minor, deletions of portions of chapters in the 2020 novel compared to previous editions to streamline the finished product.
 
Other Changes:

The 2020 novel has individual titles for each chapter. “B” and “C” chapters only were identified solely by number compared to chapters in “A” which each had individual titles. Also, in the 2020 novel and “B” and “C” I no longer identify subsections as “Book One,” “Book Two,” etc. because I felt designating those subsections by name slowed down the narrative flow.
 
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Protected by U.S. Copyright:

Certification of Registration under the seal of the Copyright Office in Washington, DC.
  • Registration Number: TX8-423-630
  • Effective Date of Registration: May 31, 2017
  • Title of Work: Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside
  • Year of Completion: 2017
  • Date of First Publication: May 8, 2017
  • Nation of First Publication: United States
  • International Standard Number: ISBN 978-1521252666

 


 

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