Princeton Library Author Fair

Posted in: Autonomy,S3 Sexagesimal by jms on September 21, 2017

I’ll be signing copies of Autonomy and S3 at the Princeton Library Author Fair, 698 E. Peru Street, Princeton, IL from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Clinton Book Festival (Iowa)

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on August 24, 2017

Saturday August 26, 10am-4pm: I ‘ll be signing books at the annual Clinton Book Festival. Meet 48 authors, sign up for writer presentations, interact with author panels, and bring the kids for Storytime in the library.  Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, Iowa.  Free Admission.

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Saturday, August 5, 10am-4pm, I’ll be signing books at the second annual Lake County Author Fest. This family friendly event is set in the grounds of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way (behind Meijer). Here is the link:
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Lake Geneva Beachside Authorfest

Posted in: Autonomy,S3 Sexagesimal by jms on July 04, 2017

I’ll be signing books at the annual Lake Geneva Beachside Author Fest, Saturday July 8, 10am-4pm. This fun outdoor event is set on the grounds of the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W Main Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest 2017

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on June 03, 2017

June 10 – 11, 10am – 6pm. Fabulous outdoor Lit Fest in historic Printers Row, South Dearborn between Congress and Polk.  Music stages, great food, and over 100 booksellers from around the country, plus more than 200 authors in a variety of programs. I’ll be signing books at the Red Anemone Books table next to Sandmeyer’s Bookstore.  Check it out here:  Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

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Barrington Library Author Event

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on April 22, 2017

April 22 – I’ll be signing copies of “Autonomy” and “S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System” at Barrington Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington: Noon – 2PM

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Autonomy PROMOTION: 99 cents on Kindle!

Posted in: Autonomy,Promotion by jms on July 11, 2015

At last! On Amazon Kindle, Red Anemone Books is running a 99 cent e-Book promotion for Autonomy. Honest reviews welcome. Please pass along the news. Many thanks!

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Chicago Book Expo Nov 24, 2013

Posted in: Autonomy,S3 Sexagesimal by jms on November 23, 2013

My wife, Christine Todd, and I will be signing books at the Chicago Book Expo tomorrow, November 24, from 11 AM to 5PM. Come pick up your signed copy of Autonomy and S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System. The Chicago Book Expo is from 11am to 5pm on the campus of St. Augustine College, 1345 West Argyle. I will be signing books at the Red Anemone Books table (St. Augustine Hall).

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Autonomy the Sci-Fi Novel is Published

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on April 24, 2013

Autonomy by Jean-Michel Smith (Science Fiction, 362 pages)

When Cal Sheldon puts himself into an artificial coma and loads his mind onto the advanced computer he and his university colleagues secretly designed, he leaves behind a dying Earth and discovers new life in the world they’ve created. This breakthrough gives rise to an underground community and launches an illegal scientific renaissance. But can they stay ahead of those who would destroy them? And do they have the courage to embrace a radical plan for survival, one that might give them the freedom they seek, but could cost them their very humanity?


“Thumbs up! Very entertaining. The ideas that he proposes are absolutely fascinating … and the Base-60 system, it’s fascinating!”
Joey’s Culture Corner, TrekWest5

“Solid craftsmanship … engaging … worth the time. I found myself eager to find out what happens next.”
SF Signal

“Fast Paced … some of the best sci-fi I’ve ever read!”

“Compelling story … a skillful writer … I was immediately entranced.”
Goeff Lehr,

Paperback: $15.99

eBook: $5.99

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S3 Sexagesimal Reference Book Published

Posted in: Autonomy,S3 Sexagesimal by jean-michel on December 16, 2011

S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System

My new book, S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System, is PUBLISHED.

S3 is a companion to my upcoming novel Autonomy, which will be released in print and as an eBook in spring 2012. This is the base-60 numerical system adopted by the Autonomous Community as their “community standard sexagesimal.” S3 is also handy as a standalone reference for anyone interested in base-60 mathematics.


“Promoting a purer understanding of the relationships between space and time … 5 stars. The system is just that neat.”
-Patrick Louis,

Paperback: $7.99

eBook: $3.99

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