Attention citizens! This might be a treasonous attack by evil communist mutants carrying the evil mark of John Lennon, but I am unable to find anywhere any fictions published by the Ultraviolet Books about our Wonderful Complex Alpha and our beloved Friend Computer!

I know there have been at least 4 books published (I am especially looking for the "A1 Computer is your friend" since I've manage to read the sneak peak and "T1 Stay Alert", both by Allen Varney", but all the links that I can find point to dead pages. Do I have too low clearance to find them or are we under attack?

In all seriousness, what happened to the novels and why did they suddenly disappear from view?

  • Might this be more appropriate to ask on the RPG stack exchange?
    – Lexible
    Sep 5, 2015 at 0:40
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    well... its about fiction books, so the proper forum is bit blurred.
    – Yasskier
    Sep 5, 2015 at 0:49
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    Trust no one and keep your laser handy! We are surrounded by mutants and secret societies and commie traitor spies! They might be trying to close this very question! Sep 5, 2015 at 1:04
  • @Yasskier Ah I see... I stand enlightened. And will be happy to report your conceptual "blurriness!" Happiness results from a well-ordered mind.
    – Lexible
    Sep 5, 2015 at 1:33

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I asked my good friend Alan Varney about this. The short answer is that when he failed to renew the rights licence, it appears that he was obliged to remove the links to the books:

@AllenVarney - Wondering what's happened to ultravioletbooks and your ebooks (A1 Computer is your friend, etc) They all seem to have gone...

— Answerguesser401 (@Answerguesser40) September 10, 2015
@Answerguesser40 The UV Books line sold poorly, and when the license expired I pulled the books and didn't renew it. Sorry!

— Allen Varney (@AllenVarney) September 10, 2015
  • So in other words the books are... gone forever?
    – Yasskier
    Sep 10, 2015 at 21:01
  • @Yasskier - Unless you can find them online, through a dodgy source. You could try emailing the author and asking for a copy.
    – Valorum
    Sep 10, 2015 at 21:25
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    I did and he shared them with me! Yay!
    – Yasskier
    Sep 10, 2015 at 22:34

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