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Sphere Books are NOW Available in hardcopy and PDF on LuLu.com!
See the details at each individual book section below!

On our document server, you can down load a truly eclectic variety of material from our library of E-documents, as well as browse our new on-line photo-journal. This includes stories, collections of quotations, and books. All this information is copyrighted, but we do permit further transmission, if the document with all its copyright and fee information is kept intact. If you are not completely sure about what is permitted, EMAIL us just email us.

We have the full text of "1 boat, The Purpose & Progress of Business" , which is our E-book on business processes, ethics and problem resolution. This version 7.3, freshly updated and illustrated for May 2009 (copyrighted) document is provided as an Adobe Acrobat file, and is distributed as shareware, although with an admittedly unusual fee structure. There is a small but unusual charge for the book (just as with any other), or you can down load a few sample chapters to see if you like it. The new revision is NOW OUT!

If you are interested in religion, we have the text of "The Book of Tiles" , which can be read on-line, or downloaded in many forms. There is no restriction on copying or mirroring this material.

You can also get this month's science fiction story off our story server. There is usually a choice of two or three copyrighted stories available at any one time, or you can down load the entire text of "The Rubber Glove Theory of the Universe, and Other Diversions" , which has a small, but again, unusual charge.

And now for something completely NEW on our document server, our on line photo-journal,
organized as a 90 page on line tour. It's called: Enough Rain Makes a River. This represents almost 30 years of personal writing, coupled with 2 years of photographs, in an easily navigated on line tour. My son and I collaborated on this project, so I hope you find it interesting. You can read a quick summary of the contents HERE.


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Welcome to our on-line Photo-Jounal:
Enough Rain Makes a River





A nice little creek in Nelson, B.C. we happened to find


It's hard to remember all the thoughts that come into your head, or the sights you see every day that mysteriously affect you. I have been writing for so long, I am just used to noting them down, and going back to look them over as time passes. With the advent of digital photography, now I can capture the images too. My son is an exceptionally good photographer, and while looking at his collection of digital pictures one day, I thought it would be a good combination to merge the text and pictures together that we had into a combined journal. And after many long nights of coding and many months of photography, that's just what happened. He even tracked down a lovely young lady with green eyes to sit for some of the pics that required a woman's face. Now there's a good story to tell some day.

After a few weeks of on line touring, to be sure there are no navigational bugs left (I have already exterminated dozens), I will convert it to a downloadable and zipped HTML archive, so you can run it locally if you want. I wish we could have added music to it, but the music police very firmly say no. As with our usual shareware licensing, do something nice for somebody you don't know, and we will consider it even. You can also have it as a PDF file document (printable in full color), which is about 8.5mb.



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NOW available, the latest updated
"Enough Rain Makes a River"
in COLOR hard copy only from LuLu.com!
plus, it now includes The Book of Tiles!


CLICK to order!JUST CLICK HERE to order a COLOR printed copy!

This has been re-edited, with over 20 new full color photographs, and extensive photos though out (it's why the physical print cost is high), PLUS it now includes the Book of Tiles at the end. Because we had to reformat extensively to reach the 6x9 size for book publication, we can no longer provide a free PDF 8.5x11 copy from here, except the earlier version shown above, which has less and different material.

Yes, you CAN get the new 6x9 full-color electronic PDF cheaply from LuLu for your e-book reader HERE. A lot of effort was put into expanding and enriching this book, we certainly hope you enjoy it!

Can't afford the LuLu price? Well, if you promise to do something nice for somebody you don't know, you can have a free copy HERE.













Welcome to our Quotes Library !




There's nothing quite as intellectually refreshing as a great quote from someone that really knows their stuff. We've collected our favorite quotes from all over the planet, and put them together for you into a small booklet. These are MS Word 6 files (with or without embedded fonts), and the booklet needs to be copied in double-sided format & stapled to make the finished product. In either case, you certainly won't be disappointed, as the information is wonderful.

Here's a small but important quote from one of our corporate heroes,
W. Edwards Deming:


"Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production and service."

from: Out of the Crisis, MIT Press



NOW available in the latest updated
"Some Days You Really Need a Good Quote" version
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This has been dramatically expanded, with full color photographs throughout.

Yes, you CAN get the new 6x9 electronic full color PDF from LuLu for your e-book reader HERE. A lot of effort was put into expanding and enriching this collection, we certainly hope you enjoy it!

Can't afford the LuLu price? If you promise to do something nice for somebody you don't know, you can have a free copy HERE.


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Welcome to our Business Library !




Here's where you can get all or part of the unusual dynamic E-document, "1 boat, The Purpose & Progress of Business". This is a Sphere Research copyrighted e-book in it's newly updated and illustrated version for June 2007, with an added new chapter and extensive new data and hyperlinks, that is provided here for the net community. You can get the current version of the entire text as shareware, which requires that you send us a small fee. We're not going to come after you for the money, but you will certainly feel very bad about yourself if you don't send it, and no doubt your ears will burn with shame every time you glance at the text. We also accept as payment in full, a random act of genuine kindness to someone that is a complete stranger to you. You pick, we're completely happy either way.

Individual chapters that are available for downloading are marked as hypertext links, just click on them to download the sample. Please note, all of these files are now Adobe Acrobat documents.

Here's the table of contents:



- 0 In the beginning
- 1 Why should you take my word for anything?

CLICK to get the Adobe Acrobat File Get Chapter 2: Figuring out why you are in business.

- 3 Purpose first
- 4 So, why are you in this business?
- 5 Who are your customers?
- 6 Why should people do business with you?
- 7 What is your greatest asset?
- 8 Who are your competitors?
- 9 Something from Nothing
- 10 Upset events
- 11 War and Crime
- 12 Research & innovation
- 13 A slightly different view of money

CLICK to get the Adobe Acrobat File Get Chapter 14: Education, the often mis-firing magic bullet.

- 15 Things are really different today, you are not dreaming
- 16 There just aren’t any democracies
- 17 Genuinely useful tools
Learn to appreciate the full nature of things
Learn when a decision is good enough & when to make it
There is no escape from principles
- 18 Human Inertia & moments of non-brilliance
- 19 Interlocking corporate responsibilities
- 20 Employers & employees
Not everyone is suited to be an employee
Many more people are unsuited to be employers
- 21 History: They keep making more of it, but it often looks the same
- 22 History has powerful friends
- 23 Good & bad customers
- 24 Bad patterns
- 25 So, just what do employers expect?
- 26 And what do employees expect?
- 27 A little employment history
- 28 Here’s a little something we always keep in mind
- 29 The Conflict between Content and Technology
- 30 How to make your company better


from: 1 boat, The Purpose & Progress of Business, Sphere Research Corporation



NOW available in the latest updated 8.2 version
hard copy only from LuLu.com!

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Yes, you CAN get the new 6x9 electronic PDF from LuLu for your e-book reader HERE. The new version has an added section on The Life and Death of Companies, more updated reference information, and has been thoroughly re-organized and edited for better reading after so many updates over 15 years. The new version is hardbound and 216 pages, we certainly hope you enjoy it!

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Welcome to our Science Fiction Library !



Forbidden Planet

These stories are original copyrighted stories from Sphere Research's own SF archives. You can get printed or electronic copies from LuLu, or We also accept as payment in full, a random act of genuine kindness to someone that is a complete stranger to you. You pick, we're completely happy either way.

Short stories have one truly redeeming value. They let you explore something interesting without making you wade through 350 questionable pages in order to do it. Not so unexpectedly, their most irritating feature is that they usually end just as you are starting to feel right at home there. Well, I can’t help that part, "It is what it is". Short stories are, well, short.

These stories are a series of small commando forays into the global bureaucracy of the future, a private look inside the mind of an ancient king, a quick but hopefully cogent explanation of how the universe really works, and a field exercise in practical magic. You will get a chance to poke around in the future courtesy of a convenient motel room, die in several very unpleasant ways, and probably feel your heart break. You will visit life after death here, encounter voodoo criminals and maybe fall in love with a machine. These are the smiling reflected faces in shop windows that you have always wanted to know a little more about, and some of the dreams that you had trouble remembering after you woke up.

These stories are not exactly science fiction, and not exactly fantasy. They are just how the ideas came out once I started to think about them. The mechanics aren’t very important, because as you should surely know by now, the message has little to do with the medium. The only tiny problem is that you will be unable to forget some of these, and for that I honestly apologize in advance. If you open all these pages, you will leave them a slightly different person, which may or may not be a good thing, from your own personal point of view. Some ideas just have a life of their own, and down the road, you will no more be able to forget them than I was able to ignore them.

Walter Shawlee 2

Beast from 20,000 fathoms

Here's the full table of contents for
The Rubber Glove Theory of the Universe & Other Diversions:



From: The Rubber Glove Theory of the Universe & Other Diversions,
Sphere Research Corporation


NOW available in the latest updated version with a brand new story,
The Black Path! In hard copy only from LuLu.com!

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This has been edited, updated and expanded, with a new story, The Black Path. There are many changes and improvements in the new edition.

You can get the file as a PDF From LuLu HERE. A lot of effort was put into this new edition, we certainly hope you enjoy it!

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