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I was wondering if Winslow was going to make a repeat appearance. It looks like he's an oracle for the Ally without knowing everything.

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Read Turncoat by Butcher. I enjoyed it but thought surely there has to be a better way to detect a murderer than setting up a free for all and seeing what happens.

 

Found a new book by Roger Zelazny. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Read Turncoat by Butcher. I enjoyed it but thought surely there has to be a better way to detect a murderer than setting up a free for all and seeing what happens.

 

But remember that Dresden would have preferred more time too.

The entire reason he set up the confrontation was he had run out of time and the charm hiding Morgan was about to end. When that happened he would have the entire council in his livingroom.

 

 

With the time running out things called for a desperation plan...

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Don't get me wrong I liked the book, and it was cool to see the old wizards schooling the kids, I was just thinking a three way battle to the death is not my idea of a good plan, desperate or not.

 

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Are the short stories related to the novels or independent pieces?

 

Both. Pretty much all of them are independant pieces, but many of them are set in the same science-fiction universe he has used in books like Dying of the Light, and there's a novella set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, prior to Robert Baratheon's seizing the throne (I wonder if the main character in that will pop up later in the series ...)

 

cheers, Mark

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Don't get me wrong I liked the book, and it was cool to see the old wizards schooling the kids, I was just thinking a three way battle to the death is not my idea of a good plan, desperate or not.

 

CES

 

From our last gaming session:

 

"You said you had a plan!"

"So I did. I never said it was a good plan."

 

cheers, Mark

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The Summer Knight. I shot through this in a few days. I enjoyed but Stars and Stones Morgan has got something coming to him for his behaviour here.

Yes I am a way behind in the series. Big deal.

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The Summer Knight. I shot through this in a few days. I enjoyed but Stars and Stones Morgan has got something coming to him for his behaviour here.

Yes I am a way behind in the series. Big deal.

 

Eh, at least you're reading the series, DT. Better than my last girlfriend...

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Eh' date=' at least you're reading the series, DT. [b']Better than my last girlfriend...[/b]

 

What!!?? You're saying DT is your current girlfriend - news for all of NGD I think....:eek::doi:

 

 

(Sorry Tribble - I couldn't resist the set-up....:o)

 

 

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Ensign Flandry by Poul Anderson.

 

It was... okay. A must read for anyone running Terran Empire, but overall I wasn't impressed. Part of it was due to the "science marches on" effect in which certain elements seem so dated (the use of microreader 'tapes', everyone smokes, no women in the space navy, and so on) the rest was due to (IMO) disjointed action scenes that didn't quite make sense. Nice Michael Whelan cover though.

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It's very pretty. Aliens have big boobies! In fact, picking up this book in the school library at 16 may be where I learned this important life lesson.

And you've got to love the "Super-Terran" planet concept. Very nice bit of hard SF, there.

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It's very pretty. Aliens have big boobies! In fact, picking up this book in the school library at 16 may be where I learned this important life lesson.

And you've got to love the "Super-Terran" planet concept. Very nice bit of hard SF, there.

 

Well, to be fair, Poul Anderson did say she was pretty well-developed.

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Well' date=' to be fair, Poul Anderson did say she was pretty well-developed.[/quote']

 

I forget -- what was the name of the female Tigery? That was the name of the species, right?

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I forget -- what was the name of the female Tigery? That was the name of the species' date=' right?[/quote']

 

Basically... and her name was.. Drak... uhm... I'll look it up.

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Basically... and her name was.. Drak... uhm... I'll look it up.

 

Was it Dragoika? Or was it Tigerishka (or was she the horny green catgirl from a Leiber novel)?

 

And yes, I thought that the Whelan picture of her was smoking hot. Alien Catgirl Amazons for the win.

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Just finished the four books of Dennis Schmidt's Wayfarer series. Written in 79 and refreshing read. Sometimes I like a plain good yarn without the writer trying to impress everyone with his knowledge in this or that field.

 

Also finished Turn Coat.

 

Currently out of books to read :(

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Started The Many colored Land by Julian May. If I like it, I'll look for the rest of the series.

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Started The Many colored Land by Julian May. If I like it' date=' I'll look for the rest of the series.[/quote']

 

Many Colored Land starts out a bit slow. In fact, much of the real action doesn't come until The Golden Torc.

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In the stormy red sky by David Drake: Admiral Leary breaks a blockade by stealing the enemy ships while escorting a politician in disgrace.

 

The good guy by Dean Koontz: brick mason and writer versus killer for a government conspiracy.

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Timothy Powers, Three Days to Never. The usual alternate history of important figures bringing us to a crisis set in Southern California with a road trip excursion. Having hit Las Vegas, Long Beach and San Francisco in previous books, Palm Springs was probably an inevitable choice. Powers returns to his private life for the first time since Anubis Gates to give us a sessional college literature instructor co-protagonist. He's not done with spies, so a semi-sympathetic Mossad team helps out in a battle against against another conspiracy that achieves new depths of evil in the Powerverse by aiming to control nothing less than time travel, and with it gaining the power to banish all the redemptive guilt that drives a good Powers protagonist.

Another fine book, although Tim needs another AA intervention, as the one from Last Call isn't holding.

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Started The Many colored Land by Julian May. If I like it' date=' I'll look for the rest of the series.[/quote']

 

Personally, I loved these books when I first read them many, many years ago - the series gets better & better. Intervention (a sort of prequel) is good, but I'd avoid the other books actually set in the Milieu

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Many Colored Land starts out a bit slow. In fact' date=' much of the real action doesn't come until [i']The Golden Torc.[/i]

 

I tried to read them back in the day and didn't like them. More than likely I was too young at the time.....

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Started re-reading the Wheel of Time series. Finished up Eye of the World this morning. The first book of the final three will be coming out in November of this year and I want to brush up on the details.

 

I think, with all my previous work on a HERO conversion of the setting, folks will guess that my review of the book will be generally positive. I will say that if Mr. Rigney (Robert Jordan) had maintained pacing similar to this very first book, there might have been fewer naysayers and Wheel of Time haters.

 

This is the fourth or fifth time I have read the book and I was able to see it in a different light. I remember the first time, I was caught by the creative prose in the opening of the first chapter. The way the wind was described as almost hostile. It sort of dawned on me (though it was probably always there) that wind plays a pretty significant role as metaphor in the series. There is more, but I would have to start a new thread to get into all the details. Suffice to say, I had as much fun reading EotW this time as any of the previous times.

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Just finished reading Poul Anderson's The Time Patrol. Still one of the best SF books he ever wrote IMO, except for all the others. ;)

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