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Re: Book Help II

Postby RJH » Wed Nov 16, 2011 03:33 pm

Colin has been helping me with my Discworld directory, still a work in progress but the first novel is almost done: http://bricksandbooks.co.uk/discworld-d ... -of-magic/
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Re: Book Help II

Postby araby » Wed Nov 16, 2011 03:57 pm

RJH wrote:Colin has been helping me with my Discworld directory, still a work in progress but the first novel is almost done: http://bricksandbooks.co.uk/discworld-d ... -of-magic/



Coool- only 49 more to go (if you're doing non-DW ones too). :wink:
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Re: Book Help II

Postby SANEAlex » Wed Nov 16, 2011 05:15 pm

araby wrote:
RJH wrote:Colin has been helping me with my Discworld directory, still a work in progress but the first novel is almost done: http://bricksandbooks.co.uk/discworld-d ... -of-magic/



Coool- only 49 more to go (if you're doing non-DW ones too). :wink:


Does that include S.O.D. I,II and III ? which as well as the science includes an interleaved DW story
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Re: Book Help II

Postby RJH » Wed Nov 16, 2011 07:19 pm

It will not only include non discworld books but also everything else released under the Discworld name be it games, mapps, badges, mouse mats etc but as i'm only one man and do it in my spare time it will be a while before it is full complete. So if anyone is bored and want to help out then let me know please. :thumbl:
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Re: Book Help II

Postby Pat » Mon Nov 21, 2011 09:58 am

Very nice! You have a lot of work ahead of you - it's taken me most of the weekend just to catalogue the Micro Art figures - the SKUs on the manufacturers site don't always match the SKUs printed on the models and there are some duplicates - the bane on any index!
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Re: Book Help II

Postby DominoFalling » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:13 am

Hi Pat, just as aside: Will we all be "sitting ducks" again at the Convention Charity Auction? Thanks, Karen

Hi Everyone Else, been reading through your discussions and:

I have a wonderful pal called Donna who records all the good shows on Sky and lends me her off-air discs with all the adverts cut out - lucky me!
When I do watch real time TV (usually "The Big Bang Theory" on More 4), I tend to watch the adverts so I am current with modern "culture". However, the number and length of adverts during shows is now ridiculous.
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Re: Book Help II

Postby JonnyBGood » Sun Jun 22, 2014 06:47 pm

erm... what does this have to do with the topic? :?
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Re: Book Help II

Postby DominoFalling » Sun Jun 22, 2014 07:19 pm

In answer to your question: Some pages back the rising number of adverts during TV shows was under discussion. Poor proof reading was also complained about. Keeping books pristine was another topic. As this looked like a relaxed, friendly group of people, I thought I would add my two-penny-worth.
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Re: Book Help II

Postby phalarope » Sun Jun 22, 2014 07:57 pm

Hugs Karen! We are a relaxed group - just check out other threads and see the 'interesting' directions some wind up traveling... :lol:

I am also a bit schizophrenic about my books - I carefully open new hardbacks to properly flex the spine, yet have no qualms about taking them into the bath; won't dog-ear them but will leave them for hours spread open upside down; and eat over them at mealtimes (several 1st edition Pratchetts have spaghetti sauce stains ...).
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Re: Book Help II

Postby DominoFalling » Sun Jun 22, 2014 08:22 pm

Thanks Carol, nice to hear from someone else who is still exploring their relationship with the power of the physical presence of books, there is probably a therapy .

Back to Book Help: I listen to a lot of stuff on Radio 4 Extra. Last year they had an excellent adaptation of a Stephen Baxter work, which I only caught the last few episodes of, thought I must track down and read the original book - if there was one. However, I cannot remember the title, but the plot was: An alternative universe NASA, where President Kennedy was not assassinated so was able to encourage the space race, including female astronauts, the next race is to Mars. Any idea what the book is called chaps? I really enjoyed this near future/what if speculative story, and would loved to get hold of a copy.

Can I recommend a library book I read many years ago which was called "Roadside Picnic" by Russian authors
Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky. The story takes place after a number of Earth locations are visited by aliens, leaving behind them various items in their "picnicking" places. Humans living in the areas visited by the aliens are affected in different ways, some die from a plague, some go blind, the areas become uninhabitable. The story follows a salvage hunter who has gone into the picnic areas to get alien items to sell. We never see the aliens or their ships and their artifacts are of great mystery, mostly beyond human understanding - as I could imagine an actual close encounter would be. I just ordered myself a copy from E-bay, yeah! I get to read it again.

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Re: Book Help II

Postby phazedout » Sun Jun 22, 2014 08:55 pm

Voyage, Titan and Moonseed oh Dominofalling, not just one book, an entire trilogy.
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Re: Book Help II

Postby DominoFalling » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:03 pm

Thank you, looking forward to a good read.
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Re: Book Help II

Postby chrisboote » Tue Oct 25, 2016 08:10 am

Need quick help

Short story, possibly called "He" or "Him", most likely authors Zelazny or Harrison, possibly Anderson or Vance

Oceanologist, Hawaii based, meets a megalodon (prehistoric giant shark)

Meeting an oceanologist after work, she wants to read it
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Re: Book Help II

Postby Joolz » Tue Oct 25, 2016 09:33 am

Megalodon by Robin Brown? Published 1982 - ISBN 978-0867212259. Probably not as it is a full novel at 224pp.

Synopsis: The ballistics-missile submarine Jules Verne lies 8000 feet beneath the Pacific when suddenly it is attacked and punctured by a Megalodon, a 90-foot prehistoric shark with monstrous teeth (one of which is left behind as evidence of the creature's identity). At the Institute of Marine Studies in Hawaii, director Frank Acremann hopes to establish the truth about Megalodon by using the stars of his dolphin-communication research. He flies his two dolphins, Doris and Macho, and an immature Orca whale, Morgan, to the Molokai Fracture Zone, the ocean's deepest trench. But fellow marine-biologist Harry Asquith suggests that their animals can't go deep enough for a real investigation and that a trained sperm whale might go down at least 5000 feet. Thus, while the hungry, huge-mouthed megalodons (parents and a baby) graze on ship garbage and attack another sub, the biologists go north, trap a whale (""Apollo"") into a sling, and carry it hung from a dirigible back to the Zone. Doris, Macho, and Morgan play with Apollo and explain to him what Acremann wants: sonar pictures of the megalodons. So eventually Apollo battles the megalodon youngster and escapes while a torpedo wounds the shark, causing the parents to pounce on him in a feeding frenzy and chomp up a nearby Russian sub as well. And, when last seen, Acremann's animal trio is escorting Apollo home to the Arctic. Very slim on fiction values but readers with an interest in marine biology may find the dolphin and megalodon lore intriguing.
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Re: Book Help II

Postby chrisboote » Tue Oct 25, 2016 09:52 am

Nope (Know that one :) ) this is definitely a short story

I am more and more convinced it's Harry Harrison, but looking through online lists of his work can find nothing that triggers a title memory
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