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Book about Sci-Fi writers

Postby Humboldt Steve » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 am

Amazed this thread is still active. If you want a book about the early days of Sci-Fi and the people who made it happen, "Astounding" by Alec Nevala-Lee delves into the pulp magazine and its authors, going in-depth into their lives, warts and all. It's both good and bad to find out the titans of early Sci-Fi were a bunch of nerds.
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Re: Book about Sci-Fi writers

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:01 am

Humboldt Steve wrote:Amazed this thread is still active.

It does lurch back to life every so often.

Speaking if which! Happy 4th of July and/or Thursday, as appropriate.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:It does lurch back to life every so often.


It's been so quiet I had to comment somewhere. The word lurch is the prompt.

Grab the granny gear and lurch forward slowly inch by inch.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:59 am

Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:35 pm

storysinger wrote:Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?

Probably not me, but I'll help work toward it. wotf022
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 am

A truly noble endeavor.

All hail the Lazarus thread.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:53 pm

"Lose not the faith," the old man said. "The yung'uns may not respect the traditions, but in time they will come to learn the importance of whence we came."

"No," said the other. "You are alone now. The rest have passed. Shinier, brighter things. New traditions. The flame dies with you."

"I can't accept it. They will return. You will see."

"Please, come with us. There is still time."

"But 5,000--"

"--Was a dream, nothing more."

"No!" said the old man. "They will come. It will be."

(Happy Holidays all!)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Happy Holidays!
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby RSchibler » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Happy Holidays!
V34: R, HM, R
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:45 am

Merry Christmas, all!
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:41 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Merry Christmas, all!

wotf042 I concur.
May everyone share with loved ones while they are still around.

Write on every day of your life, even if it's just a little it adds up in the long run.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:07 pm

Here's to keeping this thread alive!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 am

wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:01 pm

storysinger wrote:wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.

And we're 6 posts away from 5k!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 am

No, it's FIVE!

From Wikipedia:

Five is the third prime number. Because it can be written as 221 + 1, five is classified as a Fermat prime; therefore a regular polygon with 5 sides (a regular pentagon) is constructible with compass and unmarked straightedge. Five is the third Sophie Germain prime, the first safe prime, the third Catalan number, and the third Mersenne prime exponent. Five is the first Wilson prime and the third factorial prime, also an alternating factorial. Five is the first good prime. It is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form 3n − 1. It is also the only number that is part of more than one pair of twin primes. Five is a congruent number.

I totally know what all of that means. Frankly I was disappointed to learn five has no imaginary part. But knowing it is the first "good prime" is certainly important to me.

It's also the first digit in the coveted post 5,000 - coming soon to a thread near you!!

Edit: Just a thought. Does anyone know or is in touch with Tina Gowers? It would be really cool if the original starter of the thread were to honor us with post 5,000.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:23 am

Why don't escaped convicts make good writers?

. . . Because they never finish their sentences.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:46 pm

Galen wrote:Why don't escaped convicts make good writers?

. . . Because they never finish their sentences.

That is awful, sir.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby BeeW » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:02 pm

Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!
V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:12 am

BeeW wrote:Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!

I can absolutely believe that.
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Postby RSchibler » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:14 am

Oh My God Did I Do It?
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, SHM, SHM
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:04 am

RSchibler wrote:Oh My God Did I Do It?
wotf042 wotf042 wotf026 wotf026 wotf026 Winner of the first to 5,000
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:01 pm

Wow. It's been like 8 months since anyone posted anything. Keeping this thread alive...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:02 am

Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.
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Postby Corbin Maxwell » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:33 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.


Just bought Sean's anthology. Supporting each other is vital to friendship and to survival on the long road of writing.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:34 pm

BeeW wrote:Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!



Yeah, I'm part of the time capsule; something like 15 years of it.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

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Postby storysinger » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:51 am

Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.
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Postby RSchibler » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 am

storysinger wrote:Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

That's my favorite thing about this thread!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, SHM, SHM
V38:

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Eagerink » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm

RSchibler wrote:
storysinger wrote:Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

That's my favorite thing about this thread!


As a new(er) forumite, I keep seeing this thread and wondering... why is it still alive? But having looked at it, I see why. It's a tradition! It is encouraging to see posts with signatures saying, R, HM, SHM, SF, F, Winner!

...although, even more interesting is the fact that their honours are very rarely in that order.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:37 pm

storysinger wrote:Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.


Fate? All I remember was years and years of HARD WORK. wotf001
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