Posts Tagged ‘slowtrain’

Earth Like Planet

Posted: 19th May 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The/a first "earth like‘ planet has been confirmed (at least as well as can be done without a visit). It’s just about twenty light years away. So assuming reasonable comfort to get their and that you could take say 125lbs of cargo with you. Would you go? What would you take? I’d go, even if […]

One of the more important early sites is: More throughout the Con

It is your last chance to vote in the P&E polls.Dave Freer & Eric Flint are ahead in the Best SF/F Novel and Dave is currently near the top of the best Author ranks. Go vote! In the other categories, friends of mine that I’m told were nominated included Sarah Hoyt, James Enge (for a short), […]

Nomination

Posted: 3rd January 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Slow Train To Arcturus has been nominated as for best sf/f novel in the Preditors & Editors reader’s poll. So go vote here: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelsf.shtml They require an email you can click from to validate to stop people doing nefarious stuff like voting lots of times from the one email address. Dave said that being in […]

Holiday ASR

Posted: 23rd December 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This one has exactly two entries because between slush of both varieties, and other aspects of real life, I haven’t done much reading. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe. Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner Excellent. I’m not much of a fan of short fiction, and most anthologies I pick up I end up reading […]

Two things which are made of awesome

Posted: 1st October 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One is a webcomic I wish i had time to read more: http://xkcd.com/483/ The other is the brilliant idea by one of my clients to get several of his readers tuckerized. Dave Freer covers all the hard work in his lj post here.

Conjecture has wrapped and i met some fun people. Getting to meet sartorias , shweta_narayan ,gregvaneekhout and half a dozen others was fun. I got to catch up with old friends, and was saved the wrath of a con chair when someone else brought up a topic i was told not to mention. Conjecture was […]

perks…

Posted: 20th September 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Being an evil agent can be pretty fun. There’s kicking puppies which never gets old, telling vegetarians they smell like prey, ripping the tags off mattresses, and of course the fresh tastes of victory and vengeance as another domino falls in the plan for world conquest. Then too there is the simple ability to inspire […]

Yesterday’s  Shmoozing 101 panel was fun. Unfortunately Ginjer Buchanan wasn’t with us, but thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal and John Sclazi, it was a fantastic panel. I like panels that don’t suffer from dead air and panic as people realize they will have to actually talk instead of just sit at the table and hope […]

Eric, who won the cover letter contest chose to get the paperback of Pyramid Power which is due out the end of September. A fantabulous lady who is entirely too kind to a wayward bird i have an ARC of Slow Train to Arcturus to flash around at Denvention, Pi-Con and Conjecture! davefreer and jamesenge […]

Slow Train 16

Posted: 22nd July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Freer, Flint, 10/08 – Baen Chapter 16                 “A societal structure based on group dominance has an intrinsic problem: it needs an underclass. Without them it has no reason to exist. It needs to keep them down, and this provides cohesiveness and also usually structures the society. For instance, if the discrimination is […]

Slow Train Chapter 15

Posted: 22nd July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dave Freer, Eric Flint, Baen, October Chapter 15                 “The social dynamics of societies have never really been studied with a total absence of external influences. This presents a unique sociological research opportunity second to none. It will finally put real Science into future interventions.”   Dr. G Zola, Chief Operating Officer Sysgov. […]

Slowtrain 14

Posted: 13th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Freer, Flint, October, Baen Chapter 14     Transcript of Justice Adriaan Vosloo’s reply to Inspector Mohataman Dhal of Sysgov Human Rights Inspectorate on his application for an injunction against the sysnet advertisements of the Women’s Matriarchal Movement for men to accompany their outsystem journey.               “No, inspector, what they’re planning on doing is […]

Slow Train Chapter 13

Posted: 13th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dave Freer, Eric Flint. October 2008 Chapter 13       Transcript of meeting 37 of the Deepspace design and Engineering team (Slowtrain project), and Sysgov Administrator Belthazar Lowe (Accounts)                         .One of the things you’ve got to accept, is that it isn’t the habitat launch that we consider important. The gauss-rings are being […]

Slow Train

Posted: 13th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For no reason other than I can I declare today Slow Train Sunday! There will be three chapters posted. From Baen this October, by Eric Flint and Dave Freer Chapter 12                 In 2050 there was the Alpha habitat. By 2070, there were seven habitats; by 2080, there were 23; by 2100, there […]

Slow Train Chapter 11

Posted: 8th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Since no one commented the last time, or has mentioned it since I’d sorta forgotten i was supposed to be snippeting Slow Train. Available from Baen books this October by Eric Flint and Dave Freer. Chapter 11     Re Habitat 37. Date: 2120-11-4 Time: 15:31 NMT From: Chief Scientist S. Guthrie (Environment Construction) To: […]

Slow Train Chapter 10

Posted: 23rd June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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OctoberFreer & FlintBaen   Chapter 10                 The Great Leader’s grasp of science is not good. The laser sequence has been analyzed and decoded. We’ve started a retransmission of the signals from Oort 1 until the entire stockpile has been dismantled. We’ve got the scientists and commissars that remained behind pouring out of […]

Slow Train

Posted: 22nd June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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More Freer/Flint Goodness. Due in October Chapter 9                 “To the primitive who spent six months hollowing out a log, the clinker-built longship was an advance so great as to be beyond comprehension. It carried so much more, and was so much more seaworthy—and measured per person involved and transported by it, cost […]

Slow Train 8

Posted: 13th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Slow Train will be out in October, until then there are one or two books you many want to read. Dave Freer and & Eric Flint present: Chapter 8                 “It’s an opportunity to get rid of a major problem. If we can get the ‘Great Leader’ satisfied that we meet his conditions, […]

Slow Train 7

Posted: 13th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is Eric Flint and Dave Freer’s Slow Train to Arcturus available from Baen October 2008 Chapter 7 External e-vox from: Congress-Representative Frank Nalinno ( sub-committee on system emigration support) To: Dr. Anthony J. Jamieson, University of Nebraska While you say that we do not appreciate what a legacy of traditions, culture, and of a […]