Posts Tagged ‘snippet’

Twitter

Posted: 30th October 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dave Freer who’s Dragon’s Ring is on shelves now is now on Twitter as davefreersf and I’ve started an account I will probably not use much (nor post pages full of my Tweets here, nor link to my FB account…) but for the fun of it, for every ten people have are following me by 8pm ET […]

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 […]

Slowtrain – 6

Posted: 3rd June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Available from Baen Books October 2008   Chapter 6                 The fault with early slowship concepts was simple: When you get there, the place may not be habitable. It may not even be terraformable. Maybe there won’t even be a planet: And then one has to start the journey over. Even probes can […]

Slow train Chapter five

Posted: 31st May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Due out from Baen, October 2008Dave Freer and Eric Flint’s Slowtrain Chapter 5     Internal e-memo. Re Habitat 37. Date: 2120-11-3 Time: 13:53 NMT To: Chief Construction (Spacefitting) Officer M. Kabongo From: Systems Engineer (Maintenance) W. Ankar   Mike,               If they don’t want maintenance robots, we can’t force them to take them. […]

Chapter four

Posted: 28th May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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More Slowtrain goodness, available from Baen October of 2008 Chapter 4     Extract from the Transcript of the Slowtrain funding debate of Lower House, Sysgov.   “… What the representative from Ceres is missing is that the costs of this expedition are being offset in several ways. While it is hard to quantify, precisely, […]

Slowtrain – Chapter 3

Posted: 23rd May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Chapter one, Chapter two Slowtrain By Eric Flint and Dave Freer available from booksellers October 2008, Chapter 3     Extract from the Transcript of the Sysgov. Space Development Agency Administration meeting 325:2120.               Director Palin: “One of the problems with handing over man’s greatest enterprise to a bunch of fanatics and lunatics is […]

Slowtrain Chapter Two

Posted: 19th May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is the second chapter of Dave Freer and Eric Flint’s “Slowtrain to Arcturus” from Baen October 2008 the first chapter can be found here. Chapter 2     Internal confidential e-vox. Inward laser transmission. From: Field Agent P. Firston, deep-space sector 3. To: Agent Supervisor FJ Lu-Hellens re: Weapons seizure.   Habitat unit 36 […]

What SF is for

Posted: 15th May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Some people insist that science fiction exists for the purpose of exposition in an indirect fashion over the affects of technology and or the lack of it upon humans and their most pervasive byproduct society. I’ll argue that any fictions first duty is to entertain. If one can pontificate via their literature in a sotto […]