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[#] Sun Jun 10 2001 12:49:50 EDT from Zephyr @ Uncensored

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Attention all Sci-Fi fans! _Borders of Infinity_, a collection of Miles Vorkosigan stories by Lois McMaster Bujold, is currently available in a limited, $2 edition.
Yes, $2. If you have any interest in SF at all, or for that matter in good writing, but it. Now.
er, buy.

And if you haven't heard of Bujold, run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and buy all her books. Quickly.

It may not be hard SF, in fact much of it could be transposed to mainstream fiction, but it's damn good, and very well written.

That is all.

[#] Sun Jun 10 2001 22:02:11 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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But I already own the book, andhave for close to 2 years now.

I bought all the avilable LMB books within 3 months. I hated my job at the time, and was doing a lot of escapism by reading.

[#] Mon Jun 11 2001 22:10:46 EDT from Tigger @ Bent Wookie BBS

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heh, I am not a big fan, but her daughter is an old friend of mine. I find it very interesting to hear people rant about how great people I know are.
it's wierd to me... sorry...

[#] Mon Jun 11 2001 21:35:35 EDT from Zephyr @ Uncensored

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Good man. :)

Interesting choice. Planning a military assault on upper management? <grin>

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 07:54:57 EDT from setho @ Uncensored

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Not a good idea is upper management is well armed as well.....

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 10:05:23 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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Naw, I re-evaluated my options, and after my one year of honor bound duty was up, I asked if they were going in a direction I wanted to go in. They said no. I then offered myself up for the highest bidder, in a direction I wanted to go in. I left. The company I left got bought by some other company.

I have a habit of leaving a sinking ship before just before it starts to take on water.

I did end up buying "A Civil Campaign" in hard back. I couldn't wait for the paper back to come out. Did I hear correctly that she is bringing out a new book this next year?

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 12:22:40 EDT from Natalie @ PixelBBS

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I believe the new book will be out in August. It's not a Vorkosigan book, but I know a few folks online who have read ARCs, and they all say it's excellent.
I believe that there are chapters up at the Baen Books website.

I love A Civil Campaign--it's one of my favorite books. "HE's not short, he's concentrated." (Although that might be from Komarr, I have a terrible memory for quotations.)

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 14:02:46 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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I will have to check out the Baen site again.

Just as a side note, Eric Weber ( I belive) is going to be at Inconjunction in Indianapolis July 13th - 15. (I think I've got the right guy), he is the one who has done a lot of work on the Baen Free library. In fact my last two purchases of books have been because of that.

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 22:52:40 EDT from Pixel @ Uncensored

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The concentrated quote is from the very end of _Komarr_.
I delight in those books, and the weddibng proposal scene from Civil Campaign is still the absolute favorite part of that book.

[#] Tue Jun 12 2001 23:54:39 EDT from Natalie @ PixelBBS

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That's what I was thinking, after I typed it.

Which wedding proposal scene? The dinner party or the one at the end of the book? :)

[#] Wed Jun 13 2001 10:11:42 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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I was wrong, it is Eric Flint, not Eric Weber. Though I have read both now.

[#] Wed Jun 13 2001 16:06:45 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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End of the book.. In the council chamber.. Classic.

[#] Thu Jun 14 2001 13:32:00 EDT from Pixel @ Uncensored

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*nods to aahz* what he said

[#] Tue Jul 17 2001 22:39:00 EDT from l'etranger @ Rundale

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I was happily surprised with the production of Mists Of Avalon on TNT. Good choices for the actors, nice "sets" (except for Camelot, a dull militaristic place.) I'm looking forward to the conclusion next week...

[#] Wed Jul 18 2001 23:08:45 EDT from Huggably Soft @ Bent Wookie BBS

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Hrrrmmmm? The whole thing has been on though, and they're going to air the h

[#] Wed Jul 18 2001 23:09:29 EDT from Huggably Soft @ Bent Wookie BBS

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Please pardon the last message...
They're going to air the whole thing on friday and saturday, once a day.

[#] Tue Jul 24 2001 21:58:00 EDT from l'etranger @ JACS

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I hear it (Mists of Avalon) is considerably different from the book -= and wherever the story strays from the book, it becomes crap. From what I"ve heard, I believe it, though I'm still not inclined to read the book.

[#] Wed Jul 25 2001 00:08:58 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm reading Avalon at the moment as per aahz I think.
I'm highly unimpresse.d I noticed half the book had gone by before anything interesting happened. What's the finale? The book ends?

[#] Wed Jul 25 2001 06:51:20 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Avalon was NOT recommended by be. I can be certain of it. Not a book I liked. Or was terribly impressed by. What other green scaly pervects do you know?

[#] Wed Jul 25 2001 10:16:50 EDT from befwinker @ Uncensored

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The Mists of Avalon is a *very* long story. Halfway through, one is left wondering when she's going to wrap it up already. I think part of the problem is that she's working a whole bunch of stories into a single narrative, so it doesn't exactly flow like a typical novel does.

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