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Also, I read on Twitter that this month is "Vintage Sci-Fi Month". I'm going to read something that I've wanted to read for some time, but never got around to: Poul Anderson's Tau Zero.

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perhaps i should reread, just for the pure enjoyment of it, one of my favorite heinlein books... haven't read a fiction book of any kind since i don't remember when

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Also, I read on Twitter that this month is "Vintage Sci-Fi Month". I'm going to read something that I've wanted to read for some time, but never got around to: Poul Anderson's Tau Zero.



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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi
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perhaps i should reread, just for the pure enjoyment of it, one of my favorite heinlein books... haven't read a fiction book of any kind since i don't remember when


Which would be?

I generally do a fiction to around 3-4 non-fictions. Or the other way around.

Except during Lent.

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SF ... or historical fiction?

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SF ... or historical fiction?



When I rotate, I read fiction, generally. Last fiction was a Holmes based mystery. But could be SF, could be alt-history, could be historical fic, could be mystery, or something closely related. I am about to order a Dornford Yates that seems to fall in the closely related to fantasy area.

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Sorry, I meant in regard to the Janissaries series. Is it SF .... or historical fiction?

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Highlander wrote:
Sorry, I meant in regard to the Janissaries series. Is it SF .... or historical fiction?



I wondered what you meant. Still, it was a fascinating answer, revelatory of much...something.

SF.

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faithfulservant wrote:
perhaps i should reread, just for the pure enjoyment of it, one of my favorite heinlein books... haven't read a fiction book of any kind since i don't remember when


Which would be?

I generally do a fiction to around 3-4 non-fictions. Or the other way around.

Except during Lent.


i would actually have to think about it some...there were many that i enjoyed... a lot

given that, iirc, the past through tomorrow was kind of a compendium of stories having to do with lazurus and his progeny, if i can root that one out, it will probably be the one

i noticed there was a the notebooks of lazurus long listed among his works... not sure i was/am familiar with it ... i'm almost positive i didn't read it ... can't believe, if i was aware of its existence , that i didn't pick it up at the time... oh well , win some , lose some

all righty then, looking into it i found this

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The Notebooks of Lazarus Long is a 1978 selection of aphorisms from one of Robert A. Heinlein's main characters (Lazarus Long). These were originally published as two "intermissions" in the 1973 novel Time Enough for Love.


i know i read time enough for love (one of my favorites), so logically, that kinda means i read the notebooks, right? 8-)

if i can't find "tptt", then i'll read time enough for love if i can find it....most of his easily found works are the hardbacks in the bookshelves

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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi
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faithfulservant wrote:
GKC wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
perhaps i should reread, just for the pure enjoyment of it, one of my favorite heinlein books... haven't read a fiction book of any kind since i don't remember when


Which would be?

I generally do a fiction to around 3-4 non-fictions. Or the other way around.

Except during Lent.


i would actually have to think about it some...there were many that i enjoyed... a lot

given that, iirc, the past through tomorrow was kind of a compendium of stories having to do with lazurus and his progeny, if i can root that one out, it will probably be the one

i noticed there was a the notebooks of lazurus long listed among his works... not sure i was/am familiar with it ... i'm almost positive i didn't read it ... can't believe, if i was aware of its existence , that i didn't pick it up at the time... oh well , win some , lose some

all righty then, looking into it i found this

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The Notebooks of Lazarus Long is a 1978 selection of aphorisms from one of Robert A. Heinlein's main characters (Lazarus Long). These were originally published as two "intermissions" in the 1973 novel Time Enough for Love.


i know i read time enough for love (one of my favorites), so logically, that kinda means i read the notebooks, right? 8-)

if i can't find "tptt", then i'll read time enough for love if i can find it....most of his easily found works are the hardbacks in the bookshelves


I have THE NOTEBOOKS.

I'd reread one of the juveniles. Which with the Winston Science Fiction series were my first in-depth reading of SF.

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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi
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i have no doubt...i recall your saying the juvies were your favorites :yes:

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i have no doubt...i recall your saying the juvies were your favorites :yes:



I'm consistent.

Mainly.

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A man of consistent sorrow.


Currently.

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is that better than this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK1YTWjw36U

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faithfulservant wrote:
Highlander wrote:
A man of consistent sorrow.


is that better than this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK1YTWjw36U


I'll wait for the reply

But my daughter has oft tried to get me to see that movie. And she's known me all her life.

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The juvies are good because they're not preachy

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Peregrinator wrote:
Also, I read on Twitter that this month is "Vintage Sci-Fi Month". I'm going to read something that I've wanted to read for some time, but never got around to: Poul Anderson's Tau Zero.

Finished Tau Zero and read Jerry Pournelle's Janissaries. Now on Tran (the sequel, actually an omnibus of two books) in preparation for Mamelukes

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i'm impressed ... i haven't even begun to start looking for the book i'm going to read yet

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