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  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    I should add that when I finally got her full version together, back in late '15, it was saleable... in the nineties. Far too short to sell now, and I've written about 40% of it (and no one's been able...
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    I agree. In Diplomacy (tm), defender, if they defend, always wins....
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    Um... my late wife was distantly related, and our son has that last name... (and I'm trying to get a publisher to buy the first book in the universe I worked with her to write, which is why I'm writing...
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    True... but rotation/r&r is a lot cheaper on earth than to and from offplanet....
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    Disagree. 1. All eggs in one basket. 2. Can do stuff out there - say, on the Moon, cleaner and cheaper... get some heavy industry *off* planet. 3. Happy to reduce the scope of the problem: send me up!...
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    Who would *not* ground an outlet? Decades ago, they seem to have "grounded" by baring the grounding wire, and clamping it into the metal box. Now? I have mentioned that the former owner of this house raved about his handyman,...
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    And then there are the contractors. About 20 years ago, some friends had a house built. They asked the contractor to put in conduit and pull Cat-5, and the guy said, "huh? no". But they did get him to put...
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    Strikes me that hospitals should keep at least 10% of the ICU beds reserved for *non*COVID patients. And of the COVID patients that do get one, vaccinated get priority over non-vaccinated....
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    "Make life in the Phillipines hell"? You mean, beyond the US bases, and their current President, and COVID?...
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    Actually, my first response is, "what is the population of humans alive?"...
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    In my novel, the first aliens you see, the ones we have known (in the story) for thousands of years are more-or-less human sized tardigrades, who think of the oceans of Titan as we do of Bali. And they're non-aggressive......
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    Um, Etgares: is that et-gair-es, or et-gairs?...
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    Um, er, Murderbot is intended to be like a human. There's no alien in the design....
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    That would have been fun to listen to. Reminds me, for some reason, of the first time I saw Last Yamato (last of the three Starblazers anime) in the early/mid-eighties at a relaxacon outside Philly. Phil Roglio and Nick Pollota...
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    Here we go, the traditional (and actually comprehensible) proposal to simplify English spelling. http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/twain.htm On the other hand, what drives me crazy are speakers of other languages (say, Deutsche) deciding on how to transliterate. Quick, for anywhere from Norway to...
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    Reading your description of the house - would be nice. But I had to be in the DC area for my late job, I'd never lived in a split level before, and just under 1600'^2 (not counting the *half* basement)...
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    And the religious books are allegedly by humans, for humans, under an alleged superpower, and you notice how well they worked out. I mean, we all know that the Westover Badtaste Church believes the same as the Pope.......
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    Boy, Charlie, you are *so* right on this (trying to write non-humans). In my published novel, the hardest - worse than the intelligent race of tardigrades, was writing Enhanced humans. They really aren't "human" anymore. To avoid "as you know,...
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    Yct led me to a train of though leading to KSR as the heir to John Brunner. (Stand on Zanzibar, anyone?)...
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    Glad to hear of the pub date. I should pick up the ebook of the first trilogy, now that I've finished the Hugo readers' packet....
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    Not every downtimer in the 1632 universe are all on board with the uptimers. A lot really don't get them (I adore it when the light goes on - "they *mean* it). And a lot of folks who get on...
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    Which is why my political book, when I *finally* get around to writing it, will have socialism as control of the *capital* that controls production and distribution....
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    "...employment in mining on Earth". Let's see, 1970, US people employed in mining, 780k. Currently, 76k, due to automation and strip mining. Or it's been referred to as the "war on coal miners" (by the companies)....
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    But if they adults are literate, are you suggesting that no one could realize "this is a book for teaching children the language!"? They are Rosetta Stones....
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    Rosetta Stones, to translate? And you doubt it could be done? Really? Sorry, but there are millions and millions of them, all over the place, right now, to teach a language, and I don't mean online stuff. Let's see, one...
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    YES! That's *my* future, too, and we want it back *now*, thankyouveddymuch....
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    No idea where you got that one, but it's just passed all its on-ground testing the other day, and launch is scheduled for 18 Dec. Damn it, we can't go down - Worldcon (and we're working it) starts then....
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    Thanks, you've just given me an idea for a long-post-apocalyptic story, tough guy (wearing a fedora?) comes into town, looking for rumored ruined monestery that has maps, er, clay tablets that lead to a treasure of pre-apocalypse origin (which turns...
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    You mean like cryogenically-treated audio cables, for $1k for 6', for the true audiophile? (There are suckers everywhere.) https://www.takefiveaudio.com/contents/89-cryo...
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    I'm the age each of my parents died at. However, I had cancer, and was "cured", and had a quad bypass in Feb, so the reasons they both died dealt with. Several of my grandparents lived to their mid-eighties, so.......
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