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  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    Second what Michael said -- you need to edit that post. I have long been a fan of Book View Cafe but wasn't aware of Wizard's Tower Books and Weightless Books. Thanks for giving us a heads up....
  • Commented on Making history personal
    Oldest slept in: A home in Toul, France. I am unsure of the age, but certainly pre-WW1. Oldest been in: Perhaps a fort in Asia-minor constructed during the crusades. I have also been in Roman era ruins that I would...
  • Commented on Polemic: how readers will discover books in future
    In the last few years, the number of books I have started to read whose authors clearly have little grasp of grammar, plot, character or anything which makes a book interesting has increased at least an order of magnitude. I...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    If we can survive the mess we're heading into now, I figure we can survive about anything the universe hurls at us until the sun expands. Does that make me an optimist or a pessimist? Um, aren't you overlooking those...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    Sorry, but that quirk of Google's interaction with the login system is making it hard for me to guess who you are. I reckon you have been talking with S.M. Stirling....
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    There is also C.K. Criggers Gunsmith series, which is about a time-trippin' lady gunsmith. Not well known, but very entertaining stories. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/c-k-crigger/...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    ... I'm going to have to try and find it and re-read. WJW has regained the rights and recently republished (self-published) Ambassador of Progress. You can get the ebook any number of places. For example here: http://www.baenebooks.com/p-1966-ambassador-of-progress.aspx...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Merchant Princes
    Ahem: I think I'm ahead of you. Indeed....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Merchant Princes
    Good suggestion, Jan. I have gotten so used to using Amazon, that I quite forgot about Rakuten Kobo. I think I will start dealing with them for ebooks that are DRM free. Charlie@21: That probably explains why "someone in the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Merchant Princes
    The same thing happened to me when I bought the The Trader's War from amazon.co.jp. It clearly but erroneously stated that it was DRM free. I'm traveling now. Will pick up The Revolution Trade when I get back home as...
  • Commented on PSA: Ignore the news
    Even in farming, ammonium nitrate isn't a massively used fertilizer, ... Depends on the meaning of "massively used". When I was young (teenager) my family farmed over 100 acres of mostly corn (maize) and cotton. We bought ammonium nitrate by...
  • Commented on A message from our UK sponsors
    Got The Bloodline Feud in Japan via amazon.co.jp. Sold by Amazon Services International, Inc., and delivered on the 11th. Also, at not a bad price -- ¥780 (about $7.80 USD). The whole process was pretty painless....
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    OK. Gottcha. I will buy from Mythic Island Press and post reviews on Amazon and GoodReads....
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    So ... Am I correct in assuming that you get the best return when we purchase ebooks directly from Mythic Island Press?...
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    Just one more data point for you: For me, book discovery used to happen mainly in bookshops and libraries. That has changed. Lately, my discovery process seems to involve GoodReads discussions and recommendation/mentions on trusted blogs (like this one). I...
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    Just bought The Red: First Light from Amazon. I checked first at Smashwords because I understand that they give a slightly better deal to the author. (That is what Walter Jon Williams told me.) However, you weren't there. Is there...
  • Commented on A message from our UK sponsors
    Humm ... Amazon Japan says I can pre-order The Bloodline Feud right now -- at a 50% discount no less! http://www.amazon.co.jp/Bloodline-Merchant-Princes-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B00C2T56II/ How curious....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Linda Nagata
    Pony up $5.99 and read Vast to find out....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Linda Nagata
    Hi Linda, I'm a long time fan (loved the Nanotech Succession books) and a fellow graduate of the UofH (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics). Welcome to Charlie's sometimes unruly, but never dull, house....
  • Commented on Dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century
    See here: http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/iron.html...
  • Commented on Press release
    The Gini coefficient! One thing I like about this site is the high flux new things to learn....
  • Commented on Always Look on the Bright Side of... SF
    "Today, I thought we'd talk a bit about SF's current love affair with all things dark." There was some reaction to darkness in SF earlier this year in discussions of something called "Human Wave" SF. http://amandasgreen.wordpress.com/tag/human-wave-science-fiction/ Don't know that Human...
  • Commented on Zoom-Zoom
    Feeling a bit churlish and prejudgemental today, are we? I suppose we all have our hot buttons....
  • Commented on Zoom-Zoom
    The talk here today seems to be pretty much about cars and booze. Good topics to be sure, but what about the books? Stina, I just bought both of your books over at Baen Ebooks. (All the standard ebook formats...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Sort of like this? http://www.baenebooks.com/p-46-boundary.aspx Only, in that case it was dinos, not hairy elephants....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    "mammoth Secret Project"? Ho boy. Charlie is going to bring extinct critters back to life! This should be good....
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    Just finished a seemingly endless edit on a suite of tech manuals for a server management/maintenance system. Now off the the pub for a cure....
  • Commented on Status update
    Right. Let's give this a shot -- with a random comment for spice. ***"If you can't change your mind, are you sure you still have one?" -- Unknown***...
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