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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #825 on: April 10, 2017, 11:10 AM »
More like a short story, but I followed up When They Come From Space by Mark Clifton, with Do Unto Others.  I suspect Mark viewed Imperialism(tm) with a jaundiced eye to say the least.  :)

I have a few more of his eBooks to curb my appetite until my Green Lantern anthology arrives at the Library.  :)




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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #826 on: April 10, 2017, 08:44 PM »
The Holographic Universe
The Revolutionary Theory Of Reality
by Michael Talbot

Published in 1991 but new to me.
"...all matter exists in a vast web of connection"

An interesting challenge to my own existentialist view of life, viz. nothing matters and what if it did.
 

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #827 on: April 11, 2017, 07:06 AM »
"...all matter exists in a vast web of connection"

-cranioscopical (April 10, 2017, 08:44 PM)

My father's favorite expression was "It's not what you know.  It's who you know."  :)

Unfortunately he never introduced me to anyone useful.  :(


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #828 on: April 17, 2017, 06:05 PM »
found this site this morning, and if any of you are anything like me (who hates picking up a book only to find you're half way through (or worse, at the end!!) a series it's likely useful

http://www.orderofbooks.com/ - purports to list book series in order.  Its clearly not comprehensive, but its certainly worth keeping up your sleeve :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #829 on: April 18, 2017, 07:16 AM »
found this site this morning, and if any of you are anything like me (who hates picking up a book only to find you're half way through (or worse, at the end!!) a series it's likely useful

http://www.orderofbooks.com/ - purports to list book series in order.  Its clearly not comprehensive, but its certainly worth keeping up your sleeve :)

Another good resource is the Wiki.  If you look up the author often there are sections for series with the books in order.  In addition books not officially in the series that transpire in the same universe may be noted.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #830 on: April 18, 2017, 02:33 PM »
My father's favorite expression was "It's not what you know.  It's who you know."  :)

Unfortunately he never introduced me to anyone useful.  :(

Well, what do you know!

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #831 on: April 18, 2017, 03:37 PM »
My father's favorite expression was "It's not what you know.  It's who you know."  :)

Unfortunately he never introduced me to anyone useful.  :(

Well, what do you know!
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 02:33 PM)

Unfortunately I wasted a lot of time learning how to do stuff instead of who to do it for.  :)  It is pretty funny when I think about it.  My father did not have a gregarious personality.  But he ran for public office three times.  I suspect he didn't really want to win very badly.  The large Irish enclave is South Boston.  When my sister told him she was going to get married and live there he asked her "why do you want to be around those kind of people?"  He should have tried for an appointed position if he wanted to get into government.  :)

Edit: The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."  Made me think of the "who you know" homily my father favored.  :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #832 on: April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #833 on: April 19, 2017, 01:26 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #834 on: April 19, 2017, 07:04 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)

Heh heh heh.  Fortunately in Miami I don't have to worry about coming in from the cold.  ;)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #835 on: April 19, 2017, 07:04 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P

Wire you saying that Shades?   :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #836 on: April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #837 on: April 19, 2017, 01:37 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #838 on: April 19, 2017, 05:55 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #839 on: April 19, 2017, 06:28 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #840 on: April 19, 2017, 07:42 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #841 on: April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #842 on: April 19, 2017, 10:12 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #843 on: April 20, 2017, 07:03 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!



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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #844 on: April 20, 2017, 06:42 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #845 on: April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #846 on: April 21, 2017, 09:03 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #847 on: April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #848 on: April 21, 2017, 08:43 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM)

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #849 on: April 21, 2017, 09:56 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM)

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.
Say watt?