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Robert Laird Generally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then…moreGenerally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then I continue writing the story. In the meantime, I start other stories that aren't "blocked."(less)
Robert Laird The cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through…moreThe cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through the woods looking for old sinkholes. The idea that one of these sinkholes used to be open, and finding one that might be currently unknown, is kind of a dream-come-true to a cave diver. So, imagining I was on a dive and found a previously unknown tunnel that lead to a previously unknown sinkhole was quite an exciting idea. What if, I thought, I came up through the sinkhole, and wasn't _where_ I thought I would be at all? Or.... _when_ I thought it would be.(less)
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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While this is a lightly entertaining and somewhat interesting story, I found that I had a lot of trouble liking it. I thought about it for a while and decided the author made a major error in not only making it first-person, but also making it a flas ...more
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As an obviously initial book in a to-be-written series of stories, Blue Remembered Earth accomplishes the goal of drawing detailed character studies of the protagonists, as well as fully sketching out the bigger players that will likely continue thro ...more
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In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul J. McAuley
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Having now read 3 of the 4 books in the Quiet War series, I have to say that the first book was fairly interesting and worthy of the praise it has received. The second book, Gardens of the Sun, a bit less so. And despite this third book bringing toge ...more
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