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Finished the Introduction. By far, the best introduction I've read by an author ever. I've never had one make me cry before.
Dec 02, 2008 06:27AM
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Finished finally
Dec 04, 2008 08:08PM
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Done for tonight. Will finish this tomorrow (I hope).
Dec 03, 2008 08:19PM
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Starting Chapter 13
Dec 03, 2008 07:41PM
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I was not surprised by chapter 12 ... the chapter title was overly prophetic
Dec 03, 2008 06:20PM
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Hmm ... chapter 11 is called "Vini Vidi Vici" ... I can see the writing on the battleroom wall already.
Dec 03, 2008 05:40PM
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Starting Chapter 10
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Starting chapter 9
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Starting chapter 8
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Starting chapter 7
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In the middle of chapter 4 - very good so far.
Dec 02, 2008 05:49PM
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message 1: by Jon (last edited Dec 02, 2008 06:34AM) (new) - added it

Jon And I have some research to do. Orson Scott Card claimed that Isaac Asimov's Foundation was an extrapolation of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon.

Card also mentioned a few military texts like Army of the Potomac Trilogy: Mr. Lincoln's Army/Glory Road/a Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton and Warfighting by Captain John F. Schmitt, US Marine Corp.

Finally, as mentioned in a letter to Card from an Army aviator written during the first Gulf War, the book Armor by John Steakley.


message 2: by Ron (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ron Almost anything could be an extrapolation of Gibbon's Decline and Fall. ;-)

But I can see where Asimov's conceptual starting point might have paralleled a far flung province, like Britannia, in an empire tottering toward the abyss.


message 3: by Ron (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ron I've never read any Orson Scott Card. Now may be the time, and this may be the book.


message 4: by Jon (new) - added it

Jon I was trying to find you a link to a copy of the Introduction from the edition I have in hand, because he claims (as of March 1991) that he sent it to a publication called "Pheonix Rising" prior to the printing of the book. However, I had no luck.

I haven't started the story yet, but several people have recommended this book to me. And it was a group selection earlier this year, so I'm looking forward to going through all the old discussion threads.


message 5: by J. (new) - rated it 5 stars

J. Armor is one of my favorites. You should give the audiobook version a try. That is the book Tom Weiner was born to narrate.


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