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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1680 comments Mod
We are excited about the winner of this year's Nebula, the finalists in the Locus awards, and so many TV shows coming from our favorite books. Plus, why Neil Gaiman will read a Cheesecake Factory Menu on stage. 

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Sean Lookielook Sandulak (seansandulak) | 431 comments Nice try on the name, V. Tom was close, but no cigar.

Also, for those too lazy to Google it, @24:47 "haint" is a variation of haunt. The word is chiefly used in the Southern U.S. to describe a ghost or spirit.


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Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1680 comments Mod
Sean wrote: "Nice try on the name, V. Tom was close, but no cigar.

Also, for those too lazy to Google it, @24:47 "haint" is a variation of haunt. The word is chiefly used in the Southern U.S. to describe a gho..."


Thanks! I immediately got the context when I started reading the book!


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Iain Bertram (iain_bertram) | 1335 comments Regarding Space Opera...

I have never felt the lack of hard SF is the main feature. Having been introduced to it via the Lensmen and Foundation I have always felt it to be civilisation spanning interstellar adventure with enormous stakes. Almost the complete opposite of what The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet is.. If it doesn't have hundreds (or millions) of ships and a few good space battles it isn't space opera...

(Star Wars is fantasy ....)


message 5: by John (Nevets) (new)

John (Nevets) Nevets (nevets) | 1554 comments OK, apparently I'm slow at picking up analogies. I had not put 2 and 2 together about Rosemary revealing her secret to her crew/sudo family being a stand in for coming out of the closet until Tom mentioned the story about his brother. Now that I see it, and sorta remember what I read 6 months ago, I think it tracks from the beginning of her story. Especially the running away from home after being ostracized by her friends, and then in the end learning to be content and accept who she was.

I guess there was a reason I became an engineer and not a lit major. ;-)


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terpkristin | 4142 comments John (Nevets) wrote: "I guess there was a reason I became an engineer and not a lit major. ;-)"

Ditto :)


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