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Author:  Malacandra [ Fri May 20, 2016 8:55 pm ]
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For a hobby writer who was looking to pick up a little pin money (and financially that's all it's proved to be so far, and the tax man will not be getting fat on my royalties so far), this is unbelievable...

Robert who did you say?

Big thanks to all the Oolite community and especially Thargoid for the "Hired Guns" OXP that inspired the story.

*sniffle*

Author:  Cody [ Fri May 20, 2016 10:06 pm ]
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<grins> Who indeed! As it happens, I was re-reading one of his shorts earlier this evening.

Author:  TheOldGamer [ Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:11 pm ]
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Awesome! Congratulations; the high praise aside, just finishing a novel is bloody hard work.

I haven't been able to read it, just the preview; but I certainly will once I can get this online payment nonsense figured out. That said, I can see the parallels and why your writing would be compared with Mr. Heinlein's. The colloquial, conversational style reminds me a great deal of Manny's 1st-person monologue in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

The thing about Heinlein is he bounced around a lot, changing his writing style from book to book. Mistress is radically different from Stranger In a Strange Land, for instance. Starship Troopers shared the 1st-person format with Mistress, but both its syntax and underlying philosophy is vastly different. He drifts easily from Young Adult (Have Spacesuit, Will Travel) to outright erotica (the Number of the Beast). I could picture RAH penning a space adventure about a young pilot-for-hire from his point of view.

Can't wait to read the rest of it; can't wait to get my own up on Kindle as well (About 50 pages from the end...been there for about a year. Sheesh!) so your book is a real inspiration. :)
Thanks!

Author:  Cody [ Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:24 pm ]
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He drifts easily from Young Adult (Have Spacesuit, Will Travel)...
Ahh yes, the Heinlein juveniles - read my first of those when I was about ten.

Author:  Malacandra [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:14 pm ]
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I was trying to work out which Heinleins I've read over the years. Red Planet would have been first and Stranger in a Strange Land not too many years later. Friday, not too long after it came out, Starship Troopers a year or so before, and I finally caught up with Time Enough for Love a few years ago. But that still leaves a huge list I've not touched.

I also think my style owes something to Jerry Pournelle as I reread West of Honor about five years ago, which gave me a few thoughts on what a low-tech Anarchy world might be like. Still trying to get traction on the sequel!

Author:  Cody [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:57 pm ]
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Push the button, throw the switch, cut the beam... make it march! Gotta love the Internet Archive!

Author:  Diziet Sma [ Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:10 am ]
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Thanks! 8)

Author:  Cody [ Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:18 pm ]
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You're welcome! If there's one thing the BBC excels at, it's radio drama/adaptations.

Author:  Malacandra [ Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:35 pm ]
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Heh. :D I was surprised to see this topic revive after five months or so, but while it's here: I'm dipping another toe in the water with a local craft fair, at which another local author has suggested I try bringing along some paper copies and seeing if I get any nibbles. (Contrary to what one of the brats at my school asked me, none of my Amazon reviews were by my mother, daughter or wife. Two out of those would have been impossible anyway.)

Fly safe!

Author:  Malacandra [ Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:18 pm ]
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Hi again,

Sales promo on the Kindle edition of "Claymore Mine" if you're in the UK.

link here

You know it makes sense. 8)

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