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Re: Oolite Novellas, 'Status Quo' and 'Mutabilis'...

Post by Arexack_Heretic » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Re-read your Oolite saga stories.
Nice read, though the characters use pretty archaic speach, which would be more effective if only some characters were thus affected. A GalCop elitist villain is expected be overly elloquent, a poor (dangerous) tramptrader girl not so much.
After reading SQ I decided to keep track of typos etcetera found in the remaining three.
Limited myself mostly to typos and tried to refrine from commenting on content. (I ended up virtually rewriting a text once and that is just too much like hard work ;))

edit: followed McLane's suggestion of making a PM to Drew.
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Re: Oolite Novellas, 'Status Quo' and 'Mutabilis'...

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:45 pm

Arexack_Heretic wrote: edit: hmm spoilertags don't seem to be working. made text tiny.
ROT13 works better.. :wink:
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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Re: Oolite Novellas, 'Status Quo' and 'Mutabilis'...

Post by Commander McLane » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:16 pm

Arexack_Heretic wrote:edit: hmm spoilertags don't seem to be working. made text tiny.
Or send it as PM directly to Drew.

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Re: Oolite Novellas, 'Status Quo' and 'Mutabilis'...

Post by Arexack_Heretic » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Huh, didnt think of a PM, couldnt find an e-mail adddres on his site. Could've searched longer probably. oh well. :roll:
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Re: The Oolite Saga

Post by drew » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:26 pm

After 7 years it seemed about time to update the first post in this thread - so that's done!.

PM or email is good for contact. drew at wagar dot org dot uk

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Post by CommRLock78 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:48 pm

Drew -

I'm finally getting to reading the Oolite saga after two years of having it downloaded.

I must say they are a thoroughly enjoyable read so far!!! Excellent work - really like the style, character development, and conversations. A great read! Thank you!

- Robert
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Post by CommRLock78 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:30 pm

Drew -

I finished Finis last week. I really thoroughly enjoyed reading the story - as I said before excellent writing and character development.

I'm glad it turned out the way it did, although my guess is that the story must take place in the "future", save the Q-Mine, which we have "in the present" (i.e., in the game). Anyway, I really like how you portrayed not only the thargoids, but the members of the board here. One of my favourite characters in the saga is DaddyHoggy, the wise avian librarian from Ordima.

Thanks for sharing that!

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Post by drew » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed, Robert! Always good to hear. Stay tuned on the next Elite work... it won't be long now!

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Post by spud42 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:35 am

Drew,
I found your Oolite saga books on ios last week and must say i have thoroughly enjoyed them. I have not finished the third book yet but its on my phone and i cant put it down.
Love the subtle and not s subtle references to other scifi , makes me wonder how many i missed... will have to go back and re read the books slower ...lol
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Post by CommRLock78 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:20 am

spud42 wrote:Drew,
I found your Oolite saga books on ios last week and must say i have thoroughly enjoyed them. I have not finished the third book yet but its on my phone and i cant put it down.
Love the subtle and not s subtle references to other scifi , makes me wonder how many i missed... will have to go back and re read the books slower ...lol
I think I need to read them again more slowly too :). They are terribly difficult put down!
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Re: The Oolite Saga

Post by spud42 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:52 am

CommRLock78 wrote:
spud42 wrote:Drew,
I found your Oolite saga books on ios last week and must say i have thoroughly enjoyed them. I have not finished the third book yet but its on my phone and i cant put it down.
Love the subtle and not s subtle references to other scifi , makes me wonder how many i missed... will have to go back and re read the books slower ...lol
I think I need to read them again more slowly too :). They are terribly difficult put down!
they are.... i have actually paused Oolite to read the fight between Rebeca and Coyote in the asteroid belt on the way to get the bio weapon.....
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Re: The Oolite Saga

Post by drew » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:18 am

Glad you're still enjoying these folks. Books three and four are by far the best of the Oolite Saga.

Elite Reclamation on the other hand, takes it to an entirely new level, to be released in the next few months.

www.drewwagar.com

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Post by CommRLock78 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:52 pm

drew wrote:Glad you're still enjoying these folks. Books three and four are by far the best of the Oolite Saga.

Elite Reclamation on the other hand, takes it to an entirely new level, to be released in the next few months.

http://www.drewwagar.com

Cheers,

Drew.
I'll be keeping an eye out for the next tour-de-force :D.

(I agree, books 3 and 4 are the best ;)).
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Re: The Oolite Saga

Post by spud42 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:36 am

drew wrote:Glad you're still enjoying these folks. Books three and four are by far the best of the Oolite Saga.

Elite Reclamation on the other hand, takes it to an entirely new level, to be released in the next few months.

http://www.drewwagar.com

Cheers,

Drew.

literally couldnt put it down. was reading on the iphone as i walked between jobs... lol even kept reading while waiting for machines to boot or do updates...

looking forward to the new book.
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Re: The Oolite Saga

Post by milinks » Fri May 02, 2014 12:25 pm

Having read and re-read the Dark wheel novella, over the years, I really wanted to find something that was similar, but obviously not as good, as the original story. What I came upon in the status Quo, was a full novel, full of depth, suspense, relationship issues, and the setting for, not just a story but more a quest of the truth, involving Galcorp and the hidden and murky issues of the Dark Wheel. Having been an avid reader for many years, from Dick Francis easy reading crime stories, to Robert Ludlum gritty Novels, on to terry Brooks and The shannara legacy? I've never stereotyped a given novel or author.

As I was nearing the end of the Status Quo, I had a mind to write and say how fantastic the novel was, that in my opinion, given the history of oolite as background, it surpassed Robert Holdstocks novel, who, admittedly had to make up his history, and crammed so much into a short story. I wished to tell Drew that I thought Status Quo was a fantastic piece of literature, not something that was cobbled together, that through the depth and quality of what is oolite and the many contributors, he brought a new dimension to the history of this seminal game. Unfortunately I didn't write to Drew about this, as I HAD to read Mutabilis, I had to know what happened to Rebecca and Jim, and the Dark Wheel. So, now half way through Finis, I thought I would write and say... Well done Drew! I would never have thought that from the small beginnings of oolite that it would produce a write of such quality, that is now writing the Novella for Elite: Dangerous. I could think of no-one better placed, and I commend you on your writings thus far, and hope to continue to read you works. Thankyou for giving me such entertainment!

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