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Hopefully it will be earlier than that; in a recent podcast, he mentioned that he was going to be working on Earthcore within the next two years, as I recall, so WOOT!
And there will definitely have to be some revisions of some sort. After all, the corporate HQ for Earthcore, inc. was in the now-wasteland of Detroit…
@BigJohn, I will keep G, and her family, in my thoughts and prayers. Tell her I’m sending good vibes her way.
Intriguing thoughts @BeerWill. I suppose we won’t find out until 2027, when the FDO finally gets around to writing it
Interesting thought, though they don’t need to be wiped out in Mt Fitzroy so much as left to their own devices. Just think, if all the humans are killed when they confront them at Mt Fitzroy then the rocktopi et-al there would presumably just stay below and eventually die out without anyone else knowing about them.
Or maybe the Mt Fitzroy ones are in better shape, manage to get their ship to takeoff, and then even if people did know about them then time (~700 years) and possibly scant evidence left would leave Quentin clueless about them.
I think they are the same. It seems to me that the FDO has decided to modify the morphology of them slightly. I remember them having very distinct arm in Earthcore unlike these ones which seem to just create arms at will.
That leads on to another question, if Quentin and the other humans have never heard of ‘Rocktopi’, wouldn’t this mean that they are successfully wiped out in Mt Fitzroy?
Asking for the power of the Junkies to effect good vibes and direct them toward my friend, who is having one hell of a week.
This week, her nephew is getting married. Her sister (her nephew’s mom) is a deadbeat who, despite his desires to have her there, finds every excuse to blame someone else for her inability to attend. Her excuse is that she wants to attend her granddaughter’s 1st Thanksgiving rather than her own son’s wedding. So it falls on my friend, we’ll call her G, to help her nephew plan the entire wedding.
G is Colombian, and her aunt and uncle are in town for the wedding this week. Their son is unable to attend because he is in university in Bogota. Yesterday, he was murdered at school, hacked to death by a machete.
The nephew and his wife were in a car accident yesterday, hit by a drunk driver. They do appear to be ok for now, though they both were hospitalized over night.
G’s other aunt is having a mastectory on Wednesday.
This is a crazy stressful time for my good friend, who has a heart of gold and is selflessly giving of her own time and resources (though she is a single mother of two). She’s in an incredibly bad place right now, trying to be strong for everyone, including herself, and she could really use any good vibes you could send her way.
Hey. I’m writing a story right now, and I have questions about the terminology used in dealing with Androids and AI type stuff.
At the moment, I have plans to continue to add to what little I have and I think it could be a good shot for a novel, or possibly a string of comic books, but I also think the first 11 pages that I have written could stand alone as a decent sci-fi short story that I could submit to some magazines.
The problem here is that I am woefully ignorant and unaware of what exactly goes on in modern day computers, much less futuristic humanistic androids. I’m fairly certain that when describing the inner-workings of a complex sentient machine, one can only get so far with vague terms like ‘processors’, ‘circuits’, ‘motors’. etc. etc. Can anyone direct me to a decent database or manual for which to kind of get a feel for the language and a somewhat decent understanding of general computer systems? Doesn’t have to be anything too comprehensive, but if that’s what you’d recommend I’m all about it. I’m just looking to not come across like a complete floundering ass just throwing around science sounding words.
Finally caught up and I have to say, this is by far the best season since the first.
I think you would enjoy Paul Cooley, Eric Luke, Mike Bennett and Patrick Mclean.
I also particularly enjoyed Mike Coggins’ thrillers and Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals.
If you like Nathan Lowell, give a try to Abigail Hilton’s Guild of the Cowry Catchers: Nathan has a big part in it. Don’t let the furries fool you.
I’ve been a fan of J.A. Areces’ The Salen Concord series. Start with Interview for a Wizard.
I was pulling for Don Pine winning with his last flash of fourth quarter magic. Thought it would be an interesting turn of events, actually, given how hard the book was pulling one way.
Ok I have read/heard everything from Scott, I have also listened to a number of other authors offerings via podiobooks dot com.
Some of the other authors I have listened to are:
Does anyone have any suggestions of other good audio books on podiobooks website?