Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Diacanu, Dec 18, 2012.
my god. there could be the defining novel of the early 21st century in there, but with those covers it'll sell for 40 cents at the bargain bin only.
I gotta admit, there were a few sections that made my skin crawl.
I'd imagine Storm had zero input on that, so he'll wind up screwed over by someone else's doing :/
Huh, was hoping their would be a paperback.
Might be a good excuse to get a tablet, however.
I need to read this again...
I need to read it. 'Cause I get to review it.
What is it about?
In a good way, like "man, this guy can really build the tension"?
Or, in a "damn, Storm is a creepy bastard", way?
Mostly the former, fueled by a little of the latter. You gotta figure that anyone who can write creepy has to be a little creepy on some level, or they couldn't do it.
Started reading it yesterday, about half way through. It's a fun read so far, though the rah rah Texas is great propaganda is laid on a bit too thick.
Well, it's alternate-history stuff, so Storm was at leisure to make Texas as great as he wanted. I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed what I've noticed laced all throughout the tale and most heavily concentrated on the Fox Rucker character. If you haven't, I'm not gonna spell it out, but for a certain segment of sci-fi fans, it's gonna stand out like a sore thumb.
Fox Rucker borrows heavily from Mal Reynolds, which is not at all surprising.
Ah, so you did catch that, then. Yeah, he does -- but like I told Storm, only Browncoats are likely to notice, and they'll approve.
So my review of Storm's book has been sent to the publisher!
The second volume is out. Has anybody started it yet?
Oops! I misread the date. It's not out until the 22nd. Really enjoyed the first one,particularly the way he moves back and forth between narration and dialectic.
Actually the second volume is out. I'm about halfway through it.
Just picked up all three on the Kindle. $3 bucks for all three. That's why I love my Kindle. No store could match that price.
^^^ I just did the same.
Gorram I want the 3rd part released now. Really digging how he haws managed to blend so many fascets of sci-fi as well as sci-fi culture references. The story is fun. That's all I need.
Read the first, started the second, gonna download the third shortly.
Well done, enjoyable so far. Wish there was a MAP showing the nations/borders of this alternate world--I prefer to have a visual reference to check upon. Caught the "Grandpa Mal" easter egg, and am enjoying the references to other famous historical figures in their alternate-world situations.
IMO he lays the Libertarian slant on a bit too heavily, and the Texas Freehold's government is a bit too laissez-faire. For example, where does the Prometheus Society get its funding? They're obviously paying Rucker & Co a pretty penny to take action on their behalf. Are they funded solely by "concerned citizens"?
But these are mere nitpicks. Enjoying the tale immensely thus far.
Third has been released.
First two are okay. Pulp fiction, easy reads.
A little heavy handed on the libertarian references but given who wrote the book it's a given. A little bit of the problem with the floating airship acting as an airport but hey it's fiction. I can suspend the disbelief. But it did make me think of one of my favorite games: Crimson Skies.
The heroes of the story seem to be straying a little bit into "Mary Sue" territory. They are just too damn good.
Finished part three. This was a full throttle ride that I did enjoy.
I'm half way through part three. There are some editing errors in it, something I didn't notice in parts 1 and 2. I'm willing to overlook them in return for certain favors from Mrs. Storm.
Yeah I caught the editing errors too. They mainly happened towards the end of the 3rd part. Not the authors fault.
Yeah, I saw that too. But, it was a great ride. I'm ready for the next adventure for our Big Damn Heroes.
Physical copy, dammit!
Hey, we're in the 21st century here, what's this physical copy thing of which you speak?
So, where can I this?
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