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Old June 8th, 2016, 02:14 PM
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It landed today.

I am in geek heaven. The book the foldout the SEH

Don't know if I should read it or lock it in a vault...
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It landed today.

I am in geek heaven. The book the foldout the SEH

Don't know if I should read it or lock it in a vault...
Read it. Definitely read it if you haven't read a copy already. In any case...read it!
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It landed today.

I am in geek heaven. The book the foldout the SEH

Don't know if I should read it or lock it in a vault...
Fold-out?

SEH?

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Fold-out?

SEH?

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Most purchases from Marc come with a patent card or an imperial award card.

Many of us have taken to listing them in our signatures as we collect more over time.
Thank you, Aramis.

I have a long absent gap from Traveller from time spent overseas and in the military. I appreciate you filling me in.

I suppose at some point, I should collect mine and make a signature block. I have a few officially from FFF purchases.

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Mine arrived today, with inscription and SEH. :-)
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I'll be blunt. I thought it was exceptionally poorly written. I couldn't get past the first few pages. No description whatsoever. I had no idea where I was, what thing or people looked like, what was where, and everything else.
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I wasn't expecting a literary triumph, Blue. Nor was I expecting an "important" novel. I didn't want Traveller by Conrad, James, Faulkner, Nabokov, or Franzen. Hell, I didn't even want Traveller by Koontz, Patterson, King, or Michener.

What I did want was Traveller by Marc W. Miller and that AotI delivered in dTons.

The prose style didn't matter one whit next to the ideas and insights. AotI was incredibly thought provoking and thought provoking was precisely what I wanted it to be.
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I couldn't get past the first few pages. No description whatsoever.
This happened to me the first times I tired to read The Name of the Rose, by Umbero Eco, but, when I preseverated I found a great book on it.

I cannot talk about AotI, as I have not read it, but have you finally passed the first few pages to see what do you find on it?
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I'm glad Marc opted to focus on the characters and their interactions rather than describe the background scenery.
I already know what I think the bridge of an Imperial capital looks like, I don't want Marc's book saying "hah ha you got it wrong" - I hope this makes sense.
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