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Russell P
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Russell P   5/2/2016 5:15:33 PM
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Battlefield Earth, Yes it's  Hubbard (when he was rational).

Great Book, Really Lousy Movie.

EE Doc Smith, Who has another name we should all know. 

Yes, MANY very intriging books from long ago.

 

Wishing I had the origianl DUNE movie as a miniseries.

Still like that one better than the made For SciFi channel one, tho they both have good points.

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chrisshore   10/26/2012 7:46:36 PM
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Sure you're not thinking of "Battlefield Earth" which, if I recall correctly was based on L Ron Hubbard's work and was, indeed, a farce?

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Max The Magnificent   10/26/2012 7:42:33 PM
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Didn't they do one with John Travolta? I seem to remember that (a) they did and (b) it was a farce

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chrisshore   10/26/2012 6:50:41 PM
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Ho ho! The wonderful world of EE Doc Smith, full of duodecaplylatomate bombs and the never-ending wat between pressor and tractor beams! I think the biggest problem with those was keeping the hyperbole going through seven books (well, six really as the main story had finished at the end of the sixth). Each book just had to be bigger, blastier, ballsier than the last. Re-read them all recently and they were still a ripping good read thirty five years after I read them for the first time. Quite unique. Filmable? Not sure, to be honest! But I'd like to see someone try...

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Alan42   10/26/2012 6:45:47 PM
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The Lensman Series by EE Smith, of the first Space Operas

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Max The Magnificent   10/25/2012 1:42:36 PM
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On my wish list also (I need a pay rise to be able to afford all of these :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/25/2012 1:35:10 PM
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WOW -- I just read the reviews -- I've added this to my wish list My Mom went to Calcutta on business when I was a kid -- she told me some stuff about it when I was older -- what she told me matches up with what the reviews say about the author's portrayal

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kfield   10/25/2012 1:31:46 PM
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And what about the "Queen of Bedlam" and "Speaks the Nightbird?" Loved those two by McCammon!!!

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kfield   10/25/2012 1:28:13 PM
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DId you read Simmons' "Song of Kali?" Man, that would make a creepy film!

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Max The Magnificent   9/19/2012 2:30:25 PM
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Wow -- I just took a look (you have to click on the image to start reading the graphic novel). I only had tome to read the first two pages, but I'm hooked -- I'll read the rest as soon as I get a spare minute --

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