• Re: Tgm<->Fido

    From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to August Abolins on Mon Oct 26 19:34:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to Brother Rabbit <=-

    Hi Stas, I'm surprised to see the gate is operating so soon. What
    magic did you manage to do?

    Remember, the enemy's gate is down...



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  • From August Abolins@2:333/808.7 to Kurt Weiske on Tue Oct 27 16:28:24 2020
    Hi Kurt!

    26 Oct 20 19:34, you wrote to me:

    Hi Stas, I'm surprised to see the gate is operating so soon.
    What magic did you manage to do?

    Remember, the enemy's gate is down...

    I don't understand the reference, but Stas' system was on auto-pilot while he was away from home base for several weeks. But the gate started up sooner than he said it would be possible. Maybe he received some remote-human assistance.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to August Abolins on Wed Oct 28 06:43:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-


    Remember, the enemy's gate is down...

    I don't understand the reference

    Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.


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  • From Charles Pierson@2:221/6.21 to Kurt Weiske on Thu Oct 29 09:44:30 2020
    Hello, Kurt Weiske.
    On 10/28/20 6:43 AM you wrote:

    August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-
    Remember, the enemy's gate is down...
    I don't understand the reference
    Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.

    I thought so, but wasn't for certain.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Kurt Weiske on Thu Oct 29 17:23:08 2020
    On 28/10/2020 9:43 a.m., Kurt Weiske : August Abolins wrote:

    I don't understand the reference

    Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.

    A message of hope and opportunity?

    How far is it into the book when that phrase is used? I never
    finished the book. I liked the premise though, and hoped to get a
    chance to continue where I left off - which was quite early.


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  • From Charles Pierson@1:229/426.67 to August Abolins on Thu Oct 29 10:35:28 2020
    Hello, August Abolins.
    On 10/29/20 5:23 PM you wrote:

    Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.
    A message of hope and opportunity? How far is it into the book
    when that phrase is used? I never finished the book. I liked the
    premise though, and hoped to get a chance to continue where I left
    off - which was quite early.

    Oddly, I've never read it. I did read another book in the series, which title fails me, but is supposed to be like 1000 years later.

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  • From August Abolins@2:333/808.7 to Charles Pierson on Thu Oct 29 23:30:22 2020
    Hi Charles!

    29 Oct 20 10:35, you wrote to me:

    Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.

    Oddly, I've never read it. I did read another book in the series,
    which title fails me, but is supposed to be like 1000 years later.

    Do you remember if you like it and whether it read like a complete story even though you read it out of chronological step with the others? You could probably treat the 1st books in the series as flash-backs.

    I heard that the film (2013) is supposed to be pretty good. I did not realize that Harrison Ford was in it. I'll have to cue it up.



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  • From Charles Pierson@1:229/426.67 to August Abolins on Fri Oct 30 07:26:24 2020
    Hello, August Abolins.
    On 10/29/20 11:30 PM you wrote:

    Do you remember if you like it and whether it read like a complete
    story even though you read it out of chronological step with the
    others? You could probably treat the 1st books in the series as flash-backs. I heard that the film (2013) is supposed to be pretty
    good. I did not realize that Harrison Ford was in it. I'll have
    to cue it up.

    I've seen the film, and I did enjoy it. I do understand that it, being a movie adaptation of the book.

    If I hadn't seen that, not really having any familiarity with that universe or characters at all would likely been confusing, but the story was still enjoyable.



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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to August Abolins on Fri Oct 30 07:15:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    How far is it into the book when that phrase is used? I never
    finished the book. I liked the premise though, and hoped to get a
    chance to continue where I left off - which was quite early.

    Fairly early on, while they're in Battle School. I think it was
    against a team where they surrounded one of their teammates so he
    wouldn't be immobilized, then "dropped" to the enemy's gate.

    I never read the sequels, I should consider it.


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  • From August Abolins@2:333/808.7 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Oct 31 00:56:35 2020
    Hi Kurt!

    30 Oct 20 07:15, you wrote to me:

    How far is it into the book when that phrase is used? I never
    finished the book.

    Fairly early on, while they're in Battle School. I think it was
    against a team where they surrounded one of their teammates so he
    wouldn't be immobilized, then "dropped" to the enemy's gate.

    Your initial post and the phrase from the story driggered my curiosity of the film. The film seemed a bit rushed or incomplete in certain parts. Now I'm curious to fill in the gaps with the books.

    I never read the sequels, I should consider it.

    I did not realize that Card wrote 6 prequels (2 trilogies) to Ender's Game several years later. It's like he's creating something similar to the "trilogies" in the Star Wars saga.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to August Abolins on Sat Oct 31 07:33:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I did not realize that Card wrote 6 prequels (2 trilogies) to Ender's
    Game several years later. It's like he's creating something similar to
    the "trilogies" in the Star Wars saga.

    I'm back to re-reading the Foundation series. It's been years,
    apparently one of the media streaming channels is doing a series
    about it.



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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Dec 26 14:58:00 2020
    Hello Kurt!

    ** On Saturday 31.10.20 - 07:33, Kurt Weiske wrote to August Abolins:

    I'm back to re-reading the Foundation series. It's been
    years, apparently one of the media streaming channels is
    doing a series about it.

    The tv series looks interesting. It's probably something I would
    watch, and THEN dig through the books to get the "full" story.


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  • From Bob Roberts@1:218/840 to August Abolins on Sat Dec 26 13:15:04 2020
    I'm back to re-reading the Foundation series. It's been
    years, apparently one of the media streaming channels is
    doing a series about it.

    The tv series looks interesting. It's probably something I would
    watch, and THEN dig through the books to get the "full" story.

    I read Foundation many many years ago. I still think about it frequently. It's only of those series that just "stuck with me." It covers such a vast amount of time and space, and is so detailed.... its a very rich set of books. I highly recommend. If I recall correctly they also lead very perfectly into
    Asimov's Robot series.

    I'm very exicited about the AppleTV+ series which should be coming out soon.

    I have the books in paperback, I should dig them out.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to August Abolins on Sat Dec 26 15:38:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I'm back to re-reading the Foundation series. It's been
    years, apparently one of the media streaming channels is
    doing a series about it.

    The tv series looks interesting. It's probably something I would
    watch, and THEN dig through the books to get the "full" story.

    No, no, no!

    Always better to read the books first!



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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Bob Roberts on Sat Dec 26 14:50:39 2020
    Re: ender's game, books
    By: Bob Roberts to August Abolins on Sat Dec 26 2020 01:15 pm

    I read Foundation many many years ago. I still think about it frequently. It's only of those series that just "stuck with me." It covers such a vast amount of time and space, and is so detailed.... its a very rich set of books. I highly recommend. If I recall correctly they also lead very perfectly into Asimov's Robot series.

    I think it's the other way around - the I, Robot series lead into Foundation. https://asimov.fandom.com/wiki/Asimov_Timeline
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