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  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:48 pm   Subject: Re: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
This is a partial plot of a (possible) 1960s Ace Double story with an unknown title and author.

An electrical engineer (circa 1960s) is climbing in the mountains when he is suddenly transported to ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:40 pm   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Stumped? Here's another science fiction story synopsis, with an unknown author and name.

Earth, present day.

The Sun's orbit around the center of our galaxy drags the Earth out of the "shad ...
  Topic: Piers Anthony!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 42
Views: 14415

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:57 am   Subject: Piers Anthony!
I like the Incarnations series for a while, and a few other of his books I found used, but it seemed to keep spiraling out to "this guy and this hot girl who has the hots for this guy for some re ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Greg Bear's novel was called Eon.
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:40 pm   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Haha, mine was a short sci-fi story "Knock", written by Fredric Brown. Aliens arrive and wipe out everything except 1 pair of every species.

Your last is a Greg Bear story...uh....Eco?
...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:25 pm   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Here's another one to stump the one person who reads this thread:

An asteroid known affectionately as "the potato" arrives in Earth's solar system. The US and Russia then fight for domina ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:59 am   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Nope, but it does remind me of "The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door."

--A

That would have been an easy read and made for the world's shortest book ...
  Topic: Piers Anthony!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 42
Views: 14415

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:13 am   Subject: Piers Anthony!
It's easy for an author to write tons of light-weight reading. Consider the Tarzan novels and other ERB series, and Doc Savage. They also sell well. Piers Anthony also wrote some heavy stuff but it di ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:01 pm   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
How about this one then? A science fiction author is sitting alone in a cabin in an isolated area trying to think up an idea for a story. As soon as one comes to him, there is a quite unexpected knock ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:45 am   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
Stumped? Here's another science fiction story synopsis, with an unknown author and name.

Earth, present day.

The Sun's orbit around the center of our galaxy drags the Earth out of the "shad ...
  Topic: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 18
Views: 6553

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:00 am   Subject: Name this Science Fiction Novel!
This is a partial plot of a (possible) 1960s Ace Double story with an unknown title and author.

An electrical engineer (circa 1960s) is climbing in the mountains when he is suddenly transported to ...
  Topic: What Happens to Foul when Covenant Dies?
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 17
Views: 6016

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:06 am   Subject: What Happens to Foul when Covenant Dies?
Can anybody say "plot hole"?
  Topic: What Happens to Foul when Covenant Dies?
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 17
Views: 6016

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:20 am   Subject: What Happens to Foul when Covenant Dies?
So Covenant has effectively absorbed Foul. Will Foul still be absorbed when Covenant eventually passes away?
  Topic: Translating Kevin's First Ward
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 34
Views: 9634

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:45 pm   Subject: Translating Kevin's First Ward
I think we can assume that both the Giants and the Bloodguard would have been under strict instructions from Kevin about the keeping of the First Ward and the terms on which it would be made available ...
  Topic: Translating Kevin's First Ward
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 34
Views: 9634

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:26 pm   Subject: Translating Kevin's First Ward
According to LFB, which I am in the process of re-reading, even words that were simple to understand in one context of the Ward were difficult to translate in another context. That's according to Atia ...
  Topic: Translating Kevin's First Ward
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 34
Views: 9634

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:07 pm   Subject: Translating Kevin's First Ward
If the Giants have the gift of tongues, why didn't they translate Kevin's First Ward? Admittedly this would not have helped with the Oath of Peace blocking the usage of the lore contained within the W ...
  Topic: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 17
Views: 2299

PostForum: Coercri   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:17 pm   Subject: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
To be fair, Bush is the one who set up the timetable for withdraw from Iraq (though Obama still took the credit for it). However, I suppose Obama could have chosen to delay that if he'd wanted, so it ...
  Topic: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 17
Views: 2299

PostForum: Coercri   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:58 pm   Subject: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
I can see the logic of staying until everything is fixed, adhering to the maxim of "you broke it you fix it"; however, I think less damage will be caused in the long run if we simply leave q ...
  Topic: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 17
Views: 2299

PostForum: Coercri   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:45 pm   Subject: "There are precious few people who’ve been right about
"There are precious few people who’ve been right about Iraq."
www.slate.com/articles/news_a...troops_in.html

The US (read: 'Obawma administration') never should have withdrawn troops fro ...
  Topic: Wikipedia Write-up on the Last Chronicles
TheWormoftheWorld'sEnd

Replies: 3
Views: 1012

PostForum: General SRD Discussion and Other Works   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:57 pm   Subject: Wikipedia Write-up on the Last Chronicles
I was just thinking the other day that one of you smart people needs to complete the page for The Last Dark.

Passing the buck? It's no wonder, writing for Wikipedia really sucks.
 
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