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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then it has to be Consider Phlebas. Iain Banks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impulse man has struck again! Well done wayfriend. Yes, I'm afraid my repertoire is fairly limited compared to some of the well-read people here.

Your up, wayfriend.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, but no googling please.

An elite military unit discovers a treasure which helps an elite software company.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was Terminator 2, but I guess that's not a book and what I'm thinking of is something of a sub plot in the movie.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, mm. T2:JD could qualify as a book ...



... but Cyberdyne Systems is clearly a hardware company. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, clue number 2: The elite military unit was operated by the Allies, while the elite software company created a digital currency.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
Okay, clue number 2: The elite military unit was operated by the Allies, while the elite software company created a digital currency.

That sounds like what I remember from Cryptonomicon...which popped into my head cuz ad for flick about Turing was just on a bit ago, and Turing was in the book.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go ahead, Vraith.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
Go ahead, Vraith.

too late. I'm an assassin, I put a bullet in the head of this thread, it it dead.
You might think you can bring it back...but it will never be quite the same...just ask the pet cemetery peeps....

No, I will. I just don't have good one yet...I came up with one I thought would be cool...but you fuckers are too smart, and it already had been done...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK....here we go...

Literature, letters, and love as
2 Academics [living] story parallels
and
entangles with
2 Poets [dead].

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harold and the Purple Crayon?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the answer by Googlecheating. I'll post it if no one else actually know the answer Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heck, I even want to know what your google search expression was... I'm not even sure how I'd googlecheat on that description.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fairly straightforward really, Linna:

'two academics + two poets novel'

The book comes up on the first page of the search

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fairly straightforward really, Linna:

'two academics + two poets novel'

The book comes up on the first page of the search

u.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sgt.null wrote:
Harold and the Purple Crayon?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's your turn, U.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 3 years is long enough - U passes Very Happy

Let's kick it off again with an easy one - Mallory Ringess was the young man involved in which story? Give me the first book Very Happy
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