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by Bester
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A head's up.
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: A head's up.

While I can't deny wishing for a new chapter, you shouldn't worry about delays. You have enough issues on your plate, and all of us can be patient.

Is there any word about how your mother's treatment is going?
by Bester
Wed May 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A serious update.
Replies: 39
Views: 6125

Re: A serious update.

Fel, I'm sorry to hear about such a grim prognosis. My thoughts are with you and your mother.

As others have said, your priorities to put your family first are absolutely right. Spend what time she has with her.
by Bester
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updatish II.
Replies: 75
Views: 25735

Re: Updatish II.

22 days, 9 hours, and 14 minutes. But who's counting?
by Bester
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon kindle?
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: Amazon kindle?

I hope you do reconsider, Fel. I think it would be amazing to have your books, particularly the two Firestaff series, on Kindle. I think it compares extremely well against content already there, and would be another way for us to support you.
by Bester
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updatish.
Replies: 109
Views: 39289

Re: Updatish.

I hope he is okay. Please let us know when there are updates.
by Bester
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)
Replies: 418
Views: 355223

Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

I know the story you are talking about, and I vaguely remember one of my grade school teachers around 4th grade telling/discussing this story. It is a Chinese folktale, and there are many versions of it. A quick google search came up with: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/816735.The_Seven_Chinese...
by Bester
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)
Replies: 418
Views: 355223

Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

For those of you that followed Worm (parahumans.wordpress.com), and if you haven't you should start now, the first chapter of the sequel was posted today. The sequel is called Ward, and is at parahumans.net. For those of you that didn't follow the first story, the Parahumans universe is a grimdark s...
by Bester
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 12
Views: 3853

Re: Audiobooks

I would highly recommend Oliver Wyman. I've previously listened to the audiobooks he did of the Monster Hunter series (Larry Correia), and am currently listening to the Safehold series (David Weber). Both series have a tremendous number of characters, and he is able to bring a different voice to the...
by Bester
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I don't do this often...
Replies: 18
Views: 9212

Re: I don't do this often...

I don't think he was kidding...
by Bester
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Books (Scifi)
Replies: 294
Views: 162319

Re: Good Books (Scifi)

I'll be interested to see other people's responses to this, as I'd like to read some of those books. The only ones that come to mind as being close (and they aren't an exact fit) are David Weber's Mutineer's Moon series and (to a lesser extent) his Honor Harrington Series. The former fits closer tha...
by Bester
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 522
Views: 207429

Re: Lost & Found

So, I am trying to identify a story I read where the protagonist finds or manufactures gold nuggets to sell. He learns that gold nuggets sell for more than raw gold because of their collector value. It is not Refusenik's Island Mine story. That is what triggered my memory. It could be a printed boo...
by Bester
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 522
Views: 207429

Re: Lost & Found

So, I am trying to identify a story I read where the protagonist finds or manufactures gold nuggets to sell. He learns that gold nuggets sell for more than raw gold because of their collector value. It is not Refusenik's Island Mine story. That is what triggered my memory. It could be a printed boo...
by Bester
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some program advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7325

Re: Need some program advice

Though not free, you should also look at Scrivener ( http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php ). It's a program that a lot of professional and amateur writers use. It's a little convoluted at first, but once you figure it out it is extremely handy with a lot of features like imbedded notes an...
by Bester
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 522
Views: 207429

Re: Lost & Found

Glad to help. Good Reading to you.
by Bester
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 522
Views: 207429

Re: Lost & Found

This sounds like Oil of Roses by (I believe) Fillmore. It is on SOL, but I'm at work so don't have a link or confirmation of author's name (and spelling).