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Re: Lost & Found

Post by boballab » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:57 pm

imthejman85 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:55 pm
I read a story on storiesonline.net years back where the protagonist was I think struck by lightning or something like that. He eventually learned he'd developed the ability to manipulate/create matter and his power grew as the story ran it's course. He had some relationship issue with his wife/GF(can't remember which). In the end I think he basically cleaned the CO2 from the atmosphere instantly and moved to the moon or something. Anyone know the name? Been looking for it off and on for a couple years now.
It sounds like a couple stories mixed together, because the one story I remember about where there is a person hit by lightning the MC was in middle school at the time but do not remember the name of that story. Then there is the story The Spark by Zoras, https://storiesonline.net/s/72851/the-spark , where the MC gets powers from someone that is escaping the government and he can manipulate electricity. ends up finding a buried alien ship and escapes to the stars in it. Finally there is Island Mine by Refusenik, https://storiesonline.net/s/73545/island-mine , where the MC gets power from a group of Alien AI's that let him construct just about anything out of anything else with nanobots, falls in love with a person, gets in fight with China and she dies in a sneak nuke attack on his island. He also has a moon base, space station or both and iirc heads to Mars at the end.
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Re: Lost & Found

Post by cdhaag » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:45 pm

It sounds like, Kinetic by hammingbyrd7.

https://storiesonline.net/a/hammingbyrd7

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Re: Lost & Found

Post by SoronelHaetir » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:09 am

Talking about Artie's "Time of Arrival", I have this through chapter 9 but I am pretty sure he posted chapter 10 shortly before taking down the asstr archive, does anyone have that?

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Re: Lost & Found

Post by kd7mvs » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:56 am

The last stable backup of Artie's stories on the Wayback Machine is http://web.archive.org/web/201111211316 ... index.html; it was taken on November 21, 2011, less than a month prior to his taking everything down.

It only has Time of Arrival through Chapter 9. Given the posting date for that, I doubt that Chapter 10 ever got posted.

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Re: Lost & Found

Post by wetnomad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:07 pm

Don't know where it came from, but I have a Chapter 10 (the last chapter I have) integrated into my copy of the story. The end note on the chapter says 'End of Part 10' and then 'rev 2012/08/06'. The usual ending of his stories, either FIN or FINI is not present. Presumably the last revision was either 8th June 2012 or 6th Aug 2012, depending on what dating convention was used. As I say, I don't know where I acquired the chapter, possibly from ASSTR itself, as I followed several authors there. However, if as you say he took that down in 2011 then I haven't a clue as to where I found it. I know he posted to other sites so perhaps one of those gave me it. Currently I have it in .doc format as one concatenated document of all parts. The rather short chapter 10 extends approximately 12 pages (of a total of 232) from shortly after his holiday at the ranch, through the rescue of Klaus and the return of the slaz to their planet and then returning to his ship and regaining a human type body again.

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Re: Lost & Found

Post by imthejman85 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:48 pm

boballab wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:57 pm
imthejman85 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:55 pm
I read a story on storiesonline.net years back where the protagonist was I think struck by lightning or something like that. He eventually learned he'd developed the ability to manipulate/create matter and his power grew as the story ran it's course. He had some relationship issue with his wife/GF(can't remember which). In the end I think he basically cleaned the CO2 from the atmosphere instantly and moved to the moon or something. Anyone know the name? Been looking for it off and on for a couple years now.
It sounds like a couple stories mixed together, because the one story I remember about where there is a person hit by lightning the MC was in middle school at the time but do not remember the name of that story. Then there is the story The Spark by Zoras, https://storiesonline.net/s/72851/the-spark , where the MC gets powers from someone that is escaping the government and he can manipulate electricity. ends up finding a buried alien ship and escapes to the stars in it. Finally there is Island Mine by Refusenik, https://storiesonline.net/s/73545/island-mine , where the MC gets power from a group of Alien AI's that let him construct just about anything out of anything else with nanobots, falls in love with a person, gets in fight with China and she dies in a sneak nuke attack on his island. He also has a moon base, space station or both and iirc heads to Mars at the end.
Nope, I've read Island Mine(wish there was a sequel) but never read the other.
cdhaag wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:45 pm
It sounds like, Kinetic by hammingbyrd7.

https://storiesonline.net/a/hammingbyrd7
Yeap, that's the one. Thanks for the help both of ya.
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Re: Lost & Found

Post by GBLW » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:03 am

Looking for a story whose plot is much like H Beam Piper's "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen" in many ways - but the plot revolves around a group of space explorers who arrive at a planet just in time to break up an attack on a semi-fortified establishment by a group of thugs. The space men (and women) find that there are products on the new planet that they can sell on Earth, but in order to be able to purchase those products they have to choose sides and they do, but along the way one or two of them become 'romantically' involved with the natives.

The tale is an older one, in fact I think I can recall reading it in one of the old sci-fi magazines of the 1950s, BUT I know I read it more recently as a 'short' story in a book of several tales of somewhat similar ilk.

Unfortunately I cannot recall the name of the story, the author or the compendium where it can be found - and being faced with having to search through a few hundred books in my personal collection I am feeling somewhat stuck. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Lost & Found

Post by GBLW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:41 am

For those who might have been interested, the folks who comment on the "Beyond the Far Horizon" website were able to assist me to find the story - it was titled "When in the Course" by H Beam Piper and in the collection titled "Federation."

For those who read Piper's stories, it was submitted to John Campbell at Analog and he suggested it be changed to fit into the "Time Crime" series, so Piper rewrote the plot, which became the somewhat infamous "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen" that many people think is one of Piper's best tales.
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Re: Lost & Found

Post by kd7mvs » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:35 am

Hadn't checked here for a bit, but if I'd seen GBLW's initial post that's precisely what I would have directed you to.

I might not have come up with the title or which collection, as I've had to drastically downsize my library, but that Lord Kalvin was a modification of another story by Piper which used interstellar travel rather than cross-reality travel, that I would have tossed out.

According to the note at the ISFdb, it was first published in Federation, so it didn't actually appear in Astounding.

It being published at all is due to John Carr's efforts to bring together every SF related story Piper had written that he could lay his hands upon and obtain permission from the IP holders, including those works revised and published in different format later on.

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