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  • Sock Monkey
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    I picked up the Blish book. Actually just received it the other day. It's not normally what I'd pick up, but I was intrigued by the description. As always, the Centipede edition is very nice.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    Could that have been someone else? A majority of Blish's writing was done prior to his Star Trek titles and he passed away only a few years after the first Trek novel came out.
    "Blish credited his financial stability later in life to the Star Trek commission, and the advance he received for Spock Must Die!.[12]:21"

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    Yes, I saw that too I wasn't surprised, as I remembered he has a PhD in Astrophysics.
    I knew about his degrees in Mathematics and Physics. I had never heard of his interest in Stereographic images and his efforts Stereographic photos of the solar system. Been some interesting reading today.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Did anyone else notice that the Stereoscopic viewers in Something Wicked were designed by Brian May?
    Yes, I saw that too I wasn't surprised, as I remembered he has a PhD in Astrophysics.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    no, but it doesn’t surprise me…he’s been very active in stereoscopic history and publication for a while. I have a couple of his oversized stereoscopic books, and their darned impressive (and entertaining).
    I was not aware of that until I went to the web to see if it was 'the' Brian May.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Did anyone else notice that the Stereoscopic viewers in Something Wicked were designed by Brian May?
    no, but it doesn’t surprise me…he’s been very active in stereoscopic history and publication for a while. I have a couple of his oversized stereoscopic books, and their darned impressive (and entertaining).

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  • Martin
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    Did anyone else notice that the Stereoscopic viewers in Something Wicked were designed by Brian May?

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I read that those Star Trek books set him up financially for the rest of his life, freeing him creatively to do different things.
    Could that have been someone else? A majority of Blish's writing was done prior to his Star Trek titles and he passed away only a few years after the first Trek novel came out.

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  • mhatchett
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    I read that those Star Trek books set him up financially for the rest of his life, freeing him creatively to do different things.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I ordered it. I like Blish, I think he is pretty under-rated. He also wrote some really good star trek novels.
    He did. His Star Trek novels were the first Trek books I read, and I was disappointed when I tried a different author's Trek book....didn't hold a candle to Blish.

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  • mhatchett
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    I ordered it. I like Blish, I think he is pretty under-rated. He also wrote some really good star trek novels.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Anybody spring for the limited of the Blish book this last weekend? I'm not a big sci-fi reader, and don't care much for religion in my fiction, so this was a pass for me. Sounds like those who bought this first book in the quartet get first refusal on the three subsequent volumes (in order to preserve their number), so it looks like I'm probably shut out for the set, but that's okay...hopefully I won't regret it later.
    I passed on this one. If it had been the Cities in Flight series, it would have been a much harder decision. I'm in Carl Sagan's camp when it comes to religion, and I don't usually find these in-depth examinations of belief systems worth my time. I did enjoy James Jose Farmer's Riverworld series, which I must read again one day.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I pass on the first Shea NIFTT volume as well...that one, unlike this Blish, I kind of waver on whether or not I did the right thing as I do like Shea's horror fiction (and have the AUTOPSY Centipede collection), but ultimately, like the Moorcock and Leiber series that I also skipped, I just don't care for sword-and-sorcery/fantasy fiction, and I'm trying to be more selective when it comes to which titles I opt for. It's tough, though, when you're a Centipede fanboy and want them all just out of some odd, indefinable completist urge.
    I love Centipede Press. Fortunately for my wallet it is easy for me to pass on stories in genres that I generally do not care for.

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  • RonClinton
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    I pass on the first Shea NIFTT volume as well...that one, unlike this Blish, I kind of waver on whether or not I did the right thing as I do like Shea's horror fiction (and have the AUTOPSY Centipede collection), but ultimately, like the Moorcock and Leiber series that I also skipped, I just don't care for sword-and-sorcery/fantasy fiction, and I'm trying to be more selective when it comes to which titles I opt for. It's tough, though, when you're a Centipede fanboy and want them all just out of some odd, indefinable completist urge.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Anybody spring for the limited of the Blish book this last weekend? I'm not a big sci-fi reader, and don't care much for religion in my fiction, so this was a pass for me. Sounds like those who bought this first book in the quartet get first refusal on the three subsequent volumes (in order to preserve their number), so it looks like I'm probably shut out for the set, but that's okay...hopefully I won't regret it later.
    Easy pass for me.

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