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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Nice addition. I have the same certificate and have my eye on a couple of things to consider using it on. You need to have a Head On to go with it.
    Yeah, in fact, the seller I went through also had a signed 1st ed. hardcover of HEAD ON, but it was on the high side of retail, and he wasn’t interested in a Best Offer bid on it. But you bet, I do plan to pick up the sequel in fairly short order... In fact, I’ll probably be regretting my decision to not opt for the other book with the same seller, because as soon as I’m done with the first I know I will be immediately jonesing for the second.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Well, Martin, it took me a while, but I finally last night ordered a signed first edition HC of LOCK IN. Incredibly, I received a $25 gift certificate from eBay for my 25 years of patronage, and blew it on the Scalzi book…covered about half of it.
    Nice addition. I have the same certificate and have my eye on a couple of things to consider using it on. You need to have a Head On to go with it.

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  • RonClinton
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    Well, Martin, it took me a while, but I finally last night ordered a signed first edition HC of LOCK IN. Incredibly, I received a $25 gift certificate from eBay for my 25 years of patronage, and blew it on the Scalzi book…covered about half of it.

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  • RonClinton
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    Great — those two it is, then.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Have not picked up those two yet...maybe I’ll not be in a rush to do so.

    Think next I’ll try the LOCK IN / HEAD ON duo...good idea? Recommended?
    I would put those two somewhere between Androids Dream and Get Fuzzy. I did enjoy them and they are creative stories. I think I cares about the characters more in the Lock In series than those in Androids Dream.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Not a classic for me but I enjoyed it. My two disappointments have been God's Engines and Miniatures. Miniatures in particular was not good.
    Have not picked up those two yet...maybe I’ll not be in a rush to do so.

    Think next I’ll try the LOCK IN / HEAD ON duo...good idea? Recommended?
    Last edited by RonClinton; 04-09-2020, 04:46 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Man oh man, I did not click with ANDROID’S DREAM at *all.*

    I’m halfway through and am throwing in the towel on this one. I have no interest in what happens in the latter half, and couldn’t really tell you what the first half was about…it was one of those reading experiences where you just see the words on the page but don’t truly absorb them in any meaningful way. Absolutely surprising, given that until now I’ve loved everything I’ve read by him...this is my first bad Scalzi experience, but it’s a stunningly disappointing one.
    Sorry to hear that. Not a classic for me but I enjoyed it. My two disappointments have been God's Engines and Miniatures. Miniatures in particular was not good.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Androids Dream is a fun read and more very creative story telling. I would put below Fuzzy Nation but not far below. One week until I get some new Scalzi to read!
    Man oh man, I did not click with ANDROID’S DREAM at *all.*

    I’m halfway through and am throwing in the towel on this one. I have no interest in what happens in the latter half, and couldn’t really tell you what the first half was about…it was one of those reading experiences where you just see the words on the page but don’t truly absorb them in any meaningful way. Absolutely surprising, given that until now I’ve loved everything I’ve read by him...this is my first bad Scalzi experience, but it’s a stunningly disappointing one.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    And thusly with our efforts we spreadeth the Good Word about Scalzi, amen.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I do not think I had ever seen that cover before. It is perfect! Side note. Two days ago a good friend of mine who I have sucked into Scalzi addiction texted me a photo of the trade Agent to the Stars with the note "This is a good one!".
    And thusly with our efforts we spreadeth the Good Word about Scalzi, amen.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Good to hear!

    Btw, Scalzi is the star of today’s Showcase Book tweet:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...874367489?s=21
    I do not think I had ever seen that cover before. It is perfect! Side note. Two days ago a good friend of mine who I have sucked into Scalzi addiction texted me a photo of the trade Agent to the Stars with the note "This is a good one!".

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  • RonClinton
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    Good to hear!

    Btw, Scalzi is the star of today’s Showcase Book tweet:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...874367489?s=21

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Martin, I finished FUZZY NATION tonight, and you were right (in another thread)...it’s a fantastic read, full of character and thrills, heart and charm. Just a wonderful read.

    I couldn’t help it — just started another Scalzi (THE ANDROID’S DREAM) right after it.
    Androids Dream is a fun read and more very creative story telling. I would put below Fuzzy Nation but not far below. One week until I get some new Scalzi to read!

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  • RonClinton
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    Martin, I finished FUZZY NATION tonight, and you were right (in another thread)...it’s a fantastic read, full of character and thrills, heart and charm. Just a wonderful read.

    I couldn’t help it — just started another Scalzi (THE ANDROID’S DREAM) right after it.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yeah, THE DISPATCHER was great, and I’m about halfway through REDSHIRTS and am really enjoying it. I read some older interview on-line where Scalzi said he was going to revisit the world of THE DISPATCHER and write a full-length novel set there. No idea if he’s still working on that idea or if he abandoned the idea...
    A full length novel in The Dispatcher universe would be fantastic. I have The Dispatcher on audio and it is a perfect length for a quick listen but a full novel would be fantastic!

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