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  06:34:44  14 March 2004
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Chansd5
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Annoymous Short story

I know this is the stalker story forum, but does anyone mind if i post a short story here thats not related to stalker?
  07:36:22  14 March 2004
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UltimaGecko
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Annoymous Short story

I know this is the stalker story forum, but does anyone mind if i post a short story here thats not related to stalker?
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I don't mind (but I'm not an admin...so...don't mind me) and I'll read it too; depending on what it's about. Maybe we need an off-topic forum.


Why do you want to post it here anyway?
  08:12:47  14 March 2004
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Amoki
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I'm not admin, but since Claws and Pepsi and Don Reba is nowhere in sight... go ahead. I had enough of The Stalker World for the moment, so I welcome anything (which I am currently tackling Micheal Chrinton;s Prey. Good Book).
  12:22:03  15 March 2004
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Goodspeed
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Sure, go ahead. So many others have done it before you, so why would anybody have any problems with it?

PS Prey sure is a good book, although I do have difficulty with accepting a few of the swarm charachteristics that Crichton used. Looks to me like it's too much visually (=movie) oriented, instead of sound science-based. I had the same thing with Timeline. And I'm just not a big fan of first person view, but that's just me.
  20:25:53  15 March 2004
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UltimaGecko
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Sure, go ahead. So many others have done it before you, so why would anybody have any problems with it?

PS Prey sure is a good book, although I do have difficulty with accepting a few of the swarm charachteristics that Crichton used. Looks to me like it's too much visually (=movie) oriented, instead of sound science-based. I had the same thing with Timeline. And I'm just not a big fan of first person view, but that's just me.
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Prey is okay, but it wasn't a very exciting (scientifically or action-wise). Timeline is my scone favorite book by him, first is Jurassic Park and third is the Lost World (both excellent books, far better than the movies (conversely, I think the Sphere movie is better than the book).

...I'm wondering where this guy went with his story that's not on Stalker. If I asked for permission, and got some fairly quick responses, I'd post (especially since amoki's throwing his name in there (and his name is at the end of almost every thread in here)).
  20:44:21  15 March 2004
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Doc Jones
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I can't stand anything to do with time travel anymore. I ruined it for myself.

Lets assume the only movement the Earth makes is around the Sun. The Earth travels about 30 km/s. If you were to go 5 seconds in the past you would be in deep trouble. You could end up anywhere between 150km above the earth to 150km in it.

Even if you took into account and could figure out the Earth's rotation, the Earth's revolution, the solar system's movement throught the galaxy, the galaxies movement relative to other galaxies...how could you pick a spot in the universe that is stationary relative to the universe itself. If the universe is expanding this might be impossible.

I don't time travel will have be invented, or have been used again.

Sorry to go off topic, just thought I'd share. It sucked that I started thinking about this in the very begining of Timeline.

Least I didn't know about this stuff when Back to the Future came out.
  23:37:49  15 March 2004
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UltimaGecko
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Timeline actually goes around that by saying you're going through the quantum foam inherent in all matter and entering and part of the multiverse (think - alternate dimension), it's just so close to actual history ...or something, that's what I don't get, is how if it works this way they could be sure they were seeing actual history instead of some alternate version of it.

...I'm sure that's in there too, though.
  07:01:34  16 March 2004
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Doc Jones
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Timeline actually goes around that by saying you're going through the quantum foam inherent in all matter and entering and part of the multiverse (think - alternate dimension), it's just so close to actual history ...or something, that's what I don't get, is how if it works this way they could be sure they were seeing actual history instead of some alternate version of it.

...I'm sure that's in there too, though.
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Yeah, that is what kept me reading. I convinced myself it made sense and assuming matter didn't change.

As for the alternate time line...finding the glasses lens was goofy to me.

That means the time he was in had to be the timeline that produced the 'present'. If you think of the timeline as infinitely branching and that you can go back on your branch (go back in history) that you can only go back on your branch, but not jump over to a parallel one. I guess that could explain why the lens appeared and the mural.
  04:14:46  19 March 2004
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Amoki
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Prey is a good and exciting book alright- it leaves the possibility of a swarm in his stomach (note the word possibility). And his book is not a big tangle like Clancy's, which keep repeating things we already know and putting in irrelevant details (to make his story realisitic?) and thus making it such a big book.

Speaking of Clancy... all of a sudden I prefer Dale Brown. Finished his 'hammerhead' two days ago (and finished Congo in around 6.00 hours yesterday). Dale Brown's stories are more realistic, minus Clancy's sex scenes (heh heh, no wonder I still end up single ) and it tackles what I called 'neo-realism'- something that have not happen but have the possibility to happen, just like Clancy's Ebola and the massive virus spread plot. Dale Brown seems to do it better.... and his books ain't that big.

Plan to tackle Timeline to see what the fuzz's about, but the book is quite thick to fit into my school bag, so I might as well leave it for one fine day. And please, don't discuss time travel here, because it is just not possible . So just read a book for the sake of entertainment, not for the sake of finding a great fight with the writer.
  05:32:16  19 March 2004
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UltimaGecko
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Would that be the paperback or the hardcover version?

The paperback isn't really that big (actually about the same size as a Clancy book). It has a fairly accurate description of our modern knowledge of light and some quantum physics (except information there changes so fast it's not worth keeping up with).
 
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