David R. Palmer Message Board
posts on 5/16/2006 2:55:54 AM
I just finished reading "Threshold" for probably the tenth time or so and thought I would try again to find the sequel. This is the most informative site I was able to find. If David reads these please know that 1) Threshold is my fovorite book ever and has been for about 14 years now and 2) Even if he can't get a book published he should post something online to help those of us who dearly love his writing know how he is doing and if we should keep our hopes up or just stop wondering about it. Good luck David!
posts on 4/29/2006 1:52:54 PM
I've recently been re-reading Emergence and thought I'd check up on Palmer (again). I gave up years ago after having no luck. The best one I've heard is that he was Heinlein publishing under a pseudonym. Haven't heard anything from Palmer since Heinlein went to that great mother loving swimming pool in the sky.
Aaron Garrett posts on 3/27/2006 10:57:23 PM
I've followed the David R. Palmer rumour mill ever since I first came across Threshold in high school. I have always been an avid reader, but the way that he writes so vivid. For instance, reading his description of "(?sp?)B'Vech" as a kid made me love mushrooms. When I came across Emergence later, it only got better. Rumours I've heard:
1) Writing too involved to get into while a court reporter.
2) Bad reviews by talentless wannabes left enough of a bad taste in his mouth that he quit publishing.
3) His mother was a ghost writer for some of L. Frank Baum's Oz books.
4) Growing up with a mother like this gave him a wonderful way with books.
4) His publisher is trying to get him to finish but he feels that he's got a life to live.
I wish I knew what it took to be able to write a novel when it feels that the world is heavy and you don't have the time and the energy to devote to so arduous of a task. If he does decide to come back to either of his two wonderful universes he wrote about, or even starts another one, I'd love to explore it.
Starexplorer posts on 2/4/2006 1:15:18 PM
Matthew, Great suggestion! Just got back, and I can tell you the books were terrific. He's got a couple out, the first one published in '08. Enjoy!
Matthew Quinn posts on 2/4/2006 11:25:19 AM
Bolt> Simple. Just pop into your time machine, go forward a decade and grab the books cheap at a second-hand bookshop. Okie dokie?
P.S: Only just getting a copy of Threshold now, if it even approaches the quality of Emergence then I'll be damn pleased. :D
bolt posts on 2/2/2006 3:28:03 PM
anybody know where to get a hold of the full trilogy "Halt Armageddon"
Diogenes posts on 1/30/2006 2:13:33 PM
bIlluminati, your guess #1 is correct, save your $15. David has hit a couple of snags with getting his work published. But it WILL happen, we're all hopeful.
BTW, "Special Education" is ALMOST correct. But I won't want to spoil anything.
LL posts on 1/24/2006 12:36:26 AM
It's too bad, Emergence is one of my favorite books. I wish I could send him a letter.
Starexplorer posts on 1/23/2006 9:24:37 PM
Yes, mute perhaps, but not dead. Decidedly better.
stile_bridgeoverfence posts on 1/21/2006 4:25:37 PM
Look onthe bright side, at least he's not dead...?
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