David R. Palmer Message Board

Starexplorer posts on 1/19/2006 10:07:15 PM Shakespeare is dead. At least there is the possibility that Palmer will write another book. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
bIlluminati posts on 1/19/2006 1:14:55 PM 1. David R. Palmer is a court reporter in Williston, FL - near retirement, married to Sherry, no children 2. David R. Palmer is a court reporter, not in Florida, has retired, and intends to reume writing (Nathan Barker) 3. David R. Palmer hasn't submitted anything recently (Joy F.) - well, certainly not published under that name A. To "Halt Armageddon" is the name of the trilogy, with volume two being "Special Education", with Bantam Books owning the rights to "Threshold", and possibly owning the rights to "Special Education" (unclear whether unfinished or merely unpublished) ISBN 0553256262, intended publication August 1, 1989 (Gecko) or January, 1999 (also Gecko) and that Bantam is no longer publishing the book or author (sounds like a book advance with disagreement as to whether book was "finished" - as a person who sometimes writes, as opposed to a writer, I know that books are never finished, only abandoned) Me? All I know is that there exists a David R. Palmer in Williston, FL of the correct age, but it'd cost me $15 to get enough detail to determine if this is "the" David R. Palmer. Best guess is yes.
Chuck posts on 1/17/2006 1:15:29 PM For years I looked for a sequel to Emergence and finally gave up in despair. Any info would be welcome. I lent my copy to a colleague who moved out of the area and never got it back.

Jamie Martin posts on 1/5/2006 9:23:06 AM indeed. Sadly my instinct is that someone was pulling a fast one on us. I sincerely hope it's not true, but being as there is ZERO cross reference to this fact on the internet that Mr. Palmer is writing / finshed another book is not a good sign.
Starexplorer posts on 1/4/2006 7:12:02 PM If he has a publicist, he or she is surely starving!
Jamie Martin posts on 1/4/2006 5:21:13 PM Who is Mr. Palmer's publicist? The end of the year has come and gone, and there is no revelation of the book you spoke of. Is it still coming?
Groker posts on 11/1/2005 10:13:21 PM David, my nickname/netname is Groker, from Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.
david foster-smith posts on 10/31/2005 12:34:34 PM david foster-smith is my name, I did not send this letter in so who else has the same monicker?
Groker posts on 10/23/2005 3:22:28 PM As you may infer by the moniker, I am a Heinlein fan. Approx 17 yrs ago I stumbled upon Emergence at a local bookstore. That I read it doesn't do the book justice. Perhaps if I used consumed, embraced or bonded when relating my experience with the post-apocolyptic story of a gifted little girl and her loveable, idiot twin, I would be more accurate. How truly sad it is when writing of that calibre does not continue through the years and becomes only a wished-for entity for those of us who saw the light so long ago and reread the gem to feel the sweetness again. Please, Mr.Palmer, come back to our hearts; please write again.
ringtailedman posts on 10/6/2005 4:23:06 PM Wow! That's just fantastic! I thought his titles were #2 Special Education and #3 Stolen Thunder. But really, I don't care as long as it is part of "To Halt Armageddon". 20 years is a long time to wait to find out how this story ends. Plus, the possible promise of a NEW book. I can't wait!
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