David R. Palmer Message Board
starexplorer posts on 9/24/2007 11:32:14 PM
Davidj, Perhaps you would enjoy Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson. It has its own unique voice, is brilliant and foundational, and is a hell of a romp!
davidj posts on 9/24/2007 5:57:37 PM
To starexplorer. Romp is good, what books do you suggest? I read the books that others have named. I particularly liked Variable Star, by Spider Robinson.
Mad Dog posts on 8/30/2007 3:17:55 AM
David R. Palmer was born in 1941
(which makes him about 66yrs old),and I just read on the web that he was having financial difficulties around the time after he wrote Threshold,which was to be the first of the "To Halt Armegeddon" series.So I'm guessing that he had to turn to something else to earn a living,
and has lost interest in continuing the story.
TJ posts on 6/18/2007 2:50:17 AM
I've often wondered if David Palmer was still alive. I'd really like to hear from someone who has had contact with him.
I read the stuff that says he is in Florida. I remember reading that in the reissue of Emergence eons ago. Is that still the case?
Mike Shapiro posts on 5/4/2007 12:12:03 PM
I am trying to find your book, To Halt Armegeddon and I am having no luck whatsoever. Do you know where I may find a copy. Thank you, Mike.
tiring_day posts on 5/4/2007 2:16:15 AM
David Gemmell writes probably the best Heroic Fantasy around and have loved all of his books, funnily enough I bought Legend (Gemmell) at the same time I bought Threshold. For some Far Fetched Fiction and sticking to the Armageddon feel try Robert Rankin, the Armageddon Trilogy was fantastic. It has Elvis, Jesus' twin sister and time travelling sprouts, what more could you ask for in a book. Then try his Brentford Trilogy now up to book 8 I believe.
I am now going to go and keep the now-legendary low profile.
lunatikat posts on 5/3/2007 9:05:08 PM
If you are liking Palmer and Heinlein, maybe you will be liking John Varley, especially his short stories and luna novels, Steel Beach and the Golden Globe. The Red series, Red Thunder and Red Lightning, also good if you liked Heinlein juvies. Spider Robinson's new novel written from Heinlein notes about an unwritten book, Variable Star. I liked Varley's Gaia series but it is not necessarily a given that a fan of Heinlein and Palmer would also like these novels. And of course and always, if you can take fantasy go to Terry Pratchett, and from there check out Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, fiction or non-fiction.
starexplorer posts on 4/30/2007 11:35:49 PM
If you indicate what you like about Palmer, I'd be happy to oblige. Romp? Post-apocalyptic romp? Resourceful indomitable female protagonist? Unforgettable unique narrative voice?
DAVIDJ posts on 4/30/2007 9:42:08 PM
While I'm waiting for Palmer's new book, somebody please give me some titles of really good or similar books. Thank you.
starexplorer posts on 4/25/2007 1:41:11 AM
You guys will know as soon as I do! I suspect he's working on a new novel about a genius who writes the first act of one of the world's great plays in ancient Greece circa 450 BC, and completes it three thousand years later, just before the aliens arrive to destroy the planet. But that's just a guess.
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