David R. Palmer Message Board
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.
Grant Phillips posts on 4/24/2007 8:47:40 PM
I'm serious about the collaboration idea.
When you see Mr. Palmer, ask him what he thinks.
DAVIDJ posts on 4/24/2007 7:00:44 PM
To starexplorer; After your pilgrimage to Palmer's house. Please let us all know of the results, of your face to face visit with Mr. palmer.
starexplorer posts on 4/20/2007 10:31:05 AM
My thoughts are to agree whole heartedly on the early Stephenson. Snow Crash is a favorite.
I was thinking of a pilgrimage to Palmer's house next time I am in Florida.
Grant Phillips posts on 4/20/2007 2:27:19 AM
I wonder if Mr. Palmer would agree to a collaboration? I bet there are several of us here who could fill the bill. I don't even care if my name gets on it; Mr. Palmer can take full credit (and/or royalties) just to get this show on the road. Any thoughts?
Mykl Carlton posts on 4/20/2007 2:17:59 AM
OK. My life is not ruined. However, I will no longer scan the world for hope of another book. Read Neal Stephenson, especially the earlier (slimmer) books like Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Zodiac (not strictly sci-fi, but brilliant nonetheless). US cons are a little out of my reach here in Oztralia, but have fun!
Chuck Albrecht posts on 4/17/2007 8:18:10 AM
Wonderful spirit in the last couple of posts. Some of the previous posts were rather mean spirited. If Mr. Palmer ever finishes the series I'll be very pleased, but anyone who's life is ruined because an author doesn't write a book never had much of a life to begin with.
starexplorer posts on 4/17/2007 2:06:50 AM
Hear, hear Yngvi (the louse)! I too love this board, this mean community, this grouping of the perpetually disappointed. Let us not change what has worked so well to cement the unity we find here. I am more understood here than probably anywhere else. You all know the unfillable gap in my heart. Thanks for listening.
Yngvi (the louse) posts on 4/17/2007 1:32:22 AM
Perhaps we should change the subject of the board to a support group setting. It looks as though Palmer fans really need to feel supported in our frustration and grief.
I for one would be happy to try to get together a science fiction anti-author con. The First Annual SFAAC will be held in Eugene, OR this year (charge it to your company Employee Assistance Program or IT dept.). We could probably get Niven and Pournelle if we gave them free beer and phone cards. No trekkies unless they come in full Uhura regalia regardless of gender.
There are lots of great reads out there and certainly as many good reasons that books aren't published as expected. Personally, I like this board just for the thrill I get when I get a ding about a new post. Hope springs eternal, and one day there will be that long awaited post triumphantly announcing "Armageddon's Armpit" or whatever it is, I forget.
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