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patrick posts on 11/16/2005 7:54:58 PM
Did we just witness the Paris Intifada as mentioned in Targets, or just a precursor? That, along with the motivation of several of the French characters in Target make for some very serendipitous reading.
Larrydak posts on 11/13/2005 7:25:03 PM
just finished it and "IT WAS GREAT" love the way and style and was wondering when the next one in the series will be coming along realy hope it is soon
John Birmingham posts on 11/6/2005 4:03:31 PM
Phil, I see a lot of ugliness in book 3. Karl, you can drop into my blog Cheeseburger Gothic and leave comments about all of my mistakes there for the whole world to read. I check it more regularly than this site.
Karl G posts on 11/5/2005 6:21:33 PM
Yep, you had a couple of real clangers in Weapons of Choice. But I still enjoyed the book, how do I contact you?
philip long posts on 11/5/2005 8:51:37 AM
One of the things about the books that has worried me is, any way you cut it, there seems to be no way out of an extremely long bloody war. The axis powers + russia have an unending supply of cannon fodder and the will to throw millions into battle. The only hope seems to be asurgical removal of the leadership special forces strike or nuclear attack. If the war goes on until both sides have nukes, the cost will be horrible.
Brian Richards posts on 11/5/2005 6:04:39 AM
just a little note to say how much i enjoyed no 1 and 2 of axis of time and i am looking forward to book 3
Todd posts on 11/3/2005 3:36:27 PM
You went pretty much where I thought you'd go for "Designated Targets" (you beat me to writing about the vague, barely formed idea I'd been mulling around for on a book for about 5 years, you lucky, nonprocrastinating devil). I'm eager to see the next volume (I'll chime in a vote for the 21cs manufacture of the F4 Phantom for durability and all around performance, as well as the much maligned FB111), and plan to pick up your other work.
Again, many thanks for many hours of entertainment.
John Birmingham posts on 11/2/2005 11:24:08 PM
Sorry if this posts twice, bt I had some trouble with the messageboard.
When is book three due? I'm just finishing it now. You should have it on the shelves in about 12 months.
Will there be more? Maybe. I might do a prequel, set in the near future, but pre-Transition, using some of the central characters. I might do a collection of short stories set in the Zone, called Sanction 5. And i might be talked into another trilogy, after a rest. And research? Yes. I do enough for a PhD. And still I get stuff wrong.
philip Long posts on 10/31/2005 7:43:13 PM
As I have said before, the main contribution of the up-timers would not necessarily be new thing but telling what did not work. The thing that I did not think of was the AK-47. Easily put into production and easily made by any company of the age. The 5.56 NATO round could easily be put into production. The original ammunition orders used Dupont IMR powders that were in production in 1942. A 30/06 or 50 cal BMG Gatling gun could have been put into quick production. The Aircraft M-2 browning 50 cal MG could be almost immediately upgraded to the M-3 raising the rate of fire from 500 to 1200 RPM.
I did wonder about the B-52, ole buff. Nothing really beyond 1942 proiduction standards but twice as big as a B-29. Intimidating just from the size.
pegleg posts on 10/31/2005 8:05:39 AM
I've heard the 3rd one is due out in about a year--end of 2006.
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