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The original Piper Mailing List, known as "PIPER-L" (from its mailing address: PIPER-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM), began in Octoberr 1995 but came to an abrupt end in September 2008.  Fortunatey, the defunct forum for Piper fan discussion was promptly reincarnated.  Along with the end of PIPER-L came the end of its comprehensive on-line archive: every message posted to the list by Piper fans for nearly two decades was removed from the Web.  Fortunately, some of the PIPER-L messages had been archived before their removal from the Web by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine—including the somewhat mundane very first message—though it's an awkward resource to search effectively.

The following curated index—a work in progress—points to some of the PIPER-L messages archived by the Wayback Machine.

1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008


1995

- October 1995 -
    First post by:
    • Geoff Edwards
    • Ben Yalow

Introduction/Welcome:
Geoff Edwards (Mon, 2 Oct 1995 23:13:00 EST)

Murder in the Gunroom:
Geoff Edwards (Mon, 2 Oct 1995 23:02:00 EST)
Ben Yalow (Mon, 2 Oct 1995 23:07:54 -0400)
Ben Yalow (Thu, 19 Oct 1995 15:51:55 -0400)

1996

- January 1996 -
    First post by:
    • Nathan Brindle
    • Mark Olson
    • Bob Ross
    • Larry Rickert
    • "DrBob8"
    • Anton Sherwood
    • John Ballentine
    • Will Linden
    • "m.riley3"

[Notes on pre-Federation stories]:
Nathan Brindle (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:47:22 EST)
Larry Rickert (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 14:17:59 +0000)
Mark Olson (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 16:16:21 ...)

[Concordance to Federation/Empire universe]:
Mark Olson (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 13:39:14 ...)
Larry Rickert (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 13:52:42 -0500)
"DrBob8" (Fri, 5 Jan 1996 18:56:42 -0500)

Wake Up call:
Geoff Edwards (Sat, 6 Jan 1996 10:51:32 -0500)

[Part of a future history, or not?]:
Anton Sherwood (Sat, 6 Jan 1996 10:10:54 -0800)
Nathan Brindle (Sat, 6 Jan 1996 16:29:32 EST)
Geoff Edwards (Sat, 6 Jan 1996 17:08:17 -0500)
Mark Olson (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 11:15:41 ...)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 11:40:54 EST)
Mark Olson (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 13:40:41 ...)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 14:22:19 EST)
Mark Olson (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 15:26:19 ...)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 9 Jan 1996 15:41:54 EST)

Another story?
John Ballentine (Wed, 10 Jan 1996 07:22:01 -0800)
Will Linden (Wed, 10 Jan 1996 20:32:53 -0500)
"m.riley3" (Fri, 12 Jan 1996 13:03:52 -0500)

Piper concordance
Mark Olson (Wed, 10 Jan 1996 13:13:57 ...)


- February 1996 -
    First post by:
    • Greg Slade

Piper concordance:
Mark Olson (Fri, 9 Feb 1996 08:52:46 ...)
Greg Slade (Sat, 17 Feb 1996 18:20:32 -0800)
Mark Olson (Mon, 19 Feb 1996 16:02:00 ...)


- April 1996 -
    First post by:
    • David Samson
    • Richard Eickler

Sequel:
David Samson (Thu, 11 Apr 1996 00:49:59 -0500)

[FULL timeline of the Terro-Human Future History?]:
Richard Eickler (Mon, 22 Apr 1996 15:41:07 EST)


- July 1996 -

TFH notes for discussion:
Nathan Brindle (Fri, 12 Jul 1996 12:53:09 EDT)
John Ballentine (Sun, 14 Jul 1996 07:47:21 -0800)
Nathan Brindle (Mon, 22 Jul 1996 11:37:39 EDT)

1997

- March 1997 -
    First post by:
    • Serena DuBois
    • Jon Walker
    • Lawrence Feldman

[Is Tunning's Fuzzy Bones better?]:
Serena DuBois (Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:04:30 -0500)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:23:33 EST)
Geoff Edwards (Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:09:03 -0500)
John Ballentine (Wed, 19 Mar 1997 15:59:03 -0800)
Jon Walker (Fri, 21 Mar 1997 16:23:43 -0500)

The Next Kalvan Novel:
John Ballentine (Wed, 19 Mar 1997 15:59:03 -0800)
Jon Walker (Fri, 21 Mar 1997 16:27:05 -0500)
Lawrence Feldman (Sat, 29 Mar 1997 11:14:04 -0500)
John Ballentine (Sat, 29 Mar 1997 09:44:39 -0800)

Atomic Era:
Will Linden (Fri, 21 Mar 1997 20:06:41 -0500)
Lawrence Feldman (Sat, 29 Mar 1997 11:13:59 -0500)


- May 1997 -
    First post by:
    • David Johnson
    • Chris Weuve
    • JP Burford

[Terran Future History Home Page?]:
David Johnson (Wed, 28 May 1997 16:33:15 -0400)
Geoff Edwards (Wed, 28 May 1997 16:05:17 -0500)
Nathan Brindle (Wed, 28 May 1997 17:31:04 EDT)
Jon Walker (Wed, 28 May 1997 19:32:33 -0400)
Chris Weuve (Thu, 29 May 1997 08:09:24 -0500)
JP Burford (Thu, 29 May 1997 22:32:37 PDT)
David Johnson (Thu, 29 May 1997 11:47:46 -0400)

TFH Timeline:
David Johnson (Fri, 30 May 1997 08:57:58 -0400)

List Archives and On-line Concordance:
David Johnson (Thu, 29 May 1997 15:20:04 -0400)*
David Johnson (Fri, 30 May 1997 08:58:52 -0400)
Geoff Edwards (Fri, 30 May 1997 09:29:11 -0500)
David Johnson (Fri, 30 May 1997 11:28:41 -0400)

* Dreaming of Wikipedia two-and-a-half years before it was launched!


- June 1997 -
    First post by:
    • TJ Vernale
    • Michael Walsh
    • Frank Wilson

[Date for Atomic Wars]:
David Johnson (Sun, 1 Jun 1997 15:00:51 -0400)
Will Linden (Sun, 1 Jun 1997 15:56:47 -0400)
David Johnson (open "wa.exe" attachment as text-only), (Mon, 2 Jun 1997 14:17:24 -0400)
Will Linden (Mon, 2 Jun 1997 23:32:18 -0400)
David Johnson (open "wa.exe" attachment as text-only), (Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:09:41 -0400)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 3 Jun 1997 11:04:00 -0400)
David Johnson (Tue, 3 Jun 1997 16:42:34 -0400)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 3 Jun 1997 17:01:10 -0400)
David Johnson (open "wa.exe" attachment as text-only), (Wed, 18 Jun 1997 10:57:04 -0400)
Mark Olson (Tue, 24 Jun 1997 08:53:46 ...)
David Johnson (open "wa.exe" attachment as text-only), (Tue, 24 Jun 1997 09:29:10 -0400)

TFH Aliens?:
• David Johnson (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 14:07:30 -0400)
Geoff Edwards (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 13:33:36 -0500)
• David Johnson (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 16:23:51 -0400)
• David Johnson (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 16:35:01 -0400)
Geoff Edwards (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 15:57:02 -0500)
Mark Olson (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 17:20:52 ...)
Will Linden (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 21:27:44 -0400)
Will Linden (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 21:29:20 -0400)
Will Linden (Thu, 5 Jun 1997 21:30:08 -0400)
• David Johnson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:01:27 -0400)
• David Johnson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:10:58 -0400)
Mark Olson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:43:08 ...)
Will Linden (Sat, 7 Jun 1997 12:14:52 -0400)
• David Johnson (Sun, 8 Jun 1997 17:49:56 -0400)
David Johnson (Thu, 12 Jun 1997 13:12:30 -0400)
David Johnson (Mon, 16 Jun 1997 17:22:09 -0400)
David Johnson (Tue, 24 Jun 1997 11:00:14 -0400)
Mark Olson (Tue, 24 Jun 1997 11:15:14 ...)
David Johnson (Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:27:18 -0400)
David Johnson (Thu, 26 Jun 1997 11:39:10 -0400)

[Martians/Terro-humans/Freyans]:
TJ Vernale (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 03:08:24 -0400)
• David Johnson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 08:42:54 -0400)
Mark Olson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 08:55:57 ...)
• David Johnson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:10:58 -0400)
Mark Olson (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:43:08 ...)
Nathan Brindle (Fri, 6 Jun 1997 12:25:41 -0400)

Sword Worlds: Koreff family:


Hyperdrive relativistic effects?:
David Johnson (Fri, 27 Jun 1997 23:13:05 -0400)
Nathan Brindle (Sat, 28 Jun 1997 13:08:03 -0400)

What happened to Fenris?:
David Johnson (Sun, 29 Jun 1997 23:00:54 -0400)
Nathan Brindle (Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:07:43 -0400)
David Johnson (Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:59:11 -0400)


- July 1997 -

TFH Aliens? (continued):
David Johnson (Fri, 4 Jul 1997 11:08:07 -0400)
TJ Vernale (Fri, 4 Jul 1997 16:32:40 -0400)
David Johnson (Tue, 8 Jul 1997 10:49:41 -0400)
David Johnson (Mon, 14 Jul 1997 13:33:41 -0400)
David Johnson (Fri, 18 Jul 1997 08:27:42 -0400)
David Johnson (Thu, 24 Jul 1997 13:15:54 -0400)
Mark Olson (Fri, 25 Jul 1997 13:11:41 ...)
David Johnson (Fri, 25 Jul 1997 14:49:00 -0400)


- August 1997 -
    First post by:
    • Dave Empey

Empire colonization:
David Empey (Thu, 28 Aug 1997 19:34:20 -0700)
David Johnson (Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:24:04 -0400)

Amaterasu contragravity (Space Viking era):
David Empey (Thu, 28 Aug 1997 19:34:20 -0700)
Jon Walker (Fri, 29 Aug 1997 14:05:03 -0400)
David Empey (Mon, 1 Sep 1997 22:51:04 -0700)
David Johnson (Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:34:20 -0400)
Jon Walker (Thu, 4 Sep 1997 19:38:16 -0400)
David Empey (Mon, 8 Sep 1997 12:55:52 -0700)
Jon Walker (Tue, 9 Sep 1997 09:46:13 -0400)
David Empey (Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:51:21 -0700)


- October 1997 -
    First post by:
    • Marc Miller
    • Jimmy Simpson
    • Martin Dougherty
    • Steven Hudson
    • Marc James Small
    • Alvis Elledge

[Extra-Zarathustran origins of Fuzzies]:
Jimmy Simpson (Thu, 9 Oct 1997 22:59:00 -0500)
David Empey (Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:40:20 -0700)
David Johnson (open "wa.exe" attachment as text-only), (Sat, 11 Oct 1997 08:55:48 -0400)
Jimmy Simpson (Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:32:42 -0500)
David Johnson (Sat, 11 Oct 1997 08:55:48 -0400)

[First and Second Federations]:
David Johnson (Tue, 28 Oct 1997 09:28:12 -0500)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 28 Oct 1997 10:30:07 -0500)
Alvis Elledge (Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:29:17 EST)
Nathan Brindle (Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:27:08 -0500)
David Johnson (Tue, 28 Oct 1997 17:54:33 -0500)


- November 1997 -
    First post by:
    • James Hinsey
    • "Pete"

[Martians/Terro-humans/Freyans]:
David Johnson (Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:40:07 -0500)


1998

- March 1998 -

Private exploration and the Federation Colonial Office:
Jon Walker (Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:06:47 -0500)
David Johnson (Fri, 27 Mar 1998 14:06:47 -0500)


- April 1998 -

Discovery of Freya:
David Empey (Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:33:28 -0700)
David Johnson (Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:47:27 -0400)


- May 1998 -

[TFH Aliens?] (continued):
E Gray (Sun, 3 May 1998 10:35:49 -0700)
David Johnson (Sun, 3 May 1998 16:02:08 -0400)


2001

- August 2001 -

Islamic Caliphate (and Kaliphate):
Steve Newton (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:30:18 EDT)
Marc James Small (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 09:40:25 -0400)
Will Linden (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 09:55:59 -0400)
Will Linden (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 09:59:02 -0400)
David Johnson (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 20:27:20 -0500)
David Johnson (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 23:09:45 +0500)
Marc James Small (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 14:35:05 -0400)
Steve Newton (Wed, 29 Aug 2001 23:08:18 -0400)
David Johnson (Thu, 30 Aug 2001 19:11:42 +0500)
Curtis Johnson (Thu, 30 Aug 2001 23:47:18 -0500)
Steve Newton (Fri, 31 Aug 2001 08:54:52 -0400)
David Johnson (Fri, 31 Aug 2001 17:45:03 +0500)


2003

- May 2003 -

TFH: UN and Eastern Bloc?:
David Johnson (Tue, 27 May 2003 20:30:32 -0400)
Drake Grey (Tue, 27 May 2003 21:48:25 -0700)
David Johnson (Wed, 28 May 2003 20:39:57 -0400)
Drake Grey (Thu, 29 May 2003 09:02:10 -0700)
David Johnson (Thu, 29 May 2003 21:25:44 -0400)


2008

- January 2008 -

Exodus from Abigor:
Mike Robertson (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:59:03 -0500)
David Johnson (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 15:40:45 -0700)
Mark Olson (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:14:57 -0500)
David Johnson (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:10:36 -0700)
Mike Robertson (Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:51:58 -0500)
David Johnson (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 09:44:43 -0700)
Mike Robertson (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:17:58 -0500)
David Johnson (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:02:34 -0700)
Wallace McClure (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 20:08:55 -0800)
Mike Robertson (Mon, 21 Jan 2008 23:44:01 -0500)
Mike Robertson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:36:04 -0500)
Mark Olson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:52:00 -0500)
Mike Robertson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:58:33 -0500)
David Johnson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:16:16 -0700)
David Johnson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:38:03 -0700)
David Johnson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:57:25 -0700)
David Johnson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:02:52 -0700)
Mark Olson (Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:22:25 -0500)
David Johnson (Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:28:08 -0700)
Mike Robertson (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:52:58 -0500)
Mark Olson (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:58:55 -0500)
David Johnson (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:07:09 -0700)
Mike Robertson (Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:24:46 -0500)
Mike Robertson (Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:25:07 -0500)
David Johnson (Sun, 27 Jan 2008 07:50:05 -0700)




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