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David "PiperFan" JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
03-11-2012
22:24 UT
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Carniculture is here!

Well, now we know that carniculture was invented in a lab in Maastricht in the Netherlands:

http://news.aaas.org/2012_annual_meeting/0219the-new-meat.shtml

Yum!

David
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"It would be natural for me to supply details for the future. But . . . a lot of this stuff is based on unpredictable and arbitrary factors that can't be inferred from anything in the present." - Edward Chalmers (H. Beam Piper), "The Edge of the Knife"
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David Johnson
03-11-2012
16:09 UT
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Jonathan Crocker wrote:


> I like how most of the helmets have horns, or antennas that
> kinda look like horns.



Interestingly, that's not how John Schoenherr originally portrayed the Space Vikings. Here's an illo from the ~Analog~ serialization:

http://www.zarthani.net/Images/sv054.jpg


All of Schoenherr's illustrations are available near the bottom of the page here:

http://www.zarthani.net/future_history_gallery.htm


Trask of Tanith!


David
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"~Space Viking~ itself is . . . a yarn that will be cited, years hence, as one of the science-fiction classics. It's got solid philosophy for the mature thinker, and bang-bang-chop-'em-up action for the space-pirate fans. As a truly good yarn should have!" - John W. Campbell, 1962
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Jonathan Crocker
03-09-2012
17:17 UT
Thanks for the link.

I like how most of the helmets have horns, or antennas that kinda look like horns.
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David "PiperFan" JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
03-09-2012
16:14 UT
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Anonymous Space Viking fan

Ran across this nice little site dedicated to ~Space Viking~:

http://www.spaceviking.net/

You can cycle through the covers of several different editions of ~Viking~.

Enjoy,

David
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Jonathan Crocker
03-09-2012
15:45 UT

David Johnson wrote:

"The phony Paracops are talking to a Paracop officer just before Salgath is assassinated on the Paratime Building landing stage."

I'd always wondered about that. Until I read that when it was first built, the Pentagon had an underground taxi stand - that's a different era!
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David Johnson
03-06-2012
00:46 UT
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John F. Carr wrote:

> He doesn't mentioning going up? Did I miss something, or ?

Verkan rides the antigrav shaft "up" to Tortha's office in "Time Crime" when he returns to Home Time Line with the time line designations from the captured conveyor heads.
Although we never see anyone work it the shafts are apparently controlled by an "antigrav shaft kiosk." The phony Paracops are talking to a Paracop officer just before Salgath is assassinated on the Paratime Building landing stage.
Good to hear about the new yarn!

David
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Jackson Russell
03-05-2012
21:17 UT
Mr. Carr,

In the case of Anti-gravity, what goes down must come up. Piper likely neglected mention of the elevator going up because it wasn't a necessary plot point. It would also be assumed that up and down was the standard function. I really do not believe that this is something to get stuck over.
Jack Russell

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John F. Carr
03-05-2012
20:57 UT
I'm working on a new Paratime novel, Time Trouble, and I ran into an interesting tech problem with the Home Time Line equivalent of the elevator:
 
Piper uses antigravity in the Paratime series.
 
Antigrav shaft elevator, float downward to required floor. "Salgath Trod waited until they had gone down the hall to the antigrav shaft."
 
He doesn't mentioning going up? Did I miss something, or ?
 
John Carr
Edited 03-05-2012 20:58
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