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David "PiperFan" JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
00:52 UT
Joyeuse: A Traveller LandGrab

Here is a nice effort to describe Joyeuse, not only a Sword World in Piper's Terro-human Future History but also a Sword World in the science-fiction role-playing game Traveller's "Third Imperium" campaign setting:


Particularly interesting here is the Joyeuse flag.


"I have heard it argued that fandom tends to make a sort of cult of science fiction, restricted to a narrow circles of the initiated. This I seriously question." - H. Beam Piper, "Double: Bill Symposium" interview
Jonathan Crocker
01:50 UT
That's a great map, thanks!
Dennis Frank
16:37 UT
Oops! The links in my previous message don't work. The problem is the final ">". If you delete those all should be well. Sorry about that!

I was outwitted by the software. Not an uncommon occurrence these days.
Dennis Frank
16:33 UT
Here's a link to a Google Map I made for Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.


It links to my old photo tour of the book <http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/carr/...alvan/Tour01.htm>; which I hope to update with some better photos in the coming year.

Just FYI. Hope you enjoy.
David "PiperFan" JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
14:56 UT
Beam and Betty at 1957 WorldCon in London?

Below the iconic photo here of Beam shaking hands with John W. Campbell is a fan account from the convention which briefly mentions an encounter with Beam . . . and his wife, who apparently accompanied him to the first LonCon:


It's a shame someone didn't manage to capture a photo of the two of them!

"A girl can punch any kind of a button a man can, and a lot of them know what buttons to punch, and why." - Conn Maxwell (H. Beam Piper), ~Junkyard Planet~
13:18 UT
Thanks for posting that review. The columnist must have had a deadline to make to do such a cursory examination of Piper and a slightly lengthier assessment of Laumer.

He failed to note that John Scalzi reobooted the Little Fuzzy series with Fuzzy Nation and that those cute critters were paid homage by the Ewoks of Star Wars. Not to mention the current Kalvan sequels still being published.

Laumer's Bolos ere revived briefly by Ace also a few years ago and featured some great short story compilations.

I hope that some new readers are inspired by that review to check out Piper and Laumer.
David "PiperFan" JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
04:35 UT
New Piper fan at Amazing Stories

Some brief reviews here of a few of Beam's better known novels by someone who should be introduced to Martha Dane:


I imagine he might even enjoy ~Little Fuzzy~ if he actually were to read it again.

Down Styphon!

"Do you know which books to study, and which ones not to bother with? Or which ones to read first, so that what you read in the others will be comprehensible to you? That's what they'll give you [at university]. The tools, which you don't have now, for educating yourself." - Bish Ware (H. Beam Piper), ~Four-Day Planet~
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