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Old 10-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #14482
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And now: A Step Farther Out by Jerry Pournelle. A collection of science fact articles from the early 1970s. I might abandon this is it turns out to be too dated. I got it in a bundle four years ago. Its about time I took a look!
Well, it was quite interesting, but not enough for me to whoosh through it. It was interesting to see which extrapolations have come to pass and which have not. And there are some horrendously prescient bits. E.g., a comment about how a suicidal terrorist and a jet full if fuel is much more of a risk than a nuclear power plant: "or if you've a pash to be suicidally spectacular, try crashing a hijacked jet into the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day."

On to another by Georgette Heyer: The Masqueraders
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