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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 22 25.88%
Risen by Jan Strnad 41 48.24%
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 22 25.88%
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #106
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:55 PM   #107
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It's an ancient device kinda like a text-messeger.

I think it was the Romans who used to have to carry a device on their belts that would let them know someone wanted to talk to them, then they would get out the papyrus and pen a response.

It was basically what caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, cuz their younger soldiers would stop in the middle of a battle to answer pages from their girl friends.

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It's an ancient device kinda like a text-messeger.

I think it was the Romans who used to have to carry a device on their belts that would let them know someone wanted to talk to them, then they would get out the papyrus and pen a response.

It was basically what caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, cuz their younger soldiers would stop in the middle of a battle to answer pages from their girl friends.
I vote for this answer!
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:09 PM   #109
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Are we sure Risen is fiction?

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:51 PM   #110
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #111
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #112
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I started Risen, but stopped after the allegation that the townspeople spread small pox amongst natives. I know it's a fiction book, but many people take that slander seriously.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:15 AM   #114
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:38 PM   #116
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I started Risen, but stopped after the allegation that the townspeople spread small pox amongst natives. I know it's a fiction book, but many people take that slander seriously.
The claims that smallpox was deliberately used as a genocidal weapon on a massive scale are overblown, but its use as a weapon was not unknown, and it seems indeed to have been used against Native Americans.

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Old 10-16-2010, 05:53 PM   #117
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The claims that smallpox was deliberately used as a genocidal weapon on a massive scale are overblown, but its use as a weapon was not unknown, and it seems indeed to have been used against Native Americans.
Cecil Adams at The Straight Dope, has a discussion about Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War (1756-'63), who seems to have seriously considered giving Indians infected blankets. No proof that it was actually done, though Lord Amherst considered Native Americans subhumans who ought to be exterminated.
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The claims that smallpox was deliberately used as a genocidal weapon on a massive scale are overblown, but its use as a weapon was not unknown, and it seems indeed to have been used against Native Americans.

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I have read the British used this tactic more often that we realize, early on. And not just against Indians, perhaps. George Washington was convinced that the British were sending smallpox-infected "visitors" out to his troops around Boston, and he had every man in his army variolated (a less-safe form of vaccination). Martha Washington gave at least one "smallpox party," a social form of infecting each other on the extremities, like a hand, which was safer than catching it the normal way, and immunized people permanently. This was in a book about smallpox I have; I have an amateur's interest in epidemiology.
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I started Risen, but it seemed a pale imitation of Stephen King. I gave up.
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Let the Risen Short Stories draw you in, then go back to the novel.
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