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Old 11-09-2021, 09:54 AM   #466
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Horn, by D. Keith Mano. (A postmodern novel.)

It's available at Archive.org, but yellowed and slow as beans on all my ebook readers.

When? Oh, when?

I actually had this book almost 50 years ago, but was too young to understand it, let alone appreciate it.

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Old 11-09-2021, 01:02 PM   #467
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It's available at Archive.com, but yellowed and slow as beans on all my ebook readers.
Should that be archive.org not Archive.com?
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Old 11-09-2021, 01:58 PM   #468
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Should that be archive.org not Archive.com?
Yes, you're right. I'll correct it in my original post.

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Old 11-09-2021, 10:38 PM   #469
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Horn, by D. Keith Mano. (A postmodern novel.)

It's available at Archive.org, but yellowed and slow as beans on all my ebook readers.

When? Oh, when?

I actually had this book almost 50 years ago, but was too young to understand it, let alone appreciate it.
A couple of years ago I found a pdf of Mano's The Bridge and ocr'd an epub of it to read on my Kobo. As I recall, that was a bit of a restoration project; awful images. (And a very dark book, as in dark dystopian.) So I had a look at this one--they only have it for their stupid 1-hour loan, and the images again look terrible. Maybe a project if the winter gets too long...
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:15 AM   #470
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A couple of years ago I found a pdf of Mano's The Bridge and ocr'd an epub of it to read on my Kobo. As I recall, that was a bit of a restoration project; awful images. (And a very dark book, as in dark dystopian.) So I had a look at this one--they only have it for their stupid 1-hour loan, and the images again look terrible. Maybe a project if the winter gets too long...

Yes, just horribly OCR'd.

The Bridge is classified as a dystopian SF novel - I have not read it; but Horn (if I remember correctly) is more literary in scope.

(Let us hope the winter is long and cold where you live!)
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So I had a look at this one--they only have it for their stupid 1-hour loan...
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Yes, just horribly OCR'd.

The Bridge is classified as a dystopian SF novel - I have not read it; but Horn (if I remember correctly) is more literary in scope.

(Let us hope the winter is long and cold where you live!)
So I got hold of the HORN pdf, and guess what? the base images, after you get to them and sort them out with ImageMagick for a while, are just beautiful. And so huge I had to resize them drastically to speed up the OCR, which worked like a dream. Really makes you wonder why the Internet Archive ocr is so bad. They must run ocr on the pdf, instead of the original images. Another mis-use of a pdf.

This is a really, really good read, thanks for pointing it out.

So look for an epub in the usual Sargasso Sea of ebooks.

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So look for an epub in the usual Sargasso Sea of ebooks.
Looks like a good scan, retiredbiker. Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:15 PM   #476
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The vast majority of gamebooks.
Sure, you can find a lot of them in PDF format but they don't reflow and most aren't linked making them useless as "ebooks" and don't convert well to EPUB or KEPUB formats.
The only ones that come close are the Time Machine series in PDF.
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The vast majority of gamebooks.
Sure, you can find a lot of them in PDF format but they don't reflow and most aren't linked making them useless as "ebooks" and don't convert well to EPUB or KEPUB formats.
The only ones that come close are the Time Machine series in PDF.
When you say 'gamebooks' do you mean the Choose Your own Adventure type of books? (I'm not familiar with the Time Machine series.)

I thought Joe Dever's Lone Wolf books were available, though checking now looks like they are currently only available in German.
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