Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2018, 08:00 PM   #1
kcladyz
Lover of little parrots
kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kcladyz's Avatar
 
Posts: 652
Karma: 5281220
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas City,MO
Device: Oasis 7", Paperwhite, iPad 9.7, ASUS 8, Fire & and 8 inch
If you are a fan of Arthur C Clarke...

You will love this. Great spoof on Arthur C Clarke about 1/2 to 3/4ths in


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQi4zbT8fA

Last edited by kcladyz; 04-02-2018 at 08:04 PM.
kcladyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 10:13 AM   #2
ZodWallop
Gentleman and scholar
ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ZodWallop's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,028
Karma: 25076889
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas (whether I like it or not)
Device: Kobo Aura, Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, Nook Glowlight 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcladyz View Post
You will love this. Great spoof on Arthur C Clarke about 1/2 to 3/4ths in


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQi4zbT8fA
I can't check YouTube videos at work, but I am an A.C. Clarke fan.

2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released to theaters on May 18th to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I've seen it on the big screen before. But I'm still hoping to find a theater showing it: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/...h-anniversary/
ZodWallop is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-03-2018, 11:19 AM   #3
arjaybe
Guru
arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.arjaybe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
arjaybe's Avatar
 
Posts: 767
Karma: 5237178
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Canada
Device: Sony PRS-650
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZodWallop View Post
I can't check YouTube videos at work, but I am an A.C. Clarke fan.

2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released to theaters on May 18th to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I've seen it on the big screen before. But I'm still hoping to find a theater showing it: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/...h-anniversary/
Don't sit too close to the screen or you'll see that the stars look like light bulbs.
arjaybe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 12:49 PM   #4
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 33,642
Karma: 130078521
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; SGT4; ClipZip; LG Trib; Echo Dot
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZodWallop View Post
2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released to theaters on May 18th to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I've seen it on the big screen before. But I'm still hoping to find a theater showing it: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/...h-anniversary/
I saw it when it first came out. Really cool movie, though I never understood the ending until I read the book. I liked the 2010 movie too, though it's not as good as 2001.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 01:14 PM   #5
ZodWallop
Gentleman and scholar
ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ZodWallop's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,028
Karma: 25076889
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas (whether I like it or not)
Device: Kobo Aura, Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, Nook Glowlight 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
...I never understood the ending until I read the book.
I don't think many did.

Quote:
I liked the 2010 movie too, though it's not as good as 2001.
Yeah, it's tough to be a director trying to follow Stanley Kubrick. 2010 (the movie) is workmanlike, but I enjoyed it.
ZodWallop is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-05-2018, 10:45 PM   #6
kcladyz
Lover of little parrots
kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kcladyz's Avatar
 
Posts: 652
Karma: 5281220
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas City,MO
Device: Oasis 7", Paperwhite, iPad 9.7, ASUS 8, Fire & and 8 inch
I just love love this short film. i watched it a million times at least. 2001 movie I di dnot understand till i read the books. Just simply blew my mind. Great books
kcladyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2018, 05:39 PM   #7
BenG
Home Guard
BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BenG's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,643
Karma: 85986316
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Miskatonic U
Device: Kindle Oasis 3G, iPhone 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
I saw it when it first came out. Really cool movie, though I never understood the ending until I read the book.
They changed the ending of the movie because Kubrick had just made Dr. Strangelove and he didn't want to end two movies in a row with a nuclear explosion.
BenG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 12:27 AM   #8
frahse
occasional author
frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
frahse's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,165
Karma: 2058443198
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wandering God's glorious hills, valleys and plains.
Device: Franklin,Orig Droid,Kindle KB-3G,Archos 43,Samsung S3,ChromeBk,FIRE
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcladyz View Post
If you are a fan of Arthur C Clarke...
Indeed!

Arthur C. rocks!

Last edited by frahse; 04-08-2018 at 12:30 AM.
frahse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 02:38 AM   #9
crich70
Grand Sorcerer
crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crich70's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,649
Karma: 32913366
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monroe Wisconsin
Device: K3, Kindle Paperwhite, Calibre, and Mobipocket for Pc (netbook)
One book of his that I'd like to see become a movie is "The Sands of Mars."
crich70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #10
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,746
Karma: 9156253
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Kindle PW2, Lenovo A10-70, Motorola Z2 Play, 1st Gen Kindle Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by frahse View Post
Indeed!

Arthur C. rocks!
Well . . . not as much as he used to. What with bein' dead and all. Put a real crimp in his social life.
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 04:02 PM   #11
kcladyz
Lover of little parrots
kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kcladyz's Avatar
 
Posts: 652
Karma: 5281220
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas City,MO
Device: Oasis 7", Paperwhite, iPad 9.7, ASUS 8, Fire & and 8 inch
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenBarrington View Post
Well . . . not as much as he used to. What with bein' dead and all. Put a real crimp in his social life.
He is Rock'n the Afterlife!
kcladyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2018, 01:02 AM   #12
frahse
occasional author
frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
frahse's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,165
Karma: 2058443198
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wandering God's glorious hills, valleys and plains.
Device: Franklin,Orig Droid,Kindle KB-3G,Archos 43,Samsung S3,ChromeBk,FIRE
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenBarrington View Post
Well . . . not as much as he used to. What with bein' dead and all. Put a real crimp in his social life.
His books live on.
frahse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2018, 09:50 PM   #13
kcladyz
Lover of little parrots
kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kcladyz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kcladyz's Avatar
 
Posts: 652
Karma: 5281220
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas City,MO
Device: Oasis 7", Paperwhite, iPad 9.7, ASUS 8, Fire & and 8 inch
Quote:
Originally Posted by crich70 View Post
One book of his that I'd like to see become a movie is "The Sands of Mars."

Is it good? His books are either fantastic or bad, no middle ground lol
kcladyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2018, 11:01 PM   #14
Pulpmeister
Fanatic
Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pulpmeister ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 525
Karma: 8006131
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: kindle
"Sands of Mars" is a very early novel, his second I think. And the first of his that I read. It seemed to me grown-up sf than than a bems-and-blasters space opera, about a struggling dome colony on Mars and its attempts to become self-sufficient, specially in atmosphere. It dates from about '53 so the Mars of the book is not quite the real Mars; atmosphere in the book is thin, but no thinner than the top of Everest, so pressure suits are not needed. However, oxygen masks are needed.

The plot involves a middle aged journalist joining a Mars supply mission to report on the colony back to Earth, and personal discoveries and realisations he makes when he gets there.

Not bad, but because the length of sf novels of the time was not great, the publishers preferring about 80,000 words, the details of the Martian ecology are not worked out in enough detail to work out where it's odd animal life came from.

It was good enough, though, to make me a Clarke fan and finish up reading a lot more.
Pulpmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2018, 03:03 AM   #15
Lordblacknail
Zealot
Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Lordblacknail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 117
Karma: 330000
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cebu
Device: Kindle Voyage Oasis 2 Kindle Paperwhite Many Fires
Am I the only one that Hated, Hated, Hated the sequels to the Rama series by that idiot who couldn't write his way out of a paper bag? Jezzze what a waste of a great story line. That guy should have been tarred and feathered.
Lordblacknail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arthur C. Clarke deals (Amazon US) AnemicOak Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 5 02-23-2013 11:07 AM
Arthur C. Clarke ebooks? AppleTard General Discussions 50 08-30-2012 10:38 AM
2012 Arthur C Clarke award goes to... VaporPunk News 4 05-03-2012 12:13 PM
The Last Theorem/Arthur C. Clarke pdurrant Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 10 08-16-2008 01:46 AM
Arthur C. Clarke dies at age 90 tsgreer News 44 03-29-2008 12:53 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.