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Old 05-29-2018, 07:49 AM   #271
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Broken Arrow is an appalling movie, so cheesy you could slice it, but it always puts a smile on my face.
A little cheese, now and then, is good for the soul.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:48 PM   #272
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This reminds me, indirectly, of the movie Broken Arrow. (Mostly because John Travolta was also in a movie version of Battlefield Earth, though I've never watched it - 2.4 stars on IMDB, cout-em', two-point-four! One of the reviews says "true to the book" - maybe I'd like it after all ). Broken Arrow is an appalling movie, so cheesy you could slice it, but it always puts a smile on my face.
OMG, I almost got thrown out of the theater with that movie.

I mean, I can suspend belief to a certain point (enough to watch Star Wars, hah); but that movie was beyond the pale...
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:08 PM   #273
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Decided to to read a few chapters of Battlefield Earth just to get a feel for it. You know how a really good novel can give each and every character there one unique and distinct voice? Yeah not this novel, every character is just L. Ron Hubbard. Terl has already made refrence to using his security "technology". At least he hasn't shortened it to Tech yet.

That said the book does have a charm to it I have to admit. You can definitely tell this was written by someone with a talent for public speaking.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:20 PM   #274
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OMG, I almost got thrown out of the theater with that movie.

I mean, I can suspend belief to a certain point (enough to watch Star Wars, hah); but that movie was beyond the pale...
Ah, see, there you've got me. I've only ever seen the first two Star Wars movies. I tried one or two of the others but gave up and went looking for some properly ripe cheese instead.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:50 AM   #275
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Back to Warhammer. From what I've been seeing online the only books worth reading on the fantasy side are Gotrek and Felix, Malus Darkblade and Legend of Sigmar. Thoughts?

It does seem all of the best Warhammer authors gravitate to 40k.
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Yep, really liked that series.
I've read the first one and wondered if the others hold up. First one was really good!
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I've read the first one and wondered if the others hold up. First one was really good!
It's been so long, I don't know how I would answer that. I have all 8 books in the series so it's good enough that I keep buying them. I guess it's time to do a re-read of the series. The first book came out in the early 80's.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:51 AM   #278
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It's been so long, I don't know how I would answer that. I have all 8 books in the series so it's good enough that I keep buying them. I guess it's time to do a re-read of the series. The first book came out in the early 80's.
8 books! I've found 4! I have some catching up to do.
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Can anyone recommend any "day before the apocalypse" style fantasy or Sci-Fi books? Normality slowly breaking down as the threat is becomes more and more apparent. Basically the first part of The Stand style stuff.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:04 AM   #280
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Can anyone recommend any "day before the apocalypse" style fantasy or Sci-Fi books? Normality slowly breaking down as the threat is becomes more and more apparent. Basically the first part of The Stand style stuff.
Goodreads has a list of Popular Pre Apocalyptic Books.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:24 AM   #281
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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.
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The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....
It starts with the discovery that the comet will hit the Earth. An excellent book. The first third is the discovery, the second third deals with the impact and the last third with survival and recovery.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:44 PM   #282
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Seveneves by Neil Stephenson has a similar setup to Lucifer's Hammer and is very good.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:41 PM   #283
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Ben Winters' "Last Policeman" trilogy. Good, if a bit depressing.
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Ben Winters' "Last Policeman" trilogy. Good, if a bit depressing.
Not for me. I don't want depressing. I like my apocalypses cheery. That's probably why I like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which, was, if I remember the blurb correctly, "about the end of the world and the happy-go-lucky days that follow..."
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Can anyone recommend any "day before the apocalypse" style fantasy or Sci-Fi books? Normality slowly breaking down as the threat is becomes more and more apparent. Basically the first part of The Stand style stuff.
I haven't read The Stand yet, but it sounds like you might be describing a book like "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. It's a good one. There are two more books in the series, "One Year After" and "The Final Day", but the first one deals with the pre-apocalypse and early post-apocalypse part.
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