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Initial post: 25 Mar 2012 21:46:12 BDT
Hobbio says:
Hi, I'm a huge fan of Harry Harrison, in particular his Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero books. Can anyone suggest any books or authors along these lines? I also like more serious high-tech works too, so any suggestions regarding this would also be appreciated.

Thanks!

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 02:34:53 BDT
Galaxy Rising
Hi Hobbio
Perhaps recently released 'Galaxy Rising' by John Otto might be worth a look at. Check out product description....1 review out on US amazon (mine). 'Galaxy Rising' is the 3rd book in the 'Footprints in the Dust/ Broken Planet' trilogy....you can check out these as well. 'Galaxy Rising' is a big book (trade paperback) with high science backing up the story line which should suit you ....plenty of surprises.
Cheers

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2012 03:54:40 BDT
Anita says:
Perhaps it would be decent to add that it's written by somebody you know?
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Posted on 26 Mar 2012 12:23:12 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
The Fraxilly Fracas

Adventures of Del Curb. It's not unlike the Stainless Steel Rat and might appeal to fans of that.

Del Curb also appeared in one novel which is in a similar vein:

The Colloghi Conspiracy

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 13:08:09 BDT
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Ken O'Neill says:
Toby Frost's "Chronicles of Isambard Smith".
I've not read these but Robert Asprin's "Fule's Company" and (fantasy) "Mything (sic) Persons" series also spring to mind.

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 15:04:32 BDT
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Posted on 26 Mar 2012 21:23:36 BDT
Hobbio says:
Thanks for all the suggestions people, I've just started to check them out.

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Posted on 30 Mar 2012 21:16:03 BDT
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Posted on 31 Mar 2012 21:06:43 BDT
The Good, The Bad And The Mediochre
I have recently been reading this book and was quite impressed with the authors abilities. It is the first in a five book series and I would completely recommend it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 11:12:47 BDT
Garscadden says:
Self published books at that price, with no reviews, no ability to look inside and no sample - vanity publishing at it's worst...

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 08:51:10 BDT
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Posted on 4 Apr 2012 13:37:23 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
Would writers wishing to promote their own books please see the following:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/science%20fiction/ref=cm_cd_fp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx32TPVFTR9VWQI&cdThread=TxQ4CA1VVPNU6F

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 14:23:43 BDT
Anita says:
And after seeing this, you might like to check out that:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_topf_t?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3ETKKJQSTRPGM

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 17:02:36 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012 17:09:21 BDT
Anita says:
See Paul Tapner's post above.

And please, explain me, as I'm too thick to understand: what's the point of spamming multiple threads? Is more irritating better than less?

Sigh

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 19:58:12 BDT
Shane says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012 20:35:03 BDT
Anita says:
Could you please kindly admit, that you are the author?

Makes me wonder: why today of all days is so perfect for spamming? Has it anyhing to do with Gagarin's flight on April 12th? I don't remember any other special event on this day.

All right folks, end of rant. I'm out for now. Happy spamming

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012 20:58:14 BDT
Garscadden says:
Anita - for heavens sake, how could you forget - today is the anniversary of the Crusaders breaching the walls of Constantinople.

Also the day the Union flag was adopted by Great Britain, AND the day the formal inquisition of Galileo commenced.

As for spam - Shane has already posted in MOA, so clearly knows he is being a twit. I guess that says more about his intelectual ability than his pretty uninteresting spam itself.

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 21:09:51 BDT
A. M. Luce says:
Have you tried Harry Harrison's West of Eden trilogy?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 01:12:50 BDT
Anita says:
<blush>

Yeah, that explains a lot :)

Hey, spammers are being deleted...

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 06:28:06 BDT
Garscadden says:
The only good spammer is a deleted spammer :)

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Posted on 19 Apr 2012 20:44:40 BDT
Dogmatix says:
All this talk of spam, this isn't a Monty Python show, is it?
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