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Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by sonex   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:48 pm

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I'm reading 'WAR OF HONOR' and wondering if any other description of Theisman shooting St. Just is available in another book or if the comments in this book are the only descriptions of the shooting?
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by n7axw   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:57 pm

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sonex wrote:I'm reading 'WAR OF HONOR' and wondering if any other description of Theisman shooting St. Just is available in another book or if the comments in this book are the only descriptions of the shooting?


I'm thinking you are at the end of Ashes of Victory rather than War of Honor... War of Honor's setting is several years later than AoV...


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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by saber964   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:00 pm

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sonex wrote:I'm reading 'WAR OF HONOR' and wondering if any other description of Theisman shooting St. Just is available in another book or if the comments in this book are the only descriptions of the shooting?



No, but next to Shannon's "Oops", Tom's "Goodbye Citizen Chairman" is one of the best quotes.
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by sonex   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:48 pm

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n7axw wrote:
sonex wrote:I'm reading 'WAR OF HONOR' and wondering if any other description of Theisman shooting St. Just is available in another book or if the comments in this book are the only descriptions of the shooting?


I'm thinking you are at the end of Ashes of Victory rather than War of Honor... War of Honor's setting is several years later than AoV...


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Don, I didn't see anything about Theisman shooting Saint-Just in AOV, which I read a week or so ago. I was looking for it, but did not see it. :?:
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by dlewis0160   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:48 pm

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AOV chapter 48 last sentence :)
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by sonex   » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:33 pm

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dlewis0160 wrote:AOV chapter 48 last sentence :)


Thank you. I'm checking it out tonite!
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Hmmm. Just reread CH48, and I know I just read it on July 2nd, but it didn't stick! Dementia strikes again :roll: :roll: :roll:

Thanks again.
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by roseandheather   » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:29 am

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I mean I'm still holding out for that five-book-minimum series covering everything that happened in Havenite space from the moment Theisman got handed Capital Fleet until we meet up with him and Eloise again in WoH, but other than that, no, there is no other description of the single best moment of Tom Theisman's entire career.

More's the pity.

That said, "Goodbye, Citizen Chairman" may in fact be the single best line of dialogue ever written in the history of literary fiction.
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by Jacob Zavala   » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:57 pm

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David Weber really seems to like not actually showing us momentous events. I mean, I understand in some ways that having things happen "off screen" as it were, can be an effective literary device, in that it allows main characters to react to the news along with the reader instead of the reader knowing ahead of time, but even years later I'm a little annoyed that both Paul Tankersley and Alastair McKeon didn't get a death scene.
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by saber964   » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:13 pm

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roseandheather wrote:I mean I'm still holding out for that five-book-minimum series covering everything that happened in Havenite space from the moment Theisman got handed Capital Fleet until we meet up with him and Eloise again in WoH, but other than that, no, there is no other description of the single best moment of Tom Theisman's entire career.

More's the pity.

That said, "Goodbye, Citizen Chairman" may in fact be the single best line of dialogue ever written in the history of literary fiction.



No, the best line is "Oops".
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Re: Theisman Shooting St.Just
Post by Jacob Zavala   » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 am

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saber964 wrote:
roseandheather wrote:I mean I'm still holding out for that five-book-minimum series covering everything that happened in Havenite space from the moment Theisman got handed Capital Fleet until we meet up with him and Eloise again in WoH, but other than that, no, there is no other description of the single best moment of Tom Theisman's entire career.

More's the pity.

That said, "Goodbye, Citizen Chairman" may in fact be the single best line of dialogue ever written in the history of literary fiction.



No, the best line is "Oops".


I think it's a very close run thing, at least. Both are instrumental in destroying the monsters who were ruining Haven and are the first steps on the path back towards an honorable star nation, under the awesome people who spoke those lines in the first place. Just like the ones who said them, both lines are awesome.
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