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Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by phillies   » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 pm

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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 69681.html

It's a list of books read on the International Space Station. Books by David Weber are prominent for their presence.

and as the ISS travels something like a third of a million miles a day, and thus a hundred million miles a year, that one copy of Short Victorious War has likely travelled several hundred million miles.
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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by ywing14   » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 pm

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phillies wrote:https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/astronauts-international-space-station-books-story-time-tim-peak-a8469681.html

It's a list of books read on the International Space Station. Books by David Weber are prominent for their presence.

and as the ISS travels something like a third of a million miles a day, and thus a hundred million miles a year, that one copy of Short Victorious War has likely travelled several hundred million miles.



Nice find Phillies!
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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by cthia   » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:32 pm

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How appropos. That's a lot of frequent flyer miles logged for a Short Victorious War. . .eh Peeps?

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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by Theemile   » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:18 am

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phillies wrote:https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/astronauts-international-space-station-books-story-time-tim-peak-a8469681.html

It's a list of books read on the International Space Station. Books by David Weber are prominent for their presence.

and as the ISS travels something like a third of a million miles a day, and thus a hundred million miles a year, that one copy of Short Victorious War has likely travelled several hundred million miles.


More Weber books than any other author (13), #2 is Bujold (11). Impressive....
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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by cthia   » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:47 am

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If only one book could be in that entire library. . . On Basilisk Station.

Hard to believe the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson didn't make it, since it is considered to be the bible of colonization. If somehow, they get stranded on another planet, they'll regret not having all of Robinson's. Even over OBS. LOL

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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by Theemile   » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm

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cthia wrote:If only one book could be in that entire library. . . On Basilisk Station.

Hard to believe the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson didn't make it, since it is considered to be the bible of colonization. If somehow, they get stranded on another planet, they'll regret not having all of Robinson's. Even over OBS. LOL


It sounded like those were physical books lifted up there. how many e-books are up there? At a fraction of the mass of 1 paperback, a single flashdrive could store libraries.....
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Re: Single Harrington books have travelled millions of miles
Post by drothgery   » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:32 pm

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Theemile wrote:
cthia wrote:If only one book could be in that entire library. . . On Basilisk Station.

Hard to believe the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson didn't make it, since it is considered to be the bible of colonization. If somehow, they get stranded on another planet, they'll regret not having all of Robinson's. Even over OBS. LOL


It sounded like those were physical books lifted up there. how many e-books are up there? At a fraction of the mass of 1 paperback, a single flashdrive could store libraries.....

And they can send new material without needing a launch...
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