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(STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-18]

This is the place where we will be posting snippets of soon-to-be published works!
Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by BobG   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:52 am

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I wrote:
"SF & Fantasy: The only things better than Chocolate."

ChrisD replied:
Only after J.S. Bach

saber964 replied:
Your a bit sick in the head.

FYI in a survey conducted in 2005. 97.5% of Americans meet the clinical definition of addiction to chocolate. But there is no group or organization to help you recover from the addiction.

I can quit at any time :D

-- Bob G
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by chrisd   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:20 am

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BobG wrote:I wrote:
"SF & Fantasy: The only things better than Chocolate."

saber964 replied:
saber964 wrote:Only after J.S. Bach

Chrisd replied:
Your a bit sick in the head.

FYI in a survey conducted in 2005. 97.5% of Americans meet the clinical definition of addiction to chocolate. But there is no group or organization to help you recover from the addiction.

I can quit at any time :D

-- Bob G

Bob, I think you have my comment attributed to sabre964 and vice-versa.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by chrisd   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:46 am

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The worst thing about the potential release date is that SWMBO & I will be out of the country, for the whole month and TOR do not supply their books directly to Thailand when first published, nor do Amazon etc. deliver to a Pattaya address so I will have to wait until 12th December for my copy.

I know I can get an e-book for my Kindle but that means paying twice! which as a "time-served, card-carrying" Yorkshireman is extremely mentally painful.
(Standard definition of a Yorkshireman :- "A Scotsman with the last ounce of generosity beaten out of him" - we give the stereotypical Jews a run for their money as well)

(Having read the e-ARC of SOV I don't think I will be bothering with the Dead Tree version. Sorry RFC but it's "just a potboiler")
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by Dauntless   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:34 am

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many said when they bought HFQ in dead tree they got e-mail offering kindle version for about £3 or maybe $3, so not a huge extra fee, though i do understand your disinclination to pay for it twice.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by chrisd   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:16 am

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Dauntless wrote:many said when they bought HFQ in dead tree they got e-mail offering kindle version for about £3 or maybe $3, so not a huge extra fee, though i do understand your disinclination to pay for it twice.


That seemed to be for USA purchases; I was certainly not made that offer in the UK. Believe me, I tried.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by Bookaholic   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:13 pm

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Dauntless wrote:many said when they bought HFQ in dead tree they got e-mail offering kindle version for about £3 or maybe $3, so not a huge extra fee, though i do understand your disinclination to pay for it twice.


Yep, in the US Amazon offers the e-book for $2.99 when you purchase the Dead Tree version. Too bad Baen doesn't participate in the program, but I'm thrilled that TOR does.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by Dauntless   » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:31 pm

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chrisd wrote:
Dauntless wrote:many said when they bought HFQ in dead tree they got e-mail offering kindle version for about £3 or maybe $3, so not a huge extra fee, though i do understand your disinclination to pay for it twice.


That seemed to be for USA purchases; I was certainly not made that offer in the UK. Believe me, I tried.


that's annoying.

oh well I don't have the room on my shelves for dead tree versions of RFC works, so I go straight to kindle anyway.

I admit reading off a screen is not as much of an experience as dead tree, but these are the sacrifices one makes when one already has too many dead tree books and can not bring oneself to part with any of them.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by RogueWarrior   » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:19 am

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BobG wrote:I wrote:
"SF & Fantasy: The only things better than Chocolate."

ChrisD replied:
Only after J.S. Bach

saber964 replied:
Your a bit sick in the head.

FYI in a survey conducted in 2005. 97.5% of Americans meet the clinical definition of addiction to chocolate. But there is no group or organization to help you recover from the addiction.

I can quit at any time :D

-- Bob G


I dare you to try to eliminate sugar from your diet.
Refined white sugar is more addictive than opiates.
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by BobG   » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:31 pm

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I wrote:
"SF & Fantasy: The only things better than Chocolate."
ChrisD replied:
Only after J.S. Bach
saber964 replied:
Your a bit sick in the head.

FYI in a survey conducted in 2005. 97.5% of Americans meet the clinical definition of addiction to chocolate. But there is no group or organization to help you recover from the addiction.
I replied
I can quit at any time :D
RogueWarrior replied:
I dare you to try to eliminate sugar from your diet.
Refined white sugar is more addictive than opiates.

At least you don't have withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating sugar. I honestly don't know if sugar is as addictive as you indicate - I suspect that it isn't literally as addictive, but it is hard to avoid in prepared foods.

BTW, did you see the recent news about how the sugar companies back in the 1960s paid off Harvard researchers to blame fat and not sugar for cardiovascular disease? Although I suspect that "high fructose corn syrup" is even worse for you than sucrose.

I hope I'm not straying into politics.

-- Bob G
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Re: (STICKY) ATST Spoiler/Snippet Index [2016-09-05]
Post by McGuiness   » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:27 am

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Dauntless wrote:oh well I don't have the room on my shelves for dead tree versions of RFC works, so I go straight to kindle anyway.

I admit reading off a screen is not as much of an experience as dead tree, but these are the sacrifices one makes when one already has too many dead tree books and can not bring oneself to part with any of them.
My hard drive crashed last week, and took my entire library of ebooks with it. Fortunately I had it backed up, but it made me realize just how easy it is to lose an entire collection of ebooks!

You've pretty much got to have the house burn down to lose your books in dead tree format, but hard drives crash and burn all the time! :(

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