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Sequel news!

Aliens? Invading aliens? What will Earth do? Well...we may have a few more resources than we first thought. Come join a friendly discussion about David Weber's newest Tor series - "Out of the Dark."
Re: Sequel news!
Post by Snow Tiger   » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 am

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Isilith wrote:While I agree that the hints came early and often, Transylvania county wasn't one of them. It is real, and right beside the described hide out of the WNC resistance leaders.

There are a lot of counties in the Carolinas. There's one Transylvania County. I didn't think that this was a co-incidence. Weber likes playing with names far too much to let something like that get past him.
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Re: Sequel news!
Post by bert953   » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:26 pm

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When I first read Out of the Dark, I felt that the ending was "cheating". I mean really, Vlad Dracula and his vampire crew? However, after reading the snipets, Im really looking forward to the sequel. Vlad and the invasion crew that is planning a visit to the puppies' homeworld should cause big explosions, while the new world government in the process of being formed should be interesting to see what form it finally takes.

Interestitngly enough much of what Ive been hearing in the "real world" has to do with the concept that the founders of the US constiution were for a small & limited Federal govt because of all the potential for abuses that are inherent in an unfettered burecracy, as we are experiencing now. The framers of the constitution, as I understand it, wanted to limit the Federal govt's authority to only things that local & state govt cant handle, interstate commerce, national defense, Supreme court etc. It will be interesting to see how David handles the fact that people attracted to (most) govt offices are primarily interested in getting re-elected so they can continue to amass power and or wealth; no matter what nonsense they promise to the populace (bread & circuses). Elizabeth Warren (the Native American from MA), Bernie Sanders (the lets redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor & middle class by having the govt pay for everything Socialist) & yes the Donald too (lets make America great again by returning manufacturing to our shores (even if its most likely to be robotic rather than biological) come to mind!

Back to the sci-fi, looking forward to seeing how the puppies' & vamp nanotech can be understood & modified by us ingenious humans to visit a big hurtin' of the Hedgemony that ratted us out to the puppies. Reminds me of one of my favorite short stories Carthago delenda est / by Eric Flint in David Drakes' Foreign Legions.

Hedgemony look out!!
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