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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby SandChigger » 02 Jul 2010 08:03

    inhuien wrote:I'm truly very, very sorry.

    You should be. But you're bouncy cute, so we forgive you. Probably. Most of us, at least. Well, I do.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Eyes High » 02 Jul 2010 10:36

    inhuien wrote:"Listen carefully, Feyd," the Baron said. "Observe the nipples within nipples within nipples."


    I'm truly very, very sorry.



    No you're not. You'd do it again given the chance. ;)

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    inhuien wrote:I'm truly very, very sorry.

    You should be. But you're bouncy cute, so we forgive you. Probably. Most of us, at least. Well, I do.


    Yeah, like Chig says. you're cute so we (well most of us) will forgive you anyways.



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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby inhuien » 02 Jul 2010 11:31

    Strange request, but here you go....

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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Mr. Teg » 02 Jul 2010 20:33

    inhuien wrote:[i]"Listen carefully, Feyd," the Baron said. "Observe the nipples within nipples within nipples."


    After 90 generations, the voice from the outer world appeared with the third nipple, also known as the inner nipple spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby SandChigger » 02 Jul 2010 20:41

    Now that's just WRONG. :?
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Eyes High » 03 Jul 2010 00:07

    That was a good one Inhuien. But you may keep her, I'll take this one.

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    When deciding what to read from an author's out-of-series books, as in the case of nonDune books by Frank, how do y'all decide in what order to read them? I know this question is similar to in what order should they be read, but I was just wandering what criteria do you use in deciding in what order you read books? Publication date? Date of setting? Or just plain availability?
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jul 2010 00:12

    Having been in the fire alarm business for 15 years I've never seen a fireman that looked like that.

    Here's a more realistic picture:

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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby merkin muffley » 05 Jul 2010 15:27

    Freakzilla wrote:Having been in the fire alarm business for 15 years I've never seen a fireman that looked like that.

    Here's a more realistic picture:

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    I think that was the runner=up at this year's beauty pageant at the fireman's carnival. She was robbed.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Jul 2010 18:16

    merkin muffley wrote:She was robbed.

    They stole her clothes? :?
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Omphalos » 05 Jul 2010 23:22

    SandChigger wrote:
    merkin muffley wrote:She was robbed.

    They stole her clothes? :?


    No. Her dignity.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby SandChigger » 06 Jul 2010 01:48

    You sure she walked in with any? :P
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Cro-Mags » 28 Jul 2010 10:58

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Cro-Mags wrote:Reading Destination : Void now and I'll be honest, I'm finding it a little too - clinical and technical.


    There is a lot of technobable but the ending makes it all worthwhile.

    I finished this a couple weeks ago and I'm glad I stuck with it. Things didn't really start to take shape for me until about 100 pages in, by about 200 pages it really takes off, and the ending is pretty :shock:.

    Picked up the Jesus Incident the other day for a buck (awesome used book store here usually has all his other works) and will tackle after I finish this tasty William Gibson novel.

    I'm really digging FH's other stuff, of course they don't have the epic scope of Dune, but thematically there's a lot to sink your teeth into. And they sure beat the shamelessly shallow sequel/prequel/inbetweenquels.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Jul 2010 11:34

    Don't worry, you're about to get a boatload of Epic with The Jesus Incident - not quite Dune, but damned good.

    Bill Ransom really adds a lot in that series, you'll love it.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Usal420 » 06 Jul 2011 21:05

    Out of the books I've read, and in no particular order.

    The Dragon and the Sea
    Whipping Star
    Destination: Void
    The Santarago Barrier
    Soul Catcher

    I haven't yet read, The White Plague, The Green Brain, Direct Descent and Hellstrom's Five.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Spicelon » 07 Jul 2011 08:23

    Usal420 wrote:I haven't yet read, The White Plague, The Green Brain, Direct Descent and Hellstrom's Five.


    Or The Dosadi Experiment.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Jul 2011 21:07

    Or The Jesus Incident, or The Lazarus Effect, or the Ascention Factor... The Heaven Makers, Eyes of Heisenberg, I'm sure we're missing even more, just can't think of them all right now. :D FH actually was fairly prolific, he put out a good number of books.
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    Re: Ranking FH's Other Books

    Postby Serkanner » 09 Jul 2011 04:26

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