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Post by Cody » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Coyote, a ‘ripping yarn’ of the spacelanes, is now available for your delectation.
It can be downloaded here.
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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Downloading now.
Selezen wrote:Apparently I was having a DaddyHoggy moment.
Oolite Life is now revealed here

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Post by allikat » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:59 pm

Very nice, very nice indeed. Very well done commander. Only one typo.. unless Samlon is the right name for the native fish of that planet?
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Iron assed bulk haulers for the win!

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Post by Cody » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks allikat…

… ‘samlon’ is a nod to Barnes, Niven and Pournelle… google it.

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Post by allikat » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:10 pm

El Viejo wrote:Thanks allikat…

… ‘samlon’ is a nod to Barnes, Niven and Pournelle… google it.
I will, odd that I read Jerry Pournelle's monthly column (yes it is still around post Byte) and never saw it mentioned...
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Post by lfnfan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:57 am

bravo El Viejo

very enjoyable indeed.

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Post by another_commander » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:31 am

Nice read. I started it yesterday, planning to do half of it yesterday and the rest today, but when I got to the middle of the story I thought "screw tomorrow, all now" and carried on reading to the end.

Good job El Viejo. You sure you don't intend to write more fiction?

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Post by ClymAngus » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am

I have to concur, and excellent piece of work. Nice mention at the beginning ;D

It is great to see the maps that the community in general worked so hard on being used to add a splash of colour to the fiction. This is of course nothing without a good writer breathing life into the world.

Do you write anything else? I find it difficult to believe that this is your first detour into the written arts. Excellent work sir.

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Post by drew » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:58 pm

Very well done. Bravo!

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Post by Diziet Sma » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:43 pm

Awesome job, El Viejo! 8) Un-putdownable..

You even made me a little moist-eyed at the end there..


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Post by Cody » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:02 pm

Thanks guys.

@ a_c – I’m trying hard to resist the temptation of writing more. However, I have just plugged a brand new keyboard in… 30k words was too much for the old one… so we will see.

@ClymAngus – the only ‘fiction’ I’ve written since leaving school over forty years ago is the occasional CV.

@Diziet Sma – oh dear… I wouldn’t like to upset S-A (or SC for that matter). The trouble is that the ‘Clear Air Turbulence’ starts to feel neglected.
It’s really nice to get back in the cockpit again. Hey-ho!

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Post by ClymAngus » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:27 pm

Retired or no, apart from watching your slight veer towards minor repetition (shrapnel pinging off the hull) your as good (if not a **** load better than) a lot of published people.

I'm way too "Sally Anne" to be published but for a man with a strong command of character and dialogue such as yourself? At least consider the possibility of penning an original magnum opus.

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Post by Cody » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:21 pm

ClymAngus wrote: minor repetition (shrapnel pinging off the hull)


Those bits nearly caused a rewrite… but by the time I’d realised, I was on the final proof read and I needed to get it ‘out there’. I had thought that the descriptions of space combat would be the easiest bits to write, but it was the other way around. I think that you have to be either really brief, or really detailed… there is no middle ground.

ClymAngus wrote: the possibility of penning an original magnum opus.
This is dangerous… you’re talking about the ‘grand space opera’ in three parts that I would love to write. That would probably take a fair few years to do… and I really don’t think I’m up to that. Having a ready-made ‘Ooniverse’ to hang a short story on… well that really helps, and there are another seven charts to work my way through.

To slightly misquote a James Blish title… ‘And All the 2048 Stars a Stage’.


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Post by Loxley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:31 pm

Just finished reading this. I'm no expert but I'd like to say how much I enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to entertain all.
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Post by drew » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:47 pm

El Viejo wrote:I had thought that the descriptions of space combat would be the easiest bits to write, but it was the other way around.
Ditto. I found that really tough. It's difficult to make it sound interesting other than turn, shoot, pitch, turn, shoot...

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