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Bah! So, this morning around 3AM, I woke up with a burning desire to write something. Sitting down, I plugged in the music, and started to type up my story.

It was only a few hours ago when I looked it over again that I realized how cliche it was!

It was a mix of Status Quo's beginning, and the Dark Wheel's intro!

Ship destroyed, guy wakes up in hospital, seeks vengance etc. etc.

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Anyone else had their influences take hold of their writing in the wee hours of the morning without realizing it?
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Sorry for the wasted night's sleep!

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Heh, my fault I guess.

I found another Elite style novella, something called 'Imprint' by Andy Redman. Quite good! Surprised I havn't heard of among the usual suspects (Dark Wheel, Frontier Stories, etc.)
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Imprint is the 'novella' that was included with PC Elite Plus.

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I think that was how I found it on Frontier Astro. Mr. Redman has quite the vocabulary. It is very well written.
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A confession: I’ve never read Imprint (apart from using it for the ‘password of the day’, in order to play the game)… I’ve never read The Dark Wheel either.

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El Viejo wrote:I’ve never read The Dark Wheel either.
Heretic! :lol:
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CheeseRedux wrote:
El Viejo wrote:I’ve never read The Dark Wheel either.
Heretic!
Yeah... ain't that the truth!

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I consider both to be excellent novels along with the one included with Oolite, as well as Status Quo. These four titles make up my favorite Oolite/Elite fiction. All of it is very well done. Although Imprint definately brought me down to the trader life the most. He added lots of little details and such, even if the overarching story is a bit bland. The combat stuff is very well done, and I was drawn into the big battle towards the end.

Good reading. Now to get back to the game!
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I haven't read Imprint. I'll check that out.

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I've never read Imprint - but I'd like to!

EV - you do surprise me re: TDW - it's on Ian's website!
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DaddyHoggy wrote:I've never read Imprint - but I'd like to!
I've still got the hard copy that came with the game... it's part of the manual.
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When I had BBC Elite, there was no novella with it (or pilots’ manual, for that matter). Besides, I’m an avid sci-fi reader, and was not a fan of Holdstock’s work anyway (mostly ‘fantasy’… not my cup of tea). Many years later, with the advent of the interweb, I found my way to IB’s site and there it was. I started to read it, but it just didn’t fit with the universe that I’d created from scratch in my head whilst playing Elite, so I never got past the first page.
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C'est la vie!

I on the other hand have read pretty much everything RH has written - his fantasy, Sci-Fi (Earthwind is a classic), his Horror - of course he wrote much more NOT as Robert Holdstock then he did with that name - so some of his stuff has been quite hard to track down.

I think my love of woodlands comes from his tales involving Ryhope Woods as I read Mythago Wood when I was in my early teens...
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Yeah… as you say, c’est la vie! The eighties… I was in my thirties, and reading mostly ‘hard’ sci-fi… it was a good decade for that.
‘Fantasy’ just never really did it for me… I’ve read a few good ones since, but they don’t linger in my memory.

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El Viejo wrote:Yeah… as you say, c’est la vie! The eighties… I was in my thirties, and reading mostly ‘hard’ sci-fi… it was a good decade for that.
‘Fantasy’ just never really did it for me… I’ve read a few good ones since, but they don’t linger in my memory.
I find myself agreeing with Terry Pratchett in the sense that Sci-Fi is a sub-set of "Fantasy" - fortunately, my dad introduced me to E.E. Doc Smith, Asimov and Clarke at the same time he introduced me to Tolkien and CS Lewis (about 9yrs old!), so I never saw them as different!
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