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#1 2014-06-01 11:59:53

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Strong Medicine

I just posted a brief review of "Strong Medicine", Tad's new short story in the Dead Man's Hand anthology. I was actually struck by some similarities between Tad's tale and a reported real-life event. (There are some spoilers in the review). The short story is worth a look for that reason alone.


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#2 2014-06-01 15:25:33

Olaf
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Re: Strong Medicine

I am downloading the audiobook as I write this:-)
But I will stay clear of the review until I have had a chance to listen to the story!


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#3 2014-06-01 15:34:58

Olaf
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Re: Strong Medicine


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Writing books, especially long books, is a careful balance between laziness and masochism.
Tad Williams

 

#4 2014-06-02 14:29:27

xavie
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Re: Strong Medicine

You know the weirdest things. What did those dinosaurs eat instead of grass?

 

#5 2014-06-02 16:18:36

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Strong Medicine

I'm well aware that some of the things I know are quite strange. :)

During the Mesozoic, the dominant plants were plants like ferns, gingkoes, horsetails, and conifers (pine and cypress trees). It always bugs me when I watch movies set during prehistoric times, with dinosaurs running across lovely green fields of grass.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

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