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Do I (the Jerry Garcia look alike) - a 51 year old baby boomer who was on
campus during the riots, remember the 60's? You better believe it. Closing
the campus early turned me 1-A and 65 on the draft list:o) Who can forget
that or my subsequent experiences at Fort Polk, La.

Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forrest Braun [mailto:fbraun(--nospam--at)bbfm.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 12:24 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
>
>
> It's the spice, man.  You don't remember the 60's either, hm.
>
> Structuralist wrote:
> >
> > I don't know, I've had a lot of trouble getting into Dune. Frank Herbert
> > isn't the most exciting writer I can think of. I just bought the Sci-Fi
> > Channels 3 or 4 part series "Dune" and although the graphics
> are great (DVD)
> > the story (as was the original movie as well as my experience
> with the book)
> > was difficult to get into.
> > What is the magic with Dune?
> >
> > Dennis
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Neil Moore [mailto:nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:31 AM
> > > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > > Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> > >
> > >
> > > I wondered when someone was going to mention the Dune Series.  I can
> > > remember when it came out in serial form in Analog or
> Astounding Science
> > > Fiction (don't remember the date of the magazine name
> change).  I had to
> > > wait each month for the next part of the story.
> > >
> > > I've been reading ASF/Analog since 1947 and marvel at the
> things that have
> > > come to past.  It feels like we had a preview of the future in many of
> > > those editions.
> > >
> > >
> > > Neil Moore, S.E.
> > > neil moore and associates
> > >
> > >
> > >  At 08:13 AM 4/18/2001 -0700, Paul Feather wrote:
> > > >Outstanding!  It is not often you have to put a book down
> because your
> > > >laughing so hard you expect to burst at the seams.
> > > >
> > > >Paul Feather
> > > >
> > > >And don't forget the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, or the
> > > Dune Series
> > > >by Frank Herbert.
> > > >
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Mark Nowmos" <mnowmos(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
> > > >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> > > >Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:51 PM
> > > >Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> Hello,
> > > >> Might I also suggest any or all of the Hitchhiker's Guide to
> > > the Galaxy,
> > > >> by Douglas Adams.  (Once a Trilogy, now a , uh, Pentology? He
> > > has a joke
> > > >> about this...)
> > > >>
> > > >> Regards,
> > > >> Mark Nowmos
> > > >>
> > > >> Rlfong(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> > Besides the good ones listed,  I have to nominate the Cross Time
> > > >> > Engineer.
> > > >> > It is one of the better engineer protagonist SF
> > > characters/story.  The
> > > >> > Cross
> > > >> > Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski .
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of the newer generation
> > > SF riders
> > > >> > who is
> > > >> > really good.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I found Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove also
> fascinating SF.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > And for the SE/architectural engineers on this group,
> another good
> > > >> > read IMHO
> > > >> > is china mountain zhang by Maureen McHugh
> > > >> >
> > > >> > ron in fremont
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > In a message dated 4/13/2001 5:09:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > > >> > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net writes:
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >> Here is my list of
> > > >> >> favorite authors to add:
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Phillip K. Dick (paranoid schizoid but enjoyable none the less -
> > > >> >> author of
> > > >> >> Blade Runner which was published originally as "I Dream
> of Electric
> > > >> >> Sheep")
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Micael Crichton - almost anything by him.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Robin Cook - not strictly Sci-Fi but close enough
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Greg Bear (just ordered Darwin's Radio as part of my selection)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> J.R.R.Tolkien's Trilogies
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Isaac Asimov - all of his robot series
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Arthur C. Clarke
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Ray Bradbury - (Something Wicked This Way Comes and
> tons of other
> > > >> >> works by
> > > >> >> him)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Poul Anderson (can't think of a title off hand as it
> has been years)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, the Unpleasant
> > > >> >> Profession of
> > > >> >> Jonathan Hoag, Glory Road and Farnham's Freehold)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Of course the Classics including (Edgar Rice Burrough's, Jules
> > > >> >> Verne, Sir
> > > >> >> Arthur Canon Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Mary
> > > >> >> Shelley).
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >>
> > > >>
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