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yeah, even a small clip sent to my e-mail would be nice. i luv jazz too. gregw451@aol.com the strictest confidentiality will rein sir. hope your well.


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I have been reading about a book every two days. Here is the list. Many are from the Easton Press science fiction series, that I acquired several years ago and just now have the time to read them:

TIME AND AGAIN by Jack Finney (these were sent to me by a dear friend who grew up in New york and knew the places from the book.)
FROM TIME TO TIME by Jack Finney

ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
THE MOCKING PROGRAM by Alan Dean Foster
THE LONGEST WAY HOME by Robert Silverberg
THE GODS THEMSELVES by Isaac Asimov
ODD JOHN by Olaf Stapledon
THE DISPOSSESSED by Ursala K. LeGuin
SWIFT THOUGHTS by George Zebrowski
THE SNOW QUEEN by Joan D. Vinge
FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON by Jules Verne
THE TIME MACHINE by Jules Verne

If you have not read any of these I highly recommend all of them as unique in the history of science fiction.
 
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TIME AND AGAIN is excellent. The method of time travel used in that book is very nicely done.

patrask, you mention THE TIME MACHINE... by Jules Verne?! Surely H.G.Wells! Or am I showing my ignorance here...?


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Surely is a good word, surely.


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It was Wells' T.M.: HG and Jules were not at all fond of one another, as I recall!!
 
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fjp, I didn't realise you were old enough to have known HG and Joolz! Big Grin


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JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis had a falling out in the end of their lives as well. They hardly spoke to each other.



 
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Tolkien and Lewis falling out is one thing - they were contemporaries, and both lived in the same country.

But H.G. and Jules is another matter. Did they ever meet? Verne died in 1905, Wells' literary career began in 1895. They must have known of each other's works, but did they ever meet?


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It is interesting to note that Ray Bradbury could've met H.G. Wells. Ray would've been 26 years old when Wells died, and Ray would have already been a published writer. Now to figure how to get oneself over to London.

~ Photo attached of Jules Verne later in life.





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Wells did visit the US in the 1930s or 1940s. He met Orson Welles, and their meeting was broadcast on radio. Orson was only five years older than Ray, so a Bradbury-H.G. meeting was feasible, if a little unlikely.

(Wells and Welles did, after all, have one very specific thing in common: WAR OF THE WORLDS.)


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Ah! But weren't Jane Austen and Jules Verne chums?

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Speaking of Jules Verne ...

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Ah! But weren't Jane Austen and Jules Verne chums?


Marvellous!


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Speaking of Jules Verne ...

www.talklikeapirate.com


Arr, I think ye be meaning Robert Louis Stevenson, matey. Arr, arr.


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Arr is a good word.


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