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  1. #4231
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    Still drawing a blank on this one. Sorry.

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    Eh chrissy, did you kinda sorta give away the title in your last quote?


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    Nope.
    The real art of conversation is not only saying the right thing at the right moment but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the most tempting moment. -- unknown

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    Is the author Simon Green?

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    Death Star?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    Is the author Simon Green?
    It certainly is Mike, now can you guess the title?

    Sorry Dark Hunter that isn't the correct answer. but part of your answer is in the title.
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    Another clue:

    It was published in July 1st 1997 by Roc
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    Hello? It's been a month ... is anyone out there?

    (The thread was thiry days dying, but not dead yet - to misquote Alfred Bester...)

    That would be Deathstalker War.

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    Simon Green and I once got told off for having a shouted conversation across an auditorium in Bath.

    One of these days, someone famous is going to tell me to stop name-dropping.

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    Let alone resurrecting a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    Two.

    First:



    Second:
    The second is R. A. Lafferty, from One at a Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daythril View Post
    The second is R. A. Lafferty, from One at a Time
    Wow, he posted that 10 years ago. On the next page you can see ToSeek gave the same answer, I think. I must say it's awkward to see both Maksutov and Mike in this thread, as sadly they both passed away.. Anyway, welcome to Cosmoquest, Daythril.
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    Aw, but I missed this thread. Can we keep it resurrected?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    Aw, but I missed this thread. Can we keep it resurrected?
    Difficult one, jokergirl. One of the Pern novels, perhaps?

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    Hehehe.

    All right, I'll find a quote for ya and come back with it. Unless somebody else wants to post one first, if course.


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    Glad you got it and liked it! Go for it - and don't worry about duplicating any past ones, it's been a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    First one - A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller. Almost certainly wrong, but it's the first time in ages anything has looked remotely recognisable...

    Second one sounds 50sish. Phil Farmer? C.M. Kornbluth (an author who makes an appearance in the latest Lemony Snicket book)? Fritz Leiber?

    Oh well, at least I took part...

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    It's R. A. Lafferty, from One at a Time

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