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Humboldt Steve
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Amazed this thread is still active. If you want a book about the early days of Sci-Fi and the people who made it happen, "Astounding" by Alec Nevala-Lee delves into the pulp magazine and its authors, going in-depth into their lives, warts and all. It's both good and bad to find out the titans of early Sci-Fi were a bunch of nerds.

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Q1(29) Third place.

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Posted : June 30, 2019 7:06 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Amazed this thread is still active.

It does lurch back to life every so often.

Speaking if which! Happy 4th of July and/or Thursday, as appropriate.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Posted : July 3, 2019 11:01 pm
storysinger
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It does lurch back to life every so often.

It's been so quiet I had to comment somewhere. The word lurch is the prompt.

Grab the granny gear and lurch forward slowly inch by inch.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : August 11, 2019 4:57 am
storysinger
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Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : August 11, 2019 4:59 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?

Probably not me, but I'll help work toward it. wotf022

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : August 11, 2019 10:35 am
Galen
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A truly noble endeavor.

All hail the Lazarus thread.

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HM x7
R - lots!

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Posted : August 12, 2019 3:39 am
Galen
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"Lose not the faith," the old man said. "The yung'uns may not respect the traditions, but in time they will come to learn the importance of whence we came."

"No," said the other. "You are alone now. The rest have passed. Shinier, brighter things. New traditions. The flame dies with you."

"I can't accept it. They will return. You will see."

"Please, come with us. There is still time."

"But 5,000--"

"--Was a dream, nothing more."

"No!" said the old man. "They will come. It will be."

(Happy Holidays all!)

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Posted : December 16, 2019 6:53 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Happy Holidays!

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : December 16, 2019 7:32 am
RETreasure
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Happy Holidays!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
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Posted : December 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Merry Christmas, all!

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : December 25, 2019 12:45 am
storysinger
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Merry Christmas, all!

wotf042 I concur.
May everyone share with loved ones while they are still around.

Write on every day of your life, even if it's just a little it adds up in the long run.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : December 25, 2019 8:41 am
hazlett
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Here's to keeping this thread alive!

Sean Patrick Hazlett
Winner (2nd Place)
HM x 8
Stories sold: 48 original stories and 9 reprints
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You can purchase a copy of my collection here and a copy of my anthology here.

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Posted : December 26, 2019 12:07 pm
storysinger
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wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : January 13, 2020 4:09 am
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.

And we're 6 posts away from 5k!

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : January 13, 2020 6:01 am
Galen
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No, it's FIVE!

From Wikipedia:

Five is the third prime number. Because it can be written as 221 + 1, five is classified as a Fermat prime; therefore a regular polygon with 5 sides (a regular pentagon) is constructible with compass and unmarked straightedge. Five is the third Sophie Germain prime, the first safe prime, the third Catalan number, and the third Mersenne prime exponent. Five is the first Wilson prime and the third factorial prime, also an alternating factorial. Five is the first good prime. It is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form 3n − 1. It is also the only number that is part of more than one pair of twin primes. Five is a congruent number.

I totally know what all of that means. Frankly I was disappointed to learn five has no imaginary part. But knowing it is the first "good prime" is certainly important to me.

It's also the first digit in the coveted post 5,000 - coming soon to a thread near you!!

Edit: Just a thought. Does anyone know or is in touch with Tina Gowers? It would be really cool if the original starter of the thread were to honor us with post 5,000.

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Posted : January 15, 2020 12:13 am
Galen
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Why don't escaped convicts make good writers?

. . . Because they never finish their sentences.

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R - lots!

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Posted : February 3, 2020 11:23 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Why don't escaped convicts make good writers?

. . . Because they never finish their sentences.

That is awful, sir.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : February 4, 2020 8:46 am
BeeW
 BeeW
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Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!

V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
V37Q3: R
V37Q4: ?

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Posted : February 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!

I can absolutely believe that.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : February 22, 2020 12:12 am
RETreasure
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Oh My God Did I Do It?

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : February 22, 2020 1:14 am
storysinger
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Oh My God Did I Do It?

wotf042 wotf042 wotf026 wotf026 wotf026 Winner of the first to 5,000

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : February 22, 2020 5:04 am
hazlett
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Wow. It's been like 8 months since anyone posted anything. Keeping this thread alive...

Sean Patrick Hazlett
Winner (2nd Place)
HM x 8
Stories sold: 48 original stories and 9 reprints
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You can purchase a copy of my collection here and a copy of my anthology here.

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Posted : October 9, 2020 3:01 pm
Dustin Adams
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Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.

2x Finalist
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6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 6 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : October 9, 2020 10:02 pm
Corbin.Maxwell
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Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.

Just bought Sean's anthology. Supporting each other is vital to friendship and to survival on the long road of writing.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : October 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Corbin.Maxwell
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Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!

Yeah, I'm part of the time capsule; something like 15 years of it.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : October 11, 2020 4:34 pm
storysinger
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Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : October 12, 2020 2:51 am
RETreasure
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Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

That's my favorite thing about this thread!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : October 12, 2020 2:52 am
Eagerink
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Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

That's my favorite thing about this thread!

As a new(er) forumite, I keep seeing this thread and wondering... why is it still alive? But having looked at it, I see why. It's a tradition! It is encouraging to see posts with signatures saying, R, HM, SHM, SF, F, Winner!

...although, even more interesting is the fact that their honours are very rarely in that order.

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Posted : October 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Wulf Moon
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Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

Fate? All I remember was years and years of HARD WORK. wotf001

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Posted : October 12, 2020 1:37 pm
hazlett
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Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.

Just bought Sean's anthology. Supporting each other is vital to friendship and to survival on the long road of writing.

Thanks, Corbin!

Sean Patrick Hazlett
Winner (2nd Place)
HM x 8
Stories sold: 48 original stories and 9 reprints
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can purchase a copy of my collection here and a copy of my anthology here.

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Posted : December 27, 2020 3:51 am
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