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I dunno...

...maybe somebody will have a PS3 laying around!
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Foundation Trilogy

definitely one of the formative bits of literature in my life. The main thing I remember about it now, of course, is the awful moment when they get to the great archive and have no appropriate player to retrieve the information. Definitely a metaphor for our times...to say nothing of a cautionary tale.

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Foundation Trilogy = Isaac Asimov

Foundation Trilogy = Isaac Asimov, not Clarke. There are several novels continuing the Foundation mythos after the original trilogy, that eventually incorporated Asimov's "Robot" novels, and several other authors have added stories/novels to the Foundation universe, but Arthur wasn't one of them. Just thought I'd throw that in there.

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RIP Arthur Clarke

I appreciated the bio from Hal R...last summer I read Clarke's "Foundation" trilogy for the first time: serious Sci-Fi! I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" on a wide screen in Washington DC (1968) thanks to my father who was a fan of Stanley Kubrick. We are still a long way from realizing the potential of space travel, even inside our solar system!
Jay

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The Road

I have such a vivid -- and dark -- picture of this book in my head, that I can't imagine a movie doing it justice. Maybe filmed in black & white?

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Cormac McCarthy

Hey Marshun Family,
Good Season to all of you. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is an outstanding book. I've read everything he has written. The Border Trilogy is excellent, especially the story about the boy who takes a wolf his Dad and him trapped back to Mexico, where she was from. I await his next book......may there be many. Peace, Docks

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The Road

Just finished this story in three nights. That's about ten times faster than usual. Very intense post-apocalyptic vision of a father and his son trying to survive in a burned out world. Written by Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country For Old Men. This was an amazing journey of survival and love under the bleakest conditions. The world will never appear the same to me. Looks like this is to be a movie. Should be interesting.

Next book is Arthur C. Clarke's 2061. I did not know there was a third book in this series until I happened to see it in the library. Bought the hardcover for $2. Then i'm going to read The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy.

Also reading some poems from the Dylan Thomas collection. Amazed!

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"Walk into splintered sunlight
Inch your way through dead dreams to another land"
Robert Hunter
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"Ray, a drop of golden sun"

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He also has a Beer label

Yes it's called "Sonny Barger Lager", I've got can he intialled.

Hunters book was ok, But you are are rightMark about the jeans thing and the beginning with all the journalist crap. I also thought that for hanging around with them for a year there might of been more content, there probably is but he didn't write about it. Maybe cause I read the bio one first. Anyway good stuff.

Also like Hunter's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, great movie too.

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I thought Hunter's book was pretty good

"The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs" - Hunter's book was pretty good, I thought, although he did spend a lot of time discussing how dirty the Angels' jeans were.

Didn't realize the Maximum Angel had had throat cancer (honestly thought he was already dead), and that the four years he did in the fed pen back in the late 80's was for conspiring to blow up the Outlaws' clubhouse here in Louisville. I'm gonna have to cruise around and see that place.

And of course it being the 21st century, Sonny has a homepage!

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Sonny

johnman, yea I pretty familiar with the Sonny story, actually met him at a HA club house in italy. Also funny story couple years back I was a Drill Sergeant and one of my privates was his godson. I was in a local tavern having some beers and was BS'n with some women anyway she was telling me her son was about to graduate from C-3-10 and I said that's my company, she told me the name, She had AFFA tats and conversation wnet from there.

Read the book by Hunter S. thompson about when he hung with them for a year but I didn't think it was really that good the bio one was better.

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