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Reply #105 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 3:21pm
 
interesting
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 11th, 2021 at 2:34pm:
At night, the streets of their cities were filled with demons.
in what way? every night it's halloween? Tongue or curfew?
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Reply #106 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 2:33am
 
Sarosh wrote on Nov 11th, 2021 at 3:21pm:
interesting
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 11th, 2021 at 2:34pm:
At night, the streets of their cities were filled with demons.
in what way? every night it's halloween? Tongue or curfew?

Basically, they dared not leave their houses at night else they would risk possesion or attacks by demons.
So, a halloween curfew I guess.


Edit: to clarify a bit more: this was a superstition.
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Reply #107 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 12:18pm
 
The Books of Henoch, if you want to learn about the real history of mankind and civilization and the future.
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Reply #108 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 2:32pm
 
Reading a book WARFARE in the OLD TESTAMENT: The Organization, Weapons and Tactics of Ancient Near Eastern Armies by Boyd Seevers.

It gives a good general overview of the Judean, Egyptian, Philistine, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian military forces (ie. weapons, armour, tactics etc.), with multiple references to the use of the sling. 

Easy to read and lots of illustrations.
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Reply #109 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 8:39pm
 
Balearic3 wrote on Nov 12th, 2021 at 2:32pm:
Reading a book WARFARE in the OLD TESTAMENT: The Organization, Weapons and Tactics of Ancient Near Eastern Armies by Boyd Seevers.

It gives a good general overview of the Judean, Egyptian, Philistine, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian military forces (ie. weapons, armour, tactics etc.), with multiple references to the use of the sling.†

Easy to read and lots of illustrations.


Sounds very interesting.
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Reply #110 - Dec 13th, 2021 at 11:28pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 3:43pm:
† † I just started reading The Pioneers by David McCullough.† It's about the settling of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s.† I can already tell it's an excellent book.


   I finished The Pioneers about a week ago.  It covered the settling of the Ohio Valley from the late 1700s into the Civil War.  It is a delightful book oozing with histoy; some of it you know, probably  most you don't.  It's a little sad in that in order to settle such a pristine paradise they had to drive off the natives then destroy it but it's still a very good book for anyone who enjoys history.
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Reply #111 - Dec 15th, 2021 at 7:54pm
 
The books Iím reading are 1973 Ford truck shop manuals and American Marxism by Mark Levin
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Reply #112 - Dec 16th, 2021 at 1:25pm
 
I just started "Deep Survival" by Laurence Gonzales I'm only like 40 pages in but so far I'm really enjoying it.
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Reply #113 - Dec 16th, 2021 at 3:37pm
 
I'm on the third book (The Republic of Thieves) in Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series.† I already mentioned the first book in this topic, but wanted to bring it up again because the second book (called Red Seas Under Red Skies) has a slinger in it!† It has pirates too, so it's lots of fun.† Cheesy

The slinger is a very minor character in the book, and the slinging only comes up during a battle near the end.† Here's a short excerpt.† To set the scene, the group we're following is currently under arrow fire from an enemy ship.

To Locke's surprise, Gwillem suddenly stood up in the midst of all this and, with a placid look on his face, began to whirl a bullet overhand in the cradle of his sling.† As his arm went up he released one of the sling's cords, and a second later the bowman on the Sovereign's quarterdeck fell backward.

This series is far from my favorite of all time, but I am enjoying it a lot.† And it was nice to see a slinger pop up in the story.
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Reply #114 - Dec 17th, 2021 at 8:17am
 
At least they got it right that you have to let one cord go Cheesy It still amazes me how often people don't pick up on that. Plenty of pictures of David and Goliath where the stone is in flight and both cords are still in hand...
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Reply #115 - Dec 17th, 2021 at 10:12am
 
currently on the second of a series by a canadian author.
violette malan.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dhulyn-Parno-Novels-One/dp/0756410460/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1...

The first one was very good.
About a couple of honourable mercenaries.

Just a random pick from my big folder of books on my nook.

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Reply #116 - Jan 4th, 2022 at 4:27pm
 
† †Approximately every ten years I like to reread The Complete Collection of H.P. Lovecraft.† I just bought it from Amazon Kindle for about five bucks.† I started reading it today.† What a marvelous writer he was.†
† † Probably most of you seeing this have read his works already but if you haven't you're missing out on a treasure.†

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Reply #117 - Jan 9th, 2022 at 8:30am
 
I have a complete works for rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Conan Doyle wrote a bunch of stuff other than Sherlock Holmes.
I particularly like ' The white company'.
You should be able to get it from project Gutenberg. For free.

Some cool archery stuff in there.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/903

There you go Smiley

PG is worth keeping on your bookmarks list, you'll be surprised exactly what is out of copyright.
All the hg wells and Jules Verne books, to name just two.
Great place to peruse Smiley
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Reply #118 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 2:54pm
 
   I find myself rereading a lot of stuff I read years ago.  I need a break from that.  Can someone recommend a good, new Science Fiction writer?  I like really weird stuff.
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Reply #119 - Jan 17th, 2022 at 7:09pm
 
Western sci-fi sadly ain't what it used to be. Fantasy has kind of taken up the mantle of asking questions about who we are in different situations. But Ken Liu did a translation of chinese sci-fi short stories, apparently their sci-fi market is booming. Makes me think that maybe only an ascendant power can write good sci-fi.

"Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation" was fascinating, felt like a short story collection from the golden sci-fi age. There's a collection of his own short stories (not strictly sci-fi) which is quite good called "the paper menagerie and other stories"

That might scratch your itch.





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