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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 29 2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,517
Posted By Joz
Re: Help Me!!! Please!!!

The author himself, of course! See his initials on the left boot of the storyteller?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 27 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,517
Posted By Joz
Re: Help Me!!! Please!!!

Lets hope this works...haven't done this for a while...

http://www.stargazers.iinet.net.au/images/DL_storyteller.jpg
From Peter Morwood's The Dragon Lord.

Yes! Hope it isn't too big.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 27 2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,517
Posted By Joz
Re: Help Me!!! Please!!!

I'm a bit late in the coversation but I would agree that Dragon Lord is indeed the book that's being asked about. I am very fond of those books and while I haven't read them recently I've certainly...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 24 2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 30,565
Posted By Joz
Re: Good Bye, Anne

I heard the news on another group. A sad day, she has been a part of my life for over 30 years, so for me it feels like the end of an era. My thoughts go out to Anne's family.
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Jan 18 2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,471
Posted By Joz
Re: Inspiration

I hate to see such a nice question ignored...

I can't say it has ever inspired me but the first book, CS, has always been one of my 'comfort' books, one to reach for when I don't want to have to...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jan 18 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,053
Posted By Joz
Re: David Roe White Dragon Art

That's what's on the cover of my first copy of The White Dragon, and although I don't quite see Ruth like that it is how I've come to see Jaxom. And I've always been fascinated by that cover. Its...
Forum: McCaffrey Quest Dec 7 2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,112
Posted By Joz
Re: MQ 2010 - The Date Has Been Changed to December 4-5

Egads, I totally forgot about this... :(
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 16 2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,373
Posted By Joz
Re: Todd/Fiona

:ugg: blah. and :confused:
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Sep 23 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,234
Posted By Joz
Re: ballybran land

I think the Guild does own the planet - they certainly control everything, like a global government body.

In the last book it's mentioned that not everyone goes to Ballybran with the intention of...
Forum: McCaffrey Quest Sep 15 2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,666
Posted By Joz
Re: MQ 2010 Topic!

Excellent! Some of my most favourite of faves! :bouncy: I hope its after my exams though...will try hard to take part this year.
Forum: Café Archives Sep 15 2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,012
Posted By Joz
Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Yeah, I've actually thought of contacting you, Lily, for some some background info on your city since he's not always the most forthcoming person, and I know the city is smallish (well, smaller than...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Sep 14 2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,581
Posted By Joz
Re: Aussiecon 4 (Worldcon) photos

Aha! Now I know what KC looks like!
Thanks Jube!
Forum: Café Archives Sep 14 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,012
Posted By Joz
Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

That is an interesting map to watch - I have a good friend (also in Wellington, btw) who sent it to me on the weekend. He has connections down there too and said they were getting pretty shaken...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 14 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

A note in her blog that there might be 5 books in this series now, not just three. Five! We'll be spoilt!
http://www.paksworld.com/blog/?p=884#more-884
Forum: Events Board Aug 13 2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,945
Posted By Joz
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

mmmm bubbly pies... :envy: one for each hand?
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 22 2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By Joz
Re: Oath of Fealty: The Spoiler/Discussion Thread

Have just finished this a few days ago. Now, what can I say...was very surprised at what happened to Dorrin. What is going to happen to her next - well, I can see the missing necklace is going to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 31 2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Joz
Re: Odd reading order

I prefer to read them in published order, as it reminds me of my own voyage of discovery growing up with the books as they were published. But sometimes I just grab the one that appeals to me at the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Mar 20 2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By Joz
Re: Wanted: Dragonquest paperback (1)

Yes, this is the one!

Sorry to drag the topic back up again, Hans, but Samsara and I got together for a face-to-face gathering and I mentioned that I had this one but the spine was falling apart....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 9 2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,292
Posted By Joz
Re: Sad moments

The end of AtWoP has to be the saddest scene of all, but also in that book the internment of Sallah Telgar back on Pern is also very moving.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 9 2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

An excerpt of Chapter two is now also available here (http://www.paksworld.com/excerpt-oathfealty.html)

Sorry, P'ter, but the book isn't officially launched until the 16th of March. Apparently...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 9 2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,662
Posted By Joz
Re: A question base of Skies of Pern, and rocks from space.

1. Any info on the western continent? - I don't think there is, however. I'm waiting for the next book to come out (one day!) and I'm hoping there will be more info on it then. If I recall...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 28 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

:envy: Lucky you. No spoilers for the rest of us, then!
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 27 2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,508
Posted By Joz
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

I know this is hijacking the thread somewhat, but I'm in the same boat. I actually reread the first two not long ago and enjoyed them greatly but ended with a sigh knowing we might never know who...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 24 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Posted By Joz
Re: Auz and New Zealand Pictures

errrm :O I thought you knew.... how about sending me a pm and we can sort something out.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 24 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Posted By Joz
Re: Auz and New Zealand Pictures

These are all Perth pictures as well - my home town too! The last one is from Kings Park, looking southeast over part of the Swan River, there is one of a ferry docked at the Barrack Street jetties...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 20 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,288
Posted By Joz
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 13 2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,288
Posted By Joz
Re: Kath became a fan of DRAGONFLIGHT!

Is it? As in re-programming the way you talk?

Ginny, it comes from here (http://icanhascheezburger.com/), where the kittehs are... careful, it can be addictive, but some people find it puerile....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 12 2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

The Del Ray website link works but the one for the excerpt gives a "Page Not Found" message.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 11 2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

I've got to the linked excerpt through the blog :good: Not sure why they're not working in the quote above, they have the same urls after all.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 11 2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,775
Posted By Joz
Re: New book in Paksenarrion series!

I couldn't access the links given above there, I need a password!

But-! I'm excited! :bouncy: I remember Pam mentioning this last year and went and caught up with the two books about Gird in...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Feb 6 2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,041
Posted By Joz
Re: Crystal Singer Foodstuffs: Synthesised, or Imports?

I didn't think that meant something you et (unless you're refering to a consumption of a different kind?) Although Killashandra did kind of become a Gentleman's Relish...if you want to look at it...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By Joz
Re: Photography question

That might work if you only wanted the moon, but often the reason for taking the photo is because something else is nearby, like a planet or two or the interesting cloud in Hans original photo, in...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 6 2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By Joz
Re: Photography question

If you look carefully the lens flare is of the moon, you can clearly see the shape of the darker Maria in it. This type of internal lens reflection is very common in astrophotography of bright...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 4 2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,446
Posted By Joz
Re: Anyone like Julian May or Stephen Donaldson?

I like Julian May. The Saga of the Exiles is a favourite of mine and really like the depth of character in it too. The later books about Marc's pre-story aren't quite as gripping, but it does bring...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 2 2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,121
Posted By Joz
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

Here we are, from Skies of Pern, chapter Fort Hold late night 1.1.31 Present Pass, when they are about to question the attackers of the Healer Hall:

"However, the ability to sense people's...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 2 2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,121
Posted By Joz
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

In DQ its during the Hatching feast after Jaxom has Impressed Ruth. She tries to 'lean' on some of the Lord Holders to accept Jaxom and Ruth as a pair.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 2 2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,121
Posted By Joz
Re: Lessa being telepathic with humans?

She uses the talent deliberately in Skies of Pern, somewhere near the front of the book.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 31 2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,876
Posted By Joz
Re: Anyone seen Avatar

I saw it in 3D format on Monday. The visuals are very good, but storyline very basic. Well done, nonetheless. Would be good to see Pern done this way, I agree.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 27 2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Joz
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

A year! :( That's not too bad, especially if its the same size as The Gathering Storm.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 27 2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By Joz
Re: Aussie Christmas Songs

I've always loved the Carol of the Birds. I think that one is uniquely Australian.

Orana! Orana! Orana to Christmas Day!
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 25 2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Joz
Thumbs up Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

Just completed the book and would like to say it is quite good. Things are starting to come together at last! The only bit that seemed out of place was Mat's encounter of the cursed 'zombie'...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 23 2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Joz
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

I'm currently about 300 pages into A Gathering Storm and enjoying it very much. I think he explains things a little more than Jordan did and makes it easier to understand the direction of the plot. ...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 4 2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Joz
Re: Sanderson Gathering Storm

Ah-ha! I saw this at my local bookstore and thought "hmmm, must check to see if I've read it yet..." and have forgotten, so this answers my question! It might have to be an early Christmas present...
Forum: Café Archives Aug 3 2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,838
Posted By Joz
Re: At my Best

Well, I can laugh at the spiders, frogs and snakes, because they're mostly harmless, but the cockroach in the food doesn't sound very healthy.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 10 2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,016
Posted By Joz
Re: Dragon mental abilities

Mnementh listened for F'lar during the conclave in DQ. But his replies were limited to his understanding. Mnementh quite an intelligent dragon but even he was struggling with what was being...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 6 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,723
Posted By Joz
Re: David & Leigh Eddings

Oh, I hadn't heard. :( Thanks, Cheryl, for mentioning it.

Perhaps the writer of that article hadn't heard of the Belgariad and dismissed it offhand.
Forum: Café Archives May 24 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By Joz
Re: it's a hard choice

Well, I know its a bit late for the choice, but I just saw Star Trek today and loved it too! Lots of fun! Makes me want to go and check out the old series again.
Forum: Café Archives Apr 28 2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By Joz
Re: Can you help me with a survey

That was quick.

The newspaper one made me think, I'm not used to thinking of them as broadsheet or tabloid. We only have one here to choose from! And yes, its not good having a monopoly. ...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 24 2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,628
Posted By Joz
Re: Oath of Fealty-new Paks book

Thanks. I'll have another look at that site. :good:
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Apr 22 2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,471
Posted By Joz
Re: Time between Passovers

I have some idea that the intervals between aren't the same each time, but there should be some pattern to them, much like we have a pattern for eclipses here on earth. But we only have three bodies...
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