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    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Thanks for the offer! The book has a dust jacket, though. The library put clear plastic over the jacket first before applying any taped on library stickers to the outside. I was able to get the tap...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 24th, 2020, 10:45 AM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

My copy came in, and it looks pretty good! It's a library copy, so it has the card pocket glued into it, a little markup, and some stuff taped to the cover. Other than that, it's in great shape, so ...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 23rd, 2020, 07:33 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Huh! I had no idea that some booksellers are on ebay but not on ABE books. Thanks for pointing that out. I put in the order for the cheapest one; as long as I can read it I'll be happy.
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 4th, 2020, 12:32 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

I don't remember seeing it, but maybe it was further down the list because of the shipping cost. I live in Canada, and some of the shipping fees from outside of the country are many times the price o...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 3rd, 2020, 12:43 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Thanks for pointing out the new releases. I couldn't find the ebooks at google play or kobo, but I do see the copies of the trade paperback omnibus edition on abebooks. I'm thinking it's a bit too m...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 3rd, 2020, 10:52 AM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

This is one of the few Andre Norton books I don't have a copy of, because it's so hard to find.  Apparently people didn't like it and not many were bought.  So how is Judith reviewing it?  Have these ...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 782 July 2nd, 2020, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Video: Eisenhower returns to Normandy 20 years later
Post: RE: Video: Eisenhower returns to Normandy 20 years...

Booo! "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." Too bad, it looked interesting.
rkomar History 3 346 June 14th, 2020, 11:12 PM
    Thread: Video: How medieval Europeans cleaned their teeth
Post: RE: Video: How medieval Europeans cleaned their te...

Belief in miasmas went way past the middle ages. Histories of the cholera epidemics of two to three hundred years ago showed than many still thought that nearby swamps or bad smells were causing the ...
rkomar History 3 696 April 19th, 2020, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Japanese space experiment proves another SF film trope wrong ...
Post: RE: Japanese space experiment proves another SF fi...

I haven't looked at the papers on the Japanese experiment, but I would guess that they are looking into the effect of impacts from small objects in the asteroid belt. The larger asteroids are probabl...
rkomar General Discussions 6 854 March 24th, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Thread: Disney parks closures
Post: RE: Disney parks closures

Considering that a lot of those recent measles outbreaks spread out from a Disney park, closing them during this epidemic is just good sense. On top of that, most people aren't traveling right now, s...
rkomar General Discussions 2 385 March 23rd, 2020, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Japanese space experiment proves another SF film trope wrong ...
Post: RE: Japanese space experiment proves another SF fi...

I think the important number is the escape velocity. Anything traveling faster than the escape velocity gets out of the gravitational pull of the attracting object. The escape velocity is given by v...
rkomar General Discussions 6 854 March 20th, 2020, 07:23 PM
    Thread: Old Civil war prisons
Post: RE: Old Civil war prisons

When there isn't enough food and shelter for the general population, prisoners of war are going to be very badly off. I'd read that some got a hole in the ground with a bit of canvas to cover it to l...
rkomar History 2 503 March 5th, 2020, 03:11 AM
    Thread: Burroughs and the 14-year-old Forrest Ackerman (in honor of ERB's birthday today!)
Post: RE: Burroughs and the 14-year-old Forrest Ackerman...

I brought up the problem before I noticed it was raised in other threads. I'm not really in a rush to get this fixed; I mostly just wanted Michael to know that there was a problem. I'm fine with it ...
rkomar Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 9 1,415 March 1st, 2020, 06:35 PM
    Thread: Burroughs and the 14-year-old Forrest Ackerman (in honor of ERB's birthday today!)
Post: RE: Burroughs and the 14-year-old Forrest Ackerman...

What happened to August's image? I'm seeing a picture of a woman instead of the letter.
rkomar Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 9 1,415 February 17th, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Witch World Map
Post: RE: Witch World Map

I got my map today, and it looks pretty nice. I'll have to find a frame for it and hang it up somewhere handy for when I eventually re-read the books. Thanks, Jay!
rkomar Andre Norton 6 958 February 4th, 2020, 10:50 PM
    Thread: Did General Custard have Buffalo soldiers and Native scouts in his regime?
Post: RE: Did General Custard have Buffalo soldiers and ...

I have no idea, but what difference would it make if he did? Is it a question of competence, or loyalty?
rkomar History 3 514 January 31st, 2020, 05:48 PM
    Thread: Christopher Tolkien passed away this morning
Post: RE: Christopher Tolkien passed away this morning

I have a lot of respect for Christopher Tolkien. He tried to keep subsequent releases true to his father's style and vision, while keeping plenty coming for the hungry fans. I can't think of any oth...
rkomar J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 1,311 January 16th, 2020, 09:03 PM
    Thread: Dinosaurs
Post: RE: Dinosaurs

Burroughs wrote about a monstrous vat of flesh and body parts that grew uncontrollably by eating itself. I don't think he'd let small details like biological classification get in the way of a thrill...
rkomar Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 3 433 January 3rd, 2020, 10:47 PM
    Thread: Video: The last living Ninja explains what pop culture gets wrong
Post: RE: Video: The last living Ninja explains what pop...

I was watching something that had a BBC clip from the 50's, and the reporter in there was quickly walking around in something close to Naruto style. It made me think about the Ninja's comment that th...
rkomar History 4 587 December 29th, 2019, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Video: The last living Ninja explains what pop culture gets wrong
Post: RE: Video: The last living Ninja explains what pop...

Thanks for the link! That was a treat to watch. I love the Kazuo Koike manga Path of the Assassin and Lone Wolf and Cub, where ninjas figure heavily. It was very cool to see someone still connected...
rkomar History 4 587 December 22nd, 2019, 03:36 PM
    Thread: Yahoo Groups to bite the dust
Post: RE: Yahoo Groups to bite the dust

I used to go there occasionally to visit the Tom Swift newsgroup. Traffic was slow, but it was the only place for that. Too bad.
rkomar General Discussions 3 1,069 October 31st, 2019, 12:03 AM
    Thread: Video: Catherine Tate at Dragon*Con 2019
Post: RE: Video: Catherine Tate at Dragon*Con 2019

Thanks! When I saw how long it was, I wasn't sure I would watch the whole thing. However, she kept it fun and light, and it flew right by.
rkomar Scifi & Fantasy Conventions 1 663 October 27th, 2019, 01:09 PM
    Thread: It's Done-Done
Post: RE: It's Done-Done

Congrats! I'm relieved that the site is still going strong.
rkomar Andre Norton 8 748 October 11th, 2019, 07:53 PM
    Thread: Preference Question
Post: RE: Preference Question

You also have to know what you are searching for with a search engine. For Andre Norton newbies, they might miss a lot of what the website offers because they don't know what to search for. Even if ...
rkomar Andre Norton 5 1,251 August 16th, 2019, 05:40 PM
    Thread: Preference Question
Post: RE: Preference Question

Links, links, links... It's what HTML is all about.
rkomar Andre Norton 5 1,251 August 10th, 2019, 01:10 PM
    Thread: What is your Favorite Anime and Manga?
Post: RE: What is your Favorite Anime and Manga?

My favourite anime is Darker than Black, and my favourite manga is the Lone Wolf and Cub series.
rkomar General Discussions 8 650 July 1st, 2019, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Lots-a-watts Presents
Post: Lots-a-watts Presents

Wow! I only looked at the timeline in Witch World (first book), but the amount of detail is staggering. That's very impressive work from you all.
rkomar Andre Norton 5 542 May 1st, 2019, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Lousy ideas for animated films
Post: Lousy ideas for animated films

I think you can turn any idea into an enthralling animated film. You just need a lot of talent to do it. Especially in marketing if the idea sounds boring to begin with. So, the only bad idea is to...
rkomar General Discussions 3 386 April 15th, 2019, 06:48 PM
    Thread: Dragon Magic discussion
Post: Dragon Magic discussion

I find this prolonged analysis frustrating in a few ways. For one, like Jay, I find it pointless to keep pointing out how Norton's works have been left behind by the _current_ world view. If that's ...
rkomar Andre Norton 7 547 March 7th, 2019, 01:13 PM
    Thread: Anti -Vaxxers movements
Post: Anti -Vaxxers movements

The problem with not getting vaccinated is that it also puts others at risk. I'm okay with condemning anyone who does that; that's what condemnation is for. I didn't know that anti-vaxxers tended to...
rkomar Politics 11 687 February 22nd, 2019, 12:24 PM