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by Robert Marquardt
September 12th, 2007, 10:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Dealing With Publishers
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Greg Weeks http://durendal.org:8080/ is the man to contact. He will probably tell you to forget about it.
by Robert Marquardt
September 12th, 2007, 3:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lovecraft-like writers wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

I have read a book containing Sherlock Holmes/Lovecraft crossovers by professional authors.
Only one of them was able to write a convincing Lovecraft text. Even the Sherlock Holmes sucked in most.
by Robert Marquardt
August 9th, 2007, 10:21 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43766

Is this a trick question?
by Robert Marquardt
August 2nd, 2007, 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Ask a Scientist"/General Science Discussion
Replies: 297
Views: 44142

1. What is so awful about putting unleaded fuel into a diesel car? (Also, any pointers to help remember never to do this again. Oh - I know - the bill! HOW MUCH!!) 2. Assume a cube with mirrors on the inner surface or sphere with mirrored internal surface. Introduce a light source (how? MAGIC!) Tur...
by Robert Marquardt
August 2nd, 2007, 11:26 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43766

I should mention that James Gunn is the latest Grand Master of Science Fiction. He got the award this year in March. I also think this is the only story of his in the public domain. He was quite thorough about renewing. The only reason this one is in the public domain is because Space Science Ficti...
by Robert Marquardt
July 19th, 2007, 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Writer would welcome some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

The third one features spaceships blowing each other up, which is fairly common, but the no-nonsense lady officer with the eyepatch (Captain or Admiral Honor Harrington, of the Royal Manticoran Navy) is not. It is Commodore Harrington. She becomes Admiral in this book, but her artificial eye has be...
by Robert Marquardt
July 15th, 2007, 6:03 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2809

psaya wrote:First of all, I got interested in Heidi.
Aha, any relation to the book?
by Robert Marquardt
July 14th, 2007, 8:51 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2809

Ja, Walther-Schreiber-Platz.
by Robert Marquardt
July 14th, 2007, 7:40 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2809

Nochn Berliner.
by Robert Marquardt
June 24th, 2007, 9:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Criticise my website
Replies: 19
Views: 3676

Better write "Home About Contact".
Keep the capitalization consistent. In the left menu you use "About" whereas the other menu uses "about".
by Robert Marquardt
June 24th, 2007, 3:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Criticise my website
Replies: 19
Views: 3676

Starlite wrote:Its kind of bland. :P You need more pictures and graphics.
In contrast i like it because it is simple and clean.

Better write "Home About Contact". Keep it consistent.
by Robert Marquardt
June 17th, 2007, 8:20 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43766

The price is some hundred dollars so you usually cannot justify the sort of work gweeks is doing.
by Robert Marquardt
June 17th, 2007, 8:39 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43766

It is also cheaper for a publisher to buy the non-exclusive rights for publication. Especially if only a part of the works are public domain.
by Robert Marquardt
May 29th, 2007, 10:46 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Some Czech literature?
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
* R.U.R. (Czech)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13083

Obdržálek, Peregrin, 1825-1891
* Cvičení maličkých ve svatém náboženství křesťansko-katolickém (Czech)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16843

This is all www.gutenberg.org has available.
by Robert Marquardt
May 18th, 2007, 8:11 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: new crime?: attempted copyright infringement
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

To me it looks like a law targeted for the RIAA. Even more takedown notices or automated lawsuits for anyone even asking about ebooks or other copyrighted electronic material. The DMCA has been misused (like sueing companies for not using DRM) so i see no reason why it should not happen with this la...