A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Postby Omphalos » Tue May 06, 2008 10:18 pm

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Postby Robspierre » Tue May 06, 2008 11:17 pm

I admit a fond weakness for this type of early material. Have you read the Lensman books or Jack Williamson's Legion of Space series?

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Postby Omphalos » Wed May 07, 2008 8:30 am

Lensmen, yes. Im going to get to them soon. But I have read very little Williamson. Most of what I have read is from very late in his career.
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Postby Robspierre » Wed May 07, 2008 10:10 am

Pick up a copy of his The Humanoids, robot empire out to eradicate humans, it still holds up today I think.

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Postby Omphalos » Wed May 07, 2008 10:26 am

Robspierre wrote:Pick up a copy of his The Humanoids, robot empire out to eradicate humans, it still holds up today I think.

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That one is in the pile, actually. I just bought it a few days ago, and had forgotten about it until you mentioned it.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:54 pm

has a anyone read all the books in this series, or more than this one at least? Ive read a few, and dont think that they are as good, but most of the ones I have read are from much later. Im wondering how good the immediate four or five successors to this one are?
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Postby Star Dust » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:40 pm

Omph, I've read a slew of the John Carter books a looooong time ago, and I
remember being pretty entertained but thinking they were still pretty cheesy.
Wish I could remember more but I can't. I know that in other books he
encounters "white" Martians and "black" Martians.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:26 pm

Ive heard that in some of the middle books Burroughs introduces some tech that is pretty prophetic. That kind of interests me, but the belief that they get really cheesy kind of puts me off.

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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:40 am

I have the first three books bundled in one volume, not too bad, a wee bit more cheese than one finds in the first volume, I haven't read more than those yet.

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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:26 am

eh. Maybe not. Or maybe some other day. There is just so much more rewarding stuff to read out there.
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Postby Star Dust » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:45 am

They are fast reads, though. How many poops a day for you Omph? I'm
sure you could squeeze out at least one John Carter book a day. ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:12 am

So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?
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Postby Star Dust » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:03 pm

Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


Most definitely. I don't like to unnecessarily burden my pooping experience
with heavy or dense reading material. Something gets lost in the process.
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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:10 pm

Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


I did read most of mine on the bathroom, they do lighten the situation at times.

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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:55 pm

Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


I must disagree. I am a big ERB fan and while his books may not be exactly Dunesque type literature They are damn fun to read if a bit dated. They deserve better than the 'Terlet libary' get a series called the bathroom reader.

Just how long does it take you to poop anyway?
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:45 pm

SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


I must disagree. I am a big ERB fan and while his books may not be exactly Dunesque type literature They are damn fun to read if a bit dated. They deserve better than the 'Terlet libary' get a series called the bathroom reader.

Just how long does it take you to poop anyway?


Well, it would take a couple of dumps, but c'mon, Spiff. You know I read fast!
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Postby tanzeelat » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:18 am

Omphalos wrote:
SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


I must disagree. I am a big ERB fan and while his books may not be exactly Dunesque type literature They are damn fun to read if a bit dated. They deserve better than the 'Terlet libary' get a series called the bathroom reader.

Just how long does it take you to poop anyway?


Well, it would take a couple of dumps, but c'mon, Spiff. You know I read fast!


Or shit a lot.

Um, that sounds like something out of Monty Python... Sir Shitalot!
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:42 am

tanzeelat wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Omphalos wrote:So its good dump-fodder, huh? I shall acquire and suitably place the books in the crappatorium! I imagine there is nothing quite a satisfying as reading about hot, egg-laying Martian chicks while squeezing out an obscene one, right?


I must disagree. I am a big ERB fan and while his books may not be exactly Dunesque type literature They are damn fun to read if a bit dated. They deserve better than the 'Terlet libary' get a series called the bathroom reader.

Just how long does it take you to poop anyway?


Well, it would take a couple of dumps, but c'mon, Spiff. You know I read fast!


Or shit a lot.

Um, that sounds like something out of Monty Python... Sir Shitalot!


Hey, that's not funny!

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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:41 pm

Yeah, it is, actually. :lol:
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Postby Star Dust » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:58 pm

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:55 pm

SandChigger wrote:Yeah, it is, actually. :lol:


Didja maybe not notice my sig there? :P
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:11 pm

Yeah, I did, actually. :P
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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:36 pm

WERE KINDA GETTIN OFF TOPIC HERE!

Of course with peopel as full of it
as you guys are i shouldn't be surprised.

I actually read there quite a bit myself. Yea even ERB
but my poop is a quality poop!
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:22 pm

Since I've been medicatin' for da pressure I seem to get blocked up a lot more often. I probably been constirpated more this last year than I was in any of the previous twenty.

The screams and talkin' to Jayzus tend to ruin the reading experience, y'know? ;)


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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:00 pm

SandChigger wrote:[Rate my posts! Too much or too little information or just enough? :D ]


Almost allways tooooo much. :wink:
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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:09 pm

Yea Way too much dude!
Most of the aliens we have met in our exploration of the galaxy consider humans to be quite tasty. Well I say, If they have no problem with consuming another sentient being then I have no problem with blasting them into a pile of ashes.

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Postby SandChigger » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:38 pm

Yea! :D

That's what I been aimin' for! :P
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