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Atlanta Nights
« on: February 07, 2007, 06:28:24 PM »
An old hoax from back in 05 --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Nights

I finally got around to reading it today because I spent the entire day talking to retards and doing SFWP and estate taxes and I needed something mindless to read.

http://www.cs.du.edu/~aburt/StingManuscript.pdf

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 06:38:45 PM »
ahahahaha... I have never heard of this before.

Reminds me of Terpsichore's Children *ahem*.
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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 06:39:47 PM »
Terpsichore's Children is a masterpiece!

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 06:48:24 PM »
Did anyone actually read that?

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 06:55:00 PM »
I was going to, but I shoved splinters in my ass, instead.

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 07:36:28 PM »
That voice was soooo sexy!
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 07:37:59 PM »
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Background

PublishAmerica describes itself as a "traditional publisher" and claims only to accept high-quality manuscripts for publication. Its website further claims that the company receives over 70 manuscripts a day and rejects most of them.

At one point, PublishAmerica's AuthorsMarket website posted an article claiming that, among other things:

    "As a rule of thumb, the quality bar for sci-fi and fantasy is a lot lower than for all other fiction... [science fiction authors] have no clue about what it is to write real-life stories, and how to find them a home... [science fiction] writers who erroneously believe that SciFi, because it is set in a distant future, does not require believable storylines, or that Fantasy, because it is set in conditions that have never existed, does not need believable every-day characters."

Yeah.  They deserve to fucking fry.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007, 07:55:57 PM »
oh, god, page four, text so bad but this sticks out as quotable:

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She went to the door, her hips swaying like palm trees in a Hawaiian hurricane.
Bruce lied there in the bed, trying to recover his memory.  All he could remember was the screeching of tires, like a steam engine gone crazy, and then there was just all that pain.  Hell.  Hell on wheels, that's what it was, yeses.
Hell.
On wheels.
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While outside the door, Nurse Eastman leaned against the wall, her breasts rising and falling with passion as she tried to control her gasps.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2007, 08:18:17 PM »
The Eastman thing was great.  Introduce Dr. Eastman, then suddenly her name is Eastman.  It's brilliant.

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 12:16:34 AM »
I love the subtle things.  Describing an apartment:

"The walls met the ceiling at right angles..."
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 12:25:19 AM »
I love the blurbs:  http://www.sfwa.org/members/TravisTea/blurbs.htm


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"An unbelievable effort - incredible! Read it and your jaw will drop." — Brenda Clough
. . .

"Unbelievable! Incredible! A real jaw-dropper!" — Tom Easton
. . .

"An incredible, jaw-droppingly unbelievable effort!" — Andrew Burt
. . .

"Would that be the lower half of your jaw, Andrew?" — Vera Nazarian


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"Don't fail to miss it if you can!" — Jerry Pournelle

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 01:11:10 PM »
Did anyone actually read that?

Someone did...

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More About Terpsichore's Children

Product Details
ISBN: 1592867529
ISBN-13: 9781592867523
Format: Paperback, 242pp
Publisher: Publish America

From the Publisher

This novel follows the life of Tom Lawrence from his idyllic boyhood in rural Michigan to a soul-searching retreat three decades later in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way he explores the beatnik lifestyle of San Francisco, endures military service during the Vietnam War and makes two unforgettable friends. One is Karl Miller, a James Dean look-alike from his high school days. The other is Regis Sinclair, an iconoclastic soldier who reminds him of a satyr. Each chapter is a self-contained story focusing on their tumultuous relationships with women, seen metaphorically as dances. The settings shift from the darkness at the end of the tunnel in Vietnam to wild adventures in Hawaii, Mexico, and Alaska and a final reunion in the Florida Everglades. This is the story of three men who rebelled against social convention to find their own path in life.

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A great read, the message and the power come through. Utterly and consistently authentic. I found myself reliving the days of the 60s and 70s, but seeing them differently through the damaged souls of these characters. A merciless tale of those left behind in the Age of Aquarius. This book brings meaning from mean circumstances. I think the author pulled a jewel from the rubbish heap and this book is his grace.
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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 01:44:43 PM »

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 01:53:44 PM »
*sniff* I matter.

Oh, and you've published a book now, not that he meant it in any reasonable sort of way.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Atlanta Nights
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 02:06:11 PM »
Back then, there was no fajwat...and no publishing company.