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by frath0
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Just Finished Lights Out.
Replies: 168
Views: 16218

Re: Lights Out by HalfFast --- www.frugalsquirrels.com

Best FREE book I've ever read, and I too recommend it at any given chance. Halffast has a collection of small stories, but several are unfinished and it begins to piss you off .... mainly because they suck you in and you want conclusion, dammit! One I would also HIGHLY recommend is a much shorter st...
by frath0
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Xombies: Apocalypse Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Xombies: Apocalypse Blues

Can't say I've even heard of it, but make sure to post back your review and if/how good it might be...
by frath0
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker
Replies: 61
Views: 3058

Re: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker

I went a little overboard and tried to snag several older copies (and one of the "new" revision from the late 60's), and have an original printing even. If someone has a really hard time locating ANY copy, I can part with the first one I bought (the paperback 1952 version). Great story, and I'm glad...
by frath0
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker
Replies: 61
Views: 3058

Re: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker

ALL finished, and I loved it. It certainly wasn't as .... disturbing as I thought it'd be, at least in comparison to some of the current zombie fiction I've read over recent years. I too found myself wanting more, and hope to maybe find an unpublished sequel or some of the "lost years" of the novel....
by frath0
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: "One" by Conrad Williams -- Gamma burst, and more!
Replies: 41
Views: 2538

Re: "One" by Conrad Williams -- Gamma burst, and more!

Bought the book as part of a post-Christmas shopping spree on my part (along with many, many zombie, horror and political --same thing!), and intend to get to it in due course. I've got about 50+ books on my "list" that are even on my shelf, but I never seem to find the time to get to them. Hell, it...
by frath0
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker
Replies: 61
Views: 3058

Re: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker

Thanks to the holidays, I haven't gotten any farther on the book, but I DID find out one thing - among the millions of things I've downloaded over the years is apparently an .html version of The Loud Long Silence. If anyone is having trouble finding the book, I'd be more than happy to email you the ...
by frath0
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Help with my PAW short story
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Help with my PAW short story

If you're looking for specific weapons, go with hunting rifles (since most civilians would most likely have these), revolvers (I LOVE my wheelgun), with the occasional AR15 and AK47 thrown in - - a little less common than an old hunting rifle, but a lot of people have them (raises hand). Shotguns as...
by frath0
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker
Replies: 61
Views: 3058

Re: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker

Just picked up a copy off of AbeBooks.com for $15 shipped. Ordered mine from the Abebooks, $9 total. looking forward to your critiques after you have read the book. I really like it so far. I happened to get the 1952 original copy; the protagonist fought in Sicily and France instead of Vietnam. It ...
by frath0
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Looking for The Morningstar Strain Saga info
Replies: 29
Views: 6022

Re: Looking for The Morningstar Strain Saga info

Truly terrible for someone so young, and so full of promise. I can't help also selfishly say that I am going to be devastated to not know how the series ended or what he held in store for us. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
by frath0
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker
Replies: 61
Views: 3058

Re: The Long Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker

Ordered mine from the Abebooks, $9 total.
by frath0
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: One Second After
Replies: 142
Views: 13652

Re: One Second After

Having read Lights Out and exposed to the survival mentality (just a bit, but enough), the initial shock of the SHTF had a little less effect on me, but I liked how the author handled it. There were a lot of points where I thought "I'd do that" or "WTF were they THINKING?!" which means (to me) he co...
by frath0
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Dead End by Anthony Giangregorio...
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Dead End by Anthony Giangregorio...

I picked it up last week from Borders as well. Will post back when I get to it. I just finished "Offspring" from Jack Ketchum - pretty gruesome shit - I enjoyed it.
by frath0
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: British men questioned after police discover ricin
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: British men questioned after police discover ricin

It really IS not all that hard to grow/produce/extract the crap, if you've got a little time, space and the internetz to help. Banning crap just means innocent people who have no clue it's there can be charged. <<sigh>> We're seeing devolution at its finest.
by frath0
Sun May 24, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Patient Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 1307

Re: Patient Zero

Just finished it a couple days ago... definitely at least a 4.5/5 stars. Hell, it maybe even higher, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in Zed novels. It's one of the few zombie books that actually tries to put a scientific base behind the plague - and I like that.
by frath0
Sun May 17, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Zombie Ants in Texas!
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Zombie Ants in Texas!

That's just freakin' creepy...and I always question the intelligence of introducing a foreign species into a region to control another foreign species - this could have ramifications for native species. ^This. I mean, gee, what could possibly go wrong here? :roll: Haven't we seen enough problems wh...
by frath0
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home

dkhoward wrote:Makes you wonder what else we aren't hearing about

**Tightly affixes tin foil**
by frath0
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1923
Views: 137837

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

driftking777 wrote:
TheGunslinger wrote:North Korean wise men have discovered : Rocketry!

What should we research next?
Computers
Lasers
Recycling

:lol:
LMFAO....i love that game
Civ4 FTW
by frath0
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Witnessing a Shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 1256

Re: Witnessing a Shooting

I would reply with exactly the same phrase. Sir, I was doing nothing unlawful and I'd like to speak with an attorney before I answer any questions. Thank you. It definitely ISN'T about just being a dick to the cops; far from it. It's all about protecting your interests and integrity. The last thing ...
by frath0
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America
Replies: 42
Views: 1801

Re: Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America

Lights Out by Halffast.

Sure it's been said 1000x on here, but it never hurts to mention this work again. While sensationalized, sure, it's a damn good read. It would certainly be "interesting" if the infrastructure stopped working.
by frath0
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Banking Crisis II
Replies: 950
Views: 42109

Re: Banking Crisis II

Managers (read:ME) at my job are not receiving raises this year; bonuses are so far out of the question it's hilarious. I'll be honest, I'm happy as hell I wasn't asked to take a 10-20% cut. If they had said that, I would have taken it, bitched about it, looked for a new job, but accepted it and mov...
by frath0
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Ragers or Undead
Replies: 47
Views: 4535

Re: Ragers or Undead

Appeals to me ? Nether, the complete wrongness of the dead getting up and walking around, let alone trying to eat me is unexceptable. That's why I have been preparing all these years. If you want appeals - drunk redheaded Irish chicks appeal to me . No phrase more true has ever been uttered. 3 chee...
by frath0
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Military State
Replies: 88
Views: 2908

Re: Military State

Jibba, thanks for reaffirming my faith in those in uniform (other than my own personal friends and family). We're not a Fundamentalist Theocracy; we're a goddam democratic REPUBLIC. I've never served myself, but have had way too many close family and friends who have had, and this is something I've ...
by frath0
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: End of the American Empire?
Replies: 40
Views: 1505

Re: End of the American Empire?

Agreed, Razi. It's the reason we have laws in the first place, and it's the foundation of "civilized" society. If everyone could be trusted to follow the "Golden Rule," we wouldn't need laws. There will always be some douchebag who sees a good thing, and immediately thinks "How can I manipulate this...
by frath0
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Military State
Replies: 88
Views: 2908

Re: Military State

Mike, that's all well and good, but individuals comprise the military AND law enforcement. They're duty is to serve, protect, and more basely to follow orders, OK, we've got that. But they swore to protect something MUCH larger than themselves and certainly much larger than some General, Chief, or w...

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