View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:48 pm



Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Speculation 
Author Message
Centennial Attendee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:46 am
Posts: 545
Location: Aurora, IL, USA, Terra
Reply with quote
Post Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Speculation

_________________
Bill Higgins
bill.higgins@gt.org
http://beamjockey.livejournal.com


Fri May 02, 2014 9:01 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:22 am
Posts: 603
Location: Reno, NV
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula

_________________
Catherine Jefferson <ctiydspmrz@ergosphere.net>
Home Page: http://www.ergosphere.net


Sat May 03, 2014 4:58 pm
Profile WWW
Heinlein Nexus
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:10 am
Posts: 2236
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula
From the description of the material - ”six million words" - I think you're looking at years of editing. Better to put it on line in raw form like the Archives project and supply the tools for visitors to tag, cross reference, and index.


Sat May 03, 2014 7:39 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:22 am
Posts: 603
Location: Reno, NV
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula
Definitely, Peter. That's something Wiki software was designed to do.

_________________
Catherine Jefferson <ctiydspmrz@ergosphere.net>
Home Page: http://www.ergosphere.net


Sun May 04, 2014 1:08 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:01 pm
Posts: 25
Location: Studio City CA
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula
It would be great to see Bill's un-cut text on-line in an appropriate venue (I have it and have read it), but really, if the books David Hartwell, a scholar of SF, a professional editor of an incredible amount of great SF, a sophisticated and brilliant Heinlein fan, puts before the public are somehow unacceptable, don't expect much from the un-cut, unedited text.

MC


Sun May 04, 2014 8:02 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:22 am
Posts: 603
Location: Reno, NV
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula
Michael, I think you missed the point. The books could be wonderful, and we'd still want to see the full collection of notes, papers, and uncut manuscript made available for future scholars.

_________________
Catherine Jefferson <ctiydspmrz@ergosphere.net>
Home Page: http://www.ergosphere.net


Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 445
Location: Juneau, AK
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula

_________________
"There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk 'his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor' on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else."


Mon May 05, 2014 2:25 pm
Profile
Centennial Attendee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:46 am
Posts: 545
Location: Aurora, IL, USA, Terra
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula

_________________
Bill Higgins
bill.higgins@gt.org
http://beamjockey.livejournal.com


Mon May 05, 2014 3:06 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 445
Location: Juneau, AK
Reply with quote
Post Re: Is Another Bill Patterson Book Possible? Rampant Specula

_________________
"There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk 'his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor' on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else."


Mon May 05, 2014 4:11 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.
[ Time : 0.034s | 12 Queries | GZIP : Off ]