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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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Space Captain Smith!
Space Captain Smith has only just been release but I had the privalidge of an advanced copy - basically its the British Empire in space plenty of stiff upper lips, daring-do, and a hefty quantity of tea!

As someone more adept with words than me said: "Set in a universe where the suns never set on a stiff upper lip, this warm-hearted and funny interstellar romp gives the sacred cows of sci-fi a good kicking before racing home in time for tea."

So it's a great book - but what's important to me is that the bloke who wrote it is one of my oldest friends and he's been dreaming of getting published for the 18 odd years I've known him, so now the book is proof that it is possible to live your dreams... Even if you're a workshy lolly-gagger! Which is nice!

For anyone who wants to buy it (and you should!) you can get it from Amazon and Waterstones.

Length? Fairly short but the sequel is released in September!
(, Fri 16 May 2008, 17:34, 4 replies)
(, Fri 16 May 2008, 17:41, closed)

Your shameless advertising has worked.
(, Fri 16 May 2008, 18:41, closed)
I want....
Shameless plugging there, well done, It's worked. I want a copy now.

EDIT: Damn, just lost half a days revision becuase I couldnt put the damn thing down.

And for the bloke underneath, not really, its just a light hearted sci-fi/adventure comedy/parody.

And sodding brilliant with it.
(, Fri 16 May 2008, 19:42, closed)
Are we talking Flashman in space?
(, Fri 16 May 2008, 22:47, closed)

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