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  • Guilty, your honor!

    I ... like ... Lord .. of ... the Rings...

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    • My guilty pleasure, The Legion of Space. I really wanted to kill Giles Habibula, but I couldn't stop reading!

      This is a great thread!
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      • I have always been a reader and as a kid most of my funds went into comic books. OTOH, my parents, knowing of my appetite for the written word and disliking the comics, bought me actual books to expand my horizons. I still have many of these juveniles around the house and my guilty pleasure is, when in the mood for some quick distraction, to pick up a Rick Brant or Tom Swift Jr. and kick back for an hour or two of mindless enjoyment. Either that or to grab one of my daughter's manga. Yes, she's a chip off the old block except that manga are more expensive than comics and her dad buys them for her. She's also a lot more bloodthirsty judging by these things.

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        • Originally posted by ArgentWolf View Post
          Sigh I will come out of the closet with ....
          All the Doc Savage books. LOL what can I say? Read all as a young teen and still dig em out to "cleanse" my mind palete after reading a long series like King's Dark Tower series. But thats enough right there cause I could totally go on about Kings last book being much more about his own mental health than a story.

          Hey, what's wrong with Doc? Many of my favorite Sf writers list the Savage stories among those they read growing up. Hell I have about half the series or better in Bantam. Now, if you admit you read the follow up series, The Avenger, you are in to guilty pleasures.

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          • Triplanetary

            Just started rereading the Lensmen series by e.e. "doc" cummings. Sorry! E.E. Smith, PhD.

            Very gung-ho!! Very Boys-Own!!! Very packed with exclamation marks!!!!!!

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            • Originally posted by UncleDes View Post
              Just started rereading the Lensmen series by e.e. "doc" cummings. Sorry! E.E. Smith, PhD.

              Very gung-ho!! Very Boys-Own!!! Very packed with exclamation marks!!!!!!

              Des
              Triplanetary was the best of the lot. I liked 'em though they are definitely on my guilty pleasure list!

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              • Thats a superb series Des!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                Good old space battle stuff!!!!!!!!
                Wasn't so keen on the Family D'alembert series though,too much of the 'trying to be humurous' type banter getting in the way of the story not unlike some of Heinleins stuff.
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                • Originally posted by thingfish View Post
                  Thats a superb series Des!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  Good old space battle stuff!!!!!!!!
                  Wasn't so keen on the Family D'alembert series though,too much of the 'trying to be humurous' type banter getting in the way of the story not unlike some of Heinleins stuff.
                  I read the Steven Goldin Family D'Alembert pastiches again and again when I was a kid!!!!!!!!


                  Man, there was a guilty pleasure!!!!!!!!!!
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                  • Originally posted by UncleDes View Post
                    Just started rereading the Lensmen series by e.e. "doc" cummings. Sorry! E.E. Smith, PhD.

                    Very gung-ho!! Very Boys-Own!!! Very packed with exclamation marks!!!!!!

                    Des
                    Great stuff, space opera at it's best and don't think Smith didn't know it. There are some subtle pokes at the genre and himself in the stories. Besides, who else would have the audacity to imply incest in their stories at that time? Only thing better was Heinlein getting the line about "raising John Thomases" past the editors in the juvenile The Star Beast". (at least I hope that was intentional)

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                    • official Star Wars novels, and Batman comics that are very similar to older Batman comics, are my comfort.

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