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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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So I just acquired this little treasure via eBay…

Analog, November 1969

…and now I'm curious to know what other inspirational reading material I should be looking for.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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A novel I read last year: Roger Zelazny's 'Roadmarks'; published in 1979.

Synopsis can be found on Wikipedia.

An encounter in one of the chapters is distinctly Ogre-flavored...
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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So I just acquired this little treasure via eBay…

Analog, November 1969

…and now I'm curious to know what other inspirational reading material I should be looking for.
I've probably got that issue in my attic. My Dad religiously read Analog, Astounding, and Asimov's from the 50's through the 70's. I remember cutting out the Metagaming order from for Ogre.

If you're interested, I can haul them down and see what I've got.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:35 PM   #4
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Keith Laumer's Bolo series, of course.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:58 PM   #5
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I've probably got that issue in my attic. My Dad religiously read Analog, Astounding, and Asimov's from the 50's through the 70's. I remember cutting out the Metagaming order from for Ogre.

If you're interested, I can haul them down and see what I've got.
You've probably got some money up there in the attic, if you want to bother to pursue it.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:24 PM   #6
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All of the Hammer's Slammers books. Not Ogre, but definitely a GEV-flavor to them . . .

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Old 09-19-2019, 02:34 AM   #7
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I think I've already got all of the Hammer's Slammers books (I was fortunate enough to discover them many years ago, when there was still just one book), but I'm not sure. I'll have to find a definitive list somewhere.

And I have read the first of the Bolo books, but none of the others.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:42 AM   #8
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I've probably got that issue in my attic. My Dad religiously read Analog, Astounding, and Asimov's from the 50's through the 70's. I remember cutting out the Metagaming order from for Ogre.

If you're interested, I can haul them down and see what I've got.
That's actually moderately tempting, but no, save your energy. I'm looking specifically for things that served as inspiration for Ogre, or that may have been inspired by Ogre, or that could at least be interpreted as similar to Ogre's core premise.

What you've got there is a different, much broader category — old SF magazines in general — which is also appealing, but taking even one glance at what you're likely to have would probably bankrupt me. ;)

Of course, if you can bear to part with them (I'm not sure that *I* could), you could probably get quite a lot for that collection on eBay.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:48 AM   #9
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A novel I read last year: Roger Zelazny's 'Roadmarks'; published in 1979.

Synopsis can be found on Wikipedia.

An encounter in one of the chapters is distinctly Ogre-flavored...
I'm pretty sure I actually have that book — I looked it up, and the cover art gave me a flashback — but it's been a long time since I read it. I'll have to excavate it, and read it again.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:15 AM   #10
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You've probably got some money up there in the attic, if you want to bother to pursue it.
They're probably worth 4 or 5 bucks each - to someone that wants them. By the time I inventory, bag, and ship them, I just might break even....

I second the recommendations for Hammers Slammers (David Drake is a local author for me) and anything Bolo. I have a 6 or 7 volume short story collection, and a few novels by Keith Laumer and others. I like the idea of hoplessly noble cybertanks. :)
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