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Alien Son

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Alien Son last won the day on June 15

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    In no particular order: reading, writing, history, genealogy, web design, theology, family

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  1. Talo, I want to apologise to you. My comments were harsh, and I regret that. I missed that in your second post you were referring to Unfinished Symphony.
  2. Wise advice I hope you'll follow in future. Talo, all you've done with your second post is dig yourself a deeper hole. To answer your question, you wouldn't need to also read A Two Part Invention. The only thing the two stories have in common is that two of the characters appear in both stories. Your whole topic leaves me wondering why you bothered. You admit this wasn't a story you would normally read, so why set yourself up for a fall by making uninformed comments in the first place?
  3. We'll begin posting Adagio on Saturday 15 June (or Friday night, depending on where you live). It's a fitting sequel to Unfinished Symphony, and concludes Richard's story. ~ John
  4. The first two chapters of Reconciled are now online. We'll continue posting two chapters twice weekly until the story ends. ~ John
  5. With contributions from @Rutabaga I've created a page for the Turning Ten collection of stories. It's accessible using the new Turning 10 link on the main menu bar of the AD home page. ~ John
  6. The fourteen stories AD authors wrote in response to Mike's 'Turning Ten' challenge in 2014, to commemorate AD's tenth anniversary, are now easily accessible from the Turning Ten page. There's a new link -- Turning 10 -- on the main menu bar on the AD home page. Sadly, several of the authors have since died, or are no longer active at AD, but the stories still make excellent reading. I hope you'll enjoy them! ~ John
  7. Thanks, Talo, that's much better :). The Seekers still are Australian, although Judith Durham died a couple of years ago. As far as European settlement goes, Australia is a young country, so, yes, we all have our origins abroad. And I'm half English because my father was an immigrant. Sadly, our multi-cultural society seems to be falling apart and Australia is becoming more and more racist. The Aboriginal people have been here for thousands of years, but even they came from somewhere else originally.
  8. I think this is a complete list of the Turning Ten stories, in no particular order: Cole Parker - 2 x Ten Nigel Gordon - Turning Ten On The Road To Kamping Nigel Gordon - Turning Ten Twice Colin Kelly - Fifteenth Birthday Chris James - The Other Side Cynus - As The Clock Turns Bruin Fisher - Turning Ten Steven Adamson - Chains vwl-rec - Pyrrhus Mihangel - Sweet and Ten James Merkin - Jesse's Journey Camy - Ten Years On Altimexis - Homecoming Alien Son - The Worst Day This list was gleaned from my memory, and from this forum topic. According to one of Mike's posts there were 13 stories. My list includes 14.
  9. I hope you're joking! I love that song, but the words are inane and don't make much sense, and they're not representative of Australians. And Colin Hay is a Scottish immigrant, so he was probably biased 😀. Interestingly, a lot of actors, singers and groups considered Australian are actually immigrants from the UK and New Zealand. We have a bad habit of adopting people and then claiming them as our own.
  10. I've received news that Comicality (Comsie), well known and much-loved for his gay stories, passed away this week after a lengthy illness. There's a touching tribute to him at Gay Authors. ~ John
  11. I'd prefer to wait, given those choices! I put together a group to take responsibility for AD after Mike died. That has only been marginally successful. I wouldn't want to repeat that for CW. ~ John
  12. I have reservations about contacting this person. We need to be cautious. All we know about him is what he's chosen to reveal, and that could be fiction. ~ John
  13. If you're asking whether Blue was part of the Mail Crew, no, he wasn't. Those guys were very helpful to me when I was writing Black Dog (they vetted every chapter, and made suggestions and gave me helpful advice). Although I dealt mostly with Aaron and Rain, I got to know all of them, and Blue wasn't part of the group. ~ John
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