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#1 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

I haven't read it yet but I have to admit that I'm tempted.

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B00BKAZODM

Involves professional observatories and astronomers and written by a professional astronomer (no surprise there!)

#2 Awesomelenny

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

You trying to scare me outta my desire to hang out in my back yard observatory? :lol:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

I haven't read it yet but I have to admit that I'm tempted.

[url=http://www.amazon.com/Sunward-Passage-ebook/dp/B00BKAZODM]http://www.amazon.com/Sunward-Passage-ebook/dp/B00BKAZODM[/url

Involves professional observatories and astronomers and written by a professional astronomer (no surprise there!)


I read the review and it sounds fun. It's on my list for a try when I finish some other reading. Thanks for the heads up :).

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Can't find it except on Amazon. My older iPad hates Kindle Books!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Let me guess, a series of murders baffles police investigators until one of them happens to notice all of the victims had bright yard spotlights...thoughtlessly pointed at the observatory!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

:roflmao: Doubt that one would ever be solved. :grin:

#7 rimcrazy

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

Just downloaded it for my iPad (3). Kindle works great on it. I'll let everyone know.....

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

I also published a book on Amazon but you'd NEVER be tempted to read it unless you needed a sheriff to collect your judgment for you. Oh, well.

#9 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Harold McAlister is the author and he is an astrophysicist and the director of the Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

http://www.chara.gsu.../mcalister.html

All proceeds from his two Kindle books go to the Mount Wilson Observatory.

His other Kindle book is about the wildfire that almost destroyed the observatory.

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B0041D87CA

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

Just bought it--without looking at anything else on the web page......just clicked and hoping it will be good read.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

That's probably true. I wonder if one could successfully sneak over and install a remotely controlled switch on a neighbor's mega flood.

-Rich

:roflmao: Doubt that one would ever be solved. :grin:



#12 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

I don't have a Kindle but I have discovered that there are Kindle apps for Android, iOS, Windows and even generic browsers. I installed the Kindle app on my Android phone and bought McAlister's two books. I am about 20% through Sunward Passage and have been enjoying all of the technological references as well as the evolving story line. However I discovered that I have been reading dry technical and scientific non-fiction stuff for so long, I am not used to reading so many adjectives!

Almost reads like a classic Heinlein novel, yet set in the present instead of the far-off future.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:31 AM

A page turning good "read", Harold McAlister take the reader on a wonderful journey. Well worth your time and $'s.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

Agreed, it's been a fun read so far...I'm enjoying it :grin:

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Just bought a copy.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

I couldn't resist joining as I wanted to say how pleased I am to find you folks interested in my book and invite you to write a review on its Amazon listing if you are so inclined. Best, Hal McAlister

#17 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

I couldn't resist joining as I wanted to say how pleased I am to find you folks interested in my book and invite you to write a review on its Amazon listing if you are so inclined. Best, Hal McAlister


Will do!

Just out of curiosity, how did you find out we were discussing your book here?

#18 Hal McA

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

It showed up when I Googled "Sunward Passage." I hope you don't mind my jumping in.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Thank you for joining in here. Your book is on my list for my next purchase!

#20 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

It showed up when I Googled "Sunward Passage." I hope you don't mind my jumping in.


Well OF COURSE you are welcome here!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

I'm a few chapters in and enjoying it so far.






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