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_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L Knapp
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Lynn McGuire
2019-10-22 04:57:32 UTC
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_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L
Knapp
https://www.amazon.com/BEMs-Eyed-Monsters-Book-Frontiers/dp/1083070010/

Book number four of a six book space opera series. I read the well
printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade paperback self published
by the author. I am reading book five now and have book six also.

Wow, great story series. An older engineer buys a bunch of Nikola
Tesla's journals in an old chest and spots a design for an "electric
impeller" that was never built. He built a working version of the
electric impeller after many restarts and has a electric propulsion
device. The story is about the usage of the electric impellers to build
space ships, a Moon base, a Mars base, and various peoples and countries
trying to steal the design.

This book is specifically about the aliens nicknamed the Flickers
introducing themselves to the humans. The Flickers have much more
advanced technology than the humans including FTL and totally automated
space ships. But the Flickers are not the only aliens out there.

BTW, this is not the first time that a story has been written similar to
this. Many stories have "magical" engines for space drives. A very
similar book is John Varley's most excellent _Red Thunder_ which uses
the magical squeezer drive. The reason why I like these stories so much
is that it is not just the new drive device, it is also the design and
work to build the various containers around the new device.

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

Lynn
Lynn McGuire
2019-10-22 17:24:46 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L
Knapp
   https://www.amazon.com/BEMs-Eyed-Monsters-Book-Frontiers/dp/1083070010/
Book number four of a six book space opera series.  I read the well
printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade paperback self published
by the author.  I am reading book five now and have book six also.
Wow, great story series.  An older engineer buys a bunch of Nikola
Tesla's journals in an old chest and spots a design for an "electric
impeller" that was never built.  He built a working version of the
electric impeller after many restarts and has a electric propulsion
device.  The story is about the usage of the electric impellers to build
space ships, a Moon base, a Mars base, and various peoples and countries
trying to steal the design.
This book is specifically about the aliens nicknamed the Flickers
introducing themselves to the humans.  The Flickers have much more
advanced technology than the humans including FTL and totally automated
space ships.  But the Flickers are not the only aliens out there.
BTW, this is not the first time that a story has been written similar to
this.  Many stories have "magical" engines for space drives.  A very
similar book is John Varley's most excellent _Red Thunder_ which uses
the magical squeezer drive.  The reason why I like these stories so much
is that it is not just the new drive device, it is also the design and
work to build the various containers around the new device.
My rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)
Lynn
BTW, my POD book did not have the date of the printing on the last page.
Just the place where the POD printing occurred. Bummer, I liked
seeing that date.

Lynn
Robert Carnegie
2019-10-22 21:36:54 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L
Knapp
   https://www.amazon.com/BEMs-Eyed-Monsters-Book-Frontiers/dp/1083070010/
Book number four of a six book space opera series.  I read the well
printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade paperback self published
by the author.  I am reading book five now and have book six also.
Wow, great story series.  An older engineer buys a bunch of Nikola
Tesla's journals in an old chest and spots a design for an "electric
impeller" that was never built.  He built a working version of the
electric impeller after many restarts and has a electric propulsion
device.  The story is about the usage of the electric impellers to build
space ships, a Moon base, a Mars base, and various peoples and countries
trying to steal the design.
This book is specifically about the aliens nicknamed the Flickers
introducing themselves to the humans.  The Flickers have much more
advanced technology than the humans including FTL and totally automated
space ships.  But the Flickers are not the only aliens out there.
BTW, this is not the first time that a story has been written similar to
this.  Many stories have "magical" engines for space drives.  A very
similar book is John Varley's most excellent _Red Thunder_ which uses
the magical squeezer drive.  The reason why I like these stories so much
is that it is not just the new drive device, it is also the design and
work to build the various containers around the new device.
My rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)
Lynn
BTW, my POD book did not have the date of the printing on the last page.
Just the place where the POD printing occurred. Bummer, I liked
seeing that date.
That would be "when you ordered it", yes?

Well, you can sign it as a gift from yourself to yourself,
and include the date. As a way to keep track. If you
keep it.

The main other reason would be for the fun of confusing
anyone else whose hands it does come into.
Lynn McGuire
2019-10-22 21:44:53 UTC
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_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L
Knapp
   https://www.amazon.com/BEMs-Eyed-Monsters-Book-Frontiers/dp/1083070010/
Book number four of a six book space opera series.  I read the well
printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade paperback self published
by the author.  I am reading book five now and have book six also.
Wow, great story series.  An older engineer buys a bunch of Nikola
Tesla's journals in an old chest and spots a design for an "electric
impeller" that was never built.  He built a working version of the
electric impeller after many restarts and has a electric propulsion
device.  The story is about the usage of the electric impellers to build
space ships, a Moon base, a Mars base, and various peoples and countries
trying to steal the design.
This book is specifically about the aliens nicknamed the Flickers
introducing themselves to the humans.  The Flickers have much more
advanced technology than the humans including FTL and totally automated
space ships.  But the Flickers are not the only aliens out there.
BTW, this is not the first time that a story has been written similar to
this.  Many stories have "magical" engines for space drives.  A very
similar book is John Varley's most excellent _Red Thunder_ which uses
the magical squeezer drive.  The reason why I like these stories so much
is that it is not just the new drive device, it is also the design and
work to build the various containers around the new device.
My rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)
Lynn
BTW, my POD book did not have the date of the printing on the last page.
Just the place where the POD printing occurred. Bummer, I liked
seeing that date.
That would be "when you ordered it", yes?
Well, you can sign it as a gift from yourself to yourself,
and include the date. As a way to keep track. If you
keep it.
The main other reason would be for the fun of confusing
anyone else whose hands it does come into.
Yes, the printed date is usually very close to the ordered date.

I used to keep the receipt from B&N inside the book when I bought it.
But I rarely buy books from B&N anymore. And those receipts were on
thermal paper which fades over time.

Lynn
Paul S Person
2019-10-23 16:17:24 UTC
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_BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series_ by Jack L
Knapp
   https://www.amazon.com/BEMs-Eyed-Monsters-Book-Frontiers/dp/1083070010/
Book number four of a six book space opera series.  I read the well
printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade paperback self published
by the author.  I am reading book five now and have book six also.
Wow, great story series.  An older engineer buys a bunch of Nikola
Tesla's journals in an old chest and spots a design for an "electric
impeller" that was never built.  He built a working version of the
electric impeller after many restarts and has a electric propulsion
device.  The story is about the usage of the electric impellers to build
space ships, a Moon base, a Mars base, and various peoples and countries
trying to steal the design.
This book is specifically about the aliens nicknamed the Flickers
introducing themselves to the humans.  The Flickers have much more
advanced technology than the humans including FTL and totally automated
space ships.  But the Flickers are not the only aliens out there.
BTW, this is not the first time that a story has been written similar to
this.  Many stories have "magical" engines for space drives.  A very
similar book is John Varley's most excellent _Red Thunder_ which uses
the magical squeezer drive.  The reason why I like these stories so much
is that it is not just the new drive device, it is also the design and
work to build the various containers around the new device.
My rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)
Lynn
BTW, my POD book did not have the date of the printing on the last page.
Just the place where the POD printing occurred. Bummer, I liked
seeing that date.
That would be "when you ordered it", yes?
Well, you can sign it as a gift from yourself to yourself,
and include the date. As a way to keep track. If you
keep it.
The main other reason would be for the fun of confusing
anyone else whose hands it does come into.
Yes, the printed date is usually very close to the ordered date.
I used to keep the receipt from B&N inside the book when I bought it.
But I rarely buy books from B&N anymore. And those receipts were on
thermal paper which fades over time.
They can (probably) still be read by a scanner which has software
allowing "Histogram Adjustment". Use of a preview pane, if available,
is recommended even if you plan ultimately to print them out. I use
"8-bit Greyscale" for things like this; no need to complicate things
with color, IMHO.
--
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."
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