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RubberDuck
September 22nd, 2007, 03:29 PM
Hi

I'm looking for a couple of books which I read when I was younger
I've had the thoughts about them going through my head for ages
but have never been able to remember them

The 1st is where a a bunch of kids hollow out a meteorite fit it with
an engine and go off in search of there parents, but end up with some
cult to do with infinity and the number 8, I only ever read the first
book in the series so need to know what happens

The 2nd will be a bit harder cause all I can recall is to travel through
space the person had to die by having his heart removed and it was
extreamly painful. I never finished this book being young at the time it
probably freaked me out a bit but the image is still in my head.

Anyhelp pointing out these books is appreciated

Cheers

RubberDuck

Mara-Marie
September 22nd, 2007, 04:16 PM
Ive never heard of either of those books but they don't really sound like kid books. they sound cool. hope you find them. sorry i can't help.

RubberDuck
September 23rd, 2007, 12:38 AM
Cheers

I think the first one was kids or young adults, I know the 2nd one wasnt but just remember it from when I was kid, Damn parents didnt let us watch TV So read anything I could find:) Still not sure wether that was a blessing or a curse but I Still enjoy books so it cant be to bad :)

beenorthern
September 23rd, 2007, 11:15 PM
I don't know the first one.

The second is *Superluminal* by Vonda McIntyre. If you want to be a starpilot, you have to do the Aztec thing ... This novel owes something to Cordwainer Smith's short story "Scanners Live in Vain".

RubberDuck
September 24th, 2007, 12:55 AM
Thanks

Not sure if it's the correct one but I'll look it up and check it out, Cheers

Mara-Marie
September 29th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Any reason they wouldn't let you watch TV? It was probably both. Only ignorant people don't enjoy books. Atleast thats how i see it. haha. :)

RubberDuck
September 30th, 2007, 05:29 AM
Religious Nutters who thought it would corrupt my mind, So I turned to books to do it for me instead :D Strange they let me do that, but maybe if you keep quite and out of the way they dont notice.

Sad but true I was a Stephen King fan back then but cant seem to get into his newer books now, but talking about evil clowns to kids who were going on about "Commando" on TV didnt quite work :)

Mara-Marie
September 30th, 2007, 03:46 PM
I guess if you can't see it happening in color then it doesn't count.
What religion? If you don't care my asking.

RubberDuck
October 1st, 2007, 01:50 AM
Presbyterian Christianity :eek: yep books were great escapism from that :)

Mara-Marie
October 3rd, 2007, 06:59 PM
cool, i guess. atleast you had/have something to keep you sane, or atleast mostly.