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George Potter

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The Best Of Joel Simon
« on: August 02, 2007, 12:04:58 am »

NOTE: The Walt's Gulch posts will be added later as Walt's Gulch (The Serialized Partial First Draft) as soon as I have properly ordered them. The sample chapters of The Scroll Of Jeremiah will be added when I can find links to the first two.




Poetry:

The Night Of Randall's Crates

Rumors From The Cold

My Name Is Craven

In the hour of promise

Phil Presley Doesn't Live Here Any More


Songs For Good Men & Bad (Sample/Teaser Chapters):

Networks

Fugue State

Robin Hood's Revenge

Return To Walt's Gulch

God Comes Out To Play

And Then There Were None...

Epilouge: Suffer Not The Evil Man

Buy the full novel!



Non Fiction/On Writing/Advice:

The Wisdom Of Captain Liberty

Heinlein

I Love My Truck

Books & Simple Pleasures


Autobio/Essay:

Letter To A Ghost, On Its Fiftieth Birthday

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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 06:50:32 am »

Stickied. Thanks for the reminder of The Scroll of Jeremiah. I bought it, shortly after finishing Songs of Good Men & Bad, but then promptly forgot about it. Duh.
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 06:57:10 am »

Stickied. Thanks for the reminder of The Scroll of Jeremiah. I bought it, shortly after finishing Songs of Good Men & Bad, but then promptly forgot about it. Duh.

Much obliged, Bill. I can remove a note now! :P
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007, 08:51:49 am »

Thanks for organizing that Gloryroad! 
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 08:55:58 am »

Yes, thanks, GR. After "Letter to a Ghost, On Its Fiftieth Birthday", I wanted to review Joel's writings.
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2007, 09:07:19 am »


You are welcome. :)

I'm working on ordering the WG posts. I hope to have it done and posted by tonight.

Yes, thanks, GR. After "Letter to a Ghost, On Its Fiftieth Birthday", I wanted to review Joel's writings.

Make sure to read 'Phil Presley Doesn't Live Here Any More'. I think it's the best poem ever posted on the forum.
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007, 11:34:29 am »

Gawdamn.  *sniff*

Thanks, GP.  I'm honored.


Though if it's the BEST of Joel Simon, one of those poems should sure's hell come off the list. 
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007, 12:27:42 pm »

Thaanks, George but... The list isn't long enough -- More! More!

I got it altogether and will lay it out as an anthology.
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Joel,  do yu want a copy of this in one book/file?

(But I don't think any poem should come off the list.)
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007, 12:34:09 pm »

Joel,  do yu want a copy of this in one book/file?

 :icon_pale:  Oh, hell no.  The vast bulk of my WB postings are off-the-top-of-my-head Walt's Gulch chapters, VERY first drafts that often suck massively.  Hell, I threw about half of it away and started over when I wrote the actual book.  If you guys really want to add those to a "best of" thread I'm honored, but please pick and choose because they sure as hell aren't all the best.
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007, 03:34:28 pm »

Excellent work, GR

I am glad to see you  are "paying it forward".

Now, add all the good stuff Joel has posted at TLE:

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=26819457&pageid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&query=joel+simon


I am particularly fond if this one, even if Joel isn't:

I just don't want to die alone
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2007, 05:37:29 pm »

Among other things I found at TLE was mention of a book, The Staff of the Nameless God.
Was that book ever published, Joel? And where can I find it?
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2007, 05:42:25 pm »

GP,

Well Done


Joel,

Well Done  [many times]

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edit = you need ask ?
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2007, 06:17:09 pm »

Among other things I found at TLE was mention of a book, The Staff of the Nameless God.
Was that book ever published, Joel? And where can I find it?

It got lulu-published under the title The Scroll of Jeremiah.  That was the first complete novel I'd ever let anybody else read, though not my best stuff.  You can find it here.

My personal favorite (though I do believe the only people who ever read it were people I gave copies to) was The Last Faithful Man.  After that I burned out of plagiarizing the bible, apparently forever.
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Re: The Best Of Joel Simon
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2007, 07:16:42 pm »

Thanks for the links.

If you ever get around to "plagiarizing the Bible" again, I'd be interested in the Tower of Babel. :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2007, 08:36:24 pm »

The Scroll of Jeremiah

"Jeremiah's one ambition was to be a good man. Conscripted into his nation's army while still a boy, he was taught that to be good was to obey every orders spoken in the name of God, no matter to what atrocities those orders led him. When he was a boy, he later bitterly says, he believed it. Perhaps then he was still innocent. But over the decades he has become a hated and feared master of a trade he despises with all his heart. When the land is struck with a terrible plague, Jeremiah embarks on a solitary quest. Overcoming many difficulties, he learns that to save his family and his land, he must conquer the one monster he hoped never to face: Himself."
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The Last Faithful Man

"This is the story of the ancient Israelite prophet Elijah, and his conflict with Jezebel and the cults of Baal and Ashtarte. The political struggle between the national kings and the traditional religious forces are the subtext of this story from the Biblical Book of Kings. In the original narrative, Jezebel is protrayed as entirely evil and Elijah entirely good. But time has a way of reducing real people to one-dimensional caricatures, when the realities are much more complex. The conflict takes place over several generations, and eventually determines the future of the nation."
quoted from Amazon dot com

Yeah, I ordered both.

You'd think i was independently wealthy or something ...... :rolleyes: [well OK independent any way ...]

A character flaw.   {-blush-}   I own more books than most libraries.
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