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  1. Tue Nov 2, 2:56 pm ET PARIS (AFP) – An 18-month-old boy survived after falling seven floors and bouncing off a Paris cafe awning into the arms of a passer-by, witnesses said Tuesday. "My son saw a little boy on a balcony. He had gone right outside the railing... I said to myself I mustn't miss him," the toddler's saviour, local doctor Philippe Bensignor, told AFP, recounting Monday's drama. "I had time to move from side to side to get in the right position," he added. "The little boy was fine. He cried a little bit but calmed down straightaway." An official involved in investigati
  2. I read the whole "Sword of Truth" series. In the first couple of books, yeah you could see WOT all over the place -- Sisters of the Light, the collars used to control people, etc. Richard was Rand. In the later books, the similarities with WOT dropped away, and similarities to "Atlas Shrugged" began to appear. Richard was John Galt. Ayn Rand and Jordan had a big influence on Goodkind, for good and bad. I can't recommend the series to anyone, but it has moments of absolute brillance. Not enough of those moments, though.
  3. No, Alludra was talking about copper and tin, which make bronze, which was the primary alloy for black power cannon. Google it and you'll find tons of pictures.
  4. Trollocs don't need a logistics train. All they need are those big cook pots they haul around. That's one of their biggest advantages.
  5. No they don't. And if your going to make such a claim, give us an example. The novel I suggested, "Dies the Fire", is SF/Fan. As such, it explores culture, religion, technology, anthorpology, science and life. No propaganda. I don't see Harry Potter novels selling propaganda, unless it's against mindless discrimination as in the controversy of "pure bloods" and "mud bloods". "Wheel of Time" has no cause to sell. It does explore culture, religion, technology, and all the rest. Just like "Dies the Fire".
  6. Dies the Fire, by SM Sterling. Is alt-universe sci fi, but turns into fantasy. Or it's just fantasy. Or just Sci fi. I haven't figured it out yet. Great series though. I think WOT of time fans would like it. Lot's of good and sword and longbow (two-rivers bow) action.
  7. Interesting question. I've never considered it before. If, suppose, LTT did not kill his family and Rand/LTT found out, what effect would that have on Rand/LTT?
  8. QFT :) Yes, double QFT. Very well stated.
  9. I like all the Wonder Girls, especially Egwene. I've never understood the hate directed against her. And I like the Two Rivers Boys, Mat in particular, but I like Perrin a lot, too, and don't understand the hate directed against him. Jordan did create characters that elicit emotional responses from readers.
  10. Yeah, it could come down like that. But it has been hinted at for so long in so many books and I want some cannon action big time.
  11. Gunboats, not tanks. I've been obsessing about this for months on this forum. There's mention of a sidewheel paddle, there's a working steam engine, and Bayle Domon and all the rivers in the Westlands. It'll be gunboats. And I disagree with those who think there won't be much cannon action in the last books. I think there will be tons of cannon action in the last books. Too much build up for it in the earlier books to have the subject neglected in the last books.
  12. Bode Cauthon, Mat's little sis. I hope there's a reunion in the upcoming books. Bode was described as having a little too much of her brother in her, by one Aes Sedia or another. The reunion would be lots of fun.
  13. Slap me silly if this theory has already been shot down in flames, but could the something odd not refer to the following: When the 3 girls bonded Rand, Elayne said something along the lines of "the weave included: what happened to one, happened to all". Right after that she fell pregnant with twins by Rand. Maybe Aviendha also fell pregnant with twins? Of course, that doesn't explain why Min didn't :P I know - I'm reaching ;D Could it mean that Elayne dies and Avienda takes Elayne's babies as her own, in addition to her own twins. That would make it a little odd. That's what I
  14. Gunboats. You've got a working steam engine, Rand's university has experimented with a sidewheel paddle, and you've got an experienced riverboat captain and his military trained wife. The dragon's would work dandy on a gunboat. Wouldn't stretch the technology too far, either. The Westlands have rivers that go everywhere. For effectiveness, see Missippi River Campaign, US Civil War.
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