Well crud…

I had a spaceship clone itself. I left Murphy’s Law at Fargone and then started writing about it again… Will fix it.

Far Away! And that’s how easy it is to mess it up.


20 Responses to Well crud…

  1. Terry Dean October 10, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Wasn’t that Far Far Away, the Badger world? Fargone is the human world.

    • Mac October 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      Yep and that’s just how easy it i s to make a mistake. Again. I have a bible right here and ignore it.

  2. Katie October 11, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Lol! That might be an interesting storyline with cloned ships!

  3. Chuck C October 12, 2015 at 3:07 am #

    In the following, I don’t get how 10 and 140 m/s are “the same”. And they are more than 1 order of magnitude apart. What went wrong, or am I missing something?

    Lee remembered riding a hotel bus on Earth. It had seemed to go maybe ten meters a second, and stopped a lot. When she asked Gabriel how fast the limo went he said somewhere around five hundred kilometers an hour. She tapped it in her pad because she couldn’t think straight looking out the front viewports and got a little under a hundred forty meters a second. That was the same as the Earth bus for any reasonable discussion. It felt like a different order of magnitude.

    • aze October 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

      If the vacuum limousine feels like a different order of magnitude compared to the hotel bus, then your feeling is based on reality.
      10 is 1*10^1, 140 is 1.4*10^2, so they are 1 (=2-1) orders of magnitude apart.

      • ChuckC October 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

        I was quoting the book, in the second paragraph.

  4. Chuck C October 12, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    I think Amazon changed how they do ToC a year or so ago. Many older ebooks don’t have a ToC, and also many indie ebooks. This ebook has the single entry “Cover”. Your publisher/editor needs to update their software and/or process to produce a ToC per Amazon’s latest standards.

    I am reading using Kindle for Android, on Galaxy S5 wother Android 5.0. I don’t know if all Kindle readers have the same issue. On Kindle for Android, the menu with “Go to”,”Search” and “Sync” has the ToC on the bottom. You can always see which chapter you are in, and jump to the start of any.

    • ChuckC October 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      I think the requirements are in section 3.3 of

    • Chuck C October 13, 2015 at 5:53 am #

      I just checked, and all of you books except this and April 6 have a ToC.

    • Mac October 13, 2015 at 7:38 am #

      I didn’t think anybody used it much since Kindle can hold your place for you. Apparently I’m wrong.

      • ChuckC October 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

        There are many reasons I personally use the ToC:

        1. There is a bug in Kindle for Android where jumping to a search result and then paging back scrambles the book. Yes, really. If the ToC is set up, you can see which chapter it’s in and instead go there using the ToC, which works. It also conveniently groups search results by scene.

        2. When I want to go back and re-read something later, the ToC makes it easy to step in discrete steps to find it. The scroll bar is much less controlled. (Authors that name the chapter, instead of just number it, makes it even easier to find things. One author uses hilarious names, where often the full meaning is only apparent after reading that chapter, part of the joy of re-reading is the chapter names.)

        3. I’m sure this horrifies all writers and most readers, but on occasion I don’t read a book linearly. Various reasons and non-linearities. Yes, I use bookmarks, but a ToC is helpful. YMMV.

      • John Leggett October 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

        I do not use TOC much on the first read of a book. However on subsequent reads I often skip parts that I find less interesting the second time(background material). Just like I will skip the intro where the author of a series goes over what has happened in previous books.

  5. Chuck C November 17, 2015 at 2:38 am #

    Amazon doesn’t know this (SotS) is part of the Family Law series. So, people are only offered the first two books to buy as part of the series, and people reading TLVotLF are not pointed at this to buy as the next book in the series.

  6. ChuckC December 22, 2015 at 4:33 am #

    Was the version Amazon sells corrected? I don’t think I ever got a chance to update.

    • Mac December 24, 2015 at 9:23 am #

      I got conflicting reports if it was accessible.

      • Chuck C March 28, 2016 at 4:52 am #

        Since I never got an updated version, what was the correction you made?

        • Mac March 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

          Not sure of timeline myself…

          • Chuck C March 29, 2016 at 6:04 am #

            I meant to ask how you resolved Murphy’s Law being two places. Sorry for being unclear.

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