Author Topic: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)  (Read 6198 times)

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #30 on: 08 February 2012, 19:59:43 »
Wow, was reading it again when passed. I started reading the books again in chronological order.
How unfortunate..

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #31 on: 08 February 2012, 22:44:32 »
Well like I said I never read this book.  And when I went looking for it, the price at certain sites has really pushed it up after her passing. I will have to wait but I will get this book and read it.  But I will look for some of her other work too.

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #32 on: 08 February 2012, 22:47:50 »
Sword & Dagger is pretty close to the Holy Grail of BT books.  I was fortunate enough to have a friend who had it lend it to me.  Actually finding a copy is pretty darn lucky...

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #33 on: 08 February 2012, 22:50:52 »
I received copy of Ms. Mayhar's book last year and hadn't had the time to read it.  It sad to hear her die....I'll try make time now to read it.   I hope her journey elsewhere will be more rewarding.
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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #34 on: 08 February 2012, 23:04:16 »
Interestingly enough, hers was the last dead tree BT book I bought (I own the whole collection now). Sorry to her of her passing.

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #35 on: 12 February 2012, 23:06:39 »
Thanks for the post.  Hers was the first BT novel I read.  Reread it again just last year.  The Victor was my favorite mech for a long time because of her.  Rest in peace.

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #36 on: 18 February 2012, 21:00:44 »
I can't say I enjoyed Sword and Dagger, but not because of the writing. It's a bit like Phantom Menace, lots of good pieces, which kinda fit together awkwardly. Still, some great images in the book, like the Davion-Liao Aerospace fight at the beginning, the command circuit, and the Davion training Gauntlets. Kinda wish she'd gotten a second crack at the series.

Thanks for the words, Ardath, we'll try to keep 'em alive for you.

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #37 on: 19 February 2012, 09:22:47 »
That is great pic to remember her by O0

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #38 on: 19 February 2012, 12:32:11 »
I think "Sword and Dagger" was the first BT book I read as well. Must have been a pretty good one to have generated such an interest in more. I see what you mean about the price. Ye Gods! Try an interlibrary loan to get one. Those are usually free.

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Re: Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012)
« Reply #39 on: 20 February 2012, 17:34:41 »
I am a long time dying,
but my heart, cross-hatched with scars,
has never flinched from blows.

-From "Requium for the Living" by Ardath Mayhar.

A fitting elegy for a self-proclaimed Mean Little Old Lady at Work.

I always enjoyed her poetry. Rest in peace, dear lady.  You earned it.