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Strata
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:47:17 pm »
A little bit of recommended reading?

Strata is a kind of conceptual prequel to Terry Pratchet's Discworld novels.

It involves a highly advanced Human civilisation creating whole planets with various Strata machines (huge things that lay down islands and bedrock and mountains etc.)

While the plot is reasonably character based there is a fair amount of interesting sci-fi ideas that may have influenced Spore in some way or other.

Anyone here read it or remember it at all?


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Re: Strata
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 12:34:56 am »
*psst* wrong forum, they need to have a button that let's  you move your thread. That would be nice.
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Re: Strata
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 12:38:25 am »
*psst* wrong forum, they need to have a button that let's  you move your thread. That would be nice.

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Re: Strata
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 01:28:23 am »
Way to go! Le's hope krjal can find it :)
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Re: Strata
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 02:20:46 am »
Well, I found it!

Don't know if anyone else will though :-\

I put it in Spore because I only mentioned it in relation to the 'world buildingness' of it.

Oh well. So...has anyone else read or even heard of Strata?
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Re: Strata
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2005, 02:12:03 pm »
With the creation of the Books topic, looks like maybe this thread should be moved again!
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Re: Strata
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2005, 08:17:12 pm »
Hm...I've never even heard of it.  :-\

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Re: Strata
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2005, 11:49:07 pm »
Well, i'm certainly confused now.

I think you can just let this topic die.
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Re: Strata
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2005, 12:22:32 am »
Hahaha, poor krjal.

Your book summary reminds me of, well, Spore. I don't know the Discworld books though. Care to fill me in?
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Re: Strata
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005, 10:04:32 pm »
Diskworld, is full of fantasy-comedy adventures based on a giant disk that is on the back of four elephants, riding the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.
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Re: Strata
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2005, 10:34:31 pm »
Lol!

That's really going to help him understand! :D You'd probably have to read one of the books to get any meaning out of it. They really are very strange.

Generally the Discworld (and other Pratchett novels) are marketed as kids books but they can really be a refreshing change if you're into heavier adult novels (try the Red Mars series, that's a real future-history sci-fi political-drama and terraforming book :P).
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Re: Strata
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2005, 11:11:03 pm »
Whoever markets them as kid's books should be linched....with barbed wire. I've read the Red Mars series, and it was very good. I recommend it too.
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Re: Strata
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2005, 12:21:45 am »
So if the turtle's in space... how do the elephants breathe, and where are they taking the disc? ??? ??? ???

So if I should read one to understand, do you recommend I start with Strata? If I read your 1st post correctly it acts as a prequel, right?
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Re: Strata
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2005, 02:25:50 am »
I reccomend starting off with The Color of Magic it's the very first book in the series. I haven't read Strata so I don't know how what it's about or if it's any good. I wuld just stick to reading them in the order that is listed at the beggining of each book. There's no telling where the different stories are in chronological order to each other, but all the books about the same characters are in a time line. They are seperated into charcter sets. There's Rincewind and the University Wizards, the Granny Weatherwax and the Witches, Colonel Vimes and the Watch, DEATH, and a few other's floating around.

the book Mort is my favorite followed by Pyramids and Eric.

Beats me why the elephants don't breathe, technically there's no atmosphere on Diskworld anyways (how could there be?). No one knows where the turtle is taking the Disk, it's one of the questions they bring up in the books.
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Re: Strata
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2005, 04:00:16 am »
Well, I found it!

Don't know if anyone else will though :-\

I put it in Spore because I only mentioned it in relation to the 'world buildingness' of it.

Oh well. So...has anyone else read or even heard of Strata?

I haven't read it but I might go check it out now.