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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

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Originally Posted by glenndamato View Post

I am working on another book this year - a futuristic adventure novel. Sounds hokey but I'm making it realistic and gritty. I feel there is an untapped market for young adult sic-fi that is technically accurate and authentic. Too many paranormal and magical stories out there - what are the science-minded teens supposed to read?
Heinlein, Clarke, Clement, Asimov, Niven, Hogan? These are the authors I recommended at Barnes & Noble. Is yours like one of Heinlein's yearly 'juveniles' like "Starman Jones" and "The Rolling Stones"? Need a proofreader?

re: another boat - I've been reading boatbuilding books and websites for years, doing my homework before taking the boatbuying plunge. My brother built fiberglass boats for several years. Boats made with woven roving are heavier than foam- or balsa-cored boats, but they are orders of magnitude stronger. After every storm when I go to Hollywood beach, I find chunks of 'glass-covered foam that used to be someone's dream boat.

I've enjoyed your story & this thread. Good luck!

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