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11/3/2013 10:53 AM

    I am curious to see what you others out there like - or liked in the past - in the Gold Eagle books.

    From Stoney Man to the more obscure, short-lived series of the past, which ones do you remember liking...or hating?  

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    11/3/2013 11:07 AM
    I really liked Room 59, I wish it would have been more successful. And of course, as a James Axler (and Laurence James) fan, I liked Earthblood.
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    11/3/2013 1:28 PM

    I read Executioner and Rogue Angel.

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    11/4/2013 10:12 AM

    Yeah, Ron, Room 59's 1st book was very good. John Helfers right? I didn't read the other two, but really liked the first one.

     And EarthBlood was awesome. Despite the ending left me feeling kinda cheated. If my memory serves me right, the main bad guy he built up ended up either never being part of the book or something akin to that. 

    Remember his Survival 2000 trilogy that came after? In some ways that was even better. But again, the ending left me feeling unsatisfied. I always got the feeling that Laurence James, has awesome he was at this post-apocalyptic writing, didn't quite know what to do with his endings. Both trilogies were so good, but the endings always left me feeling unsatisfied.

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    11/14/2013 1:12 PM
    Anyone recall the time warriors series by David North, or am I showing my age here? I think they only did three books before it dried up, I used to have them but lent them to a "friend" and never saw them again!!

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    11/14/2013 1:44 PM

    I read them all back in the 90's!

     Funny, I just last week or so looked on Amazon.com for them, and remembered the uber-cool covers.

    I don't recall them as being 'great' books, no where near as good as DL back then, when Lawrence James was  still penning them. But had a cool concept.

    What do you remember of them?

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    11/14/2013 2:25 PM
    What were they about? Just had a look on amazon and they look pretty cool but there are no details.
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    11/14/2013 2:25 PM
    Have the first Earthblood but have never read it yet.
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    11/14/2013 3:22 PM

    Hmmm, you're asking me to remember a trilogy back in the 90's here.

    Something akin to a modern-day operative who is whisked off to another world, and meets up with a huge and colorful barbarian battling an evil queen. I recall the barbarian being more interesting than the main character. I think he was red-bearded giant Viking-like dude.

    They would go back and forth from Earth modern day to the fantasy world.

    Insofar as Earth Blood - you are in for a treat.

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    11/15/2013 5:06 AM
    Does John Helfers write any other GE books? He does a good DL, we should get him and Mr Chuck on the DL bus.
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    11/15/2013 10:00 AM

    They ARE on the DL bus. They both just don't pen a lot of them.

    Maybe that is why their stories are so good, they seem to take their time and cultivate their work. 

    I know these writers need to make a living, and that it must be hard as hell to pen a 'killer' book, each and every time, but besides the original Laurence James and Mark Ellis, who were able to pen solid books back-to-back, maybe there is a lesson to be learned here.

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    11/15/2013 12:17 PM

    Helfers wrote books 1,3, and 5 in the Room 59 series.

    He also writes books for the Executioner series under the alias of Travis Morgan.

     

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    11/15/2013 12:19 PM
    Are John Helfers and Jonathan Morgan the same person? Morgan wrote those Room 59 books, which I loved.
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    11/15/2013 12:21 PM
    Posted By Ron Miles on 11/15/2013 12:19:44 PM
    Are John Helfers and Jonathan Morgan the same person? Morgan wrote those Room 59 books, which I loved.

    yessir.

     

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    11/15/2013 1:57 PM
    Huh. I did not know that. Cool!
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