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12/15/2015 5:58 PM
    I posted this elsewhere, thought I would share it here, since this is the closest to the "official" Deathlands and Outlanders website as we are ever going to get:

    I was 14 and hooked on Mack Bolan and Phoenix Force, and I remember vividly seeing the ad for Deathlands and being a child of the cold war, the thought of a Nuclear War and it's results were overwhelming and at times made me sick with anxiety. Living in Western Canada, many thought that we'd be ground zero for either stray Nukes, or the battleground itself, as they pushed through to the USA.  I remember that cold March day when I went to the bookstore and there it was.. Pilgrimage to Hell, with the fold out cover. Safe to say I was hooked. I had so many questions, the first book left me wanting more, but the message of hope never left.Nearly 30 years later, there's a very good possibility there will never be anymore stories with Ryan and his crew. As I reflect through my teenage years, my 20s, 30s and now my 40s.. This wasn't just a book series. It was part of my life, and with it's ending.. It's like a close friend has passed away. So many memories have come flooding back. When I was bullied and picked on and was scared to leave the house, I could bury myself into a book and things would be better. When I travelled with Sea Cadets, Ryan and Co. accompanied me across Canada, The US, and to Europe. When the stress of university and teaching almost drove me nuts, taking a few hours and going to the Deathlands was one of the few things that would get me out of a funk. I was even able to get my now wife into reading and listening to them, and they came with me on my school trip to China and on my Honeymoon. I even own a copy of the MST3K worthy Deathlands movie! It's always been there and I cannot express enough thank you's to everyone who helped continue the story on, including Mark Ellis, Chuck Rogers, Allan Phillipson, and of course, Lawrence James. Thanks for letting me vent. Rest In Peace my friend and thank you for a lifetime of memories.
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    12/19/2015 5:13 AM
    Well said and well written.

    Jim
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