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Old October 9 2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Rereading this book and enjoying all the little throwaway references. But did not get the one about a plot to replace national leaeders with clones. Where's that one from?
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Old October 9 2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Rereading this book and enjoying all the little throwaway references. But did not get the one about a plot to replace national leaeders with clones. Where's that one from?
Honestly, at this late date, I can't remember. I'm suspect I was just trying to imagine what a typical "Assignment: Earth" TV episode would be like. That sounds like the kind of plot you'd see on The Bionic Woman or The Night Stalker.

I may have also been thinking of Futureworld, which had world leaders being replaced by robots.
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Old October 9 2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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Nice bit of synchronicity, then, that John Byrne's Assignment: Earth comic had a ploy to replace Nixon with a clone!
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Old October 10 2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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That's probably it. Not being a comic book reader for several decades would explain me not picking up on that one. (Heck, a clone probably would have been better than Nixon.)
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Old October 10 2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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Just to be clear, I wasn't referencing the John Byrne comic, which was published eleven years after my book!

That's just a funny coincidence.
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Old October 10 2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Re: Assignment:Eternity question

Eleven years later? Gary Seven would know, even if Greg Cox didn't.
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Old October 10 2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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Eleven years later? Gary Seven would know, even if Greg Cox didn't.
Good point!
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Old October 10 2012, 05:41 PM   #8
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As an aside, I think it's so cool to be able to post a question about a book and have the author answer it.
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Old October 10 2012, 05:50 PM   #9
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As an aside, I think it's so cool to be able to post a question about a book and have the author answer it.
Although it's too bad that the author's memory is getting so fuzzy! :

I can't believe that it's been fifteen years since I wrote that book . . .
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