Hey TR. Should we label the US carriers as lost in battle for TWTPE? The US has lost all five of it's pacific carriers and I think it should be mentioned. However, the problem lies with where and when. One was lost at Hawaii, while the other four were lost at Wake.
What I was thinking was that we create a section for TWTPE on their pages and just say that 'X' carrier was lost during the fighting with the Japanese. Then put a literary note. What say you?
No, my take is that it's to show all the book wikis. It is kind of quirky. The James Bond wiki seems on first glance to be oriented toward the movies. (Heck, I've got a stub on Gabriel Allon for the unspecified movie Daniel Silva said over a year ago that he was producing and hasn't mentioned since.) However, I think anything that highlights books is good, even if they all eventually turn into ebooks.
I think we kicked the idea around a bit at some point. Dividing up by nationality to start makes a lot of sense. I'd have to look at the category as to whether or not we have enough different types of aircraft to justify a split.
I had a look at that when I was categorizing ships by type. We have more than enough to create a "Bombers" and a "Fighters" sub-category. I'm not sure what else but probably a "Transports" sub-cat too. Any merit in "Bi-plane" / "Mono-plane" split or "Propeller" / "Jet" split? ML4E 23:10, June 29, 2012 (UTC)
As for categories, we could use the basic types of Military Aircraft. 1. "Ground Attack Aircraft" or "CSA", which includes 'helicopters.' 2. "Bombers." 3. "Fighters." 3. "Transports." 4. "Reconnaissance Air craft." 5. "Multirole Aircraft."
How much do we beat up on Turtledove? At the beginning of West and East,Theo Hossbach is in the hospital and wants out. Approximately, Theo: "I'm tired of laying in bed." Doctor: "That's lying." Theo: "I'm not lying." It's a great exchange, except that they're speaking German.
I do vaguely remember that there's a "real" John Gizzi, and the fact that he invokes TL-191 is certainly amusing.
I wish Gingrich had stayed off the campaign trail and continued writing AH and straight HF. He was unexpectedy good at it. I know he has some qualifications as a historian, but his skill as a novelist was a pleasant surprise. Now God knows when he'll get around to finishing his projects. Turtle Fan 13:53, May 6, 2012 (UTC)
Oh yeah? No surprise there, I suppose; but the projects are on indefinite hiatus just the same. Right before the Republicans took Congress in '94, they worked together on what was supposed to be the first in a series of books about the West standing by while the Nazis conquered the USSR, and more specifically about Germany going to war with the United States after its eastern flank had been pacified. The first book came out in early '95 and we've been waiting for the sequel ever since. Of course, the first book sucked balls, so the project's being discontinued is really for the best. But the series where the Japs sunk the US carriers after Pearl Harbor is definitely worth continuing. The straight HF about Washington I could take or leave, but I'd rather have more of that than mounting evidence that the Republicans have gone batshit insane.
hey TR, after a long delay (stupid PhD!), i thought i'd come back. Fittingly, as I'm currently living in South Africa where I'm doing my primary research for this insane degree, I edited the South Africa and apartheid articles slightly. Hope all's well.