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meangene
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I read this a long time ago so details are few. MC is a man who lives alone (in the woods I think). he is considered a wizard or something like that by his neighbors. What he really is a a refugee from one of Earth's colonies (Earth by this time has been more or less forgotten and reverted to a pastoral society. he moves every so often when people start to notice he does not age like every one else. At some point he is sought out and confronted by another visitor from the colonies.

Replies:   limab  Vlad_Inhaler
Franco

Try asking at google groups sf story group, here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rec.arts.sf.written

limab

@meangene

Also try here BookSleuth.com. A nice group of Weird and helpful people.

Good Hunting, Steve

Ahab

That almost sounds like the last part of the 'Forever Hero' trilogy (©1987-88) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. Basically the story of a man who is functionally immortal and his growth, life and single-minded dedication to the restoration of his birthplace, the almost-destroyed planet, Earth. I have a single copy with the entire trilogy, but the individual titles are: 'Dawn for a Distant Earth', 'The Silent Warrior' and 'In Endless Twilight'.

grandad_rufus

Sounds like one of Heinlein's Lazarus Long stories

Regards G_R

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
meangene

Thank all of you for your help. Ahab you were spot on it was the last part of 'In Endless Twilight'. Funny thing is I bought the trilogy for my Kindle not long ago and forgot I had it. Getting old is hell!

Capt. Zapp

@grandad_rufus

Sounds like one of Heinlein's Lazarus Long stories


I was at our local library the other day and a woman came in and donated several bags of books. I happened to glance in and saw Stranger in a Strange Land right on top. I looked through the bags and bought two bags of Heinlein's books for $4. SCORE!

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LonelyDad

@Capt. Zapp

Sounds like one of Heinlein's Lazarus Long stories

I was at our local library the other day and a woman came in and donated several bags of books. I happened to glance in and saw Stranger in a Strange Land right on top. I looked through the bags and bought two bags of Heinlein's books for $4. SCORE!

I think I have pretty much all of his works on ebooks. I rotate a few at a time to my tablet so I have something to read when can't get online.

samuelmichaels

@LonelyDad

I think I have pretty much all of his works on ebooks. I rotate a few at a time to my tablet so I have something to read when can't get online.

One of the reasons I got a large card for my phone is I never want to pick and choose what books I have with me. The answer is *all of them!*

Capt. Zapp

@LonelyDad

I think I have pretty much all of his works on ebooks. I rotate a few at a time to my tablet so I have something to read when can't get online.


I have problems reading e-books if I am outside, so if I know I won't be indoors or know for certain that there is sufficient shade, I'll grab a dead-tree to take - just in case.

I currently have a ton of e-books that I haven't gotten around to reading.

Dominions Son

@Capt. Zapp

I have problems reading e-books if I am outside


That's why I prefer a Kindle paper white for an e-reader rather than a full color tablet. It reads just like a book under natural light.

LonelyDad

That's why I prefer a Kindle paper white for an e-reader rather than a full color tablet. It reads just like a book under natural light.

I thought about getting one, but I already had my Android tablet, and settled on epub as my document format. As far as I have been able to determine, that is about the only format that the Kindles don't accept, and I am not going to put 5,000 SOL stories and god knows how many ebooks through Calibre to convert them to mobi.

helmut_meukel

@LonelyDad

I use a Sony PRS-T1. It's native format is epub. It holds now more than 840 ebooks all DRM-free. (Baen ebooks offers all ebooks DRM-free and you are not totally restricted to Baen books, I got Sean McMullen's "Before the Storm" and "Changing Yesterday", Ford Street Publishing, Melbourne Victoria Australia from Baen).

HM.

Ernest Bywater

@Capt. Zapp

I have problems reading e-books if I am outside,


When I relented and started using the Asus Tablet my son insisted I buy I had issues reading it outside with the default settings, however, once I changed the colour setting to something I like I found it was easy to read in bright sunlight. I changed the background to a light blue and the text to a dark blue - sort of navy blue text on sky blue background). In every case where someone I know complains about the sunlight washing out their mobile device they have black text on a white or just off white screen. After I tell them to try changing the colours they all report back their device is easier to read with a coloured background in sunlight and at night. You may want to try changing the colours and see if theta works for your device. I don't know if it will work with all devices.

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Capt. Zapp

@Ernest Bywater

You may want to try changing the colours...


Wow! What a difference. Still a little problem with light reflections but not much can be done about that, it's a natural problem of glass surfaces.

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Ernest Bywater
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@Capt. Zapp


Still a little problem with light reflections but not much can be done about that, it's a natural problem of glass surfaces.


There's a plastic film you can buy that you cut to size and it sticks to the surface to stop that sort of reflection. Some phones and tablets have them pre-made to suit their devices.

PeckingChicken

@LonelyDad

Well, Calibre can be set to bulk convert and do it in the background. Though if I had that many I might consider jail breaking my Kindle and installing an epub reader. After using one for the last seven or eight years, the one thing I couldn't do is give up that e-ink display or the very long battery charge Amazon's Kindle is famous for.

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Dominions Son

@PeckingChicken

After using one for the last seven or eight years, the one thing I couldn't do is give up that e-ink display or the very long battery charge Amazon's Kindle is famous for.


There are e-pub based e-readers that use an e-ink display, which is the source of the Kindles huge battery charge life. An e-ink display only uses power when the display is refreshing. It can display a static image indefinitely with no power.

Vlad_Inhaler

@meangene

I think I have read it years ago, and I think it was a short story. Do you remember just why Earth had reverted to that condition and whether the MC was trying to overthrow whatever had caused it?

Ahab

Umm... Already given the answer. Third book of a trilogy. And the MC was attempting to reverse the physical/ecological damage done to the planet due to pollution/war/abandonment etc.

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Vlad_Inhaler

@Ahab

Sorry - I missed that amongst the OT stuff, it turned out to be a story by an author I have never even heard of.

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