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Edge by Jeffery Deaver
« on: Aug 1st, 2011, 12:34pm »
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I just noticed that a new player mentioned a Jeffery Deaver book as their reference.  After a bit of internet searching, I found out that his novel Edge mentions Arimaa on three pages!  I'm going to read this book when I have time!
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 1st, 2011, 2:13pm »
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Without buying the book, I managed to read one of the passages that mentions Arimaa.  It's a wide-ranging discussion of games that doesn't say much about what Arimaa in particular is, but the narrator calls it his favorite game!
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 1st, 2011, 6:24pm »
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Wow, that's nice. I was actually flirting with the idea to write a short story in which plot revolves around arimaa and Go in order to introduce both games to non-English speaking audience.
J. Deaver's action encourages me to take my desire seriously.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 4:19am »
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Google books shows three mentions of Arimaa (no spoilers here I think):
 
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 4:38am »
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cool Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 9:28am »
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On second thought, I have to read this.  My local library has eight(!) copies of Edge, all of them checked out(!), but I'm sure I'll get a chance shortly.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 12:45pm »
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*Looks around suspiciously*
 
Who's the author and how did he get to know about us?
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 5th, 2011, 1:34am »
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I picked up a copy at the library a couple of days ago.  
 
Besides mentioning Arimaa a few times, there are also a couple of references to rabbits, or rabbiting - as in running - but I'm sure that it's just a poorly veiled attempt to plug the game some more.  
 
The most interesting part that I've come across so far though, is the mention of Omar.  
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It was Omar, essentially a robotic head and torso, with a few servo motors inside that let him -- well, it --- mimic pretty well the movement and gestures of a human being...

Does the author know something about Omar that we don't?
 
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 5th, 2011, 2:56am »
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on Aug 5th, 2011, 1:34am, ocmiente wrote:
Does the author know something about Omar that we don't?
 

He's not an Indian-American, he's a Turk! In which case his name should be "Ömer"...  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 5th, 2011, 3:15pm »
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I heard there is a book out that mentions Arimaa like 300 times and even has Arimaa in the title!  I think I will have to check that one out  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 7th, 2011, 1:37am »
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The best part about Omar was that he wasn't simply a decoy. Surrounding the robot was a grid of ultraviolet and microwave beams. When Loving or his partner, presumably from a distance, took up position and fired the typical three-burst round into Omar's head, empty and inexpensive replaced, a computer would instantly correlate trajectory, speed and GPS coodinates and indicate on our handhelds where the shooter was, down to three feet.

I've got to get enough motivation to get to the library to read this. Smiley
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Re: Edge by Jeffery Deaver
« Reply #11 on: Aug 21st, 2011, 2:41pm »
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I bought this book today.  There were a bunch of copies at Walmart on a shelf labelled Bestsellers!  Who knows when I'll have enough time to read it though...
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