A New Favorite Author

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I have a new favorite (living) author, John Scalzi. His writing reminds me of John Updike, Douglas Adams, Jerry Pournelle, and an eight-grade class clown, all rolled into one.

I just happened to come across a recommendation for his first book, Old Man’s War, a little over a year ago, and I enjoyed it immensely. I’ve read the first sequel, The Ghost Brigades, which, while not as groundbreaking as the first, had several new and different themes–and twists–to make it worthwhile. He has already published other sequels that I’m looking forward to reading.

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Why isn’t the series “Junkyard Wars” available on DVD, Hulu, or Netflix?

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Remember that great BBC series that got ported to The Learning Channel back in the late ’90s, “Junkyard Wars”?

It was a show that one fan site (Junkyard Wars Online) described as “equal parts gameshow, Mad Max and science lesson in a race to see which team will build the best machine in the allotted time of just ten hours.”

Well, I have searched high and low, and cannot find them on DVD, Hulu, Netflix, TV.com, YouTube or anywhere else…

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