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Volsky's new books had to have to most inappropriate covers for a fantasy ever ever x1000. Like whoever came up with those and the ad campaign(which targeted romance readers) must have been high. That being said I don't think they sold too well.

Dan Simmons was replaced with a pod person in 1999. It is known.

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2 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Volsky's new books had to have to most inappropriate covers for a fantasy ever ever x1000. Like whoever came up with those and the ad campaign(which targeted romance readers) must have been high. That being said I don't think they sold too well...

Paula Volsky!  I thought she had passed away until her story in the Songs of the Dying Earth Jack Vance tribute collection, called "The Traditions of Karzh" came out.  It was a pretty good story, but seriously, I didn't know she was still writing.

For some reason the library in the Seoul Grand Hyatt club level had a large number of her 80's or 90's novels, and I used to pick them out and read them when I was there over a weekend.  I literally never saw her books anywhere else.

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12 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Volsky's new books had to have to most inappropriate covers for a fantasy ever ever x1000. Like whoever came up with those and the ad campaign(which targeted romance readers) must have been high. That being said I don't think they sold too well.

Dan Simmons was replaced with a pod person in 1999. It is known.

Yup.  Those covers were gawd awful. And started out okay...but I didn't finish. Life's too short.

As for Dan Simmons...I can still remember where I was when I read that piece he wrote in 2006 ("The Time Traveller") for his website, written as that month's author update. Off the charts crazypants. That's when I knew the pod people had gotten him.

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18 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Oh look up the ending to Simmons Abominable, you have no idea. :P   

(googles - having stopped looking up anything on Simmons for years)

(reads)

Holy f*cking b*lls....

 

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4 hours ago, banjax451 said:

(googles - having stopped looking up anything on Simmons for years)

(reads)

Holy f*cking b*lls....

 

Hahaha, I know right! Kidnapped and replaced by aliens.

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Sean Stewart.  Wrote a dozen books, including the terrific Nobody's Son.  Disappeared to write video game storylines I think, came back and last publish in 2009 final book of a YA trilogy with a co-author, and seems to have disappeared again.

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On 4/19/2017 at 4:06 AM, SpaceChampion said:

Sean Stewart.  Wrote a dozen books, including the terrific Nobody's Son.

I read this waaay back and remember that i liked it very much.I should get around to reading some of his other books.Any rec's in particular?

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Looking around looks like Stewart is a creative director at Microsoft now. Unfortunately when SFF authors don't take off they often get other jobs.

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I'd go with Perfect Circle. It is my favorite work of his that I've read.  It was widely praised when it came out (nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards) and it is nice and short (though that actually applies to all of Stewart's books).  Just be aware it is literary fantasy, not epic fantasy.

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So I don't know where I mentioned originally, but it's looking like I'm going to have to but the 3rd book of Stackpole's Crown Colonies in my Capitol's Tower box. Apparently he is writing John Ringo esque political alt history fiction or something now.

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Has he spoken of something new?  I've been waiting for the final Crown Colonies as well.  That and any news on the Talion sequel that was supposed to happen if the ebook sold well.   

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He has two recent books in his homesomething security series. Crown colonies I think is never going to come out do to nightshade fuckery and last I checked the talion sequel didn't drum up enough interest to even get written.

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Lemme see if I can grab a link, but yeah the talion book went nowhere plus Stackpole teaches full time now. 

 

 

Well amazon on this phone is being troublesome ill drum one up when I get home 

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