lokisnow Posted July 12, 2016 Share Posted July 12, 2016 2 minutes ago, Dickwad Poster #3784 said: Wait...what? Where was this mentioned? So TUC isn't done then either, and folks might have to wait even longer? And the best way to break this was to...lie to fans? And reviewers? Wow. I wonder what @Lord Patrek and @Werthead think about that. A lot of the failings of where TGO ends were forgiven because the next book should be out Really Soon now, but it's not actually even done yet. And all this shit thrown towards Overlook was completely wrong too - it was Bakker holding out, and the only reason it wasn't published sooner was to get another deal. Hee. Madness said as much in the sticky thread atop the arc subforum Quote Here you are, the Afflicted, tormented with secret knowledge, revelation which begs only more questions. See how far you have come, commiserating with these brothers and sisters, your fellow survivors on a Slog that has long ago lost all semblance of sense, of meaning, and descended only deeper into despair and madness... Listen to these, your siblings, and hear the Lament as your own... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- So - this space is for for those of you who frequent the forum, who have somehow found your way into reading an ARC of TGO. A couple ground rules: - You don't talk about the content of the TGO ARC outside this subforum. - You don't talk about the content of the TGO ARC outside this subforum (nod to those who get this reference ;)). - No obvious spoilers in thread titles (mostly this is for Sovin because as an admin, I can't stop him viewing boards, and possibly Curethan and FB - though I think I've solved their being unable to view this subforum). Anything else, you are welcome to suggest in this thread. Also, also (there's a story to this but I prefer to tell it vocally; most of you I've already communed with via Skype or Hangouts - and really, at this time, of the five of us, only Blackstone and H haven't heard this story - so dealer's choice as to when you'd like to hear the full, dramatic version): I have not read TUC-proper. I received a draft entitled The Great Ordeal, Book Three of The Aspect-Emperor. I believed it was the third and final book in The Aspect-Emperor series and cognitive closure made it seem as though TGO could have finished TAE as a trilogy. The choice I made in my dealings with the fandom after Bakker invited you to query me was one to betray either Bakker's trust as I saw it (because at the time of my reading the draft - Summer '14 - he had not explicit revealed that the manuscript was already split and he was simultaneously working on two books in the hope that his publishers would renegotiate) or troll the fandom. I chose the latter. All the commentary I have made regarding the "Unmentionable" and in the "To Madness..." thread reflect my reading TGO alone - specifically comments made regarding splitting the manuscript and the narrative completing the arc of TAE referred to TGO before I was informed of TUC-proper. Please keep this to yourselves until release date when I will make this subforum public and post something similar in the "To Madness..." thread. Cheers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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