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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #25

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

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BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).

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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #26

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

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BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).


I've pretty much given up on expecting any of them to be finished at this point. Although I'm not really waiting on GRRM as much nowadays anyway, I didn't feel like the plot was going anywhere in the last couple of books. Scott Lynch (author of The Gentlemen Bastards series) has been very open about why he has been unable to work much on The Thorn of Emberlain, he's been going through a mental breakdown and divorce over the last several years
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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #27

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Iross wrote:

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

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BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).


I've pretty much given up on expecting any of them to be finished at this point. Although I'm not really waiting on GRRM as much nowadays anyway, I didn't feel like the plot was going anywhere in the last couple of books. Scott Lynch (author of The Gentlemen Bastards series) has been very open about why he has been unable to work much on The Thorn of Emberlain, he's been going through a mental breakdown and divorce over the last several years

Fortunately, I didn't jump into GRRM and the only reason I started Lynch was he had a release date set for the third book that would have lined up nicely with the time frame I was going to finish the first two. And I know he went through a divorce, but he also got remarried 5 years ago, and then it was because he was moving and then it was because it was cold outside and then I just stopped checking up and assume that his books just aren't happening at this point. Which is a shame, because the first two were so well written (and I loved that they were such wildly different themes). He should take notes from his wife, she's managed to publish a few books since their wedding.

But, in the end, either the books will eventually come out or they won't. I mean, the reason I'm upset is because they're such well-written books, but I really need to stop falling in love with authors who have executive dysfunction (sadly, I all too often do, as well, so I should really catch the warning signs).

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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #28

Fair enough, I haven't been following Lynch's release plans beyond the very occasional Google search so it sounds like you know more about it than I do. You may be interested to know he did release his third book though, it came out in 2013 and is called The Republic of Thieves if you haven't read it yet (I don't remember it being particularly well advertised at the time).

I completely agree with your last point. For the longest time, The Name of the Wind was easily my all-time favourite fantasy book, but as you'd expect my anticipation for The Doors of Stone has cooled off a bit in the last 10 years. Between that, Lynch and GRRM I've developed a renewed appreciation for fantasy authors like Butcher and Sanderson who have found themselves able to maintain regular release schedules.
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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #29

Iross wrote: Fair enough, I haven't been following Lynch's release plans beyond the very occasional Google search so it sounds like you know more about it than I do. You may be interested to know he did release his third book though, it came out in 2013 and is called The Republic of Thieves if you haven't read it yet (I don't remember it being particularly well advertised at the time).

I completely agree with your last point. For the longest time, The Name of the Wind was easily my all-time favourite fantasy book, but as you'd expect my anticipation for The Doors of Stone has cooled off a bit in the last 10 years. Between that, Lynch and GRRM I've developed a renewed appreciation for fantasy authors like Butcher and Sanderson who have found themselves able to maintain regular release schedules.


The last I've read was Rothfuss felt his writing in the Stone Door wasn't lining up with how he had written the first two novels, especially Name of the Wind. That's fair, especially since it was his first major work and he feels that he's grown a lot as an author, but to not even have an idea of a release date at this point to me means the book is on permanent hiatus.

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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #30

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

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BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).


That's nothing - try waiting for the 5th Chtorr book from David Gerrold, it's been 28 years since the 4th book was published. I did wait a long time for the next Corwin-focused Amber novel from Roger Zelazny also, but unfortunately that will never come now (at this point I'm guessing there might never be more Chtorr books either).

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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 2 days ago #31

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Mike Steele wrote:

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

NightGod wrote:

BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).


That's nothing - try waiting for the 5th Chtorr book from David Gerrold, it's been 28 years since the 4th book was published. I did wait a long time for the next Corwin-focused Amber novel from Roger Zelazny also, but unfortunately that will never come now (at this point I'm guessing there might never be more Chtorr books either).



*sigh*

I'm waiting on all of the above. At least I have more than enough other books to read to keep me company in the meantime.
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Look what I found in Tokendb 2 months 1 day ago #32

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Iross wrote: Fair enough, I haven't been following Lynch's release plans beyond the very occasional Google search so it sounds like you know more about it than I do. You may be interested to know he did release his third book though, it came out in 2013 and is called The Republic of Thieves if you haven't read it yet (I don't remember it being particularly well advertised at the time).

I completely agree with your last point. For the longest time, The Name of the Wind was easily my all-time favourite fantasy book, but as you'd expect my anticipation for The Doors of Stone has cooled off a bit in the last 10 years. Between that, Lynch and GRRM I've developed a renewed appreciation for fantasy authors like Butcher and Sanderson who have found themselves able to maintain regular release schedules.

Ah, right, it's the fourth book we're waiting for, not third. I was conflating that with Rothfuss' count. 100% my mistake there.

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Mike Steele wrote:

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Wade Schwendemann (Dr. Uid) wrote:

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BeLinda Mathie wrote: For what it is worth, Worldbuilders posted on Facebook yesterday that they are working on the Prize Draw process.

Love me some Rothfuss but, damn, that man definitely redefines "working at your own pace".


Says George R. R. Martin.....

Both BRRM and Rothfuss last published a series novel in 2011, they boith need to step things up! (and then there's the Gentleman Bastard series right behind-I really have to stop reading incomplete book series).


That's nothing - try waiting for the 5th Chtorr book from David Gerrold, it's been 28 years since the 4th book was published. I did wait a long time for the next Corwin-focused Amber novel from Roger Zelazny also, but unfortunately that will never come now (at this point I'm guessing there might never be more Chtorr books either).

Ugh, yeah, that's brutal. I just looked into it and he ALSO claims that he knows what is going to happen in the story, he just can't get it out on paper. The brain is wild sometimes, it sort of sounds like some sort of executive dysfunction surrounding the completion of the tale.

I'm usually so much more careful about unfinished series after watching an acquaintance wait for the Dark Tower books, but Lynch had a great track record before I started and a publishing date and Rothfuss had that whole "you won't be waiting because I already know exactly what's going to happen in the trilogy" thing going on and it was still believable then. It's my own fault, really

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I'm usually so much more careful about unfinished series after watching an acquaintance wait for the Dark Tower books, but Lynch had a great track record before I started and a publishing date and Rothfuss had that whole "you won't be waiting because I already know exactly what's going to happen in the trilogy" thing going on and it was still believable then. It's my own fault, really


I'm firmly of the opinion that The Dark Tower ended after Wizard and Glass...
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I'm usually so much more careful about unfinished series after watching an acquaintance wait for the Dark Tower books, but Lynch had a great track record before I started and a publishing date and Rothfuss had that whole "you won't be waiting because I already know exactly what's going to happen in the trilogy" thing going on and it was still believable then. It's my own fault, really


I'm firmly of the opinion that The Dark Tower ended after Wizard and Glass...


Emotionally I got off at the train, couldn't take it seriously after that. Pitty it started so so well, and the over all idea was amazing. It just felt to dragged out by that point. Your millage will vary I'm sure though.
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I'm usually so much more careful about unfinished series after watching an acquaintance wait for the Dark Tower books, but Lynch had a great track record before I started and a publishing date and Rothfuss had that whole "you won't be waiting because I already know exactly what's going to happen in the trilogy" thing going on and it was still believable then. It's my own fault, really


I'm firmly of the opinion that The Dark Tower ended after Wizard and Glass...


Emotionally I got off at the train, couldn't take it seriously after that. Pitty it started so so well, and the over all idea was amazing. It just felt to dragged out by that point. Your millage will vary I'm sure though.

I have this weird thing with the Dark Tower books where I know I read them, I remember bits and pieces and the general storyline, but I'm missing just a massive amount of detail. Weird.

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