Archive through June 21, 2004

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through June 21, 2004
   By Walt on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 02:59 pm: Edit Post

Cheryl! Where've ya been Sis? Ack! Look in the old posts for Traitor's Knot and Stormed Fortress... the long and the short is that SF got split due to size and Janny's commitment to excellence! Now we get two dinamite books without draconian editing!

   By Cheryl on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 07:24 am: Edit Post

Oh ok missed a few posts early on and haven't caught up. Ok thanks I knew I'd probably get a lecture for not knowing but oh well thanks for answering Walt LOL I kind of figured that's what was going on.

   By David Gardner on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 05:22 am: Edit Post

hehe thanks Cheryl, don't know if I have the patience to write a book, though!

I quite like the Wheel of Time books, certainly they've been extraordinarily successful. Unfortunately though the wheel has been turning slower and slower lately, and it's taking a very long time for new books to be released and a lot of fans (myself included) have been a bit unhappy at how long it's taking for the main plot to actually progress.

There have been several marketing decisions (such as splitting the first book into two parts to make it more attractive to younger audiences), and his release of a prequel book (with the promise of several more) which have raised the ire of many fans, too. I haven't bought or read the last two books.

Of course, YMMV. :-) And of course "those who can't - criticise" could apply here too. It is Jordan's world, his creation and ultimately his decision (or his publisher's) after all.


   By Sandtiger on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit Post

The cover to "Summoned to Destiny" is up on Amazon...just click on the cover, and it comes up nice and big. (But don't trust the rest of the info, since the dates, prices, etc. are wrong. The hardcover is coming out in August) The summary info, etc. should go up at some point - but I knew Cheryl would like to see the cover right away. ::grin:: ef=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-2014797-2091836?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Meanwhile, I got my page proofs. I was speechless at seeing my own words formatted as they will appear in the book. I broke into tears, I have to admit - it still feels so utterly unreal.

Really though, it's gorgeous - I couldn't imagine better. They've taken so much care with it. You'll be impressed with some of the neat style things in it when you see it.

On Sunday, I am going to Book Expo, a trade show where the publisher of the Antho is doing a promotional event, supposedly complete with mini posters of the cover for us to sign - Eeep - Scary!! (I think 4 of the 8 authors in the book are going, so at least I'll be in good company!).

Sandtiger ::Appreciating you all putting up with my nervousness::

   By Cheryl on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 06:40 am: Edit Post

I'm so happy for you Sandtiger. Thanks so much for the link. You are right I do want to see it pronto thanks. I am changing my name to a J letter you guys have more luck LOL I can understand your nervousness but it's excitement nervous and that's good nervousness. Good luck can't wait till August. I still wish Julie had been able to come to the world fantasy convention. I'd hope to meet her and Janny both. Sandtiger, can't wait to read your writing style I study authors writing now and learn from them. Maybe you'll have something to teach me too.

   By Cheryl on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 06:42 am: Edit Post

Forgot to say to David. I'd be upset with Jordan's prequel too. I would want more of Rand's story. He is what made him famous after all. And the character I'm interested in reading. I think Goodkind's following in his footsteps by ignoring Richard sometimes. I think they should stick to the hero or heroine the fans want to read like Janny does with Arithon.

   By Trys on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 01:33 pm: Edit Post

A follow up to my May 26th posting. I've read two another of Sarah Zettel books: The Quiet Invasion. Simply superb. Zettel is compared favorably with the likes of Asimov and Heinlein in a blurb on one of her books. I have to disagree with that. She is better than either of them. I'd go so far as to say that she is better than both of them put together.

Has anyone else taken Janny's recommendation of this author and tried one of her books?

   By Cheryl on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit Post

I'm glad she's better than Asimov and Heinlein. I never was interested in reading them. She must be more science fiction then fantasy then? Just wondering and what's the title of her first book. So I'll know which one to get. Have you read Revelation yet Trys very curious about that. grin

   By David Gardner on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:08 pm: Edit Post

I've read all three of the Isvalta books (from Janny's and other recommendations here. :-)) and loved them. I've heard good things from others about her sci-fi, too. I'm not really into 'hard core' science fiction, but I'll keep my eyes out if I'm around the Z section of the bookstore (usually I'm only there when looking at Wurts! ;)).


   By George on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit Post

Has anybody read the Deverry series by Katherine Kerr? If so what did you think?

Personally i think she's a great writer.