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by cstasheff
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:01 pm
ForumCOLON Merovence
TopicCOLON Movie?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 7459

Re: Movie?

Thanks for the vote in favor. Blue Ghost. Somebody (independent) optioned WARLOCK IN SPITE OF HIMSELF about thirty years ago, but he wasn't able to secure funding to actually make the movie. Every now and then, I amuse myself by casting it in my imagination. My current pick for Rod is an actor named...
by cstasheff
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:57 pm
ForumCOLON Gramarye
TopicCOLON The Warlock Speaks for himself
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 15099

Re: The Warlock Speaks for himself

Thanks for the moral upport, davinger -- and as anyon can tell you, my morals need supporting. I seem to get les and less done these days, but I may be able to try Chapter 1 again.

Thanks!
by cstasheff
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:54 pm
ForumCOLON Gramarye
TopicCOLON The Warlock Speaks for himself
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 15099

Re: The Warlock Speaks for himself

I think the e-book phenomenon isn't spreading as fast as it could because some readers are daunted by the technology involved. I, of course, don't have that problem, thanks to Ortho, my font of wisdom. Thanks, Elder Geek.
by cstasheff
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:49 pm
ForumCOLON Announcements
TopicCOLON Sorry I'm late, but I finally got here
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 3545

Re: Sorry I'm late, but I finally got here

Thank you very much for the kind words, Mr. Rogner. We were both fortunate to know Dick. He was a mentor as well as a friend, and I miss him sorely. There's some solace in knowing that he had a draft of my latest novel, The Frog and the Grog , to entertain him during those last days. His sense of hu...
by cstasheff
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:23 pm
ForumCOLON The DDT-Verse
TopicCOLON Cholly and Stealth Education
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 7979

Re: Cholly and Stealth Education

Nah, never FEEL prescient, but I do get a kick out of my predicted gadgets showing up in real life, such as the iPad, which shows up in ESCAPE VELOCITY -- the production assistant is carrying an electronic clipboard. Science fiction has always tried to predict the future, though, and my greatest dis...
by cstasheff
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:24 pm
ForumCOLON Website Design
TopicCOLON Steath Education
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4367

Re: Steath Education

When a reader catches me in a mistake I can be honest and admit it, or try to find some way to work it into the story -- or even better, use it as a springboard to a new book, as Larry Niven did with THE RINGWORLD ENGINEERS. So where do I get my ideas? As Lafferty's Johan Profundis --Deep John the V...
by cstasheff
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:04 pm
ForumCOLON Website Design
TopicCOLON Welcome Posts?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 8644

Re: Welcome Posts?

kf6eml, your two cents is always worth a fortune -- thank you. tklein, good to hear from you again. I'm delighted to hear you're doing so much writing yourself. KEEP IT GOING! "You can't call yourself a writer unless you're writing.' (Hemingway, I think, via one of my writing teachers. When I i...
by cstasheff
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:49 pm
ForumCOLON Announcements
TopicCOLON Introduction
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 3616

Re: Introduction

Welcome aboard, Mr. Ryker! Hope you enjoy some of my books. If you run out of them, try the e-book versions Ortho is so kindly publishing for me. I welcome all responses, even if they're not completely complimentary - I'm still (always) trying to learn how to be q better writer.
by cstasheff
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:54 pm
ForumCOLON Announcements
TopicCOLON Back surgery
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 7820

Re: Back surgery

Sorry to hear you had to have the procedure, but VERY glad it went well. Can you dictate into a recorder, and type it up pater? Or will you have to fill your time watching soap operas?

All best,
Christopher
by cstasheff
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:47 pm
ForumCOLON Gramarye
TopicCOLON Why is Magnus a giant?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 5789

Re: Why is Magnus a giant?

Thanks for the note, Aeneas. Actually, Magnus's size comes from A WIZARD IN BEDLAM, where I introduce him as Gar, a semi-naked mentally- challenged but huge man (modeled after Edmund in KING LEAR). Of course, he's faking it, as we find out very quickly. If you run into a huge moron, you're either go...

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