Around the Watercooler...

The world of the Wizard in Rhyme.
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Re: Around the Watercooler...

Postby cstasheff » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:28 pm

Good to meet you, Ana. I hope you will enjoy some more of my books. I've been informed that engineers enjoy SAINT VIDICON books -- my studio engineer told he that he himself had experienced every one of the glitches in the book. Theater folk like the Starship Troupers, and a surprizing variety enoy the Doc Angus stories (the only one pubished in hardback so far is in MIND OUT OF TIME, repeated from THE WARLOCK UNLOCKED.) We've put up o0ne of them -- "King John's Treasure." Let me know how you liked it.
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Re: Around the Watercooler...

Postby marbleboats » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:56 pm

Thanks for the welcome! I thought "King John's Treasure" was a very enjoyable read, and I am eager to get back into your books. I am neither an engineer nor a woman of the theater, sadly. Just a student, museum aficionado, and occasionally a local Target store worker.

I have, however, read Escape Velocity, and I did really like that one. I think part of the reason I never read more of your books when I was younger was that we have a pretty shady library system, and I didn't have the means to purchase the books outright.

But now, with a little luck and a little time, I'll definitely be tracking them down.
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Re: Around the Watercooler...

Postby cstasheff » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:59 pm

Thank you all not just for reading, but also for taking the time to comment. Ortho the Frank is investigating the possibilities of making e-books available from this site; we hope it wil work. In the meantime, please check all the fiction categories and tello me what you like and don't like. I'm bound and determined to keep writing, but that doesn't mean it will be good, so please let me know.

Thanks!
Christopher Stasheff
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Re: Around the Watercooler...

Postby greenfiend27 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:15 pm

I was just 12 years old when I first read The Warlock Inspite of Himself.
...and it had me hooked.

Years later when I found this book in a bookshop, it became the beginning of my science fiction/fantasy library. I now have over 800 books in this genre, and Christopher Stasheff is still my favorite author. :D

Every month I check to see if he has had any new books published. It has been a long wait since St Vidicon. :cry:

What can we do to see more books in print? At this stage I am wondering if prayer might have the most effect. ;)

Thankyou Christopher for many years of wonderful entertainment through your books - science, religion, and politics, plus a dose of love. What more could we want? (More of the same of course!)

I am glad to have found your website.

~Helen (all the way from Australia)
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Postby cstasheff » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:20 pm

I got hooked on SF at about the same age, Helen. The book/hook was THE INCOMPLEAT ENCHANTER. Glad I've been able to bring the story back home.

Ortho will be putting up the store-portal soon, to make your hunting easier. Thanks for giving me pride of place in your collection.
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Postby Ortho the Frank » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:52 pm

There is something magical about the first sci-fi book you read, and it always has a place in your heart.

What Chris forgot to mention is that, much later in life, he got to write and publish short stories in the Incompleat Enchanter universe, and got to work with L. Sprague DeCamp professionally on Enchanter sequel anthologies. I imagine that had to be pretty cool (and intimidating)!
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Postby Ortho the Frank » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:27 pm

Warlock Is Missing has my favorite opening line of any book in the series:

"Once upon a time there were three little warlocks and a witch, and they lost their mommy and daddy."

... or something like that - I haven't got the book in front of me right now.
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Re: Around the Watercooler...

Postby seeker » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:25 am

Hello!

My name is Charles, and I'm very interested... one might say determined... to bring Merovence to life in a video game series based on Her Majesty's Wizard and The Oathbound Wizard. I first read these two books about 15 years ago and have read them every year since. :)

Mr. Stasheff, your facebook page listed this forum as your point of contact. If you are interested and would like to discuss this with me, please contact me through the email address associated with this account. Thank you for your time.

Very Respectfully,
Charles

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