The man is an Egomaniac.. and a Literary Assasin I fully believe that.
He contradicts hisself with this statement:
"Kevin Anderson has to follow the rules of Frank Herbert's universe when he co-writes a new Dune novel. Any author worth his or her salt should be able to do that."
Rule one, Book one, page one, epigraph one.. of DUNE... PAUL WAS BORN ON CALADAN and his FIRST OFF WORLD TRIP WAS TO ARRAKIS!!!!!!!
Should put that on a t-shirt and wear to a convention where he is going.
He also seems to desperatly want to justify his style/mechanics of writing (majority of it in other established 'verses) and make it sound like its the norm of the day, when it is far from the truth.
If an author wants to write in the Star Wars, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or which ever, is decent at it, works the confines well, tells a good story with familiar characters, and makes decent money... more fucking power to them!!
When stated et Al decides after a time, to maybe strike out on their own. Produce's an original work, that turns out to be successful, more fucking power to them.
Neither of the above applies to Fart blocker.
He feels his volume is the moniker of success for any author, measuring the entire literary trend by his center of the world. His original works, by other person review, are marginal at best, terrible at worst. His other 'verse works are also met with disdain, and yet he disregards all negative input (even if not attacking and just a clean critique) and push's it to the side, and promotes the positive.
I can name 5 authors that have put out at a similar pace, that are their original works, on time, that fucking smoke anything fart blocker has written.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scalzihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Buettnerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Keith,_Jr
(Co_Written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Weber
KJA.... please do DUNE a favor and go back to some other 'verse and destroy it, or the biggest favor of all, ween yourself from the teet that is DUNE, and just go write your own horrible creations and destroy the minds of your zombie followers? A small recant on the way out might be a classy touch.. and you can leave all the Talifans from Dune behind.