smugetsu wrote:Maybe when the "Heroes" series is done, KJA will dragged, kicking and screaming, into the endless halls of obscurity.
I don't think its an accident that the McDune series is apparently switching to every-other-year mode. That decision always struck me as odd, considering that simply having Keith hike exactly one out per year seemed to be a pretty easy method of keeping everyone's bank balance in the black.
But the more I think about it, the more I can see Anderjacket's hands again manipulating the HLP puppets. He knows
that Dune is his career gravy train, and he doesn't want it to end. He knows that he's got no more Star Wars to fall back on, and he also understands (although he'd never admit it) that his original works do not sell. He needs to streeeeeeeeetch
this Dune thing out for as long as it will go. Once it's gone, he's back to writing YA crap and quickie novelizations of every third-rate SF film to hit the market.
The only problem with the plan is Bobo. Simply put, there is no way that the two additional books under contact and three "schools" books can be finished on a bi-annual schedule before Bobo either shuffles off this mortal coil or else is just not healthy enough to write. He's 62 and looks like he's 80; I'm not optimistic about his long-term prospects.
"Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.