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    Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Nekhrun » 12 Aug 2011 09:09

    http://redmoonchronicle.blogspot.com/20 ... erson.html

    Pretty much the same shit. Though there is a picture of Keith that he took on a mountain. Also, who the fuck takes a picture of himself so close to the top without being at the top? He probably didn't think it was worth that extra hundred yards.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby merkin muffley » 12 Aug 2011 11:50

    what a phony.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 12 Aug 2011 12:10

    That cover looks familiar...

    Kevin J. Anderson (piece of shit)
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    Naomi Novik (talented)

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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 12 Aug 2011 12:17

    he is currently at work on a sweeping fantasy trilogy, Terra Incognita, about sailing ships, sea monsters, and the crusades.


    :doh: It's nothing like the Temeraire series! Naomi Novik's books take place during the Napoleonic era and throw dragons into the mix- not "monsters." I'm such an asshole.
    There is the ship-sailing bit, though...
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 12 Aug 2011 12:47

    That Anderson book came out in June of 2009. The last Temeraire book (Tongues of Serpents) came out last year. Here are the rest:

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    Just felt like I needed to point that out, in case someone noticed the date issue.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Ampoliros » 12 Aug 2011 19:08

    I compare them more to Michael Stackpole's Age of Discovery books:
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    From Booklist wrote:Stackpole's high fantasy cum seafaring tale proves all the more effective because its setting resembles the great age of European exploration. At that time, maps were often closely guarded secrets and were sometimes thought to have mysterious, even magical properties, as is really the case in Nalenyr, where the family of the royal cartographer enjoys a quasimonopoly in exploration that inevitably makes them rich but also attracts a formidable array of enemies, who come at them with both spells and steel. And now Keles and Jorim discover that their latest voyage threatens to release hitherto unknown magic that will threaten not only their lives and prospects but also the future of their civilization. Stackpole is, as usual, discursive but also deft and detailed in his worldbuilding. Moreover, the set of premises on which both magical and material aspects of that world are based is sufficiently original to keep fanciers of historical fantasy turning the pages industriously. Roland Green
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    Kevin J Anderson's Terra Incognita
    Product Description
    Terra Incognita - the blank spaces on the map, past the edge of the known world, marked only by the words "here be monsters."

    Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the world, pin their last hopes of ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend.

    Each will send its ships to brave the untamed waters, wild storms, sea serpents, and darker dangers unseen by any man. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave, and the mad, willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown.

    Even unto the edge of the world...


    Now its one thing for KJA to have written something only mostly similar to Stackpole until we look at this:

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    I, Jedi by Michael J Stackpole.

    Basically, Stackpole took the major events of KJA's Jedi Academy Trilogy and boiled them down into 1 book. I, Jedi is generally considered to be one of the better Star Wars EU books, all the more ironic since the Jedi Academy books are considered some of the worst. And we're talking about the Star Wars Extended Universe here, where authors are allowed to bring back Boba Fett again and again and again, make the Mandolorians not only physically superior but morally superior to the Jedi and act like 3 million troops is an army large enough to control the entire galaxy. In fact the author guilty of that last mistake is the same one who invented the term Talifan.





    So that's two KJA books that have been rewritten because the audience thought they were shit. Try finding a copy of Dean Koontz's Frankenstien, the one "co-written" by KJA. Out of print. Seems the backlash was so bad against the first two books (KJA only worked on the first) Koontz re-wrote the entire trilogy and issued an apology saying he wouldn't collaborate again.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Nekhrun » 12 Aug 2011 19:25

    My favorite thing about I, Jedi was that it seemed to be the beginning of Expanded SW authors trying to undo the damage that kja did.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 12 Aug 2011 19:45

    Ampoliros wrote:the backlash was so bad against the first two books (KJA only worked on the first) Koontz re-wrote the entire trilogy and issued an apology saying he wouldn't collaborate again.


    That's the kind of KJA story I like hearing. I know I shouldn't be like that, but I am.

    Dean Koontz wrote:Writing the first two books, I discovered yet another character flaw in myself: I can't collaborate. None of the fault lies in those writers who tried to collaborate with me; they were great. But at the keyboard, I'm a fussy, stubborn, obsessive, impossible, single-minded, annoying nutcase who can become homicidal over a disagreement about commas. When not at the keyboard, of course, I'm an absolute sweetie, with a temperament somewhere between that of Spongebob Squarepants and Barney the Dinosaur, and everywhere I go, admiring angels sing a processional before me. After finishing the first two books, I decided not to try again with a collaborator but to plunge into the third novel myself.


    What was so wrong with the first two books?
    I'll look it up for myself, but I'd like some feedback from you.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Nekhrun » 12 Aug 2011 20:22

    JustSomeGuy wrote:What was so wrong with the first two books?
    I'll look it up for myself, but I'd like some feedback from you.

    Keith ruined them.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Ampoliros » 13 Aug 2011 00:48

    Easy, go to amazon or any other review site. Check the 1 star reviews, start nodding your head at "1-dimensional characters" "makes no sense" "written by a two year old" "What the Fuck", etc.

    but hey like I said, KJA only co-wrote the first book.


    It's things like this that convince me I'm not crazy, that I'm on the right side of this argument. KJA can't write and he's pretty much the worst choice available to continue the Dune series.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Aug 2011 01:06

    Oh yeah, we're not alone in this at all. The Star Wars fans hate him almost as much as we do, even the Starcraft fans hate him. Any other artist's worlds he touches he shits all over them, it's just how he rolls.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby SadisticCynic » 13 Aug 2011 06:58

    Basically, in I, Jedi Stackpole introduces another character (from the X-wing series) that shares some of the experiences at Luke's Academy. He basically shows how everything Luke does (i.e. KJA has Luke do) is completely stupid. Even Mara Jade shows up and has a similar opinion.

    Then in another book set many years after this one, Timothy Zahn introduces the idea that when Luke pretended to fall to the dark side to fight the Reborn Emperor (I think this was a comic, so I haven't read it [and yeah, I know: "Reborn Emperor" :roll: ]) it did affect him.

    Once your start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

    I.e. most of Luke's decisions since before the Jedi Academy trilogy had been tainted. Including say, letting Kyp Durron, slaughterer of billions, go free with a slap on the wrist because his guilt is his punishment. :roll:

    (Sorry, used to be a Star Wars EU fanatic.)
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Ampoliros » 13 Aug 2011 11:54

    Or the fact that Kyp Durron, who is raised in a slave mine with no training at all is a more powerful Jedi than Luke Skywalker.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby SadisticCynic » 13 Aug 2011 16:39

    That too, although I think KJA tried to get by that one by having the ghost of Exar Kun 'help' him somehow, but without possessing him or doing any of the things you would think necessary...

    It goes without mentioning that this also is the trilogy in which he introduced Admiral Daala and the Sun Crusher with its 'quantum armour'. :puke:
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 13 Aug 2011 16:50

    Nekhrun wrote:My favorite thing about I, Jedi was that it seemed to be the beginning of Expanded SW authors trying to undo the damage that kja did.


    Sometimes, I still hope that Brian Herbert will set his father's legacy to rights.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Serkanner » 13 Aug 2011 18:36

    JustSomeGuy wrote:
    Nekhrun wrote:My favorite thing about I, Jedi was that it seemed to be the beginning of Expanded SW authors trying to undo the damage that kja did.


    Sometimes, I still hope that Brian Herbert will set his father's legacy to rights.


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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Ampoliros » 14 Aug 2011 02:16

    Its never too late for Brian to reach down and find a pair and apologize for letting KJA touch Dune.

    I'm serious. :shock:



    No, Really. :snooty:








    Statistically speaking it is possible. Almost as likely as me having my fantasy threesome with Gillian Anderson and Emma Watson. :dance: :dance:
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby SandChigger » 14 Aug 2011 03:08

    Ampoliros wrote:Its never too late for Brian to reach down and find a pair

    :laughing-rolling:

    Maybe he should follow Kevin's example: ditch his first wife and marry a second with bigger balls than his own.

    Bigger everything, in fact... :?
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Nekhrun » 14 Aug 2011 07:34

    Ampoliros wrote:Its never too late for Brian to reach down and find a pair and apologize for letting KJA touch Dune.

    I'm serious. :shock:



    No, Really. :snooty:

    The sleeper has...remained asleep.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Ampoliros » 14 Aug 2011 11:42

    Nekhrun wrote:
    Ampoliros wrote:Its never too late for Brian to reach down and find a pair and apologize for letting KJA touch Dune.

    I'm serious. :shock:



    No, Really. :snooty:

    The sleeper has...remained asleep.


    :lol: :lol:

    oh and iirc isn't this KJA's first marriage and becca's second?
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby TheDukester » 29 Aug 2011 23:25

    Becca is KJA's second try at wedded bliss.

    Remember, he married a "mundane" when he was young? He got a whole blog entry out of that one.

    You know, because he's a complete fucking tool.
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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Aug 2011 23:36

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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 30 Aug 2011 01:13

    Hey Dukester! Good to see you back, man.


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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Aug 2011 09:33

    :clap:

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    Re: Yet another kja "interview"...

    Postby Omphalos » 30 Aug 2011 13:38

    TheDukester wrote:Becca is KJA's second try at wedded bliss.

    Remember, he married a "mundane" when he was young? He got a whole blog entry out of that one.

    You know, because he's a complete fucking tool.


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