I think this fits well with what Amp is talking about;
Q: Because of your experience, what are your thoughts on the evolution of fantasy and science fiction
(it’s acceptance in society/entertainment/media, productivity of original ideas, the different formats,
publishing, etc.) and where do you see the genres’ going in the future?
Kevin: When I was a teenager, I was just the strange geek who read Sci Fi. Today, the biggest grossing
films each year are science fiction, dozens of TV shows are SF, genre books regularly hit high on the
bestseller lists. It’s become mainstream—and I’m thrilled about it. It’s good not to be the weirdo anymore!
The ideas keep coming, and I keep developing my craft, pushing the envelope of what I can do (for example,
the giant continuous story that ran over seven large volumes in Saga of Seven Suns)—which gives me a skill
set so that I can try even more ambitious projects.
So kevie, you're saying that because you managed to increase your word count, you're qualified to 'write' long stories?
...and don't think I missed the 'mcDune sucks because that's how Frank wanted it,' as far as you're concerned, "no matter
how far you push the envelope, it'll still be stationary." Admonishments and even insults are lost on you because you
aren't bright enough to understand how bad you are. Keep talking your shit, history has a special place for your smirk.