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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Aug 2011 13:01

So forget that second quote, that first one is a big deal - the guy is actually admitting to writing stuff he's not passionate about. Not just the odd book either: "it's been years" - well that overlaps with some fucking Dune now doesn't it? What a goof, not only did he admit that he's churning out books for money that he doesn't feel strongly about, he says in 2 different ways that he hasn't felt that way about the Dune stuff. Or his Saggy suns stuff. Or his Hellhole, or his terrible incognito.

Nemo was published in 2002.

Now, to be fair, he's not totally saying he wasn't passionate at all about any of his books in the last NINE years, he's just saying he wasn't passionate to the level that he had to put down all other writing until the project was done. BUT firstly, the way he says "took a break from books under contract" really makes those books sound like a chore, and secondly, in that time period he not only wrote a pile of "filler" Dune books, he wrote what he considers the grand finale to Dune, one of the greatest SF series of all time.

He wrote what could have been one of the most important stories in the last several decades of SF, and he didn't feel that way about it. Nice job, asshat.
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Postby Ampoliros » 23 Aug 2011 16:12

The 'take a break from books under contract' part was meant to say "I am so much in demand" When what it really said was "my contracts are running out and I need a new cash cow."

KJA considers it a business first, and considers quantity very much superior to quality aka the more he writes the better a writer he is; when in fact we know it to be the exact opposite.
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Postby JustSomeGuy » 23 Aug 2011 18:15

He seems to do that a lot. I mean, he lets things slip; he says things without meaning to, things that make him come off like an asshole.
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Postby D Pope » 23 Aug 2011 18:32

I've never met the guy but I did read a (literal) shitload of his 'interviews' and he seems to me to be a casual liar.
A casual liar says just what the situation requires, nothing nessesarily over the top like 'I invented ketchup,' just whatever is needed at the time that should never be questioned like, '...i've always been a fan of ______,' or 'Brian found his fathers notes after we decided on a plot- and that's when we discovered Frank was going to do the same thing!'

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Aug 2011 18:47

Ha, that second one ain't so casual, but I agree that description fits him like a glove. Never over the top really, just simple things, the fish was always a little bigger than it really was...
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Postby Omphalos » 23 Aug 2011 21:31

Ampoliros wrote:The 'take a break from books under contract' part was meant to say "I am so much in demand" When what it really said was "my contracts are running out and I need a new cash cow."

KJA considers it a business first, and considers quantity very much superior to quality aka the more he writes the better a writer he is; when in fact we know it to be the exact opposite.


What he is really saying is that he has a reason for not delivering those Dune books the way they originally planned. On, no. Couldn't be because they suck soiled ass and now even blind ole Tom Doherety knows it too. NooooOOOOooooo. Its because He felt those good old artistic drives to pursue his true passion.

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Postby Hunchback Jack » 23 Aug 2011 22:29

Sev wrote:Something on one of the Hack's recent blog-turds about his new 'Death Warmed Up' series didn't sit right for some reason - and it's finally occurred to me what it is.


Incidentally, this series sounds remarkably similar to one that Tad Williams has been blogging about for a while, the first volume of which he's just completed. Now, I'd be the last person on Earth to suggest that KJA reads Tad Williams' blog and was, ahem, influenced by the idea, but it just goes to show that KJA is not coming up with anything even remotely original.

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Postby SandRider » 23 Aug 2011 22:59

JustSomeGuy wrote:He seems to do that a lot. I mean, he lets things slip; he says things without meaning to, things that make him come off like an asshole.
That's just my biased opinion, of course.



that could be an objective opinion, too .... have a random friend take a look at any random collections of his twits, see what they say ..

I made this argument in the Amazon Basement a number of times, in response to Anderclones who say I am "picking on him" -
I swear to the Little Baby Jesus, with Brian Herbert scared to look on the internet for fear of finding something "offensive" being
said (or drawn) about him, and the commercial, critical, and Anderclone-Fanboi fail that's accompanied every McDune episode
since NotDune7, this Jihad would be wound-down, sputtered & possibly stopped had teh Keith not started twittering - the sheer
volume of mockable items that he lets go into the ethernet (on a daily basis, if not twice-daily or more) has kept me involved ....

and added to my claim that not only is teh Keith a penny-per-word hack of the lowest order, not a particularly gifted "writer" in the
first place nor even particularly intelligent, he is also a bona fide shitheel, an asshat, a really poor & pathetic person ....

KEVIN J. ANDERSON is a true asshole; that's not really a "biased opinion", but more of a conclusion from the empirical evidence of
his own words .... and somewhere, in the early pages of the "Twitter Wars" thread, I said "The internet is not your friend, Keith ..."
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 28 Aug 2011 04:21

Just noticed this on the blog:

http://www.wordfire.com/index.php?page= ... Itemid=235

Both Dune 7 hardcovers for only $50.00! What a bargain ...

... except you can pick up both of these as remainders for about 7 bucks apiece.

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Postby JustSomeGuy » 28 Aug 2011 05:44

These breathtaking novels in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises, characters, and plot twists to please even the most jaded reader.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Aug 2011 14:11

JustSomeGuy wrote:
These breathtaking novels in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises, characters, and plot twists to please even the most jaded reader.


Nice grammar...
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Postby Ampoliros » 29 Aug 2011 01:47

Seriously? That's $4.00 off the original list price.

Like HBJ said you can get them in the bargain bin for less than $7.00 in a retail store and for about $7.00 for the set used.

Then again, the books are written for the LCD crowd that would certainly jump at a $50.00 deal for a pair of years old hardcovers.
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Postby trang » 29 Aug 2011 15:12

I think borders was using his books for doorstops at the sale before closing branches.
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Postby inhuien » 29 Aug 2011 16:27

That's nasty, poor doors.
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Postby JustSomeGuy » 30 Aug 2011 01:27

Do any of you ever post on his blog? Nothing hateful or hurtful, just, you know, whatever.
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Postby Freakzilla » 30 Aug 2011 08:46

JustSomeGuy wrote:Do any of you ever post on his blog? Nothing hateful or hurtful, just, you know, whatever.


I did, once...
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Postby SandChigger » 30 Aug 2011 09:27

JustSomeGuy wrote:Do any of you ever post on his blog? Nothing hateful or hurtful, just, you know, whatever.

Nah. Never even tried: I don't want the fucker getting ahold of any of my IP addresses and trying to block me. ;)

(Although the prospect of watching the antics of his [butt]crack team of IT whizzers making the attempt might be pretty amusing... no, nevermind. :lol: )
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Postby Omphalos » 30 Aug 2011 13:39

JustSomeGuy wrote:Do any of you ever post on his blog? Nothing hateful or hurtful, just, you know, whatever.


I did once too. REamed him out a bit and took Unca Mike about a week to realize it was there. Good times. Good times.

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Postby trang » 30 Aug 2011 17:32

"TheKJA Kevin J Anderson
back from 2-day camping/hiking trip in Sangre de Cristo mtns, dictating new Dan Shamble: Zombie PI novel & editing 7 Suns novella @ campsite"

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Postby SandChigger » 31 Aug 2011 10:08

Dan Shamble? Is that what he's calling it?

Ugh. :roll:
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Postby Ampoliros » 31 Aug 2011 13:00

No you see he shambles. 'cause he's a zombie. shamble; shambles! Get it?
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Postby Freakzilla » 31 Aug 2011 13:19

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Postby merkin muffley » 31 Aug 2011 15:43

clever

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Postby Omphalos » 31 Aug 2011 16:47

Zombie PI???? What the fuck???? Turd.

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Postby Nekhrun » 31 Aug 2011 17:46

Omphalos wrote:Zombie PI???? What the fuck???? Turd.

Hack. Now a zombie secret agent, that would be sweet.
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