Show Notes: Feedback and Discussion Abound
First, Michael, Michael and Summer expand on why we want reviews of good books... basically, we want to know what you want to read and let other people know that you think it's a good read because we don't want to waste anyone's time with poor reads or bad books.
And Stackpole doesn't want to get punched at conventions.
Feedback: Todd in Orem on the notes for the final book in the Wheel of Time series; Todd again on manga, and imitation being art or copyright infringement, which leads to a discussion about the vision of the creators of the stories versus the ideas and insights of the fans of those stories.
Mark in Memphis comments on people thinking authors are dead before their time, and it might confusing people because of similar names; Indy ByteMan on Robert Jordan's passing, and wonders how his death affects the epic fantasy series still in progress by other authors, leading into a discussion on how long copyrights should last, and author's heirs having a right to the income from their forebearer's works; Indy ByteMan asks if we can identify a "forgotten" book for him (nope, not this time); Indy ByteMan again, nominating Jim Butcher as a new demigod for the foothills of Olympus; Jason in Scottsdale nominates George R. R. Martin as a new demigod, but only if he finishes the "Song of Ice and Fire" series; Shane from NJ wants to know if a replacement writer has already been tapped to finish the final Wheel of Time novel; Barb from San Diego loved the Robert J. Sawyer interview from Cover to Cover #250; Trampas comments on expanding a fictional world to include new writers when the original author passes away, and which worlds and writing styles would be difficult to have new writers step into; Goblin King from Lawrenceville on political views and writing, and wants to know of some different books that deal with religion; Jason from Nut Gallery has a forgotten YA series, that we also can't identify; Simon in CA has bought the novel "Fortress Draconis" for his girlfriend; Trampas relays a comment from Tracy Hickman on his own reading habits.
Dragon Page Challenge: We now have a collaborative world-building effort, a web-based writing exercise! Check out The Tick-Tock Hobbit project.
Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know! "Cover to Cover" has it's own call-in line, 206-350-READ! That's 206-350-7323, or just email Michael with a comment youâ€™ve recorded yourself!
Can you do an audio book review no longer than 3 minutes? Here's what we're looking for:
- Book title, author, publisher, cost
- Must have been published within the past calendar year
- Why did you like the book?
- What about the book will you remember a year from now?
- Why do you want to recommend this book to other potential readers?
Don't forget, you can also comment on books listed in The Library... look through the listings and feel free to post your thoughts and comments there.