Show Notes: Franchies, Tie-Ins, and Zombies, oh my!
Voicemail: Tim Low adds to Laurell K. Hamilton's comments on sex; Lejon wonders if authors can trademark themselves in order to prevent publishers from continuing stories in their universes after they've shuffled off this mortal coil; Jordan wonders what the difference between authors writing in a franchise and authors who continue stories in another author's creations; Matt Selznick takes Stackpole to task over his stance on "zombie" novels, given the Conan novels that he'd written.
Comment: Author Michelle M. Welch gives us a little more history and back story about Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next book, and the series it belongs to. Don't let the confusing and off-putting back cover copy dissuade you.
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 you've recorded yourself!
The Library: New this week: The Age of Conglomerates by Thomas Nevins; Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin; The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfield; Flight: Volume 5 by Kazu Kibuishi; City at the End of Time by Greg Bear; The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams; The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas.
Second Life Info: FarPoint Media's Second Life space is now the penthouse suite of Third Life Books, the place for SL versions of Michael A. Stackpole's writings, and many other goodies, including a Wednesday night writing workshop. You can find the castle at http://slurl.com/secondlife/beraudes/203/151/49. Come see the castle roof pool!
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