Sharon Lee & Steve Miller present rare genre moments for readers looking for a fiction fix
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Steve Miller –May, 2014
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Hanneke on May 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm
I liked the start. It feels like a rich, complex world to build an interesting story in, and I’d like to see it continued.
It feels like it’s been some time since I read any SFF stories with a strong ESP element ; Anne mcCaffrey’s Damia series were the last, I think, until some ebook rereleases of old Randall Garrett stories a year or so ago. Your own Liaden universe allows for its existence, strongly in the Crystal duology, and the present Tree (and historically the dragons) as well as the dramliz have some of that too, though it’s not the central point of the story. With the Pern dragons, and the Valdemar Companions… now I think about it there’s a bit of telepathy in quite a few not so old SFF books I’ve enjoyed.
Maybe the element is due for a new revival, fresh and new for the new younger audience?
It’s no more unbelievable than any other kind of magic or special gifts, and I wouldn’t consider the story dated for including it.
I understand Paypal charges you something for each payment, and so I prefer giving one donation at once, instead of lots of little micro-donations for each chapter.
If this messes up your system, you could tally a dollar to each chapter until it runs out, or if a lot of people act like me maybe carry anything over 500 earned by the first chapter over into the next- would that be acceptable?
Raymond Schumann on May 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm
I don’t understand the set up in the original splinters. It looks to me like someone hiring a bodyguard is obliged to, well, act as a bodyguard for his bodyguard. Otherwise he becomes liable to an unknown but life altering extent.
No doubt this makes sense by local custom. It doesn’t make sense to me. It strikes me as less dangerous to do without a bodyguard entirely. At least you’ll only have one person to protect.
I hope your rewrite will clarify this outré practice, for the uninitiated reader.
Administrator on May 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm
So far I haven’t decided which parts will change; I’m going to start at word one and go over all of it. We shall see….
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