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    KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandRider » 16 Aug 2009 03:17

    http://fandomania.com/interview-author- ... -anderson/

    seems like an old one- says @dragoncon 2008

    but they have the new cover of WoD
    and only one comment, a link from July 2009

    anyway, virgin comments, boys -
    go violate it ... :twisted:
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 04:32

    Kevin J. Anderson: I develop imaginary worlds in which to set my stories; I create the characters, the government, the cultures, the history, the politics and beliefs


    mouahhahahahahahaha!!

    So, working with ProgRock Records, I have created a rock music CD companion to the novel, The Edge Of The World. I wrote all the lyrics with my wife, bestselling author Rebecca Moesta, for the 13 tracks on the CD, which adapt one storyline from the novel.


    mouahhahahahahahaha too!!

    Now listening to the myspace link for Roswell Sex(Becca and the beast, or beast²)
    Anyone like progressive rock? A bit over the top style for me... sounds like an old Rocky soundtrack on spacecake...
    (plus knowing beks wrote the lyrics I just can't help imagining them both singing along with spiked leg warmers :think: )

    KJA: Brian and I are deep in the initial writing of our new SF series, Hellhole — colonization on a rugged planet barely recovering from a recent catastrophic asteroid strike… an exiled rebel general, complicated galactic politics and the remnants of an alien civilization destroyed in the impact.


    yeah right complicated politics you'd know about that would you?
    deep in the (...) Hellhole
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Aug 2009 06:48

    lotek wrote:Anyone like progressive rock? A bit over the top style for me... sounds like an old Rocky soundtrack on spacecake...
    (plus knowing beks wrote the lyrics I just can't help imagining them both singing along with spiked leg warmers :think: )

    :laughing-rolling:

    (I have no idea what spacecake is, but it just struck me as hilarious. :lol: )

    Plus SMELLHOLE! :lol:
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 06:54

    space cake=hash cookies :)

    you know that drug that makes you think everything you do is soooo cool when it's usually utter shite ;)
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Aug 2009 07:08

    No, I've never tried that. But I think we have someone here now who is a regular user. ;)
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 07:09

    I wonder who could THAT be :)
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Aug 2009 07:40

    :hand:

    :naughty:

    :think:

    Wanna play 20 questions? :dance:
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 07:43

    1. man or woman?
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Serkanner » 16 Aug 2009 07:59

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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SadisticCynic » 16 Aug 2009 08:18

    Again, man or woman? :P
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 08:24

    Serkanner wrote:Freakzilla


    ha ha give away!
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 09:19

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    did they pick up all the hobos on the street to act as fans for the photo?
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Aug 2009 11:36

    lotek wrote:1. man or woman?

    Vegetable.
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 16 Aug 2009 12:00

    i should have known
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Ampoliros » 16 Aug 2009 12:08

    Blog of the Hack wrote:That afternoon, while out walking, I was wearing my LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON t-shirt. From a block away, someone shouted at me, “Hey, I’m reading that book!” I stopped and chatted with the reader, who introduced himself. He wanted to know where the t-shirt had come from, and was surprised to learn I had written the novel. He promised to come to that evening’s signing, and he did.


    Anyone else think this story is actually and encounter with Brian?
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Aug 2009 12:27

    :lol:

    (BoBo was stuck in traffic somewhere, no?)
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Omphalos » 16 Aug 2009 14:00

    Dumbfuck Hack wrote:Two continents (like Europe and Arabia)


    Wonderful. What a moron.
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandRider » 16 Aug 2009 14:10

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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Mr. Teg » 16 Aug 2009 19:00

    He actually has to explain his own book has "complicated politics."
    Guess it must be if the story takes place on two continents like Europe and Arabia.

    Reminds me of the quote from the South Park Movie...

    "Let's get political and stuff!"
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Mar 2010 00:05

    I listened through the 2008 interview again, and it was just one self-promotional answer after another. For example:

    First question: What drew you to SF initially, as a genre.

    KJA answers:
    - saw war of the worlds at 5
    - read H G Wells at 8.
    - "as soon as he could read adult books" he read Clarke, Asimov.
    - started writing in 9th grade
    - first published as junior in HS
    - first novel published before leaving college
    - 20 years later, he's written over 100 books, 46 of them are bestsellers.

    Had to get that last impressive-sounding stat in.

    This is my favourite, though:

    What *one book* would you recommend to someone who has never read you?
    - Well with over 100 books it's hard to choose just one.
    - If star wars fan, Darksaber.
    - From "my own stuff" pick up first seven suns (and then read the rest). That's "my masterpiece".
    - If they're Dune fans they could pick up Paul of Dune (they could "start right there").
    - "The catchphrase of Paul of Dune is 'How did a Hero turn into a Tyrant?'"
    - You could start with House Atredies and that trilogy
    - You could start with Butlerian Jihad and that trilogy

    Thanks KJA, that's a big help.

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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby TheDukester » 22 Mar 2010 22:54

    There is so much comedy gold in there ... it's hard to pick what might be the most obnoxious thing on that list. Really, I keep changing my mind.

    Bottom line, though: a living author referring to a recently released — and poorly received — series as "his masterpiece" comes perilously close to defying description. That is just self-obsessed jackassery on a galactic scale.
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Mar 2010 23:20

    MASTERPIECE OF UNIVERSES!!!

    :laughing-rolling:
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 23 Mar 2010 11:24

    Yeah, the whole interview is really something to behold. Although I wouldn't waste your time :).

    Every question gets a long meandering answer which inevitablly morphs into:
    - how KJA was a child sf prodigy
    - how he's written x pages, sold y copies, or has had z bestsellers
    - a promotion for the latest book he's trying to foist on us.

    ... And sometimes all three. It's painful, sad, and hilarious all at the same time.

    It's KJA, in other words.

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    oh, and yeah, the masterpiece thing is just unbelievable.
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby lotek » 23 Mar 2010 16:14

    that master of universes rang a bell...
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    Re: KJAckass Interview-fandomania

    Postby Omphalos » 23 Mar 2010 17:10

    I love that masterpiece bit. It's like he thinks that word means "the thing I am proudest of," instead of a perfect story that drives it home. The way he says "it's my masterpiece," like everyone who writes gets to have one to their name.
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