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    Re: Inside the Genius, 14evin

    Postby Ampoliros » 03 Mar 2012 14:49

    Well we are talking about a 'writer' with an imagination so ultra, that he doesn't steal from the greats for his own work, he just literally sneaks his way into their IP and starts from there. Its not plagiarism if he has the contract.
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    Re: Inside the Genius, 14evin

    Postby D Pope » 18 Mar 2012 22:49

    kevie throws down the gauntlet.
    2001, 14evin wrote:I am currently editing the first volume in a "completely original" science fiction epic, The Saga of Seven
    Suns, while simultaneously polishing the first volume in a new Dune prequel trilogy with Brian Herbert,
    The Butlerian Jihad. I leave it to the readers of this interview to compare those two works and see if they
    can discern any noticeable difference in quality.


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    Re: Inside the Genius, 14evin

    Postby D Pope » 18 Mar 2012 22:56

    Ampoliros wrote:Yeah well with his understanding of space travel I think he squeaked by with a bunch of c's.

    Faster than light rockets and railways in space? Radio signals crossing an entire galaxy, let alone a universe in 10,000 years? I don't have a BA in astrophysics, and I know that doesn't work.

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    Not only do solar sails not function in an atmosphere, they would be counterproductive.

    14evin wrote:I have degrees in physics and astronomy and spent over ten
    years writing technical papers and presentations for a research laboratory, so I would have to say that
    scientific accuracy (or at least "likelihood") is important to me.
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    Re: Inside the Genius, 14evin

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 18 Mar 2012 23:52

    14evin wrote: I leave it to the readers of this interview to compare those two works and see if they
    can discern any noticeable difference in quality.


    Oh, that's a good one... McDune was enough for me.
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    Re: Inside the Genius, 14evin

    Postby lotek » 19 Mar 2012 07:13

    I like the "at least likelihood" precision...
    Even him can't say it straight.
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