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Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 26 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

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This was posted at Dead Cities, where I post from time to time. This might lead to some debate, if a certain few there read it. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 26 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Should be interesting! view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 26 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Grantaire, Moderator

Oh my, interesting indeed.. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> was that the Stover? view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 26 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Yes. He's a regular there. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 26 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Grantaire, Moderator

Ah. Intriguing. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 29 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Who is 'the stover?' view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 29 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Matt Stover is the author of a couple of authors starring a character named Caine that are known for being quite violent and yet thought-provoking, plus he's written a few Star Wars novels (like Shatterpoint, which I haven't read) and was recently hired to write the novelization to Episode III. He's a character, that's for sure. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 29 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by FuraxVZ, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Aldarion&quot;:gbskkwy6
Matt Stover is the author of a couple of authors starring a character named Caine that are known for being quite violent and yet thought-provoking, plus he's written a few Star Wars novels (like Shatterpoint, which I haven't read) and was recently hired to write the novelization to Episode III. He's a character, that's for sure.[/quote:gbskkwy6]

Yeah, interesting what he posted:

I'm not entirely sure what he meant. The use of "modernity" ("the quality of being modern") seems to leave out theoretical junk like socialism being associated with modernism.

I took it to mean either

1) fantasy is essentially a regressive attempt to escape the modern world into one more pleasing, or

2) fantasy is a critique/reflection of our modern world.

In the first sense, he's narrow-minded (i.e. he's obviously never read ME); in the the second, he's merely a pompous windbag.

ALL serious fiction is a critique/reflection of the modern world (modern to the author, anyway).


So, the question is: Is this Stover guy any good? Writing Star Wars novels doesn't seem very . . . glamorous (that's a personal judgement since I think Star Wars is hack fiction anyway, not that I have read him).

He certainly seems full of himself. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 29 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Well, I've only read Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle, his two Overworld novels starring Caine, and I thought they were a cut or two above the norm for fantasy/sci-fi hybrids, although many are offput by the creative use of profanity to tell a tale. Not too often have I read "Fuck me like a virgin goat" being used <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

I'd say try Heroes Die. Stover's not as bad as Goodkind, attitude-wise. I'll post a Goodkind comment in the Other Literature section soon. view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 18 August 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by saintjon, Auditor

Just from quotes from Stover I"ve seen around and the "interview" at the end of Heroes Die I'd say he definitely does have an attitude, but whatever.

I've only read his Acts of Caine books published thus far and they are definitely excellent reads.

edit: I'd say it's more obvious that HE has never read Scott <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Well Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) posted 02 October 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsWell Scott, you wanted some discussion of your Interviews ;) by Mithfânion, Didact

I'm surprised by the irritated and to some extent big-mouthed replies given on that board. It seems readily apparant that they feel genuinely intimidated and simply lash out. The tone of Stover's responses in particular was that of one looking for a row rather than one interested in debate or even some form of enlightenment. view post


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