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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Apr 2004 :  16:11:31  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
As for the April date, keep in mind that release dates can sometimes change for the better.
Paul



Was the initial pushing back of the release date because of the author change or another factor?

Thanks again for the update. I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to this work and Cale's next novel this summer.
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Lord Rad
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Posted - 15 Apr 2004 :  22:07:18  Show Profile  Visit Lord Rad's Homepage  Click to see Lord Rad's MSN Messenger address Send Lord Rad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Thanks again for the update. I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to this work and Cale's next novel this summer.



Oh boy, youre not wrong there! Resurrection and Dawn of Night are right up there on my "drool list"!!

Lord Rad

"What? No, I wasn't reading your module. I was just looking at the pictures"
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 18 May 2004 :  03:24:20  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heads up to all Paul S Kemp fans, Dawn of Night (The Erevis Cale Trilogy, Book II) is being listed as ships within 2-3 days by one of the online book giants. Thus, it should be making its way to local stores, hopefully, within the next week or so.
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Sarta
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Posted - 06 Jun 2004 :  19:29:22  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just read Dawn of Night and really enjoyed it. I just want to let you know how frustrating the wait is between books given the engaging storyline and the wonderful cliff-hangers you've left us with in both books.

You really did a fantastic job conveying the mood of Skullport. What Elaine's managed to do for Waterdeep, you've managed to do for its seamy underbelly.

Sarta
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 06 Jun 2004 :  21:46:03  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul Kemp,

Here is a thread where the latest Erevis Cale book is being discussed by some scribes. Thanks for an entertaining read.
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 07 Jun 2004 :  13:30:25  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, all.
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 07 Jun 2004 :  15:10:51  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

Thanks, all.



My pleasure. Feel free to thank the scribes who complimented you with a detailed outline of WOTSQ Book VI: Resurrection.
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Monsoon28
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Posted - 14 Jun 2004 :  23:07:18  Show Profile  Visit Monsoon28's Homepage Send Monsoon28 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Heya Paul, really enjoyed Dawn of Night.

Your depiction of the Shadowlands was wonderfully done, made me want to adventure there, sometime soon.

Anyway, will we be seeing alot of devolopement with Magadon? What with his parentage, it creates a future story arch if not with in this series, possibly with another?

Secondly, have you and the 'Coast' gathered together to stat the current cast of character's for a web-enhancement (or something, Sojouner excluded)?

Thx again for a really interesting series, and I have to admit, that this cast of character's up among my favourites in the realms.

David

'The only thing I know is that I know nothing' -Socrates

Edited by - Monsoon28 on 14 Jun 2004 23:10:40
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  13:42:23  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Monsoon28



Anyway, will we be seeing alot of devolopement with Magadon? What with his parentage, it creates a future story arch if not with in this series, possibly with another?

Secondly, have you and the 'Coast' gathered together to stat the current cast of character's for a web-enhancement (or something, Sojouner excluded)?




Thank you, Monsoon.

As to Magadon: I do hope to develop him and his story more in future books. I think he's an intriguing character and would be pleased to write more about him. Obviously, he will appear prominently in Book III of the Cale trilogy. After that, assuming he survives ( ), I would like to revisit him. We'll have to see what happens.

I have not formally statted out the characters, though I have sketched some details for use as reference. The problem I always have with putting statistics to the characters is this: both the characters and the gaming materials change over the course of the books. So, how I might have (for example) statted Cale at the end of Twilight Falling is not necessarily the way I would stat him today (as a result of both changes in gaming products and changes in my interpretation of the character). I have not had any request from WotC to provide game stat write ups for the characters in the series, though I may offer to do so(perhaps for Dragon magazine) after the series concludes (and after I've finished the sixth WotSQ novel).

Thanks again.

Paul

Edited by - PaulSKemp on 15 Jun 2004 13:47:29
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  14:18:58  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
(and after I've finished the sixth WotSQ novel).

Paul



How is that going by the way?
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  18:26:14  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by SiriusBlack

How is that going by the way?



Going very well. I'm exceedingly pleased with how the book has turned out.

Oh, and "Annihilation" by Phil Athans is an excellent novel. There is a scene in the book that I thought BRILLIANTLY done. I won't spoil it except to say that it involves a certain Archmage.

But don't take my word for it. July will be here soon and then you'll see for yourself.

Paul
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  18:34:04  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

Going very well. I'm exceedingly pleased with how the book has turned out.




Glad to hear that. If you ever need a second opinion and have a draft handy....

quote:

Oh, and "Annihilation" by Phil Athans is an excellent novel. There is a scene in the book that I thought BRILLIANTLY done. I won't spoil it except to say that it involves a certain Archmage.



Which character are you enjoying writing about the most?

quote:

But don't take my word for it. July will be here soon and then you'll see for yourself.

Paul



It is a great series and your comments make me look even more forward to the next two novels. Have you talked to any other FR authors from the series as you write this novel? Or do you just communicate with Mr. Salvatore in his capacity as consulting editor?

Thank you again for your time in responding and best of luck in the future.
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  20:15:45  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Which character are you enjoying writing about the most?




Sirius,I like all the characters a great deal, but I will confess to having a favorite. I don't want to tell you who it is though, for fear of suggesting something about the substance of the book that may or may not be true. Ask me again after Resurrection hits the shelves, okay?

quote:


Have you talked to any other FR authors from the series as you write this novel? Or do you just communicate with Mr. Salvatore in his capacity as consulting editor?




I have consulted primarily with Phil Athans, though I have exchanged a couple of emails with Thomas, Richard, and RAS. All of them have indicated a willingness to field whatever questions I may have, and I appreciate that a great deal.

Paul
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  21:08:27  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
Sirius,I like all the characters a great deal, but I will confess to having a favorite. I don't want to tell you who it is though, for fear of suggesting something about the substance of the book that may or may not be true. Ask me again after Resurrection hits the shelves, okay?



Damn! I see your Sense Motive is better than my Gather Information. Sigh, oh well, I tried.

quote:


I have consulted primarily with Phil Athans, though I have exchanged a couple of emails with Thomas, Richard, and RAS. All of them have indicated a willingness to field whatever questions I may have, and I appreciate that a great deal.



That's nice to hear. I know you were a part of the group that produced the wonderful Sembia series. I recall reading more than one Sembia author also express wonderful cooperation and exchanges between with others involved in the series. For what it's worth, I feel that such a characteristic has helped make both the Sembia and WOTSQ series stand out as some of the finest Realms writing.

Cheers and thanks again.

SB
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Monsoon28
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  17:22:52  Show Profile  Visit Monsoon28's Homepage Send Monsoon28 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack
Damn! I see your Sense Motive is better than my Gather Information. Sigh, oh well, I tried.


Maybe you should work on your Intimidate instead.

Back to Paul, will you by chance be doing any more short stories for Dragon Magazine in the near future? Next, what can you tell us about Midnight and your involvement in this world. From the brief read-up I did, I was left with a impression of the Wheel of Time story, but where Shai-Tan wins (Darkness from the north...)
Looks interesting and i'm looking forward to it.
Lastly (not really a question) in your WOTSQ novel Ryld better kick some...or i'll sic Sirius on you!

Cheers,

'The only thing I know is that I know nothing' -Socrates

Edited by - Monsoon28 on 17 Jun 2004 17:24:07
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  16:34:28  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Monsoon28


Back to Paul, will you by chance be doing any more short stories for Dragon Magazine in the near future?



Monsoon,

Dave Gross and I have been kicking around ideas for a Cale-Radu Malveen short story for Dragon. Dave has had a lot on his plate lately (being the new editor of Amazing Stories, and all) and I have too, with WotSQ and the Cale novels. I understand that the folks at Dragon are interested in the idea, so Dave and I just need to get the show on the road. I guess that's not really the *near* future, but it's something, anyway.

If that story finds its way to light, it will be set in the timeline after the events in Lord of Stormweather but before the events in Twilight Falling.

Paul
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Feiht
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Posted - 20 Jun 2004 :  23:04:37  Show Profile  Visit Feiht's Homepage  Send Feiht an AOL message  Send Feiht an ICQ Message Send Feiht a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul,
I'd like to say I really appreciated and enjoyed the use of math in this second book. Being a math instructor, it was nice to see math get employed in a novel. Though, I did notice a number with a mis-used and in it.
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 21 Jun 2004 :  13:35:56  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Feiht

Though, I did notice a number with a mis-used and in it.



Feiht,

I'm not surprised. It's a little-known fact that I attended law school to avoid math.

Paul
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Monsoon28
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Posted - 21 Jun 2004 :  17:17:18  Show Profile  Visit Monsoon28's Homepage Send Monsoon28 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
Dave Gross and I have been kicking around ideas for a Cale-Radu Malveen short story for Dragon.


Sounds great too me, maybe finally Radu will get his 'comeuppance'.

I'm with Feiht, I really enjoyed your use of the 1000th prime-number, it really added flavour to the story, much like your use of racial philosophies and language origins.

'The only thing I know is that I know nothing' -Socrates
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VEDSICA
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Posted - 26 Jun 2004 :  16:08:13  Show Profile  Visit VEDSICA's Homepage Send VEDSICA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul,in your recent interview with WOTC.You stated that you have spoken with Voronica about possibly getting Cale and Tazi hooked up again.Would you care to elaborate further please.Is this concrete?Is this just talk?I think it would be agreat read.Oh,and Sirius Black,on another thread pointed me this way,and asked me to ask you for an outline of RESSURECTIONUmmmm!!Any chance of that happening????

LIFE,BIRTH,BLOOD,DOOM---THE HOLE IN THE GROUND IS COMING ROUND SOON----BLS
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Valondil the Ranger
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Posted - 26 Jun 2004 :  23:37:51  Show Profile  Visit Valondil the Ranger's Homepage  Send Valondil the Ranger a Yahoo! Message Send Valondil the Ranger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Kemp,

I was wondering, though this question might not be in any way related to what the current conversation is about, what your favorite fantasy authors now? Are there any that you read from normally right now when you have the time? Also, what are your favorite fantasy/scifi authors in general, not mattering whether you continue to read from them or not?

Thank you for your time.

--Your humble ranger,
Valondil

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 26 Jun 2004 :  23:47:01  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Valondil the Ranger

Mr. Kemp,

I was wondering, though this question might not be in any way related to what the current conversation is about, what your favorite fantasy authors now? Are there any that you read from normally right now when you have the time? Also, what are your favorite fantasy/scifi authors in general, not mattering whether you continue to read from them or not?

Thank you for your time.



Some of Mr. Kemp's answers in his latest WOTC Interview addressed these subjects.
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 28 Jun 2004 :  13:35:26  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Ved, at this point, I would characterize a Tazi-Cale reunion as a little more than talk, a little less than concrete. Both characters need to wrap up the current events in their lives. After that, we'll see. At the end of the day, it's a call for WotC's book department to make, not we mere writers.

Valondil, in terms of epic fantasy, I enjoy GRR Martin. But in terms of prose, imagination, and mood, I'm a big fan of Michael Swanwick. He writes both fantasy and sci-fi and I enjoy both. Judith Tarr's short stories are also on my list, for the same reasons as Swanwick.

Paul
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 28 Jun 2004 :  16:20:38  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp


Ved, at this point, I would characterize a Tazi-Cale reunion as a little more than talk, a little less than concrete. Both characters need to wrap up the current events in their lives.



Don't you mean for Cale that he also has to survive his current situation? I realized when you made the comment about a possible reunion that it was at the "little more than talk" stage. However, in these talks with Voronica Whitney-Robinson, are you two thinking of possibly writing a joint novel together?

quote:

Valondil, in terms of epic fantasy, I enjoy GRR Martin.



So, how are you doing with the wait for a A Feast for Crows?
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Valondil the Ranger
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Posted - 12 Jul 2004 :  23:09:38  Show Profile  Visit Valondil the Ranger's Homepage  Send Valondil the Ranger a Yahoo! Message Send Valondil the Ranger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Kemp, I was wondering how you came about to writing for WotC. Did you send them a random piece of your writing and they liked it enough to invite you in to write in the Realms, or what?

Thanks a lot.

--Your humble ranger,
Valondil

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