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Enwy
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Posted - 28 Oct 2010 :  02:23:01  Show Profile  Visit Enwy's Homepage  Click to see Enwy's MSN Messenger address Send Enwy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp



Enwy,

Thank you very much for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

As for a Riven "prequel," I actually did discuss something of that kind a year or so back with my then-editor -- I was thinking about a prequel books for all of Cale, Jak, Riven, and Mags. At that point, we left it as an open possibility (because we were focusing on The Cycle of Night). Of course, that editor has since left WotC.

At this point, the answer is a big "maybe." Sorry I can't offer any more than that.

Paul



Paul,

Thanks a lot for the reply! "Maybe" is a lot better than "never", after all! I have to say, I ended up extremely giddy to hear that prequels for all four of the heroes were under consideration (as it gives me ample more opportunity to giggle at Jak's usage of "Trickster's Toes!" <3). But here's to the future and what might await! (And Godborn, of course!)

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skychrome
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Posted - 28 Oct 2010 :  03:27:18  Show Profile  Visit skychrome's Homepage Send skychrome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
As for a Riven "prequel," I actually did discuss something of that kind a year or so back with my then-editor -- I was thinking about a prequel books for all of Cale, Jak, Riven, and Mags.


No please don't! Because you'd actually force me to camp in front of a book store the night of the release date! And such behavior is for geeks only! Please don't make me a geek!

What an awesome perspective to maybe have prequel books for my favorite realms characters...

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Ananta
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Posted - 14 Nov 2010 :  12:28:01  Show Profile  Visit Ananta's Homepage Send Ananta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

Abelar's family is integral to the story of Godborn, particularly his son. Here's a snippet you may enjoy. See if you recognize anyone : http://paulskemp.com/blog/scene-from-godborn-vasen-cale/


Oh damn that was awesome. May Trickster's hairy toes suffocate me if I ain't waiting for that book like there's no tomorrow :D

Making Elden The Oracle is simply brilliant.

Simply amazing work on The Erevis Cale and The Twilight War Trilogies. Keep up the good work.
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Ayrik
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Posted - 16 Nov 2010 :  20:29:00  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Paul,

I've read through this scroll and can't see the answer to my particular question, much as it's about a topic that you're probably tiring of ...

When you chose githvyrik did you experiment with any other names for your new Gith "race"? I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a decent one of my own, just wondering if you had some leftovers I could steal. (I was led here by a post from Sage in my Gith races scroll.)

btw, the Twilight Trilogy were among my favourite Realms novels, thanx

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  19:53:30  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arik

Hi Paul,

When you chose githvyrik did you experiment with any other names for your new Gith "race"? I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a decent one of my own, just wondering if you had some leftovers I could steal. (I was led here by a post from Sage in my Gith races scroll.)

btw, the Twilight Trilogy were among my favourite Realms novels, thanx



Arik,

I'm sorry to say that I honestly don't remember. I suspect the answer is "yes," and that we finally settled on Githvyrik for one reason or another. Alas, no leftovers. Sorry, brother.

Thanks for the kind words regarding The Twilight War. Much obliged.

Paul

Edited by - PaulSKemp on 17 Nov 2010 19:54:01
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  19:54:36  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ananta

quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

Abelar's family is integral to the story of Godborn, particularly his son. Here's a snippet you may enjoy. See if you recognize anyone : http://paulskemp.com/blog/scene-from-godborn-vasen-cale/


Oh damn that was awesome. May Trickster's hairy toes suffocate me if I ain't waiting for that book like there's no tomorrow :D

Making Elden The Oracle is simply brilliant.

Simply amazing work on The Erevis Cale and The Twilight War Trilogies. Keep up the good work.



Thank you, Ananta. I really appreciate it. :-)

Paul
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Brimstone
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Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  23:23:17  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul I can't wait to read your Old Republic Novels!!!

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Ayrik
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Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  23:38:39  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
PaulSKemp
quote:
When you chose githvyrik did you experiment with any other names for your new Gith "race"? I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a decent one of my own, just wondering if you had some leftovers I could steal.
I'm sorry to say that I honestly don't remember. I suspect the answer is "yes," and that we finally settled on Githvyrik for one reason or another. Alas, no leftovers. Sorry, brother.
Thanx for your reply, Paul.

One last question on this topic (I promise!) ...

Can you say if there will be any new Gith races in the future, or say anything about them? (I mean not Githyanki, Githzerai, Gith Pirate, degenerate Gith, nor Githvyrik.)

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 18 Nov 2010 03:12:09
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 12 Dec 2010 :  17:47:45  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arik

[quote]Can you say if there will be any new Gith races in the future, or say anything about them? (I mean not Githyanki, Githzerai, Gith Pirate, degenerate Gith, nor Githvyrik.)



Arik,

I have no plans for other Gith races to appear in my novels.
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Ayrik
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Posted - 12 Dec 2010 :  18:11:17  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Paul.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]
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Dennis
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Posted - 01 Mar 2011 :  02:10:02  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Paul!

Since you're writing the next Shade-centered series, I thought the best man who can answer this question is you...

How exactly did Shade survive the Spellplague? All the magic-rich realms had been severely affected. One, Halruaa, was even obliterated. But Shade and its mythallar survived. Does Telamont have access to a different source of magic that fueled Shade's mythallar, thereby saving his city upon the rage of the Spellplague? I once thought Shar might have saved them, but it was later revealed that even she had been badly hurt. So who or what saved Shade?

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Ayrik
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Posted - 27 Mar 2011 :  07:02:00  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Paul:

An interesting question has been asked in Fellfire's scroll about "Black Speech" being used in your novels. Any comments you could offer about it would be very welcome.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]
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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 29 Mar 2011 :  18:11:46  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


Hi, Paul!

Since you're writing the next Shade-centered series, I thought the best man who can answer this question is you...

How exactly did Shade survive the Spellplague? All the magic-rich realms had been severely affected. One, Halruaa, was even obliterated. But Shade and its mythallar survived. Does Telamont have access to a different source of magic that fueled Shade's mythallar, thereby saving his city upon the rage of the Spellplague? I once thought Shar might have saved them, but it was later revealed that even she had been badly hurt. So who or what saved Shade?



Dennis,

Alas, that's not a question I can answer. I can posit theories, but I wouldn't want to cloud the issue if/when a designer wished to answer it definitively. For purposes of my storytelling, it doesn't matter much.
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Tyrant
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Posted - 30 Mar 2011 :  00:48:52  Show Profile  Visit Tyrant's Homepage Send Tyrant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Paul:

I really like your Erevis Cale books and I am looking forward to the newest entries that are coming next year (I assume that is still the planned release date?). I also just finished reading Deceived and I enjoyed it.

I hope it's okay if I ask a couple questions related to your SW books.

I have Crosscurrent but I have not read it yet. Is the upcoming Riptide connected to it?

Has there been any talk of either a sequel to Deceived or another Old Republic book?

From a writing stand point, is it easy to transition from fantasy writing in the FR to something with a more Sci-Fi bent like Star Wars? Is it made easier by SW having fantasy elements that seem to have greater importance than the technical side of things as opposed to something like Star Trek that is crammed with technobabble and the occasional attempt at scientific accuracy?


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The Sage
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quote:
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I have Crosscurrent but I have not read it yet. Is the upcoming Riptide connected to it?
I'm not Paul, but I can cover some of these.

Unless things have changed, the write-up for Crosscurrent in the January 2010 Star Wars Insider told us that it was a stand-alone novel.

However, Paul also said, back in January 2010, that Riptide does "build off the events of Crosscurrent."

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 30 Mar 2011 :  15:47:11  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Tyrant

I have Crosscurrent but I have not read it yet. Is the upcoming Riptide connected to it?
I'm not Paul, but I can cover some of these.

Unless things have changed, the write-up for Crosscurrent in the January 2010 Star Wars Insider told us that it was a stand-alone novel.

However, Paul also said, back in January 2010, that Riptide does "build off the events of Crosscurrent."




Sage has the right of it. CROSSCURRENT was written as a standalone novel, but I left a few hooks out there to allow for a sequel, should Del Rey have wanted one. They did, and that sequel is RIPTIDE, which picks up essentially moments after the end of CROSSCURRENT.

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Hawkins
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Posted - 30 Mar 2011 :  16:49:49  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Paul,

I don't remember if it was here or on Facebook, but I am glad that you said that your wife liked Riptide even though she didn't really like Crosscurrent; because as much as I love you Cale series, I did not really enjoy Crosscurrent myself. I think my main problem with it was that I had trouble really connecting with the characters. Whereas, I took an instant liking to Ervis, Jak, and Magadon when I met them, and Riven eventually grew on me. Anyways, I am looking forward to reading Riptide and Deceived when I get a chance to get my hands on copies.

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Posted - 01 Apr 2011 :  07:59:21  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Thanks, Paul. I really hope we'll learn of it soon.

And again, I can't wait to read Godborn.

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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  11:36:40  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Happy Birthday Paul.

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 05 Apr 2011 :  17:50:20  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Happy Birthday Paul.



Thanks, Brimstone.
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Dennis
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Posted - 08 Apr 2011 :  07:42:51  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Paul!

Elaine, Bob, and Ed already have their own Realms anthologies. Any plans of writing one?

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 11 Apr 2011 :  13:46:54  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


Hi, Paul!

Elaine, Bob, and Ed already have their own Realms anthologies. Any plans of writing one?



Dennis,

Anthologies aren't so much written as collected. That is, they're a collection of past short stories, sometimes with one or two new ones thrown in. I haven't written anywhere near enough short fiction in the Realms to fill an anthology, even if it were something that WotC were theoretically interested in publishing. So no, no anthology. :-)
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Posted - 11 Apr 2011 :  23:05:22  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Ed wrote "new" short stories that are about half of the anthology [and the rest are collected].

Anyway, some of us are speculating on the spell Telamont used to bind Mephistopheles in Shadowrealm. Did he use wish spells to accomplish it?

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Dennis
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Posted - 26 May 2011 :  04:52:51  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Paul!

In Dawn of Night, is that huge crystal [at the center of the chamber which is the focal point of Skullport's mythal-like mantle] a mythallar?

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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 26 May 2011 :  15:25:14  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


Hi, Paul!

Elaine, Bob, and Ed already have their own Realms anthologies. Any plans of writing one?



Dennis,

Anthologies aren't so much written as collected. That is, they're a collection of past short stories, sometimes with one or two new ones thrown in. I haven't written anywhere near enough short fiction in the Realms to fill an anthology, even if it were something that WotC were theoretically interested in publishing. So no, no anthology. :-)



But now that WotC is releasing ebooks, collections of short stories that total non-traditional word counts are possible. And, imo, would make a lot of sense.
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