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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 06 Oct 2008 :  23:21:58  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I'm not sure that associating Szass with Michael Jackson makes him less scary. For a lot of people, it could have the opposite effect.



Indeed. Michael Jackson is far more scary than Szass Tam!

Besides, everyone knows that Szass Tam is a big fan of line dancing and country music.

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Kamuraki
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Posted - 07 Oct 2008 :  03:20:01  Show Profile  Visit Kamuraki's Homepage Send Kamuraki a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Touché, but mark my words, the next time you read about him, the mental image of him in that suit is going to pop involuntarily into your brain. But in a more serious question, are we going to see any undead aphorisms in the next book? For example, from Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, "We have a saying. Life is wasted on the living"

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 07 Oct 2008 :  04:00:58  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Aphorisms? That's not for the writer to say. People will have to read it and decide for themselves if any of the dialogue is particularly memorable or quotable.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 16 Oct 2008 :  02:31:59  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've started blogging. I don't promise to say anything brilliant, but if you'd like to check it out from time to time, you can find it at:

league.squarespace.com
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 16 Oct 2008 :  17:08:12  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I've started blogging. I don't promise to say anything brilliant, but if you'd like to check it out from time to time, you can find it at:

league.squarespace.com



Do an entry on manatees and other Tampa Bay wildlife.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 02 Dec 2008 :  16:17:05  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a short story in the anthology Catopolis, edited by Janet Deaver-Pack and Martin H. Greenberg and newly released by DAW Books. It's a book of fantasy stories about cats in urban environments. So if that sounds like your kind of thing, or if you just like my stuff, you might want to check it out.
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 03 Dec 2008 :  16:41:41  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I have a short story in the anthology Catopolis, edited by Janet Deaver-Pack and Martin H. Greenberg and newly released by DAW Books. It's a book of fantasy stories about cats in urban environments.



I love cats, so that does sound like just my thing. Thanks for the heads-up.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 10 Dec 2008 :  21:33:02  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm now on Facebook. So if any of you are into that kind of thing and want to add me to your Friends list, please do.
I've mentioned my blog (at richardleebyers.com) before. It's now featuring the serialized tale of my three recent eye surgeries, so if that's something that might interest you, have a look.
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Posted - 10 Dec 2008 :  22:56:58  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I have a short story in the anthology Catopolis, edited by Janet Deaver-Pack and Martin H. Greenberg and newly released by DAW Books. It's a book of fantasy stories about cats in urban environments. So if that sounds like your kind of thing, or if you just like my stuff, you might want to check it out.

I'll be picking up a copy of this book today, since it's just been released here.

I'll happily admit that I'm a sucker when it comes to cat-based fiction... and will likely devour these tales in less than a day.

I just hope it doesn't give Sibelius [my Russian-blue] any ideas.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 14 Dec 2008 :  13:27:04  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a story in the new anthology Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar, edited by Mercedes Lackey and published by DAW Books. If you like Valdemar or like my stuff, I hope you'll check it out.
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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  20:43:41  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met!

These question seems not to have been asked (except, perhaps, on the spoiler scrolls): how is Xingax's name pronounced and where are the syllable breaks? Who was Xingax's divine grandparent or whatever it was that caused him to be an atrophal scion? Inquiring sages of obscure lore want to know!





I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  21:44:54  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Jamallo.

It's Zing-ax. all vowels short, slight accent on the first syllable.

I have to confess, I didn't figure out Xingax's actual family tree. It wasn't relevant to the story, so I didn't bother.
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Kuje
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Posted - 02 Feb 2009 :  04:49:24  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finally got around to reading my copy of this anthology and good story, good story indeed. I forgot that you had a story in this anthology until I opened the cover and saw your name. Pretty nice to see you write a tale for Valdemar.

Any plans for maybe another? :) I know, you can't answer that. Grin.

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I have a story in the new anthology Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar, edited by Mercedes Lackey and published by DAW Books. If you like Valdemar or like my stuff, I hope you'll check it out.


For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 02 Feb 2009 :  14:21:46  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually, Kuje, I believe I can answer that one. If all goes, well, I should have a story in the next Valdemar anthology as well. That'll make four I've done altogether.
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starcream
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Posted - 03 Feb 2009 :  12:57:13  Show Profile  Visit starcream's Homepage Send starcream a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excuse me, I have a question,When did Ryld and Pharaun met for the first time?As student or As teacher?

Edited by - starcream on 03 Feb 2009 12:58:51
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 03 Feb 2009 :  13:48:57  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As teachers.
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Kuje
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Posted - 03 Feb 2009 :  16:46:37  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh cool beans! Hmmm. I'll have to drag out my other anthologies and reread them. Didn't recall you had stories in them. :)

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Actually, Kuje, I believe I can answer that one. If all goes, well, I should have a story in the next Valdemar anthology as well. That'll make four I've done altogether.


For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/kuje

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Oriac
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Posted - 04 Feb 2009 :  04:49:46  Show Profile  Visit Oriac's Homepage Send Oriac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, at the end of Dissolution it seems like Gromph is actually afraid of the possibility that Pharaun might try and use his new found fame to gain the status of Archmage. "Pharaun may strike for the Robes of the Archmage" is the quote I'm referring to.

My question is...

If Pharaun was to battle Gromph in an actual spell duel would he get his arse kicked? Would he hold his ground for a while?
Considering that it seems he grew a lot in power from the first book(being mopped on the floor by a Mind Flayer), to the magnificent mage he was in the sixth (pretty much creaming Inthracis the Ultroloth), do you think that if he had survived the ending of the Resurrection could he have come back to claim the Robes? I'd like an estimate of what you think would happen if he tried before the second book and after the sixth, with his two respective experience levels.

And thank you if you decide to answer, I love all your work.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 04 Feb 2009 :  05:32:10  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oriac, it all depends on who writes it.. If I wrote it, Pharaun would win. But by doing something clever, not by outgunning Gromph in terms of raw power. I doubt he's got that much mojo even in Book Six.
Glad you like my stuff. Thanks for taking the time to tell me so.
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Oriac
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Posted - 04 Feb 2009 :  14:46:28  Show Profile  Visit Oriac's Homepage Send Oriac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard that is exactly what I was thinking, about him winning by outwitting his opponent. It irks me that he had to die in such a simple, whimpy way. As Goodman Malark would say, he deserved a better death.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  14:58:55  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a free FR story entitled "Serpentsong" posted on the WotC) site. I hope everyone will check it out.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  15:20:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And the link to said story:

Serpentsong

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Ergdusch
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BTW, is the anthology to your 'Haunted Lands' Trilogy in the works still?

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The Sage
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Posted - 05 Mar 2009 :  13:27:20  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would say so. Realms of the Dead is still listed on most book lists, like o-love.net, and Unholy has it listed with a January 2010 release date.

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Alisttair
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Posted - 05 Mar 2009 :  13:41:11  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Funny that Realms of the Dead is coming out so much later than the trilogy it is tied to (usually they come out between books 2 and 3).

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