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Dennis
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Posted - 13 Jun 2012 :  03:52:11  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I may not wholeheartedly approve of their choice of a "new" gay superhero, but at least they're making one. And in the end, that's all that matters. Given the many Earths that DC made, isn't there one (alternate reality) where the A-lister heroes like Superman, Batman, and Wonderwoman are gays?

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 16 Jun 2012 :  14:53:19  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My new urban fantasy novel is now available for preorder. More info here:

http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Gods-Bluff-Billy-Novels/dp/1597804436/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339854584&sr=1-1&keywords=Blind+God%27s+Bluff
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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
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Posted - 17 Jun 2012 :  11:35:11  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


I may not wholeheartedly approve of their choice of a "new" gay superhero, but at least they're making one. And in the end, that's all that matters. Given the many Earths that DC made, isn't there one (alternate reality) where the A-lister heroes like Superman, Batman, and Wonderwoman are gays?


I agree with you, i mean I have heard of Alan scott but how many ordinary people have? A minuscule percentage. This seems like a waste of time to me and will lead to confusion in DC canon. If they wanted an obscure gay superhero then you already have the Question and Batwoman.
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Dennis
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Posted - 18 Jun 2012 :  04:27:19  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

My new urban fantasy novel is now available for preorder. More info here:

http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Gods-Bluff-Billy-Novels/dp/1597804436/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339854584&sr=1-1&keywords=Blind+God%27s+Bluff


Not really a fan of urban fantasy. But the blurb sounds interesting. I might like this.

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1763 Posts

Posted - 18 Jun 2012 :  06:31:17  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At the risk of sounding like the self-serving guy I am, I think that anyone who likes my Forgotten Realms stuff and other sword-and-sorcery stories stands a good chance of enjoying Blind God's Bluff as well.
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Kajehase
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Sweden
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Posted - 30 Jun 2012 :  07:14:12  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Speaking of new books - I saw the blurb for Richard's upcoming Pathfinder novel, Called to Darkness.

Is t just me, or would it be correct to say the plot sounds a bit westerny?

Mod edit: tweaked the coding to make it all pretty.

Edit: It was those darn quotation marks, right? I always forget them.

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Edited by - Kajehase on 01 Jul 2012 16:28:06
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1763 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2012 :  14:29:31  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kajehase: Thanks for posting the link. I had not seen the cover before.

I wasn't consciously using Westerns as a model when I wrote the book. Still, you could be right. There may be a resemblance.
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Kajehase
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Sweden
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Posted - 01 Jul 2012 :  16:30:34  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Kajehase: Thanks for posting the link. I had not seen the cover before.

I wasn't consciously using Westerns as a model when I wrote the book. Still, you could be right. There may be a resemblance.



You're welcome. And it could just be that I'd watched True Grit two days ago and the whole "tracking someone down in a wild, uncivilised part of the world in order to get revenge" felt like something you see/read in a lot of westerns.

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 01 Jul 2012 :  17:24:27  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

Edit: It was those darn quotation marks, right? I always forget them.



Yup, the quotation marks.

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 03 Jul 2012 :  18:41:30  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For those who might be interested, here's a link to a review of my collection The Q Word and OtherStories by writer John Ottinger:

http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2012/07/03/book-review-the-q-word-and-other-stories-by-richard-lee-byers/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 11 Jul 2012 :  23:23:38  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For those who are interested, I have a new blog post up about revising a novel in accordance with an editor's notes:

http://rleebyers.livejournal.com/
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Dennis
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Posted - 11 Jul 2012 :  23:40:24  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Very insightful, Richard. Thanks.

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LastStand
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Posted - 12 Jul 2012 :  20:06:19  Show Profile Send LastStand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A Pathfinder novel too?
*sigh* more books to add to my reading list. =D

"Don't. The battlegrounds that you and I have returned from alive are too different."

~ Claymore ch106

Edited by - LastStand on 12 Jul 2012 20:07:53
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 12 Jul 2012 :  20:57:55  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yep. For those who are keeping score:

Called to Darkness, my first Pathfinder novel comes out in December.

Blind God's Bluff, my new urban fantasy novel, comes out in January.

Prophet of the Dead, my next Forgotten Realms/Brotherhood of the Griffon novel, comes out in February.

Then I fade into obscurity again.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 16 Jul 2012 :  13:55:43  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My July column is up at Airlock Alpha. In it, I speculate about what will (and should) happen in "The Dark Knight Rises" (specifically, whether or not Batman is going to kick the oxygen habit.)

http://airlockalpha.com/node/9251/astrojive-should-the-dark-knight-die.html
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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
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Posted - 16 Jul 2012 :  19:10:06  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thats very true. I myself would like to see some unexpected twists in the Batman movie and if he does bite the big one it had better be spectacular.
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The Sage
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Posted - 17 Jul 2012 :  01:44:39  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

My July column is up at Airlock Alpha. In it, I speculate about what will (and should) happen in "The Dark Knight Rises" (specifically, whether or not Batman is going to kick the oxygen habit.)

http://airlockalpha.com/node/9251/astrojive-should-the-dark-knight-die.html

I've been keeping up on most of the theories folk are posting online about how TDKR will end this interpretation of the Batman-saga.

One of the more interesting plots I've read, has Batman "die" at the end of the film, with the mantle of Gotham's protector being passed on to "a" Robin/Nightwing-of-sorts. Possibly laying the foundation for a spin-off trilogy under a new director [since Nolan's confirmed that TDKR will be his last film in the franchise].

I'd like to see that.

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Thrasymachus
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Posted - 24 Jul 2012 :  09:53:36  Show Profile Send Thrasymachus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard,
First, thank you for fielding questions here. I am a new fan.
*small bow*
I figured the easiest way to get the list of everything you’ve written (Realms and beyond) would be to hit your homepage. Under your profile here at Candlekeep that is listed as…
stonehill. org / rlb
That points to…
www. richardleebyers.com/
which redirects to GoDaddy as a page marked for deletion.

I checked the…
forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Richard_Lee_Byers
but that doesn’t mention any of your works from Dragon Magazine or anything beyond the Realms. As far as a list of your works for Dragon I came up with...
#273 Shamur's Wager by Richard Lee Byers
#283 Garden of Souls by Richard Lee Byers
#320 New In Town by Richard Lee Byers
#327 The Silverfish by Richard Lee Byers
#343 Rivals by Richard Lee Byers
Am I missing any short stories from Dragon?

The most comprehensive list of your work I found was under…
www. fictiondb.com/author/richard-lee-byers~31969.htm

Is there something better to keep up to date on all your works?

Best Wishes,
Thrasy


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Edited by - Thrasymachus on 24 Jul 2012 09:57:56
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 24 Jul 2012 :  14:25:04  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Thrasy. Nice to meet you. I'm glad you enjoy my stuff.

I've been at this for quite a while, and unfortunately, I don't know of anyone (including me) who has a truly comprehensive bibliography available on the Internet. But if you're only interested in my Forgotten Realms stuff, then things get easier. I believe your list of stories from Dragon is complete. I did a short story called "Serpentsong" as a freebie for the Wizards of the Coast website. I hope that if you go looking, it's still available there. I also had short fiction in the anthologies Realms of Magic, Realms of Shadow, Realms of the Dragons, Realms of the Elves, and Realms of War. Each new novel contains a list of my previous ones.

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or here for that matter, or read my blog on Livejournal, you'll see me plug each new project as it becomes available.
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TBeholder
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 25 Jul 2012 :  00:20:33  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I speculate about what will (and should) happen in "The Dark Knight Rises" (specifically, whether or not Batman is going to kick the oxygen habit.)
Ah, come on.
quote:
Originally posted by Thrasymachus

but that doesn’t mention any of your works from Dragon Magazine or anything beyond the Realms.
See also two entries in the Dragondex.

People never wonder How the world goes round -Helloween
And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense -R.W.Wood
It's not good, Eric. It's a gazebo. -Ed Whitchurch
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 30 Jul 2012 :  20:07:26  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In reference to the above, let me mention that you can find most if not all of my books, including the out-of-print ones, by looking me up on Amazon.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1763 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2012 :  20:09:03  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The anthology When the Villain Comes Home is now available. Ed and Gabrielle Harbowy edited it together. Ed has a story in it, too, as do Erik and I, Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/When-Villain-Comes-Gabrielle-Harbowy/dp/1897492499/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1763 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2012 :  20:10:18  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just noticed that that Amazon link is content to represent the book title as When the Villain Comes. Now that could be a very different anthology.
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Dennis
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Posted - 31 Jul 2012 :  08:39:27  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

No hardbound?

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 31 Jul 2012 :  14:34:45  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not as far as I know.
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