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The Unholy Consult / TUC - of heaven and hell
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:47:26 pm »
First thing I noticed in TUC, was the What Came Before section. Curiously, "the Outside" seems to have been replaced with the words Heaven and Hell.

I don't have the means to run the query wholesale, but I thought throughout the series so far we only ever get Outside, rather than heaven/hell, or at least seldom.

Literature / Matchy, non matchy (brent weeks)
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:12:40 pm »

You know how irritating it is when the publisher drops the ball and doesnt make a matching set of covers?

aka Look, over there, an author who cares about his fanbase ;)

Short Stories & Others / The Lollipop Factory
« on: April 26, 2017, 11:47:36 pm »
The work in progress title for a scifi short story that Bakker has finished but has not yet got around to publishing.

2018 Update: Yeah it got lost in another hard drive crash. Its my assumption that this will never be published.

... Another dead place.

2020 Update: From Three Pound Brain
What are the odds that I would finish writing a near-future viral thriller (The Lollipop Factory) just as 2019-nCoV was becoming entrenched in Wuhan?

So he at least wrote it. Lets hope he uses "2019-nCoV" hysteria as motivation to publish it.

The Thousandfold Thought / MOVED: Prince(s) of Nothing
« on: April 21, 2017, 01:12:35 pm »
This topic has been moved to General Earwa due to spoiler content beyond the scope of this subforum.

General Misc. / Starcraft
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:42:53 pm »
Anyone of you play Starcraft?

Madness and I play a few rounds from time to time (most recently the games were 1+ year apart...), and we aren't any good, but its still fun.

Philosophy & Science / AI: Machine Learning looks like brain scans
« on: February 22, 2017, 01:32:07 pm »
Stole this link from themerchant (see below for quorum clip). Same as him, I only vaguley understand the article, but I think its awesome. check it out.

themerchant [22|Feb 06:55 am]:   I have a friend who works at the Allen institute of artificial intelligence she posted this.
themerchant [22|Feb 06:56 am]:   I only vaguely understand what it is saying, but pretty cool, that AI images look like brain images.

Literature / Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
« on: February 03, 2017, 04:15:47 pm »
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
Douglas Rushkoff

Not finished yet, but so far a really interesting discussion on modern economics and where the middle class is going. Buzz words like 'like economy', 'share-economy', etc., as well as some great observations regarding power law distributions in almost every 'free' service (music, books, art, blogs, etc).

Not all the way through, and its a bit doom-and-gloom so far, but I think it'll turn for the better shortly. I definetly don't agree with all his conclusions but its full of great information, observations, and citations.

General Earwa / The Prince of Nothing: TV series
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:43:28 pm »
Not a film but:

TV rights, apparently.

As requested, a fresh topic for the possibility of this: according to Bakker on his blog (link above):

And with details forthcoming, it looks like we have a deal for the television rights to The Prince of Nothing… there’s not much I can say yet, except that the more books I can sell, the greater the chance of seeing the series on the screen! Time to pull out the purple tuxedo…

The Great Ordeal / !TGO SPOILER POLICY!
« on: July 06, 2016, 08:03:05 pm »
There are copies of this book being officially purchased now.

This topic is for the discussion of our spoiler policy. All that follows is up for debate (assuming it's not just Wilshire and I hashing it out, in which case, I yield to Madshire).

Because of the haphazard fashion in which these books are finding their way into the hands of fans, I'll ask that all TGO discussion happen exclusively in The Great Ordeal subforum. The one exception to this will be the Author Q&A, as I'm sure fans will have questions for Bakker and Bakker will want to interact with the fans following a general release.

I'll ask that any thread made discussing TGO, even in The Great Ordeal subforum, include "[TGO SPOILERS]" at the start of your thread subject and that thread subjects don't include obvious spoilers themselves (to the best of your abilities).

Following the UK general release in a couple months time, General Earwa will also host TGO discussion threads, we can drop the "[TGO SPOILERS]" tag, and hopefully bring back Quorum.

Cheers all. Input on these thoughts is encourage as we'd like to be inclusive as possible to old and new fans alike.

Reasoning: Most people check "All Unread" or "New Replies" rather than subforums, for new posts. This should afford some protection for those who want to avoid spoilers. It will also help those commenting on posts to avoid inadvertently posting spoilers where they do not belong.

Basically, open spoilers in The Great Ordeal subforum, no spoilers anywhere else.

Author Q&A / "What Has Come Before..."
« on: June 29, 2016, 07:28:12 pm »
"Who" is the writer of these sections? Should they be viewed, like the glossary or maps, with the same 'flawed historical narrator POV'?

Author Q&A / [TGO SPOILERS] Cnaiur
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:01:39 pm »
His appearance felt like fan services. There's an old post from Three Seas where you said that Cnaiur's "story arc was finished" in response to someone asking if he had died.

So I'm curious, was Cnaiur's cameo or future involvement always part of the plan, or was it an ad hoc addition for funs?

posted 07 Feb 2006, 23:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I was afraid of this question, simply because I knew that anyone who asked would likely hate my answer. All I can say is that I thought long and hard about that ending, and had dozens of discussions about it with those who read the first draft. As it stands, I think it's perfect, it's the way Cnaiur's arc simply has to end. Beyond that... [view post]

Author Q&A / Cipher/translation
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:32:51 pm »
I've been asking for it for years, and obviously a public forum is probably not the best odds at getting the answer I want but..

Is there any chance "the community" could bribe or beg you for a translation of the titles of your books, and your name, into whatever earwan script exists on the covers of PoN and/or Akka's Map?

Author Q&A / Signatures from Bakker
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:20:38 pm »
In your more recent interview with Pat, you answered my question regarding signing tour (the answer was no tour, btw, for anyone not privy to that information).

What options exist, now or known futures, for getting books signed? I know you don't do private requests (like by mail, etc.), and the options to find you at some public place for such an event are few and far between.

Author Q&A / The Books themselves
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:14:59 pm »
I imagine you don't have any idea, but I figured I'd ask.

Do you know which editions of PoN are still in print? I have a project in mind and want some nice, crisp copies of the large edition paperbacks, but have had no luck finding them.

Is AE still actively being printed?

Also, current count of the number of languages TSA is in?

Author Q&A / [TGO SPOILERS] Nonmen Schools.
« on: June 23, 2016, 12:57:41 am »
Where there any specialist schools among the Quya? For example, a school focused on creating magically infused objects and weapons?

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