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Old 08-05-2017   #41
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(I think one of the more amusing complaints I've read about the evolution of the series is that the food/banquet scenes that only received a page at most in the past books have gone on to receive whole chapters in the later books).
What is wrong with that, though? I am in it for the world more than the plot, which is why I will still consider myself a fan even if the somewhat likely event of the series not being finished occurs.

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Well, keep in mind, at the rate he's going now it's taking about 6-7 years per book (I believe the last one was completed around Feb-Apr 2011). So let's say that book 6 comes out next year (though I wouldn't hold your breath). At the rate he's going now, that would mean that book 7 would probably drop around 2025. And keep in mind that he's said he might need 8 books to finish it off. If that were the case... 2032? The odds do not favor a sanguine outcome.

The funniest thing is that around 200 pages of material was cut from the end of the 5th book and moved to the 6th book. So he headed into book 6 with a 200 or so page head start and he's still not done it yet. Is it that hard to write one page a day?

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Is it that hard to write one page a day?
Can only speak for myself.
But, yes, sometimes it is difficult to write one page.
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A couple of years ago my youngest brother wrote a novel that was somewhere over 1,200 pages long. He stuck to a schedule of doing 3 pages a day and had the whole thing done in a little over a year. It's really not that hard... though I suppose everyone's different. The problem is that many writers just lack discipline.

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I'd imagine the real difficulty is not the actual writing but coming up with satisfying twists and outcomes that would live up to the massive expectations. He's not finishing a regular book and the awful burden probably isn't making it as fun as it used to be.

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The problem is that he's taking so long in-between each book that by this point the hardcore (and bored) faction of his fanbase have pretty much guessed everything that could possibly happen: he's pretty much even admitted as such. So now he's been forced to try to come up with new plot twists and so forth.

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The problem is that he's taking so long in-between each book that by this point the hardcore (and bored) faction of his fanbase have pretty much guessed everything that could possibly happen: he's pretty much even admitted as such. So now he's been forced to try to come up with new plot twists and so forth.
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Any suggestions for fantasy with an SF element? For example, Moorcock's Hawkmoon books or M John Harrison's Viriconium.

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To go back to earlier suggestions, most of Jack Vance is technically science fiction but has the feel of fantasy. Same for Wolfe's Book Of The New Sun series.

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Any suggestions for fantasy with an SF element? For example, Moorcock's Hawkmoon books or M John Harrison's Viriconium.
Gene Wolfe - The Book Of The New Sun
I'd also say Frank Herbert's Dune (generally clased as simply SciFi but I'd say it's an amazing SciFi Fantasy, I regard it maybe more as a fantasy with high technology)
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