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All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme. Because a programme provides full employment for three generations of social workers. And they mess up.
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But it isn't only younger readers who write to me. I'm getting the middle range, too, and some of them are naming their children after the characters in these books.
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But it's been around for so long that if I tried to change it now I'm sure the howls of protest would be heard as far as the moon.
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Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!
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Carson City is the most peaceful little town you have ever seen, with about 40,000 people spread out over several miles.
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Down on the bottom shelf was a copy of The Two Towers, the second volume of The Lord of the Rings. I looked at it and thought, 'Is this old turkey still kicking around?'
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Everybody who is the least bit talented at this sort of thing is going to 'hear' what you're doing, which is a significant factor if stealth is important.
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Fortunately they didn't send me to Korea; they sent me to Germany, and with two years of college German I got along fairly well.
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Frank Herbert was the fellow who unfortunately received th brunt of this discovery when they attempted to tax him for his books.
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He did point out that I'd receive advances for five books as opposed to advances for three books, which was going to net me a significant additional amount of money, and that sort of softened the blow.
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He said the only way you can get around it is to come up with believable limitations, and you have to be very specific about what those limitations are right at the outset.
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I can only sleep for a few hours, then I'm going to get up whether I want to or not, and as long as I'm up anyway I may as well go to work. So I go to bed at eight and my morning starts at two.
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I did fairly well and got a good background in academic English studies.
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I feel a sense of responsibility, so I'm pretty vague when I get to sorcery.
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I finally sent it off, and rather surprisingly - well, it was astonishing to me - Putnam took it and published it in 1973.
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I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.
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I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
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I made the mistake of telling them I'd done three years in the National Guard, although I was criminally underage to do it.
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I may stray once in a while, but I stay pretty close to the road map. I tend not to wind up in Australia when I'm heading for Portugal.
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I protested First Amendment rights and a number of othe things, and finally decided I didn't want to become another example.
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I refined the gimmick so that when a character does something with magic it makes a 'noise' other sorcerers can hear.
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I should say that I grew to love Lester dearly but he and I fought continuously.
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I spent a great deal of time studying Middle English and got fairly competent in it.
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I spent more taxpayers' money than I'll ever be able to replace. Everything we were doing, simply because of the size of this monster we were building, had never been done before.
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I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years, at which point all the administrators got a pay raise and the teaching faculty didn't.
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I think I know the formula for water and I believe I know Newton's Third Law. That's about as far as it goes.
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I use the gimmick of the will is the word. Which means that when a character wants to use magic they simply say, 'Happen!', 'Let it be so!' or whatever.
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I was struggling along and making half-hearted attempts to get back into teaching. But the market for unemployed English teachers wasn't very great.
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I was supposed to be working on a book at the time, and it was boring me to tears.
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I was terribly offended. But since I'd already signed a contract I didn't have too much choice and had to go along with him.
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I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
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I'm also getting people of advanced years. Even more advanced than mine, which is a little hard to accept. Some days I feel like I'm older than dirt.
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I'm done moving now. I'm setting down roots. I like this place.
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I'm enough of a pessimist that I'm going to continue writing fantasy.
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I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life.
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I've got eight years of college English behind me, and extensive reading in the classics, and I do my level best to stretch my vocabulary and hopefully theirs at the same time.
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If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own.
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It gets you thinking about what sort of world it would be with Romans and Arabs living next to each other, for instance.
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It was at the end of the Korean nonsense and we had the draft at that time.
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It's also a matter of relying on a routine. You know if you go to the same place, use the same kind of pen, have the same kind of lighting and so on, it becomes an unbreakable habit.
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It's the Superman complex, isn't it? If you're more powerful than a locomotive and can leap tall buildings at a single bound, what do you have to worry about?
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Maybe that was fate, because I can relate the interest directly to what I'm doing now.
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My original perception of how you did these things was based almost entirely on The Lord of the Rings. Being completely innocent, I thought it was standard practice to write these books as trilogies.
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Not to turn my fantasy into pornography or anything of this nature, but just to see if I could get away with taking it a little bit further in that regard.
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Occasionally I get unwelcome attention too, of course. I received some really strange correspondence from an absolute, total nut.
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On the subject of magic, incidentally, the fact that she is a little too specific about her spells is perhaps my one and only argument with Katherine Kurtz.
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People from California come over and carry our taxes for us. Many time we'd be happy if they'd just mail the money, but we haven't been able to persuade them to do that yet.
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Reed College required a thesis for a Bachelor's degree. Normally a Bachelor's is sort of like being stamped 'Prime US Beef.' They just walk you through, hand out the diplomas and you fill in your name later on.
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The grocery store in The Losers where Raphael works has almost a floor plan for one of the stores in which I worked.
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The letter said, 'Your mother and I are a little concerned about your behaviour. You shouldn't reveal your identity. Remember what happened last time.' I didn't hear from him for about ten years after that.
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The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day.
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There is no way these booksellers will accept them in that format.' Then he made a famous statement. 'This is what we are going to do,' he said. 'We're going to break it up into five books.' 'We' meaning me.
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They got my back up about that and I told them to take their job and do whatever they wanted with it. And abandoned tenure in the process. I could still be there, teaching Dostoevsky or something.
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This is terrible, when a writer is bored by his own work, but it was a real bomb and had reached the point where I couldn't even stand to look at it any more.
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We checked it out and found that Nevada has th lowest tax rate in the United States, because of the casinos.
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We concluded that if people's general belief was that things were going to go okay, then science fiction, where we look to the future, was very popular.
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We got into a long discussion comparing the climate of the world at any time when one or the other of the given genres of speculative fiction, fantasy or sf, was most popular.
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What he wrote made me a little bit nervous. This is when Ronald Reagan was President, and although I had no particular brief for Reagan I don't approve of assassination as a means of political change.
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When I was perhaps 17 I started writing but dabbling in fantasy never really occurred to me.
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When they ran out of cadre men they gave me my very own platoon and said, 'Here are 63 men, try to keep as many of them alive as you possibly can.' That was one of the more harrowing experiences of my life.
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You can have a character say, 'Gee, they bounced one of my cheques' in contemporary story and everybody will know what they're talking about. But in fantasy you have to invent the entire banking system.
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