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Actually, in the series originally, I had intended to tell the different books from the different characters' points of view.
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Ah, now that's hard to say - because I never plan ahead, with the exception of the Amber books which had to proceed in sequence.
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And some years ago I did a few short stories with Danny Proctor.
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Before I discovered science fiction I was reading mythology.
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But I don't really like to know what I'm going to be working on a year in advance.
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But one of the things that had occurred to me about the Tiers novels was that I liked the fact that Farmer had these nearly immortal Lords who tested one another, and I was thinking that the family relationships involved with something like that would have been more fun to explore.
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But the thing is, with so many characters being used in that series, I couldn't really characterize them all the way I wanted to in one book.
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Each time I've worked with anyone like this before, it's been very different. I guess that's part of the fun of collaborating.
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I don't have to write. There are plenty of things to spend my time with.
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I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
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I have a sentimental attachment to This Immortal because it's my first book.
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I keep one science fiction book going at all times just to keep abreast of the new things that are happening, and to catch up on some classics that I've missed out on.
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I read about six or seven books at a time, and I read something of each of them every day to keep them all moving.
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I really like to do short stories, and I've done so few in recent years that I'd just like to go back to them - do a whole bunch of short stories.
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I still tend to think of myself as a short story writer.
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I suppose the biggest single thing that's happened in the last decade has been an academic interest in science fiction in the States. I get invitations periodically to speak at different universities and such, and I've learned there are science fiction courses being taught all over.
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I think what I'm going to do is vary my output, do some straight science fiction and some straight fantasy that doesn't involve mythology, and composites.
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I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences.
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I wanted something a bit different, and I was looking for some sort of philosophical tradition that would justify the employment of some means of reincarnation and transmigration.
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I would not have liked writing them all in sequence.
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I'm just absorbing material. Something may come of it one day. I don't like to rush things.
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I'm just thinking about telling a story and developing my characters.
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I'm not collaborating with anyone on anything right now.
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I'm very taken by mythology. I read it at a very early age and kept on reading it.
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I've never been that interested in critical appraisals of my work.
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I've said before, I think, that shifting from a novel to a short story mode of thinking is a difficult thing.
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If I had my 'druthers just writing, I think I'd like to quit doing novels for a year or two and just do short stories.
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It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.
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It seemed that a lot of people liked the Norse and the Celtic mythologies so much.
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It seems in other ways, in some respects, that the mainstream authors are tending to use more and more science fiction notions.
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It's just that I got taken by Corwin as a character and decided to stay with him.
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It's set up in such a manner, though, that I could come back to it someday and use the surviving characters in a variety of ways if I wanted to write more Amber books.
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My own approach, whenever I do something like this, is to try to learn how the other person thinks, so that I can anticipate him.
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Of the recent ones, I like Doorways in the Sand because it's different from the others.
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One of the reasons I chose the Hindus was because it hadn't been done much in science fiction.
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Phil Farmer is a favourite of mine.
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So I just sign blank contracts for books and whatever strikes me as a good idea is what I write about.
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Something will set it off briefly, like the space programme or, well just recently a couple of good movies that got a lot of attention back in the States, like Star Wars and Close Encounters - and science fiction books become very popular.
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The fifth one concluded the story that began in Nine Princes in Amber, so that's five books in the series.
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The only thing that would bother me, is if anyone were to be forced to read something I had written.
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The short pieces are different. I usually have the entire image of the story in my head, and I'll just sit down and write it very quickly.
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Then suddenly, I'll find a part I really like and I'll just write and write.
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There was a proposed book that would involve three authors who traded sections of it, with an artist to do books illustrating them subsequently. This was purely a proposal.
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Tony Hillerman has done other mystery things, but this was the one that he really did well.
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Well, I see myself as a novelist, period.
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When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.
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While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
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