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  • #31
    Originally posted by Night Marshal
    As a side note I thinks it a good sign that JMS has about 5 or 6 repies on the newgroup after Mr. Sprange post with no mention of him. Which to me says they are talking again.
    Yeah, seems you're right. Message from Mr. Sprange in the Mongoose Forums:
    Well, we are trying again, so we'll see what happens.

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    • #32
      Probably yet another example of Kosh's Universal Truth as spake by Sheridan.

      Understanding is a three edged sword ... your side, their side and the truth.
      The Optimist: The glass is half full
      The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
      The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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      • #33
        Here is something I found while on the Mongoose forums take as it will but its not much to go on either it was posted by Matt Sprague


        We'll make a big announcement of this later. However, as a sneak peek to the forthcoming novel range, I have just spent the afternoon discussing plot lines with one of the novelists - a certain Miss Claudia Christian. We have a cracking story from her planned and I, for one, can't wait to see it in print!

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        • #34
          hmm well we can always hope. She can't write any worse than al gore I mean ƓEarth in the Balanceƶ just puts a person to sleep which I might point out my library has three copies of and not a single b5 novel. The world makes my sad some days.

          Mr. Sprange posted this a little later


          lastbesthope wrote:

          >Please tell me there will be a luanch with the author in attendance! Or signed copies available!


          Actually, I think I can do better than that. Keep your diary free late February/early March.
          "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOW - What a RIDE!"

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Satai Delenn
            (quoting Matthew Spange) ... I have just spent the afternoon discussing plot lines with one of the novelists - a certain Miss Claudia Christian. We have a cracking story from her planned and I, for one, can't wait to see it in print!
            <beneath me and not very nice mode> Maybe CC can tell us in her novel what Ivanova was doing during the fifth season since she made sure that none of the rest of us would see it. </beneath me and not very nice mode>

            That said, I have read a few novels that were really well done by actor/authors. I hope this is one of them.

            Jan
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #36
              ... Here's Hoping

              I do hope they are worth buying (and reading). I was rather dissapointed with the novels I purchased, after watching B5 seasons 1 to 5 about 10 times on DVD.

              ... watched Crusade twice - that was enough.


              ... I'm new by the way. Greetings from the Far East.
              "I think I'll pass on the tuna, thanks."

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              • #37
                Welcome!

                I *loved* the three trilogies (Psi-Corps, Techno-Mage and Centauri) and 'To Dream in the City of Sorrows'. Haven't read the other one that's considered mostly canon...Book #7 of the numbered books, I think...for a long time. The rest of the numbered books were very forgettable.

                Have you read the trilogies, Puzzled Pak'Ma'Ra?
                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #38
                  I just picked up the "Leagions of Fire" trilogy. I'm going to give it a go.

                  ... I met a guy in publishing back in the US once, and he told me that cover art for novels (aside from VERY well established authors) is extremely important. Amazing, he said, how many folks will buy a novel because they like the cover.

                  ... I liked the "Legions of Fire" covers... guess he was right.
                  "I think I'll pass on the tuna, thanks."

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                  • #39
                    I met a guy in publishing back in the US once, and he told me that cover art for novels (aside from VERY well established authors) is extremely important. Amazing, he said, how many folks will buy a novel because they like the cover.


                    You have got to be kidding right ????Buy a novel because of a cover ?!!?? I have a tendancy to read the back flap on what's about first .Books are getting to expensive to buy otherwise and it's a waste of money to boot.8 bucks or more for a paperback and I don't want to think about hardbacks.

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                    • #40
                      ... Well, this conversation took place over a decade ago.... Books ran about 5 bucks or so, if memory serves.
                      "I think I'll pass on the tuna, thanks."

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                      • #41
                        <beneath me and not very nice mode> Maybe CC can tell us in her novel what Ivanova was doing during the fifth season since she made sure that none of the rest of us would see it. </beneath me and not very nice mode>
                        With the new Warlock class ship that Ivanova got assigned having hidden Shadow technology programming, is it wrong of me to think that her character *could* have popped up on Crusade had the show continued since Crusade was going to eventually go down the road of EarthForce blackops projects dealing with Shadow tech?

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                        • #42
                          In theory, it's possible. In reality I'm not sure how probable, though. Granted that JMS got over Robert Foxworth bailing on playing General Hague enough to hire him on Jeremiah as the President, but several years had passed by then. Foxworth didn't change the dynamics of an entire season the way CC's departure did.

                          Still, if it was necessary to the story, I think JMS would have had Ivanova appear.

                          Jan
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • #43
                            Satai Delenn,

                            You have got to be kidding right ????Buy a novel because of a cover ?!!?? I have a tendancy to read the back flap on what's about first .Books are getting to expensive to buy otherwise and it's a waste of money to boot.8 bucks or more for a paperback and I don't want to think about hardbacks.
                            Oh, I don't know. I love Science Fiction, but I force myself not to go near it in a bookstore less I get caught up in it and read/buy every book I can. I don't have the time to devote to reading SF all the time, but, I still love to read SF.

                            So, when I do breakdown and go to the SF section, I realize I don't know the authors anymore. Staying away from the ST and other high visibility SF novels, I find the appeal of the cover is just about as good as anything to help buy the book. I'm going to like it anyway ..

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                            • #44
                              I wouldn't necessarily buy a book for its cover, but it might make me pick it up and check out the back cover blurbs for more info and then decide if I want to buy it or not. Of the dozen or so books now waiting to be read, probably eight or nine are authors whose work I enjoy; the others are books that I picked up for that very reason.

                              Back in 1977, I went into a local Brentanos where I saw a very cool-looking paperback in the SF section. I'd never heard of the title or the writer, but apparently it was going to be a film soon, so I picked it up. It was called Star Wars, and the cover artist was Ralph McQuarrie, so I guess that cover can sometimes make a difference.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Jan
                                In theory, it's possible. In reality I'm not sure how probable, though. Granted that JMS got over Robert Foxworth bailing on playing General Hague enough to hire him on Jeremiah as the President, but several years had passed by then. Foxworth didn't change the dynamics of an entire season the way CC's departure did.

                                Still, if it was necessary to the story, I think JMS would have had Ivanova appear.
                                Oh, sorry. I hadn't meant to ask the question on the line of the people behind the show and their personal troubles with one another. Whether things could be smoothed over among folk of course would have dictated whether it happened period. I guess I should've said, given that things ended up smoothed between them, could it be reasonable that her character could've popped up in a smaller role here and there had the show continued, perhaps in a General Hague-ish way.

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