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paulw
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 04:51 am:   

Science-Fiction Novel Posits Future Where Characters Are Hastily Sketched
March 29, 2006 | Issue 42•13

OREGON CITY, OR—Science-fiction author Morgan Richards announced Monday completion of his long-awaited novel, Zeppelins Of Phobos. The swashbuckling tale of the battle for control of the solar system depicts a terrifying future filled with virtually indistinguishable characters who only communicate through stilted and shallow dialogue. "I've always been intrigued by the concept of the two-dimensional, almost caricatured human race spreading to nearby planets," said Richards in the April/May issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. "I wanted to capture the sense of adventure, lust, and peril that these characters would feel, along with their utter lack of social context or emotional complexity." Richards said the very nature of his characters demanded that they live in the unlikely, unrealistic, and overly cinematic society he painstakingly details in the book.
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Simon
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 07:15 am:   

You know you've arrived when the Onion go after you!
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richard
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 08:00 am:   

Yes, as Oscar Wilde would have it, there's only one thing worse......
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Adam
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 08:58 am:   

As much as I love The Onion...cheeky bastards!

Haven't posted for a while. Hope you are well, Richard, and everyone else!
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Ankmin
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 12:22 pm:   

What? Is that actually Richard K Morgan??
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richard
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 05:08 am:   

Yes......in all his hastily sketched glory

:-)
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Ankmin
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 09:48 pm:   

Hi,

Well if it is really you, just like to say I'm a big big fan. Read the first two Kovacs novels, was utterly blown away. I'm on the third one now, about half way through, and I'm enjoying it immensely. I'm sure you get this pretty often, but keep up the good work. When I find a good author, I tend to stick with him/her. If you're some miscreant masquerading as the great man, well... I'll be dropping him an email anyway.

Cheers
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richard
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 05:19 am:   

Thanks for the kind words, Ankmin - just the kind of restorative my ego needs after being savaged by America's foremost organ of satire.
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Ankmin
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 09:51 am:   

Hehe, I'd agree with the person above, you've definitely made it when they go after you. So is this your regular stomping ground on the net? I'm going to stick around, if you don't mind :-)

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