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SF Tidbits for 5/17/08

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on SF Tidbits for 5/17/08

  1. Padded fiction. Bulging books.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Baxter and Reynolds and Webber and the rest, but, they write long, long, long books.

    Just finished rereading Rama: a whole first contact novel in under 300 pages.

  2. Yes, L. Ron Hubbard’s Mission Earth was published as a 10 book series but he wrote it and intended it as a single, long, long novel. He even made up a word for it meaning 10 book novel. Oddly enough the idea of the ten book novel never took off with other writers.

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