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Possible Erikson Podcast

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Sarcellus, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Sarcellus

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    Not sure if this belongs here, feel free to move it.

    Might be developing an Erikson podcast given his desire to reach out directly to his fans, wherever they might be. We're starting with one and seeing how it might move forward organically, given that even just crowdsourcing ideas on his official author page gives the impression he'd have topics to speak on for years.

    As per the post on his official author page and the linked post from Malazan Empire forum, what would you like to Erikson orate about?!

    Cheers.
     
  2. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    Erikson ruined fantasy for me. It's hard to find authors that can spin layers of story threaded with so much theme. My selection of authors I can now tolerate is thin.
    That said, people want want to know so much.
    • How does he schedule his writing to be so prolific?
    • What resources does he use to make every culture feel so authentic, every piece of armor genuine, every brick in a city alive, even when the city is abandoned.
    • What are the themes he finds himself using the most? Why?
    • He is proof that an overused trope doesn't make a story weak. I'd like him to speak to that.
    • Sorry, so much sorry. I'd like his insight on his usage of sorrow as a contrast to the other brighter bits and how they shine more because of the sorrow.
    • How is he able to handle so many plots and sub plots?
    • What tools (software) does he use to keep track of his universe?
    • What does he do for inspiration?
    • Is thoughts on the kernals of story. Could he write the same story set in our everyday world?
    • Will he consider letting other authors write in his universe?
    • Will he be integral in the development of any media for the small or big screen?
    • Why hasn't he approached CD Proejkt Red to create an Malazan based video game (wishful thinking from me)?
     
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  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    AnkariAnkari do you like R. Scott Bakker? Ian Esselmont?
     
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  4. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    SteerpikeSteerpike R. Scott Bakker is close. I lost interest in the series because of a delay in his production. I'll revisit his series again.
    Ian varies. Some books are solid, some are just interesting enough for me to not close the book. Those stories depend too heavily on the cast borrowed from Erikson. If not for that, I may have closed the book earlier. I read Ian Esslemont only out of need until Erikson's Kharkanas trilogy came out.

    Actually, the only other author that grabs my immediate attention is Mark Lawrence. He's not as intricate, but his ability to manipulate my emotions is appreciated.
     
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  5. Sarcellus

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    Lol, sorry is for Canadians ;).

    Thanks for the questions, Ankari!

    I do wonder how Esslemont's stories would have been received if first.

    Bakker's second of three series in The Second Apocalypse is complete. It's enjoyed a divisive reception. Though, no word on whether he's been picked up by Overlook or another publisher for the final series so delay remains.
     
  6. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    I just read your comment and was puzzled until I reread my post. I meant to write sorrow.
     
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  7. Sarcellus

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    Lol.
     
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