Christopher Stasheff Message Board

Wayne Moore posts on 10/19/2006 5:34:40 PM I, too, wish to see the ending of the Starship Troupers! I enjoyed the series very much, though I know little about live theater. At the risk of sounding like a shill for baen, (I promise, I'm not!) you might check out their "web-scription" service; a feature they offer for publishing books in electronic format.
Christopher Stasheff posts on 10/17/2006 11:05:49 AM To the reader who posted a message as Doctor Stasheff -- you've read the genetics correctly, from what little I know about the science. I hadn't thought of it, but it's a good idea -- one child easily could be a dwarf and the other a giant. Since Cordelia's son is going to be born deaf (but how can you tell, with a telepath) it should be a very interesting family. Thanks from Christopher Stasheff.
Doctor Stasheff posts on 10/16/2006 8:45:37 PM Magnus and Alea have Children and there seems to be a problem... He is a dwarf. His sister is a Giant.

Christopher Stasheff posts on 10/16/2006 5:36:46 PM To the reader who posted on 10/12/2006: I'm glad you enjoyed all three of the Starship Troupers books. I do hope to write another book ending the series, but I'm afraid it may not be published – it seems that people who love both theater and science fiction are few and far between, not enough to generate sufficient sales to warrant publication. When I do finish it, I'll investigate e-book publishing – by that time, it may have become more viable. I will tell you that Ramou finds his father. Also, I'm collecting theatrical ghost stories, so it should be fun. Thanks very much for your praise. All best, Christopher Stasheff Bob Brown, your message will require a thoughtful answer. Thank you for your insights; I'll respond more fully at a later date.
Bob Brown posts on 10/14/2006 4:40:37 PM All the messages I have seen are either "Horay for Stasheff" or completely out of context. This will be a third type. I greatly liked the Warlock and the Wizard in Rhyme series in the beginning. But they became increasingly wordy, dark and rather uninteresting as the series progressed. Ending the Warlock series with the death of the two main characters was a major letdown and a cheap shot at the reading public. In the state of the world as it is now, we NEED heroes and family stability. We really don't need one parent figure to die and another to go insane than die of a heart attack. We NEEDED them to live a long and happy life; to see their grandchildren grow up safe and happy. Some authors feel the need to make their characters reflect on their personal lives. I feel mister Stasheff had comparable sad events in his real life and fealt the need to make the readers face a similar loss as he had. Not good and not fair to your readers. Fantasy and sci-fi books are read largely because, "the good guy wins"...usually - yes, I know some of the great books in this genre have the hero fail, die, or just barely survive. But Stasheff's books fall into the catagory of "good reads" rather than great literature so (I feal) should have let " the good guy win".
posts on 10/12/2006 12:28:25 AM I am wondering if you have given any thought to revisiting Ramou and the rest of the Starship Troupers. The first three books were truly delightful, but left me with many questions about the futures and fates of the Star Company players and their relationships with one another. Thank you so very much for many cozy hours curled up with your books.
posts on 10/9/2006 3:59:33 PM Please help me, I very fat and do not know that to me to do with my body. Diets do not help, nothing helps. Who íèáóäü can advise me as me to grow thin?
posts on 10/6/2006 7:14:45 PM Mr. Moore, thanks for the kind words – and for the double dose of ‘em – also, thanks for the tip. I'll check with my agent and see if the Baen library might be something we want to pursue. Vanessa, thank you for your enthusiastic words; I'm glad the Wizard in Rhyme series helped you survive high school. Sir Guy will definitely become emperor, though reluctantly. Thanks for the idea of Stegoman having a family, though. A nestful of little dragonets… hmmm… Alisande, what a string of coincidences! Might have known, if you come from Mount Vernon. Left there when I was eight, in 1952. You wouldn't happen to know how Graham School is doing, would you? I don't know the etymology of your name – I assumed it had the same root as “Alice.” Mostly I just liked the sound of it. Walt, there should be two more e-books coming out, though the company that bought the rights went out of business, unfortunately. Maybe in another edition. Anyway, thank you all very much for keeping my spirits up. All best, Christopher Stasheff
posts on 9/28/2006 1:01:17 PM Have you heard of the "free library" concept that Baen is using on their site? Authors volunteer titles to make available for download, free of charge. Many have reported sales surges on all of their old titles after posting one or two for free.
posts on 9/25/2006 7:02:08 PM send me the book! I LOVE the wizard in Ryhme series! It got me through really boring highschool. Nothing really ended.Will Sir Guy become emperor? Will stegomen have babies with the red dragoness? Please i will take it! >< -. I will send you COOKIES!
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