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Catharine Bloom posts on 5/28/2010 11:20:50 PM I asked this question three years ago, and never got an answer. Perhaps there is no answer, but I will ask it again: Where did you come up with the name of the queen in the wizard series? As you can see my name is spelled the same, and I have only seen this spelling one other time. I do enjoy your books very much and will continue perusing them. Thanks.
Christopher Stasheff posts on 5/27/2010 2:41:29 PM I'm delighted that you have found the STARSHIP TROUPERS to be so entertaining. My dughter Eleanore is urging me to finish the series, and how can I refuse her? Since the publisher isn't interested and several readeros have objected to my blatant padding (okay, there was some -- but there's an immense amount of work inj putting together a theatrical company). so we're going to condense the first three volumes into one and add the wrap-up in compressed fashion, so that it's a single book. More details should be showing up on my personal website -- you should be able to find it by googling my name. Oh, and, glad you caught the reference to KISS ME, KATE -- I have to credit my father with that on.
Danny Smolenski posts on 5/12/2010 2:57:28 AM Dear Mr. Stasheff, First, I want to state how much I enjoy your work. Your novels have given me countless hours of enjoyment over the years, and I thank you for it! I do feel obliged, though, to ask, nay, BEG, for more Starship Troupers books. Of all of your books, these are by far my favorite, and I have just now finished reading the trilogy again for the umpteenth time. Sadly, as I close the third book, so many questions parade once again through my brain without answers. Who is the man in gray? What is the mystery behind Charles Publican? Does Elector Rudders ever get his comeuppance? What becomes of our troupe of strolling players (not stars like L.B. Mayer's)? It pains me to think that we may never know. I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to continue or to finish this plea. I've tried four or five different ways now, but mere words seem inadequte to the task. Please know, however, (and I'm sure I'm not alone in my feeling) that you have a passionate and devoted readership that would love to see a resolution to this most enjoyable and entertaining tale. Sincerely, Danny Smolenski



JO BUDDRIUS posts on 3/16/2010 2:52:00 AM I have loved your books for years, and kept wondering why Troupers seemed to come to a complete stop. Being niether in theater or broadcasting, I am living proof that the rest of the world wants them to continue! My late husband also was a fan, my son has become one. We once had to buy a second copy of My Son because my husband left his copy home when we left on vacation, it was buy another or retrace several hundred miles to get it. Have you considered putting the earlier ones on Kindle? I've worn out so many books I've turned to electronic to try to preserve my copies. Thanks again for so many wonderful hours. Jo
Jenny Wren posts on 2/19/2010 7:54:13 PM I just wanted to tell you how much I love your books. I grew up reading them, and continue to do so to this day. I'm afraid I've actually read several hard backs to death and had to replace them as they had been my mothers. I still haven't figured out how many things I learned at a young age from reading your tales, but I'll always appreciate it. ~Jenny
Christopher Stasheff posts on 2/9/2010 7:12:35 PM Sorry, folks -- I'm going to answer all in one post, 'cause i'm nt sure it will get through one by one. Also for that reason, I'll keep it short. Mike Woods, I'm delighted my books were some consoloation to a serviceman. Thanks you for spreading my words to foregin lands. Steve A, the idea is hilarious -- you bet I'll use 'em! Jim L., you prove that no one but a theater AND broadcaster can really enjoy my more esoteric stuff. I am planning one more volume in the Star Troupe story, but who knows if it will see print? Thank you all for your kind words -- they keep me going! The commentator Jim L. posts on 12/8/2009 9:10:46 AM Prof. Stasheff, I just wanted send you greetings for a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Your books are like friends to me - old friends with which I grew up, like the Warlock series and new friends like the Starship Troupers and tales of St. Vidicon. I'm a former broadcast engineer and community theater tech volunteer, so these stories have a special place in my heart! Stay safe and know your work is well loved. The commentator Jon B posts on 12/7/2009 10:49:33 PM Can't remember if I have posted here in the past, but I'm glad to see things coming back to life again! I have greatly enjoyed almost everything written by you, as well, and keep hoping to see more things coming down the pike! (Gar Pike, of course.) It has been horrible to go from three or four books a year to one book every three or four years, and I can't help but start to dislike the editors who have cut us back on your books! Please continue to keep us informed about new works as they make it through the publishing process.
Mike Woods posts on 1/31/2010 5:31:00 PM Mr. Stasheff, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your wonderful works that I have enjoyed over the years. I was stationed in the military for 13 years and your books went with me all around the world and made my life a little less lonely when I was stationed away from my family. Warm regards. Sincerely, Mike.
Steve A posts on 1/31/2010 10:29:59 AM Hiya Chris, I'm delighted to say that the pun was so bad that my memory did the decent thing and wiped it! However you kind of invited a response, so regarding the broadcasting idea........ it seems to me that you'll get to explore the "roots" of popular music (ouch). That it won't take long before beetles and other insects living on the vines will interfere with the signals creating a sound that can only be understood if heard standing backwards(pow). In the fullness of time, scientists will work out that by getting a particular species of spider to spin its web on the vine will allow data to be transmitted within the signal, creating the interweb (Clunk). Of course finally enterprising Goblins will then work out that they can make lots of gold from the vine on a commercial basis. They come up with an idea where a person wears a mask woven from the silk of the interweb spider which has bits of lightening blasted sand over the eyes which allows that person to actually see the data..yeah they get to goggle the web which spreads out of control to become world wide (Crash). Chris, if you liked any of these thoughts, please use them. If you dont, lets never mention them again! Best wishes Steve A
Christopher Stasheff posts on 1/13/2010 11:37:08 PM Thanks, Steve A. Now I'm curious -- what was the pun? Hey, it might have the nucleus of a new story (or is that 'newcleus?' The latest idea is about a toy dragon who comes to life by returning to its home universe, taking the hero along with it. I really do appreciate the vote of confidence.
Jim L. posts on 12/8/2009 9:10:46 AM Prof. Stasheff, I just wanted send you greetings for a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Your books are like friends to me - old friends with which I grew up, like the Warlock series and new friends like the Starship Troupers and tales of St. Vidicon. I'm a former broadcast engineer and community theater tech volunteer, so these stories have a special place in my heart! Stay safe and know your work is well loved.
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