Christopher Stasheff Message Board

Rebecca posts on 3/5/2007 10:10:29 PM Hi Again Chris, Steve must be right about OVER forty years. Forty years ago you were in Lincoln, NE and my Dad was your PhD advisor. Hope all is well with you and that you got my earlier posting. I wish I had known you were in NJ at some point. I've been in NY and VT for the past many, many years now. Take care and maybe we can touch base again sometime. Your "equine advisor" of old.
Anonymous posts on 2/24/2007 12:51:02 PM REPLY TO STEVE OKSALA: Steve, my earlier message doesn't seem to have come through, so I'll try it again. FORTY years? Seems like just last year I was listening to your guitar! Hope things have gone well for you -- and thanks for reading my books. Sorry THE WARLOCK'S LAST RIDE did get sad. Every good marriage should end in Heaven, but I will admit I didn't really need to go into the details. Hope all continues to go well for you. All best,Chris
Adrienne posts on 2/15/2007 11:02:05 PM I was glad to hear that you will put one more Wizard in Rhyme book eventually. I certainly miss the adventures of Matthew Mantrell and company. I've passed "Her Majesty's Wizard" on to many people, and they've all gone on to finish what you have written of the series. That book remains in my top 3 favorite books of all time. On a side note, I wish you still taught in N.J.! I'm a 26 year old English major at Rutgers, but I would have travelled to Montclair just to have a class with you. I would have attended ANY class you taught.

Claud R. Ellis posts on 2/13/2007 7:47:06 PM I also am waiting for the next star company adventure. Ilove the way you tie the books together and hope to find out how Charles Publican became Cholly in Escape Velocity. Thank you for your Excellent Stories
Rebecca posts on 1/7/2007 6:45:55 PM Hi Chris, Do you still play Botticelli?? I have never found anyone else to play it with and 35 years later still miss it. I have been trying for several years to find a way to contact you again and now, here you are!! Are you aware that in the Christopher Paollini series in the second book, "Eldest" that the word for magic is gramarye? I couldn't believe it when I read that and have notched the page where it first appears. I guess he must be a fan of yours too. I must thank you for your books from a personal perspective also. My son, who never liked to read, finally discovered the joy of reading when I got him to read one of your books as a teenager. He then became a SF fan and read more of your books before branching out to other authors. One of my greatest treasures is still my autographed copy of the first publication of "The Warlock in Spite of Himself" and your letter about its origin. I am profoundly glad that you have been able to realize your dream of becoming a full-time author and wish you continued success for many years to come.
Ray Villa posts on 1/5/2007 4:00:21 PM Mr. Stasheff, this is the guy who loved Starship Troupers here

I don't know if you have thought of this yet but I am following Lawrence Watt-Evans 'donate-a-chapter' model where he writes a chapter after $250 has been donated by fans (And publises it for everyone to read for free). If an entire book is written all fans who donated $20 or more get a signed copy.

I don't know if that would help you as you have mentioned that some publishers haven't found the Troupers to be worthy of publishing but it's another way to get your material out and see if anyone wants to read it. I don't know how well it works (as he is only on his second book) but it might be an idea to try out later.

BTW whomever I hope whomever wrote this software makes it so that Enters show up normally instead of the way I did it. :)

Roland Volz posts on 12/24/2006 4:42:07 PM Dr. Stasheff, I just found this board and wanted to share my thanks for doing such a great job writing over the years. It's hard to believe how long ago it all started. For me, I still remember when I first came across The Wizard In Spite Of Himself in Waldenbooks in the early 80s, and the sense of wonder and joy it engendered in me for sci-fi and fantasy books. Thanks for writing them, and I hope we'll see many, many more!
Steve Oksala posts on 12/19/2006 4:45:55 PM Chris: just ran across this web site. Seems like yesterday at the University of Michigan - but it has been over forty years! I've enjoyed your books very much, and still have some paperbacks that I paid about $1 for. I was a little disappointed in the Warlock's Last Ride because I found it sad. I had always liked Rod, and I find that his kids are too serious; you need to let them lighten up in any future books! regards, Steve Oksala
Laurey Steinke posts on 12/11/2006 9:28:10 PM Hi Chris, I missed you by a year or two in Lincoln-but we had many friends in common. I have followed all of your works with great glee over the years. You turn a fine pun. Turns out now that I am dating one of your Lincoln theatre friends---he would love to hear how you are doing but might not contact you himself. He was a member of the first house of Floyd at the time of the fire. I was friends with the folks at the duplex of Floyd. -laurey
Christopher Stasheff posts on 12/9/2006 4:05:24 PM Thanks for the vote of confidence, O Resident Viking. I enjoyed those discussions considerably. Maybe we'll wind up at the same convention again some time. BlaiseN, I WILL write a final book to all two of the series some day a final Rhyming Wizard book and a final Starship Troupers book. I have to wait for it to come of itself, though I found out the hard way that you can't force humor. If I'm really lucky, they might even be published. In the meantime, thank you for your praises. All best, Christopher Stasheff David, I started the fourth volume of the Star Company, but I put it aside after six chapters because the humor wasn't coming and Ramou was growing surly. Surly to bed and surly to rise are not really likely make a man healthy or wise, and certainly is wrong for my version of Scaamouche.. We'll try it every now and then, and when it seizes me with the magical grip that came in writing Company of Stars, I'll go on. Thanks for your loyalty. Whether or not I'll do anything more with the Starstone series, I don't know there is a third book waiting, in which Ohaern becomes gradually that he's an embryo, the suddenly is jolted into complete consciousness by being born. You can see why I might want to handle that one delicately if at all. Thank you all very much for your encouragement; I'll keep at it. Thanks, Christopher Stasheff
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