David Gerrold Message Board
plujmbob posts on 8/1/2009 5:32:45 PM
one thing i was wondering if D.G. isnt going to finish if maybe he would give all his notes n finished chapters to a different writer to finish for him....who would you guys pick to finish....i know pipe dream but i want to finish reading the series at this point dont even care if it wasnt as good...just like to finish what i start
Jim Blume posts on 7/21/2009 11:24:01 AM
Thanks for the post. I think that one has been on Wiki for a while. I remember the 1st time I saw it, I was pretty excited, but then you look at the ESTIMATED date. That's 2 years from now for a book that was supposed to be turned in to the publisher last October. IMO (and I know nothing about the publishing world) this sounds like a date pulled from someone's ass and slapped down on paper. I also suspect TOR knows this and that's why they won't confirm. I'm rooting for DG to finish still, so please keep the info coming if you see anything. Thx again.
Jim posts on 7/17/2009 3:47:42 PM
Hi all - this from Wikipedia. "As of 2008[update], Gerrold is nearing completion on book five, A Method For Madness, announced date of delivery to publisher(Tor) in October; with estimated release date of July 1, 2011(ISBN 0765340380). The last few chapters of A Case for Courage have already been written." Sounds encouraging. However, I called Tor and they would not confirm.
Ron posts on 7/6/2009 12:57:46 AM
Like so many of you who have waited so patiently for another addition to the "worm" series to arrive I too feel that it will probably never happen. As for re-releasing the series again for a "new" generation it could fail and we who are waiting are regretfully getting older and older.
Jim Blume posts on 6/26/2009 10:44:34 AM
I tried a couple of times to post, but there seemed to be a problem. Judging by the recent posts, this problem seems to be fixed. I generally check out the David Gerrold situation every couple of months just to see what's going on. Although I really don't have a lot of hope anymore. Anyway, I did a quick bit of internet research again this month and found nothing new. Book 5 is not scheduled to be on sale from any of the major bookseller's websites any time soon. I'd assume that means that the manuscript did not get turned in in October. The search turned up the same aging links/interviews, w/o any sign of new information. Gerrold.com is still up, but no updates in over a year. Ironically, the front page still claims that the blog will start back in July. Perhaps DG was referring to 2009 instead of 2008. That would be great. At any rate, I'll probably do the search thing again in late July or August and report back then. If any of you guys stumbles across new information, I'd surely like to hear about it here.
John S posts on 6/25/2009 2:11:31 PM
Steve Chase, thanks SO MUCH for the insight and update! I am a BIG fan of David's and he got me back into writing so I will pray for him and his family.
Jim posts on 6/22/2009 5:05:06 PM
I have spent the last couple of months reading several works by D.G. I am more convinced than ever that he had a cowriter or collaborator writing the Chtoor series. Nothing he has written since even begins to come close. Sadly, I don't think we will ever see a Book 5.
Jim posts on 3/6/2009 10:49:39 AM
Jim B. - I'll do just that, and thanks for the suggestion.
Jim Blume posts on 3/5/2009 3:31:30 PM
I agree with Frank here. The Star Wolf series was never a favorite of mine, and frankly I didn't think they were in the same league as his Chtorr books. However, I've never doubted that DG wrote them. If you doubt me Jim, I'd suggest reading 'The Far Side of the Sky' (3 novels in one). I think you'll agree that the same guy who wrote the Chtorr books wrote these.
Frank posts on 3/3/2009 5:38:57 PM
Jim, I have NEVER noticed any discontinuities of style in the Chtorr series, and I see elements of the same style and voice in other books by DG. No more difference than I've encountered between Dune books by F. Herbert and some of the shorter F. Herbert novels. I suggested the Kzin Universe method to DG once as a way to accelerate the completion of the series and it was rather politely and firmly rebuffed (dare I say laughed off) as an idea. Chtorr is his, as are the others. I still think the collaborative approach might yield some interesting story arcs though, even if not as a way to finish the series.
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