David Gerrold Message Board
Jim posts on 3/3/2009 5:11:17 PM
I'd like to throw something out there for comment that I have been curious about for a very long time. Has anyone read the HALO series? These are great books penned by different authors. As one reads each succeeding novel, it is easy (at least for me) to discern distinct writing styles, along with dissimilar methods of character and plot development. This is because they were written by different authors. I sense the same dissimilarities with the Chtoor series compared with the Star Wolf and Child of Grass series. The Star Wolf and Child of Grass series simply lack the sophistication and intricate command of detail and intelligence that the Chtoor series has. Star Wolf and Child of Grass seem to be more callow than Chtoor. Could it be that the reason DG has not delivered on his promise to submit AMFM is because it is not written. And it is not written because he was not alone in writing the first four Chtoor books. As we all know, ghost writers are not unheard of. I don't know is such is the case, but I am curious and invite your comments.
Frank posts on 3/3/2009 4:56:05 PM
There are ISBNs and 'tentative' pub dates for one or two of the next Chtorr books, but that doesn't mean anything. Nailing down an ISBN in advance doesn't guarantee the book is written, or nearing completion.
As for productivity, DG has done/been doing a LOT of other stuff. If he's not got his head into Chtorr regularly, starting/ stopping/ restarting something of that scope and detail is (to put it mildly) a chore.
Be that as it may, while I'd like to see Method, Time, and Case in print to DG's standards asap, I'm not holding my breath nor carping at him to hurry up. Neither does a lot of good, and the universe (and DG) don't owe me anything anyway.
Lots of other good sciFi writers out there to keep one's self amused: Scalzi, KS Robinson, Ringo (Oh, No!), or you could read DG's older or newer stuff if you need a fix. Having said that, Harlie and all the drug references are wee bit dated...
Me, I've got a life, and I'm hoping that the lag does NOT mean DG is unwell, nor unhappy, and may someday finish Method and the others. If not, maybe someday he'll sell the rights to some other aspiring author who thinks they can do it as well, and faster.
Harry posts on 3/1/2009 9:19:22 PM
I can't believe that there are people out there that think that the Chtorr series will ever see another book. David Gerrold can't even complete a website.
I think the series was great, one of my favorite, but after all this time if you still think we will see an end to it, I think your all dreaming.
Jim Blume posts on 2/26/2009 4:30:33 PM
Gerrold.com is up in a very basic way, but hasn't been worked on in at least 5 months. To be honest over the past few years, I've basically learned to not worry about it anymore. I take what DG says with a huge grain of salt. I'm sure he means well, but what he says and what happens are two different things. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of these folks who thinks DG "owes" me something. I paid for each of his books (and would buy them again in HC) and consider it money well spent. If DG ever publishes more Chtorr books, I'll buy them as well. But until I see a publication date from Amazon.com, I'm just not getting my hopes up. DG has been saying 'next year' since 2003. Maybe this November will be the year, or maybe this books will the the science fiction version of "The Canterbury Tales"
Alobar posts on 2/10/2009 9:12:42 PM
I'm also curious if the next two books in the Child of Grass series are going to be published. Apparently they have already been written. Anyone heard anything in that regard?
Mysterion posts on 2/10/2009 2:59:36 PM
In the Afterward to "Blood and Fire" DG mentions a book titled "The Un-Making of the Star Wolf". This would apparantly go behind the scenes of the (as yet) unproduced TV series the Star Wolf books sprung from. Anyone know if this is something he is still aiming to produce/release at some point [I know, "right after the next Chtorr book... :)]? As much as I like the Chtorr series, I'd personally much rather have more Star Wolf.
Steve posts on 2/9/2009 4:16:26 PM
Just out of curiousity, does anyone know what happened to his blog? He said almost a year ago he would resume his blog, but there has been nada since.
Mark posts on 1/30/2009 5:22:30 PM
He's TIRED? Yeah, only had about 10 years to rest since the last Chtorr book. I could see how that would wear him down...
Bob posts on 1/18/2009 4:00:58 PM
Word is other books will be re-published at the same time as release of book five.
Bruce posts on 1/13/2009 3:59:21 PM
Any word concerning the earlier books reappearance? pb or hc? I would love to see these republished by someone as a set of hcs.
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