KJAnderson: explain that aghhh
Leadbar: hey kj
Arrow: ops????? AAAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!
Alucard: Hello Bouncer, Moderator.
crJan: Good to see you KJA.
* zenith gives KJAnderson aBIG hug *
KJAnderson: for those of you who don't do cons, this is a manic mob of SF fans of all stripes (and spots, etc.)
KJAnderson: fine with me
crJan: How's Allen Steele doing....have you seen him floating around?
Alucard: Goodie op's!
InfoWay: wat lost in space ?
KJAnderson: I hugged his wife yesterday, does that count <g>
zenith: yes it does :)
KJAnderson: Allen has a new short story collection coming out from Meisha Merlin press, and I have volunteered (begged) to do the introduction for it
zenith: what are you working on right now
crJan: LOL...I'm sure Linda's happy too KJA.
KJAnderson: Yeah, she's a sweetie
crJan: Tres Cool.
crJan: That comes out in January doesn't it KJA?
KJAnderson: Right now I just turned in the first 700 page prequel to DUNE
RebeccaMoesta: And I am editing the Dune prequel
Leadbar: KJA, Let me be the first to ask how to assuage the fears of die-hard Dune fans ...
KJAnderson: I'm writing HOUSE ATREIDES with Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, and we firmly believe this is *real DUNE stuff*
KJAnderson: We have buried ourselves in original Herbert notes and come up with a story that we think fits right in with the DUNE universe
KJAnderson: And we're very proud of it. The only people who won't like it, are the people who won't read it
crJan: Ooops...gotta hit the cyberhighway...later! Nice meeting you KJA and RM!
Leadbar: *I* believe you, but there's a bunch entrenched in the n.groups...
KJAnderson: DUNE is my favorite SF novel ever ever ever and I and very honored and impressed to be allowed to write in that "sandbox". It was quite a tough challenge
KJAnderson: Rebecca and I also just delivered our fourteenth and last YOUNG JEDI KNIGHTS novel, which finishes up that very successful series
RebeccaMoesta: This isn't intended to sound just like Frank Herbert wrote it, but the story is just as complex and compelling.
KJAnderson: The most recent one, TROUBLE ON CLOUD CITY is on the bestseller lists now
KJAnderson: Rebecca's my toughest reader, and if she likes it...
zenith: my son just read that one. he said it was the best one
Alucard: Hello Taz
taz: hello al
Leadbar: KJA, Have you heard any of the reservations on the prequels regarding the use of the D.Encyclopedia?
taz: how are you today
KJAnderson: We did 14 of those books, every three months, for 42 months. it was an exhausting schedule
zenith: I'll bet!
Dan9000: Users on #auditorium: scribe Snoopy BRIAN zenith astron Leadbar @Moderator KJAnderson @Bouncer FAW RebeccaMoesta Sonic
Alucard: Hello Dan9000
Dan9000: shut up
KJAnderson: we aren't using the DUNE encyclopedia -- it
taz: you shut up
Dan9000: make me!
KJAnderson: leave it outside the room, you guys
taz: i will
Alucard: IS Dan talking tome.
Leadbar: You were saying....?
zenith: taz you now better!!
KJAnderson: ahem... do we need to be here for this?
That Chick: yeck...
* That Chick spits *
taz: go figure
zenith: please go ahead K
That Chick: I accidently ate a fortune cookie without taking the fortune out
taz: well some people
That Chick: like me
That Chick: are stupid
That Chick: :D
KJAnderson: The DUNE encyclopedia was written and published but Frank never really adopted it. We are using *Franks* notes and his original books
zenith: why was it never published?
KJAnderson: It was published
KJAnderson: But don't hang on the details inside it, for those of you who have one of those out of print copies.
That Chick: laaalalala
Leadbar: have you read it?
zenith: are you going to go on any signing tours soon?
That Chick: hello not so great guy
Satuser: Hello everyone.
That Chick: goodbye not so great guy
KJAnderson: I just finished a 27 cities in 28 days international signing tour...I'm pretty worn out from signings right now!
That Chick: Hi Sat
FAW: "House of Atreides" - how many years before "Dune" does it take place?
zenith: oh I'll bet!!
KJAnderson: We did get in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Largest Book Signing by a Sincle author"
RebeccaMoesta: We do lots of travel, so you can keep track of us on our web page
zenith: whats your add?
RebeccaMoesta: precognition. cool, huh?
KJAnderson: HOUSE ATREIDES tells the love story of Duke Leto and Lady Jessica, their first battles with Baron Harkonnen, and the planetologist Kynes being assigned to DUNE
KJAnderson: The trilogy will probably *end* with the birth of Paul
That Chick: lalala
That Chick: Is this Dune chat that interesting?
That Chick: San diego???
KJAnderson: Well, 12 million DUNE fans seem to find the subject fairly intriguing
zenith: do you have a mailing list?
KJAnderson: We have an official fan club, details on the web page
zenith: how do you get on it?
zenith: oh ok
KJAnderson: Also, the address is PO Box 767, Monument, CO 80132
RebeccaMoesta: the newsletter includes lots more than Dune info, too
KJAnderson: any X-Files, or STAR WARS questions?
zenith: I thought you were close my mom lives in Denver
RebeccaMoesta: that's not too far
KJAnderson: (or readers of my *other* books...)
zenith: whats the deal with "smoking man"?
RebeccaMoesta: he smokes
KJAnderson: he should cut back to two packs a day
Leadbar: How long will KJ and RM be online with us?
KJAnderson: for about an hour...if you guys have questions...
zenith: is he really trying to kill moulder?
RebeccaMoesta: are we disinvited?
KJAnderson: smoking man is really mulder's mother, after a sex change...
Leadbar: No, no...
KJAnderson: too much tobacco will do that to you
* zenith rolling around laughing REALLY har *
KJAnderson: mulder and scully are brother and sister
truegirl: hello all
FAW: Will there be a "IGNITION"-film?
KJAnderson: oops, that's STAR wars, sorry.
RebeccaMoesta: we like to speculate, but we have no info about the new season of x-files
Pest: hi to you
Leadbar: KJ, I'm familiar with your work, but not of RM's. Could you introduce her?
KJAnderson: IGNITION is in the labyrinth of hollywood.
KJAnderson: right now, it's possibly going to be DIE HARD 4. but who knows???
RebeccaMoesta: I, um, keep him honest and sometimes happy
truegirl: mulder and scully need to get togeather and get it over with
astron: what about the new book in the x-files series?
KJAnderson: RM is REBECCA MOESTA, my coauthor on 14 Young Jedi Knights books, plus several JR. JEDI novels of her own'
RebeccaMoesta: we haven't read the new book. it hasn't passed Fox approval yet.
Pest: thoose suck
KJAnderson: I've written 3 XF novels -- GROUND ZERO, RUINS, ANTIBODIES -- and another author, Ben Mezrich, is doing the next one
VampHunD: hi true
truegirl: KJ who r u???
KJAnderson: an author
KJAnderson: of a few books
taz: you mean x-files has a book I thought they just had that tv series
zenith: ground zero was your absolutely BEST book ever!!!
Pest: no way
truegirl: COOL I wrot a book
truegirl: They would not publish it though
KJAnderson: so write another one and keep trying
Korean-guy: hey all
zenith: I've been published
truegirl: OK thanks for the advice I gotta go now ROLEPLAY appt
RebeccaMoesta: For things like X-Files and Star Wars, you have to be invited to write
taz: never give up
ty: hi truegirl
truegirl: k bye
Korean-guy: do ne of u have da game lineage?
ty: hi everyone
taz: hi ty
zenith: how do you go about getting sf published?
ty: anyone a female?
Leadbar: KJ, another Dune Q. Can you elaborate on the nature of F.Herbert's notes?
ty: u r taz
taz: why are you
RebeccaMoesta: It helps to meet people in the field for one thing, but first you have to write something and finish it.
taz: yes iam iam28
KJAnderson: we found a box of Frank's original worldbuilding notes, hundreds and hundreds of pages of DUNE ideas
taz: how old are you
ty: r u realy?
zenith: I have a finished draft but dont know where to send it
KJAnderson: we've also got Frank's notes for his last DUNE novel
Leadbar: Thought that stuff ended up in Berkely?
ty: i can i be your age
KJAnderson: if you have a finished draft, you should check out WRITER'S MARKET, a good directory of publisher
KJAnderson: Bantam has bought the new DUNE prequels, not Berkley
zenith: thank you kj,I appreciate it
RebeccaMoesta: The original DUNE books were from Berkely
KJAnderson: be persistent as a new writer -- it's not easy, so it takes a LOT of trying
Korean-guy: yes dude! star trek! star trek dude!
truegirl: do you think anyone would publish a book about a teenage hitman???
Leadbar: I meant the Herbert library in Berkely CA...
Korean-guy: Commander spock, what is our situation!
zenith: gotta go now...twas GREAT seeing you again KJ
BEM-Ricard: Hi from Andorra
KJAnderson: Ah, the Herbert library is in UC Riverside
KJAnderson: He's got many unpublished stories, and notes, and other works that the public hasn't seen
Leadbar: My error, sorry.
Korean-guy: why not, my bad
KJAnderson: And now we're trying to see what we can do with them all
Leadbar: Plans for any of it?
KJAnderson: We have three DUNE books to work on now
KJAnderson: But we're seeing what is there in the archives and we would like to do some of it
KJAnderson: We love Frank Herbert's work and want to try to bring a greater readership
Tuf: Hello from Barcelona
truegirl: I have a book and a collection of short stories that a lot of people like but im afraid of being rejected again
Korean-guy: how much are you guys getting paid to do this?
KJAnderson: Rejection is just part of the game
KJAnderson: paid to do what?
BEM-Ricard: Hi Tuf
KJAnderson: We do this chat for free
Korean-guy: to us
Tuf: Hi BEM-Ricard
truegirl: SO I SHOULD JUST GO FOR IT???
Korean-guy: so, it's like voluntary?
Korean-guy: out of enjoyment?
KJAnderson: we spend a lot of time meeting fans, talking to readers, signing books
Korean-guy: i just got here
KJAnderson: we do not get paid *anything* for doing chats or signings or conventions
RebeccaMoesta: We actually enjoy meeting fans in person better than just on screen
truegirl: ARE THEY GONNA DO ANYMORE DUNE BOOKS
Leadbar: KJ, hope you don't mind all the questions on Dune; just trying to address some of the concerns in the newsgroup crowd.
KJAnderson: uh, that's what much of this chat has been about
Cricket: KJ, as an author do you have any specific criteria for the art on your book jackets?
KJAnderson: we aer doing three PREQUELS to DUNE, which will begin coming out next fall
KJAnderson: often not, but sometimes for the STAR WARS books we are consulted a great deal
truegirl: cool I loved the Dune books
KJAnderson: Scroll up, truegirl, and you'll see what the prequels are about
Korean-guy: good bye all
Korean-guy: good bye all
Spock: My friend reads all the Star Wars books and he wants to know what is coming up
KJAnderson: remember, though, about the art that book covers are designed to SELL books, and often writers don't have much of a "marketing perspective"
Tuf: Good by all too.
KJAnderson: I've got THE STAR WARS CHRONOLOGY coming up, and two new comic series
RebeccaMoesta: bye, tuf
Tuf: BEM-Ricard, I'll see you now at Kernel BEM
KJAnderson: Rebecca and I just turned in the last of the Young Jedi Knights books
Cricket: As a reader, I find certain artists interpret story superbly. M. Weiland is my favorite artist
KJAnderson: Michael Whelan is here at Worldcon
Cricket: I wish i were!
KJAnderson: He's got a lot of his original paintings on exhibit here, and they're cool!Q
jones: Hi TopCat
KJAnderson: We just saw Bob Eggleton at lunch, another great artist
KJAnderson: He just won the Hugo last night
RebeccaMoesta: Kevin won't buy me any Michael Whelan paintings
Cricket: Eggleton or Whelan?
KJAnderson: Even the DUNE advances aren't that big!
RebeccaMoesta: Eggleton won the Hugo
KJAnderson: Eggleton won the Hugo, and the Chesley
jones: where you guy from
TopCat: how does a person move from room to room without exiting th chat?
KJAnderson: rocky mountains...
KJAnderson: close your eyes and say "I think I can..."
TopCat: shut up
KJAnderson: gee, somebody didn't take their "tactful
nellaFlegnA: hiya people
Leadbar: KJ, this may take a couple lines...One argument at alt.fan.dune revolves around Frank H's 'blessing' on the D.Enc. And although not canon, it's argued that this 'blessing'
TopCat: im lookin for someone
KJAnderson: pills this morning
Stu: hi everyone
Leadbar: means a true prequel must include material from D.E.
nellaFlegnA: who are you looking for
Stu: i am a male
TopCat: never mind that just tell me
Stu: anyone a female?
Leadbar: How do you address that?
nellaFlegnA: tell you what
jones: i am why
KJAnderson: If you read Frank's introduction to the DE, he says clearly that he thinks much of the material is "interesting" but doesn't feel bound by it.
Leadbar: I know.....
jones: hi IP
KJAnderson: Much of the DE material is contradictory with the dune fiction actually published
TopCat: it didnt work
Stu: who is a female?
jones: why Stu
jones: me too
stern: ANYONE HERE KNOW ME?
stern: REMEMBER ME
IP: who r u stern?
TopCat: hey Bouncer
jones: why Stu
stern: sorry 4 yelling
TopCat: where are you
TopCat: it didnt work
Leadbar: KJ, Did FH write any of the material in the DE?
IP: where r u stern
Moderator: remember people...this a a scheduled chat. these people are our guests.
KJAnderson: no, he wrote none of it, just sort of turned a blind eye
Moderator: please try to behave? you only get one warning.
KJAnderson: the DE is long out of print, and we are using Frank's orginal notes
IP: i am a member
jones: i'm not
IP: not in this name though
IP: i go by another name.......hahaha
Leadbar: KJ, can you drop any hints on FH's seventh Dune novel?
IP: in this room?
KJAnderson: yes, and it's really tragic that he died when he did, because Dune 7 wraps up *everything!*
KJAnderson: Brian and I will probably get around to writing it in the future, because Dune 6 ended on such a cliffhanger
Leadbar: Don't tease!
KJAnderson: it's the final showdown with the Honored Matres, and the *even worse* guys after them, plus it brings back a lot of familiar faces
KJAnderson: But, we felt that going back to the prequel time frame would be the best way to get DUNE fans back into reading the new books
Leadbar: Duncan, of course.
KJAnderson: HOUSE ATREIDES has all the familiar characters, settings, and the right byzantine plots
RebeccaMoesta: pop-up video factoid: Kevin J. Anderson only uses 5 of his 10 fingers when he types
KJAnderson: Duncan seems to be in every book
KJAnderson: You should see our first introduction of young Duncan in HOUSE ATREIDES
KJAnderson: when he's being hunted down by Harkonnen trackers
Leadbar: How's Brian as a coauthor?
KJAnderson: you see why he's so loyal to the Atreides and hates the Harkonnens so much
KJAnderson: Brian writes half the words, and if anybody is even *more* intimidated to be writing in DUNE than I am...
KJAnderson: We both love it and have put our best best best work into it
KJAnderson: why, to which question?
Leadbar: BH's fear
KJAnderson: go on, alucard...tell us what you *really think
KJAnderson: Ah, BH has some big shoes to fill, after his father's fame -- but we have managed to do a book that we think is worthy of the name
KJAnderson: we hope
roach: will anyone talk to me
Leadbar: did BH and FH discuss Dune much?
KJAnderson: yes they did, and even brainstormed doing a dune book together someday
KJAnderson: but Frank died unexpectedly (pancreatic cancer) and the book never got past the talking stage
Leadbar: Missed by me...
Leadbar: Did you read other works by FH to prepare?
KJAnderson: Yes, I've read EVERYTHING of Frank Herbert
Cricket: When you take on a project from someone's notes, does your writing reflect their style or does the material become the influence.
KJAnderson: We don't want to Imitate FH's style, but we want to be true to the subject matter
KJAnderson: DUNE is such a popular book, that it's almost like walking on hallowed ground
Leadbar: So what would be some of your author's perspective favorites?
batperson: oops wrong place
RebeccaMoesta: I got disconnected. But I'm back now.
KJAnderson: favorite, frank herbert books?
KJAnderson: Other than DUNE, I loved HELLSTROM'S HIVE, WHITE PLAGUE, GREEN BRAIN
KJAnderson: everything else, to a lesser extent
Leadbar: WPlague was....prescient.
KJAnderson: very creepy, and Santaroga Barrier was interesting, too
KJAnderson: I hope that by doing these new DUNE books, we will bring a resurgence of interest to the works of this great author. then I'd be really happy
Leadbar: I once spoke briefly with FH and all but begged for a new McKie tale....
KJAnderson: I liked those, too -- DOSADI EXPERIMENT, WHIPPING STAR
Spock: same here
Leadbar: Short stories on McKie are hard to find
KJAnderson: Frank Herbert was one of SF's great "idea" guys
KJAnderson: Some of the McKie stories are collected in FH books
Leadbar: You ever speak with him?
KJAnderson: "Eye" and "Book of Frank Herbert"
KJAnderson: No, He died the same year my first novel was published
KJAnderson: I just have my own respect for his work
RebeccaMoesta: Any final questions?
Moderator: Well Kevin and Rebecca, I think we've kept you here long enough. Any closing comments for our chatters? And you chatters...any closing compliments for our guests?
Leadbar: Final Jeopardy?
Leadbar: Thanks a ton.
Cricket: Thanking you for your time, most enjoyable.
Leadbar: Nice meeting RM!
KJAnderson: thanks for listening, everybody. HOUSE ATREIDES will be out October 99 from Bantam. But we have lots of other books out in the interim
RebeccaMoesta: Thanks for inviting us to chat. Visit our websit: www.wordfire.com
KJAnderson: bye all
* Moderator will be waiting anxiously *
Moderator: Thanks again for coming!
RebeccaMoesta: Good bye