Jo Walton Sez . . .

by wjw on October 24, 2008

Hey, Jo Walton is saying nice things about me over on!

Williams is a remarkably underrated writer. He’s amazingly versatile and he’s never written the same book twice . . . I’ve been reading him enthusiastically and buying every book he’s written since I fell in love with Knight Moves on that long ago train. I’ve been expecting him to become a bestseller at any moment with a big breakout book, but it never quite happens. He keeps on writing one brilliant fascinating book after another without ever quite becoming a star. I don’t understand it. (Can I just say that I don’t understand that, either?)

And allow me to say, by way of thank you, that if you haven’t read Walton’s Farthing series, you should go right out and do it.

And, on the same site, Jason Henninger talks about playing Spore.

Ralf the Dog October 25, 2008 at 2:18 am

Mr. Williams, the problem with your books is that you write to an intelligent audience. Don’t worry about character development. Don’t worry about pacing your novel. Just put lots of explosions and naked chicks in it.

“…The next explosion was even bigger than the last 147. The ground turned into liquid as fountains of burning oil and rock shot into the sky making a sound that seemed to say, ‘AAARRRGGGGGHHH, you think that was bad…..’

Drops of brightly shining lava fell to Earth burning the uniforms off the killer robot cheerleader army…..”

Thai October 27, 2008 at 12:54 am

My kids love spore. In fact, as I type this, one of my twins “Kyle” wants to ask if you had anything to do with spaceship Steve?

And I have to agree with Jo Walton- I loved Implied Spaces.


dubjay October 27, 2008 at 5:14 am

Thank you for the kind comments, Thai.

Tell “Kyle” that I didn’t give Steve his name, but I wrote some of his lines. In fact I wrote some pretty funny dialog for him, but they seem to have dropped most of it for one reason or another.

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