(urth) Wolfe at Dragon*Con (Other stuff I've remembered)
crushtv at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 08:43:17 PDT 2009
Wolfe said that "Shadow of the Torturer" had a really good cover because the
publisher didn't expect much from it. As more success was expected from each
volume, the art director got more and more involved and, therefore, the
covers got worse and worse.
Before Wolfe's first panel on Saturday, I stepped up and re-introduced
myself from WindyCon (I ate lunch with him and, as a friend reminds me, gave
him my ice). He said "Oh! I remember you. I remember that grin. You have a
very memorable grin." Then I got him to sign my copy of "Innocents Aboard".
I told him that I *loved* that collection (which is absolutely true). I
asked him about the ending to "The Sailor That Followed the Sun". In the
story, he claimed that the "ordinary looking star" was the only one in the
Book of Am Tuat but the pictures in W.A. Budge's explanation of that book
have them all over the place. I told him I thought he was absolutely right
to have the star be the sun since it probably designates astronomical
entities that are on the ecliptic. But I didn't understand why he said it
was the only one in the book. His reaction was "Hmmm...I thought it was the
only one there."
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