But there are a couple quick things in passing I would like to mention:
In regards to the Star Wars novel, there's a really solid review on the Star Wars Action News podcast. Most of the show is dedicated to discussing Star Wars toys and collectibles, but the review kicks in around minute 53:30, and while spoiler-lite, it really gets down into the characters and their motivations. Cool.
Also, Zak from Playing D&D with Porn Stars (an accurate description of the site, so its tucked behind an adult filter, though it mostly talks about games and gaming), had a conversation with me and Cam Banks, who is the design of the new Marvel Heroic Roleplaying from Margaret Weis Productions. Its a pretty good brackets of old school and new age superheroic RPGs.
Also, I posted an essay on Booklife on the similarity and differences between shared-world and "traditional" novels. When I wrote it, I felt that some of my thinking was still a bit mushy. On rereading it about a month later, it holds up better than I had first thought, but merits further discussion and refinement.
|Yes, That's Matthew Moore and Mike Z in the background.|
Oh, and I have this picture of me with a DeLorean. Yes that's a hoverboard. Yes, that's a stuffed Rytlock by the flux capacitator. Yes, I'm holding a copy of Ready Player One. Yes, that's a tale for another time, when I get a chance to tell it.
But more about that later,