munroburton wrote:Bear in mind that Tim Zahn made a fair chunk of his reputation writing Star Wars novels. IIRC, I saw something fairly recent about him doing a new Star Wars novel due in spring next year - titled Thrawn, essentially rebooting the eponymous character for the renewed franchise.
I like the Honorverse more, but I'm realist enough to know that the giant steamroller of Star Wars plus Disney will bump just about every competitor.
So don't be surprised if ACoV is delayed until after Thrawn.
Or could this be fallout from RFCs health problems? I'm not clear just how much input he has on these books, but I presume it's more than just a name check on the cover.
I would imagine that by now, RFC has enough clout that if he says anything,
it will received serious consideration, at the very least. But as your body ages, it simply won't cope with what you used to be able to get it to do. Many years ago, I really resented being told that I had to give up sport, but when my doctor and my physio both said to me "Look, your back is trying to tell you something," then I just had to put up with it.
It may be that RFC is being told "Look, you really have to slow down." What he does about it is up to him, but from a purely selfish point of view, I hope he listens. I hope he'll be around for a long time yet, to enjoy life, and maybe provide us with the books we enjoy, albeit at a reduced output rate.