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Re: Empire of man further books?
Post by jontom   » Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:35 pm

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Yes. We Few reminds me of how Prince of Sparta ended with Lysander being hailed as emperor by elements of the CoDominium Navy. Both have the "and how can you write an interesting story about the protagonist after that" problem.

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jontom wrote:This matches what Weber told me when I asked him at a book signing. Ringo sees Roger getting into the thick of things (think Gustavus Adolphus) and Weber does not (emperors are not issued as skeet targets). Irreconcilable visions, so I don't expect we'll ever see a sequel.

Jon


Only way I see a sequel would be, if David would turn over the series completely to Ringo. But I've no clue how probable that solution would be. (Best guess? Not very, else it would've happen already - probably)
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Re: Empire of man further books?
Post by Yogesh200   » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:21 am

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I think it should be about how Lysander faces enemies and wins over them.
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Re: Empire of man further books?
Post by Somtaaw   » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:04 am

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Eagleeye wrote:Only way I see a sequel would be, if David would turn over the series completely to Ringo. But I've no clue how probable that solution would be. (Best guess? Not very, else it would've happen already - probably)



Tbh, as good a writer as Ringo is, turning over any series to his control entirely is quite possibly the best way to kill said series.

When he writes, or rather IF he writes, he's usually pretty good. But he's a little too quick to blame the whims of his muse for why he moves on from stories and leaves them for extended periods of time, regardless of what kind of cliffhanger he leaves it on.

Roger's in a good place right now, sure it's a bit of a cliffhanger with war looming, but it's a more natural pause than most of Ringo's other novels. Council Wars (hot war still ongoing, neither side with huge advantages), Troy Rising (hot war still ongoing, neither side with huge advantages), Hedren War (hot war, early days neither side has huge advantages), Looking Glasses/Space Bubble (cold war, but very likely to turn hot if another novel ever drops)

Would I like to see more Roger stories? Absolutely, but not if it means Ringo only writes 1 book, and then uses his muse excuse and leaves Roger in... a hot war still ongoing, neither side with huge advantages.
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