En ole vieläkään lukenut mitään Cookilta, mutta tuore haastattelu
on kiinnostava. Kirjailija sanoo A Path to Coldness of Heartista
when Night Shade Books bought my entire backlist of all the stuff that were out of print, they wanted me to continue the series. We argued back and forth, I didn’t really want to do it because it’s been 25 years and I had nothing but vague memories of where I had been intending to go. And Jason, senior editor, threatened. He said: “Well, I tell you what I’m gonna do then. I’m gonna have Steven Erikson write it. He’s willing to write it.” And I said: “No, even though I love Steven Erikson and love his work, nobody’s gonna write my stuff but me.” And so I finally agreed to write the book.Instrumentalities of the Nightin
The story will not end but I think it will be the last one that I actually write. I started out intending to write three books but each one was 50 000 words longer that it was supposed to be to begin with. And by the time I got to the end of the third book, I was still a long way from completing the story that I set out to tell.
Right now, I’m about 80 % done with it but I haven’t work on it this year because my American publisher is not to thrilled about continue on with it. It sold well in hardcover, but it hasn’t sold nearly as well as I wanted in the mass market paperback. So they’re kind of reluctant.
Seuraavasta Black Company -kirjasta:
I eventually will have another Black Company book come out probably in about two years, the way my schedule looks now. I know that I will get a great deal of pressure from publisher once they find out that I’m writing it, and whatnot, because they’re going to make a lot of money on that, whereas if I was to do a standalone book, they’re taking a much bigger risk. They know that a new Black Company novel will sell crazily in United States, it will sell extremely well here in France and it will be translated into probably 15 or 20 other languages. So, yeah, they want more of the what you’ve already done and been commercially successful with rather than to take a risk on something else.