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Home Alone

Well, not really alone. Parris is here, and my minions, and the Cocteau staff, and the cats... but I am not in San Diego at Comicon, and I have to admit, that feels strange.

Staying home was the right decision. I just got back from Chicago and the Dead shows, and before that it was Europe, and it is hardly as if HBO needed me in San Diego to represent... not with so much of our cast on hand. I have so much work to do, I am way behind on everything, and I have a wedding to attend in Jersey in a few weeks, and worldcon after that... and if truth be told, San Diego has gotten overwhelming in recent years. There are always good times catching up with friends, and hanging with the cast, but it's not as if I can walk the floor anymore and look for old comic books, the way I once did.

Even so... even so... it does make me a little sad, not being there.

Anyway, those of you who are there, be sure and catch THE EXPANSE premiere. I wish I could. Everything I've seen suggests that it will be a terrific show. The books were certainly great. Say hi to Daniel and Ty for me.

You might also visit the Random House booth to buy a calendar, and drop by the Tor/ Macmillan booth to buy a stack of books and show your support.


Jul. 11th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Random Question from Sci-fi Fan
Mr. Martin,

New fan, first time posting. I was reading the archives of your blog, and I noticed way back in January when all the hullabaloo with people connecting Winds with the new Star Wars flick, you mentioned that you didn't like Return of the Jedi as much as Episodes 4 and 5.

As a total Star Wars geek myself, I gotta ask - What didn't you like about Jedi? It's my favorite of them all, though I understand why people say Empire is the best.

Random question, I know, but this post didn't seem to have a specific topic, so this didn't strike me as "off-topic," which I know you discourage.

Anyhoo, thanks for looking, and your work. Best of luck to you with your busy schedule.
Jul. 11th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Random Question from Sci-fi Fan
Well, for one thing, the whole "blowing up the Death Star" plot did not work for me. We'd seen that in the first STAR WARS, we did not need to see it again. They should have come up with a new and better Big Bad, rather than just another Death Star.
Jul. 11th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Random Question from Sci-fi Fan
With one-off Star Wars movies coming out, we should get a GRRM Star Wars movie. That would be amazing!

I agree that the reused plot was a bit of a let down though. I'm a big SW fan, but I also wish they had gone away from the old characters for the new movie and just made a whole new story in universe or told the story of Revan, which to me would be better than the 6 films.

Edited at 2015-07-11 03:22 pm (UTC)


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