Лог чата с Гленом Куком
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по случаю WindyCon 12–14 ноября 1999 года. Оригинальный текст есть
Hi ya :)
Glen... Faded Steel Heat ('99, New American Library)
a continuation of your Garrett Noir/Fantasy novels...
how many are in this series now?
There are Nine.
Why did you first decide to merge
noir type characters in a fantasy setting?
Because I wanted to write
the first book Sweet Silver Blues
and my agent insisted I couldn't make
enough money writing it as a regular detective novel.
But I wanted to write it so badly,
I finally wrote it as a fantasy novel.
By the time I finished the first one
I had the plots for the next two
and so it's turned into a popular fantasy series.
How many different series do you have going right now?
Can you tell us a little about them.
Just two, the Garrett files and Black Company.
I've read some of your Garrett Books...
But could you tell me a little more about Black Company...
is it macabre fantasy?
It can be in places.
It's military fantasy, very dark (I'm told).
My argument is that it's realistic.
It's an ongoing story of a mercenary company
that are initially the BAD GUYS.
The books are told from their point of view
and the force of circumstances through the books
have made them become the good guys.
Would you class them all as pure fantasy?
Both of those series... yes.
Well they have many other elements.
I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend
to not focus any given story on just fantasy.
There's always Mystery and often horror elements in anything I do.
So the latest Garrett book came out this year...
What's the next book/story you have coming out?
It's entitled SOLDIERS LIVE.
And it's another Black Company novel.
It should be out sometime next year.
Do you project that you're going to start
any new fantasy series in the near future?
I had expected to begin,
and I would start something entirely new,
but my agent and my editor
both are pressuring me
to do more Black Company material
because they sell so well.
So unlike many of the authors these days...
you're actually seeing royalties.
Yes. Plus my books sell very well
in Eastern Europe – Russia, and Poland and Germany.
That's very interesting...
are they translated immediately?
Actually I had a couple of books...
last two Garrett Books sold in Germany before here.
That is very interesting.
Right now I'm just working on the Next Garrett Novel.
And when do you expect that will be out on the shelves?
No idea. It's publishing date is very iffy.
So it could be anywhere from a year
to a year and half after you submit it?
What is the next convention you expect to be attending?
Chambanacon... which will be in Champagne...
in the next two weeks.
After that, in January, Chatacon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
And you have a moving book store
that you take to these various conventions.
So folks can usually find you in the dealer room.
Glen... it's been very good meeting you
and I'd like to thank you for coming out
to chat with us tonight.
I know you've had a long tiring day in the Dealers room.
I want you to know that I really enjoy your Garrett books.
I came in late, but, Glen –
did you start out as a fan, and then start writing, or...
I started out writing.
Fandom discovered me years afterwards.
I started going to conventions as guests
before I become involved in any fannish sort of thing.
Well let's thank Glen for joining us tonight.
Cybling applauds Mr. Cook.
Hope to meet you at one, one of these days :)
Thank you, Glen :)