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Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

An authour I'd really like to see do a novel (or more) for the Pathfinder Tales line is Tim Waggoner. In my opinion his is Blade of the Flame Trilogy was one of the best series that Wizards of the Coast produced (and I have a large five shelf bookcase filled with D&D novels).

The character interaction, style and tone of those books would be a perfect meld for what you've been doing with this line.

Cheers :)


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Saladin Ahmed would be a great choice for something set in the Keleshite-inhabited parts of the setting.

Silver Crusade

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My ideal is and has been a full novel featuring the excellent characters from Mother Bears
by Wendy N. Wagner. Still my favorite Pathfinder Tales web fiction, not starring Count Jeggare and Radovan.

Silver Crusade

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I'd like to see Jim Butcher write one.


If we are talking Eberron authors, I'd rather see Parker DeWolf (I'm still miffed that they cancelled his third novel), Paul Crilley, Don Bassingthwaite, Keith Baker, or Rich Wulf.

Paul Kemp would be nice, too.

Jim Butcher is a great idea.

Qadira

I'm also a big fan of Tim Waggoner, but the first person coming to my mind would be Rosemary Jones. She did a wonderful job with "City of the Dead" and I would love to see her putting her writing skills to some of the golarian cities as well.

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Several of the people on this list have either already been talked to or are in fact already working on something. Stay tuned. :)


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Fabius Maximus wrote:

If we are talking Eberron authors, I'd rather see Parker DeWolf (I'm still miffed that they cancelled his third novel), Paul Crilley, Don Bassingthwaite, Keith Baker, or Rich Wulf.

Paul Kemp would be nice, too.

Jim Butcher is a great idea.

Please, no Keith Baker . . . he's done some decent stuff, but I fear he's destroyed more than he's fixed.

Paul Kemp would be fantastic though! That guy has style!

Maybe you could get Patrick Rothfuss to do a fey novel? ;P


Sub-Creator wrote:


Please, no Keith Baker . . . he's done some decent stuff, but I fear he's destroyed more than he's fixed.

I don't know what you mean by 'destroyed'. I agree that his last two books were sup-par, but I attribute that to personal issues. I'd still prefer him over Waggoner. Or even Wyatt or Forbeck. I shudder at the thought of reading stuff written by those two.

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Maybe you could get Patrick Rothfuss to do a fey novel? ;P

Yes, please.

Qadira

James Sutter wrote:
Several of the people on this list have either already been talked to or are in fact already working on something. Stay tuned. :)

Well, and what about you? Any Plans for Salim "The Rope" Ghadafar?


I'll echo the call for Rosemary Jones.

Crypt of the Moaning Diamond and City of the Dead are probably my two favourite Realms-novels not written by Elaine Cunningham.

Silver Crusade

James Sutter wrote:
Several of the people on this list have either already been talked to or are in fact already working on something. Stay tuned. :)

Yay!

pleasebeWendypleasebeWendypleasebeWendy

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Fabius Maximus wrote:
If we are talking Eberron authors, I'd rather see Parker DeWolf (I'm still miffed that they cancelled his third novel).

As am I. I was enjoying the Lanternlight Files. :(

Any of the Authors who wrote in tThe Inquisitives line (Edward Bolme, Paul Crilley, Marshiela Rockwell or Jeff LaSAla) would also be welcome. Bound by Iron made me want to try and create a Paladin wielding a Longsword and Quarterstaff together, although the rules didn't really allow it until just recently with Quarterstaff Mastery. :)

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WormysQueue wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
Several of the people on this list have either already been talked to or are in fact already working on something. Stay tuned. :)
Well, and what about you? Any Plans for Salim "The Rope" Ghadafar?

Yup! While I can't tell any dates yet (especially since it's not finished), I think it's safe to say that you'll be seeing Salim again in the not-terribly-distant future. In addition to visiting the Outer Plains (naturally), the next book is set in Kaer Maga....

Qadira

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Has anyone suggested R.A Salvatore?

You are not allowed to bother Mr. Rothfus until he has completed the last book in his series! :)

Silver Crusade

James Sutter wrote:
WormysQueue wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
Several of the people on this list have either already been talked to or are in fact already working on something. Stay tuned. :)
Well, and what about you? Any Plans for Salim "The Rope" Ghadafar?
Yup! While I can't tell any dates yet (especially since it's not finished), I think it's safe to say that you'll be seeing Salim again in the not-terribly-distant future. In addition to visiting the Outer Plains (naturally), the next book is set in Kaer Maga....

Yup...yup, James you've made my night!

Now about Wendy... ;)


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graywulfe wrote:
Has anyone suggested R.A Salvatore?

Are people still allowed to say they like R.A. Salvatore? I could have sworn that was suddenly taboo these days? You can't sit in the cool kids corner, or something like that . . . ;)

Admittedly, I'll always be loyal to Salvatore, myself. He's pretty much the reason why I got into reading way back in the day. I'll read anything he puts out there, honestly. So, at least there would be two of us who would buy a Pathfinder book written by him, gray!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Sub-Creator wrote:
graywulfe wrote:
Has anyone suggested R.A Salvatore?

Are people still allowed to say they like R.A. Salvatore? I could have sworn that was suddenly taboo these days? You can't sit in the cool kids corner, or something like that . . . ;)

Admittedly, I'll always be loyal to Salvatore, myself. He's pretty much the reason why I got into reading way back in the day. I'll read anything he puts out there, honestly. So, at least there would be two of us who would buy a Pathfinder book written by him, gray!

I have all of Salvatore's Drizzt books (all except Servant of the Shard in Hardcover, TSR's demise meant my FLGS had trouble getting it in and I had to content myself with the Paperback :( )

I've still enjoyed them all, but I must admit that the last few have been less than exemplary. It just seems that he's been phoning them in since the 4e creep, which is disappointing...


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flash_cxxi wrote:
Sub-Creator wrote:
graywulfe wrote:
Has anyone suggested R.A Salvatore?

Are people still allowed to say they like R.A. Salvatore? I could have sworn that was suddenly taboo these days? You can't sit in the cool kids corner, or something like that . . . ;)

Admittedly, I'll always be loyal to Salvatore, myself. He's pretty much the reason why I got into reading way back in the day. I'll read anything he puts out there, honestly. So, at least there would be two of us who would buy a Pathfinder book written by him, gray!

I have all of Salvatore's Drizzt books (all except Servant of the Shard in Hardcover, TSR's demise meant my FLGS had trouble getting it in and I had to content myself with the Paperback :( )

I've still enjoyed them all, but I must admit that the last few have been less than exemplary. It just seems that he's been phoning them in since the 4e creep, which is disappointing...

I don't mean to drag this awesome thread down this avenue, so I'll go so far as to say one more thing about this. ;) I'll tag it just in case!

Spoiler:
I agree that it seems he's somehow ratcheted it down since 4E. Part of my concern is that he's listening too to what people are saying. I loved that Drizzt was that paragon of goodness, but that always seemed to be what so many whined about. His current lack of virtuous thought--his indecision on holding strong to his core beliefs since the Champions of the Hall have all passed--has started to not only spoil the character, but it also lessons the relationships of those friends that we all grew to love so much throughout all those wonderful books! At least, that's kind of my take. He's almost tried to twist Drizzt into a dark hero . . . someone who doesn't seem to fully believe that being virtuous is the right way to be anymore. He's let those with the dark/twisted thoughts and actions impact him more than he's impacted them. The character has shown glimmers of hope in this newest book (I'm on page 235 or so; almost finished!), but we'll see how he takes it from here. The man still has at least three books to go!

Qadira

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Sub-Creator wrote:


** spoiler omitted **...

continued off track:
I simply took Drizzt's negativity as the result of everything he has been going through. HE is effectively immortal and he is just now having to deal with the loos that comes from outliving all of your loved ones. I expect and hope that as time progresses he will continue to learn how to deal with this and his inner goodness will shine again, simply tempered by life and experience.


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graywulfe wrote:
Has anyone suggested R.A Salvatore?

Are people still allowed to say they like R.A. Salvatore? I could have sworn that was suddenly taboo these days? You can't sit in the cool kids corner, or something like that . . . ;)

Admittedly, I'll always be loyal to Salvatore, myself. He's pretty much the reason why I got into reading way back in the day. I'll read anything he puts out there, honestly. So, at least there would be two of us who would buy a Pathfinder book written by him, gray!

No, you aren't allowed to say that. ;)

Seriously, though, I consider him the worst of the D&D novelists, along with Greenwood (who's good at settings, but bad at everything else) and James Wyatt. I wouldn't stop you from reading their stuff, of course. I'd just be terribly disappointed in Paizo for hiring them.

Qadira

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Where as I consider him one of the best. I guess it takes all kinds. However if you were seriously disappointed in Paizo for hiring someone whose style you personally don't like, I would consider that arrogance on your part. Disappointed in the choice I could understand as it would mean a novel you would not be interested in, disappointed in the company seems a bit much.

Qadira

graywulfe wrote:
Where as I consider him one of the best.

So do I. Never understood why so many people are so antagonistic when it's about Salvatore. Must be the combination of him being so successful and him being "responsible" for all those scimitar-wielding drow rangers at the game tables. ;)

But if he ever found the time to write a novel for the Pathfinder universe I'd consider that to be great news.

James Sutter wrote:
Yup! While I can't tell any dates yet (especially since it's not finished), I think it's safe to say that you'll be seeing Salim again in the not-terribly-distant future. In addition to visiting the Outer Plains (naturally), the next book is set in Kaer Maga....

Great News. One thing I especially liked about "Death's Heretic" was it playing in Thuvia (the sun orchid elixir had catched my imagination long before and I had actually thought about a whole campaign centered around the theft of a year's worth of the elixir). Well and Kaer Maga being the sub-setting I am probably exited most since the "Seven Swords of Sin" and now becoming the place for Salim's newest adventure? Totally awesome.

Silver Crusade

graywulfe wrote:

Where as I consider him one of the best. I guess it takes all kinds. However if you were seriously disappointed in Paizo for hiring someone whose style you personally don't like, I would consider that arrogance on your part. Disappointed in the choice I could understand as it would mean a novel you would not be interested in, disappointed in the company seems a bit much.

Agreed. Both he and Wyatt have done excellent fantasy novel work.


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How about J.R.R. Tolkein? I know he would be difficult to keep to publishing schedule, but if you just let his old friend C.S. Lewis know that he's writing, Lewis could keep him on track!

spoiler:
Yes, I know that they are both deceased. We just need to cast raise dead.

On a more serious note, I would like to see Kevin Andrew Murphy tackle a Pathfinder Tales novel. I know he's just written the novella that will accompany Reign of Winter (and I'm eagerly looking forward to it), but I would buy a Golarion Novel by him. Granted, that's not saying much as I'm a subscriber and I'll be buying the novels regardless of WHO writes them, but I subscribed to more strongly support the fiction line.

-Aaron

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graywulfe wrote:

Where as I consider him one of the best. I guess it takes all kinds. However if you were seriously disappointed in Paizo for hiring someone whose style you personally don't like, I would consider that arrogance on your part. Disappointed in the choice I could understand as it would mean a novel you would not be interested in, disappointed in the company seems a bit much.

Now now... I think it's actually totally reasonable to be disappointed in a company when they make what, for you, is a poor stylistic decision. After all, especially for subscribers to the line, you're putting your faith in me and my sense of taste to bring you an awesome book every two months. If I publish a crappy book, I've let you down, and that's my fault even more than the author's.

The corollary to that, of course, is that tastes vary. As we've seen time and again--both in this line and everywhere else--a book that one person finds disappointing can be another reader's favorite. I like to experiment a lot with the line, testing out different authors and styles, but I figure that as long as nobody can agree on what our best or worst book is, and the ratio of enjoyed books to unenjoyed books stays high for each individual reader (even if they can't agree on which book is which), I'm doing pretty well. :)

Anyway, the point of this was to say that I really appreciate everyone's feedback, both praise and criticism! Every review helps us fine-tune our system. Thanks, folks!


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James Sutter wrote:
Anyway, the point of this was to say that I really appreciate everyone's feedback, both praise and criticism! Every review helps us fine-tune our system. Thanks, folks!

Mr. Sutter, as much as I loved "Death Heretic," and as much as I'm looking forward to the second book with that main, I'm certainly looking to you for something regarding the First World soon! Whether that be a fantastic work of fiction in the Tales line, or a beautifully-sculpted piece of work in the CS line, we need more input on what is one of my favorite aspects of the Pathfinder Multiverse!

Now, I'm not against you getting a Patrick Rothfuss for such a project, but as I'm fairly certain he's quite busy with a different work of his own currently, that makes you the man most worthy of bringing it to us!

Chop-chop, good sir! =D

Taldor

Mel Ott!

He did some great novels for Forgotten Realms and I was hit/miss on most of that line. I also like his Rover series.

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Sub-Creator wrote:


Mr. Sutter, as much as I loved "Death Heretic," and as much as I'm looking forward to the second book with that main, I'm certainly looking to you for something regarding the First World soon! Whether that be a fantastic work of fiction in the Tales line, or a beautifully-sculpted piece of work in the CS line, we need more input on what is one of my favorite aspects of the Pathfinder Multiverse!

Now, I'm not against you getting a Patrick Rothfuss for such a project, but as I'm fairly certain he's quite busy with a different work of his own currently, that makes you the man most worthy of bringing it to us!

Chop-chop, good sir! =D

Thanks, Sub! And don't worry--I'm sure we'll do a First World campaign setting book eventually, and when we do, I'd love to write it. Now if I can just finish this novel...

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I would love to see something from Jonathan L. Howard or Brent Weeks. I think their wit, world-building, and appealing "dark" protagonists would fit right in with the Pathfinder aesthetic.

I'll rise to the defense of my beloved FR authors, while openly acknowledging they might not be everyone's cup of tea, and cast another vote for giving Kevin Andrew Murphy more to work on.

Shadow Lodge

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Since they already have Robin D. Laws, anyone from Black Library. I have every Warhammer line novel. Hmmm.... William King, is my favorite.

Silver Crusade

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Have I mentioned Wendy N. Wagner and her Mother Bears crew lately? ;)

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Winter_Born wrote:
Have I mentioned Wendy N. Wagner and her Mother Bears crew lately? ;)

It's your lucky day, WB! As of today, Wendy Wagner has officially signed a contract for a new novel starring Jendara from "Mother Bears"!

Silver Crusade

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James Sutter wrote:
Winter_Born wrote:
Have I mentioned Wendy N. Wagner and her Mother Bears crew lately? ;)
It's your lucky day, WB! As of today, Wendy Wagner has officially signed a contract for a new novel starring Jendara from "Mother Bears"!

James, I love you!


Drowblade wrote:
Since they already have Robin D. Laws, anyone from Black Library. I have every Warhammer line novel. Hmmm.... William King, is my favorite.

Of the current crop of BL fantasy authors, I'd say Chris Wraight or CL Werner would fit well. Their plotting is superb and Werner writes some of the best action sequences around.

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