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Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


My job offers very weird quirks.  Well, I needed to travel to Washington, DC this week and it turned out that one of my favorite authors was conducting a book signing in Baltimore.  That man was R.A. Salvatore.  I had to go and it was well worth it.  I got a chance to listen to his stories about creating some of my favorite characters.  It was a great time.  I was able to share some of my experiences writing and my reasons to self publish.

I did ask him about his Star Wars: Vector Prime novel.  It was the Star Wars publishers that asked him to kill off Chewbacca and I know he took a lot of heat from fans.  Wow.  What would I do?   Turn down a chance to write a spectacular novel for one of the most popular Sci-fi universes today?  I doubt I would either, but I know it had to be hard.  Killing off a beloved character had to be super hard and I imagine Karen Traviss had to feel the same when she killed off Mara Jade Skywalker in Sacrifice.

This trip already was a win for me and I hope to complete it by finishing The Last Threshold.

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