View Full Version : About damn Time Robert Aspirin got back to this.
08-25-2002, 05:26 AM
Well if you are a fan of the series then the thread title will have told you what I'm referring to.
Bob Aspirin has finally gotten around to resuming his MYTH series. "MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE" is his return to the series, and seems to have come out in 01', but if you are lime me at all you may have given up even looking for a continuance of the series after the 8 year lapse and thus have missed this one coming out.
The story does not take off where the last left off but as stated in the foreward it is meant to get Bob back into the grove of writing Skeeve and Ahz. Apparently he had difficulties with the IRS, I just hought he was a drunk.
08-25-2002, 06:06 AM
Heh I loved this series! I will definitely read Myth-ion impossible when I have the time... What do you mean, it's not a continuation of the previous? Is it a prequel?
By the way, I'm sure that some authors just get sick of writing the same series after a while. They may feel restricted by it, and so a break seemed logical to me.
08-25-2002, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by Windwalker
What do you mean, it's not a continuation of the previous? Is it a prequel?
It's an adventure that Skeeve never reported on before and takes place between two of the previous books (I forget which two). This one (of which I'm about half-way through) is a Western. Um, sort of.
08-25-2002, 01:09 PM
According to my ex-roommate, who was one of the founders of the Robert Asprin fan club, he is still struggling from writers block, the term I was told was 'terminal writers block'. Robert is trying, but the magic really seems to be out of it.
08-25-2002, 04:46 PM
Someone should establish a "Writers Block" foundation. Not just for the writers, but for the other victims like us, who suffer decades of anguish due to unfinished fictional plotlines.
Seriously, I cut my teeth on the MYTH books and becasue of that gap the only series I'll read are completed ones or ones by dead authors so at leas I know it won't go anywhere (Although Herbert's son is reportedly doing ok with the prequels).
08-25-2002, 05:10 PM
Quoth Amazon about Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1892065894/qid=1030312753/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-4377283-3297608):
The long wait is finally over!
Things are not well in the kingdom…
While Skeeve and Aahz are preoccupied with the aftermath of Gleep’s shooting, the M.Y.T.H. Inc. crew faces its biggest challenge yet—not one, but multiple challenges to the king and his court sorcerer!
My guess is that this is the one right after Sweet Myth-thery of Life since it talks about Gleep's shooting.
08-26-2002, 11:17 AM
I used to really enjoy the M.Y.T.H. Inc. books, but I don't know. They started to come off as lessons in logic (sort of) or lectures on economics. The last couple didn't impress me at all. Neither did the Fule series. They seemed like exactly the same stories, with different names attached to the characters.
I have the same problem with Piers Anthony. I read the Incarnations of Immortality series and all the books followed a predictable formula for the action and character development. Then somebody gave me a couple of the books in his Nodes series, which I read and I had the same idea. Predictable formula, almost as if he has a program that writes his books and he just puts in names and places (the Mad-libs authoring application).
I may read the new book by Asprin, but I'm not too excited about it.
08-26-2002, 11:26 AM
Now if only we can get Terry Brooks to do another "Magic Kingdom" book...
08-26-2002, 01:54 PM
Piers Anthony really lost me after the early 80's. Up to then, he was pretty good. Not great, just good.
As for Asprin, I'm trying really, really hard to pretend that last book didn't happen. I hope he didn't follow that storyline. It's not as if any of the fans of the series will actually mind forgetting that one...
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