[LMB] SF for various generations

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Mon Dec 28 15:26:25 GMT 2015

Hollywood waved LOTS of money at (can't think of his name.  He was the Ghost 
of Honor at Torcon III) to try to get him to allow the use of "Friday the 
13th"for novelizations of the films-he wrote the original novel, and owned 
the rights to the name for books made from the films.  He refused to allow 
it, he disapproved of the sequel films and novelizations of them, and 
refused any and all offers, and it was apparently LOTS of money, to allow 
use of the name for novelizations.

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 10:14 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] SF for various generations

> On Dec 28, 2015, at 8:09 AM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> Other writers have abandoned series because they got dropped by 
> publishers, because they got offered much larger advances for writing 
> other stuff, or other reasons.   Writing commercially means having to meet 
> what the industry is willing to pay for and what buyers will purchase.

It isn’t just money.    Someone as wealthy as Rowling has incentive to write 
what people want to read.

And discipline varies from person to person.    Some need outside deadlines 
in order to write.   Others need outside deadlines in order to stop writing 
(and re-writing). 

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