[LMB] truth in labeling puzzle

Pat Mathews MATHEWS55 at msn.com
Wed Oct 19 23:43:08 BST 2016


"A long novella." I like that. Or "An extended novella."


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Subject: Re: [LMB] truth in labeling puzzle

On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:11:09 +0100, M R Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net>
wrote:

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>On Wed, 19 Oct 2016, at 15:05, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>> So, as has been indicated here, the new Penric novella is done,
>> undergoing final tidying.  (A goal with moving posts, always.)
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>> So my options are
>>
>> A novella in the world of the five gods  (incorrect)
>>
>> A short novel in the world of the five gods  (correct but confusing)
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>> A story in the world of the five gods  (ducking the issue)
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>> Other
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>I would suggest
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>A long novella  in the world of the five gods or even
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>An extra long novella  in the world of the five gods.

I'd go for "long novella" rather than "short novel".  It's the closest
fit to the expected length.

I expect pricing will be a factor, too: if it's priced like a novel,
people will be cross.  If it's priced like a novella, it's an unexpected
bonus that it's longer than expected.

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>The matter of Hugo nominations may require a afterword to state the word
>count and mention the Hugo definitions but it is about time these were
>fixed anyway.

This.
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>Squee !
>
That, too.

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>Michael Dolbear in Walton-on-Thames
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>Little Egret by email (Windows Live Mail)
>Michael Dolbear in Walton-on-Thames
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