Friday, September 30, 2005

Michael A. Stackpole

Not to name-drop, but I was fortunate enough recently to have a fairly extensive conversation about writing with NY Times Bestselling author, Michael A. Stackpole, who's also a friend of the Dragon Page.
He's a really bright guy.
I've met and talk to lots of writiers in my relatively brief time in the field; while 99% of the writers out there are bright, engaging people, it's rare that the conversations ever inspire me to go check out their stuff. This is the case with Stackpole; I definitely plan to wedge one of his books, probably either "I, Jedi" or "Talion: Revenant", into my already-bloated reading queue...

And damn, looking at the pre-novelist game design credits on his resume (at his website), I wish I'd checked that before talking to him. "Nuclear Escalation", "Champions", a Neuromancer video game, just ot name a few of the more interesting ones. . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Champions is awesome, as is that Neuromancer game (if it's the old one I'm thinking of).



9/30/2005 1:02 PM  
Blogger JackMangan said...

I didn't have you pegged as an RPG player, D!
I was more into the Marvel game, back in the day, but I recognize that the Champions and GURPS systems are much more fundamentally sound. There's just some strange, seductive allure to FASERIP and that blasted universal table.

9/30/2005 2:48 PM  

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