Thursday, March 5

Ahoy.

Costa Rica pics 'n' video, for anyone who wants to see a middle-aged out-of-shape white guy and his smokin' hot wife run around Central American rainforests and beaches and stuff.
Link
Also, a very long (and very spoiler-filled) interview with yrs trly, about Shadows of Mindor and other things Star Wars, at Star Wars Action News. The sound on my end is pretty crummy due to technological difficulties with my cell phone, but for those of you who can stomach a Full Hour of Me, there it is.

And, while I'm thinking about it, there's another interview out there, on Mindor and a variety of Caine-related shit, at Dragon Page.

Just goes to show: no matter where you go, once you get there, there you are.

20 comments:

Greene said...

Great pictures, Matt. I hope you don't mind me saying, your wife indeed is a looker, and takes terrific photos.

Anonymous said...

Good to see you alive, kicking and smiling Matt!

-Ilya

heathcliff said...

Hey Matt,

Thanks for posting the links to those two interviews. They were very insightful. I enjoyed listening to you discuss your work.

Steve said...

Wow, that place looks absolutely amazing. Great pictures, and thanks for posting them!

Definitely adding that to my "Must visit...eventually" list, you have officially made me jealous.

Tony Huynh said...

Great pictures Matt! Thanks for sharing those.

Adam said...

Jericho Moon just showed up in the mail today. Iron Dawn will be here sometime between now and April. Should I dive in to JM, or wait and read them in order? I have some Hemmingway and Ovid to keep me busy if I wait, but I've been wanting to read the Stover's first works for a while now. Any advice?

MWS said...

JM is a full-fledged sequel; it's best read with some knowledge of ID. That said, however, it's not a continuation of a larger story so much as it is a New Adventure Featuring Our Heroes.

Adam said...

I'll wait, then.

MWS said...

Just don't expect it to be more than it is, if you follow my meaning.

Andrew Timson said...

Matt—thanks for the links; I enjoyed both interviews.

WarlordGrego said...

Matt,
You have really pasty legs :)

Costa Rica looks gorgeous. I'm glad you got to take a much deserved vacation.

btw, Robyn is a looker. You hit the jackpot.

-Greg (SC)

Chris said...

Just got around to listening to those interviews as I was tidying up the apartment today. Great stuff.

Jams said...

Hi Mr Stover, I just wanted to tell you that "Traitor" is one of the very select few Star Wars books I've ever truly enjoyed and valued. It was nice to see someone bring decent philosophical contemplation into the brand.

(To appease any curiosity, the others were some of the Stackpole and Allston "X-Wing" series and Stackpole's "I, Jedi" book.)

I'm also looking forward to "Caine Black Knife" when I get back home.

Anonymous said...

Matt,
I'm glad to see that you were able to get away, Costa Rica looks amazing. One request though: please do not refer to the Acts of Caine as "fantasy on crack." You're selling yourself short. I'd call it "hard hitting fantasy noir" if you're looking for a pithy description.

MWS said...

Thank you for your concern. I'm guessing that you haven't read CAINE BLACK KNIFE. But thanks.

Some people take the Acts of Caine very seriously, as literature, or even Art. I can't afford to; they don't pay me enough. I take writing them entirely too seriously already . . . which is why they take me so long. Once they're done, I have to disengage and move on, if you see what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt,

Enjoyed the hell out of CBK, and am now actively awaiting its sequel. Am glad to see that you and Robyn are both in good health!

Any word on what's next, now that both CBK & Mindor have been published?

-Ilya

EricC said...

I have to admit that I find the title Matt repelling to be far more accurate than Robyn repelling.

MWS said...

Sure, fine. YOU tell her she misspelled it. She knows where I sleep.

Zak said...

Mr. Stover, I was looking for a way to drop you a line. I just finally got to read Mindor. Great story, I appreciate you going back to our central trio (et al). I thoroughly enjoyed the small segments seen through the eyes or Artoo. Those were priceless. I enjoyed bringing Nick into the story, I had previously finished the 2nd Coruscant Nights book and figured it was Rostu early on. I loved Shatterpoint, but did have to go back and refresh myself on Rastor. I appreciate my little escapes into that world. Thanks for the great story.

Zak said...

Oh yeah, the pictures look awesome. I live in Okianwa, Japan and we have something similar to that Cloud Forrest climbing thing. What a blast.