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John Kirowan

Professor Kirowan the son of a titled Irish family and a scholar of the various Mythos who has traveled widely in search of forbidden knowledge. His ancestor, Sir Michael Kirowan was a medieval knight famous for killing a particularly fierce and notorious villain. In Budapest he studied with a man called Yosef Vrolok but refused to "descend to the foul depths of forbidden occultism and diabolism to which [he] sank". In later life he joined the Wanderer's Club, "which is composed of the drift of the world, travelers, eccentrics, and all manner of men whose paths lie outside the beaten tracks of life."

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    Reziac

    “Wendig claimed that Star Wars fans disapproved of his having gay characters in Star Wars: Aftermath”

    Seriously? Well, that shows that Wendig doesn’t know much about SW fans. Even the most cursory exposure to Star Wars fanfic reveals a slash community second only to Kirk/Spock. In fact in the early days SW slash was so prevalent that LucasArts lawyers drove it underground as insufficiently wholesome. (Lucas said, “There is no sex in the SW universe.”)

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    Jeff

    It’s a shame he had the privilege to write for Star Wars and he pissed it away.

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    Marion Harmon

    “The TIE wibbles and wobbles through the air, careening drunkenly across the Myrran rooftops – it zigzags herkily-jerkily out of sight.”

    Corrected for verb/adverb bleed:

    “The TIE wobbles through the air, careening drunkenly across the Myrran rooftops to zigzag out of sight.”

    Corrected for tense (just because I dislike present tense):

    “The TIE wobbled through the air, careening drunkenly across the Myrran rooftops to zigzag out of sight.”

    Reading Wendig’s tweets doesn’t inspire me to read his stuff any more than the quoted line above does, but my philosophy is that writers should only criticize other writers among ourselves. Unless we teach writing; then if I like their stuff I might listen to them. Or not–too many of us engage in what I like to call “Sneering at Stephen King.”

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      Bryan Doran

      Agreed.

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      Reziac

      Oy. One does not often see an m-dash splice. Did he even have an editor??

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    Ray Johnson

    It’s a shame he’s learned to string sentences and thoughts together well enough to have made a living doing it for a time. LOTR was too White, Male, and Straight? Scenes too long? Killing characters is a cheap emotional effect? I don’t think he really has a concept of how to tell a good story, let alone a great one. Oh, but wait, in a hundred years people will still be celebrating Tolkien. No one will have heard of wassis name.

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    PM

    How does that review go?
    “Wendig’s work will be revered when Milton and Shakespeare are forgotten”:)

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