The folks at Amazon’s Kindle blog asked me to talk a little bit about writing Game. So I did. Here’s a bit:
Like most kids of my generation, I was totally messed up byThe Empire Strikes Back.
You watch Star Wars, after all, and sure, there’s some scary stuff. But in the end, the good guys win in completely indubitable and undeniable fashion. There’s a big explosion! There’s laughter! There are medals and everything!
Then along comes The Empire Strikes Back. Within minutes of the movie’s opening, Luke Skywalker is bashed in the face by a snow monster and almost eaten. Shortly thereafter, the Rebel base is overrun by stormtroopers, and the cast from the first movie are scattered, on the run, and desperate.
And then things get even worse.
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