New Slade Website

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Postby Slade » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:44 pm

Here's something new: Slade as Writer-in-Residence:

http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotnet/news.html
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Postby Judy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:02 pm

Ohhhhh . . . I wish I could be there :cry: I miss out on all the fun. Slade, my friend . . . you have definitely paved the way for the electronic age. All the keys are in place . . now just start offering your works in an electronic mode . . . and so many more people can enjoy your works. I really enjoy reading all this background info . . it's soooo interesting. Thanks so much . . . :D
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Postby Slade » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:16 pm

It's coming, Judy. As much as we all love paper books, their day is done. I liken what's happening to my early days of writing. If you enjoyed a Slade book then, you'd write a letter and mail it to one of my publishers, who would send it to New York, where the letters would be gathered up and sent to me in a bunch, and I would write back about three or four months after you wrote.

Now, you go online and we talk in real time.

Paper books go out of print in the blink of an eye. As bookstores close, it gets harder to find what you want. But an e-book is available anywhere and never goes out of print.

So, it's coming...but it must be done right. Make the wrong move, and you're committed for the rest of your life.

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Postby Luna » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:34 pm

Darn - I'm heading to Vancouver on the 22nd but not arriving until later - otherwise I'd disguise myself as a VCC student and 'schedule a meeting' with Slade :wink:

Looking forward to the e-books.
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Postby ScottDBetson » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:53 pm

Im not unless Slade will have them on here on the forum or website so I can read them on here due to the fact I do not have any type of e-reader nor a cell phone I would rather goto COLES or Chapters to buy the book from Slade or Stephen Hunter or Hunter S. Thompson since that is the only way that I can do so and since E-readers are expensive I would rather buy the hardcover or paperback version of any novel Slade may write.
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Postby dreab trawets » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:35 pm

And then the 'cloud' will crash.. somebody will turn off the electric..
Think airburst nuclear explosion..

And then all we have is candles and waterlogged books to remember authors by..

I know it makes economic sense..

But what about PDF files we can print out, and use our ink up with..

I for one will howl mightily at the moon, when a Slade book comes out in e edition only..

What do we get the author to sign?
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Postby Slade » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:59 pm

In addition to the Office Hours as Writer-in-Residence, I'm also teaching 20 two-hour classes, and doing a public performance.

Who knew the demand would be that great?

Yikes!

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Postby krista in ma » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:01 am

dreab wrote:What do we get the author to sign?


Many many moons ago a met a member of a band I really liked. I asked him to sign a dollar bill I had, which I put in a frame (much like you might see a company do with their first dollar earned) and hung on my wall for abit. Then I lost some belongings along the way including my framed lucky dollar bill :)

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Re: New Slade Website

Postby i.am.sladist » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:01 am

Speaking of a NEW SLADE NOVEL ....
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Re: New Slade Website

Postby Slade » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:28 am

i.am.sladist,

It's bubbling along. I'll finish it this year.

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Re: New Slade Website

Postby dreab trawets » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:43 pm

As you saw in Victoria..
Sladist is not the best person in a greenhouse when it comes to subtle hints..

We can but try....
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Re: New Slade Website

Postby i.am.sladist » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:21 am

Ever seen a druggie going through withdrawals?
Two years!!!!!
I'm dying ....

And I will have you know Mr Trawets, that I can to be subtle! I simply choose not to. It is my right as an ex-colonist!
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Re: New Slade Website

Postby dreab trawets » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:46 pm

Yes dear..
Anything you say dear..
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Re: New Slade Website

Postby Mbwun » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:37 pm

I've noticed that links don't open in new tabs/windows like they did with the old board. Is there any way of changing that?
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Re: New Slade Website

Postby raasnio » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:59 pm

Mbwun wrote:I've noticed that links don't open in new tabs/windows like they did with the old board. Is there any way of changing that?


It can be changed if I edit a few files. The change was made for phpBB 3.0 in order to adhere to the XHTML 1.0 standard, or so they say.
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