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Strider
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Does anyone know if there are any plans to print a compilation of JUST the Enderverse stories from the IGMS in one book?

That would be cool.

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Actually, it would defeat my purpose in writing Ender stories for IGMS. My goal is to try to get people to buy the magazine and/or anthology and read ALL the stories by other writers, and the columns, and everything else. The Ender stories are an enticement to Ender fans, or so I hoped. But if I made the stories available elsewhere, then the fans would not need to buy IGMS to get them, and the magazine would have even less chance of becoming a self-sustaining enterprise.

In short, tell your friends to buy IGMS! <grin>

Of course, there's always the chance that the short story form is simply not commercially viable. I hope, though, that it's just a matter of finding the right way to present short stories....

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Scott R
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I wish Sara Ellis was still writing her column...
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Ha. Brother Card beat me to it.

It's the incentive to buy the magazine.

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quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
I wish Sara Ellis was still writing her column...

Ditto!
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woah, I completely missed this the other year. I have to remember to check this side every once in a while. Thanks for the response Mr. Card. As someone with not a lot of time to read short stories, but with a love of the enderverse I thought it'd be nice to have them all together, but your reasoning makes sense.
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In a lot of ways, "Ender in Exile" is a compilation of IGMS Ender stories.
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Yeah, I was a bit confused since I think all those stories end up in other works.
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I think our best chance is to buy the IGMS book, and encourage them to publish a second volume with the rest of the Enderverse stories included.
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I would buy a second IGMS book even if it didn't have Ender stories in it.

*not sure if anyone else would though*

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@LargeTuna:

I would! IGMS is awesome! [Big Grin] I never would have started buying them if it weren't for OSC's stories, but I really like the ones written by other authors, too.

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I would very much enjoy a second printed volume of IGMS as well. I'm just not a fan of reading off a screen, but I'll gladly pay for another collection in an actual book.
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You can print out the articles and the format is actually pretty nice.
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quote:
I really like the ones written by other authors, too.
Aw...thanks!
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