Speaking of Vlad and Kiera

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Fri Feb 21 13:59:53 PST 2003

> Who wants it to end? I sure don't. Screw endings, I hate endings. I like 
> middles.

Isn't that what sequels are for? <grin>

> I can just imagine a 90 year old Steven Brust, having written all but 
> one Vlad novel, lying on his deathbed, drawing his final breath (or his 
> final hand, as the case may be), and an angry mob of Vlad fans 
> surrounding him, demanding the final book and threatening to put him on 
> life support.

Heh.  Why do I have this "Amadeus" picture in my head of Brust
lying dying on his bed while he talks aloud to someone at a typewriter--
the voice of Vlad filling his head, bluring the line between Brust
the writer, Brust the translator, and Brust-the-Vlad....

And yes, the fans would be there, making sure his IV is properly inserted.

Oh, yeah.  And the Asian bondage-babes giving him a sponge-bath.  Can't forget 
that.... ;)