Assassinations at Valabar's

Fri May 23 12:38:14 PDT 2003

On Fri, 23 May 2003 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:

> Steven Brust <skzb at dreamcafe.com> writes:
> > I tend to consider consequences in any story, because,
> > well, that's part of the fun.
> It's also a sure sign of an Author Worth Reading;  I really
> hate books where the main characters' choices turn out to be
> inconsequential.

I think it's useful to have such books to counter the religious "I am the
master of my fate" propaganda with the scientific "it's all physics anyway"
viewpoint, if you'll forgive the rough-and-ready categorization.  And if
for no other reason than having every plot turn on heroism would get