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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 23 Apr 2013 :  13:45:20  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
silverwolfer: I believe you're asking about Mirror from the Haunted Lands. If so, he served the incarnation of the god of the sun active at the time his civilization flourished.
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silverwolfer
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Posted - 23 Apr 2013 :  15:29:36  Show Profile Send silverwolfer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm... I will have to reread on that, I didn't pick up on that detail. Thank you for the clarification.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 02 May 2013 :  14:03:44  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thomas Deja interviewed me for the first episode of the Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast. You can check it out here:

http://www.tricycleoffense.com/2013/05/02/nocturne-travel-agency-podcast-episode-1-richard-lee-byers/
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 05 May 2013 :  17:36:56  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A rare politically-themed blog post from me: "A modest proposal for solving the gun debate." http://rleebyers.livejournal.com
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Dennis
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Posted - 06 May 2013 :  15:13:36  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Richard!

Just a quick question. Are the Rashemi black or dark brown-skinned? It’s just that I always thought of them as the latter, and someone brought up in a different scroll that they’re black. AFAIR, it’s never been mentioned in Prophet of the Dead that they’re black. Perhaps I missed it?

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Dennis
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Posted - 06 May 2013 :  15:22:39  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

A rare politically-themed blog post from me: "A modest proposal for solving the gun debate." http://rleebyers.livejournal.com
I avoid political matters in forums, for (I suppose) obvious reasons. But now that you have brought it up, I am in favor of amending the law and just prohibit all civilians from buying, possessing, and carrying firearms. The Americans face greater problems than dealing with psychopaths who think firing guns is like playing Resident Evil.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 06 May 2013 :  18:14:45  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My understanding is that they are not black, but they are somewhat dark-skinned, very definitely darker than the pale Thayans.
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Dennis
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Posted - 06 May 2013 :  18:40:46  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Thanks, Richard. Aldrick recently pointed out a source, Races of Faerun, where it states that the Rashemi are dusky of skin.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 10 May 2013 :  22:21:07  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For those going to Gen Con and interested in the Writer's Symposium programming track, here's the master schedule:

http://genconwriters.com/2013GenConWritersSymposiumSchedule_05.10.13.pdf
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 11 May 2013 :  16:00:44  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
will be a program participant at Oasis 26 in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend.

Here's my schedule:

Friday

Alien Artifacts: Roadshow Edition 9 PM

Saturday

Zoology of Cryptids 11 AM

Charity Auction (I'm the auctioneer) 3 PM

Masquerade and Dessert (I MC the Masquerade) 7 PM

Ghost Stories 10 PM

Sunday

Alien Invaders, Nuclear Mutants, and Now Zombies 2 PM

For more info on Oasis 26 including registration, hotel, and the complete schedule, go here:

http://oasfis.org/oasis/index.php
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 12 May 2013 :  04:50:53  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

will be a program participant at Oasis 26 in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend.

Here's my schedule:

Friday

Alien Artifacts: Roadshow Edition 9 PM

Saturday

Zoology of Cryptids 11 AM

Charity Auction (I'm the auctioneer) 3 PM

Masquerade and Dessert (I MC the Masquerade) 7 PM

Ghost Stories 10 PM

Sunday

Alien Invaders, Nuclear Mutants, and Now Zombies 2 PM

For more info on Oasis 26 including registration, hotel, and the complete schedule, go here:

http://oasfis.org/oasis/index.php



May have to make a trip to O-town that Saturday... I'll be working Memorial Day, unfortunately, and my parents have company coming in on Sunday that I should go by and see, but my Saturday might be free...

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 15 May 2013 :  14:51:15  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you pay attention to news from inside publishing, you may be aware that the Night Shade Books line is going through a transition that has slowed the release of new titles and the making of new deals. This, however, does not mean that the Night Shade authors have been idle. If you'd like to find out what some of us are currently up to, go here:

http://night-bazaar.com/what-are-your-favorite-night-shade-authors-up-to.html
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 May 2013 :  18:15:36  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, I just wanted to say that I enjoyed Blind God's Bluff. I just finished reading it this morn.

I only know the basics of poker, so I didn't know what most of the gambling terms were, but that did not detract from the story.

I am looking forward to reading more about Billy.

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Entromancer
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Posted - 16 May 2013 :  00:23:02  Show Profile Send Entromancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, have you thought about covering Michael Moorcock's essay "Epic Pooh" in your blog or night-bazaar articles? While the essay is rather old, it seems to resurface from time to time (as recent as 2009) on fantasy-inspired blogs.

"...the will is everything. The will to act."--Ra's Al Ghul

"Suffering builds character."--Talia Al Ghul
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 16 May 2013 :  03:46:18  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wooly, very glad you enjoyed a novel that's particularly near and dear to my heart. Thanks for taking the time to tell me so.

Entro, I have not thought of that specifically, but I might look into it. If I do write about it, it will probably end up on my blog. I was asked to write for the Night Bazaar for a certain period of time, and I served my hitch. To date, no one has asked me to re-up. Not too surprising, since Night Shade Books is going through a transitional period, and things have slowed down in general. I'm hoping it will turn out that the line has a bright future and the editor will want sequels to Blind God's Bluff, but at this point, it's impossible to predict.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 26 May 2013 :  21:47:45  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Brave New Kindle Worlds" is my new column on Airlock Alpha:

http://airlockalpha.com/node/9677/brave-new-kindle-worlds.html
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Dennis
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  03:29:08  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Richard.

Quick question. Is the giant worm that swallowed Biri and Balasar whole the same type of worm that ate Samas Kul?

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Dennis
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  03:34:51  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

"Brave New Kindle Worlds" is my new column on Airlock Alpha:

http://airlockalpha.com/node/9677/brave-new-kindle-worlds.html
Interesting. Is it limited only to those three shows? I honestly couldn't care for them. Though I suppose if this succeeds, they will branch out to other shows. And yes, I understand your concern about its "effects" to pro writers.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  04:59:29  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Dennis. As best I recall, no. Two different kinds of worms.

So far, just those three shows. But as the article notes, Amazon's press release says that other licenses will be announced in the near future.
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Dennis
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  06:30:49  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Hi, Dennis. As best I recall, no. Two different kinds of worms.
Okay. It makes sense. It probably would seem odd otherwise. I mean, Biri is a capable wizard and all that, but Samas is a zulkir, and while he's hardly the most powerful of the lot, he's still formidable in his own. Granted, "his" worm had the element of surprise, while Biri was prepared to be "eaten"; still, one would assume he should have had enough protection against the worm. Given that it's two different kinds of worms, it's probably safe to assume Samas's killer was bigger, hungrier, and deadlier.

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Dennis
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  10:26:24  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Richard! I just want to say I just finished The Spectral Blaze today and quite enjoyed it. I posted my minireview here.

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Edited by - Dennis on 27 May 2013 15:51:45
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 27 May 2013 :  17:25:06  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad you liked it, Dennis. Thanks for the review.
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Dennis
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Posted - 28 May 2013 :  09:52:36  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

You're welcome. And thanks as well for giving us such a good story.

Any (immediate) plans of revising High Imaskar?

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 28 May 2013 :  14:12:47  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dennis: Unfortunately, nothing I can talk about.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 28 May 2013 :  18:15:02  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My new blog post is "I got your Star Trek right here." http://rleebyers.livejournal.com
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Kajehase
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Posted - 28 May 2013 :  21:43:31  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yay, puns!

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 04 Jun 2013 :  03:55:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
New blog post on the sale of Night Shade Books to Skyhorse: http://rleebyers.livejournal.com
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 04 Jun 2013 :  05:43:23  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can now pre-order THE REAVER: THE SUNDERING BOOK IV. Check out the cool cover.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Reaver-Sundering-Book-IV/dp/0786964588/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370320892&sr=8-1&keywords=the+reaver+the+sundering+book+iv
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Dennis
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Posted - 04 Jun 2013 :  12:26:54  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

You can now pre-order THE REAVER: THE SUNDERING BOOK IV. Check out the cool cover.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Reaver-Sundering-Book-IV/dp/0786964588/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370320892&sr=8-1&keywords=the+reaver+the+sundering+book+iv
No blurb or sample chapter yet?

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 04 Jun 2013 :  14:21:36  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Apparently not. Amazon just put up the listing, and we are more than half a year out from the publication date.
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