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04 February 2019 @ 05:45 pm
Directorate or WotG?  
_A Prophetable Dimension_ is so much of a sequel to _Lucky Dave_ that I think I'll make it  Wine of the Gods #41 rather than Directorate 15, even though it's Arno and Ra'd..
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on February 5th, 2019 12:23 am (UTC)
Perhaps a new series

Directorate - the New Generation.

or Children of the One World.
matapampamuphoff on February 5th, 2019 12:28 am (UTC)
No. I might do that with Exzy, but this little short story isn't a series starter, like The Directorate School is.
(Anonymous) on February 5th, 2019 05:36 am (UTC)
Given the limits of the role Ra'd plays, and how much of a direct SQL it is to _Lucky Dave_, I think making it a WotG story instead of a Directorate story makes a lot of sense.

(Anonymous) on February 5th, 2019 10:15 am (UTC)
I thought that Children should have started a new series, with a new generation, since WotG is huge, and I imagine these kids will have lots
of adventures, but's your decision. However this is Arno's story and Ra'd is a secondary character. Arno isn't in the Directorate yet, so it's WotG, like Scrambled.
matapampamuphoff on February 5th, 2019 02:11 pm (UTC)
I thought about doing that, but the only follow-on I had at that point was _Lucky Dave_ and that was the lead into _Guardsman_ which is supposed to be Izzo's presidental campaign from Dave's POV. If I can ever get Dave and Izzo together!
(Anonymous) on February 5th, 2019 04:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe a cross-dimensional link in the kidnapping plot? Or the priest perps were actually from Other One? Or coordinating security for a cross-dimensional trip by Nicholas to visit his old pal Wolfgang? Or simply to Embassy for Nicholas to meet the grandkids and almost daughter-in-law?

(Anonymous) on February 5th, 2019 11:11 pm (UTC)
Lucky Dave would have been WotG anyway, even with a new generation series.

The POV character is Rael, not Ryol. And Rael is an established WotG POV character. So a good rule of thumb for deciding would be which series a book belongs in would be to consider which series the main POV character belongs in.

You could always republish Children later as number one in a new series. Especially if you boxed it with one or two new short pieces and gave an explanatory note that Children was also published in WotG, but is a cross over novel and lead-in to a new series about the kids. That could be useful because I think it is one of your meatier works and introduces everyone so well. But you might need a virgin reader to point out any confusion.

P.S. I still really want to see Damien get together with Zodiac and Wavelength. Considering who their moms were, they probably never though their dads would be alive. Nice discussion about new relatives, like the triplets and Steven's sister. If the wine was involved, I guess Damien may have added some genes to Reno's kids. That makes the triplets related to both of the smuggler princes as well as Zodiac and Wavelength. They'll like that. But Rustle and others must be kept really busy checking parents! The potential for accidental incest is huge with this lezais faire bunch.