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lion in winter dalton love me

death or glory. it's just another story.

I have decided that both untitled stories I must write this month--the biomedical story and the dystopian gay YA romance--will be set in the same future as "In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns."

Which will be tricky, because it's not a dystopia, really, but I'm sure I can make parts of it look dystopian to a teenager.

This is professional laziness efficiency on a closed course, people. Do not attempt at home.

Hey, futures are expensive. Why build a new one when you have one lying around that's still fun to play with and will do quite nicely.

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Besides which, it can someday grow into a book of stories set in that same future.
It'd be almost like I meant to do that!
Two reasons for building a new future every now and then.
1) Reality goes off track. Think of the poor writers who had the Soviet Union lasting centuries and millennia into the future! (Jack Chalker had an easy fix; he had Nathan Brazil push the universe's reset button, and the new version of the universe was ours.)

2) Personal tastes. Some writers get bored with old futures. And some love designing new futures.
Reality goes off track. Think of the poor writers who had the Soviet Union lasting centuries and millennia into the future!

That still works for me; I enjoy the occasional alternate history.
See? Very efficient.
Isn't petty much everything dystopian to teenagers?

I think that's the height of efficiency. I'm always a bit sad when I read a book set in a fascinating world and only get to see one little bit of it. It's a bit like visiting France and never setting foot outside Paris. I always hope for a sequel.
This is very true. Besides, no one ever says to mainstream writers, "You're not setting another story in the real world again are you?" :)
I have eventual plans to write a novel in this setting, so I can think of this as... research!
Economy is always good.
And oh, Timothy Dalton was a beautiful young man...
Amen.
Sounds extremely interesting!!!
I'm sure I can make parts of it look dystopian to a teenager.
*Anything* can be made dystopian to a teenager. Including giving them everything they want -- as in "my life sucks! I've got nothing to rebel against"
>> it's not a dystopia, really <<

Lots of places can be pretty idyllic for most, but dystopian if you're unfortunate enough to belong to the wrong minority.
Forgot... And giving extra dimensions to interesting futures is always good.
brilliant, it is the essence of Lean.

(sorry, work brainwash)
<3 See you tomorrow.