Talk:Robert Asprin

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Thieves World descent into anarachy[edit]

I've requested a citation for the claim that "As this series progressed, the Asprins lost control over many of the authors and the series ended in anarchy." That seems a bold claim to make without a citation. How do editors lose control of authors? Didn't the Aspirins ultimately hold control over the series and couldn't they reject undesired works? (If they couldn't, it might suggest they lost control of the universe, perhaps to their publishers.) And the "series ended in anarchy." What does that mean? Were books published, but did the contributed stories have continuity problems with each other? Are the stories okay from a continuity standpoint, but just get really, really weird? Did books get published at all? Was there a legal squabble over it? — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:52, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Lynn Abbey comments on the various problems with the original Thieves World collaboration which suggests that the divorce rather than the anarchy was the death blow. (talk) 13:20, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
"In the first series -- before Bob and I knew any better -- we encouraged our authors to tamper with the balance of power. By the time we saw the down-side of that, we'd essentially lost control of the train. When we made suggestions about how the city was evolving between volumes, they were just that: suggestions, and the authors chose, mostly, to ignore them." This interview was in October of 2002, and was conducted by Steven H. Silver a/k/a User:Shsilver. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:38, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Society For Creative Anachronism[edit]

I'm surprised no one added any information on Mr. Asprin's membership in the Society For Creative Anachronism, or his part (under the name "Khakhan Yang the Nauseating") in creating the semi-subversive branch of the SCA known as the Great Urgun Dark Horde.

Then Wife??[edit]

The reference to "then-wife Lynn Abbey" seems leading. If they were divorced, when? Is this one of the personal troubles that led to him stopping writing for a time? The information seems incomplete, and non-encyclopedic. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:04, August 21, 2007 (UTC)

Source for his death?[edit]

This page has recently been edited to say that Robert Aspirin died today (22 May 2008). Is there a source to confirm his death? Chip Unicorn (talk) 02:57, 23 May 2008 (UTC) -- Asprin's sometime co-author Peter Heck posted a note to after a phone call from Bill Fawcett. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:53, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

They've also put an announcement up on the Myth Adventures site: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:38, 23 May 2008 {UTC}

And a note here as well--JBadger169 (talk) 23:29, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Did he die on the 22nd or 21st? (Answer: 22nd)[edit] is a reposting of a first-hand account by the person who found him, who reports that his death was between 14:00 (when they confirmed a ride to the airport) and 17:00 (when the ride arrived, was unable to telephone, and entered the house to find him dead) on May 21. This report has been reposted multiple times, and the parenthesized date appears to be an editorial addition, so perhaps it is incorrectly transcribed from the message header. (talk) 19:13, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Never mind. says the 22nd, and that's probably definitive. (talk) 19:15, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Newspaper obituaries[edit]

If you see them please use them. Thanks. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 20:50, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


I will pay $100 to ANYONE who will replace the hideous picture on this page with a good one. Karinagw (talk) 05:28, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

this is a hideous photo. I will look for a recent one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Myth Quoted[edit]

Myth Quoted is a part of the myth series and can be purchased on amazon. DOes anyone know where it falls chronologically as it isn't even listed in is bibliography — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:51, 14 December 2012 (UTC)