Originally posted by: @RUTGERS.ARPA:Hallgren.PA@Xerox.ARPA
Date: Fri, 25-Jan-85 20:42:23 EST
Posted: Fri Jan 25 20:42:23 1985
Date-Received: Sun, 27-Jan-85 06:59:09 EST
Organization: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
Like Frederick Avolio & Adam Buchsbaums I am fascinated by Donaldsons'
I heard he planned 12 Covenent books, but this was just hearsay. Let
him rest a couple more years. The next series might be in a different
LAND, among the "dead", or by Linden Avery or another character. Not
all the "Barsoom" books featured John Carter as the main character.
In addition to the six Thomas Covenant books he has done "Daughter of
Regals", a collection of short stories. It includes "Gilden Fire" which
is set in THE LAND and available in a illustrated, hardcopy addition.
Donaldson has also written two detective novels, "The Man Who Killed His
Brother", and "The Man Who Risked His Partner". The books are written
under a pen name, Donald Stephenson. The style still comes through, and
carries you through the books, even if the stories themselves aren't all
that great. I find myself sympathizing for his characters more than I
usually do with fictional people. The first is available in paperback,
the second in a larger size type of paperback. The protagonists are the
same, but aren't perfect heroes in these two books, any more than in the