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I was at the signing in Dayton, OH on Friday. The signing followed the pattern of the others that have been reported lately, but there were a few interesting things I had not heard before. Caution - spoilers ahead.
A: They’re both in the present.
Q: Will there be a WOT movie?
He really doesn't like Apple. It was hard to hear this answer, but he was saying something about how he started writing on the Apple ][, and when he switched to Apple 3, the file formats changed, and he couldn’t get to any of his data. The same thing happened again when he moved to the Mac, and so he swore he would never buy anything Apple again. He says the only thing from Apple that he uses now is Quicktime.
A: It was a variation. A shocklance is more like a rifle, and this was more like a pistol.
Q: What software do you use to write?
A: WordPerfect 9. Word sucks. He went on to explain several of the lame things about Word. The one that I remember is that if you import things from WP, it screws up the fonts.
Q: Were the Kin inspired by some real-life group?
A: No, as far as I know, I made them up.
A: The thing that made crossbows better than longbows was that you could train someone to use a crossbow much faster than you could train them to use a bow. Then when muskets came along, they were better because they didn't require much training, and the firing rate was improved.
Q: What are female Trollocs like?
A: They are basically breeding machines. They give birth to litters, and are quite fierce in defense of their children.
A: Legends change.
A: It’s because they’re artificial constructs. They can't tolerate the passage.
Q: So would a Nym have the same problem?
Q: How about Ogier?
A: No. Ogier are not artificial constructs.