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John M. Ford

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Askade took the battertoast, looked at it blearily. "I can't rewire it into a death ray without some extra parts," he said, and took a bite. "Hm. Tastes okay. What's the problem?

— John M. Ford

#humor #toast #death

Creating the fictional background for a game world isn't significantly different from creating a background for fiction.

— John M. Ford

#creating #different #fiction #fictional #game

I'm very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn't be? But it's not a choice I made.

— John M. Ford

#happy #i #made #new #new york

If I were to write Web now, it would be a much, much darker book.

— John M. Ford

#darker #i #much #now #web

Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there's generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation.

— John M. Ford

#ambiguity #been #deal #events #generally

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.

— John M. Ford

#author #certainly #decide #decipher #else

The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues.

— John M. Ford

#contemporary #cynical #deal #disconnected #enough

At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe.

— John M. Ford

#am #different #establishment #evolution #i

The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.

— John M. Ford

#characters #chosen #concentrating #effect #fictional

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely. That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately goes against audience expectations.

— John M. Ford

#audience #deliberately #dislike #expectations #goes

About John M. Ford

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25 with The Death of Doctor Island by Gene Wolfe
Growing Up Weightless (1993 Bantam Spectra ISBN 0-553-37306-4; 1994 ISBN 0-553-56814-0) a Bildungsroman set on a human-colonized Moon; joint winner of the 1993 Philip K. "
Ford also contributed to The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time (2001 Tor Books ISBN 0-312-86936-3) drawing some of the maps. Games
The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues (1985 West End Games ISBN 0-87431-027-X) an adventure for the Paranoia roleplaying game
Star Trek III with Greg Costikyan and Doug Kaufman (1985 West End Games)
GURPS Time Travel with Steve Jackson (1991 Steve Jackson Games ISBN 1-55634-115-6) a resource book for the GURPS roleplaying game
GURPS Y2K with Steve Jackson et al.

Ford was regarded (and obituaries tributes and memories describe him) as an extraordinarily intelligent erudite and witty man. John Milo "Mike" Ford (April 10 1957 – September 25 2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer game designer and poet. At Minicon and other science fiction conventions he would perform "Ask Dr.

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