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Hickman’s Comic Con FanXperience

Laura and I attended the Salt Lake comic con fan experience, held on April 17-19 at the Salt Lake city salt Palace convention center. It was a wild and wonderful ride, mostly memorable for the wonderful fans and new friends that we got to meet at that science fiction geek fest just a few weeks […]
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Faith in the Cosmos

Laura and I had only been married about three years when Carl Sagan first appeared on our little portable color television in the original PBS series, ‘Cosmos’. The screen may have been small but his vision of the universe (in both the micro- and macro-scale) opened our eyes to greater horizons and perspectives. Decades and […]
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Hickmans at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

Laura and I will be appearing at the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) next week from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday, April 12th. We’re excited for this year’s FanX as we have a lot of exciting things to share at the convention with our fans there, some of them never before seen in public. […]
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Dragonlance: The Story and the Game

One of the most enduring stories about the origins of the Dragonlance novels is that the books were written from the events taken directly from gaming sessions and our play. The truth is … a bit more complicated than that. Dragonlance was originally envisioned as a series of role-playing modules for the Advanced Dungeons & […]
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The Wake Up Call Heard Five Years Ago

I received a phone call today to tell me that perhaps I should find this article on what I said in a speech and that I should read it. I’m often intrigued by what people say that I said … and in this case what someone said that someone said that someone said that I […]
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Storybundle: Fictional Life in the Real World

How do you make life real in your fictional story? Sometimes that means setting your fiction in the real world. When I set out to write a dystopian novel about AIDS internment camps in the near future, I knew I needed to ground it in somewhere that was real for me. This week, that same […]
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A Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle: Gaiman, Sanderson, Hickman, Farland, & more!

When Kevin Anderson called me and asked if I would like to be a part of this bundled collection of ebooks, how could I say no? The new “truly epic fantasy bundle” that debuts today from storybundle.com is a veritable Who’s Who of bestselling modern fantasy, featuring works by Neil Gaiman (an original American Gods […]
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Dragonlance: Selling the Dream

It is a truth in life that to make our dreams come true, we often have to conquer some pretty mundane territory. In 1983 the problem facing Harold Johnson and I was not how to create the extraordinary vision of Dragonlance … but how to get the company we worked for, TSR, Inc., to approve […]
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Dragonlance: Enough Dungeons… More Dragons!

I had not been working at TSR Inc. for very long before all of the designers and artists were called into a meeting in the old hotel. This was a very special gathering: a presentation of the results of a consulting firms perspective on our company. Outside perspective was considered helpful. This was the early […]
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