Re: Charting the Novel-verse
Because continuity isn't the reason we tell stories. We tell stories to explore interesting ideas. It can be interesting to explore an evolving, interconnected continuity, but the continuity is a means to that end, not an end in itself. If someone has a great idea for a story that can't fit with that continuity, they shouldn't be forbidden to tell it.
And Crucible could not have been written to fit the main novel continuity. Its storyline contains elements that take the characters and their lives in very different directions than what the other novels have done.
...is a pretty compelling reason !
Not having read it yet it is hard to judge if it could have been made to fit continuity and still told an equally good story.
Last edited by Relayer1; September 8 2011 at 09:27 AM.