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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Short Stories
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 5/17/2006 3:35:17 PM  

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Mac Breck wrote:
> > > So, are you claiming this Mathew guy is lying in the podcast?

I've had a chance now to review a transcript of the podcast.

As is known, the Del Rey books were written from outlines that I wrote
for them.

When asked in the podcast "Are you guys going to be working from
Straczynski's outlines for these Crusade novels?" he replies:

"To begin with, yes, but there is only a very limited amount of
material available for Crusade, so we are going to be taking what
exists and forging on with that."

Let me be clear: I have provided no outlines for novels to Mongoose.
Nor are there any outlines of episodes beyond what was shot plus the
two scripted but not shot episodes. There ARE no outlines to which
they could have had access. So this is false.

A little later, he is asked, ""How much input directly are you getting
from JMS?" To which he replies:

"These days it's getting to be less and less," citing that there's an
open invitation to continue but that I'm "a very busy chap."

You cannot have less input than zero input. I have had zero input into
these novels. So to say there is less now means that there was some
before. Soi this is also false.

I don't much like having to be in a position to discuss this publicly,
because it feels like talking out of school, but if someone is saying
that I have had input into something when there has been no such thing,
and that something is based on outlines supposedly by me which do not
exist, and fans are making their decisions based on these statements, I
have to correct them in the interests of accuracy.

jms

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