The only reason no one’s published my debut novel yet is that it’s too intellectual for the average person. See, the first 600 pages lay out the complex societal structure of the Kyurga’la, the science behind their matter implodifier, and the taming of the Y’plastasauri; without that, the entire rest of the story wouldn’t make sense. Then follows a brief footnote (itself the length of a novel) about the Lu’va-Erongii civil war. So we’re about 1,000 pages in before I start the plot—a classic will-they-or-won’t-they between ThüL and ThöL (pronounced identically). There’s no way this won’t be a bestseller.