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Six Guns of Madness. It's gotten me a lot of reviews on Goodreads, mostly positive. But almost every review has said some variation of, "It was too short." While I guess some readers and writers would consider "too short" a negative, I consider it one of the best compliments I could have gotten.
Nobody has ever said, "Man, I hated that novel, it was awful. The characters were bland, the story was weak, and I was bored the whole time. I wish it was longer." To me, "too short" means "I wanted more." Which is the old axiom in show business, "always leave them wanting more." I'd rather have readers saying it was too short than that it went on too long.
But I have taken the comments to heart. I originally imagined Six Guns as part of a series about gunfighters having strange sci-fi adventures in the Old West. Since there's interest, I'll be pushing ahead with the sequels. I may also expand the original Six Guns into a novel.
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