This thread is for those who want to discuss what they think might be coming up in the next two books (Book IV, which is Limits of Power, and Book V, which has no official title yet.) Please confine speculation about these books to this thread, and if it gets too long let me know and I’ll open another one. I am not advertising this space by announcing its existence on Twitter, since the people who already hang out here deserve a chance to fill it up first.
Necessary legal warning (not that I think any of you would transgress intentionally, but…) Your speculation on what I’ve written may coincide with something that turns up in the book–but this does not mean your ideas were stolen. Limits is already written…it’s done. Book V is very well along, with much of the rest planned out now, with lots of notes on what and why and how. If you guess correctly what I wrote a year or more ago, that’s a good guess, but it gives you no intellectual property rights in either book. (Given the intellectual level of this group, and previous experience with your sensitivity to the built-in clues, some of you will certainly be hot on my track!)
I won’t be reading Speculation Space (at least until Book V is done) unless there’s an interpersonal problem that comes up with those posting to it–and I hope there isn’t, but if there’s something going on you think I should know about, you can always drop me an email via the website.