Dialogue by Lewis Turco

By Lewis Turco

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What's next? What else can I do for you ? Jesus, how I hate this! " The Author cocks a n eyebrow a t Fred, who catches the irony in the gesture. " Forget I said that," he says. "Here's some more foreshadowing," the Author says, "in a passage that contains interactive dialogue, internal mono­ logue - all sorts of things we've been talking about. It's from the science-fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert" : How many times must I tell that lad never to settle himself with his back to a door? Hawat cleared his throat.

Fred exclaims as the Author boots the com­ puter and accesses his file. "What took you so long? " The Author blinks vacantly at the screen and yawns. "I took the Memorial Day weekend off. " "Everybody but me," Fred says. " That's the way it goes. You can ' t win ' em all. " Fred asks through a curled lip. He brushes the hair out of his eyes. " "A whole bunch of things, all of them related. " " No," the Author says, shaking his head. " We ' ve mentioned them, but we've not discussed them, and they' re important.

34 D I A L O G U E " I t's May now, not july. As far as you're concerned it's been running all fall, winter, and spring. " "Okay, Nan," Fred says, addressing Ms. Deditter directly. "Then answer my question. " She cocks an eyebrow. "I want him to write some effectively interactive dialogue," Nan says abruptly, addressing Fred. " "You've done some of that," Fred says. " I have to," the Author replies. '' Nan nods. Her businesslike coiffure shakes but retains its attractive shape. "They should avoid boring chat about the obvi­ ous and the trivial.

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