But with books, the waiting thing can be totally frustrating. Like, I don't really care when the next _Walls of the Universe_ novel comes out. Because yes, there are things I would like to know about the multiverse, and yes, I believe it will be reasonably diverting, but ultimately, the mystery can wait. Whereas with _The Steerswoman_ series, every time I think of it, I get annoyed that there's not more. And I haven't started the second R. Scott Bakker trilogy because I'm going to be annoyed if I start it and then have to wait a couple years for the remainder. I might even wait until the third series is complete. Then if it turns into the Wheel of Time (which I quit after book 9, but should have quit earlier), I won't have wasted the time.
I don't really have a thesis here -- just some random thoughts.
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