Dying (and publishing) made easy -- or hard
A few years ago I went to a famous writing conference and actually paid to have some hot-shot sci-fi author take a look at my book. The result? Two years later he published his own book, using my basic plot and even one of my character's names. And so from that experience I have obviously learned that my book will definitely fit into the sci-fi niche.
"But during a violent death," Wan Tai said, "the whole human process of dying is thrown completely off balance. That is why a violent death is so repulsive and cruel." The Shaman agreed.