A quick follow-on about Charles de Lint. The first story set in de Lint’s fictional city of Newford, “Timeskip”, appeared in 1989. The first Newford novel, Memory and Dream, appeared in 1994, and there have now been four collections of short stories and eight (I think) major novels set in that city. The cast that started with Jilly Coppercorn and Christy Riddell has grown and grown, till it’s now a large ensemble of friends, musicians, artists, figures from myth and so on. It seems to me that this cast can be as much a burden as a gift. There’s so many of them, with so much history, that they begin to weigh down the story that’s being told. Could it be time to start fresh?