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Peter Beagle is not this book's only author.

I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle
I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons
by Peter S. Beagle

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Unicorn comes a new novel with equal amounts of power and whimsy in which a loveable cast of characters trapped within their roles of dragon hunter, princess, and more must come together to take their fates into their own hands.

Dragons are common in the backwater kingdom of Bellemontagne, coming in sizes from mouse-like vermin all the way up to castle-smashing monsters. Gaius Aurelius Constantine Heliogabalus Thrax (who would much rather people call him Robert) has recently inherited his deceased dad’s job as a dragon catcher/exterminator, a career he detests with all his heart in part because he likes dragons, feeling a kinship with them, but mainly because his dream has always been the impossible one of transcending his humble origin to someday become a princess valet. Needless to say, fate has something rather different in mind…

49 days ago
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Peter Beagle did not create I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons, and only co-authored the book shown above. The basics can be found here: I'm Afraid You've Got Dragon. The truth is that the title, story, and characters were created by Connor Cochran, who was pitching the property to Hollywood film studios on his own more than five years before he and Beagle met in 2001. In 2006, after collaborating for four years on multiple stories released under the "Peter S. Beagle" byline, Connor and Peter started to write a novel version of I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons together. 75-80% of the first 124 pages of this book were written by Connor, not Peter, and Peter largely followed Connor's plot in completing the book. Connor has provided over 3,000 pages of documentation to Simon & Schuster and Gollancz (the UK publisher) proving these facts, and has demanded that his name be placed on the book where it belongs. He has also hired legal counsel to take steps in court to guarantee that this is done. Meanwhile Peter and his team have provided NO evidence to the contrary, because there is none. Peter is trying to take credit for ideas that are not his, and more than 100 pages of text that he did not write, and that is the textbook definition of plagiarism.
49 days ago
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Thank you for bringing this significant issue to our attention regarding the authorship of "I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons." We appreciate your thorough explanation and understand the gravity of the situation, especially concerning the rights and recognition of creators. It's essential for our community to stay informed about the developments of works that we hold dear, and this situation underscores the complexities often involved in the creation and publication process.

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48 days ago
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Thank you for taking this matter seriously.

Here is an update. Earlier today, Amazon confirmed that I'M AFRAID YOU'VE GOT DRAGONS is being removed from pre-sale on Kindle on all Amazon sites around the world. Amazon in America is still reviewing this situation regarding the hardcover, audiobook, and CD audiobook editions, but the trade paperback edition in the USA and ALL editions previously offered via Amazon Canada and Amazon UK are currently not for sale.

Please send your direct email contact information to Mr. Cochran's attorney via info@imafraidyouvegotdragons.com, so the attorney can update you on legal matters as they go forward.  
48 days ago
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A correction to the comment I sent earlier. At this time Amazon Canada has only taken down the ebook and trade paperback of I'M AFRAID YOU'VE GOT DRAGONS, but are still offering the same hardcover, audiobook, and CD audiobooks that Amazon USA are offering. It is not certain how long these will continue -- Amazon has confirmed that it is looking at them, and since it has already removed the ebook and trade paperback it would be inconsistent to leave these up.
 
36 days ago
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Please note that Connor Cochran, the person claiming co-authorship of this book, was previously sued by Peter S. Beagle for fraud, defamation, and elder abuse. The court found in Beagle's favor and against Cochran, awarding Beagle $332,500 plus attorneys' fees. Cochran has since attempted to edit his own and Beagle's Wikipedia pages to obscure this fact. Any claim Cochran makes in relation to Beagle's work should be treated with the utmost suspicion.

The judge's statement of decision in the fraud case is here for the curious: 
https://www.docdroid.net/L6pMsxK/statement-of-decision-073019-beagle-pdf
33 days ago
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You got your facts wrong, but in the world of Peter Beagle fandom fantasy is the only thing that rings true. You probably wouldn't like the man if you really knew the truth. He's not who you think he is. Providing a link to that same document proves nothing because you don't follow up with what really happened. There was no elder abuse. It was all greed. All of your lies keep feeding on more lies. You live in a truth free zone. You should be ashamed of yourself.
32 days ago
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It’s been well documented in the press that Cochran WAS found guilty on multiple charges against Peter S Beagle, tried to weasel out of paying by filing for bankruptcy one day before the trial began, and was told to go away when he later tried to have the judgement overturned.
 
Cochran is untrustworthy. His continued assaults on Beagle are disgusting. 
32 days ago
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Hmmm...I only cited three facts--that Beagle sued Cochran, that the judge found in favor of Beagle and against Cochran, and that Cochran tried to erase information about the case from their wiki pages--and all three are verifiable through court dockets and wiki edit histories. The last thing I said, that anything Cochran says about Beagle is immediately suspect, is an opinion--albeit one I formed by looking at the facts I cited. 

So pray tell, what facts did I get wrong? What lies did I tell?
22 days ago
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Since this is very possibly going to trial, a lot of information will come up that you're not even aware of. You don't even know one eighth about what actually happened. Connor Cochran did not commit elder abuse. That is a farce created by certain people who lied on the witness stand. There was abuse, but you need to take a look at the three people that surround Beagle. Those that were greedy and wanted the money for themselves. The lies they used to make people like you disbelieve the truth, to this point worked. But there is a very good chance that Beagle is going to be exposed as a plagiarist for this book and that a lot of the work he did when Cochran was his manager was actually often times ghost written either by Cochran or with Cochran. Things really aren't what you think they are. And at this point, the publisher in the UK, GOLLANCZ, has pulled the book. They have seen the evidence and are aware of the fact that indeed Cochran created the idea, created the title, created the characters, created the story, and wrote most of the first eleven chapters. They could care less about the frothing fandom that has spent years trashing, a good man. You have fallen victim to the greed of others.
21 days ago
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It sounds like you are a friend of Connor Cochran's, if not Connor Cochran himself, and you have a personal investment in believing certain things about him. You can believe whatever you want. But the court found that Connor Cochran committed fraud, elder abuse, and slander against Peter S. Beagle. That's a fact, and you can't change it. Blame the "frothing fandom" all you want, but "fans" didn't write the judge's decision finding Cochran liable. 

Incidentally, you've already told one lie here--Amazon has not pulled the Kindle edition "on all Amazon sites around the world." It's still very much available via Amazon in the US, Canada and elsewhere.
18 days ago
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First of all, I'm not Connor Cochran. I am not a friend of Connor Cochran's. I do have valid information. What happened at the trial was a lie. Certain people who I will not name lied on the stand. You really don't have the facts. Plagiarism is a dirty business. And there are some people right now running a little bit scared because of that word. Do contact the publisher Gollancz in the UK to ask them why they have pulled the book. For some people, ignorance is bliss. It's so easy to destroy someone's name when you're nothing but a follower of the initial lie.
17 days ago
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So just to recap: I'm supposed to believe that A) you've provided an email address and asked people to reach out to Cochran's attorney B) you have inside information about the trial where Connor Cochran was found liable for fraud, defamation and elder abuse, and C) you are not connected to Connor Cochran.

Uh-huh.