STAR HOUNDS TRILOGY in CYBERPUNK Bundle

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WarGames–Bob Calls

It was the year 1982.

 

I don’t remember it very well.

I do remember Bob.

Bob Mecoy.  I’d met Bob through my friend Lou Stathis.  Lou was a freelance editor, writer and good guy.  I was staying in New York for a few months to babysit an apartment, with the idea I’d get to know the publishing community.

Bob worked at Arco Publishing.

 

His wife, Robin, worked at Starlog Magazine, and was editor of FUTURE.

Cool!  They used to have salons.  They’d just gotten back together after a split.  Both journalism studenst from the University of Oklahoma, somehow they seemed the coolest Okies I’d ever met.   In any case, years passed from the mid seventies when I met them, and by then Bob had a job at Dell Publishing.

 

He called me.

“Even done a novelization?”

“No.”

“I think you are right for this screenplay.  I mean to novelize it.”

Bob wasn’t crazy about my writing, but he recognized something in it that he could use.  Dell had just picked up the rights for this movie. Mind you these were the days when novelizations could sell very well indeed.  William Kotzwinkle’s novelization of E.T. was on the top of the bestseller’s list for uncounted weeks.

“Thanks, Bob.”  I said.  “I’ll do it.”

You see, one of the things I’d always wanted to be was a film director.  And I’d found out — whew! — a film director was a hard thing to be.

 

So why not be a film director — in front of your typewriter

 

Oh yes folks.  And I do meant typewriter!Image

 

Happy Anniversary WarGames

This is the 30th Anniversary of the movie WarGames.   I was lucky enough to get the job novelizing the screenplay.   In the next few editions of the blob I’ll be talking about that experience and about WarGames.Image

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WarGames Poster

WarGames Poster

Here’s the poster that was also a cover for the hardcover for my book

Link

NIGHT OF THE DRAGONSTAR

NIGHTOFDRAGONSTARNIGHT OF THE DRAGONSTAR

second book in the Dragonstar trilogy.

Would love a review!

THE NEXT BIG THING

NIGHTWORLDCHECK BACK AT THIS POST, AS I WILL BE ADDING TO IT.

THE NEXT BIG THING seems to be some kind of web chain mail project to reach out to folks about writing projects.  I was contacted by Phill Berrie about this and I’m thrilled to try it out.

Phill’s own version is at:

 http://phillberrie.livejournal.com/95285.html

1) What is the working title of your next book?

DRAGONS OF NIGHTWORLD

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?

It will be the third in a series. FIrst book was NIGHTWORLD. Second book was VAMPIRES OF NIGHTWORLD.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

Science Fantasy

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Anthony Hopkins

Mark Heap

Dame Maggie Smith

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

All the questions posed by the first two books will be answered.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Both.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

It’s not written yet.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

THE HOBBIT

UNIVERSE by Robert A. Heinlein

Steampunk science fantasy

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Hammer horror movies

Ray Harryhausen

Jean Paul Satre

10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

This book will be much different than if I had written it in the 80′s for Del Rey Books, although I am using an outline I wrote back then. I’ve thought about this final book a lot and I’ve come up with some amazing new ideas.   

Again, check out Phill’s NEXT BIG THING at:

 http://phillberrie.livejournal.com/95285.html

NBC OLYMPIC COVERAGE GETS THE KINKS OUT

NB

Ray Davies sang a great song about London, “Waterloo Sunset” at the Olympics Closing Ceremony.

But NBC didn’t show it!

They also canned a Kate Bush tribute.

If you are as outraged as I am, you can email

nbcolympicsfeedback@nbcuni.com

I did.

I will vent on this more later.