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mark xiii:
>I wonder if Alan Dean Foster is a 2000AD fan. I used >to lap up his movie novelisations.

Yeah! Top idea.

Mark - Man of few words and too many Scojo e-mails.

Roger Simian:
I remember reading an Alan Dean Foster Star Sars novel called 'Splinter Of The Mind's Eye' or something, that was much better than George Lucas's novelisation of the first film.

BTW, all these suggestions for writers outside the comics field doing 2000AD novels are good but is it really all that likely when they're probably already busy with their own careers?  

I did think about what an Iain Banks 2000AD novel would be like but he'd just never have the time to write it and he wouldn't necessarily be all that familiar with those universes.

Anyway, in a way, I'd rather see what Iain Banks or Jeff Noon or Alasdair Gray etc did if they were to have a go at writing actual comic strips.

O Lucky Stevie!:
I remember reading an Alan Dean Foster Star Sars novel called 'Splinter Of The Mind's Eye' or something, that was much better than George Lucas's novelisation of the first film.

alan dean foster ghost wrote the novelisation of the first star wars film for george lucas. just compare the prose in the novelisation with any other of fosters own work from that period (the original humanx commonwealth novels, in particular).

the opening desciption of tatooine is so instantly recognisably alan dean foster's work, very reminiscent of how he introduces midworld in the book of the same name.

yes, jeff noon illustrated by brendan mccarthy. blooming gold, if you pardon my french.

iain (m.) banks, another great choice. but not having enough time to write a 2000ad novel? my understanding of his writing methodology is that he sets aside three months each year to write a novel (alternating between iain banks lit-fi & iain m. banks sf), then spends the rest of the year living of his royalties. lovely bloke he is too, an absolute gent.

i'd also like to suggest geoff ryman as a contender for 2000ad writer/novelist.

cheers,

steven l'enfant terrible

Roger Simian:
"alan dean foster ghost wrote the novelisation of the first star wars film for george lucas. just compare the prose in the novelisation with any other of fosters own work from that period (the original humanx commonwealth novels, in particular)."

Don't have the novels anymore, alas.  I read them when they came out in the late '70s, when I was 9 or 10.  I just remember really loving 'Splinter in The Minds Eye' and thinking 'Star Wars' wasn't nearly as good as the film.  Kuh!  Youngsters, eh?

BTW, there's an interview I did with Iain Banks at my site, if you're interested.  One with Alan Grant, too.  Just click on the link down there...Link: Alan Grant / Iain Banks interviews

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