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General / Re: 2000AD novels
« on: 30 October, 2001, 09:45:12 PM »
speaking of novelisations, what is the general concensus on terry bisson's book of the stallone film?

i'm an immense fan of bisson's own work (his 'bears discover fire' anthology is a great place to begin, but i remember not being very taken with the movie novelisation at the time i read it (though there is a great shower scene... oh, read the thing & find out for yourself). possibly this might have a lot to do with the material he was having to work with (despite reading toothy since 77 i still haven't actually seen the film), or maybe i was just cranky that instead of writing a brand new, original bisson book he was having to pay the bills.

hmmm, your thoughts chaps & chapettes,

steven lenfant terrible

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General / Re: Re: Re: Message Board Blues
« on: 30 October, 2001, 08:17:50 AM »
Nathan wrote:
>Necronauts could be fun, done in epistolic style like >Dracula, with each author's account written in a >pastiche of their literary style.

get on the phone to kim newman straight away!

steven l'enfant terrible

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Suggestions / Re: Novels-Alan Dean Foster
« on: 31 October, 2001, 06:11:22 PM »
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

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Suggestions / 2000ad novels
« on: 29 October, 2001, 12:16:43 PM »
considering his wonderful text pieces for the specials & annuals i think that the obvious choice for writing a 2000ad novel would be john smith.

& i'll reiterate stephen baxter, who loves comics. just thought of the superb ian watson too (who did a couple of warhammer novels)

steven l'enfant terrible

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General / Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: something to do whilst bored
« on: 31 October, 2001, 01:23:33 AM »
The use of language confusion as a story idea (as seen in Sino Town) was already done in a John Wagner Dredd. Prog 95O I think. (Maybe wrong with the number!)

preceded by alan moore & brendan mccarthy's (when are we going to see him back the progs, eh?) excellent 'The English/Phlondrutian Phrasebook' future shock in prog 214 (May 1981).

steven l'enfant terrible

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Suggestions / Re: Re: authors for 2000ad novels (oz perspective)
« on: 31 October, 2001, 06:22:06 PM »
Greg Egan? did he write those dolphin sf books?,

no, definitely not. perhaps yr thinking of david brin, mate.

best place to start with terry bisson is his 'bears discover fire' anthology. great stuff, kind of in the same tradition as philip k dick & the sadly unknown howard waldrp, jr. bisson regularly contributes to asimov's science fiction magazine (as are baxter, egan, cardigan & sterling), which is absolutely first class under gardner dozois's mantle as editor & an essential purchase each mont

any way for more on egan try the url below.

Link: Greg Egan's Home Page


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Suggestions / Re: Re: authors for 2000ad novels (oz perspective)
« on: 31 October, 2001, 06:21:53 PM »
Greg Egan? did he write those dolphin sf books?,

no, definitely not. perhaps yr thinking of david brin, mate.

best place to start with terry bisson is his 'bears discover fire' anthology. great stuff, kind of in the same tradition as philip k dick & the sadly unknown howard waldrp, jr. bisson regularly contributes to asimov's science fiction magazine (as are baxter, egan, cardigan & sterling), which is absolutely first class under gardner dozois's mantle as editor & an essential purchase each mont

any way for more on egan try the url below.

Link: Greg Egan's Home Page


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Suggestions / authors for 2000ad novels (oz perspective)
« on: 29 October, 2001, 12:07:09 PM »
>Peter Carey for a chopper in OZ story !!

only if you want a story about chooper's mid-life crisis (that beieng peter carey's forte)... if you  want the greatest living australian sf writer, then greg egan's you're man! also props to damien broderick, sean mcmullen & sean williams.

marion zimmer bradley would have to write from beyond the grave, & i doubt if she would be appropriate for slaine anyway.

missing from your list are terry bisson (forget about the dredd film novelisation, this guy's own stuff is incidenary!), stephen baxter (who is a big comics fan anyway), pat cadigan, bruce sterling...

steven l'enfant terrible

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General / Re: adult or child
« on: 25 October, 2001, 04:11:56 PM »
i remeber as wee one in '77 being eelctrified by the use "hell!" in harlem heroes? what's worse, cuss words like anybody would hear in the street (etc) or pictures of somehody having their head bitten off by a bloomin' great polar bear? (loved shako, by the way, but the giant spiders in flesh gave me nightmares at the time).

ah, the eternal quandary of censorship.

shuddering as the ghost of mary whitehouse rears it's head,

steven

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General / speaking of the abc warriors
« on: 11 October, 2001, 11:12:11 PM »
any chance of henry flint getting mekquake back into his seige engine body from nemesis book III? love to see more mike mcmahon too!

steven

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just read reefer madness for the first time after putting the white stripes "white blood cells" on... five pages of genius scored by 'dead leaves & dirty ground'... highly recommended! (pun intended? well, that's a story for another time. lights up.)

dangerous visons, indeed

steven

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Help! / Re: Re: Re: Re: voting coupons
« on: 11 October, 2001, 10:02:22 PM »
thanks for explaining, wake.

anything which helps tharg understand us earthlets' opinions of his thrills is greatly appreciated now that the voting coupons have gone the way of ro-jaws' place in the abc warriors (my only grizzle with mills' mighty return to form) is greatly appreciated. & coming from a library background (but hey! so do stephen pastel, microsleep arkhestra & the seraphic voiced merida sussex from the paradise motel) i understand the quandaries that you must have wrassled with when creating this system.

keep up the good work, or it'll be...BIG JOBS! (hur hur)

steven

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Help! / Re: Re: voting coupons
« on: 11 October, 2001, 09:27:37 PM »
thanks! so this systems registers your opinion regarding each thrill in it's entirety, as opposed to your opinions of the story on an episode by episode basis? (which may change over the course of the storyline, such as the second series of mercy heights which in my opinion started off rather strong but went all pearshaped with john tomlinson bursting my suspension of disbelief with his apparent misunderstanding of the relativistic nature of black hole event horizons. yes, it's only a story, but it seemed so jarringly, unnecessarily wrong that it spoilt my enjoyment of that episode. won't dare go into how the series ended, or my thoughts on tor cyan here. lreally enjoyed armoured gideon by the way, & not just because it brought back shako. bloomin' loved that bear as a kid, i did).

steven

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Help! / voting coupons
« on: 11 October, 2001, 07:20:26 PM »
thanks for the password, wake!

anyway, without wishing to sound a goose, a quick enquiry regarding the casting my votes in the prog zone: i do have to press submit vote for each individual thrill, don't i?

cheers,

steven

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General / Re: Welcome
« on: 01 January, 2002, 03:03:26 AM »
happy new year!

:)
steven l'enfant terrible

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