Nov 022016

Hi Todd, I heard there was a dragon Rider movie coming out soon. How can this be? I thought only you and your sister had permission to write about perm? Do you have any say in what the movie is about? I thought I read in one of your mom’s acknowledgements that she didn’t want a pern movie done? Or was it that the script she saw at the time was too terrible too allow?

Hi Brian,

‘Soon’ is a relative term. The Dragonriders of Pern® has been under option on and off for over 30 years now.

Currently it is under option with Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers so far has not asked me (or my sister) for any input. I understand (through the news) that they have hired a person to write the first draft screenplay.

With regards to Mum’s Will, she was referring to writing more novels, not screenplays.

Mum was referring to a particular script, I believe.



 Posted by at 08:30
Oct 062016

So my friend, Andi Klemm, informed me that George Wright Padgett and his publisher, Grey Gecko Press, have started a Kickstarter for a really nifty book launch — in a museum!

The book, Addleton Heights, is a steampunk detective mystery so what better place to launch it than the Cabinet of Curiosities on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science?

If you’d like to participate, you can find the Kickstarter here.

 Posted by at 07:59
Aug 242016

I am so thrilled to discover that James Blish’s epic four-book series, Cities in Flight, is available in eBook format (at least for Kindle).

If you haven’t read this but you’ve read Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, or Clarke’s Childhood’s End, or Frank Herbert’s Dune, you really should add this to your store of knowledge.

The book is seminal and covers so many topics, many of which have never been covered before or since –  certainly never as well.

You can get the Amazon Kindle version here.

 Posted by at 18:04
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