HAMMER FILMS GETS INTO BOOK BIZ
The reinvigoration of the legendary British film brand Hammer now includes Jeanette Winterson, the award-winning British author. She’s writing an original novella for the new Hammer imprint to be published summer 2011. Arrow Books (Random House) plans to publish 6 Hammer novels a year beginning spring 2011. However, Hammer’s first film release in over 30 years, Let Me In, made an inauspicious U.S. start last weekend for Overture/Relativity.
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TIME TRAVELING HISTORIANS
October brings several long-awaited treats to your bookshelf, including a new Culture novel, the sequel to Connie Willis’ Blackout, and Scott Westerfeld’s Behemoth. Plus spying Victorian streetwalkers and Miles Vorkosigan! Here are the October releases you can’t skip.
Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse)
The sequel to Leviathan follows Deryn (a girl pretending to be a boy so she can serve in the British Air Service) and Alek (the heir to an empire attempting to go incognito) as they work to stop an alternate World War I between the bio-engineering Darwinists and industrialized Clankers. But when the ship goes down, they’re stranded and surrounded.
All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
At the end of Blackout, Connie Willis left her time traveling historians Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill stranded in World War II.
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How do feel about Hammer Films which has produced such classics as The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy and Dracula, dabbling in the book business?
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