Michael Crichton, author of Jusassic Park, died yesterday at at 66 after a battle with cancer.
What the heck is going on here? Has someone been downing Pangalacticgargleblasters? A new Hitcherhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy book? What?
Yep, it’s true. BBC is reporting that Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, has been commissioned to write “And Another Thing…“, the sixth book in the Hitcherhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series.
“I feel more pressure to perform now than I ever have with my own books,” he said, adding that he was “determined that this will be the best thing I have ever written”.
Ain’t It Cool News has got a couple of MAJOR spoilers by people who’ve seen the nearly completed “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince”, which was postponed until next summer.
I’ll let you read it from the link above – I will say that unless they studio fixes that movie, it’s going to be a major disappointment to die-hard fans.
(Thanks to John).
A movie of the Dark Tower series of novels from Stephen King is in the planning stages!
Damon Lindelof is interested in doing it, but says:
“And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton (Cuse, co-producer) and I are bringing Lost to a close is simply not viable. There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun.”
He added: “If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one.
Via Digital Spy
EW.com is reporting that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will not be out this fall as expected. It’s going to be delayed until Summer 2009. Right now it’s scheduled for July 17, 2009.
And, EW itself notes that the issue about to hit stands has, who else?, Harry Potter on the cover. Be sure and grab a copy!
Randy Pausch, the professor that gave his ‘Last Lecture’ at Carnegie Mellon last year, has died.
Here he talks about the reaction to his lecture:Read more at TheLastLecture.com.
Need something to hold you until Lost starts in January 2009? ABC has started a Lost Book Club which shows all the literary references in the show through all the seasons so far. The producers even have a note for fans, which says (among other things):
We can’t promise you any of these books will lead you to answers about LOST, but we can promise you’ll be enriched for having read them.
There are many, many books on the list. If you’re looking for some summer reading, check ’em out!