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» Saturday, August 06, 2011
TELOS PUBLISHING NEWSLETTER - 6 August 2011
HEAR THE ROAR!
The old eighties series THUNDERCATS has a big following, and there's never been a guidebook to it before, and so Telos is pleased to publish just such a thing. HEAR THE ROAR! is a detailed and authoritative guide to the series, containing interviews with most of the people behind the series.
HEAR THE ROAR! THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO THE HIT 1980S SERIES THUNDERCATS
by DAVID CRICHTON
Originally broadcast in 1985, ThunderCats has become one of the most enduring animated series of its era. For the first time in print, Hear the Roar! documents every aspect of the production of this iconic show – told by the people who made it.
Featuring over 80 exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, this definitive reference guide charts ThunderCats' creation and development, drawing on a wealth of never-before-seen production paperwork and leaving no stone unturned.
Dedicated chapters highlight the writing, animating, scoring and recording of ThunderCats, while a comprehensive story guide reviews all 130 episodes, including notes from the scriptwriters themselves! The legendary ThunderCats toy line from LJN Toys is documented too, and even the associated series SilverHawks is explored.
This essential guide to ThunderCats demonstrates why the show continues to thrive, while many of its contemporaries have faded into obscurity.
500pp approx. A5 paperback book. £16.99
ISBN 978-1-84583-038-0 (pb)
Here's a few emails received from people who got copies as soon as it came out:
"I've got my copy now. I'm amazed at the level of access and research - there's a whole lot of "insider" stuff from just about everybody who was involved in making the show (and is still alive)."
"For the moment I've only read a tiny bit in it but it's pretty clear already that you did a tremendous job on your book!
It clearly is THE book all us ThunderCats fans have been waiting for for a long, long time!"
"I got my copy in the post yesterday and it is AN AWESOME purchase!
It has everything and anything that a fan would want! Original concepts and ideas for the show to direct memos about shows and characters is amazing!
There is also goodies such as writer commentaries for all 130 episodes as well as bios on the voice actors and ideas for unused scripts as well as dialogue for one of them! THESE ARE COOL episodes that I hope may come into fruiton at some point in the future!
I ordered this mighty tome from Amazon (UK) the moment it came out on preorder and received it Monday. Have been pretty busy so far so only had chance to read first 30 pages (of which there are many!) and it's a fascinating insight so far.... Really interesting to hear how the whole Rankin/Bass partnership worked and how organic the creative process was. Not compared to the TV industry today I take it.....!
Had a flick through the book and cannot wait to get to the episode guide (which is like no other) - with comments from the writers, producers etc. It looks great!
HEAR THE ROAR! is available now. http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=2#115
Everyone needs holidays and the people at Telos Towers are no different, so for most of August we will be unable to fulfil orders because our Elves will be sunning themselves somewhere hot and recovering their strength for the Autumn. Any orders received from this weekend (6/7 August) through to around the 24 August will have to wait until we are back at the Towers and able to process them again. We will aim to catch up as soon as we can and get anything outstanding despatched as soon as we can after around the 24th, so please be patient with us.
HUNTED! THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO SUPERNATURAL SEASONS 1-3
by SAM FORD and ANTONY FOGG
Immerse yourself in the dark and dangerous world of the Winchester brothers ...
Descend into the delicious detail of demon hunting and deadly mysteries ...
Join the authors of Hunted on an in-depth voyage of discovery as they follow Sam and Dean Winchester through three seasons of hunting things and saving people; searching for their dad and dealing with their personal destinies; while never losing sight of the most important asset in their war against supernatural monsters – their own family. And, where Dean’s concerned anyway, where the next hot chick carrying a cheeseburger is coming from.
The journey also takes in the making of the series: the goofs, the actors’ comments and the writing decisions – good and bad – while providing a critical commentary on all aspects of the show: from the clothes and the music, to the car and the guest stars.
Let Hunted be your guide to the world of Supernatural, and learn how to hunt demons the Winchester way.
500pp approx. A5 paperback book. £15.99
ISBN 978-1-84583-039-7 (pb)
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2011
As well as the guide to SUPERNATURAL, we also have a book of fiction by Telos' very own David J Howe. TALESPINNING collects together David's horror fiction written over the last 30 years, and also includes the original script to his TIME HUNTER spin-off film from Reeltime Pictures, DAEMOS RISING, as well as the script to a second, unfilmed adventure called FACE OF THE FENDAHL. David is not prolific, but his fiction really packs a punch, and now readers can enjoy tales of mind-bending drugs, haunted records, strange happenings at a suburban railway station and many more, including some previously unpublished work.
TALESPINNING is being prepared now, and should be available around September/October 2011.
While on the subject of David's work, you might be interested to check out a new Horror/Fantasy Anthology that David has edited for the British Fantasy Society. FULL FATHOM FORTY celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the BFS and contains 40 tales of the fantastic from a top-notch selection of authors.
For forty years the British Fantasy Society has been promoting and appreciating fantastic fiction in all its guises. Now, to celebrate the many worlds of wonder and terror, the BFS presents an anthology of works by members and friends of the Society past and present. Here you will find angels and vampires, werewolves and killers, magicians and gentlemen, alien worlds and urban nightmares. Let the British Fantasy Society be your guide through a selection of the best fiction to be found on this world ... or beyond!
Featuring the fantastic fiction and poetry of:
Nina Allan | Suzanne Barbieri | Carl Barker | Mike Barrett | Ramsey Campbell | Jonathan Carroll | Adrian Chamberlin | Simon Clark | Raven Dane | Jan Edwards | Murray Ewing | Paul Finch | Christopher Fowler | Matthew Fryer | Stephen Gallagher | Cate Gardner | R B Harkess | Ian Hunter | Wilf Kelleher Jones | Jasper Kent | Joel Lane | Stephen Laws | Mark Lewis | Alison J Littlewood | Steve Lockley | Graham Masterton | Peter Mark May | Geoff Nelder | Kim Newman | Stan Nicholls | Martin Owton | Cas Peace | John Llewellyn Probert | Tina Rath | Steven Savile | Robert Shearman | Jim Steel | Sam Stone | Deborah Walker | Conrad Williams
The book is £15.99 (plus p&p) and is published at the end of September 2011. The book has 500 pages and so will weigh around 800g.
For more details and online ordering from the BFS, please visit: http://s256537080.websitehome.co.uk/index.php/bfs-publications/33-bfs-books/1521-full-fathom-forty-revealed
HOWE'S TRANSCENDENTAL TOYBOX: UPDATE NO 3 is currently with Arnold for final layout and design. We're really sorry that the publication of this book keeps getting put back, but unfortunately it is falling foul of a variety of real-world issues which are preventing it from being completed. As soon as we have any further information then we'll post it on the website.
TELOS SIGNED COPIES
We currently have a few copies of It Lives Again! signed by both the author, Axelle Carolyn, and by film director Neil Marshall, available direct from Telos. Order from the website as per usual and you'll be sent a signed copy while stocks last. We have about 6 copies left of this at the present time.
Order Link: http://www.telos.me.uk/category.php?id=2&s=0&p=1#64
Don't forget that all our limited edition hardbacks are also signed by the authors, as well as being bound in special cloths, or with illustrated self-covers, with a ribbon and coloured endpapers.
LAST CHANCE TO BUY
We have a number of titles listed in the LAST CHANCE TO BUY section of the Telos website. These are titles which we have only a handful of copies remaining, and which we are not planning to reprint when they are gone. The current list is:
Original and Classic Fiction:
Black Tide by Del Stone Jr
Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips edited by David J Howe (only around 15 copies left)
Urban Gothic features fiction from Graham Masterton, Christopher Fowler, Simon Clark, Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, Paul Finch, Debbie Bennett and an introduction by Richard O'Brien, two factual pieces by journalist David Miller about the show and interviews with show writer Tom deVille and producer Steve Matthews.
We also have some of our special signed and numbered limited edition hardbacks available for reduced prices while stocks last. Those currently available are:
A SPECIAL FINAL OFFER OF £20 for each hardback below:
Breathe by Christopher Fowler
Alice's Journey Beyond the Moon by R J Carter
Approaching Omega by Eric Brown
Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher
A SPECIAL FINAL OFFER OF £30 for each hardback below:
Shrouded by Darkness edited by Alison L R Davies
Shrouded by Darkness features original and reprint fiction by: Debbie Bennett, Poppy Z Brite, Simon Clark, Storm Constantine, Peter Crowther, Alison L R Davies, Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Gary Greenwood, David J Howe, Dawn Knox, Tim Lebbon, Charles de Lint, Steven Lockley & Paul Lewis, James Lovegrove, Graham Masterton, Richard Christian Matheson, Justina Robson, Mark Samuels, Darren Shan and Michael Marshall Smith. With a frontispiece by Clive Barker and a foreword by Stephen Jones.
The hardback edition is originally signed by ALL contributors (including Barker and Gaiman) with the exception of Poppy Z Brite (who is represented with a facsimile signature).
Please visit the LAST CHANCE TO BUY page for click through details to order: http://www.telos.me.uk/lastchance.php
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Please join and let us know what you think of the books, chat about the covers ... anything that takes your fancy really. Often new covers are premiered on the Facebook group, and news and details of reviews and other items of interest across the Web are also shared there.
Please let us know what you think of this Newsletter ... what would you like to see included?
Until next time,
David, Steve and the Telos Team.
Posted by David @ 4:30 pm