Geek AlertHi all-- because I'm in the middle of rewrites for two books and just finished a short story for an upcoming anthology, this is a desperate effort to post something to keep Mario off my ass. Although I must say his last post was more entertaining rant than anything else. I especially liked:
If you want to make it big in this business, you need to write a good book. One that resonates with readers. The
word-of-mouth thing. Every writer's blog, tweet, and YouTube video is
done in the hopes that it'll go viral. But as any honest agent or editor
will tell you, success in publishing depends as much on "and then God
smiled" as it does anything else.
How true. Sad. But true.
Anyway, I have been looking forward to this movie so decided to share the following tidbits from insidemovies.com :
Back in December, we gave you an exclusive first look at Asa Butterfield and
Harrison Ford as Ender Wiggin and Colonel Hyrum Graff in Summit’s upcoming
sci-fi adaptation of Ender’s Game(due Nov.
1), based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card. Today, a second official
image has hit the net (via fansites like EnderWiggin.net),
and it introduces us to Ender’s Battle School companion, Petra Arkanian, played
by True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld.
In the still, Petra and Ender share a meal in the dining facility alongside
their fellow Salamander Army (see those patches on their jumpsuits?) soldiers.
That means this is still early on in Ender’s journey, as Salamander is the first
army he is recruited to after his time as a Launchie. At the far left end of
the table, you can see Bonzo Madrid (Moises Arias), the cruel commander of
Salamander Army, who, in the novel, resents having the under-trained Ender
fighting alongside him. Fortunately for Ender, Petra proves to be a true and
loyal friend — not to mention an expert fighter. The background of the photo also contains a few gems for super-fans. The
scoreboard, which displays daily rankings of all Battle School recruits, looks
to be broadcasting a battle between Rat Army and Asp Army, in what appears to
be a spherical or circular Battle Room. Director Gavin Hood played coy about
the look of the Battle Room when EW spoke with him in December. “I really hope
that what we’ve done with [it] will be exciting to people,” he said.
I love the geek factor of this article.
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Talking about geeks:
Okay, back to work. I think I'll have covers in the next couple of weeks. I saw a rough of Cursed, the first in the Fallen Siren Series and really liked it. I'm still waiting for Blood Bond, the new Anna cover. You'll see them as soon as I do.