Well, it took a STAR WARS announcement for me to dust off the old blog. As I’m sure you’ve heard, J. J. Abrams will be directing the next STAR WARS movie, EPISODE VII: (INSERT TITLE WITH EPIC SOUNDING WORDS HERE). I was originally pessimistic when it came to this announcement, but I’ve changed my tune somewhat. Don’t get me wrong, […]
It’s both exciting and sad to post illustrator/animator Evan Cagle’s last artwork from MIDNIGHT CITY. Exciting because it’s so awesome, but sad because I love seeing these images come in. Evan’s amazing talents have really helped bring the CONQUERED EARTH world to life. I think he saved the best for last. It’s a moment fairly early in the book, where […]
You might not think so, but I do write other material besides giant, dystopian, science fiction. For instance, I toyed with the idea of doing a Victorian romance, but I figured…stick with what works. No aliens in this one, but it is all under water with cool submarines. June 08, 2012 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Director Shane Acker (“9”), […]
This isn’t most the topical blog post, but I recently rewatched the Blu-ray version of TRON: LEGACY, and felt like commenting about it. While it’s visually stunning, the film itself, sadly, leaves a lot to be desired. Which is a shame. To me, this movie is a tremendous missed opportunity for Disney to establish a dynamic, unique, massively entertaining franchise. […]
The amazing illustrator/animator Evan Cagle has finished his second original piece of art from Midnight City, and this one, in my opinion, is even more stunning than the first. It’s a glimpse inside Midnight City itself, showing its most infamous landmark: the Scorewall. As always, click for the full screen experience. In addition, Evan has allowed me to include some […]
Supremely talented illustrator/animator Evan Cagle will be creating three original pieces of art based on Midnight City, the first of which is included here. It can also be seen at the top of the main page. Evan’s piece shows one of the final moments of the first book, and gives a first glimpse at a pivotal location in the Conquered […]
Blackstone Audio will be producing the audio book versions of the Conquered Earth series. Blackstone, for those who don’t know, is the largest independent audio book company in America. They’re still owned by their original founders, and they’re very passionate about what they do. It’s really exciting to be involved with them.
Earth has been conquered. An alien race known as the Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving its young to fend for themselves. Here, three young people begin a precarious journey through a dangerous, post-apocalyptic landscape. Holt and Mira, a bounty hunter and his captive, naturally at odds yet struggling to fight off a mutual attraction, and Zoey, a little […]