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Book-To-Movie: 'The Land That Time Forgot'

Credit: Wikimedia Commons It's the fourth weekend of the month and so it's time for another Book-To-Movie review! In a Book-To- Movie, we review a work of prose fiction and its movie adaptation. Tonight, we are reviewing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel, "The Land that Time Forgot", and its 1975 movie adaptation. I’ll tell you now that the movie was good but the novel is more developed and believable in its characterization and conflict.  The Book Burrough's novel is actually Book One of a trilogy. Published in 1918, it’s about shipwrecked survivors and a German crew whose U-boat they take over that get stranded on a lost continent in Antarctica. The British and one American, Bowen Tyler who is both the novel’s narrator and protagonist, and their German captives must ally in order to survive the dangers of the prehistoric continent of Caspak such as carnivorous dinosaurs and hostile ape men.  The characters in this novel are well-developed for it being pulp fiction and

Del Toro Productions to Feature Stories by Lovecraft & Others

Credit: Pixabay I apologise for missing last week. I was busy editing much of the newsletter for this month on the day of its release. This month’s issue features a free short story, so if you haven't yet subscribed to my newsletter, “Night Creatures' Call”, you can do so here . In this and future issues of the newsletter you’ll find things such as news about my upcoming book and future Book-To-Movie reviews.  A couple of productions by Guillermo del Toro, producer of dark fantastic films such as “Pan's Labyrinth” and “The Orphanage”, are coming up. One is a movie and the other a TV anthology series. Both will feature adaptations of stories by authors such as H.P. Lovecraft and others.  Del Toro’s movie, entitled, “Nightmare Alley”, is based on a 40s noir novel by William Lindsay Gresham. A remake of an earlier adaptation from 1947, the movie is about a traveling carnival in which one of its employees who is ambitious and manipulative becomes involved in a relationship wit

A Successful Writer is a Professional

It’s the first day of September and so the summer is almost over and the fall almost here! But it's also the first Wednesday of the month and so that means it’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG)   post! In an IWSG post, we writers bring our writing challenges and problems out into the open to share with each other and try to offer solutions. And I do have a few challenges, namely getting all my stories together for my next book, “Bad Apps”.  Upcoming Short Fiction Collection I've been aiming to release “Bad Apps”, a collection of short fiction about weird and deadly mobile apps, by, ha! this month. I had moved the release date from August to September, but now the latter is here and I still have several stories to revise. I also want to do a beta release before I do an official release. If anyone is interested in reading a beta copy of the book just let me know and I'll be happy to send you one. All I ask in exchange is, of course, your honest feedback