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  • cindy_martian
    Hi, I have bought old comic reprints on DVDs. I have seen old SF/Fantasy pulps/books also on DVDs but have not ordered any. I want to read again Jones Son of
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 1, 2012
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      Hi, I have bought old comic reprints on DVDs. I have seen old SF/Fantasy pulps/books also on DVDs but have not ordered any. I want to read again Jones "Son of the Stars." I read it when I was a young teen.

      Cindy C


      --- In sciencefictiongroup@yahoogroups.com, dizzheart@... wrote:
      >
      > I thought I was about done with kickstarter, but this is one I wish I had
      > seen.
      >
      > You might also check out Sinister Cinema's reprints of classic paperback
      > sf in their 'doubles' line. They're trade paperbacks, quite nicely done,
      > with period covers. I used to collect the Ace doubles as a kid and I
      > probably read most of these stories at the time. Right now I'm in the middle of
      > an old Edmond Hamilton. There are names in the line like Raymond F. Jones,
      > Andre Norton, Rog Phillips, Dwight Swain and many other stalwarts of the
      > pulp era. They're still good stories and they're a lot of fun.
      >
      > Janice
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 8/31/2012 10:14:49 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      > DonnaMZ@... writes:
      >
      > What a GREAT thing for these people to do! :-D
      >
      > http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-08/30/save-the-sci-fi
      >
      > Excerpt from article:
      > With its dramatic cover art and fantastical story plots, science fiction
      > dared readers to dream of amazing possible futures filled with aliens,
      > robots, and all sorts of gadgetry. Now, ironically, some of the earliest books
      > of the genre find themselves precariously near extinction, never to make it
      > to the future they describe. Until Singularity & Co came onto the scene,
      > that is.
      >
      >
      > Donna Z in MA
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • dizzheart@aol.com
      I remember Son of the Stars - it was a favorite of mine when I was a teen. There was a sequel called Planet of Light which was good too, but not as good as
      Message 2 of 7 , Sep 1, 2012
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        I remember Son of the Stars - it was a favorite of mine when I was a teen.
        There was a sequel called Planet of Light which was good too, but not as
        good as the first one. They were part of a line called Winston juveniles,
        done mostly for the library trade. You can still find used copies around.

        Jones also wrote This Island Earth, which was made into a movie. The
        first part of the movie, where the hero builds the interocitor from catalog
        parts, is straight out of the book - after that, not so much :)

        Raymond F. Jones is pretty well forgotten today, but he was a very
        entertaining writer.

        Janice



        In a message dated 9/1/2012 7:55:04 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
        cindy_martian@... writes:

        Hi, I have bought old comic reprints on DVDs. I have seen old SF/Fantasy
        pulps/books also on DVDs but have not ordered any. I want to read again
        Jones "Son of the Stars." I read it when I was a young teen.




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      • cindy_martian
        Hi, I do have a Planet of light book. It is about the federation , and whether earthlings should join it along with diverse other alien species(shades of Star
        Message 3 of 7 , Sep 2, 2012
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          Hi,

          I do have a Planet of light book. It is about the "federation", and whether earthlings should join it along with diverse other alien species(shades of Star Trek to come). I think Jones also wrote the book "Voyage to the bottom of the sea " the movie was based on, and later tv series.

          Cindy C

          --- In sciencefictiongroup@yahoogroups.com, dizzheart@... wrote:
          >
          > I remember Son of the Stars - it was a favorite of mine when I was a teen.
          > There was a sequel called Planet of Light which was good too, but not as
          > good as the first one. They were part of a line called Winston juveniles,
          > done mostly for the library trade. You can still find used copies around.

          >
          > Janice

          > In a message dated 9/1/2012 7:55:04 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
          > cindy_martian@... writes:
          >
          > I want to read again
          > Jones "Son of the Stars." I read it when I was a young teen.
          >
          >
          >
          >
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          >
        • dizzheart@aol.com
          Hi. Yes, that s the book - the one where the kids visit Clonar s world and come face to face with how far behind Earth is. Jones did write a Voyage to the
          Message 4 of 7 , Sep 2, 2012
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            Hi. Yes, that's the book - the one where the kids visit Clonar's world
            and come face to face with how far behind Earth is.

            Jones did write a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea book, but it was based
            on the tv show, not the other way around. The previous movie had its own
            novelization, which was written by Theodore Sturgeon.

            Janice




            In a message dated 9/2/2012 9:40:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
            cindy_martian@... writes:

            I do have a Planet of light book. It is about the "federation", and
            whether earthlings should join it along with diverse other alien species(shades
            of Star Trek to come). I think Jones also wrote the book "Voyage to the
            bottom of the sea " the movie was based on, and later tv series.



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          • Rob Morganbesser
            And Murray Leinster did the adaptation of the Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. I have both of them. ________________________________ From:
            Message 5 of 7 , Sep 2, 2012
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              And Murray Leinster did the adaptation of the Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. I have both of them.



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              Hi.  Yes, that's the book - the one where the kids  visit Clonar's world
              and come face to face with how far behind Earth  is.

              Jones did write a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea book, but it  was based
              on the tv show, not the other way around.  The previous movie had  its own
              novelization, which was written by Theodore Sturgeon.

              Janice




              In a message dated 9/2/2012 9:40:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
              cindy_martian@... writes:

              I do  have a Planet of light book. It is about the "federation", and
              whether  earthlings should join it along with diverse other alien species(shades
              of  Star Trek to come). I think Jones also wrote the book "Voyage to the
              bottom of  the sea " the movie was based on, and later tv series. 



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            • dizzheart@aol.com
              Novelizations are work for hire and there have always been lots of sf authors particularly who need the paycheck. Every generation seems to have a go-to guy
              Message 6 of 7 , Sep 2, 2012
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                Novelizations are work for hire and there have always been lots of sf
                authors particularly who need the paycheck. Every generation seems to have a
                go-to guy for fast, reliable novelizations of acceptable quality - right now
                I think it's Peter David. Back in the day it might be Sturgeon or
                Leinster or James Blish or who knows who if the writer/producer wanted his name on
                the book. The books were marketing tools as much as ancillary income.

                Leinster was great at short stories. He's in many of my sf anthologies.

                The Theodore Sturgeon Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea novelization was
                much better than the movie. Of course I haven't read it since the movie came
                out, but he threw in a lot of philosophy and his poetic prose made it
                something special. He had to invent an explanation for one of his characters
                for why the event happened and it was an original one - or at least not one
                seen since the days of the Greek tragedies :) I must have been impressed
                because I still remember that part.

                Janice



                In a message dated 9/2/2012 2:43:33 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
                mhorg2018@... writes:

                And Murray Leinster did the adaptation of the Time Tunnel and Land of the
                Giants. I have both of them.




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