Thursday, July 31, 2008

Inspiration

I'm about 3/4 of the way through Brian Keene's The Rising, probably the best zombie novel ever. Nice how he plays with the "rules" of zombies, but I think keeps some of the more interesting ideas (without getting hung up on the details of whether they're fast or slow) - the constant contrast between people who become more noble and heroic under these incredible circumstances, and those who immediately descend to the worst, most savage and sadistic behavior possible. That to me is the essence of a post-apocalyptic tale.

Then I read over cantos 10-15 of Inferno, to flesh out the next series of scenes in Valley of the Dead.

10 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Lucia said...

I just finished The Rising - excellent. I'm thieving for City of the Dead, next.

9:13 PM  
OpenID sabledrake said...

Hey Doc, on a tangential note, how do we get those shirts again?

Also, I hope to have a story good enough to send your way soon :)

3:48 PM  
OpenID sabledrake said...

ALSO! Before I forget! It's August now! What's this news you told me I had to wait until maybe August to hear? You tease! Give! Give!

-- C.

3:49 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Shirts? They should arrive from the printers next week. They can be had by buying a copy of my new novel, when it comes out in October, until I run out of shirts.

As for the announcement, the official announcement hasn't been made yet, and I promised not to say anything.

4:19 PM  
Blogger John Goodrich said...

I suppose it's rude to say that I know what the news is when Sable doesn't.

Because we love Sable.

4:51 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Oh, shoot, that's right, you do! I forgot I let that slip. Damn you, NECON!

5:54 PM  
OpenID sabledrake said...

AUGH!!!

You guys are enjoying this, aren't you? TEASES!

-- C.

11:15 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Yes, we are! We've even taken it over to TODP! I'm thinking of doing the whole routine wearing a feather boa. The Dance of the Seven Veils!

11:45 AM  
Blogger John Goodrich said...

"Oh, shoot, that's right, you do! I forgot I let that slip. Damn you, NECON!"

NECON's a heady, intoxicating experience. The women, the free-flowing booze, the money... it makes you drop your guard.

12:34 PM  
OpenID sabledrake said...

It's a good thing I will be getting on a boat in a few hours and possibly away from the internets all week or I might lose my last few marbles! I say again, AUGH!!! Should I drown in Alaska and then come crawling through your monitor like the creepy little girl in THE RING, you've got no one yo blame but yourselves! Seven days!

-- C.

9:26 AM  

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