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Re: Hellhole Website now up

Postby Robspierre » 20 Jul 2010 17:27

Actually, it sounds like they are ripping off Spinal Tap with that title.

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Postby merkin muffley » 20 Jul 2010 17:36

Robspierre wrote:Actually, it sounds like they are ripping off Spinal Tap with that title.

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Ah! Yes, of course. I missed that. There are some similarities between Spinal Tap and Kevin J. Anderson, except that KJA is a real person. Maybe this has all been an elaborate joke, or some kind of "Inception"-type torture scenario.
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jul 2010 19:14

Me, I'm gonna hold out for SMELLHOLE IMPACT and SMELLHOLE INFERNO! :dance:

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Postby Nekhrun » 20 Jul 2010 19:19

SandChigger wrote:Me, I'm gonna hold out for SMELLHOLE IMPACT and SMELLHOLE INFERNO! :dance:

:laughing-rolling:

(No, I'm not kidding. Remember, those were the announced titles! AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :laughing: )

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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jul 2010 21:03

merkin muffley wrote:
Robspierre wrote:Actually, it sounds like they are ripping off Spinal Tap with that title.

Rob


Ah! Yes, of course. I missed that. There are some similarities between Spinal Tap and Kevin J. Anderson, except that KJA is a real person. Maybe this has all been an elaborate joke, or some kind of "Inception"-type torture scenario.


Didn't his first co-author, Nigel Tuffnel, choke on somebody else's vomit?

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Postby Kojiro » 20 Jul 2010 21:53

DuneFishUK wrote:Time for an upgrade :)

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At least the cover looks good. I wonder who the artist is and how much they paid him to waste his talent on this.
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jul 2010 23:10

It's the one, the ONLY, Stephen Youll! TADA! :clap:
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Postby Kojiro » 20 Jul 2010 23:25

Dear god, they must pay him 2/3rds of the profit....
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Not THIS time! :lol:

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Postby Kojiro » 21 Jul 2010 16:00

Oh, you're right... with the slumping sales these two guys are bringing in, it'll at least be 3/4ths.
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Postby Sev » 19 Aug 2010 12:44

The wheels have officially fallen off of this effort now - release date in the U.K. has now been pushed back from October to February, still one month ahead of its U.S. release.

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Postby Hunchback Jack » 19 Aug 2010 15:27

Catching up on this thread.

Great work on the cover, DuneFish. Love the BH quote. :lol:

Nekhrun wrote:Careful, this might not be a series, just 3 stand alone books that take place one after the other and have a related story that may or may not be published.


:lol: Nice one.

Ah yes, Stephen Youll, the guy who was Smellholed on the Winds cover art.

Pushed back until 2011 in the UK as well? This thing is a train wreck.

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Postby TheDukester » 19 Aug 2010 15:36

Sev wrote:The wheels have officially fallen off of this effort now - release date in the U.K. has now been pushed back from October to February, still one month ahead of its U.S. release.

I love it. No new Anderson or Herbert on the shelves in the calendar year 2010.

I see one of two things behind all the delays:

1. The readers of the world are speaking here, and what they're saying is: "Not interested in what these two bozos have to 'add' to the harsh-planet-with-rugged-heroes genre."

2. The editors are speaking here, and what they're saying is: "Wow, this manuscript you turned in is awful, even for you hacks. It cannot be published in its current state. Back to the drawing board, geniuses."
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Aug 2010 17:00

I doubt #1 is the cause, though a decline in interest in KJABH may be contributing to possibility #2. There's no shortage of idiots that will buy whatever these guys sell, but the publishers (you said editors... that's one HUGE assumption you're making with a KJABH book! :lol: ) could very well be looking at it and wondering why they want to publish more junk if it doesn't say DUNE on the cover.
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Postby merkin muffley » 19 Aug 2010 20:33

A Thing of Eternity wrote:the publishers (you said editors... that's one HUGE assumption you're making with a KJABH book! :lol: ) could very well be looking at it and wondering why they want to publish more junk if it doesn't say DUNE on the cover.


They're totally screwed without "of DUNE" on the cover, and even more screwed with the stupid ass title "Hellhole."
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Aug 2010 20:42

TheDukester wrote:I love it. No new Anderson or Herbert on the shelves in the calendar year 2010.

Shouldn't that be AND, not OR? KJA's put out at least three books this year: Terrier Incontinence 2: Mop Up All Things and Sturrrrrrrr Challengers: Moonface Crikeys!, plus that coffee-service Scientology writing contest thing.
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Postby TheDukester » 20 Aug 2010 02:54

True, true.

For some reason, I was thinking that the new book in Kevin's Pew!-Pew! Sea Adventure came out in late '09. The others don't even register with me. :snooty:
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Aug 2010 03:01

Yeah, the first one came out in 2009, but this is Kevin's Puke-Puke-Puke Seasick Projectile Vomiting, the second book in the series. (And book #3, Giant Prawn Shitline in the Sand will be out next year.)

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Postby Serkanner » 20 Aug 2010 03:37

HAs anybody here actually read one of those Terra Incontinenta novels by TheHack? I really can not get myself to acquire a second hand copy.
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Postby TheDukester » 20 Aug 2010 04:31

I read a chapter of the first one on a recent KJA re-shelving expedition at B&N. There was a monster attacking a ship ... and it was amazingly dull. All of the minor characters died; they might as well have had on the red shirts from Star Trek. The captain (or whomever) survived, and was all captain-y.

I couldn't remember a single significant detail 10 minutes after re-shelving it behind some GURPS role-playing books.
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Postby Serkanner » 20 Aug 2010 06:35

TheDukester wrote:I read a chapter of the first one on a recent KJA re-shelving expedition at B&N. There was a monster attacking a ship ... and it was amazingly dull. All of the minor characters died; they might as well have had on the red shirts from Star Trek. The captain (or whomever) survived, and was all captain-y.

I couldn't remember a single significant detail 10 minutes after re-shelving it behind some GURPS role-playing books.


That is enough info for me, thanks. I'll leave them where I find them. Pretty soon there will be a new culture novel ... now we are talking!

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Postby SandChigger » 20 Aug 2010 11:14

Serkanner wrote:HAs anybody here actually read one of those Terra Incontinenta novels by TheHack? I really can not get myself to acquire a second hand copy.

I have the first one. I was going to go through and make fun of it, but it was so bad that I couldn't even bring myself to read enough of it to do chapter synopses. (Yep, the only way I can read his shit is if it's McDune. It's the "hate" that provides the motivation to wade through the sewage.) I think I posted a few things about it here, somewhere.

You can see how much excitement the second volume has generated (it came out in June, I think) from the seven reviews for it on Amazon. ;)
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Postby merkin muffley » 20 Aug 2010 11:21

I went over to Amazon. WOW, but nobody gives a shit about Hellhole.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 20 Aug 2010 20:16

Well, you can see why KJA is such an accomplished author.

1) He writes many novels a year
2) He delivers them *on time*.
3) They arrive from the bookseller in great condition.

Clearly we must be haters to think he's a hack.

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