Alan Dean Foster now listed to author prequel novel, NOT Cian

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  1. Sagitta

    Sagitta Human Autobot Sympathizer

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    Between the Prequel Novel & the Comic

    Whether this has been discussed or not I have no idea.

    Alan Dean Foster is writing/has written the prequel novel for the Transformers movie entitled Ghosts of Yesterday. Anyone know if it will be the akin to Simon Furman, Chris Ryall, and Don Figueroa's Prime Directive and visa-versa where the actual story-line is concerned...but from the perspective of seperate authors?

    Since they're both listed as the offical prequels I'm asuming they're simply two differnt medias, yet offering the same tale.

    Anyone know or have an idea?
     
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    Huh? I thought they're only doing up a prequel comic? But if they are releasing a novel as well, they may offer the same tale but most likely they will have their differences in telling the story. I'll buy them both when they hit stores.
     
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    In a short little interview with Chris Ryall of IDW near the end of recent IDW comics, Ryall explains that the "Comic will expand on the movie, and the novel will expand on the comic".
     
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    No longer is David Cian listed as the author of the upcoming Transformers Movie prequel novel: Ghosts of Yesterday. Alan Dean Foster, also penning the Transformers Movie novel adaptation, is now listed as author for the prequel novel as well.

    [AMAZONLINK="0345497988"]Amazon link here[/AMAZONLINK]

    Doing some checking on this confirmed it at Alan Dean Foster's website: http://www.alandeanfoster.com/version2.0/frameset.htm and the publisher's website: http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345497987

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    Did David Cian get pwned?
     
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    Threads merged.

    Credit given to both parties.

    Continue discussion please. :) 
     
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    Wasnt this announced ages ago ? seem to remember that Alan Dean Foster has already been mentioned as doing the novel. but either way its an excellent choice :)  big fan of his and hes been involved or written some epics in his time so hopefully some will rub off. I mean, Alien Nation, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, The Thing, Krull, hes a big name as far as film novelists go.
     
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    Alan Dean Foster was announced ages ago as writing the movie adaptation, David Cian was announced to be writing the prequel novel.
     
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    Interesting news on Alan Dean Foster, I've read some of his stuff a long while ago (sometime in the mid 90's), and while I don't think I was blown away I remember being entertained.

    My only real question is whether or not somebody at Hasbro, Paramount, or some other party are actually going to be trying to make sure that the various "spin-off" stories all gel together or if it is going to be one of those situations where fans will have to pick and choose details to make all the stories (books, comics, films) a coherent whole.
     
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    I dont really care whos doing it, I just want to read it.
     
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    I'm sure many forum readers know that Alan Dean Foster 'ghost wrote' the first Star Wars novelisation. Did a terrific job on Star Wars Splinter of the Minds Eye. Alien and Aliens movie adaptations (ignoring Alien 3). The last book I read, written by Foster, was The Dig! Can't wait.
     
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    All I wanna know is if the prequel novel and the prequel comic will be essientially the same. :eek: 
     
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    He did?

    AND Splinter of the Minds Eye?

    Man, I have to reread these now. Thanks!
     
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    Wow. I just looked Foster up on Wikipedia; he's done a LOT of sci-fi movie novelizations over the years. He's certainly qualified.
     
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    He's the guy who wrote A Splinter of the Mind's Eye, right?

    Interesting.
     
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    Alan Dean Foster's stuff is a very good example of solid, accessible science fiction. Not too complicated or dry, nothing too weird or perverted, and always entertaining -- but with an old-school SF core that really reminds me why I liked the genre so much in the first place.

    I am really pleased to hear he's doing the prequel and the novelization for the movie; I would have picked them up anyway, but seeing his name on the cover means it's guaranteed to be an enjoyable read, not just part of the collection because of the cover. :) 
     
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    Foster indeed HAS done a lot.

    And I imagine that he's at least seen what IDW is doing, so he won't contradict anything.
     
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    That's fantastic!
     

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