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Official Product Description Of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Novelization

Posted on 03-15-2011 at 01:57 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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We have with us the Official Product Description of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Novelization by Peter David.

It’s a teeny-tiny bit spoilerish… So, you’ll have to read it after the jump.

With over 400 pages, the novel is set to release on 24th May, 2011.

We are still waiting for the Cover Page.

Spoilers:

Product Description

ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN . . .

All humankind was watching that fateful day in 1969. But only a handful knew the real mission behind America’s triumph in space. Now the treacherous Decepticons have set their sights on unearthing government secrets. The only hope of averting a crisis rests on the Autobots—yet who knows what remains in the shadows, hidden from man and machine?

About the Author

Peter David’s novels include the fantasies Tigerheart, Sir Apropos of Nothing, The Woad to Wuin, and Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He is famous for writing some of the most popular original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place, as well as the official novels of the movies Iron Man, Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. He has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099, and has scripted the bestselling Gunslinger Born graphic adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King Dark Tower series. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and TV scripts.

Product Details

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345529154
ISBN-13: 978-0345529152
Views: 9,598
Scorpion
while movie novelizations usually suck...Peter David is awesome!
Deadend
This could be interesting. Peter David never fails to impress.
Primeconvoy1
Huge fan of Peter David going all the way back to his works on the Incredible Hulk, X-Factor comics, & Star Trek novels. I'm going to have to pick up his adaptation of TF3.
artiepants
PADs great, this is pretty fantastic news!
General Tekno
I've read some of Peter David's other novelizations - they're usually decent. Better than Alan Dean Foster at the very least.

But yeah - David has a large body of well-regarded work in both the comic book AND prose realm. I have high hopes.
Omegatron
You know why Peter David's fat? Because he's full of WIN!
grayman
Wow, I didn't know that there were so many Peter David fans in the Transformers community. You can add me to the list. If he wrote it I'll read it. Here's hoping that Hasbro notices this and hires him to write some original Transformers stories.
Optimus Clyde
Wow! Just now noticed this thread because I've been buried in reading the trailer discussions. All I can say is THANK! GOD! Though I don't like to talk badly about anybody that contributes to the world of Transformers, Alan Dean Foster is the LAST writer I would have picked for the novelizations. I appreciate his contribution, but not sad to see David step in. Been a big fan ever since his work on Hulk and X-factor in the 90's. Can't wait!
ectoneon
I Kind of curious to read the novelization now. The other two were ok, but they were more straight play by plays of the movie. Wasted opportunity if you ask me. Movie novels have a great chance to expand the universe a bit more. Nothing against Alan Dean foster, I've read plenty of his stuff in my day, but the movie novels seemed to be missing something. Especially Rotf one. It didn't capture any sense of excitment for me. The prequel novels were slightly better, but I'm pretty hopefull for this one now.
Anguirus
Peter David is one of my favorite authors. Interest is piqued.
CyrDraconis
As in, same Peter David that wrote the Descent novels? Sweet.
sacha88
Just the fact that David is writing it will make me want to read it way more.
moreprimeland
I know the ADF novels and his writing get picked on quite a bit..but I enjoyed the first two novels just fine, at least they had details that covered parts the movies left out..ready for the 3rd novel when released..*runs to check Amazon.com*
Wollstone
Which means the novelization will 100% more complicated than the movie and not in a good way.
Tuxedo Mark
Meh. I'm not a fan of Peter David. I read his entire "Supergirl" (in name only) run, and I was less than impressed. He also came off as extremely arrogant when talking about his plans for a spin-off title (because he was so convinced that his final storyline would "bring in the readers in droves").
Awesomus Prime
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Originally Posted by Wollstone View Post
Which means the novelization will 100% more complicated than the movie and not in a good way.
I'm not really sure what that's even supposed to mean...

Anyway, this is a major improvement, in my opinion. With Peter David replacing Alan Dean Foster, this novelization might actually be, dare-I-say, enjoyable to read!
Xenomrph
Alan Dean Foster usually writes good novelizations - all 3 of his Alien movie ones are great, so is his novelization of 'Star Wars', 'The Thing', and 'Chronicles of Riddick'.
Nerdicon
Am I the only person who enjoyed the Movie Prequel Novels? I know they don't sync perfect to the movies (even less now with DoTM) but I really enjoyed them. I look forward to Mr David's work.
Paxtin
When I first read the news post, I thought it said that the book only took him 2 weeks.
I though either that means the story's really bad, or he's just that good.
Rodentus prime
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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
When I first read the news post, I thought it said that the book only took him 2 weeks.
I though either that means the story's really bad, or he's just that good.
I think Peter David is a pretty speedy author - I remember he used to turn out a couple of star trek novels plus his comic work in the time other authors took to write one.
General Tekno
Well, someone asked him in the thread - apparently he hadn't been working on it much longer than 2 weeks.

But that's all he's been working on nonstop.

Keep in mind that when it comes to a novelization, it's FAR less work than an original story because you're essentially embellishing a screenplay. And considering the man's vast body of work in both novels and comic books I think he has a lot of experience with that sort of thing.

Also, he says that Hasbro was very good in helping him out, so there wasn't much red tape getting in the way if he had a question about the franchise.

Either way, he appears to have enjoyed working on the book, so hopefully this ups the odds we can get him writing for a TF comic/novel someday.
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Rodentus prime View Post
I think Peter David is a pretty speedy author - I remember he used to turn out a couple of star trek novels plus his comic work in the time other authors took to write one.
Impressive. That doesn't surprise me though given how much the dude writes.

He's a machine. And not the crap-spewing type. The dude did an entire spinoff Star Trek series of novels which if memory serves only had one character who was in a couple episodes of TNG to tether it castwise.

And it did well, I presume. Because he wrote a number of these books and subsequent spinoff stories.

He's that good.
moreprimeland
Great news!!!!...will order as soon as available. Love the novels and looking forward to this one
misterd
PAD writes really fast. I met him many times at conventions, long before he became popular, and he mentioned writing a book (on Caesar?) over a weekend.

That said, this is the man who wrote the novelizations of Star Trek V, Return of the Swamp Thing, Batman Forever and Spider-Man 3. He'll happily adapt (and often improve) a shitty screenplay if the money is good.
Anodythe
Peter...great news! Can't wait to read it...after the movie...darn!
See you in Feb!

Con-ventional Magic techie...and Costume Call Tech Director
Hiro Prime
Pete's a fast writer. There was a time when he would write 4 comics and at least 1 novel a month.

I don't know how he does it and have the stories read well as most writers who would attempt his workload burn themselves out quickly.

I am really looking forward to reading it.
misterd
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Originally Posted by Tuxedo Mark View Post
Meh. I'm not a fan of Peter David. I read his entire "Supergirl" (in name only) run, and I was less than impressed. He also came off as extremely arrogant when talking about his plans for a spin-off title (because he was so convinced that his final storyline would "bring in the readers in droves").
You should understand that PAD's SupergirlINO was a character he inherited, not one he created. I liked the title, but it was not his best work IMO. At least in terms of mainstream books, that would have to be his 10 year run on HULK.
DominusPrime
Two weeks?! That's Stephen King style speed. Sounds interesting, but I'm just wondering - did he base it solely on the finalized script, or did he get to see a rough version of the movie without all the finished visuals? If there are significant visual effect additions/changes that could affect the novelization of a scene, will he have the chance to tweak his version, or is he stuck with what he's done?
MTME
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Originally Posted by moreprimeland View Post
Great news!!!!...will order as soon as available. Love the novels and looking forward to this one
Did you find it on amazon.com?? I couldn't find it. I was looking and found this:
Amazon.com: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9786134540254): Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow: Books

It said it came out on December 4th of this year so it obviously can't be the novelization but I have no idea what it could be as the product description doesn't really say much. This was the only thing I could find for Transformers: Dark of the Moon
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by MTME View Post
Did you find it on amazon.com?? I couldn't find it. I was looking and found this:
Amazon.com: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9786134540254): Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow: Books

It said it came out on December 4th of this year so it obviously can't be the novelization but I have no idea what it could be as the product description doesn't really say much. This was the only thing I could find for Transformers: Dark of the Moon
I saw that few days ago. Investigated. Turnedout to be a fake. Made from the Wikipedia article. If I wanted to read that... I'd go to the Wikipedia article.
It could also mean a placeholder. But who would want to put a placeholder with editor names?
Will keep an eye on the thing. But all evidence point towards a Fake Book.
buickanddeere
Best Novelization conversion from script and movie while filming was still ongoing. Was the novel " The Abyss".
Jericho
Two weeks? That doesn't sound promising at all.
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by Jericho View Post
Two weeks? That doesn't sound promising at all.
Two weeks is like 2 years for Peter David. Heard he does wonderful stuff within a week or so.
Jericho
Well, anything is better than ADF I suppose. I could barely make it through 'Ghosts of Yesterday'
Anodythe
Peter...I'd give my eye-teeth to have you "adapt" TF like you did Buffy and Holy Grail!!!
einis
That is awesome
webz
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Originally Posted by Scorpion View Post
while movie novelizations usually suck...Peter David is awesome!
Really? Other than "Mortal Kombat", I've yet to be disappointed by a novelization of a film. I've read them since I was a kid. I used to do it for fun, now I do it to A) make sense of the crappy stories thrown out today, and B) Follow the dialog since I'm deaf in one ear now.

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Originally Posted by Wollstone View Post
Which means the novelization will 100% more complicated than the movie and not in a good way.
Errr... it's a Bay film. Peter David can only improve it exponentially.

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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
When I first read the news post, I thought it said that the book only took him 2 weeks.
I though either that means the story's really bad, or he's just that good.
Both. See above.

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Originally Posted by DominusPrime View Post
Two weeks?! That's Stephen King style speed. Sounds interesting, but I'm just wondering - did he base it solely on the finalized script, or did he get to see a rough version of the movie without all the finished visuals? If there are significant visual effect additions/changes that could affect the novelization of a scene, will he have the chance to tweak his version, or is he stuck with what he's done?
It'll be like his Spider-Man 3 novel. In the original ending (tested bad with viewers), the Venom suit "ate" Eddie before being exploded. Same ending in the SM3 novel. I know this from reading both the novel and a early shooting script of SM3. If scenes get changed in the film (99% of the original endings on paper never make it to the big screen on ANY film), the original version of the scene will appear in the novel, since it'll be based on a first shooting draft, not the latest rewrites, since they need to write it, proof it, edit it, print it, and circulate it two months before the film is released.

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Originally Posted by Jericho View Post
Well, anything is better than ADF I suppose. I could barely make it through 'Ghosts of Yesterday'
Agreed. Got the ebook version, and everything about it SCREAMED amateur fanfic... and not in a good way.
VAwitch
Color me as one of the Peter's fans. Loved his work in the Star Trek & B5 universes.

As early poster said, he can't do worse than ADF, and likely better. I can't recall the last item ADF wrote I enjoyed & only a couple of novelizations owned, wheras I have several PD books on my shelf & note when he's working a new title.
VAwitch
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Well, someone asked him in the thread - apparently he hadn't been working on it much longer than 2 weeks.

But that's all he's been working on nonstop.

Keep in mind that when it comes to a novelization, it's FAR less work than an original story because you're essentially embellishing a screenplay. And considering the man's vast body of work in both novels and comic books I think he has a lot of experience with that sort of thing.

Also, he says that Hasbro was very good in helping him out, so there wasn't much red tape getting in the way if he had a question about the franchise.

Either way, he appears to have enjoyed working on the book, so hopefully this ups the odds we can get him writing for a TF comic/novel someday.
We can only wish - certainly can't be any worse - and likely a damn sight better - than the garbage IDW has been spewing out of late - especially in the movie-verse line.
Magnus' Mate
I must be the only person here who thinks the Peter David of 2011 is utter **** compared to the Peter David of twenty years ago.

Did none of you read the Next Generation novel "Before Dishonour"? It almost derailed the TNG relaunch with its suckiness.

He's too self-reverenetial, too nudge-nudge-wink-wink at his audience and it affects the quality of his output.
Fit For natalie
I think you posted in the wrong thread, and didn't spoiler that either.
Awesomus Prime
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Originally Posted by Magnus' Mate View Post
I must be the only person here who thinks the Peter David of 2011 is utter **** compared to the Peter David of twenty years ago.

Did none of you read the Next Generation novel "Before Dishonour"? It almost derailed the TNG relaunch with its suckiness.

He's too self-reverenetial, too nudge-nudge-wink-wink at his audience and it affects the quality of his output.
I don't even know what that's supposed to mean...
daformer
Is this book just about DOTM or prequel for it(end of ROTF to DOTM)
eagc7
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Originally Posted by daformer View Post
Is this book just about DOTM or prequel for it(end of ROTF to DOTM)
Its the Adaptation of DOTM
moreprimeland
This is the listing that I found on Amazon.com ..available May 24, 2011.. also note that a Kindle version will be available as well!!

Amazon.com: Transformers Dark of the Moon (9780345529152): Peter David: Books
Seeker
That's nice to hear. I've always enjoyed his work. Especially his old Star Trek novels.
Ravenxl7
Nice to see another volume to the TFP GN's. I'll be surprised if the sixth one's cover doesn't have either Ratchet or Bulkhead on it. Though it wouldn't surprise me if they started using some of the con's for the covers.

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