Posted on November 9, 2009 - by MG
How very postmodern of Emmerich et al to make the hero of the 2012 movie an author of a novel set in a post-2012 world…
I like it.
Check out the first chapter of ‘Farewell Atlantis’ by Jackson Curtis, the fictional novel written by the lead character. Kudos to the creator of the 2012 Movie Experience for bothering to write it! It’s not the first time such a thing has been done. Remember the manuscript that sexy Sawyer was reading on the beach in the first series of LOST? Well, that novel – ‘Bad Twin’ made the bestseller list in the USA!
Quite an interesting novel opening! Also – search for the title ‘Farewell Atlantis’ on IMDB and you’ll see that there’s already an entry. It’s not what you think though…
Makes me wonder if I should tidy up the 85,000 word manuscript for “The Descendant” and give it away for free like Cory Doctorow did with ‘Little Brother’.
Maybe one day. What do you think, blog readers? Would you like to read about cute action guy Jackson Bennett and his encounters with Melissa DiCanio and the Sect of Huracan?
Seriously I love all of this blurring-the-lines-of-reality stuff. If this kind of thing has existed when I was a kid I would have disappeared into a fictional world and probably never emerged.
(Well I kind of did that anyway with BBC TV’s Blake’s 7.)