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November 18th, 1999, 02:28 PM
Okay, so far it is well estahblished that after the Invaders series, Lumley will discontinue the Necroscope saga. A sad thought, agreed, but I had an interesting notion to at least keep the Wamphyri (who we all secretly love and and cheer) alive and strong in further publications.
It's a stretch, but still a fantastic idea. So, think on this, friends. George Lucas is the front man of the Star Wars Legacy, this we all know, and for those who don't, well .. I pity you. But anyway, the Legacy may be Lucas' brainchild, and baby, but he has still issued licencse to others authors to compose books, comics, and what have you. Perhaps Lumley might do the same??
Consider this, a Wamphyri Anthology, composed of stories written by various authors (and perhaps fans?) depciting the tales of the various Lords and Ladies from Lord Shaitan's era, up to where The Source begins. Maybe a story, or novella tracing Dramal Doombody from pre-Ascension to True Death for example?
Personally I would kill for the chance to write something like this, have it "okayed" by Lumley himself, and published beneath his name as Editor. And who wouldn't??
AKA, Heavenly Evil
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November 20th, 1999, 10:10 PM
Well, if McCammon could do it for They Thirst, then I'm sure there'd be interest in a collection of shorts inspired by Lumley's epic.
Maybe when the series ends, and he's said all he wants to say, Lumley will allow others to work with his characters on a small scale. The fear, of course, is that others may tarnish what he has spent so very long creating, though the stories written by devoties of Tolkein and Lovecraft have never detracted from those authors' works.
(Hmmm. Nazguls + Nightgaunts = Flyers?)
I wouldn't 'kill' to get a story published but I might put someone in hospital or at the very least make them a dental appointment http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/smile.gif.
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November 23rd, 1999, 04:31 PM
Well..no, I think I still would kill for a chance like this ~chuckles~ .. But yes, I do agree with the idea that issuing others the leeway to compose novella's, short stories, or even entire novels on Lumley's express ideas, and machinations could pose to be problematic. If he doesn't agree with this, or that, or perhaps he can (and probably will/would) have a better idea, or what have you ..... But, these are the chances you take, I suppose....
In any event it is his call, of course... so.. there you have it ~shrugs~
November 25th, 1999, 05:03 PM
I think that could be a brilliant idea. Now I guess that none of you have read Virgina Andrews (not being presumptious or anything; no offence I hope) but when she died her family comissioned an author to continue writing in her name. Well Brian Lumley could do the same thing. (Now I mean not when he's dead). I would love to see someone creating more info and ideas like what happened to Harry Keough JNR when he was in the Starside/Sunside world. Also they could deal with life after the Whampri on this world. I mean the potential is huge. Or what about tracing back Shaitan's mysterious "deportment" from his world. Other issues that could be further developed are time travel/Harry's return?
November 25th, 1999, 10:22 PM
I dont think it is a good. there is too much room to water down the stories. I dont thik BL will go for it. He just doesnt seem the type that would do that. Sorry that gets a no go from me.
Maybe his next books could be about the crausades?
The is a time when that not a lot of stories have been written about.
November 27th, 1999, 12:36 PM
Please, no, just let it end.
Too many authors and publications will let the main plot lines and characters get mixed up too much imho.
November 27th, 1999, 08:33 PM
I dont want to start off the whole 'New authors watered down the original Lovecraft' saga, because i believe that sometimes, a new perspective on an established 'genre' can be a good thing, even if it does not completely fit in with the original author's vision.
If ever a 'compilation' of carry-on Brian (no pun intended) work was released, some people are bound to see it as dilution of the original.
However...what do you think on the subject of fan fiction on this site? Viable?
November 27th, 1999, 08:56 PM
No offense SpOOkshow, but that will never happen as long as Brian is still writing. Thanks for the suggestion though.
November 28th, 1999, 09:23 PM
No offence taken mate !
November 29th, 1999, 09:21 AM
i don't think i'd go for the idea...it wouldn't be the same, even though i want this to go on forever, i would rather have it stop at 13 and i mean really stop at 13 than to have to read other authors pubs on it. I just don't see how they can imitate the real wampyhri in their writing when it has come from one person and one imagination...ya know?.....just leave it...either BL carries it on ro he doesn't....finale...
November 30th, 1999, 12:57 PM
All good options and responses, all of you. Suffice to say it was a thought I had while setting here at the computer toying with plot ideas for my own future publications (yeah, yeah, keep dreaming Dave).....
Frankly, I've toyed with this idea already, albeit it was via Role Playing Online in WBS (May it rest in peace, damn GO.com)... That in itself is the reason for the Wamphyri page linked to in my profile.... it was made to give other roleplayers something to read so that they can get an idea of what the Wamphyri were like..(what can I say, alot of people are way to lazy to even -consider- reading the books ~rolls eyes~)
At any rate, thank you for the commentation on this subject
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