Sunday, January 24, 2010

It Just Never Ends

Zombie Austen author moves on to Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter | Books | guardian.co.uk: "The author currently enjoying a surprise hit with the new literary genre of monster remix, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies writer Seth Grahame-Smith, has landed a rumoured $575,000 (�390,000) deal with a major US publisher that will entail writing the life of Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter.
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Now Grand Central, part of the publishing conglomerate Hachette, has pounced on Grahame-Smith, signing him up for a two-book deal reported to be worth more than half-a-million dollars.
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The first book, said Greenberg, will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, "a presidential biography in the vein of a Doris Kearns Goodwin or David McCullough, but repositioning the president as the greatest vampire hunter to walk the earth". Unlike Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, there is no source material, so the novel will be all original writing. "But rather than just toss vampires in wherever he feels, Seth is doing a lot of research to see where they could fit in properly to the actual events of Lincoln's life – from childhood on," said Greenberg. Grahame-Smith's next book is as yet undetermined, but will also be fiction."

4 comments:

  1. Can I just say one more time that I HATE, HATE, HATE these zombie/vampire/historical mash-ups?

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  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    What next, George Washington: Space Alien?

    Jeff

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  3. Jerry House10:10 AM

    Will this be competition for my novel in progress Richard Milhouse Nixon, Spawn of Hell?

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  4. This subgenre is a bit like the talking babies on the e*trade TV ads. It's cute the first couple of times. After that, it's just creepy and evidence that there are severe limits to their imagination.

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