Red Sonja (1985)

Al Jackson

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I Never heard about any of this .:confused:
Yeah , interesting thing, andy offutt was into science fiction fandom, you know sending letters to SF fanzines, I don't think he ever had a fanzine of this own, but I remember reading his letter back in the 1960s, a live guy, for fannish writing he never used the upper case key.
 

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The power of being able to call yourself another name!
It's always a bit interesting how we so freely accept authors using a different name to publish under. Then again I suspect its because writing stories often begins as a very personal affair to many. That and sometimes some fans get a bit of an odd view if you write something "nasty" or "twisted" or your lead character isn't a moralistic perfect human character etc...

Kind of sad to read that the shift to porn writing was partly the result of a lack of faith in the sci-fi and fantasy market. Imagine if he'd had the right contacts and inspiration a writer like that he could have built his own "Dungeons and Dragons" style market of books. It was interesting to read about his use of detailed descriptive archives and binders; being able to write short hand and then pull out specific descriptions and jotted down ideas and concepts and slip them into creations. Kind of the thing that would estabilsh a powerful backbone to any team writing group working on a series of novels aiming to achieve a similar style.
 

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I could be misremembering this. but Some ago back , there was supposed to be a Red Sonja film with Rose McGowan as Sonja
 

Vince W

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That was supposed to happen but ultimately fell through. Probably for the best.
 

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The 85 movie was a vanity piece for Sylvester Stallone’s girl-friend, later wife then ex-wife. Nothing more. And as I recall, Red Sonja was a creation of the 60’s with no relation to R E Howard despite many attempts at linking them.
 

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Howard invented Red Sonja as a character in a historical fiction piece about the defence of Vienna against the Turks. Or was it Prague? Can't remember now, I never read it so...
 

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Howard had Red Sonya who is very different from Red Sonja.
 
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