Exodus

  1. ducky5

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    All this talk about america! when's aurora coming out in the UK? i soooo cant wait:D
     
  2. Julie Bertagna

    Julie Bertagna author

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    Soon as I know I'll tell you! :)

    :eek: I'd better hurry up!
     
  3. Julie Bertagna

    Julie Bertagna author

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    At a talk I did recently, a teenage boy asked me to explain how I came up with the idea of The Weave in Exodus. I wish I'd had these photos to show him, but maybe he'll see them here. They remind me of a night-time flight over London, and the electric panorama of the city's arteries, where I first formed the glimmerings of the idea which would become The Weave.

    Most pics are too big to load so click here: Google Image Result for http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/london_08_29/london9.jpg

    Tuck's ocean city and various ideas in Zenith and Aurora) came from this kind of thing: Earth From Above comes to NYC - The Big Picture - Boston.com

    Beautiful.
     

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  4. woolleywrld

    woolleywrld Noosrunner

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    In the seond link you posted, the one for Earth From Aboce comes to NYC, picture #26 of the little town of Koh Panyi reminds me of a certain sea city I once read about... :p

    Which one of those pictures did you imagine the weave from?
     
  5. Julie Bertagna

    Julie Bertagna author

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    Yes, Koh Panyi is quite Pomperoy-ish with its wooden walkways; and if that big rock were an oil rig...:)

    It was the night flight over London that first made me imagine the Weave but when I saw the first photo in that sequence of images (especially the first one: the city at night where you can just see London Bridge) I thought, yes, that's the very image that stayed with me, that I translated into my vision of the virtual world of the Weave - with the illuminated streets as the boulevards, the buildings as the Weavesites, but all of it as flickering ruins, including the broken arm of the bridge...
     
  6. Kitty Pedersen

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    Koh Panyee in Thailand, I´ve been there ;-) It´s an amasing place. Like in your book ;-) Funny, just before I opend my internet I lookt att our pictures from Panyee ............. ;-)
    And Julie, you dont have to feel bad ... I will read your other books again on my holiday in India ;-)
    AND today I´ve start writing my book ;-) My head is full of it. It´s follows me everywhere so I must write it down ;-)
    And I whish you all a very merry christmas ;-)
    from Kitty in Sweden
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  7. Julie Bertagna

    Julie Bertagna author

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    Thank you, Kitty. Good luck with your book - that's the best sign of all: to walk around with your head full of the story.

    Hope you had a good Christmas.

    Happy New Year!
     
  8. bookworm13

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    Just to say I loved exodus, I found it in a corner of my shool library and it is a very good book, though sady they didn't have zenith :(, but ah well I can get it off amazon :). I've read through this thread so I can see were you've got some of your inspiration from though sadly very few of the pictures will show. So once again thank you for writing such a great book and I can't wait to get my hands on Zenith.
     
  9. BoredWaiting4Aurora

    BoredWaiting4Aurora New Member

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    Omg thats crazy dope!:D
     
  10. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    I'm new to this forum, and delighted to see this sub-section. I absolutely loved Exodus, and made sure my college library got it in for our students...
     
  11. Julie Bertagna

    Julie Bertagna author

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    Thank you and a belated welcome!
     
  12. Julie Bertagna

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    I wasn't sure whether to put this in the EXODUS or EXODUS INTO A MOVIE thread...;)

    Here is a brilliant Youtube animation of Mara on her stormy island and meeting Fox in the Weave for the first time. It's just as I imagined it. Thanks to James at Ravensbourne College. I love it. :)

    THE WEAVE - enjoy.

    "This is an animatic which I worked on within a group for a storyboard project on my degree at Ravensbourne College," says James' biog.
     
  13. lilypad

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    Lol in my school libary its the other way round... i saw zenith and it just looked soo cool!!! Then i found out it was continued... renewed it twice before finding exodus and booking it :D:D
     
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