In the Deadline announcement it states: "They are going out to writers to craft a large scale sci-fi thriller." This concerns me as it seems to indicate they want to decorate from the original. Matt Reeves had done some great work, hopefully if this happens it stays true.So it now seems that Matt Reeves is going to adapt Way Station for Netflix.
Matt Reeves (‘The Batman’) and his 6th & Idaho production studio have landed the rights to produce a movie adaptation of Clifford D. Simak’s Hugo Award-winning novel ‘Way Station’ for Netflix. A writer is currently being sought to handle the screenplay. Reeves and 6th & Idaho have a first-look...sciencefiction.com
Looks like there's a long way to go. I'm not optimistic, but you never know....
I've been delayed with the last two, by personal problems -- serious medical issues for my wife. But in fact I have the last two volumes nearly completed...It is very welcome that 5 more volumes of the series "The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak" are now available as printed editions. The books are very expensive, but I think it is a good investment.
But I'm rather curious if Dave will manage to publish the volumes 13 and 14 at least as e-book sometime. The publication of volumes 10 to 12 was in July 2017!
It would be a great pity if this attempt to collect all stories in one book series would remain unfinished.
I am astonished to hear of these prices, Hugh. Can you tell me if these prices are only for the new releases scheduled for later this month? Or is this the pricing on the earlier-released volumes, too?I know the pricing strategy is nothing to do with you Dave, but I've just taken a look at Amazon to check the release date (yes, 14th January) of the Simak short story collections volumes IV to VIII, and was amazed by the prices of these new releases: £23.99 each. This is exploitative/just plain silly as far as I'm concerned, particularly for print on demand, the more so considering I, like many Simak fans, have all the stories already in some form of paper edition (OK, not the Westerns and Air, but those are uninteresting to me/us). In contrast volume II sells at £13.99, and Volume I at £11.06. I was looking forward to buying these, in part as a gesture of support, but not at this price. I can't see these prices appealing to the wider SF readership.
Oh well, at least they're becoming available in print.....
Now that my initial irritation/disappointment has died down, I appreciate that these prices really do not matter that much in the bigger scheme of things, even if I think they are exploitative/silly/short-sighted. It just means I won't be buying them and that's no big deal. Buying them would be more of a gesture of appreciation than anything else.I am astonished to hear of these prices, Hugh. Can you tell me if these prices are only for the new releases scheduled for later this month? Or is this the pricing on the earlier-released volumes, too?
I'm assuming these prices are for Amazon UK, given that they're in pounds... (What are the novels going for?)
Sorry, my friend -- I didn't mean to jump on you -- that's an indication of my astonished dismay...
Not to change the subject but I am in admiration of that Kelly Freas illo you're using... (I'm always amused to be reminded of how often Kelly used himself for his model...).Incidentally, Booktopia, the other big online retailer I can use also have only the first three, all are priced at $37.