I may or may not have uttered a twelve-letter obscenity denoting supreme surprise when hearing this news.
While researching his new book, Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, author Alec Nevala-Lee learned that Campbell had actually written a novel-length version of [“Who Goes There?”], which he cut down for publication in the magazine.
Spotting a reference in one of Campbell’s surviving letters to a box of manuscripts the editor had sent to Harvard for archiving, Nevala-Lee tracked down the box at the university and discovered that it contained Frozen Hell, the full-length original version of Campbell’s story.
Continue reading :blink: :blink: There’s a novel-length version of ‘Who Goes There?’ And now a Kickstarter?
Short version: hoo, boy, these were fun. I kind of wish that I had read them earlier; but then what would I have been reading over the last two weeks? My reaction, by series: Continue reading Just finished the first three series in Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet.
This guy has apparently decided to do something rather extravagantly contraindicated.
In 2012, a Chicago man named John Campbell created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a book he wrote and illustrated called “Sad Pictures for Children.”
He hoped to raise $8,000, but quickly raised $51,615.
In a strange turn of events, Campbell took to Kickstarter and told his fans “It’s Over” and published a video of himself burning 127 copies of his book in a dumpster behind his apartment, “Sad Pictures for Children” because, he says, he ran out of money to ship the books (via DNAinfo).
Continue reading So. Yeah. This John Campbell (Sad Pictures for Children author) is a book-burner.