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MessageSujet: Littérature   Sam 21 Oct - 18:38

Topic consacré a la Littérature et aux Livres

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Lun 13 Nov - 21:43

Un titre et un auteur à retenir: "It's Superman" de Tom de Haven. On pourrait aussi lui donner un sous-titre: The Lost Year. Ici l'auteur donne une continuation au Mythe de Superman. Il écrit sur Clark Kent, période de la II guerre mondiale, entre son départ de Smallville et Metropolis. Un moment dans l'histoire pas très connu, il respecte dans son détail la personnalité de Clark tel qu'il a été créé à l'origine par Siegel et Shuster. C'est un livre important pour ceux dont le mythe de Superman a son importance dans l'esprit de chacun. Le livre est disponible sur amazon.fr.

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A focus on Clark Kent's high school years only makes comparison to the popular WB show Smallville all the more inevitable—and intentional. De Haven, whose Derby Dugan trilogy beautifully reimagined 20th-century American history through a pleasant sheen of media-tized irony, presents the man of steel as a sullen Depression-era teen, a bad WII-era reporter and as ambivalent about his super powers throughout, all with a kind of knowing that reflects a deep immersion in pulp. De Haven drives his coming-of-age tale toward Superman's first showdown with Lex Luthor and his robot "Lexbots" in the middle of (the real!) New York City—prompted, of course, by the need to save Lois Lane. He gets knocked off his feet by the Lexbots and temporarily dazed. He doesn't want to continue, doesn't think he can win. Suddenly, in an echo of recent Batman and Spiderman film adaptations, a disembodied voice rings out: "Now get off that silly chair and go do something. Doesn't matter what. Just do something, Clark." (It's his mother.) If that's not over-the-top enough, plenty of short chapters begin with lines like "Despite Lex Luthor's savvy and sensitive draft report on the Harlem race riot...." De Haven gives readers X-ray vision for determining when his tongue is in his cheek here; using it is great fun.(Nov. 1)
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If you enjoyed De Haven’s Derby Dugan trilogy or have fond memories of (or a continued obsession with) the Man of Steel, you’ll like It’s Superman!, a re-creation of Superman’s early life before 1938, when he first started to appear in comic strips and, later, books, radio and television shows, and movies. De Haven, who teaches creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, has added a sophisticated, well-rounded, and compelling addition to the Superman genre. In particular, he has an eye for authentic setting and character. Some parts "could be Steinbeck meets Smallville," notes The Palm Beach Post. The verdict: proof that Superman’s appeal has withstood the test of time


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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Mer 15 Nov - 7:00

Le livre de référence sur la vie et la mort de Superman. Une nouvelle écrite telle que nous connaissons cette icône qu'est Superman

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=076075439X


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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 19:22

J'avais deja trouvé ce livre dans une brocante en 1996 ( soit 3 ans après la mort de Superman ) je n'ai pas pu le lire donc je sais pas si il est bien, mais je crois me rappeler qu'il avait fait un tabac dans le monde.

( certains ont eu un statut de best seller grace au nombre d'exemplaires ecoulés, des millions ) Very Happy

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 19:27

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pu le lire donc je sais pas si il est bien, mais je crois me rappeler qu'il avait fait un tabac dans le monde.

mais j'espère que tu l'as gardé? Smile
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 19:31

coucou Crazy Smile

Nan malheureusement j'avais pas de sous sur moi ce jour la.

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 19:32

zut alors. J'pourrais te prêter le mien lol!
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 19:43

Ah c'est sympa la proposition Very Happy

Si j'fais un tour a montréal oneday je te tiens au courant pirat

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 20:04

cheers cheers oh la la, imagine les heures à parler de Superman lol! lol!
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 20:09

J'espere bien y aller un jour Very Happy , donc on croise les doigts! Si il t'arrive de passer sur Paris tiens nous au courant aussi Wink

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Ven 17 Nov - 20:19

Team-El du monde entier lol! lol!
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Sam 18 Nov - 12:09

moi je l ai trouve ce livre et devinez ou ?? a gifi lol c etait il y a3 ou 4 ans je l ai eu pour 5 euros me semblent t il .
en fait c est la version ecrite des comics sur la mort et le retour de superman,je l ai devoré ce livre cheers cheers
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Sam 18 Nov - 12:26

Je possède sa traduction française parue chez LEFRANCQ:





Autant la première partie, la Mort de Superman, est vraiment intense, avec un combat épique qui dur des heures à la Dragon Ball Z, autant les événements qui amènent à la résurrection sont peu captivants je trouve. Dans tous les cas cette novélisation est une oeuvre à réserver aux fans, car la Mort de Superman est quand même un événement majeur, qui j'espère sera mise en scène dignement dans le futur projet animé direct to DvD produit par Bruce Timm.

PS: J'ai nettement préféré la novélisation de la saga KNIGHTFALL par Dennis O'Neil !

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Sam 18 Nov - 19:22

Effectivement, il a des éléments de cette importance que tu mentionnes. De toute manière c'est une nouvelle littéraire qui a su garder l'esprit dans lequel, comme tu le mentionnes, les fans s'attendaient à retrouver.

Un autre auteur, dont sa nouvelle n'est pas encore terminé, donnera une continuation au récit épique du Mythe originel: Kevin J. Anderson. Celui-ci s'attarde sur la vie sur Krypton avant l'explosion. Il élaborera sur les parents de Kal-El, le général Zod, Brainiac et de Kandor. Une nouvelle qui sera appuyée par DC. J'ai l'impression que les auteurs littéraires s'orientent plus sur les origines du Mythe, que sur une vision post- Crisis, même qu'on devrait dire maintenant post-Infinite Crisis.

http://www.wordfire.com/news/krypton1.html

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Dim 19 Nov - 0:40

La vache, vous avez des trucs de malade lol Laughing

Vous voulez pas nous faire des copies ?

Un de ces 4 va falloir que je me les procures.

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Dim 19 Nov - 4:55

lol! lol! lol!

Mais je crois que ce sera disponible sur Amazon, bon vrai en anglais. À moins que un jour il sera traduit study

Au fond ce n'est qu'un apperçu sur ce qui a été écrit sur Superman, je parle en littérature. Il faudrait que je m'y mette pour étaler la bibliographie affraid Mais c'est faisable farao

lol! Ah les américains, sont de vrai machine à rêves

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Jeu 23 Nov - 6:58

Il y a 1 mois je me suis procuré le sript officiel du film Superman Returns. Par contre je l'ai pas encore lu. Mais il est essentiel pour la compréhension du film. Le voici. Cliquez sur l'image, vous allez être dirigé sur amazon(là ou je l'ai commandé), il y a d'autres infos sur le livre.


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Kevin J. Anderson tells us what it's like exploring an aspect of Superman's history that should have all fans of the Man of Steel excited, The Last Days of Krypton.

THE PULSE: Although almost everyone knows that Superman is from Krypton and that the planet exploded, much more about the world isn't widely known - aside from a few untold tales and a few limited series from the '80s. So, how do you research something like this to write the Last Days of Krypton?


KEVIN J. ANDERSON: I did a lot of background reading, picking up the tidbits of Krypton and its spectacular end (many of which are contradictory). Brainiac and how he steals the Kryptonian capital city of Kandor, General Zod and his revolt as well as his two companions Aethyr and Nam-Ek (called Ursa and Non in the first two Superman films), Argo City (the origin of Supergirl), Jor-El and Lara.

Because so many different versions of this "history" have been floated around over the past six decades, I had the freedom to take the best parts and make the most effective story possible.


THE PULSE: Why did you want to take on a project like this? It's not exactly the type of Superman story that most people would dream of writing - at least since it doesn't really feature Superman per se, but his family and some of the people who will become his greatest foes ...


ANDERSON: Superman is, of course, a very popular hero, but -- being a science fiction guy -- I always thought the origin story, the end of a highly sophisticated planet and one man trying to save it even when nobody believes him, was the most interesting part. This is a part of a great mythos that has never really been fully explored in almost 60 years of Superman history.



THE PULSE: How long has this story been in the works? Is it something you always thought about telling or something you didn't really become enmeshed in until HarperCollins suggested it?


ANDERSON: This was my baby from the start. I had done comics work for DC and Wildstorm before (a six-issue Justice Society story, STRANGE TALES, and a graphic novel in my “Seven Suns” universe), so I originally pitched the idea as a comic series. But at the time, with SUPERMAN RETURNS in the works, DC didn’t want to do anything to touch upon the backstory until they knew what was going to be in the movie. Later, the idea kept coming back to me, and I realized that the best vehicle would be to do it as a novel, which would give me the room and the depth to do this justice. After all, the novel would be creating the whole detailed fabric of Krypton.

Because the president of DC is a big fan of my DUNE and SEVEN SUNS novels, I was able to call him up directly and pitch him the idea. There was an immediate flood of excitement. My idea circulated around the various editors and departments at DC, I wrote up a brief summary and pitch of the story, and it went out to publishers. I believe we had six publishers bidding on the novel, and we ended up with HarperCollins.


THE PULSE: You've worked on so many different sci-fi type tales, how does what happened on Krypton stack up to those other works?


ANDERSON: As an author, I have made my name by writing huge science fiction epics, from the DUNE books I do with Brian Herbert to my own sprawling “Saga of Seven Suns,” and I wanted to do something just as big and epic about the pomp and grandeur and political machinations that would lead to the downfall of an entire world. I modeled it after “The Last Days of Pompeii” and “Ben-Hur.”



THE PULSE: General Zod and Braniac were mentioned as being a part of this story. How do you view both characters?


ANDERSON: By far, the coolest Superman bad guy is General Zod, along with his two companions Aethyr and Nam-Ek. In the version of Krypton in Superman I and II, it's clear that Zod was actually a friend or partner to Jor-El before Zod was overthrown. Showing his rise and fall, and how his actions might have led to the destruction of the world was the best part for me.

Brainiac shrinks down and steals the Kryptonian capital of Kandor, but he may not be quite the villain that history knows. With the whole capital *gone*, it’s an event equivalent to 9/11 for Krypton -- and Zod uses that to his advantage.


THE PULSE: How do Jor-El and Lara grow as this story progresses? Who are they when we first meet them in these pages?

ANDERSON: I will tell you that in the very first chapter, Jor-El dscovers the Phantom Zone. We also see the first meeting with him and Lara, and how their romance grows. Lara has always been an undeveloped character, from what I read in the Superman stories, and here I had a chance to turn her into a real person, a true partner for Jor-El. Later, Jor-El, a genius scientist who had done so much for his world, is entirely spurned when he tries to warn of the planet's impending doom. He reminded me very much of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the revered scientists who masterminded the Manhattan Project -- he was widely applauded when we needed him, and then the country rather coldly brushed him aside when public opinion turned. I modeled much of Jor-El on Oppenheimer.


THE PULSE: Which version of Krypton's story are you telling here? Is it the recent DCU incarnation or the Silver Age version of one that's an amalgam of the television and film Kryptons?


ANDERSON: DC is well aware that there is no one “canon” version of the events, because so many comics, TV shows, movies, cartoons, etc., have muddled up the details. (The versions are even contradictory as to whether Krypton was destroyed when its red sun went supernova, or whether the planet just exploded.) The folks at DC instructed me to go back to the basics, the core events of the story, and use those for the framework of the novel. You’ll see some echoes of the Brando/ice-crystal Krypton, but the world is a lot bigger and more complex than the underground police-state depicted in the films.



THE PULSE: How do you break something like this down? What's your starting point? What major events do you hit here?

ANDERSON: I laid out the most prominent events and tried to stitch them together, as well as telling a story that explained some of the hard-to-swallow parts of the mythology (for instance, if Krypton was supposedly the most sophisticated planet in “twenty-eight known galaxies” and had incredible technology, how is it that every single Kryptonian happened to be home on the day their planet blew up, so that only one baby got away? -- I explain that in the novel). The discovery of the Phantom Zone, the romance between Jor-El and Lara, the rise of General Zod, Aethyr, and Nam-Ek... Brainiac stealing Kandor, Zor-El and his wife Alura in Argo City, the shifts in the planet’s core that create kryptonite. It’s a treasure chest of nuggets for plotting a story.


THE PULSE: How many years does this story encompass?


ANDERSON: About two years -- and a lot happens in those two years.


THE PULSE: Since this is in conjunction with DC Comics, does that mean you have a lot of different people adding in their two cents about what this story should entail, or others looking over your shoulders and able to "edit" what you're doing here? How many cooks are in the kitchen, so to speak?


ANDERSON: They’ve given me a lot of freedom, and so far we’ve had a very good dialog at each stage of the process. I basically have two other “cooks” in the kitchen -- Chris Cerasi, my editor at DC who is in charge of guiding me through the DC Universe and giving me the OK for the content, while Mauro DiPreta is my editor at HarperCollins, who’s in charge of looking at LAST DAYS as a *novel* and making sure the characters, plotting, and writing are as good as they can be. Since I have written 94 books of my own and have often worked in established universes, *my* job is to make sure those two guys don’t have much to do!


THE PULSE: What do you anticipate as being some of the toughest parts of this story to get down on the printed page? Why?


ANDERSON: I’ll have to answer this with hindsight, since I’ve already completed the novel and I’m on my third edit right now. I really wanted to convey a majesty and grandeur for this wonderful society, yet also a sense of decadence, a bloated government that can’t act swiftly in times of emergency, a civilization grown so complacent over the centuries that they can’t believe anything bad will happen to them, even if one of their greatest scientists insists that the End Is Coming.


THE PULSE: You've worked with several other icons and created some of your own ... but Superman is a character who people you wouldn't even think of know. How does that add to the pressure you feel telling this untold story that many have wondered about for years ...?


ANDERSON: Superman is absolutely iconic, THE superhero of all superheroes. To step into this universe -- and not just to write a "Superman fights the villain" story, but to lay the very foundation of the mythology -- was something I couldn't possibly pass up.

The real pressure is this: While researching this book, I became familiar with some very obscure Krypton trivia, and the more I worked on the novel, I started thinking that everybody must know these things. However, I can’t write LAST DAYS only for the comic geek who can quote every word balloon from Superman #343. This book will be read by a wide audience of people who are Superman fans, who know only the bare bones of the story, who may not even know that Jor-El discovered the Phantom Zone, or that his brother Zor-El is the father of Supergirl, or that Brainiac is going to steal Kandor. I have to make sure this is a novel for a broad general readership, with a lot of cool details and subtle in-jokes for the real die-hard fans.


THE PULSE: Through the course of your research on this, what have been some of the things you've learned that have surprised you the most?


ANDERSON: That some of the really old issues (where Superman thinks about Krypton) were quite goofy. How can you truly fit the “telepathic purple rhinoceros of Krypton” into the canon?


THE PULSE: What other projects - in or out of comics - are you working on?


ANDERSON: I’ve just delivered the sixth novel, METAL SWARM, in my “Saga of Seven Suns” and I’m about to start the seventh and final book in the series. Brian Herbert and I will soon begin our plotting and outlining for PAUL OF DUNE (now that we’ve turned in the final manuscript for next year’s SANDWORMS OF DUNE). I have also completed the last novel of science fiction grand master A. E. Van Vogt, SLAN HUNTER, at the request of his widow. And my wife Rebecca Moesta and I are completing a young adult fantasy trilogy, CRYSTAL DOORS, for Little, Brown. I have other irons in the fire, too, but that covers most of it.


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I'm really looking forward to this. Being a big fan of imagined worlds, I can scarcely get enough background for a universe I like--and, well, Krypton! This book should be a reference for all the cool, inside data that you always KNEW was out there, but could never find a reference book for! I hope there are maps and appendices--maybe even one for "Kryptonian fairy tales," where there'd be a place for purple, telepathic rhinoceroses.
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Vous vous souvenez que j'ai mis en ligne ici le livre que Anderson est entrain d'écrire, et bien une entrevue avec lui ici. On lui demande qu'est-ce qui peut-être intéressant d'écrire une fiction sur Superman? Il va droit au but en disant que cet aspect de Krypton avant son explosion demeure nébuleux dans le Mythe. Il rajoute qu'il a entrepris une longue recherche sur tous qui s'est écrit autour du Mythe, dans les comics, qu'il a"sondé" l'âme de Siegel; ce qui l'a emmené à une expertise exhaustive sur le prolongement du Mythe, certainment inventé mais non réinventé le mythe. Il continue à dire que cette expertise lui a permis de faire un arbre généalogique de la famille des El et des autres personnages pivotants autour des El. En gros c'est à peu près ça en résumé.





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Kevin J. Anderson tells us what it's like exploring an aspect of Superman's history that should have all fans of the Man of Steel excited, The Last Days of Krypton.

THE PULSE: Although almost everyone knows that Superman is from Krypton and that the planet exploded, much more about the world isn't widely known - aside from a few untold tales and a few limited series from the '80s. So, how do you research something like this to write the Last Days of Krypton?


KEVIN J. ANDERSON: I did a lot of background reading, picking up the tidbits of Krypton and its spectacular end (many of which are contradictory). Brainiac and how he steals the Kryptonian capital city of Kandor, General Zod and his revolt as well as his two companions Aethyr and Nam-Ek (called Ursa and Non in the first two Superman films), Argo City (the origin of Supergirl), Jor-El and Lara.

Because so many different versions of this "history" have been floated around over the past six decades, I had the freedom to take the best parts and make the most effective story possible.


THE PULSE: Why did you want to take on a project like this? It's not exactly the type of Superman story that most people would dream of writing - at least since it doesn't really feature Superman per se, but his family and some of the people who will become his greatest foes ...


ANDERSON: Superman is, of course, a very popular hero, but -- being a science fiction guy -- I always thought the origin story, the end of a highly sophisticated planet and one man trying to save it even when nobody believes him, was the most interesting part. This is a part of a great mythos that has never really been fully explored in almost 60 years of Superman history.



THE PULSE: How long has this story been in the works? Is it something you always thought about telling or something you didn't really become enmeshed in until HarperCollins suggested it?


ANDERSON: This was my baby from the start. I had done comics work for DC and Wildstorm before (a six-issue Justice Society story, STRANGE TALES, and a graphic novel in my “Seven Suns” universe), so I originally pitched the idea as a comic series. But at the time, with SUPERMAN RETURNS in the works, DC didn’t want to do anything to touch upon the backstory until they knew what was going to be in the movie. Later, the idea kept coming back to me, and I realized that the best vehicle would be to do it as a novel, which would give me the room and the depth to do this justice. After all, the novel would be creating the whole detailed fabric of Krypton.

Because the president of DC is a big fan of my DUNE and SEVEN SUNS novels, I was able to call him up directly and pitch him the idea. There was an immediate flood of excitement. My idea circulated around the various editors and departments at DC, I wrote up a brief summary and pitch of the story, and it went out to publishers. I believe we had six publishers bidding on the novel, and we ended up with HarperCollins.


THE PULSE: You've worked on so many different sci-fi type tales, how does what happened on Krypton stack up to those other works?


ANDERSON: As an author, I have made my name by writing huge science fiction epics, from the DUNE books I do with Brian Herbert to my own sprawling “Saga of Seven Suns,” and I wanted to do something just as big and epic about the pomp and grandeur and political machinations that would lead to the downfall of an entire world. I modeled it after “The Last Days of Pompeii” and “Ben-Hur.”



THE PULSE: General Zod and Braniac were mentioned as being a part of this story. How do you view both characters?


ANDERSON: By far, the coolest Superman bad guy is General Zod, along with his two companions Aethyr and Nam-Ek. In the version of Krypton in Superman I and II, it's clear that Zod was actually a friend or partner to Jor-El before Zod was overthrown. Showing his rise and fall, and how his actions might have led to the destruction of the world was the best part for me.

Brainiac shrinks down and steals the Kryptonian capital of Kandor, but he may not be quite the villain that history knows. With the whole capital *gone*, it’s an event equivalent to 9/11 for Krypton -- and Zod uses that to his advantage.


THE PULSE: How do Jor-El and Lara grow as this story progresses? Who are they when we first meet them in these pages?

ANDERSON: I will tell you that in the very first chapter, Jor-El dscovers the Phantom Zone. We also see the first meeting with him and Lara, and how their romance grows. Lara has always been an undeveloped character, from what I read in the Superman stories, and here I had a chance to turn her into a real person, a true partner for Jor-El. Later, Jor-El, a genius scientist who had done so much for his world, is entirely spurned when he tries to warn of the planet's impending doom. He reminded me very much of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the revered scientists who masterminded the Manhattan Project -- he was widely applauded when we needed him, and then the country rather coldly brushed him aside when public opinion turned. I modeled much of Jor-El on Oppenheimer.


THE PULSE: Which version of Krypton's story are you telling here? Is it the recent DCU incarnation or the Silver Age version of one that's an amalgam of the television and film Kryptons?


ANDERSON: DC is well aware that there is no one “canon” version of the events, because so many comics, TV shows, movies, cartoons, etc., have muddled up the details. (The versions are even contradictory as to whether Krypton was destroyed when its red sun went supernova, or whether the planet just exploded.) The folks at DC instructed me to go back to the basics, the core events of the story, and use those for the framework of the novel. You’ll see some echoes of the Brando/ice-crystal Krypton, but the world is a lot bigger and more complex than the underground police-state depicted in the films.



THE PULSE: How do you break something like this down? What's your starting point? What major events do you hit here?

ANDERSON: I laid out the most prominent events and tried to stitch them together, as well as telling a story that explained some of the hard-to-swallow parts of the mythology (for instance, if Krypton was supposedly the most sophisticated planet in “twenty-eight known galaxies” and had incredible technology, how is it that every single Kryptonian happened to be home on the day their planet blew up, so that only one baby got away? -- I explain that in the novel). The discovery of the Phantom Zone, the romance between Jor-El and Lara, the rise of General Zod, Aethyr, and Nam-Ek... Brainiac stealing Kandor, Zor-El and his wife Alura in Argo City, the shifts in the planet’s core that create kryptonite. It’s a treasure chest of nuggets for plotting a story.


THE PULSE: How many years does this story encompass?


ANDERSON: About two years -- and a lot happens in those two years.


THE PULSE: Since this is in conjunction with DC Comics, does that mean you have a lot of different people adding in their two cents about what this story should entail, or others looking over your shoulders and able to "edit" what you're doing here? How many cooks are in the kitchen, so to speak?


ANDERSON: They’ve given me a lot of freedom, and so far we’ve had a very good dialog at each stage of the process. I basically have two other “cooks” in the kitchen -- Chris Cerasi, my editor at DC who is in charge of guiding me through the DC Universe and giving me the OK for the content, while Mauro DiPreta is my editor at HarperCollins, who’s in charge of looking at LAST DAYS as a *novel* and making sure the characters, plotting, and writing are as good as they can be. Since I have written 94 books of my own and have often worked in established universes, *my* job is to make sure those two guys don’t have much to do!


THE PULSE: What do you anticipate as being some of the toughest parts of this story to get down on the printed page? Why?


ANDERSON: I’ll have to answer this with hindsight, since I’ve already completed the novel and I’m on my third edit right now. I really wanted to convey a majesty and grandeur for this wonderful society, yet also a sense of decadence, a bloated government that can’t act swiftly in times of emergency, a civilization grown so complacent over the centuries that they can’t believe anything bad will happen to them, even if one of their greatest scientists insists that the End Is Coming.


THE PULSE: You've worked with several other icons and created some of your own ... but Superman is a character who people you wouldn't even think of know. How does that add to the pressure you feel telling this untold story that many have wondered about for years ...?


ANDERSON: Superman is absolutely iconic, THE superhero of all superheroes. To step into this universe -- and not just to write a "Superman fights the villain" story, but to lay the very foundation of the mythology -- was something I couldn't possibly pass up.

The real pressure is this: While researching this book, I became familiar with some very obscure Krypton trivia, and the more I worked on the novel, I started thinking that everybody must know these things. However, I can’t write LAST DAYS only for the comic geek who can quote every word balloon from Superman #343. This book will be read by a wide audience of people who are Superman fans, who know only the bare bones of the story, who may not even know that Jor-El discovered the Phantom Zone, or that his brother Zor-El is the father of Supergirl, or that Brainiac is going to steal Kandor. I have to make sure this is a novel for a broad general readership, with a lot of cool details and subtle in-jokes for the real die-hard fans.


THE PULSE: Through the course of your research on this, what have been some of the things you've learned that have surprised you the most?


ANDERSON: That some of the really old issues (where Superman thinks about Krypton) were quite goofy. How can you truly fit the “telepathic purple rhinoceros of Krypton” into the canon?


THE PULSE: What other projects - in or out of comics - are you working on?


ANDERSON: I’ve just delivered the sixth novel, METAL SWARM, in my “Saga of Seven Suns” and I’m about to start the seventh and final book in the series. Brian Herbert and I will soon begin our plotting and outlining for PAUL OF DUNE (now that we’ve turned in the final manuscript for next year’s SANDWORMS OF DUNE). I have also completed the last novel of science fiction grand master A. E. Van Vogt, SLAN HUNTER, at the request of his widow. And my wife Rebecca Moesta and I are completing a young adult fantasy trilogy, CRYSTAL DOORS, for Little, Brown. I have other irons in the fire, too, but that covers most of it.


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Superman: Last Days of Krypton is expected in stores before the end of 2007. For more updates, you can check out Anderson's website at http://www.wordfire.com
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I'm really looking forward to this. Being a big fan of imagined worlds, I can scarcely get enough background for a universe I like--and, well, Krypton! This book should be a reference for all the cool, inside data that you always KNEW was out there, but could never find a reference book for! I hope there are maps and appendices--maybe even one for "Kryptonian fairy tales," where there'd be a place for purple, telepathic rhinoceroses.
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Vous vous souvenez que j'ai mis en ligne ici le livre que Anderson est entrain d'écrire, et bien une entrevue avec lui ici. On lui demande qu'est-ce qui peut-être intéressant d'écrire une fiction sur Superman? Il va droit au but en disant que cet aspect de Krypton avant son explosion demeure nébuleux dans le Mythe. Il rajoute qu'il a entrepris une longue recherche sur tous qui s'est écrit autour du Mythe, dans les comics, qu'il a"sondé" l'âme de Siegel; ce qui l'a emmené à une expertise exhaustive sur le prolongement du Mythe, certainment inventé mais non réinventé le mythe. Il continue à dire que cette expertise lui a permis de faire un arbre généalogique de la famille des El et des autres personnages pivotants autour des El. En gros c'est à peu près ça en résumé.






Enfin c'est en octobre 2007 que "Last days of Krypton" d'Anderson va sortir. Un livre indispensable pour ceux qui s'intéressent au mythe de Superman. Voici à quoi ressemblera le cover du livre



le livre est déjà en pré vente chez Amazon
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Sam 19 Mai - 15:43

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3166-3

Un autre volume sur Superman. Cette fois-ci Superman ds tous les médias: TV, Film, Radio, Théâtre, etc., juŝqu'à aujourd'hui avec Superman Returns


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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Sam 19 Mai - 19:33

Merci Crazy Surprised

dommage que ca sorte pas en Français aussi

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Dim 24 Juin - 2:27

Pour ceux qui aiment, beaucoup, énormément James Bond, voici un site qui compile tous les titres de James Bond en comics book. Un site de référence à garder ds vos favoris.

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/comics/index_strips.php3

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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Mar 3 Juil - 0:22

The Deadzone de Stephen King
j'ai decouvert ce livre grace a la serie inspiree du livre, deja la serie me plaisait mais le livre lui vaut vraiment le coup et a un aspect beaucoup plus tragique qui pour le moment n'est pas present dans la serie...
Sans trop parler de l'histoire, John Smith le personage principal de l'histoire, se retrouve en possesion d'un don apres un accident, ce don lui permet d'avoir des visions du passe, du present et du futur...la campagne electoral bat son plein lorsqu'il a une vision qui le traumatise en touchant Greg Stillson... Il se Retrouve face a un dilem presque Messissique( mot cree par SuperWiWi vient de "Messie"...).
Mon Avis: ce livre m'a enorment plu, et m'a aussi marque par son cote tragique, j'etais au bord des larmes lorsque je l'ai fini... si vous voulez pedre un grand coup sur le coeur lisez-le, il vaut largement le coup...
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Mar 31 Juil - 16:43

http://leegoldberg.typepad.com/a_writers_life/2007/07/scribe-award-wi.html

Je crois que ça fait la 2e fois que Superman Returns adapté en comics book gagne un prix
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MessageSujet: Re: Littérature   Mar 31 Juil - 16:52

SuperWiWi a écrit:
The Deadzone de Stephen King
j'ai decouvert ce livre grace a la serie inspiree du livre, deja la serie me plaisait mais le livre lui vaut vraiment le coup et a un aspect beaucoup plus tragique qui pour le moment n'est pas present dans la serie...
Sans trop parler de l'histoire, John Smith le personage principal de l'histoire, se retrouve en possesion d'un don apres un accident, ce don lui permet d'avoir des visions du passe, du present et du futur...la campagne electoral bat son plein lorsqu'il a une vision qui le traumatise en touchant Greg Stillson... Il se Retrouve face a un dilem presque Messissique( mot cree par SuperWiWi vient de "Messie"...).
Mon Avis: ce livre m'a enorment plu, et m'a aussi marque par son cote tragique, j'etais au bord des larmes lorsque je l'ai fini... si vous voulez pedre un grand coup sur le coeur lisez-le, il vaut largement le coup...

Oui c'est vrai, un bon roman fantastique de King, un de ses débuts, bonne période de King. Je me suis permis d'y mettre une image du cover du roman

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