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(Daily Northwestern)   College friends of an aspiring science fiction writer who died during brain tumor surgery trying to turn his unpublished screenplay into a comic book series   (dailynorthwestern.com) divider line 12
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2013-03-05 12:41:05 PM
Commas are your friend, subby

That said:

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2013-03-05 01:59:52 PM
I hate to be a snark here, but I keep hearing "oh, so and so died, so let's turn their stuff into a published work."  While publishers enjoy the "author is already dead" angle, it doesn't follow that if the author dies, they have anything worth publishing.
 
2013-03-05 02:00:55 PM
while 'warhawks' is an exceedingly cheesy title, let he who has not read sci-fi titled thusly cast the first lump of soft and stinky.
 
2013-03-05 02:04:29 PM
Why was he trying to turn it into a comic during brain tumor surgery? You'd think that would be frowned upon and probably led to his death. I guess that's what happens when OBAMACARE puts death panel doctors in the surgery rooms! What has happened to my America?
 
2013-03-05 02:07:14 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Why was he trying to turn it into a comic during brain tumor surgery? You'd think that would be frowned upon and probably led to his death. I guess that's what happens when OBAMACARE puts death panel doctors in the surgery rooms! What has happened to my America?


I was gonna go with "Poof, it's a comic book", but I think you beat me to it...then drove over the derp cliff.
 
2013-03-05 02:11:09 PM
all the best science fiction writers have brain tumors or other, more interesting, physiological brain disorders.

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2013-03-05 04:04:21 PM

the801: all the best science fiction writers have brain tumors or other, more interesting, physiological brain disorders.

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Or a lot of them are just aging naturally and getting the same things that plague many old people.  The "best known" writers are all up there in age.
 
2013-03-05 06:03:07 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I hate to be a snark here, but I keep hearing "oh, so and so died, so let's turn their stuff into a published work."  While publishers enjoy the "author is already dead" angle, it doesn't follow that if the author dies, they have anything worth publishing.


John Kennedy Toole (Confederacy of Dunces) is a good example of dead writers speaking from the grave. His mother found the book long after he was dead (young-ish suicide), and brought it to a professor at Tulane in New Orleans (where the novel is set and author lived in), who didn't want to be bothered by it. Once he got a few pages in, he loved it and made things happen.

It's not an epic novel or anything, but it's hilarious and largely regarded as one of the better novels in modern times.
 
2013-03-05 06:22:22 PM
*hatches plan to fake my own brain tumor death, so somebody will publish my novel, "War in the Stars" for me*
 
2013-03-05 06:55:15 PM

dickfreckle: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I hate to be a snark here, but I keep hearing "oh, so and so died, so let's turn their stuff into a published work."  While publishers enjoy the "author is already dead" angle, it doesn't follow that if the author dies, they have anything worth publishing.

John Kennedy Toole (Confederacy of Dunces) is a good example of dead writers speaking from the grave. His mother found the book long after he was dead (young-ish suicide), and brought it to a professor at Tulane in New Orleans (where the novel is set and author lived in), who didn't want to be bothered by it. Once he got a few pages in, he loved it and made things happen.

It's not an epic novel or anything, but it's hilarious and largely regarded as one of the better novels in modern times.


Yes, I know.  It's amusing.  It's also highly overrated (hence the "better novels in modern times").  I haven't seen it discussed in academic/critical circles in years.
 
2013-03-06 06:44:24 PM
Hope they secured a proper  copyright agreement.  Mom saying, "He hoped his work would live on" isn't permission to make it so.
 
2013-03-06 09:47:57 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Why was he trying to turn it into a comic during brain tumor surgery? You'd think that would be frowned upon and probably led to his death. I guess that's what happens when OBAMACARE puts death panel doctors in the surgery rooms! What has happened to my America?


/sprinkles your stash with finely cut dog hair
 
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