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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Sixty-three years late, William F. Nolan rides the Carousel. Co-author of "Logan's Run" has passed away   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Sad, William F. Nolan, Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writers, George Clayton Johnson, writer Ray Bradbury, author of Logan, recent interview, only child of Michael Cahill Nolan  
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2021-07-20 10:28:33 AM  
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2021-07-20 10:28:42 AM  
Anyone? Okay, I'll do it.

RENEW!!!!!
 
2021-07-20 10:53:16 AM  

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Username checks out.
 
2021-07-20 11:08:00 AM  
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2021-07-20 11:11:42 AM  
Many years ago I helped run a Logan's Run convention and got to have dinner with him.  He was a very smart and deep person, I wish he had written more.
 
2021-07-20 12:25:07 PM  
CSB: A couple of Sandmen walked by me a few years ago at DragonCon. I told them their runner went that-a-way. I swear it made their convention, actually being recognized.

WTH is our remake already?
 
2021-07-20 2:01:31 PM  
72 years late subby.
 
2021-07-20 2:12:29 PM  

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Hey... get your mind out of Agutter!
 
2021-07-20 3:14:59 PM  

drewogatory: 72 years late subby.


Yeah, I was going to issue the correction as well.

/30 makes more sense though
//you need some time to be a contributor to that society
 
2021-07-20 3:26:04 PM  

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Get your mind out of the Agutter!
 
2021-07-20 3:55:44 PM  
There's an Omnibus edition of the three Logan stories, with a foreword by Nolan that talks about how he first developed the story. He was listening to the radio in his car, and the phrase "Life begins at 40" or something similar was mentioned. He started thinking about the phrase and changing it to "Life ends at 30" and wondering what sort of world that be. Eventually he settled on a world where life ended at 21, and sketched out a society in those terms. The society of Logan's Run is completely selfish and hedonistic and without emotional attachment because it's limited and essentially run by teenagers.

I think it's a great example of speculative fiction, aka sci-fi, because it starts with a simple idea and builds a world around that concept.
 
2021-07-20 4:10:29 PM  

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That movie and comic came out when I was a kid, I thought, thirty years sounds like enough time to live, greedy old people must want to live forever. Forty years later, I have a different perspective.
 
2021-07-20 4:34:24 PM  

haknudsen: Many years ago I helped run a Logan's Run convention and got to have dinner with him.  He was a very smart and deep person, I wish he had written more.


Science Fiction wasn't his main area of interest, although it's what most people remember (specifically LR) him for.
 
2021-07-20 4:45:32 PM  
Except that the book he co-wrote didn't have Carousel, it had Sleep Shops. The movie added Carousel because Nolan and Johnson sold the Sleep Shop idea to Soylent Green.

/ nerd
// old nerd
/// still love Jenny...
 
2021-07-20 5:59:58 PM  
Just started reading the 1st book two weeks ago. One of my all-time fave movies to this day. The book is mindblowing. Highly recommended.
 
2021-07-20 6:20:02 PM  

Michael J Faux: Petey4335: [Fark user image 380x260] [View Full Size image _x_]

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Never.

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2021-07-20 7:22:41 PM  

Znuh: Just started reading the 1st book two weeks ago. One of my all-time fave movies to this day. The book is mindblowing. Highly recommended.


I read the book first, which made the movie disappointing, except of course for the presence of Jenny Agutter.

There's been efforts to re-make the movie for decades but it's been caught in development hell for a long time. It's too bad as now there's been the technology to make the movie true to the book without a ridiculous budget.
 
2021-07-21 1:53:06 AM  
Jenny was great. But like Julie Newmar's Catwoman puts the cat boots to all other versions, there is only one true sci-fi babe of all time.....

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2021-07-21 8:10:34 AM  
I read Logan's Run and Logan's World back in the day. Don't feel a need to repeat the process but they were pretty good for the time. Found out today there is a 3rd one. The jacket blurb wasn't enticing at all.
 
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