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I'm writin' a Buffy book! - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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kradical
kradical
I'm writin' a Buffy book!
And it's one I've wanted to write since the fifth season....

The proposal was approved by Fox this morning, so I can finally talk about it. This was one of the July tie-in proposals. Called Blackout, the book is currently scheduled for July 2006, and will focus on the character of Nikki Wood, a 1970s-era Slayer from New York City. We first saw her in "Fool for Love," where Spike killed her on a moving subway in 1977, and we found out more about her in the seventh season when we met her now-grown-up son Robin, and saw her again in flashback in "Lies My Parents Told Me."

I grew up in NYC in the 1970s, and remember the summer of 1977 in particular very well (the Yankees in a pennant race with newly arrived superstar Reggie Jackson, the blackout, the Son of Sam murders, the city still a fiscal disaster area), and it's the perfect backdrop for a Slayer's adventures. The novel will feature Nikki, her four-year-old son Robin, her Watcher Bernard Crowley, and both Spike and Drusilla. Plus there'll be a Sunnydale frame featuring some familiar faces. *grin*

I'm gonna start on this in October.....

ETA: Thanks to dianora2 for the spiffo avatar!

Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic
Current Music: "Heavy Horses" by Jethro Tull

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jadasc From: jadasc Date: September 9th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude! That sounds like an amazing amount of fun.

(Bonus points for sliding in a Generation X reference somewhere.)
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, you've lost me -- why would a Generation X reference give me bonus points? *very confused*
nwhyte From: nwhyte Date: September 9th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good stuff - will look out for this once you've published it!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, to be fair, Pocket's publishing it, not me....

(And another nit bites the dust!!!!!)
rantmaster From: rantmaster Date: September 9th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooo! That sounds pretty darn nifty!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is my hope.....
zarhooie From: zarhooie Date: September 9th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*squee* So. Cool. OMGLOLBBQ.

Hey, speaking of BBQ, if you're ever in the upper midwest (think Minneapolis), let me know and I'll make you some. ;)
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

(Oh my God, laugh out loud, barbecue. Right. *chuckle*)
wiccanslyr From: wiccanslyr Date: September 9th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
ROCK!

Can you put some lemurs in it? ::grin::
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's scary? I mean really really scary?

There actually may be a way to work a lemur or two into it.

I'm going to go drink heavily now.....
neadods From: neadods Date: September 9th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
So VERY cool!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 9th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
vampry From: vampry Date: September 9th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Very, very cool.

I look forward to it.
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, too. *grin*

And hey, did you get my e-mail reply to your e-mail?
hoosier_red From: hoosier_red Date: September 9th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds like one hell of a book -- and oh, you're gonna have fun writing it...
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I intend to have a lot of fun writing it. *big evil grin*
brendan_moody From: brendan_moody Date: September 9th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds neat. Congrats!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
caliente_uk From: caliente_uk Date: September 9th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It sounds wonderful! I'll be looking forward to reading it. :)
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
And I look forward to writing it....
supermom20 From: supermom20 Date: September 9th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I enjoy your DS9 books greatly and can't wait to read this addition to the Jossverse.
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! And glad you're enjoying the Trek stuff!
yendi From: yendi Date: September 9th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! As someone else who grew up in NYC in the '70s (with '77, in fact, being the summer I first really discovered baseball) and who loved the two brief appearances of Nikki, I'm especially looking forward to this.
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Thee and me, both.

It's been interesting, not only thinking back on 1977, but I've been renting lots of movies from the era (blaxploitation, mainly, for obvious reasons), and it's the little things that are coming back to me.
scarlettina From: scarlettina Date: September 9th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! That's FABulous! Congratulations!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
kefiraahava From: kefiraahava Date: September 9th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
preacherman01 From: preacherman01 Date: September 9th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not big on the Buffy books but if you let us all know when it comes out I WILL go pick it up.
Cause it sounds like it Will be an interesting read.

And Congratulations!!
kradical From: kradical Date: September 10th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Danke schoen, mein freund.
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