I want to put together a petition that we can send to LucasFilms / LucasArts requesting that the novel be printed.
The book is complete. It cannot be published by the author. But I want to read it and I'm sure you do to! After all - this would be the first non-movie 'novel' since McCoy's 'Sphinx' and it is a stand alone story from the game. SO ARE YOU WITH ME?!?!? SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW - put it on FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, and any other community groups you are part of!
Holy crap I am mad about this. I was thinking about getting the game since I have a Wii, but I really wanted to have a new MacGregor novel. Plus the story sounds really interesting. And since the book is finished, I really don't see the logic in cancelling it. Hopefully they change their minds.
maybe if they see how many people want a new indy story they may print it
The only problem with that is they can simply point to the Army of the Dead novel coming in September as a new Indy story. It's gotta be clear that we want THIS story. Even though I am looking forward to AotD, I was and still am more excited about SoK.
What if they are not releasing it because they fear there is no demand? With Army of Darkness coming out, does that mean they will cancel that one as well? Maybe they are trying to maintain a little continuity in the novels and since Max McCoy already touched on this subject they decided not to release it?
I emailed Rob MacGregor earlier this evening about the cancellation. He encouraged me to sign Shipwreck's petition, and to urge others to do the same. So hop to it, folks! Let Lucasfilm know there's a market for this book!
Here's the news from Rob himself, courtesy of his blog, which I didn't even know he had. It basically says the same thing as TheRaider article, but I felt I should post it anyway. I still can't believe the ridiculousness of canceling a completed novel. http://ofscarabs.blogspot.com/2009/0...hronicity.html
Edit: Bennihana, his e-mail address is at the top of the blog post.
What is Rob MacGregor's email? When I click on the link to "email the author" it opens a page to set up Microsoft Outlook, which I don't want to do. I'd like to send him an e-mail.
Outlook is a popular email client, so it sounds like the "email the author" link is doing what it's supposed to do . . . but since he published it on his website, I assume he wouldn't mind us listing his email address here . . .
One of the coolest stories I read was in the manual/hint book for the PC game Tie Fighter. Followed an Imperial recruit through the missions. I really enjoyed that read...damn shame they couldn't/wouldn't put out something as inspired for Indy.
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Ok, now I'm officially pissed off!
I mean, first non- movie Indy novel in what 10 years and they cancel it.....grrrrr.
Plus MacGregor's my favourite Indy author.
Plus as an Australian Indyfan I certainly draw the short straw in terms of merchandising and spin off stuff and was very very looking forward to this.
Plus Lucasfilm will allow publications of pretty sub-par SW novels, but not what looks to be a far better than decent Indy novel. I sure as hell hope that Luacsfilm have got a pretty good explanation and that we see this thing in one form or the other. Lucasfilm, I've totally got a frying pan with your name on it!!!!!
I can accept KOTCS despite it's problems but I really don't want to accept this loss.
I am the first Australian to have signed the Petition. Number 16!!!
C'mon people! Let's so 'em us Indyfans are a force to be reckoned with!
We should start a facebook page! Or contact the SoK facebook page!
Also, I signed the petition...Only 18 sigs so far... We need to advertise this petition on other movie sites.
At the same time, LucasArts cancelled my novel because it wasn't scheduled for publication for another year and would miss out on the publicity related to the game release. Ironic, since I'd completed the novel ahead of my deadline.
I don't understand this. The book was supposed to be released around the same time as the game. Can someone clear this up????????
I certainly encourage everything we can do to get this book published. The thought of a lost Indy book would literally drive me crazy. Post the petition EVERYWHERE. The only way they are going to justify (if they even consider it) printing a novel will be if they have buku people wanting it.
The average run for paperback printing is 50,000 copies. That means that we have to justify our request with a lot of signatures. Can we do it? A letter writing campaign saved Star Trek many decades ago and now the entire franchise has been reborn.
Indy can't die. We can't let him fade away. I understand that there was probably a lot of debate about 'cost' etc. but we have been loyal fans. We contributed to those millions upon millions of dollars the new film garnered and we will contribute even more toward the game releases. Too bad we couldn't have boycotted the game unless it was accompanied by the tie-in novel.
We aren't asking much - the book was FINISHED moons ago. We just want to read it. So everything we can do to get that petition signed will go a long way! Again, here's the link:
I just posted a link to the petition over at the COW forum. Hopefully members there will see it and respond.
I've had a few people over at COW respond to my post and they're dissapointed as well. I'll also post the message on other boards I'm on like Micechat (covers Disney and Disneyland) and TheGoonies.org.