Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[News and Notes] September 29, 2010

According to, September 30, 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Clan of the Cave Bear, a novel set in the prehistoric era, by Jean Auel. It is the first novel of the Earth’s Children series. Land of Painted Caves, the final novel, is scheduled for release in 2011.

Read the article for Auel's reflections on Ice Age people and her reaction to the 1986 film.

"Constant Reader," the wait is over. Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series is set to become a feature film trilogy and television series. Director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman are names rumored to participate in this major project. The first Dark Tower novel, The Gunslinger, was published in 1982.

A brief description of Dark Tower from the L.A. Times blog, 24Frames:

"The Dark Tower has been wildly successful -- the novels alone have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The story centers upon the sole survivor in a line of knightly gunslingers, Roland Deschain, who has been charged with finding a Dark Tower in order to save humanity."

Click here to read the article.
Dark Tower readers, are you excited or anxious about this deal?


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