Crossing the Streams Winners
Normally, it being April first, I’d be pulling some sort of April Fool’s nonsense, but I’m overdue with some announcements so I’m just going to keep this post short and true.
I’d like to announce the winners of my Crossing the Streams contest. The grand prize winner will be announced soon, and some lucky individual will be receiving a free copy of a book from EVERY author in the contest.
Here’s how I described what I wanted to see from my contest entries: “In the body of the e-mail, all you have to do is name your favorite sword-and-sorcery/heroic fiction novel/story that has NOT been made into a movie, and explain why it should happen. You don’t have to go into great detail if you want.”
As promised, I chose one winner at random, and another winner who wrote the most interesting explanation. There were a number of entertaining stories, several interesting sounding books suggested to me that I’d never heard of before, and a number of entries to which I gave a mental fist pump in agreement.
Entrant Jonathan Hixon was chosen at random, and most wanted to see The Lies of Locke Lamora made into a movie. You and a whole bunch of the rest of us, Jonathan! He’ll be receiving a copy of Stalking the Beast, which I’m putting in the mail today. The work of Scott Lynch and Glenn Cook was mentioned more often than any others as being prime material for screen adaption.
And here’s the entry I personally selected, from Joe Crawford, who requested a copy of The Bones of the Old Ones, which is on its way (and which, ironically enough, is blurbed by Scott Lynch).
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks would make a great film. When my wife and I were coming up with a name for my second child, we were stuck. I remember her mentioning that she liked the name Kyler, and I didn’t care for it at all. We liked Jonah, but the middle name was not forthcoming. I was browsing Amazon to find something to read at the hospital, and I ran across the box set of the Night Angel Trilogy. It was on sale for ten bucks, and had good reviews so I bought it. I was enthralled by the characters, the world building, and the tone of the first novel (all of which would translate well to film). Somehow fate put this book in my hand. Kylar. It was close to the name my wife wanted, so I conceded to the cosmos and my wife, that with a vowel change, Jonah Kylar would be my second born.
Lastly, The Way of Shadows would be cool to show to my son as a teenager, and say, “Hey, that guy has got your name!”
I’d like to thank everyone who entered the contest. I enjoyed corresponding with all of you. I hope I’ll see you around here again!