Monday, November 8, 2010

Hammer Fantasy & Sci Fi book


An hour or so after posting my current Hammer book overview I received a jpg of Bruce G Hallenbeck's upcoming book due out around March 2011. Now is that a beauty or is that a beauty?

Following this publication another two books are planned in the series focusing on Hammer Noir and Gothic.

'Nuff said.

14 comments:

Steve said...

It's mine, mine I tell you - yummy, yum, yum!!!

Holger Haase said...

Haha, my thoughts exactly. Remember patience is a virtue. ;-)

Steve said...

You should know me by now my friend, I have no patience or virtue - LOL!


;-)

Shaun [The Celluloid Highway] said...

More pointless books on Hammer that will say nothing new. Don' you get fed up with reading the same thing over and over and over...I certainly do.

Holger Haase said...

I am surprised how many new areas some of those book actually do cover. Hammer Sci Fi/Fantasy is certainly not an area I remember reading much about.

Shaun [The Celluloid Highway] said...

But it has been covered quite extensively in Hammer overviews. I read Hallenbeck's previous volume on Hammer Vampires, and although it was well written and entertaining, it didn't say anything that made me sit up and take notice. I've noticed a lot of recent Hammer books are going the way of emphasising visuals (Hammer Glamour, The Art of Hammer), that to me is symptomatic of the fact that there is little more to be said...thanks for following my blog Holger, much appreciated.

Holger Haase said...

I kinda know where you're coming from and personally don't think another overall Hammer Studio History approach is needed. (Sorry, Ingrid Pitt.) There are still, however, niches that are worth exploring: the Exclusive films, the locations etc.
And I am a sucker for visuals as well and would really love to see a Hammer collectible book dedicated not just to the posters but to still, lobby cards, press and other promotional material.
Should have followed your blog ages ago. :-)

Shaun [The Celluloid Highway] said...

The collectibles book sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure that a study of Exclusive Film would hold a great amount of appeal outside of a small audience. I personally probably wouldnt buy a book on Exclusive Films, because the films themselves only hold limited interest. I'm not sure how such a book would be promoted. Has there not been anything on Hammer locations? That surprises me a little.

Holger Haase said...

Oh, I agree, that Exclusive book is indeed for a small audience that may just be as small as Me, Myself and I. ;-)

I know I am a hopeless completist.

No, there hasn't been anything in depth about the locations outside of a few references to Black Park. As I enjoy travelling as much if not more than movies and reading, that book has my name on it.

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Holger Haase said...

Steve, I got notifications of all your comments but it now says that they were removed by the author. Strange.... A similar glitch happened earlier on this year when I couldn't post on any blogger account either.

I am copying and pasting your comments now and hope they show up:

"In answer to Shaun, yes mate! The more Hammer books the better, I recall in the 1970s there was one book about Hammer, and nothing else - now there is a wealth of them, some good some bad. I will agree though that some are a bit of a one trick pony, and seem to cover the same ground over and again. The locations book sounds a good bet too, and I think this book is a great idea because it's an area of Hammer that gets little coverage. There is plenty of books about Hammer's ''Gothics'', but very little about their SF & Fantasy output.

P.s Love your Blog!

:-)"

Steve said...

Thanks Holger, hope this one works - LOL!

:-)