Saturday, May 8, 2010

Movies, Music, and a Humbling Surprise

I was stunned yesterday when looking through the blogs I follow – my book was featured at The Roads of Autumn Dusk!!! Thanks so much, Rogue Evolent. That really made my day. The cover is up at Prinkipria's site as well. Guess I need to get used to that, but it's kinda humbling.

I was also stunned when I hit 100 followers on Friday! Thanks everyone. I will draw a name soon and contact the person to be featured.

Saw this over at Jo Blo’s site - JJ Abrams is up to tricks again with his mystery flick, Super 8. Scariest Thing I Ever Saw is the website for this movie and there’s speculation that a trailer will appear on May 15. He got us with Cloverfield – and now he’s doing it again!

Everybody’s getting a reboot – look for a new Godzilla flick in 2012 and a prequel to Planet of the Apes called Rise of the Apes in 2011.

Arlee at Tossing It Out is hosting a Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites blogfest. On Monday, May 17, we’ll be talking about our fifteen favorite albums. Arlee has a signup at his blog, so join in the fun.

For those of you looking for some interesting music with a science fiction twist – check out Star One.
One of Arjen A. Lucassen’s many projects, Star One was a tribute to some of the great science fiction movies of recent times. Some of the songs are a little goofy – “The Eye of Ra” a tribute to Stargate – and some are awesome – “Master of Darkness” a tribute to Empire Strikes Back. If you like progressive rock with a science fiction twist, check it out at Arjen’s site and have a listen.

Now, go enjoy your weekend!

Oh, and thanks to everyone who gave their input Thursday. I now have a rough outline for the sequel to CassaStar and will begin working on it soon.

33 comments:

Will Burke said...

Congrats on 100+ followers! must be damn exciting, but then again, you earned it!

Mary McDonald said...

Like the new layout. It is new, right? Especially the header--that's what caught my attention right away.

Congrats on 100 followers. I'm getting close too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Will!

Mary, maybe we'll both have a 100 followers celebration next week. And the header is new - I was given permission to use it from my book cover.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I also like the new header,
enjoyed the post as always.
enjoy your week-end,

Yvonne,

Helen Ginger said...

You always have fun posts with great links. And congrats on the 100 followers!

Helen
Straight From Hel

DEZMOND said...

The cover of the upcoming sf bestseller CASSASTAR has been displayed over at HOLLYWOOD SPY for weeks now as well :PPP

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, you rock!!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

And you're at 102 now! Congrats!

Tara said...

Oh, I'd forgotten about Arlee's album post. Thanks for the reminder :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Alex, you've had a great month of April. Congrats! on your sequel. I'll certainly buy your books as soon as they're available.

Stephen Tremp

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats on 100+ followers! Good luck on your new wip and have a great weekend. :)

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the mention and the followers! Sounds like it was a good week!

Hope your weekend is going as well.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the 100 :)

I didn't realize they were making an Apes prequel - I always enjoyed the originals!

cassandrajade said...

Lots of good news coming your way by the sounds. Thanks for keeping us updating and congrats on the 100 followers.

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations on your book. It must have been a really nice surprise and a proud moment. And congratulations on your 100 too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Elizabeth - they just keep appearing.

Stephan, thanks - I appreciate that, dude.

Thanks so much everyone.

Jemi, you know Hollywood has no new ideas!

Beth said...

We can't buy the book yet can we? I intend to do so as soon as it's available. Maybe I should check Amazon to pre-order?

Beth said...

Amazon was no help at all! LOL ~ Maybe they know I'm broke!

Michele Emrath said...

Way to go on 100+! Are you doing a blog tour soon?

I call dibs!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Carol Fleisher said...

congrats on getting 100 followers. I like your new header too. Great post as always.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beth, the release date is October 19 - I will let you know the moment you can preorder. Thank so much.

Michele, thank you! I will need to set up a blog tour and would be honored to visit your site.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wonderful writing & layout! My son and I love sci-fi! Glad I found your blog. I can learn so much from you!! :-) ~ Coreen

Cheeseboy said...

Looking forward to a fresh take on Planet. I am a huge fan of of Tim Burton, but he screwed the pooch on that one.

India Drummond said...

Congrats on a couple bits of good news. We writers live for those moments!

Also great news that you have your outline for the sequel. I've been putting a lot of energy into outlining lately, and it's tough work!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Velvet, that's great to hear!

Cheeseboy - yeah, he made the apes more human than the humans. Didn't care what happened to the humans, either.

India, thanks, and it can be!

DEZMOND said...

Alex, I've just put up a list of my top commentators over at HOLLYWOOD SPY (in the sidebar), and guess who's on top :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wild! Marko is closing in, though - let's see how long I can hang onto that top spot, Dez.

Amity said...

Great Alex!

I am your 105th follower and I wish to be included in the draw, but best of all, be awarded with a book of your own work for my kids to enjoy!

It's my first time here, am I too demanding...lols!

Be following u...:) Thanks...:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Amity! Hope I can keep you entertained.

arlee bird said...

It's the 1970's all over again-- they did the apes prequel movies already didn't they. And the most recent Apes movie didn't go over that well. But I've always liked all of the Apes movies to some extent.

Keep favorite albums to just 15 is not that easy. Oh what to get rid of from my list?

Lee
May 17th Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. Fun post. I will check on those blogs sometime today!
Congrats on making it to 100 followers:)

Glynis said...

I bet you got a thrill seeing your book mentioned elsewhere.

Congrats on both that and your 100 followers!

Glad to see you have an outline for bk2.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Arlee, I have my fifteen ready!

Thanks, Mr. Stupid.

Thanks so much, Glynis!!