Update ... Dave AItel at immunityinc.com has offered to host the .pdf's -- are there other formats people would like?
I'm going to start with "A Moment in Time," and the pilot for "All Possible Worlds," including probably the short pitch for it. They're set in the same universe and concern the same events, sort of. Then I'll start moving out some of the short fiction and essays, and then the novels -- taking Steve Perry's advice and sending Quietvision a registered mail referencing the email John Schaeffer sent me. As soon as I get the signature receipt back I'll start posting the novels.
Over the last year, roughly, I've written a long outline of the James Camber material -- the mystery/crime stuff, and the "All Possible Worlds" pilot and outline. I'm not posting the outline; if I end up doing nothing with the script, I'm going to convert Moment & APW into one long, epic novel -- the outline kills, trust me.
One of the minor characters in the James Camber novels is FatSam, the world's greatest hacker. He's married and has 5 kids and wears an eyepatch ... so he was easy to write. I've got pieces of a novel about him and I'm not going to bother PDFing them, but I will post some pieces of the novel called "Conversations With Connor." It's just stuff I've written down after talking to him.
Nine more days until Deathly Hallows ....
We saw Order of the Phoenix last night. A lot of fun and a pretty good movie -- it suffers as all the Potter movies have from a painful faithfulness to the novels, but that's probably a wise decision by the filmmakers -- my daughters dissected every deviation at dinner after the movie was over.
It was my first time at an Imax 3D movie -- only the last section, where Harry and the others fight Voldemort, is 3D, and aside from that bit the experience is striking, substantially better than a standard movie theater. The 3D ... I actually have peripheral vision in my right eye, so I took my patch off and wore the 3D glasses long enough to give myself some dreadful eye strain -- but the 3D effect wasn't bad, what I could make out of it. My kids were impressed, anyway. With the patch and 3D glasses on, there was no noticeable 3D effect (except you could see the camera work had been staged for the effect) ... but I did have to wear the glasses to make the ghosting double-image effect go away. That was an odd experience -- my brain's gotten good at dealing with double images, it's the principal symptom I have when I'm not wearing my patch, and it kept trying really hard to make that blurred 3D image resolve out. I could feel circuitry back in there buzzing away trying to do something it was accustomed to doing, with no result ... really odd feeling.
The theater was full of young people in Hogwarts uniforms. FWIW, they looked better than people who dress for Star Wars.
As we were arriving home, Connor was dead asleep in the middle seat of the Expedition. As we got out of the car, Alex said repeatedly, "Dan, Harry Potter. Harry Potter....Harry Potter?" Turned out she was saying "Carry Connor." I don't think I have hearing problems ...
I've been interviewed by bobafett.com -- just exchange of email. I'll let you know when the interview goes up -- I'm not sure if they're going to want to continue it from the first exchange, or if we're done.