Userphoto1 original Ian Zainea · Reader · added 10 months ago
Any updates?


First, thanks to you all for having incredible patience with me! I am still chipping away at this novel. It’s not that I’m not writing -- I’m writing ALL THE TIME, just juggling different projects as they come. But I keep returning to CHAMPIONS.

I also wanted to share another project with you --a creepy 3-minute short film I directed in the fall, written by my friend and LOST ROOM co-creator Paul Workman. NOWHERE AS GOOD AS A BOOK, I get you, but here, just check it out: https://vimeo.com/236590565

I’m back on the book full time now so I’m going to start sending regular updates until I deliver it. Will inform.


Oh you. I haven’t forgotten about you.

I wanted to let you know that CHAMPIONS OF THE THIRD PLANET is still coming your way. I got interrupted recently with some TV projects – mainly a pilot for Disney XD and this crazy thing for Fox Network: http://deadline.com/2016/11/neil-gaiman-angry-films-fox-network-the-building-series-development-1201854827/

But I’m back at work now finishing CHAMPIONS, which I still love with all my heart. I think it will be worth the wait and you will dig it.

 Thanks for being patient.

 I love you.


20170817 054007 Freeman871 · Author · added about 3 years ago
When will this be ready? Can we please get an update on this? Thanks

Userphoto1 original Jonathan Cary · Reader · edited over 1 year ago
are we any closer to a ship date on this?
haven’t seen an update since Spring ’16
Edit: March ’17 now, any updates on progress?
Edit: March ’18 now, any updates on progress?
Edit: March ’19 now, any updates on progress?

Just a quick note to let you know I’m still writing! I usually write with a soundtrack playing in the background so I thought I’d share what Champions of the Third Planet sounds like to me.

First, this track from Two Steps From Hell, which was used in the Star Trek trailer a few years back. I picture a lot of the moments from the beginning of the story here, with the kids discovering the Orb. Milo says, "I found something in the woods" around the :38 mark and the Orb takes off around 1:02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxkJvYGP2qE

This track is from one of my favorite bands, the Dandy Warhols. It seems to get used a lot in movies and trailers. It’s pretty high energy and a lot of the very original images for Champions came to me with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFtfhOipNQ

Whenever I’m thinking about the kids on the Dead Planet in their quieter, melancholy moments -- hanging around, missing home -- I think of this part of John William’s score from Star Wars, where Luke is looking up at the binary suns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DwxgBrkV9E

This track from Mad Max: Fury Road is something I’ve been using for a huge set piece late in the book that I can’t tell you about yet, but I love the furious intensity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gt8D8SXD_8

I don’t know if any of this music makes sense to you in terms of the book, but it’s all awesome and it all speaks to me for this story, which I guess is what counts.

Back to work! 


Hello Champions!

Extremely happy to report that Champions of the Third Planet is being supported by the Nomad Syndicate from Gary Witta! Thanks so much for the support!


I’m writing like crazy right now -- I will have some updates soon! 


Hello Champions!

I’m extremely happy to report that Champions of the Third Planet been selected for the Nerdist Collection!  I know what you’re thinking -- "But Chris, you’re the coolest guy I know! How could YOU of all people be associated with the word ’nerd’ in any way, shape, or form? This is creating a cognitive dissonance in me that is personally shattering. I don’t know what’s real anymore."

But it’s true! I’m now a soldier in the NERDIST EMPIRE. I don’t have a rank yet. Hoping for "berserker."

Now back to writing!


10492145 10152537787574467 5636434093663626414 n Ricardo Henriquez · Author · edited over 4 years ago · 1 like
Congratulations!! looking forward to reading your book.

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