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CHAMPIONS OF THE THIRD PLANET IS COMING!

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.

--Chris

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.

--Chris

20170817 054007 Freeman871 · Author · added over 1 year ago
When will this be ready? Can we please get an update on this? Thanks

Userphoto3 original Jonathan Cary · Reader · edited 6 months 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?

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! 

 --Chris

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!

https://www.inkshares.com/syndicates/nomad

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

--Chris


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!

--Chris

10492145 10152537787574467 5636434093663626414 n Ricardo Henriquez · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Congratulations!! looking forward to reading your book.
Picture Brian Fitzpatrick · Author · added over 2 years ago
Big congrats, Christopher!  Can’t wait to read this awesome story!

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