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Steven Rumbelow – the director of AUTUMN – has passed away

I’ve sad news to report. Steven Rumbelow, who directed the 2009 movie adaptation of AUTUMN, has passed away. You can read Variety’s obituary here.

rp_51mrBhRXn3L._SS500_.jpgIf you’ve heard me talk about the AUTUMN movie, you might be surprised to hear this, but I think I’ve a lot to thank Steven for. I’ve been pretty vocal in the past about my feelings for the film – it was a valiant attempt to adapt the film for the screen, but it fell well short of its potential. The main cast was great (in particular Dexter Fletcher, Dickon Tolson and David Carradine) and some scenes really caught the look and feel of the novel beautifully. Technical shortcomings hampered production, and ultimately the level of the budget didn’t allow the film-makers to fully realise their ambition.

Some people loved the film, though. The UK’s well respected Empire Magazine called AUTUMN “surprisingly downbeat and intelligent“. 365Horror.co.uk said “It’s slow and thoughtful and mesmerising to watch, allowing the viewer to think and reflect. Rumbelow has created something worthy of the Romero tip of the hat here.Reviewer Nicholas Bergquist wroteIf you’re a bit tired of the same-old same-old zombie films, you need to see Autumn. If you’re just keen for a good horror movie that eschews standard formulae and obligatory kill counts, you need to see Autumn. If you want to watch a really damned fine end of the world tale that tries for a more measured pace… Autumn’s your movie.

But it’s fair to say, the criticism massively outweighed the praise. Also, the project never really stood a chance after David Carradine’s death and the subsequent leaking of an unfinished cut of the movie online which was seen (and slated) by hundreds of thousands of people.

I said I’ve a lot to thank Steven for, and I meant that. Watching the production of AUTUMN progress, both from a distance and when I was on set, and seeing how the film fared after release taught me a huge amount about the highs and lows of the movie business. I got to go to Canada and play zombie. I ended up on the DVD cover (yes, that’s me). I got to meet a number of very cool people along the way and was able to attend a number of film festivals and other events. Most importantly, in one way or another the movie had a huge effect on my demographic and made substantial numbers of people aware of my books who might not have heard of me otherwise. Someone once said to me it’s better to have a bad movie made of your book than no movie at all, and I’m inclined to agree. I think AUTUMN is a seriously flawed movie more than an out and out bad film, but I’m pleased it happened. I’ll never forget the thrill of sitting in the first UK cinema showing and seeing the words ‘based on the novel by David Moody’ appear on screen.

Visiting the set of AUTUMN in December 2007

Visiting the set of AUTUMN in December 2007 (pictured with Steven Rumbelow)

My sincere condolences go out to Rachel, Dickon, and the rest of the Rumbelow and Renegade Motion Pictures families.

Autumn: Horror in the East III

I’m very pleased to confirm that I’ll be at the HORROR IN THE EAST convention in Lowestoft again this year. As you might remember, this event is particularly close to my heart, as it was born from the launch event for THEM OR US I held in Lowestoft back in 2011. As you might also remember, Lowestoft and the surrounding area is where the final chapters of Danny McCoyne’s story are played out…

The convention’s taking place on 8 November, and this year we’re in a great new venue (The Marina Theatre, alongside a horror film festival). Admission to the con is FREE. Plenty of authors will be in attendance, and there’ll be loads of great panels and events taking place throughout the day. Find out more on Facebook.HitE3

 

Win rare AUTUMN goodies

Thanks to those of you who’ve already pre-ordered LAST OF THE LIVING. I wanted to try and tempt a few more of you in…

I mentioned in my last post that everyone who pre-orders will be entered into a draw to win an original AUTUMN manuscript. This is a truly one-of-a-kind prize, and I thought I’d give you a better look at what’s up for grabs.

In my introduction to the new paperback, I talk about hunting through my notes and finding drafts of AUTUMN from as far back as 1997. This is that draft: 400 pages of yellowing A4 paper. The writing’s clunky and rough as hell, and the book needed many more drafts and severe editing before I released it into the wild in 2001, but it’s still recognisably AUTUMN.

Along with the manuscript, I’m also throwing in a one-off ‘Spread the Infection’ T-shirt (who’s been here long enough to remember theinfected.co.uk?), and a rare copy of the original Infected Books release of AUTUMN. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning all of this is pre-order LAST OF THE LIVING before 20 October.

Click here to do so!

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AUTUMN: AFTERMATH update

Autumn: Aftermath (Gollancz, 2012)In case you’ve pre-ordered but you missed the email I sent earlier in the week, the much-delayed limited edition hardcover of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH has been delayed again. Only slightly. The book is with the printers at the moment and should, fingers crossed, be heading out to readers a week today.

If this is all news to you, click here for an explanation as to how this special edition of the book has come about.

I expect to have about twenty additional copies of the book available for sale via www.infectedbooks.co.uk once they’ve been delivered. If you want to pre-order one of them (and remember, only one hundred and fifty copies are being printed in total), then click here.

And in other news… a HUGE consignment of paperback copies of the new edition of STRAIGHT TO YOU is currently heading my way. Grab a pre-order from www.infectedbooks.co.uk and get your copy well before the 14 February release date (hopefully by this time next week if you’re in the UK).

Have a great weekend. Check back here tomorrow for a really interesting film recommendation.

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH limited edition – pre-orders now open

As promised in my last post, you can now pre-order the Infected Books/Gollancz hardcover edition of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH. Do so before 10 January and your name will be included in a special section of the book.

Click here to pre-order, and let me know if you have any issues/questions/problems with the system. Many thanks!

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH – limited edition hardcover

Autumn: Aftermath (Gollancz, 2012)After a series of unavoidable delays, I’m delighted to be able to announce that the long-overdue limited edition hardcover edition of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH is about to become a reality. The ink is drying on the contracts, and pre-orders will be opening on Monday 9 December. All those folks who’ve registered their interest will be contacted directly on Monday, and a further announcement will appear here on davidmoody.net. Until then, here’s a brief summary of the important points:

  • the book will be published by Infected Books in arrangement with Gollancz
  • it’ll exactly match the look and feel of the previous Gollancz AUTUMN hardcovers (the same printers are being used)
  • it’s envisaged that the book will now be published in late January 2014
  • it’ll cost £20 plus postage, though there will be a loyalty bonus/discount of 10% for those folks who’ve bought the Infected Books hardcover of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION (see below)
  • everyone who pre-orders before 10 January 2014 will have their name included in a special thank you section in the book, exclusive to this edition

Again, huge apologies for the long delays in making this book a reality and rounding out the series for those of you who’ve been collecting the UK hardcovers. Thank you for your patience and support.

* you can pick up a discounted copy of THE HUMAN CONDITION from www.infectedbooks.co.uk by clicking here.

Two new UK AUTUMN releases out today

isbn9781473201668Today sees the launch in the UK of two new AUTUMN releases from Gollancz. First up is THE COMPLETE AUTUMN – an ebook only collection of the five AUTUMN novels (Autumn, The City, Purification, Disintegration and Aftermath) available in all major formats: Kindle / iBookNook / Kobo / ePub (Waterstones) / ePub (Hive). A great way to get into the series if you haven’t yet read the books. And don’t forget, for full completeness you can also pick up THE HUMAN CONDITION for the bargain price of £1.99!

Also available from today is the mass market paperback edition of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH (Amazon / Book Depository / Waterstones / Hive / Indiebound). There are a few copies available at www.infectedbooks.co.uk – the Infected Bookstore.

I know many of you are waiting for news about the limited edition AFTERMATH hardcover… it’s coming. I’m sorry it’s taking so long. I’ve been in conversation about it this week and hope to open pre-orders (with a cool little addition for those folks pre-ordering) before the end of October. For those who’ve yet to hear about this project, click this link for more information.

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH – can I have five minutes of your time?

Autumn-Aftermath-9780575091498We’re another step closer to making the AUTUMN: AFTERMATH hardcover from Infected Books (in association with Gollancz) a reality. I now need to get an idea how many people actually want to buy the book in order that I can get to work on the number-crunching. Could you please spare five minutes to visit this page and complete a very brief survey? There’s no obligation, and no personal details are required.

Thanks in advance. In the meantime, if this is the first you’ve heard of this project, here’s a link to a post which explains more…

If you could let me have your responses by 10 September, I’d be very grateful!

And finally, as I mentioned previously, if you’ve bought one of the limited edition hardcovers of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION, you’ll be entitled to a discount on AFTERMATH. If you haven’t yet picked up THE HUMAN CONDITION, it’s currently on offer at the relaunched Infected Bookstore.

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH – limited edition

Autumn-Aftermath-9780575091498At long last I’m able to provide you with a little more information about the AUTUMN: AFTERMATH hardcover being published by Infected Books in association with Gollancz.

In case you don’t remember, the situation is this: after publishing the first four AUTUMN novels in hardcover, a change in policy meant Gollancz decided not to produce AFTERMATH in the same format. I was understandably unhappy about this – not least because many of you had already bought the first four hardcovers and wanted the fifth to complete the set. I’m pleased to report that agreement has now been reached to publish the book through Infected Books using the Gollancz art and interior files so it’ll match perfectly.

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The hardcover will cost £20 and will be published in November 2013. I want to stress that this isn’t something I’m doing to make a few quid – it’s something I want to do because I know a lot of folks were disappointed when the Gollancz hardcover was pulled. For this reason, I’ve decided to produce the book to order – the total number of copies wanted by people will pretty much be the total number of copies printed. I need to be sure, therefore, that the project is financially viable before signing it off and having a few thousand quids worth of books delivered.

Next month I’ll be writing to everyone on the limited edition mailing list (click here to sign up if you haven’t already) to ascertain numbers. I’ll also post here again. Please respond quickly if you want a copy, because this will be the only printing of the book in this format. Again, make sure you’re signed up to the mailing list.

One final thing to mention for now… When I’m working independently like this, I try to reward loyalty and be as fair as possible. For this reason, anyone who has purchased the limited edition hardcover of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION will be eligible for a discount on this AUTUMN: AFTERMATH hardcover release. You can find out more about the HUMAN CONDITION here.

Thanks as always for your ongoing support of my work. I don’t say it enough, but it’s hugely appreciated. Have a great weekend!

AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION – now available!

autumn_human_conditionThe title of this post says it all really… AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION – the final book in the AUTUMN series – is now available for the first time since 2008.

Experience the end of the world as seen from almost fifty different perspectives. Part-companion, part-guidebook and part-sequel, AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION follows the individual stories of these desperate survivors through their final dark days.

LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVERS AND SIGNED PAPERBACKS

…are now shipping. They’re also disappearing fast, so if you want one, please get in quick and use the links below to secure your copy:

UK hardcover orders (£20 + £2 p&p) – click here

European hardcover orders (£20 + £4 p&p) – click here

Rest of World hardcover orders (£20 + £6 p&p) – click here

UK paperback orders (£10 + £1 p&p) – click here

European paperback orders (£10 + £3 p&p) – click here

Rest of World paperback orders (£10 + £4 p&p) – click here

Signed paperbacks and hardcovers are also available from AMAZON.CO.UK

EBOOKS

Are available in all the usual formats:

KINDLE (US) / KINDLE (UK) / NOOK (US) / NOOK (UK) / IBOOKS (US) / IBOOK (UK) / SMASHWORDS

(KOBO due any day now…)

Don’t forget that with this book if you buy a print copy, you’ll be able to download a free ebook version, and if you buy an ebook, you’ll be able to claim a discount on a signed print copy direct from Infected Books. See this page for more information.

TRADE PAPERBACKS

Are also available from the usual online retailers:

AMAZON.COM / AMAZON.CO.UK / BARNES & NOBLE / BOOK DEPOSITORY / WATERSTONES / HIVE