David Gerrold Tries Kickstarting "Star Wolf" Novels to Television

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fung0

Gerrold's "Jumping Off the Planet" is far and away the best SF I've read in a decade or two. Other high points in his long career include Space Skimmer and The Man Who Folded Himself. But I'd be glad to get on board with ANY Gerrold adaptation. There's still time: let's make this happen.

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Slurpy

The Star Wolf novels are some of my favorite books of all time. They are, along with Gerrold's "War Against the Chtorr" books, simply wonderful.

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vrmlbasic

I can't say that I've heard of these novels. I haven't heard of many "modern" scifi novels. Then again, after I experienced David Weber taking a galactic piss on my childhood-cherished Horatio Hornblower series via his very lackluster Honor Herrington series, I can't say that I've looked too hard (The only thing Weber did of note was point me to the much-superior David Drake).

I agree with Mr. Gerrold regarding Firefly & ToS but not about Babylon 5 as it wasn't very good IMO. Dr. Sheldon Cooper summed up that show's flaws well lol.

BTW, the original ToS was very preachy, especially near the end of its run. Are Mr. Gerrold's novels, since he was a ToS screenwriter, similarly filled with sanctimonious protagonists?

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Slurpy

The Star Wolf novels are not. They're everything Star Trek should have been (and I say that as a fan of Star Trek).

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Sirius

And hey, the first book of the series is only 0.99 for Kindle edition right now. As for Harrington vs. Hornblower, I liked both equally well. I don't think Weber "took a huge galactic piss" on Hornblower. Considering Hornblower was his role model for creating Honor Harrington.

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vrmlbasic

The claim is that Hornblower was his "role model" for Harrington but he's so far from the mark that I can hardly believe this claim. Honor Harrington is more like the antithesis of Hornblower.

The tragedy is that his first book in the series was halfway decent so I bought most of the rest, which is all crap. The book dealing entirely with sexism, as Weber sees it, and Harrington's absurd inferiority complex stemming from gender was laughably bad. The laughing was a coping mechanism to get me past having spent money on that rot.

I once saw a video of Weber where he suggested that someone got into the US naval academy because that person was seen reading a Harrington novel by the examining board. If that story is true then I weep for the US Navy.

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warptek2010

I read a couple of these books. Absolutely wonderful series. Would love to see this series come to tv.

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ApathyCurve

Hrm. Does Gerrold's series have any lineage to the Starwolf novels of the late 60s? Because I absolutely adore those books. They were some of the last of the old-style pulp sci-fi. They were written by Edmond Hamilton, although it's widely accepted that his wife, Leigh Brackett, was co-author.

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Sirius

No relation to each other at all. Completely different works.

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