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Topic: Dinosaur Summer

From: alison Bradney
Location: Canberra, Australia
Date: 07/18/2008

Hi Greg,

I have enjoyed reading many of your books, especially the Eon series.

I've just read Dinosaur Summer and thought it would make a great movie. Any chance of that happening?

Best wishes, Alison B.

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/18/2008

Well, Ray Harryhausen thinks that Brad Pitt should portray him. Have yet to see the new JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, but maybe dinos are making a screen comeback!

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 07/20/2008

I don't see Pitt at all in that role. He's too pretty.

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/28/2008

Ray's cracking a joke, patrick! (Though Pitt might consent to thin his hair a little...)

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Alison B
Location:
Date: 07/29/2008

Hi Greg and Patrick,

I think Brad Pitt is a great choice! Ray Harryhausen would have had a full head of hair in 1947 and you need some big stars to ensure box office success...

I think you should seriously pursue this line of thought, Greg.

Best wishes, Alison

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/29/2008

Actually, Ray was fairly high-domed even in 1947. Tom Hanks is a big Harryhausen fan. Maybe he'd be willing to lift his forehead a bit?

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Helen Jackson
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: 06/09/2009

I've just blogged about how over-excited I am to have got hold of a copy of Dinosaur Summer. Now I've seen these posts I'm even more excited. Harryhausen is a character?! He's one of my heroes! (I'm an animator, and Harryhausen is pretty much the animators' god.)

http://thelostbook.net/2009/06/09/dinosaur-summer/

Can't wait to read this book...

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/09/2009

Thanks, Helen! There are actually a few copies kicking around that were autographed by Ray H. on his visits to Seattle. Great man!

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Helen Jackson
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 06/14/2009

@Greg - Unfortunately, I didn't get an autographed copy - but I did get the edition with Tony DiTerlizzi's gorgeous illustrations.

I loved this book! Thanks for taking me on such an entertaining adventure. The book's now going to travel on an adventure of its own - we're going to send it on a "BookCrossing bookray". Basically, we'll gather a list of people all around the world who'd like to read Dinosaur Summer. Each of them will read the book and send it on to the next person in the list, adding their comments and reviews online as they go.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7273261

Hope you don't mind us sharing your book - bookrays are often a great way of introducing people to authors they haven't yet discovered, and I know people will enjoy this discovery!

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