Thursday, 20 July 2017
James Blish, master of interstellar sf, e.g., Cities In Flight, adapted Star Trek scripts as short stories and wrote the first original Star Trek novel;
Isaac Asimov novelized Fantastic Voyage, then wrote a nominal sequel that was in fact an original novel on the same theme;
Jerry Pournelle novelized Escape From The Planet Of The Apes and transformed a cliched clergyman into a sympathetic character.
Thus, each of these authors added some creativity.
These remarks are occasioned by the fact that, last night in our small sf group, John summarized the current POTA film trilogy for Kevin and me.