Sunday, May 27, 2007

Announcement: Possible LOST Book in 2010

I have been approached by a publisher (can't say which one yet) about putting together a book on LOST whose release will coincide with the end of the show in Spring 2010; we are working out details now, including word count, and format. It is really too early to announce this, but everyone is talking about LOST right now, and there won't be any new episodes until January, so I thought I would let people know about this while it was still a hot topic. As soon as I know more, you guys will know more.

8 comments:

Pat Moler said...

Well that's nice. On a side note: My first endeavor will hopefully be completed this summer. If the posted isn't too much, then I'll send you a copy.

neilshyminsky said...

By 'putting together' do you mean editing or writing? (Or, I suppose all of the former and a bit of the latter?)

Streebo said...

Congratz, Geoff!

It's great that this is working out for you.

Lost was the show that I missed out on. I was too busy working on my own projects when it first started and then I was never able to catach up.

I decided to stick with Heroes when it came around later.

I'll have to get LOST in from Netflix sometime.

Geoff Klock said...

Neil: this would be me writing the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

i may have mentioned this to you at some distant point, but i was considering writing about lost, either independently one or as my master's thesis. ultimately, i decided against it but i still feel that there is a need for it. there are other books about lost, but they mostly deal with fan trivia, or why it has become a phenom, and so forth. a few are actually interesting, and if anyone can write one of those, it's you. i hope you do it (i hope you have the time to!)and look forward to reading it.


--jennifer

neilshyminsky said...

Oh, and make sure that you at least give a look to 'Unlocking the Meaning of LOST'. (I did a LOST panel at the PCA/ACA a year ago with the folks that put that book together.)

There is, as you might imagine, some Bloom inspired theorizing involved, and the book is most valuable for the way it works through certain ancestor texts. It's a bit dated now, naturally, and doesn't obsessively list every reference and allusion like some sites do, but those that they do list yield some interesting results. Given this last season, their sizable section on Stephen King's "The Stand" actually seems to resonate more powerfully. (Aside from these 50 pages or so, though? You can find a lot of this info elsewhere.)

Matt Brady said...

Hey, congratulations, Geoff! Or possible congrats, at least. I don't watch Lost (maybe I'll catch up someday), but it's cool to see you get this opportunity.

Geoff Klock said...

Neil: I will check that out.