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Next Monday at the Jean Cocteau

We have a very big Sunday coming up at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

But that's not the end of the excitement. There's a great event scheduled for Monday, July 25 as well, one week from today.

That's when Dutch author THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT will be be visiting us, to talk about his new horror novel, HEX. Heuvelt was the winner of a Hugo last year for his novelette "The World Turned Upside Down." HEX is something very different, though...

Thomas does not get to this side of the pond very often, much less down here to the Land of Enchantment, so don't miss your chance to meet him, and get your book signed. HEX is creepy and gripping and original, sure to be one of the top horror novels of 2016.

You can reserve a seat and a copy of the book at the JCC website: http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/


Jul. 19th, 2016 12:16 am (UTC)
George, how come you don't pose with a...
black leather jacket over a white tank top while wearing a pendant necklace for your author photo on the book sleeve?
Damon McAllister
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you and inquiring about Fevre Dream
First off, I'd like to thank you for your efforts over the years, for dedicating your life to us grateful fans by creating such a breathtaking and revolutionary fantasy world in Westeros, a place where your readers can live among the smallfolk and the nobles, all the way from the freezing Lands of Always Winter to the desolate landscape of Dorne. I wanted to let you know that there are fans out there that aren't entitled, whiny bitches that would appreciate you taking your time in order to improve the quality of the final product we anticipate so fervently. Show watchers and haters have no idea what they're missing out on. I can only hope you'd spare the time to read this.

Second. After briefly researching your bibliography online, I've become interested in reading your pre-ASOIAF works. Cut through the pages of Fevre Dream as rapidly as the paddle-wheels of the Eclipse, yessuh. Especially enjoyed *cough* spoilers ahead for the unwary - Sour Billy's prolonged, agonizing end. I've heard you claim you're planning on publishing a sequel to Fevre Dream. If you're still on board (pun intended) with that idea, have you begun working on it yet? What's it gonna be about, York and the remaining night folks? No pressure. Keep doing what you do best.
Jul. 19th, 2016 11:36 am (UTC)
I haven't really read any horror since college, but I went and checked HEX out. Thank you for posting this, it has certainly piqued my interest. Sadly I won't be able to come South to meet the author.

Good day 🌅
Rogier Kraf
Jul. 19th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hup Holland hup.
Very cool that you're having this fellow Dutchy as your guest! I'm pretty impressed with what Thomas has achieved... he's still only in his early thirties and is able to make a living as a fulltime professional writer. That must be hard to achieve by itself, but he's also writing in Dutch (small market) and writing fantasy and horror. "Dutch fantasy and horror literature" has to be Niche with a capital 'N': I'm a big fantasy fan and I'm Dutch but I could not name a single other Dutch writer in his genre.

I believe I remember reading here on your (not a) blog you personally did not think his Hugo winning novelette was Hugo worthy, but I'm glad to read you liked Hex (but maybe you did like the novelette as well even though you didn't think it was Hugo worthy). I'm not even sure why I like the fact that you liked Hex :) * Thomas very likely never dreamed of becoming a pioneer of Dutch horror/fantasy literature, but he could very well be paving the way for other young aspiring (Dutch) authors with his work. It's nice to see non-English fantasy writers (Cixin Liu from China being another recent Hugo winner) get some piece of the spotlight. There are many fantasy writers out there but not enough talented ones who make it, IMNSHO.

Btw, do translators get a Hugo trophy as well when 'their' book/novelette/... wins? They really should, I think. It would really scare me if I were a professional writer and I had to turn over MY work to someone else. The translator can really make or break your story and if you win a Hugo then the translator at the very least did not break it.

Anyway, I wish you all a good time this Monday. Try to feed Thomas lots of pizza and other belly-growing stuff and see how uncomfortable he gets: judging by his social media pictures he does like to show off his fit, lean body. Please do your best to destroy it on behalf of us non-fit people.

* It's probably because I like "fellow Dutch author" to get the seal of approval from "very famous author", which is a sobering thought because that makes me more of a nationalist than I thought and hoped I was...
Jul. 19th, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh! Oh my, seeing Thomas on your blog is quite something! I've met him on several occasions here back in The Netherlands and he is such a great person and a true inspiration for any aspiring Dutch author. His book and short stories are great. I highly recommend anyone to meet him, it'll be worth your time I'm sure!
Alfonso Cabello
Jul. 21st, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)

¡Great!. Have you seen "Stranger Things" on Netflix TV?



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