Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hum It With Me Now -- The Theme from Indiana Jones ...


Dah, dah, dot, dah, dah-dah-dah -- dah, dah, dot daaah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah ...

So, in a couple weeks (26 September 2009) Indie and the dead folk officially hits the racks. Already starting to climb the sales list at Amazon -- in the top 22,000. Can fame and fortune be far behind? (Well, yes, they can, alas ...)

I hope Harrison Ford reads my dedication -- and my apology for the first line in the novel ...

13 comments:

Phil Elmore said...

This is great news, Steve. I will look forward to picking up a copy, and reviewing it. I hate to disappoint you with my old-fashioned preferences, but I intend to pick up a copy of Master of Pamor -- in what you call "treeware," ha ha.

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Wow, can't wait! Pre-ordered mine from Amazon.

By the way...is there a "Navy of the Dead?"

Just wondering.

Steve Perry said...

Navy? Sure.

I'm thinking of doing Indiana Jones and the Coast Guard of the Dead. Or maybe Indiana Jones and the Undead Girl Scouts ...

Phil Elmore said...

Sure, but it's not very large. All their ships operate with skeleton crews.

* ducking *

Carissa said...

Excellent! I'm going to order mine now, too.

taintmonger said...

First sentence?
Anything like, "Death came for him wearing a fedora"?

Narda said...

Indie rides again?!

I'll order my copy ASAP! :)

Bobbe Edmonds said...

I was wondering that...What was the first line?

"Call me Ishmael!"

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins"

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"

""With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully or desperately toward the freedom of the Americas."

"I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, Dear Father."


Can anyone name these WITHOUT using the web? I practically gave a couple away.

Dan Moran said...

Got 'em all except the ones with clocks striking thirteen. I had to google that.

Bobbe Edmonds said...

I thought a clock that had "13" on it would be a dead giveaway.

Come over to Seattle, the Chimay's on me.

Steve Perry said...

""With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully or desperately toward the freedom of the Americas."

Missed this one, I am embarrassed to say. I was thinking "books," and as many times as I have seen it, I never really paid attention to the opening V.O. in Casablanca.

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Well, I can't hold it against you. Figure someone who was around to do the editorial work on "In the beginning..." can't be expected to remember EVERYTHING.

jwr35mm said...

I've been ridiculously excited about this book ever since you announced it, way back when.

And according to the Infernalnet, it hits shelves the day before my birthday. Which I'm sure ya'll had in mind from the first draft.

Thanks for the perfect birthday gift!

(And yes, the theme is now stuck in my head...)