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Logan's Run Paperback – December 7, 2010

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Ray Bradbury said "Beautiful! Wonderful art! I love it"

"I'm excited to be partnered with Bluewater on this latest trek with Logan," said William Nolan "It has the potential to be a successful new chapter in the Logan saga. Logan lives!"

Aint it Cool News lauded that "Logan's Run: Last Day" definitely will have me back to the stores for more."

About the Author

It's hard to pin down Salamoff to one particular profession. An over twenty-year veteran of the industry, he has found success as a Writer, Producer, Film Executive, Comic Book Creator, Author, and originally as a Special F/X Make-Up Artist.

With 85 books to his credit, plus hundreds of scripts, articles and short stories embracing a dozen genres, William F. Nolan is an official Living Legend (voted that honor by the International Horror Guild). As a noted pulp historian, he is a recognized authority on Black Mask, Dashiell Hammett, and "Max Brand" (Frederick Faust). Nolan has edited six collections of Faust tales, has written Max Brand: Western Giant, and is the author of the forthcoming biography King of the Pulps: The Man Who Was Max Brand. Nolan's historical anthology, The Black Mask Boys, is the key work on the legendary maga

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Bluewater Productions (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450700209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450700207
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,102,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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**2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FINALIST (BEST ANTHOLOGY): "A DARKE PHANTASTIQUE"**

**2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FINALIST (BEST NONFICTION BOOK): "DISORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: A SURVEY OF DARK FANTASY"**

**2015 RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARD FINALIST (BEST BOOK): "DISORDERS OF MAGNITUDE: A SURVEY OF DARK FANTASY"**

**2014 RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARD WINNER (BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM): "THE ACKERMONSTER CHRONICLES!"**

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ABOUT HIS WORK:

**SIMULACRUM AND OTHER POSSIBLE REALITIES**

"Jason V Brock... A bold new voice in American fiction. Watch this man! You may be in at the birth of a legend."

--William F. Nolan (co-author of "Logan's Run"; screenwriter for "Burnt Offerings")

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"[Brock] makes the fantastic utterly believable... a fine writer, indeed."

--George Clayton Johnson (writer for "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone"; co-author, "Logan's Run")

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"Bravo!"

--Ray Bradbury (author of "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles")

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"...a clever young man, Jason Brock."

--Harlan Ellison (author of "Deathbird Stories" and "A Boy and His Dog")

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"[Brock] knows how to tell a story... [he] has heart... real emotion... [it's] a strong part of writing that most writers never capture."

--James Robert Smith (author of "The Flock" and "Hissmelina")

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"[Brock] takes... characters into places I never expected..."

--Richard Matheson (author of "Somewhere in Time" and "I Am Legend")

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**MILTON'S CHILDREN**

"Fun and clever and full of storytelling energy. You are bound to like this one."


--Joe R. Lansdale
(Edgar Award winning Author, "The Bottoms"; "Edge of Dark Water")

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"This richly textured novella is a triumph--a splendid fusion of horror and science fiction, of the cosmic and the human. It fulfills the promise of Jason V Brock's earlier work and establishes him as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary weird fiction."

--S. T. Joshi
(World Fantasy Award winning Author, "H. P. Lovecraft: A Life"; "The Weird Tale")

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"As satisfying as a novel, Jason V Brock's story 'Milton's Children' combines classic elements of H. P. Lovecraft and Jules Verne with modern sensibilities to spin a yarn that is part adventure tale and part horror story. I loved it, but it is thoroughly a dire warning: When we become monsters, we also create monsters."

--Ray Garton
(World Horror Convention Grand Master; Author, "Live Girls"; "Sex and Violence in Hollywood")

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"Venture into the Antarctic, where Jason V Brock will plunge you into one of the most terrifying Lost Worlds stories imaginable: Make no mistake, this is no Lovecraft or Crichton knockoff; the S-F/Horror story revealed here on this undiscovered island is original and scientifically plausible. The writing is crisp, precise, and easily accessible; the plotting sharp and compelling; and once the action starts it is non-stop, the reader only able to catch their breath at its very conclusion. . .

Underlying the writing, one is totally convinced that they are in good authorial hands--what I call the marvelous 'Allstate Effect,' achieved rarely by only the most highly-skilled authors. Snag this book! Copy its byline: Jason V Brock, and put it up on the fridge, then underline it--after that, be sure to watch for more exciting, literate stories to come. Highly recommended."

--Gene O'Neill
(Bram Stoker Award® winning Author, "Taste of Tenderloin"; "The Burden of Indigo")

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JASON V BROCK's work has been widely published in magazines, comics, online, and in anthologies such as Dark Scribe Press's "Butcher Knives & Body Counts"; Bluewater Comics's mini-series' "Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe" and "Logan's Run: Last Day"; his Bram Stoker Award finalist nonfiction volume "Disorders of Magnitude"; "Qualia Nous"; S. T. Joshi's "Black Wings" series; "Like Water for Quarks"; his fiction collection "Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities"; multiple issues of "Locus" magazine and "San Diego Comic-Con International's Souvenir Book"; "Dark Discoveries" (where he served as Managing Editor/Art Director for over four years); "Fangoria," and many other venues around the world, in a variety of languages. Brock is currently finishing multiple novels, and produces the biannual digest "NAMELESS".

Brock served as co-editor/contributor to the award-winning Cycatrix Press anthology "The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers" with William F. Nolan ("Logan's Run"), which showcased new, unpublished works from authors John Shirley, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Braunbeck and more. Brock and Nolan also teamed for the follow-up anthology, "The Devil's Coattails: More Tales from the Dark Frontier", which featured never-before-seen writings from Dan O'Bannon, Earl Hamner, Ramsey Campbell and Norman Corwin, among others. Brock was the sole editor for the Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology "A Darke Phantastique" which included major new works from Ray Garton, Tom Conoboy, Greg Bear, and over forty others.

Brock's films include the highly-regarded documentaries "Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man"; "The AckerMonster Chronicles!" (about legendary agent and "Famous Monsters of Filmland" editor Forrest J Ackerman; winner of the Rondo Hatton Award for Best Documentary, 2014), and "Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic" (featuring H. R. Giger, Roger Dean, Ernst Fuchs, and many more artists from all over the world). An artist and musician himself, Brock has had multiple showings of his artwork and illustrated his own books in addition to creating posters and packaging for his films and his former progressive rock band, ChiaroscurO.

A health nut and gadget freak, he lives in the Portland, OR area, and loves his wife Sunni, their family of reptiles/amphibians, and practicing vegan/vegetarianism. Visit his website at http://www.JaSunni.com .

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Logan's Run is one of my favorite novels from a standpoint of plotting, back story and general premise.For those unfamiliar with it, Logan's Run is about a society in the future where no one is allowed to live past the age of 21. A person's age is determined by the color of the small crystal flower in the palm of his/her right hand. When the crystal starts to blink from red to black, it means you have 24 hours to report to a Sleepshop for mandatory euthanasia. At the end of this grace period, your flower turns black, and you become quarry for the DS men, an elite squad of police whose sole purpose is to eliminate the fugitives, or "Runners" as they are called.As I mentioned before, the book is a crackerjack example of plotting, and can be read in an afternoon. What makes it special is how each of its plot points is included for thematic or symbolic reasons. In other words, each episode in the novel is included because it reflects on the society in which its characters live, which in turn is a comment on its general premise.The premise in question is that a society cannot sustain a culture without wisdom, experience, and tradition. Those things, it argues, come with age. When the novel was published back in 1967, it was seen by some as a finger in the eye of the emerging youth culture.Like all good speculative fiction, it takes current issues and extrapolates them to their extremes. I'm pleased to say that this aspect of Logan's run hasn't lost any of its bite. We continue to live in a society where youth is equated with beauty, where the old are locked away and forgotten, and by a media-driven feeding frenzy over all things materialistic and fashionable. "Be young, have fun, drink Pepsi", indeed... Logan's Run picked these as important thematic concerns.Read more ›
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Brett D. Cullum VINE VOICE on August 9, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
You're probably way too familiar with the 1976 epic Sci Fi movie LOGAN'S RUN. Here is the original novel that inspired the book, but it's hardly recognizable as anything other than a similar theme. Yes, there is Logan and Jessica running from the Sandman named Francis in a post-apocalyptic world where life is ended when youth disappears. But here life ends at 21! There are no domed cities, the entire planet is controlled by the megacomputer, and Logan and Jessica encounter far more than they ever did in the movie. They fight for their lives in the Arctic, get caught in a Civil War recreation with androids, and face the wild jungle of Washington DC where lions and snakes prowl the capital city. SANCTUARY is very real, and society is fraying apart from youth tyranny. The book was an obvious reaction to the youth movement and flower power of the 60s. "Don't trust anyone over 30!" taken to the extreme. It's an easy read, and lots of fun! There is talk in Hollywood of a remake of this, so better to read it now because there are rumblings that they want to stick closer to the novel. And why not? The novel spawned two sequels!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G. L. Hester on March 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I've read the other reviews for this book and have to chime in. I've read this book about two dozen times over the years and it continues to be one of my favorites of all time.

The world of Logan's Run (the novel) is one in which the idea of a youth-centric culture exists to the point where growing old is outlawed. In fact, on your 21st birthday (Last Day) you must report to be put to 'sleep' (think Soylent Green). Those who want to live longer must 'run' away to a mythical place called Sanctuary, but are pursued by the police called Sandmen who put them to sleep (get it?), but using a special bullet called a 'homer' which burns out the victim's nervous system.

Contrary to others here, the reason that Logan runs is to give meaning to his existence. The youth culture is all about fun, sex, drugs, and the like, and dying at 21 leaves little time to accomplish anything. Logan, being a Sandman on Last Day, believes that if he finds the legendary Sanctuary and destroys it, he will be remembered forever in song (no kidding). The book covers Logan's 'Run' through the complex maze toward Sanctuary put up by the underground that does not agree with the youth culture and wants things back the way they were. By the end of the book, Logan agrees.

This book is fun, adventurous, lyrical, and shows a ton more promise and imagination than the movie of the same name, which borrows the most basic concepts from the book, and changes the fantastic journey that Logan goes through from staunch conformist to idealistic rebel with the lame idea that a computer controls the world.

Read this book. The good news is that they've been planning a remake more true to the novel for some time. Hopefully we'll see Logan do a better Run in the near future.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Echo VINE VOICE on November 3, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ok...most people over 30 (ironically) have seen "Logan's Run", and basically know what it's about.
Now picture this...there are no domes, and the life expectancy of the citizens is 21. There is no carrousel, people just have to show up to the local 7-11 on the last day of their lives to die. Logan (3, not 5) visits a drug clinic (the opposite of what you're thinking of), a brothel made of glass, and a "fire gallery". To get the book started, Logan meets his contact at sort of a party for peeping toms.
Sound bizarre? You're right, it is kinda strange, and it reads like it was written over a weekend. But it's compelling enough to option a script, and you can imagine how many rewrites it suffered to get to the screen.
Keep running, Logan.
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