This week, the gang gets into a topic near and dear to my old-school heart. There once was a day when a movie studio would hire an author to turn the movie into a novel. Often, they’d hire a very good author, such as Piers Anthony or Alan Dean Foster, whose novelization of Star Wars I wore out as a kid. I don’t see many of those novels around and I think it’s a crying shame. Just maybe the gang agrees with me. Why not listen in and see!
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.
“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.