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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms update
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/20/2000 9:40:00 AM  

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Resending this since the first one didn't go through....

A lot of people have been asking what's up while the newsgroup's been down, so
I figured I'd take just a moment to do a quick list of where to go for new jms
stuff, and what's in the works.

I apologize in advance if this comes across heavy-handedly, it's just that a
lot of stuff has been going on, and the best way to get it out is just to drop
it all at once rather than cluttering up the newsgroup with a lot of different
messages.

1) My new novel, TRIBULATIONS, is now available to be read free online at
www.bookface.com (along with the last Crusade scripts and some of my short
stories).

2) Starting Monday, for those who massively want a print copy of the book,
TRIBULATIONS can also be ordered from darktales.com; Dark Tales publishing is
doing a special edition trade paperback in limited numbers. (And a bit of
history is being raffled off: the Kinesis keyboard on which I wrote nearly all
of B5, most of my internet posts, Crusade, Tribulations, the Murder She Wrote
movie, and a bunch of other stuff...will be raffled off to one of the folks who
pick up the Dark Tales edition. It still works fine though the cable that goes
inside comes a bit loose sometimes.) I've been offered big bucks for the
thing, and some have wanted to sell it on ebay...but all things considered, I'd
rather give it away, in the hope that whoever gets it will use it to create the
next big story.)

3) The 13 episode anthology series I'm doing for scifi.com -- THE CITY OF
DREAMS -- continues to air new episodes. The first couple starred Steve
Buscemi and Andre Braugher, and the one currently up stars Tim Curry and should
be of particular interest to net-folks. Just stick with it, you'll see what I
mean. That's over at www.scifi.com/cityofdreams

4) Per a page one story in today's DAILY VARIETY, MGM has commissioned me to
write a RISING STARS movie in a seven-figure deal. I won't be producing this
one because a) I have nothing to do with financing it and have never produced a
feature film and have no desire to start, and b) I'm going to be too busy
because....

5) Having finally finished the RISING STARS negotiation, we're now able to
finish negotiating the deal for me to run a new hour long drama series as exec
producer. There are just a few more small points we're still haggling over,
but they're not deal breakers, so I should be able to provide that info
sometime in the coming week. It's going to be a pretty cool show.

6) Alongside such other folks as Jerry Bruckheimer, Oliver Stone, Ellen
Degeneres, Chris Rock and the like, I've signed to develop programming for
z.com, which looks like it's going to become one of the premiere sites for
internet programming. We hope to have some of the stuff online by Halloween.

7) I've also just signed to do a column for psycomics.com, a division of USA
Networks. The first one debuts around September 28th.

8) Next month the first title under the Joe's Comics imprint from Top Cow makes
its debut: MIDNIGHT NATION, a nifty little book penciled by Gary Frank. You
can get an advance glimpse of the stuff at
http://wizardworld.com/news/topcow/midnight_nation/midnight_nation.html

Other than that it's been pretty quiet.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms update
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/20/2000 10:50:00 AM  

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>"Oh when B5 is over I'll buy a little cottage in ireland and retire to
>write novels" Or somethign similiar... You couldn't understand why
>none of us believed you :-)

Well, I *did* write the book....

One thing about that initial prospect is that it looked VERY appealing when I
was exhausted and working 20 hours a day for years on B5. Once I had a chance
to rest and recover, which took a while, I figured I might have one or two
shows left in me....

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms update
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/20/2000 12:05:00 PM  

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>This was good... Nice spooky touch... IMO this experimental episode worked
>:)
>

Thanks...what's astonishing is how many people we've heard from who actually
fell for the conceit of the episode and thought that what they were hearing was
real (I'm not making that up, both Brian and I have gotten emails from people
to that effect, saying we should have the problem fixed.)

>Will this (the RS movie) be a portion of the story or will it be the whole
thing?
>
That's what we're working out now.

>It's going to be a pretty cool show.
>
>A Rising Stars TV series or something else?

Something else.


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms update
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/21/2000 9:04:00 AM  

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>Speaking of computer accessories... What's your current setup? Inquiring
>minds want to know.
>

I've got a new system waiting for me to unwrap it, which I'm waiting until I'm
in the new house to do...but it's a top of the line Dell, a jump over the one
I'm using currently. 19" monitor, DVD drive, high speed modem, the works.

I ALWAYS buy Dell. I've never once had a problem with them.


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms update
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/22/2000 9:31:00 AM  

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>"And?"
>
>"And, the picture always ends with your head imploding."
>

...pfthfpt....


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
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