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« on: December 23, 2009, 06:27:12 pm »
Already, a bunch of books are available on Amazon. I'm really thinking of getting them all, but it's always (lack of) money that gets in the way...


I think there's also some published fiction out there already, and no, not fanfiction...yet.




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Re: Current Books
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 07:11:10 pm »
Kids book, ages 9 - 12 link

Heres a sticker book link
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 07:14:35 pm »
Actually there already is some fanfiction of Avatar, on FF.net and I think on LJ too, I haven't read any.
Definitely getting the Art book. I bet the concept art for this movie must be amazing!

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 08:17:49 pm »
I had joined the fanfiction but it was shallow, unprepared and the people are clueless about Na'vi culture.
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 01:15:18 am »
I am currently making my way through the second of the books listed.  Pretty interesting stuff so far.  I would LOVE to have that art book!  So much money is going towards Avatar it isn't funny.

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 10:55:30 am »
i saw something on amazon.net. and kalahari i think. probably one of the books listed though :)
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 05:05:59 am »


I bought this. Fun read with lots of info, but has anyone else noticed the errata on almost every 5th page? Typos, spelling errors, and even some really glaring mistakes, like they were in a real hurry to type all this up.

It made me sad.

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 11:13:24 am »
I would have to buy the book to see those errors, but I'm broke as things stand.
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009, 03:34:42 am »
Actually there already is some fanfiction of Avatar, on FF.net and I think on LJ too, I haven't read any.
Definitely getting the Art book. I bet the concept art for this movie must be amazing!
I shudder at the though that someone has probably already done some slash fic.  I'm thinking Grace/Neytiri...  Maybe a little Jake/Quaritch...  Or Tsu'tey/Jake...

Must scrub my mind now. :P
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009, 03:42:59 am »
It makes you wonder who would top though. After all, wouldn't 10ft tall beings be more dominant?

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 12:43:53 am »
If anyone missed it, here is the article where James Cameron discusses the novelization of Avatar and his desire to write it himself: http://movieblog.ugo.com/movies/dont-expect-an-alan-dean-foster-version-of-camerons-avatar

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 05:08:50 pm »
If anyone missed it, here is the article where James Cameron discusses the novelization of Avatar and his desire to write it himself: http://movieblog.ugo.com/movies/dont-expect-an-alan-dean-foster-version-of-camerons-avatar

Good article, I especially like the inference that there is an encyclopedia of all things Pandora in development.  Unless he is referring to one of the already published books instead of a specific "Pandorapedia" publication.

It was interesting that a poster noticed similarities to the novel Midworld, talk about an obscure Trope to bring up.
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 10:37:52 am »
Midworld! Wow, I have that and haven't read it in years. I guess I will have to go find it again.

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 11:40:58 am »
If anyone missed it, here is the article where James Cameron discusses the novelization of Avatar and his desire to write it himself: http://movieblog.ugo.com/movies/dont-expect-an-alan-dean-foster-version-of-camerons-avatar
I'm not surprised- some Cameron had stated in some earlier interviews that his original script for the film was about three times too long (IIRC- I could be horribly wrong) and had to be trimmed down a lot.  I'd think he'd like to put much of that back in for a proper novelization.

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 12:47:55 pm »
The Art Book of Avatar, which I bought for my brother to read for Christmas, is an excellent book to feast your eyes on. There's also the Na'vi survival packet book out there for anyone's disposal, but I would read it with a grain of salt. I've heard that it has many inaccuracies, and it was rushed. For example, there are words that are repeated. William also has a problem with one word (baby carriage?) that has a couple of mistakes.

Just goes to show there are pros and cons to what you buy.

I'm not surprised fanfiction.net caught up with the Avatar hype. It's true that alot of the work is produced by beginning writers who don't know their left from right, but there are a few gems.

This is a cool update, hopefully more pronounced books will be published in the future. Perhaps they will come from one of our members!

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2009, 07:44:17 am »
Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora (James Cameron's Avatar) <<< This Book is great ! So much information about Pandora and even some about the Earth.

Index:

First pages are about the live on Earth and how this "book" was assembled.

I   - Astronomy and Geology          2-23
II  - Na'vi Physiology and Culture    24-47
III - Fauna of Pandora                  48-105
IV - Flora of Pandora                    106-143
V  - Human Technology of Pandora  144-169

RDA Weapon Guide                        170-179
RDA Documents                             180-183
Glossary                                      184-189
Na'vi - English Dictionary                 190-203 (no pronunciation )
Acknowledgments                           204

Size A5
Price,  17.99 USD
many pictures, great background material, !must have! :D


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Re: Current Books
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2009, 11:17:33 pm »
Avatar: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora (James Cameron's Avatar) <<< This Book is great ! So much information about Pandora and even some about the Earth.

Index:

First pages are about the live on Earth and how this "book" was assembled.

I   - Astronomy and Geology          2-23
II  - Na'vi Physiology and Culture    24-47
III - Fauna of Pandora                  48-105
IV - Flora of Pandora                    106-143
V  - Human Technology of Pandora  144-169

RDA Weapon Guide                        170-179
RDA Documents                             180-183
Glossary                                      184-189
Na'vi - English Dictionary                 190-203 (no pronunciation )
Acknowledgments                           204

Size A5
Price,  17.99 USD
many pictures, great background material, !must have! :D




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Re: Current Books
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2009, 12:23:37 am »
I bought the Movie Scrapbook yesterday. It's cute. Obviously for children, but beggars can't be choosers, you know? ^_^

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Re: Current Books
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2010, 08:15:45 am »
I bought the Movie Scrapbook yesterday. It's cute. Obviously for children, but beggars can't be choosers, you know? ^_^

yeah, true. but still. if theres anything Avatar, I MUST HAS
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Re: Current Books
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2010, 10:54:19 pm »
I bought "The Art of Avatar" and the "Confidential Report" book. The art book is pretty fancy, and I had a hard time finding it! Apparently it's impossible to buy online, unless you want to pay well over the sticker price. It's either out of stock, or only "In Stock" at sites that I've never heard of until trying to find the book. Ended up finding a copy at a local Borders store (for list price... unfortunately I had no Rewards Coupons :( but oh well). The book itself is great, but I have 1 complaint. There are 2 "fold out" pages--1 page 'stretches out' to like 3  pages. That in itself is cool, but they don't stay folded up very well. For both of those cases, the pages got creased and I'm really obsessive about that kind of thing. All the copies (there were 3) were like that, so I couldn't get around it. The art is fantastic though, as well as the information that within the pages. I was hoping for more movie stills. Hopefully there will be some official 8x10's popping up?

The other one is pretty cool too, but it looks like most of the images are simple 3D/CG renderings--they aren't taken from the movie, they simply look like models that were whipped up specifically for the book. In some cases, they kind of had to, but in other cases they could have taken stills from the movie. The information looks pretty great though (I only just got it and haven't actually read through it). It's nice to have a little Na'vi/English dictionary in the back.

I can't wait for a graphic novel, a novel, a scriptbook, etc. I'd even like to see another "Art of" type book but with actual stills, either from the cut of the movie, or behind-the-scenes photos alongside trivia information (sort of like the FRIENDS book).

 

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