“We are the Martians: the Legacy of Nigel Kneale” edited by Neil Snowdon. Artwork ©2014 David Chatton Barker
Prepare to be bowled over – we’ve just received the contents list of the Nigel Kneale book which is due to be published later this year. To secure your copy of the limited hardback, please send a deposit through the relevant button below:
£20 UK & EU
$30 US & RoW
“Quatermass & The Pit” Artwork ©2015 David Chatton Barker
So, without further ado, here it is (please note: some topics still need to be confirmed but this will give customers a general idea of what to expect:
Neil Snowdon (editor, film programmer, journalist) – Introduction, conversations with Mark Gatiss, Joe Dante, John Landis (tbc), Dennis Bartok (American Cinematheque) and Judith Kerr (Kneale’s wife).
Mark Gatiss – Foreword
Mark Morris (author) – BEASTS (Overview series as a whole)
Stephen Volk (author and screenwriter) – THE STONE TAPE (“THE STONE TAPE was the biggest impact in terms of how I thought about writing, the genre, television and GHOSTWATCH”)
Stephen Laws (author) – Quatermass & The Pit – the penguin script book and the influence it had..
Jeremy Dyson (author, screenwriter/dramatist) – BEASTS (specifically focussed on BABY, the influence it had on him at a very young age)
Gary McMahon (author) – THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (movie version)
Ramsey Campbell (author and film critic) – A reminiscence
Tony Earnshaw (critic, author, film programmer) – THE WOMAN IN BLACK: An interview with director Herbert Wise
Lynda E. Rucker (author) – WISHING FOR A NIGEL KNEALE CHILDHOOD (how Lynda wishes she’d encountered Kneale’s work sooner)
Ashley Thorpe (film maker and critic)
THE STONE TAPE: An interview with director Peter Sasdy, framed by personal reminiscence.
Jonathan Rigby (actor and critic) – TBC
Maura McHugh (author and critic) – ECHOES AND INFLUENCE (“I’ve been thinking about echoes of people’s work come to you via the people who were directly influenced by an author. Kind of like ghosts. For instance, I remember when I first saw Apocalypse Now, and suddenly realised that so many other films had been influenced by them. So, Kneale’s work would have influenced me before I even saw his original films. I’m always interested in now this domino effect works in reverse – you end up back at the source, to the original tile.”)
Mark Chadbourn (author, screenwriter) – Kneale as King Of Hauntology
Richard Harland Smith (critic) – The Entertainer & Look Back in Anger, how they connect with the genre material.
Kim Newman (author, critic, broadcaster) – THE LESSER SPOTTED KNEALE (taking a look at the less known and less seen works like Kneale’s TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights and his ITV comedy series Kinvig)
Thana Niveau (author) – STRONG FEMALE ROLES (particularly those in BEASTS, STONE TAPE and Q&tP)
John Llewellyn-Probert (author) – QUATERMASS & THE PIT (Lifelong influence, also personal connection to the scientists of Kneale via John’s other work as surgeon and molecular scientist)
Keir-La Janisse (critic) – YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS
Tim Lucas (author, critic, editor) – The prose writing of Nigel Kneale – short fiction (TOMATO CAIN & OTHER STORIES) and the QUATERMASS novel.
Stephen Bissette (Comics artist and critic) – TBC
David A. Sutton – Nigel Kneale interview from Fantasy Media magazine 1980
PLUS: An unpublished script for one of the many ‘lost’ Kneale projects that were tragically never made.