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Old 04-03-2017, 04:41 AM   #17
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Default Re: Stories, Movies and Music to set the mood.

Originally Posted by owenmp View Post
Reel Future: The Stories that Inspired 16 Classic Science Fiction Movies
by Forrest J. Ackerman (Editor) and Jean Stine. This book, published in 1994, includes the following stories:

The Racer [by Ib Melchior] (1956)
Damnation Alley (Short Story Version) [by Roger Zelazny] (1967)

"The Racer" was the inspiration for Death Race 2000. The "Damnation Alley" in this anthology is the short story version.
This is a great anthology and a real Eye Opener when you see the differences between the written page and what got filmed.

Armageddon 2419 A.D. is the beginning of the Buck Rogers stories and it is way different than I had thought it would be.

Seventh Victim [by Robert Sheckley] is a great short story and a really fun read. It's probably one of the influences behind the concept in the newer Death Race of winning a certain number of combats to win a pardon. It's also a really good mood setter for anything involving Competitive Dueling (on or off road).
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