James H. Cobb Message Board

Barbara R. posts on 6/1/2007 11:10:43 PM Dear Mr. Cobb: Regardless of the opinions of some, I believe you are doing a wonderful thing in keeping the Ludlum name current while putting a different spin on his wonderful body of work and characterizations. Now on to important things---I need my Amanda fix. It really has been too long between sorties and I can't wait for her next adventure. Thank you.
robert maes posts on 6/1/2007 11:08:23 AM Dear Mr Cobb, you are so wrong. When an autor dies, the best thing to reader can do is to reread the books he wrote and appreciate them again. But the travesty that you are a part of , of using a death mans name to fool readers, who buy a " brand " trust that brand not the cheat them. is shamefull and has only 1 reason and 1 only , money. I bought the Ambler warning in an airport , in a hurry, trusting I was buying an original. In your thinking, sir, it would not matter when I buy a Coca Cola, that there is dishwashwater inside, as long as it looks the same right. Well, Mr Cobb, the taste is very different, just as the books from Mr Ludlum and those of his graverobbers
James Cobb posts on 5/1/2007 1:20:12 AM Concerning Robert Ludlum's Covert One series. Mr.Ludlum, one of the all time greatones, is indeed no longer with us. But just because he has died doesn't mean that his concepts and characters must die with him. They can still provide adventure and entertainment for his many readers via the branded authors, such as myself, who have been selected by the Ludlum estate to carry on his work. I can assure you that with my upcoming Covert One nover, The Arctic Event, I've made no effort to present myself as Mr. Ludlum or to ape to "ape" Mr. Ludlum's unique writing style. I couldn't do that even if I wanted to. What I am doing is presenting my interperetation of his characters and his concepts in my way. I hope he legion of fans will be pleased with the result. It's an honor to work in his Universe. PS. No word yet on the new Amanda novel but you can catch a short story set in Amanda's Universe and starring one of the characters from the books in Joe Haldeman's new Future Weapons of War Anthology. "The Lady" herself makes an appearance as well.

Sum Gai posts on 4/25/2007 9:29:48 PM Robert Ludlum IS DEAD. For SIX YEARS, now. Yet - this corpse has apparently "written" six new books. Cobb - I like your writing. Please don't contribute to the obscene fiction that a dead guy's still cranking out books.
Joe Maxwell posts on 4/22/2007 9:06:40 PM Anxiously awaiting Phantom Force's release here in the U.S., or even just in English. Can't wait to find out what happens after Target Lock. Anybody hear anything? I looked on Baen's website but no such luck.
Joseph Herbert posts on 4/3/2007 10:37:54 PM Mr. Cobb; I'm a retired BM in the Army's Navy (Many more but very little ships!), I am addicted to you're heroine Amanda Lee Garrett. Are you going to do any more books about my favorite O7? If not, would you consider a ghost writer or similar deal to continue the series? Joseph Herbert, SSG, USA (Ret.)
ozFinn posts on 4/3/2007 9:25:16 AM I'm an avid reader of the Amanda Garrett series and have been ever since my uncle gave me a copy of Choosers of the Slain. Rereading the comments here I was thrilled to note that there's another book in the series. Hope the contract negotiations go well and there's an english language release soon. I doubt it'll be released in Australia, but I'll order it from the net if I have to!
Anonymous posts on 2/23/2007 4:48:53 PM 1 Chosers of the slain 2 Storm Dragon Sea Dragon Sea Strike 3 Sea Fighter 4 Target Lock
Anonymous posts on 2/23/2007 3:12:21 PM Where does "Sea Dragon" fit into the Garrett series? I think its the second but some list "Sea Strike". It almost appears that these are the smae books but with different tiltes.
Scott posts on 1/9/2007 10:12:17 AM I dont see a release date for Phantom force on the Baen website up to June, any idea when it might be released???? I cant wait!
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