Sterling E. Lanier Message Board
Martin Semple posts on 6/21/2007 4:40:44 PM
Hello folks, I just wanted to add my own personal experience to the recent discussion of SEL.
I am a screenwriter who has adapted the Brigadier Ffellowes stories for film/tv (website out there if you care to have a look) and have thus had the pleasure of corresponding with Sterling over the last 3 years. In my humble opinion he is without doubt a hugely talented writer, sculptor, book editor, and a generous and fascinating man. Both Sterling and his wife, Ann, have been enormously co-operative and supportive in the adaptation process. I will treasure this experience all my days. I wish them both the absolute best and it is my sincere wish, all personal gain aside, that Sterling's fabulous work makes it to the movies or to tv - and thus to a wider audience - in his lifetime. All best, Martin.
Mike posts on 4/15/2007 8:58:41 AM
BJS, would you please contact me at plaswarrior@yahoo, re: SEL. Thank you.
BJS posts on 4/14/2007 7:57:13 PM
Hey caregiver, thanks for the update.
Please, during one of his more lucid moments, try and express the interest we on this board have in his works, and what an impact he's had on our thoughts and lives. Pass on our very best wishes.
Somehow we'd like someone to be able to write a third and final Hiero novel, to answer all those unanswered questions, and to take a bite of the lovely cake that is Mr Lanier's conceived post apocolyptic world.
Also hoping the film mentioned will come to be, althought I realise how many are started and never released.
Mike posts on 4/14/2007 12:09:40 PM
Thank you for the update on Sterling. How's Joey?
Sarasota caregiver posts on 4/7/2007 8:37:28 AM
I can atst that Mr. lanier is alive and in fair condition! I am a caregiver at the facility inwhich he resides! yes he has had a stroke, Yes he is suffering from alzheimers and dementia... Does it seem like he is capable or willing to write a 3rd book no his mind wanders at times he can be bitter over his current condition! There are days when he is extremely clear minded and will force those caring for him to debate over the most trivial of things. there are days when all he wants to do is lay in bed and be depressed, BUT unlike what has been stated here or speculated he is NOT dead just no longer the Sterling Lanier we hoped would dust off the type writer and hand us our dreams come true...Keep him in your thoughts and hearts remeber the joys and fears you felt reading his past work, share them w/ your children and grand children!
Mike posts on 3/27/2007 3:01:00 PM
What website, exactly, posted a death notice on Sterling E. Lanier?
A search of obits from the Sarasota newspapers and several Florida newspapers have turned up no record of his death. Do you know of any official obits?
As a good friend of Sterling' from his Frederick, Md., days, I would be especially interested.
As of the mid-80's, there was no plans by Sterling to write a third novel in the Heiro's Journey saga. As of that time, no manuscript, no partial manuscript, not even a presentable outline. In Sterling's own words: "What a tremendous bore that would be."
In this instance of reported death, I would rather see verifiable and documented sources.
mirkwood dweller posts on 3/21/2007 2:47:04 PM
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Alan J. Kammeyer posts on 3/20/2007 12:38:43 PM
A lot of questions have been asked concerning Sterling E. Lanier's third Hiero novel. A lot of conjecture, speculation, and guessing has taken place trying to determine when or if the third novel will be published. Mr. Lanier passed away not too long ago. I learned of this from other websites. As a result, I e-mailed DelRey, his last publisher, and suggested that they communicate with his family to determine if there is an unfinished manuscript or at least notes that would allow a third novel to be written. Once this is established then they need to search for a current writer who would be able to finish the book or write it from the notes, thus giving us, his fans, what we've all been hungering for. DelRey replied and said that they would look into the possibility of doing this. Let's hope something comes of it. better yet, e-mail DelRey yourselves and if enough people encourage what I've suggested, they might just do it.
BJS posts on 2/13/2007 1:46:12 PM
Hey Alan, SEL's passed away?
Have you any links or info on this?
Galad Elflandsson posts on 2/13/2007 9:59:56 AM
Regarding the small bronze sculptures at issue...Sterling did indeed create these miniatures. We knew each other & corresponded through the 80s and I own about a dozen of them.
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