Monday, July 20, 2009

“That’s one small step for man…

“…one giant headache for Apekind.” To paraphrase.

Welcome to The Conspiracy Apes blog, the official news source for the upcoming novel Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes coming in spring 2010 from BLAM! Ventures.

In some ways it’s a fitting day to start this blog, as today marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong making history with his misquote. A year and a half prior to that Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston as Col. George Taylor was released, and posited not only deep space travel to another world, but also time travel (well, of a sort... and you know how well that went for them).

Many have dreams of broaching that frontier, finding life on other planets, discovering that there is indeed something more out there (maybe, as Col. Taylor hopes, better). We’re a long way off from that prospect, fortunately for us there are the dreamers working both sides of the equation to make that happen.

The scientists, engineers and all involved with NASA and similar agencies around the world strive to put humanity among the stars. While on the flip side, the writers, the illustrators, the architects of imagination endeavor to bring us there in a more cerebral, and perhaps an even truer way. As an audience, we look to Science Fiction to escape the mundane of our lives, to stretch the boundaries of our soul, and to set our minds burning with possibilities.

One such possibility can be found in the Planet of the Apes universe. Part warning about how we treat ourselves and those we share this planet with, part ripping good tale with a twist at the end that makes every teller of tales envious. We’re here to expand that world and show you the things you haven’t seen yet, bring you the stories you only imagined.

The first one lies in a conspiracy, and centers on an astronaut named John Landon who longed for home, and whose fate while already predetermined, is anything but predictable.

Ready to uncover the truth?

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