Walter Mosley is a generous man. Mosley’s latest book “The Gift of Fire/On the Head of A Pin” is actually a two-for-one deal that includes a departure from his usual work.
Instead of his hardboiled detective novels that have thrilled Easy Rawlins, Fearless Jones and Leonid McGill fans, Mosley offers up two novellas that take on a sci-fi mode.
In “Gift of Fire” the Greek god Prometheus was punished for figuring out the powers of the element of fire, and was summarily sentenced to a lifetime chained to a rock where he was slowly devoured. In this retelling of the ancient tale, Prometheus has been set free on the streets of South Central L.A.
In “On the Head of a Pin” two employees, Ana Fried and Joshua Winterland, of Jennings-Tremont Enterprises find out that animatronics has advanced radically so that live-action will be now be indistinguishable from animatronics editing. It opens up a whole new world of filmmaking that can pair stars from the past with stars of the present and future. But there’s a glitch and it’s one that once they find out about it, could change not just the film industry, but the world.
Mosley also announced that he’s started a production company to produce his own books. B.O.B. Filmhouse (Best of Brooklyn Filmhouse) has partnered with Diane Houslin to take a more active role in getting his work to the big and small screen. Although he’s written over 30 books, only one, “Devil in a Blue Dress,” has been made into a feature film. He does have two projects in the works for HBO, though there are no updates yet.
“This is a time of great change in the business – from how we tell stories to where our readers and audiences find them – that I am excited to be a part of the whole process,” Mosley told deadline.com.
You can catch Mosley in person in the following cities:
Thursday, May 10
Borderlands Books, San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 11
University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 26
Oxon Hill Library, Oxon Hill, MD
Wednesday, May 30
PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, June 5
BEA Main Stage, Sci-Fi Author Panel, New York, NY
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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