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 (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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