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Films Into Books -or- There's more than one John Hill in the world

March 5, 2017

There are a lot of reference books out there that were very useful in the pre-Internet days and they we marketed to, and mostly sold to libraries. Here’s one of them form 1995:

Beyond a very long bibliography of film and TV novelizations there’s essays on authors ranging from Piers Anthony to Robert Block to John Jakes. Dean gets two mentions in the first chapter since he wrote the novelization of The Funhouse.

Sadly, this book also includes some mis-information:

Just as Dean didn’t write Stolen Thunder under the pseudonym David Axton (Prison of Ice), there’s never been any proof that he wrote the novelization for the film Heartbeeps under the name John Hill (The Long Sleep.)
For reference, here’s the paperback in question: