Since the early 1960s, movie novelizations have become a noticeable part of popular literature and a unique avenue for authors to express on the page what a movie portrayed on screen. In the midst of the tide of movie tie-ins published in America and Britain have been a number of treasures, many far better than the movies that brought them into being. Films into Books provides the first in-depth coverage of this sub-genre. Combining a discussion of what novelizations are (and are not), and how they have become such an icon of popular culture, Larson also includes interviews with more than fifty authors, from Charles N. Heckelmann, author of 1937's Jungle Menace, to Piers Anthony, who novelized 1992's Total Recall.
Randall D. Larson is the former editor of Threshold of Fantasy, CineFan, and CinemaScore: The Film Music Journal and a freelance writer of short stories and articles in the fields of horror fiction, films and film music, and public safety communications.