"The Big Blur" takes you on a wild ride through the shadowy corners of The Movie Business. It's a razor-sharp comic neo-noir in the best tradition of the genre."
co-author of "The Savior" and "The Face"
Charlie Thompson, a homeless drifter, had neither acting experience nor famous friends but he did have luck. Waking up one morning in the park he sneaks a free breakfast, then roll is called and voila-he's in a movie! Charlie Thompson is not an actor playing a bum but a bum playing an actor. He's so convincing as a loser that almost overnight he wins a featured role in another film. That's when the trouble begins. Charlie is playing a fiendish killer, yet even in make believe he has a peculiar aversion to violence. And he's at the mercy of a sadistic director who will do whatever it takes, to coax from beginners the best performance he can get. But the worst is yet to come. On an airport runway, filming the climax of the movie, his own criminal past is about to catch up with him.
In researching this book, Tom Puckett worked for two summers as a background actor.
He is a stage actor, and has written for both stage and screen. A graduate of UCLA and a member of the Moorpark Arts Commission, he lives in Moorpark, California.
Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.
Who will inherit this new Earth?
The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.
But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.
Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?