Werewolves To Meet Little Women

The idea of mixing supernatural monsters with classic (and public domain) pieces of literature has proved to be a smashing success in the publishing world.

First we had the instant classic "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and last month saw the release of "Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters."

But apparently the classic monsters weren't content to continue attacking the characters of Jane Austen.   They're moving on to a whole different literary group of characters--this time the creations of Louisa May Alcott.

SciFi Wire reports that Del Rey Books has purchased the publishing rights to "Little Women and Werewolves" from writer Porter Grand.

"In this retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic, the beloved little women must keep not just the wolf, but the werewolves, from the door ... and the kindly old gentlemen next door and his grandson may have some secrets to hide—or share with the March girls," the publisher says.

No word yet on when this latest mash-up will hit stores.

Comments

  1. Look, if the writer "borrowed" the characters and wrote a new novel I would be okay with that. But taking the original text and inserting or mashing up new scenes is seriously fudged up.

  2. I agree, Shane. What happens in the future if (or when?) publishers really get desperate for the bottom line that they won't just bypass writers altogether and computer generate a mish mash of popular stories to repackage and sell? Seems like they're already doing it in Hollywood. :-/

    Bad for both readers and writers.

  3. Michael Hickerson says

    They already do that mishmash thing...it's called romance novels. LOL

  4. oh nooooooooooo