has announced on his twitter account @duffin26
(follow it!) that he has finished writing a new Tribe book set for release around Christmas.
The tweet read:
“Finished my novel, BIRTH OF THE MALL RATS, based on the cult teen TV series THE TRIBE. On Amazon for Christmas. First of many, hopefully.”
The news is exciting as Harry helped bring to life the characters we know and love and if anyone knows the characters like the back of his hands it would be him. The book will no doubt provide an insight/further depth into life in the Mall. There’s no further info yet though, bar the title.
Stay tuned to Tribeworld and The Tribe’s Official Facebook (TTO) page though!
With thanks to Jaymee B for the news via TTO :)
Oh how cool, Scott Pilgrim
creator Bryan Lee O’Malley
posted on his tumblr
that in certain points of the book the character Envy Adams’ hairstyle was inspired by Amber from The Tribe
From his tumblr:
“hey while I was digging around I found this unused Brie Larson / Envy Adams hairstyle from early hair & makeup tests for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.
She has her hair like this in parts of the book, which I fully admit was inspired by Amber from The Tribe.” – Bryan Lee O’Malley
The long awaited official novel of The Tribe
, Series 6, is available to buy from Amazon online. Click the links below to buy the book from various Amazon retail stores…
The book synopsis:
Based upon the cult television series, ‘The Tribe’. Forced to flee the city in their homeland – along with abandoning their dream of building a better world from the ashes of the old – the Mall Rats embark upon a perilous journey of discovery into the unknown. Cast adrift, few could have foreseen the dangers that lay in store. What is the secret surrounding the Jzhao Li? Will they unravel the mysteries of The Collective? Let alone overcome the many challenges and obstacles they encounter as they battle the forces of mother nature, unexpected adversaries, and at times, even themselves? Above all, can they build a new world in their own images – by keeping their dream alive?
For further information on the book check out Tribeworld.com Continue reading…
Here’s a post for you bibliophile’s out there…
Michelle Ang spoke to the New Zealand Herald (March 28th) on the books she loves – you can read it here (also pasted below with links to the books). Also Michelle features in another interview in The Herald about what she packs in her travelling bag, you can read that online here.
Antonia Prebble meanwhile did a radio interview with Lily Richards earlier this month (March 10th) on bFM, for their book month, about the books that have changed her life. Listen to Antonia’s interview here.
As a fan of The Tribe
you’ll know there has been news of a Tribe revival happening (see the aptly named site Tribe Revival to get up-to-date!)
Anyhows, I have a message from Harry Duffin (co-creator and writer of The Tribe) and Raymond Thompson, check it out:
Ray asked me to say that things are moving on a lot of fronts and 2011 looks like being a bumper year.
On a related Tribe note, this summer I published my first novel, Chicago May, which features a teenage heroine, May Sharpe, who wouldn’t feel out of place in the world of the Mall Rats. In fact, I’d say she could become numero uno as she is a feisty mix of Amber and Ebony. Some combination, eh?
The book is available on Amazon worldwide and if we can make it a best seller, it would help enormously in getting a good publishing deal for the Tribe novel, The Blood of the Judas, which I am desperate for all Tribe fans to see.
Have a Happy Christmas and look forward to an exciting New Year.
Keep Tribal and the Dream Alive.
So basically by buying Chicago May, the publisher’s can see that Harry Duffin (co-writer of The Blood Of The Judas) is also a bankable author and it may improve the chances of getting a better deal from a publisher for BOTJ. I purchased a copy of the book myself back when it was released, seeing as it was Tribally related (lol) and I’ll be reading it this Christmas.
You can buy Chicago May in the UK Amazon, in Germany and of course the US. All the sites deliver worldwide if you do not have a local amazon store.
Don’t forget to check out and join up to The Tribe Anniversary group and The Tribe page on Facebook.
This competition has now closed.
The winner of the signed book was Julian (from New Zealand – the book went back home to NZ lol. The second book was won by Ross in the UK.
The Blood Of Judas… Before The Tribe series began, Raymond Thompson teamed up with Harry Duffin to help write the series. It has now been around five years since The Tribe finished producing and airing. Since then Harry Duffin has teamed up with with David Richard Fox, another core writer who wrote episodes of The Tribe, and they have written a screenplay as well as a novel for the series. It was known that work begun on a movie for The Tribe back in 2003, the book/novel seems to be based on that screenplay.
Could the book have been the ‘tribal revival’ that Tribeworld was hinting at a while ago? (Back in 2007!?!)…
The novel, co-written by Harry and David, is titled The Blood Of Judas. In an interview for The Tribe anniversary section, Harry talks about working on The Tribe series and talks more about the book, hopefully the interview will be online soon, but till it is, here is an extract…
With the book Dave and I were given the opportunity to be more ‘real’ about what life would really be like if the world was left to teenagers to run. We had much less censorship about what we could portray than on a TV series that was marked as ‘childrens’ television. So, the screenplay and novel are a more ‘adult’ take on the original premise as you will see when they finally hit the page and the screen, which I am convinced they will one day.
The book definitely sounds interesting. The previous Tribe book Power And Chaos, written by Paula Boock, covered the back story of Martin/Zoot, though it contained a few flaws and was not written by the actual people behind the TV series.
‘The Blood Of Judas’ is currently doing the rounds with publishers in both the UK and US. It may be early days to get excited, but hey, fingers crossed…
Watch this space for more news.
The Tribe star, who played Java in the series, is helping out with the childrens charity Variety, where she will be reading to kids. The article can be read here, it is also pasted below. Megan was the runner up in the third season of Dancing With The Stars in New Zealand.