Jan 10, 2008

does this book exist?

On the Big List (which, remember, I mostly just grabbed from wiki as a good jumping off place) is a book? story? called Prison Planet by Chris Whatley. Does this book exist? The only reference I can find to it is, well, the Big List. Is it a joke? A vanity publication? Anybody have a clue about this?

6 comments:

white rabbit said...

Hi again!

Well this aroused my curiosity (I've never heard of prison planet) and the obvious searches - google and amazon - produced a blank. All very mysterious...

white rabbit said...

an afterthought - there is a Professor Christopher Whateley who has published books but they are historical stuff - The Scottish Salt Industry: An Economic and Social History (no doubt riveting) and the like - no sign of a dystopia!

downtown guy said...

There's also a minor actor named Chris Whatley - maybe he also dabbles in dystopias.

I looked through the history and discussion on the wiki page, to see if I could find any cite, but it's strangely lacking in this case. It's a mystery to me.

jes said...

Well, there is a rank movie with that title...: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140471/

jes said...

Here's a book - different author though: http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook877.htm?cache

downtown guy said...

See, I could find a half dozen books, stories, and movies with the name (or close enough), but nothing by that author and nothing so specifically dystopian as to be obvious.

It's still a mystery to me.