How David Morrell and ‘Rambo’ Helped Dissolve the USSR

How David Morrell and ‘Rambo’ Helped Dissolve the USSR

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You may already know all about David Morrell, the legendary bestselling author of First Blood (the 1972 novel that the entire Rambo franchise is based on.) What you may not know, however, is that Rambo actually had a pretty big part in dissolving the USSR.    David Morrell and Sylvester Stallone | Image via IMDB   Now, Morrell (AKA: Rambo’s Father) hadn’t actually set-out to achieve something so historic; he never could’ve known the power his words might hold while he was putting them on the page. And he didn’t actually learn about Rambo’s involvement in the dismantling of the Soviet Union until about fifteen-or-so-years after the initial Rambo adaptation was released. …

‘Rambo: First Blood’ Author David Morrell Pays Tribute to “Genius” Harlan Ellison

‘Rambo: First Blood’ Author David Morrell Pays Tribute to “Genius” Harlan Ellison

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Writer Harlan Ellison, who died on Thursday aged eighty-four, was best known for writing the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”, as well as the 1975 film A Boy and His Dog, and the short story “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream”, among many other works. Ellison was a close friend of First Blood author David Morrell, who we had the pleasure of interviewing on Bookstr two weeks ago. Morrell shared with Bookstr the reasons why he will never forget Ellison, who was in his words ‘truly a legend.’   Harlan Ellison |  Image Via Detroit News      My author friend …

The Bookworm’s Beach Survival Kit

The Bookworm’s Beach Survival Kit

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It is summertime. The weather’s warmed up and every day is (hopefully, fingers crossed) filled with sunshine. That means…   Image Via GIPHY   It’s beach time!   Via GIPHY   Here is a list of bookwormy goodness you need for your next trip to the beach!   1. This cute book themed duffel bag to hold your book paraphernalia.    Via Etsy   2. Adorable tumbler to hold your refreshing drink.     Via Etsy   3. These flip flops so your toesies can get some sunshine on the walk from your transportation to the perfect spot on the …