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  • n. The writing of a novel based on fact; fictionalization.
  • n. A text novel that is an adaptation of a story from a visual medium such as film.

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  • n. converting something into the form of a novel


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  • The second novelization is William Johnston's Get Smart!

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  • Finding the path to that “ownership” when writing in another person’s universe, be it a tie-in or a novelization, is another matter entirely.

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  • Sometime afterward (yes, I'm being frustratingly vague about the dates, but that comes with having a crappy memory), I heard that Neil had actually written a six-part Neverwhere series for the BBC back in 1996, and that the book came later (it's been called a novelization of the series, but it's much more than that, as it expands and fully fleshes it out).

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  • One of the things that I loved in the novelization was the ending.

  • IIRC, "Shrinking Woman" (the flick) was a sequel to the film based on that book, so if there's a book, I'd call it a "novelization".

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  • The new paperback 'novelization' of the film, which is even briefer and more banal than one might expect, has already sold nearly 300,000 copies.

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  • Not a novelization, which is a sort of a shadow of a novel, a ghost of a screenplay pretending to be -- "

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  • Prior to that, his most recent books were Battlestar Galactica: the Miniseries (a novelization), and Eternity's End, a grand-scale epic of conflict and mystery in the far future, which was a finalist for the Nebula Award.

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  • By pure coincidence, the day after I finished the first draft of Sunborn, my editor called and asked me if I'd like to write a novelization of Battlestar Galactica (the miniseries).

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  • He has also written the novelization for the Ridley Scott production of ROBIN HOOD, starring Russell Crowe, that is due out in May 2010.

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