The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Upcoming Crossovers: FaceOff
Of the characters named in the book description here, Harry Bosch, Aloysius Pendergast, Repairman Jack, and Jack Reacher are the ones that I definitely know have other crossovers bringing them in. So at the very least, we can say that Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie, R.L. Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy (who I remember from reading the Goosebumps books as a kid), Heather Graham's Michael Quinn, and Joseph Finder's Nick Heller are also in the CU.
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I first heard of this in Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston's newsletter. I did not know there would be also be a Repairman Jack story and that sounds interesting. So could the Harry Bosch story. I find I can't make myself care about anything involving Jack Reacher, though.ReplyDelete
Not sure if you're including Stephen King's works in the 'verse, but if so, they bring in Hannibal Lecter and John Sandford's Lucas Davenport (who drags with him Sandford's other protagonists, Flowers and Kidd).ReplyDelete
Jay Lindsey provided Win with write-ups for a number of King crossovers for the first two volumes (including the Hannibal Lecter reference in Gerald's Game), and he's planning to send me some additional ones. In fact, Jack Reacher is in through a reference in UNDER THE DOME, which is connected to King's other books. I wasn't aware of the Lucas Davenport connection. Which book or story is that in?ReplyDelete
Okay, Loki has told me that the Lucas Davenport reference is in King and Peter Straub's novel BLACK HOUSE, where the main character, Jack Sawyer, is described as "a Lucas Davenport type." Since Jack's a real person within the context of the novel, one could argue that the Davenport reference is to a real person as well. One of the stories in FaceOff is a crossover between Davenport and Jeffrey Deaver's character Lincoln Rhyme, so if we treat the mention of Davenport in Black House as a legit crossover, then Rhyme would be in as well. What do you folks think?ReplyDelete