The Time Paradox Code

July 26th, 2008

Thanks to MMK, we have the code from the new Time Paradox book decoded. It has no spoilers from the book, so it’s safe to read! It’s a series of communications between Opal and Vinyaya, with Opal begging for an early release from prison.

You can read the first part of it below, and you’ll find the rest of it on the codes page.

From the collected correspondence of Opal Koboi. A series of letters between Opal Koboi, inmate number 1 100 0 101, Atlantis maximum security penitentiary, and Wing Commander Vinyaya, Haven Council.

Koboi.

My dear Wing Commander,
While I realize that my first probation hearing is not due for four hundred years, I feel that it would be in the people’s best interests to release me before then. After all, the humans are becoming more sophisticated daily and a genius such as my self will be needed to ensure that fairy technology remains superior to human technology.

Click here to read the rest. Thanks again MMK!

Codes: The Time Paradox

July 26th, 2008

The Code

The Gnommish CodeImage from EoinColfer.com, but I have taken out some of the grid lines, to make it easier on the eye.

Decoded

From the collected correspondence of Opal Koboi. A series of letters between Opal Koboi, inmate number 1405, Atlantis maximum security penitentiary, and Wing Commander Vinyaya, Haven Council.

Koboi.

My dear Wing Commander,
While I realize that my first probation hearing is not due for four hundred years, I feel that it would be in the people’s best interests to release me before then. After all, the humans are becoming more sophisticated daily and a genius such as my self will be needed to ensure that fairy technology remains superior to human technology.


Vinyaya.

Dream on, Koboi. You’re in prison. Accept it.


Koboi.

I am sensing negative vibrations from you, Wing Commander. Do not be so quick to judge. People can change, surely you accept that. I admit that once I found the idea of being the planet’s supreme power an attractive one, but who hasn’t secretly nurtured the dream of wiping out humanity and utterly dominating one’s own peers? I see now that this dream might be unacceptable to some narrowminded fairies, and I am prepared to swear on my pixie honor that should I be released I would not attempt to take over the world again.


Vinyaya.

On your pixie honor? Wow. I’ll send the transfer shuttle right over.


Koboi.

I see now, Wing Commander, that you never had any intention of sending the transfer shuttle right over. In fact, you were being sarcastic. Mocking me from the safety of police plaza in Haven. I waited for three weeks before I realized that the shuttle was not coming for me. I packed my belongings so that I would be ready. Including my collection of model sea horses which I fashioned from chewed cardboard. My favorite sea horses, Twinky and Goodboy, were broken in the process. Twinky cries every night over his severed tail, and Goodboy does not look so dashing without his head. Your callousness leaves me no alternative but to place you on my revenge list. When I am finally free of this horrible place and elevated to my rightful position as queen of the world, you will take my place in this cell and I will send my troll minions to issue daily beatings with batons fashioned from sea horse tails. A fitting punishment, I am sure you agree.


Vinyaya

See you in four hundred years.

Decoded by MMK, and Yamato. Thanks!

New Artemis Fowl Book Codes

July 22nd, 2008

Remember how the Artemis Fowl books were re-published in the UK a while ago? Each republished version of the books had a new code to decipher. Thanks to Kristian Haaber, we now have the codes to the first 3 books!

Check them out:

  • Artemis Fowl –  Artemis foils a scheme and gets his name in the paper for the first time.
  • The Arctic Incident – Guess what a fairy’s favorite food is. Stinkworms! 🙂
  • The Eternity Code – Bottoms up. The fairy card game where you win by losing.

We’ll post the others when we get them. Enjoy these, and thanks again to Kristian! 😀

Free Artemis Fowl Book With Match

July 21st, 2008

whoisartemisfowl.jpgThanks to Eoin’s blog, we’ve heard that there is a free Artemis Fowl companion book with the Summer issue of Match.

Match is a football (Soccer) magazine, only available in the UK (I think!). From their website, here’s what the mini-book is about:

Artemis Fowl mini book! Find out who Artemis is, read about his stories, top ten moments, play quizzes and more!

Colfer’s blog also says there will be “Eoin Colfer on “Artemis Fowl from How to Now” plus Eoin talks heroes,” and “a never seen before sneak preview of Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox.”

If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the magazine though, you can still watch Eoin’s tour videos. Just go to the US Artemis Fowl site and click the “Videos” link. Currently there are two vids, from Chicago and Seattle, and more will be added as the tour goes on!

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Out Today!

July 15th, 2008

af-ttp.jpgFor those of you lucky enough to live in the USA, The Time Paradox comes out today. Are you going to get it?

For the UK, we have to wait until the 7th August, but if you pre-order on Amazon UK now, there’s 50% off.

To whet your apetite for it, we have all the details on the book on our Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox page.

And Colfer has been busy promoting it of course! You should check out his interviews on Dadspace (talks mostly about Colfer’s approach to parenting) and Chapters.Indigo.ca (talks about Eoin and his experiences as an author).

You can also see a fan’s early review on Colfer’s blog (He says it’s even better than Airman!).

And lastly, another fan has just started up a podcast (Basically internet radio, if you’ve never heard the term before!) about Artemis Fowl. The first episode talks about his predictions for the book. You can download it here. Enjoy!

Official US Artemis Fowl Site Revamped!

July 6th, 2008

The official US Artemis Fowl website has just been given an amazing new look and loads of cool new features! The countdown for July 15th has begun! (Note: UK fans would be waiting for August 7th for the release.)

If you live in the US or Canada, you may also be able to see Eoin Colfer’s Faries, Fiends, and Flatulence show live via simulcast in a bookstore near you!

Visit the Official US Artemis Fowl site for more details.

Do check out FG’s The Time Paradox page (updated! 😛 ) for a full synopsis, courtesy of the official US site:

After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he left. Now hes [sic] a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant.

But when Artemis [sic] mother contracts a life threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. [MORE]

(Huge thanks to LEP for the heads-up.)