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Cult fantasy novelist seeks payback for his creation

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Peter S. Beagle, author of fantasy favorite The Last Unicorn, signs books for fans at the 28th Annual Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Mission Hills, CA. Beagle, now broke, plans to sue the movie studio that owns the animated version of his tale, claiming they haven't paid him his due. (Beth Hillman)

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Peter S. Beagle, author of fantasy favorite The Last Unicorn, signs books for fans at the 28th Annual Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Mission Hills, CA. Beagle, now broke, plans to sue the movie studio that owns the animated version of his tale, claiming they haven't paid him his due. (Beth Hillman)

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Peter S. Beagle, author of fantasy favorite The Last Unicorn, is now broke and planning to sue the movie studio that owns the animated version of his tale, claiming they haven't paid him his due. His new book of short stories, The Line Between, was just released, and his first novel in eight years will come out this September. (Beth Hillman)

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Peter S. Beagle, author of fantasy favorite The Last Unicorn, chats with his manager Connor Cochran and a devoted fan at the 28th Annual Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Mission Hills, CA. Beagle, now broke, plans to sue the movie studio that owns the animated version of his tale, claiming they haven't paid him his due. (Beth Hillman)

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Peter S. Beagle, author of fantasy favorite The Last Unicorn, plans to sue the movie studio that owns the animated version of the tale, claiming they haven't paid him his due. Now, the only way he profits from the DVD are from sales over his Web site or at book signings, like from this copy purchased by a devoted fan. (Beth Hillman)

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Fantasy writer Peter S. Beagle’s cult classic "The Last Unicorn" inspired a popular animated movie, but he hasn't seen a cent since the film's release more than 20 years ago. With their favorite author on the brink of poverty, fans are rushing to Beagle’s aid.


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