Lauren Oliver has taken to tumblr to talk about FOX Television’s recent decision not to pick up the Delirium pilot, expressing her pride in the fandom, the books, and the pilot.
To all my fans, friends, supporters, invalids: What can I say?
I’m disappointed that Fox decided against putting Delirium on-air, and I know how disappointed you must be, too. I can’t speak to the reasons for their decision, so instead I will speak to the positive (however difficult it might be for me to look on the bright side). From the beginning, I have been awed by the incredible depth and breadth of support for this TV series, and for my books. I’ve been blown away by the actors’ participation, by the community that emerged online to lend encouragement and enthusiasm, by the numerous expressions of love, optimism, and care. Yesterday, after receiving the news, I was deluged with messages on twitter and facebook, encouraging me to keep the faith, to keep writing, to keep believing that something better is right around the corner.
With fans and readers like you, it’s easy to keep the faith. How could I not?
Thank you for loving my books and for loving the series. Fortunately, the world of Delirium doesn’t live or die based on this decision. It is alive, extant, a breathing, evolving part of everyone who has read and connected to it.
Remember. They cannot take it from us.