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There's a wonderful Atlanta-based band called Emerald Rose. They have a nifty song called "Freya, Shakti," which invokes seven different names of the goddesses of the Earth from different cultures and religions. Here's their live performance of the song:



The Boogie Knights met Emerald Rose at Dragon Con one year, and after the show, we put together our own version of the song, which also invokes seven names. Here's us doing it live at Dragon Con in 2007:

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Current Music: "Human Touch" by Bruce Springsteen

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Patrick Hayes of Sci-Fi Pulse wrote a very favorable review of the new X-Files anthology Trust No One, which I have a story in. In fact, Patrick really really liked my story....

Money quote:
“Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless” by Keith R.A. DeCandido is the best tale of the collection. Special Agent Jack Colt has to reinvestigate a serial killer he caught, but Mulder and Scully are assigned to go with him. This story felt like a lost episode.

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Current Music: "Rag Mama Rag" by The Band

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Been a very karate-filled week, as Shihan went on vacation, and I was the one who wound up with the most teaching duties out of all of us black belts who were conscripted to substitute. I assisted Senpai Cliff with the four kids classes last Saturday and taught the adult class, I assisted Senpai Charles with the one kids and two adult classes Monday, taught both kids classes and assisted Senpai Liza with the adult class Tuesday, assisted Senpai Charles with one kids class and then taught another with Senpai Charles assisting me on Thursday, and then taught all four kids classes (with some help from Senpai Pablo) on Saturday, and taught the white-belt class this morning. Oh, and I also had my usual Friday night kids sparring class. Wheeeeee!

Shihan should be back tomorrow, so things will be back to normal. At least at the dojo -- very late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning, we're off for the big-ass drive down I-81 to Dragon Con. Really looking forward to this year's show. (Here's my schedule...)

Meanwhile, there's a shit-ton of writing to do: revisions on Stargate SG-1: Kali's Wrath, two pseudonymous novellas, "Baker's Dozen" (the latest Dragon Precinct Kickstarter story, now a year late, so I really need to get this shit done), and a new Cassie Zukav story for my buddy Jessica Brawner's "Story of the Month Club." Plus, of course, the second book in the trilogy I can't talk about yet won't just write itself.

Wheeeeeeeeeee! (he says again...)

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Current Music: "Radio Nowhere" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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The Stargate franchise goes for a Battlestar Galactica vibe, with decidedly mixed results. The Stargate Rewatch looks at Universe season one.

An excerpt:
Galactica‘s crew were not the best of the best—they were the failures who were sent to the clapped-out ship being retired because they weren’t talented enough to be on the good ships. That was part of the point, that the last survivors of Caprica were the losers and ne’er-do-wells. Universe‘s crew are also not the best of the best—which makes absolutely no sense because the SGC is a top-secret program that only has the best of the best. If they aren’t the best, they aren’t going to be let into the super-secret club where they get to go to alien worlds and get shot at by megalomaniacs with snakes in their heads and energy vampires who look like Trent Reznor. It makes no sense, none, that someone as spectacularly incompetent as Young would be anywhere near the Stargate program.

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Current Music: "You Belong to Me" by the Traveling Wilburys

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At MALcon a couple weeks ago, one of the musical guests was an a cappella group called Pandora Celtica. I caught bits of one of their concerts, and this song in particular totally sold me on them. I bought two of their CDs including their Yule album On Thin Ice, which has the song below as well as a lovely rendition of "Carol of the Bells" and some other great stuff. They will also be at Dragon Con, so if you're going, try to check them out!

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Current Music: "500 Tub Thumps" by Pandora Celtica

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While my Star Trek resumé is extensive, my repertoire in the Star Wars universe is significantly limited. In fact, up until recently it consisted of one essay, in BenBella's Smart Pop volume Star Wars on Trial. But this fall, that number will double, as I have another SW essay coming out, in Sequart's A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, which is the first of three volumes chock full of essays examining the galaxy far, far away, and which will cover the six films. Subsequent volumes will cover the comics and the prose.

My essay is entitled "Top Ten Positives about the Prequel Trilogy." Yes, I came up with ten good things about The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, and I may or may not have been drinking when I pitched that article to Rich Handley and Joe Berenato* after they said nobody had volunteered to talk about the prequels, y'know, at all.

* I was totally drinking when I pitched the article...

Anyhow, Sequart has released the cover to the book, which should be out by year's end (just in time for some movie or other to be released....), and here it is!


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Current Music: "Getting in Tune" by The Who

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kradical
I will be at Dragon Con 2015 over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and I have received what should be my final schedule.

Friday
1-2pm: "Extensions of Whedon," w/Adam Cogan, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, and Ben Lichius (Chastain FG--Westin)
2.30-3.30pm: practical self-defense workshop (Vinings--Hyatt)
5.30-6.30pm: "Two Aliens Walk into a Bar: Humor in SF," w/Peter David and Esther M. Friesner (Embassy AB--Hyatt)
7-8pm: "Star Trek Authors," w/Peter David, David Mack, and Melinda M. Snodgrass (Athens--Sheraton)

Saturday
2.30-3.30pm: "The Legend of Xena: 20th Anniversary of the Warrior Princess" (M303-M304--Marriott)
5.30-6.30pm: "Christopher Lee and Leonard Nimoy" (M303-M304--Marriott)

Sunday
1-2pm: reading (Vinings--Hyatt)
4-5pm: autographing (International Hall South--Marriott)
5.30-6.30pm: "X-Files Anthology," w/Kevin J. Anderson and Jonathan Maberry (M106-M107--Marriott)
8.30-9.30pm: "Geek Years 1985 & 1990: Years of Almost Good Sequels," w/Bobby Nash and James Palmer (M303-M304--Marriott) -- note that I may bow out of this one, as my Sunday night is a bit overbooked
10-11pm: "First Contact Improv," w/Tedd Roberts, Larry Correia, and Robert J. Sawyer (Embassy AB--Hyatt)

Monday
11.30am-12.30pm: "Is That All?: Is There More Joss for You?" (Chastain FG--Westin)

Looking forward to seeing folks there!

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Current Music: "Gotta Prove" by Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

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kradical
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! The TOS Rewatch does "Space Seed."

An excerpt:
I’m a doctor, not an escalator. McCoy’s disdain for the transporter is first seen here, as he complains that he signed on to practice medicine, not to have his atoms shot across space by “this gadget.”

He also has one of his absolute finest moments when Khan wakes up and grabs his throat while putting a scalpel to his neck. McCoy very calmly tells him to either choke him or cut his throat, and to hurry up and make up his mind. When Khan asks where he is, McCoy’s bland response is, “In bed, holding a knife to your doctor’s throat,” adding blithely that it would be more efficient to slice open the carotid artery just under the ear. Khan is impressed by his bravery, but McCoy says he was just trying to avoid an argument. And that, boys and girls, is why Leonard McCoy is the best ever.

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Current Music: "Silvio" by Bob Dylan & the Grateful Dead

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. I was six years old when it came out, and my parents bought it right away and listened to it pretty endlessly. "Thunder Road," "Backstreets," the title track, "Tenth Avenue Freezeout," "Jungleland," and especially "She's the One" are part of the soundtrack of my childhood. These songs are in my DNA, and I still get a shiver when I hear them played loud on a set of speakers, whether at my computer, in my car, on my iPod, or live in concert.

I still remember a version of "She's the One" at the Izod Center a few years back, in attendance with Laura Anne Gilman and Julianne Lee, in which Roy Bittan did amazing things with the piano, that just gave me goosebumps. And there are few sensations more amazing than listeninbeing in an arena or stadium full of thousands of people all crying out, "WHOA-OA!" at the appropriate points in "Born to Run."

So happy birthday, O album of my youth....

Here's a great video of the band at Hammersmith Odeon in 1975 touring to promote the album, doing "She's the One." Dig them crazy threads!

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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One of my favorite action movies is Robert Rodriguez's 1995 film Desperado, his combination sequel/do-over to El Mariachi. One of the hallmarks of Rodriguez's films is excellent music, and in Desperado that was mainly due to the presence of the great Latin bands Los Lobos and Tito & Tarantula. The latter group isn't anywhere near as famous as the former, but they're still pretty kickass. Frontman Tito Larriva also played a small role in the movie (among other things, he got to shoot Quentin Tarantino in the face), and the band also appeared both onscreen and as part of the soundtrack for Rodriguez and Tarantino's collaboration From Dusk Till Dawn.

Anyhow, T&T's best song on the soundtrack is "Strange Face of Love," which just kicks sixteen kinds of ass, and I stumbled across this magnificent live version from 2008. Thirteen years on, the song still kicks sixteen kinds of ass.......

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Current Music: "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers

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This was an unexpectedly fun weekend. Our friend Eric was already scheduled to come up, and he surprised us by bringing Meredith along! Meredith wanted to surprise us, and it totally worked. We had a great time yesterday at Danielle's birthday party (which involved a lot of time in Danielle's pool) and today at the Cloisters, ending it with a lovely dinner at a local Japanese place. We feel happy and rested and having enjoyed the company of two dear friends.

As an added bonus, my editor on the Heroes Reborn novella loved it! His exact words: "I really love your writing. I fucking love it." *goes over the moon*

Anyhow, here are some pics from the weekend:


Just about everybody who was at Danielle's party, gathered 'round the pool (or in it, as Eric, Meredith, Wrenn, and I were).


Wrenn, Meredith, and Eric in Fort Tryon Park.


The view of the Palisades from the Cloisters.


KALE! (People who did GISHWHES will understand while that's hilarious.) In the herb garden at the Cloisters.


The George Washington Bridge as seen from the herb garden.


The herb garden


Doing bits of work tonight -- revising a plot, watching more episodes of Stargate Universe. Tomorrow, we have to renew the car's registration (the DMV! Yay! *sigh*) and get laundry done, while I intend to work hard on the writing sample that needs to go with the proposal I revised, and also do the TOS Rewatch for "Space Seed." Then Tuesday, I dive into "Baker's Dozen." Dammit.

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Current Music: "Trekkie Girl" by Warp 11

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The first spinoff comes to an end as we get more Woolsey, less Carter, and bonus Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye the Science Guy! The Stargate Rewatch does Atlantis season 5.

An excerpt:
“Enemy at the Gate,” a suitably big-ass finale, one that has everything that’s appealing about Atlantis, a final hurrah from several characters, with the usual mix of science and action saving the day. Best of all, we once again see that Zelenka is the smartest person on the expedition, as it’s his brainstorm that saves the day.

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Current Music: the Yankees-Indians game on YES

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The Enterprise encounters a planet where war is fought via computer. It's very civilized, which forces Kirk to remind them that war isn't supposed to be civilized. The TOS Rewatch gets "A Taste of Armageddon."

An excerpt:
On the other hand, this episode makes me crazy, because the script is a mess. Fox and Scotty get into a huge argument over whether or not the latter will lower shields so the former can beam down, with Scotty standing his ground—which is a good thing, because Anan has ordered one of his people to fire on the Enterprise as soon as they lower shields to beam Fox down.

And then a couple of scenes later, Fox and his aide beam down. Buh? He didn’t do it in secret, because Scotty reports to Spock that Fox beamed down. But how did he do that if Scotty didn’t lower the shields? And if Scotty did lower the shields—or if Fox intimidated some junior engineer to lower the shields for him—why didn’t the Eminians then fire on the Enterprise when they had their metaphorical pants down?

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Current Music: "Ecstasy" by Rusted Root

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Been way too long since I updated this..............

BattleTech
short stories

"Three Sides to Every Story," BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction, Catalyst Games Lab, 2009
"Meiyo," Battlecorps.com, 2008


Blizzard Games
novels

StarCraft: Ghost: Nova, Pocket, 2006
World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred, Pocket, 2006

comic books
StarCraft: Ghost Academy #1, TokyoPop, 2010


Buffy the Vampire Slayer
novels

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Deathless, Simon Spotlight, 2007
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Blackout, Simon Spotlight, 2006

novelizations
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Xander Years Volume 1, Pocket, 1999

nonfiction
(w/Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watchers Guide Volume 1, Pocket, 1998



Cassie Zukav
short stories

"Spring Broken," Story of the Month Club, 2015
"Seven-Mile Race," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Down to the Waterline," Buzzy Mag , 2015
"Fish Out of Water," Out of Tune, JournalStone, 2014
"God of Blunder," Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013
"Love Over and Over," Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013
"Undine the Boardwalk," Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Dark Quest Books, 2014)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 3: Twisting Fate, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 2: The Buck Stops Here, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 1: A Farewell to Cats, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)
"I Believe I'm Sinkin' Down," Tales from the House Band Volume 2, Plus One Press, 2012 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)
"Ragnarok and Roll," Tales from the House Band Volume 1, Plus One Press, 2011 (reprinted in Apocalypse 13, Padwolf Press, 2012; and in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)
"How You Can Prevent Forest Fires...," Urban Nightmares, Baen, 1997 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll, Plus One Press, 2013)

short story collections
Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013


Doctor Who
short stories

"Life from Lifelessness," Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague, Big Finish, 2007
"Raymond's Room," Doctor Who: Missing Pieces, Outpost Gallifrey, 2001
"UNITed We Fall," Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences, Virgin, 1996

articles
"A Moment of Heroism: Thinky Thoughts on Doctor Who's 'The Day of the Doctor'," Tor.com, 2013

anthology editing
Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, Big Finish, 2008


Dragon Precinct
novels

Mermaid Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2016
Gryphon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
Goblin Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2012
Unicorn Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2011
Dragon Precinct, Pocket, 2004 (reprinted by Dark Quest Books, 2011)

short stories
"Baker's Dozen," Kickstarter-supported, 2015
"Partners in Crime," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty," Kickstarter-supported, 2014
"Heroes Welcome," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Blood on the Water," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Brotherly Love," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Catch and Release," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"When the Magick Goes Away," Kickstarter-supported, 2012 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Fire in the Hole," Dragon's Lure, Dark Quest Books, 2010 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"A Clean Getaway," Pandora's Closet, DAW, 2007 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"House Arrest," Bad-Ass Faeries, Marietta Publishing, 2007 (book reprinted by Mundania Press, 2009; story reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Crime of Passion," Hear Them Roar, Wilder Publications, 2006 (book reprinted by Marietta Publishing, 2008; story reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Getting the Chair," Murder by Magic, Warner Aspect, 2004 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)

short story collections
Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013


The Executioner
novels

(uncredited) Don Pendleton's the Executioner #379: Deep Recon, Gold Eagle, 2010
(uncredited) Don Pendleton's the Executioner #373: Code of Honor, Gold Eagle, 2009


Farscape
novels

Farscape: House of Cards, Tor, 2001

comic books
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape (ongoing) #1-24, BOOM! Studios, 2009-2011 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 4: Tangled Roots, Volume 5: Red Sky at Morning, Volume 6: Compulsions, Volume 7: The War for the Uncharted Territories, BOOM! Studios, 2011-2012, 2014)
Farscape: D'Argo's Quest #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009-2010 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 3: D'Argo's Quest, BOOM! Studios, 2011)
Farscape: D'Argo's Trial #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 2: D'Argo's Trial, BOOM! Studios, 2010)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape: Gone and Back #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 3: Gone and Back, BOOM! Studios, 2011)
Farscape: D'Argo's Lament #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D'Argo's Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape: Strange Detractors #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 2: Strange Detractors, BOOM! Studios, 2009)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2008-2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 1: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, BOOM! Studios, 2009)

short stories
"Ten Little Aliens," Farscape role-playing game, Alderac Entertainment Group, 2002
"Brotherly Love," Farscape: The Official Magazine Vol. 1 #2, 2001
"Many a Mile to Freedom," Farscape: The Official Magazine Vol. 1 #1, 2001 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D'Argo's Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009)


Firefly/Serenity
novelizations

Serenity, Pocket, 2005

essays
"'The Train Job' Didn't Do the Job," Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly, BenBella Books, 2005

role-playing games
"Merciless," Firefly: Echoes of War Supplement #2: Things Don't Go Smooth, Margaret Weis Productions, 2014


Marvel Comics
novels

Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets, Pocket, 2005
(w/José R. Nieto) Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath, Boulevard, 1998

short stories
"Diary of a False Man," X-Men Legends, Boulevard, 2000
"Playing it SAFE," The Ultimate Hulk, Boulevard, 1998
"Arms and the Man," Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Boulevard, 1997
"Improper Procedure," The Ultimate Silver Surfer, Boulevard, 1995
(w/John Gregory Betancourt) "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom," The Ultimate Spider-Man, Boulevard, 1994

essays
"Avengers Assemble--in the Bookstore!" Assembled! 2: The Unauthorized Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains, White Rocket Books, 2009
"Introduction," Assembled!: Five Decades of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, White Rocket Books, 2007
"Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man," Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, BenBella Books, 2007
"Pryde and Joy," The Unauthorized X-Men, BenBella Books, 2006



Resident Evil
novelizations

Resident Evil: Extinction, Pocket, 2007
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Pocket, 2004
Resident Evil: Genesis, Pocket, 2004



Star Trek
novels

Star Trek: A Singular Destiny, Pocket, 2009
A Gutted World, in Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q & A, Pocket, 2007
The Mirror-Scaled Serpent, in Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances, Pocket, 2007
Star Trek: Articles of the Federation, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 3: Enemy Territory, Pocket, 2005
Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed, in Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume 3, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: A Time for War, a Time for Peace, Pocket, 2004
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 2: Honor Bound, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 1: A Good Day to Die, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold Book 2, Pocket, 2002
Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold Book 1, Pocket, 2002
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Gateways Book 4: Demons of Air and Darkness, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Twist of Faith, Pocket, 2007)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Diplomatic Implausibility, Pocket, 2001

novellas
The Unhappy Ones, Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins, Gallery, 2010
Horn and Ivory, Star Trek: Gateways Book 7: What Lay Beyond, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Twist of Faith, Pocket, 2007)

eBooks
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows Book 6: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: S.C.E. #66: Many Splendors, Pocket, 2006 (reprinted in Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: What's Past, Gallery, 2010)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #54: Security, Pocket, 2005 (reprinted in Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Wounds, Pocket, 2008)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #28: Breakdowns, Pocket, 2003 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 7: Breakdowns, Pocket, 2005)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #22: War Stories Book 2, Pocket, 2002 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 6: Wildfire, Pocket, 2004)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #21: War Stories Book 1, Pocket, 2002 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 6: Wildfire, Pocket, 2004)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #10: Gateways Epilogue: Here There Be Monsters, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 3: Some Assembly Required, Pocket, 2003)
(w/David Mack) Star Trek: S.C.E. #8: Invincible Book 2, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
(w/David Mack) Star Trek: S.C.E. #7: Invincible Book 1, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #6: Cold Fusion, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #2: Fatal Error, Pocket, 2000 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 1: Have Tech, Will Travel, Pocket, 2002)

comic books
Star Trek: Captain's Log: Jellico, IDW, 2010 (reprinted in Star Trek: Captain's Log, IDW, 2011)
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons, IDW, 2009 (reprinted in Star Trek: Alien Spotlight Volume 2, IDW, 2010; and in Star Trek 100 Page Special 2012, IDW, 2012)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Perchance to Dream #1-4, WildStorm, 1999-2000 (reprinted in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen, WildStorm, 2001; IDW, 2012)

short stories
"Family Matters," Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows, Pocket, 2009
"Four Lights," Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit, Pocket, 2007
"Letting Go," Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores, Pocket, 2005
"loDnI'pu' vavpu' je," Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table, Pocket, 2005
"The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned," Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, Pocket, 2004
"Revelations," Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, Pocket, 2003
"Broken Oaths," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change, Pocket, 2003

articles
"Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch," Tor.com, 2015-present
"Embracing the Entire Universe: The WildStorm Era," New Worlds and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, Sequart, 2014
"Shall We Begin?: Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler Review," Tor.com, 2013
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch," Tor.com, 2013-2015
"'The Line Must Be Drawn Here': Star Trek: First Contact," Tor.com, 2013
"Star Trek Nemesis," Star Trek Magazine #166, 2012
"Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch," Tor.com, 2011-2013
"'I Feel Fine': Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," Tor.com, 2011
"The Ultimate Guide to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Movies," Star Trek Magazine #164, 2011
"The 45s: 'Accession'," Star Trek Magazine #162, 2011
"Picard & Crusher," Star Trek Magazine #160, 2011
"Dr. Selar," Star Trek Magazine #156, 2010
"The Proud Forehead: Klingons in Books and Comics," Star Trek Magazine #151, 2010
"Kang," Star Trek Magazine #149, 2009
"Mirror Universe Timeline," Star Trek Magazine #142, 2009
"Just Following Orders," Star Trek Magazine #141, 2008
"Third Time Has Occasional Charm," Star Trek Magazine #140, 2008
"When 42 Isn't the Answer," Star Trek Magazine #138, 2008
"Embracing the Star Trek Universe," Star Trek Magazine #137, 2008
"Anti-Star Trek?" Star Trek Magazine #134, 2007
"Klingon Empire," Star Trek Magazine, #133, 2007
"Corps of Engineers," Star Trek Magazine #133, 2007
"Voyager," Star Trek Magazine #133, 2007
"The Ideas Factory," Star Trek Magazine #80, 2005

anthology editing
Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, Pocket, 2004
(w/Peter David) Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, Pocket, 2003

other
Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War, Simon & Schuster, 2014


Star Wars
essays

"Top Ten Positives About the Prequel Trilogy," A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, Sequart, 2015
"The Madness of King George," Star Wars on Trial, BenBella Books, 2006


Stargate
novels

Stargate SG-1: Kali's Wrath, Fandemonium, 2016

short stories
"Time Keeps on Slippin'," Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, Fandemonium, 2014

articles
"The Stargate Rewatch," Tor.com, 2015-present



Super City Police Department
novels

The Case of the Claw, Crossroad Press, 2011

short stories
"Send in the Clones," The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, eSpec, 2015
"Stone Cold Whodunit," With Great Power, Dark Quest Books, 2014



Supernatural
novels

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, Titan, 2010
Supernatural: Bone Key, HarperEntertainment, 2008
Supernatural: Nevermore, HarperEntertainment, 2007

essays
"Not Just a Pretty Face (or Two)," In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural, BenBella Books, 2009


V-Wars
short stories

"Streets of Fire," V-Wars: Night Terrors, IDW, 2015
"The Ballad of Big Charlie," V-Wars, IDW, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)



Xena/Hercules
novels

Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance, Pocket, 1999
Young Hercules: Cheiron's Warriors, Pocket, 1999

short stories
"Recurring Character," The Further Adventures of Xena Warrior Princess, Ace, 2001



Other
novels

Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution, Broadway Books, 2014
Leverage: The Zoo Job, Boulevard, 2013
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun, Wizards of the Coast, 2011
Guilt in Innocence: A Tale of the Scattered Earth, Crossroad Press, 2011
CSI: NY: Four Walls, Pocket, 2008
Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars, Del Rey, 2007
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Destruction of Illusions, Tor, 2003

novelizations
Darkness Falls, Pocket, 2002
(as "K. Robert Andreassi") Gargantua, Tor, 1998

short story collections
Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015

novellas
Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World, Bastei Lubbe, 2015
(w/Steven Savile) Viral: -30-, FoxRain AB, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)

short stories
"Identity," Alternate Sherlocks, TBD, 2016
"Back in El Paso My Life Will be Worthless," The X-Files Volume 1: Trust No One, IDW, 2015
"Behold a White Tricycle," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Wild Bill Got Shot," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"The Stone of the First High Pontiff," Defending the Future 5: Best-Laid Plans, Dark Quest Books, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"Under the King's Bridge," Liar, Liar, Mendacity Press, 2011 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"Letter from Guadalajara," More Tales of Zorro, Moonstone Books, 2011
"Sunday in the Park with Spot," Furry Fantastic, DAW, 2006 (reprinted in Dance Like a Monkey, Silence in the Library, 2014; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar," Amazing Stories #608, February 2005 (reprinted in The Town Drunk, 2006; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
(w/Marina Frants) "A Bone to Pick," Did You Say Chicks!?, Baen, 1998
"Editorial Interference," The Fedoras Literary Review Volume 1, #2, 1996 (reprinted in Circles in the Hair, BookLocker, 2006; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"God Sins," Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes, HarperPrism, 1995

comic books
(w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus, Silence in the Library, 2015
"Contest of Chompions," Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior #1, Ape Entertainment, 2013
Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #1-4, BOOM Kids!, 2010 (reprinted in Cars: Rust Bucket Derby, BOOM Kids!, 2011)

essays, reviews, etc.
"Gaming the Novel," Kobold Guide to Combat, Kobold Press, 2014
"The Pinstriped Bible" (weekly blog entry), SB Nation, 2013
"12 and 12 in '12," In the Dugout: Yankees 2013, Lindy's Sports, 2013
"Redshirts: Of All the Metafiction in the World, This is the Metafictioniest," Tor.com, 2012
"Play It at 11," Yankees Yearly 2012, Changeup Publications, 2012
"Warehouse 13 reviews," Sci-Fi Bulletin, 2011
"Do Blades Dream of Electric Runners?," Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #19, BOOM! Studios, 2010 (reprinted in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 5, BOOM! Studios, 2011)
"The Team(s) of the Decade," Yankees Annual, Maple Street Press, 2010
"Actor and Superactor," The Man from Krypton, BenBella Books, 2006
"'Twas Stupidity Killed the Beast," King Kong is Back!, BenBella Books, 2005
"The Red Sox Fan's Guide to Surviving Yankee Stadium," The Red Sox Fan Handbook, 2005
"You Set Loose What?: Australia, 1859," You Did What?: Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters, Perennial Currents, 2004
"Adam-Troy Castro: The Best Writer in the Entire World," A Desperate Decaying Darkness, Wildside Press, 2000
"How to Write a Media Tie-In Novel in Six Easy Steps," iUniverse.com, 2000
(w/Marina Frants) "Down by the Bayou: The 20th Annual World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana," Wilson Library Bulletin, 1994
"Word Balloons: Trade Comics," Wilson Library Bulletin, 1993
(uncredited) "Elayne Boosler," Current Biography Yearbook, 1993
"Get the Picture?: A Serious Look at Comics in Libraries," Library Journal, 1991
(w/GraceAnne A. DeCandido) "Orson Scott Card," Publishers Weekly, 1990
"Picture This: Graphic Novels in Libraries," Library Journal, 1990
ALSO: reviews for The Chronic Rift, SFRevu, Peter Parker's Pad, the official Spider-Man listserv page, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Horror, and The Comics Journal; questions for The Sci-Fi Channel Trivia Game book and CD-ROM; a short-lived comic book column for Creem; and entries for the Women of Marvel Comics and Villains of Marvel Comics web sites

anthology/collection editing
Liar Liar, Mendacity Press, 2011
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction, Pocket, 2003
(w/Robert Silverberg & Byron Preiss) Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester, Vintage, 1997
(w/Josepha Sherman) Urban Nightmares, Baen, 1997
(w/Laura Anne Gilman) OtherWere: Stories of Transformation, Ace, 1996
(w/Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) The Ultimate Alien, Dell, 1995
(w/Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) The Ultimate Dragon, Dell, 1995

music discography
Boogie Knights, Wasted Days and Wasted Knights, 2013 (percussion, vocals, recorder, kazoo)
Boogie Knights, Many a Sleepless Knight, 2006 (percussion)
Steven Rosenhaus, A Man Like Me, 2002 (percussion)
David Honigsberg, Ten the Hard Way, 2001 (percussion, vocals)
The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, Blues Spoken Here, 1999 (percussion, vocals, songwriting)
The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, TKB, 1996 (percussion, vocals)

voice work
A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar, Gypsy Cove Productions, 2012
Gypsy Cove, Gypsy Cove Productions, 2011-2012
HG World, 3015 North Productions, 2009-2015
The Dome: Avatar, Lucky Shot Productions, 2006, 2011-present

Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: the Yankees-Twins game on YES

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Tired but happy after an excellent weekend in Denver for the Myths and Legends Convention. This is their fourth year, and they're small, but growing. And the people there were all excellent. There was a good-sized selection of authors there, the others all being local, as well as three musical acts. Just a fun convention, very efficiently run, with great great people and a strong slate of programming and activities.

Among the highlights were getting to spend time with some of the WordFire Press mafia, including Vivian Trask, Peter J. Wacks, David Boop, Sandra Wheeler, and my dear friend Jessica Brawner. Vivian was especially awesome, as she was not only the Editor Guest of Honor, but she also was next to me in the author area (the authors, musicians, and fan groups all had tables in the same open area of the con) and was delightful. I should also single out the mighty Stant Litore, the other Author GoH, who is a delight, and who is just as energetic as I am at these things, and I honestly think people were trying to figure out how to use us to power the hotel's electricity.....

Speaking of the hotel, it had a great event space (big open space surrounded by ballrooms, the bar and breakfast area right there as well), but the service left a lot to be desired. It was decent, but not great. Also, holy shit was the AC loud.....

Still, the con itself was awesome. I sold a ton of books, all my panels and events were successes, including my last-minute-add-on reading, which had five people. I read a few selections from Without a License, including "Editorial Interference," two scenes from "The Ballad of Big Charlie," and the short-shorts "Behold a White Tricycle" and "A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar..." Another highlight was the Heroes Reborn panel where Peter Wacks and I -- who are both writing novellas to tie into the new NBC series -- had a great time talking about the series without giving anything away (a feat in and of itself).

The flights were okay -- in the flight out, I was stuck next to a douchnozzle who mistook the middle seat as his easy chair, and his left arm kept impinging on my space, to the point where I spent half the flight at a 45-degree angle toward the window. (At one point, I looked over to see that the guy on the other side of him was doing the same thing toward the aisle.) As if to maintain karmic balance, the middle seat next to me was empty on the flight back.

Today it's the TOS Rewatch of "A Taste of Armageddon," the dojo, and finishing the proposal that I was working on on the plane. Then it's into "Baker's Dozen," finally.....

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The first draft of Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World is DONE! It still needs me to read it over, and I've also send it to girasole for her editorial meat axe.

I wrote 8000 words today. *boggle*

Definitely time for sleep.............

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Yes, I am a sheep, but I couldn't resist this particular meme, especially with this particular picture...............

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Sulu, O'Neil, McCoy, and Galloway are of the body! But Kirk and Spock aren't, and they must stop Landru. The TOS Rewatch awaits "The Return of the Archons."

An excerpt:
Then we have the endless asking what Landru is without any kind of response, and constant repetition of stock phrases before we finally get to the climax, where Kirk convinces the computer that creativity is necessary for life, a specious argument that somehow makes Landru go tits-up in a puff of illogic. It’s the birth of two of Star Trek‘s most egregious clichés, the world-running computer and Kirk talking a computer to death, and while the former has potential (that the episode wastes), the latter is hilariously pathetic, as there is nothing in Kirk’s questioning of Landru that is in any way convincing as enough to make the computer go blooey.

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For the second year in a row, I participated in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, or GISHWHES, which was created by actor Misha Collins (who plays Castiel on Supernatural) a bunch of years ago. I've been part of Team Inevitable Innuendo, along with a bunch of other crazy folks, including fellow genre authors and dear friends Laura Anne Gilman and Madeleine Robins, equally dear friend Dori, as well as April, Nick, Myra, Nova, Leigh, Joanna, Kristen, Rebeccah, Ben, and a ridiculous number of women named "Cat" (actually only three).

We got a goodly number of the 200+ items submitted -- about 40% of the list got sent in -- and here are a couple of highlights from my own contributions. (We also have a tumblr account that shows some of our stuff, and which will have more over the course of the next week.)

One item was to create a tribute to Leonard Nimoy. It had to be an image, which scotched my initial notion, which was a dramatic reading of Spock's death scene from Vonda N. McIntyre's novelization of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Instead, I wrote a drabble:




We had to create a photo of the entire team with mustaches, preferably fake ones, so I supplemented my own soup strainer with some of Wrenn's hair....




Then we tweeted a photo to Rick Santorum of a same-sex couple kissing. Our dear friends Meredith and Anneliese were happy to oblige (they've been happily married for many years now):




Another task was to take an elderly relative to a location from childhood and share a memory of that location. My 71-year-old aunt can see the house she grew up in from the patio of her current apartment, so I filmed her standing there recounting her memories of growing up there:




We had to write a 250-word (or less) manifesto of how we want to change the world, plus accompanying picture. So I wrote a treatise on why everyone should be a fan of the New York Yankees. The picture (taken at Shore Leave) has me in full Yankees regalia, with a Nationals fan, a Phillies fan, and a Mets fan putting in their two cents (they were, respectively, Meredith, Zan, and the mighty Bob Greenberger).




My absolute favorite task was to take a slogan and translate it into legalese:




Then there was the campaign video. The exact phrasing was about how everyone wants to be president or prime minister or king. So I decided to do a campaign video for king. There was supposed to be a celebrity endorsement, and actor David Nykl (Zelenka on Stargate Atlantis and Anatoly Knyazev on Arrow) was happy to oblige at Shore Leave this weekend:




Then there was a real fun one: show the beginning of Supernatural's 50th season, for which I recruited by father and the Infomancer to play Sam and Dean......




Then, at last, we have the Times Square tasks. Each weekday last week, GISHWHES folk were encouraged to gather in Times Square near the TKTS booth and the big red steps. Each day there was a different preliminary instruction, and then the actual task was provided by Collins on the jumbotron.

Circumstances only permitted me to go on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the instruction was to show up in a kale tutu and the task was to do a cartwheel. Then on Wednesday we had to show up in a white t-shirt and bring a sharpie, and the task was to get at least 30 people to sign our shirt.





Again, our team's entire photo archive is on tumblr, so check that out, as the other team members did even more amazing stuff than I managed......

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: "St. James Infirmary" by Hugh Laurie

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Ba'al travels back in time and changes the past, and it's up to SG-1 to save the timeline -- but standing against them is the rest of SG-1..... The Stargate Rewatch does Continuum.

An excerpt:
But the greatest moments here are from the two characters who’ve been there from jump: O’Neill and Jackson. In the mainline timeline, we get the same O’Neill we got pretty much from season 7 onward: snide, sarcastic, not taking much of anything seriously. He’s seen and done so much it’s impossible for him to view the universe as anything other than absurd. It’s easy to say that Richard Dean Anderson had grown complacent and disinterested—but then we have the alternate O’Neill, and suddenly Anderson is channeling his season 1 self all over again. It’s an impressive acting job.

And that’s as nothing compared to the heartbreak of Jackson’s scenes during the one-year interregnum. First there’s his discovery of “his” book, then realizing that it’s remaindered, and the author photo is that of—well, of a lunatic. If that’s not enough, he tracks himself down (knowing what hotels he frequented in Egypt) and tries to tell the alternate Jackson that he’s not crazy, that he was right, that he shouldn’t give up. And, of course, he hangs up on himself.

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Current Music: "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Great Big Sea

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Broke 20,000 words on Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World. Now to bed, for tomorrow is Shore Leave! Check out my schedule here....

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Current Music: "Hoist that Rag" by Tom Waits

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There's only a week left in the Kickstarter for the superhero/super-villain anthology The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Greg Schauer, and featuring stories by the likes of me (a new SCPD story), Bryan J.L. Glass (a new Furious story), Peter David, Robert Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Jennifer K. Spendlove, Gail Z. Martin, Kathleen O. David, James Chambers, and a bunch more. There are also tons of nifty rewards, in the form of free fiction by the various contributors as well as being a character in one of the stories.

If you want to know more about the contributors, there are interviews with several of us:

So check out the Kickstarter and please consider supporting it!

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Linda Holmes Stewart posted this as her TBT on Facebook, and I'm swiping it. It's her and me at the "Save Farscape" table at Con*Cept in Montreal in 2002. That was my first ever Author Guest of Honor gig, and it was a joy and a pleasure.

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Current Music: the Yankees-Red Sox game on YES

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I'm now at 17,696 words on Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World. I'm past the halfway point, and it's flowing well.

In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I haven't been posting any excerpts, but here's a spoiler-free bit from what I wrote today:
"I'm gonna go take a nap," Claire said.

EXCITING STUFF!

Okay, going to bed now....

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Current Music: "Jack and Neil/California Here I Come" by Tom Waits

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The Enterprise goes back in time for the first -- but far from the last -- time, and picks up a couple of unexpected passengers from 1969. The TOS Rewatch learns that "Tomorrow is Yesterday."

An excerpt:
Christopher arrives wearing a lieutenant’s uniform (which fits, as the Air Force rank of captain is equivalent to the Navy rank of lieutenant, and Starfleet uses Navy ranks) as Kirk is recording a log entry, and then explains to Christopher that they can’t send him back. Christopher points out that his disappearance would also change history, but Spock has checked—there is no relevant contribution by John Christopher in their history tapes. (Tapes!) Christopher points out that he’s duty bound to report what he’s seen, a problem Kirk can sympathize with, and he has a wife and two kids down on Earth. But Kirk can’t take the risk.

Scotty then reports that repairs should be completed in four hours—but that leaves them with nowhere to actually go. Christopher may not be able to go home, but neither can Kirk and his crew.

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Current Music: "Chest Fever" by The Band

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