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Here's what's been on DeCandido dot Word Press dot com over the last month.....

My 2005 Spider-Man novel Down These Mean Streets will be released in audio, and Blizzard has reissued my 2010 StarCraft manga Ghost Academy.

Friday fanfare: "Italian Christmastime."

I get my hot-offa-da-presses copy of Animal, the thriller I wrote with Dr. Munish K. Batra.

I did a Q&A on superhero movies as one of Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track's "Quarantine Panels," along with Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel.

A money-saving tip for cat owners.

Midweek music: "A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

Friday fanfare: "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel on the one-year anniversary of my seeing him in concert.

Dave Galanter, RIP.

Paul Semel interviews me about Animal.

My Sunday feeling on the impending holiday, a weekend full of Zoom gatherings, putting up our tree, and more.

The traditional winter solstice posting of Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day."

43 years of Christmas Eve (kind of).

What I put on my Patreon between mid-November and late December.

Stuff what I wrote in 2020.

Star Trek has put out its 800th installment!

Happy New Year!

A look back at 2020, primarily at the positives, even though the negatives were, um, a lot.

Happy book birthday to Animal!

The compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido.


KRAD COVID readings:

"Unguarded" from Horns and Halos, "The Fall of Iaron" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas, and Star Trek: S.C.E.: Fatal Error Part 1. Plus an announcement on the 2021 plan for the channel.


Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch:

"The Killing Game" Part 1 and Part 2, "Vis à Vis," "The Omega Directive," Unforgettable," "Living Witness," and "Demon." I also posted highlights from the year's Voyager Rewatch posts, covering season one, season two, season three, and what I did of season four.


Star Trek: Discovery reviews:

"The Sanctuary," "Terra Firma" Part 1 and Part 2, "Su'Kal," and "There is a Tide..."


4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch:

The Old Guard and The New Mutants.
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    "Nutbush City Limits" by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

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Here's what's gone on in the last month on the blog that I regularly update..............

I appeared on SciFi4Me's "Live from the Bunker," talkin' writin' and stuff...

An update on what I've put on my Patreon.

Both the Electoral College and the Reapportionment Act of 1929 suck rocks, and here's why.

The traditional Veteran's Day running of "In Flanders Fields."

Animal, my collaboration with Dr. Munish K. Batra, is available for preorder! And if you preorder it from WordFire Press before Christmas Eve, you get a free short story!

Another update on what I've put on Patreon.

I did an "ask me anything" thread on the blog, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Only got one question on the blog, and a few on Twitter. Most were, unsurprisingly, on Facebook.

A holiday sale from eSpec Books, publishers of my "Precinct" series, Without a License, To Hell and Regroup, and several anthologies I'm in!

On Thanksgiving, the traditional "stuff for what I'm thankful" post, as well as the traditional posting of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant."

From Patreon: my review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars from May 2020.

Coming in 2021: Turning the Tied with a story by me featuring Ayesha, a.k.a. "she who must be obeyed" from H. Rider Haggard's She.

Irons in the fire update.


KRAD COVID readings

"Sun-Breaker" from Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Homeworlds, "Down to the Waterline" from BuzzyMag.com Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, "The Midwinter of Our Discontent" from Release the Virgins, "Playing it SAFE" from The Ultimate Hulk, "Raymond's Room" from Doctor Who: Missing Pieces, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, and "In Earth and Sky and Sea Strange Things There Be" from Turning the Tied.


Star Trek: Voyager Rewatches

"Concerning Flight," "Mortal Coil," "Waking Moments," "Message in a Bottle," "Hunters," "Prey," and "Retrospect."


Star Trek: Discovery reviews

"Forget Me Not," "Die Trying," "Scavengers," and "Unification III."
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    "Layla" by Eric Clapton

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Here's what I've posted on DeCandido.wordpress.com over the last five and a half weeks:

A panel on the 50th anniversary of The Eye of Argon, the famously awful fantasy novella, with Michael A. Ventrella, Gail Z. Martin, Ian Randal Strock, and Hildy Silverman.

Cover reveal: To Hell and Regroup, the new book by me & David Sherman.

A nice review of my Leverage novel The Zoo Job.

Monday music: "Everyone Else is an Asshole" by Reel Big Fish.

I have autographed books for sale! They make dandy gifts!

Midweek music: "Cry No More" by Rhiannon Giddens, et al.

New cover reveal for Animal by me & Dr. Munish K. Batra.

Today in weird e-mails............

A review in German of one of my earliest works of Star Trek fiction, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers novella Fatal Error.

Monday music: Kicking off a mess of songs by Yusuf a.k.a. Cat Stevens with "Longer Boats."

Midweek music: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with "Peace Train."

My schedule for the virtual Capclave. (This has since come and gone, of course....)

Friday fanfare: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with "Morning Has Broken."

A good week!

Preorder links for To Hell and Regroup by self and David Sherman, as well as The 18th Race Omnibus. As a bonus, a kudo from my collaborator.....

Monday music: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with Moonshadow.

Midweek music: "Success Story" by The Who.

My Sunday feeling on karate, teaching, writing, and voting.

Gratuitous cover post!

I join the folks at Sci-Fi Diner for a chat about Star Trek: Voyager in general and "Caretaker" in particular.

My Sunday feeling about a particularly crappy Hallowe'en weekend.

I join the weekly gabfest about the latest episode of Supernatural for the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track, in this case discussing "Unity" with Gail Z. Martin, Beth Dolgner, Damian Allen, Kristin Jackson, and moderator Carol Malcolm.



KRAD COVID readings:

"Three Sides to Every Story" from BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, "Chaos Theory" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World" Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5 from Heroes Reborn: Collection Two, "Revelations" from Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, "Wild Bill Got Shot" from Without a License, "Crime of Passion" from Hear Them Roar, "Fish Out of Water" from Out of Tune, "Seven-Mile Race" from Without a License, "Behind the Wheel" from TV Gods: Summer Programming, "Horn and Ivory" Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 from Star Trek: Gateways: What Lay Beyond, "UNITed We Fall" from Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences, "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "House Hunting" from They Keep Killing Glenn, "Live and on the Scene" from Nights of the Living Dead, and "Family Matters" from Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows.


Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch entries:

Third season overview, "Scorpion, Part II," "The Gift," "Day of Honor," "Nemesis," "Revulsion," "The Raven," "Year of Hell" Part 1 and Part 2, and "Random Thoughts."


Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews:

"Veritas," "Crisis Point," "No Small Parts," and the first season overview.


Star Trek: Discovery reviews:

"That Hope is You," "Far from Home," and "People of Earth."
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    "St. James Infirmary" by King Oliver

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Here's the latest stuff on DeCandido dot WordPress dot com.......................

Continuing my efforts to drum up more support on my Patreon, I posted a sample of one of the vignettes that I write for folks who support at $10/month or higher and a sample of a completed first-draft chapter that $20/month supporters get to see. I also posted a list of what I did in August on Patreon, as well as links to all the samples I put up.

Friday fanfare: U2, Mick Jagger, will.i.am, and Fergie performing "Gimme Shelter."

One of Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Quarantine Panels that they did over the course of the past few months: "Novelization Readings," featuring me, Gary Mitchel, Joe Crowe, Sue Kisenwether, John Hudgens, Michael Bailey, Alison Sky Richards, and Darin Bush both talking about and reading from our favorite movie novelizations. I read from Serenity, and the high point was Sue reading one of the more turgid passages from Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Motion Picture novelization....

From the archives: my review of 42, presented in memory of Chadwick Boseman.

More remembering Chadwick Boseman with quotes from my reviews of his performances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was supposed to be Author Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 52 last month, but the convention was cancelled for obvious reasons. They did, however, hold a virtual con, as many cons have done, and I still got to be a guest. My programming was all archived, too: a reading from A Furnace Sealed, "Writing 101" with me, Susan R. Matthews, Lauren C. Teffeau, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis, and "Mythology & Gods in Fiction: When Deities Matter" with me, Reese Hogan, Chaz Kemp, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Lauren C. Teffeau.

Receiving my contributor copies of the graphic novels Icarus and Jellinek, which I adapted into comic book form from Gregory A. Wilson's novel.

Talkin' anthologies with Randee Dawn and Michael A. Ventrella for the Pocono Liars Club.

Dragon Con was also cancelled in person this year, but they too did a massive virtual con, and I was on a ton of programming over the course of Labor Day weekend. All of it is archived in this post, including panels, readings, gab-fests, etc. on subjects ranging from music to Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes to superhero movies to stuff that happened in 1985 and much more.

The only thing I really had to say on 11 September.

New stuff on Patreon since my previous update.

My appearance on "The Rotunda" radio show on WBOB 990 FM, conveniently archived.


KRAD COVID readings: "The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned" from Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, "Partners in Crime" from Without a License, "Identity" from Baker Street Irregulars, "Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5, "The Stone of the First High Pontiff" from Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, "Alien Invasion of Earth!" from Thrilling Adventure Yarns, "A Bone to Pick" from Did You Say Chicks!?, "Four Lights" from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit</a>, "A Clean Getaway" from Pandora's Closet, "God of Blunder" from Ragnarok and Roll</a>, and "Ten Little Aliens" from the Farscape Role-Playing Game.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "Rise," "Favorite Son," "Before and After," "Real Life," "Distant Origin," "Displaced," "Worst Case Scenario," and "Scorpion."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Moist Vessel," "Cupid's Errant Arrow," "Terminal Provocation," and "Much Ado About Boimler."
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    "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone

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I've been trying to drum up business for my Patreon. Please, consider supporting, as you get lots of nifty stuff. I've been posting samples from each tier, and so far we've got a movie review (John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum from the $1/month tier, cat pictures from the $2/month tier, a TV review (Jessica Jones season three) from the $5/month tier, and some excerpts from various works in progress from the $7/month tier.

Friday fanfare is Rhiannon Giddens performing "Build a House."

Video of the two panels I did for Shore Leave 41.5: "The Mandalorian," along with Christopher D. Abbott, Mary Fan, Glenn Hauman, and Laura Ware; and the Summer Book Release party, alongside Christopher and Mary again, plus Rigel Ailur, Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, John Jackson Miller, Joshua Palmatier, and Dayton Ward.

An interview with me on the Brasilian gaming web site Evil Hazard about my three Resident Evil movie novelizations.

"Got A Minute?" interviews me at Pensacon, the last con I attended in person before the pandemic....

An episode of "Hot Off the Press" from Con-Tinual: The Con That Never Ends, as various folks from eSpec Books talk about their new and upcoming releases, including me, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, James Chambers, Megan Mackie, and Robert E. Waters.

Friday fanfare is Arlo Guthrie, Jim Wilson, Vanessa Bryan, Stanley Clarke, Brad Cole, Charlie Morgan, Andy McKee, and a gospel choir featuring Dasha Chadwick, Nic Jackson, and Dillon O’Brien collaborating virtually to produce a new version of “Hard Times Come Again No More.”

Announcing a new Kickstarter for what is initially a double crowdfund for Megan Mackie's The Devil's Day and Michelle D. Sonnier's An Unceasing Hunger, and which later hit the two stretch goals that made it a quadruple crowdfund, including Ty Drago's Dragon and the anthology Horns and Halos, which includes a story by me!!!

My review of Umbrella Academy season two for Tor dot com.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays -- on losing power for (at that point) two days and counting. However, power was eventually restored, thank fuck....

Video of an alternate history workshop run by JL Gribble that I participated in with fellow author Maria V. Snyder and comedian/podcaster Jay Whittaker.

What Wrenn and I did for GISH this year.

Monday music is Leadbelly's classic "Midnight Special."

From the archives: the redshirt phenomenon.

Midweek music is a different version of "Midnight Special," this one by Little Richard.

On sale now: Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, which includes my story "Journalistic Integrity."

Friday fanfare is a superb live version of "Rubberband Man" by the Spinners.

More from the eSpec Books Reading Series, with readings by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, John Hemry, Paul Kupperberg, Gordon Linzner, Megan Mackie, Lisanne Norman, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, Robert E. Waters, Jeff Young, and me!

My current ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Irons in the fire update!

Midweek music is Merry Clayton's version of "Gimme Shelter."

The latest eSpec Books Author Spotlight is on me, talking about my story in Horns and Halos.

Available for preorder, and coming next spring: Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus featuring Spidey novels by Jim Butcher, Christopher L. Bennett, and me (my 2005 novel Down These Mean Streets).


KRAD COVID readings: "Blood in the Water" from Tales from Dragon Precinct, "The Silent Dust" from Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos, "Streets of Fire" from V-Wars: Night Terrors, "Brotherly Love" from Farscape: The Official Magazine, "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom" from The Ultimate Spider-Man (my first-ever work of published fiction, done for the landmark 50th episode of the series), "Getting the Chair" from Murder by Magic, "How You Can Prevent Forest Fires..." from Urban Nightmares, "Journalistic Integrity" from Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, and "Right On, Sister!" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from Limbus Inc. Book 3.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "The Q and the Grey," "Macrocosm," "Fair Trade," "Alter Ego," "Coda," "Blood Fever," and "Darkling."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Second Contact," "Envoys," and "Temporal Edict."
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    "Castle Transylvania" by Boogie Knights

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Here's what I've put on my other blog of late:

Midweek music: "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Friday fanfare: "Endicott" by Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

My review of Warrior Nun season one on Tor dot com.

Bad Ass Moms -- which has my story "Materfamilias" -- is now on sale!

The entire "Day of Honor" event -- which had, among many other things, a talk about the Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire Core Rulebook with several of its architects, including me, Rick Sternbach, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and Derek Tyler Attico, among many others -- available as a video!

My reading of a segment of Alien: Isolation, originally done for InConStasis, the virtual version of this year's InConJunction, now available to the general public.

A new addition to the pinned post at the top of the blog: a guide to the KRAD COVID readings.

Monday music: "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters and The Band.

Me on a panel talking about the Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire Core Rulebook with Michael Dismuke of "Continuing Mission," alongside Derek Tyler Attico, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Jim Johnson, and Aaron Pollyea.

Monday music: "At the Purchaser's Option" by Rhiannon Giddens.

Midweek music: "St. James Infirmary" by Rhiannon Giddens and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Midweek music extra: two versions of "Cadillac Ranch" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, in honor of my grandfather, who died 44 years ago the day I posted this.


Star Trek: Voyager Rewatches: "Remember," "Sacred Ground," "Future's End," "Future's End, Part II," and "Warlord."

KRAD COVID readings: "Love Over and Over" from Ragnarok and Roll; "The Unhappy Ones" from Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5; "Baker's Dozen" from the Dragon Precinct universe; and "Heroes Welcome" from Tales from Dragon Precinct.
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    "Cruel Sister" by Pentangle

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Here's what's new on DeCandido.wordpress.com, which I update way more often than I do this one................

More from the eSpec Books reading series, including me reading from Supernatural: Bone Key, plus Michael A. Ventrella, Robert E. Waters, and Brenda Cooper.

With the release of HBO's Watchmen on home video, I reprint my review of same from Patreon.

The official statement from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers regarding Black Lives Matter.

Friday fanfare is "Lonesome Road/Up Above My Head" by Rhiannon Giddens.

A nice review of my 2010 Star Trek comic book Captain's Log: Jellico.

Finishing the first draft of "The Gorvangin Rampages: A Dragon Precinct Story," which I crowdfunded.

Monday music is "Which Way to America?" by Living Colour.

My reading from Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House, which I did for KAG Kon 2020: Home Invasion.

Midweek music is "Alabama Bound" by Leadbelly.

The Dragon Precinct Chronology, a new pinned post that arranges all the "Precinct" novels, short stories, and vignettes in chronological story order.

Friday fanfare is two versions of "St. James Infirmary," by Cab Calloway in 1950 and Trombone Shorty in 2012.

Me on "Author Reads" from FAE Productions, reading from A Furnace Sealed and answering viewer questions.

New stuff I've posted to Patreon, including a movie review, a bunch of TV reviews, a ton of cat pictures, two vignettes, four excerpts from works in progress, and completed chapters.

Monday music is "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith & Run DMC.

A nice review of Dragon Precinct.

A piece on StarTrek.com listing ten essential Jean-Luc Picard stories in prose and comics form, including my 1999 comic book Perchance to Dream.

Midweek music is Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and the Dixie Hummingbirds doing "Loves Me Like a Rock."

I never could get the hang of Thursdays, on being incredibly domestic.

Friday fanfare is Rhiannon Giddens doing "Under a Harlem Moon."

Happy Fathers Day!

Monday music is "Crossroad Blues" by the great Robert Johnson.

Tuesdya's dead, on an overly eventful day.

Midweek music is B.B. King performing at Sing Sing Prison on Thanksgiving Day 1972.

Friday fanfare is Muddy Waters in a Chicago club performing "Baby Please Don't Go," during which he's joined by audience members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.

Monday music is "Township Jive," performed by Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Hugh Masekela.

Midweek music is Hugh Masekela's "Stimela."

Friday fanfare is Paul Simon and Miriam Makeeba performing "Under African Skies."

Why we celebrate Independence Day.

Monday music is another version of "Township Jive," this time by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Announcing the latest from Star Trek Adventures, the Klingon Empire Core Rulebook with lots of material by me!

My Christmas present from Stan Lee.

The compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido.

Two online events I'm doing this weekend: Shore Leave 41.5 and "Day of Honor."

As part of "ConTinual," Gail Z. Martin interviews me about tie-in writing in general and Supernatural novels in particular.


Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch entries: "The Thaw," "Tuvix," "Resolutions," "Basics, Part I," Second Season Overview, "Basics, Part II," "Flashback," "The Chute," "The Swarm," and "False Profits."

KRAD COVID readings: "The Ballad of Big Charlie" Part 3 from V-Wars, "Broken Oaths" from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change, "I Belive I'm Sinkin' Down" from Tales from the House Band Volume 2, "Fire in the Hole" from Dragon's Lure, "Sunday in the Park with Spot" from Furry Fantastic, "House Arrest" from Bad-Ass Faeries, "Meiyo" from Battlecorps.com, "Deep Background" from Aliens: Bug Hunt, "Recurring Character" from The Further Adventures of Xena Warrior Princess, "Editorial Interference" from Circles in the Hair, "-30-" from Viral Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, "Ràn for Your Life" from Unearthed, and "Undine the Boardwalk" from Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental.

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch: Bloodshot, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), and Faust: Love of the Damned.
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    "Baby Please Don't Go" by Muddy Waters, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, & Ron Wood

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An update on stuff over on my Word Press blog, which is updated way more often than this one.....

A panel on tie-in fiction from the Stay in Place Virtual Writing Conference, featuring me, Jonathan Maberry, and Kevin Killiany.

From the archives: how to be a media tie-in novelist in six easy steps, an article from 2000 that still holds up two decades later...

A link to my article on Tor.com with seven thoughts on the announcement of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

I will be at KAG Kon 2020: Home Invasion!

Cover reveal/new book announcement: Animal by Munish K. Batra, M.D., & Keith R.A. DeCandido, coming this fall from WordFire Press.

More from the eSpec Books reading series, including me reading from Mermaid Precinct, plus readings by Teel James Glenn, Carol Gyzander, Robert E. Waters, Gail Z. Martin, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, and the late great C.J. Henderson.

Stuff of mine that's coming in 2020.

Star Trek: Articles of the Federation turns 15!

A report on Virtual Balticon 54 and also on the eSpec Books launch party at same.

A very nice review of Alien: Isolation.

Midweek music is the very appropriate "Funny Vibe" by Living Colour.

Noticing things from my position of privilege.

Some interesting blog stats. (Some of the most-read pieces on the new blogs are reprints from this blog, by the way...)


KRAD COVID readings: "Life from Lifelessness" from Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague, "The Puzzle" from Footprints in the Stars, "Time Keeps on Slippin'" from Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, "God Sins" from Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes, "Tropes Abandoned, Tropes as Yet Unseen" from ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66--Season One, "Send in the Clones" from The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, and "The Ballad of Big Charlie" Part 1 and Part 2 (Part 3 will go live on Friday 5 June).

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatches: "Death Wish," "Lifesigns," "Investigations," "Deadlock," and "Innocence."
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    "The Whaler's Dues" by Jethro Tull

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Here's what's been on the Word Press blog over the last month or so.....

I posted two final reading lists: stuff in worlds of my own creation and collaborations, shared worlds, and other miscellaneous stuff.

I've also been posting embedded vidoes of my KRAD COVID readings on the Tube of You, in which I've read "Letter from Guadalajara" (from 2011's More Tales of Zorro), "Diary of a False Man" (from 2000's X-Men Legends), "Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless" (from 2015's The X-Files: Trust No One), "When the Magick Goes Away" (from a 2012 crowdfund, reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct), "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" (from 2005's Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table), "Arms and the Man" (from 1997's Untold Tales of Spider-Man), "Materfamilias" (from 2020's Bad Ass Moms), the first chapter of 2001's Here There Be Monsters (part of the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers series), "Many a Mile to Freedom" (from 2001's Farscape: The Official Magazine #1), "Catch and Release" (from 2013's Tales from Dragon Precinct), and "Ragnarok and Roll" (from 2011's Tales from the House Band Volume 1).

Monday music is "Beautiful Madness" by Robbie Robertson.

More readings from Across the Universe: Tales of Alternate Beatles, including Patrick Barb reading "When I'm #64," Beth Patterson reading "Cayenne," Sally Wiener Grotta reading "The Truth Within," and Carol Gyzander reading "Deal with the Devil."

The publisher of my "Precinct" books and Without a License, eSpec Books is having a "stuck at home" sale where all their eBooks are $.99 each!

From the archives: wow, does Daybreakers suck...

The eSpec Books reading series! The first set has Danielle Ackley-McPhail reading "Brothers (from Defending the Future: Dogs of War) and "A Legacy of Stars" (from the eponymous collection), Jeff Young reading "Bucket Brigade" (from Defending the Future: In Harm's Way), and me reading two chapters from To Hell and Regroup, my collaboration with David Sherman. The next bunch includes Danielle reading from Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, her collaboration with Day Al-Mohamed, and also reading her stories "The Heart of the Sun" (from Flashes in the Can) and "Turtles All the Way Down" (from The Die is Cast), Christopher L. Bennett reading an excerpt from Arachne's Crime, James Chambers reading "The Last Great Monologue of Evil Intent" (from The Side of Good/The Side of Evil), Jeff Young reading "Finder" (from The Society for the Preservation of C.J. Henderson), Megan Mackie reading an excerpt from Finder of the Lucky Devil, and Alma Alexander reading from The Second Star.

I say it's my birthday, as I talk about celebrating my 51st birthday in lockdown...

A nice review of A Furnace Sealed.

Shore Leave officially postponed, unsurprisingly.

Laura Anne Gilman and I are interviewed by Mike Zipser for Fast Forward.

Monday music is "Nothin' I Can Do About It" by Michael McCloud.

My talk on the business of writing for the Stay In Place Virtual Writing Conference that was held over Facebook.

I'm a guest on The FBI's Most Unwanted podcast talking about The X-Files.

A general expression of hatred for the state the world is in right now.

A celebratory Mothers Day post for the mothers in my life.

Martin Pasko, RIP.

Irons in the fire update.

From the archives: a most excellent birthday, from 18 April 2008, where I spent my 39th birthday at New York Comic-Con having an amazing time.

Results of an informal poll asking my social media contacts how they first encountered my writing.

I'm on "Morning Flight," the YouTube series from my alma mater, Cardinal Spellman High School.


And there's the usual posts pimping the Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch (including "Persistence of Vision," "Tattoo," "Cold Fire," "Maneuvers," "Resistance," "Prototype," "Alliances," "Threshold," "Meld," and "Dreadnought") and my Patreon (which has had a crapton of new content over the last few weeks).
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    "Go Back to Your Woods" by Robbie Robertson

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Many of the posts on my Word Press blog are pimping my Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch entries (since I last posted here, I've done "Elogium," "Non Sequitur," "Twisted," and "Parturition") as well as my overview of the first season of Star Trek: Picard.

Randee Dawn has been posting readings of the stories in the anthology she and Michael A. Ventrella edited, Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles.

I have also continued KRAD COVID readings, providing readings of my stories "Letting Go" (from 2005's Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores), "Improper Procedure" (from 1995's The Ultimate Silver Surfer), "A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar" (from a 2005 issue of Amazing Stories), "Under the King's Bridge" (from 2011's Liar Liar), "We Seceded Where Others Failed" (from 2016's Altered States of the Union), and "Six Red Dragons" (from 2018's Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot).

I provided more reading lists, including of my work based on movies, my work based on games, and my comic-book-related work.

Other posts:

I provided an irons in the fire update for the first time in a while.

Midweek music is Paul Simon and the Jesse Dixon Singers performing "Loves Me Like a Rock" on The Dick Cavett Show.

Friday fanfare is a Japanese version of "Smoke on the Water" that is amazing.

A nice review of my Star Trek: The Next Generation novel Q & A.

On sale now: ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE!: The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66--Season One, with my essay on "Fine Feathered Finks"/"The Penguin's a Jinx."

A sad remembrance of Joe Migliucci, the owner of Mario's Restaurant, one of our favorite restaurants, and also where Wrenn and I got married. Joe died from coronavirus complications at the age of 81.

SHE RIDES! I finished "Materfamilias," my story for Bad Ass Moms.

Please consider supporting the crowdfund for two science fiction novels, To Hell and Regroup by myself and David Sherman and Arachne's Crime by Christopher L. Bennett.
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    "Don't Do It" by The Band