March 12th, 2008

OCLT, crazed writer, dark forces, ellie, command & conquer


Got some good work done on Ghostwriting Project #1, which was something of a miracle. Then watched a truly awesome episode of Jericho. (Lesson: do not try to take on Robert Hawkins, as you will lose. Badly. Unless you are Major Beck, but Beck was off the table this week. He's back next week, so be afraid....)

Also watched the episode "The Day Before," which was the 36 hours leading up to the explosions. I may watch the pilot again just to watch them match up.......
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klingon empire

a nice review!

Father Robert Lyons has reviewed Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House for's "Library Computer" column.

Money quote:

With “A Burning House”, Keith R.A. DeCandido has solidified his reputation as the principal authority on Klingons in the writing community today, and has transformed an annoyingly predictable and overused species into a people of great depth and breadth. And, in the end, that has to be the greatest compliment that I can pay to the words that have flowed from his pen.
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another nice review!

Picked up TV Zone #225, which had a review by Tom Holt of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit. He loved the anthology overall, including this gem that will also make troll_bridge happy:

As a result, we can enjoy small-canvas gems like Geoff Trowbridge's Suicide Note and the ever-reliable Keith DeCandido's Four Lights, both of which take classic TV episodes as their starting points and boldly go where the cameras can't, examining consequences and aftermaths, complementing and building on the work of the original writers.

The review also singles out lonemagpie's "On the Spot," Greg Cox's "Thinking of You," and Christopher L. Bennett's "Friends with the Sparrows" for praise, but generally is favorable to the entire anthology.
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