September 20th, 2008

rygel

Farscape comic interview with Rockne S. O'Bannon--plus art!

Comic Book Resources did an interview with Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon about the upcoming comic book he and I are writing. For reasons passing understanding, he actually said nice things about me (without me having to pay him, or anything!), and the article also has the text-free artwork for two of the three covers for issue #2 (the third will be a photo cover, probably of Rygel, but I don't know for sure). The Crichton, Aeryn, and kid cover is by my old buddy Dennis Calero, and the Rygel, Jothee, and Chiana cover is by Joe Corroney.

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enemy territory

I.K.S. Gorkon books reviewed

steve_roby has been catching up on his Trek reading of late. Besides a review of infinitydog's just released Destiny Book 1: Gods of Night, he has also reviewed some oldies: Bob Ingersoll & Tony Isabella's 2004 novel The Case of the Colonist's Corpse and my three I.K.S. Gorkon novels, 2003's A Good Day to Die and Honor Bound and 2005's Enemy Territory.

Money quote:
The duology is almost like a Mirror or Myriad Universe tale in a way; the Gorkon's mission is, after all, the Klingon equivalent of the various Enterprises' mission, and resembles some of the more extreme anti-imperialist critiques of the original Star Trek. And yet, though the Klingons' values are almost antithetical to ours and the Federation's, KRAD ensures that we not only understand Klag and his crew, we sympathize with them and cheer them on. That's no mean feat.
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NYY, melky

age amusement in the Starbucks

So I go into the Starbucks, and there's a woman there wearing a blue Yankees shirt. It's a fairly common item: navy blue shirt, the interlocking NY logo over the heart, and a number and name on the back. The most popular ones are Derek Jeter (#2) and Alex Rodriguez (#13), but you see others, including some old-timers. (I myself have a Jorge Posada, #20, and a Nick Johnson, #36.). The woman in the Starbucks had a Thurman Munson (#15) shirt. (I have a replica uniform jersey with Thurm's 15 on it, myself.) I complimented the woman on her taste, saying that Thurm was my favorite player when I was a kid.

She scoffed and said I couldn't possibly have been born when Thurm died in a plane crash in 1979. I assured her that I was 39 years old and remembered August 1979 quite clearly as a ten year old. She was boggled, and refused to believe me right up until I offered to show my driver's license, at which point she accepted it (but declined to see the license, which is good, as the picture sucks).

This isn't the first time I've come into the Starbucks and been mistaken for a college student. *heh*
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