October 28th, 2013

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my Sunday feeling

Looooooooooooong weekend. But a good one.

Friday, I taught the kids sparring class, which is more or less my responsibility until the black belt who usually teaches it recovers from knee-replacement surgery. Then dinner with my parents, as we usually do on Fridays when we're home. Saturday was an all-day celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, hosted by the USS Justice fan club at the Morris County Library in Whippany, New Jersey. I missed the first two episodes that were screened, "Children of Time" and "Trials and Tribble-ations," but I was there for the trivia contest, my own one-hour talk (during which I read from The Klingon Art of War), and the screenings of "The Visitor" and "Little Green Men." I also sold bunches of books, which always makes me happy. :)

Wrenn and I weren't able to join the gang for dinner, because Saturday night was our dojo's 21st anniversary party, and I wasn't about to miss that. There was fun and food and drink and a nifty-keen slideshow that dealt with what the dojo had accomplished over the past year, including my own nidan promotion this past March.

We had to bug out around 9.30, though, as we had to drive out to Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania. We crashed for the night at the lovely home of fellow writer Michael A. Ventrella and his wife the lovely artist Heidi Hooper, along with Bernie Mojzses and the husband-wife team of Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Mike McPhail. The following morning, me, Wrenn, Dani, Bernie, and the two Mikes hied to the East Monroe Public Library, where we were joined by Kathryn Craft to teach an all-day writers workshop, covering a huge range of topics for about 25 attendees. It went very well, and it looks promising that this will become an annual thing.

Tonight, we drove home, ordered Chinese, and vegged out in front the TV (holy crap, are we behind on the DVR). I also got to do some revisions on "Fish Out of Water" thanks to the mighty Myke Cole, who corrected my Coast Guard fuckups. Still waiting on the other three folks who owe me feedback............

Meanwhile, I'm still taking questions in this post so please feel free to ask me stuff. This week, besides getting the short story out the door, I'll be starting on a movie novelization, and also entertaining an old friend I haven't seen in 20 years, who's visiting for the week.
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If you would like an autographed copy of one my books or comic books, but can't get to a convention that I'm attending, I'm making it easy on you. You can get any of the books or comics listed below just by buying them from me via PayPal (payments would go to keith at decandido dot net) or money order (sent to PO Box 4976, New York, NY 10185-4976) at cover price or less (see list below), and I'll send the book(s) to you.

Please add $5 for shipping, unless your order is $25 or more, if you're in the United States. If you're outside the States, please e-mail me at krad at whysper dot net and we can discuss shipping cost. If you're in the U.S. and buy more than $25 worth of books, then shipping is free.

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Here's the full list of available books and prices (in U.S. dollars):

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Deathless -- $7

Cassie Zukav
Ragnarok & Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet -- $15

Command and Conquer
Tiberium Wars -- $5

Dragon Precinct
Dragon Precinct -- $15
Unicorn Precinct -- $15
Goblin Precinct -- $15
Tales from Dragon Precinct -- $15
any three "Precinct" books -- $40
all four "Precinct" books -- $55

Dungeons & Dragons
Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun -- $8

Farscape
comic books (miniseries)
Gone and Back #1 (Cover B--Dennis Calero) -- $4
Gone and Back #2 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Gone and Back #3 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Gone and Back #3 (Cover B--Dennis Calero) -- $4
D'Argo's Lament #4 (Cover A--Michael DiPascale) -- $4
D'Argo's Lament #4 (Cover B--Will Sliney) -- $4
D'Argo's Trial #1 (Cover A--Jason Palmer) -- $4
D'Argo's Trial #2 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
D'Argo's Trial #4 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #2 (Cover A--Chad Hardin) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #2 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #3 (Cover A--Chad Hardin) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #3 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #4 (Cover A--Chad Hardin) -- $4
D'Argo's Quest #4 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4

comic books (ongoing series)
Farscape #3 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Farscape #4 (Cover B--Will Sliney) -- $4
Farscape #5 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Farscape #5 (Cover B--Will Sliney) -- $4
Farscape #6 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Farscape #6 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
Farscape #7 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Farscape #7 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
Farscape #8 (Cover A--Joe Corroney) -- $4
Farscape #8 (Cover B--Caleb Cleveland) -- $4
Farscape #12 -- $4
Farscape #14 -- $4
Farscape #15 -- $4
Farscape #16 -- $4
Farscape #19 -- $4
Farscape #21 -- $4
Farscape #22 -- $4
Farscape #23 -- $4
Farscape #24 -- $4

trade paperbacks
Volume 6: Compulsions -- $10

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda
Destruction of Illusions -- $10

The Scattered Earth
Guilt in Innocence -- $15

SCPD
The Case of the Claw -- $15

Star Trek
A Time for War, a Time for Peace -- $8
Klingon Empire: A Burning House -- $8
Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions -- $15
The Next Generation: Q & A -- $8

World of Warcraft
Cycle of Hatred -- $8

Young Hercules
Cheiron's Warriors -- $3
The Ares Alliance -- $3
both books -- $5

If you have any questions, comment below.....