November 15th, 2013

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nice review of Invincible Book 1

Continuing the blasts from my Starfleet Corps of Engineers past, Dan Gunther reviews Invincible Book 1, the first of two parts of a short novel written by me and David Mack back in '01.

Money quote:
A very interesting setup here in part one, and a cliffhanger ending that makes me eager to find out what happens. The first-person narrative style is interesting, and a departure from the norm is always welcome. Good character development and a suspenseful tone made this story one worth reading.
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buy my books & comics! (now with Xena, Resident Evil, OtherWere, Darkness Falls, Spider-Man!)

COOL THING THAT HAPPENED! I was recently cleaning out my garage, and I found a treasure trove of stuff I forgot I still had: the novelization of the movie Resident Evil: Genesis, my 2005 Spider-Man novel Down These Mean Streets, the 2001 anthology The Further Adventures of Xena Warrior Princess (with my story "Recurring Character"), and two landmark books -- the first book that ever had my name on the cover, OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (an anthology of alternative were-creature stories that Laura Anne Gilman and I edited in 1996), and my first novel Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath (written with José R. Nieto in 1998).

On top of that, the paperback edition of V-Wars is out -- edited by Jonathan Maberry, it has my story "The Ballad of Big Charlie." I'm also taking preorders for autographed copies of Gryphon Precinct.

So -- if you would like an autographed copy of any of those books, or some of my other books and comic books and stuff, 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.

If you want the book inscribed, please tell me who to inscribe it to -- and if you don't want it inscribed (or don't want it autographed) let me know. You also need to provide a shipping address, obviously....

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

anthologies
NEW! OtherWere: Stories of Transformation -- $7
NEW! V-Wars -- $10

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
NEW! Gryphon Precinct -- $15 (PREORDER)
any three "Precinct" books -- $40
any four "Precinct" books -- $55
NEW! all five "Precicnt" books -- $65

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

movie novelizations
NEW! Darkness Falls -- $8
NEW! Resident Evil: Genesis -- $8

The Scattered Earth
Guilt in Innocence -- $15

SCPD
The Case of the Claw -- $15

Spider-Man
NEW! Venom's Wrath -- $8
NEW! Down These Mean Streets -- $8

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

Xena
NEW! The Further Adventures of Xena, Warrior Princess -- $7

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

If you have any questions, comment below.....
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ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "Defiant"

Riker's evil twin Skippy Thomas comes to DS9 to take Sisko's stuff, which leads Sisko to go to the lengths of teaming up with Dukat to get him back. The DS9 Rewatch steals the "Defiant."

An excerpt:
Speaking of Kira, Nana Visitor comes very close to owning this episode—no mean feat in a story that has so much Dukat-and-Sisko goodness. In her speeches to Thomas, we see the real sting of the betrayal of Starfleet’s values that the Maquis represents. Hudson never gave a good goddamn about being a hero, and was more than happy to blow up ships and kill people just to prove a point. He stopped being a Starfleet officer as soon as he joined the Maquis and phasered his uniform to prove it. Tom Riker, though, never takes his uniform off. In fact, it’s not even his uniform, it’s Will’s he’s wearing, as if trying desperately to prove that he should’ve been the one to wear it, and if not, he’s going to seriously disgrace it.
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