March 28th, 2020

two months later.....

Again, I've been bad about updating this blog, since the Word Press blog is the place to go, but last time I did an update, I got some grateful notes on it, so I'm gonna try to be better about keeping this up.

The big things....

With "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch" having come to an end, my new regular feature for Tor.com is "The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch," which I announced on the show's 25th anniversary, 16 January 2020, and which kicked off on the 24th, and has appeared regularly on Monday and Thursday since.

In addition, I've reviewed each episode of the first season of Star Trek: Picard from its debut in late January to its conclusion this past week (with a first-season overview still to come).

With the onset of the coronavirus and a lot of people stuck at home for extended periods, I've started a YouTube channel called "KRAD COVID readings" in which I'm reading various works of my short fiction. Five episodes are up as I write this, and I will be continuing this for a while now. (I've got close to a hundred works of short fiction, so plenty of material...............)

I've also been providing reading lists for fans of my work. I updated my bibliography in January, and I've also provided a list of my Star Trek work, my other TV-related work, and my movie-related work. Still to come is my gaming and comics work, my various original works, and everything that doesn't fit any of those categories.

While Monday music, midweek music, and Friday fanfare don't appear three times a week like they should, they do still show up occasionally. Check out "Boléro" (by the accurately named Highly Irritating Orchestra), "Highway to Hell" (on ukeleles), "Pinball Wizard" (as a sea shanty), "Amazing Grace" and "Mbube" (both as performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, both posted in honor of the passing of the group's founder Joseph Shabalala), "If I Had a Mighty Army" (by my band Boogie Knights), "Room to Move" (one of my favorite songs), "Pizzica di San Vito" (as performed by Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi), "Mari Mac" (posted in honor of St. Patrick's Day, as performed by Great Big Sea), "Mambo Italiano" (posted in honor of Italy's current suffering from COVID-19, as performed by Hetty & the Jazzato Band), and "Splendid Isolation" (an eerily appropriate Warren Zevon song).


Other highlights......

Several of the Marvel prose titles I edited in the 1990s are now available as audiobooks, as well as two anthologies I have stories in, The Ultimate Spider-Man and Untold Tales of Spider-Man.

Me on "Misfit Monday."

On a day out for a haircut and beard trim, along with pizza, coffee, and more.

A look at the number of comments each movie got in "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch."

A reminder that you can still support the Indie GoGo for my two upcoming short stories "The Gorvangin Rampages: A Dragon Precinct Story" and "Ragnarok and a Hard Place: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet."

Me on Eating the Fantastic with Scott Edelman.

Pimping the release of a new book by my friend, and fellow karateka, Libby Copeland, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.

Cover reveal for ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE!: The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66--Season One, in which I have an essay.

A nifty article on Alien fiction, in which I was one of the authors interviewed.

A nice review of Altered States of the Union, which singles out my story in same for praise.

Two reviews of my Star Trek novel Ferenginar: Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed, one in German, one in English.

Episode 381 of The SciFi Diner Podcast is the Star Trek Mirror Universe panel I was a part of at Farpoint in Feburary.
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