August 21st, 2020

on the Word Press blog

Here's the latest from DeCandido dot Wordpress dot com:

I've been trying to drum up business for my Patreon. Please, consider supporting, as you get lots of nifty stuff. I've been posting samples from each tier, and so far we've got a movie review (John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum from the $1/month tier, cat pictures from the $2/month tier, a TV review (Jessica Jones season three) from the $5/month tier, and some excerpts from various works in progress from the $7/month tier.

Friday fanfare is Rhiannon Giddens performing "Build a House."

Video of the two panels I did for Shore Leave 41.5: "The Mandalorian," along with Christopher D. Abbott, Mary Fan, Glenn Hauman, and Laura Ware; and the Summer Book Release party, alongside Christopher and Mary again, plus Rigel Ailur, Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, John Jackson Miller, Joshua Palmatier, and Dayton Ward.

An interview with me on the Brasilian gaming web site Evil Hazard about my three Resident Evil movie novelizations.

"Got A Minute?" interviews me at Pensacon, the last con I attended in person before the pandemic....

An episode of "Hot Off the Press" from Con-Tinual: The Con That Never Ends, as various folks from eSpec Books talk about their new and upcoming releases, including me, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, James Chambers, Megan Mackie, and Robert E. Waters.

Friday fanfare is Arlo Guthrie, Jim Wilson, Vanessa Bryan, Stanley Clarke, Brad Cole, Charlie Morgan, Andy McKee, and a gospel choir featuring Dasha Chadwick, Nic Jackson, and Dillon O’Brien collaborating virtually to produce a new version of “Hard Times Come Again No More.”

Announcing a new Kickstarter for what is initially a double crowdfund for Megan Mackie's The Devil's Day and Michelle D. Sonnier's An Unceasing Hunger, and which later hit the two stretch goals that made it a quadruple crowdfund, including Ty Drago's Dragon and the anthology Horns and Halos, which includes a story by me!!!

My review of Umbrella Academy season two for Tor dot com.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays -- on losing power for (at that point) two days and counting. However, power was eventually restored, thank fuck....

Video of an alternate history workshop run by JL Gribble that I participated in with fellow author Maria V. Snyder and comedian/podcaster Jay Whittaker.

What Wrenn and I did for GISH this year.

Monday music is Leadbelly's classic "Midnight Special."

From the archives: the redshirt phenomenon.

Midweek music is a different version of "Midnight Special," this one by Little Richard.

On sale now: Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, which includes my story "Journalistic Integrity."

Friday fanfare is a superb live version of "Rubberband Man" by the Spinners.

More from the eSpec Books Reading Series, with readings by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, John Hemry, Paul Kupperberg, Gordon Linzner, Megan Mackie, Lisanne Norman, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, Robert E. Waters, Jeff Young, and me!

My current ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Irons in the fire update!

Midweek music is Merry Clayton's version of "Gimme Shelter."

The latest eSpec Books Author Spotlight is on me, talking about my story in Horns and Halos.

Available for preorder, and coming next spring: Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus featuring Spidey novels by Jim Butcher, Christopher L. Bennett, and me (my 2005 novel Down These Mean Streets).

KRAD COVID readings: "Blood in the Water" from Tales from Dragon Precinct, "The Silent Dust" from Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos, "Streets of Fire" from V-Wars: Night Terrors, "Brotherly Love" from Farscape: The Official Magazine, "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom" from The Ultimate Spider-Man (my first-ever work of published fiction, done for the landmark 50th episode of the series), "Getting the Chair" from Murder by Magic, "How You Can Prevent Forest Fires..." from Urban Nightmares, "Journalistic Integrity" from Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, and "Right On, Sister!" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from Limbus Inc. Book 3.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "The Q and the Grey," "Macrocosm," "Fair Trade," "Alter Ego," "Coda," "Blood Fever," and "Darkling."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Second Contact," "Envoys," and "Temporal Edict."
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