While I was out…

…all this happened:

During this past weekend’s Starfest convention, Kevin and I were interviewed by the Girls of Geek, during which we discussed our writing partnership as well as our past, current and future writing projects. You can read all about that right here. Thanks very much to Michelle for the pimpin’!

Elsewhere, Rush, the mightiest band to still not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (screw those Pezheads), has released a new single from their forthcoming album, Clockwork Angels. The new song is called “Headlong Flight,” and you can check out the official “lyric video” right here: Watch me.

Awwww yeah.

Rush also announced their tour schedule to pimp the new album, which likely comprises the “first leg.” I say that, because I note the glaring absence of a Kansas City date on the schedule, and I know that the Holy Trinity would not diss me so. However, there’s a St. Louis date in September, and a Las Vegas date that has caught my eye.

And one other bit of Rush news which might’ve escaped your attention: SF novelist Kevin J. Anderson, working with Neil Peart, will be writing a novel based on the album’s storyline. It’s due out in September, set to coincide with the start of the aforementioned tour.

Moving to the world of stuff relating to the recently-concluded Star Trek: Vanguard novel series, my pals over at The Chronic Rift have released a special “roundtable” episode, featuring myself, Kevin Dilmore, and series creators Marco Palmieri and David Mack. We answer questions put to us by fans of the series, and basically spend an hour or so congratulating ourselves on being masters of our domain. Or, you know…whatever. In all seriousness, it was a fun chat; the next best thing to the four of us sitting around in a bar, as we recall our favorite moments and other highlights of this story that’s occupied so much of our time over the past eight years or so. Wanna listen? Well, then go here: The Chronic Rift: Spotlight – Star Trek: Vanguard Roundtable Interview.

During my absence and total lack of bloggery, I missed Monday’s annual observance of International Pixel-stained Technopeasant Day. Therefore, I belatedly offer up links to a couple of stories that I’ve made available for free reading:

  • Deadbeats,” which I wrote last October as my annual Halloween story
  • Enemy Unknown!” This is a personal favorite of mine; something Kevin and I did for a role-playing game which never came to fruition.

I’m happy to see other folks were keeping busy with the important things while I was away goofing off.

More catching up later….

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About Dayton Ward

Freelance word slinger, husband, daddy, Trekkie, Tampa Bay Bucs fan, Rush fan (the band), observer and derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.
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