Author Archives: Dayton Ward

About Dayton Ward

Freelance word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.

Pre-order Star Trek: Discovery – Drastic Measures!

Now we’re talking. The book gods have seen fit to provide us with pre-order options for Drastic Measures, my forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery novel, which will be published on February 6th, 2018. As with David Mack’s Desperate Hours, my book … Continue reading

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Predator: If It Bleeds

“IF IT BLEEDS, WE CAN KILL IT.” Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (from Predator, 1987) Over the centuries, extraterrestrial hunters of the Yautja race—also known as the Predators—have encountered (and stalked) humans on Earth and in the depths of space. Offered … Continue reading

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It’s Jupiter 2 Launch Day!

October 16th, 1997: “This is the beginning. This is the day. You are watching the unfolding of one of history’s greatest adventures–man’s colonization of space beyond the stars. The first of what may be as many as ten million families … Continue reading

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Bucs Blog! 2017 Season, Week 6.

We can’t quite call it a comeback, but it was a pretty decent effort. Cardinals 38 – Bucs 33 The game’s big story so far a Bucs fans are concerned involves quarterback Jameis Winston, who was forced to exit the … Continue reading

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Your Moment of TrekZen*.

It was to be a battle for the ages. Aim high, dude. Oh, and duck. (* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The Daily Show)

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In Discussion with…me!

Tony Healey is a busy guy. He’s a writer, for one thing, but when he’s not hard at work penning his own novels and short stories, he takes time here and there to talk with other writers. It’s a new … Continue reading

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Cover description for Drastic Measures, my Star Trek: Discovery novel!

The things you find on the internet. has revealed the back cover copy for Drastic Measures, my Star Trek: Discovery novel which will be published on February 6th, 2018. It is 2246, ten years prior to the “Battle at the Binary Stars,” … Continue reading

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Phaser Daser! Leaf’s 1967 Star Trek card set.

When I was a kid in the 1970s and early 80s, I collected all sorts of trading cards. Baseball and football cards, for sure, but also a ton of “non-sports” cards. Star Wars had major representation in my house, of … Continue reading

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Bucs Blog! 2017 Season, Week 5.

I’d like to say a loss like this is a real kick in the teeth, but that one went wide left, too.  Patriots 19 – Bucs 14 The hell, Tampa? You’re hosting in prime time before a national – nay, global … Continue reading

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The sorta late September writing wrap-up.

Wow, but I’ve been something of a lazy blogger, of late. The thing about working on projects about which you can say little to nothing is that there’s…uh…nothing to talk about on those fronts. I’m rarely given to long diatribes … Continue reading

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