Category Archives: books

Apes trading card booky goodness…coming at us!

For the past few years, Abrams ComicArts has been producing a truly fun series of books. Working in partnership with Topps, these tomes have revisited popular sets of non-sports trading or “bubble gum” cards or stickers from the days of old. Each … Continue reading

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Hey, wait. I’ve got my own “writer-versary,” this month!

I guess I’m getting old, and forgetful. A reader e-Mailed me this evening, responding to my blog post from last week about the “50th anniversary” of Star Trek fiction. What’s that? You didn’t read it? Well, here: Let me provide you … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary, “TrekLit!”

As was pointed out over on the TrekBBS by user “ryan123450,” this month marks the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek Literature.” Star Trek, the first collection of original series episode adaptations written by noted science fiction author James Blish, was published … Continue reading

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“Assignment: Earth,” the so-so Star Trek episode that keeps on giving.

WARNING: Nerdy rambling lay ahead. The other day on Facebook, noted science fiction author and all-around good guy Robert J. Sawyer mentioned that he’d stumbled across a fan website devoted to “Assignment: Earth,” the Star Trek original series episode that … Continue reading

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Presents from the Book Fairy of the Planet of the Apes!

Found a box on the porch today, and what was inside? A new present from the Book Fairy, in the form of my author’s contributor copy of Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone! (Click to Biggie Size) … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds: Now available for pre-order!

“Sure,” I can hear some of you saying. “Because he hasn’t annoyed me with one of these updates in a while.” I’m pleased to report that Hearts and Minds, my Star Trek: The Next Generation novel that’s set for publication … Continue reading

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Holiday shopping? Check out some stuff from friends of mine.

Black Friday! AHHHH!!!! Along with all the big stores doing their usual holiday shopping/gladiatorial combat thing, there also are the local and independently owned businesses in our various communities. To begin this with some shameless self-promotion, both Geeks of Doom … Continue reading

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Okay, it’s really a real audiobook, now!

Stick this in your ears. My mail carrier brought good tidings today, in the form of the audiobook adaptation of Purgatory’s Key, as narrated in exceptional fashion by actor Robert Petkoff. Sure, the digital version’s been available since the paperback … Continue reading

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You can now write a college paper about From History’s Shadow. Really.

Go figure. Earlier in the week, my partner in literary mischief, David Mack, was informed that one very hip history professor out at San Diego State University was incorporating various aspects of Star Trek into his curriculum. In particular, Dave’s own … Continue reading

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Hey! It’s the cover for Headlong Flight!

Because why not? My friends over at have seen fit to foist a new bit of goodness upon the world this afternoon, that being the cover for Headlong Flight, my Star Trek: The Next Generation novel coming in January. Wanna … Continue reading

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