Back from Poland

October 12th, 2014

A huge thanks to the folks at the International Festival of Books and Games for hosting me in Lodz, Poland last weekend, and in particular to the Star Wars Fan Club of Lodz (Lodzki Fanklub, to be precise), all of whom seriously rock. When I was growing up, Poland was behind the Iron Curtain; I never thought I’d go there ( in much the same way that it seemed to many of us that the Cold War could never end save in some event that reduced the world to cinder and ash and endless dark).

But — also while I was growing up — I was reading voraciously anything 2000 AD or Judge Dredd related.  (I still do, of course.)  So to meet Dredd writer and comic legend Alan Grant in Lodz was the honor of a lifetime. For that matter, the whole trip was. Now SA and I are back in LA with the way-too-many amoral hustlers we live with, aka the cats… back to work! More updates to come soon.

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Smartasses Radio appearance

July 15th, 2014

I talked yesterday evening with the intimable Johnny Video over at Smartasses Radio for a lively conversation spanning space weaponization, Judge Dredd, cats, Wonder Woman, Prometheus and Jerry Pournelle, among other sundry topics. Check it out here

Fanboy Comics podcast

July 7th, 2014

Spent this time this weekend with the good folks over at Fanboy Comics — a fun chat ranging from Facebook’s latest shenanigans to the latest team to tackle Wonderwoman to the inevitable rise of those darn machines… check it out here.

Star Wars: kicking off the new canon

June 23rd, 2014

Co-authored with Mark Williams, our new short story “Blade Squadron” is out now in STAR WARS INSIDER. Jedi News reviews it favorablyhere, and Disney has announced that this is the FIRST work to be considered part of the new SW canon.Which is, yanno, pretty cool. So if you want to know what else was going on in the Battle of Endor, get your copy now.

TRANSFORMERS: RETRIBUTION

January 28th, 2014

I’m pleased to announce that my fifth novel is out: TRANSFORMERS: RETRIBUTION, written with co-author Mark S. Williams, in which we tell the story of how the Transformers confront an ancient enemy from their distant past (i.e., the 1980s). No spoilers of course, but here’s a hint on who they are….

More than meets the eye: Transformers novels

June 25th, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that my writing partner/brother-in-arms Mark Williams and I have signed a deal with Random House to write two Transformers novels for Hasbro. We couldn’t be more psyched to contribute to this world-class franchise; publication dates TBD, but will update as I have details.

Prometheus

June 18th, 2012

io9 has published my essay on Prometheus. Comments closed here; go chat about it there!

New novel now out!

March 6th, 2012

I’m pleased to announce to all and sundry that Night Shade has released THE PILLARS OF HERCULES, which you can acquire right now, or go to a bricks-and-mortar store and demand a copy!

Plus I now have a gnarly new website, called, appropriately enough, www.thepillarsofhercules.com, so check it out…

(The astute among you will note that the book is out under the name David Constantine, which is my brand new pseudonym.  But in truth, my cats have yet to notice the difference…)

 

New novel: THE PILLARS OF HERCULES…steampunk in the ancient world!

February 15th, 2012

The rumors are true. I have a fourth novel about to hit bookshelves, under my fantasy/steampunk nom de plume, David Constantine. Slated for release on March 6th by Night Shade Books, THE PILLARS OF HERCULES is steampunk set in the age of Alexander the Great, and features Persian princesses, Gaulish barbarians, Greek mercenaries, as well as a wild and crazy journey to find the magick artifacts lost beneath the waves at Atlantis.  Plus Alexander himself is a major character, along with all the Macedonian generals you know and love:  Ptolemy, Hephaestion, Eumenes, Craterus, and other assorted bad-asses.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist has published an excerpt from the book here, and the book also has a website at www.thepillarsofhercules.com.

So stay tuned.

New short story in the STAR WARS INSIDER: available now!

February 1st, 2012

My partner-in-crime Mark S. Williams and I have a new story in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider magazine: MAZE RUN features Han, Chewie, and the Millennium Falcon as they navigate perilously near to a rather large black hole while battling the Imperial department of dirty tricks.

Those among you who have studied my career closely will also note this is actually my FIRST published short story, and I couldn’t be happier to have it be a Star Wars one.