General Q & A Session For The Authors

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Chrizmo, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Farscape is wonderful. Strongly recommended.

    And I'm not just saying that because I used to edit the FS novels and write for the magazine.
     
  2. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    I just recently watched Farscape for the first time over the past month or so, and I'm working through the continuation comics now. I'm also planning to read KRAD's novel, though it looks like I'm SOL for the short stories from the magazine that you alluded to. That's the trouble with coming to a fandom late, all the stuff is gone, official merch and even fan works.

    For instance, it looked like the answers to a lot of questioned I googled were on the website Farscape World, which shut down all of a week before I finished the show (so forum posts are still on Google, I just can't read them). And I'm absolutely amazed that the 20th anniversary digital-only soundtrack album has already been pulled from sale less than three years later. It's digital! You'd think the total lack of marginal cost would let them just keep it on iTunes and Amazon and whatever indefinitely and just let it slowly trickle in money from latecomers like me, but I clearly don't understand business.
     
  3. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    While most of the short stories are lost to the ages unless you can track down the original magazines and one role-playing game that had them, there are two sources for at least some of the stories:

    1) The trade paperback D'Argo's Lament reprinted my story "Many a Mile to Freedom," to which D'Argo's Lament served as a sequel.

    2) I did readings of all three of my Farscape stories as part of my YouTube channel KRAD COVID readings in 2020: "Many a Mile to Freedom" (from Farscape: The Official Magazine #1), "Brotherly Love" (from F:TOM #2), and "Ten Little Aliens" (from the Farscape RPG).
     
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  4. ColdFusion180

    ColdFusion180 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What are your opinions regarding song parodies, specifically Star Trek ones? What kind(s) do you enjoy reading or listening to, if any? Have you written any song parodies?

    Thank you for continuing to answer questions!
     
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  5. Disposable_Ensign

    Disposable_Ensign Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't know if there are any comics writers here, but if there are do you have any advice for aspiring comics writers?

    To echo ColdFusion180, thank you for continuing to answer our questions.
     
  6. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Rear Admiral

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    TREK’S BEEN GOOD
    (apologies to Joe Walsh)

    I get advances, forget the price
    Ain’t never earned out, they tell me it’s nice
    I hit my deadlines, then I pub crawl
    I let my agent pay for it all
    They say I’m crazy but I have a good time
    I’m just making up clues for the scene of a crime
    Trek’s been good to me so far

    My book’s been stuck on page eighty-nine
    I lost my mojo, but no, I don’t whine
    I have a shuttle, ride in the back
    I lock the hatch in case I’m attacked
    I write Trek novels, my fans they can’t wait
    They write me e-mails, tell me I’m great
    So I got me an office, book covers on the wall
    Just leave a message, maybe I'll call

    Lucky I’m sane after all I’ve been through
    (Everybody say “I’m cool” — “He's cool”)
    I can’t complain but sometimes I still do
    Trek’s been good to me so far

    I go to panels, sometimes until four
    It’s hard to leave when you can’t find the door
    It’s tough to handle this fandom and fame
    Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed
    They say I’m lazy but it takes all my time
    (Everybody say “Oh, yeah” — “Oh, yeah”)
    I keep on goin’, guess I’ll never know why
    Trek’s been good to me so far
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
     
  7. Anduinel

    Anduinel Commander Red Shirt

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    I've got the comics and magazines, but I completely missed that Farscape ever had any novels. To eBay!
     
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  8. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    There were three in all.

    Plus, some non-fiction Companions by Paul Simpson.
     
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  9. James Swallow

    James Swallow Writer Captain

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    I can recommend checking out my colleague Jim Zub's #ComicsSchool tutorials on his site: http://www.jimzub.com/
     
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  10. Disposable_Ensign

    Disposable_Ensign Commander Red Shirt

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    Thank you!
     
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  11. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    And the guy who wrote most of the comics (to wit, me) wrote one of the novels: House of Cards. The other two were by Andrew Dymond and the late David Bischoff.
     
  12. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    They're also available as eBooks.
     
  13. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    I am a huge fan of Warp 11.
     
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  14. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How about Star Trekking?
     
  15. JJMiller

    JJMiller Writer Red Shirt

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    Basically from my first comics work — Crimson Dynamo and Iron Man — to present, I have written production note essays for every issue, getting into the process behind each one. It's by no means a proper how-to manual, but you can follow along some of the steps we went through behind the scenes.
     
  16. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Like in ". . .'cause we can't find reverse"?
     
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  17. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes.