Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jul 9, 2016.
I have a good idea, what if the mods ban KRAD untill he finished the Precinct novel
Yup! Phoenix Precinct is on the docket to be done this year. In the meantime, I'll be doing a short story that takes place in the one-year gap between Gryphon Precinct and Mermaid Precinct, which you can still support at IndieGoGo here (Mod note: Link removed, search on IndieGoGo.com for Keith R.A. DeCandido).
Okay, upfront my apologies for being late to fixing things - I should have realised sooner. It's against the rules on the TrekBBS to post solicitation links which these kickstarter and indiegogo links are.
I will edit the posts to take out the links.
It's okay to talk about the projects - it's the link that's the problem.
My apologies, I had no idea that we weren't allowed to do that.
Well, if it's okay to talk about it, I'll just say that we're now only $46 short of unlocking the next stretch goal, my short story "Comfort Zones," a prequel to the Arachne duology. And we've still got a week to go!
In addition, my collaborator, David Sherman, wrote the "DemonTech" series for Random House from 2002-2003, but they only did the first three books in the series and declined the option to do the fourth. That fourth book, Get Her Back!, was instead published by Dark Quest Books in 2011 (with a really awful cover, sadly), which has since fallen into the proverbial swamp, and that fourth book is unavailable. (Random still has the first three available.) We're $246 away from eSpec being able to put that fourth book back into print (with a better cover).
There's a link to this crowdfund on my web page, which is linked in my signature.
We're in the last 18 hours of the Kickstarter now, and we've met every goal except the last one, a pair of prestige limited-edition omnibus hardcovers collecting both David Sherman's The 18th Race trilogy and my brand-new Arachne duology in a single volume each. I didn't think we were likely to get all the way there, but we've jumped up well over $1000 in the last 24 hours and we're now less than $1000 away from reaching that last goal line. More info at my blog here:
We’re probably less than a month away from the publication of Arachne’s Crime, my second original novel and the first half of a duology from eSpec Books. To promote the book, and hopefully to draw in some new subscribers to my Patreon page, I’m devoting this month’s fiction and behind-the-scenes Patreon content to Arachne’s Crime.
It begins at noon today with the release of the entire Chapter 1 of Arachne’s Crime for subscribers to my $10 Original Fiction tier and above. Tuesday will be the usual weekly TV review for subscribers at $5 and up, and on Wednesday, all Patreon subscribers at $1 and up will get an advance look at my design sketches for the three alien species featured in Arachne’s Crime, two of which are brand-new. Then on Friday, the $12 Behind the Scenes tier will feature an exclusive look at my worldbuilding notes about the featured aliens’ evolution, behavior, and culture.
If you haven’t tried out my Patreon page before, this is a great time to start! Just follow the link in my signature.
I forgot to mention - Rogue, the new book in my new Marc Dane thriller series, is out now!
I have a short story, "The Adventure of the Cursed Ruin," in Belanger Books' In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes & Doctor Watson, out this December.
"The Cursed Ruin" is not, technically, a Sherlock Holmes story. It's a sword-and-sorcery tale inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, told in a Watsonian style. When the orc Bonecrusher Bloodhelm falls victim to a curse and loses his prized sword, he turns to Escott Sigerson, the famous consulting detective, to break the curse and recover the sword.
The story was inspired by a chance remark by David Mack. I'd already been working on the characters and the world, he said something about bunnies that sparked a story, and I scribbled out an outline, which I then promptly lost. When I cleaned up my office to make it a better workspace in March when my company sent us all home to work remotely, I found the outline, gave it more thought, and wrote up the story over a weekend.
Though In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes & Doctor Watson is aimed at young adult readers, and my own "The Cursed Ruin" is very much the kind of story I would have liked to read when I was ten (as I was already reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at that age), I think the book is appealing for Sherlock Holmes fans of any age. (Yes, I read the galleys of the whole book over the weekend.)
I have a few more details about the story on my blog, and the book is available for order until early September on IndieGoGo. Proceeds go toward The Beacon Society, a Sherlock Holmes society that provides teachers, librarians, children museums, and children theaters with local resources to create the next generation of Sherlock Holmes fans.
Crazy 8 Press has a new anthology out that's full of Trek folks. The third and final book in the Pangaea shared-world, alternate-history anthology series is now out. Entitled Redemption, it has the following Trekish contributors:
Ilsa J. Bick
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Kevin Dilmore & Dayton Ward
Michael Jan Friedman (who also conceived, edited, and directed the series, so this is all his fault)
Lawrence M. Schoen
In addition, there are stories by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Michael A. Burstein, Russ Colchamiro, Mary Fan, Dan Hernandez, Ron Marz, and Marie Vibbert.
The conceit of the series is that there was no continental drift, and so life on Earth evolved on only one continent.
Amazon (Kindle or trade paperback or hardcover)
Barnes & Noble (hardcover)
Indie Bound (trade paperback or hardcover)
I revived a thread about John M. Ford, because one of his out of print books is scheduled to come into print again, but I think I confused a lot of posters.
The Dragon Waiting looks like it is scheduled to be re-released on September 29. That looks exciting!
I'm so glad that Ford's works are finally coming back into print. I've been hanging onto my ancient paperback copy of THE DRAGON WAITING forever because I figured it would NEVER be reprinted.
Winner of the World Fantasy Award back in 1984.
Update: Just got word that the new Tor edition of THE DRAGON WAITING by John M. Ford is printed and shipping as we speak.
GHOST, the 3rd book in my bestselling Marc Dane action thriller series, is out this week in the USA from Forge Books - read more about it here: LINK
Here's the cover for my upcoming original novel Arachne's Crime!
Cover art and design by Mike McPhail, McP Digital Graphics
Is this a dream… or a nightmare?
The crew of the interstellar colony vessel Arachne is roused from artificial hibernation to face a horrific reality, as an alien boarding party takes them into custody to answer for the deaths of tens of thousands of sentient beings.
But there is more to their trial than meets the eye, and the threads of intrigue weave a tight web as crewmates and friends are divided between those who feel they owe restitution for the actions of the ship’s AI in their defense, and those who refuse to bow down to a judgment they see as persecution.
What future can they hope to build among aliens who see them as mass murderers… presuming they have a future at all?
The book is expected to go on sale next month. The sequel, Arachne's Exile, will follow soon thereafter.
On sale now:
To Hell and Regroup by David Sherman & Keith R.A. DeCandido
(The 18th Race Book 3)
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN ON TROY!
The strange bird-like aliens that humans have nicknamed “Dusters” have destroyed an Earth colony, the Semi-Autonomous World Troy. The North American Union sent a massive force of troops from the Marines, Army, and Navy in response.
In orbit, the remnants of the Navy must pull together and fight off the latest wave of Duster reinforcements to come through the wormhole and press their attack.
On the ground, Marines are locked in pitched combat with the Dusters, who continue to press their advantage, now with a weapon of devastating power, mounted on a large tank-like vehicle.
At headquarters, the Army Corps of Engineers must figure out how those tanks work and determine how to either stop them—or use them!
And back on Earth, the NAU President must decide humanity’s next course of action, even as scientists try to discover the Dusters’ secrets to help the soldiers, sailors, and Marines win—
—and time is running out!
“From the cold, detached environs of an orbiting battleship to the grit, sweat, and blood that defines life in a fighting hole on an alien world, Sherman and DeCandido pull out all the stops in this explosive concluding chapter of the 18th Race trilogy.”
—Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author of
The Last World War and Star Trek: Agents of Influence
[This is the third book in a trilogy of David's. He wrote the first two books solo and I edited them for the publisher. When various personal and health reasons kept him from finishing the final book, I stepped in to work with him on getting it done. It's a true collaboration, but it's also very much the conclusion of David's story. I just helped him get it over the finish line.]
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | IndieBound | direct from the publisher
On sale in January:
Animal by Munish K. Batra, MD, FACS, & Keith R.A. DeCandido
Two grisly murders have been committed at a meatpacking plant by a person wearing a cow mask…not long after the CEO of a water park is brutally killed by someone wearing an orca mask.
Interpol Agent An Chang believes these are the latest acts committed by a masked serial killer he has been chasing for more than twenty years…a killer who targets those who harm innocent animals.
Elephant poachers in Chad, Russian big-game hunters of endangered species, dog fighters in Atlanta, European food company CEOs who gorge ducks to make paté, gorilla hunters in the Congo, ivory merchants in China
Those who torture animals are not safe…
Working with two California detectives, Chang races to unmask the killer, as his spree ramps up. But the killer’s motives and history are far deeper than anyone realizes, and the truth of his rampage leads on a wild chase from the streets of Shanghai around the globe…
Animal is a relentless thriller by renowned surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Munish K. Batra, in collaboration with international best-selling author Keith R.A. DeCandido. This thought-provoking, pulse-pounding novel will engross and enthrall. Do the most noble of intentions justify the most horrific acts?
Who is the real animal?
“Animal is a brilliant and ferocious thriller. A tale of hideous inhumanity and very rough justice. Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rage and V-Wars
“I promise you it will grab hold of you and not let go; it will inspire you, it will anger you and it will live uneasily in your mind for a long time.”
—David Fisher, New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln’s Last Trial and Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
“Animal is a serial killer thriller with a twist—the villain is actually doing something many animal rights activists might applaud. This provides the tale with a unique, ironic, and contradictory sensibility that is quite compelling. A cinematic, fast-paced ride!”
—Raymond Benson, author of the bestselling The Black Stiletto series and James Bond novels
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Order directly from WordFire Press before 24 December 2020 and get a free short story by me!
^I wondered what an orca mask would look like. Most of the options I found on Google are rather disquieting.
I am so not clicking that link, @Christopher - something's really are better left unseen.
The book looks really interesting @KRAD - I think I'll buy it - a nice heart-warming read for after Christmas
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