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If you haven’t checked out Leslie Knope’s letter about the election, treat yo’ self.

 

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Space Pulp #2: Menace of the Space Zombies out now!

I know this is probably for his upcoming role as Gordan but–whenever I see it–I can’t help but think J. Jonah Jameson is getting ready to put the beat down on the wall-crawler …

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Superheroes in Prose #15 on sale June 29th!

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Due to a surprisingly impressive degree of short-sightedness, Donald Trump was able to buy Jeb Bush’s domain out from under him today.  If you type JebBush.com into your browser, it will take you right to Donald Trump’s website.

I don’t like either of the candidates.  I think they’re a train wreck waiting to happen.  But, really, I’ve got to tip my hat to Trump for this Captain Kirk-like move.  Well played, sir.  Well played.

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Superheroes in Prose#13: A Fabulous Anarchy on sale March 1st!

Neil deGrasse Tyson was recently asked which ship would win in a battle: the Enterprise or the Falcon.  “The Enterprise would wipe its ass with the Falcon,” he states, and then proceeds to tell everyone why.
What I find interesting is the ultimate qualifier missing from this question: Is Wesley Crusher on board?  Cause if he is, Han and Chewie really don’t have to do anything … other than wait for whatever ill-conceived experiment the kid is conducting to run its course.  Then–boom–the Enterprise is history.
And probably all of space and time.

Space Pulp #2: Menace of the Space Zombies on sale in  December!

As December 18th inches closer and closer, I can’t help but think how unreal this feels.  That we’re actually about to get a sequel with the original cast–with the original feel–as the movies I enjoyed so much in the 70’s and 80’s.  I can’t help but have ridiculously large goosebumps every time I see a trailer.
And I can’t help but think what if some dip-shit with a gun ruins another random set of lives.
Goddammit.

I picked up a Millennium Falcon model at the local unclaimed baggage place recently.  It was already opened, so I knew it may have been missing pieces, but–honestly–it was priced so low I figured it worth the risk.  Plus, I thought … hey, the real Millennium Falcon is missing pieces too.

Then I was politely reminded there is no such thing as a “real” Millennium Falcon.

Superheroes in Prose Volume 11: The Princess of Atlantis, on sale winter 2015

A person asked me today what motivates me to write.

Peter David once said–and I may be paraphrasing here–that “a writer cannot ‘not’ write. The compulsion is too strong.”  That quote has been a go-to for years.  But today, I stumbled over it, thinking about what this person was about to go through.  And how I once went through something very similar.  I didn’t really have anyone that I felt I could talk to about it–at least not anyone that would understand completely.   Writing then became, at least on a subconscious level, a way of coping.  What happened next wasn’t surprising at the time, but it is surprising in hindsight.

I kept bottling things up.

I wouldn’t talk about anything that was bothering me unless it directly affected another person.  Then–once I reached a sort of boiling point–I wrote about it, put the ideas scrambling though my brain in the mouth of a character or two.

I’m not sure if it was healthy.  I’m not sure if my life would have gone a different way had I voiced my opinions instead of fictionalizing them.

But I am sure it motivated me.

 

Superheroes in Prose Volume 10: Two Rocks and a Hard Place on sale October 29th