On Recommending Star Trek Fiction

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or living in abject denial — you probably know that there’s a new Star Trek movie opening nationwide tomorrow. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, the 23rd-century, boldly going, all that jazz. Don’t ruin it for me. I won’t see it until maybe Sunday. 🙂 I got to thinking. Let’sContinue reading “On Recommending Star Trek Fiction”

On a Sad Discovery

I made a shocking discovery yesterday — Constellations has been remaindered. Imagine Anakin Skywalker as he’s awoken, encased in Darth Vader’s environment suit. Imagine his scream of “Nooooooooo!” Yeah. I can’t complain, really. I’ve signed a lot of copies. The book’s gone through four printings at least. That Constellations would turn up remaindered somewhere wasContinue reading “On a Sad Discovery”

On an Overseas Constellations Review

While puttering about the ‘net today, I discovered a review of Star Trek: Constellations. No real surprise there — they’ve been showing up on the ‘net for nearly a year now. But this one was different. This one was written in Chinese. 🙂 I don’t read Chinese. I can recognize it. That’s about it. Fortunately,Continue reading “On an Overseas Constellations Review”

On Yesterday’s Autographing

Yesterday I was in Exton, Pennsylvania autographing Grand Designs and Constellations. It was the first autographing I’d done outside of Shore Leave, so I was quite excited. I wasn’t expecting any sort of major turnout. Yes, I’d announced it here and on message boards, but that’s not going to translate into people. At worst, I’dContinue reading “On Yesterday’s Autographing”

On a Reminder about Saturday’s Autographing

Just a reminder! As I mentioned early last week, on this Saturday, July 7th, I’ll be autographing Grand Designs (the new Star Trek: Corps of Engineers compilation) and Constellations (last fall’s Star Trek anthology) at the Borders Express in Exton Square Mall in Exton, Pennsylvania from one until three in the afternoon. If you haveContinue reading “On a Reminder about Saturday’s Autographing”

On an Upcoming Autographing

I’m pleased to announce that on Saturday, July 7th, I will be autographing copies of the just-released Star Trek: Corps of Engineers book, Grand Designs at the Borders Express at Exton Square Mall in Exton, Pennsylvania from 1 to 3 in the afternoon. Copies of both Grand Designs and last fall’s StarTrek anthology Constellations willContinue reading “On an Upcoming Autographing”

On Having the Book in Hand

Yesterday I received from Amazon copies of both Constellations, the 40th-anniversary Star Trek anthology, and McCoy: Provenance of Shadows, the first book in David R. George III’s Star Trek trilogy Crucible. I held Constellations in my hands, ran my fingers across my name on the front and back covers, flipped it open delicately and foundContinue reading “On Having the Book in Hand”

On Annotations

In the spirit of annotations for Star Trek novels such as David Mack’s Harbinger, Keith DeCandido’s Articles of the Federation, and Steve Mollmann & Michael Schuster’s The Future Begins, I have compiled and posted annotations for Star Trek: Constellations, the anniversary Star Trek anthology of which I am a part. Not all of the anthology’sContinue reading “On Annotations”

On "Make-Believe"

Constellations, Pocket Books’ anthology celebrating Star Trek‘s 40th-anniversary, has begun appearing in bookstores and shipping from online vendors. My contribution to the volume, “Make-Believe,” closes out the book. When an Enterprise shuttle crashlands on an alien planet, to what ends will Captain Kirk go to find his men? Why is the welfare of his crewContinue reading “On "Make-Believe"”

Still More on Constellations

I’d thought I’d posted my last pre-release posting on Constellations, the 40th-anniversary Star Trek anthology, two weeks ago with the announcement of the anthology’s contents and running order. I’d thought, at the time, that my next posting would be a comments-thread for “Make-Believe,” my story in the volume. But no! There’s more pre-release news. FromContinue reading “Still More on Constellations”