I am starting to come to the conclusion that STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS might be… good?

It’s surprising me, too. STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is definitely making fun of the franchise, but it’s absolutely informed mockery. And apparently done by people with an obsessive love of Star Trek, too. Emphasis on ‘obsessive:’ they’re drawing on everything they can find. Which is fine by me: this was my first show. I’m down for the deep cuts.

I will be signing MORGAN BAROD at Curmudgeon Books in TWO WEEKS! (11/06).

November 6th, 2021, from 1 PM to 4 PM. Location:

Curmudgeon Books
Marley Station Mall 7900 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

I will be signing copies of my new post-apocalyptic fantasy novel MORGAN BAROD, and will have some of my other books, too! So stop on by! Say hi! Then BUY BUY BUY!

…Sorry about that.

My mini-review of DUNE. (See it in theaters.)

Short version: I understand that some people out there are bound and determined to pretend that there is no appreciable difference between watching a movie in theaters and watching it at home “with a good sound system*.” I feel a great and terrible pity for those people right now, because you need to watch DUNE in theaters for the first time.

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Working on Spreadsheets for TINSEL RAIN.

Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.

Alternatively, I could sell a few hundred more copies of my books between now and the end of the year. That would do the trick too, hopefully. I don’t like going too often to the Kickstarter well.

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Book of the Week: DANSE MACABRE.

I know that Stephen King is somewhat of a jackass, these days; but his 1981 work DANSE MACABRE is an extremely useful look at the contemporary horror genre, and we are overdue for somebody to write something similar for our own time period*. It’s the old problem of separating the art from the artist. I mean, even I can be a slight jackass, sometimes.

No, really.

Moe Lane

*No, not me. I do not come even close to having The Knowledge necessary for such an endeavor. Ken Hite? This is your moment.

Tweet of the Day, How Do You KNOW It Was An Elephant, Officer? edition.

Because that area? I hear there’s a lot of meteor strikes in that area. Real… concentrated ones. Let’s not just assume it was an elephant.

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