read my stuff while you’re stuck at home, part 7: collaborations, shared worlds, miscellaneous tie-ins, and other stuff


So many of us are kinda stuck staying home a lot, and that means more reading time! Or, at least, time spent reading so you don’t go batshit because you’re stuck staying at home a lot……

As one possible thing to read, how about my writing? I’ve already posted about my various writings based on TV shows — including my Star Trek work and my work based on other shows — work based on movieswork based on games and gaming, stuff based on comic books, and fiction in worlds of my own creation. We conclude now with, basically, everything else: collaborations, shared worlds, miscellaneous tie-ins, anthologies, and other things.

Don Pendleton’s The Executioner


  • Code of Honor — Mack Bolan must find out why retired secret agents are being targeted by going undercover with a group of assassins
  • Deep Recon — an arms dealer in the Florida Keys has already killed an ATF agent, and Bolan must (reluctantly) work with a local freelancer to stop him

Joe Ledger

Short stories:

  • Ganbatte” in Unstoppable — this anthology has other writers tackling the world of Joe Ledger by Jonathan Maberry; I focused on Lydia “Warbride” Ruiz, one of Joe’s team, providing her background and origin (this won Best Short Story in the Scribe Awards given by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers in 2018)

Limbus Inc.


  • “Right on, Sister!” in Limbus Inc. Book III — Wanda Jackson is a down-on-her-luck waitress and legal secretary in 1970s New York whose skills are unappreciated — except by the mysterious Limbus Inc., whose reach is far greater than 1978 Harlem…

Tales of the Scattered Earth


  • Guilt in Innocence — the Ori-Inu are the specially bred telepathic agents of the Olodumare Hegemony, and their finest is Folami, who is sent on a mission to find rogue telepaths who plot against the Hegemony


Short stories:

  • “The Ballad of Big Charlie” in V-Wars — the first anthology in Jonathan Maberry’s shared-world take on vampires, which was later the basis of a Netflix series, my story involves a Bronx district attorney who announces that he is a vampire, and how it affects his political career going forward as tensions between humans and vampires mount
  • “Streets of Fire” in V-Wars: Night Terrors — Daily News reporter Mia Fitzsimmons is assigned to do a story on the NYPD’s new Vampire Crimes Unit, formed to deal specifically with crimes committed by vampires



  • -30- in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido — this novella is part of a series of thrillers conceived by Steven Savile about the CIA using Third World inoculations as a front for weeding out terrorists (the original eBooks are no longer available, unfortunately, but I reprinted mine in Without a License)



  • To Hell and Regroup (written with David Sherman) — the third book in Sherman’s “18th Race” trilogy, he asked me to help him finish off this military science fiction story about an alien invasion of a human colony (the link is to the Kickstarter for the book, which is still running)

Short stories:

  • “A Bone to Pick” (written with Marina Frants) in Did You Say Chicks!? — a Baba Yaga story quite unlike any you may have seen before, involving bone armor and a hut on chicken legs and a bright young woman named Vasilissa


Anthology/collection editing:

  • The Ultimate Alien (edited with Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) — stories about aliens by Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey, Peter Crowther, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Liz Holliday, S.P. Somtow, and many more
  • The Ultimate Dragon (edited with Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) — stories about dragons by Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kevin J. Anderson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Lois Tilton, and many more
  • OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (edited with Laura Anne Gilman) — stories of alternate were-creatures by Peter David, Craig Shaw Gardner, R.A. Salvatore, Christie Golden, Adam-Troy Castro, and many more
  • Urban Nightmares (edited with Josepha Sherman) — stories based on urban legends by Robert Sawyer, S.M. Stirling, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael A. Burstein, Lois Tilton, Adam-Troy Castro, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and many more
  • Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester (edited with Robert Silverberg & Byron Preiss) — a collection of the science fiction grandmaster’s greatest short fiction, including two previously unpublished works!
  • Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction — a collection of novelettes featuring some of the best in the genre, with an award-nominated tale by Adam-Troy Castro, plus work by Harry Turtledove, Craig Shaw Gardner, Janet Berliner, Aaron Rosenberg, H. Courreges LeBlanc, Charles L. Harness, Dan Pearlman, Sarah Zettel, and Nancy Jane Moore
  • Liar Liar — stories about mendacity by the Philadelphia Liars Club, including myself as well as Jonathan Maberry, William Lashner, Solomon Jones, Kelly Simmons, Gregory Frost, Merry Jones, Jon McGoran, Dennis Tafoya, Keith Strunk, Edward Pettit, Marie Lamba, and Don Lafferty

Baseball writing:

Assorted nonfiction:

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