irons in the fire update

Haven’t done one of these in a while, sorry…………….

To Hell and Regroup (with David Sherman). My collaboration with David will be out from eSpec Books any day now, after a most successful crowdfund.

Collaborations with Munish K. Batra, MD. In January, my first collaboration with Dr. Batra will be out from WordFire Press: Animal, which will be out in print and audio both in the new year. Currently, I’m working on revisions of our second collaboration, Pigman, and then after that we’ve got an agreement to do more stuff together.

Tales of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet. I still have to write the second of the two stories I crowdfunded on Indie GoGo last year (and which you can still support!), “Ragnarok and a Hard Place.” Once that’s done, I should have enough uncollected Cassie stories to make up a second collection, which will also be called Ragnarok and a Hard Place.

Star Trek Adventures. I’ve been given the go-ahead to write a campaign for STA which focuses on the Klingons, taking advantage of the new Klingon Empire Core Rulebook. That’s due 15 October, and I’ll be diving into that once Pigman is revised and “Ragnarok…” is done.

The Bram Gold Adventures. My first spinoff from Bram’s world recently came out in Bad Ass Moms, featuring Yolanda Rodriguez, and a second Yolanda story will be in the Horns and Halos anthology, which is currently being crowdfunded. After I’m done with the STA campaign, I’ll be diving into Feat of Clay, which is officially the title of Book 2 of the Bram Gold Adventures, picking up from A Furnace Sealed. I’ve also been invited to a nifty project that will require me to write a novella, and that will probably be in the same setting, but not involve either Bram or Yolanda.

Precinct series. I’ve written “The Gorvangin Rampages,” which is part of the same crowdfund as “Ragnarok and a Hard Place,” and it’s available to supporters. The next thing on the list after Feat of Clay is done is Phoenix Precinct.

Super City Cops. I’m still under contract to write four Super City Cops novellas for Falstaff Books, and I hope to get to them after Phoenix Precinct is done.

Tie-in work. The STA stuff aside, I’ve got nothing going on in the tie-in world right now. My game tie-in work seems to be dead, a victim of COVID-19 and expiring contracts. My Alien novel came out right after Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, and that and the pandemic have combined to slow down development of future projects in the universe. (Though the editor at Marvel who’s now handling Alien and Predator comics is aware of my interest in writing for those properties, though I have no idea if that will translate to actual work.) And I did just send off a proposal for a tie-in novel to the editor in charge, and that may become a thing…..

Other original work. I keep hoping that some day I’ll have a few clear months to write the original mystery novel that my agent loves. We shall see. And there are other ideas floating around that I hope to get to some day.

Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66. Having done an essay for the season one guide, ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE!, I have also written an essay for the season two guide being put together by Jim Beard, BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! For the second book in a row, I’m covering a Penguin story, in this case “Hizzoner the Penguin”/”Dizzoner the Penguin.”

Patreon and Tor.com. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my two primary sources of nonfiction writing: I’m still committed to doing a vignette a month on Patreon (which you should really consider supporting), as well as TV and movie reviews, and I’ve got two regular gigs at Tor — the Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch twice a week and reviews of new Trek shows on CBS All Access whenever a new episode is released — plus I’m doing other stuff for Tor here and there.

Nifty anthology. Not quite ready to announce this yet, but Wrenn and I are putting together a nifty anthology, which is the vanguard of a new thing we’re going to be doing. Watch this space……

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