In addition to the print and eBook editions of Animal, the thriller I wrote with Dr. Munish K. Batra, from WordFire Press, there’s also going to be an audio edition from Podium Audio. Podium created their own cover for the audio edition, and we all loved it to pieces, and so WordFire has redone the cover using Podium’s art. I gotta say I love the new cover even more.
And here it is:
The book, and the audio, will be out in January 2021.
Continuing my week-long reading of my 2015 Heroes Reborn novella “Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World,” which bridges the gap between the end of season four of the 2006 series Heroes and the start of the 2015 miniseries Heroes Reborn from the POV of Claire Bennet. In Part 3, lines are drawn between human and Evo as the Evo Registration Act is revised and the so-called “Petrelli Movement” condemns it — to tragic consequences.
A new version of “Cry No More,” a song Rhiannon Giddens wrote in 2015 in response to a massacre by white supremacists at a South Carolina church, redone five years later and released the day after the president of the United States publicly proclaimed himself to be a gleeful ally of white supremacists.
This new version with an amazing cast of musicians, as well as a dancer, is beyond haunting, beyond brilliant, beyond tragic.
I’ve got a whole mess of my books for sale, and I’m more than happy to not only sell and ship them to you, but autograph them as well!
If you want any of the titles below, all you have to do is tally up the cover prices, add $5 for shipping in the U.S. (if you want shipping to a foreign country, just send me the cover prices and I’ll bill you for the postage once I know how much it is), and then send me the money, which you can do any number of ways:
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Here’s what I got:
The Precinct books
Dragon Precinct — $15
Unicorn Precinct — $15
Goblin Precinct — $15
Gryphon Precinct — $15
Mermaid Precinct — $15
Tales from Dragon Precinct — $15
any 3 of the above Precinct books — $40
any 4 of the above Precinct books — $55
any 5 of the above Precinct books — $65
all 6 of the above Precinct books — $80
Mermaid Precinct signed & numbered hardcover — $75
The Bram Gold Adventures
A Furnace Sealed — $15
The 18th Race
To Hell and Regroup — $15
Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet — $17
Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido — $15
Bad Ass Moms (with “Materfamilias”) — $16
Did You Say Chicks!? hardcover (with “A Bone to Pick”) — $20
Pangaea Book 3: Redemption (with “Journalistic Integrity”) — $16
Bug Hunt (with “Deep Background”) — $17
Isolation paperback — $8
Isolation audio CD — $20
Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets — $10
Spider-Man: Venom’s Wrath — $10
Thor: Dueling with Giants — $10
X-Men Legends (with “Diary of a False Man”) — $20
Star Trek tie-ins
The Art of the Impossible — $8
The Klingon Art of War — $25
Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions (with A Gutted World) — $15
Seven Deadly Sins (with “The Unhappy Ones”) — $15
A Singular Destiny — $8
Tales of the Dominion War — $24SOLD OUT
A Time for War, a Time for Peace — $8SOLD OUT
Young Hercules tie-ins
The Ares Alliance — $3
Cheiron’s Warriors — $3
both YH books — $5
Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars — $5
Farscape: House of Cards — $10
Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda: Destruction of Illusions hardcover — $10
Continuing my week-long reading of my 2015 Heroes Reborn novella “Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World,” which bridges the gap between the end of season four of the 2006 series Heroes and the start of the 2015 miniseries Heroes Reborn from the POV of Claire Bennet. In Part 2, we get the fallout from the passing of the Evo Registration Act.
Here, though, the divide between captain and first officer is legit, and it’s one that carries over nicely from Part 1. But what I especially like is that Janeway’s fervent statement that they still need to work together even when they disagree is well taken, because in the end they both were right. Allying with the Borg was the only way they were going to (a) be able to create the weapon to use against 8472 and (b) get across Borg space unassimilated. But in the end, the microsecond the alliance was over, the Borg moved to assimilate the ship, just as Chakotay feared. It’s their nature.
In 2015, I and several other authors were tasked with writing six novellas that tied into Heroes Reborn, the 13-episode miniseries that served as a sequel to the 2006 TV show Heroes. My tale was called “Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World,” and it served to bridge the gap between the end of the first series and the start of the miniseries, from the POV of Claire Bennet. I’ll be doing a five-part reading of this novella all week long.
In Part 1, we learn the aftermath of Claire jumping off the Ferris wheel at the end of the series…
DeCandido captures the (at times, multiple) voices of each Leverage hero perfectly, both narratively and in terms of the characters they slip into for a job. The sheer number of other callouts to familiar show elements verges on unnecessary, but by the end of the story, everything ties off perfectly. But honestly, I’ll never complain about something that involves my favorite TV almost-villain, and DeCandido is quite aware of what he’s doing based on an interaction between Nate and Hardison toward the end of the book.
For the eSpec Books edition of Gryphon Precinct, I wrote an original short story that appeared as a bonus in the book. “Chaos Theory” — about what turns out to be a very strange series of seemingly unconnected, yet very obviously linked murders — started out life as the story for the Dragon Precinct graphic novel that I tried Kicstarting but failed to reach its funding goal. So I did a short story instead. Check out my reading of it!