nominate stuff for the Dragon Awards!

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Nominations are now open for the Dragon Awards. These awards are open to anyone to vote for, and the more people get involved, the more legit the award. At the urging of many folks (including me, here), they’ve added a Best Media Tie-in Novel category, and you can totally vote for Warriors Three: Godhood’s End for it! (Or, y’know, something else….)

So go! Vote!

 

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4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Judge Dredd and Dredd

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In 1995, Sylvester Stallone starred in Judge Dredd, and it flopped. In 2012, Karl Urban starred in Dredd, and it flopped, too. I take a look at both movies, and if you combined the production design of the first with the story sensibilities of the second, you’d have the perfect Judge Dredd movie. The great superhero movie rewatch looks at Judge Dredd and Dredd.

An excerpt:

In fact, the first twenty minutes or so of Judge Dredd is easily the best adaptation of the comic strip ever done. It’s better than Dredd, and it’s way better than the rest of the movie it opens. Those twenty minutes prove that this production team could have done right by Dredd, but chose not to. Instead, we get tiresome character beats, a frame-up followed by a betrayal followed by an unconvincing return to glory, a dopey sidekick (seriously WHO THOUGHT PUTTING ROB SCHNEIDER AS THE GOOFY SIDEKICK IN A JUDGE DREDD MOVIE WAS A GOOD IDEA??????????????), a lame love interest (Diane Lane at least does well with the part of Judge Hershey, though the comic book version would never have kissed Dredd in a billion years), and a raving loony bad guy.

irons in the fire update

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Bram Gold. I’m still trying to finish A Furnace Sealed. Any day now, really. After that, at some point, Books 2 and 3.

Precinct books. Once A Furnace Sealed is done, I dive into Mermaid Precinct. And, believe it or not, there will be more books after that. Also have a story that takes place in the universe of the Precinct books in Jonathan Maberry’s upcoming Kingdoms Fall anthology. And once Mermaid is done, there may be a new Kickstarter story to be written…………………..

18th Race. After Mermaid, I dive into the third of David Sherman’s 18th Race books, which I’ll be collaborating with David on, after I edited the first two books.

Various tie-in projects. There are, currently, five tie-in projects at various stages — four short pieces and one novel. Two are done and awaiting licensor approval, one after two revisions. One is due 15 December. The fourth is the novel, and it just started to cohere today, as I had a nice chat with the editor, and have to write a proposal this week. The fifth is still in the development stages and waiting for the go-ahead from the editor.

Thriller. My agent had revision notes, which I’ve done. Waiting for my collaborator to sign off on them, then it goes back to the agent.

Cassie Zukav. Nothing specifically in development with Cassie, though I have several stories of hers I want to tell that just need me to sit down and write them and/or have a market present itself.

Essays. Two essay collections are awaiting my contributions, which should be done this month, one on Battlestar Galactica, one on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Mystery. Maybe 2018 will be the year I can write this!

Patreon. I’m also creating new content for my Patreon page. Go ye forth and support it!

I think that’s everything……………………………….

I’m on Patreon now!

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All the cool kids are doing it, and now so am I!

I’ve joined Patreon. If you support me there you can get all kinds of neat stuff, from a monthly movie review to a weekly TV review to excerpts and/or drafts of works in progress to cat photos to exclusive vignettes featuring my original characters to getting to be my convention buddy.

Go ye forth and be supportive and stuff!