I’m on Drinking With Authors

At Pensacon, I met some of the folks involved with Drinking With Authors, a podcast that interviews authors while both interviewers and interviewees sip a fine adult beverage. While drinking a bottle of the Her Name is Rioja, the bottle I and my friends helped make, I talked about life, the universe, and everything with hosts Erica Lance and Valerie Willis for the latest episode of the podcast. Check it out!

talkin’ All-the-Way House with Paul Semel

I talked with the good Mr. Paul Semel on the subject of All-the-Way House, my contribution to the Systema Paradoxa series about cryptids. Check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

Now, obviously, All-The-Way House is not your first published book. Are there any writers, or specific stories, that you think of as having a big influence on All-The-Way House but not on anything else you’ve written?

Probably the biggest literary influence for this particular novella would be Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell books and stories. A big chunk of All-The-Way House takes place in the past, in the early 20th century and the mid-18th century, and it’s a real challenge to re-create a past time period well. King is better than almost anyone at immersing you in a particular time and place, and she’s done a particularly superlative job of it in the Russell tales, which take place between 1915 and 1925 in various locales around the world.

talkin’ Trek with The Scotch Trekker

I sat for an hour for a live chat with Dan Leckie and Cris Fox of The Scotch Trekker to talk about all things Star Trek. I talked about my Trek fiction, how I got started watching Trek, how I got started writing for it, my feelings on the characters, the challenges of tie-in fiction, writing about the shows for Tor.com, and a bunch more.

Check it out!

talkin’ The Lost Era on The Captains’ Table Podcast

Back in 2003, I wrote what I still consider to be one of my best novels, the Star Trek: The Lost Era novel The Art of the Impossible, which covered eighteen years of history in the period between the TOS movies and the start of The Next Generation.

Last October, I recorded an interview with The Captains’ Table podcast to talk about the novel, and it just went live today!

I’m on The Big Thrill

I’m interviewed by The Big Thrill about Animal, the thriller I wrote with Dr. Munish K. Batra. Check it out!

An excerpt:

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

Mostly by shining a light on the mistreatment of animals and on posing the rather dicey moral dilemma, as the actions of the killer in this novel can be viewed as righteous. Yet he’s still a mass murderer.

talkin’ Trek on Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster

In case you missed the live broadcast last Wednesday, now you can see a very broad-ranging discussion of Star Trek and its influence, legacy, and other stuff. We covered everything from the original series to the just-finished season of Discovery. Host Russ Colchamiro, author of nifty-keen books, is joined by me, Derek Tyler Attico (Strange New Worlds 2016, Star Trek Adventures), and Jarrah Hodge (Women at Warp, TrekkieFeminist.com) for this nifty-keeno discussion.

Writers Digest talks to me and Dr. Batra about Animal

Dr. Munish K. Batra and I are both interviewed by Writers Digest about Animal, talking about the origins of the book and the writing and other stuff.

An excerpt:

Were there any surprises in the writing process for this book?

We knew intellectually how badly animals are treated all over the world, but the detailed research done to make the instances of animal cruelty in the novel accurate was sobering, to say the least. The sheer number of ways that animals are harmed is bad enough, but the reasons are often so incredibly shallow and pointless.