talkin’ Resident Evil movies on A Podcask of Amontillado

I’m on the latest episode of A Podcask of Amontillado, the horror podcast hosted by Gary Mitchel and Erin McGourn. In this episode, entitled “Alice in Zombie-Land,” we talk about the six Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, and also featuring Oded Fehr, Sienna Guillory, Ali Larter, James Purefoy, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Salmon, Wentworth Miller, Bingbing Li, Boris Kodjoe, Mike Epps, and more. Lots of zombies!

I wrote the novelizations of the first three RE films, and I’ve seen all of them, and we had a grand old time talking about the half-dozen movies.

Check it out here!

me and Alex Segura on the Graymalkin Lane podcast talkin’ X-Men #65

The Graymalkin Lane podcast is a delightful podcast about all things X-Men, and one of their features is to do an in-depth look at an episode. Covering issue #65 from 1970, it’s the only X-Men collaboration between the super-team of Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams (best known for their runs together on Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics for DC). This issue also had the “resurrection” of Professor X, with the revelation that the person who died in issue #42 was really the shape-changing Changeling posing as the professor.

Discussing that issue, which also has the professor leading the X-Men in repelling an invasion by the alien Z’Nox, are myself, the host Chad, fan George Michael, and fellow word-slinger Alex Segura, author of the acclaimed mystery novel Secret Identity, and who is also in two new anthologies with me, Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2022 and Phenomenons: Season of Darkness.

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talkin’ Trek on Journeys of Inspiration

Hysterics Studios has been doing an interview series called Journeys of Inspiration: Reflections on Star Trek. They’ve been talking to all manner of people about Trek, and one of the first people they talked to was me! The notion originally grew out of a panel that was supposed to be at Emerald City Comic Con in 2020 — except that con was kneecapped by the recent apocalypse. That panel turned into this interview series, for which my interview is actually the 25th installment.

Jeffrey Ayers and I recorded this in April of 2020, before I’d upped the bandwidth on my house wifi and before I got the fancy-pants camera for my desktop. And some of what I comment about is hilariously out of date now (like speculating about the possibility of a Captain Pike series, har har). But it’s still a fun interview where I talk about my life with Trek, as a fan, as a writer of official fiction, and as a critic.

Check it out!

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, 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.