My Farpoint 2016 Schedule

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If you’ll be attending Farpoint Convention 2016 in Timonium, Md., less than two weeks from now, and you’re wondering where to find me (other than at the bar or in the game room playing poker), here’s my schedule of panels and signings.

 

Friday, February 12

5pmGenres Within Genres


 

Saturday, February 13

Noon to 1pm – I’ll be signing books in the main lobby with Ben Anderson, Michael Jan Friedman, and Heather Hutsell.

2pm – Readings: I, along with Gregory Wilson and Heather Hutsell, will be reading selections from our published writings or our works in progress.

3pm to 4pm – I’ll be back in the main lobby to sign more autographs, alongside Michael Ventrella and Gregory Wilson.

5pmFall and Redemption in Fantasy & SF


 

Sunday, February 14

1pm – Collaborations


That’s all the information I have regarding the schedule at this time. All listed events are tentative and subject to change. I hope to update this post with more information, including rooms and panel participants, as soon as I receive that info from the convention.

I hope to see you all there!

 

Long Shot back on the Locus list

seekers3_largeI’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all my readers who helped put my latest Star Trek novel, Seekers #3 – Long Shot, back on the Locus Magazine bestseller list for January 2016. Update your scorecards: This marks my 22nd appearance on the Locus list since December 2004.

I also want to congratulate fellow Star Trek scribes Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, whose Seekers novel All That’s Left also made the list (above my book); and James Swallow, whose Star Trek Titan novel Sight Unseen landed higher still.

Last but not least, heartfelt kudos to Chuck Wendig for topping the media-related category for the second consecutive month with his Star Wars novel Aftermath.

Star Trek: Legacies cover copy is here!

Good news, Star Trek literature fans — Simon & Schuster has made public the back-cover copy for all three volumes of its upcoming 50th-anniversary Star Trek: Legacies trilogy!

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The first book, Captain to Captain by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox, debuts on June 28, 2016:

An epic new trilogy begins—a tie-in for the milestone 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series—that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission—and from one universe to another!

Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago…

Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world—which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

 


I’ve written the trilogy’s second volume, Best Defense, available now for pre-order and on sale July 26, 2016.

Just in time for the milestone 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, an epic new trilogy that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission—and from one universe to another!

A DEBT OF HONOR

One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates, exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force, but a secret that underpins its very existence.

A MISSION OF PEACE

A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace summit convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo’noS. But both sides have enemies who prefer the two great powers remain at war — and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.

AN ERRAND OF JUSTICE

Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but the Enterprise crew soon becomes targets in a deadly crossfire—one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

 


The concluding tome of the trilogy is Purgatory’s Key, by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. Its official publication date is August 30, 2016.

The conclusion to the epic trilogy that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission—and from one universe to another—just in time for the milestone 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series!

Eighteen years ago, the Starship Enterprise thwarted an alien invasion from another universe, and Captain Robert April took possession of the interdimensional transfer device that made it possible. Since then, each captain of the Enterprise, from Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk, has guarded this secret with his life.

Now, Romulan agents have succeeded in stealing the device and using it to banish Ambassador Sarek and Councillor Gorkon to an unknown realm in the midst of their groundbreaking Federation-Klingon peace negotiations.

With time running out as interstellar war looms in one universe—and alien forces marshal in another—will Captain Kirk and his crew preserve the tenuous peace and reclaim the key between the dimensions?


All three books are now available for pre-orders through a variety of online retailers, and you can also order copies directly from your local book seller.

Talking ‘Rogue’ on The 24 Podcast

24 RogueLast week, I was interviewed via Skype by Joshua Rivers of The 24 Podcast about my most recently published novel, 24: Rogue.

We discussed how I got my start in the business before diving into the inspiration behind, research for, and influences upon, my contribution to the continuing adventures of Jack Bauer.

Joshua also gave me a chance to talk about what kinds of stories I think work best in prose vs. which work best on screen, and why; the advantages of prose storytelling over scripted narratives; and much more. I also reveal the novel’s one big continuity error that somehow slipped past everyone involved in the book’s vetting process.

Listen to the interview here. It runs about half an hour and should give you a pretty good idea what the book is all about.

A novelette for your consideration… (#SFWApro)

To my peers in SFWA and the greater SF/F community, I would just like to let you know that while I had two awards-eligible works published in 2015, a novel and novelette, it is only the latter that I wish to bring to your attention.

The novelette is entitled Hell Rode With Her.” It was published in January of 2015 by the small press Silence in the Library Publishing, as the second story in the Kickstarter-funded anthology Apollo’s Daughters.

Apollo’s Daughters is an anthology of speculative short fiction featuring strong female main characters, written by male authors. It is a companion volume to the Athena’s Daughters anthology, which contained tales of strong female characters written by female authors.

My novelette was written as a prelude to my upcoming Dark Arts trilogy, coming in 2017 from Tor Books. I plan to include a slightly edited and modified version of the novelette within the text of the trilogy’s first novel, The Midnight Front.

I am rather proud of the way this story turned out, and I would be keen to share it in PDF format with eligible SFWA and Hugo voters.

If you are a registered attending or supporting member of Worldcon in 2016, and/or an active member of SFWA, and would like to receive a copy of the free PDF of “Hell Rode With Her,” please contact me via my website’s Contact page. If I don’t already know you, please be prepared to send me proof of your membership status vis-a-vis Worldcon and/or SFWA.

If, after reading it, you feel it worthy of being recommended to SFWA’s Suggested Reading List, or of your nomination for the Nebula or Hugo in their respective novelette categories, I would be honored and grateful.

#SFWApro

Long Shot beats the odds! (#SFWApro)

I’m happy to report that my latest scribblings in the Star Trek universe have hit the charts again. Star Trek: Seekers #3, Long Shot landed at #1 on the Locus Magazine list of media-related bestsellers for November 2015.

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I’m also pleased to share space on that list with dear friend and fellow Star Trek scribe Kirsten Beyer, whose new Voyager novel Atonement landed at #4. Nice job, Kirsten!

For those keeping score at home, Long Shot marks my twenty-first appearance on the Locus bestseller list since December 2004, and my fifth title to debut at #1.

#SFWApro