Posts Tagged ‘Dayton Ward’

The First Rule of Star Trek Vanguard

StormingHeaven…is, as so eloquently stated by my brother-from-another-mother Dayton Ward, “You do not talk about Vanguard.”

Why am I bringing this up now? Because in this week’s installment of “Ask Dayton” on the long-running and fucking brilliant podcast The G&T Show, Dayton answered the following listener query:

Dear Dayton,

When you, Kevin, and Dave were writing the Vanguard series, it seemed that it would be the last time we would be seeing many of the characters aboard the Endeavour and the Sagittarius. Many people died throughout Vanguard as a result of it. Now, with Seekers picking up where Vanguard left off, I wonder if there are any characters you could have saved for use in Seekers?

Thanks”

Dayton’s reply, in addition to being entertaining as hell, is also dead-on fucking perfect and accurate to the last detail. So, if you’ve ever wondered whether we’ll be resurrecting any Star Trek Vanguard story elements and characters in the new Star Trek: Seekers series of novels, here is your answer.

You’re welcome.

STARHC Update

For those of you keeping score at home, I bring you this update on the current rankings of the Star Trek Authors’ Rush Homage Contest, or STARHC.

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A quick refresher on the rules: References and in-jokes within the texts of our prose works are not counted, as they would be too numerous and obscure to keep track of. For this contest, we track only the number of titles (for novels, short fiction, and scripts) we have borrowed from Rush lyrics, song titles, and album titles. However, we do not limit our scoring to Star Trek novels; any work of fiction by a professionally published author of licensed Star Trek fiction is eligible.

However, as one might guess from the current Vegas betting line, there are really only two serious contenders for the top spot: Dayton Ward and yours truly.

As of September 2014, the scores stand at: Dayton Ward – 6; David Mack – 4.

Scores will be updated accordingly as future project titles are announced.

 

Star Trek: Seekers — the contest!

Do you have both of the first two books of Star Trek: Seekers? Here’s a little hint: they look like this —

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If you do, and you weren’t able to get to Shore Leave in Baltimore last month, and want a shot to win one of these gorgeous posters—

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—autographed by yours truly, as well as by authors Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore, and Seekers cover artist Rob Caswell, then you need to know about this:

Dayton is running a contest on his blog to give away FIVE of these signed posters. Go there for the details, then enter by September 6, 2014, for a chance to win!

Star Trek: Seekers #2 is here!

America, your long national nightmare is at an end: the second book of the new Star Trek: Seekers series is now on sale everywhere your favorite books are sold.

Star Trek: Seekers #2 - Point of Divergence

Star Trek: Seekers #2 – Point of Divergence, by Dayton WardKevin Dilmore, concludes the story begun in my novel, Star Trek: Seekers #1 – Second Nature. The three of us collaborated on the story for this two-part opening tale. After this, we’ll be telling stand-alone tales for a while, as the two hero ships of the series go their separate ways.

Will they ever meet again? Only time (and book-to-book sales) will tell!

Order your copy of Star Trek: Seekers #2 now, and be on the lookout for my next novel — Star Trek: Section 31 – Disavowed — coming to book retailers everywhere (in North America) on October 28, 2014!

 

Another SEEKERS podcast!

seekers2_croppedI know what you’re thinking:

“Dave, I don’t think you’ve recorded enough podcast interviews about Star Trek: Seekers. Could you post another?”

I sure can! Listen to me, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, and artist Rob Caswell discuss the new series with host Jason Hunt (aka scifi4me) of Live from the Bunker.

We taped the show on Monday, August 18; it will be available for streaming playback and download here starting tonight, Tuesday, August 19, at 11:30pm EDT.

Meanwhile, be on the lookout for STAR TREK: SEEKERS #2, Point of Divergence, by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. It should be starting to appear in your local book retailers any day now, and its official release date for e-readers and online retailers is Tuesday, August 26!

 

Yak at me, brah!

seekers1If you’ve ever thought, “I wish David Mack would participate in a live Internet radio show with a call-in option so I could bug him with an annoying question and have it and his stymied reaction recorded for posterity,” now is your chance.

I’ll be chatting =LIVE= about the new Star Trek: Seekers series with the folks at BlogTalk Radio’s Writers Alive program on Saturday, August 16, from 8pm–9pm EDT.

Point your browsers our way, and call in if you think of something sufficiently irritating to yak about.

 

Other Upcoming Podcasts

Along with my partners in literary crime Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore, I recorded a lengthy chat with Nick Minecci, Terry Lynn Shull, and Mike Medeiros of The G&T Show. That gabfest should be live very soon is now live at this link!

Next week, the entire Star Trek: Seekers team — Dayton, Kevin, myself, and artist Rob Caswell — are scheduled to record an interview with Jason Hunt for Live from the Bunker (another fine show on BlogTalk Radio), and I’ll be flying solo on a pre-recorded interview about the new books with Matthew Rushing and his always entertaining co-hosts at Literary Treks on Trek.fm.

As always, I’ll disseminate links to all those shows as soon as possible after they go live!

 

Seek and Ye Shall Find … Seekers!

The long wait is ended, friends — Star Trek: Seekers #1 – Second Nature makes its official debut today!

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From the back cover:

A NEW MISSION

The late twenty-third century — Starfleet’s golden age of exploration. Desperate to stay one step ahead of its rivals, the Federation sends two starships, the scout Sagittarius and the cruiser Endeavour, to plumb the secrets of the vast region known as the Taurus Reach.

A DOOMED RACE

Drawn by mysterious energy readings to a lush green world, the crew of the Sagittarius find the Tomol: a species whose members all commit ritual suicide just as they reach the cusp of adulthood.

AN OLD FOE

The crew of the Sagittarius want to save the Tomol from their cycle of self-destruction, but first they’ll need to save themselves — from the most nefarious Klingon starship commander in history.

THE START OF AN EXCITING NEW SERIES BY
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
DAVID MACK

Remember, Trek fans, Second Nature is just the first part of the series’ exciting two-part opening story. Its cliffhanger will be resolved in next month’s riveting new release, Star Trek: Seekers #2 – Point of Divergence, by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward & acclaimed author and scriptwriter Kevin Dilmore!

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Plus, stay tuned for more exciting Seekers news, because our return to Starfleet’s “Golden Age of Exploration” has only just begun….