Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

I’ll Be a Guest at Phantastika in Berlin this October

I am pleased to announce that I will be an author guest of Phantastika, a convention celebrating the fantastic in media, literature, and the arts, as part of German Comic Con in Berlin.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, at Station Berlin.

In addition to yours truly, the event will host numerous author guests whose works include science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.

I just want to say that I am excited and honored to have been invited as a guest of this event. It’s been several years since my last trip to Germany, and when I remember what a wonderful time I had there, I feel great anticipation for my next visit. I love Germany and the German people, and it fills me with joy to know I can look forward to their hospitality once again.

See you in Deutschland, meine Freunde!

My German Destiny

My friend Andreas Mergenthaler, from German-language Star Trek publisher Cross Cult, just sent me this screen-capture he made of the iTunes.de home page:

In his e-mail, Andreas wrote:

Somebody at iTunes Germany loves your book. 😉 That’s the biggest possible highlight spot they have available on iTunes.

Well, boo-yah! Ich liebe Deutschland!

My trip to Germany & FedCon XX

Well, I’m back from my long-anticipated trip to Deutschland, and Europe’s largest Star Trek/SF convention, FedCon — and what a fantastic trip it was!

First off, I need to thank my German publisher, Cross Cult, and one of its top executives, Andreas Mergenthaler, for inviting me to attend FedCon as their guest, for paying my airfare and hotel costs, feeding me and buying me drinks for five days, and for helping me to really enjoy my first visit to Germany.

The rest of this post is going to be rather long, so I’ll put it behind the cut to spare the disinterested. (more…)

New cover art for Gods of Night

Just released: the cover art for publisher Cross Cult’s new German-language edition of Star Trek Destiny, Book I: Gods of Night

I hope my editors at Simon & Schuster will forgive me, but I like this cover better than the one used for the original version, and I sincerely hope the nice folks at Cross Cult might consider sending me a few of these…

(Thanks to Defcons Treklit, from whose LiveJournal I did snurch this, and to TrekWeb for the heads-up.)

ETA: As noted in the comments on my LJ mirror of this post, this illustration by German comic-book artist Martin Frei is not the final cover image, just the first draft. I hope they don’t change it too much, because they are definitely on the right track here. See the comments for links to more information about Martin Frei.