Posts Tagged ‘Mere Mortals’

Star Trek Destiny eBooks are on sale in August

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect chance to grab up affordable copies of my epic and status-quo-shattering Star Trek Destiny trilogy, now is your chance! The entire trilogy is on sale in eBook format from Amazon (and other eBook retailers) throughout the month of August 2018.

It’s a tale of the Federation’s last stand against the Borg Collective; of a valiant crew set adrift and then lost to history by accidental time travel; and of sacrifices great and small in the face of a seemingly unstoppable catastrophe.

From the back cover of the trilogy’s omnibus edition:

Half a decade after the Dominion War and more than a year after the rise and fall of Praetor Shinzon, the galaxy’s greatest scourge, the Borg, returns to wreak havoc upon the Federation — and this time, its goal is nothing less than total annihilation.

This is the trilogy that changed all the rules for what Star Trek novels can be and do. If you haven’t read them yet, this is the perfect opportunity to grab them at an unbeatable price!






Star Trek Destiny to Be a Kindle Daily Deal!

If you’ve been curious about my Star Trek Destiny trilogy but haven’t yet bought it, or if you know someone who fits that description, this news is for you.

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the eBook versions of all three books in the Star Trek Destiny trilogy — Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls — will be on sale for $1.99 each as featured titles of the Amazon Kindle Daily Deal.

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That’s right — the entire original version of this epic trilogy, which chronicles the Federation’s long-dreaded final showdown with the Borg, can be obtained in eBook format for the low price of just $5.97. Sweet, eh?

This one-day-only promotion will, I’m told, be promoted as a sort of “mini-Gold Box” feature. I don’t really know what that means, but here’s what I do know: This is a great way to lure the Star Trek fans among your friends and family into reading the Star Trek novels. So spread the word far and wide:

Your Star Trek Destiny awaits!


The Ten Forward podcast talks Destiny

I just want to give a friendly tip o’ the hat to hosts Michael and Sina at‘s Ten Forward Book Club podcast, and their guest Matt Rushing (from‘s Literary Treks). They’ve served up three in-depth, well-considered, and truly insightful discussions about each book in my Star Trek Destiny trilogy.  Follow these links to download or stream each show:

Destiny, Book I: Gods of Night

Destiny, Book II: Mere Mortals

Destiny, Book III: Lost Souls

If you’re curious about the trilogy and don’t mind spoilers, or just want to hear a good literary criticism roundtable, check out their show. It’s good stuff.


More Good News, via Locus Magazine

More good news from the publishing trenches, my friends: All three books in the Star Trek Destiny trilogy have been Locus Magazine bestsellers in Media-related Fiction, in January, February, and March 2009.

Best of all, Gods of Night was Locus‘s #1 Bestseller in January!

So … ahem … I will now be referring to my recent work as “the bestselling Star Trek Destiny trilogy.”

Like y’all needed another reason to smack me and key my rental cars…

Two Down. One to Go.

As of this evening at 9:15 p.m. ET, the draft manuscript for Star Trek Destiny: Mere Mortals, is finished. Final word count: just a wee dram over 100k.

Spell check is completed.

Now I’m putting it down for 48 hours. Tomorrow is a day off with my lovely wife, and on Wednesday I must report back to my full-time job.

But on Wednesday night, when I come home, and after I have dinner, I will begin my read-through and polishing draft. If all continues to go as hoped, it will be off to my beta readers over the weekend.

And while I await their feedback, I will begin the last leg of my literary death march, into part the third: Lost Souls.

Happy New Year, f-listers!

~ Dave

Past, present and future

Because everyone else is doing it, my take on the past-present-future meme follows after the cut…

20 years ago, I…
… was a clueless freshman at NYU film school, struggling to overcome the culture shock of moving from the small town where I’d lived my whole life with my own bedroom, to a dorm room I shared with two other guys in the middle of Manhattan. And, little did I know at the time, I had just met my pal Glenn, who in years to come would become my best friend and the conduit for almost all the good things in my life.

10 years ago, I…
… started teaching myself HTML from a book so that I could make a lateral transfer at my job in a trade-magazine company to work on a new Web site with my favorite boss of all time, who was like a sister to me. This move into Internet-based editorial work made it possible for me to make a jump a few years later into a much better-paying job.

5 years ago, I…
… had just introduced to my family the woman who would become my wife, and I had just finished writing Wildfire, my first solo novel, which opened the door for me to start writing paperback novels a year later.

2 years ago, I…
… was writing Warpath, my Deep Space Nine novel.

1 year ago, I…
… was putting the finishing touches on the manuscript of Reap the Whirlwind, the third novel in the Star Trek Vanguard series — my longest single work to date; and I was kvelling about my first non-Star Trek novel, Wolverine: Road of Bones.

So far this year, I…
… have written Gods of Night, the first book of my Star Trek Destiny trilogy; have said farewell to my beloved friend and rabbi, David Honigsberg, who passed away in March at the maddeningly too-young age of 48; celebrated my third wedding anniversary; and met my longtime rock idols Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.

Yesterday, I…
… confirmed with my agent that I’ve just sold my first original novel, The Calling, to Simon & Schuster; and wrote the first scene of Mere Mortals, the second book in the Star Trek Destiny trilogy.

Today, I…
… will write the second scene of Mere Mortals.

Tomorrow, I’ll…
… write the third scene of Mere Mortals. And so on, and so on….