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Storming Heaven hits its marks!

Reviews have started to appear for Storming Heaven, my recently published finale to the Star Trek Vanguard saga, and so far they’ve been quite complimentary, indeed!

Dan Gunther at TrekLit Reviews had this to say:

“Conclusions are always a difficult thing to manage. … It is this seeming impossibility to craft a completely satisfying ending that has left me completely in awe of what David Mack has managed to accomplish. In Storming Heaven, we have a story that is the perfect finish to the wonderful ride that Vanguard has been.”

“Amazing, amazing story. David Mack has managed the almost impossible. He has crafted a conclusion to an amazing series that is on par and in some ways even exceeds the quality of the build-up. Highly emotional ending to a series that has brought me great joy to read over the past couple of years.”

“Final score for Storming Heaven: 10/10. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

Not too shabby, right?

Also weighing in is Paul Simpson (full disclosure, he’s a friend of mine) with this review at Sci-Fi Bulletin:

“Mack has been nicknamed ‘the Angel of Death’ for his ability to kill off large swaths of his characters…. Here he’s perhaps more restrained than some might have expected. Not everyone dies. Not everyone who should die, dies. Some people who deserve better get dealt a bad hand. Others even get what, anywhere else, might be considered a hackneyed happy ending — but in the context of the Vanguard saga is tinged with a sadness of the memories of what has led the characters to this point.”

“Utterly fucking brilliant. 10/10

So, if you were waiting for someone else to taste-test this morsel of original-series-flavored goodness, there you go.

It’s a conspiracy, I tell you!

It’s my pleasure to tell all of you, my dozens of readers, about the latest book by my friend Paul Simpson:

That’s What They Want You to Think: Conspiracies Real, Possible, and Paranoid

From the back cover:

You don’t need to be wearing a tinfoil hat to accept that Lincoln was assassinated by a conspiracy – it’s a historical fact. But these days the phrase “conspiracy theory” has become synonymous with labyrinthine plots and nebulous clues hidden in blown-up photos and arcane paintings. The simple suggestion of a conspiracy is often dismissed by the mainstream media as if inherently impossible.

That’s What They Want You to Think sorts through the most well-known theories—both historically accepted and summarily dismissed—to provide an overview of the real, the possible, and the paranoid.

Conspiracies covered include Pearl Harbor, JFK, MLK, Lincoln, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Roswell, Freemasons, Watergate, 9/11 and more!

It’s available for immediate download as an eBook for Kindle on, so give it a go, my fellow wearers of the tinfoil crown.