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Month: August 2017

My Dragon Con 2017 Schedule

Dragon Con

Dragon Con is once more nigh upon us. This is the 31st annual convention for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, gaming, and pop culture. Below is my official list of panels that I am involved in. The rest of the time I’ll be running around like a hamster on crystal meth. I hope to see you there!

Title: Research: You Gotta Do It
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: What are good sites for research? How much do you do before you write, or during?

Title: Kaiju Lit
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Long a cinematic staple, world-smashing giant monsters are now wreaking havoc in the pages of literature.

Title: More Than Gears: The Neo-Pulp & Dieselpunk Author Roundtable
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Augusta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: Dieselpunk & neo-pulp, Steampunk’s historical next-door neighbors, present unique challenges for the storyteller who wants to use those settings. Listen to our panel of authors discuss the challenges & fun of writing about a diesel-burning generation.

Title: Remembering Roger Zelazny
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Our panelists discuss the works and continuing influence of Roger Zelazny, author of the Amber series, Lord of Light, and many other seminal works.

Title: Interview with Robert Sawyer
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: James Palmer interviews the Canadian writer Robert Sawyer about his work and life.

Title: Challenge of the Super Nerds: The Classic Sci-Fi Game Show
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: M103-M105 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Clean out your attics & bring your own nerdy knickknacks & Sci-Fi curiosities, & we’ll award them as prizes in our goofy game show! Beware the Hulk cologne.

The Battles for the Night Bundle

Battles For The Night

I am happy to announce that I am participating in my first ever book bundle through Humble Bundle.

My sword and planet pulp novel Archer of Venus is included in this exciting bundle, which features work by writers like Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, my friend Doug Dandridge, Sarah A. Hoyt, and many, many more.

Here’s the details:

Battles For The Night is a 10 boxset about planetary conquest by some of today’s best storytellers!

Comrades in Arms By Kevin J. Anderson

Europa Nightmare By Wayne Faust & Charles Eugene Anderson

The Final Survey of Andrei Kreutzmann By Stefon Mears

Mars: The Machine War By Joseph Robert Lewis

Only Sheepdog on the Moon By Stefon Mears

Archer of Venus By James Palmer

Stealing from Pirates By Stefon Mears

Blaster Squad #1 By Russ Crossley

Athena Setting By Sean Monaghan

Five by Five 3: Target Zone By Kevin J. Anderson

You can check it out here. You can also purchase this bundle from your favorite book retailers directly from this site.

New Books!

Busy times over here at Mechanoid Press. I’ve got two new e-books for your reading enjoyment.

This book collects my three Sarah Frost steampunk tales, The Clockwork Conundrum, The Drood Enigma, and The Spring-heeled Jack Affair, together in one volume. You can get it here.

This recently reformatted collection brings together my two pulp Lovecraftian noir PI tales starring Sam Eldritch. Collects Slow Djinn and With Friends Like These, Who Needs Entities? You can check it out here.