Monday, February 18, 2013

Book 3 to Have Fewer Gunfights

As I wrote book 1, A Whisper in Space, if wanted to portray the danger Miles Knighton faces every day, so I worked in a very healthy dose of gunplay.  Two major gunfights and a few minor skirmished is quite substantial for a 30k word story.

When I wrote book 2, Big Damn Love Story, I found that I wanted to focus a lot more on the characters, and so while the story is more than twice as long (70k words) it still only had 4 gunfights.

As I have written book 3, I wanted to move the story even more towards the characters.  Subsequently, I am now 35k words into the story, which will ultimately be between 45k and 50k words.  So far I have only 1 gunfight, and no plans to work in any more.  I think that overall the story will work out better, and I look forward to completing it.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Star Wars Day---May 4

Just a general announcement, May 4th is Star Wars day, when you are encouraged to greet all your friends with the words "May the forth be with you." 

So be sure to mark your calendars now.  More info can be found on wikipedia here:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 Greatest Prison Breaks in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The website Io9 posted this list of the 10 greatest prison breaks ever depicted in writing or on screen.  I don't know that I agree with all of their choices, but I like their #1, Escape From New York.

You can find the list here:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

12 Cylon Models

The 12 models of Cylons from the new Battlestar Galactica:

If you are a fan of Battlestar Galactica, you may also like my ebook series, now available in a 3 book value pack at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

News on Zombieland 2

I found this story on  Basically, Zombieland 2 is not on the immediate horizon due mainly to issues with the script.

I am bummed by this, and Zombieland was a funny and enjoyable movie. 

Star Wars Conversion to 3D Delayed

I found this article on

Basically, 3D versions of episodes II and III were originally going to be released this fall.  Lucasfilm has decided to delay them so that they can focus on Episode VII.  Overall, given how bad episode I looked in 3D, I think this is a good move. 

The only thing I did enjoy about the 3D re-release of episode I was that my kids were old enough to see the movie with me, so it was a neat daddy moment for me.  Episode VII will probably also be a neat daddy moment (maybe the midnight showing with the kids, who will then be 11 & 10!)

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Sequel) Teaser Poster

The sequel to the hunger games, Catching Fire, is currently being filmed, and is scheduled for release on November 22.  A few weeks ago they released the teaser poster for the movie.

I also found this image online, which I thought was intriguing:

I found these images on

Walking Dead Webisodes---"Cold Storage"

AMC's website has a set of webisodes called "Cold Storage".  The webisodes tell a new story, with new characters, set in the same zombie apocalypse as the TV series.

You can view the webisodes here:

Enoy watching!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Line of Firefly Products

A company called Toy Vault is going to make a line of Firefly products.  Check out the link here:

Basically, they plan to release so tabletop games, plush characters, and pillows.  I am sure will carry several of their products.

Whedon Wants to Restart Firefly

Read the link here:

Basically, Whedon admits that he has never accepted to cancelation of Firefly, and would love to bring the series back, though he admits it is a long-shot.