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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Amazing Stories and David Gerrold team up!

Amazing Stories to Publish David Gerrold Comic Script: Star Trek & Dr. Who Fans Might Collide with a Bang! Theoretically of Course

Ok, I’ll say it, if only to keep up with the current trend on the site:  The Experimenter Publishing Company is pleased to bring you an Amazing First!

Our first piece of new fiction, and a graphic story to boot!  But wait, it gets even better!

Several weeks ago David Gerrold (yes, the Tribbles guy*) announced on Facebook that he’d written a comic book script that had become orphaned through no fault of its own.  Amazing Stories jumped on this potential opportunity and obtained a copy of the script for review.

Unbelievably hilarious.  Totally nerdy.

From the opening panel to the very last David Gerrold has spun a tale of historic, inside jokiness and has extended that joke to encompass contemporary fare.

Arrangements were made for Amazing Stories to publish the story and, in conjunction with David’s DG Publishing imprint, produce a limited dead-tree edition.
Several comic artists were approached for the honor and Troy Boyle has been given the go-ahead.  Troy has already begun preliminary character sketches and page layouts.

Amazing Stories will be publishing a few teaser excerpts from the script, as well as some of Troy’s preliminary artwork here over the next few weeks.

What is it about?  Let’s just say that Star Trek fans and Dr. Who fans (or should that be Dr. Who fans and Star Trek fans?) are going to have something to talk about for at least the next century.  And yes, there are Tribbles in there too.  Soft Tribbles.  Warm Tribbles.  Tribbles no one would want to Exterminate.

This Fannish Friday we will be releasing a few of Troy’s illustrations and a few scenes from David’s script, so mark it on your calendars and don’t miss a single reveal as we all work our way towards publication!

The script will appear here exclusively on Amazing Stories and will also be made available in a limited print edition that will be available from the Experimenter Publishing Company and DG Publishing.
boyle teaser 1
Images Copyright Troy Boyle, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

That’s your first clue:  who are those guys and what are they doing in a graphic story together?

*David is we known for many other things besides his The Trouble with Tribbles Star Trek episode.   His award winning novelette The Martian Child (Hugo, Nebula, Ted Sturgeon, Locus and HOMeR) was turned into a movie in 2007; he has several popular series including The War Against the Chtorr and Star Wolf; an earlier novel written with Larry Niven – The Flying Sorcerers – remains one of Science Fiction literature’s best inside jokes.

Troy Boyle is an American comic book artist and writer. Boyle is best known for his gritty revenge fantasy, The Return of Happy the Clown, written by Gary Francis. He has worked for Image Comics, Desperado Publishing, Caliber Press and Boneyard Press.  Troy is currently working on pin-ups and covers for Main Enterprises.

On Friday, February 15th (Fannish Friday) Amazing will publish an excerpt from the comic and a few illustrations from Troy Boyle.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Featured Link!

So there's a blog out there run by Tara Cheverestt called Book Babe - she features books with 'strong and sexy heroines'.

Well, The Cassidy Chronicles qualify - so she's highlighting Run Like Hell this week!

Go there and check it out - and then go to Tara's HOME website and come back here. Email me (to with THREE of her titles and I'll send you a coupon for a free copy of Run Like Hell!

So - click HERE for the link. Or the picture below!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Run Like Hell: Dead Tree Edition!

Okay all y'all - I got news and I need YOUR help to spread it!
I can also use LIKES and REVIEWS on Amazon! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

In addition - if YOU are moved to get the paperback copy - email me at with your order number and I'll GIVE you an eCopy of the book for your favorite eReader!

Okay, blurb begins below:

RUN LIKE HELL is now available in Paperback!

The first book in The Cassidy Chronicles, Run Like Hell introduces you to Aiyana Cassidy and Kendra Foster-Briggs, old friends in a future America who find their wedding disrupted by a reverend with a gun. Why did he try to kill them? On whose orders? Where can they go to be safe?

Currently available from CreateSpace at
AND Amazon at

And only $6.99 (plus applicable taxes/S&H)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New post on Amazing Stories!

My review of EMERGENCE is up for your pleasure on Amazing Stories! Go ahead, click the link. Or THIS ONE.


You can't get away! The LINK is HERE!

Amazing Stories are just a click away! (TM)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Off to visit - and more goodies!

So, I am off to visit another blog - if you want to see the interview, click HERE


Who wants another peek into A Desperate Gambit?

Kendra's awareness came back to her in a sudden rush, then ebbed almost as quickly.
Owww...” she moaned. She tried to reach her hand to her aching head, but found she couldn't move.
She tugged harder. Definitely tied down.
Okay. Let's try looking around.
Kendra opened her eyes – or one of them. Her left eye seemed to be stuck shut.
The light was dim, hardly above blackness but there. Turning her head to the limits, she could see bars surrounding her, but with just the one eye she couldn't tell if they were a foot or ten feet away. They looked solid, though.
Not good.
She wriggled her shoulders. A few inches' movement. Her torso didn't move, though, and now she became aware of the feeling of coarse rope against her skin.
As various parts of her body checked in it seemed that there was an awful lot of skin reporting being uncovered.
Way not good, she thought, remembering where she was. Oh shit.
In a few moments she had built up as coherent a picture as she could manage. She was tied to a hard wooden chair. Her wrists were tied to each other; another rope was around her midriff and arms; a third wrapped two or three times over her thighs to the seat of the chair; and each leg was tied to the chair leg in two places, at the knee and again at the ankle. Whoever had done this to her was skilled; she couldn't find any slightest movement in her bonds.
She felt her hair dangling down her back and over her chest. Now I wish I'd gotten these bangs cut!
And she was naked. Completely.
A dull murmur of voices was present in the background though she couldn't make out any individual voices.
Ideas. Think think think! Dammit!
Calm. Okay. You're tied down, naked, in a cage, with voices. What does that mean?
Nothing good.
What did Gary say about Williamson? No, not Williamson. Junior!
I am so frakked.

 That's all you get - until next time!