Monday, March 23, 2009
Thrilling Wonder Stories!
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2, Spring, '09, is either out, or about to be -- I just got a couple of author copies in the mail.
Reaves and I wrote a piece a while back, "Manifest Destiny," in which we play with some old space opera tropes, including something the Hero never, ever does to the Beautiful Woman who is part of his crew.
Winston Engle bought the piece for TWS, a wonderful olio consisting of classic stories -- such as Frederic Brown's "Arena," which was bastardized for a Star Trek episode of the same name; Richard Matheson's "F ---" and a couple of others, some new stuff, and assorted articles and reviews, and even a comic strip.
This is the Star Trek issue -- stories mostly done by Trek writers.
Michael wrote for Trek and I never did, but since I'm S.D. Perry's father, they -- ah -- grandfathered me in. Plus I did have a line in the Star Trek: World Enough and Time episode, the shooting and production of which is detailed by Crystal Ann Taylor in this issue of TWS, said show being webcast, directed by Marc Scott Zicree and co-written with Michael Reaves, by the by.
You should go to the site and buy ten or twelve copies. Not that we'll ever see a penny in royalties, given our cut, but it's a fun book for folks who grew up reading or watching space opera. Give them as gifts -- Christmas is coming ...