There are various bits of writing/work-related news this week, so I thought I'd share it all at once.
Here's a Star Trek-focused interview with me, at TrekCore.
Here's a different Star Trek-focused interview, at Visionary Trek's The Captain's Table.
Here's the bestseller list that will be published in next month's edition of Locus Magazine:
Locus Bestseller List – June 2014
1) William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher (Quirk Books) 3, 1
2) Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket) 2, 3
3) William Shakespeare's Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk Books) 9, 2
4) Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2319: One Constant Star, David R. George III (Pocket) 1, -
5) Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War, Keith R.A. DeCandido (Gallery) 1, -
The first number is months on the list, the second is position last month. It's based on input from lots of bookstores around the country, including specialty stores and general stores. I'm proud to be on there
Here's an oral history of IDW Publishing, where I was the first editor-in-chief. I was one of the people interviewed;my comments are interspersed through the first half or so. My favorite bit comes from writer Steve Niles:
Niles: Ted and Jeff edited me for most of that early stuff. It really worked out because Jeff is a really experienced writer/editor/bookseller. He’s lived and breathed books and comics his entire life. We were dealing with an explosion of stuff happening. I wrote more comics then than I probably ever have before or since. Jeff was this great mentor. The best story I have of Jeff editing is he called me in the middle of all the 30 Days of Night books. He said, “Hey, this character I really like and I love what you’re doing with him in the third issue, but you killed him in the second issue …”
And here's where I'll be (along with writing partner Marsheila Rockwell, and pals Henry Barajas, Janni Lee Simner, and Sam Sykes) on Saturday: MegaMania!!