Movie Review: HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the first installment in a new series of science fiction movie reviews. Being snowed in early January gave me time to watch new movies, eat some popcorn and just enjoy my family. I’m still writing, and I’ll have more news on that soon. I’ve started recording my new Sci-Fi Shenanigans Podcast with my friend Chris Winder, and episode two recently went live. In addition to more family time, I’ve fought off the cabin fever by writing more and shoveled snow.  In case you missed it, The Sleeping Legion Series has wrapped up and you can buy it on Amazon. The final audio book for Insurgency: Spartika is in the works, and then you can enjoy every one of my stories in audio book, paperback, or eBook!

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Book Review: Attack of Shadows

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my series of book reviews.  As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m a member of the TRMN.  It’s a fan club for the Honor Harrington Universe by David Weber, and they do contests for their members all the time.  The last reading contest recently ended, and it was so fun that there is another one. Like before, we get points for page reads.  I’m thrilled that it prompted me to continue reading, as I’ve let writing get in the way of reading!  In addition to reading more in the last few months, this month I’ve been working on the editorial revisions for my next book.

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Sci-Fi Shenanigans Podcast

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Hey Space Cadets, how is everyone doing today?  I’m good and wanted to bring you an update!  I’m slogging through the editing of the super-duper secret project I finished in December and have added about 10k words to the length. It’s sitting at about 60k now and will probably end around 65k to 70k when I’m done. I’m not sure when the publisher will make an announcement, but I’ll keep you posted the moment I can!  I’m also fighting through my wife’s health issues, taking her to her doctors and the like. It’s a time suck because she can’t drive, and we don’t live in a mass transit region.  We’ll figure out our new rhythm eventually, and my production speed will improve. But enough depressing crap, let’s talk about some fun stuff! I recently started a podcast with my friend Chris Winder all about the worlds of written science fiction!  Check it out, you might enjoy it!

 

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How to Find Podcast

Website: www.sfshenanigans.com

Twitter: @SFS_Show

Email: podcast@sfshenanigans.com

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Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!

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JR

 

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Book Review: Starship Troopers

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. As I write this, I’m trying not to go crazy from the emotional roller coaster that ending my series has become. It’s a bittersweet day, as I close the chapter on one series and move on to the next. Lance Scipio and I have had a good run, but now I’ve got to let him go. It’s harder than I thought, we’ve spent every waking moment together for the last two years.  But at least I have new projects to distract me! In addition to finishing the Sleeping Legion, I had an anthology that I’m in published a month ago.  I hope everyone enjoys it too, which you can still buy for 99c here! Finally, I recently hit “the end” on my super-duper secret project, sent it off to the editor, and now it’s back!  So yesterday I began the editing process, which I hope to finish this month. Ideally it’ll be off with the publisher before the month is over. I’ll let you know more when I can, but that’s all I can say for now. I’ll be working on my next project, but more about that in the days to come.

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Indie SciFy Video #16

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Hey Space Cadets, today I wanted to bring you some awesome little science fiction films.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these and I thought reviving it would be cool!  They’re indie productions, and very much worth watching!  I plan on posting another blog soon, but for today I need to work on getting my word counts up!  If you haven’t read the Sleeping Legion Series you should check it out! Now here’s a cool film!

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SciFy Shenanigans: Bonnie Milani

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today?  I’m doing amazing, taking a bit of time to spend with my family.  Just a wee bit of cabin fever, after being snowed in my the wintery wastelands, but I’ve managed to survive thus far!

 

While I’m locked indoors, I’m working on a couple of short stories and waiting for the edits on my super-duper secret project.  If you haven’t read my previous posts, my fourth book, Insurgency: Spartika, has been released into the untamed Amazonian jungles.  For those who haven’t already read my series, feel free to buy the entire Sleeping Legion series! I will be working on my next super-secret collaborative project, and reviewing my editors report on the previous classified novel.  I can’t wait to tell you about it, really!  I hate being such a tease, but, you know, lawyers.  Now on to today’s blog – our SciFy Shenanigans Interview with Bonnie Milani.

Let’s get right to the point of my latest blog posting!  Yes, I’ve gotten bit JR in Weedsby the interview bug!  I’ve started the Warrior Weekend Series, and the ‘SciFy Shenanigans’ series. The Shenanigans series serves to talk with other authors of science fiction, it’s the only requirement!

I like talking to authors about their latest books and their process.  They’ll be able to pitch their other stuff too, of course, but when authors have deep back catalogs, it’s hard not to get into the weeds with them.  Those weeds have grown too high, so I took a weed whacker to the mess.  Here are the final results!  Now grab your popcorn and enjoy the ride! Continue reading

Book Review: Tin Man

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my book review series. This one is a little different, as it’s a review of a short story that in the Galaxy’s Edge Universe I love. Reading this was my reward to myself for finishing the Super-Duper-Secret novel I was writing this month. Soon I’ll post the top books on my TBR list, in case you want to read along and be able to comment on my review of those books! I’ve also finished Starship Troopers, and I’ll be posting that soon as well!  I’ll plan on being more active on my blog in the new year with some exciting news, so stay tuned. Continue reading