David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Road of Bones, Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses, the Cold Equations trilogy, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy—Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls. His first original novel, the supernatural thriller The Calling, debuted in July 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to novels, Mack’s diverse writing credits span several media, including television, film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. He currently resides in New York City.
I know what you’re thinking:“Dave, I don’t think you’ve recorded enough podcast interviews about Star Trek: Seekers. Could you post another?”I sure can! Listen to me, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, and artist Rob Caswell discuss the new series with host Jason Hunt (aka scifi4me) of Live from the Bunker.We taped the show on Monday, August […]
If you’ve ever thought, “I wish David Mack would participate in a live Internet radio show with a call-in option so I could bug him with an annoying question and have it and his stymied reaction recorded for posterity,” now is your chance. I’ll be chatting =LIVE= about the new Star Trek: Seekers series with […]
Many writers who balked at writing stories for participants in this year’s GISHWHES did so because they disliked the notion of writing for free. But, I ask you, how can one put a price on a reward such as this? This is all the recompenseI require for my efforts. :-) It was fun, GISHERs — […]
I get a handful ofemails from fans each week. Most of them are laudatory; a few are critical. I try to limit my responsesto either a perfunctory “Thank you,” or a “Sorry that story didn’t work for you,” depending upon which seems most appropriate. Every now and then, Ireceive an angry e-mailfrom some self-righteous, aggrieved […]
I recorded three videos for 2014 GISHWHES Item #177 — “A New York Times bestselling author or Tony-award-winning actor or actress doing a dramatic reading of a section of this: http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/right_of_way.htm — extra points may be awarded for creative staging.” “Pedestrian Deaths” was recorded for Allie Jett, a friend of my wife’s pal Brenda. “Steep […]
Now that the scavenger hunt known as GISHWHES is ended for this year, it’s my pleasure to share with one and all the four pieces of microfiction that I wrote for various teams. The terms of Item #78 were to obtain from a previously published sci-fi author a story of no more than 140 words […]
I’ve been champing at the bit to share this bit of beauty! Masterful veteran illustrator Tim Bradstreet has created the original art for the cover of my upcoming novel Star Trek: Section 31 – Disavowed. Gaze upon its ineffable coolness: Keen observers might note details from Doctor Julian Bashir’s personnel file, as well as ghosted […]
For those who don’t keep up with such things, GISHWHES is an acronym for “Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.” It is an annual charity event organized by actor Misha Collins, who (among other roles) plays angel Castiel on the CW series Supernatural. One of the items requested this year of participating […]
If you’ll be attending the Shore Leave convention this weekend in Hunt Valley, MD, this is where and when to find me for signings and panels. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 10pm–Midnight Meet the Pros Hunt/Valley Corridor Come chat with the author guests of Shore Leave, buy books from us, and get your books autographed. The entire […]
The whole shebang, courtesy of Twitter user (and DeviantArt creator) TLBKlaus— Now that’s what I call efficiency. Tune in next month to see them all next to the cover of Seekers #2: Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore!
In my previous post, I discussed the inspiration for the cover aesthetic in use on the new Star Trek: Seekers novel series. I also put out a call for more such side-by-side images from anyone who had the classic Bantam anthologies as well as book one of the new series. I am delighted to present […]
As I have written about before, the inspiration for the new Star Trek: Seekers series of novels was a run of faux book covers that illustrator Rob Caswell created and posted on his DeviantArt blog. Rob used the Archer-class starship designed by Vanguard conceptual artist Masao Okazaki as the “star” of his new imaginary Star […]