Things have been exceedingly busy, which regrettably has taken time away from my Crazy 8 activities. For instance, we have regained the rights to the Sir Apropos of Nothing books. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to experience the adventures of Apropos—a snarky aspiring knight who was born to a tavern wench, lame of leg but sharp of wit—you’re going to have a great time meeting him. There are currently three books in the series, and I am working on a fourth one in which Apropos finds himself in Egypt (or the Apropos equivalent of it) wherein he accidentally frees the Jews and unleashes a mummy’s curse. The title? Pyramid Schemes. I will endeavor to have it out for you this year.
At the moment, though, I am finishing the third of three Star Trek: New Frontier novellas. Entitled The Returned, they will be coming out in July, August and September of this year as ebooks, followed by a collection of them in a single print novel. We’ll be picking up exactly where we left off in Blind Man’s Bluff some years ago, and I hope it will be worth the wait.
I’ve also completed my first Halo novel. In Hunters in the Dark, something has triggered the Halos to detonate, and our heroes must trek to the damaged Ark to discover a way of shutting them down. I desperately argued to call it Raiders of the Lost Ark, but couldn’t convince them to go for it.
Meanwhile my Marvel work continues as I’m writing two comics that are part of the Secret Wars crossover: Future Imperfect, focusing on the return of the Maestro (the future Hulk who has crossed over to the dark side) and 2099 featuring the introduction of the 2099 Avengers. I hope you’ll all be on board for that.
So all is going well and is quite busy here at Casa David, and I hope you’ll be there later this year when we release our short story collection, Pangaea. It promises to be exciting. And excitement is what we’re all about here at Crazy 8.