Publication day for me, and I travel to a different sandbox — so to speak — with a desert tale of the Hyborian Age: my first Conan story, in Dark Horse’s Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6!
“Sargasso of Sand” reteams me with Philip Tan, my artist on Iron Man #79–82, and it’s a fun story of mythical mystery as Conan encounters a sailing ship situated far in the desert, a long way from any sea. It’s my first toe in the water — er, sand — of Conan’s world, but it was a lot of fun — and it gave me a chance to flex some different mental muscles. I haven’t written much pure fantasy lately, but I’m expecting to try more.
I have also completed the production notes for Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, including trivia and notes for all eight serial episodes. And to celebrate, I have a special going on at Amazon: “Human Error,” the prequel short story to Overdraft, is free through Friday, Nov. 29!
I have a few blog posts up around the world: I speak about “The Evolution of Obi-Wan Kenobi” on the Kindlepost Blog, and I pay a return trip to Mark T. Barnes’ blog with a guest post on one of my favorite writing themes.
Next up for the website will be the much-anticipated Kenobi notes, as soon as I finish them. Cross your fingers!