Meeting the Doctors

New post up at Smash Cut Culture! And it’s all about Doctor Who, which makes the link 729 percent more clickable.Tennant

Here’s the beginning:

Doctor Who fans are getting ready to meet the latest incarnation of the ancient alien who travels through all of space and time in a blue box that’s bigger on the inside.

A clever plot device has helped keep the BBC series on the air for so many years. Whenever the Doctor dies, he regenerates into a new body and picks up life right where he left off—with some new personality quirks and different taste in clothing, but his core characteristics and memory remain more or less intact.

That’s certainly one way to keep things fresh.

Unlike James Bond, Doctor Who has a valid in-story reason for why 11 (and now 12) different actors have taken on the title role over the past 50 years.

Peter Capaldi will star in his first full episode Aug. 23, and Whovians will get to meet the Doctor all over again. A season premiere is that much more exciting when it basically doubles as a series premiere of sorts, too.

So, let’s take a quick look back in time at the introductions of the previous three “modern” Doctors…

Read the rest (please).

Excerpt time! Sci-fi goodness from the upcoming Earths in Space: We Must Evolve…

teaser thingWork progresses on Earths in Space vol. 2: We Must Evolve. Trusty beta readers are going through it right now and have begun providing great feedback to help me bring it to the next level.

The book is already taking the Earths in Space series to the next level, with (currently) 116,000+ words of sci-fi adventure — a cross between Star Trek and Doctor Who, with a team dynamic along the lines of The Avengers.

The first volume is a fun romp. This one should turn out far superior in every way. We could say it’s evolving

For now, here’s a work-in-progress excerpt:

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Veronica Mars lives on…in books

VMars coverI’ve got a new post up at Smash Cut Culture, and it’s all about Veronica Mars‘ transition into a novel series…plus a quick comparison to Buffy‘s transition into comic books.

Check it out, please, along with the other writers’ pop culture commentary on this new site.

(Spoiler: Yes, fans should read this book. I’ll be sure to pick up the next installment.)

In other news, Smashwords has a sale going on this month. Lots of e-books are 25 percent to 100 percent off (yes — free e-books!) with coupon codes. Both RIP: Choices After Death and Earths in Space: Where Are the Little Green Men? can be yours at half the cost with promo code SSW50 at Smashwords only.

Probably a good day to check out Smashwords. And a good day to look at Smash Cut Culture.

Anything with “smash,” I guess. Oh, just go and pick up an Incredible Hulk comic while you’re at it.