Galaxy’s Edge Season Three Chat

Galaxy’s Edge Season Three Chat

The Emperors, Nick Cole and Jason Anspach, join us this month to chat about Galaxy’s Edge Season Three. GE changed a lot when it launched in 2017 with Legionnaire, and it’s not often a series can go this long with such a fanatically dedicated reader base. Nick and Jason have also been both friends and publishers of mine, lending advice, support, bringing me in to contribute to the Order of the Centurion series, and publishing The Lost (plus a couple more upcoming series). Come and join us. We’ll also be on my Twitter/X account: https://x.com/AmericanPraeto2

Guns, Mags, and Words – David Reeder Joins the Stream

Guns, Mags, and Words – David Reeder Joins the Stream

This month we’re joined by the founder of Breach Bang Clear and one of the first to really help get the word out about the American Praetorians series, back when your host was just getting started. Writer, SPOTREPS contributor, and web guru David Reeder. Dave was one of the first enthusiasts about the American Praetorians series, after I sent him a copy of Task Force Desperate in the hopes that Breach Bang Clear would review it. In fact, he put the review on Military.com’s Kit Up, which got the book some visibility it would not otherwise have had. He is also a SPOTREPs contributor, having written two pieces for that anthology. We’re doing the stream slightly differently tonight, streaming on YouTube, Rumble, and Twitter/X. Come and join us. The Twitter stream will be on my profile: @AmericanPraeto2  

Mongol Moon Live

Mongol Moon Live

No, we’re not reading Mongol Moon on stream, but we do have the author, Mark Sibley, joining us this month. As a fellow Wargate author, and also an author of near future war scenarios, we should have a lot to talk about. Even with the inevitable tangents. Come and join us on YouTube, Rumble, or Facebook. (We might experiment a little with Twitter next month, which will require cutting one of those destinations out.)

The Starship Troopers Stream

The Starship Troopers Stream

So, this might be technically a little late, but Starship Troopers was all over the internet a week or so ago. We’re going to talk about it. The book, the movie, and how bug people don’t understand what “fascism” is. Of course, it being the AP/Slack Ops crew, this could go all sorts of ways. Since the book is more an exercise in political and leadership philosophy than a straight mil-sf story, this could get deep. Come and join us. We’ll be on Rumble, too. (Rumble doesn’t seem to play well with WordPress, or that stream would be embedded here, too.)  

Rick Partlow on the Stream

Rick Partlow on the Stream

We are joined this month by former infantry officer and science fiction author Rick Partlow, author of the Drop Trooper and Taken to the Stars series. We’ll be talking science fiction, the military, and whatever else comes up along the way. (If you’ve watched any of these streams, you know where they can end up going, which is why we haven’t really set on a particular topic lately.) Come join us.

Jawing with LawDog

Jawing with LawDog

Tonight, we are joined by Ian McMurtrie, aka LawDog, retired Sheriff’s deputy, writer, and SPOTREPs contributor. We’ll talk about his background, experience, and writing, but as should be SOP by now, expect things to go interesting places. Ian’s been places that we haven’t, and I’ve only heard a couple of his stories, so this should be good. I also owe him for the turn of phrase, “monkey with a screwdriver” in regards to stabbing people (in fact, I’ve learned a couple of such colorful wordings from him). Come and join us.

A Chat with Brad Torgersen

A Chat with Brad Torgersen

Tonight, Brad Torgersen, Army Warrant Officer, Baen science fiction author, and SPOTREPS contributor, joins us for a bit of a chat, about SF, writing, culture, the wasteland that is the internet, and whatever else comes up. (You know how these streams go by now.) Brad’s become a bit of a controversial figure in certain interweb circles, mostly Culture War related, so tonight Mike will be asking him the most important question of all: “Brad, why are you so terrible?” Come and join us.

September Livestream

September Livestream

Mike keeps wanting to rename the livestreams “Slack Ops,” and this one might just fit. We don’t have a guest this month; it’ll just be the three of us. So, this might well be a bit more free-form than usual. Expect talk about writing, politics, philosophy, and probably a few other things that I can’t foresee. Come and join us.

Bit of a Different Stream

Bit of a Different Stream

We’re doing something a bit different for the stream this month. Instead of directly talking about books, we’re going to get into culture. Specifically, the doomerism that is infecting much of the online discourse lately. Larry Correia joins us again, since he and Brad Torgerson got into the subject with a bunch of randos on Twitter lately. Despair and demoralization are the path to defeat. You’re not being “enlightened” by embracing them. You’re just making failure inevitable. Come join us.