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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight, we’ve got Jim Curtis (he publishes under “JL Curtis“) joining us. Jim was a Naval Flight Officer, a military contractor after retirement, and is now an author, writing several series and a lot of short stories. He writes contemporary thrillers set on the US-Mexico border, The Bell Chronicles series of Westerns, and the Rimworld series of SF stories. Come and join us. I realize there hasn’t been a lot here on the blog except for livestream posts lately; I’m working on that. Almost wrapped up with Frontiers of Chaos, and there are some more Wargate Books projects in the offing. Lots going on. Stay tuned.
Tonight, we are joined by Dave Butler, author, editor, and real-life bard. We’ll be talking about writing, publishing, and just about everything else under the sun, so come join us.
Mike Massa, former SEAL and action/sci-fi author joins the stream tonight. Mike wrote a story for the Maelstrom Rising SPOTREPS anthology. We’ll be talking the military, writing, action and science fiction, along with anything else that comes up. If you’ve watched any of these streams, you’ll know that things get real freeform, real quick. Come and join us.
Tonight, we have Blaine Lee Pardoe, a longtime Battletech author turned Wargate writer with the Land and Sea series. He also is the author of the Blue Dawn series of thrillers, positing a near-future second American civil war. We’ll be talking about his books, his falling out with Catalyst, and anything else that comes to mind, so come join us. In addition to the stream with Blaine tonight, I’d like to announce that we have Pallas Group Solutions and Triarii vinyl stickers now. Check them out here.
So, we decided to have a bit of an impromptu stream this week. Yes, The Dragon and the Skull came out yesterday, but while it will be discussed at least a little, this one’s more about history. Twenty years ago this month, Operation Iraqi Freedom kicked off. All three of us are GWOT vets, and I did two combat deployments in OIF. We have thoughts. This one could get spicy. Buckle up.
It’s time for the monthly stream. This month we’ve got Christopher Ruocchio, author of the epic Sun Eater series, joining us. We’ll be talking worldbuilding, writing, publishing–he’s recently changed publishers–and anything else that comes up, as inevitably happens in the chaos that is these streams. Come join us.