My rating: 4 of 5 starsJohn Perry just turned 75, so he did what any self-respecting 75-year-old would: he visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Technically, he joined the Colonial Defense Force (CDF). In this Earth future universe, the CDF doesn't want young, inexperienced recruits. They want those with the knowledge, experience, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third and final book in Scalzi's Interdependency trilogy. The affiliated planets and habitats of the Interdependency are just that- interdependent on each other for trade, goods, and survival. Key to the continued existence of it all is the Flow, the lanes flowing through space that make … Continue reading Friday Review: The Last Emperox (Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story
That's right. One more day to take advantage of the presale discount on my new space opera novel, Two's Company. It's scifi action-adventure featuring Deuce Grainger, a poker playing, Scotch drinking shuttle jockey faced with losing her main source of income if her friend's terraforming company is sabotaged out of business. Her companion AI Personality may … Continue reading One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!
Last week, I posted a couple of the concept art sketches for the cover of Two's Company. Below are two images that show the idea we decided on with color, background, and text added. I really loved the way Rob managed to put Deuce's face into the art without taking away from the overall idea. … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway
With the release date for Two's Company fast approaching (December 18!), and the cover art turning out beautifully, I thought maybe I would share a few of the concept sketches my cover artist sent for me to look at. These are rough sketches, intended to show a few ideas he had for where to go … Continue reading Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps
Below I will post chapter three of Two's Company, my scifi space opera novel due to release in mid-December. If you missed the first two chapters, I will add links to those, also. I am planning (as of now) to do a presale on the book in November, most likely from the middle of the … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates
Here's a look at Chapter Two of "Two's Company", the science fiction space opera novel I will be releasing in December. If you didn't catch Chapter One, you can read it here. Two's Company by M.A. Kropp Chapter Two Deuce found the berth where the Wild was towed. She opened the outer hatch and stepped … Continue reading Two’s Company, Chapter Two
My newest science fiction novel, Two's Company, is due to be available in December of this year. It's a space opera style sci-fi story, dealing with a plot to drive independent terraforming companies out of business so a mega-corporation can become a monopoly. It also has a heroine with an attitude, artificial intelligences known as Personalities, an … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter One
I finally finished the first revision on Two's Company, the sci-fi space opera novel I have been working on this year. As of right now, I am planning on releasing it in December. I'll be telling you more about it, and blogging some excerpts in future weeks. As we get closer to December, there might even be … Continue reading Monday Musings: Achievement Unlocked- Revision One Finished!