Inspiration: Star Trek Night Hawks

April 6, 2020 dkeener 0

Another version of Edward Hopper’s famous Night Hawks painting, but this time with a Star Trek slant. It seems like the least I could do after the last one, which was the Coronavirus version of Hopper’s famous painting. For some reason, I really like this one.

Hourlings Writing Group, Hosted With Zoom

The Future of Writing Groups

April 5, 2020 dkeener 0

The Hourlings writing group meets every Sunday without fail, and no pandemic is going to stop our meeting. Of course, certain realities obviously have to be taken into account…like the safety of our members. The last three meetings, including today’s meeting, shown above, have been conducted using the professional version […]

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Coming Soon (Lockdown Edition)

March 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Welcome to the Lockdown edition of my irregularly scheduled Coming Soon feature. I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, as I’m sure everybody else has, too. Like millions of other people, I’m in lockdown thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic. And especially careful because my wife is one of those “at risk” […]

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Inspiration: Alien Migration

February 27, 2020 dkeener 0

I think this is a great illustration that captures the majesty and sheer awe of the migration of some large wildlife on a far-off alien planet.

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Dublin 2019 Souvenir Book

February 25, 2020 dkeener 1

An interesting thing happened today. I received the Dublin 2019 Souvenir Book in the mail, the official commemorative book celebrating the 77th World Science Fiction, which was held last summer in Dublin, Ireland. I was supposed to get it when I showed up for the convention…but they’d run out by […]

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Badge of Honor: I’ve Been Pirated

February 22, 2020 dkeener 0

Well, I guess that the Hourlings, my writing group, and by extension, myself, have achieved a new badge of honor in the world of publishing. We’ve been pirated. And, no, I’m not going to say where, or provide the URL. I refuse to give bad actors any free advertising. Anyway, the […]

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Fantastic Defenders: Hardcover Preview

February 16, 2020 dkeener 0

There’s a hardcover of my anthology, Fantastic Defenders, coming out in March. The anthology was edited by myself and Donna Royston, and was published in mid-2017 in the trade paperback and ebook formats. It’s sold well enough that Tannhauser Press is coming out with a hardcover edition. So, above, you’ll see a preview […]

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Forever Is Not Enough, Or How to Lose a Great Title

January 31, 2020 dkeener 0

Well, I have some…er…interesting news. Apparently great minds think alike. Some of you know that I’ve been working on the background for a themed anthology called The Forever House since early 2016. The concept is a shared setting, a sort of pan-dimensional tavern that can appear anywhere, and any time, […]

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Crawl: Action-Packed Horror

December 30, 2019 dkeener 0

I got the Blue-Ray of Crawl for Christmas, so I had some people over to watch it in the Keener Home Theater, including my 16-year-old niece. For those who may have missed it, the movie came out this past July. It’s about a college student and her Dad, who get […]