Let's get the unfortunate announcement out of the way first. There are some projects I'm trying to have wrapped and ready to go at the same time that TARDIS Eruditorum wraps, and looking at deadlines and progress, I'm behind. And so after nearly a year of five posts a week and three years of three TARDIS Eruditorums a week, I am finally giving in to temptation and cutting TARDIS Eruditorum to a twice-weekly blog. New entries will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, with Last War in Albion moving to Fridays. I'll continue to provide bonus content, sometimes substantive, sometimes fluffy, on either Tuesday or Thursday of a given week for a total of four posts a week, plus waffling.
I suspect I care about this more than any of you actually do, but I'm nevertheless very sorry and disappointed that this step is necessary.
I do have some cool stuff to announce soon. In fact, let's see what we can successfully tease.
- The Last War in Albion Kickstarter is, as mentioned, coming. Most of the component parts are there - I just need to fulfill my promise to do a transparency post about my writing income in 2013 and to wait for James's schedule to clear up so he can provide me some art for it.
- The Last War Kickstarter will also include access to the backers-only blog where the occasionally mentioned Secret Project will be serialized as it's written. Right now I've got one chapter written, and another about 1/3 done.
- I've begun the earliest of early talks around the idea of Eruditorum Press expanding into publishing work by people other than me. More news on that in a few months but it's something I'm terribly excited about, and the two people I've got tentative agreements with are absolutely great writers it would be a thrill to work with.
- Related to this, I am thinking seriously about expanding my work a bit to involve some freelance editing work. This is at least vaguely related to the former. It would manifestly not be copyediting and proofreading, which I'm actually crap at (it's a thing where ADD [diagnosed, mind you, not colloquial] really screws you up), but would be about fine-tuning ideas, refining the shape of a project, or figuring out how to beat an unruly draft into a smooth final form. In fact, anyone interested in that, please drop me an e-mail. Snowspinner. Gmail.
Finally, our discussion topic, which has to be, given the absolutely awful news of his death, Steve Moore. I've covered Moore's work a few times on the blog - his Doctor Who comics got coverage in TARDIS Eruditorum here
, and various bits of his work are all over the early bits of Chapter Four of Last War in Albion, particularly these two
But his career is long and varied. He didn't just create Abslom Daak and Kroton the Cyberman, he also was the subject of Alan Moore's fascinating Unearthing, the author of the seminal Trigrams of Han, the writer of the first Tharg's Future Shock, and did an absolute ton of other stuff.
So. What are your favorite works of Steve Moore's?
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