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Preorder the Trade Paper of High Noon on Proxima b!

Coming Feb 7th, 2023! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982192429/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_B96M4XFQ9RM1QEG8Z1SS It’s always high noon on Proxima Centauri b. Original stories about the final frontier. YOU TELL ’EM THE SPACE COWPOKES A’COMIN’ AND HELL IS COMIN’ WITH ’EM! Adventure! Danger! Revenge! And a mail-order robot gunslinger in a wedding dress? Only in the wildest parts of space could this happen. It’s time again to get in your ramshackle rocket ship and journey to the universe’s western territories with this follow-up to Gunfight on Europa Station. Meet the employees of a space bordello as they’re drawn together to pull a con on a con. Or the crew filming a Western on a colony ship only to fight gravity and each other. Or a soldier on a backwater planet hiding from her past when it—and the military—finally tracks her down. Each voyage invokes the type of Western yarns you’ve loved before, but with a science fiction upgrade you’ll get to enjoy anew. Taking you on this ride are another set of astounding space opera authors such as Walter Jon Williams (Hardwired), Susan R. Matthews (Under Jurisdiction), Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (Star Trek), Brenda Cooper (Project Earth), Milton Davis (Changa’s Safari), John E. Stith (Naught for Hire), and Peter J. Wacks (Caller of Lightning). Ten tales of the West . . . not as it was, but as it might be!

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Comes out October 25th, 2022! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982192275/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_B8NKHTBAMD712762M4CV ALL-NEW STORIES TAKE THE WILD, WILD WEST TO THE FINAL FRONTIER An actual wagon train to space? Gunslinging cowpokes riding in rickety rocket ships? What isn’t possible when you mix science fiction and Westerns? The final frontier ain’t so final in these 12 tales of space exploration and adventure: each a timeless yarn told around the warm glow of a nuclear reactor just before it goes supernova. There’s a story for everyone who’s ever dreamed of traveling the stars. From the lone stranger who flies into town to help a widow and her daughter to the alien rancher trying to pose as human, they are familiar, yet with completely new twists. Take the pair of mercenaries who sign on to stop a mining camp insurrection only to discover they might be on the wrong side of evolution, or the prospector who finds the strike of a lifetime but ends up stranded on a barren moon without hope of rescue. And if that’s not enough to catch your fancy, then how about a cloned Doc Holliday making his way in a future where both sickness and gambling are ancient history? Assembled inside are the biggest names in science fiction, taking you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy like they’ve never done before. Elizabeth Moon, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold, and Wil McCarthy are some of the exciting yarn-spinners inside. So get ready to hit the hyper-thrusters as you set course for adventure, mystery, romance, and two-lasergun slinging action! Featuring Elizabeth Moon, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold, Wil McCarthy, Gini Koch, Martin Shoemaker, Cat Rambo with J.R. Martin, Alastair Mayer, Alex Shvartsman, Patrick Swenson, and Michael F. Haspil. Edited by David Boop (Straight Outta Tombstone).

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Coming Soon! The Drowned Horse Chronicle Volume 1 - The Forrest Years

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B72DTV7R/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8ESE0XHJY6RMR7V6W7XA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrence McCauley Email: terrence@wolfpackpublishing.com Tel: (917) 364-4895 Wolfpack Publishing Signs David Boop Author of Speculative Fiction Novels (LAS VEGAS, NV) –Wolfpack Publishing has acquired the rights to David Boop’s "The Drowned Horse Chronicle - Volume One: The Forrest Years.", a collection of ‘Weird Westerns’ tales as part of his ongoing Drowned Horse Chronicle series. Jake Bray closed the deal on behalf of Wolfpack. These stories will have an episodic narrative that unfolds as part of the Drowned Horse Chronicle saga, which will be set between 1864 and 1871 in the fictional town of Drowned Horse, AZ. It will be published in mid-2022 with two additional collections to follow in the future. David Boop is a Denver-based award-winning author and bestselling editor of several weird western anthologies starting with Straight Outta Tombstone. Previously, Boop has been an editor-in-chief, film critic, and journalist. Currently, Boop teaches creative writing and English part-time. He has been writing the Drowned Horse Chronicle since 2007. Mike Bray, President and CEO of Wolfpack Publishing, said, “Signing an author of David Boop’s talent demonstrates Wolfpack’s commitment to bringing our readers the best fiction on the market. I know his unique style will appeal to our customers.” David Boop said, “I'm blessed to be part of the Wolfpack family. I look forward to getting 'weird' with them. The Drowned Horse Chronicle has been waiting for the right home, and I feel Wolfpack is the perfect place to bring these stories together." About Wolfpack Publishing Founded in 2013, Wolfpack Publishing is an award-winning independent publishing company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was named as one of the fastest-growing independent publishers of 2020 by Publisher’s Weekly and one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies in 2021. Wolfpack Publishing embraces the opportunities created by online bookstores and their limitless virtual bookshelves. The company is also expanding its presence in the paperback market through a distribution deal with Impact, a subsidiary of Ingram Publisher Service. The Wolfpack Publishing family of imprints include CKN Christian Publishing, Wise Wolf Books (teen/young-adult) and Rough Edges Press (mystery/crime/thrillers). Please visit www.wolfpackpublishing.com for more information.

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Dragoncon 2022 Schedule

TENTATIVE Dragon Con (Official) Schedule: Time: Thu 08:30 pm Title: What the %#?! is Dark Fantasy? Description: Authors discuss the slippery genre that has been dubbed "dark fantasy." Location: Peachtree 1-2 (Length: 1 Hour) w/ Jonathan Maberry, R.R. Virdi, Tony Sarrecchia, Garon Whited, Jessica Ann York Time: Fri 11:30 am Title: Lost in Space: No Place like Alpha Centauri Description: The final season of Netflix's Lost in Space series came out, and had some huge plot twists and turns, weird science and weird alien history. Some of which made sense, and some which didn't. However, through those roller coaster 8 episodes, the family and more is re-united, and faces off some very angry robots, even more than in Season 2! Did the final season have you excited or did you just want Judy to toss her book off those insane cliffs on their broken planet? with Susan Griffith, James Palmer, Kevin Eldridge, Lindy Rae Keelan Location: M301-M301 (Length: 1 Hour) Time: Fri 02:00 pm Title: Signing Description: Come see Author-Editor David Boop at The Missing Volume for a special signing! Location: Vendor Hall Floor 1 The Missing Volume booth 1300 (Length: 1 Hour) Time: Fri 07:00 pm Title: The People Who Live in Your Book Description: Characters rise off the page and become people--if they're well-crafted. Discover ways to make this happen in your fiction. Location: Embassy EF (Length: 1 Hour) with Timothy Zahn, Anthony Francis, Dakota Krout, Melissa F. Olson Time: Sat 12:00 pm Title: Signing Description: Come see David Boop at The Missing Volume for a special signing! Location: Vendor Hall Floor 1 - The Missing Volume - Booth 1300 (Length: 1 Hour) Time: Sat 2:30 pm Title: Baen Books Road Show Description: Baen reveals new slate of books. Prizes! Location: (Length: 1 Hour) Time: Sat 4:00 pm Title: Russian Doll: Re-writing History Description: with Sue Kisenwether, Philip Greco, Lindy Keelan, Zan Bowden Location: (Length: 1 Hour) Time: Sat 05:30 pm Title: Ghost Towns, Haunted Trails: The Weird West Description: Authors on using the American West as a backdrop for tales of the strange, the supernatural, and the uncanny. Location: Peachtree 1-2 (Length: 1 Hour) with Jonathan Maberry, D.J. Butler, Travis Heermann, Gail Z. Martin, Tamsin Silver Time: Sun 11:30 am Title: How to Develop a Believable Religion in your Fiction Description: Nearly every book mentions religion/spirituality in some way. In some books, it's an integral part of the plot. How do you make this work for you? Location: Embassy EF (Length: 1 Hour) with Bill Fawcett, Esther Friesner, Cherie M. Priest, Fr. Bryan Small, Valerie Willis Time: Sun 02:30 pm Title: Horror? Soft Horror? Things that make you jump out of your skin?! Description: Readers of Horror vary in their tastes greatly. Some love a psychological tale while others look for the most blood-thirsty novels available. Where do you, as a writer, fit into this popular genre? Location: Embassy EF (Length: 1 Hour) with Darrell Grizzle, Nancy Knight, Erika Lance, Gail Z Martin, James Tuck Time: Sun 04:00 pm Title: Weird Wild Coincidences Description: What if Abraham Lincoln had received a telegram from a ninja? What of the tale of Violet Jessup, Miss Unsinkable? These coincidences, and many more, are the striking match of inspiration for authors of historical fiction. Come watch their brains ignite as we give them an idea and they spin a tale. Location: Macon (Length: 1 Hour) W/ Darin M. Bush, A.J. Hartley, Kevin Ikenberry, D.B. Jackson, Steve Ruskin, Tamsin Silver Time: Mon 01:00 pm Title: David Boop booth Appearance (with Gini Koch) Description: Come see David Boop at The Missing Volume for a special signing! Location: Vendor Hall Floor 1 - The Missing Volume - Booth 1300 (Length: 1 Hour)

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I hate having to do this, but left with no choice

An Open Letter to Kevin Sharp, Owner of the Sharpest Rides, Denver. From: David Boop, a hurt customer david@davidboop.com Mr. Sharp, I wish this letter was to commend you and your staff for excellence. I like writing those letters more. In fact, when I originally posted my review of your business on Friday, July 9th, I did. I commended Chris Jennings, my sales person. You guys even fixed a problem we encountered when Chris didn’t present me a price sheet for the 2015 Toyota Rav4 I was purchasing only to find out he’s left off about $2000 in taxes which would’ve put me over my price. Candace, however, made good on the miscommunication and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy when I left. I should have known then that miscommunication seems to be a thing with your people. I will explain. I immediately disliked the car not even ten minutes after driving off your lot and knew right away I’d made a mistake. It didn’t fit me. I wasn’t comfortable in it. I wanted to take it right back, but you were already closed for the evening. I refused to drive the car all weekend. I had to come back to you dealership on Monday because the remote key I’d been given was defective (something your people fixed, so I’m grateful for that.) Understand, please, I know I was the one to make the first mistake here. I was under a lot of pressure to buy a car that day. I was in an accident on June 14th that totaled a car that meant a lot to me, and I struggled to find anything in my price range considering the current climate with vehicles (Something I’m sure you’re more than aware of). I had been given a quick payout, but the rental company wanted their car back, and I had trips coming up I needed a good vehicle for. I told Chris I made a mistake and wanted to return the car, which he told me I couldn’t. I explained that I was growing to hate the car every time I got in it, which would also make me hate the place I’d gotten it from. Since the accident, I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotional pain, and some physical (though that is minor in comparison). I said I would pick a cheaper vehicle to make up for all the extra work, and he talked with your finance manager who offered me a trade-in value well below what I paid only five days after I’d bought it. As I mentioned, the whole car buying thing was because I was in an accident. I had no plans to buy a car thus I had not saved up money to make up any difference. I work part time as a tutor, and am trying to build a career as an author and editor. I once again explained to Chris that I had no other money to spend on a car. This is an important fact we will come back to. Chris had a clear understanding that I had no extra money. If I couldn’t exchange the car I’d driven less than a week for equal value, I couldn’t get another car, and I would spend years driving a car I hate. I quoted your motto, “No Problems, Only Solutions.” Chris said he’d talk to Paul, your sales manager on Thursday, July 14, 2022. He then texted to me to say “no deal.” I asked to have Paul call me so I could talk to him directly. Instead, Chris said Paul would like to talk to me in person. I drove down there and sat with Paul for twenty minutes. I explained my situation and that I needed to EXCHANGE the car. I was very clear on that. Chris knew I wanted to exchange in. Paul understood I wanted to exchange it. Paul said he would make it right. He told me to my face that he would see me taken care of. He called Chris over and told him right in front of me to help me pick out a car. For the next hour, I test drove two cars, once considerably less - a Nissan Pathfinder that clearly needed work (wheel bearings, apparently,) which was the car I was most interested in. Chris stepped away and came back and told me they would give me $20,000 for my “trade in.” He knew and Paul knew I didn’t have a single dime extra for another car. Chris took two test drives with me knowing this and still brought me a trade-in offer. I know you have a business to run, but that’s just insulting and wasted both our times. Sir, it’s here I say to you…at what point in this story have I said this was anyone’s fault but my own? At what point did I say I wanted anything other than a car I could love for the money I had available to pay for it? At what point was I unclear in what I wanted your people to do? No where. Nor was I unclear with your staff at any point, and yet, here we are. When Chris told me that, I realized that Paul, your sales manager, had lied after calling himself a Godly man and promised to make this right. He never once said that he was going to give me a “fair value” trade in for my Rav4 during our twenty-minute talk. He said he was going to make it right and told Chris to help me find a car, which I assumed meant your company would swap out the Rav4. I understand the three-day buyer remorse no longer exists in Colorado, but I made a point of reaching out immediately the following business day to say I’d made a mistake. And yes, I made the first mistake. I own that. I was willing to pick a vehicle with a lesser market value and at a lesser price to make sure that you could do the swap without your company losing any money. I knew the only one to lose money would be me. But to be lied to, misled, or at a minimum, blatantly mis-communicated with is not on me. It is on your company, Mr. Sharp. Candace told me and my friend a story about how one man got three engines out of you after blowing them up at Bandimere by going to the news. We were appalled by that story. I’m not trying to be that guy, but I will make sure the world knows how you do business, if this is indicative of your business model. Twice, I was mislead. Once, most likely accidently (the tax thing, which your people immediately fixed), but the other was willful. I made it clear what I wanted. I was told I could have it. I was told your company cared about my business and would do whatever it took to keep me happy. All Paul had to do was tell me in-person that he could only give me trade-in value, like he had earlier, and I would have given up. I would’ve still been upset, but I wouldn’t feel as maligned at I do now. Don’t say you’ll make it right, and then don’t. As I confronted Paul about this, upset that I’d been deceived, he kept saying he didn’t own the company. But you do. I ask you to make this right, or at a minimum, hold your employee accountable for telling me one thing and doing another. And I’d also ask you to tell him not to throw scripture around claiming to be a godly man if he’s going to lie. I was raised by godly people. I know what it’s supposedly to look like. This is not that. Sincerely, David Boop July 14, 2022 Addendum: Shortly after I sent this to your company, I heard from your CFO, Julian, who explained more in detail why you wouldn't trade straight, but seemed more willing to work with me than Paul had. he told me, and I quote this directly, "When you get the title, call me and let's see what we can do." He also said he would talk to you by then. It's been almost a month since we had that conversation, and surprisingly, he is now never available [always on vacation] nor returns calls when he is in. I continue to find problems with the car, such as the hands free dashboard. I see now that again, I was lied to. Julian had no intention of helping me anymore than Paul or Chris did. And certainly not you, as owner of the company. This is obviously how you do business. How shameful. DB 08/30/22

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My Dragoncon Schedule

Title: Kaiju Lit Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Long a cinematic staple, world-smashing giant monsters are now wreaking havoc in the pages of literature. Title: Gotham – A Year of Crazy Time: Fri 7:00 pm Location: Marriott M302-M303 (Length: 1 hour) Description: The Court of Owls rules Gotham, & the crazies are running wild. Title: Baen Roadshow Time: Sat 2:30 pm Location: Hyatt Regency V (Length: 2.5 hours) Title: Tiles, Tentacles, Dice, & Dread Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: From tabletop thrills to console chills, we'll discuss writing & playing games with a horror theme. Title: Into the Dark Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Dark Fantasy, Horror and Urban Fantasy are thriving genres. New writers with new ideas or darker & deadlier characters are always in demand. Learn what you need to break into this market. Title: Discovery Day or Doomsday? An iZombie Fan Panel Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show's explosive third season. Title: Dark Matter – Zairon or Bust! Time: Sun 1:00pm Location: Marriot M301-M303 (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The Corporate War heats up with the crew of the Raza stuck in the middle of it. Title: SOT Signing Time: Sun 4:00 pm Location: The Missing Tome - Americasmart booths 1400, 1402 1301 & 1303 (Length: 1 hour) Title: Author Roundtable: Tales of the Wild & Weird West! Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The West wasn't there to be won--it is a place where the weird & wondrous worlds of speculative fiction play. These authors discuss the Weird West genre--its tropes, definitions, rules, & and how to break them. Title: David Boop signing Time: 10:00 am Location: The Missing Tome The Missing Tome - Americasmart booths 1400, 1402 1301 & 1303 (Length: 1 hour)

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The Blame Game

I'm am so sick of the finger-pointing and blame. From SFF, from American citizens. Isn't it past time we stop blaming the other side for our woes? For our fears? Both sides have them. Neither side is all the way right or wrong. What does it take to stop the madness? Seriously people. This isn't professional. This isn't the community I fought so hard to get into. You've buried people that have done you no harm on either side. SJWs/Puppies. Republicans/Democrats. Who has to die before you get your collective heads out of your hurt butts? Isn't that how so many stories end? Someone dies before both sides see how foolish they are. Who is it going to be? Who has to make the ultimate sacrifice before there is peace? We're writers. We've seen this plot before. Come together and face each other with understanding, love, compassion, or haven't we come far enough as a species for that? Everyone is scared. Everyone. If you're not scared, you're not paying attention. And if you think it's just going to work itself out, it's not. I love and respect people on both sides of this conflict and I refuse to chose one side or another. I love working with both and will continue to do so as long as I'm allowed to. As long as I have stories to tell I will, and I will do it in the most honest way I know how. Isn't that what we all want as creators? To reach the most people with our stories? We are doing the very things we used to abhor. Writing stories for select audiences. Marketing to select audiences. I refuse that notion. I write stories for everyone. If you don't read my stories, that's your choice. But they were written for YOU. Doesn't matter. M/F. POC/White. Hetero/LGTB. I write stories for everyone and I try to include everyone in them because we live in a world amazing people. Why is this so difficult a concept? Author shaming. Character shaming. Plot shaming. Let's stop. Just stop.
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Author for Rent

So, I'm pimping myself. But I think it's about time. I'm not getting any younger. LOL! Truth be told, I live sitting on panels, talking to classrooms, teaching what I know in an informal way. Here goes... I've been at this writing thing most of my live in various ways, but serious as a novelist since 2002. Since then, I've published a lot of short fiction, a couple of novels, a short film or two, and recently edited a national bestselling anthology. What does that mean for someone looking to book an author? It means I can talk about writing, publishing, dialog, plotting, unconventional narrative, specific genres, #thewriterslife, editing, publicity and marketing. I've spoken to schools from the elementary level to college. I've attended hundreds of conventions all over the country, given talks at libraries, bookstores and large writer's groups. With my journalism background, I can speak in front of cameras, microphones, or answer questions given as an email. I can do it all because I have done it all. I'm ready to work for you. Attached is my one sheet. Let me know if you have any questions. Dave

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Prequel to "She Murdered Me with Science" Now Available!

My name is Noel R Glass and I’m not your average gumshoe. What I am is a pariah from the theoretical physics game; a former wunderkind who watched his future dissolve like the victims of my failed experiment. Years later, I’m finally putting my intellect to work solving crimes with science, not instinct. Well, mostly. Instinct told me the angelic damsel in a black dress who walked into my office was bad news. What made it worse is she admitted to possibly killing her husband, Millionaire Mercantile Maverick Marlin Black. Now I have to find Mr. Black, or his corpse, before the cops do. Otherwise, they won’t look beyond the bedroom eyes of his gorgeous widow. But I know different. It’s not just a hunch, but the science of the bullet that took down Black doesn’t add up. I’m on the run to find a rifle that kills without making a sound. Even my genius brain might need help on this one. Who can I turn to? Certainly not the Widow Black or any of Marlin’s associates. They’ve all got motives. No. The type of assistance I need comes in the form of a Japanese gangster with a Chinese Name. But if Wan Lee helps me, what will he ask for in exchange? Damn those dames singing the “Save Me” blues. Why aren’t I smart enough to just walk away? "A Whisper to a Scheme" now available through Amazon.com.

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