The Premiere of Star Trek

Five decades ago, six-year-old Dennis Green was channel-surfing (all three channels that were available), when he landed on KMTV, the Omaha NBC affiliate, just in time to see this creature fill the TV screen, all twelve inches of it.Scared the shit out of me.It wasn't until years later, when like all Geeks-In-Training, I started watching …

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It’s Always Weird to Read an Obituary with Your Name

Dennis Green laughed and laughed when I introduced myself to him at a Minneapolis radio conference in 1995. The then-Vikings coach was a guest speaker."You're lucky you don't live around here!" he chortled. "Your phone would be ringing all the time."By all reports, he was a class act. Football (not to mention the world in …

$.99 ebook sale!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Imagine Other Worlds with Authors event in Cedar Rapids. It was a great chance to talk books with readers and authors.Special kudos to Terri LeBlanc, Dana Beatty, and Aaron Bunce for all their hard work putting the event together.But next time, I want to be further from the …

The Jazz of Star Trek

(This is taken from "More Than Zarathustra" originally published in Perihelion SF magazine. Read the full article here.)At first listen, the original Star Trek Theme seems to be a pretty conventional orchestral piece, using classical forms, as most TV and movies themes of the era are. But Alexander Courage‚Äôs composition has its roots in jazz.In a …

Travelers, Shifters, & Fey Free Weekend!

Three free books!TSF is free this weekend on Amazon. Click on this link to download it. But hurry, sale ends May 17.  Travelers, Shifters, and FeyBUY TSFA collaboration between three Iowa authors to introduce you to each of our series for one low price!Featuring:TRAVELER BY DENNIS W. GREENDISENCHANTED BY A.R. MILLERBEAR NAKED BY R.J. ELIASONLEARN MORE

A Close Shave

From Playbill Magazine:Two Hospitalized in Sweeney Todd Mishap.At the time, we thought it was cute for him to put his brother in the barber chair. Kinda glad I did not see that article at the time.