Production notes and trivia from my experiences on comic books, fiction, and games including
Star Wars: A New DawnStar Wars: Kenobi Star Wars: Knight Errant
Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicStar Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith
Star TrekMass Effect Overdraft Iron Man & more!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Star Trek Prey concludes! Enter... The Hall of Heroes! quest is complete! The third book of my monthly trilogy for fall, Star Trek: Prey - The Hall of Heroes, is now on sale everywhere in paperback and e-book form.

I've written a lot about the trilogy — including, most recently, on the official Star Trek blog, where I discussed the "Emperor without Victories: The Case of Kahless the Clone. I've also done quite a lot of podcasts in recent days, including the latest one, with JediBrian. But here's the cover copy as a quick summation:

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon Empire stands on the precipice. In the wake of violence from the cult known as the Unsung, paranoia threatens to break Chancellor Martok’s regime. Klingons increasingly call for a stronger hand to take that Lord Korgh, master manipulator, is only too willing to offer.

But other forces are now in motion. Assisted by a wily agent, the Empire’s enemies secretly conspire to take full advantage of the situation. Aboard the USS Titan, Admiral William T. Riker realizes far more than the Federation’s alliance with the Klingons is in danger. With the Empire a wounded animal, it could either become an attacker—or a target.

Yet even as hostilities increase, Commander Worf returns to the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard with a daring plan of his own. The preservation of both the Empire and the Federation alliance may hinge on an improbable savior leading a most unlikely force....
The book is now out in bookstores everywhere, and you should be able to find the first two volumes where they are sold: Click to find The Hall of Heroes:

You can also order signed copies of the book from my online store — and while they last, I'm offering signed sets of all three books. Just in time for the holidays!

I'll have production notes on the trilogy up... well, before 2386. But hopefully not too far into the future.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My first Halo comics appear in Tales from Slipspace! turned fifteen on November 15 — so it's fun to be right there kicking off Year 16! I'm delighted to announce that my first Halo comics story has just arrived in comics shops.

The Halo: Tales from Slipspace hardcover contains "Undefeated," a post-Halo: Guardians story by myself and artist Eric Nguyen — with colors and letters by my Knights of the Old Republic colleagues Michael Atiyeh and Michael Heisler. 

You can find the book at your local comics shop — or at Things from Another World. It will also be available on November 29 from Amazon and in your local bookstore. And you can get signed copies from me now at my shop. Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon. Now available as well in audiobook!
And don't miss my first Halo prose story, in

One more video game comic offering to report on: while it releases two weeks later in the mass market, comics shop patrons today can get the Mass Effect Omnibus Vol. 1, which contains the first three graphic novels I did for the series, Redemption, Evolution, and Invasion. That one's also from Dark Horse Comics.

Next signings for me are at House of Heroes in Oshkosh, Wis., on November 19 from 1-4 p.m. Then I'll be in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. December 9-11 for Paradise City Comic Con. Look for me at the Wordfire Press booth.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trick or treat! STAR TREK: PREY Book 2: THE JACKAL'S TRICK now on sale! or treat — or trick and treat! The second part of my novel trilogy, Star Trek: Prey Book 2 - The Jackal's Trick has just released from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books as a mass-market paperback and in e-book format.

The second act of our Klingon opera ramps up the tension significantly, with the Klingon-Federation alliance in peril as never before. Lord Korgh has seized control of the House of Kruge, executing a plot one hundred years in the making. The Klingon cult known as the Unsung rampages across the stars, striking from the shadows in their cloaked Birds-of-Prey. And the mysterious figure known as Buxtus Cross launches a scheme that will transform the Klingon Empire forever.

Into danger flies Admiral William T. Riker and the USS Titan, charged with protecting the peace forged nearly a century before during the Khitomer Accords. Aided by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise, Riker and his officers scour the stars, seeking to find the Unsung and uncover the truth behind the conspiracy before time runs out.

Yet even as Commander Worf departs on a deeply personal mission of honor, hidden sinister forces seek to turn the crisis to their advantage. And the conspirators plans threaten to spiral out of control, jeopardizing the very empire they aspire to rule.

You can find The Jackal's Trick at your local bookstore — and also here:

You can also order signed copies of the book from my online store.

And don't forget that the first book of the trilogy is on shelves now — and at Amazon — and then book three, The Hall of Heroes, out on November 29, is accepting preorders.

And here's a bit of news that's also welcome: Simon & Schuster plans an unabridged audio presentation of the entire trilogy, due on February 7, 2017. I'll post order links for it once they're available.

I have a couple of shop signings in Wisconsin coming up: I'm at Powers Comics in Green Bay from 1-4 on Saturday, October 29 for the Halloween Comicfest event. Then on November 19 I'm at House of Heroes in Oshkosh from 1-4 for Local Comic Book Store Day. Plus I have a whole bunch more podcasts online — check out my Twitter at @jjmfaraway to see as they're posted.

Friday, September 30, 2016

John Jackson Miller signings and events scheduled for New York Comic Con week alert! At New York Comic-Con, I'll be doing no less than eight signings for four publishers — and I'll also be moderating a panel at Book Con, the convention's sister show devoted to fiction. And in addition to that, we'll have the world premiere of Star Trek: Prey Book 2: The Jackal's Trick at the Simon & Schuster booth!

Here's my schedule:

1 p.m.
Dark Horse signing with the Halo team behind Halo: Tales from Slipspace. 
Booth 1636 

4 p.m.
Wordfire Press booth signing, for all my works; many will be available

Booth 1232 


1 p.m.
Simon & Schuster booth, signing Star Trek Prey Books 1 and 2 and Halo: Fractures
Booth 2128

4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Wordfire Press booth signing, for all my works; many will be available
Booth 1232


11 p.m.
PANEL at BookCon: "Nostalgia and Reboots in Literature."

I'm moderating this one, with Max Brallier, Elizabeth Eulberg, Gareth Hinds, Christina Henry, Jonathan Maberry, and Paul Tremblay.

BookCon takes place at the Hudson Mercantile Exchange located on 36th and 10th Ave., two blocks directly up from the Javits Center.

12:15 p.m.
Signing at BookCon:
This takes place with the above authors in the autograph area at BookCon.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Wordfire Press booth signing, for all my works; many will be available
Booth 1232

4 p.m.-5p.m.
Star Wars Booth Signing for Del Rey with James Luceno: Free copies of A New Dawn will be available, as will a poster for James's new book Star Wars: Catalyst.


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wordfire Press booth signing, for all my works; many will be available
Booth 1232


And as if that's not enough, I can now announce the weekend after, I'll be talking Star Trek, Star Wars, and Halo and signing at Barnes & Noble in Grand Chute/Appleton, Wisconsin, at 5:30 p.m. This is during the Star Wars Reads Day month and I've done many B&N signings during it — but this time we'll also be doing Star Wars gaming at 7 as part of the chain's National Game Night.

And don't miss my latest interview on the Geek Dad podcast!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Qapla'! Star Trek: Prey Book 1 - Hells Heart lifts off!

It's here! The first part of my first novel trilogy, Star Trek: Prey Book 1 - Hell's Heart is now available from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books as a mass-market paperback and in e-book format.

You can find the book at your local bookstore — and also here:

As the back cover will tell you: "When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray—and a series of ticking time bombs: the Phantom Wing, a secret squadron of advanced Birds-of-Prey; a cabal of loyal officers intent on securing his heritage; and young Korgh, his thwarted would-be heir, willing to wait a Klingon lifetime to enact his vengeance.

Practicing my Klingon snarl with my new letter opener.
"Now, one hundred years later, while on a diplomatic mission for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are snared in the aged Korgh’s trap—and thrust directly in the middle of an ancient conflict. But as Commander Worf soon learns, Korgh may be after far bigger game than anyone imagines, confronting the Federation-Klingon alliance with a crisis unlike any it has ever seen!"

I've been doing plenty of interviews and podcasts in support of the trilogy, with more to come — but you can check out a few of them here:

Bombad Radio
G+T Show 
General Geekery
Literary Treks
Radio Free Tatooine 
Star Wars Stacks

I've also appeared on a pair of television interviews, including the CBS Sunday Morning show in Milwaukee. Click to see me on CBS 58.
And don't forget that the next two volumes will be out in October and November! Preorder them now!

In other news, my first Halo anthology is out! Look for Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon out now from Gallery Books — and check out the interview about the book on Den of Geek is the official Halo Waypoint blog!

I'll be at New York Comic-Con in early October; I'm signing three days and speaking on a panel. I'll have dates and times up shortly.


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