Just got myself a copy of a book I'm mentioned in. It's the latest entry in David Weber's Honorverse series of books, House of Steel. http://www.amazon.co...eel david weber
I haven't been able to mention much about what I've been doing for the last several years, but I'm with a group of Honorverse fans called BuNine who has been doing background technical stuff and art for David Weber. It's not much - just a homepage, but here's a link to BuNine's website that will explain a bit better about who we are and what we do: http://www.bunine.org/
I figure since the book is on sale now, I can at least talk about me being mentioned in it, and a bit about what I've done/am doing for BuNine. None of my work is actually *in* the book, since I do 3D modeling for them and they wanted a consistent look for the artwork (all of which is 2D stuff), but I'm listed in there as a "contributing artist" and I have a short bio (in which I mention Rush) where I'm considered a "virtual builder", because I basically "build" (in Blender, a 3D modeling program) some of the ships and weapons that are prominent in the books.
For those too lazy to look the series up for themselves, it's basically military science fiction, where the main character, Honor Harrington, is directly modeled on both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower character and the real life Admiral Horatio Nelson of the Royal Navy. Weber designed his ships with the idea that tactics would be similar to the old wet navy age-of-sail sea battles, with broadsides and even "sails" of a sort. Including the main storyline, two "spin-off" storylines, and now six anthologies of short stories written by both Weber and other authors (Eric Flint, Jane Linskold, John Ringo, and others), there are over 20 books in the series. Two novels are Young Adult books written by Linskold - A Beautiful Friendship (an expanded novel of the short story of the same title by Jane and David in one of the anthologies) and its current follow-up, Fire Season. The third book in the YA series will be out some time later this year or next year and is called The Treecat Wars.
November 1-3, I will be in Greenville, South Carolina for HonorCon ( http://honorcon.com/ ), where many of the BuNine memebrs will be, and I'll finally get to meet Weber personally. I believe at that time, I will be getting another copy of the book, but this one will be signed by all available BuNine members and Weber. I'll probably take the copy I got in the mail today with me for an additional signature and will send it to my daughter, who cited the Honorverse in her Master's Thesis last month.
If anyone thinks they might want to read any of the books, let me know through PM. I have all of them up to Mission of Honor (the latest mainline book - there's an anthology and a side book not available yet) in various e-reader formats on CDs (including .rtf, which you should be able to convert with any decent free e-reader format converter software) that came with MoH, and it says right on the disc, "This disk and its contents may be copied and shared, but NOT sold. All commercial rights reserved". There are a couple of books that can't be read on the disc because some glue from the cd envelope got onto the disc. I just got a Disc Doctor and will try to clean it up and hopefully make those available as well.
So, yeah... I guess that's it for now.
Oh, wait... one more thing: http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Happy to announce that Evergreen Films, the company producing the upcoming Honor Harrington movie, will be our Media Guests. They are planning a two-hour presentation about the movie and several panels throughout the weekend!
Co-Chair of HonorCon