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Matt Dinniman

That's an awesome picture. That's also an awesome lineup. I'll definitely pick it up.

Your first short story? Aren't you doing this stuff a little backwards?

Nick Sagan

Absolutely 100% backwards. But what else is new?


Ooh, a cliche issue? Sounds intriguing.
Rereading Edenborn, I forgot how much I disliked Penny. Which is rather disappointing since The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my favorite books :P Is it hard to write and get into the brain of someone like her?

Nick Sagan

I've always liked the Scarlet Pimpernel too--James Bond before there was a James Bond, Bruce Wayne before there was a Bruce Wayne.

As for Penny, it's actually not so hard to get in the head of a character like that. It's mostly a question of tapping into negative qualities that you see in yourself but manage to keep in check. On the page, you let them run free.

The real trick is leaving them there when you go about the rest of your day. You want to feel them and be true to them, but they shouldn't control you...

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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




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