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Devon’s Blade Recognized Again Thursday November 24th, 2016 01:59:23 AM KenMcConnell
Library Journal’s 2016 Indie Ebook Awards have awarded Devon’s Blade with an Honorable Mention for Science Fiction. You can read what they said about it here. This little novella is my most awarded book, but I still can’t seem to get many customer reviews for it on Amazon. It doesn’t matter how awesome your book [...]

K’nat Trap News Monday November 14th, 2016 02:50:26 AM KenMcConnell
Just got the manuscript for K’nat Trap back from my editor. Not much to clean up this time, the story pretty much cruises to the finish. I guess I better start thinking harder about the cover. I’ll probably start up the ebook this week and should be ready for Beta Readers. If you’d like to [...]

Betweos Banner Monday November 7th, 2016 11:41:34 PM KenMcConnell
Sometimes it’s fun to make ad copy for your work in progress. I think you can infer from this that Betweos is Military Science Fiction. There is another thing you could deduce from this ad. Does anyone see it?

World Series Champions Thursday November 3rd, 2016 12:02:13 PM KenMcConnell
There are 108 double stitches on a baseball and the Cubs have as many years of losing before they finally won again. I’ve had the good fortune to be a Cubs fan since 1982 and I’ve seen many runs at the title end in sorrow. Now I’ve seen them win it all. This one’s for all [...]

K’nat Starfighter Build, Part 5 Saturday October 29th, 2016 04:49:11 AM KenMcConnell
Weathering This model poses some interesting problems when it comes to painting and weathering. The base color of the fighter is flat black, which means the only option for seeing anything against black is to go light. But it all starts with an even coat of Tamiya Flat Black. I taped over the canopy so it [...]

K’nat Starfighter Build, Part 4 Saturday October 15th, 2016 02:30:05 AM KenMcConnell
Detailing the model continues with a mixture of sheet styrene and model parts. I used a stack of tank wheels for the cylinder beside the space time engines. I also put plating down on the inside bottom of the stern. Close up of the right side to show off the scratch build details. Not a ton [...]

GCU Sherman Build, Part 1 Saturday October 15th, 2016 02:12:53 AM KenMcConnell
The GCU Sherman is featured in my novella, K’nat Trap. It’s a smaller frigate that uses three Class C stardrives. Here is my original drawing of it that I made probably in the nineties. I’ll attempt to build it from just one side view. Call me crazy. As with all of my studio scale model builds, [...]

Betweos Origins Friday October 14th, 2016 03:53:19 PM KenMcConnell
My latest WIP is called Betweos. It’s an original Sci-Fi story that dates back to the eighties when my brother, Byron, told me an idea he had for a science fiction tale. We tweaked the idea off and on for the next thirty years. While I was in college, I wrote the story as a [...]

Completed K’nat Fighter Wednesday October 12th, 2016 02:53:28 PM KenMcConnell
From the model shop this week comes the completed K’nat fighter in 1/32 scale. The finishing touches were done with artist’s pastels in white, gray and black. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out and it will be featured on the K’nat Trap book cover early next year. I’ll try and postup the [...]

Something Different Tuesday October 11th, 2016 02:32:46 PM KenMcConnell
Having finished the first draft of my novella, Corvette and moving into the editing phase for my novella, K’nat Trap, I’m ready to start moving on to the next novel. This one is a stand alone SF novel not set in the Star Saga. It’s called Betweos and the story originated with my brother, Byron [...]








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