Michael Darling

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Three Things Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Got Right

It was an impossible task. The creative talent behind the ninth movie in the central Star Wars storyline were given an impossible task. They were asked to take a franchise that has dominated popular culture for more than four decades and bring it home. This effort must have required a planet-sized gut check for all concerned. They had to know there would be dissatisfied fans for one very simple reason: different groups of fans wanted different—even diametrically opposite—movies.

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Thoughts on The Mandalorian

With the upcoming release of my first science-fiction novel, Hollowfall, my publisher asked what I thought of The Mandalorian television series, available now on the Disney+ streaming service. I wrote up a review and it was posted on the Future House website. To read the post, please Click Here. Look[…]

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Sakura: Intellectual Property

This is a project near and dear to my heart, not only because it’s a wonderful novel but also because of the people who have worked on it. When our mutual friend, Zach Hill, passed away suddenly, he left a manuscript that just begged to be completed. Some truly wonderful[…]

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Feasty-Feast and the Bram Stoker Awards

The short story “Feasty-Feast” has been recommended for a Bram Stoker® Award in the Short Fiction category. The Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually by the Horror Writers of America organization and represent one of the most prestigious honors in speculative fiction. So far, the story has only been recommended,[…]

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The Latest News in Short Stories

The Hunger Arrives in April Preparing to take a big bite out of your spare time, The Hunger is set for publication this month! This anthology features Michael’s short story “Feasty-Feast” as the anchor story, presented as the finale to this delicious collection of fright-filled fiction. When a brain-eating parasite[…]

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Nine Reasons I Enjoyed FanX

Where Authors Meet Fans – and Authors The Spring Comic Con Convention in Salt Lake City is called “FanX,” which is short for “Fan eXperience.” The organizers limit attendance to about 55,000 fans, which is a far smaller group than the Autumn Comic Con, which is reportedly the second-largest convention[…]

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