Many of you know David Watson as Don Iolo in the SCA, white-scarf rapier fencer, crossbow maker, storyteller, lute player, all-around great friend and good companion. Many of you also know him via my various newsgroups and blogs over the years, and those who know him in person know he’s got a background in history beyond what you’d expect of an SCA enthusiast. Mention “battleships” and his eyes light up even more. He’s been working on writing for some years now, and his first book is coming out August 1, this year, 2023. Handy, since he’s going to ArmadilloCon in Austin the first (?) weekend in August.
If you like ripping yarns set after the end of WWI, involving veterans looking for respite and excitement both, leftover weaponry, political upheavals (Russian Revolution, anyone?), the Tunguska Event, giant flying monsters…and MORE…in a pulp/steampunk sort of crossover…get ready for the Aero Rangers to confront The Tunguska Terror. What really happened to leave all those trees lying flat? It’s the first of a projected (and partly written) series of adventures with the Aero Rangers.
If you’re going to be at ArmadilloCon this year, be sure to meet David and have a chat with him.