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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 117b – Our Interview with Author Aaron Rosenberg (Stargate, The Scattered Earth Saga, No Small Bills)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 117b

Our Interview with Author Aaron Rosenberg

(Stargate, The Scattered Earth Saga, No Small Bills)

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Our Interview with Aaron Rosenberg

Originally from New Jersey and New York, Aaron Rosenberg returned to New York City in 1996 after stints in New Orleans and Kansas. He has taught college-level English and worked in corporate graphics and book publishing.

Rosenberg has written novels for Star Trek, StarCraft, Warcraft, Exalted, Stargate Atlantis, and Warhammer. He also writes educational books, young adult novels, children’s books, and roleplaying games. He won an Origins Award in 2003, for Gamemastering Secrets, a Gold ENnie in 2007, for Lure of the Lich Lord, and a 2003 PsiPhi Award for Collective Hindsight, Book One. His second Warcraft novel, Beyond the Dark Portal, was nominated for a Scribe Award in 2009 and his young adult novelization Bandslam: The Novel won the award for best Young Adult novel in 2010. Rosenberg wrote the first-ever tie-in novel for the television series Eureka, entitled Substitution Method, under the house name Cris Ramsay. His second Eureka novel, Roads Less Traveled, was released in early 2011. His first original novel, the space-opera Birth of the Dread Remora, was published by Crossroad Press in early 2011.

Rosenberg is also part of Crazy 8 Press, a cooperative publishing venture he started in 2011 with fellow authors Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, and Howard Weinstein. His humorous science fiction novel No Small Bills was released as an e-book from Crazy 8 in September 2011 and immediately hit the NOOK Bestseller list–it rose as high as No. 33.It is slated for a trade paperback release in November 2011.

Rosenberg lives in New York City with his family.

Novels

  • Honor of the Dread Remora: A Tale of the Scattered Earth. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011. [forthcoming]
  • O.C.L.T.: Incursion. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011. [forthcoming]
  • No Small Bills. New York: Crazy 8 Press, 2011.
  • Eureka: Roads Less Traveled. [under the house name Cris Ramsay] New York: Ace, 2011.
  • Birth of the Dread Remora: A Tale of the Scattered Earth. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011.
  • Eureka: Brain Box Blues. [under the house name Cris Ramsay] New York: Ace, 2010.
  • Eureka: Substitution Method. [under the house name Cris Ramsay] New York: Ace, 2010.
  • Stargate Atlantis: Hunt and Run. Surbiton, UK: Fandemonium, 2010.
  • World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal. New York: Pocket Books, 2008.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings. New York: Pocket Books, 2007.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book Three: The Hour of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2007.
  • World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness. New York: Pocket Books, 2007.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book Two: The Night of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2006.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Aftermath. New York: Pocket Books, 2006.
  • StarCraft: The Queen of Blades. New York: Pocket Books, 2006.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book One: The Day of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2006.
  • Exalted: The Carnelian Flame. Atlanta: White Wolf Publishing, 2005.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings, Book II. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings, Book I. New York: Pocket Books, 2004.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Collective Hindsight, Book II. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Collective Hindsight, Book I. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: The Riddled Post. New York: Pocket Books, 2001.

[edit] Young adult novels

  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Chill for a Day. New York: Scholastic, 2012. [forthcoming]
  • Nutcracker: The Junior Novel. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, December 2011.*
  • Alpha & Omega: The Junior Novel. New York: Scholastic, 2010.
  • iTwins/iSaved Your Life. New York: Scholastic, September 2010.
  • Chaotic: The Khilaian Sphere. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2010.
  • iCarly Goes to Japan: The Junior Novel. New York: Scholastic, 2010.
  • Bandslam: The Novel. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2009.

[edit] Children’s books

  • Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles #4: Case of the Sinking Circus. New York: Price Stern Sloan, April 2012.*
  • Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles #3: Case of the Book Burglar. New York: Price Stern Sloan, April 2012.*
  • Birth of the KnightStar. Chandler, AZ: Actionopolis, December 2011.*
  • Lego Star Wars: Fly, Anakin, Fly. New York: Scholastic, 2011.
  • Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles #2: Case of the Topsy-Turvy Toy. New York: Price Stern Sloan, 2011.
  • Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles #1: Case of the Secret Sauce. New York: Price Stern Sloan, 2011.
  • Transformers Animated: Bumblebee vs. Meltdown. New York: HarperFestival, 2008.
  • Transformers Animated: Attack of the Dinobots. New York: HarperFestival, 2008.
  • Powerpuff Girls Continuity Chapter Book #16: Bubbles in the Middle. New York: Scholastic, 2002.

[edit] Short stories

  • “OCLT: Brought to Light.” Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011.
  • “Crossed Paths: A Tale of the Dread Remora.” Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011.
  • “Gunshade: Rapid Fire.” Thrilling Tales Quarterly #1. Lawrence, KS: Adamant Entertainment, 2008.
  • “Distant Fire”- short story. Tales of the Last War. Seattle: Wizard of the Coast, 2006.
  • “Inescapable Justice”- novella. Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
  • “Six for the Sword”- short story. Legends of the Pendragon. San Francisco: Green Knight Publishing, 2002.
  • “Out-of-This-World Prices” – short story. The Rift electronic magazine, Spring 1997.
  • “Some Just Like It Better That Way” – short story. Kiosk #16, Fall 1996.
  • “Stranger Things Have Happened” – short story. Kaleria, Winter 1996.
  • “Afterswords” – short story. Castle News #6, March 1996.
  • “The Turncoat Maneuver” – short story. Castle News #5, February 1996.
  • “The Blade” – short story. Castle News #3, September 1995.
  • “Churchyard Stories” – short story. Castle News #3, September 1995.
  • “If At First We Don’t Succeed, . . .” – short story. Periphery. 1994.
  • “Poetic inJustice” – short story. Kiosk #10, November, 1993.
  • “Playing with Fire” – short story. Hashinger Literary Magazine #7, April, 1991.

[edit] Roleplaying games

  • This Sceptr’d Isle – Call of Cthulhu supplement. Lawrence, KS: Adamant Entertainment, 2011.*
  • Sunward – Eclipse Phase supplement. Lake Stevens, WA: Catalyst Game Labs, 2010.
  • Guide to the Hunted – Supernatural Role Playing Game game supplement. Madison: Margaret Weis Productions, 2010.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Roseville, MN: Fantasy Flight Games, 2009.
  • The Supernatural Role Playing Game. Margaret Weis Productions. 2009.
  • Mars: Savage Worlds Edition. Lawrence, KS: Adamant Entertainment, 2009.
  • The Career Compendium—Warhammer FRPG supplement. Roseville, MN: Fantasy Flight Games, 2009.
  • The Free Musketeers. Talisman Studios. 2008.
  • Shaintar. Talisman Studios. December 2007.
  • Lure of the Lich Lord – Warhammer game supplement. Green Ronin. February 2007. Winner, 2007 Gold ENnie for Best Adventure
  • Alliance Players Guide. – Warcraft game supplement. Sword and Sorcery Studio. August 2006.
  • Lands of Mystery. – Warcraft game supplement. Sword and Sorcery Studio. July 2006.
  • Legends of the Twins – Dragonlance game supplement. Sovereign Press. March 2005.
  • Shadowspawn’s Guide to Sanctuary – Thieves’ World game supplement. Green Ronin. December 2005.
  • Deryni Roleplaying Game – game manual. Grey Ghost Press. December 2005.
  • Helm’s Deep – Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. June 2005.
  • The Blue Rose Companion – Blue Rose game supplement. Green Ronin. November 2005.
  • Races of Destiny – Dungeons & Dragons game supplement. Wizards of the Coast. December 2004.
  • Isengard – Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. November 2004.
  • Fields of Battle: The Guide to Barbarians & Warriors – Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. October 2004.
  • Stargate SG-1: Season Three –Stargate SG-1 game supplement. Alderac Entertainment Group. September 2004.
  • Relics and Rituals: Olympus. Sword and Sorcery Studio. August 2004.
  • Realms of Norrath: Dagnor’s Cauldon. EverQuest game supplement. Sword and Sorcery Studio. August 2004.
  • World’s Largest Dungeon. Alderac Entertainment Group. August 2004.
  • Realms of Norrath: Greater Faydark. EverQuest game supplement. Sword and Sorcery Studio. July 2004.
  • Mythic Vistas: Trojan War. Green Ronin. July 2004.
  • Relics and Rituals: Excalibur. Sword and Sorcery Studio. May 2004.
  • Advanced d20 Compendium. Sword and Sorcery Studio. May 2004.
  • Vampire Players’ Guide – Vampire game supplement. White Wolf. November 2003.
  • Creatures – Star Trek game supplement. Decipher. July 2003.
  • Fell Beasts and Wondrous Magic – The Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. July 2003.
  • The Eastern Seaboard – Asylum game supplement. Clockworks. July 2003.
  • The Shields of Justice: A Hero’s Almanac-Silver Age Sentinels supplement. Guardians of Order. July 2003.
  • Dark Inheritance – game manual. Mythic Dreams. March 2003.
  • Realms of Norrath: Everfrost Peaks. EverQuest supplement. Sword and Sorcery Studio. March 2003.
  • Everquest Gamemasters Guide. Sword and Sorcery Studio. January 2003.
  • Beasts of the Wyld-Exalted supplement. White Wolf. January 2003.
  • Roll Call-Silver Age Sentinels supplement. Guardians of Order. January 2003.
  • Horrors of the Wasted West-Hell on Earth d20 supplement. Pinnacle. December 2002.
  • The Great Weird North- Deadlands game supplement. Pinnacle Entertainment Group. September 2002.
  • Cthulhu GM Pack-accessory for Pulp Cthulhu RPG. Chaosium. August 2002.
  • Gamemastering Secrets. Grey Ghost Press. August 2002. Winner, 2003 Origins Award for Best Game Aid or Accessory
  • Dead From Above- Weird Wars game supplement. Pinnacle. January 2002.
  • The JSA Sourcebook – DCU game supplement. West End Games. November 2001.
  • Chosen – game manual. Clockworks. August 2001.
  • Sins of the Blood – Vampire game supplement. White Wolf. August 2001
  • Dying Earth game manual. Pelgrane Press. March 2001.
  • The Gotham Sourcebook – DCU game supplement. West End Games. October 2000.
  • Asylum Quick-Start – Asylum game supplement. Clockworks. August 2000.
  • The JLA Sourcebook – DCU game supplement. West End Games. August 2000.
  • Outside Standard Channels – Spookshow game supplement. Clockworks. April 2000.
  • Nights of Prophecy – Vampire game supplement. White Wolf. March 2000.
  • The Staff Manual – Asylum game supplement. Clockworks. July 1999.
  • “Dead Connections” – Conspiracy X demo advenure. Eden Studios. June 1999.
  • “Long Live . . . Everyone?” – Conspiracy X demo advenure. Eden Studios. June 1999.
  • The Price of Freedom – Star Trek game supplement. Last Unicorn. March 1999.
  • Tales of Magick: Dark Adventure – Mage game supplement. White Wolf. January 1999.
  • Spookshow – game manual. Clockworks. August 1998.
  • Asylum – game manual. Clockworks. August 1997.
  • Film Festival #1 – Hong Kong Action Theatre game supplement. Event Horizons Publications. April 1997.
  • Hong Kong Action Theatre – game manual. Event Horizons Publications. August 1996.
  • Age of Empire – game manual. Epitaph Studios. December 1996.
  • The Strange Files of Dr. Sorcis -Don’t Look Back game supplement, Mind Ventures Games. July 1996.
  • Periphery – game manual. Epitaph Studios. April, 1994.

[edit] Educational books

  • Animals! New York: Zenoscope, 2011.*
  • World War II – Library Edition (6 Degrees Bios). New York: Scholastic, 2011.
  • Dinosaurs! New York: Zenoscope, 2011.
  • The Civil War – Library Edition (6 Degrees Bios). New York: Scholastic, 2010.
  • Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.
  • Newsmakers: Vladimir Putin. Rosen Publishing. June 2007.
  • Leaders of the Enlightenment: Thomas Hobbes. Rosen Publishing. May 2005.
  • The Library of Author Biographies: Madeleine L’Engle.. Rosen Publishing. April 2005.
  • The Library of Graphic Novelists: Colleen Doran. Rosen Publishing. January 2005.
  • Extreme Sports Biographies: Dave Mirra. Rosen Publishing. May 2004.
  • Extreme Sports Biographies: Taïg Khris. Rosen Publishing. March 2004.
  • Biographies of Arab Leaders: Gamal Abdel-Nassar. Rosen Publishing. February 2004.
  • Extreme Careers: Cryptology. Rosen Publishing. January 2004.
  • War and Conflict in the Middle East: The Yom Kippur War. Rosen Publishing. December 2003.
  • Rad Sports Techniques, Training and Tricks: Razor (Scooter). Rosen Publishing. February 2003.
  • Rad Sports Techniques, Training and Tricks: Mountain Biking. Rosen Publishing. December 2002.
  • Advanced Skateboarding: A Guide to More Tricks and Air Time. Rosen Publishing. September 2002.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Very Cool Skateboarding Tricks. Rosen Publishing. July 2002.
  • Unsolved Mysteries: the Bermuda Triangle. Rosen Publishing. January 2002.

[edit] Articles

  • “Can I Be Allergic to Glass?” – article. Pyramid Magazine. August 4, 2003.
  • “What, Me Heal?” – article. Pyramid Magazine. July 25, 2003.
  • “HeroMachine: A New Face in Games” – feature article. Games Unplugged Magazine #20, September 2002.
  • “GIDFA: An Industry Unites” – feature article. Games Unplugged Magazine #18, July 2002.
  • “Character Sheets: Evoking the Game” – feature article. Games Unplugged Magazine #17, June 2002.
  • “Lights, Action, Hack!” – feature article. Games Unplugged Magazine #3, October 2000.
  • “Don’t Scare Them Off! – Bringing In New Gamers” – article. Pyramid Magazine. July 7, 2000.
  • “SERIOUS GAMING” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. May 4, 2000.
  • “UNPLUGGED AND ONLINE!” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. April 27, 2000.
  • “Far Beyond Four-Color” – article. piiq.com. March 2000.
  • “The Reviews are in!” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. February 17, 2000.
  • “Kingdom of the Console” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. December 16, 1999.
  • “The Magic from Down Under” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. December 9, 1999.
  • “The Ideal News Source” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. December 9, 1999.
  • “a marvelous mythic game” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. November 11, 1999.
  • “Looking for a Quick Con?” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. November 11, 1999.
  • “Traveling Along” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. November 11, 1999.
  • “Gaming – a Box-ed Set” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. November 4, 1999.
  • “Seek and Ye Shall Find” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. November 4, 1999.
  • “Industry Insights” – article. Games & Toys e-zine, BriefMe.com. October 28, 1999.
  • “The Perils of Penniless Publishing” – column article. RPG.Net webpage. February 20, 1998.
  • Stephen R. Donaldson—critical essay. Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, 3rd Edition. St. James Press, 1995.

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