My new story! Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot!

My newest short story has been published today!  “A Study in Space”, a sci-fi take on Sherlock Holmes, appears in BAKER STREET IRREGULARS: THE GAME IS AFOOT!  In the year 2087, there is a locked room mystery in orbit of the Moon, and a teenage Sherlock Holmes forces his services onto Inspector John Watson to solve the crime!

Available as a physical book and a Nook e-book now, with Kindle e-book and audio book forthcoming!

https://www.amazon.com/Baker-Street-Irregulars-Game-Afoot/dp/1635763770/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/baker-street-irregulars-narrelle-m-harris/1128016807?ean=9781635763775

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/baker-street-irregulars-the-game-is-afoot/

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Re:ssurection

Annnnnd I managed to forget about the site again!  For some reason the return of The Expanse tonight reminded me of it, perhaps because I associate that show more with the novels than the TV show now that I’ve read all of them.

We’re just two weeks away from the publication of my next story in Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot!  While it’s not listed yet, I am deeply honored to say there will also be an audio book and my story will be read by actor Korey Jackson!

https://www.amazon.com/Baker-Street-Irregulars-Game-Afoot/dp/1635763770/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

It’s been awhile, so let me post my Top Ten Movies of 2017:

  1. The Last Jedi: this one was actually a tough sit for me, but I’ve come to appreciate it on further viewings.
  2. Thor Ragnarok: this movie was just pure joy all the way through.  Definitely the most fun all year.
  3. Guardians Galaxy 2: a solid sequel with a great story, villain, and sense of humor.
  4. Justice League: a deeply flawed movie in many ways, but there’s such a joy to seeing all these characters on the screen together for the first time that I give it a pass.
  5. Spider-Man: Definitely the best Spider-Man movie yet!
  6. Wonder Woman: a well made movie with only a few flaws.
  7. Skull Island: a really entertaining reinvention of King Kong.
  8. Valerian: my semi-annual bizarre original sci-fi movie that everybody hates but I love.
  9. War Planet Apes: I preferred the second movie but this was a wonderful end to the trilogy.
  10. Furious 8: Surprisingly this turned out to be my favorite film in the franchise.

Resurrection!

I completely forgot I had this website. 🙂  So what’s gone on in the past year?

I’m now co-hosting the SCI-FI PUBCAST podcast, a bi-weekly show covering various sci-fi fandoms, usually movies and tv shows.  We’re proud to be a part of the new WHEN NERDS ATTACK network!  Check us out at http://whennerdsattack.com/ or at http://scifipubcast.libsyn.com/

My second short story was published in October 2016 in TALES OF FORTANNIS: A BARD ACT TO FOLLOW.  This is a prequel to my novel IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, portraying the origin of the book’s villain the Doomsayer.  https://www.amazon.com/Bard-Act-Follow-Michael-Ventrella-ebook/dp/B01M5GE9NQ/ref=la_B016DZVGTE_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509793004&sr=1-3

My next published work will be a sci-fi Sherlock Holmes story in BAKER STREET IRREGULARS 2: THE GAME IS AFOOT, coming in April 2018!  https://www.amazon.com/Baker-Street-Irregulars-Game-Afoot/dp/1635763770/ref=la_B016DZVGTE_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509793004&sr=1-2

You can find my Amazon author’s page at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Beebe/e/B016DZVGTE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1509793002&sr=8-1

In UNpublished news, I’m currently finishing the fifth book of my fourteen volume sci-fi series.  I’ve been working on this story since 1993, and getting this far has been a major accomplishment for me.  It’s fascinating to see how the story changes in the process of sitting down and actually writing it.  It’s getting better, I swear! 😉

I am still shopping for an agent for my completed high fantasy trilogy.  Fingers crossed!

Top Ten Movies of 2016

Well, in most respects 2016 has been a horrible year… but it’s been great for movies!  Here’s my Top Ten:

  1. Rogue One: a perfect movie and a worthy entry to my most beloved franchise.
  2. Zootopia: a perfect movie. I love every single element of this film. Incredibly re-watchable.
  3. Civil War: a flawless culmination of a dozen wonderful movies.
  4. Fantastic Beasts: JK’s magic is still at work with a fascinating new story, setting, and characters.
  5. Deadpool: hilarious fun.
  6. Finding Dory: a wonderful sequel to a classic.
  7. Independence Day 2: it’s not a great movie, but really neither was the first one. but the sheer nostalgia of returning to that world and seeing how mankind adapted to using alien tech and united together after such horrendous losses was really engrossing to see.
  8. Doctor Strange: another solid Marvel entry with enough new elements to keep it fresh.
  9. Star Trek Beyond: a weak villain and plot, but sheer fun throughout.
  10. Moana: another great Disney movie with wonderful characters, visuals, and songs.  It even had a little action.

I haven’t used this website much now that I’m contributing to a podcasting network.  Be sure to check it (and me) out there and on Facebook! 🙂

My Second Short Story Is Published!

My second short story, “A Poet’s Heart”, is now available in the BARD ACT TO FOLLOW anthology on the Double Dragon website!  Coming soon to Amazon and Barnes n Noble.

It’s a prequel to my recently published novel IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH, a touching and humorous tale of an obsessive loner’s descent from pathetic stalking into true super villainy.

http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-77115-338-5&picsize=LARGE&x=63&y=98

It’s A Wonderful Death Is Published!

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https://www.amazon.com/Its-Wonderful-Death-Derek-Beebe-ebook/dp/B01K8CRYWG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1471128386&sr=1-1&keywords=9781771153256

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/it-s-a-wonderful-death-2

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/its-a-wonderful-death/id1143197198?mt=11

TALES OF FORTANNIS: IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH by Derek Beebe (Edited by Michael Ventrella)

A brave knight breaks her vows to fight against a lunatic king calling himself “the Doomsayer” and ends up dealing with unreliable henchmen, political assassins, and a sarcastic disembodied head in a bag.

Can she and her friends save the Hidden Kingdom from an unstoppable foe before her prophesied death?

“It’s a Wonderful Death” is a stand-alone novel in the shared fantasy world of Fortannis. The story takes place after the novels “Arch Enemies” and “The Axes of Evil” and features Terin Ostler and the squires from those stories.

http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-77115-325-3&picsize=LARGE&x=56&y=109

Movie Reviews for Random Chatter.com

I’m pleased to announce I am now writing movie reviews for http://www.randomchatter.com !

REVIEW: Star Trek Beyond

REVIEW: Suicide Squad