The latest tidbit from OPERATION LUCIFER, currently in progress: Brenner suggested we make a little scaled-down uniform for Buddy, “like Little Boots.” Little helmet, little web gear, a tiny little shovel. Brenner was smiling when he said it, but not the “I know this is stupid but I’m saying it out loud for humor” smile […]
The second in my series of 3d-printed Operation Vampire miniatures.
The miniatures I made earlier were cut-and-pastes from old figures I had in my extensive museum of historical miniatures. I wouldn’t be able to make them again, as some of those figures aren’t being made any more. So I used a 3D printer to make new ones; they’re bigger than the first lot, about the […]
No, that’s not ungrammatical — Fantastic Schools is the name of the new anthology I’m in!
For all of you who are setting up your Operation Vampire-based Weird WW2 miniatures game, here are the first set of officially authorized miniatures! Okay, they’re customs I made and painted over the weekend. Now done!
OPERATION REAPER, the sequel to Operation Vampire, is done! Mick and the boys fight their way across unknown parts of Hell, facing a new threat in the form of the Reaper, who can turn their own casualties against them! I’m reading for typos and omissions now, and will hand it off to the publisher shortly. […]
If you want to avoid spoilers for Operation Vampire, maybe you should skip this post. I started writing Operation Vampire in 2015. Back then, it was an experiment with Bill Mauldin’s straightforward war-reporting style applied to a fantasy war, very much in homage to Poul Anderson’s Operation Chaos. I didn’t even have a plot at […]
A scene from the upcoming sequel, OPERATION REAPER: The crystal ball clouded over. I don’t mean it blurred, the way it does when you aren’t propertly tuned in. I mean it literally filled with clouds. I shook it. I shook my head. I was out of things to shake. “You really are exceptionally stupid,” said […]
OPERATION VAMPIRE is now live on Amazon! If you bought the red edition, let me know … I’ll send you an upgrade when my author copies arrive. I’m still figuring out how to receive email through this site, but if you want to leave a comment, no one else will see it.
A snippet from OPERATION REAPER, currently in progress: “Mr. Bonaparte, I’m glad to have met you,” I said sincerely. “Even if it had to be down here. We’re gonna twist the Devil’s tail for him, you an’ us together.” “So’m I, sir,” said Lodge. He held out his hand. Apparently Bonaparte had been exposed to […]
OPERATION VAMPIRE will release on Amazon on April 10, a week earlier than previously. https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Vampire-Murphys-Steven-Johnson/dp/164855010X
OPERATION VAMPIRE’s new edition, with a brand new original Elartwyne Estole cover, announced for April 17! Of THIS YEAR!