The latest issue of SciFiNow has an article on the BattleTech franchise…one that I wrote. I like the piece but that’s me. When you work on something like this it is challenging, there’s a LOT that make up the IP (Intellectual Property) of BattleTech.
The editor wanted a Top Ten products list. That was challenging since BattleTech crosses multiple mediums. What I did to help narrow this down was to use social media, Facebook, to let actual fans make suggestions. I ended up with a list of 23 potentials, and I took it upon myself to narrow that list down to the Top Ten.
I also did the Top Ten novels/series. Also not an easy task. This one I relied more on my own gut feel than anything else.
What was really fun was reengaging with folks like Sam Lewis for quotes. I forgot how much I enjoyed Sam over the years.
I’m sure this will spawn debate and ridicule – but in the end, it’s good for the game to get it back out there in a major magazine. It was published in the UK last month and is just now available in the US (so far I’ve only found it at Barnes and Noble bookstores). I suggest picking it up!