Shore Leave 37 Guest: Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein

After four decades writing lots of Star Trek and other science fiction, Howard Weinstein is turning around and writing about the past instead of the future.

            With splashes of Maverick wit, Deadwood grit, Lonesome Dove's scope and Sting-worthy twists, Howie's upcoming novel Galloway's Gamble asks: If two young gamblers can't outshoot a ruthless cattle baron bent on destroying their Texas hometown, can they outsmart him? After adventures and narrow escapes as Civil War Johnny Rebs, Union Army Indian scouts, cattle-drive cowpunchers and riverboat gamblers, bickering brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway have to find a way to stop land-grabbing cattle king Wilhelm Krieg.without getting themselves killed!

            And a movie adaptation of Galloway's Gamble is in development with Maryland's own One-Eyed Horse Productions! One-Eyed Horse has already made two locally-produced westerns, including the recent Day of the Gun (now available on DVD).

            As an indie film, Galloway's Gamble will welcome crowdfunding donations small and large. Fans interested in supporting the film can find out more by e-mailing Howie at to get on his newsletter list, or friending him on Facebook (just mention the convention).

            Other historical fiction on Howie's list of things to write: a mystery (possibly a series) about a con man and a wrongly-disgraced cop who team up to solve high-profile crimes and embarrass the corrupt police department in 1870s Baltimore, and a Christmas time-travel tale set during the Great Depression.

            Howie's most recent Star Trek story is "The Blood-Dimmed Tide" in Star Trek: Mere Anarchy. Other credits include "The Pirates of Orion" animated Star Trek episode; many Star Trek novels and comics; and Puppy Kisses Are Good for the Soul, Howie's warm and funny account of life with his legendary Welsh Corgi, Mail Order Annie.

            Howie also runs Day-One Dog Training (, using Annie's valuable lessons to help dogs and humans have the best possible life together. Howie and wife Susan welcomed new Corgi puppy Shelby in 2013. Dog lovers can find Howie's Life with Dogs blog at


Title ISBN Date Publisher
Tales from the Crimson Keep Crazy 8 Press
Crazy 8 Press
1-41659-494-9 Pocket
1-60010-278-6 IDW Comics
978-1-84576-320-6 Titan Books
1-89340-706-3 Belfry Books
Titan Books
Mere Anarchy: The Blood-Dimmed Tide (e-book) Pocket
0-74349-254-4 Pocket
1-93210-087-3 BenBella Books
0-74349-171-8 Pocket
0-82393-782-8 Rosen Publishing Group
1-56389-151-4 DC Comics
0-74342-094-2 Pocket
0-74341-211-7 Pocket
Perchance to Dream (eBook) 0-74342-099-3 Pocket
Deep Domain (eBook) 0-74341-984-7 Pocket
0-67186-912-4 Pocket
0-74342-023-3 Pocket
0-67170-837-6 Pocket
0-67170-560-1 Pocket
0-67170-549-0 Pocket
978-0-67167-714-5 Pocket
0-81255-725-5 Tor Books
0-45005-906-5 Hodder & Stoughton
978-0-83982-886-0 Gregg Press
0-52342-259-8 Pinnacle Books
978-0-67183-307-7 Pocket

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