Beyond Caprica: My New DK Sci-Fi Travel Guide

I just found out a few weeks ago that I'm about to have a new book-type thingy published.

Last year, my dear friend Jane was running Caprica (the Battlestar Galactica prequel), and on the strength of my real-world travel writing and the country summaries in Who Hates Whom, she thought I'd be a good choice to devise backstories for the show's planets (the "colonies of Kobol"), amplifying the existing tangential references in the original BSG into fuller political histories, giving Caprica's writers an internal bible for consistency.

Naturally, I jumped at the chance — this was like being a Star Trek fan in 1968 and being asked to write the show's history of the Romulans for use in future episodes. I didn't figure this would be published, but whoa — turns out NBC/Universal has edited my memo to fit the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide format, licensed the resulting pamphlet with DK, and published a limited run as if it's a real full-color DK travel guide to be released in a limited run at the San Diego Comic Con — but it's also on sale at the NBC store. I don't think this will ever be in stores, so if the show becomes a cult like BSG, it could become a collector's item. Neat!