An infinite number of typewriters and some damn fine monkeys can get you a long way, apparently
You can enjoy the fruits of his blogging labours here, and just to wet your appetite, here's the artwork for the cover of Dan's next original novel for Angry Robot Books, entitled Embedded and due for release this September.
He wanted to see for himself what the war on the desert planet was like close-up. So he got himself to the frontline, reporting back live to Earth from inside the head of a G.I. super-soldier. Now the soldier's dead, and he will have to take over the dead man's body and fight his way home. And now he will see for himself what war on this desolate desert planet is really like.