FROM TOM JOHNSON-
EXCITING PULP TALES by Tom Johnson: Being proofed now, and coming soon from Altus Press. This sequel to 2010’s PULP DETECTIVES contains ten exciting pulp tales with the feel of the original writers of the 1930s and ‘40s. Many of the original characters return for the first time. The Angel returns in “A Devil of A Case”; The Green Ghost returns in “The Case of The Blind Soldier”; The Cobra returns in “Curse of The Viper”; The Crimson Mask returns in “The Mask of Anubis”; Gentle Jones in “Nazis Over Washington”; The Purple Scar in “The Skull Killer”; Funny Face in “The Star of Africa”; and Alias Mr. Death in “Coffins of Death”. Next is a new jungle girl adventure, featuring the Jungle Queen in “Jungle Terror”, and Ki-Gor returns in a 30,000 word story, titled “Lost Valley of Ja Far”, which was previously written as a 15,000 word story for another publication. This volume comes in just under 400 pages. If you want your pulps original, these stories will fill the bill.
FROM WILLIAM PATRICK MAYNARD-
THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU is pencilled in for December 2011 publication by Black Coat Press.
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos’ wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.
A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan apart.
Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man’s spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.
As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world’s future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer‘s infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU.
FROM BARRY REESE-
The Damned Thing
, my occult noir novel set in 1939 Atlanta, comes out from WCB, as does The Rook V6.
I’ll be at Pulp Ark
I’m gonna be a part of The Ninth Circle project.
I’m writing a Crimson Mask story for Airship 27.
Working on Turn the Page with Tommy Hancock.
Lazarus Gray V 1 from Pro Se.
MORE YEAR IN PREVIEW COMING LATER TODAY FROM ALL PULP!