PULPED! returns with a two fisted discussion like no other! Hosts Tommy Hancock and Derrick Ferguson return to PULPED! with more guests than You can shake a Pulp Magazine at! Featuring Lee Houston, Jr., Andrew Salmon, Michael Brown, Jeff Deischer, B. C. Bell, and Teel James Glenn, this podcast explores a question that has popped up increasingly in the last few months! New Pulp-Just What Is It’s Connection to Classic Pulp? A controversial topic amongst fans of both, Whether or not New Pulp is a descendant of Classic Pulp, a mutation, or something all its own is explored, discussed, and debated within this SPECIAL episode of PULPED!
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HUGH MONN IS BACK IN FIRST FULL LENGTH ADVENTURE FROM PRO SE! CATCH A RISING STAR BY LEE HOUSTON, JR. DEBUTS!
Thick, red lips were just a shade darker than her crimson skin tone, but both were in striking contrast to her long orange hair. Her eyes appeared to be only irises, as black as a starless corner of the universe resting on a field of white, but that toothy smile was brighter than a supernova. She was dressed in white like everyone else, but her outfit was a sleeveless, short hemmed number at least one size too small, that did everything possible to accent every aspect of her figure.
“Do I have the pleasure of addressing Hugh Monn, the private detective?” asked the older man with an accent I couldn’t place. After all, it’s a pretty big universe and xenology wasn’t one of my strong
From Chapter 1 of HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE: CATCH A RISING STAR
multiple formats at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/335096!
|Cover Art: James Burns|
James Palmer has shared the cover for his latest anthology from Mechanoid Press, Strange Trails. The cover was designed and illustrated by James Burns, who also did the cover for another project James was involved in, Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars from White Rocket Books.
Palmer also shared the table of contents for Strange Trails:
Mr. Brass and the Master of Serpents by Josh Reynolds
Sins and Lillies by Tommy Hancock & Morgan Minor
The Mechanical Heart: A Tale of Julia Holst and the Weird West by Barry Reese
The Akeldama Dig by Edward M. Erdelac
Mummy Train by James Palmer
The Eye of Ulutoth by Joel Jenkins
And here’s the equally snazzy back cover:
STRANGE TRAILS will be available in both print and e-book formats.
Coming soon from Mechanoid Press
Pro Se Productions, an innovative Publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, proudly presents its all new website! Designed to fully represent all that Pro Se is, the site features multiple pages, including staff and creator pages, imprint descriptions, submission guidelines, a news page, a listing of open solicitations, and more.
From the front page featuring wonderfully rendered Pro Se Covers (swipe over them and they become buttons to other pages!) to the interesting bios, book descriptions, and information galore, the Pro Se website will provide fans and newcomers alike with all they need to know about this growing company.
Also debuting with the website is the weekly PRO SE PRESENTS: THE PODCAST! This will be a podcast focusing on both up and coming releases and projects from Pro Se as well as its continually growing catalog of Genre Fiction and New Pulp works. Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, will host each episode following the first one. For the Debut, Pro Se Author and Friend of the Company Derrick Ferguson acts as host and quizzes Hancock on Pro Se, then, now, and later!
Pro Se’s new website will be updated frequently and can be found at www.prose-press.com. The Podcast is available on iTunes and can be found at www.prose-press/podcast. Other links on the site can be found in the drop down menu (button in the top left corner at the top of every page on the site.)
Moonstone Books has released a new pulp anthology called The Spider: Extreme Prejudice.
About The Spider: Extreme Prejudice:
New short stories of searing white-hot prose starring pulpdom’s most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld…hated, feared and wanted by both! One cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45’s! Guest stars: The Black bat, The Green Ghost, and Operator 5!
The Spider: Extreme Prejudice features stories by Will Murray, Mel Odom, C.J. Henderson, James Chambers, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Howard Hopkins, Eric Fein, Gary Phillips, Don Roff, Matthew Baugh, I.A. Watson, and Rik Hoskin.
You can learn more about The Spider: Extreme Prejudice here.
About The Spider:
More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld…hated, feared, wanted by both. Extreme sworn enemy of crime, The SPIDER clashes against super-criminals whom no one else can handle. He remains one step ahead of the law in his endless crusade to destroy the human vipers that nest in our society.
Visit the official Norvell W. Page blog here.
Ron Fortier turns over the reins of Pulp Fiction Review to Guest Reviewer Lucas Garrett, who takes a look at Pro Se Productions’ Black Pulp.
Edited by Tommy Hancock, Gary Philips & Morgan Minor
Pro Se Productions
Guest Reviewer – Lucas Garrett
Every once in a while a book comes along that changes the playing field, that opens up new horizons where there once were none to be found. BLACK PULP is such a book.
Published by Pro Se Productions, under the careful and diligent leadership of Tommy Hancock, BLACK PULP brings together some of today’s best writers to tell stories of the extraordinary, the uncanny, the arcane, but never the mundane.
My fascination with BLACK PULP comes from a deep-seated need to right an unfortunate wrong in literary history.
I am a man of color, and as a man of color, I have read countless tales of adventure and intrigue where the main protagonist was primarily of Caucasian descent. Especially, in the Pulp literature of the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s. People of color were either non-existent, servants, savages, or villains to be defeated and subdued. Very few characters of color were treated with the dignity and respect that they deserved. Times were different in those days. Racial politics and culture were the policy of the day, especially in the Deep South, and parts of the North such as New York, Chicago, and Boston. It was a time when people of color were supposed to know their place. It was a dark time in our nation’s, and to a larger extent, our world’s history. And despite the fact that I now live in a time when many are trying to sugar-coat or forget that period in our history, I refuse to do so. It is a battle scar my country, and our world, must live with, and embrace, in order to go forward, which brings me back to BLACK PULP and its true importance.
BLACK PULP is a wonderful anthology of short stories that expands the world of Tarzan, Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Shadow, The Spider, The Phantom Detective, The Green Lama, Ki-Gor, G-8, Secret Agent X, Secret Service Operator #5, and their contemporaries. And BLACK PULP populates this world with hitmen, boxers-turned-vigilantes, female aviators, wildmen, mercenaries-for-hire, private detectives, femme fatales, naval aviators, freedom-fighting pirates, paranormal investigators, real life lawmen, adventurers, and many more. It is a world where men and women of color are put in dire circumstances, and readers see how they deal with these situations. And these situations are made more perilous due to the times in which these heroic figures live such as Ngola, the African pirate who fights to free all slaves, and to severely punish all slavers from slave trading nations in the early 19th century. Or the real life legendary lawman, Bass Reeves, who blazed a trail throughout the Old West in the latter 19th century. BLACK PULP shows the reader that heroes of all colors and backgrounds can arise in oppressive times when needed.
BLACK PULP is a true no holds barred, adult, and realistic take on the world of the Pulps. BLACK PULP is not for the timid at heart.
When I read the stories, I feel as if I am being transported to the times and places in which these adventures are being told. There is a lived in quality to the stories of this book. I can smell the cigars and perfumes in offices and bar rooms; I can hear tires screeching as robbers or kidnappers try to get away, with the hero in pursuit, as gunshots are heard in the night; I see and hear the clanking of cutlasses and the firing of pistols onboard slave ships, and I hear the rattling of chains being unlocked as slaves of several generations are finally freed. I experience all of this, and more.
More importantly, I can relate with the main protagonists, and their supporting cast, and see the world through their eyes. And I want to see more stories about these characters.
In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing a crossover story starring Charles Saunder’s Mtimu and Damballa.Or maybe having Gary Phillips’s Decimator Smith and Alan Lewis’s Black Wolfe teaming up with Derrick Ferguson’s Fortune McCall for a case, or two. Or perhaps having Ron Fortier’s Bass Reeves and Derrick Ferguson’s Sebastian Red hunt down outlaws. That is how much I love the characters of BLACK PULP. And I see so much potential for more stories with these characters, and new ones as well, who will be as alive and vibrant as Doc Savage, The Shadow, and The Avenger. There is a depth to the characters of BLACK PULP that will pull you in, and have you wanting more. And I can see a world where all of these characters can co-exist with the great legends of golden age of Pulp. I can see Decimator Smith and the Green Lama meeting, fighting each other, and then teaming up to fight the villain of that adventure. Or Black Wolfe working with Secret Agent X on a case that brings the mystery man to Port Victoria, South Carolina. The possibilities are endless. I love thinking about it. And I love that BLACK PULP allows me to think about it.
Therefore, I would like to congratulate Walter Mosley, Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Phillips, Charles Saunders, Derrick Ferguson, Alan Lewis, Christopher Chambers, Mel Odom, Kimberly Richardson, Ron Fortier, Michael Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, Tommy Hancock, Adam Shaw, Sean E. Ali, and Russ Anderson on a job well done. Thank you all for creating this fine piece of work that I hold in my hands, read on my Android phone, and my laptop computer. Thank you.
So should you pick up a copy of BLACK PULP? I think that you know my answer.
What are you waiting for? Go pick up a copy, or two! You will not be disappointed.
I’m know I’m not. I’m reading it again right now.
Although I’ve never been big on constructing strict outlines for
Pro Se Productions, a continually expanding and growing company focusing on Genre Fiction, New Pulp, and cutting edge Action and Adventure Books and Anthologies, announced today the addition of a new position within Pro Se Administration- Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator.
“Pro Se,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, states, “has grown tremendously since opening our doors so to speak in early 2010. We have every single writer, artist, editor, and administrative person that’s done even one little thing to thank for that. With the fact that we intend to produce the most books we have yet in our history this year and next year as well, it’s become necessary to bring in others to help handle the growth. To that end, we created a position that actually has two duties- Marketing and Social Networking as well as managing day to day affairs from the Editor in Chief’s office. Essentially, making sure I get my myriad projects and jobs done successfully.”
The Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator will act as executive assistant to the Editor in Chief and will handle daily operations outside of the Editorial/Writing/Creative Staff. The GRAC will also assist the Editor in Chief in creation of and distribution of press releases, setting up blog and podcast appearances, and utilizing Social Media of all types to its fullest extent.
“Pro Se,” Hancock says, “has a great catalogue that will continue to grow and be even greater. We’ve spent three years intentionally growing our personal library of books and now it’s time to promote them, old and new, from the first book published to the latest and greatest, with every technique and tool we can come up with. And as our Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator, Beth Alvarez will help us do that and we are proud to welcome her to Pro Se Productions!”
Beth Alvarez is a previously self-published author residing in Memphis, Tennessee with her growing family. A voracious reader in her free time, Alvarez specialized in the study of fine arts with a focus on visual arts and teaching. An accomplished programmer, she has spent time working as a freelance web development specialist and graphics designer since 2005 and now adds Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator for Pro Se to her accomplishments.
Beth can be contacted at BethAlvarezProSe@gmail.com and will in the future be making contact with reviewers, bloggers, websites, other publishers, and other parties related to Pro Se business.
Pro Se Productions- www.prosepulp.com
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