Tagged: Van Allen Plexico

Van Allen Plexico Docks the White Rocket at the Book Cave

White Rocket 022: The Book Cave Guys Interview Van!

This week, the tables are turned as new pulp author Van Allen Plexico himself is interviewed by Dr Art Sippo, Ric Croxton, and Bruce Rosenberger of the Book Cave Podcast.  This episode presents excerpts from that interview, discussing Van’s latest SENTINELS novel, METALGOD, as well as his new Military SF novel series, “The Shattering.”

The White Rocket episode is available via iTunes (subscribe and don’t miss an episode!) or you can visit the podcast site at http://whiterocket.podbean.com/
The White Rocket Books page at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/
The Book Cave can be found at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com

Many thanks to Art, Ric, and Bruce for making this audio available to White Rocket.

The Griffon Battles the Terror and the Viper—on Kindle!

Two Titanic Tales of Adventure in One Package, from Van Allen Plexico

Who is… the Griffon?? 

When criminals, saboteurs and foreign agents threaten America’s security, millionaire ballistics expert Kerry Keen takes the controls of his custom-built, heavily-armed seaplane, the Black Bullet, as the dashing Griffon!

With mechanic/co-pilot/butler/chauffeur Barney O’Dare at his side, the Griffon strikes from a hidden hangar on Long Island Sound and delivers swift and often brutal justice to those deserving of it.  Sought by the authorities for his ruthless vigilante tactics, he must constantly avoid both the wrath of his foes and the long arm of the law.

In these two new adventures by award-winning and best-selling New Pulp author Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels; Lucian), the Griffon squares off against Nazi agent The Terror and his horrifying new secret weapon that could tilt the balance Germany’s way in the coming war—and then battles The Viper, a vengeance-seeking SS officer leading a squadron of missile-launching rocket-planes!

“The Griffon is such a terrific character,” says Plexico, “and I’m happy that White Rocket can offer readers what is essentially a two-part adventure together in one package for the first time.  Fuel up the seaplane and get ready for takeoff—the Griffon flies again!”

In these two power-packed adventures, here are just a few of the real-life machines you will see in action:

Sikorsky 1-S38 flying boats

DKW F5 Meisterklasse and Dusenberg sedans

Bachem Ba-349 rocket planes

Henschel Hs 217 Föhn unguided air-to-air rockets

Messerschmitt Bf 109 W seaplanes

Curtiss P-36 Hawk fighter planes

Chatellerault MAC 34 high-powered machine guns

Originally appearing in LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER Vol 2 (Airship 27) and NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON (Pro Se), this 2-in-1 Kindle edition from White Rocket Books collects the two parts of Van Allen Plexico’s epic tale of the high-flying GRIFFON into one e-book for only $2.99.


New Pulp Author Van Allen Plexico welcomes 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winning Best Author Bobby Nash on The White Rocket Podcast this week to discuss one of their favorite TV shows, Justified.

About The White Rocket Podcast Episode 21:
Award-winning author Bobby Nash joins Van Allen Plexico this week to discuss the hit FX TV series, JUSTIFIED! It’s an hour of Raylan, Art, Boyd, Ava, Tim, Rachel, and a holler full o’ hillbillies, moonshiners and drug smugglers!  The question is– will Van and Bobby get out of Harlan alive??

Listen To White Rocket #21: Justified now at http://whiterocket.podbean.com/2013/04/15/white-rocket-021-justified/

Part of The ESO Podcast Network.


Critically Acclaimed Podcast Adds Additional Features to Serve New Pulp Community

 (April 3, 2013)  White Rocket Books proudly announces that the critically-acclaimed weekly podcast, The White Rocket Podcast with Van Allen Plexico, immediately will move to a more New Pulp-oriented format and add additional features to more extensively serve writers, artists, publishers and fans of the New Pulp community.
The White Rocket Podcast has proven to be an unquestioned critical and listener success in its five-plus months “on the air,” having received nearly five thousand discrete channel visits and attracting hundreds of ongoing subscribers.  It has been publicly recognized for its organization and focus, production values, variety of topics and guests, one-on-one discussion/interview format, and above all for its entertainment and informational value.
After its first month in production, the White Rocket Podcast was invited to join the Earth Station One (ESO) Network of programming, where it has prospered, reaching an additional crossover audience with the New Pulp message and expanding its presence in the market.
Each roughly one-hour-long episode thus far has featured noted New Pulp author and publisher Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels; Lords of Fire) discussing some aspect of popular culture with a special guest.  Popular episodes have included the ongoing series on “Superheroes in Novels and Beyond” and interviews with authors working in the superhero pulp genre, such as Jeff Deischer and Ian Healy.
New featureswill include additional interviews with key figures in the New Pulp community and industry; book reviews; audiobook segments and previews; occasional video interview segments, as pioneered by White Rocket at the 2012 Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention; and the New Pulp Best Sellers List Discussion, examining that week’s crop of best sellers.
Fans of the show can rest assured that other popular topics, including action movie discussions with film critics such as Mark Bousquet and novel discussions with authors such as Mark Finn, Rick Lai, and James Hickson, will continue.
White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.  The White Rocket Podcast, a member of the ESO Network of shows, began in October 2012.
The Podcast can be found on iTunes (White Rocket Podcast) or at White Rocket’s home on the Web:  www.whiterocketbooks.com.  All past episodes can be found at http://whiterocket.podbean.com.
Follow White Rocket on Twitter: @WhiteRocketBook and on Facebook (White Rocket Books).
Follow Van: @VanAllenPlexico and (Van Allen Plexico) on Facebook.
# # #


The White Rocket show heads to Sweden for this week’s episode, as comics editor/publisher/writer extraordinaire James Hickson joins Van to discuss Stieg Larsson‘s fantastic MILLENNIUM TRILOGY of crime fiction novels and (American and Swedish) movies: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST.  It’s a computer-hacking, neo-nazi-whackin’ good time!

Available on iTunes or at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com or at http://whiterocket.podbean.com


White Rocket 014: James Clavell’s Asian Saga!

This week author Rick Lai joins Van Allen Plexico to discuss one of the greatest achievements in both literature and television: James Clavell’s epic ASIAN SAGA– SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE, TAI-PAN, KING RAT, GAI JIN and WHIRLWHIND.  Climb aboard Struan & Co’s Lasting Cloud and try not to get shipwrecked in the Japans, you foreign devil, as Van and Rick explore the (gargantuan) novels and the TV miniseries and movies that were made from them!

Learn more at http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/white-rocket-014-james-clavells-asian-saga/

Available as always on iTunes, or visit www.whiterocketbooks.com.


White Rocket 012: MASTER & COMMANDER (movie & books)


New Pulp Author Van Allen Plexico and his guest, Bryan Crowson, have a blast talking about debauched wombats, the lesser of two weevils and all other things MASTER and COMMANDER (or Aubrey/Maturin), including the Russell Crowe/Paul Bettany movie (directed by Peter Weir) and the great Patrick O’Brian novels, in Episode 012 of the White Rocket Podcast–part of the Earth Station One Network!

Find it on iTunes or at http://whiterocket.podbean.com and http://www.whiterocketbooks.com


(Concept Originated by Barry Reese)
#3 This Week on
All Pulp’s New Pulp Bestseller List
Welcome to the first installment of All Pulp’s New Pulp Best Seller List, originally created by Barry Reese! Before we get to what you’re all waiting for, here are the rules by which this little list comes together.

1)    This list only tracks sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble, face-to-face or anything else!

This list only tracks PRINT sales. Exactly how Amazon calculates these things is mostly a trade secret and they vary wildly from day to day. If I checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday morning February 4, 2013.

3)   In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within the last three months. So, since this list is being done on February 4, 2013, we are only looking at books published since November 4, 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, we are tracking sales from smaller and mid level press publishers who actively publish New Pulp material. We won’t generally track sales from Simon and Schuster or places like that — they have the New York Times Bestseller List for that. If one of the major publishers starts doing The Shadow or something, we’ll track that, but some publishers will not be listed here in order to keep the focus on the publishers actively working to produce and promote New Pulp.

Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp —not sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.

5)    We are human. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let us know and we will make sure to remedy the situation.

6)    This information is garnered mostly from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think we might miss your release, let us know in advance — drop All Pulp a line and tell us when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 32,920

2) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor ( Autogyro, January 10, 2013) -311,836

3) Fight Card: Bluff City Brawler by Heath Lowrance as Jack Tunney (Fight Card, January 31, 2013) – 631,972

4) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley, (Airship 27, December 15, 2012) – 637,244

5) The Fangslinger and the Preacher by Bret Lee Hart (Western Trail Blazer, January 3, 2013) – 671, 250

6) The New Adventures of the Griffon by Various (Pro Se Productions, January 17, 2013) – 696, 054

7) The Studio Specter by W. Peter Miller (Uchronic Books, January 5, 2013) – 782,506

8 ) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 10, 2012) – 1,497,017

9) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 26, 2012) – 1,500,519

10) Pro Se Presents # 16 by Various (Pro Se Press, January 8, 2013) – 1,682,166

#7 This Week On
All Pulp’s New Pulp Bestseller List!
Just missing the list were: Tier Zero by Henry Brown ( Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 1,706,803, Prophecy’s Gambit by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 3, 2012) – 1,792,739, and Whack Job by Mike Baron (December 25, 2012)-1,194,265. 

Although not as soft as the most recent and last list byBarry, there’s still plenty of room for titles to climb.  Airship 27 Productions comes roaring in with their latest Sherlock Holmes collection, proving what this list has shown frequently– Classic characters rise to the top.  A few new entries make the list as well from Publishers that we’ll hopefully see more of.

One of the plans we have for this list is to make it a truly comprehensive New Pulp list focused on Small and Midlevel Publishers.   We’ll continually be adding publishers into the mix as we discover them, so if you know of a book or Publisher we should be keeping up with, let us know at allpulp@yahoo.com.

Also, the All Pulp New Pulp Ebook Best Seller List will debut this Friday here on All Pulp!  This list will track only Kindle sales with rankings posted on Amazon.  Again, if you know a book we need to include (no short stories sold as Kindle singles please), then give us a shot at allpulp@yahoo.com.

This week, Airship 27 leads the pack with three titles in the top ten, followed by Pro Se with Two, and Autogyro, Fight Card, Western Trail Blazer, Uchronic Books,  and White Rocket Books all garnering one.  But, as Barry always said, Take it with a grain of salt, folks.