Saturday, August 14, 2010

COCKTAIL NATION #137 ~ SHAG IN AUSTRALIA!

COCKTAIL NATION #137 ~ SHAG IN AUSTRALIA!

Thanks to Tiki Shark, it’s Koop Kooper and the Cocktail Nation. On the show this week we'll find out about an Australian tour for Shag, which is coming to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Koop’s got a cool car show to attend to pick up a fifties Italian sports car, a request for a long time listener to play, and news from Wes Britton about a new book on James Bond. There’ll be the usual look at the world of swank with some fabulous events to attend across the world, the Ask Koop segment tackling text etiquete, and Koop will also head into the Cocktail Nation Blogosphere with another cool blog to read.

PLAYLIST:

Martini Kings ~ Bags Groove
Kenny Sasaki ~ A Night Of Ghosts
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Quiet Voyage
Astrud Gilberto ~ Fly Me to the Moon
OctoBop ~ Prom To Prom
Waitiki 7 ~ Sweet Pikake Serenade
Jackie Gleason ~ Darn That Dream
The Blue Dahlia ~ Ill Wind
Ernestine Anderson ~ Moonlight In Vermont
Esquivel ~ Guanacoa
Orchestroica ~ Thor’s Arrival
Chaquito Big Band ~ The Spy's Wife
Sally Street ~ Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Frank Sinatra ~ That’s Life Nothing But the Best

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

GRAPHIC NOVEL CORNER: ROGUE ANGEL: TELLER OF TALL TALES!

GRAPHIC NOVEL CORNER: ROGUE ANGEL: TELLER OF TALL TALES!

WRITER: BARBARA RANDALL-KESEL
ART: RENAE DE LIZ
COVER: REBECCA A. WRIGLEY
IDW PUBLISHING


Annja Creed is a world-traveling archeologist who also happens to be the heir to Joan of Arc's mystic sword. In this debut story, Annja's drive to explore unrecorded, shadowy history leads her to Virginia City in search of a rumored manuscript that could change the public perception of Mark Twain forever. But a very powerful mystery man doesn't want anyone to find the truth, and will stop at nothing - not even murder - to keep Annja away from the answers she seeks.

Y/A CORNER: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 ~ RED LEECH!

Y/A CORNER: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 ~ RED LEECH!

ANDREW LANE

Sherlock knows that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find a notorious killer, hanged by the US government, apparently alive and well in Surrey - and Crow somehow mixed up in it.

When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the ocean to America, to the centre of a deadly web - where life and death are cheap, and truth has a price no sane person would pay...

Y/A CORNER: WHISPER MY NAME!

Y/A CORNER: WHISPER MY NAME!

JANE EAGLAND


Since she was twelve, Meriel Garland has lived with her grandfather in London, exiled from her beloved India following the death of her mother. Now sixteen, Meriel chafes against the strict regime of tests and study that her grandfather imposes on her. Escaping, she discovers a world outside her narrow existence – one that promises admiration for her acting skills, social success and the dark mysteries of séances.

Disbelieving at first, she is drawn in when the young medium Sophie Casson passes on a message apparently from beyond the grave – and Meriel begins to suspect she might not be alone in the world after all.

In searching for the truth about her past, Meriel uncovers a sinister scheme – and soon it’s hard to know who she can really trust . . .

Friday, August 13, 2010

HIGH ADVENTURE CENTRAL: THE LION OF CAIRO!

HIGH ADVENTURE CENTRAL: THE LION OF CAIRO!

SCOTT ODEN

DECEMBER 2010!

ACCORDING TO PULP SOURCES FANS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD AND/OR HAROLD LAMB WILL DEFINATELY WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS BOOK!

INSPIRED BY TALES FROM THE PULP-FICTION ERA, THE LION OF CAIRO IS A DARK, FAST-PACED ADVENTURE SET IN THE MIDDLE EAST BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD CRUSADES.


On the banks of the ageless Nile, from a palace of gold and lapis lazuli, the young Fatimid Caliph Rashid al-Hasan rules as a figurehead over a crumbling empire. Cairo is awash in intrigues. In the shadow of the Gray Mosque, generals and emirs jockey for position under the scheming eyes of the powerful grand vizier, Jalal; in the crowded Souk, these factions use murder and terror to silence their opposition. Egypt bleeds and the scent draws her enemies in like sharks: Shirkuh, the swaggering Kurd who serves the pious and severe Sultan of Damascus, and Amalric, the Christian king of Jerusalem whose insatiable greed knows no bounds.

Yet, the Caliph of Cairo has an unexpected ally—an old man who lives on a remote Asian mountaintop, a place where eagles fear to tread. This benefactor, the Shaykh al-Jabal, the Old Man of the Mountain, holds the ultimate power of life and death over the warring factions of the Moslem world, and he sends his greatest weapon into Egypt.

He sends Caliph Rashid al-Hasan, a single man. An Assassin. The one they call the Emir of the Knife . . .


352 PAGES
THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
$24.99

PULP NOW: H. J. WARD BY DAVID SAUNDERS

PULP NOW: H. J. WARD BY DAVID SAUNDERS

COMING IN NOVEMBER FROM ILLUSTRATED PRESS!


This is the consummate reference book on the life work of H. J. Ward, with over 500 illustrations, of which over 75 are from original pulp cover paintings.

This book contains working drawings and reference photos, as well as historic family photos, and a comprehensive checklist of all of his pulp magazine cover illustrations.

272 pages, 9 x 12 inches, full color on premium glossy stock,
hardbound with dust jacket.

Pre-orders are now being accepted.

DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION

Limited to ONLY 100 COPIES, this Deluxe Special Edition comes resented in a red cloth slipcase with white printing as shown. Inside and attached to the first endpaper, you will find a full-color ookplate signed and numbered by author David Saunders. This edition also ncludes a special slideshow DVD in full-color card-stock mini-jacket hich will play on any standard DVD player, presenting additional rtwork and photographic content not shown in the book.

ILLUSTRATED PRESS

PULP NOW: DOC CON XIII!

PULP NOW: DOC CON XIII!

The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie.

Doc Con XIII will be held November 13, 2010 at the home of Jay Ryan in Peoria Arizona. This year will unveil a new delegatory format which will feature William Lampkin as this years Event Coordinator (you can read more on this in the 2010 Doc Savage Convention Newsletter in the "files" section).

This years theme will be two fold. In 1940 Doc Savage was introduced in Comic Book form and will celebrate his 70th anniversary. In 1935 we met Chemistry for the first time and we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of that event. While the theme may be Chemistry and Doc's comic book debut, the emphasis will be on expanding our Doc Savage knowledge base.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

FANTASY CORNER: PATHFINDER!

FANTASY CORNER: PATHFINDER!

ORSON SCOTT CARD

AVAILABLE NOVERMER 23, 2010

A POWERFUL SECRET. A DANGEROUS PATH.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him -- secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg's birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent . . . or forfeit control of his destiny.

TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER CLICK HERE

SNEAK PREVIEW OF CINEMA RETRO ISSUE #18!

SNEAK PREVIEW OF CINEMA RETRO ISSUE #18!

THE FINAL ISSUE OF SEASON 6 IS ONE OF THE BEST YET:

• Gary Giblin offers an extensive, in-depth tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho to commemorate the film's 50th anniversary. He shares little-known facts about the movie and also examines its legacy, including the sequels.

• Matthew Field offers part one of his recent interview with director Lewis Gilbert, who discusses his war movies such as Sink the Bismarck! and The 7th Dawn.

• Dean Brierly's ass-kicking interview with ass-kicking Blaxploitation legend Fred ("The Hammer") Williamson

• Coverage of Cinema Retro's Movie Magic Tour of England: Richard Johnson joins us at the mansion seen in The Haunting and we catch up with Sir Roger Moore, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Richard Kiel and George Lazenby at a major London James Bond event.

• Howard Hughes' special tribute to the life and career of Lee Van Cleef

• Gareth Owen's unpublished interview with screen legend Sir John Mills

• Ian Brown interviews Roger Corman and analyzes his film adaptations of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe that starred Vincent Price

• Tom Lisanti celebrates the cult B movie Once You Kiss and Stranger and star Carol Lynley shares her memories of the film.

• Lee Pfeiffer looks back at the British film noir crime movie Never Let Go starring Peter Sellers in a rare dramatic role.

• Dave Worrall tracks down the film locations from the British serials based on the Famous Five stories

• Raymond Benson reveals his choices for the best films of 1977

• Rare unpublished photos from the Suzy Kendall/Dudley Moore groovy comedy hit "30 is a dangerous age, Cynthia..."

• plus the usual extensive reviews of soundtracks, DVDs and movie books.

SHIPS IN LATE AUGUST IN THE UK; SHIPS IN SEPTEMBER TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.


FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

AMOS WALKER: THE COMPLETE STORY COLLECTION!

AMOS WALKER: THE COMPLETE STORY COLLECTION!

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN


Thirty years ago Loren D. Estleman introduced the world to his Detroit detective Amos Walker. In celebration of this anniversary, Estleman has collected every previously published Walker short story in this massive volume, including a brand-new story never before published!

All the elements that have made Estleman one of the best hard-boiled writers of all time – just a notch below Chandler and Hammett – are present in these 32 short stories. Remarkably, he has kept his Detroit-based Amos Walker series (Motor City Blue) fresh after three decades and 20 novels, and any fan of the genre who has yet to encounter the ex-cop turned PI will get a great introduction through this collection.

What's most impressive is Estleman's ability to blend sharp-edged language, cynical characters, betrayals, twists, and a memorable narrative voice within the short story format. He also manages to inject dark humor into his work that keeps the violence, corruption, and double-crosses from becoming too grim ("I don't have so many friends I can afford to drop one just because he tried to kill me"). Longtime fans will welcome the author's informative introduction.

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: COMING SOON ~ SIN CITY SPY!

EDGE ~ THE LATER YEARS!

EDGE ~ THE LATER YEARS!

As a longtime fan of the George G. Gilmore (aka: Terry Harknett) Edge series, I was both delighted and surprised to find out there were six books in a sort of Edge mini-series written by Harknett several years after the series ceased publication.

Apparently, Harkett wrote these six titles for his own amusement to see how his ultra-violent, trail savvy loner would hold on as he aged. While these novels never saw official publication, Harknett allowed them to be made available for download (as Word docs) via the Piccadilly Cowboys Yahoo fan forum.

I joined the forum, activated the downloads, spent a few minutes converting the files via Mobipocket creator, and sent them successfully to my Kindle. Now, I’m stocked up on new Edge novels (new to me anyway) as e-books.

I’ll still be there, however, to buy and support Edge: The Loner (Edge #1) when it makes its official e-book debut very soon. It’s very cool to have this series available again . . .

THE UNDERTAKER!

THE UNDERTAKER!

I’VE MADE A BRIEF GUEST BLOGGER APPEARANCE TODAY OVER AT THE TAINTED ARCHIVE, WHERE I PRATTLE ON ABOUT ONE OF THE LESSER KNOWN SERIES, THE UNDERTAKER, TO SPILL BLOODILY FROM THE PEN OF TERRY HARKNETT, AKA: GEORGE G. GILMORE OF EDGE INFAMY.

TO CHECK OUT MY POST CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 12, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS ~ CROWN: THE SWEET AND SOUR KILL!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS ~ CROWN: THE SWEET AND SOUR KILL!

TERRY HARKNETT


With the eminent e-book reprise of his seminal western series Edge, written under the pseudonym George Gilmore, prolific author Terry Harknett is enjoying being in the spotlight once again.

The leader of the posse known as The Piccadilly Cowboys – a group of British writers of fast and violent westerns during the ‘70s – Harknett was the fastest typewriter of them all – fanning out book after book in not only his most popular series, the ultra-violent Edge, but also the Adam Steele series and many of the early Jubal Cain titles. My favorite Harknett western series, however, is the six books he wrote in the lesser know Undertaker series.

Aside from his westerns, however, this current revival of interest in Harknett’s work made me go digging for another, more contemporary series, written under his own name.

CROWN: THE SWEET AND SOUR KILL

John Crown. If he wasn’t a cop, he’d be a killer – and in seething Hong Kong, he’s both!

His name is John Crown, and his beat is Hong Kong. He's tough, bitter, a bastard with nothing to lose, because all that's ever mattered to him is already gone. Nobody tells him what to do or how to do it, and depending on the side you're on, he's either the best or worst cop in the Colony. He drinks, kills, and loves with the same cold-blooded savagery, and anyone who crosses him pays for it.

Australian detective John Crown penetrates the bamboo curtain in a welter of sex, violence, blood and gore.

The three books in the Crown series are kick-ass examples of straight forward action writing. There is not a wasted word, or emotion, this is pulp-style writing as it was meant to be – fast, furious, and most of all, entertaining.

For some reason, the second book in the series is the hardest to find, but The Sweet And Sour Kill can still be picked up relatively inexpensively and is a great way to enjoy a couple of hours with Harknett’s writing while waiting for the e-book debut of Edge: The Loner.

THE CROWN SERIES:

#1 THE SWEET AND SOUR KILL
#2 MACAO MAYHEM
#3 BAMBOO SHOOT OUT

CHANDLER ~ QUOTE OF THE DAY!

CHANDLER ~ QUOTE OF THE DAY!

I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.

SHERLOCK!

SHERLOCK!

THE BBC AMERICA BLOG IS REPORTING THE 21ST CENTURY TAKE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES, WHICH HAS CURRENTLY BEEN AIRING TO RAVE REVIEWS AND RATINGS IN BRITAIN, WILL BE MAKING ITS AMERICAN DEBUT ON MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! STARTING OCTOBER 24TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 7TH.

A DVD OF THE FIRST THREE FILMS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY AFTER THE BROADCAST AND INCLUDE AUDIO COMMENTARIES BY CREATORS AND ACTORS AS WELL AS A 30-MINUTE MAKING OF FEATURETTE.

A SECOND SERIES HAS ALREADY BEEN COMMISSIONED FOR BRITISH TV.

SKELETON APRON!

SKELETON APRON!

NO BONES ABOUT IT – THERE’S NO BETTER GIFT FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHEF WHOM YOU LOVE TO DEATH THAN THIS COOL SKELETON APRON FROM THE NEATOSHOP . . .

QUOTE OF THE DAY!

QUOTE OF THE DAY!

WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL, THEY TOLD ME TO WRITE DOWN WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP.


I WROTE DOWN HAPPY.

THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT . . .

I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE . . .

ROGUE ANGEL #27 ~ THE DRAGON'S MARK

ROGUE ANGEL #27 ~ THE DRAGON'S MARK

ALEX ARCHER

MY FAVORITE CURRENT PULP SERIES ~ LOVE THE COVERS . . .


Archaeologist Annja Creed and her sword have never been outmatched— until now. When a surprise party for her mentor Roux includes some uninvited guests, Annja finds herself fighting desperately for her life. The intruders escape but leave a sinister message behind.

A legend has resurfaced about a sword that should be feared. A sword that seeks a master as bloodthirsty as itself. It is wielded by an assassin known as the Dragon who initiates a terrible game of cat and mouse. Eventually, the two swords—light and dark—must meet…and only one shall triumph.


TO READ AN EXCERPT CLICK HERE

ROGUE ANGEL #26 ~ TRIBAL WAYS!

ROGUE ANGEL #26 ~ TRIBAL WAYS!

ALEX ARCHER

MY FAVORITE CURRENT PULP SERIES ~ LOVE THE COVERS . . .

A frigid spring morning at a Native American archaeological dig erupts into sudden and brutal violence, leaving five people dead and one man gravely wounded. And in a hospital, with archaeologist Annja Creed at his side, the last survivor utters his final words to name his killer—a skinwalker.

The skinwalker is feared among the Navajo and Apache. It is witchcraft of a most terrible nature that allows a man to take the shape of a wolf—and kill. But as Annja delves into the mystery of the skinwalker, she finds herself pulled into an underworld of violence and vicious radicals, threaded with legend…and sociopathic intent.

In this world, Annja is unwelcome. And in this world, she could be the creature's next victim . . .

TO READ AN EXCERPT CLICK HERE

INTERNECINE!

INTERNECINE!

DAVID J. SCHOW

BOOKGASM REVIEWS THIS NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE EXCELLENT GUN WORK . . .


Leave it to the devilish talent of David J. Schow to write a thriller so deceptively familiar and yet so completely unique. That’s the feeling you get reading INTERNECINE. You know you’ve been here before, but at the same time, you keep wondering where the hell you are.

Conrad Maddox, an advertising executive for a high-profile Los Angeles firm, picks up his rental car after returning from a red-eye flight and finds a locker key on the front seat. He resists the temptation at first, but finally gives in and opens the locker. Inside is an expensive briefcase filled with cash, identification badges, background files on a female political consultant … and a whole lot of guns.


FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

ERIN BOHEME @ VITELLO’S!

ERIN BOHEME @ VITELLO’S!

Concord Recording Artist and Billboard Top 20 Artist the lovely Erin Boheme returns for rare back to back show's at the legendary Vitello's Jazz/Blues Club on Aug 13 & 14th!!

Superstar and friend Michael Buble is producing Erin's next album scheduled for release later this year.

This is your chance to see Erin perform live in person on Friday Aug 13th (8pm & 10pm shows) & Saturday Aug 14th (8pm & 10pm shows) at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.

Come down and meet Erin in person. Photographs allowed. No Video. No Flash Photography during the show. Tickets are $20.

Vitellos Jazz/Blues Club & Restaurant
4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA
Studio City, CA

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH!

SINCLAIR MCKAY


The Man with the Golden Touch tells the unlikely story of how Eon Productions-the owners of the Bond franchise-has kept James Bond at the top of the charts for forty-five years when originally only three or four films were planned. Through twenty-one films featuring three M's, two Q's, and six Bonds-from Sean Connery's career-transforming turn in 1962's Dr. No to Daniel Craig's debut in the 2006 blockbuster Casino Royale-the action superstar and perfect English gentleman reigns supreme.

Thanks to the films, Ian Fleming's original creation has been transformed from a black sheep of the postwar British elite into a figure with universal appeal, constantly evolving in step with changing social and political circumstances. Sinclair McKay interviewed those concerned with every aspect of the film, and is ideally placed to describe how the Bond brand has been managed over the years and to tell the inside stories of the vivid supporting cast, from Bond girls and Bond villains to Bond cars and Bond gadgetry.

PER BOOKLIST

Not a “making-of” film book, like so many others, but rather an exploration of the themes and impact of the James Bond movies, this lively volume is sure to appeal to fans of 007. The author, clearly a huge Bond fan himself, writes with a wry tone, but he’s brimming with knowledge and insight.


He tracks the movies from their origin, as cold-war spy adventures, through their transition to fantastic adventures in supervillainy, to—horror of horrors!—quaint artifacts of a bygone era, and then, inevitably, back around to relevance again. He compares and contrasts the movies to their source material, Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories, and he fills the book with delightful Bond arcana.

Fans know, for example, that Bond’s first screen appearance was in 1954, on American television, where he was a CIA agent called Jimmy, but do they also know that in 1956 a British actor, Bob Holness, played Bond in a South African radio dramatization? Or that, in the early 1980s, the films’ producers seriously considered replacing Roger Moore with James Brolin? McKay explores the key ingredients of a Bond movie—Maurice Binder’s titles, Ken Adam’s mammoth sets, the “Bond girls,” a star who looks like he could kill (and who looks good in fine clothes) — and he examines the wide-ranging impact the movies have had on pop culture.

Without Bond, he asks, would we have had Mission: Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, or Austin Powers? A splendid book, packed with information and combining astute analysis with the enthusiasm of a hard-core fan.

CALVIN AND HOBBS SEARCH ENGINE!

CALVIN AND HOBBS SEARCH ENGINE!

AT LAST . . .


Computer programmer Michael Yingling developed a search engine for archived Calvin & Hobbes comic strips.


Here are some tips for using it:

Currently the search only looks for EXACT phrases (not case sensitive), so if you’re looking for a comic with the words “balloon” and “airplane” you cannot enter them both, or it will search for “balloon airplane” together. Perhaps in the future I will fix this, but it’s actually a lot more difficult than leaving it as-is.

There is one exception though! You can search for a DATE and it will find that specific comic, though it MUST be of the format MM/DD/YYYY. So 09/01/1986 will work, but “Sept 1st ‘86″ and “9/1/86″ wont – yet.

TO GET SEARCHING CLICK HERE

HAT TIP TO NEATORAMA

MURDER TIMES FIVE!

MURDER TIMES FIVE!

ILLUSTRATOR EXTRODINAIRE ROB KELLY COMES UP WITH ANOTHER COOL FAUX MOVIE POSTER CONCEPT . . .

This was an idea for a faux-movie poster I had months ago, and despite numerous false starts (where whatever I tried just didn't work) I never quite gave up on it, determined to try and see the concept through.

The concept, as I saw it in my head, was a central figure--a detective or cop of some sort--surrounded by colorful puzzle pieces, which would each feature portraits of some shady dame that would, in true film noir fashion, be sexy and dangerous . . .


CHECK OUT ROB’S FULL POST HERE

MILES DAVIS, NEO-EDWARDIAN HIPSTER!

MILES DAVIS, NEO-EDWARDIAN HIPSTER!

C. K. DEXTER HAVEN HAS A COOL MILES DAVIS POST ON HIS NEO-EDWARDIAN HIPSTER BLOG . . .

Miles Davis (1926-1991) is one of my all-time heroes. He was the definition of cool and earned nicknames like "The Dark Prince of Jazz" and most famously, The Picasso of Jazz because of his restless need to change styles. He was responsible for no less than five musical revolutions in jazz: "Cool" Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Fusion, and the Ambient-Hip Hop Mix. Miles began his career as a Charlie acolyte and grew into a first-rate composer, trumpet soloist, and is considered the greatest "talent scout" in Jazz history. Davis was always changing, restless in his search for new sounds, new sidemen, and modes of expression. He painted, acted, and wrote a classic autobiography (albeit with a professional writer assisting) and was an accomplished artist in every sense of the word.

FOR THE FULL POST AND VIDEOS CLICK HERE

CLASSIC COVERS: POWDER AND PATCH!

CLASSIC COVERS: POWDER AND PATCH!

GEORGETTE HEYER

CAME ACROSS THIS IN A BOX OF MY OLD COLLECTABLES. BY TODAY'S STANDARDS, THE NOVEL'S TAG LINE PROBABLY WASN'T WHAT THE THE AUTHOR HAD IN MIND . . .

PULP NOW: LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER!

PULP NOW: LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER!

THE NEW LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER WEBSITE IS LIVE.

WELCOME TO STAR FIELD!


Bobby Nash is proud to announce the launch of www.lance-star.com , the new home for all things Lance Star: Sky Ranger.


Since 2006, Lance Star and his air aces, the Sky Rangers have thrilled readers with their amazing adventures. The first Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology was published by Wild Cat Books in 2004. Vol. 1 was reissued in 2006 by Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Books where they remain available today. A second volume of anthology tales was released in 2009 and is also still available. You can find out information on the Lance Star: Sky Ranger Pulp Anthologies, volumes 1 and 2 on the site.
In 2010, BEN Books will release the first Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book "One Shot!" by writer Bobby Nash and artist James Burns. Additionally, Bobby Nash is currently working on the first Lance Star: Sky Ranger novel, "Cold Snap." Nash says that he hopes "Cold Snap" and "One Shot" will be the first of many Sky Ranger projects to come.

Thanks for stopping by Star Field. Please check in often as we update you on the adventures of Lance Star: Sky Ranger.

There’s more to come.

Happy flying.


TO VIST THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: GIDEON CAIN ~ THE DEMON HUNTER!

PULP NOW: GIDEON CAIN ~ THE DEMON HUNTER!

Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers have teamed up with noted fantasy, science fiction author, Van Allen Plexico to bring to life a brand new sword wielding adventurer; Gideon Cain – The Demon Hunter.

Originally conceived on an internet forum, this swashbuckling, globe trotting avenger is the result of half a dozen creative minds pooling their ideas and imaginations into bringing forth a tortured hero cast in a classic pulp mold.

During the famous Salem Witch Trials (1692-93) British born Puritan soldier, Gideon Cain aided the inquisitions, believing them to be just. Soon thereafter, God revealed to Cain that he and the righteous citizens of Salem had been duped by a cunning, ageless demon from Hell known as Azazel. The guilt of his actions weighs heavily on his conscience and rather than be driven mad by it, Gideon chooses to make atonement. Taking up his sword, the blade inscribed with holy runes, he bids farewell to his wife and children and departs on his sacred mission. Now he wanders the earth doing God’s work and destroying evil in whatever shape or guise it appears; his one consuming goal, to find and destroy Azazel.

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be bringing pulp fans this great new character written in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane. Here are seven exciting, action packed tales of the Demon Hunter by Scott Harris, Brian Zavitz, K.G.McAbee, Ian Watson, James Palmer, David Wright and Van Allen Plexico. Design and interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis with a painted cover by Davis and Shane Evans.


FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

FOLLOWING THE DETECTIVES: REAL LOCATIONS IN CRIME FICTION!

FOLLOWING THE DETECTIVES: REAL LOCATIONS IN CRIME FICTION!

MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI

Whether it be the London of Sherlock Holmes or the Ystad of the Swedish Wallander, Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco or Donna Leon's Venice, the settings chosen by crime fiction authors have helped those writers to bring their fictional investigators to life and to infuse their writing with a sense of danger and mystery.

Following the Detectives follows the trail of over 20 of crime fiction's greatest investigators, discovering the cities and countries in which they live and work, including:


•Martin Edwards
•John Harvey
•Barry Forshaw
•Sarah Weinman
•Declan Burke
•J. Kingston Pierce
•Maxim Jakubowski
•And more.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

WHO IS THE NEXT MAN WITHOUT FEAR?

WHO IS THE NEXT MAN WITHOUT FEAR?

PULP ILLUSTRATOR FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA HAS STRUCK AGAIN WITH A SERIES OF POSTERS FOR MARVEL'S WHO IS THE NEXT MAN WITHOUT FEAR? TEASER CAMPAIGN . . . DAY TWO FEATURED MY FAVORITE (ABOVE) GAMBIT . . .

TO CHECK OUT THE FULL SET CLICK HERE

NOIR NOW: FIGHTING FORM!

NOIR NOW: FIGHTING FORM!

COULDN'T RESIST POSTING THIS PUBLICITY SHOT OF BARBARA STANWYCK FROM THE MID '30s . . . A REAL FEMME FATALE HEAVYWEIGHT IN HER DAY . . .

A SHOT OF ROSIN IN THE EYE TO PULP INTERNATIONAL

BLACK HORSE EXTRA!

BLACK HORSE EXTRA!

THE SEPTEMBER/NOVEMBER ISSUE OF THE BLACK HORSE EXTRA WESTERN THEMED NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE AND PACKED WITH A MULE TRAIN FULL OF GOOD INFO . . .

TO CHECK IT ALL OUT CLICK HERE

LOUNGE CENTRAL: KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING!

MARTINI IN THE MORNING

LIMITED EDITION

OFFICIAL BEG-A-THON T-SHIRTS
NOW FOR SALE!

ONLY 165 LEFT

AND GET A COPY OF DIRK ETTIENNE'S HIGH STANDARDS CD WITH EVERY
BEG-A-THON SHIRT PURCHASE!
(THANKS TO MITM NEW MUSIC LOUNGE ARTIST DIRK ETIENNE!)

THE GREATEST SONGS EVER WRITTEN!

TO ORDER YOURS CLICK HERE

HEALTH TIP!

HEALTH TIP!

CROSS COUGHING OFF YOUR TO DO LIST THE DAY AFTER DOUBLE HERNIA SURGERY . . . #!@!!

SET PIECE!

SET PIECE!

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD . . .

THE PLAY'S THE THING . . .

OR PERHAPS IN THIS CASE, THE THING . . . IS THE PLAY.

VERY VAGUELY INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN BY MARY SHELLEY

WHAT KIND OF A PLACE IS IT? WHY IT'S KITCHEN IN A CASTLE A LONG TIME AGO, CAN'T YOU TELL? AT LEAST, THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE . . .

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YES, BUT IS IT FASHION?

YES, BUT IS IT FASHION?

PER STYLELIST . . .


Italian Vogue is spilling more than just fashion news this month.

The magazine's August issue includes a controversial fashion spread inspired by the disastrous BP oil spill.

Titled "Water & Oil" and shot by lensman Steven Meisel, the shoot starring an oil-slicked Kristen McMenamy is stirring up plenty of drama in the Gulf.


PERSONALLY, I DON’T SEE ANY OF THESE STYLES TURNING UP AT THE LOCAL TARGET . . .

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SPENSER ~ SIXKILL!

SPENSER ~ SIXKILL!

THE RELEASE OF PAINTED LADIES ON OCTOBER 5, 2010, WILL BRING US THE NEXT TO THE LAST SPENSER NOVEL FROM THE PROLIFIC PEN OF ROBERT B. PARKER.

AMAZON HAS JUST LISTED THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES, SIXKILL, TO BE RELEASE ON MAY 3, 2011.

I’LL HAVE BOTH OF THEM IN MY GRUBBY PALMS ON PUBLICATION DAY.

PULP NOW: DOC SAVAGE NEWS!

PULP NOW: DOC SAVAGE NEWS!

PER DOC SAVAGE ORGANIZED . . .


At the 2010 Pulpfest author Will Murray spoke to a crowed room of Doc fans eager to hear news from the latest “Kenneth Robeson.” Murray, who wrote seven Doc adventures using materials from the Lester Dent archives, announced he had secured the rights to publish new Doc Savage novels.

Murray explained Conde Nast (copyright holders for the Doc Savage character) had given him the right to publish seven new novels and reprint his seven published novels. Murray is in negotiation with a publishing house to produce the novels in paperback form — either in traditional or trade paperback size. Citing ongoing negotiations, Murray refrained from naming the publisher other than to state it wasn’t Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books. Tollin’s publishing house currently reprints the original Doc Savage novels from the 1930s and 40s.


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CHANDLER ~ QUOTE OF THE DAY!

CHANDLER ~ QUOTE OF THE DAY!

Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains.

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

SUBTERRANEAN PRESS ANNOUNCES A HARD CASE CRIME EXCLUSIVE . . .


[Subterranean Press is] pleased to announce that we’ve just reached agreement to publish an exclusive Hard Case Crime volume, which will also be the first in the series to debut in hardcover. Volume #69 will resurrect a pair of early Lawrence Block novels: 69 Barrow Street and Strange Embrace, bound back to back in the classic “doubles” format, featuring brand new art by Robert McGinnis. You can look for more details, including ordering info, later this year, with a projected publication date in the first half of 2011.

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LOUNGE CENTRAL: HIGH STANDARDS!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: HIGH STANDARDS!

DIRK ETIENNE


DIRK HAS QUICKLY BECOME A FAVORITE OVER AT MARTINI IN THE MORNING, WHICH REGULARLY FEATURES CUTS FROM THIS COLLECTION OF COOLNESS.

RUMORS ARE DIRK WILL BE APPEARING AT MY FAVORITE JAZZ CLUB, HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO, IN OCTOBER ~ MY RESERVATIONS ARE IN!

HIGH STANDARDS is a collection of jazz standards selected because "these songs tell a story and set a mood." On this album, Dirk is accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the United States.

TRACKLIST:

1. Fly Me To the Moon
2. All of Me
3. Beyond The Sea
4. I Get A Kick Out of You
5. The Very Thought of You
6. The Way You Look Tonight
7. Summer Wind
8. Witchcraft
9. Just In Time
10. I've Got You Under My Skin
11. Nice 'n Easy
12. You Make Me Feel So Young

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