Friday, August 20, 2010

Ron Fortier and Airship 27

One of the fine publishers I met at Pulp Fest is Ron Fortier, and here we are in all our finery.

Ron is the head of Airship 27, publisher of fine pulp fiction. Ron sent me the following info on their latest releases:

"GREEN LAMA - UNBOUND is a brand new novel by Adam Lance Garcia, and follows the adventures of this classic pulp hero. The cover and interior art art are by Mike Fyles."

"GIDEON CAIN is an American puritan soldier done in the same vein as Robert E.Howard's classic swordsman Salomon Kane. Edited by yours truly and Van Allen Plexico is contains seven new stories of this demon hunter and features an introduction by comic pro, Kurt Busiek. Cover and interiors on this one are by my partner, Rob Davis."

Both books are available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble on-line.

One of the great things about going to these conventions is that while you may originally meet someone due to a common business interest, many times you end up being friends. I'd like to think that Ron is one of these people.

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Deka Black said...

Gideon Cain seems the type of character who i like.

Ron Scheer said...

So true. I tell students, pick a career with people in it you like. You'll come to resemble them. If you don't, you'll end up being somebody you don't like. And you don't want that to happen.

Derek said...

Hi There
I think it is great to find good websites devoted to Pulp; sites like yours and Ron Fortier’s are terrific.
I am hoping that the rapid growth of E-Books will help to start a new Pulp revival; hopefully the cheap E-Books will become the equivalent of the cheap paper Pulp that proliferated in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Sure those Pulp books were heavily criticized and ridiculed, but as Mickey Spillane apparently said “If the public likes it, you’re good”. (I think he must have known what he was talking about as he sold over 220 million books).

My new book is now completed and was published last month. The book follows the best traditions of the vintage ‘Pulp novels’. The similes and metaphors are outrageous; the language is clipped and colloquial. The men are men and the women are damn glad of it.

Needless to say, the women are fast and dangerous, and the hero is a two-fisted man of action.

The book is aimed at the adult male market; the book provides a means for males to escape to some harmless, male orientated entertainment without being made to feel guilty about doing so.

Come Here… and I’ll Show You” is an adventure-thriller. It is not graphic. It is often amusing, often surprising and always entertaining. The action takes place in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The book is available as an E-Book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

At the risk of sounding corny, I would describe the book as a ‘rattling good read for real men.’
Let us hope that a revival of the genre is coming.

Derek Lantin