Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles

I have a trifecta of Paul Powers announcements. There's something for everyone coming out soon.

First of all, one of my grandfather's short stories that never appeared in print before is going to be included in the next BEAT TO A PULP anthology, which will be entitled BEAT TO A PULP: Hardboiled 2. The story, "A Killing on Sutter Street" is one of the stories that I found a few years back and was first seen on the Beat to a Pulp website about two years ago. It is a great example of my grandfather's non-Western writings. BEAT TO A PULP: Hardboiled 2 is coming out in February and as soon as I get any more information, I'll let you know. I know it will be coming out in print and e-book.

Next is a long-awaited article in the next issue of BLOOD -N- THUNDER. This article, about the day to day work of pulp editors and the trials they faced in working with writers and deadlines, is based on a collection of over 100 letters written to my grandfather from the editors of WILD WEST WEEKLY, mostly Ronald Oliphant and John Burr.

Lastly, I am now working on the next collection of Paul Powers stories. This one will be mainly his non-Western work and will be a combination of stories published in many different pulp magazines and stories never published before. It will include his stories previously published in WEIRD TALES, REAL DETECTIVE TALES, THRILLING WONDER STORIES and RANGE RIDER MAGAZINE. There will be noir, horror, detective, science fiction, dog stories, and maybe a non-fiction story or two. Also included will be a story co-written by my father, John Powers, and is probably the only story in existence co-written by the two of them.

I don't have a title for this collection yet, but as soon as I know, you'll know.



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9 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

Great news.

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. Sounds like things are moving forward!

Ann Parker said...

Can't wait! :-D Sounds like great news, all the way around.

Ron Scheer said...

The book based on the correspondence with the editors sounds really interesting. I was just reminded of how I got into this whole blogging business and writing about westerns after finding your book, PULP WRITER, at the Westwood library.

Walker Martin said...

Anyone with any interest in the pulps or B-movies should subscribe to BLOOD N THUNDER or buy the individual issues from Murania Press or amazon.com.

In addition to the long article about Paul Powers and the correspondence from editor Oliphant, there also are fine pieces by David Saunders on pulp artist Stockton Mulford and a report by Nathan Madison about attending his first PulpFest convention. A must buy...

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