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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Your Daily Ralph- New release list for 7/20/14
The New Release List
The Cagliostro Chronicles II: Conflagration
The sequel to last years surprise hit, 'The Cagliostro Chronicles' finds the crew of the star cruiser Cagliostro in a pitched battle with enemy forces, and only a last minute save by Mark Johnson allows the badly damaged ship to escape and the crew to survive. After landing on an unknown but Earth-like world to make repairs, the crew discovers there are hidden dangers on this planet, ones that will play a direct role in the Earth's destruction. Unless Mark Johnson and his crew of adventurers can defeat the evil machinations of the Agalum empire.
' Great story and concepts, looking forward to the next installment. Would be a great movie or series.'- Tony Battaglia Via Amazon reviews on the first Cagliostro Chronicles.
Airship 27 Productions unleashes the beast within with its
latest title, HITWOLF by Fred Adams Jr.
“One of the hallmarks of pulp fiction was its twisted genre
mash-ups,” Ron Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, reminds readers.“When you consider they would combine romance
bodice-rippers with cowboy stories or mystery tales with aviation action then
you understand there were no combinations pulp editors wouldn’t entertain.”
Which was the appeal of HITWOLF, Fortier continues.“When Fred Adams sent me his idea of merging
a gangster story with a monster twist, it totally screamed classic pulp in my
mind.There was no way we were going to
pass on this one.”
It is 1969; Newark, N.J.Former Green Beret, Jim Slate, comes home from Vietnam to live a quiet,
peaceful life.His wish is cruelly
denied him when he is kidnapped by a Michael Monzo, a local gang boss who wants
to rule the entire city. To do this he must destroy his rivals.
Thus Monzo recruits an occult practioner who can turn an
ordinary man into a vicious werewolf and then control his actions by the use of
a magic amulet.But to carry out this
heinous plan, they need a subject.And
so Jim Slate is snatched and turned into a “Hitwolf.”
But Slate is no one’s puppet and despite the curse put on
him, he will not be controlled.After he
manages to escape his master, he disappears into the thousands of acres of New
Jersey woodlands known as the Pine Barrens.But Monzo has no intentions of losing his pet killing machine.Now the manhunt begins to capture Jim
Slate…dead or alive!
Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has
enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction
literature and films. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from
Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature
in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50
short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of
news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review. In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its
companion The Spoor Anthology.
“HITWOLF is Fred Adam’s first published novel,” adds
Fortier, “and we here at Airship 27 Productions are thrilled to be its
publisher.”The book features nine
interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award Nominated artist, Clayton Hinkle,
with a painted cover by Ingrid Hardy.Adams
currently has two other Airship 27 projects in development.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Available in hard copy here (https://www.createspace.com/4888153)
& on Kindle here. (http://www.amazon.com/Hitwolf-Fred-Adams-Jr-ebook/dp/B00LJBPAUY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404512583&sr=1-1&keywords=HITWOLF)
THE MASKED RIDER
Wild West Tales Vol II
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to put on its spurs and
chaps to announce the release of its second Masked Rider anthology; THE MASKED
RIDER – Wild West Tales Vol. II
After the bloody City War ended, the rugged landscape that
was the frontier west was soon flooded by all manner of immigrants; from
cowboys, pioneer settlers and an all manner of outlaws.In their path the various Indian tribes
desperate to save their lands.Soon the
mountains, plains and valleys echoed with the sounds of gunfire and bloodshed
flowed like rivers in these lawless territories.
Then a masked man appeared on the scene, his twin Colts
barking out justice.He and his Yaqui
partner, Blue Hawk, rode these endless trails protecting law and order wherever
they went.He was known as the Masked
Rider and now he returns in three brand new gun-blazing adventures by writers
Erwin K. Roberts, Bill Craig and Roman Leary.
“Our first volume was a mix of western heroes, both real and
fictional,” elaborates Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron
Fortier.“This time our writers all
wanted to write about this classic western pulp hero and we had no problems
with that whatsoever.He’s a great
character to write.”A popular figure in
the days of the original pulps, the Masked Rider was one of the few that
actually made it to the comics and appeared in his own title for many years.
This book features twelve interior illustrations by
commercial artist, and teacher, Tom Rubalcave with a pulp inspired cover
painting by Andy Fish, a self-confessed Masked Rider fan.
So now it’s time to saddle up, pulp readers, for classic
western action as only the Masked Rider can deliver.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERTION!