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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") are inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 through the 1950s.
In recent years the term New Pulp has crept up in modern story telling and a resurgence of the classic style. My Captain Hawklin series is very much a part of that genre.
The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed; in contrast, magazines printed on higher quality paper were called "glossies" or "slicks". The typical pulp magazine had 128 pages; it was 7 inches wide by 10 inches high, and 0.5 inches thick, with ragged, untrimmed edges.
In their first decades, pulps were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks cost 25 cents a piece. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.
Today such writers as Bobby Nash, Henry Walton and Forrest Dylan Bryant are only three names who have become popular in the New Pulp arena and I am privileged to be among them.
good sources for pulp are:
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Here is the full cover for Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire...
You can also read an excerpt from chapter 1 here
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Captain Steven Hawklin, known worldwide for his daring exploits, he is adored by many, revered by others and considered one of the greatest flying aces of the First World War. Along with his close friends Hardy Miller and Oscar “Oz” Lyman the three have traveled the world seeking adventure.
When Steven is assaulted and nearly killed by a strange commando squad, all evidence of their attack points to one person. Thomas Hawklin, Steven’s estranged father who has in his possession what the commandos seek. Hilana, Queen of the subterranean empire.
With blood spilled and tensions high. Steven must work fast to prevent the armies of the surface world from invading the underworld kingdom. While in turn stop the underground dwellers from unleashing a weapon so devastating that no one on the planet could survive.
Descending into the belly of the earth, Steven leads his team into the dark recesses of the planet. His mission: save Hilana, stop the attack on the surface world and prevent a madman from carrying out his insidious plot.
Inspired by the cliff hanger serials of the early twentieth century, Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire is a golden age adventure story, filled with Heroes and villains, giant spiders and beasts below. It’s an adventure story in the tradition of Buck Rogers, Doc Savage and Commando Cody.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Finding your voice as a writer isn’t something you can be taught. True it comes from your desire to become the best writer you can be, but it also comes from your heart. When you find that voice you’ll know it. It will come to you out of blue and before you know it your voice, or Style, will become your own. When people pick up your work they’ll instantly know it as your work.