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Author, Film maker, RPG Creator, and Musical Composer/Arranger David W. Edwards has his first interview with me on his new book "Nightscape Double Feature, Volume One."  This book contains 2 novels write in the Pulp Horror style.  "The Thousand Eyed Fear" is set in World War I where a team of young elite fighters from the Allied nations is sent to find and destroy a new German factory which it is believed is manufacturing a new and deadly Tank.  The leader of this group (known collectively as The Lost Boys) is a young man who has been trained from childhood to be a world class adventurer and righter of wrongs.  When he and his team discover the factory, they find out that what is being built there is far WORSE and a new tank! This story is a collaboration between Derrick Ferguson and Dave Edwards.

The second story is "The Q for Damnation".  It is written by Arlen M. Todd (which is one of David's Nom de plumes.)  We are introduced to Monteau, the masked female detective who uses Surrealistic techniques to solve crimes.  In this story she must battle the Nazis for control of a work of art tat has the potential to enslave every mind on Earth!

Both of these stories are beautifully done with literary style and pulp sensibilities.  They flow well and very entertaining while touching on some serious philosophical questions in an accessible way. 

Dave and I discuss not only this book but previous books he has published along with the film "Nightscape" and his progressive rock album "To Sin Against Our Mercies" (by Project Nightscape) which will tie into an up-coming novel in the Nightscape series. 

I think that the fans will LOVE these books and I encourage all of you to give them a try.


Nightscape Double feature, Volume One:


Books and Film by David W. Edwards:


To Sin Against our Mercies (Music Album): 


David's Web Page and Store:

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The Pulp power couple Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss Tom's latest book "These Alien Skies" that discusses the UFO phenomenon.  It deals wit sightings, abductions, and mysterious "men" with mental powers.  These stories are mere fiction but are based on typical UFO reports in the heyday of UFO reports in the 1950s and 1960s.

While serving in the US Air Force as a security specialist, Tom was present at the incident at Grand Forks AFB Missile base in the 1970s when 150 Minuteman Missiles (each with a MIRV war head containing ten 2 megaton thermonuclear bombs) went offline in the presence of unidentified lights in the sky.  An outside force apparently took control of the missiles for over an hour while the Air Force struggled unsuccessfully to shut them down.  Whatever had taken control of the missiles could have fired them and there would have been no way to stop it.  A similar incident occurred in the same time frame at Malstrom AFB where they too lost control of their nuclear silos.

Tom, Ginger and I had a free wheeling discussion of the UFO phenomena and the evidence that the UFO phenomena over the last 70 years are real yet remain officially unexplained.  Lots of interesting tangents here!










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Versatile author Jeff Deischer continues the series started by Philip Wylie and Ed Baumer with his second novel set in this storyline: "War of Worlds Collide."  I the exciting high advnetre story, the Earth colonists to Bronson Beta and their Micorite allies come under attack by an unknown foe fo immense and almost unstoppable power.  Who are they?  What do they want?  Can the human and Micorite peoples survive?

There is plenty of action and hig adventure.  It becomes clear that the history of humanity on Bronson Beta is startng to parallel that of the old Earth as one conflict follows on another.  Can humnaity ever find peace?


Joining me for this episode is my old pal and compatriot Ric Croxton as my co-host.


War of Worlds Collide:


Jeff Deischer author's page:

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Author Ben Hinson's new novel "Eteka Rise of the Imamba" is a globe spanning story about African mercenaries and the world they helped make from the 1950 to the 1990s.  Wit the Cold War in the background and the liberation movements seeking to throw off the yoke of Colonialism, the Imamba Brotherhood tries to collect the best warriors from the African Continent to help bring about a transition to free nation states.  Along the way, the ideals of this group are corrupted until they become mercenaries responding to the requests of the highest bidder. But some of the members of the Brotherhood begin to question what tey are doing and why they are doing it.

This book is filed with excitement, action, adventure and serious moral questions.  It is a terrific read and keeps the momentum going up until a dramatic climax.

I highly recommend this terrific new book!


Eteka: Rise of the Imamba


Ben Hinson Author Page at Amazon:


Ben Hinson's Web Site:

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Pulp Legend Will Murray weighs in with his latest novel "The Empire of Doom" in which Doc Savage and The Shadow face off with one of the greatest supper-villains f the Pulps: Shiwan Khan!  This novel hits the ground running on page one and the action never stops.  This is a not only a follow up to the earlier Doc/Shadow crossover, "The Sinister Shadow."  It brings a new level of excitement, adventure, and the weird menace stories that we all loved about the 1930s Pulps.

Along the way, Will not only discusses the inspiration that led to the new story, but he gives us some peeks into other work he has coming out very soon.  Don't miss this one.


The Empire of Doom (Amazon):


The Empire of Doom (Adventures in Bronze Web Site):


Will Murray Page at Amazon:

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Ian Watson has written several stories in the the New Sherlock Holmes anthologies from Airship 27.  His stories have been some of the best it he series and he has won an award for this work. Ian has an amazng affinity for the characters and te period.  His kowledge of Victorian England.  Now he has written a new novel in which he brings together Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde!  This adventure includes a great mystery, fantastic over-the-top characters, and the actual meeting of Holmes with his "literary agent" (and creator) Conan Doyle. The background for the story is an actual event when Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur met to have lunch with a famous american publisher.  Into the mix comes Holmes who is in good company with the witty Wilde and the the physician author who breathed such literary life into the chronicles of Holmes exploits.  This is another home run (or a Six in Cricket) for Ian watson!


Holmes and Houdini (Limited Edition run for Pulpfest 2016)


Airship 27 On-Line Catalog:


Amazon Ian A. Watson Page:


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Award wining author, Bobby Nash, discusses his novel "Snow Falls" which introduces Abraham Snow.  A retired undercover operative recuperating from a very close call with death, Abraham Snow goes into private consulting work.  He was hoping for a quiet series of security jobs, but it never happened.  This is e first book in the Snow Trilogy.  And there will be even more to come.

Bobby also discusses his "love affair" with Domino Lady. an upcoming novel in the Lance Star series, and other tidbits that fans will want to know!


Snow Falls


The Adventures of Lance Star: Collected stories by Bobby Nash


Bobby Nash Page at AMAZON:


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Chuck Miller is the creator of some of the most unusual characters in New Pulp.  He is known for his Black Centipede stories, Bloody Mary Jane, Little Precious, and Moriarty, Lord of the Vampires.  He now sets his sights on his first novel length story of "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence."   This is the REAL story upon which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his tale, "The Sign of Four."  In it Holmes and Watson early in their association encounter Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur himself.  This is a tale of whimsy, adventure, and the clashes of unique characters in a story that is both familiar and new.  And as always we dabble in some fascinating tangents and discuss Chuck's larger body of work.

A true Sherlock Holmes fan does NOT want to miss this one!


Sherlock Holmes: A Picture of Innocence


Chuck Miller Page:


Kolchak: Penny Dreadful Double Feature

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

After 3 long years, the wait is over.  Ron Fortier has published the 5th novel featuring Captain Hazzard! And ths is BIG novel.  It not only features Kevin Douglas Hazzard but another great Pulp hero, Jim Anthony!  Together they wrestle with the mystery of Custer's Ghost. 

An apparition on horseback wearing a niform stalks the western states beheading people.  No one knows where who he is, where he came from, or why he is doing this.  Captain Hazzard along with Jim Anthony weighs in to solve the Mystery. Along the way, surprising secrets are revealed that will change the lives of our 2 heroes forever.

Don't miss this next installment in the the Adventures of Captain Hazzard as I have a free wheeling discussion with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis aobut the new novel.


CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier:


The Captain Hazzard Series:


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Philip Wylie and Edward Balmer  wrote the classic end-of-the-world-disaster novels When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide in 1933.  These were  serious Science Fiction novels not a mere entertainment.  it tells the story of Earth's destruction and the groups of men and women who struggled to leave our world and colonize an alien planet.  It was well written, brilliantly conceived, and filled with human drama and imagination.  Unfortunately, there were several plotlines that were left hanging and there were not any more novels in the series to help bring some closure to this momentous story UNTIL NOW!

Veteran writer Jeff Deischer has written a third novel to continue entitled Beyond Worlds Collide which takes up where the last novel ended and reveals more detail about the further adventures of the modern-day "Argonauts who left earth to preserve what was left of the human race.

Jeff carries on in a similar literary style to the original stories but adds more excitement and conflict.  This is a fun excursion into the world created by Wylie and Balmer exploring the fate of the last surviving humans in the universe.  This is a fitting sequel to a classic and beloved series.


Beyond Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer-


When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie and Edward Balmer-


After Worlds Collide  by Philip Wylie and Edward Balmer-


Some of Jeff's links:



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