Sunday, July 27, 2014

PEEK AT WEIRD WESTERN

Every now and then we discover a new artist or writer that makes us take a step back and simply go WOW!!  So fantastic is their talent, we are in awe of what they can do.

Such is the case for both writer Fred Adams Jr. and artist Zachary Brunner.   Zachary's work has been seen in our second Sgt. Janus book and our first Green Ghost volume while also providing interiors for Peggy Chambers' The Apocalypse Sucks.  Whereas Fred is relatively new to Airship 27 with his first novel for us having just been released weeks ago, Hitwolf.

Both these two men are amazing creators individually. Now we are bringing them together for a new western project called SIX-GUN TERRORS which should be out in a few more weeks.  We think it is something special and hope you'll agree.  Here's one of the nine black and white spot illos by Zachary to whet your appetites.

Captain Ron

Monday, July 21, 2014

SINBAD & The Warriors of Forever





SINBAD & THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER

Airship 27 Productions is happy to announce the third volume in their SINBAD – The New Voyages series.  But this one, unlike the first two anthologies, is a full length novel adventure by C.B. Harvey.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movies,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The combination of exotic locales, a classic hero and Harryhausen’s fantastic stop-motion creatures delighted my imagination to no end.  This was the kind of story telling I wanted to bring to our pulp readers.”

Two years ago, Fortier set about creating a black Sinbad of Nubian origin who commanded an international crew that included Henri Delacrois, an archer from Gaul, Ralf Gunarson, a powerful young Viking from the northlands and Tishimi Osara, a female samurai from feudal Japan.  Assembling some of the finest writers in New Pulp today, Airship 27 Productions released two volumes, each containing three stories featuring this cast of characters.  Now comes C.B. Harvey’s novel, “Sinbad and the Warriors of Forever.”

When the undead Warriors of Forever, led by the one-eyed witch, Al-Izikel the Scarlet, attack the peaceful fishing village of the Xubanthali and kidnap their children, it falls upon Sinbad and the crew of the Blue Nymph to come to their aid.  Accompanied by the town elder, Al-Bulcar, and Illia, the beautiful daughter of the village shaman, the Blue Nymph is set on a course of dangerous mystery.  To locate the fabled demon horde they must first find the illusive Scholars of Bethsea for they alone hold the key to solving the riddle of the evil sorceress and the reason behind her abduction of villager’s young.

Writer C.B. Harvey spins a fantastic seafaring adventure that will leave readers cheering. The book is illustrated by commercial artist James Conahan with design work by Art Director Rob Davis.

“Ray Harryhausen would have loved this!” Says Charles Saunders, author of the popular Imaro series.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
(http://www.amazon.com/Sinbad-New-Voyages-Warriors-Forever/dp/0692259481/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405973503&sr=1-2&keywords=Sinbad+The+New+Voyages&dpPl=1)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Consulting Detective Vol 3 Now on Kindle!

Happy to announce that Volume 3 of our best selling series  SHERLOCK HOLMES - Consulting Detective is now available on Kindle...like the other five. This was the last one to offer there digitally.

Captain Ron

LATEST SINBAD SETS SAIL

If all goes well, our third and latest Sinbad - The New Voyages title will be released over the weekend.  Unlike the previous two which were anthologies, this one features a full length novel by C.B. Harvey called THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER.

It features interior illos and cover by artist James Conahan whose art graced our earlier fantasy title, AS TARTARY BURNS.

Here's a sneak-peek at the back cover. Stay tuned.
Captain Ron

Friday, July 4, 2014

HITWOLF



HOWL OF THE WOLF

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)




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SHERLOCK HOLMES : Consulting Detective 6



MORE GASLIGHT MYSTERIES

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE, Vol 6.   Here is another quintet of traditional Sherlock Holmes mysteries written in the style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes, arguably the greatest fictional character ever created, returns along with his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, in five brand new stories pitting his deductive skills against all manner of gaslight villainy.

A man awakens in a sanitarium claiming to be Dr. John Watson.  A young student is charged with the murder of his famous professor.  A Paris gang of jewel thieves brings the Great Detective to the City of Lights.  Murder in a London opium den unlocks the evil lurking within the estate of a prestigious British family and the ghost of Dr. Moriarty may have risen from the grave to challenge his Baker Street rival one final time.

These are the baffling cases documented here by writers Ian Watson, Michael A. Black, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher; all guaranteed to keep Holmes fans intrigued and entertained from the first tale to the last.

“This continues to be our best selling series,” declares Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The previous five volumes have all been hugely successful and still continue to be among the top mystery anthology sales at Amazon.”  In explaining the reason behind the overwhelming popularity of the series, Fortier credits the traditional format.  “All of the stories featured in our books are done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no Martian invaders, no vampire scourges; just good old fashion Victorian mysteries as narrated by the unflappable Dr.Watson with the Great Detective employing his deductive skills to their utmost.”

This sixth entry again features interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis, with a stunning cover by artist Pat Carabjal that depicts both Holmes and Watson and the notorious Irene Adler as modeled by Brazilian actress Irene Huber.

And so the fog rolls in off the Thames, the clip-clop of Hansom cabs passes by and suddenly a shrill scream cuts through the night.  Once again the game is afoot!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Consulting-Detective-6/dp/0692244948/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403704064&sr=1-12&keywords=Sherlock+Holmes+%3A+Consulting+Detective)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NEXT SHERLOCK HOLMES

Coming next from Airship 27 Productions will be -
SHERLOCK HOLMES - Consulting Detective Vol VI.

Here's a peek at the back cover.

Captain Ron