HATS OFF TO
THE SERIAL CLIFFHANGERS
Airship 27 Productions is absolutely thrilled to announce the release of their newest pulp novel, “The Queen of Escapes,” by Curtis Fernlund.
“I grew up seeing serials like Republic’s King of the Rocketmen weekly at the local movie house,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I have such fond memories of those great melodramas and over the years have collected many of them on VHS and then DVDs. Serials were pretty much the film version of the pulps which is why I was so excited about The Queen of Escapes when it landed on my desk. Serial fans are going to love this one.”
The time is 1935. After a decade of fame as the Queen of the Serials, Hollywood actress Gloria Swann is dismayed to see her box-office numbers dwindling with each new production. Desperate to reclaim her popularity, she bankrolls her own film project; an over the top jungle adventure to be shot on location in the wilds of the Amazon rainforests of Brazil.
After the crew and cast arrive at their isolated destination, a series of accidents occur threatening the lives of several of the players. The main target of these unexplained mishaps is Swann’s younger stunt double, Angela Morgan. She suspects there are evil forces lurking in the jungle that threaten their safety. Her only ally in this belief is Karl Braun, the veteran stun coordinator. When Gloria Swann mysteriously disappears, Angela may be the only hope the Queen of Escapes has to survive.
Writer Curtis Fernlund’s homage to the classic film serials of the yesterday is a rousing, fast paced adventure that speeds from one danger-filled cliffhanger to the next. James Lyle provides marvelous illustrations and Andy Fish captures all the fun in his gorgeous cover painting, designed by Rob Davis.
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