AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS’ 100th TITLE!
YOUNG NEMO AND THE BLACK KNIGHTS
Airship 27 Productions presents a new novel by award winning writer/editor, Michael Vance that explores the origins of one of literatures greatest fictional characters; Captain Nemo.
In 1870, French science fiction author Jules Verne published “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” and introduced to the world to Captain Nemo, commander of the world’s first submarine, the Nautilus. But what of Nemo’s origin?
He was an Indian whose title and name at birth were Prince Rajesh Dakkar, son of the Rajah, or King, of the then independent territory of Bundelkund. His father hired a teacher whose own reputation for wisdom would spread across the nation. His name was Indra Singh, and his principal purpose was to mentor Rajesh and to secure the best tutors and materials for the instruction of his student.
But book learning within the confines of palace walls was not enough for the young prince. He longed for adventure and at the age of eighteen purchased a 150 ton brig with square rigged sails, dramatically modified and improved the efficiency of the craft. He set out to conquer the world leading an international crew of rogues and thieves soon to be called the Black Knights.
Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, explains the story behind this incredible book. “Back in the 1980s, Michael Vance wrote a comic book mini-series entitled, THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG NEMO, which was illustrated by our own Art Director Rob Davis. When he suggested the possibility of adapting that series into a novel, all of us knew it was a great idea and he’s proven us right.”
Davis, along with colorist Shane Evans provides the cover and design of the book with interior illustrations by artist Chuck Bordell.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTIN FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Available from Amazon in hard copy and soon on Kindle.
100 BOOKS & COUNTING!
Begun ten years ago by writer Ron Fortier and artist Rob Davis, Airship 27 Productions has been a leading pioneer in the New Pulp field and continues to work towards keeping the history of American Pulps alive by promoting events and activities that shine a light on this unique part of American literary heritage.
“Our success is due to our amazing writers and artists,” Fortier and Davis declare with unabashed praise. “And to all our readers who have unselfishly supported us on this amazing journey we offer our heartfelt thanks and promise our next one hundred titles are going to raise the bar even higher on the quality of art and stories. Stay tuned, pulp fans, the Airship 27 is climbing to all new heights.”