Thursday, July 26, 2012

Of gods and men

Modern Gods
 looks to be shaping into another very solid Pulp Empire anthology. My own story has came together nicely and will serve as the first part of a serial that runs through the continued volumes of the book. I plan for the series to stretch four books (sales warranting) and I hope to form a strong new character over the course of those books. 

I've always had a fondness for mythology, whether it be Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse or Celtic. The stories of adventure and sex and violence still often inspire that childhood sense of adventure I had when I first learned of these ancient things that people worshiped hundreds or thousands of years ago. It is so easy to forget that these were once seen as deities, especially when you come across some of the stranger sorts. 

I chose a Greek goddess for my contribution, but her tale will almost certainly reach across the pantheons as the books continue. Her story forms a bit of an epic quest, which can serve as a bit of a challenge when placed in the modern world. It is all too easy to fall too close to Rick Riordan's stupendous work on Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Hopefully, my older and bit edgier take can keep it from being too close to that seminal piece of middle grade fiction. 

The real question right now is whether or not pulp fans will accept new tales of the ancient gods as true New Pulp. That will only come in September when this book sees print.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A little bit of peace and quiet

Kids are away to Grandma's house for a few days, so for the first time in a bit I have some quiet time of my own in the house. Hopefully mixed with some Claritin will keep me headache free for a few days. I have a bit of writing to get done this morning, some reviews to post for Super Powered Fiction and then more editing to do, so it isn't like I don't have anything to keep me busy.

Saw Amazing Spider-Man with the oldest daughter last week. I quite enjoyed the film and will probably have a review up sometime later this week at SPF. Garfield makes a solid Spider-Man and a much better Peter than Maguire ever did.

Anyway, off for a bit of food and some work time.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I'm currently taking an extended vacation from Super Powered Fiction for the Fourth of July holiday, but I am hard at work on writing. I have a story due in just a few days for my own Modern Gods project, a book that should see publication sometime in September. I am quite excited by the new series, and I hope it turns out every bit as good as I think it will.

I also have a couple stories for Airship 27 in the works. The first is about a sixth of the way complete as I write this. It is coming together well and once done and sent in, I will go to work on the next project of theirs, which features a very good classic pulp favorite of mine.

Later this month, I should have two more Metahuman Press/Pulp Empire releases for everyone. More information on Aliens Among Us and The Changents should be coming your way soon.