Thomas Deja of the Nocturne Travel Agency (and creator of the Shadow Legion) interviews Van Allen Plexico (creator of the Sentinels and Hawk, among other superhero/cosmic characters and series), discussing superheroes in prose fiction, the role of e-books in superhero pulp publishing, how to write good action scenes, and much more:
HUMANITY HAS GONE TO THE STARS.
Earth, once barren and decimated by war and the depletion of natural resources has been reborn.
Today, Scavengers prey on small mining towns and colonies. The United Planetary Alliance Marshal’s Service seems unable to stop these raids. They are outmanned and outgunned, but is the only law on many colonies.
Newly promoted Captain, Virgina Harmon takes command of her first starship, the Pegasus, the latest ship built to solve the Scavenger problem. Plagued by nervousness over her first command Captain Harmon is rocked by the news of her mentor’s murder. Just days before he was to report to her aboard the Pegasus as chief of engineering.
In Earth orbit, a science station becomes a target. An enemy has a plan to use the Space Lab facility as a means to claiming Earth.
In deep space, the United Planetary Alliance city-ship Ulysis welcomes aboard a high-ranking officer with a special mission for the crew. Those plotting against the Alliance are preparing to make their move and their first target is the Ulysis.
Meanwhile, in the deepest regions of space an enemy has returned. An enemy seeking vengeance.
Whoever controls Earth …Wins.
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From Shelby Vick and our friends at Planetary Stories:
Planetary Stories is now into its EIGHTH year!
Issue 25 was only recently released.
HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE is now out in both paperback and Kindle!
The galactic agent known as HAWK has awakened too soon in a galaxy shattered by apocalyptic warfare. His master, the Machine, is possibly insane, and the great Adversary of Man has returned. Now he must confront his former allies, turned renegades and pirates instead of soldiers. His new mission is simple, yet perhaps impossible: He must unite them–or all life in our galaxy will end!
HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE from White Rocket Books is vintage Van Allen Plexico— stripped-down, all-out Military SF/New Pulp action and adventure in the grand tradition, with bold heroes, deadly menaces, and the future of the very galaxy at stake!
In trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Machine-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0615641318
If you write or illustrate or publish COSMIC-oriented fiction in prose format (novels, anthologies, short stories, etc), send us your info to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it up on the site!
Guardians of the Galaxy movie confirmed for May 2014!