First off, just a reminder if you haven’t picked it up yet, but New Roads To Hell is still available through Amazon and direct from Airship27.com. I hope those of you who bought it enjoyed the first adventure of The Shadow Legion, and rest assured there’s lots more where that came from.
...like The Shadow Legion Casebook: The Shape of Fears To Come! The book has been finished pending a polish of the last story, ‘A Prayer For The Toy God.’ This is a collection of four short stories, each one highlighting a different hero from the novel. When you buy this amazing book, you’ll witness The Ferryman fighting a bizarre figure over the fate of a young girl; The Nightbreaker learning about the legacy of super-heroes in Nocturne as an old enemy comes looking for his mentor; The Black Talon facing a cult devoted to destroying the protectors of The City That Lives By Night; and The Dreamcatcher trying to unravel a mystery involving a young boy...and encountering the macabre protector of the city’s children. If you’re looking for a preview, be sure to pick up Mystery Men and Women V. 4, which features stories by my good friend Derrick Ferguson and Joel Jenkins, and the first appearance of ‘A Waltz In Scarlet,’ the Ferryman story that will appear in The Casebook.
Before that comes out, we should see the appearance of Monster Earth 2 from Mechanoid Press, the anthology about an alternative Earth were the super powers wield giant monsters instead of nuclear weapons. This book takes place in the 80‘s and 90‘s, and my contribution, “Giants of Industry,” witnesses an attempt to utilize a genetically created monster fabricated by a corporation to manipulate the affairs of a foreign country. I had the most fun doing research for this story, and I hope you have a much fun reading it.
Also coming up is ‘Sit By The Fire,’ the new El Cuevo story that will appear in the third and final volume of How The West Was Weird from Pulpworks Press. My hope is to write some more stories featuring my frontier exorcist and his beautiful assistant, with an eye towards producing a new collection in 2015. If you like westerns with a touch of the strange, be sure to pick up the first two volumes of Russ Anderson’s excellent series, which features stories about El Cuevo and the steampunk scientist Doc Thunder.
And speaking of collections, I have started editing Amazing Alternity Stories, a collection featuring stories about historical personages in unusual roles. This has been on my desk for literally years, and I am glad that it will finally see print from Pulpworks Press.
I bet some of you might have questions about The Shadow Legion, El Cuevo and the other denizens of The Chimera Falls Universe--and this Wednesday, February 12th, you’ll get the chance! I’ll be appearing on my friend Viktor Aurelius’ podcast Whispers In The Dark, and I’ll be taking live calls from fans and readers. The show will be live at 9pm, and if you want to call in, do so at (347) 884-9923. I can’t wait to talk to some of you readers and find out what you think of my babies.
There’s other stuff in the pipeline, including new characters and adventures, but there’ll be more on that as soon as I know. So keep watching this space, and be ready for more from The Chimera Falls Universe!