Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Year New Pulp

From Coming Attractions:

Charles Ardai, Edgar Award-winning author and creator of the acclaimed pulp mystery series Hard Case Crime, announced a new series of pulp novels scheduled to debut in the summer of 2009: The Adventures of Gabriel Hunt. Featuring painted covers in the grand pulp tradition by artist Glen Orbik, the series will chronicle the travels and travails of modern-day explorer Gabriel Hunt, who scours the globe in pursuit of precious artifacts, lost civilizations, and secrets that could save the world...or destroy it.

"These books are for anyone who grew up reading H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs or watching Harrison Ford wield his bullwhip at the movies," said Ardai. "We're talking classic adventure fiction, complete with horses, snakes, shovels, pickaxes, torches, traps, bottomless pits, barroom brawls, jungles, jewels, and just about everything else that's ever made your heart beat faster."

Authorship of each book will be credited to Gabriel Hunt himself, with the hands behind the Hunt nom-de-plume scheduled to include some of Hard Case Crime's most popular authors. James Reasoner is the author of one of the upcoming Gabriel Hunt novels.
The first title is due to hit bookstores in May 2009, with subsequent titles following every other month.

Gabriel Hunt's initial adventures are expected to take him to Borneo, Guatemala, Turkey, Egypt, Antarctica, and the Kalahari Desert.

1 comment:

DecoderRing said...

Dude, I am so all over this. If they get the content as 100% right as they've got the covers, this is going to be fantastic.... And Hard Case doesn't disappoint.