Showing posts with label Pulp Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pulp Fiction. Show all posts

Friday, May 31, 2019


Dedication to Hunt the Avenger (a exclusive release—not available anywhere else!)

While other pulp luminaries dissected Doc Savage and The Shadow, Howard turned his attention to becoming the world’s leading expert on The Avenger—and then generously shared his dream of penning new authorized tales with other writers, myself included…and then generously edited and shepherded into print this writer’s first licensed tale, with advice and direction that was at once kind and firm—for Howie knew his stuff.

He is greatly missed.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

HUNT THE AVENGER—a "fix-up" novel!

AUTHOR’S NOTE to Hunt the Avenger (a exclusive release—not available anywhere else!)

My first published Avenger story, “Death and the Countess,” featured what I thought at the time was a throwaway line mentioning a prior adventure with the Domino Lady. I went on to pen two more Avenger tales that actually featured team-ups with the saucy pulp heroine.

  • “Death and the Countess,” The Avenger Chronicles (2008)
  • “Happy Death Men,” The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files (2011)
  • “According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster,” The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible (2013)

I was very happy with how the trilogy turned out, and yet it was clear that the three tales were meant to be read together as a whole—not separated by several years as each anthology was subsequently released. A proper reading required the stories to be collected in one volume.

Too, the trilogy always felt a bit imbalanced, with socialite Ellen Patrick—the Domino Lady—only making her “on camera” debut in the second tale. With that in mind, I set out to write the prequel to “Death and Countess,” showing the actual first meeting between Richard Benson and Ellen Patrick. This took a lot of careful planning and review of the timeline (excerpted at the conclusion of Hunt the Avenger) to ensure the continuity lined up—including featuring the black-haired, normal-skinned Benson, as he appeared in the final twelve original pulp novels and Ron Goulart’s twelve Avenger novels from the 1970s (as well as an additional short story by Goulart in 2008’s The Avenger Chronicles).

Throwing caution to the wind, I also decided to remedy the dangling plotlines left by prior scribe Goulart. I penned a fifth tale to wrap it all up in a bow, with the two new stories matching the word count of the original three tales.

The resulting pentalogy should be read together as one saga…Hunt the Avenger!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the journey!

Win Scott Eckert
January 2019

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Green Ghost teaser!

Wondering what the Green Ghost is all about? Check out this teaser from Moonstone! This features the short story "Zombies under Broadway" (by Win Scott Eckert & Eric Fein) with "widevision" illustrations by David Niehaus). So, if you want a taste of The Green Ghost: Declassified collection but haven't yet taken the plunge on the whole book, please give our short story a shot

To be clear, the "Zombies" story is in the larger Declassified collection, so to those who already bought Declassified--thank you! If you've been on the fence, please give our "Zombies" teaser a look!

The Green Ghost: Zombies under Broadway (teaser)

The Green Ghost: Declassified (softcover collection)

The Green Ghost: Declassified (limited edition hardcover)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Green Ghost Arriving in Comic Shops December 28

Arriving in comic shops December 28!

Moonstone Books
The Green Ghost: Declassified
By Win Scott Eckert & Eric Fein
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!

The Green Ghost—magician sleuth George Chance—returns! Once a debunker of the supernatural, the Green Ghost terrorized criminals with his horrific skull-face and wraithlike abilities. But criminologist Chance came back from Europe changed—for his wartime experiences taught him: the occult and night creatures were real! Thrill to new prose and comic book tales featuring a multitude of murderers, monsters, and crossovers with I.V. Frost, the Domino Lady, and more!

I hope that Sax Rohmer would be pleased by my Green Ghost/Domino Lady crossover tale, "Dame Sinestre."

This project has been brewing for almost eight years. I'm very happy to see our hard work come to fruition and hope you'll check it out.

Authors: Win Scott Eckert, Eric Fein, Howard Hopkins
Artist: David Niehaus
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $14.99

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Book birthday, part two....

The Green Ghost: Declassified has arrived!

I have two solo short stories, and one cowritten with Eric Fein. Eric has several prose tales and two short comic stories. 

Spot & comic illustrations by David Niehaus. 

Limited edition cover art by David; trade edition cover art by Malcolm McClinton. 

Book design by Erik Enervold; published by Joe Gentile at Moonstone. 

Plus, a bonus tale, never-before-published, by the late Howard Hopkins.

One of my solo tales is a sequel to Howard's story. In the other, the Green Ghost teams with the Domino Lady against a very sinister, almost Rohmer-esque lady... And in my collaborative tale with Eric... Zombies! Under Broadway!!

List of Contents

Available direct from Moonstone:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Green Ghost books back from the printer

Very pleased that The Green Ghost: Declassified is back from the printer, and I'm told the books look great. The publisher will ship them to retailers next week, so customers should receive their books in December!

Of course, if you haven't already, you can still order the book direct from Moonstone.

Between this and my prior note that my nonfic Star Wars essay is coming out soon, it's welcome the good news that I have two books coming before the end of the year.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Green Ghost: Declassified - Order Direct from Moonstone

The Green Ghost: Declassified can now be preordered direct from the publisher, Moonstone Books!

I can also now announce that there will also be a limited edition hardcover, available only direct from Moonstone.

The Green Ghost—magician sleuth George Chance—returns! Once a debunker of the supernatural, the Green Ghost terrorized criminals with his horrific skull-face and wraithlike abilities. But criminologist Chance came back from Europe changed—for his wartime experiences taught him: the occult and night creatures were real! Thrill to new prose and comic book tales featuring a multitude of murderers, monsters, and crossovers with I. V. Frost, the Domino Lady, and more!

Authors: Win Scott Eckert & Eric Fein (with a bonus tale by Howard Hopkins)
Artist: David Niehaus

It's also worth noting that our friends at Altus Press are reprinting the entire series of original Ghost/Green Ghost pulp novels and stories by G. T. Fleming-Roberts. The first volume is George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1.

Finally, I'd like to call out that our stories are a continuation of the original George Chance stories—not a "reboot." As such, we we view our tales as complementarynot competitive—with the new Green Ghost tales published by our New Pulp colleagues at Airship 27: George Chance-The Green Ghost, Volume 1.

Collect and read 'em all, kids!

The Green Ghost - original pulp covers

With The Green Ghost: Declassified just around the corner from Moonstone Books, a quick revisit of the original pulp covers is timely. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Green Ghost: Declassified - Final Cover Reveal!

Reveal! Final cover treatment for The Green Ghost: Declassified

Coming soon from Moonstone Books, with a mix of prose and comic stories by Win Scott Eckert and Eric Fein, and interior illustrations by David Niehaus. Cover for the softcover trade edition by Malcolm McClinton, with thanks to Erik Enervold at Simian Brothers Creative for his fantastic cover design!

Link to contents.

The Green Ghost: Declassified is listed in the August 2016 Diamond Previews catalog and ships to local comic shops in late October.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Shreve Memorial Library's 2015 Author Fair / Comic Fest

The Shreve Memorial Library's 2015 Author Fair / Comic Fest was held on June 20, but this is the first time I've had a chance to post about it.

My pal Chuck Loridans and I shared a table. I hawked Meteor House books, Philip José Farmer books published by Titan, and my own books from various publishers. Chuck represented the Renzi Education and Art Center, where he tirelessly volunteers teaching kids the art of creating comics and movies.

It was a small event, but the traffic was very good and I got to meet some other local creators. Sold a decent number of books, too. The highlight was our panel presentation.

Shared Universes from the Perspective of Pulp Fiction and Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Family

Our panel was intended to run from 2 to 3 pm (3 pm being the end of the Author Fair), but by the end time we had only covered about 2/3 of the material. We took a vote and the audience very enthusiastically wanted to stay through the compete presentation, which was flattering. Chuck was great and charmed the audience, as always.

It occurred to me that our presentation serves as a good primer to Wold-Newtonry, as well as a brief overview of what Farmerian books are available today and from what publishers.

The PDF is huge, so I've uploaded it here.

I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

New AVENGER ebook

I'm very pleased to see that the third Avenger anthology from Moonstone Books, The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible, is now out in ebook. The book has authentic tales about the pulp hero, The Avenger, by many great writers, and I was pleased to contribute a story, "According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster," which rounds out a storyline from the first and second books (my tales "Death and the Countess" and "Happy Death Men"). 

Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Return of the Originals - Green Ghost Interview!

The nice folks at Broken Frontier's Lowdown have interviewed me and co-writer Eric Fein about our upcoming Green Ghost stories for Moonstone's Return of the Originals pulp heroes line.

Just click here to check out the interview... lots of details about our approach, upcoming story titles, and so forth.

I'm having a ball putting these stories together... while you're waiting for them to come out slake your pulp thirst with some of the original pulp covers (click on covers for larger images).

Then check out the interviews with the other
Originals creators:
Be sure to also check out the Moonstone Pulps page on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hunt for Adventure!

The Gabriel Hunt website has been updated with all of the forthcoming books and covers!

According to publisher Charles Ardai, the brains behind Hard Case Crime:

"No longer will you have to squint at tiny thumbnails of the first six covers, or wonder what the books might possibly be about. No, now you can see nice, big thumbn
ails -- and, if you're so inclined, read the first chapter of each book. (Some are just teasers of a few pages in length, some are long and meaty action scenes...whatever Gabriel decided to open the book with in each case. He's the boss.) You'll also find bios of the various authors who helped Gabriel get his stories down on paper (the man travels an awful lot and rarely has time to sit at a computer for long; doesn't much like computers anyway), and of Glen Orbik, the brilliant painter who created all the covers for the series. Our first title -- HUNT AT THE WELL OF ETERNITY -- will be appearing in stores across America in just 6 weeks. You'll be able to get it then from your favorite local bookseller, or you can pre-order it online or by calling 1-800-481-9191. (Or both! Why not buy one copy to read and one to give away to a friend? Even in this tight economy, you really can't beat $6.99 for a night's entertainment...) And in other news, I'm excited to report that a number of people in Hollywood have been knocking on Gabriel's door, to see if he might be open to letting them tell his story, either on the big screen or possibly as a TV series. The man's still thinking about it -- it's a big decision for him -- but I wouldn't be surprised if he had some news to share with us on this front over the coming months..."

I really cannot wait for this series. All the Orbik covers are gorgeous, but this is my favorite.

Hmmm, Glen Orbik. Isn't he the guy doing the cover for The Evil in Pemberley House?

Why, yes. Yes, he is. :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pulp: Still Not Dead

A little over a half a year ago, some friends and I experimented with a group blog. While it didn't take off as we'd hoped, I did manage a few posts covering the current state of what's available pulp-wise and what was on my reading list:

So it's probably time for a brief update...

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Year in Review


Just a note of thanks to everyone who is kindly following along here. 2008 was a good year for fans of Philip Jose Farmer, Wold-Newton, pulps, etc., with more to come in 2009 and 2010...

Philip Jose Farmer's VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL AND OTHERS, including Phil's Holmes-Tarzan crossover, THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEERLESS PEER:


The Wold Newton Universe website updated:

TALES OF THE SHADOWMWEN Vol. 4: LORDS OF TERROR and Vol. 5: THE VAMPIRES OF PARIS released in Jan. and Nov. respectively (featuring Wold-Newtony crossover pulp/adventure/mystery/horror/sf) stories:

Henry Covert's "The Many Worlds of Wold Newton" essays in ASTONISHING ADVENTURES magazine issues 4 and 5:

Announcement of the completion of 2 new Philip Jose Farmer novels, both of which take place in Phil's Wold Newton Universe:

...And the sale of one of those novels, THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE, to Subterranean Press (with fingers crossed that the other novel, THE SONG OF KWASIN completed by Christopher Paul Carey, will sell soon!)

The release of Moonstone Books' THE AVENGER CHRONICLES; some of the stories have Wold-Newtonian crossover references, particularly Matthew Baugh's , and mine, which has a heavy Farmerian influence.

FARMERPHILE no. 15 (coming in January, )

THE OTHER IN THE MIRROR by Philip Jose Farmer (Subterranean Press, early 2009)

Other short story anthologies in which I'll have stories; there will definitely be crossovers and one, if it gets approved, will have a heavy Wold-Newtonian background. These have not been announced yet, so I can't say anything further now. Stay tuned.


THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE (Subterranean Press; 2010 release date is conjecture, stay tuned)

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tales of the Shadowmen 5: The Vampires of Paris -- now available!

Once upon a time, the world was but a stage for the exploits of the Shadowmen... The Vampires haunted the rooftops of Paris... Count Zaroff hunted the Serpent Men in the streets of New York... The Queen of Atlantis killed to save her mythical Kingdom... Arsene Lupin prowled the back alleys of Saigon... While in outer space, Doctor Omega and Professor Moriarty finally set foot upon an asteroid...

This fifth anthology of pastiches features some of the most amazing encounters between the legendary heroes and villains of popular literature: Count Dracula and Joséphine Balsamo, Lord Ruthven and the Count of Monte Cristo, the Nyctalope and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Arsène Lupin and Hanoi Shan, Irma Vep and Fascinax, Monsieur Lecoq and Dr. Loveless... and even Sherlock Holmes and Tevye the Milkman!

I was fortunate enough to convince my good friend (and very talented writer!) Christopher Paul Carey to collaborate on a tale, and our editor and publisher, Jean-Marc Lofficier, was very pleased with the result. Our story, "Iron and Bronze,"
combines elements drawn from Pierre Benoit's L'Atlantide, Jules Verne's duology The Barsac Mission, J. H. Rosny and Philip José Farmer's Ironcastle, and Guy d'Armen's Doc Ardan, against the backdrop of H. Rider Haggard's Africa.

Tales of the Shadowmen 5: The Vampires of Paris, is now available direct from Black Coat Press and from -- coming soon to B& and We hope you'll check it out!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Avenger Chronicles - signed copies available

I have 2 copies of the Caras cover (blue) available, and 1 copy of the Dorman cover. The Caras version has a glossy finish and the Dorman version has a matte finish. Both look great and I'm very pleased. I can offer these 3 signed copies at $14.95 each (plus shipping), which is $4 off the cover price.

Once I get more copies in stock (presumably when I can order more from Amazon or B&, I'll have to mark them at a higher price, since I got the 3 which are presently in stock at a significant discount. Still, I'll offer any future copies at my cost (that is, the Amazon or B&N discount), which should be somewhat less than the cover price).

Confused yet? Email me with any questions. :-)