Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tales of The Rook Cover Revealed!

Cover Art: Bob Hall. Colors: Tom Smith
Barry Reese unveiled the cover to the new Tales of The Rook anthology over at his website, http://barryreese.net/, this week. The cover (seen above) is by comics legend Bob Hall with colors by Tom Smith.
The Tales of The Rook anthology will feature stories by Ron Fortier, Mike Bullock, Perry Constantine, Tommy Hancock, Bobby Nash, Michael Edwards, and Barry Reese.
Look for Tales of The Rook from Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Press in the first half of 2012!

When the muse speaks...

It’s amazing how my brain works sometimes. As soon as my head hit the pillow early this morning (around 3:40 a.m.), story ideas started flowing. So I got up and wrote some more. I love it when the muse kicks in. I just wish it didn’t happen so often when I lay me down to sleep. :)

This particular plot is for the upcoming Tales of The Rook for Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions. My story features The Rook taking on an arsonist firebombing buildings in Atlanta, GA.

Bobby

Yawwwwnnn...

Did some late night writing. Wrote about 1,200 words on my Lance Star: Sky Ranger story titled "Ring of Fire" for vol. 4 of the upcoming anthology series from Airship 27. I also prepped some files for upcoming projects. Fairly productive, but I think it’s time for some shuteye.

Goodnight, all.

Happy New Year.

Bobby

Thursday, December 29, 2011

BLACKTHORN THUNDERS INTO THE BOOK CAVE!

Van Allen Plexico chats with the Book Cave crew about his latest series, Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars from White Rocket Books http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/.

Listen now at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/webpage

The ALL PULP website conducted a round-robin interview with the writers of Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars. You can read it at http://allpulp.blogspot.com/2011/12/all-pulps-blackthorn-thunder-on-mars.html

BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS PRESS RELEASE:

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback format of BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS, a science fiction action-adventure anthology set on far-future post-apocalyptic Mars.

Created by Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels, Lucian), the book features stories by New Pulp luminaries Mark Bousquet, Joe Crowe, Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Sean Taylor, I. A. Watson, and Plexico, along with six full-page illustrations by Chris Kohler (Sentinels). Cover art and design are by James Burns (Lance Star: One Shot).

In the spirit of “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “John Carter of Mars” comes the gripping saga of US General John Blackthorn. Betrayed and left for dead on the battlefield, Blackthorn awakens many thousands of years later to find himself trapped amidst the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Mars, his only companions a savage Mock-Man and a mysterious sorceress. They battle together to free this strange new world from oppression, but it won’t be easy, for arrayed against them are the deadliest foes imaginable: mutants, monsters, and robots, as well as treacherous teammates. And lurking behind it all are the fanatical forces of the First Men: the Black Sorcerer, the Sorcerer of Fatal Laughter, Lord Ruin, and the Sorcerer of Night—masters of magic and technology alike—the dreaded Sorcerers of Mars!

“The awesome array of talent assembled on this book really speaks for itself, and guarantees a fun time will be had by all,” promises Editor Van Allen Plexico. “Each of the writers jumped on the project with huge enthusiasm and each brought something unique and very exciting to the table. And there’s no question Chris Kohler, who is also interior artist on my Sentinels superhero novels, has done some of the best work of his career here with BLACKTHORN.”

Says noted New Pulp author Wayne Reinagel, “BLACKTHORN is one of the best sword-and-sorcery spaceman anthologies to arrive on Earth, or Mars, in the last century or more. Clearly inspired by an equal combination of Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Thundarr the Barbarian,’ DC Comics’ ‘Kamandi,’ and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ‘John Carter of Mars,’ BLACKTHORN is an original, entertaining, action-packed saga.”

The new trade paperback edition follows on the heels of the successful Kindle launch, which immediately zoomed into the top rankings of all SF anthology e-books on Amazon. It presents all seven stories in their entirety, including the double-length origin, along with Chris Kohler’s interior artwork.

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats. White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Editor Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.

BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS is a $15.95, 6x9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books.

On Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Blackthorn-Thunder-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0984139265

Also available digitally for the Kindle for $2.99 at http://www.amazon.com/Blackthorn-Thunder-on-Mars-ebook/dp/B006FBRHG8/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1322503101&sr=8-15

Listen to The Book Cave now at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/webpage

For more information about White Rocket Books, visit http://www.whiterocktbooks.com/
For more information about Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars at www.whiterocketbooks.com/blackthorn.htm

Earth Station One Episode 92: I’m wearing a Santa Hat Now. Santa Hats Are Cool!!

Happy Holidays, everyone and welcome to a special addition of the Earth Station One podcast. This week we talk about the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special, ‘The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.’ But that’s not all. To celebrate the holiday season we thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite holiday stories. There might just be a few surprises in there.

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: I’m wearing a Santa Hat Now. Santa Hats Are Cool!!
You get all this and more at http://www.esopodcast.com/.
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/earth-station-one-episode-92-im-wearing-a-santa-hat-now-santa-hats-are-cool/

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:05:24 Rants & Raves
0:27:04 Let’s Meet Mark Heffernan
0:35:51 The Geek Seat w/ Mark Heffernan
0:47:21 Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
1:18:57 Our Favorite Holiday Stories
2:20:34 Khan Report
2:38:59 Shout Outs
2:42:51 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Download this podcast from Itunes or Subscribe to our RSS Feed at http://www.esopodcast.com/.

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, Earth Station One takes a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2011 and looks ahead at what’s to come as we travel into 2012.

And we would love to hear from you. What are your favorite memories of 2011? What are you looking forward to in 2012? Leave us a comment at http://www.esopodcast.com/, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your list. We might just read yours on the show.

The ESO Crew
http://www.esopodcast.com/

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Walking The Night Beat!

Finished up my Nightbeat story and sent it off to the editor over at Radio Archives. I love that feeling of accomplishment when you type those two most favorite words, THE END.

No time to rest though. I have another writing assignment already on deck I have to start on today. Fun stuff.

Bobby

Riddle Me This!

What do airplanes, pterodactyls, Nazis, and a mysterious island have in common?

Not Actual Cover. Art: James Burns
 They all feature prominently in my story for the upcoming Airship 27 production, Lance star: Sky Ranger volume 4, coming in 2012. After writing several down to Earth Sky Ranger stories I thought it was high time to do some sci fi with the characters ala the old G-8 books.

That's right, I've begun work on a new Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology and will be joined by writers Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon, and Tom Novak. It promises to be a fun time.

Keep watching this site and http://www.lance-star.com/ for more details as they become available.

Bobby

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Writer's Moment of Zen...

Just had a plot point fall into place that made this story a lot better. Reading back over it, the clues were all there, but I, like the protagonist, hadn't put them together until this moment in the story. I guess my subconscious was putting the story together before my conscious brain caught up with it. I love it when that happens.



Bobby

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

CHRISTMAS SALE! TAKE 28% OFF THE PRINT EDITION OF BOBBY NASH’S NEW NOVEL, DEADLY GAMES! AT BARNES & NOBLE!

Barnes & Noble is currently running a sale on Deadly Games! the new thriller novel by Bobby Nash at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-games-bobby-nash/1036007379?ean=9780615553436&itm=2&usri=deadly+games+bobby+nash

Cover Price - $11.99
Barnes & Noble Sale Price - $8.63
That’s a 28% savings.

Barnes & Noble also offers the Nook e-book edition of Deadly Games! at $3.00.

About Deadly Games!

They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

Visit BEN Books at http://ben-books.blogspot.com/.
Visit Deadly Games! author Bobby Nash at http://www.bobbynash.com/.

DEADLY GAMES! NOW ON KOBO!

BEN Books is proud to announce that Deadly Games! a thriller by Bobby Nash is now available for the KOBO ereader. You can learn more at http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Deadly-Games/book-W_eBpFLF5kqUOBjsV3H8Gw/page1.html

In addition to the KOBO format, DEADLY GAMES! can also be purchased in print and ebook editions at the following:

Print at Amazon - $11.99: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Games-1-Bobby-Nash/dp/0615553435/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319831122&sr=1-17

Print at Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-games-bobby-nash/1036007379?ean=9780615553436&itm=2&usri=deadly+games+bobby+nash

Kindle ebook - $3.00: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Games-ebook/dp/B005ZN8VPS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319820451&sr=1-3

Smashwords ebook - $3.00: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/101814

Barnes & Noble Nook Book - $3.00: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107149904?ean=2940013554849&itm=2&usri=bobby%252bnash

Deadly Games!

They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

Visit BEN Books at http://ben-books.blogspot.com/.
Visit Deadly Games! author Bobby Nash at http://www.bobbynash.com/.

Friday, December 23, 2011

So what did I accomplish today?

I'm going to try and add more bits about the writing process as well as what I'm working on here. I know already that I probably won't post updates like that daily, but I also share this information regularly at the following:
My Facebook Fan Page - www.facebook.com/pages/Bobby-Nash/189919884425329?skip_nax_wizard=true
My regular Facebook page - www.facebook.com/bobbyenash
Twitter - www.twitter.com/bobbynash
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/102388421450484575625/posts

Here was today's post. Short, sweet, and to the point.

Had an okay day of writing. Only 1,100 or so words. This darn sinus infection makes it rather hard to concentrate, but I muddled through. Time for a bit of TV then calling it a night.

I'm working toward the finish line on my story for the upcoming 2012 release of Nightbeat from Radio Archives. This anthology features new stories based ont he old time radio series, Nightbeat. You can see a small placeholder cover in the COMING SOON section along the side of the page (and I'll add it to this post as well). This has been a fun character to write. Now all I have to do is cross the finish line.

Bobby

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action: Genre-Bending: How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be? New Pulp authors respond.

Sean Taylor posted an interesting query on his blog http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/. Sean asked 'How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be?' Some of New Pulp's finest (including Bobby) responded.
When you think of pulp fiction, what springs to mind? The hard-boiled P.I.? The lost Earthman winning and wooing on Mars? The jungle lord? The aviator adventurer? The masked vigilante precursor to the comic book super hero? Weird horror tales with skeletons and damsels in distress? (For the sake of argument, let's all assume you didn't immediately go to the movie with John Travolta and Samuel Jackson, even as good as it is.)

Pulp has covered many genres, and was originally so named because of the cheap paper on which it was published. Pretty much everybody who loves the style knows that.

But, over time, some genres tended to become more synonymous with the definition of pulp than others.

And some would argue that pulp itself is a genre. (For the sake of this article, we're going to treat pulp as a style of telling a story and not a genre unto itself, since so many genres were represented within its ranks.)

To explore this idea further, we went straight to several of new pulp's top creators. You can see their responses at http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/genre-bending-how-pure-should-pulp.html?spref=tw

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Earth Station One Episode 91: It’s Elementary, Dear Watson. The Game is Afoot!

This week the ESO Crew is back in the station as we travel to 221b Baker Street to discuss the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Our guests this week are Holmes Artist Mark Maddox, Holmes Author Bernadette Johnson, and Holmes Historian Tom Elmore. Also Bobby sits down with Pulp 2.0 Press publisher Bill Cunningham to discuss his upcoming Sherlock Holmes project, the return of Martin Powell and Seppo Makinen’s Scarlet in Gaslight graphic novel.

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: It’s Elementary, Dear Watson. The Game is Afoot!

You get all this and more at http://www.esopodcast.com/.
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/earth-station-one-episode-91-its-elementary-dear-watson-the-game-is-afoot/
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:08:01 Rants & Raves
0:41:30 Let’s Meet Bill Cunningham
0:56:06 The Geek Seat w/ Bill Cunningham
1:15:48 Sherlock Holmes
2:14:08 Khan Report
2:21:05 Shout Outs
2:32:03 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Download this podcast from Itunes or Subscribe to our RSS Feed at http://www.esopodcast.com/.


Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, Earth Station One steps back inside the TARDIS to review the new Doctor Who Christmas Special as well as a roundtable discussion with some special guests about our favorite holiday-themed stories as we travel from 2011 to 2012.

And we would love to hear from you. What are your favorite holiday-themed stories? Leave us a comment at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your list. We might just read yours on the show.

The ESO Crew
http://www.esopodcast.com/

New Pulp's Table Talk - Readers Questions, Take II

After the success of the first Table Talk with questions from readers, Barry Reese, Bobby Nash, and Mike Bullock decided to continue taking questions "from the audience" every now and again. This week, the guys tackle the topic of archetypes and working with different characters.

New Pulp’s Table Talk - Readers Questions, Take II is now available at http://www.newpulpfiction.com/ or at the direct link: http://www.newpulpfiction.com/2011/12/table-talk-readers-questions-take-ii.html

Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog and let us know your thoughts on this topic. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions.

Have a question you want the guys to answer? Send it to newpulpfiction@gmail.com with "Table Talk Question" in the subject line. Also, let us know if you want attribution for the question, or you'd rather remain anonymous. Please, keep the questions pertinent to the creation of New Pulp and/or writing speculative fiction in general. We'll get the questions worked into future columns ASAP.

Thanks!
New Pulp Fiction.com

Monday, December 19, 2011

GETTING READY FOR A BIG 2012!

Working on my writing plan for the upcoming year.
Wow. 2012 is going to be a busy year.
I like that.

Bobby

Charlotte Comic Con Wrap Up!

I was a guest at the Charlotte Comic Con on Sunday, December 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina. A fun show. Con organizers Rick and Dave put on this one day show three times a year. They are always packed and it's great seeing more families at these events, especially all of the kids. They've even started doing a costume contest which adds some nice costumed folks to the mix.

Here are a few photos from the con.
Click on images for a larger view.

Bobby
Me and my table

The Tiki Zombie team of Mike Gordon and Peter Cutler











Catwoman sketch card I drew

Happy accident. The camera flash makes it
look like the diamond is sparkling. Cool effect.

Nikki Parton and her Catwoman card.

Tiki Zombie gets the R.O. treatment
in a skecthcard I drew

Mike Gordon and his Tiki Zombie card

Friday, December 16, 2011

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, Earth Station One makes a return visit to 221B Baker Street as we revisit the world of the great detective Sherlock Holmes.

And we would love to hear from you. What are your favorite Sherlock Holmes stories? Leave us a comment at http://www.esopodcast.com/, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your list. We might just read yours on the show.

The ESO Crew
http://www.esopodcast.com/

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Table Talk - Counting Words and Runaway Tales

The wonderful thing about creating stories is the often limitless nature of creating things. There are no boundaries, nothing a creator cannot do in the name of making up a great tale. However, this can often lead to pitfalls and unforeseen circumstances. This week, we check in on Barry Reese, Bobby Nash and Mike Bullock as they discuss applying some structure and what to do when the story bleeds over the lines.

New Pulp’s Table Talk - Counting Words and Runaway Tales 0 is now available at http://www.newpulpfiction.com/ or at the direct link: http://www.newpulpfiction.com/2011/12/table-talk-counting-words-and-runaway.html

Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog and let us know your thoughts on this topic. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions.

Have a question you want the guys to answer? Send it to newpulpfiction@gmail.com with "Table Talk Question" in the subject line. Also, let us know if you want attribution for the question, or you'd rather remain anonymous. Please, keep the questions pertinent to the creation of New Pulp and/or writing speculative fiction in general. We'll get the questions worked into future columns.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

If you want to get fans, both readers and writers, of pulp talking, ask them about which decade is the one that truly defines pulp stories. Sean Taylor did just that over at his blog.

Several New Pulp writers, including Bobby, answer Sean's questions at http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/yesterday-today-and-tomorrowin-what.html

The Earth Station One crew steps through the Stargate!

This week we are down one Mike but he and Bobby are joined by Kevin Parker on location at Titan Comics in Smyna Georgia to talk about all things Stargate, from the original movie and the various TV incarnations.
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: ESO Goes Traveling Across The Universe Via StarGate.

You get all this and more at http://www.esopodcast.com/.
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/earth-station-one-episode-90-eso-goes-traveling-across-the-universe-via-stargate/#more-6264

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:04:26 Rants & Raves
0:21:13 StarGate Overview
1:33:45 Khan Report
1:39:03 Shout Outs
1:45:58 Show Close

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Download this podcast from Itunes, Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or listen live at http://www.esopodcast.com/.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

For the thriller reader on your list we recommend Deadly Games!

Just in time for the reader on your holiday gift list, BEN Books is proud to present Deadly Games! a thriller by Bobby Nash.

DEADLY GAMES! can be purchased in print and ebook editions at the following:

Print at Amazon - $11.99: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Games-1-Bobby-Nash/dp/0615553435/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319831122&sr=1-17
Kindle ebook - $3.00: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Games-ebook/dp/B005ZN8VPS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319820451&sr=1-3
Smashwords ebook - $3.00: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/101814
Barnes & Noble Nook Book - $3.00: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107149904?ean=2940013554849&itm=2&usri=bobby%252bnash

They played the most dangerous game of all and death was only the beginning...

Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of notorious master criminal Darrin Morehouse. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

Today, Morehouse, still a master game player and manipulator, commits suicide while in prison. His death initiates one final game of survival for the people Morehouse felt wronged him the most. At that top of the list are Bartlett and West, who must set aside their differences to save the lives of Morehouse's other victims and solve one last game before a dead man’s hired killers catch them and his other enemies.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from Author Bobby Nash, the writer of Evil Ways, Domino Lady, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, and more.

Visit BEN Books at http://ben-books.blogspot.com/.
Visit Deadly Games! author Bobby Nash at http://www.bobbynash.com/.

WANT TO PLAY A DEADLY REINDEER GAME?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO YOU! THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING 2011 SUCH A GREAT YEAR!

BOBBY
Procrastination = doing stuff like this
when I should be writing. :) -Bobby
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