Busily going through the edits I received from Pro Se this weekend — making changes here and there to the Gravedigger manuscript. We’re still hoping to get this one out there before the end of the month so I need to put this on the front burner for now. If I get a chance, I can also wrap up the first draft of Lazarus Gray Volume Four today. I’m in the final major chapter now but there will probably be a wrap-up scene or two to follow, plus a little essay I’d like to include.
Very proud of my partner George Sellas’ strong showing in the Pulp Ark Awards. He’s still up for Best Interior Art in the Pulp Factory Awards, too, so maybe he’ll pick up even more hardware before Awards Season is over this year. Fingers crossed!
I’ve talked before about the differences in the two major pulp awards and this year shows it off again — Die Glocke wins Best Novel in the Pulp Ark but wasn’t even nominated in the Pulp Factory! Bizarre.
Anyway, I’m reading the new Will Murray Doc Savage book right now and I’m about six chapters in. I’ll do a full review of it when I’m done but so far, so good. I still loathe the “Stormalong Savage” name that Doc’s grandfather has been saddled with but overall, I’m enjoying this quite a bit. I think it’s refreshing to see more of Will Murray’s natural style showing through — I find that preferable to the Lester Dent pastiche that he normally does. If it stays this level of quality, I think it’s the best Will Murray Doc by a mile and a half.
Of course, I have a lot of book left to read!
This week’s The Shadow Fan should be a packed episode — I’m expecting another installment of Calling Burbank from Tommy Hancock, plus I have some Shadow news to share — along with reviews of The Ghost of the Manor, the first issue of ACG’s Pulp Action and a long look at the Duende History of The Shadow Magazine! Should be lots of fun.
Take Care, Everyone!