Tuesday, April 21, 2015



On Friday night, April 17th, at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, the sixth annual Pulp Factory Awards were presented.   These awards spotlight the best in new pulp fiction and artwork from the previous year.  The award trophies were presented by the Yahoo Pulp Factory Group Moderator, Ron Fortier and Rob Davis, Art Director for Airship 27 Productions.

The Best Pulp Novel went to Van Allen Plexico for his space opera, “Legion III : Kings of Oblivion from White Rocket Books.

The Best Pulp Short Story went to Ian Watson for his “The Fort of Skulls” which appeared in “Pride of the Mohicans” from White Rocket Books.

For the very first time, the Best Pulp Anthology/Collection award went to White Rocket Books for “Pride of Mohicans.”

The Best Pulp Cover went to Mark Williams for his painted cover to “Legion II : Sons of Terra” from White Rockets.

Best Interior Illustrations went to Fabio Listrani for his illustrations in “Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man’s Land” from IDW.

Our congratulations to all the winners and especially to White Rocket Books for their near sweep.  The awards themselves reflected nominations from twenty-four new pulp publishers.

Thursday, April 9, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the release of their first ever Domino Lady anthology.  “The question I’m always asked is, when are you going to do a Domino Lady book?” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Truth is, we had one half done several years ago but through a series of bizarre setbacks, it ended up being finished and released by another publisher.  Getting a new Domino Lady book done under our own imprint has a personal goal of mine ever since.”

The Domino Lady first appeared in the pulps in 1936.  After graduating from the Berkeley College in California, Ellen Patrick goes off to Europe on a joy filled jaunt.  Her trip is cut short when her widowed father, D.A. Owen Patrick is murdered by gangsters.  Upon her return home she learns the corrupt authorities have no intention of finding her father’s killers. Thus she puts on a domino mask and a backless white dress to avenge him.  Though arming herself with a small .22 automatic and a syringe full of knockout serum, the Domino Lady’s most effective weapon was her sensual beauty, which often distracted her opponents until she could turn the tables on them.

Now new pulp writers, Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Tim Bruckner and Kevin Findley offer up four brand new adventures of Los Angeles’ most notorious, and sexiest, crime-fighter of them all, the Domino Lady!

“Of course you can’t do a Domino Lady book without recruiting the best artists available,” Fortier continues.  “And that’s exactly what we did.”  Well known comic pro, James Lyle, provides twelve gorgeous black and interior illustrations and graphic artist Ted Hammond, known for his amazing pin-up work, produced the stunning cover that graces the cover.  All of which was then perfectly assembled by Art Director Rob Davis to create a truly beautiful package no real pulp lover should do without.


Available now at Amazon and soon on Kindle.


Friday, April 3, 2015


Secret Agent X-11 Jimmie Flint Battles
to Save FDR and the Nation
From the epoch of the Great Depression when the pulps were in full bloom, among the millionaire playboys who donned masked avenger garb, there were the super spies from Secret Agent X to those in Thrilling Spy Stories.

It is with great pleasure then that Moonstone Books presents Day of the Destroyers, an all-original prose linked anthology. Each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.

Inspired by actual events from the 1930s, alluded to in the recent Roosevelts: An Intimate History PBS documentary, a grouping of extremist politicians and moneyed interests sought to "take back" the country from President Roosevelt. Day of the Destroyers pits the ever-resourceful Jimmie Flint against these forces. 

He fights across the country preventing an aerial assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico, to racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in Manhattan.  He’s aided by his girlfriend, intrepid newspaper reporter Kara Eastland, his teenaged protégé Tim Fallon, as well as pulp era masked vigilantes the Green Lama, the Phantom Detective, and the Black Bat.  Joining the fight are real historical figures including General Smedley (the original Devil Dog) Butler and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.  Each exciting chapter-story in the anthology builds to a final showdown between the redoubtable X-11 and his arch-nemesis, Colonel Lucian Starliss, head of the Medusa Council.

Writers who contributed to this one-of-a-kind collection are Pulp Factory award winner Adam Lance Garcia, Macavity and Shamus nominated Jeri Westerson, pulpmeisters Tommy Hancock and Ron Fortier, former Marvel Comics editor Eric Fein, Zeroids writer Aaron Shaps, former LAPD lead detective Paul Bishop, Moonstone EiC Joe Gentile, and Chester Himes award winner Gary Phillips. Introduction by Pulp Ark award winner Bobby Nash.  

Day of the Destroyers 276 pgs, 6 x 9, Diamond order codes –
(sc) JAN151509 $13.95 ISBN 978193681479451395
(hc) JAN151510  $23.99 ISBN  978193681475652399
For U.S. book market customers, contact Maureen Everett at 443-318-8001 ext. 8526
or emaureen@diamondcomics.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SNAKE - Nest of Vipers


Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the latest pulp thriller by Oklahoma based, award winning writer, Michael Vance: SNAKE : NEST OF VIPERS!

In the last few years of World War II, a group of brave Germans who opposed Hitler and his Third Reich orchestrated an underground movement that worked from within to defeat the Nazis.  These brave men and women were constantly at risk being hunted by the ruthless Gestapo.  Their fate, if captured, was agonizing torture and death.  Still they struggled on.

Six years later, in the back alleys of New York’s Bowery district, a mysterious masked avenger calling herself the Snake appears.  She recruits denizens of the street to be her agents and begins a ruthless campaign against organized crime.  Who is she and what is her connection to the events in Berlin prior to the collapse of the Third Reich?

“Michael Vance is one of the finest genre writers working today,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “His Weird Horror Tales trilogy received critical acclaim and last year we published his YOUNG NEMO & THE BLACK KNIGHTS, a novelization of his own comicbook series.  This time he has uncovered a lost comicbook nugget and what he has done with it is going to excite a whole lot of people.”

Based on a six-page synopsis by legendary comics writer, Richard Hughes, author Michael Vance has woven a thrilling, fast paced adventure that will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats from start to finish.  You’ve never met a character like the Snake.  She’s sexy.  She maybe crazy.  But she is most of all, deadly!

SNAKE : NEST OF VIPERS features a stunning cover by comicbook and pin-up star, Ted Hammond with interior illustrations by newcomer Greg Keyzer with book design by Rob Davis.


Available now at Amazon and soon on Kindle.


Friday, February 13, 2015



Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting.”

A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysterious confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.

“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”

In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.

Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!

The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.


Available now at Amazon.com in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Here is the Official Ballot for this year's PULP FACTORY AWARDS to be presented at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con. in April.

Voting is open to the public.  Simply fill out the form below and it e-mail back to Andrew Salmon. Congratulations to everyone nominated and good luck.

Captain Ron -


VOTERS NAME (_________)
Please vote for only one in each of the four categories by putting a X in the appropriate circle. Once completed, send directly to andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com You have until the end of March to vote and turn in your ballot.

(  ) The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
(  ) Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
(  ) The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)

(  ) The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
(  ) Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
(  ) Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
(  ) Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)

(  )  "Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
(  ) "The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
(  ) "Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
(  ) "The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
 (  ) "The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)

(  ) Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
(  ) Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
(  ) Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
(  ) Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
(  ) Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)

(  ) Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(  ) Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)

Nominations Represented 24 Different Publishers

Friday, January 16, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be kicking off our new production year with the release of an old fashion western novel by veteran writer, R.A. Jones.

Young Jason Mankiller never believed his surname was an omen of his future until the Civil War broke out and he joined the Union Army.  Fate took to him the fields of Gettysburg.  By the time the battle ended, he was sitting atop a small rise surrounded by the bodies of dozens of Confederate troopers.  Days later, while drunk, his fellow soldiers had tears of blood tattooed onto his face.  From that day forward, the Man Who Cried Blood’s reputation spread far and wide.

Ten years later, Jason Mankiller is in Ft. Rogers, Texas, hoping to find a job and bury his past.  But the blood tattoo won’t let him escape the gunfighter’s trail.  Writer R.A. Jones delivers an old fashion western adventure in the grand tradition of Max Brand and Louis L’Amour.  Here are pioneering men and women facing the birth of a new American destiny that will demand their blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.  For Jason Mankiller, that promise of a better life will be claimed at the end of a smoking gun.

“Gun Glory is a project R.A. Jones has wanted to write for a long time,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “A straight out, traditional western melodrama as has been a staple of American literature for decades. Capturing the feel of those classic western writers of the 40s and 50s.  It’s a great book and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to our readers.”

“Gun Glory” features a cover painting by Graham Hill and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.


Now available at Amazon.com