AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
FRED ADAMS JR. PULP WRITER
Airship 27 Productions is proud to showcase the work of New
Pulp’s most talented and prolific writer, Fred Adams Jr. A retired college teacher, Adams burst on the
New Pulp scene several years ago with his novel “Hitwolf,” from Airship 27
Productions. It tells the story of a Green Beret captured by Mob in the 1970s
and turned into a werewolf assassin.
“The concept is so what pulp is all about,” claims Airship
27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “that when I first read the
concept I was euphoric. We couldn’t publish it fast enough. Later Fred sent me
his very first novel, a mystery entitled, ‘Dead Man’s Melody,’ and we happily
put that out.” What Fortier didn’t realize at the time was both books were
intended to be the first entries in on-going series.
By the time Adams had submitted “Six-Gun Terrors,” a story
about two Texas cowboys who encounter supernatural monsters, the writer’s
master goal had become obvious. “He
wanted to produce as many on-going series as he was capable of writing,”
Following on the heels of those first three series debuts,
Adams then offered up C.O. Jones, a World War II veteran who, during the war
years, belonged to an elite squad that dealt primarily with magical threats to
the Allies. After several C.O. Jones
“The Eye of Quang
Chi,” a mystery set in San Francisco during the turn of the century and
starring the co-joined Chinese-American Smith Brothers.
Adams latest pulp series features Ike Mars, a 1950s private
eye who was struck twice by lightning. The result of these near-death events
left his face malleable enough that he can mold his features to look like other
people for a short time. “Shades of the Avenger,” thought Fortier, when editing
the first Ike Mars manuscript.
It became clear to Fortier and Airship 27 Art Director, Rob
Davis, that Adams prodigious volume of great pulp stories should be showcased
in a way as to draw attention to all these various series. The answer to that
challenge was to produce a “sampler” collection and they put the idea to Adams.
He was only too happy to participate and thus, the new “Fred Adams Jr. – Pulp
Writer” features six brand new pulp thrillers culled from his current six
on-going Airship 27 series.
“We had a blast putting this book together,” Fortier sums
up. “Rob did all the interior illustrations and the cover. It is our hope the
book will show fans of his work some of the other series they may missed, as
well as make him lots of new readers.”
The astounding epilogue, according to Fortier, is that Adams
is currently creating a seventh series. “Fred Adams Jr. is pulp writing
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