Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Building The Perfect Beast

Here's the lineup of contributors and titles for our BEAT to a PULP: Round One anthology coming out in a couple of months. These twenty-seven stories run the gamut of crime fiction, noir, sci-fi, hard boiled, western, literary, ghost and fantasy, plus we have a foreword by Bill Crider and a history of pulp by Cullen Gallagher.

Maker’s and Coke -- Jake Hinkson
A Free Man -- Charles Ardai
Fangataufa -- Sophie Littlefield
You Don’t Get Three Mistakes -- Scott D. Parker
Insatiable -- Hilary Davidson
Boots on the Ground -- Matthew Quinn Martin
Studio Dick -- Garnett Elliott
Killing Kate -- Ed Gorman
The Strange Death of Ambrose Bierce -- Paul S. Powers
Heliotrope -- James Reasoner
The Wind Scorpion -- Edward A. Grainger
Hard Bite -- Anonymous-9
Crap is King, a “Miles Jacoby” story -- Robert J. Randisi
The All-Weather Phantom -- Mike Sheeter
Pripet Marsh -- Stephen D. Rogers
Ghostscapes -- Patricia Abbott
Off Rock -- Kieran Shea
At Long Last -- Nolan Knight
A Native Problem -- Chris F. Holm
Spend It Now, Pay Later -- Nik Morton
Spot Marks the X -- I. J. Parnham
Hoosier Daddy -- Jedidiah Ayres
The Ghost Ship -- Evan Lewis
Anarchy Among Friends: A Love Story -- Andy Henion
Cannulation -- Glenn Gray
The Unreal Jesse James -- Chap O’Keefe
Acting Out -- Frank Bill

Doesn't that get the imagination flowing! More soon...


pattinase (abbott) said...

Great lineup! How many pages is it?

David Cranmer said...

Almost four hundred pages.

Naomi Johnson said...

Wow, heckuva lineup! Looking forward to this for sure.

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. That's a lot of good reading.

Ron Scheer said...

Well done, my man.

Scott D. Parker said...

Very, very honored to be in such great company.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks everyone. Keep your fingers crossed, we are going into the final stretch. I should have some interesting cover art in a couple of weeks.

Chris said...

Damn -- I am over the freakin' moon to be included in a lineup that good.

David Barber said...

Looking forward to it, David. Well done and good luck with it.

Hilary Davidson said...

Fantastic. I can't wait!

Steve Weddle said...

Already have the money in my hand. Sweet

David Cranmer said...

Chris, I know what you mean.

Thanks David. Hope to have you in the next.

Hilary, Soon. Editing as fast as we can:)

Steve, Thanks Amigo. Likewise with NEEDLE 2.

Deka Black said...

Ijsut feel jealous. Hope some day i could be in a anthology. But first... practice. The pubishing will come.. eventually, i hope!

Deka Black said...

"i just" my ortography sometimes is... odd. Sorry for the typo.

Michael said...

Good Lord! what are you doing for Round 2?

Deka Black said...

Michael, is obvious: They will conquer the world!

Anonymous said...

My husband has many Ed Gorman and J. Randisi thrillers and will want this.

Ann Phillips

David Cranmer said...

Deka, No problem, I'm sure my comments on your blog come across inside out many times also.

Michael, See Deka's comment for the answer:)

Ann, Thanks for stopping by and these two pros have turned in top stories I'm sure your husband will enjoy. Mr. Randisi's tale features the return of Miles Jacoby. Jacoby was last seen in 1994's STAND UP according to my Thrilling Detective research.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Very exciting, David! A great line-up of stories by a talented group of writers. Congratulations!

Richard Prosch said...

Terrific! An all-star cast!

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations for pulling all these writers together.

sandra seamans said...

Wow! That's one heck of a lineup, David! I'm looking forward to it.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I was just going to ask about length...400 pages! wow! Just like a really long novel! ;)

Evan Lewis said...

A hell of a rogues gallery. Thanks for including me!

David Cranmer said...

Kathleen, Gracias.

Rich, And you will appreciate the cover art. Details soon.

Sarah, These are some very kind souls taking a chance on me.

Sandra, Thanks.

Alyssa, I was thinking of you:)

Evan, You are anointed #1 rogue.

Alan Griffiths said...

A super lineup - congrats to all the authors and all involved. Great work!

Paul D Brazill said...

Well, that's a fantastic line up!

Juri said...

Sorry for not commenting before and I may have missed this important bit of information, but will it be a print anthology or an e-book or a loadable PDF? Either way, congratulations for the impressive line-up!

David Cranmer said...

Juri, Thanks for stopping by. It will be a print antho coming out in late August. More details in the next few weeks.