Mean Pete--Head Honcho of Mean Pete Publishing

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dust of the Damned now weirdly available!

My sci-fi/western--or weird western--is now available from Berkley, who put a damn nice-looking cover on it.  This is an action-adventure tale set in the Old West that involves the bounty hunters Uriah Zane and Angel Coffin, and a whole pack of werewolves that Lincoln hired to win the Civil War.

They did win the War...and now they're doing so much more, including running wild with a beautiful Mexican witch in the American Southwest!

Can Zane and Angel run the ghouls to ground, with the help of fellow ghoul-hunter Jesse James?

This is my pulp-style homage to some of the writers from both the sci-fi and western genres I most admire, including C. L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, Henry Kuttner, Karl Edward Wagner, Gordon D. Shirreffs, T.V. Olsen, and H. A. DeRosso.  I should also mention Terry Harknett, aka George G. Gilman who wrote the wonderfully grisly EDGE books (and is writing them again now!) as well as the great Laurence James, who started the DEATHLANDS series for Harlequin under the name James Axler, and remains one of my very favorite action-adventure writers.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been reading Larry Correia's Monster Hunter books - which are all based on a "monster hunting" company run by a werewolf who worked for the US Gov't. If you haven't read him, you should. He's written 3 in the past couple of years, a great mix of Mack Bolan gun-fu & B movie horror genres.

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  2. FYI I just picked up your most recent Frank Leslie book (Last Ride of...) today. Looking forward to reading it.

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  3. Funny, I just ran across one of those in a used book store and I was wondering about them. Next time I'm there I'll pick it up. Does sound right up my alley.

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