Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On the Shelf

Green Lama Unbound is sitting between Neil Gaiman and William Gibson at Forbidden Planet.

I can die now.

Pick up your signed copy at Forbidden Planet NYC.

More Twitter!

I'm not on (nor probably ever join) Twitter, but I gotta say I'm loving these tweets.

Peter Miller Unbound

Here is an excellent review of Green Lama Unbound by fellow Lama scribe, Pete Miller.

Thank you Pete for posting this and the kind words, hopefully you'll like Crimson Circle a little more!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Altus Press Unbound

For those curious, Altus Press will be releasing the entire original series of the Green Lama very soon, (and were kind enough to trade ads in our respective books). I highly recommend you check out there Altus's library, they do an amazing job at reprinting the classic pulps in a modern and stylish way.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fun Facts: Green Lama: Unbound #2

One of the best parts about writing a period piece with a public domain character is the chance to create a kind of "shared universe." Alan Moore did this in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Philip Jose Farmer (and by extension, Win Scott Eckert) created the Wold Newton Universe. In GREEN LAMA: UNBOUND, aside from the obvious Green Lama/Cthulhu Mythos crossover, there are several pulp and movie cameos that weave through the novel. Here's a shortlist of the non-spoliers:

-Captain Hazzard is referenced and makes an appearance as one of the Green Lama's pupils. He also indirectly provides the Green Lama with some much needed aid.

-Lance Star, Dan Fowler, Jim Anthony are all referenced by Jean. All of whom have stories published by Airship 27.

-Atop the Empire State Building, Caraway recalls the "rampaging ape" that was killed there.

-The Nazis reference the Toht and Vogel embarrassments.

-The character Rick Masters originally appeared in back-up stories in the Green Lama comics, and only first made his pulp appearance in Kevin Noel Olson's "Shiva Endangered"

-The serial Undersea Kingdom is referenced, partially as foreshadowing.

-The term "color out of space" is used.

Believe me, this is only the tip of iceberg.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun Facts: Green Lama: Unbound #1

Here's an ongoing series on undefined length highlighting little cameos, nerdy references, etc. that litter GREEN LAMA: UNBOUND.

We'll start off with a quickie:

The "Third Jade Tablet" makes its appearance in the novel. The "Tablet" -- really an egg --  and the Shard blade that broke off from it are both described as "crystalline," and while it is connected to the same power source of the other Two Tablets it is implied that the Third Tablet is extraterrestrial.

And while I never say it in the book, for all intents and purposes, you can consider the Third Jade Tablet to be made of kryptonite.

So, yeah, The Green Lama? Could totally kick Superman's ass.

Sidney Williams... Unbound

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In the Hands of Fans, Part 3

Here's a new "Hands of Fan's" image from the one and only Mike Fyles. Check out the now insanely collectible sketches of the "See this" image from the end of Chapter 2.

Let's start the bidding at $1,000.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In the Hands of Fans

Green Lama: Unbound is finally making its way into the homes of readers. Here's the first photo of what I believe to be the books very first customer...