Fifty years ago, two boys in a tiny Illinois town together discovered the unique kick only science fiction provides. Determined to recapture the exhilarating SF of their youth, not just as it was, but as it should have been, they've now teamed up to whisk us to the far reaches of the galaxy, where the mere mention of the interstellar pirate known as Space Vulture, (that's him on the cover) strikes fear into every heart, and the only hope for the brave settlers on Verlinap is that the dauntless champion of justice, Galactic Marshal Victor Corsaire, will rocket to the rescue. Come along for the ride! Discover all the adventure, suspense, action, and fun of SF's pulp tradition in this rollicking tale of spaceways from creator of Roger rabbit and his best pal, the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.
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- Paperback | 336 pages
- 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 90.72g
- 05 Jan 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"What a time machine! "Space Vulture" takes me back to Alex Raymond's classic "Flash Gordon "comic strip and to all the other great science fiction adventures that thrilled me as a kid. The book is full of color, action, and fun. Gary Wolf and John Myers have brilliantly managed the neat trick of not only evoking a beloved genre, but actually surpassing it."---Stan Lee""Space Vulture" provides a rollicking good time with a spice of high camp and a moral underpinning far more sophisticated than the original space operas were ever capable of attaining."---Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory"Here's the pure quill, a real slam-bang heroic space opera written by men who haven't forgotten a beloved book they shared as boys. Read it, and have a thrilling adventure that would have been serialized in "Planet Stories"."---Gene Wolfe"When both the world and I were very young, there was nothing, absolutely nothing, like "Planet Stories" for young aficionados of blistering action science fiction. And now, believe it or not, it's back, under the title of "Space Vulture". It's a book, admittedly, not a magazine, but it still has the taste and feel and bouquet of the real thing. It's "Planet Stories, " fellas, come all the way back to roaring life again!"---William Tenn
About Gary K. Wolf
Gary K. Wolf is the veteran SF author best known for creating the character of Roger Rabbit in "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, "the basis for the hit film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, " winner of three Academy Awards. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.The Most Reverend John J. Myers was the Bishop of Peoria, Illinois, before being installed as archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, in 2001. He holds a doctorate in canon law and has written in that field as well as on theological and pastoral matters. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Newark, New Jersey. This is his first novel.