FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLASTING OUT OF BLACK PULP FROM PRO SE PRODUCTIONS!
CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS' ROCKET CROCKETT NOVELLA DEBUTS IN 2014
Pro Se Productions, a leader in Genre Fiction and New Pulp, released BLACK PULP earlier this year to rave reviews. Now, Pro Se announces the first of many of the characters found in the pages of this groundbreaking collection continuing beyond BLACK PULP into their own individual adventures. Author Christopher Chambers aviator hero, Rocket Crockett, will fly once more in 2014 in his own digest novel.
ROCKET CROCKETT AND THE SHANGHAI SHE-DEVIL by Chambers features the return of Korean War Navy aviator and jet ace Rufus “Rocket” Crockett and his sidekick Bonelip Broussard. The duo, weary of the roiling South China Sea and fiery orchids of Commie anti-aircraft bursts, are treated to a month’s liberty, stateside. But home’s only a bucket of evil memories for Rocket, and soon he takes the first thing smokin’ to Harlem, USA, where young Willie Mays’ Giants battle Brooklyn’s Jackie Robinson. Yet even this mecca isn’t the Harlem of Rocket’s vacations from running touchdowns in college and romancing high yella honeys. The white ties, spats and top hats are gone…replaced by the reefer man, rent strikes and that brown powder the Jazz men and newly minted Rock n Rollers call “smack.” The source is a chain of dingy chop suey stands owned by the only person feared by street gangs, the Mob—even the Chinese and North Koreans: The Shanghai She-Devil. And she has a score to settle with Rocket Crockett.
“Rocket Crockett,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se, “is as straight up Pulp as you can get. Christopher takes a Pulp standard, puts his own spin on it, and places him in a War that many writers don’t Pulp in. Crockett has his own distinctive voice, and not simply because he’s a black character, although that informs the story tremendously. Crockett is a man in a world that doesn’t make sense, one that he doesn’t necessarily care for, and one that offers him all sorts of chances to go wrong. And each time, Crockett chooses the path that makes him a hero. Pro Se is more than proud to add Christopher Chambers and Rocket Crockett to our New Pulp line up.”
Concerning his creation being considered a Pulp character, Chambers states, "Pulp isn't schlock or stupid. Pulp is there to give you a belly laugh or a snicker, or shriek of terror or a growl of passion. Pulp is the seed that gave you the top films and TV shows of the 20th and this century. Rocket Crockett is homage to that seed."
Christopher Chambers is a Professor of Communications at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the author of Angela Bivens thrillers for Random House. He also co-edited the iconic The Darker Mask: Heroes from the Shadows collection. He is a PEN Malamud short story finalist.
ROCKET CROCKETT AND THE SHANGHAI SHE-DEVIL will debut in 2014 from Pro Se Productions.
Rocket Crockett’s Debut in BLACK PULP is available via Amazon in print as well as other online and retail outlets. Also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords as an Ebook.
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