Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Doc Savage books!

In news that is probably only exciting to me and about 30 other people Doc Savage is returning to bookstore shelves (and I guess e-readers) next month! Woo hoo! And these aren’t reprints of the original pulp tales I’ve been working my way through for the last 20 years either. (Although those are wonderful and please keep them coming!) These are brand new stories being written by Will Murry but based on Lester Dent’s unpublished notes, outlines and story fragments. So, these are not just new Doc Savage tales but new tales based on elements that the original author worked on long ago. A kind of quasi-resurrection of the character that could be thought of as ‘The Untold Tales of Doc Savage’! That’s not what they plan to call these books. Which is kind of a shame since that would be a great title for a new series of pulp yarns about the character. Some might even say the perfect title. But I digress.

This new series of novels will be called 'The All-New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage’. Wild? Is that supposed to draw in the young’uns? I don’t think it’ll work on the kids but I know I’m interested, so bring them on! Fresh Hero Pulp adventures are always welcome on my bookshelf.

Check them out at Altus Press.


Brian Lindsey said...

Well, I'm definitely one of those 30... Thanks for sharing the news. Bring on more Man of Bronze!

Rod Barnett said...

Isn't it exciting that there will be MORE? I just hope they're good.

Brian Lindsey said...

I've read most of the Doc books that Will Murray wrote for Bantam in the 1990s, and they're definitely good. They tend to be a bit longer than the stories from the 1930s & 40s but don't feel "padded" to me.

Murray certainly knows the characters and stays within "canon".