Last night, under the cover of darkness, David Cranmer unleashed unprecedented awesomeness upon the world: Beat to a Pulp's first ever print anthology.
At damn near four hundred pages of pure pulp perfection, this collection's got it all. A foreword by the legendary Bill Crider. A story from Hard Case Crime mastermind Charles Ardai. Another from Robert J. Randisi. (You think it's bad-ass to win a Shamus? Randisi created the Shamus.)
Frank Bill. Edward Grainger. Sophie Littlefield. Patti Abbott. Kieran Shea. Jed Ayres. Hilary Davidson. We're talking a lineup of the best names in pulp, all operating at the height of their considerable abilities. Oh, and did I mention the gorgeous, gorgeous cover, featuring original artwork by James O'Barr, creator of The Crow?
That's like a hundred reasons to pick this baby up right there, and here's one more: BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND ONE features a brand spankin', never-seen-before short by yours truly. It's called A Native Problem, and it's a doozy. Picture Indiana Jones by way of George Romero.
I know, right? (Ugh, did I really just say that? Blame the lack of sleep. I may have spent a large portion of last night drinking and dancing in a castle. No, for real.)
So where can you get this magical collection of awesome? Right here.
So go. Buy. Love. Heck, buy two -- Christmas is right around the corner...