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Pulp Heroes: Anne Nicholls

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Anne Nicholls' contribution to THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF PULP HEROES 2 is the adventure story, “Dragon’s Breath” anne kindly agreed to tell us a little about it, and answer a few other questions. Would you like to briefly introduce yourself: what inspired your writing and when you began, and – if possible – of all of your published work could you tell me which your favourites are (and why)? I first started making up stories at the age of 4, largely because I didn’t think I could draw.Other motives were trying to keep out of trouble – and the undeniable fact that a lion in the garden is much more exciting than a cat.I had my first story published following a New Year’s resolution not to keep hiding my work in a drawer.Of my work, my current favourites are “By Right of the Stars”, MINDSAIL, a piece of journalism that was later included in an A Level text-book, “Dragonsbridge”, “Dragon’s Breath”… You know, I love them all.Although not when I’m banging my head on the keyboard because I …

Pulp Heroes: Bryn Fortey

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Bryn Fortey wrote "The Flier" which appears in the soon to be published THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF PULP HEROES 2. Here he answers questions on it and the deeper meanings of life:
Would you like to briefly introduce yourself: what inspired your writing and when you began, and – if possible – of all of your published work could you tell me which your favourites are (and why)? From childhood on it was always my intention to write, but mostly I just talked about it. Then one day I challenged myself, either do it or shut up. As it happened I sold the first story I wrote, though there have been many rejections since, but I was hooked. Personal favourites are “Shrewhampton North-East” (which virtually wrote itself and is probably as good as I get), “Playing From Memory” (which showed me I could make a fist at non-genre material), “Ithica Or Bust” (my comeback story after a period out of the loop, and the most light-hearted story I've written). Do you have a favourite genre, or su…

Pulp Heroes: Mike Resnick

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Author of "The Incarceration of Captain Nebula" from THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF PULP HEROES 2, Mike Resnick answers a few pertinent (and impertinent) questions: Would you like to briefly introduce yourself: what inspired your writing and when you began, and – if possible – of all of your published work could you tell me which your favourites are (and why)? I’m Mike Resnick, I’ve written a batch of books and stories and won a batch of Hugos. I sold my first article at 15 (in 1957), my first poem at 16, my first short story at 17, and my first book at 20 (but it didn’t come out until I was 22). None, I should add, were science fiction. My favourites? SANTIAGO, because it was my greatest seller and paid for our house and a few safaris; KIRINYAGA, because it was my most-honoured (67 major and minor awards and nominations to date);and THE OUTPOST, because it was far and away the most fun to write. My favourites of my continuing characters are Lucifer Jones and Harry the Book, both h…