Wings of the Golden Dragon


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present a brand new fantasy adventure novel that is actually the prequel to Ms Doran’s first book, “Claws of the Golden Dragon.”

“We met Barbara Doran at Pulp Fest a few years ago,” recounts Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “She was interested in writing New Pulp and we passed along our Submission Guidelines to her.  A few months later we received the manuscript to ‘Claws of the Golden Dragon,’ a terrific book we were only too happy to publish.”

After the success of that initial book, Doran opted to try something different for her second novel.  “Most of the first book takes place in a fictional city on the West Coast,” Fortier continues. “And is populated by some truly wonderful characters, both real and magical. This time Barbara thought it might be fun to go back in time and explore some of their origins.  Thus the inspiration for her new prequel book.”

1930s Shanghai was a place of excitement and intrigue… and magic. It is an international hotspot where foreign agents from around the world ply their trade. Brought to Shanghai to investigate a powerful new aircraft engine, young Conall McLeod becomes embroiled in a high-stakes game between gangs, spies and immortal beings. Together with his beloved Mudan Chang and hot-shot Chinese pilot, Feng Zhanchi, Conall must navigate the dangerous waters of the city’s criminal undercurrents and help free a lost immortal from the clutches of evil.

Writer Barbara Doran spins a fantastic tale of action and mystery filled with some of the most memorable characters ever conceived.  Artist Gary Kato returns to offer up nine interior illustrations and Art Director Rob Davis provides the cover to this fast paced fantasy thriller. Whether deep within the cities maze of dark alleys or high atop an ancient castle of evil, no one will be able to escape from The Wings of the Golden Dragon!


Available now at Amazon and soon on Kindle.

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My InConjunction 2017 schedule

I’ll be at InConjunction 2017 this weekend, with five panels. Hope to see you there!

Saturday 11:00 AM Main Programming Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy:  Orange and Blue Morality
Saturday 5:00 PM Main Programming Challenges & Joys of Writing a Series
Saturday 8:00 PM  Ballroom D Menacing Artificial Intelligence
Sunday 10:00 AM  Ballroom C Hand to Hand Combat in Science Fiction
Sunday 11:00 AM Main Programming Artificial Intelligence: Its Promise and limitations.
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Summer Convention season survived

This was a busy July for me, convention-wise. Between InConjunction, Pulpfest and Confluence, there were barely any weekends left to rest. And they all kept me busy, which is just how I like it when I’m at a convention.

Had a great time at all of them, though and I hope to be back again next year.

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Set Sail to Adventure with Sinbad!


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the fifth volume in their best-selling fantasy adventure series, SINBAD – The New Voyages.

They are the most daring, courageous, fool hardy seagoing crew ever assembled. Foremost among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer, Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant, the lovely female samurai, Tishimi Osara and Omar the irascible first mate. These are the colorful adventurers of the magnificent Blue Nymph.  All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous sailor of all time, Sinbad El Ari.

Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Barbara Doran, Ron Fortier, Lee Houston Jr. and Percival Constantine.  They battle an old adversary in returning an aged wizard to his homeland, are threatened by deadly traps in searching for a long lost treasure and confront a shape shifting shaman on a mysterious south sea island.

And now Airship 27 Productions’ own Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, offers up his own story in this fifth collection of the popular series inspired by filmmaker Ray Harryhausen.  “When I first conceived of this particular Sinbad and his international crew, I was totally remembering those three classic Sinbad movies,” admits Fortier. “What kid wasn’t mesmerized by his incredible stop-motion monsters, djins and sea creatures?  Doing this series was our chance of hopefully recapture some of that fun.”

Terry Pavlet provides the stunning cover with Michael Dean Jackson the twelve black and white interior illustrations, all designed and assembled by this year’s Pulp Factory Award winner, Art Director Rob Davis.  Readers of the previous four volumes have been clamoring more and here they are. Set against the backdrop of far-off exotic lands filled with magic and mystery. Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!


Available from Amazon in both hard copy and Kindle.


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I’ll be at ConCoction this weekend.


I’m in at least three panels. One on weird ways we came up with characters, one on favorite aliens and one on Worlds of SF. (I’m moderating the last one and it’s got Geoffry Landis!)

Come on down, come on in, come and see me, y’all. (As well as many other excellent writers!)

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Sequel (or rather prequel) to “Claws of the Golden Dragon”

For those interested, the rough draft of “Wings of the Golden Dragon” is complete. Once I have it edited to my satisfaction it flies on to Ron at Airship 27, where I hope he likes it as much as I and my Beta Reader/Partner In Crime do!

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Another day, another interview!

This time by Nancy Hansen at Writer2Writer.Check it, and her work out!

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I’ve been interviewed on Ralph’s Rants!

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Claws of the Golden Dragon



Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of a new “Asian” themed pulp thriller by a super talented newcomer to the field of New Pulp Fiction, Barbara Doran.

When a mysterious evil force known only as the Voice begins to take control of the local mobs in the coast city of Strikersport, two new heroes appear on the scene. Their origins, the neighborhood streets of Chinatown. The masked Tiger and Dragon wield both science and magic in their battle to combat the forces of darkness. Soon several of the city’s prominent citizens become players in this cataclysmic war. These include a wealthy family with roots to Strikersport history, a rookie cop and a crusading newspaper editor.

“Ms Doran approached us at Pulp Fest last year,” recounts Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “She was interested in our line up of titles and had heard about our producing the first ever black avenger character, Dambala, by author Charles Saunders. After picking it up, she inquired if we’d be interested in material featuring characters of oriental heritage.” Fortier and Ms Doran exchanged contact information and months later he received a digital copy of the manuscript for “Claws of the Golden Dragon.” “It was like nothing that had ever come across my desk before,” Fortier adds. “I knew immediately we had another winner on our hands.”

Writer Barbara Doran spins a classic pulp adventure with breakneck pacing, original characters and a convoluted plot that will keep readers guessing to the very end. Mixing martial arts with Chinese mysticism, she offers a truly unique action mystery sure to entertain readers.The books features nine interior illustrations by professional Hawaiian based illustrator, Gary Kato, with a cover by New Zealander Shane Evans. As ever, Airship 27 award winning Art Director Rob Davis provided the book’s design. “We’ve pretty much got an international team on this one,” Fortier finishes. “All working towards delivering a truly unique New Pulp fiction reading experiences. Our fans are going to love “Claws of the Golden Dragon.”


Available now at Amazon.



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Newest Status at long last

With luck on my side, my pulp adventure novel, “Claws of the Golden Dragon”, may be published by Airship 27 by the end of the year. It needs art and a cover but things are looking good at the moment!

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