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Rocket Crockett: From Shanghai to Harlem!
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:15:32 am »
Rocket Crockett and the Shanghai She-Devil
by Christopher Chambers

Dusky derring-doer and Korean War jet jockey Lt. Rufus "Rocket" Crockett has thwarted a plot to flood America with a new species of heroin. But he has offended a terrifying, irresistible enemy: the Shanghai She-Devil. Her recompense? His flesh, his very soul. In this homage to 1950s pulp, our hero battles gangsters on the streets of Harlem, assassins in the High Sierras, and MiGs in the skies over the South China Sea toward his showdown with an ancient evil! Author Christopher Chambers’ high flying hero takes to the skies once more in Rocket Crockett and the Shanghai She-Devil from Pro Se Productions! "This stew of Cold War adventure, sorcery and post-modern cheek carries echoes of both Quentin Tarantino and Iceberg Slim, but it’s safe to say that Christopher Chambers has found a pulp niche all his own!" --Louis Bayard, New Times Bestselling author of "Roosevelt's Beast" and "Mr. Timothy" “Strap in, adjust your goggles and get ready for a rip-roaring adventure as Christopher Chambers burns his storytelling jets incandescent in Rocket Crockett and the Shanghai She-Devil.” Gary Phillips, Black Pulp and Nate Hollis.

“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.

Oh yeah, cover artwork by yours truly  ;)