Author Gary Phillips joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his most recent project, an exciting Pulp novel he did with several other authors, DAY OF THE DESTROYERS.
Gary shares the story behind the book, which is based on a reported incident during the Roosevelt administration in the 1930s.
The book features Jimmy Flint, Agent X-11, who Gary describes as the super spy.
Gary describes the history of pulp fiction, which came to life about the time of this story. He mentions Lester Dent, who wrote the Doc Savage series.
Gary writes pulp, noir, screenplays and comic books. We discuss the differences he sees between writing comics and writing prose.
From the Publisher:
Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration! Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective, and The Black Bat! Day of the Destroyers is an all-original, linked-prose anthology; each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command, battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.
Written by pulp fictioneers Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Jeri Westerson, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, Joe Gentile.Links, and Gary Phillips who also conceived and edited the book.
Purchase DAY OF THE DESTROYERS at Amazon
Gary’s website www.gdphillips.com