Erwin Relaxes Before Writing
Erwin K. Roberts, a pen-name, has enjoyed adventure fiction from his youngest days. Long before he could read he loved Theater of the Mind. (a/k/a Old Time Radio) His family read many things to him. These included Kipling’s “Just So Stories,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” and many others. (All before Disney ever “adapted” them.) The first film he remembers seeing is “The Story of Robin Hood & his Merry Men,” with previews for the re-release of “King Kong.”
Erwin returned to writing at the beginning of the 21st century. He now has over a dozen books that he has contributed to, or written entirely. Two of those he has published under his Modern Knights Press imprint. A third is due out shortly.
On this site Erwin plans to promote his books, and share some of his stories that don’t fit anywhere else, or are otherwise orphaned.
YAS-HS (Yet Another Super-Hero Story)
Imagine a world where heroes and villains are a relatively common thing. However, very little is known about them, as individuals. Imagine discovering that your significant other has known one of the most guarded heroes for some time. Click here to read: The Hero & the Purse.
The Moon Man – Showdown on the Plains
The Moon Man appeared 38 times in the Ace pulp magazine 10 Detective Aces beginning in 1934. (About five years later Ace began publishing comic books. Click here to read the first prose Moon Man story adapted to introduce The Raven into comics.)
Showdown on the Plains, at 33,000 words, may be the longest prose adventure of the Moon Man yet. Steve Thatcher, the Moon Man, must thwart an outside takeover of the Great City Police Department. The Robin Hood of the U.S. Mid-West fights to keep his city safe.
Click on the links in the New Book line above to see the book on Amazon.
Click on the cover to read the scene where the Moon Man first appears.
The character, now called The VOICE, has been rattling around in my head for over fifty years. Above is the cover of “Casebook of the Voice,” published by my Modern Knights Press imprint. Click on the cover to read a story from the 60,000 word book. You can get the volume on Amazon, or directly from me, at a discount. ( email: email@example.com )
The Voice became active the week before Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency of the United States. He remained active until the end of 1999. Maybe he’s still out there. In 1979 I wrote “Plutonium Nightmare” where the nameless Voice helps save his hometown from a dirty bomb and leftover Viet Nam War era radicals. That 47,000 word story is available from me and Amazon, as well. A third book is in the works.
On the right is the cockpit of the U.S. Army Air Corps WW2 fighter plane know as the P-38 Lightning. (Known to German troops as “The Fork-Tailed Devil.”) In our next story the lead character flew a P-38 into a tight spot on one of those weird remote Pacific islands. The flight changed his life, and his destiny.
A few years after World War Two his code name and image appeared in films, and then television. He was not quite born with that name. This is the beginning of the saga.
Click on the cockpit image to discover just HOW THE NAME CAME…
Fun With History
Sherlock Holmes is believed dead. Dr, Watson & his wife come to America only to find trouble. What better back-up can you ask for than the Rough Riding future President.
Click on the cover to read a complete excerpt from the short novel.
Available on Amazon in print and Kindle formats.
This Time, the Native American is the Hero
To the right is an image of Blue Hawk of the Yaqui People of Mexico, and the United States. The image is from a 1935 issue of the Masked Rider Western magazine. The magazine ran for 100 issues from 1934 to 1954.
True, Blue Hawk played a supporting role to the white Masked Rider in the novels. But, he got the MR to do the in town shopping and information gathering.
The New Pulp movement has meant new adventures of the MR and Blue Hawk. I had fun writing “Thunder at Devils Tower” for Airship-27’s Masked Rider Tales of the Wild West vol 2. (on Amazon)
Click on Blue Hawk’s image to read his first ever solo story. The MR is sick and “Blue Hawk Goes To Town.”