Synopses & Reviews
They grew up together in a tiny Illinois town and together discovered the special thrills, the magic and wonder, that only science fiction and fantasy can offer. Half a century later, Gary K. Wolf (creator of Roger Rabbit) and John J. Myers (Roman Catholic archbishop of Newark, New Jersey) are still the best of friends. They still love fantastic fiction and its ability to stretch the mind, enrich the spirit, and warm the heart.
Determined to recapture the exhilarating science fiction of their youth, not just as it was, but as it should have been, they will transport us to the far reaches of the galaxy, where the mere mention of the interstellar pirate known as Space Vulture strikes fear into every heart and where a pioneering settlers only hope on a hardscrabble colony world is that the dauntless lawman, Marshal Victor Corsaire, will rocket to the rescue.
Come along for the ride and discover all the adventure, suspense, action, and fun that Gary and John first found in science fiction fifty years ago and share with you now in this rollicking tale of the spaceways.
“What a time machine! Space Vulture takes me back to Alex Raymonds classic Flash Gordon comic strip and to all the other great science fiction adventures that thrilled me as a kid. The book is full of color, action, and fun. Gary Wolf and John Myers have brilliantly managed the neat trick of not only evoking a beloved genre, but actually surpassing it.”---Stan Lee
“Space Vulture provides a rollicking good time with a spice of high camp and a moral underpinning far more sophisticated than the original space operas were ever capable of attaining.”---Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory
“Heres the pure quill, a real slam-bang heroic space opera written by men who havent forgotten a beloved book they shared as boys. Read it, and have a thrilling adventure that would have been serialized in Planet Stories.”---Gene Wolfe
“When both the world and I were very young, there was nothing, absolutely nothing, like Planet Stories for young aficionados of blistering action science fiction. And now, believe it or not, its back, under the title of Space Vulture. Its a book, admittedly, not a magazine, but it still has the taste and feel and bouquet of the real thing. Its Planet Stories, fellas, come all the way back to roaring life again!”---William Tenn
After a lifetime of friendship, two small-town boys who grew to have very different lives and careers have teamed up to travel back in time and conquer the universe. Determined to recapture the science fiction of their youth--not as it was, but as it should have been--Gary K. Wolf, the creator of Roger Rabbit, and his best friend, John J. Myers, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, now transport readers to the far reaches of the galaxy. There, the mere mention of the pirate known as Space Vulture strikes fear into every heart. A hardworking colonist's only hope is that the dauntless lawman, Marshal Victor Corsaire, will rocket to the rescue. Come along for the ride and discover all the adventure, suspense, wonder, and fun that Wolf and Myers first found in science fiction fifty years ago, and now share with everyone in this rollicking tale of the spaceways.
About the Author
Gary K. Wolf is the veteran SF author best known for creating the character of Roger Rabbit in Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the hit film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, winner of three Academy Awards. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Most Reverend John J. Myers was the Bishop of Peoria, Illinois, before being installed as archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, in 2001. He holds a doctorate in canon law and has written in that field as well as on theological and pastoral matters. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Newark, New Jersey. This is his first novel.