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Space Vulture Hardcover – March 4, 2008

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Childhood friends Wolf (creator of Roger Rabbit) and Myers (Roman Catholic archbishop of Newark, N.J.) combine forces to resurrect 1950s pulp action adventures in this hollow space western. Silver–space-suited galactic marshal Capt. Victor Corsaire is distracted from arresting smalltime crook Gil Terry when infamous (and impeccably dressed) criminal mastermind Space Vulture raids the planet Verlinap. Capturing Corsaire and a feisty planetary administrator, Cali Russell, Space Vulture triggers a battle of wits as he seeks to auction the lawman off to 12 of the galaxy's most wanted criminals. Meanwhile, back on Verlinap, Gil helps Cali's sons, boy genius Eliot and innocent waif Regin, fix rockets and pick pockets as they race to a final confrontation. Gimmicks like midair fistfights off the side of 600-foot cliffs trigger readers' nostalgia at the expense of bolstering the threadbare plot or defining the characters, who change moods and personalities at whim. (Mar.)
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“Here’s the pure quill, a real slam-bang heroic space opera written by men who haven’t 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
“What a time machine! Space Vulture takes me back to Alex Raymond’s classic Flash Gordon comic strip and the other great science fiction adventures that thrilled me as a kid. The book is full of color, action and fun. Gary K.Wolf and Archbishop Myers have brilliantly managed the neat trick of not only evoking a beloved genre but actually surpassing it.” —Stan Lee

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0641946015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0641946011
  • ASIN: 0765318520
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,566,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I wrote my first short story when I was in the third grade. Our teacher told us to write about our summer vacation. I wrote about my trip to the moon! I always did have an over active imagination.

I've gone back to the moon many times since. Also to places in the galaxy far, far beyond that.

I've written many short stories and ten novels.

I'm well known for two kinds of writing. My science fiction novels include Killerbowl, A Generation Removed, The Resurrectionist, Space Vulture an old-school, throwback, pulp science fiction novel which I co-wrote with my childhood friend Catholic Archbishop John J. Myers,, and my newest Typical Day. Hollywood seems to especially enjoy my work. Both Killerbowl and The Resurrectionist are currently in production as major motion pictures.

My other kind of writing isn't as easily categorized. I call it fantasy fiction. I was told early on by a marketing executive at a major publishing house that this kind of writing wouldn't sell. Because there was no place for it on the bookstore shelves. It's not a regular novel, not crime, not science fiction, not romance. I asked him what he would do if he got Gulliver's Travels, The Wizard of Oz, or Alice In Wonderland? He thought for a moment and told me he couldn't sell those either.

Well, he was wrong. My fantasy novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? did indeed get published. It went through sixteen printings. It became a visual reality in Disney/Spielberg's $950 million blockbuster film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The film won four Academy Awards and the Hugo Award. Walt Disney Pictures has also purchased film rights to my sequel novel Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?

I currently live in Boston but regularly travel around the world.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Crotchety Old Fan on April 8, 2008
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Space Vulture by Wolf & Myers is a tour-de-force of space opera iconography.

If you're tired of 'literary' sf, if you're sense of wonder is fading, if you've been finding it difficult to willingly suspend your disbelief - Space Vulture is the answer!

A rousing adventure tale, a return to basics, and a solid argument against the kind of science fiction that wants to win academic awards instead of Hugos, if you like space opera or if you stopped buying new works in the 1980s, THIS novel is what you've been looking for.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Mark Thompson on April 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is a throwback to an earlier era when science fiction authors aimed at writing an entertaining yarn purely for the reader's amusement. The authors here don't try to bring you up-to-date on the most recent speculations about future science or technology, nor do they try to persuade you to adopt a viewpoint about the moral status of machines or aliens or biological technologies that still can only be encountered in your imagination; and really, why should the reader furnish his mind with ideas that come from a science fiction author? Wolf and Myers just try to tell a good story, and at this they succeed. I hope they prosper at it, and write sequels, and inspire imitators.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bryan on July 22, 2008
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I'm giving this book four stars not because I enjoyed it that much but because it's what it claims to be- a faithful re-creation of old-time sci-fi adventures. It's all there- the ray-gun blasts, the indestructible good guy, the monstrously evil villian, the short declarative sentences. Brings back memories of Tom Corbett and the Space Cadets.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on March 11, 2008
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Galactic marshal Captain Victor Corsaire has come to Verlinap, a remote planet to arrest two bit crook Gil Terry. However, before he completes the job, notorious pirate criminal mastermind Space Vulture leads a raid on Verlinap. He captures Corsaire and the planetary administrator Cali Russell.

Space Vulture decides to sell the rights to the renowned law enforcement official to the highest bidder. He invites the dirty dozen, who top the most wanted list to his auction. The highest bidder gets to do what he wants to Corsaire; Vulture leans towards making spunky Cali his toy. On Verlinap, the still free and still wanted Gil helps Cali's sons by picking pockets while they fix rockets; his goal is to regain his body parts hocked to his bookie whom he lost an arm and a leg and more to before the man sells them at auction; their goal is to rescue mom; no one's goal is to save Corsaire as he can rot in Purgatory as far as the kids and the crooks care.

Saluting the Buck Rogers 1950s space pulp fiction thrillers, SPACE VULTURE is an entertaining throwback tale. The story line is a nostalgic amusement to a pre Star wars era as the heroes seem to jump from one adventure into another. Although the plot is razor thin, fans will enjoy this fun space opera that takes readers back in time.

Harriet Klausner
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By Rock Man on March 22, 2013
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I originally purchased this from the Science Fiction Book Club but it was lost when I loaded it out. I was glad to be able to find it among one of Amazon's used book dealers. I enjoyed the book the first time I read it because it reminded me of the stuff I used to read during that was published during the 40s and early 50s.
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