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About Alan J. Porter
He is the author of "BATMAN: The Unofficial Collectors Guide," (Schiffer Books), "BEFORE THEY WERE BEATLES: The Early Years 1956-1960," (Xlibris), JAMES BOND: the history of the illustrated 007," and "STAR TREK: A comics history." (both for Hermes Press.) He is currently working on THE JAMES BOND LEXICON.
He has written short stories and novellas featuring characters such as Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes, and Houdini, as well as his own pulp characters, The Raven and Lotus Ronin.
His comic book credits include GOD SHOP (Tokyopop), various Disney*Pixar's The World of CARS series for BOOM! Studios, Marvel, and Disney, and now FORGOTTEN CITY for Kid Domino.
His technical book titles include "WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun & Profit" (2010) and "The Content Pool" (2011) both published by XML Press.
He is also an Editor-at-Large at RevolutionSF.com
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A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes. Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysteries confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.
In this seventh volume of Airship 27 Productions’ best-selling series, Sherlock Holmes and his steadfast companion, Dr. Watson, set out to solve four brand new mysteries, each a unique puzzle unlike any they’ve encountered before. From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.
Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!
Sherlock Holmes, arguably the greatest fictional character ever created, returns along with his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, in five new stories pitting his deductive skills against all manner of gaslight villainy.
A man awakens in a sanitarium claiming to be Dr. John Watson. A young student is charged with the murder of his famous professor. A Paris gang of jewel thieves brings the Great Detective to the City of Lights. Murder in a London opium den unlocks the evil lurking within the estate of a prestigious British family and the ghost of Dr. Moriarty may have risen from the grave to challenge his Baker Street rival one final time.
These are the baffling cases documented here by writers I.A. Watson, Michael A. Black, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher; all guaranteed to keep Holmes fans intrigued and entertained from the first tale to the last. The fog rolls in off the Thames, the clip-clop of hansom cabs rolls by and shrill screams cut through the night. Once more the game is afoot!
Mysteries, westerns, stories of crime and noir, and more, all with Asian characters in the lead! Between these covers are 17 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of a different shade that will appeal to audiences everywhere! Asian Pulp! From Pro Se Productions!
One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman’s buttons? What does Batman’s technology say about the times? Why are Batman’s villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?
British adventure writer, H. Rider Haggard’s most popular fictional character was Alan Quatermain, the irascible African big game hunter. As the hero of the classic KING SOLOMON’S MINES, Quatermain immediately fired the imagination of readers across the world and created an instant demand for more of his adventures.
Now Airship 27 Productions answers that on-going demand by presenting two brand new Alan Quatermain novellas each filled with a host of suspense, action and exotic African locales. When a French river boat pilot discovers elephant ivory suffused with gold, it sends the expert guide on a quest find a fable elephant’s graveyard to learn answer to the “GOLDEN IVORY” by Alan J. Porter.
Next a naïve American lad follows Quatermain deep into the jungle to find eight missing white women only to uncover an ancient evil capable of possessing the bodies of its victim’s in Aaron Smith’s chilling “TEMPLE OF LOST SOULS.”
Here are complete tales that will thrill pulp fans and introduce a whole new generation to one of the most famous adventure heroes of all time; H. Rider Haggard’s Alan Quatermain.
The book is the story of those four years. The story of how one of thousands of amateur schoolboy skiffle bands evolved into the beginnings of the greatest band in popular history. It’s a story of hope, creativity and exploring musical boundaries. It’s also a story of tragedy, coincidence and at times just sheer luck.
It is a story of beginnings, the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo - Before They Were Beatles.
REVIEWS For "Before They Were Beatles."
"I read it from cover to cover without putting it down ... excellent job. It was a great read." - Rod Davis, member of John Lennon's original group, The Quarrymen.
I highly recommend this book for all Beatles fans." - Andrew Croft, Publisher, Beatlolgy Magazine
This is a truly excellent book about the formative years of The Beatles. It has been well researched and where dates and events are mentioned in the book, they have been verified with multiple sources wherever possible. The story is presented in a chronological order, and charts the converging paths of the main players in Beatles history. All in all a very through piece of work, enjoyable to read and therefore warmly recommended." - Beatles Unlimited magazine.
"Loved it. It's very informative...many things that I didn't know.." - Jim Meehan - Host "Now & Then" - Z88.9 WBCZ Philadelphia
All companies, no matter what industry they are in, or what product or service they create, do four basic things. Offer something for sale, sell it, collect money for it, and create content about what they do. Product development, Marketing, Sales, and Finance are all essential to the organization and are typically managed at the VP or CXO level, yet a company's content, which contains all of its intellectual property, is often overlooked. The Content Pool: Leveraging Your Company's Largest Hidden Asset makes the case for placing content creation, management, and distribution on a par with other core strategic business activities.
Inside the Book
- Identifying Your Content
- Organizing Your Content
- Managing Your Content
- Leveraging Your Content
- The Case for a Chief Content Officer
- Bibliography and Index
WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit introduces the concept of wikis, and shows why they are becoming the must-have communications and collaboration technology for businesses of any size. Using a garden as a metaphor, Alan J. Porter shows you step-by-step how to select wiki software, get started, overcome resistance to wikis, maintain your wiki, and use your wiki for internal collaboration, project planning, communication with your customers, and more. Includes five case studies that highlight the ways companies are using wikis to solve business and communication problems, increase efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction.
Inside the Book
- A Brief History of Collaboration
- Defining the Wiki
- Planting the Seed
- First Growth
- Maintaining the Garden
- Harvesting the Information
- A Wiki Checklist
- Notes on Popular Wiki Software
- Resources and Index