Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Return of a Man Called, EDGE!

I’m thrilled to announce that Terry Harknett, aka George G. Gilman and I, have come to an agreement to release the unpublished mini series of his infamous character, Edge as an eBook for Amazon's Kindle. The first, ‘The Quiet Gun,’ is now available. If you’re not familiar with Edge, I would strongly encourage you to go out and get a copy. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll certainly want to read more.
Terry, like most of us would love to see the Western Genre back where it belongs … on top. He wholeheartedly supports the idea of the Rope and Wire Short Stories Series which can only strengthen the genre’s appeal to the media.
Upcoming titles:
The Quiet Gun.
The Deputy.
The Outrage.
Killing Time in Eternity.
Return to Massacre Mesa.
Name on the Bullet.

His original Edge series which consists of sixty one books have stood the test of time, and are well sought after today, #61 being the hardest to find. The last one I ever saw was being auctioned on eBay and went for almost $300. If like me, you have read any of the Edge books you will know what I’m talking about. I think Terry was writing in a style well advanced for his time. And that is why if you read one of his novels today, you’d swear it had only been written yesterday.

Terry Harknett (born 1936) is a British author. He is author of almost 200 books, mostly pulp novels in the western and crime genres. He has written as a ghostwriter for Peter Haining and under an array of pseudonyms, George G. Gilman, Joseph Hedges, William M. James, Charles R. Pike, Thomas H. Stone, Frank Chandler, Jane Harman, Alex Peters, William Pine, William Terry, James Russell and David Ford. Some bibliographies list Adam Hardy as one of Harknett's pseudonyms, in fact a nom de plume of Kenneth Bulmer. This is an error resulting from incorrect copyright information printed in one of the Edge westerns.
He has written a number of series including:
  • Steve Wayne (9 books under his own name)
  • Crown (3 books under his own name)
  • Edge (61 books as George G. Gilman)
  • Adam Steele (49 books as George G. Gilman)
  • Edge Meets Adam Steele (3 books as George G. Gilman)
  • The Undertaker (6 books as George G. Gilman)
  • The Revenger (12 books as Joseph Hedges)
  • Apache (27 books as William M. James)
  • Jubal Cade (3 books as Charles R. Pike)
  • Chester Fortune (5 books as Thomas H. Stone)
Harknett's westerns have been identified as an influence by authors including Robert J. Randisi and Peter Brandvold.

 Look Out For the Next Two Books In This Series. 
Coming Soon!

4 comments:

  1. I think I speak for a great many fans when I say just how exciting this project is. EDGE and his creator were well ahead of their times, and it's certainly not hard to see why so many writers cite Terry Harknett as an influence. The covers to the new series are, of course, superb, and if past experience of Malcolm's work is any indicator, I think we're in for a truly classy project!

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  2. That's really good news and quite a coup. Excellent covers, too!

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  3. Sounds good. I read theses six years ago, but ebooks would be nice. Will we ever see those last dozen or so never published here in the U.S.? The prices, when you can find them, are a bit steep for my pocketbook.

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