Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups, edited by Jonathan Maberry & Keith R.A. DeCandido, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, is now funding on Kickstarter. The anthology features more than a dozen great tie-in writers teaming classic characters up.
With just a couple of days to go, our sights are set on our stretch goals, which will add more authors to the table of contents.
We’ve already done several interviews:
- Rigel Ailur (teaming Annie Oakley with Marian of Sherwood)
- Greg Cox (mashing up The Brain that Wouldn’t Die with Night of the Living Dead)
- James Reasoner (pairing G-Man Dan Fowler with Stinger Seave)
- Ben H. Rome (putting Bastet, Fenrir, and Quetzalcoatl together)
- Nancy Holder & Alan Philipson (Flaxman Low and Mezzanotte meeting)
- Keith R.A. DeCandido (teaming Ayesha, a.k.a. She Who Must Be Obeyed, with Egungun-oya)
- David Mack (teaming Prospero the Magician with Don Quixote de la Mancha)
- Maurice Broaddus (Ace Harlem and the Conjure-Man teaming up)
- Dayton Ward (pairing Captain Battle with Blackout)
- Diana Dru Botsford (putting Ernest Shackleton, Sacajawea, and Lemuel Gulliver together)
- Delilah S. Dawson (bringing Lydia Bennet and Lord Ruthven together)
- Derek Tyler Attico (thrusting Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and John Henry into each other’s company)
- Jennifer Brody (pitting Abraham Van Helsing against Athena and the Medusa)
- the first of our stretch goal authors, Debbie Daughetee (throwing Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, together with Fantomah)
- the second of our stretch goal authors, David A. McIntee (teaming Tang Sanzang, a.k.a. Tripitaka, with Emperor Taizong)
Here’s an interview with the last of our three stretch-goal authors: James A. Moore, who’s joining two pulp characters, the Moon Man and the Man in the Black Cloak. If you want to see him in the book, please support the Kickstarter so we can hit that stretch goal!
James A. Moore is a multiple Bram Stoker Award nominee for his novels and short fiction in the horror field. James has contributed extensively to White Wolf’s gaming universes, particularly World of Darkness. In addition to his original horror work, he’s also written for Alien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel, and V-Wars, among others.
What led you to choose the characters you’re using for your Double Trouble story?
I have an avid love of the old pulps and I thought that the Moon Man and the Man in the Black Cloak were two characters who needed to be seen ore. They’re very different characters, with very different styles, but I think they make an interesting pairing.
What do you enjoy most about writing tie-in fiction?
Playing in someone else’s sandbox. It’s like getting to play with all the toys that someone else has that you’ve wanted to get to know better.
What’s your favorite licensed universe that you’ve written in during your career as a tie-in writer?
Definitely Alien. What a dark and disturbing universe, with horrid, nightmarish monsters! And then there are the good guys, with such a wide array of possibilities, from corporate sleaze to military warriors. It’s a rich and fertile field to farm in.
What do you have that’s now out or coming out soon?
The final book in my Seven Forges novels, The War-Born, is coming out in December and I’m looking forward to that. It’s been a long and wild ride.
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