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The Hunger Games

Started this discussion. Last reply by RS Mar 31, 2012. 9 Replies

THE HUNGER GAMES 2012Lionsgate Directed by Gary RossProduced by Nina JacobsonScreenplay by Suzanne Collins and Billy RayBased on “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins  In the interest of full…Continue

The Return of Sinbad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Haneef B Mar 23, 2012. 3 Replies

Airship 27 Productions has begun a new series of anthologies that will feature the classic Arabian sailor hero, Sinbad.  He has been re-envisioned as the son of an African Prince and Moorish…Continue

Derrick Ferguson Listens To The Tales of The GRIOTS

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IMARO Creator Joins Airship 27

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valjeanne Jeffers Mar 24, 2012. 11 Replies

IMARO CREATOR JOINS AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONSCharles R. Saunders, one of the most respected fantasy adventure writers in the field, has joined Airship 27 Productions to create a black pulp hero. …Continue

 

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The Champions#7

The Rurh Valley, West Germany            Normally quiet peaceful and tranquil, the industrial city of Iserlohn was not one where superhuman battles were commonplace.  German superheroes such as Frieiheitskampfer, Rork, Blitzkreiger and Captain Mors tended to operate in the major cities such as Berlin, Munich or Stuttgart.  They rarely, if ever got to the smaller cities unless and until there was a pressing need for them.            They certainly could have been used ten minutes ago.  That’s…See More
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Derrick Ferguson replied to Cranston's discussion The Passion of Kal-El (“Man of Steel”)
"MAN OF STEEL 2013 Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/DC Entertainment Directed by Zack Snyder Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas & Deborah Snyder Screenplay by David S. Goyer Based on “Superman” created…"
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"I'm with William and Valjeanne. I see no problem with it. Leave it be."
Jun 20, 2013
Derrick Ferguson replied to Roy M. Eavins II's discussion Phase-1 Need Writers for a team
"Email me at DerrickFerguson1@aol.com. I don't give out my phone number but if you want to have a Skype conference, email me and let me know the time availability."
Jun 17, 2013
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"Dillon"
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About Me:
Much like removing a bandaid I suppose the best way to get through this is to rip it off as quickly as possible, accept the pain and move on:

My name is Derrick Ferguson and I'm from Brooklyn, New York where I've lived most of my life. Married for 25 years to the wonderful Patricia Cabbagestalk-Ferguson who lets me get away with far more than is good for me.

My interests include old radio shows, classic pulps from the 30's/40's, comic books, fan fiction, Star Trek, pop culture, science fiction, animation, television and movies...oh yeah...movies. I'm currently the co-host of the podcast BETTER IN THE DARK where my partner Thomas Deja and I rant and rave about movies on a bi-weekly basis.

My primary love is reading and writing and I've written four books to date: Dillon And The Voice of Odin, my love letter to classic pulp action/adventure with a modern flavor. Derrick Ferguson's Movie Review Notebook and it's sequel The Return of Derrick Ferguson's Movie Review Notebook.
Diamondback Vol I: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time, a spaghetti western disgused as a modern day gangster/crime thriller.

Anything else you'd like to know about me, check out my Live Journal: http://dferguson.livejournal.com/

The Pulpwork Press website: http://www.freewebs.com/pulpworkpress/

or Better In The Dark: http://betterinthedark.podomatic.com/
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http://sites.google.com/site/betterinthedarkcentralsite/
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Moving Day

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Moving Day

Greetings and Salutations. If you’re here then you’re probably a regular visitor to the Dillon blog or an occasional visitor. Either way, glad to…
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Los Angeles Review of Books Reviews BLACK PULP!

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

Los Angeles Review of Books


Mark Bould on Black Pulp by Gary PhillipsMorgan Minor and Tommy Hancock


Souljahs of Fortune: On "Black Pulp"

May 27th, 2013

“I'M YOUR GREAT white hunter,” Ernie…

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BLACK PULP Is Here!

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 10:39am 6 Comments

BLACK PULP!

Batesville, AR – 4/17/2013 – Pro Se Productions, a Publisher known for balancing tales harkening back to classic Pulp Fiction with stories pushing the boundaries of modern Genre Fiction, continues its publishing of books that do both. Pro Se proudly announces the debut of BLACK PULP, a collection featuring the work of various authors, including bestsellers Walter Mosley and Joe R. Lansdale.

BLACK PULP is an anthology of original stories featuring black characters in…

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How I Create My Characters (For Better Or For Worse)

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 6:00pm 7 Comments

How I Create My Characters (For Better or For Worse)



First off, I don't think any writer sits down saying: "Today I am going to create a memorable character." Any more than he can sit down and say "Today I am going to write a memorable novel." Only the kindness of readers and the passage of time can judge the memorability of a writer's…
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At 10:03am on February 8, 2013, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

At 5:59pm on March 03, 2012, Valjeanne Jeffers gave Derrick Ferguson a gift
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Thanks so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it:)
At 2:00am on January 18, 2012, Celia C. Peters said…

Derrick --- thx for taking a look and for your kind words. I look forward to checking out what you do!

At 9:26pm on September 21, 2011, Valjeanne Jeffers gave Derrick Ferguson a gift
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Outstanding review of Griots :)! Thanks for taking the time, Brother Derrick :)
At 3:59pm on March 15, 2011, Valjeanne Jeffers said…
Hi Derrick: Just wanted you to know that I printed out Dillon... so I could read it in my comfort zone -:). You'd think as much as I stay on the computer I could finish a pdf book -:)
At 8:48am on February 28, 2011, Ron Fortier said…
Hi Derrick and thanks for the friend-connect here.  Charles Saunders pointed me to this group and now I've met Milton Davis and hooked up with you here.  All very, very cool.  Am really happy to be here.
At 10:10am on December 24, 2010, Charles R. Saunders said…
Good to connect with you here, Derrick.
At 10:16am on December 22, 2010, Elbert Lewis,Jr. said…

Hey Derrick,

 

Thanks for the compliment but I've got news for you, I hate my voice too. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my podcast. As far as the source of the stats of deaths from illegals driving drunk I gather my information from many sources; news papers, radio talk shows, the internet and so forth. i admitt that I'm not 100% correct in all that I say but then it's ment to be commentary and not a factual news cast. I don't usually keep my notes so I can't say where I got the information but I'll bet its not that far off the mark.

 

As far as American citizens not willing to do certain jobs, as long as we have the freebies like welfare and other programs of course some people will refuse to work. For me, someone who spent fives years as a laborer in the sewer department, at times literially knee deep in human waste, I don't think any honest job should be beneath anyone regardless of race, creed, color or gender.

If I were king everyone would pull his or her own weight or starve or live off of mom or dad. That includes the baby mamas. I know all of the arguments against it, including its not fair for the kids but I grew up poor, not eating half the time, no proper winter clothing, cardboatd in my shoes between my feet and the snow and I and my seven brothers and sisters survived, prospered and are all productive citizens except for one brother who passed away early in life.

 

So I'm kind of a hards ass when it  comes to people leaching off of the system. It is a basic tenant of human nature if you reward certain behaviors you will certainly get more of it and vice versa, punish it or make life hard and you will get less. Plus when a human being does not earn his or her own way they don't develop real self esteem or self-relieance or self-worth which is one of the biggest problems in the ghetto as far as I'm concerned.

 

Stay tuned,

 

 Elbert

At 12:23pm on November 28, 2010, Ronald T. Jones said…
Derrick! Great book! I wish I had discovered it back in 2003, but I'm glad I have more books in the series to look forward to. I'll be getting Golden Bell soon. I posted two reviews, one in the Discussion section of BSFS and on Amazon. Keep up the good work!
At 5:44pm on November 16, 2010, Ronald T. Jones said…
Hi, Derrick. I have to friend you before I can PM you.
 
 
 

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