Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mack Maloney's WINGMAN Novels Now Available as Ebooks!

Click the Cover to see on Amazon
I read the WINGMAN series of post-apocalyptic aerial adventure novels in junior high and high school, and back then I thought they were the greatest novels ever written. A zany menagerie of characters battling on the ground and in the skies over a world devastated by the nuclear ravages of World War Three, the WINGMAN stories were filled with crazy adventures, battles on land, sea, and of course, in the air, as Hawk Hunter, "Zen Fighter Pilot" took to the skies in his customized F-16 fighter jet.

I read about 10 of the 16 WINGMAN novels before I lost track of the series, probably around the time I went off to college. But I'd read and re-read the books I had - especially the first four or five novels - several times. As time went on, I would sometimes wonder what ever happened to the series, and it turns out it languished in out-of-print hell for a long, long time.

But, like an F-16 rising up from the ashes of a nuclear post-war wasteland, the WINGMAN series has been given new life by the folks over at Open Road Media, a publishing house specializing in ebook publishing. They've given the series new covers and priced them competitively (smart thinking on their part), and as of today, the series is now live and ready for purchase on Amazon.

I was fortunate enough to get in touch with Mack Maloney, the author of the WINGMAN novels, a couple of years ago, and after some correspondence back and forth Mack was kind enough to do an interview for me, which I published in Hatchet Force Journal. I've also been working with Mack to build a new home for him online, and it can be found here, on his new Wordpress blog. As time goes on, we'll be adding new information, but there are links to all his books, as well as a lot of other information.

I could carry on about the series a lot more, but Open Road Media got together with Mack and made a promotional video for the release of the WINGMAN series - so I'll let the video do the talking:


BISH said...

This is cool news, Jack. I read and enjoyed the first half-dozen or so novels in the Wingman series and am delighted to find them available again.

Scott said...

Must be on the same tangent. I posted the other day (June 14th) on the very first Wingman.

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember seeing this series back in the day but never read any. Sounds like I missed out. I'll have to have a look see for some.

Freddie said...

I only read Freedom Express back in high school. Enjoyed it. This is awesome news. Odd thing, I just picked up a couple of print editions yesterday 08-Jul. Granted they only cost me a couple of bucks.

Anonymous said...

Read about 14 or 15 of wingman an I really did enjoy what I read
Thank you mack Maloney