John M. Whalen

John M. Whalen grew up in Philadelphia watching Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials on his mom and dad’s old black and white Stromberg-Carlson TV. It had a big round picture tube like a goldfish bowl and there was a button you could push that made the picture bigger. It also had a big 10-inch loudspeaker, and he will never get over hearing Franz Lizt’s Les Preludes on it at the opening of every chapter of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. It explains everything.

The Hard Deal

Aug 10th, 2008 (26 minute read)

A young man plans revenge on a rich industrialist for the death of his father, but his plans go awry when he encounters an indigenous life form. — ed, N.E. Lilly

A Rage for Justice

May 6th, 2009 (20 minute read)

John Whalen brings us another story in his Tulon setting. He asks the question, what’s a man to do when he finds a man that he has every reason to kill at the point of his gun?— ed, N.E. Lilly