NICK POLLOTTA - NOVEL IDEAS

SHORT BIO:
   Under a wide variety of pseudonyms, and house names, Nick Pollotta has over 50 published novels, ranging from Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Horror, Western, Military/Thrillers, Young Adult, Gaming, and Paranormal Romance. 
    A former stand-up comic from Manhattan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife Melissa, three computers, 14,000 books, and two more-than-slightly insane cats who plan to take over the world any day now.
 
    He is both a member of the Authors Guild, and the Romance Writers of America.
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"Gentlemen Prefer Witches"
Paranormal Romance/Comedy.
"Ruthlessly hunted by an insane demon from the sunken island of Atlantis, a young witch
from Chicago accidentially stumbles into the inviting arms of a Southern billionaire
who may be just too good to be true..."
 
"A superb blend of honest humanity, hip-churning erotica,
and intense paranormal action!"
 
Available from Double Dragon Press,
and at all fine SF/Fantasy bookstores everywhere!
 

"Gentlemen Prefer Witches" Book Trailer

 
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Never read anything by me before? Then here is a free PDF ebook to download.
 SF/Humor, by Nick Pollotta (written as 'Jack Hopkins')
REVIEW COPY, NOT FOR RESALE
 
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"THAT DARN SQUID GOD!"
Fantasy/Humor by Nick Pollotta & James Clay
 
  In the year
1881, the moon suddenly begins to turn around and reveal its long-hidden darker side to the startled world. While most of Humanit
y finds the event fascinating, two British explorers know the horrible truth. The rotating moon is the legendary sign that foreshadows the return of a prehistoric demon, the monstrous destroyer of Atlantis, an unkillable colossus known only as the deadly, dreaded Squid God. Racing around the world, and against the clock, Prof. Einstein and Lord Carstairs battle the fanatical legions of Squid God worshippers in a valiant effort to stop the ghastly rebirthing ceremony and keep the demonic mollusk locked in the stygian depths of its unearthly lair.
  Authors Nick Pollotta & James Clay have lovingly crafted a splendid Fantasy/Adventure, heavily laced with their classic off-the-wall humor, and sprinkled with a light dusting of parody toward the legendary works of H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and just about everything else from the golden glory days of Victorian England.
 
"Wonderful parody!." WHISPERS UNDER THE STAIRS

“‘That Darn Squid God” rewrites literary history, remodels London worse than the Blitz,
and convinces that it is wise never to deny the supremacy of British womanhood!
 What more can you ask?” ANALOG SF MAGAZINE

“Nick Pollotta is the funniest man in SF!”
GENE WOLFE, two-time Nebula Award winner

“Funny, compelling and an absolute pleasure to read!” ETERNAL NIGHT SF MAGAZINE

“Delightfully entertaining!” Robin Wood

“It’s not often a book of this nature comes along and you do not want to miss it.
 Pollotta and Clay are trying to corner humorous fantasy and this tale gives them a firm foundation.”
BARYON SF MAGAZINE


“Set in Victorian England in the year 1881, That Darn Squid God is an hilarious parody of the otherworldly mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, strewn with delightful trappings of mystery and magic. Tongue-and-cheek humor with a fresh, and fast-paced, narrative style set apart That Darn Squid God as a fantastically funny end-of-the-world ride.” MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
 
Available from: Double Dragon Press and Amazon
 
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 RECENT NEWS
 
1/20/2013 -    Nick is hard at work finishing a new Mack Bolan novel for Gold Eagle Books,
and has signed a contract for a Steampunk/Humor novel. 
 
   Fans can contact him at: NPollotta@gmail.com

    Or stop by FaceBook for daily updates!

 
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  BUREAU 13: "DAMNED NATION"
   Amid the fury and chaos of the Civil War, something monstrous is feeding upon the wounded soldiers, leaving behind withered corpses broken and twisted in unimaginable agony. Definitely not the work of a vampire. U.S. Marshall John Sanders is ordered by President Lincoln to stop the hideous deaths. Has the South unleashed a demon from Hell? But the marshall soon discovers that the mysterious enemy has been attacking every fallen soldier in the war, both Union and Confederate.
  President Jefferson Davis wants the unknown fiend stopped just as much as President Lincoln. Ruthlessly hunting a dark thing unafraid of guns, fire, silver, or Holy Water, the grim marshall starts to believe that the killer is not a werewolf, vampire, demon, or anything else known in the lexicon of the supernatural. This is something new, something horribly different. And the battlefield deaths are only the beginning...
 
"An entertaining, tongue-in-cheek, if at times gruesome,
fantasy murder mystery with plenty of action!" MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"A fast paced, and engaging story. Particularly enjoyable!" ETERNAL NIGHT SF MAGAZINE

"Excellent!" ANALOG SF MAGAZINE
 
Available from: Double Dragon Press   and Amazon
 
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 "ILLEGAL ALIENS"
SF/Humor by Nick Pollotta & Phil Foglio
Prof. Rajavur and his 'First Contact Team' had been patiently waiting years for aliens to land on Earth. Leader Idow and the crew of the starship, All That Glitters, were just looking for an unknown planet where they could land and have a little fun teasing the primitive natives. So it was pure bad luck that the first humans the alien tricksters encounter is a ruthless New York City street gang, the Bloody Deckers. With more starships landing and the world in chaos, Rajavur and his First Contact Team have to move fast in a desperate plan to rescue the innocent aliens from the evil street gang! Then again, maybe they should join forces with the street gang to protect the Earth from the furious aliens?
  Best-Selling author Nick Pollotta and Hugo award winning illustrator Phil Foglio have packed this one-of-a-kind science fiction comedy full of thrilling combat, nuclear agents, planetary blockades, Omega Gas, the galactic police, Russian-doll-style Dyson spheres, a giant flying refrigerator, big juju, a high-stakes game of poker, space battles, warobots, the trail of the millennium, bar fights, naughty lingerie, lost civilizations, the United Nations Space Marines, lost civilizations, group sex, and delicious fried chicken. 
 
 

Pollotta & Foglio do it just for laughs!” -ANALOG

“Illegal Aliens is a brilliant satire!” -STARLOG SF MAGAZINE
“Pollotta & Foglio, names to remember!” -MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE
“Hilarious! A well written book with a solid plot.” -ENTERACT MAGAZINE
"The best humorous SF novel I have ever seen.” -ENIGMA
“I laughed until my sides ached!”-SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST
“Very, very, funny!” -LOCUS SF MAGAZINE

"Illegal Aliens" Book Trailer

 
 
 
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BOOKSELLERS:
 
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS        WILDSIDE PRESS       
 
 DOUBLE DRAGON PRESS           BOOKS-A-MILLION
 
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"Bureau 13" T-shirts are available at:   SOFTWEAR
 
The original "Bureau 13" RPG is available at: TRI TAC GAMES
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
MACK BOLAN: "Chained Lightning" Action/Adventure
(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books 
 
2013
MACK BOLAN: "OBLIVION PACT", Action/Adventure,
(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books
 
DEATHLANDS: "SINS OF HONOR", Action/Adventure
(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books JUST RELEASED!

2012

"Gentlemen Prefer Witches" Paranormal Romance/Comedy
Double Dragon Press, trade papaerback and eBook. JUST RELEASED!
 
 
MACK BOLAN: "SHADOW STRIKE", Action/Adventure,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
MACK BOLAN: "FIREBURST", Action/Adventure,
(as Don Pendelton), GOLD EAGLE BOOKS
 

2011

DEATHLANDS: "PRODIGAL RETURN", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler),Gold Eagle Books

 
MACK BOLAN: "DRAGONFIRE", Action/Adventure,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "MOONFEAST", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "BLOODCHAINS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Graphic Audio, audio book

2010

DEATHLANDS: "MOONFEAST", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler),Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "BLOODCHAINS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
BUREAU 13: "DAMNED NATION", Dark Fantasy,

Nick Pollotta, Double Dragon Press

 
BUREAU 13: "DAMNED NATION", Dark Fantasy,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
STONY MAN: "TERROR DESCENDING", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
STONY MAN: "LAST DAYS", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
STONY MAN: "CAPITAL OFFENSE", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
STONY MAN: "EXTREME INSTINCT", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "TIME'S CASTAWAYS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Graphic Audio, audio book

2009

STONY MAN: "TERROR DESCENDING", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
STONY MAN: "LAST DAYS", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
BUREAU 13: "JUDGMENT NIGHT", Fantasy/Humor

Nick Pollotta, Double Dragon Press

 
BUREAU 13: "DOOMSDAY EXAM", Fantasy/Humor

Nick Pollotta, Double Dragon Press

 
BUREAU 13: "FULL MOONSTER", Fantasy/Humor

Nick Pollotta, Double Dragon Press

 
"THAT DARN SQUID GOD", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & James Clay, Double Dragon Books

 
BUREAU 13: "JUDGMENT NIGHT", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
BUREAU 13: "DOOMSDAY EXAM", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
BUREAU 13: "FULL MOONSTER", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
"THAT DARN SQUID GOD", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
"INVASION FROM URANUS", short story collection,
Nick Pollotta, Double Dragon Press
 

2008

STONY MAN: "CAPITAL OFFENSE",Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
STONY MAN: "FIRESTORM", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "NIGHTSCAPE", Action/Adventure,
(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books
 

2007

STONY MAN: "NEUTRON FORCE", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
"ILLEGAL AL
IENS", SF/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & Phil Foglio,

AST Press, Russia, (translation)

 
 
 
 
 
"THAT DARN SQUID GOD", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & James Clay,

AST Press, Russia, (translation)

 
STONY MAN: "UPLINK", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
STONY MAN: "NEUTRON FORCE", Military/Thriller

(as Don Pendelton), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "SHATTERZONE", Action Adventure,
(as James Axler), Graphic Audio, audio book
 

2006

STONY MAN: "SKYHAMMER", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
"BUREAU 13 SOURCEBOOK", RPG manual,

Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press

 
DEATHLANDS: "PERDITION VALLEY", Action/Adventure

(as James Axler), Graphic Audio, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "SHATTERZONE", Action/Adventure
(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books
 

2005

"THAT DARN SQUID GOD", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & James Clay, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
DEATHLANDS: "SHATTERZONE", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler),Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "SAVAGE ARMADA", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "JUDAS STRIKE", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "SHADOW FORTRESS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
STONY MAN: "THE CHAMELEON FACTOR", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "BLOODFIRE", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler),Cutting Edge Audio, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "DEVIL RIDERS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge Audio, audio book

 
BUREAU 13: "DAMNED NATION", Dark Fantasy,

Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press

 
DEATHLANDS: "COLDFIRE", Action/Adventure,
(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books
 

2004

"THAT DARN SQUID GOD", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & James Clay, Wildside Press

 
DEATHLANDS: "BLOODFIRE", Action/Adventure

(as James Axler),Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "SKY RAIDERS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
MACK BOLAN: "STOLEN ARROWS", Action/Adventure,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
STONY MAN: "JAMMING FIELD", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton), Gold Eagle Books

 
"TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD", short story collection

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, short stories

 
DEATHLANDS: "PANDORA'S REDOUBT", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler),Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "ZERO CITY", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "GEMINI RISING", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "DARK RECKONING", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book

 
DEATHLANDS: "GAIA'S DEMISE", Action/Adventure,
(as James Axler), Cutting Edge, audio book
 

2003

DEATHLANDS: "DEVIL RIDERS", Action/Adventure

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
"TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD", short story collection
Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press
 

2002

BUREAU 13: "DOOMSDAY EXAM", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press

 
BUREAU 13: "FULL MOONSTER", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press

 
STONY MAN: "SKY KILLER", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton) Gold Eagle Books

 
STONY MAN: "DEEP RAMPAGE", Military/Thriller,

(as Don Pendelton) Gold Eagle Books

 
"ILLEGAL ALIENS", SF/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & Phil Foglio, Wildside Press

 
BUREAU 13: "JUDGMENT NIGHT", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
BUREAU 13: "DOOMSDAY EXAM", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
BUREAU 13: "FULL MOONSTER", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Fictionwise.com, ebook

 
"ILLEGAL ALIENS", SF/Humor,
Nick Pollotta and Phil Foglio, Fictionwise.com, ebook
 

2001

DEATHLANDS: "ZERO CITY", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "SAVAGE ARMADA", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "JUDAS STRIKE", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "SHADOW FORTRESS", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
BUREAU 13: "JUDGMENT NIGHT", Fantasy/Humor,
Nick Pollotta, Wildside Press
 

2000

DEATHLANDS: "GAIA'S DEMISE", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "DARK RECKONING", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
DEATHLANDS: "PANDORA'S REDOUBT", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

1999

DEATHLANDS: "GEMINI RISING", Action/Adventure,

(as James Axler), Gold Eagle Books

 
SHADOWRUN: "SHADOWBOXER", Science Fiction,

Nicholas Pollotta, Jeux Decartes, France,

(translation)

 
1998

SHADOWRUN: "SHADOWBOXER", Science Fiction,

Nicholas Pollotta, Heyne Books, Germany

(translation)

 
1997

SHADOWRUN: "SHADOWBOXER", Science Fiction,

Nicholas Pollotta, ROC Books (Fasa)
 

1995

"BUREAU 13 OMINIBUS", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Armada Press, RUSSIA,

(translation)
 
GAMMA WORLD: "AMERICAN KNIGHTS", YA/SF,

Nick Pollotta, TSR Books

 
GAMMA WORLD: "THE 24 HOUR WAR", YA/SF,

Nick Pollotta, TSR Books

 
GAMMA WORLD: "FREED-FOR-ALL", YA/SF,
(*purchased, but never released)

Nick Pollotta, TSR Books

 
AD&D: "THE GUARDIANS OF CASCADE", Fantasy/Humor,
(*purchased, but never released)
Nick Pollotta, TSR Books
 

1994

"ILLEGAL ALIENS", SF/Humor,

Nick Pollotta & Phil Foglio,

Armada Press, Russia,

(translation)

 
1993

"SATELLITE NIGHT NEWS", SF/Humor,

(as Jack Hopkins), Ace Books

 
"SATELLITE NIGHT SPECIAL", SF/Humor,

(as Jack Hopkins), Ace Books

 
"SATELLITE NIGHT FEVER", SF/Humor,

(as Jack Hopkins), Ace Books

1991

BUREAU 13: "DOOMSDAY EXAM", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Ace Books
 

1991

BUREAU 13:"FULL MOONSTER", Fantasy/Humor,

Nick Pollotta, Ace Books
 

1990

"BUREAU 13", Fantasy/Humor, (original title)

Nick Pollotta, Ace Books
NOTE: The "Bureau 13" novels are loosely based upon the RPG "Stalking the Night Fantastic" from Tri Tac Games of Michigan.
 

1989

"ILLEGAL ALIENS", SF/Humor,

Nick Pollotta and Phil Foglio, TSR BOOKS

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    At the start of your own writing career? Then I STRONGLY suggest using both Preditors &  Editors, and Writer Beware, to help you stay away from the thieves and tricksters (of which there are many). These two wonderful services are both free, and chock-a-block full of useful informtation.
    You might also find The Turkey City Lexicon useful, as well as my own articles:
    Good luck, and keep writing!                                                                                                                                                                            
    Nick Pollotta