Note from Doc Talos author/contest judge R. Paul Sardanas: Scott Cranford brings us another look at a younger James Talos, with a look at the crucible within which the most enduring metal can be forged, both inside and outside.
Comment from author Scott Cranford: I’ve been a Doc Savage fan since I was twelve years old and over the years I’ve often wondered about Doc’s life when he was young. The Doc Savage novels don’t really tell us much about Doc’s personal life, especially about his early life. I thought I would try my hand at providing a brief glimpse into the vast unknown world of Doc’s upbringing.
Additional note: If you are interested in submitting fiction to the Summer 2021 contest (first prize is a Bantam Doc Savage paperback Czar of Fear first edition, signed by James Bama, and all contestants will appear in a special souvenir paperback collection of the stories) you can read the contest guidelines HERE.