While trying to do some research on a possible third author of the Turbo Cowboys books, John Read, I emailed both of the other authors to see if they knew anything about him. Chet Cunningham responded and said, “As far as I know there was no other authors on the series… never heard of John Read… I did only three books in the series that I remember. Maybe a forth, not sure. Long time ago.”
I also emailed Ballantine Books to see if I could get any information on the series that they might be able to give me, but like the first time I emailed them, I have yet to get a response, and probably won’t. I’ll keep harassing them though.
I’m only guessing here, but there’s probably no John Read. I can’t find any information on an author by that name that looks even possible of being an author of the Turbo Cowboys. So unless that’s a pen name too, which I would doubt, then there probably wasn’t a third author and the website I got that info from is most likely wrong. After all, the two other authors we do know about have already claimed all 10 books between them, and I think they would know better than almost anybody. Except for Ballantine, who still hasn’t responded.
I’d like to give another special thanks to a long-time fan of the Turbo Cowboys for helping me finish the list of books by sending me pictures of the two covers I needed. Now that page is complete, finally!
Thank you Roger Barker for your help with that, and for sharing a picture of your complete collection! I can’t say I’m not envious.
I put this site together on a whim when Jon contacted me on Amazon and told me he wanted to put together some ebooks of the series. I knew then that we weren’t the only people who would remember the series, but I had no idea just how many fans are still out there wishing these books were more easily accessible and not so costly online. I’ve been blown away by all of the people who have stopped by since I created this site and continue to tell me how much they love this series and how glad they are that this site is up. It truly means a lot to me, and I’m glad I’m not alone! Thank you so much for helping Jon and I keep this series alive! And if you haven’t yet, make sure you get your hands on the ebooks Jon made for us! I’m working on getting them saved to this site, if it’s possible, so that if Jon needs the space in his Dropbox for other things he can lighten the load a bit. Until then, get your copies with these links!
The time has finally come! Jon has taken his spare time and turned it into 10 e-files of the 10 Turbo Cowboys books! Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to this series Jon!
For those of you interested, you can download 9 of the 10 books from this link. Jon had issues getting the eighth book scanned, so it isn’t included in that link. He did, however, just get it done, and here is the link for book 8!
Thanks again Jon, you definitely rule! And for the rest of you, enjoy the books! I know I will!
Official words: This is not an official working of the Turbo Cowboys, and these ebooks are not official copies. This site is only a fan site and is not affiliated with the Turbo Cowboys, the original publisher, or anything else related to this series.
Every now and then I do a little checking on our favorite Cowboys. Just now I discovered this little blog is the number two and three results on a Google search for Turbo Cowboys. The first spot belongs to Jump Start on Amazon.
I also noticed the picture I took for Jump Start for use on this site is now being used by another site, Library Thing, which I think is cool! My copy of a Turbo Cowboys book cover is being used elsewhere on the net! It’s the little things, people.
Lastly, I’m doing some updating around here because it’s needed. It has always been needed. I wanted to do it as soon as I created this site and always put it off. Now I’m getting to it, or at the very least going to try to. So you may see some changes by your next visit. First and foremost, I’m going to finally add all of the book covers on the books page. If I can find them all, that is. EDIT: I still need the covers to Speed Shift and City Of Glass. If any of you have those books and would like to contribute pictures of the covers to the site, send them to me at mattroberts79 at gmail dot com. Thanks!
Lastly, every now and then we get new visitors to the site, old fans who have found us in the hopes of learning something new about their favorite childhood book series, and I’m glad they can find that info here. I’m really happy and proud of this little community of fans we’ve gathered, and I welcome all old fans/new visitors to the site!
I was curious to see if anything had been put online about the Turbo Cowboys since this little blog went up. I discovered something I hadn’t seen before at the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. They have the info we have here, and they’ve added one more name to the mix, John Read. They also have a list of the books and which ones were written by whom. Very interesting that this would seem to go up online after this blog did. Either way, I’m glad we have more info on the books out there than what was previously available!
You can check it out here, www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/phillips_tony
Now the fun begins… finding out more info on John Read!
Hey fans, I can’t believe I didn’t have one of these before now, but I JUST added a “follow” link to the right there so you can follow this blog to find out when anything gets updated. For those of you who have been stopping by wondering when we’re going to have the digital copies ready for viewing, we thank you for keeping up with us and for the continued interest in not just this project, but in the Turbo Cowboys. Hopefully soon we’ll have some good news coming your way as far as that is concerned. Until then, click that follow button and you’ll get an email when we update this site. Thanks again for your patience and continued interest!