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15 November 2019  

2020 SCI-FI ART OF VIRGIL FINLAY Calendar
Now available!

Twelve all-new works this year. Highly Recommended. By Virgil Finlay. Whoever is choosing these knows their stuff, these are wonderful, complex, powerful sci-fi and fantasy works among his best. Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.

$14.99

2020 SciFi Surrealism Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping



2020 Surrealistic Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping


2020 VINTAGE SCI FI 2020 WALL CALENDAR
Now available!

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color   
SRP: $16.95







Adventure House

Spider - 01/41 - our highest grade - simply gorgeous copy.
On auction ending tonight at www.adventurehouse.com/ah_auctions










Adventure House

Adventure House is pleased to announce that Adventure House has acquired a number of the Girasol Collectables reprint files.
They will be releasing on a monthly basis a number of their public domain titles as part of our monthly offerings.

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

July 2019
Oriental Stories – 12/30-01/31  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 06/34 - Now available!

June 2019
Strange Tales – 09/31 - Now available!
Magic Carpet Magazine – 04/33 - Now available!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #168

WONDER STORIES SPECIAL ISSUE
The Time Annihilator by Edgar Manley and Walter Thode
 In a stirring chase through time they saw the race destroyed. but they were powerless in the grip of the destroyer.

The House in the Clouds by Ulf Hermann
The Invulnerable Scourge by John S. Campbell
Lords of the Deep by Henry F. Kirkham
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Tubby—Time Traveler by Ray Cummings
Martian Heritage by Barry Cord

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Now available!

Through the dark night sky, streaking swiftly with their Hisso engines thundering, is the greatest trio of aces on the Western Front—the famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes,” the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it! At point was Captain Kirby, impetuous young leader of the great trio; on his right was little Lieutenant “Shorty” Carn, the mild-eyed, corpulent little Mosquito and lanky Lieutenant Travis, eldest and wisest of the Mosquitoes on his left! Flying in a V formation through four exciting hell-bent tales from the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Aces.

Stories Include: The X-Gun Flight (Jan 32), The Iron Ace (Feb 32), The Flying Dreadnought (Jun 32), The 20-Ace Patrol (Jul 32). All illustrated by John Fleming Gould





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of the series in the penultimate volume of this series. A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2? by the Allies during WWI and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’s wings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange on our side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Stories Include: The Code of K-14 (Feb 32), The Masked Marauders (Mar 33), The Sky Torch (Apr 33), Marauders Without Mercy (Oct 33), Legion of the Lost (Aug 34), Valley of Vengeance (Jun 35), Fokkers of the Red Fog (Aug 37), Headsman Strafe (Feb 38).


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
THE DEAD SHERIFF
Cannibals and Bloodsuckers by Mark Justice & Ron Fortier
Now available!

The Dead Sheriff Rides Again
Before his death in Feb, 2016, radio personality turned pulp writer, Mark Justice wrote The Dead Sheriff, a weird western that merged his love of both horror fiction and cowboy movies. Last year Airship 27 Productions proudly produced a new edition of that one and only book. Later, it was learned that Mark had actually begun a second book featuring the creepy lawman and his Indian companion, Sam. After reading the partial manuscript, fellow pulp scribe Ron Fortier volunteered to complete the tale with Mark’s widow, Norma Kay Justice, giving her approval.

Starting only months after the conclusion of their first adventure, Sam and journalist, Richard O’Malley, along with the Dead Sheriff, find themselves battling twisted cannibal brothers, a traveling bordello of vampire prostitutes and a demon from hell. Can even the Dead Sheriff survive this Trio of Terror?

So get ready to saddle up for some truly wild and hair raising adventure, pulp fans, as the Dead Sheriff rides again!

Read with stirring excitement by Joe Formichella.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press / Steeger Books: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


The Spider #17: The Pain Emperor
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In a hundred thousand homes, families sat down together at the supper table. A few hours later, those persons were dead—killed by poison in canned foods! Thousands of women used cosmetics, and acid made their faces forever hideously scarred. A master criminal, daring and clever, was ruthlessly slaughtering Americans to win immense illicit profits for himself. Only one man was powerful enough and wise enough to stop this wholesale murder—Richard Wentworth, champion of oppressed humanity, better known as the Spider. And the Spider was engaged in the bitterest battle of his career, fighting the Avenger, a false, wily crusader who was determined to destroy him!

$13.95 softcover

Operator 5 #9: Legions of Starvation
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt


Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold—wheat! Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire… Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery—overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, thundered sharp-hoofed over the sterile reaches of a famine-wasted continent, while only one man—Operator 5—realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot. And only he—America’s undercover ace—could hope to bring the canny schemer to the justice he deserved—death!

$13.95 softcover


Steeger Books



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask
by Milton Shaw

Coming in late November!

Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….


318 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




AMAZING STORIES ANNOUNCES AMAZING SELECTS (TM)
WITH THE RELEASE OF  ALLEN STEELE'S CAPTAIN FUTURE IN LOVE  
New Imprint Will Feature Novella-Length Works
Now available!




SWASHBUCKLING ACTION, PERILOUS ADVENTURE, AND A LADY TO DIE FOR … ALL IN THE RETURN OF A SPACE LEGEND!"

The Experimenter Publishing Company LLC, publishers of Amazing Stories magazine, is pleased to announce the creation of a new imprint that will feature stand-alone novella-length works, in both print and electronic formats. Amazing Selects will launch with the release of Allen Steele's “Captain Future in Love,” a novella originally serialized in Amazing Stories magazine that continues the adventures of Edmond Hamilton's pulp adventure hero Curt Newton, aka Captain Future, rebooted and updated in Allen Steele's inimitable Neo Pulp style.  

Originally introduced in Steele's Avengers of the Moon (Tor, 2017), the new Captain Future brings golden age science fiction into the modern era presenting classic space opera adventure with modern sensibilities.  

Amazing Selects' “Captain Future in Love” is more than just the eponymous novella, it also features concept art (by Rob Caswell), interior illustrations by Nizar Ilman and non-fiction features by Allen Steele and others -      Overture for a Space Opera      Publisher's Introduction      Who is Captain Future?     
Prologue: The Black Pirate and the King      Captain Future in Love     
Essay: A Brief History Of Captain Future     
About The Author      About The Concept Artist     
About the Cover Artist “Captain Future in Love” is a rollicking modern space adventure harkening back to classic space opera!

Amazing Selects “Captain Future in Love” is available through Amazon at the link below and through the Amazing Stories store at the link below  
For additional information, please contact Steve Davidson at steve@amazingstories.com


Series: Captain Future (Book 1)
Paperback: 129 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
List price: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Cover Blurb:  "The first writer I ever wrote a fan letter to...I'm no less of a fan of his work now" - John Scalzi, author of The Collapsing Empire"

Back Cover Copy: "CAPTAIN FUTURE, THE GREATEST HERO OF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE!Curt Newton and his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony above Venus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met and fell in love with the first girl he ever met.Ashi Lanyr was a thief, but the most precious thing she ever stole was young Curt’s heart. Curt never forgot her, not even after he grew up to become Captain Future, the protector of justice in the 24th century. Yet the past can return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memories of his first great love.

About Amazing Selects: 
Amazing Selects is a new imprint from the Experimenter Publishing Company that will publish original science fiction of novella-length works in both print and electronic formats. About Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future:  Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future will publish novella-length works that continue the updated adventures of the legendary Space Hero Curt Newton and his companions, the Futuremen, authored by Hugo and Heinlein award winning author Allen Steele.  The first new adventure of Captain Future was published by Tor in 2017 - Avengers of the Moon.  The adventures  continued with the serialization of Captain Future in Love in Amazing Stories magazine, now an Amazing Selects publication.

About Amazing Stories Magazine: 
Amazing Stories is the world's first magazine dedicated to the science fiction genre and began publication in April of 1926.  The new Experimenter Publishing Company revived the magazine beginning in 2012 as a website and began publication of a quarterly edition of the magazine in August of 2018.  Subscriptions are available at store.amazingstories.com.





American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops November 20!

PELLUCIDAR TERROR AT EARTHS CORE TPB
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Gabriel Rearte & Various (Covers) Gabriel Rearte, Mike Wolfer

Deep within the Earth lies a world of dangers and unimaginable creatures! This is Pellucidar, one of the most beloved creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs! Ruled by the blood-thirsty Mahars, Pellucidar lives in fear of the pterosaurian terrors, but when a newly discovered tunnel leads the Mahars to the lost continent of Caspak, the flesh-eating monsters launch an invasion of the Land That Time Forgot! This volume collects the Pellucidar/Land That Time Forgot: Terror From the Earth's Core 3-issue series and the Pellucidar One Shot, plus a cover gallery and more.

Softcover, Full Color, 112 pages, $19.99




 
 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and coming soon to comic shops (likely Nov. 27)!

THE SHADOW Volume 146: “The Crime Oracle” and “Murder by Moonlight” - Haunted Horror Special!
The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in bone-chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight.” BONUS: A classic Shadow thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-264-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week

Past episodes:
Hide and Seek: a reboot of Charlton Comic Heroesfrom the 1960s 
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

Beb Books
Now available!

New this week to Beb Books is:
The Complete Science Fiction of G. Peyton Wertenbaker.

Six stories from the man who has the distinction of writing the first original story to appear in Amazing Stories.
In all Wertenbaker wrote six stories on such diverse subjects as immorality, pocket universes, suspended animation and virtual reality.

The Complete Scienec Fiction of G. Peyton Wertenbaker can be downloaded – for free! -- from
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b2ejlte3rzq18cf/The_Complete_Wertenbaker-corrected.epub/file

Some of my older epuibs can also be downloaded for free:

Laurence Manning’s The Voyage of the Asteroid, a tale of the first trip to Venus
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m6gmgsxdu6j3gso/Manning_Voyage_of_the_Asteroid-rev1.epub/file

The Four Dimensional World of Bob Olsen. Tales of hyperspace and what you can do there.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4034jkst1rso17t/Olsen_Bob_The_Four_Dimensional_World_of_Bob_Olsen-rev1.epub/file

Neil R. Jones --The Fate of Nez Hulan. Three interlinked stories, The Death’s Head Meteor, The Astreroid of Death and The Moon Pirate. Early space opera.

And finally, The Tower of Evil by Arthur Leo Zagat and Nat Schachner.  The first four stories by this writing duo. 
http://www.mediafire.com/file/8m8cg0ndxiovdlj/Zagat%252BSchachner-The_Tower_of_Evil_and_others-rev1.epub/file

Print editions of all these books are available upon request. Write to me for pricing at:  beb01@sprynet.com





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!

We’re beginning the 2019 holiday season a little early.

Today we’re unveiling a separate sale for the four-volume set of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, our well-received series of oversized books covering different aspects of pulp-fiction history. Now you can buy the quartet for just $69.95 (again, shipping included within the continental U.S.), which represents a savings of 30 percent. In other words, it’s like getting one of the four books free and receiving a five-spot in addition.

For information on the quartet’s contents, please consult each volume’s page in our Books section.

We’re urging customers to take advantage of these sales quickly, because seasonal demand generally translates to longer wait times from our printer as Christmas draws closer.

Ordering early ensures faster receipt of merchandise, which is why we’re not waiting for Thanksgiving weekend, as we’ve done in the past.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press - Holiday Sale




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2
Now accepting pre-orders!
The first copies will begin shipping November 1st!

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist and pulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presents a long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, as always, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copies ship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO U.S. BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The 2019 edition of Lone Pine and the Movies, like its recent predecessors, chronicles the history of Western-movie production. Its cover story examines the wave of 1939 hits that brought big-budget “A” Westerns back to box-office prominence, with behind-the-scenes information on the making of Stagecoach, Dodge City, Jesse James, Union Pacific, and others released during Hollywood’s greatest year. Prolific “B”-Western director George Sherman, who began his 40-year career with two inexpensive horse operas shot partially at Lone Pine, is profiled with a detailed survey of his dozens of Westerns made for Republic Pictures. “The Lovely Ladies of Lone Pine” covers three favorite actresses whose careers are inextricably linked to the area: Beth Marion, Grace Bradley Boyd (Mrs. Hopalong Cassidy), and the late Peggy Stewart, a favorite guest at Lone Pine Film Festivals, who passed away earlier in 2019.

 “RevisitingFrontier Days” not only takes a detailed look at this favorite 1934 “B”-Western but tells the entire story of its star, Bill Cody, a marginal figure who built a career on Hollywood’s Poverty Row and made a precarious living on the fringes of the film industry. A Don Kelsen photo essay matches present-day pictures of Frontier Days locations with frame captures from the original film. Finally, this issue contains a special section, “The Man Who Loved Westerns,” devoted to the late Packy Smith, who organized the very first film festival devoted entirely to his favorite genre—and who, many years later, was instrumental in getting the Lone Pine Film Festival up and running. Packy, who died in late 2018, is remembered by some of his closest friends and fellow movie buffs.


Introduction by Ed Hulse
136 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $12.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO U.S. BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
FORGOTTEN CLASSICS OF PULP FICTION, SECOND SERIES!
Coming soon!

Murania Press is proud to announce that, owing to the success of its recent “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” reprint line, a second series of ten books will be published soon.
The intent is to have the next ten volumes ready for Christmas-season gift purchases, although we’re making no hard and fast promises along that line.

As with the first series, released this past summer, individual books will be priced at $15.95 (postage included in the U.S.) but the entire set will sell for $100.

Like the earlier “Forgotten Classics” volumes, this second set offers considerable variety as to tone, genre, setting, and time period. In coming weeks we will have more to say about the new additions, but for now here are the titles, listed alphabetically by author:

1. H. Bedford-Jones, Blood, Amber and Jade. Action and intrigue in the Far East with Jim Hanecy, dealer in rare Oriental jewels and artifacts, and his daring associates.

2. Max Brand, The Sword Lover. The overlooked but excellent second novel by this specialist in Westerns is a swashbuckling adventure yarn set in 18th-century England.

3. J. Allan Dunn, The Island. The sequel to Barehanded Castaways is a rousing adventure in its own right and an eminently worthy continuation of Dunn’s original narrative.

4. Clarence E. Mulford, Black Buttes. Almost certainly this author’s best novel not featuring Hopalong Cassidy. Its protagonist spends years combing the West for his sister’s despoiler and becomes involved in a frontier murder mystery.

5. Roy Norton, The Glyphs. After deciphering ancient Mayan hieroglyphs, an eccentric archeologist, a soldier of fortune, and an English sportsman head to Nicaragua in search of a lost city that houses tremendous wealth.

6. Randall Parrish, The Strange Case of Cavendish. A baffling mystery that begins with murder in New York City and the victim’s disappearance, with the only clues directing an intrepid female reporter to the contemporary West.

7. Perley Poore Sheehan, The Copper Princess. The mummy of an ancient Peruvian princess is scientifically revived in early 20th-century New York, and her resuscitation has terrifying ramifications for a curious antropologist.

8. Francis Stevens, Serapion. Combining elements of fantasy, science fiction, and psychological horror, this spine-chilling tale chronicles the efforts of a malevolent spirit to dominate a weak man and his hapless associates.

9. Edgar Wallace, Blind Men. Mysterious events, culminating in murder, seem to have their origins in and around the London headquarters of a charity for the blind. Original pulp-magazine version of a novel later revised and published in book form (and brought to the screen) as Dark Eyes of London.10. Gordon Young, Hurricane Williams’ Vengeance. The best of this author’s Hurricane Williams novels, a South Seas adventure with an unforgettable climax.

10. Gordon Young, Hurricane Williams’ Vengeance. The best of this author’s Hurricane Williams novels, a South Seas adventure with an unforgettable climax.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!
 - New!
Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Volume Two, Number Two
Coming Soon: The Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction, Second Series!
Lone Pine and the Movies

The BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Revival Will Continue!
Permanent Price Reduction for “Forgotten Classics” 10-book set


Bold Venture Press
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
"Death Speaks Softly" by Charles Boeckman
Mr. Pleeber thought it was a bad dream when he awoke to murder!
"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl
June 15: An explosive date with an explosive anti-climax …
"Breath of Allah" by Sax Rohmer
An unusual masquerade, industrial espionage, Egypt ...
"The Story of Misión San Juan Capistrano" by H. Bedford-Jones

NEW PULP FICTION
"New Guy on the Block" by Jack Bludis
Private investigator Ken Sligo had a promising future, but had to make certain he wasn’t killed on his first case!
"An Old Friend" by Michael R. Hayfields
They called him the Death’s Head; those who met him learned why!
"The Pursuit of the Moor" by Teel James Glenn
One last heist ... one reporter had the knowledge to prevent it.
"The Client" by Nils Gilbertson
A lawyer swears to uphold the law, but is forced to bend it.
"Conspiracy Theory" by Carson Demanns
Nut-job in life … Internet legend in death …
"Captain Warwick’s Hand" by Adam Beau McFarlane
A helping hand was all he asked …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$9.95

Format: ePub / Mobi Kindle
$2.99


Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #11
Now available!

Edited by R. Allen Leider

(Available in eBook format)

Illustrated by Ed Coutts, design by Rich Harvey

Awesome Tales #11 presents four stories of scintillating science fiction!

All the world — indeed, the galaxy! — knows of Tom Corbett: Space Cadet and his heroic deeds across the heavens. Aboard the Polaris, a sturdy spaceship, his loyal, intrepid crew is ready to face danger and maintain the peaceful status quo of the universe — for all mankind! Tom Corbett’s secret mission leads to unknown danger light years from Earth in "Mystery Mission to Kepler 186f" by R. Allen Leider.

•  "Ask Not for Whom the Planet Tolls" by Patrick Thomas — The Startenders are called to duty when one planetary system after another dies by the marauding hands
of the Grim Reaper.
•  A child’s nightmares warn of a deadly future in "A Voice in the Dark" by Sandra Lee Rauenzahn
•  Agent Archer blasts off for action When the Insectoids stalk hapless space travelers in "Rogue Planet" by DJ Tyrer.

Format: Softcover
Pages: 86
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$6.00


Bold Venture Press
Black Grandee
Tales of Zorro's Old California

by Johnston McCulley
Now available!

Tales of Zorro's Old California
(Available in eBook edition)

In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule. While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.

Black Grandee

Down the King’s High Road he came, swift and unsuspected as the evil he would do, bearing the warrant of the Crown for the vengeance that spurred him on.

Satan's Caballero —an additional short story of Old California!

Honor demanded that Don Fernando challenge Marcos Coudillo, but his own death warrant would be written the next time he crossed blades with any man!

Cover by Francisco Silva


Softcover: $14.95
Hardcover: $29.95
Pages: 194
Dimensions: 6" x 9"



Bold Venture Press

(Available in eBook edition)
Kit Carson (1809 – 1868) was a real-life pulp hero in his own manner, an American frontiersman who braved all manner of danger as he carved out a place in history, opening the western states to all America. He was a fur trapper and wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Few people described pulp protagonists, real and fictional, as well as H. Bedford-Jones (1887-1949), referred to by his contemporaries as "the King of the Pulps".

Originally published in 1941 in the Toronto Star Weekly, and never before reprinted, Young Kit Carson is a he-man adventure of the American frontier, high in the Rocky Mountains. Carson battles to maintain peaceful relations between the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, while maintaining order among the fur-trappers competing for precious pelts.

Bold Venture Press presents this forgotten pulp classic through arrangement with Camille “Caz” Cazedessus, publisher of Pulpdom, the legendary journal documenting pulp fiction history prior to 1931.

This book will be available November 2nd, 2019 — debuting at the annual Pulp Adventurecon in Bordentown, NJ.
50 tables of pulp magazines, golden age comic books, movie memorabilia, vintage paperbacks, and more!
See the Pulp Adventurecon webpage for more information.


Softcover: $12.95
Hardcover: $24.95
Pages: 162
Dimensions: 6" x 9"




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post by J. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!
Pulp Consumption: Tough 2 (Crime Stories)
Pulp Appeal: Penny Dreadful
Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3
Issue 10 is Live!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

"Fifty Years later" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Alvaro Fernandois

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/


Subscribe for 2019 (Issues 84 and 85) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!
Coming soon!
Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


 The Bronze Gazette  
   

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Witherwing, Lankhmar, Mid-List Collapse
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Michael Shea, Hugh Cave, Walking Dead
Sensor Sweep: Irish Horror Writers, Robert Jordan, E. C. Comics
Swordsmen in the Sky
Sensor Sweep: E. C. Tubb, Bernie Wrightson, The Professionals
Sensor Sweep: 10/14/2019
Sensor Sweep: 10/7/2019



CONAN

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11 - Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Jason Aaron  (Writer)
Mahmud Asrar
  (Art)
Esad Ribic (Cover)
Neal Adams
  (Variant Cover)

BY CROM – THE BARBARIAN VS. HIS GOD!
• As Conan shuffles off this mortal coil, he stands face to face with his God, CROM!
• But Crom does not care for the fate of some weak mortal…
• Unless Conan MAKES him!
• CONAN IS DEAD! LONG LIVE CONAN!
• Plus: the penultimate chapter in the all-new novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!


NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 3 & 4 (1956)  
- New!
Pulp Gallery: G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES  - New!
Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 1 & 2 (1956)  
Four Adventures of ZORRO (circa 1959)
CHARLIE CHAN in "Here Comes Trouble" (1948)
Pulp Gallery: FANTASTIC NOVELS
The First LONE RANGER Sunday Strips (1938)


The Digest Enthusiast #10
 Now available!


The tenth edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and digital on amazon.com featuring an interview with James Reasoner covering his stories for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine; PIs Cody, Delaney, and Markham; his Redemption series, the Wind River series with L.J. Washburn; and much more.


Interviews
Author, editor, and publisher James Reasoner delves into his stories for Mike Shayne; PIs Cody, Delaney, and Markham; his Redemption series, the Wind River series with L.J. Washburn; and much more.

Articles
Ward Smith remembers Armed Services Editions—digests that are not digests
Peter Enfantino tackles Startling Mystery Stories No. 1–18, and a keen assessment of Manhunt 1954 July–Oct
Vince Nowell, Sr. dissects Sol Cohen’s tactics to save Amazing Stories
Richard Krauss examines Charlie Chan’s media empire, with special emphasis on Renown Publications’ digest magazine
Steve Carper reports on the one, the only, Bronze Books and trailblazers Luke Roberts and Jesse Lee Carter
Tom Brinkmann exposes The Creature from the Black Lagoon with The Seven Year Itch.Fiction

Fiction
Robert Snashall and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art by Carolyn Cosgriff

Also includes
News updates from the newsstand giants and the digital darlings of today’s genre fiction digests, straight from their editors and publishers
In-depth reviews of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May/June 2019 and Broadswords & Blasters No. 9
Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, art by Brian Buniak, a poem by Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.

Includes over 100 digest magazine cover images
160 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

X MARKS THE DOT - New!
PAPERBACK PARADE NO. 105
Broadswords and Blasters No. 11 Fall 2019
Mystery Weekly Magazine Oct. 2019
Western Magazine No. 4
Fantastic Oct. 1975
Detective No. 3
Nostalgia Digest Autumn 2019 -
Mystery Weekly Magazine Sept. 2019



DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/10/2019 - New!
The Savage Swords of Howard Pyle - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/3/2019
Walter Baumhofer: Pulp Art Master  
Bejeweled in Weirdness — Michael Shea’s The Pearls of the Vampire Queen
The Macabre Art of Stephen Fabian: The 1970s
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/27/2019

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Deluxe Manuscript Edition!

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping November - December 2019!

The Deluxe Manuscript Edition of A Princess of Mars is the fifth title in the ERB Limited Edition Collection.
The set is published by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.  and includes an leather bound book in dust jacket, manuscript portfolio, handcrafted dip pen and Dejah Thoris medallion all housed in a 7”x10” custom decorated case. 
We think this will be the most elaborate and unique edition of A Princess of Mars ever published.

Each set features:

•  A Leather Bound Book limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artists and contributors with a corrected text, new foreword and preface.
•  20 Color Plates featuring the original (5) color Schoonover paintings and works by Frazetta, Abbett, Whelan, Manchess, Miller and including..
    (4-6) New Paintings commissioned for this edition (Artists like Iain McCaig, Dave Dorman, Thomas Gianni, Tom Grindberg, Doug Klauba and others.)
•  A Custom Case covered in Cialux cloth, with spine titling and decorations debossed in gold and 1st edition dust jacket illustration inlaid on the lid.
•  ERB Manuscript Portfolio (1911-1912) for 'Under the Moons of Mars" containing replica manuscript pages, editor letters, the Munsey check to ERB for UMM, and first publication pulp cover and pages.
•  Manuscript Pen (1911-1912)- replica of the dip pen used by ERB to write the holographic manuscript for Under the Moons of Mars.
•  2" Dejah Thoris Medallion - 3D portrait design in antique silver accented in gold, numbered to match the book and inserted inside the custom case.
•  New Dust Jacket artwork and color Barsoom Map endpapers.
•  30+ Black and White Illustrations by Tom Yeates and others…

In addition:
•  The Deluxe Manuscript Edition of A Princess of Mars does not include a Grosset & Dunlap printing since the ERB Limited Edition Collection only publishes titles in G&D that have not previously been available.
    So far that includes 1st G&D printings of Back to the Stone Age, Land of Terror, Savage Pellucidar and John Carter of Mars.
•   The text has been proofed by Frank Puncer and reset with corrections for this new edition. (One notable mistake was discovered in the 1st edition text that has been carried over to every later edition.)
•  The decorated box, dust jacket, book cover and title and chapter page designs are by Zavier Cabarga with the book bound in brown Cromwell leather with red/orange stamping
    in a style reminiscent of the first edition published by A. C. McClurg.
•  The custom case features a drop spine and houses the book, manuscript portfolio and a die cut tray for the medallion and pen.
•  This vintage-style document portfolio is a 6”x9” gusseted custom envelope made of heavy kraft paper and secured by a button and string.
    We have taken great care to source antique and vintage papers to match the original pages or documents.
•  The first publication pulp cover and pages are from the Feb. 1912 All-Story Magazine and include two-sided replicas of the color cover, contents page and first story page.
•  The handmade Italian wooden/pewter pen comes with an original 100 year-old Esterbrook 788 Oval gold-plated nib and is mounted in a base tray with the Dejah Thoris medallion.
•  Limited: 500 numbered copies signed by the contributors and artists, in slipcase





FINAL OPTION (The Oregon Files)  - Now available!
by Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison 


In Final Option, Juan Cabrillo fights the worst enemy from his past to the terrifying and unexpected ending created by the Grand Master of Adventure, Clive Cussler, in the latest action-packed thriller in his #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

When the CIA realizes the identities of three American spies in Brazil have been compromised, they turn to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon to rescue the agents. What seems a routine operation turns out to be a trap designed by Juan Cabrillo's greatest enemy, a man driven by hate to seek the ultimate revenge. At the heart of the plot is a state-of-the-art ship that is identical to the Oregon: same weaponry, same technology, same ability to evade capture. The only thing it doesn't have is Cabrillo and his talented crew. But will they be enough to go up against the one ship that rivals their own?

The crew of the Oregon must piece together a series of disturbing events, including the mysterious sinking of a nuclear attack submarine and the possible discovery of a WWII-era weapon that was thought to be lost in the jungles of Brazil, in the ultimate game of cat and mouse.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00





Glénat
Conan le Cimmérien -
Le Peuple du Cercle Noir
The People of the Black Circle
Coming November 20!

In the kingdom of Vendhya, when the king has just been defeated by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha, his sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge her ... She decides, to take care of it, to make contact with Conan, then head of afghuli tribe. But while many of his warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, he has other plans in mind. The princess believed she could use the Cimmerian, it is rather she who will serve her interests ...

Sylvain Runberg and the prodigious draftsman Jae Kwang adapt one of Robert E. Howard's most ambitious and complex narratives. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a fantasy, mystical and scary Orient.


Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang
Format: 240 x 320 mm
Pages: 80

14.95 €
Coming November 27!
Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang

Format: 275 x 365 mm
Pages: 72

29.50 €

 

Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Status Update
Work is 100% complete on The Michael Gray Mysteries (including definitive proof of the nature and depth of the collaboration between Kuttner & Moore on these works!) and it would be nice to send both Michael Gray and Ivy Frost to the printer together. We'll see.  In the meantime, we're happy to announce that there will be a slipcased edition of this title. The link will go up in a few days and we hope that those who desire such editions will be very happy with the bonus content we've generated. Certainly, you'll want to frame your own copy of Michael Gray's diploma for his M.A. in Psychology from California State College:


Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$45






 
Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!


Status Update
The Complete Ivy Frost is, well, nearing completion!  
Actually, the book is 100% ready to go, but we're going to release The Vampire Stories of Robert Bloch and The Complete John the Balladeer ahead of it.
To entice you to place your $45 PREORDER (the 700+ page book will be at least $50 on publication), all advance orders will receive an exclusive 4" x 6" postcard* (see above) reproducing the portrait of author Donald Wandrei by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.**


It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Contents of THE COMPLETE IVY FROST:
Introduction by D. H. Olson
"Frost,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '34
"Green Man—Creeping,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '34
"They Could Not Kill Him,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '35
"Bride of the Rats,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '35
"The Artist of Death,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '35
"Death Descending,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '35
"Impossible,"  Clues Detective Stories Oct '35
"Merry-Go-Round,"  Clues Detective Stories Dec '35
"Giants in the Valley,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '36
"Bone Crusher,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '36
"Panda,"  Clues Detective Stories Jul '36
"The Lunatic Plague,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '36
"Killer’s Bait,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '36
"Stolen from the Morgue,"  Clues Detective Stories Jan '37
"Blood in the Golden Crystal,"  Clues Detective Stories Mar '37
"A Beetle or a Fox,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '37
"Skeletons, Inc,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '37
"Electric Devils,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '37



Decorated Endsheets
18 Double-page Chris Kalb-designed Chapter Spreads
Hardcover, 700+ pageSmythe-sewn pages
$45

Place your order for THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
before publication and receive an *exclusive* postcard reproducing this portrait of author Donald Wandrei
by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.




HP LOVECRAFT AGAINST THE WORLD AGAINST LIFE HC - Now available!
(Writer) Michel Houellebecq

Best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq pays tribute to the master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft. Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life, was published in France in 1991 and is the first non-fiction text ever published by the author.

Here, France's most famous contemporary author praises his prewar American alter ego's style, which couldn't be less like his own. With a foreword by Lovecraft admirer Stephen King, this eloquently translated edition is an insightful introduction to both Lovecraft's dark mythology and Houellebecq's deadpan prose.


Biography, Hardcover, 8x11, 150 pages, Full Color, $19.95

Bud's Art Books

HP LOVECRAFT'S AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS TPB VOLUME 02 - Arriving in comic shops November 20!
Writer/Art/Cover) Gou Tanabe

Dyer and Danforth from the Miskatonic University research team take their small plane through the unknown Antarctic mountain range -- and land to explore the vast, cyclopean alien city that lies beyond it. Here at last they will discover the hideous secret of all life on Earth . . . but can they escape these uttermost vaults at the bottom of the world, and keep sanity enough to warn mankind?


Softcover, 5x7, 365 pages, B&W, $19.99





The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

Stanley Meltzoff was one of the first paperback cover artists to be noted for his work in the science fiction field, painting dramatic images that escaped the pulp influence evident in most other science fiction covers of the period. Along with paperback cover paintings in numerous genres, Meltzoff also produced work for slick magazines, including Scientific American, Life, Fortune, and the Saturday Evening Post. The winner of 25 awards from the Society of Illustrators, he was also one of the first, and certainly most preeminent, fish painters. His underwater images were a regular feature in National Geographic and other publications. This book features scores of paintings reproduced from Stanley's original art, as well as rare photos and tear sheets.

Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket. Limited to 900 copies!

Deluxe Edition
 
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

To see a preview of the book, follow this link:
 https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/meltzoff



 

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #66 - Now available and arriving in comic shops November 20!

We feature the work of George Gross, best known for his spectacular men's adventure magazine and paperback book cover illustrations of the 50s and 60s. Next up we feature the work of Bruce Baumgartner, known for his complete mastery of vibrant watercolor in his slick magazine illustrations of the '40s and '50s. Our final feature concerns the work of another slick magazine illustrator of this period who worked in a modern style, Earl Blossom. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

MAGAZINE OF HORROR #21

CONTENTS
KINGS OF THE NIGHT by Robert E. Howard
THE CUNNING OF PRIVATE ROGOFF by David A. English
THE BRAIN-EATERS by Frank Belknap Long
A PSYCHICHAL INVASION by Algernon Blackwood
NASTURTIA by Col. S. P. Meek
THE DARK STAR by G. G. Pendarves


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$12.95





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The History of Time Travel - New!
The Return of Blood "N" Thunder Magazine
Amazon is not stealing your business
Old Dark House: A Chilling Genre




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


Bringing you the latest news in Robert E. Howard books, pulp reprints, comics, audio, conventions, games, and whatever else seems applicable.

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Michael William Kaluta:  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

Accepting new articles for posting.
Contact me at bthom1@cox.net





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Now available for pre-order!
Coming in December 2019!


In the jungle of southern Mexico, people are struck down by mysterious obsidian spearheads, a gigantic winged serpent appears in the skies, and a golden giant claims to be an Aztec god reborn. When Nellie Gray and Cole Wilson go missing investigating the mysterious Sons of the Feathered Serpent, the Avenger is drawn into one of the most bizarre and dangerous adventures of his career. His life, the lives of his associates, and the Aztec treasure that sustains Justice Inc. are all endangered by the curse of Kukulkan.

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERIC TAYLOR “Kali.”
- New!
Pulp SF-Fantasy Stories I’m Reading: THEODORE STURGEON “The Ultimate Egoist.”  
THE AVENGER IN RADIO: RICHARD BENSON vs. JIM BRANDON, by Michael Shonk.
Reviewed by Walker Martin: LAURIE POWERS – Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine.
A Pulp Fiction Mystery Review: JOHN JAY CHICHESTER – The Bigamist.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: L. M. MONTGOMERY “The House Party at Smoky Island.”
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: SHERLOCK HOLMES FACES DEATH (1943).

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Birdman

Bounty
The Scarlet Claw
The Midnight Phantom
Australis Incognito
The Henchmen

North-West Adventures - Now online!

King of the Royal Mounted Cover Gallery
(1935) Zane Grey’s King of the Royal Mounted

(1883) “Captain of the ‘Polestar'

(1951) “The Smile of Jean Charcot”

(1937) “The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw”

Lawrence Mott (1881-1931)


PAPERBACK PARADE #105 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #105, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 104 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi “A Look at the Cherry Delight Books”
Tom Lesser “British Pedigree Books”
Morgan A. Wallace “Swan’s Detective Thriller Library”
Richard Greene “Matchless Paperbacks: The Cost of Living”
Gary Lovisi “What in the Hell . . . !?” The ‘Heroes in Hell’ Books
Tom Cantrell “Leslie Edgley (aka Robert Bloomfield): A Writer on the Edge of the Blacklist”
Richard L. Kellogg “Uncle Abner: Seeker of Justice”
Philip Harbottle “Remembering A.A. Glynn”
Kathy Godfrey & Kenneth R. Johnson “Regency Fantasies”


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
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Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
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George Vanderburgh has been named the winner of the 2019 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, George was selected by previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Awards. The award is a fine art print created by David Saunders and published by Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press. It is presented annually to an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community. Bill Lampkin — winner of the 2018 Munsey Award — presented this year’s award.

Our 2019 Munsey Award winner, GEORGE VANDERBURGH has published over 600 books through his Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, many of them directly related to the pulps. He was largely responsible for finally getting all of Fred Davis’ classic Moon Man stories back into print. And what about his Peter the Brazen series, his five volumes featuring the work of Seabury Quinn, THE COMPLEAT ADVENTURES OF THE PARK AVENUE HUNT CLUB, his Green Ghost set, THE COMPLEAT SAGA OF JOHN SOLOMON, THE ADVENTURES OF THE GOLDEN AMAZON, THE COMPLEAT ADVENTURES OF THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and others? He has also given us numerous collections of detective fiction, including volumes featuring the Thinking Machine, Dr. Thorndyke, and Martin Hewitt. Looking at his website, his future plans include several books reprinting pulp authors who have been unjustly forgotten. Along with the late Robert Weinberg, George served as the co-editor of Arkham House Publishers until the death of April Derleth. A regular attendee of pulp conventions, George has helped both longtime and new fans to collect the tales of some of the most fantastic heroes from the pulps. At this year’s PulpFest, George was part of our presentation, “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps.”

Congratulations to George for this most deserved award.


PulpFest Blog Posts

Tom Johnson
- New!
Ten Months to PulpFest
The Countess of PulpFest
Coming Soon! Pulp AdventureCon and Classicon!  Get Your Copy of THE PULPSTER
Thanks to Everyone Who Helped with PulpFest 2019



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Chain" by Hamilton Craigie from WEIRD TALES, March, 1923
A mystery story where the PI thinks his office is possessed by an invisible foe.

"Clip-Joint Adventuress" by Frank Gruber from DETECTIVE ROMANCES, January, 1937
When Special Prosecutor Bowers baited a dance-hall hostess for the witness stand, a clip-joint syndicate bought terror tickets in a murder game. And Bowers was blocked by a gun-blazing girl of gorgeous beauty. For that tragedy-marked girl was out to get him.


"The Receipt" by S. B. H. Hurst from ADVENTURE, August, 1916
    Twenty years earlier Bill Driver had escaped from Andaman Island prison near India and lived quietly in the forest of Burma with his wife and daughter. But when he hears of plans to free the prisoners there with dreams of debouching women and children, Bill can't ignore it and returns there to give warning. All he wants is a note for St. Peter that he had paid his debt in full.




PULPSTER #28
Now available!


Copies of THE PULPSTER #28 — the annual PulpFest program book — are available for purchase through Mike Chomko, Books, one of the leading purveyors of pulp-related publications in the field.

Echoing the “Children of the Pulps” portion of our PulpFest 2019 theme, THE PULPSTER takes a look at how characters and fictioneers from the pulpwood paper magazines influenced other characters, television, movies, and more that came after them.

Fronting the magazine is art by Rudolph Belarski from the cover for the September 1939 BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE magazine. It illustrates one aspect of how the pulps influenced the creation of the superhero in comics, with a decidedly Batman-looking Black Bat. That leads into the first of our cover stories.

Will Murray recalls how he and Anthony Tollin pieced together how the creators of Batman lifted elements from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE for their Dark Knight. Will also writes about Johnston McCulley, whom he calls the grandfather of the superhero. Meanwhile, D. Kepler looks at how McCulley’s most famous character — Zorro — on the 100th anniversary of his debut, has been portrayed on screens around the world.

Scott Tracy Griffin surveys how Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan begat generations of jungle men, women, and children in popular culture.

Three articles examine the pulp magazines’ influence on movies and television: Aaron H. Oliver writes about the 1960s western/spy TV series THE WILD WILD WEST; Jess Terrell looks at the original STAR WARS trilogy; and Sara Light-Waller details how Japanese anime (animated) and tokusatsu (live-action special effects film) drew from the pulps.

THE PULPSTER also celebrates the 100th anniversaries of two pulp magazines: ROMANCE and THE THRILL BOOK. Doug Ellis writes about how ROMANCE struggled for a year with its name and its place in the adventure field, while Richard Bleiler looks at the ambitious oddity that was THE THRILL BOOK.

Then editor emeritus of THE PULPSTER, Tony Davis, writes about Bertrand Sinclair and his nearly 50-year career in the pulps. And THE PULPSTER reprints a letter from fictioneer G. T. Fleming-Roberts in which he reflects on the influence of Sherlock Holmes on his career.

Of course, this issue has the regular departments: “Final Chapters,” by Davis, which notes those of the pulp community who have passed away during the last year; and columns by publisher Michael Chomko and editor Bill Lampkin. And we would be remiss without noting assistant editor Peter Chomko’s help with this issue.

If you’d like to order a copy of THE PULPSTER #28, please write to Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com or 2217 W. Fairview St., Allentown, PA 18104-6542. The cost of the issue is $13, postage paid in the United States. Buyers from outside the United States should inquire about shipping charges, prior to placing an order.

Back issues of THE PULPSTER are also available through Mike Chomko, Books. A limited number of copies of THE PULPSTER #26 and 27 are available. The cost of each is $13, postage paid. Reduced postage is available on orders for multiple books. These prices are good only in the United States. Buyers from outside the United States should inquire about shipping charges, prior to placing an order. All other issues of THE PULPSTER are out of print.

Please note that all issues of THE PULPSTER — included this year’s number — are in very short supply. Order your copies before they are gone!

Mike will accept payments made via check or money order or through Paypal. Please write to him at mike@pulpfest.com or 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 for further instructions.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Interplanetary Graveyard and Horror on the Links
- New!
The Lair of the Grimalkin - New!
The Iron God and Cardigan: Death Alley
In Another World with CEOs
Detective Fiction
The Last Ancestor
Leviathan
Giants



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Hatteras Island Mystery

Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds
Shadow of The Dagger
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Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

New blog for pulp deals - New!
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The dark side of the pulps
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition part 2
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition  


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR THOMAS V. POWERS
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR STEPHEN PAYNE
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUHOR TERRY NUDDS
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR WILLIAM PATRICK MURRAY
Introducing New Pulp Author Tom Johnson
A New Artist Comes to ECHOES
Introducing New Pulp Author Ginger Johnson
Betty Dale, Charlotta & Leanne Manners
A Piece of Something Big  
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!


Eleven new episodes of ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast—
featuring nearly seven-and-a-half hours of programming from PulpFest 2019 — are now online.

You can listen to them on the web at ThePulp.Net’s PulpFest 2019 page,
or on your favorite mobile device by subscribing to the free podcast at the iTunes App Store or Google Play store.



The Pulp.Net



The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

QUEEN OF THE PULPS
by Laurie Powers
Now available!


QUEEN OF THE PULPS, the definitive biography of Daisy Bacon and the untold story of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE!

Daisy Bacon, the opinionated, autocratic and complex editor of Love Story Magazine from 1928 to 1947, chose the stories that would be read by hundreds of thousands of readers each week. The first weekly periodical devoted to romance fiction and the biggest-selling pulp in the early days of the Great Depression, Love Story sparked a wave of imitators that dominated newsstands for more than twenty years.

Disparaged as "love pulp," the magazine actually championed the "modern girl," bringing its heroines out of the shadows of Victorian poverty and into the 20th century. With Love Story'ssuccess, Bacon became a national spokesperson, declaring that the modern woman could have it all-in love, in marriage and in the business world.

Yet Bacon herself struggled to achieve that ideal, especially in her own romantic life, built around a long-term affair with a married man. Drawing on exclusive access to her personal papers, this first-ever biography tells story behind the woman who influenced millions of others to pursue independence in their careers and in their relationships.

Softcover: $39.95



Radio Archives
The Phantom Detective #12 Audiobook
Death's Diary

by G. Wayman Jones

Read by Milton Bagby

  Now available!

Forged in war, The Phantom Detective  wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
White orchids spell death in this action-packed tale of The Phantom Detective’s perilous pursuit of a master criminal whose diabolical, gruesome crimes follow each other in a grim procession. Death’s skeleton hands ever reach for him — yet the masked sleuth eludes their grisly clutches and continues in his courageous struggle against criminal forces. His ability, his resourcefulness, his ruthlessness in fighting crime have won him the title of Scourge of the Underworld. Follow him on the perilous pursuit of a master criminal — a fiend incarnate whose nefarious activities will chill you to the marrow.



With issue twelve of The Phantom Detective magazine, the house name of ‘G. Wayman Jones’ was retired and the author credited with most, if not all the first eleven stories of this character, D. L. Champion mostly moved onto other series. In order to continue the series, another house name was created, that of Robert Wallace. The parade of authors who would add to The Phantom Detective’s library of tales as Wallace is voluminous and includes Laurence Donovan, Edwin V. Burkholder, Norman A. Daniels, who wrote more than 36 of them, Anatole F. Feldman, C. S. Montanye, Laurence Donovan, Ryerson Johnson, Henry Kuttner, Ralph Oppenheim, Norvell W. Page, Paul Chadwick, Paul Ernst, Ray Cummings, and Emile C. Tepperman.
 
As a pen name, ‘Robert Wallace’ was not simply pulled from thin air. Hoping readers would relate the name to a well-known British author of thrillers, Edgar Wallace, Thrilling Publications would use the same house name on short stories and novel length tales outside of The Phantom Detective series.
 
‘Death’s Diary’ was originally published in the February 1934 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.



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Radio Archives
The Spider #113 Audiobook
Secret City of Crime
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

Nowhere in all the world is there a street so viciously bizarre as Easy Street. Buried deep in the sub-basements of a great New York skyscraper is this carnival-like arcade of crookdom . . . where you can buy firearms, grenades, crackman’s tools . . . where there are schools to teach you how to commit murder — and get away with it! Go with the Spider as he crashes into this amazing backwash of crime — to learn of a massacre so bloody and gruesome that its success would shock even a war-torn world. . . . You’ve never before heard anything like it. And the Spider’s frantic efforts to save a train load of rush-hour subway passengers from destruction sets a new high in the Spider’s dramatic adventures!

 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
 
These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. Secret City of Crime originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1943.



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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #12 eBook
Death's Diary - February 1934

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
Death’s Diary by Robert Wallace
White orchids spell death in this action-packed novel of The Phantom’s perilous pursuit of a master criminal whose diabolical, gruesome crimes follow each other in a grim procession.
 
Tabloid Murder — Gripping Short Story
by Margie Harris
A fast-moving story of cold-blooded killing
 
The Deadline Trap — Gripping Short Story
by E.H. McColloch
On the exciting trail of the Red Ball Mob
 
Dressed To Kill — Gripping Short Story
by Joe Archibald
Detective Farr gets a hot tip from a columnist
 
Bound For The Bottom — Gripping Short Story
by Robert H. Rohde
A narcotics dick in the clutches of a dope running gang
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

Regular price:  $3.99
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Speed Detective eBook
July 1944

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

Speed Detective began in 1934 under the title Spicy Detective, focusing on fast action stories, a bit provocative... perhaps a bit too provocative. Government and industry pressure finally caused Culture Publications to tone down their magazine beginning with the January 1943 issue. They even changed the company name to Trojan Publications. The contents weren't the only thing to change... the title was changed to Speed Detective. The magazine, in spite of its controversial reputation, attracted a surprising variety of top authors, including Robert Leslie Bellem, E. Hoffman Price, Hugh B. Cave, Norvell Page and Arthur Wallace. The February 1947 issue was the last of this long-running series. Speed Detective now returns with vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
Book-length Novel — Complete In This Issue
The Missing Mr. Link by Roger Torrey
One day the guy had picked up the company’s payroll, walked out a door, and disappeared. Except that he was a gambling fool, no one knew anything about him.
 
Refugee Ship — Short Story
by Lew Merrill
Somewhere on that ship was an agent of the Gestapo, and one among its passengers was slated for execution!
 
Stock Shot — Novelette
by Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner hates murderers, but, to him, they are angels of mercy compared to the blackmailing fraternity.
 
Draft Dodger — Short Story
by E. Hoffmann Price
He was a mental 4-F, and the whole town said he was “nuts.” But what could the town know of a man’s past?
 
Mouthpiece — Short Story
by Harold De Polo
Farron was slick. Farron had political pull. Farron knew all the right people. But even Farron could slip!
 
Conscience And Crime — Special Feature
 
Hanged For Murder, But Lived To See His “Victim!” — Special Feature


Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

Regular price:  $3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99


Recoverings
The Only Dust-jackets Officially Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN
BACK TO THE STONE AGE
LAND OF TERROR
A special Alternate Timeline Dust-jacket for THE WAR CHIEF

Now available!


The first three jackets are all reconstructed using scans of the original paintings for those covers.
THE WAR CHIEF alternate is based on art by noted western artist Maynard Dixon and you can read more about it here.


Please take a moment to read the four-page article  about the publishing of THE WAR CHIEF and why it meant so much to Ed Burroughs. I think you’ll be interested to find out that the book was one of the most well-researched novels he ever wrote (besides I AM A BARBARIAN), and, considering its point of view and many of the statements about white settlers, the US Army and the reasons for the Apache’s explicit savagery, certainly his most controversial.


ROY G. KRENKEL: FATHER OF HEROIC FANTASY - A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - Now available!
by Andrew Steven Damsits and Barry Klugerman

Roy G. Krenkel was one of the most renowned fantasy artists of the 20th century.
His far-reaching influence on artists like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Michael Kaluta and Jeffrey Jones--to name but a few--was immeasurable and cannot be overerstated.

Krenkel illustrated numerous works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, and more. But many of Krenkel's works--what he called his "Doodles," in a characteristically self-effacing manner--were rarely seen by even his biggest fans. And while many of Roy's doodles were simple drawings, many were finished illustrations done for the pure pleasure of creating art.

Most of the images in this book are published here for the very first time (courtesy of and with the full cooperation of the Krenkel Estate), and nearly all have been painstakingly scanned from the original art (in a manner akin to IDW's Eisner Award-winning Artist's Edition series) with the goal being to showcase Krenkel's gorgeous original art in a way it has never been seen before. While the realms of science-fiction, heroic fantasy, paleontology, and historical reconstruction were particular specialties of Roy's, his pen, brush, and palette knew no boundaries.


Hardcover, 9 x 13 inches, 304 pages
$59.99




The Serial Squadron
Now shipping!

CAPTAIN AMERICA
THE MOVIE SERIAL
FEATURING DICK PURCELL
ADRIAN BOOTH and LIONEL ATWILL
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD Upgrade


A remastering of the original Squadron-produced transfer with complete, correct chapter openings, stabilized, and offered in HD with improved sharpness and motion.
Also includes new and upgraded extras.

Watch for information on how to preorder and when the title will ship.





 
The Serial Squadron
Coming in October!

ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book


The history of Rocketman/Commando Cody in the serials and related characters including Bulletman in the comics. Includes a brand NEW Rocketman story.



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD


New upgraded transfer of the amazing, massively influential Pearl White mystery serial, with solid leading man Antonio Moreno,
and, introducing The Hooded Terror, most fearsome and deadly of the early serial villains.









The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW - Now online!

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW' - New!
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow
In this first episode, we explore the origins of the Dark Avenger with the very first pulp story: THE LIVING SHADOW, and review The Knight of Darkness's first film appearance in the rare 1931




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Coming later this month!


The long-awaited reissue of Manly Wade Wellman's LONELY VIGILS, a collection of his supernatural sleuths including all of the original John Thunstone pulp stories.

This is a companion volume to WORSE THINGS WAITING and will also be a large 7 x 10 trade paperback format and running 500 pages, including all of the original art by George Evans.
It will be available for Halloween from Amazon for a mere $19.99.


The title page is shown at the right.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



SPECTRE LIBRARY: THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

Love Traffic by Gaston Lamond
“Murder Mayhem” by Ray Stahl (aka: Bart Carson)
Murder Gets Around by Robert Sidney Bowen
Spider Pete by Claude Stewart
The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth



Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Two
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part One
July: We, The Moon, and Things to Come-Part Two
July: The Moon, We, and Things to Come-Part One
July: Geismar and Fiedler-The Science Fiction Connection
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part Two
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part One

 

Tragon of Ramura - Now available!
by John M. Whalen


A dream starts Tragon of Ramura and his friend/bodyguard Yusef Ahmed on a search for an amulet said to be the source of the most powerful magic in the universe, Their search leads them to the lost city of Caiphar and the beautiful and mysterious Sai-Ul-San, high priestess of the cult of Zoth-Amin. Tragon finds the Crimson Eye of Caiphar, but the city holds dark secrets of an evil a thousand years old that threaten to unleash a demon intent on destroying the world. Can Tragon defeat the ancient forces that rule Caiphar, or will he remain trapped forever in the Tower of Lost Souls?

Paperback: 200 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$12.99
Kindle -
$2.99



WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

Prose
Tonight I Wear My Crimson Face, by Adrian Cole
The House of the Witches, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Bones, by Erica Ruppert
-The Idols of Xan, by Steve Dilks
 Conjurings, by Marlane Quade Cook
Matriarch Unbound, by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Mouth at the Edge of the World, by Luke Walker
"An Autumn Settling", by Alistair Rey
I Know How You'll Die, by K.G. Anderson
Fair Shopping, by Jack Lee Taylor
Black Aggie, by Marina Favila
The Chroma of Home, by Arasibo Campeche
The Last Resort, by Dean MacAllister
The Crypt Beneath the Manse, by S. Subramanian
 A Winter Reunion, by C.M. Muller
 The Stravinsky Code, by Leonard Carpenter
 She Talks to Me, by Matthew Masucci
 Wings of Twilight, by L.F. Falconer
 A Pantheon of Trash, by Thomas C. Mavroudis
 Juliet's Moon, by D.C. Lozar
The Gargoyle's Wife, by Jean Graham
The Melting Man, by Justin Boote
Dead Waves, by Sean McCoy
The Proposal, by J.D. Brink
Dark Energy, by Kevin Hayman
Christmas at Castle Dracula, by S. L. Edwards
There Was Fire, by M. Ravenberg
Them, by Sharon Cullars
For Love of Lythea, by C. I. Kemp

Poetry
Beltane, by K.A. Opperman
Twin Hungers, by Scott J. Couturier
The Jackal, by Ashley Dioses
Our Family Ghost, by Joshua Gage
Le Gargoyle, by Russ Parkhurst"



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Will Murray
Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

The Wild Adventures series of novels is pleased to announce that award-winning illustrator Romas Kukalis has agreed to paint the cover for its next release, Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars.

Known professionally as Romas, Kukalis has for several decades specialized in fantasy and science fiction art. Best known for his colorful covers for Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover books and Anne McCaffrey's Rowan series, he won the World Fantasy Award in 1991. For this lo ng-awaited crossover adventure, which finds Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal ape-man marooned on the planet Mars, Romas is working on a wraparound cover depicting Tarzan attired in Barsoomian regalia, wielding a sword of exotic metal, two of his savage Martian allies looming in the background.

Author Will Murray says, "I just approved the color comp, and believe me, it is breathtaking.

Fans of Tarzan have always wanted to see him tested on Mars, and tested he is. His adventures will bring him into conflict with Burroughs' other great hero, John Carter, Warlord of Warlords. This is an epic story of survival and a desperate quest to return to Earth. Romas's fantastic art depicts planetary elements and creatures of Mars both classic and previously unseen." "It is a very great honor to be depicting this iconic character," the artist adds, "and humbling to follow the many fine artists who have done so."  Fully authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars, will be released through Altus Press by Christmas, 2019 in softcover, hardcover and e-book editions.







08  November 2019  

Tom Johnson:  July 26,1940 - November 5, 2019

Pulp author and historian Tom Johnson has passed away. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, as well as several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Tom was married to Ginger for 58 years, 9 months and 24 days, and he is surely missed.


Tom was the youngest of three children. He reportedly took delight in tormenting his older sisters by catching snakes, lizards, and insects and threatening to put them on the girls. His parents were poor and they lived in the country where they survived on whatever his father could trap or grow.

Born in Seymour, Texas, his family later moved to Wichita Falls, Texas after his father's tour of duty in the Navy. They lived in a small apartment above a cafe in a bad section of town. Tom sold newspapers at night to help make money for the family. Tom's father eventually got a  decent job at an Air Force Base and they relocated to a better location in a small mobile home. After Tom's father was injured on the job, the family moved back to Seymour. Tom went to school during the day and farmed in the evening and on weekends.

In 1958, Tom joined the Army as a Military Policeman where he spent the next 20 years. He served overseas in France, Turkey, Guam, Viet Nam, and twice in Korea.

In 1961, Tom married his his home-town girlfriend, Virginia, who was only 15 years old at the time of their wedding.


Tom grew up as a hero worshipper, looking up to those who performed acts of heroism. In 1964, he read his first pulp hero, Doc Savage, in the Bantam reprints. He later discovered The Shadow in the Belmont Shadow series. A fellow serviceman and Doc Savage fan had once subscribed to BRONZE SHADOWS. He allowed Tom to read his set of BRONZE SHADOWS where Tom learned of other pulp fans such as Nick Carr, Lynn Hickman, Fred Cook, and others.  

In 1971, Tom drove to Los Angeles and visited book stores on Hollywood Blvd. searching for Doc Savage and Shadow pulps. With only $33, he located and purchased 10 issues of The Shadow and one issue of Doc Savage.  Also in 1971, Tom made contact with Bob Sampson through correspondence. Bob introduced him to Earl Kussman, Nils Hardin, and Lester Belcher who all assisted Tom in his quest for pulp magazines.

In 1973, Tom began correspondence with Wooda Nick Carr. At Wooda's insistence, Tom submitted an article to Nils Hardin for publication in XENOPHILE and then several more articles to Robert Weinberg for his fanzine, PULP.  Tom answered an ad in a magazine placed by Jack Deveny and was placed in contact with pulp artist Frank Hamilton.


In July 1977, Tom attended Pulp Con VI in Akron, Ohio where he got to meet the pulp fans he only knew from letters.

In 1982, Tom published the first issue of his pulp fanzine, ECHOES. ECHOES was published as a fanzine through #100 in August 1998. It continued as a monthly newsletter until #176 in December 2004.  In 2002, Tom published a special issue of ECHOES titled ECHOES REVISITED. Then in 2012, ECHOES 30 was published by Altus Press.
ECHOES is the longest running pulp fanzine to date.

From May 1989 through Winter 2005, Tom published 71 issues of BEHIND THE MASK which featured reprints from the pulps. Another pulp reprint magazine was THRILLING NOVELS which ran 84 issues.

Tom has also authored numerous books for Altus Press. Some of the titles are:
THE SECRET AGENT COMPANION by Tom Johnson & Will Murray
THE BLACK BAT COMPANION by Tom Johnson
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE COMPANION by Tom Johnson
OPERATOR #5: THE HISTORY OF THE PURPLE WARS by Harrison Stievers (Tom Johnson)
DAN FOWLER: G-MAN COMPANION by Tom Johnson

PULP DETECTIVES (ALL NEW ADVENTURES) by Tom Johnson
EXCITING PULP TALES (ALL NEW ADVENTURES) by Tom Johnson
TRIPLE DETECTIVE #1 to #4 (ALL NEW ADVENTURES) by Tom Johnson

In 1995, Tom began a string of new fiction magazines that would last for another decade. Titles include:
CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES
DOUBLE DANGER TALES
WEIRD STORIES
DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES
ACTION ADVENTURE STORIES
STARTLING SCIENCE STORIES
ALIEN WORLDS
EXCITING UFO STORIES

Over the years Tom has created new pulp heroes, as well as writing new stories featuring original characters.
Three of those new pulp heroes are The Black Ghost, The Masked Avenger, and The Mind Master.
Tom's first fiction novel was Gryphon Double Novel #23, published by Gryphon Books (Gary Lovisi) in New York.
This contained two short novels of The Masked Avenger: "Dark Streets of Doom" and "Crime's Last Stand."


Echoes Special Edition
Echoes #1
Echoes #100















Sources: Some of the information above is from an article by Ginger Johnson in ECHOES SPECIAL EDITION.








2020 SCI-FI ART OF VIRGIL FINLAY Calendar
Now available!

Twelve all-new works this year. Highly Recommended. By Virgil Finlay. Whoever is choosing these knows their stuff, these are wonderful, complex, powerful sci-fi and fantasy works among his best. Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.

$14.99

2020 SciFi Surrealism Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping



2020 Surrealistic Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping


2020 VINTAGE SCI FI 2020 WALL CALENDAR
Now available!

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color   
SRP: $16.95







Adventure House

Adventure House is pleased to announce that Adventure House has acquired a number of the Girasol Collectables reprint files.
They will be releasing on a monthly basis a number of their public domain titles as part of our monthly offerings.

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

July 2019
Oriental Stories – 12/30-01/31  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 06/34 - Now available!

June 2019
Strange Tales – 09/31 - Now available!
Magic Carpet Magazine – 04/33 - Now available!


Adventure House
Now available and shipping to subscribers!
Coming soon online!

High Adventure #168

WONDER STORIES SPECIAL ISSUE
The Time Annihilator by Edgar Manley and Walter Thode
 In a stirring chase through time they saw the race destroyed. but they were powerless in the grip of the destroyer.

The House in the Clouds by Ulf Hermann
The Invulnerable Scourge by John S. Campbell
Lords of the Deep by Henry F. Kirkham
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Tubby—Time Traveler by Ray Cummings
Martian Heritage by Barry Cord

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Now available!

Through the dark night sky, streaking swiftly with their Hisso engines thundering, is the greatest trio of aces on the Western Front—the famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes,” the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it! At point was Captain Kirby, impetuous young leader of the great trio; on his right was little Lieutenant “Shorty” Carn, the mild-eyed, corpulent little Mosquito and lanky Lieutenant Travis, eldest and wisest of the Mosquitoes on his left! Flying in a V formation through four exciting hell-bent tales from the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Aces.

Stories Include: The X-Gun Flight (Jan 32), The Iron Ace (Feb 32), The Flying Dreadnought (Jun 32), The 20-Ace Patrol (Jul 32). All illustrated by John Fleming Gould





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of the series in the penultimate volume of this series. A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2? by the Allies during WWI and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’s wings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange on our side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Stories Include: The Code of K-14 (Feb 32), The Masked Marauders (Mar 33), The Sky Torch (Apr 33), Marauders Without Mercy (Oct 33), Legion of the Lost (Aug 34), Valley of Vengeance (Jun 35), Fokkers of the Red Fog (Aug 37), Headsman Strafe (Feb 38).


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
THE DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD
KINDLE ONLY FINALE

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the final chapter in writer Ian Watson’s Robin Hood saga begun years ago. Over the past ten years Airship 27 Productions has brought you four Robin Hood titles all written by this amazing scribe. “King of Sherwood” launched the series to be followed by “Arrow of Justice” and “Freedom’s Outlaw” completing the trilogy.

Later Airship 27 collected Watson’s loose short stories in one volume, “Forbidden Legend.” Recently the company has begun planning a massive omnibus edition that will collect all these four books between two covers. At the news of this, Watson suggested writing one more special tale, “The Death of Robin Hood.” Whereas it is too short to print, Airship 27 opted to release it as a Kindle Only title.

“This is Watson’s final farewell to the story of Robin Hood,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I’m not embarrassed to say it brought a tear to my eye as I finished reading it. Although known for his amazing Sherlock Holmes stories for us, it is my belief the Robin Hood saga will long be remembered as Ian Watson’s magnum opus.”


Available on Kindle only.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Airship 27 Productions   Amazon.com   Kindle



Altus Press / Steeger Books: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


The Spider #17: The Pain Emperor
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In a hundred thousand homes, families sat down together at the supper table. A few hours later, those persons were dead—killed by poison in canned foods! Thousands of women used cosmetics, and acid made their faces forever hideously scarred. A master criminal, daring and clever, was ruthlessly slaughtering Americans to win immense illicit profits for himself. Only one man was powerful enough and wise enough to stop this wholesale murder—Richard Wentworth, champion of oppressed humanity, better known as the Spider. And the Spider was engaged in the bitterest battle of his career, fighting the Avenger, a false, wily crusader who was determined to destroy him!

$13.95 softcover

Operator 5 #9: Legions of Starvation
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt


Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold—wheat! Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire… Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery—overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, thundered sharp-hoofed over the sterile reaches of a famine-wasted continent, while only one man—Operator 5—realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot. And only he—America’s undercover ace—could hope to bring the canny schemer to the justice he deserved—death!

$13.95 softcover


Steeger Books



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask
by Milton Shaw

Coming in late November!

Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….

318 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops November 13!

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL TP
(Writer) David Avallone (Art/Cover) Roy Allen Martinez

Zorro is back in a new horror-based series and celebrating 100 years of heroic swashbuckling action! Los Angeles is invaded by an army of demonic horsemen and Zorro is the only man who can save his home from becoming Hell on Earth. David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) are proud to present the return of Zorro, as he faces down the Swords of Hell in an action-packed supernatural thrill ride.

This volume collects the full Zorro: Swords of Hell 4 issue series and contains a wealth of extra material celebrating the centennial of this classic hero!


Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $19.99






American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops November 13!

ERB: FEAR ON FOUR WORLDS TPB
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia & Various (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Shared Universe explodes onto the page in 2018s crossover event of the year! Abby Tyler and her friends are lost on savage Caspak. As they attempt to pierce the time veil that preserves the mysterious world, they enact a desperate gamble and unwittingly are thrown through the anomaly into the worlds of Carson of Venus, The Moon Maid, and Pellucidar! Join us as we interlock the vibrant worlds and stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs into our expanding and connected universe. Brand new stories that continue the ERB novels are here and a world of modern pulp adventures await!

This volume collects American Mythology's Fear on Four Worlds series including Carson of Venus #1 Pt1, The Moon Maid #1 Pt2, Pellucidar #1 Pt3, and The Land That Time Forgot #1 Pt4 along with a beautiful cover gallery and behind the scenes extras.


Trade paperback, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99





 
American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops November 20!

PELLUCIDAR TERROR AT EARTHS CORE TPB
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Gabriel Rearte & Various (Covers) Gabriel Rearte, Mike Wolfer

Deep within the Earth lies a world of dangers and unimaginable creatures! This is Pellucidar, one of the most beloved creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs! Ruled by the blood-thirsty Mahars, Pellucidar lives in fear of the pterosaurian terrors, but when a newly discovered tunnel leads the Mahars to the lost continent of Caspak, the flesh-eating monsters launch an invasion of the Land That Time Forgot! This volume collects the Pellucidar/Land That Time Forgot: Terror From the Earth's Core 3-issue series and the Pellucidar One Shot, plus a cover gallery and more.

Softcover, Full Color, 112 pages, $19.99




 
 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 146: “The Crime Oracle” and “Murder by Moonlight” - Haunted Horror Special!
The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in bone-chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight.” BONUS: A classic Shadow thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-264-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week

Past episodes:
Hide and Seek: a reboot of Charlton Comic Heroesfrom the 1960s 
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

Beb Books
Now available!

New this week to Beb Books is:
The Complete Science Fiction of G. Peyton Wertenbaker.

Six stories from the man who has the distinction of writing the first original story to appear in Amazing Stories.
In all Wertenbaker wrote six stories on such diverse subjects as immorality, pocket universes, suspended animation and virtual reality.

The Complete Scienec Fiction of G. Peyton Wertenbaker can be downloaded – for free! -- from
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b2ejlte3rzq18cf/The_Complete_Wertenbaker-corrected.epub/file

Some of my older epuibs can also be downloaded for free:

Laurence Manning’s The Voyage of the Asteroid, a tale of the first trip to Venus
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m6gmgsxdu6j3gso/Manning_Voyage_of_the_Asteroid-rev1.epub/file

The Four Dimensional World of Bob Olsen. Tales of hyperspace and what you can do there.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4034jkst1rso17t/Olsen_Bob_The_Four_Dimensional_World_of_Bob_Olsen-rev1.epub/file

Neil R. Jones --The Fate of Nez Hulan. Three interlinked stories, The Death’s Head Meteor, The Astreroid of Death and The Moon Pirate. Early space opera.

And finally, The Tower of Evil by Arthur Leo Zagat and Nat Schachner.  The first four stories by this writing duo. 
http://www.mediafire.com/file/8m8cg0ndxiovdlj/Zagat%252BSchachner-The_Tower_of_Evil_and_others-rev1.epub/file

Print editions of all these books are available upon request. Write to me for pricing at:  beb01@sprynet.com





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

All six Murania Press books that cover vintage cliffhanger movie serials, available as a lot for $89.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. purchasers.
Click here for more info and easy ordering: http://muraniapress.com/book/serial-spectacular/






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BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2
Now accepting pre-orders!
The first copies will begin shipping November 1st!

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist and pulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presents a long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, as always, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copies ship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO U.S. BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The 2019 edition of Lone Pine and the Movies, like its recent predecessors, chronicles the history of Western-movie production. Its cover story examines the wave of 1939 hits that brought big-budget “A” Westerns back to box-office prominence, with behind-the-scenes information on the making of Stagecoach, Dodge City, Jesse James, Union Pacific, and others released during Hollywood’s greatest year. Prolific “B”-Western director George Sherman, who began his 40-year career with two inexpensive horse operas shot partially at Lone Pine, is profiled with a detailed survey of his dozens of Westerns made for Republic Pictures. “The Lovely Ladies of Lone Pine” covers three favorite actresses whose careers are inextricably linked to the area: Beth Marion, Grace Bradley Boyd (Mrs. Hopalong Cassidy), and the late Peggy Stewart, a favorite guest at Lone Pine Film Festivals, who passed away earlier in 2019.

 “RevisitingFrontier Days” not only takes a detailed look at this favorite 1934 “B”-Western but tells the entire story of its star, Bill Cody, a marginal figure who built a career on Hollywood’s Poverty Row and made a precarious living on the fringes of the film industry. A Don Kelsen photo essay matches present-day pictures of Frontier Days locations with frame captures from the original film. Finally, this issue contains a special section, “The Man Who Loved Westerns,” devoted to the late Packy Smith, who organized the very first film festival devoted entirely to his favorite genre—and who, many years later, was instrumental in getting the Lone Pine Film Festival up and running. Packy, who died in late 2018, is remembered by some of his closest friends and fellow movie buffs.


Introduction by Ed Hulse
136 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $12.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO U.S. BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
FORGOTTEN CLASSICS OF PULP FICTION, SECOND SERIES!
Coming soon!

Murania Press is proud to announce that, owing to the success of its recent “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” reprint line, a second series of ten books will be published soon.
The intent is to have the next ten volumes ready for Christmas-season gift purchases, although we’re making no hard and fast promises along that line.

As with the first series, released this past summer, individual books will be priced at $15.95 (postage included in the U.S.) but the entire set will sell for $100.

Like the earlier “Forgotten Classics” volumes, this second set offers considerable variety as to tone, genre, setting, and time period. In coming weeks we will have more to say about the new additions, but for now here are the titles, listed alphabetically by author:

1. H. Bedford-Jones, Blood, Amber and Jade. Action and intrigue in the Far East with Jim Hanecy, dealer in rare Oriental jewels and artifacts, and his daring associates.

2. Max Brand, The Sword Lover. The overlooked but excellent second novel by this specialist in Westerns is a swashbuckling adventure yarn set in 18th-century England.

3. J. Allan Dunn, The Island. The sequel to Barehanded Castaways is a rousing adventure in its own right and an eminently worthy continuation of Dunn’s original narrative.

4. Clarence E. Mulford, Black Buttes. Almost certainly this author’s best novel not featuring Hopalong Cassidy. Its protagonist spends years combing the West for his sister’s despoiler and becomes involved in a frontier murder mystery.

5. Roy Norton, The Glyphs. After deciphering ancient Mayan hieroglyphs, an eccentric archeologist, a soldier of fortune, and an English sportsman head to Nicaragua in search of a lost city that houses tremendous wealth.

6. Randall Parrish, The Strange Case of Cavendish. A baffling mystery that begins with murder in New York City and the victim’s disappearance, with the only clues directing an intrepid female reporter to the contemporary West.

7. Perley Poore Sheehan, The Copper Princess. The mummy of an ancient Peruvian princess is scientifically revived in early 20th-century New York, and her resuscitation has terrifying ramifications for a curious antropologist.

8. Francis Stevens, Serapion. Combining elements of fantasy, science fiction, and psychological horror, this spine-chilling tale chronicles the efforts of a malevolent spirit to dominate a weak man and his hapless associates.

9. Edgar Wallace, Blind Men. Mysterious events, culminating in murder, seem to have their origins in and around the London headquarters of a charity for the blind. Original pulp-magazine version of a novel later revised and published in book form (and brought to the screen) as Dark Eyes of London.10. Gordon Young, Hurricane Williams’ Vengeance. The best of this author’s Hurricane Williams novels, a South Seas adventure with an unforgettable climax.

10. Gordon Young, Hurricane Williams’ Vengeance. The best of this author’s Hurricane Williams novels, a South Seas adventure with an unforgettable climax.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Permanent Price Reduction for “Forgotten Classics” 10-book set
Now available!

You may order at the Books section or click on the images below to order!

Before the trend toward specialization—before the hard-boiled dicks, before the Skylarks and Lensmen, before the Shadows and Spiders—pulp magazines offered escapist fiction that appealed to readers of all stripes. Virtually every story was suffused with the spirit of adventure; beyond that there was great variety in theme and setting. Qualities that became pronounced during the era of genre pulps were already evident in rough-paper yarns of the 20th century’s first two decades. Sadly, many great stories from this period are unknown to today’s pulp aficionados, especially inasmuch as the issues in which they appeared are hard-to-find collector’s items.

Murania Press has rescued from obscurity ten noteworthy novels originally published in such legendary pulps as Adventure, Blue Book, The Argosy, The Cavalier, and The Popular Magazine between 1908 and 1921. Some never saw publication in hard covers, others did but have been out of print for many decades. This group of exemplary stories, written by early pulpdom’s top fictioneers, is being republished as a series titled “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction.”

Each book, measuring six by nine inches, utilizes the same cover design. Each is numbered on the spine, alphabetically by author. Each has an informative introductory essay putting the novel and its author in proper historical context for maximum appreciation by readers.

Stories in the “Forgotten Classics” series take place in a variety of locales: India, the Appalachian Mountains, the American West, the Gobi Desert, the Canadian northwest, the French Riviera, the South Seas, colonial-era Kentucky, and a mythical Balkan state. Within the group a reader will detect genre elements that would become more distinct and pronounced in pulp fiction of subsequent decades. But each novel is, at its core, a rousing adventure story clearly and vividly told. You’d never guess these gems were written a hundred or more years ago.

Murania Press has previously published four of the listed novels in its “Classic Pulp Reprint” series. Those books, now withdrawn from circulation, sold for $20 per title. Each of the “Forgotten Classics” volumes is priced at $16, and the entire set  of ten will be available at $120, which includes shipping to buyers in the United States.

The “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” will begin shipping on May 1. Between now and then we’ll be running individual blog posts with additional information on each book. For now, here are the titles and the magazines from which they have been sourced:

1.   H. Bedford-Jones, The Wilderness Trail. Originally published in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book.
2.   B. M. Bowers, The Spook Hills Mystery. Originally published in the November 7, 1914 issue of The Popular Magazine.
3.   George Bronson-Howard, The Return of Yorke Norroy. Originally published in the October 1908 issue of The Popular Magazine.
4.   A. M. Chisholm, Fur Pirates. Originally published in the October 20, 1915 issue of The Popular Magazine.
5.   J. Allan Dunn, Barehanded Castaways. Originally published in the December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure.
6.   George Allan England, The Elixir of Hate. Originally published in the August-November 1911 issues of The Cavalier.
7.   Francis Lynde, B. Typhosus Takes a Hand. Originally published in the October 20, 1921 issue of The Popular Magazine.
8.   Talbot Mundy, Yasmini the Incomparable. Originally published in the January 1914 and July-September 1915 issues of Adventure.
9.   Perley Poore Sheehan, The Abyss of Wonders. Originally published in the January 1915 issue of The Argosy.
10. Gordon Young, Savages. Originally published in the May 3, 1918 and July 18-September 3, 1919 issues of Adventure.



Now available!
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” Complete Set

Permanent Price Reduction for “Forgotten Classics” 10-book set
These books are also available individually.



 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Volume Two, Number Two

Coming Soon: The Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction, Second Series!
Lone Pine and the Movies

The BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Revival Will Continue!
Permanent Price Reduction for “Forgotten Classics” 10-book set


Bold Venture Press
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
"Death Speaks Softly" by Charles Boeckman
Mr. Pleeber thought it was a bad dream when he awoke to murder!
"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl
June 15: An explosive date with an explosive anti-climax …
"Breath of Allah" by Sax Rohmer
An unusual masquerade, industrial espionage, Egypt ...
"The Story of Misión San Juan Capistrano" by H. Bedford-Jones

NEW PULP FICTION
"New Guy on the Block" by Jack Bludis
Private investigator Ken Sligo had a promising future, but had to make certain he wasn’t killed on his first case!
"An Old Friend" by Michael R. Hayfields
They called him the Death’s Head; those who met him learned why!
"The Pursuit of the Moor" by Teel James Glenn
One last heist ... one reporter had the knowledge to prevent it.
"The Client" by Nils Gilbertson
A lawyer swears to uphold the law, but is forced to bend it.
"Conspiracy Theory" by Carson Demanns
Nut-job in life … Internet legend in death …
"Captain Warwick’s Hand" by Adam Beau McFarlane
A helping hand was all he asked …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$9.95

Format: ePub / Mobi Kindle
$2.99


Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #11
Now available!

Edited by R. Allen Leider

(Available in eBook format)

Illustrated by Ed Coutts, design by Rich Harvey

Awesome Tales #11 presents four stories of scintillating science fiction!

All the world — indeed, the galaxy! — knows of Tom Corbett: Space Cadet and his heroic deeds across the heavens. Aboard the Polaris, a sturdy spaceship, his loyal, intrepid crew is ready to face danger and maintain the peaceful status quo of the universe — for all mankind! Tom Corbett’s secret mission leads to unknown danger light years from Earth in "Mystery Mission to Kepler 186f" by R. Allen Leider.

•  "Ask Not for Whom the Planet Tolls" by Patrick Thomas — The Startenders are called to duty when one planetary system after another dies by the marauding hands
of the Grim Reaper.
•  A child’s nightmares warn of a deadly future in "A Voice in the Dark" by Sandra Lee Rauenzahn
•  Agent Archer blasts off for action When the Insectoids stalk hapless space travelers in "Rogue Planet" by DJ Tyrer.

Format: Softcover
Pages: 86
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$6.00


Bold Venture Press
Black Grandee
Tales of Zorro's Old California

by Johnston McCulley
Now available!

Tales of Zorro's Old California
(Available in eBook edition)

In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule. While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.

Black Grandee

Down the King’s High Road he came, swift and unsuspected as the evil he would do, bearing the warrant of the Crown for the vengeance that spurred him on.

Satan's Caballero —an additional short story of Old California!

Honor demanded that Don Fernando challenge Marcos Coudillo, but his own death warrant would be written the next time he crossed blades with any man!

Cover by Francisco Silva


Softcover: $14.95
Hardcover: $29.95
Pages: 194
Dimensions: 6" x 9"



Bold Venture Press

(Available in eBook edition)
Kit Carson (1809 – 1868) was a real-life pulp hero in his own manner, an American frontiersman who braved all manner of danger as he carved out a place in history, opening the western states to all America. He was a fur trapper and wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Few people described pulp protagonists, real and fictional, as well as H. Bedford-Jones (1887-1949), referred to by his contemporaries as "the King of the Pulps".

Originally published in 1941 in the Toronto Star Weekly, and never before reprinted, Young Kit Carson is a he-man adventure of the American frontier, high in the Rocky Mountains. Carson battles to maintain peaceful relations between the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, while maintaining order among the fur-trappers competing for precious pelts.

Bold Venture Press presents this forgotten pulp classic through arrangement with Camille “Caz” Cazedessus, publisher of Pulpdom, the legendary journal documenting pulp fiction history prior to 1931.

This book will be available November 2nd, 2019 — debuting at the annual Pulp Adventurecon in Bordentown, NJ.
50 tables of pulp magazines, golden age comic books, movie memorabilia, vintage paperbacks, and more!
See the Pulp Adventurecon webpage for more information.


Softcover: $12.95
Hardcover: $24.95
Pages: 162
Dimensions: 6" x 9"




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post by J. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!
Pulp Consumption: Tough 2 (Crime Stories)
Pulp Appeal: Penny Dreadful
Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3
Issue 10 is Live!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

"Fifty Years later" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Alvaro Fernandois

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/


Subscribe for 2019 (Issues 84 and 85) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

$25.00 USA
$35.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$40.00 International
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Click HERE to subscribe!
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Coming soon!
Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


 The Bronze Gazette  
   

CAPTAIN FUTURE RETURNS!
Coming in November!


Allen Steele has announced that he will soon be continuing the adventures of Captain Future.

From Allen Steele's announcement:

This fall Experimenter Publishing, the publisher of AMAZING STORIES, will be launching EDMOND HAMILTON'S CAPTAIN FUTURE as a paperback/ebook series called "Amazing Stories Selects." The first issue, scheduled for release in November, will feature "Captain Future in Love", the long novella that ran as a two-part serial in AMAZING last year; it will also include an essay about the history of Captain Future and how and why I reinvented this classic SF character. This will kick off a four-part story cycle, "The Return of Ul Quorn", that will run for the next three issues; the second installment, "The Guns of Pluto", is now being written, and we're aiming to publish it early next year.

As I've said a couple of years ago when my first CF novel, AVENGERS OF THE MOON, was published by Tor, although my take on the character is derived from Edmond Hamilton's novels of the 1940's, this ain't your grandpa's Captain Future. Authorized by the Hamilton estate, this is an updated and revised version of the original pulp series. For example, feast your eyes on Curt Newton's ship, the "Comet II". Rob Caswell, the illustrator, and I put a lot of time and thought into designing a plausible new version of this classic ship ... and this is just a preview of things to come.

As things come together, AMAZING and I will release more info about EHCF, including where and how to purchase single issues and subscriptions.
If you're a fan of high adventure and space opera in the grand tradition, we think you'll like this. Stay tuned.



Experimenter Publishing   Allen Steele



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Michael Shea, Hugh Cave, Walking Dead
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Irish Horror Writers, Robert Jordan, E. C. Comics
Swordsmen in the Sky
Sensor Sweep: E. C. Tubb, Bernie Wrightson, The Professionals
Sensor Sweep: 10/14/2019
Sensor Sweep: 10/7/2019



CONAN
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #11 - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
Roy Thomas (Writer)
Alan Davis (Art)

Marco Checchetto (Cover)


BARBARIAN ACTION AND INTRIGUE BY ROY THOMAS & ALAN DAVIS!
• CONAN’s latest job has gone awry, as he finds himself at the mercy of the Afghuli hillmen!
• But even this is nothing compared to the threat hovering in the hidden mountain cave that SERRA hired him to find!
• If they can escape the creatures, can they save the treasure?
• What secret is ZUBAIR hiding and what is Serra REALLY after?
• Plus: the penultimate chapter in the all-new novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




 

AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #4 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)

A COVERT MISSION AND A DEADLY SECRET!
• VALERIA pushes past her injuries to sneak into the fortress of LORD BLASIUS!
• But what could he possibly have that she’d risk losing track of her quarry over?
• Could it be…the secret her brother died for?!
• Plus: The next chapter of an all-new novella featuring one of CONAN’s greatest nemeses—the wizard THOTH-AMON!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







SAVAGE AVENGERS VOLUME 1: CITY OF SICKELS TPB - Arriving in comic shops November 13!
(Featuring Conan)
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Mike Deodato Jr. (Art)
Cover by David Finch

The most vicious team of antiheros in the Marvel Universe assembles! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! Doctor Voodoo! And in their midst — Conan the Barbarian! That’s right, the Cimmerian has arrived in the Marvel Universe — and his new adventures begin here! The deadly ninja army known as the Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell. The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers! Conan discovers a dark secret squirming in a genie bottle. Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. Elektra tries to corral them all into an effective fighting force. And the Punisher desperately searches for his disinterred family! Plus: Conan hefts a deadly new savage sword! The Savage Avengers are fighting to save you!

Collecting SAVAGE AVENGERS #1-5, material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019 (AVENGERS/SAVAGE AVENGERS) #1.

120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99


Full Color, 120 pages, $15.99






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!


Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES
 - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 1 & 2 (1956)  - New!
Four Adventures of ZORRO (circa 1959)
CHARLIE CHAN in "Here Comes Trouble" (1948)
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The First LONE RANGER Sunday Strips (1938)