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12 October 2018  

2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The fantastic, otherworldly, astounding, bizarre, and beautiful collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-1950s. Unknown writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Anderson got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered to be just as inspiring.

These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover.
The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches.
The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95






2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft’s strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al.

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover...

From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby.

$14.95



2019 The Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay Wall Calendar - Now available!

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.

Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99


Adventure House
Coming soon!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #55 - April 1937

The Black Aces of Doom by Robert J. Hogan


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Startling Stories – May 1951

 
The Seed From Space by Fletcher Pratt
From a star in the infinite came the Avna Overmind, subtle and patient—implacably reducing mankind to servitude and plunging Willard Slater into a desperate battle against a mystic threat.

Letters of Fire by Matt Lee
Birthplace of Creation [Captain Future] by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton and the Futuremen are called on to protect the cosmos from the destructive activity of a dangerous madman.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by John Wyndham
Tame Me This Beast by Robert Moore Williams
A Taxable Dimension by Samuel Mines

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


7x10, 162 pages, $12.95





Airship 27 Productions
ALL-STAR PULP COMICS 34
Now available!

ALL STAR PULP COMICS Volume 4 REDBUD STUDIO & AIRSHIP 27 presents this newest issue featuring three amazing heroes: Mask of the Gargoyle (created by Dario Carrasco) as he battles remnants of the Third Reich in “Rockets Red Glare”; golden age comics great The Veiled Lady as she takes on crooked government officials in “The Veiled Avenger” and; Major Liberty, where the U.S. Army debuts its very own super-heroine “Operation: American Maid.”

Amazing pulp comic adventures featuring writer Ron Fortier with artists Montos, Kevin Broden and Kevin Wiggins. Edited by Rob Davis.

This is 40 pages of non-stop action pulp style!  Cover by Rob Davis pits our three heroes against an army of ninjas.
$4.99


Available from Amazon in paperback.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 TO ADD PROF. CHALLENGER
Now available!

It is no secret that Airship 27 Production’s best selling books for the past six years have been their volumes in the “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective” series. Now twelve volumes rich, they continue to sell and are constantly on Amazon’s top mystery anthology list year after year. To their thousands of loyal readers, reason for this continued success is no secret. All Airship 27 Production’s “Consulting Detective” books are done strictly in the tradition of Holmes & Watson’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Now this leading New Pulp publisher is hoping this formula will work a second time as they prepare to launch a brand new anthology based once again on a Conan Doyle character; Prof. George Edward Challenger.

“After Holmes, Challenger is clearly Doyle’s most popular creation,” says Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Which is why when our pal, and fellow writer, Gordon Dymowski approached us about doing a series featuring George Challenger, we were eager to hear what he had in mind.”  Dymowski, a popular Chicago writer and blogger, is also known as an enthusiastic Doctor Who fan and can be found at most Who related events in the Windy City.

“Gordon not only suggested the concept,” continued Fortier, “but actually went the extra step by writing up a Prof. Challenger bible.”  A bible is the name given to character data documents with which editors use to introduce perspective writers to a series. “Our hope is to elicit interest from established New Pulp writers in our community. Anyone interested in submitting should contact me and I’ll happily send them a copy of the bible.” Fortier ends with stating this is not a project for new amateur writers and Airship 27 will only look at those inquiries send in from known, published writers.

Will lightning strike twice?  Time will tell, while Fortier and Dymowski certainly have their fingers crossed.





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -

Amazing Stories
Fall 2018

Debuted at the Worldcon Friday, August 17, 2018!

Now available!

The first new print edition of Amazing Stories since 2005 debuted in August at WorldCon 2018.
 
Contents
 Steve Davidson: Publisher’s Note
 Robert Silverberg: The Observatory
 Jack Clemons “Citizens of the Solar System” (Science Column)
 Allen M. Steele “Captain Future In Love” part one
 Lawrence Watt-Evans “Harry’s Toaster”
 Rudy Rucker “Apricot Lane”
 Dave Creek “Beyond Human Measure”
 Shirley Meier “Flight of an Arrow”
 Kameron Hurley “Sister Solveig and Mr. Denial”
 Julie Czerneda “Foster Earth”
 Paul Levinson “Slipping Time”
 Drew Hayden Taylor “When Angles Come Knocking”
 Tade Thompson interviewed by Gary Dalkin
 Steve Fahnestalk: SF on Film (Review)
 Ira Nayman: We Are the Stories We Tell (Editorial)
 
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1 Fall/WorldCon 2018
 Publisher: Steve Davidson
 Editor in Chief: Ira Nayman
 Art Director: Kermit Woodall
 Artists: Tony Sart (cover), Ron Miller, Tom Barber, David Hardy, Paola Giari, M.D. Jackson, Dan Simon, Austeja, Al Sirois, Tais Teng, Richard Mandrachio, Wojciech Dudziński, J.M. Frey/Dan Simon, Ngoc Lam, and Gil Geolingo.
 104 pages, 8.5” x 11” saddle-stitch binding
 Four-Issue Subscriptions: Digital $15.95, Print $34.95

Also available from Mike Chomko Books.
Contact Mike at mikechomko@gmail.com

Amazing Stories   Amazing Stories Fall 2018  



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

THE SHADOW #135:  “The Ghost Murders” and “Ships of Doom"
The Master of Darkness teams with G-Man Vic Marquette in two never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an enigmatic message from a dying man leads The Shadow to uncover the strange secret behind “The Ghost Murders.” Then, the Master of Darkness intervenes when “Ships of Doom” are destroyed by a hostile power! BONUS: a Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator mystery by Steve Fisher. This collectors special showcases the classic color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen and also features the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-253-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 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)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in February!
Coming to comic shops February 27!

THE SHADOW #139: “Kings of Crime” & “The Stars Promise Death”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in Seaview City in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, while community leaders speed the growth of a great city, “Kings of Crime” plot to fleece it out of millions Then, following a cryptic clue left by a dead man, The Shadow pursues a trail of astrological slayings when “The Stars Promise Death.” BONUS: Nick Carter solves “The Case of the Mermaid’s Murder!” in a Golden Age of Comics classic by Bob Powell. This instant collector’s item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-257-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 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:
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray
Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer

THE BIG BOOK OF FEMALE DETECTIVES - Now available!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.

Paperback: 1136 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.1 inches
$25.00




BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU VI
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Coming October 16!

SYNOPSIS
This sixth volume of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Black Wings series demonstrates as never before how infinitely malleable are H. P. Lovecraft’s weird conceptions. The twenty-two stories and poems in this book run the gamut of modes and genres, but each of them is fueled by elements large and small drawn from Lovecraft’s inexhaustibly rich corpus of writing.

Cosmicism is central to Lovecraft’s imaginative vision, and it oftentimes is manifested in tales of archaeological horror. In this volume, stories by Ann K. Schwader, Lynne Jamneck, Don Webb, and Stephen Woodworth treat this motif in varying and distinctive ways. Lovecraft’s work is also infused with a profound sense of place, as he himself was attached to the familiar locales of his native New England but also travelled widely in search of new vistas to stimulate his imagination. Here, stories by Tom Lynch, Aaron Bittner, W. H. Pugmire, and Darrell Schweitzer summon up the landscapes of diverse realms in America to tease out the horrors embedded in them.


Alien creatures are featured in many of Lovecraft’s greatest tales. In this volume, William F. Nolan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock summon up multiform monsters inspired by Lovecraft’s notions of hybridism and alien incursion. The forbidden book theme is deftly handled by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and the notion of other worlds lying just around the corner from our own is the subject of stories by Donald Tyson and Mark Howard Jones. Finally, David Hambling cleverly adapts Lovecraftian concepts to the locked-room detective story.

In commemorating the incredible efflorescence of weird poetry in our time, this book presents poems by four leading contemporary poets—Ashley Dioses, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D. L. Myers. Each of their works fuses skilful use of rhyme and metre with compact evocations of Lovecraftian themes. H. P. Lovecraft’s work is likely to continue inspiring writers for many generations, and this volume presents a vivid snapshot of what can be said in this idiom by sensitive and talented authors.

CONTENTS
Introduction     S. T. Joshi
Pothunters    Ann K. Schwader
The Girl in the Attic    Darrell Schweitzer
The Once and Future Waite    Jonathan Thomas
Oude Goden    Lynne Jamneck
Carnivorous    William F. Nolan
On a Dreamland’s Moon    Ashley Dioses
Teshtigo Creek    Aaron Bittner
Ex Libris    Caitlín R. Kiernan
You Shadows That in Darkness Dwell    Mark Howard Jones
The Ballad of Asenath Waite    Adam Bolivar
The Visitor    Nancy Kilpatrick
The Gaunt    Tom Lynch
Missing at the Morgue    Donald Tyson
The Shard    Don Webb
The Mystery of the Cursed Cottage    David Hambling
To Court the Night    K. A. Opperman
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks    W. H. Pugmire
Mister Ainsley    Steve Rasnic Tem
Satiety    Jason V Brock
Provenance Unknown    Stephen Woodworth
The Well    D. L. Myers


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE November 2017
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 326
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

Trade paperback, $14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

In addition to being the most profitable chapter play in the 20-year-history of Republic Pictures—generating more than $1.1 million in worldwide revenue—THE LONE RANGER (1938) set new standards of excellence for motion pictures adapted from other media. It was a genuine phenomenon, securing bookings from major theater circuits and big-city picture palaces at the time when serials played mostly during Saturday matinees in small-town movie houses. Along with their success at box offices, both THE LONE RANGER and its 1939 sequel, THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN, exerted considerable influence on the evolution of this beloved hero from American pop culture.

In this profusely illustrated monograph, film historian Ed Hulse presents a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of both serials' production. It has been extensively researched from recently uncovered documents buried deep in the files of George W. Trendle, the broadcasting magnate whose Detroit radio station WXYZ was the Lone Ranger's birthplace and home for more than two decades. Hulse has reviewed hundreds of pages—private letters, legal correspondence, inter-office memos, studio production reports, even the original 1937 contract between Trendle and Republic—culling from them all pertinent details relating to the production of both serials and the first's 1940 feature version, HI-YO SILVER. To this material he has added information gleaned from his own interviews of principal participants: co-director William Witney, head writer Barry Shipman, stunt double Yakima Canutt, and cast members Herman Brix, George Letz (Montgomery), and Sammy McKim.

The 94-page monograph sports dozens of illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, and magazine covers.

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
The $12.50 price includes free shipping to buyers in the domestic United States.
International buyers must inquire before ordering to get shipping costs to their countries.


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

Long the best-selling title in Murania Press history — nearly 2000 copies in print, with copies sold in 23 countries — THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION is now available in a new revised and expanded edition.

This exhaustive overview, which goes into greater detail than most other books covering pulp-magazine history, was originally conceived as a collector's handbook but has been recognized as a valuable reference work for newly minted devotees of rough-paper fiction.
The 2018 edition continues along the same lines while still retaining its appeal to advanced hobbyists.

Along with addressing previous omissions and making editorial corrections, we have added nearly 10,000 words of new copy (recently uncovered facts and additional analysis) to the existing manuscript. 
We've also included more cover reproductions, among them at least a half dozen important first issues left out of the original 2013 edition.

What's more, we have updated the four appendices, which supply carefully compiled lists of mass-market pulp-fiction anthologies, reference books about the pulps, small-press publishers specializing in rough-paper fiction reprints, and a collector's guide to building a comprehensive pulp-magazine collection.  Perhaps most importantly, the book now has a complete index — the lack of which was the only substantive complaint we've ever received about the earlier Guide.

The new material has been added (without significantly increasing the book's page count and list price) by slightly reducing the text's font size, thus getting more words per page. 
We also filled blank pages that previously separated chapters. The 2013 Guide had 414 pages, the 2018 revision has 428.

The revised BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, in our opinion, represents a significant improvement on what has already been considered one of the foremost works covering the subject. 
Like its predecessor, the book is priced at $29.95 (postage included to domestic U.S. purchasers) and is available at muraniapress.com. 
Shipping begins during the first week of September.


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
MURANIA PRESS OVERSTOCK SALE — WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Currently several Murania Press books are overstocked.

While supplies last (which won't be long), we're offering them at 20 percent off list price, which include shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. 
The sale prices have been factored into each book's page at muraniapress.com.

The four books are:
 PRIDE OF THE PULPS (BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, #1)
FIGHTING CRIME ONE DIME AT A TIME (BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, #3)
FLICKERING SHADOWS
THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER

To repeat, these are copies on hand ready for immediate shipping.





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

Collectibles Update
- New!
October Overstock Sale - New!
2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #5: THE CITY ANNIHILATOR
by Stuart Hoppen
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!


The saga of the Twilight Patrol continues — equal parts H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 and His Battle Aces.

Beneath our feet, beneath this very spot, lies beauty beyond all comprehension. This beauty lies in the form of seven cities. These seven cities are linked in mysterious and secretive ways to one another, and the destiny of all mankind. But the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss are preparing to destroy the seven cities. The aftermath of destroying their consummate beauty will yield ultimate power to the ultimate enemy, and throw the world into darkness. And the seven cities that have lain for countless eons, safe from the corruptions of man, will be no more.

To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.

Read more about The Twilight Patrol in "Stuart Hopen: Flying High with the Twilight Patrol,"and installment of the Bold Venture Bulletins blog.


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches, 124 pages, $14.95

eBook: $3.99



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Black Company - New!
Pulp Appeal: Beowulf
Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Consumption: Jules de Grandin
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 6 is Now Available!



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: CAS, REH, and HPL; Roger Zelazny; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Medieval Tales - New!
Darker Tides - New!
Short Review Round-Up!
The Jewels of Chamar, by Raymond F. Jones
The Seal Maiden, by Victor Rousseau Emanuel
Three Lines of Old French, by A. Merritt
The Vanishing Venusians, by Leigh Brackett
The Devils of Po Sung, by Bassett Morgan
The House Where Time Stood Still, by Seabury Quinn
The Swine of Aeaea by Clifford Ball
Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
Priestess of the Flame, by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Hellhounds of the Cosmos by Clifford D. Simak

Twilight Echoes - New!
Sensor Sweep: Tower of the Elephant, Leigh Brackett, Kenneth Morris, D&D Survey
Seabury Quinn, A Lesser Light that Still Shines for Those Who Care To Look  


Celaeno Press
What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween
Now available!

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Draa

Halloween, a time for laughing children in white bedsheets and superhero costumes. A time for chocolate candy, and pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treat.
A time for dark things everything to slink out of the shadows and into our lives, reminding those unlucky few that our charades of Halloween cannot erase the centuries of history and pain behind the facade…

What October Brings celebrates the dark traditions of the autumn rituals, of Halloween and Samhain, in homage to the uniquely fascinating fiction of HP Lovecraft. Masters of the short story offer you a “once in a lifetime” Trick-or-Treat experience…
…perhaps your last experience!

The commissioned cover is by acclaimed Italian painter Daniele Serra.


Contents
Paul Dale Anderson :: That Small, Furry, Sharp-toothed Thing
Alan Baxter :: Waters Strangely Clear
Ran Cartwright :: The House on Jimtown Road
Adrian Cole :: No Other God But Me
Storm Constantine :: Down into Silence
Tim Curran :: Spider Wasp
Arinn Dembo :: The Old Man Down the Road
Cody Goodfellow :: The War on Halloween
Andre E. Harewood :: The Immortician
Nancy Holder :: Nyarlahotep Came Down to Georgia
Erica Ruppert :: Summer’s End
Brian M. Sammons :: A Night for Masks
Ann K. Schwader :: Inheritance
Darrell Schweitzer :: Uncle’s in the Treetops
John Shirley :: Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You.
Lucy A. Snyder :: Cosmic Cola
Chet Williamson :: Hell Among the Yearlings

Available in September 2018 in print and ebook editions:


Softcover
ISBN: 978-4-902075-90-8
List: US$20.00

Ebook
ISBN: 978-4-909473-51-6
List: US$6.99



CINEMONDE #65 - Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 6:30 pm!

Sneak Preview of CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS (Click here for trailer)

THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS (USA, 2018, Color, 110 mins.)
Director/DP/Editor:Darin Coelho Spring Original Music: Jacob Mingle, Peter Scartabello, Additional Music: Carleton Melton, Bob Moss
With: Donald Sidney-Fryer, Harlan Ellison, S. T. Joshi, Skinner, W. H. Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow, Scott Connors, Ron Hilger Charles Schneider, Kyle Opperman, Richard Stanley, William Dorman,
James Patterson, Adam Bolivar and Nick Savino as Clark Ashton Smith

Cocktail Reception with Hors d'Oeuvres & Open Bar, Screening, Q&A with filmmakers, Surprise Gifts in Audience Drawing, Desserts & One-For-The-Road Drinks at
The Roger Smith Hotel, Penthouse & Solarium Screening Room, 501 Lexington Ave. (at 47th Street), Manhattan, New York..

For more info about the Roger Smith Hotel: www.rogersmith.com





CLASSIC CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920'S - Now available!
by Leslie S. Klinger, Otto Penzler


A riveting collection of five of the most famous crime novels of the 1920s, presenting anew some of the most admired authors of the era―with insightful annotations by the Edgar-winning anthologist Leslie S. Klinger.

American crime writing was reborn in the 1920s. After years of dominance by British authors, new American writers―with fresh ideas about the detective and the mystery―appeared on the scene and rose to heights of popularity not witnessed since the success of the Sherlock Holmes tales in America. 
Classic American Crime Writing of the 1920s―including House Without a Key, The Benson Murder Case, The Roman Hat Mystery, Red Harvest, and Little Caesar―offers some of the very best of that decade’s writing. Earl Derr Biggers wrote about Charlie Chan, a Chinese-American detective, at a time when racism was rampant. S. S. Van Dine invented Philo Vance, an effete, rich amateur psychologist who flourished while America danced and the stock market rose. The quintessential American detective Ellery Queen leapt onto the stage, to remain popular for fifty years. Dashiell Hammett brings readers another mystery narrated by the Continental Op. W. R. Burnett, created the indelible character of Rico, the first gangster antihero.

Each of the five novels included is presented in its original published form, with extensive historical and cultural annotations and illustrations added by Edgar-winning editor Leslie S. Klinger, allowing the reader to experience the story to its fullest. Klinger's detailed foreword gives an overview of the history of American crime writing from its beginnings in the early years of America to the twentieth century. This gorgeously illustrated volume includes over 100 color and black and white images as well as an introduction by the eminent mystery publisher Otto Penzler.

Over 100 color and black-and-white illustrations


Hardcover: 1152 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 2.6 x 10.3 inches
List Price: $39.95


THE COLOSSAL CONAN THE CIMMERIAN HC - Arriving in comic shops October 17!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Art/Cover), Richard Corben (Art), Joe Kubert (Art), Joseph Michael Linsner (Art), Paul Lee (Art), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically.

Hardcover, Full Color, 7x10, 648 pages, $99.99





CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARKSOME HILLS - Coming in February!
by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, Greg Ruth, Tom Mandrake

The legend returns! Conan the Barbarian stars in epic tales by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek - including classics adapted from the works of original author Robert E. Howard! Whether he's warring with the violent Vanir or meeting a Frost Giant's daughter, Conan's savage sword is always close at hand and ready for battle! The story of "The God in the Bowl" is presented in all its terrifying detail - introducing Conan's notorious adversary, Thoth-Amon! But who is Janissa the Widowmaker, and what role will she play in the Cimmerian warrior's life? Beware the Horror on Uskuth Hill - and the Thing in the Temple! And when two Nemedians walk into a bar, it's no joking matter. Prepare for swords and sorcery of the highest order with the greatest barbarian of them all!

COLLECTING: VOL. 1: CONAN: THE LEGEND 0, CONAN (2004) 1-19


Trade paperback, 496 pages, $39.99




Conan: THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 - Coming in February!

Marvel Comics has announced the creative team for Savage Sword of Conan will be writer Gerry Duggan and artist Ron Garney.
The cover for the first issue is painted by Alex Ross over a design by Ron Garney.
Garney will be doing the first 5-issue story arc.
Presumably other creative teams will follow for subsequent story arcs.

Richard Isanove was announced as the color artist, so this will be a color comic.

In addition, Marvel has announced a series of Conan novellas to be printed as three-page serialized back-ups in all of Marvel's Conan comic books.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 28).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC18 TBA.




Conan - Conan novellas announced!

At the New York ComicCon, Marvel announced a series of Conan novellas to be printed as three-page serialized back-ups in all of Marvel's Conan comic books.
Scott Oden is the author of one of these novellas.


Conan - New Conan novels in the works!

CONAN AND THE EMERALD LOTUS by John C. Hocking (Reprint)
Lured into the addictive thrall of the Emerald Lotus, the lovely sorceress Zalandra turns to Conan for aid. They must contend with bandits, undead revenants, monsters, and the desert deeps to defeat the lotus’s Stygian master in his lair, never guessing the Emerald Lotus itself may be the greater threat.

ISBN : 978-1-7328301-1-0
5.2 x 7.9 inches
$16

CONAN AND THE LIVING PLAGUE by John C. Hocking (New)
Sent to recover treasure from a plague-wracked city, not only must Conan avoid its deranged survivors, but battle a deadly disease given humanoid shape. To save himself – and perhaps the world — he allies with a scheming sorcerer to traverse a demon-haunted abyss in a desperate bid to destroy the Living Plague.

ISBN : 978-1-7328301-0-3
5.2 x 7.9 inches
$16

THE SONG OF BÊLIT by Michael A. Stackpole (New)
The novel is a prequel to Robert E. Howard’s story Queen of the Black Coast. It introduces Bêlit, the woman who is the love of Conan’s life, and chronicles her turbulent early life which set her on the path to becoming the pirate queen who ensorcels Conan. The exciting adventure dives deep into the world Howard created, weaving threads of history into the backstory of the most intriguing woman Howard ever wrote.

ISBN : 978-1-7328301-2-7
5.2 x 7.9 inches
$16






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

Forgotten Books: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN by Ian Fleming (1965)
 - New!
FRANK FRAZETTA's Buck Rogers Portfolio (1975)  - New!
"The Origin of BLACKHAWK" (1941)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: OPERATOR 5 (1934)   - New!
Comic Gallery: EL ZORRO 17-25   - New!
Movie Posters of 1921 (Part 1)   - New!
MICKEY SPILLANE's "Meet Mike Danger" (1954)
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE STORY Magazine  
Lone Ranger Gum Cards (1940)
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 8)  
Movie Posters of 1920 (Part 2)  
 
DEJAH THORIS #9 - Arriving in comic shops October 17!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Diego Galindo
Cover B: Mike McKone
Cover C: Pasquale Qualano

Danger is everywhere, even in the air! Outgunned and outmanned, Dejah Thoris and the crew of the Xataxian battle the legendary Black Pirates of Barsoom.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 
 



 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Modern Age Books
- New!
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
Tough Crime Stories
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Ironhand of Almuric: A Review
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/7/2018 - New!
Two Sought Adventure: “The Black Abbot of Puthuum” by Clark Ashton Smith
The Sword and Sorcery Legacy of Donald A. Wollheim: Part One
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/23/2018
Pre-Tolkien Challenge: T'Sais by Jack Vance
The DMRtian Chronicles, Pre-Tolkien Edition
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/9/2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/2/2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE REVOLUTION
 
By Thomas Zachek
Illustrated by Mike Grell
Now available in softcover!

Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him and his colleagues in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan of the Apes had no idea that before long, he would be compelled, once again, to undertake a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families.

Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek's latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes!


Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Hardover: $34.95
Softcover: $19.95







Hermes Press: The Phantom: The Complete Avon Novels: Volume 9 Killer's Town - Coming October 16!

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016, and every other month thereafter! This exciting installment, Volume 9 offers the classic Lee Falk tale: "Killer’s Town!"

Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #9 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!

In the far reaches of the peaceful jungle, a notorious international criminal establishes KILLER’S TOWN, a haven for thieves and murderers from many nations. There, with their stolen diamonds, gold, and other precious loot, they find safe refuge from the forces of law and order and are free to pursue their dissolute lives, protected from arrest and punishment.

When a beautiful and innocent young girl is trapped in this evil place, the terrorists are confronts by a mysterious and seemingly all-powerful force represented by THE SIGN OF THE SKULL, as the Phantom, single-handed, pits himself against the vicious world of KILLER’S TOWN.


Paperback, 144 pages, $14.99


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Perilous Momentum
- New!
Magician’s Skull 2
The Magician’s Skull will Return
Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BLACK STAR PASSES

One of the greatest names in science-fiction is that of John W. Campbell. Famed as the editor of Astounding Science Fiction/Analog for many years, John W. Campbell was earlier known for his exciting, imaginative novels of super-science, which placed his name alongside such greats as Edward E. Smith and Edmond Hamilton.

THE BLACK STAR PASSES is such a book, narrating the adventures of the Earth scientists Arcot, Wade, and Morey as they fight at first for the freedom of their planet and then for the safety of the entire solar system. For cosmic scope, daring concepts, and sweeping adventure, it has never been surpassed.

Pulp Sized Magazine, 6 x 9 inch, 252 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


 
 
 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #40
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #40  

The fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks. 64 pages, full colour throughout. Articles on horror author Richard Laymon, sleaze books set in Australia's King's Cross, SF and horror paperbacks in 1965, Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife, TV tie-in paperbacks and Italian thriller series Segretissimo.


Contents
 “Artists Assemble: Guidio Crepax”
 “Go Ape!” (Planet of the Apes paperbacks by George Alex Effinger)
 “Robert Bonfils”
 Justin Marriott “Beware—Richard Laymon!”
 “Lin Carter Looks at Books” (reprinted from Castle of Frankenstein)
 Graham Andrews “Fit to Be Tied: Gideon’s Day” (film/paperback tie-ins)
 Tom Tesarek “Behind Every Great Man There’s a Woman” (Fritz Leiber’s Conjure Wife)
 Rob Matthews “The Top Secret Series” (Italian Segretissimo series)
 James Doig “Kins Cross Pulp” (Sydney, Australia’s seedy side)
 
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
 Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
 Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
 64 pages, 6” x 9” full color $10.00 POD

 
Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$10.00






 

LE GUIDE HOWARD By Patrice Louinet - Now available!

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.

Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.

Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)
III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations
VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 8.00




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four
Dick Tracy meets the Green Hornet
Obscure trivia about Robert Wagner


Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash

Now available in an exclusive hardcover direct from Moonstone Books!
Softcover edition coming to comic shops October 31!

FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99





Moonstone Books
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR
By Gary Phillips & Ron Fortier
Cover by Douglas Klauba
Coming in February!

For the first time EVER, BRAND NEW STORIES of the “man with the action-packed expense account”! One of classic Radio's most beloved detectives makes his way to prose in Moonstone's YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR! This thrilling collection features today’s top authors, including Anthony Award winning Author Gary Phillips, putting Johnny in the crosshairs of all kinds of danger, dames, and dark deeds! More stories by: Tommy Hancock, Joe Gentile, Ron Fortier, Eric Fein, Bobby Nash, Josh Reynolds, & Barry Reese.

Trade paperback, 232 pages, 6” x 9”, $15.95




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”

Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”
MIKE NEVINS on BULLDOG DRUMMOND in Print and Film.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: HARRY LYNCH “The Ape.”
Reviewed by David Vineyard: FRED MacISAAC – The King Who Came Back


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Vigilante

Captain Hawklin
Super Savant
The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist


PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #20
Coming soon!

A special issue on H. Bedford-Jones, new info and rare artwork you've never seen anywhere else. 36 pages of fun reading with lots of eye candy...


Request at ridgefirecaz@gmail.com



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"A Man's Best Friend" by Norman Whyte from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943
Pete Williams had two good friends: his dog and Art Nelson. Then Nelson died in a robbery, and Williams found out what a dog's loyalty means!

"She Was Tired of Being Cremated" by Charles T. Jordan from ARGOSY WEEKLY, May 3, 1919
IN reality she wasn't burned alive; but it looked mightily like it from your six-bit orchestra-chair. Nor was the cremation illusion new. It was so old that it had been entirely forgotten. So, on a present-day program, it was considered a novelty.

"Pink Lady" by Frank Richardson Pierce from ACTION STORIES, September, 1926
An Irish feud, a practical joke - and the decks of a dreadnought run red!




Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
No Shelter
- New!
The Dollar-A-Year Detective  
The Mask of Sanity
Exodus
Mystery At Dead Broke Ranch
Captain Hawklin And The Jade Dragon

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Ramon F. Adams – Author, Cowboy historian, Candyman
J. Edward Leithead - Author, Dime novel historian  
Artist Robert G. Harris - article in Arizona Highways  
Confessions of a pulpeteer - Jack Smalley article about his days as a pulp author and editor - part 2
Confessions of a pulpeteer - Jack Smalley article about his days as a pulp author and editor - part 1  


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Devil's Mirror
Kill The Hack  
Introducing New Pulp Author Shawn Danowski
Cairo Cabal  
A Buddhist By Any Other Name
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Coming soon!


 
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE is the first of two volumes written by Roy Thomas about the "life" of Conan the Barbarian as chronicled in the Marvel comics he scripted during the 1970s. The first volume has 50 chapters, each corresponding to the same-numbered issue of the comic book, and includes a biographical style account of what Conan did in the comic, in comparison to what he did in the REH story on which the comic is based, as well as background information about the people involved in creating the comic, relevant inner workings of Marvel at the time, Roy's working relationship with Glenn Lord, etc.


Cover by Benito Gallego



Pulp Hero Press


Pulp Hero Press
ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
By David C. Smith

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Hither Came REH...
From a single, stifling room in a small sagebrush town in central Texas, hunched over a manual typewriter, Robert E. Howard created memorable characters, exotic worlds, and glorious pulp adventures. In this new biography, Howard is firmly established as an important figure in American literature.

Before taking his own life at the age of 30, the precocious Howard was one of the most popular writers of the pulp magazine era of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Recognized today as the creator of Conan the Cimmerian and the originator of the sword-and-sorcery genre, he was also a gifted poet and the author of now-classic horror stories, historical dramas, and comical tall tales.

But the gifted and brilliant Howard saw himself as an outsider in the small Texas town where he lived with his father, a physician, and his mother, who battled ill health for much of her life. Constrained by circumstance, Howard put into his fiction the excitement of far horizons that he himself was denied.

David C. Smith, himself a recognized author of fantasy and adventure fiction, here presents the unique story of a young man who defied the odds of his time and place to become a writer whose work is still enjoyed by millions. Smith shows us how Howard fulfilled his readers’ expectations for page-turning excitement while writing with poetic precision and creating archetypal characters that are now part of mainstream American popular culture.


Print Length: 259 pages
Kindle: $7.99


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Pulp Hero Press
THE MAKING OF KING KONG
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

The Definitive Kong
In this updated, expanded edition, the story of Universal's 1933 classic film King Kong is fully told, from the biographies of its creators and the challenges in its production, to its derivative cinematic progeny. With over 100 photos, and forewords by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury.

The tale begins with adventurer-filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, whose exotic films shot on location in such remote areas as Siam and Persia were prelude to their fateful voyage to Skull Island, years later.

Then, with narrative verve, impeccable research, and technical detail, authors Turner and Price give a full account not only of the original Kong's cast and crew, in particular famed special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien, but also the politics, pitfalls, and ultimate triumph that characterized the production.

Turner and Price also analyze the earlier gorilla, dinosaur, and jungle films that preceded Kong, like the notorious Ingagi, as well as the many that followed it, including Captive Wild Woman, The Lost World, Mighty Joe Young, the Kong remakes, and dozens more.

"Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the eighth wonder of the world..."


Print Length: 338 pages
Kindle: $7.99






Pulp Hero Press  Amazon.com  Kindle


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.

Radio Archives
The Spider #78 Audiobook
Slaves of the Laughing Death

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 


 Out of the dim recesses of the past came Munro, Man of a Thousand Faces, to corner America’s gold with a sinister agency for devouring flesh... and with a mysterious power to control mass emotions at will! Only one man was equipped to fight him — Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider. But The Spider was being stalked by three rich fearless adventurers whose one aim was to destroy him as ruthlessly as in the past they had trapped and killed beasts in the jungle!
 
One thing that sets the Spider apart from other hero characters is magnitude; the villains commit acts of destruction on a grand scale, sinking whole ocean liners, toppling entire buildings, wiping out entire towns with germ warfare. The evil masterminds are in truth more terrorists than criminals, their villainy often more for its own sake than any concrete plan for profit.


 
The Spider did not speak lightly of evil. He was too gentle, too tender a lover, to blot the glamorous night with useless vaporings. He was too courageous to take fright from vague notions. But through years of ceaseless struggle and hourly danger—not alone from the Underworld but also from the police who considered his brand-marked executions of criminals only murder—he had developed an uncanny feeling like the sixth sense of bats. Flying in the dark, scarcely seeing, the convoluted facial feelers of a bat received, apparently, an impact of air waves which forewarned the animal of obstacles in its path. So something—thought waves?—warned the Spider of danger.
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! Slaves of the Laughing Death originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1940.



 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



The Purple Invasion story #12 of 13

Sweeping through ravaged Pennsylvania, came the blood-maddened Mongol legions — already planning a swift and merciless descent upon helpless New York City! Before them, a starring, ragged band of desperate patriots — led by Operator #5 — was America’s only hope of saving its metropolis. A thousand Yankee fighters who would turn them back — or die!
 
After a false turn in which Operator #5 flirted briefly with being a kind of super G-man in the April, 1936 novel, Crime’s Reign of Terror, the magazine was downgraded to bimonthly status and what has become known as the “War in Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

 
 
The premise was simple. The legions of the Germanic Central Empire in Europe, led by the forces of Emperor Maximilian, simply swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his allies in the Intelligence Service went from being free citizens of the United States to becoming guerrilla soldiers in a desperate undertaking, to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor and his bloodthirsty son, Rudolf. Operator #5 magazine went from being an espionage-adventure title to a thundering war pulp. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun.
 
The severed heads of patriots dangled from Mongol leaders’ blood-stained saddles, and in their wake rumbled dread, primitive machines of death. Barring their advance was only that little band of patriots at Valley Forge. But on that sacred battleground, while Operator #5 fought to save a girl from being hurled to death by a giant catapult, and civilization was being turned back to the Dark Ages by a horde of Asiatic vandals — America struck against a Yellow Dictatorship for the freedom of the world!
 
The Coming of the Mongol Hordes is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the January-February 1938 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

 
 
Performed by Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.


Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Planet Stories eBook
Fall 1941

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.
 
During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1939, the pulp magazine publisher of Jungle Stories, and many others, added its own entry into the sci-fi field, Planet Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars. Planet Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:

A Complete Planet Novel
Vassals Of The Master World by Eando Binder
Fettered Earth led the million slave-galaxies in revolt against tyrant Tharkya.
 
The Raiders Of Saturn’s Rings — Novelet
Of Other Worlds by Raymond Z. Gallun
Only one man could save Titan’s Earth colony from the merciless Callistans.
 
“Shadrach” — Novelet
Of Other Worlds by Nelson S. Bond
On frozen Titania, three modern Shadrachs faced the awful test of godship.
 
The Victory Of Klon — Short Story
by Wilbur S. Peacock
Klon, monstrous Lord of Venus, brought his people a deadly triumph.
 
The Star Of Satan — Short Story
by Henry Hasse
That uncharted star of Satan harbored madness in awful, human form.
 
Dead Man’s Planet — Short Story by R. R. Winterbotham
For aeons a dead man kept silent vigil on the barren, ghostly asteroid.
 
South To Propontis — Short Story
by Henry Andrew Ackermann
Between Propontis and the homesick Earth-youth lay the deadly Avis Gladiator.
 
Spawn Of The Venus — Short Story
by Sea Harry Walton
What was this multiple-life monstrosity that rose from Venus’ sea?
 
Feature Flash — Department
“Who is Bond; what is he, that all his fans adore him?”
 
The Vizigraph — Department
Where the customers bare their kicks and toss their bouquets.. $3.99

 
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


RED SONJA #22 - Arriving in comic shops October 17!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Dave Bullock
Cover B: Tom Grummett
Cover C: Tom Mandrake
Cover D: Riley Brown
Cover E: Cosplay

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
   
 
 

       

Robotic Pulps Exposition
Vélizy-Villacoublay’s library (little town next to Paris)
Saturday 6 October 2018 2:00PM to Saturday 3 November 2018



ROY G. KRENKEL: FATHER OF HEROIC FANTASY - A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - Coming in June 2019!
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 available!

SHIPPING THIS WEEK FROM THE SQUADRON:
SERIAL RARITIES (The Best of SerialFest DVD Magazine)

Some years ago the Squadron published an attempt at a regular DVD magazine which contained serial chapters being worked on at the time and additional extras or rare serial chapters, pilots and oddities. Some have asked me if I would make some of the items which were included in the Magazine issues and no longer available be made available again, so here are the presentations from the first 4 issues of the SerialFest DVD Magazine that have not since been released in other DVDs available at the Squadron website.

The SERIAL RARITIES will go up for sale tomorrow and ship out immediately; this is not an "advance" announcement, this dual-layer DVD is done and ready to go out.

In case y'all need it.

The contents:

1 THE LIBERTY BOYS: "The Blue Riders" 20:57
Music score played live by yours truly

2 EL COYOTE Unaired TV pilot (c. 1955 )26:32
Featuring Muriel Davis

3 THE LEATHER PUSHERS Round 2 18:43
Boxing series with Reginald Denny, a great episode


4 PIRATE TREASURE Chapter 1 18:54
Featuring stunt man Richard Talmadge

5 THE MISSION OF MR. FOO (1915) 11:17
Strange Edison short about a very tall Chinese guy who rules the underworld and makes nefarious plans -- probably the first "Fu Manchu"-like character ever on the screen

6 NICK CARTER, DETECTIVE: "A Cry at Midnight" 21:34
Rarely seen and pretty much unknown Nick Carter series episode

7 The CAPTAIN MARVEL CHRONOLOGY 10:07
The history of Captain Marvel in pictures, produced by the Squadron

8 THE VOICE FROM THE SKY Ch. 1: "Doomed" 10:55
Re-creation of Chapter 1, audio-style, with Allyson Malandra in Neva Gerber's role

9 BUSTER CRABBE POOLS Infomercial
Buster Crabbe in person tells the story of how the pools he marketed for a while in the 1970s were made, and more other stuff you never knew you needed to know.

10 THE ROAD TO BERLIN with Ralph Byrd 5:53
WWII short

11 DRISTAN COMMERCIAL with Kirk Alyn 1:02
Superman has super-sinus problems

12 LONE RANGER Home movie cartoon 2:40

13 ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET CLOAK 30:50
Unaired radio pilot

14 THE PHANTOM PIRATE Radio pilot 27:25
Unaired radio pilot

3 Hours 36 minutes




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



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

Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels - New!
Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker

StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue Three - Now available!

Proof that short fiction can still be exciting. StoryHack is a magazine focusing on action and adventure fiction in a wide variety of genres.

In this issue, you'll read:

•  Claws of the Puma by Paul R. McNamee - In the rainforests of Brazil, poaching loggers and traditional rubber tree tappers are at war. Journalist Sarah Stoughton gets more than she bargained for when she is caught up in the violence, and comes face to face with the legendary man of the jungle, the Puma.
•  Shoot First by Jay Barnson - Flint and another agent are assigned to confiscate a dangerous cursed magical artifact from a street gang, only to find that the entire operation was a set-up by a local crime boss and an analyst from within the Order.
•  Inside the Demon's Eye by JD Cowan - A young adventurer searches the Black Lands for a lifesaving treasure. He may not get the chance to find it, as he is being stalked by a malevolent force.
•  Get to the River by Luke Foster - A park ranger plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a gang of killers on the scorching hot floor of the Grand Canyon in July.
•  Scourges, Spells, and Serenades by Joanna Maciejewska - An archanist must work alongside a high mage to find her missing cousin. The trail leads them to the arena of a secret demon cult, where their skill will be put to a deadly test.
•  Showdown at Stone Ridge by Jason J. McCuiston - A military deserter is spared the noose if he will travel to the mining town of Stone Ridge and stop the desperados. What he finds in Stone Ridge is not bandits, but a land baron with an army, led by a Djinn. How can he possibly stand against such paramilitary might and magic?
•  Master of Thieves by Aaron Zimmerman - For years Alex has admiringly followed the exploits of the two greatest thieves of her generation. Tonight, she wants to settle the question once and for all: who is the greatest thief of all?
•  The Dealer's Tale by Jon Mollison - A pregnant blackjack dealer walks a deadly line as she prepares to betray her mafia-owned boss to the feds.

Paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 104 pages, $9.99

eBook: $3.99




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.

The Religions of Weird Fiction
The Other Forms of H.P. Lovecraft
The Fungi from Yuggoth
The Lovecraft-Farnese Correspondence


WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Full contents

Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry
Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold

Amazon.com   Kindle   Wildside Press: Softcover   Wildside Press: eBook


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

 







05 October 2018  

2018 & 2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


2018

October 19, 2018
October 26, 2018
MOWGLI
THE OVERLORD
November 2, 2018
November 16, 2018
November 21, 2018
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
ROBIN HOOD
December 14, 2018
December 21, 2018
MORTAL ENGINES
UNTITLED JAMES CAMERON FILM
2019

January 11, 2019
HELLBOY
February 14, 2019
February 22, 2019
GAMBIT
THE NEW MUTANTS
March 8, 2019 CAPTAIN MARVEL
April 5, 2019
SHAZAM
May 3, 2019
May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019
THE AVENGERS: UNTITLED
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS
June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019
CHARLIE'S ANGELS
MEN IN BLACK SPINOFF
July 5, 2019
July 19, 2019
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SEQUEL
THE LION KING
November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 27, 2019
WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL
UNTITLED JAMES BOND FILM
UNTITLED TERMINATOR FILM
FROZEN SEQUEL
December 20, 2019
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX


2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available and arriving in comic shops October 10!

The fantastic, otherworldly, astounding, bizarre, and beautiful collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-1950s. Unknown writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Anderson got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered to be just as inspiring.

These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover.
The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches.
The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95






2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft’s strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al.

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover...

From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby.

$14.95



2019 The Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay Wall Calendar - Now available!

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.

Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #162
 
The Uranium Pomegranates and other stories by H. Bedford-Jones
 Opening an envelope meant for someone else, and finding in it five one-thousand-dollar bills—well, that’s one way to begin an adventure.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective – March 1948

 
The Clue of the Second Murder by Robert Wallace
 Richard Curtis Van Loan battles to spike a scheme of empire that brings an evil wave of death in its wake! 
Follow the Phantom to a Nevada silver town that holds a grim and mysterious secret of diabolical crime!
 
Cash Under the Table by Norman W. Hay
 The Clue Outside by Ray Cummings
 Neck and Neck by O.B. Myers
 In the Bag by Paul Prestowe

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Far East Adventure Stories – February 1932
 
The Lieutenant From Koomsh by Bob Du Sue
 A take of high courage in the foreign legion.
 
Blue Heaven by Chester L. Saxby
 Pagoda Secret by Walter Snow
 Too Much Amock by W.C. Harding
 Midnight Magic by Captain L.B. Williams
 The Midnight Horde [Part 4] by Hugh B. Cave
 Eyes of Tepu by Doane R. Hoag
 The Golden Tiger by A.L. De Burgh

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Squadrons (Volume 7)

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. From his very first adventure, Captain Philip Strange has rooted out only the most bizarre battalions commissioned by Germany in the Great War. When flying coffins circle the air, or severed hands drop from the sky, the call goes out for the Phantom Ace of G-2 Intelligence. For the Allies know that only the so-called “Brain-Devil” and his aides can out-fly the zombie traitors and human bombs, or out-spy fiends like The Mask and the Man with the Iron Claw! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!
 
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
 ■“A Squadron Will Perish,” – Flying Aces, August 1931
 ■“Port of Missing Pilots,” – Flying Aces, March 1932
 ■“The Fokker Fiend,” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 ■“The Midnight Ace,” – Flying Aces, June 1934
 ■“Squadron from the Grave,” – Flying Aces, June 1936
 ■“The Mad Squadron,” – Flying Aces, October 1937
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-13-0


The Jailbird Flight: The Devil Flies High (Volume 2)

They had all been sentenced to a living death and all bore The Convict Brand! The Jailbirds were recruited from the military prisons of Britain, France, and America. Real men, molded in the harsh fires of life, dishonored perhaps in the eyes of the Army— but men with red blood and courage. Hard fighters, some of them hiding bitter memories, but all of them ready to follow their leader, “Killer” Kirby, down a flaming suicide trail on the most dangerous missions of the Great War! Rather than wither behind bars—they were given the chance to die fighting!
 
This is the second of two exciting volumes of the collected adventures Donald E. Keyhoe’s Jailbird Flight stories that ran through all three of Popular Publication’s air anthology titles. Starting in Battle Aces in September 1931 running through the end of it’s initial publication run when they switched to Battle Birds at the end of 1932 and into Dare-Devil Aces in 1934.
 
In August of 1931, Donald E. Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32. A former U.S. Marine pilot, Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties.


Stories include:
 ■“The Jailbird Patrol” – Battle Birds, December 1932
 ■“The Cyclone Patrol” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1933
 ■“The Red Lightning Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1933
 ■“The Hooded Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1934
 ■“The Skeleton Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 322pp | ISBN: 978-1-937590-11-6









Airship 27 Productions
AVIATION ACES VOLUME 1
Now available!

Since the advent of air combat over Europe during World War One, aviation would become an integral part of shaping the military future of all nations. Thus were born skilled men and women whose love of flying and unerring survival skills would label them as Aviation Aces. 

From the 1920s forward, American pulp publishers gave their readers countless new monthly magazines featuring these amazing fliers from Bucky Barnes to Dusty Ayers and so many more. The stories were filled with high flying heroes willing to challenge the dangers of soaring above the world.

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to take to the wild blue with four brand new, pulse-pounding, cloud-climbing adventures.  From a hidden Japanese base in the South China Sea, to the search for a missing scientist and a top-secret mission in a “rubber” plane, these stories soar boldly into the killer skies. Join writers Gene Moyers, Jeff Fournier, Andy Fix, Robert Ricci and Fred Adams Jr. as they fly straight into thrilling pulp action.

New Zealander Shane Evans provides the cover while Howard Simpson the twelve black and white illustrations, all under the guidance of Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis. “Aviation pulps were a staple of the 30s and 40s,” adds Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “We’re excited to be offering up a new title to add to those old time classics. We think our readers are really going to enjoy Aviation Aces in a big way.”


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
ALL-STAR PULP COMICS 34
Now available!

ALL STAR PULP COMICS Volume 4 REDBUD STUDIO & AIRSHIP 27 presents this newest issue featuring three amazing heroes: Mask of the Gargoyle (created by Dario Carrasco) as he battles remnants of the Third Reich in “Rockets Red Glare”; golden age comics great The Veiled Lady as she takes on crooked government officials in “The Veiled Avenger” and; Major Liberty, where the U.S. Army debuts its very own super-heroine “Operation: American Maid.”

Amazing pulp comic adventures featuring writer Ron Fortier with artists Montos, Kevin Broden and Kevin Wiggins. Edited by Rob Davis.

This is 40 pages of non-stop action pulp style!  Cover by Rob Davis pits our three heroes against an army of ninjas.
$4.99


Available from Amazon in paperback.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -

American Mythology Productions
Now available!

PELLUCIDAR #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia,
(Cover) Gabriel Rearte

After their life-or-death struggle on the world of "The Moon Maid," Abby Tyler and Ethan Bradley are pursued through a dimensional portal to the prehistoric land of Pellucidar. But hot on their heels are a band of Va-gas, the savage, cannibalistic, half-horse/half-human creatures from the moon, who want nothing more than to feast upon their flesh! Joining forces with Dian the Beautiful and the warrior Tanar, Abby and Ethan might just survive… But will any of them live when friends and foes alike come under attack by the hideous Horibs, the half-human/half-lizard denizens of the savage world at the Earth's core? The incredible four-part "Fear on Four Worlds" storyline that joins together Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest sci-fi worlds of adventure continues!

Pellucidar #1 comes with three covers - Main Cover by Gabriel Rearte, Depths of the Earth & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Cyrus Mesarcia, and a Blank Sketch Edition.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




American Mythology Productions
Now available!
ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #1
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez


Zorro is back!
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 this all new action-packed swashbuckling horror series.

Zorro Swords of Hell #1 comes with five covers:
Main by Roy Allan Martinez
Werewolves Fury by Richard Bonk
Classic Nostalgia by Jon Pinto
Ltd Ed Visions of Zorro by Alex Toth
Blank Sketch Edition cover.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #134: “The Creeping Death” and “The Banshee Murders”
Haunted Halloween Special!The Master of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in chilling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, a deadly Oriental poison is employed to dominate the world gold market! Will Lamont Cranston fall victim to “The Creeping Death”? Then, a seance, a vanishing blonde and a nymphlike creature lure The Shadow along a trail to hidden treasure! Can The Shadow pierce the occult shroud in one of his most baffling cases? This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most haunting paintings (reproduced directly from the original art) and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-252-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 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)


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

THE SHADOW #135:  “The Ghost Murders” and “Ships of Doom"
The Master of Darkness teams with G-Man Vic Marquette in two never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an enigmatic message from a dying man leads The Shadow to uncover the strange secret behind “The Ghost Murders.” Then, the Master of Darkness intervenes when “Ships of Doom” are destroyed by a hostile power! BONUS: a Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator mystery by Steve Fisher. This collectors special showcases the classic color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen and also features the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-253-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 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)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books


Hi, I’m Scout … official canine mascot of Sanctum Books. My master has been so busy making Sanctum Books the best possible pulp reprints that he hasn’t had much time for me lately … and he hasn’t even bought me any new dog toys all year! What’s a dachshund to do? Well, it’s obvious that I’m going to have to buy my own squeaky toys (which I can do online, since on the internet no one knows you’re a dog). However, to afford new toys, I have to raise some quick cash so I’m offering my master’s earliest Sanctum Books volumes at the lowest price ever … HALF OFF list price in special collectors bundles!

For a limited time, you can order the first 28 double-novel volumes of DOC SAVAGE or THE SHADOW for only $181.30 (plus $13.70 shipping within the USA = TOTAL: $195.00). That’s less than $6.48 per book, or just $3.24 per novel with all the original illustrations.

I’m also offering a special SANCTUM SAMPLER bundle that includes all 12 volumes of THE AVENGER (reprinting all 30 original Avenger pulp novels and short stories), CAP FURY #1, NICK CARTER #1-3, PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 plus all 7 volumes of THE WHISPERER (reprinting all 14 novels from the original 1936-37 run). The 24 books in the SANCTUM SAMPLER are also available for HALF PRICE: just $173.40 (plus $13.60 shipping within USA = TOTAL: $187.00).

Shipping is free if you buy two or more bundles together.

I don’t know how long it’ll be until my master catches on what I’m doing and shuts me down so ORDER SOON!
Send checks or money orders to "Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-1474" or Paypal to <orders@shadowsanctum.com>.
Luckily, he’ll forgive me since I’m cute, and he won’t be able to return the squeaky toys because they’ll have my teeth marks and dog slobber all over ’em!



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:
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray
Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer
Jon Black Discusses his novel "Bel Nemeton"
Author and Publisher James Bojaciuk discusses his work
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche

THE BIG BOOK OF FEMALE DETECTIVES - Arriving in bookstores October 9!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.

Paperback: 1136 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.1 inches
$25.00




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE TYRANNY OF THE FAYS ABOLISHED & OTHER STORIES
by Comtesse D.L.
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman
 
The story’s representation of marriage as a matter of innocent young women falling into the brutal hands of disgusting Ogres who abuse them is only par for the course, but what is unusual is the conclusion, in which the bold Prince, eager to do battle against the monsters guarding the cave where his beloved princess is being held captive, is told to put away his sword, this particular rescue being women’s work.

When the rescue is complete, the prince is graciously permitted to continue adoring the princess, provided that he never lays a finger on her, while she enjoys a perfect bliss with her steadfast female best friend, under the tutelage of their benign protectress, the fay Clementine.

Tales produced at Louis XIV’s court were not usually allowed to end like that, but that one sneaked in under the radar. The mysterious Comtesse D.L. disappeared from view, censored out of history, and to this day, she has only been replaced in the official record by a phantom who probably originated as a spelling mistake. In her own peculiar fashion, however, she was a heroine.


Contents:
La Tiranie des Fées Détruite (1702)
Introduction
The Tyranny of the Fays Abolished
The Story of Cleonice
The Story of Melicerte
Agatie, Princess of the Scyths
Princess Leonice
Prince Curious
The Knights Errant
The Story of Princess Zamea and Prince Almanson
The Story of Prince Elmedor of Granada and Princess Alzayde
The Story of Zalmayde, Princess of the Canaries, and the Prince of Numidia
The Story of the Prince of Numidia
The Story of the Prince of Mauretania and the Princess of Castile
The Story of the Fay of Grandeurs and Prince Salmacis
The Story of the Fay of Pleasures and the Cruel Amerdin
The Familiar Spirit: Persian Tales Translated from the Arabic
The Story of Istherie
The Story of the Validated Sultana
Princess Patientine in the Forest of Erimente
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $21.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 252 pages

THE MURDERED CITY
by Fernand Mysor
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Phil Cohen
 
In The Murdered City (1925), Blasius, an unknown and mocked scholar, manages to create a philosopher’s stone which transforms everything it touches into gold. This diabolical man acquires an island, gathers other unfortunate people, builds a fantastic city and reigns over it.

The Murdered City has affinities with accounts of island utopias gone wrong and doomed superscientific cities. Science enables the fulfillment of the ancient alchemical dream, but gold here functions as a symbol of modern civilization as an irresistible force of corruption.

A second novel included in this volume, By Wireless (1927), shares the speculative elements of the plot, the strange character of its disfigured protagonist, and the bizarrerie of his hopeless and fatal amorous obsession.

Fernand Mysor never achieved any great success and has been almost forgotten. A writer of such imaginative range deserves to be better known today, when more readers are capable of appreciating his exotic artistry and interested in discovering unusual themes and philosophical viewpoints.

Contents:
Introduction. 7
La Ville Assasinée (1925)
La Mort du Soleil. (1926)
Par TSF (1927)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $26.95 / GBP £18.99
5x8 trade paperback, 344 pages

THE PARTISANS: THE SHORTEST NIGHT!
Story by Roy Thomas; script by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier; art by Mario Guevara


The fate of the war will be decided not by the miserable humans, but by the MASTER RACE!
 
JUNE 1944. The day before the Allied landing. A group of super-powered Nazis threatens the success of Operation Overlord: Stahlmann, Vampyr, Scarlet Lips and other, even more terrifying creatures can stop the progress of the Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy...
 
But Churchill and De Gaulle have anticipated the danger! They dispatch a team of fearless heroes led by Captain Rick Ross, a.k.a. Baroud, the Archer Princess Sadko, the French Guardian of the Republic and Marianne, the famous Black Lys, the legendary Metal Man and the young American Ricky Rox... The fate of Europe is now in the hands of THE PARTISANS!
 
A prodigious saga of the last days of World War II published in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and brilliantly staged by Roy Thomas (All-Star Squadron, Invaders), R.J.M. Lofficier (Dr. Strange) and Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane).


US $9.95 / GBP £7.99
7x10 trade paperback, 48 pages




Black Moon: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Five - Coming March 5!
by Seabury Quinn


The concluding volume in a series collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well over half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the French supernatural detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (Grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Available for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin collects all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The fifth volume, Black Moon, includes all the stories from “Suicide Chapel” (1938) to “The Ring of Bastet” (1951), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Stephen Jones.


Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Night Shade
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$34.99





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BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU VI
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Coming October 16!

SYNOPSIS
This sixth volume of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Black Wings series demonstrates as never before how infinitely malleable are H. P. Lovecraft’s weird conceptions. The twenty-two stories and poems in this book run the gamut of modes and genres, but each of them is fueled by elements large and small drawn from Lovecraft’s inexhaustibly rich corpus of writing.

Cosmicism is central to Lovecraft’s imaginative vision, and it oftentimes is manifested in tales of archaeological horror. In this volume, stories by Ann K. Schwader, Lynne Jamneck, Don Webb, and Stephen Woodworth treat this motif in varying and distinctive ways. Lovecraft’s work is also infused with a profound sense of place, as he himself was attached to the familiar locales of his native New England but also travelled widely in search of new vistas to stimulate his imagination. Here, stories by Tom Lynch, Aaron Bittner, W. H. Pugmire, and Darrell Schweitzer summon up the landscapes of diverse realms in America to tease out the horrors embedded in them.


Alien creatures are featured in many of Lovecraft’s greatest tales. In this volume, William F. Nolan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock summon up multiform monsters inspired by Lovecraft’s notions of hybridism and alien incursion. The forbidden book theme is deftly handled by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and the notion of other worlds lying just around the corner from our own is the subject of stories by Donald Tyson and Mark Howard Jones. Finally, David Hambling cleverly adapts Lovecraftian concepts to the locked-room detective story.

In commemorating the incredible efflorescence of weird poetry in our time, this book presents poems by four leading contemporary poets—Ashley Dioses, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D. L. Myers. Each of their works fuses skilful use of rhyme and metre with compact evocations of Lovecraftian themes. H. P. Lovecraft’s work is likely to continue inspiring writers for many generations, and this volume presents a vivid snapshot of what can be said in this idiom by sensitive and talented authors.

CONTENTS
Introduction     S. T. Joshi
Pothunters    Ann K. Schwader
The Girl in the Attic    Darrell Schweitzer
The Once and Future Waite    Jonathan Thomas
Oude Goden    Lynne Jamneck
Carnivorous    William F. Nolan
On a Dreamland’s Moon    Ashley Dioses
Teshtigo Creek    Aaron Bittner
Ex Libris    Caitlín R. Kiernan
You Shadows That in Darkness Dwell    Mark Howard Jones
The Ballad of Asenath Waite    Adam Bolivar
The Visitor    Nancy Kilpatrick
The Gaunt    Tom Lynch
Missing at the Morgue    Donald Tyson
The Shard    Don Webb
The Mystery of the Cursed Cottage    David Hambling
To Court the Night    K. A. Opperman
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks    W. H. Pugmire
Mister Ainsley    Steve Rasnic Tem
Satiety    Jason V Brock
Provenance Unknown    Stephen Woodworth
The Well    D. L. Myers


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE November 2017
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 326
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

Trade paperback, $14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
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In addition to being the most profitable chapter play in the 20-year-history of Republic Pictures—generating more than $1.1 million in worldwide revenue—THE LONE RANGER (1938) set new standards of excellence for motion pictures adapted from other media. It was a genuine phenomenon, securing bookings from major theater circuits and big-city picture palaces at the time when serials played mostly during Saturday matinees in small-town movie houses. Along with their success at box offices, both THE LONE RANGER and its 1939 sequel, THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN, exerted considerable influence on the evolution of this beloved hero from American pop culture.

In this profusely illustrated monograph, film historian Ed Hulse presents a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of both serials' production. It has been extensively researched from recently uncovered documents buried deep in the files of George W. Trendle, the broadcasting magnate whose Detroit radio station WXYZ was the Lone Ranger's birthplace and home for more than two decades. Hulse has reviewed hundreds of pages—private letters, legal correspondence, inter-office memos, studio production reports, even the original 1937 contract between Trendle and Republic—culling from them all pertinent details relating to the production of both serials and the first's 1940 feature version, HI-YO SILVER. To this material he has added information gleaned from his own interviews of principal participants: co-director William Witney, head writer Barry Shipman, stunt double Yakima Canutt, and cast members Herman Brix, George Letz (Montgomery), and Sammy McKim.

The 94-page monograph sports dozens of illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, and magazine covers.

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
The $12.50 price includes free shipping to buyers in the domestic United States.
International buyers must inquire before ordering to get shipping costs to their countries.


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Long the best-selling title in Murania Press history — nearly 2000 copies in print, with copies sold in 23 countries — THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION is now available in a new revised and expanded edition.

This exhaustive overview, which goes into greater detail than most other books covering pulp-magazine history, was originally conceived as a collector's handbook but has been recognized as a valuable reference work for newly minted devotees of rough-paper fiction.
The 2018 edition continues along the same lines while still retaining its appeal to advanced hobbyists.

Along with addressing previous omissions and making editorial corrections, we have added nearly 10,000 words of new copy (recently uncovered facts and additional analysis) to the existing manuscript. 
We've also included more cover reproductions, among them at least a half dozen important first issues left out of the original 2013 edition.

What's more, we have updated the four appendices, which supply carefully compiled lists of mass-market pulp-fiction anthologies, reference books about the pulps, small-press publishers specializing in rough-paper fiction reprints, and a collector's guide to building a comprehensive pulp-magazine collection.  Perhaps most importantly, the book now has a complete index — the lack of which was the only substantive complaint we've ever received about the earlier Guide.

The new material has been added (without significantly increasing the book's page count and list price) by slightly reducing the text's font size, thus getting more words per page. 
We also filled blank pages that previously separated chapters. The 2013 Guide had 414 pages, the 2018 revision has 428.

The revised BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, in our opinion, represents a significant improvement on what has already been considered one of the foremost works covering the subject. 
Like its predecessor, the book is priced at $29.95 (postage included to domestic U.S. purchasers) and is available at muraniapress.com. 
Shipping begins during the first week of September.


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

2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale

PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
TO BATTLE BEYOND
by C.J. Henderson
Introduction by Ron Fortier

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Three of the Pulp Era's greatest heroes — primary Batman inspiration, The Black Bat; The Domino Lady, the original femme fatale; and H.P. Lovecraft's Inspector Legrasse--band together to battle nightmare creatures and ninjas in one of the wildest adventure novels of all time!

In the opening days of WWII, the free world sat in dread anticipation as the Axis turned its deadly attentions on one country after another. With an ocean to protect her on either side, the United States hopes to be spared participation in the apocalyptic confrontation to come. The Japanese high command settles on a dark and terrible plan, one involving horrors from beyond to cripple the American colossus.

Also: A special introduction by Ron Fortier, "Who the Hell Are These Guys?", and "Only an Hour," a new Black Bat solo adventure by C.J. Henderson!

C.J. Henderson created new adventures for the likes of Kolchak: The Night Stalker; The Phantom, Mr. Moto, Batman, The Punisher, The Spider, Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak; the Avenger and a score of others. Known around the world for his ability to infuse characters with a startling and electric dynamism, New Mystery Magazine said: "If as some argue, the hardboiled private eye mystery story is a literary form on a par with the Japanese haiku or Irish ballad, then Mr. Henderson deserves the mantle of literary master."



Trade paperback:  $14.95

eBook: $5.00


Bold Venture Press

Author:
MICKEY SPILLANE

Edited by Max Allan Collins & Lynn F. Myers, Jr.

40 fast-moving short-short stories by the creator of Mike Hammer!

Before Mike Hammer, P.I. made his explosive debut in I, the Jury, author Mickey Spillane (1918-2006) toiled in relative obscurity, writing short-short stories as filler material in Golden Age comic books. Their purpose to fulfill a postal requirement, these stories were the literary boot-camp for the future king of hardboiled fiction.

In commemoration of the year-long Spillane centenary, Bold Venture Press is proud to release the newly revised and expanded edition of Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941 - 1942. This unique anthology, long out-of-print and largely unavailable, returns with additional material never before reprinted — and a newly discovered, previously unpublished story by Spillane.

In this collection, you’ll meet high-flying soldiers, a prospector exploring a Lovecraftian mine-shaft, a light-fingered con artist, an overworked cub reporter, a hapless exterminator, and many others.

Readers have the opportunity to see a master develop his craft. Primal Spillane collects the earliest short stories bylined Mickey Spillane — Each story moves fast, and concludes with the trademark Spillane “socko finish.”

The combined cost of the rare comic books in which these text pieces first appeared today would be more than that of a new Cadillac; but these short stories provide their own memorable rides. Their value as a training ground for the 20th Century's top crime-fiction writer is priceless when compared to the millions of fans across the world entertained by Mickey Spillane's prose.

Introduction by Max Allan Collins, America’s top crime-fiction author, and Lynn F. Myers, Jr.


Size / Format: 270 pages / 5.5" x 8.5" Softcover / $19.95
Size / Format: 270 pages / 6" x 9" Hardcover / $39.95

Also available in eBook  format.



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Beowulf
Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Consumption: Jules de Grandin
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 6 is Now Available!



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Review Round-Up! - New!
The Jewels of Chamar, by Raymond F. Jones
The Seal Maiden, by Victor Rousseau Emanuel
Three Lines of Old French, by A. Merritt
The Vanishing Venusians, by Leigh Brackett
The Devils of Po Sung, by Bassett Morgan
The House Where Time Stood Still, by Seabury Quinn
The Swine of Aeaea by Clifford Ball
Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
Priestess of the Flame, by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Hellhounds of the Cosmos by Clifford D. Simak

Twilight Echoes - New!
Sensor Sweep: Tower of the Elephant, Leigh Brackett, Kenneth Morris, D&D Survey
Seabury Quinn, A Lesser Light that Still Shines for Those Who Care To Look  
Sensor Sweep: Pre-Tolkien Challenge, Pathfinder, A. Merritt
The Abominations of Yondo
The Mighty Warriors
Sensor Sweep: REH Guide, The High Crusade, Pulp Revolution, D&D, King Kong

Celaeno Press
What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween
Now available!

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Draa

Halloween, a time for laughing children in white bedsheets and superhero costumes. A time for chocolate candy, and pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treat.
A time for dark things everything to slink out of the shadows and into our lives, reminding those unlucky few that our charades of Halloween cannot erase the centuries of history and pain behind the facade…

What October Brings celebrates the dark traditions of the autumn rituals, of Halloween and Samhain, in homage to the uniquely fascinating fiction of HP Lovecraft. Masters of the short story offer you a “once in a lifetime” Trick-or-Treat experience…
…perhaps your last experience!

The commissioned cover is by acclaimed Italian painter Daniele Serra.


Contents
Paul Dale Anderson :: That Small, Furry, Sharp-toothed Thing
Alan Baxter :: Waters Strangely Clear
Ran Cartwright :: The House on Jimtown Road
Adrian Cole :: No Other God But Me
Storm Constantine :: Down into Silence
Tim Curran :: Spider Wasp
Arinn Dembo :: The Old Man Down the Road
Cody Goodfellow :: The War on Halloween
Andre E. Harewood :: The Immortician
Nancy Holder :: Nyarlahotep Came Down to Georgia
Erica Ruppert :: Summer’s End
Brian M. Sammons :: A Night for Masks
Ann K. Schwader :: Inheritance
Darrell Schweitzer :: Uncle’s in the Treetops
John Shirley :: Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You.
Lucy A. Snyder :: Cosmic Cola
Chet Williamson :: Hell Among the Yearlings

Available in September 2018 in print and ebook editions:


Softcover
ISBN: 978-4-902075-90-8
List: US$20.00

Ebook
ISBN: 978-4-909473-51-6
List: US$6.99




CLASSIC CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920'S - Now available!
by Leslie S. Klinger, Otto Penzler


A riveting collection of five of the most famous crime novels of the 1920s, presenting anew some of the most admired authors of the era―with insightful annotations by the Edgar-winning anthologist Leslie S. Klinger.

American crime writing was reborn in the 1920s. After years of dominance by British authors, new American writers―with fresh ideas about the detective and the mystery―appeared on the scene and rose to heights of popularity not witnessed since the success of the Sherlock Holmes tales in America. 
Classic American Crime Writing of the 1920s―including House Without a Key, The Benson Murder Case, The Roman Hat Mystery, Red Harvest, and Little Caesar―offers some of the very best of that decade’s writing. Earl Derr Biggers wrote about Charlie Chan, a Chinese-American detective, at a time when racism was rampant. S. S. Van Dine invented Philo Vance, an effete, rich amateur psychologist who flourished while America danced and the stock market rose. The quintessential American detective Ellery Queen leapt onto the stage, to remain popular for fifty years. Dashiell Hammett brings readers another mystery narrated by the Continental Op. W. R. Burnett, created the indelible character of Rico, the first gangster antihero.

Each of the five novels included is presented in its original published form, with extensive historical and cultural annotations and illustrations added by Edgar-winning editor Leslie S. Klinger, allowing the reader to experience the story to its fullest. Klinger's detailed foreword gives an overview of the history of American crime writing from its beginnings in the early years of America to the twentieth century. This gorgeously illustrated volume includes over 100 color and black and white images as well as an introduction by the eminent mystery publisher Otto Penzler.

Over 100 color and black-and-white illustrations


Hardcover: 1152 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 2.6 x 10.3 inches
List Price: $39.95


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 - Preview of the first issue coming in January!

Writer Jason Aaron, artist Mahmud Asrar, & Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski talk about the new CONAN THE BARBARIAN series in an article in the Fall 2018 MARVEL UNIVERSE MAGAZINE.
The article includes two preview pages and a page of concept art by Mahmud Asrar.


Visit the MESSAGES FROM CROM blog to view the art pages.

At the Diamond Comics retailer breakfast, two variant covers for CONAN #1 were revealed.

Visit the MESSAGES FROM CROM blog to view the variant covers.

The solicitation for CONAN THE BARBARIAN will appear in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 31).
The solicitation information will be available at Pulp Coming Attractions on Friday, October 26, if not before.



Condé Nast Online 
Doc Savage & The Shadow
 Mugs, T-shirts, wall art, phone cases, hand towels, bath towels, tote bags, and more!

Now available!












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

MICKEY SPILLANE's "Meet Mike Danger" (1954)
 - New!
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE STORY Magazine  - New!
Lone Ranger Gum Cards (1940)
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 8)  
Movie Posters of 1920 (Part 2)  
UnForgettable Books: The Spider, G-8 and Operator 5 in Will Murray's THE DOOM LEGION
Weird Faces of VIRGIL FINLAY  
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE  
Movie Posters of 1920 (Part 1)  
 
The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018

Tough Crime Stories
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Two Sought Adventure: “The Black Abbot of Puthuum” by Clark Ashton Smith
- New!
The Sword and Sorcery Legacy of Donald A. Wollheim: Part One - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/23/2018
Pre-Tolkien Challenge: T'Sais by Jack Vance
The DMRtian Chronicles, Pre-Tolkien Edition
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/9/2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/2/2018

Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!




 
Edgar Rice Burroughs
JOHN CARTER OF MARS
Coming January 2019!


The fourth title in the ERB Limited Edition Collection will be JOHN CARTER OF MARS.
The set includes the first ever ERB and G&D editions.
The set is scheduled to begin shipping at the end of January 2019.

The set includes:
•  Two new dust jackets
•  New Foreword by Kevin Anderson
•  Packed full of illustrations including colorizations
•  Slipcases, bookmarks, hand signed/numbered

Preorders will begin soon.



Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE REVOLUTION
 
By Thomas Zachek
Illustrated by Mike Grell
Now available in softcover!

Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him and his colleagues in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan of the Apes had no idea that before long, he would be compelled, once again, to undertake a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families.

Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek's latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes!


Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Hardover: $34.95
Softcover: $19.95







ELRIC WHITE WOLF #2 (OF 2) - Arriving in comic shops October 10!  
(Writer) Michael Moorcock & Various (Art) Robin Recht & Various (Cover) Gary Jamroz Palma

The gorgeous comic adaptation of Michael Moorcock's world-renowned cult fantasy saga, acclaimed by the public, critics, and Moorcock himself!
Elric's quest through the Young Kingdoms comes to its end!

It has been a year since the Albino Emperor abandoned his throne and his love, wandering beneath the distant gaze of his wicked god, Arioch. A year since he began trading his skills as wizard and warrior to the highest bidder, an albino killer with a terrible black sword. At last, he must show the world why the Young Kingdoms call him the White Wolf!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 
 


  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

September 2018
No fiction this month, but an extremely rare autobiographical sketch of Neil R. Jones called (surprise!),  "An Autobiographical Sketch of Neil R. Jones," reprinted from the January, 1937 issue of Fantasy Magazine. 
Bob Gay pens the introduction.


July 2018
Edmond Hamilton returns to our pages, with a tale of a deserted island and evolution gone amok...it all comes together in "Evolution Island," a story from the March, 1927 issue of Weird Tales with all the text, the title illustration and a newly written introduction by Bob Gay.

June 2018
It has been some time since Baroness Orczy has graced our site and this month you will find "Juliette A Tale of the Terror," the sixth published story by the Baroness that is set during the French Revolution. 
We have included all the original illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow, translations for all archaic words and phrases and an informative introduction by Dan Neyer.


May 2018
Many parodies of Sherlock Holmes have been done over the years, but none had quite the insider's point of view than those done by James M. Barrie.  In "The Late Sherlock Holmes," Barrie not only gives a twist to the events of "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and the Holmes canon in general, but also gives an original solution to who really killed Holmes (remember, it is a parody).
Due to all the in-jokes and references, we've produced an annotated version of the pastiche and whether you are a seasoned Sherlockian or a neophyte, we think you will find it enjoyable.


April 2018
Continuing our reprinting of Edmond Hamilton, we present "The Atomic Conquerors," from the August, 1926 issue of Weird Tales with the original title art and an introduction by Bob Gay.

Also, a bit of humor by the artist Stanley L. Wood, in an article entitled “Authors—from an Artist's Standpoint,” wherein Wood demonstrates that he had not only a very sharp wit, but also a gift for caricature, just as it appeared in the March, 1904 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).

March 2018
Since the flu season was a bit rougher than normal this year, we thought it was a good time to resurrect a short novel by Jack London, The Scarlet Plague, which tells of the end of civilization due to a rather nasty disease. 
We have reproduced all the Gordon Grant illustrations, all the text and have thrown in an introduction by Bob Gay that sets the novel in context.


January 2018
A tale of romance and piracy with a twist...The She Fiend (by an unknown author) gives us a female pirate with all the cunning and wiles of the Dragon Lady.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

December 2017
This month we present for your approval the very first published story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage." 
We have tried to put together a "definitive" edition of this early work and hope you enjoy it.  Introduction by Bob Gay.


November 2017
Since the we are in the midst of the holiday season, we thought a Christmas offering might be appreciated, and so we are happy to present a story by
Bret Harte, "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar," just as it appeared (with a few editorial interpolations) in the March, 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Introductory notes are by Bob Gay.




Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.
 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 1 Second Edition
By Edmond Hamilton

Now available for pre-order!

Okay, you kiwis and pee-lots, listen up!

This is Sergeant Saturn letting you rascally rocketeers know that when you fans of a certain classic cosmic crusader send enough feedback, the Big Poobah at Haffner Press has little choice but to give you what you want.

To that end, be it known that sometime, sooner than later, you will be able to add THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME ONE to your already stellar library in a revised 2nd Edition.

What’s the difference between this forthcoming edition and the 2009 First Printing, you ask? Good question! All we can say at this time is that the 2nd Edition will contain the four Captain Future novels:

“Captain Future and the Space Emperor” (Captain Future, Win ’40)
“Calling Captain Future” (Captain Future, Spr ’40)
“Captain Future’s Challenge” (Captain Future, Sum ’40)
“The Triumph of Captain Future” (Captain Future, Fll ’40)

and we’ll share more information as it becomes available.

So, prime yer rockets while Mr. Wart Ears here goes to the galley for another jug of Xeno.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by George Rozen
700+ page Hardcover

Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 4
By Edmond Hamilton & Joesph Samachson

Coming soon & available for pre-order!

Jumpin’ Jungle Cats of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled not only through time but to another universe in the final story of Volume Three (See “Planets in Peril”), what other dangers will our heroes encounter?

Well, THE FACE OF THE DEEP sees the Futuremen stranded outside the Solar System on a volcanic planetoid in the company of a shipload of condemned criminals. Up next is WORLDS TO COME (written by Joseph Samachson) where Curt and his crew speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to battle in mortal combat with nightmare enemies from another dimension.  Edmond Hamilton (writing as Brett Sterling) returns with THE STAR OF DREAD wherein our heroes ply their stock-in-trade by exposing a dangerous secret menacing humanity and taking desperate risks pursuing two scheming miscreants across the void! Closing out this penultimate volume of the novel-length adventures of The Futuremen is MAGIC MOON. Adorned by one of Earle K. Bergey’s finest cover paintings, we see conspirators plotting to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, enslaving the peaceful natives, and putting Captain Future and his trusty aides on their most dangerous mission ever!

As with the previous three volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
600+ page Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
"Under Observation" - The Captain Future Letters Column
The Face of the Deep  (Captain Future, Win ’43)
Worlds to Come  (Captain Future, Spr ’43)
The Star of Dread  (Captain Future, Sum ’43)
Magic Moon  (Captain Future, Win ’44)
"The Future of Captain Future"
Appendix of original interior artwork

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

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

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.




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

October 2018


THE COUNT OF 9
Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


A DOUBLE-LOCKED ROOM...
TWO STOLEN JADE IDOLS...
POISONED BLOWGUN DARTS FROM BORNEO...
—CAN EVEN COOL & LAM UNTANGLE THIS MYSTERY?

Erle Stanley Gardner was not just the creator of PERRY MASON—at the time of his death, he was the best-selling American author of all time, with hundreds of millions of books in print, including the 29 cases of the brash, irresistible detective team of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam. Gardner was also one of the most ingenious plot-spinners in the field, coming up with stunning twists and reveals—and THE COUNT OF 9 is Gardner at his twistiest.

Hired to protect the treasures of a globe-trotting adventurer, Bertha and Donald confront an impossible crime: how could anything be smuggled out of a dinner party when the guests were X-rayed coming and going—least of all a 6-foot-long blowgun? But that’s nothing compared to the crime they face next: an impossible murder...

First appearance in bookstores in half a century!
Erle Stanley Gardner remains one of the most popular American authors of all time
Features a new cover painting by legendary paperback and movie poster illustrator Robert McGinnis 

November 2018

SO MANY DOORS
Oakley Hall
Cover art by Robert McGinnis, Robert Maguire


It begins on Death Row, with a condemned man refusing the services of the lawyer assigned to defend him. It begins with a beautiful woman dead, murdered—Vassilia Caroline Baird, known to all simply as V. That’s where this extraordinary novel begins. But the story it tells begins years earlier, on a struggling farm in the shadow of the Great Depression and among the brawling "cat skinners" of Southern California, driving graders and bulldozers to tame the American West. And the story that unfolds, in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Oakley Hall, is a lyrical outpouring of hunger and grief, of jealousy and corruption, of raw sexual yearning and the tragedy of the destroyed lives it leaves in its wake. Unpublished for more than half a century, SO MANY DOORS is Hall’s masterpiece, an excoriating vision of human nature at its most brutal, and one of the most powerful books you will ever read.

First appearance in bookstores in nearly 60 years!
By the author of WARLOCK, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and considered by many to be the greatest Western ever written. "One of our best American novels."—THOMAS PYNCHON
Features a new cover painting by Robert McGinnis, working from reference photos shot by the legendary pulp illustrator Robert Maguire—the first ever collaboration between the two greatest painters of paperback cover art.







Hermes Press: The Phantom: The Complete Avon Novels: Volume 9 Killer's Town - Coming October 16!

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016, and every other month thereafter! This exciting installment, Volume 9 offers the classic Lee Falk tale: "Killer’s Town!"

Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #9 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!

In the far reaches of the peaceful jungle, a notorious international criminal establishes KILLER’S TOWN, a haven for thieves and murderers from many nations. There, with their stolen diamonds, gold, and other precious loot, they find safe refuge from the forces of law and order and are free to pursue their dissolute lives, protected from arrest and punishment.

When a beautiful and innocent young girl is trapped in this evil place, the terrorists are confronts by a mysterious and seemingly all-powerful force represented by THE SIGN OF THE SKULL, as the Phantom, single-handed, pits himself against the vicious world of KILLER’S TOWN.


Paperback, 144 pages, $14.99


Hermes Press: The Phantom: The Complete Avon Novels: Volume #10: The Goggle-Eyed Pirates! - Coming November 13!

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books! This exciting installment, Volume 10 offers the classic Lee Falk tale: "Goggle-Eyed Pirates!"

Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #10 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!

On a luxury liner in mid-ocean, a gang of weird pirates suddenly appears – as if out of nowhere. They rob the ship’s vaults and passengers – then disappear just as mysteriously as they had come. How?

Piracy – to the Phantom – is like a red cape to a bull. For centuries – since the first Phantom’s father was killed by pirates – the Phantom has been the nemesis of pirates everywhere. Now, once more, the Phantom must meet that threat as he rallies to seek out and destroy the mysterious GOGGLE-EYED PIRATES.


Paperback, 144 pages, $14.99


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Magician’s Skull 2
- New!
The Magician’s Skull will Return
Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors


James Rollins: CRUCIBLE - Coming January 8!

In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to "unlock" her mind long enough to ask a few questions.

What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul?


Series: Sigma Force Novels (Book 14)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS #1
Our first issue reprints the entire contents from the March 1923 issue of Weird Tales.

Contents
THE MYSTERY OF BLACK JEAN by Julian Kilman
THE GRAVE by Orville R. Emerson
HARK! THE RATTLE! by Joel Townsley Rogers
THE GHOST GUARD by Bryan Irvine
THE GHOUL AND THE CORPSE by G. A. Wells
FEAR by David R. Solomon
THE PLACE OF MADNESS by Merlin Moore Taylor
THE CLOSING HAND by Farnsworth Wright
THE UNKNOWN BEAST by Howard Ellis Davis
THE BASKET by Herbert J. Mangham
THE ACCUSING VOICE by Meredith Davis
THE SEQUEL by Walter Scott Story
THE WEAVING SHADOWS by W. H. Holmes
NIMBA, THE CAVE GIRL by R. T. M. Scott
THE YOUNG MAN WHO WANTED TO DIE by ? ? ?
THE SCARLET NIGHT William Sanford
THE EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIMENT OF DR. CALGRONI by Joseph Faus and James Bennett Wooding
THE RETURN OF PAUL SLAVSKY by Capt. George Warburton Lewis
THE HOUSE OF DEATH by F. Georgia Stroup
THE GALLOWS by I. W. D. Peters
THE SKULL by Harold Ward
THE APE-MAN by James B. M. Clark, Jr.
THE DEAD MAN'S TALE by Willard E. Hawkins
OOZE by Anthony M. Rud

THE CHAIN by Hamilton Craigie
THE THING OF A THOUSAND SHAPES by Otis Adelbnert Kline


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 192 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY, Spring 1941

Contents
RESCUE FROM VENUS by Ed Earl Repp
ROCKET'S SWAN SONG by Vic Phillips
COSMOS EYE by Martin Pearson
CALLISTAN TOMB by Paul Dennis Lavond
THE LIFE JEWEL by Oliver Soari
WEAPON OUT OF TIME by James Blish
FEMINTOWN, MARS by Clarence Granoski

Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



UNCENSORED DETECTIVE, December 1946
This true detective magazine was published from 1942 to 1953.

IT HAS HAPPENED HERE by Jerome James
UNHOLY CRIME OF THE CHEATING LOVERS by Harlan Mendenhall
CASE OF THE GUN-CRAZED WIFE KILLER by Wayne Roberts
I HELPED FLEECE THE SUCKERS by June Rexton
SECRET OF THE REAPPEARING LOG CHAIN by E. C. Mackey
BLOODY TRAIL OF THE CHINESE ARMY MURDERER by Clell Morgan
MYSTERY OF THE NUDE NYMPH by Hal White
STRANGE CLUE OF THE AVOCADO PEAR by Bennett Wright

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 66 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $9.95




JOE GOLEM #2 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY - Arriving in comic shops October 10!  
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting (Cover) David Palumbo

As a madman's plot to pierce the veil between worlds brings the Drowning City ever closer to doom, Simon Church and Joe Golem race against time to find an ancient artifact before its power is used for evil. But even a golem may not be able to withstand the menace of the mysterious gas-men . . .

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #40
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #40  

The fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks. 64 pages, full colour throughout. Articles on horror author Richard Laymon, sleaze books set in Australia's King's Cross, SF and horror paperbacks in 1965, Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife, TV tie-in paperbacks and Italian thriller series Segretissimo.


Contents
 “Artists Assemble: Guidio Crepax”
 “Go Ape!” (Planet of the Apes paperbacks by George Alex Effinger)
 “Robert Bonfils”
 Justin Marriott “Beware—Richard Laymon!”
 “Lin Carter Looks at Books” (reprinted from Castle of Frankenstein)
 Graham Andrews “Fit to Be Tied: Gideon’s Day” (film/paperback tie-ins)
 Tom Tesarek “Behind Every Great Man There’s a Woman” (Fritz Leiber’s Conjure Wife)
 Rob Matthews “The Top Secret Series” (Italian Segretissimo series)
 James Doig “Kins Cross Pulp” (Sydney, Australia’s seedy side)
 
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
 Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
 Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
 64 pages, 6” x 9” full color $10.00 POD

 
Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$10.00






 

KONG ON PLANET OF APES TPB - Arriving in comic shops October 10!  
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Faye Dalton

Ryan Ferrier ( Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, D4VE ) and Carlos Magno ( Kong of Skull Island, Planet of the Apes ) present the damn dirty crossover event you demanded! Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor�'s time among them. To their surprise, they discover... a Kong! Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

Collects the complete 6-issue series.

Trade paperback, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99




LE GUIDE HOWARD By Patrice Louinet - Now available!

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.

Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.

Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)
III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations
VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 8.00




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four
Dick Tracy meets the Green Hornet
Obscure trivia about Robert Wagner



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:
Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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

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


Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash

Now available in an exclusive hardcover direct from Moonstone Books!
Softcover edition coming to comic shops October 31!

FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99





Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”

Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”
MIKE NEVINS on BULLDOG DRUMMOND in Print and Film.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: HARRY LYNCH “The Ape.”
Reviewed by David Vineyard: FRED MacISAAC – The King Who Came Back


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Vigilante

Captain Hawklin
Super Savant
The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist


PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #20
Coming soon!

A special issue on H. Bedford-Jones, new info and rare artwork you've never seen anywhere else. 36 pages of fun reading with lots of eye candy...


Request at ridgefirecaz@gmail.com



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Mr. Tilly's Seance" by E. F. Benson from MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE, December, 1922
The story of a seance from the point of view of the spirit.

"Dead Man's Reef" by Earl Griffin from THRILLING ADVENTURES, July, 1936
A King’s ransom in pearls lies 10 fathoms deep somewhere along Dead Man's Reef. A map was made pin-pointing where the pearls were lost. An expedition to recover them leads to crosses and double-crosses, murder and a great underwater sea-fight.

"Crystals of Madness" by D. L. James from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, October, 1936
Humanity is Menaced by an Insidious, Sentient Life-Force on the Satellite Deimos.




Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
The Dollar-A-Year Detective
 - New!
The Mask of Sanity
Exodus
Mystery At Dead Broke Ranch
Captain Hawklin And The Jade Dragon
Her Reluctant Hero
The Spider: The Doom Legion
Illicit Passion  

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Ramon F. Adams – Author, Cowboy historian, Candyman - New!
J. Edward Leithead - Author, Dime novel historian  - New!
Artist Robert G. Harris - article in Arizona Highways  
Confessions of a pulpeteer - Jack Smalley article about his days as a pulp author and editor - part 2
Confessions of a pulpeteer - Jack Smalley article about his days as a pulp author and editor - part 1  
John Philip Falter - biographical article about the artist
Canine Covers in honor of National Dog Day  
Index to the fanzine Xenophile - part 2  
Five Stahr covers


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Devil's Mirror - New!
Kill The Hack  
Introducing New Pulp Author Shawn Danowski
Cairo Cabal  
A Buddhist By Any Other Name
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Coming soon!


 
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE is the first of two volumes written by Roy Thomas about the "life" of Conan the Barbarian as chronicled in the Marvel comics he scripted during the 1970s. The first volume has 50 chapters, each corresponding to the same-numbered issue of the comic book, and includes a biographical style account of what Conan did in the comic, in comparison to what he did in the REH story on which the comic is based, as well as background information about the people involved in creating the comic, relevant inner workings of Marvel at the time, Roy's working relationship with Glenn Lord, etc.


Cover by Benito Gallego



Pulp Hero Press


Pulp Hero Press
ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
By David C. Smith

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Hither Came REH...
From a single, stifling room in a small sagebrush town in central Texas, hunched over a manual typewriter, Robert E. Howard created memorable characters, exotic worlds, and glorious pulp adventures. In this new biography, Howard is firmly established as an important figure in American literature.

Before taking his own life at the age of 30, the precocious Howard was one of the most popular writers of the pulp magazine era of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Recognized today as the creator of Conan the Cimmerian and the originator of the sword-and-sorcery genre, he was also a gifted poet and the author of now-classic horror stories, historical dramas, and comical tall tales.

But the gifted and brilliant Howard saw himself as an outsider in the small Texas town where he lived with his father, a physician, and his mother, who battled ill health for much of her life. Constrained by circumstance, Howard put into his fiction the excitement of far horizons that he himself was denied.

David C. Smith, himself a recognized author of fantasy and adventure fiction, here presents the unique story of a young man who defied the odds of his time and place to become a writer whose work is still enjoyed by millions. Smith shows us how Howard fulfilled his readers’ expectations for page-turning excitement while writing with poetic precision and creating archetypal characters that are now part of mainstream American popular culture.


Print Length: 259 pages
Kindle: $7.99


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Pulp Hero Press
THE MAKING OF KING KONG
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

The Definitive Kong
In this updated, expanded edition, the story of Universal's 1933 classic film King Kong is fully told, from the biographies of its creators and the challenges in its production, to its derivative cinematic progeny. With over 100 photos, and forewords by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury.

The tale begins with adventurer-filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, whose exotic films shot on location in such remote areas as Siam and Persia were prelude to their fateful voyage to Skull Island, years later.

Then, with narrative verve, impeccable research, and technical detail, authors Turner and Price give a full account not only of the original Kong's cast and crew, in particular famed special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien, but also the politics, pitfalls, and ultimate triumph that characterized the production.

Turner and Price also analyze the earlier gorilla, dinosaur, and jungle films that preceded Kong, like the notorious Ingagi, as well as the many that followed it, including Captive Wild Woman, The Lost World, Mighty Joe Young, the Kong remakes, and dozens more.

"Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the eighth wonder of the world..."


Print Length: 338 pages
Kindle: $7.99






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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.

Radio Archives
The Spider #77 Audiobook
Hell's Sales Manager
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 


It was a weird, new weapon in the annals of crime. It sucked screaming people, automobiles, huge buildings — everything — into its hungry vortex of destruction, while its owner, a monster called the Brand, safely conducted his awful reign of terror! Such was the enemy Dick Wentworth sought to destroy. But how could even the inimitable Spider hope to win, when Kirkpatrick assigned a human bloodhound to the sole task of eliminating... the Spider!
 
Even though the Spider was ruthless, there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancé, Nita van Sloan.


 
When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three full years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never end in marriage. What man could marry, have a home and children, when death and disgrace hung hourly over his head? No, he could not permit Nita to face such a possibility. He had told her that, long ago, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her all his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together.” As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
 
His best friend, Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, pointedly informed him once that he would send Richard Wentworth to the death house if positive proof that the wealthy criminologist was really the Spider ever came into his hands.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. Hell's Sales Manager originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1940.


 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



The Purple Invasion story #11 of 13

Helpless America had been hurled back into the abysmal dawn of history, by those guerilla bands of the Purple Emperor, which had been loosed in fury and hate to put civilization to fire and sword. Across the Hudson, slaying as they came, advanced the Gothic hordes which would sack the nation’s great metropolis. And only Operator #5, racing against time and fate, could hope to challenge this new, grim menace which threatened the entire world with primitive darkness!
 
For nearly two years, writer Frederick C Davis was content to grind out monthly Operator #5 novels under the house pseudonym of Curtis Steele. A long-time pulp veteran, Davis was much in demand, and discovered that writing Operator #5 novels every month on top of his other fiction was becoming too much of a strain. So, perhaps reluctantly but perhaps not, Davis dropped the series.



Popular Publications immediately replaced him with Emile C. Tepperman, who picked up were Davis left off, spinning slightly more hard-boiled exploits of Jimmy Christopher than had appeared before.
 
Whether it was declining sales, or the realization that pitting a lone Secret Service agent against a monthly invasion or incursion from a belligerent foreign nation, simply strained the credulity and patience of 1936 readers remains unknown. Whatever the reason, Tepperman changed the face of Jimmy Christopher and pulp forever with the epic Purple Invasion serialized novel.
 
With those merciless vandals turned loose by the Purple Emperor, what had been America was now a land of savagery and sacked civilization lay smouldering in ruins. For the coming of the Gothic hordes with flame and blade was a living scourge across the face of the eastern states, and Operator #5, racing against time, sped on to New York’s wrecked towers to meet there in battle the fury of Urslup the Strong!
 
The Bloody Frontiers is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the November-December 1937 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

 
 
Performed by Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.


Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



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 jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:

The Thirteenth Adventure of The Green Lama
The Case of The Hollywood Ghost
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
Death-dealing bullets that come from nowhere — the baffling appearance of Cain-marked footprints — a mysterious fire. Around a Hollywood murder these startling phenomena weave a supernatural curtain that defies all the powers of the Green Lama
 
The Fourteenth Adventure of The Green Lama
The Case of the Beardless Corpse
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
The Green Lama embarks on his greatest case — to outwit the strange killer who shaves his victim after he’s dead and plants clues for the police before he kills!

 
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


RED SONJA / TARZAN #5  - Arriving in comic shops October 10!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Cover A: Walter Geovani  
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Cover C: Aaron Lopresti
Cover D: Robert Castro

The final showdown with Eson Duul looms ahead for Tarzan and Red Sonja.
Their worlds and their people are at stake and it will take everything they have to stop a man who only wants to destroy everything he can!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
   



 

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The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SHIPPING THIS WEEK FROM THE SQUADRON:
SERIAL RARITIES (The Best of SerialFest DVD Magazine)

Some years ago the Squadron published an attempt at a regular DVD magazine which contained serial chapters being worked on at the time and additional extras or rare serial chapters, pilots and oddities. Some have asked me if I would make some of the items which were included in the Magazine issues and no longer available be made available again, so here are the presentations from the first 4 issues of the SerialFest DVD Magazine that have not since been released in other DVDs available at the Squadron website.

The SERIAL RARITIES will go up for sale tomorrow and ship out immediately; this is not an "advance" announcement, this dual-layer DVD is done and ready to go out.

In case y'all need it.

The contents:

1 THE LIBERTY BOYS: "The Blue Riders" 20:57
Music score played live by yours truly

2 EL COYOTE Unaired TV pilot (c. 1955 )26:32
Featuring Muriel Davis

3 THE LEATHER PUSHERS Round 2 18:43
Boxing series with Reginald Denny, a great episode


4 PIRATE TREASURE Chapter 1 18:54
Featuring stunt man Richard Talmadge

5 THE MISSION OF MR. FOO (1915) 11:17
Strange Edison short about a very tall Chinese guy who rules the underworld and makes nefarious plans -- probably the first "Fu Manchu"-like character ever on the screen

6 NICK CARTER, DETECTIVE: "A Cry at Midnight" 21:34
Rarely seen and pretty much unknown Nick Carter series episode

7 The CAPTAIN MARVEL CHRONOLOGY 10:07
The history of Captain Marvel in pictures, produced by the Squadron

8 THE VOICE FROM THE SKY Ch. 1: "Doomed" 10:55
Re-creation of Chapter 1, audio-style, with Allyson Malandra in Neva Gerber's role

9 BUSTER CRABBE POOLS Infomercial
Buster Crabbe in person tells the story of how the pools he marketed for a while in the 1970s were made, and more other stuff you never knew you needed to know.

10 THE ROAD TO BERLIN with Ralph Byrd 5:53
WWII short

11 DRISTAN COMMERCIAL with Kirk Alyn 1:02
Superman has super-sinus problems

12 LONE RANGER Home movie cartoon 2:40

13 ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET CLOAK 30:50
Unaired radio pilot

14 THE PHANTOM PIRATE Radio pilot 27:25
Unaired radio pilot

3 Hours 36 minutes




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE HC LTD ED - Arriving in comic shops October 10!
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Brennan Wagner, Matt Wagner (Cover) Matt Wagner


Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically-acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil "what evil lurks in the hearts of men", joined by talented colorist Brennan Wagner.

For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow's faithful friend and companion, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow's dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover's loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? A powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!

Get this Limited-Edition Hardcover with a newly-designed, sleek slip-case to help immortalize this fantastic story's place on your bookshelf.

Hardcover, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $39.99




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

Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker

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Rare, used, and out-of-print books


Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

ROBERT E. HOWARD!
 H. P. LOVECRAFT! 
 CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH!


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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.

The Religions of Weird Fiction - New!
The Other Forms of H.P. Lovecraft  - New!
The Fungi from Yuggoth - New!
The Lovecraft-Farnese Correspondence - New!
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part Six
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part Five
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part Four
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part Three
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part Two
Harold S. Farnese (1890 or 1891-1945)-Part One


Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
MJ-12: Endgame, Michael J. Martinez, Night Shade Books, $7.99, September 4, 2018
Target Rich Environment, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, September 4, 2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Path of the Apocalypse, S.D. Perry, Titan Books, $14.99, September 18, 2018
Vengeful [Villains #2], V.E. Schwab, Tor, $25.99, September 25, 2018
The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, September 25, 2018
Batman: The Killing Joke, Christa Faust & Gary Phillips, Titan Books, $22.95, September 25, 2018
Zero Sum Game, S.L. Huang, Tor, $25.99, October 2, 2018

Coming soon!
Wild Cards XXVI: Texas Hold’em, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99, October 23, 2018
Venom: Lethal Protector, James R. Tuck, Titan Books, $22.95, October 23, 2018
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Titan Books, $9.99, October 30, 2018
They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2018
Harley Quinn: Mad Love, Paul Dini & Pat Cadigan, Titan Books, $22.95, February 12, 2019 
Thanos: Titan Consumed, Barry Lyga, Little, Brown Books, $17.99, November 13, 2018
#HeroFail [Superheroes Anonymous #4], Lexie Dunne, HarperCollins, $7.99, November 27, 2018
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, December 6, 2018
Judges, Volume One, Michael Carroll, Abaddon Books, $11.99, January 18, 2019
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, January 22, 2019
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga, Stuart Moore, Titan Books, $22.95, January 22, 2019

Batman: The Killing Joke, Christa Faust & Gary Phillips, Titan Books, $12.95, February 5, 2019
Superman: Dawnbreaker, Matt de la Peña, Random House, $18.99, March 5, 2019
The Godhead [The God Wave Trilogy #3], Patrick Hemstreet, HarperCollins, $26.99, February 7, 2019

Batman: The Court of Owls, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $22.95, February 12, 2019
The Reign of the Kingfisher, T.J. Martinson, Flatiron Books, $27.99, March 5, 2019
Rico Dredd: The Titan Years, Michael Carroll, Abaddon Books, $11.99, April 2, 2019

Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, April 30, 2019
Zero Sum Game, Cas Russell #1, S.L. Huang, Tor, $18.99, June 4, 2019
Null Set, Cas Russell #2, S.L. Huang, Tor, $25.99, July 9, 2019             




WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Full contents

Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry
Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold

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