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11 January 2019
04 January 2019


11 January 2019  

 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



Adventure House
Now available!

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

Golden Fleece – 10/38
Doctor Death – 02/35
Saucy Movie Tales – 12/35
Magic Carpet – 01/33


Adventure House
Coming soon!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 - May 1938

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take thief of G-8, the Master Spy—and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! 
Who is this Master of Destruction—and what is the torch that has lighted the Flames of Hell?

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

 
The Time-Techs of Kra by Max Sheridan
The vast technical knowledge of eons, past and future, was help captive by the genius Kralons—giant insects that were
seining the stream of Time for the truth that would make them unrivaled masters of the system.

The Geisha Memory by Winston Marks
Jupiter’s Joke by A.L. Haley
Down Went McGinty by Fox B. Holden
“Phone Me In Central Park” by James McConnell
Hex On Has by Robert Sheckley
The Violators by Eando Binder
The Pluto Lamp by Charles A. Stearns

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
- New!
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With More H. Bedford-Jones Releases
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
More Pulp T-Shirts Available: Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery
Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars


Altus Press
Now available!

Welcome to 2019! We’re releasing two Popular Publications Hero Pulp titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles!
Yes, we’ve been busy preparing a few million words of pulp prose for release, and it continues with these new releases.

Plus we've released two new Black Mask eBooks, collecting the "Three-Gun" Terry Mack novelettes by Carroll John Daly.
Three-Gun Terry was the first hard-boiled detective series to see print and these have rarely seen print since their original appearances.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.



The Spider #2: The Wheel of Death
by R.T.M. Scott


Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city—and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list!

$13.95 softcover


Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds #10: The Trosphere F-S
by Robert Sidney Bowen


Six men-o’-war sunk by Black submarines… Newport News Naval Base destroyed in broad daylight by invisible bomber… Dusty studied this report grimly. Had the enemy developed a new weapon—a ship that could fight under water and in the air as well? Grimly he determined to find out—in Black dynamite skies!

$13.95 softcover

Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)
by Carroll John Daly


“Better stay out of this… It will mean death for you—sure,” grunts a ruthless thug. But Three Gun Terry is not one to back down from a fight, especially when the life of a beautiful, young dame is at stake. Terry manages to whisk the girl away from certain death, just in the nick of time. But the retrieval brings more money and more trouble for Terry. It turns out the girl—Nita—is fresh off the boat and drop-dead gorgeous, catching his usually business-minded eye. To make matters worse, though, she daughter of a renowned scientist who just discovered a formula that would turn the scientific world—no, scratch that—the entire world, on its head. But great and powerful enemies have swiped the formula and now plan to use it for their own gain. So Nita’s uncle enlists the only man who is willing to stand up to these goons and retrieve what rightfully belongs to science: Three Gun Terry.

$1.99 eBook


Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)
by Carroll John Daly


A chance meeting in the night brings together New York City’s roughest private eye Three Gun Terry and runt-of-a-millionaire John Rogo. Over a cup of coffee, Rogo relays a tale to Terry that is all too familiar, despite its setting. Twenty five years ago, Rogo, his brother, and their friends were in South Africa hunting when they discovered fields of diamonds. They all looked to become the next Morgan and Rockefeller. Then, they stuck him: killed his brother and left him for dead, leaving him the deed to an empty mine as a last, cruel joke. But, fate is twisted. Rogo’s mine churns out money by the boatload. The only problem? His newfound wealth attracts the attention of his former comrades, and now they’re pushing him for their share. Rogo needs Terry to find these men, and dispose of them, before he ends up face-down in a city street, a knife in his back. Terry doesn’t hesitate, and is only too eager to take on the challenge, and the cash. But with three men on his tail, and his name less than private, Three Gun Terry will have to shoot his way out before the end, if he wants to survive.

$1.99 eBook


Altus Press




 

Volume 76, Number 2
Now available!

Subscriptions are available at the link above.
Single issues are available from Mike Chomko.
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Contents
Our cover this issue is by M. D. Jackson

Editorial
Ira Nayman
There are always new ideas in science fiction, but those who crave them must look in new places.

Nina Allan Interview
Gary Dalkin
An interview with Nina Allan, author of The Race and The Rift, and winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award.

Citizens of the Solar System
Jack Clemons
Science columnist Jack Clemons explores why we’re here and where space exploration could go.

Captain Future in Love (part 2, conclusion)
Allen Steele
Curt Newton’s story of his youthful encounter with Ashi Lanyr on the orbital Venera Stratos conclude.

Robot on Rampage
Lena Ng
Not only can girls build robots, they can outsmart them.

The Asteroid Contention
Marina J. Lostetter
Two asteroid-prospecting sisters get more than they bargained for when they claim to a strange space rock.

Bold New Flock
Neal Holtschulte
A young idealist pushes for a new and unique method of thought and collaboration, but others think his idea is for the birds.

The Ransom of Red Robot (Beta)
Daniel M. Kimmel
With a nod to O. Henry, a tale of a kidnapping that doesn’t goes as expected.

Reset in Peace
Julie Novakova
If you could revive your loved ones who’d passed, albeit in the form of a software simulation, would you?

In the Republic of the Blind
G. Scott Huggins
When their colony is offered the “mercy” of genetic perfection, no one will fight harder than the midwives of station Stillhere.

Alison’s Bluff
Noah Chinn
What do elite psychic agents do when they’re off duty? Take a night of poker to a new level, naturally!

A Horse and Her Boy
Vonnie Winslow Crist
William’s parents have an equine automaton made to keep him company on the lonely space habitat.

SF in Film
Steve Fahnestalk
Film columnist Steve Fahnestalk
interviews Miles Teves, who has been responsible for some of films most iconic visuals.

Off the Top of My Head
Shirley Meier
In her first column on the writer’s life, Shirley Meier tackles the age old question, “Where do you get your ideas from?”


Art throughout the issue by –

MATT TAGGART    AL SIROIS    HMW    NIZAR     RICHARD MANDRACHIO    TOM MILLER    IVAN MONTOYA    JOE ENO    M.D. JACKSON    SEAN CHAPPEL   RON MILLER




American Mythology Productions
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS #2: PIRATES OF VENUS
(Writer) Len Wein (Art/Cover) Michael William Kaluta

This is the thrilling conclusion to the masterpiece adaptation of Pirates of Venus by comic book legends Michael Kaluta and Len Wein! Edgar Rice Burroughs’ incredible imagination takes off as “Wrong Way Carson” makes his historic trip to Venus and encounters a world of fantastic creatures and civilizations.

Carson of Venus #2 Pirates of Venus comes with two covers – Main and Limited-Edition B&W Cover by living legend Michael Kaluta.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (B&W Limited edition).



American Mythology Productions 
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS: FLAMES BEYOND #1
(Writer) Christopher P. Carey  (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia  (Cover) Michael William Kaluta


Carson of Venus faces his most epic adventure yet in The Fires Beyond. Carson Napier and his love Duare believe they have at last found a refuge from the dangers of Amtor in the peaceful city of Sanara, where Carson is the adopted son of the jong of Korva. But when Carson and Duare’s element-powered airplane is attacked by a flock of raging angan bird-warriors, they find themselves caught in the web of Varlek Sar, a power-hungry scientist from the technocratic dystopia of Havatoo.

Carson of Venus The Flames Beyond #1 comes with three covers – Main by legendary comic artist Michael Kaluta, Variant by Cyrus Mesarcia, and limited-edition B&W cover also by Kaluta.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale December 28 (B&W Limited edition).




American Mythology Productions 
Coming in 2019!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #137: “Green Eyes” and “Gray Fist” - Chinatown Special
The Shadow combats Chinatown crime in two of Walter B. Gibson's greatest action thrillers! First, the Master of Darkness journeys to San Francisco’s Chinatown to combat the expanding power of “Green Eyes” and his Wu-Fan secret society! Then, a police informant’s corpse is deposited in The Shadow’s secret sanctum as a deadly warning from the criminal mastermind known only as “Gray Fist.” This instant collector’s item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-255-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


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

THE SHADOW #138: “Murder Mansion” and “Young Men of Death”
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Connecticut to Chicago’s slums and the Alabama bayous in never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an innocent man is accused of serial slayings perpetrated in an old colonial “Murder Mansion,” and only The Shadow can unmask the real murderer—but which Shadow? Then, the Dark Avenger braves a series of bizarre deathtraps as he investigates the strange disappearances of “Young Men of Death." BONUS: Carrie Cashin confronts ancient Egyptian magic in "Black Queen." This collector’s special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-256-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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


Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
Now available in hardcover!
Softcover edition coming in July!


Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard—who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world.

This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame—and infamy—as the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell’s influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: “I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs.” It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.


Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
$18.99

Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
$28.99


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani

With a career spanning seven decades, Robert Fujitani was one of the busiest illustrators in American Comics.  He contributed to the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages of comic history and did work for such memorable titles as Hangman, the Flying Dutchman, Prince Valiant, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Rip Kirby, Doctor Solar: Man of the Atom, and Turok: Sone of Stone.  At 97 years young, he has lots of memories to share!

Past episodes:
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
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


Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Now available!

Pre-orders are being accepted.

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most beloved individuals of his era, and many friends, colleagues, and correspondents wrote memoirs of their association with him. This volume, one of the most exhaustive collection of Lovecraft memoirs ever published, gathers together some of the best-known accounts of Lovecraft the man and writer, including W. Paul Cook’s classic In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941) and Sonia H. Davis’s The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft, a moving discussion of her marriage to the Providence writer. Members of the celebrated Kalem Club (Frank Belknap Long, Rheinhart Kleiner, Samuel Loveman, James F. Morton) add their assessments, while such neighbors as Harold W. Munro (Lovecraft’s classmate at Hope Street High School), Clara Hess, and Muriel Eddy offer unique glimpses of Lovecraft’s life in Providence.

As Lovecraft became a titan in the world of pulp fiction, such colleagues as Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, and H. Warner Munn recounted their recollections. Late in life, Lovecraft became a mentor for a cadre of young fans and writers who were spearheading the fantasy fandom movement, and many of them—R. H. Barlow, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Kenneth Sterling, and others—told of their memories of the dreamer from Providence.

Ave atque Vale has been meticulously edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. They have supplied biographical information on the various authors and annotated each essay thoroughly to explain obscure references and to correct errors. This book will be an invaluable contribution to the study of H. P. Lovecraft.


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

From the dawn of the sound era through the mid-1950s, action-loving moviegoers patronized their local picture palaces every week to see the latest thrill-packed episodes of their favorite chapter plays. And while they were primarily drawn to the intrepid heroes who battled dastardly villains in pursuit of lost treasures or secret formulas, they also paid close attention to the distressed damsels in constant need of rescue. Of course, not every woman in serials required saving; a few were pro-active partners in peril, willing and eager to mix it up with brutish heavies whenever the occasion demanded. But all of them were sweetly sexy, even if they rarely got the chance to show off their charms.

In this book serial historian Ed Hulse has gathered more than a hundred rare photos showing the serial queens at their sexiest and most provocative. Some are clad in swimsuits, others in negligées, still others in their skivvies. You’ll see the most familiar—Kay Aldridge, Frances Gifford, Noel Neill, Jean Rogers, Linda Stirling—as well as the obscure actresses who appeared in only a single chapter play. Hulse provides informative captions summarizing the careers of these cliffhanging cuties of yesteryear.

WHILE ORDERING AT THE MURANIA PRESS WEBSITE, PLEASE SEE OUR BLOG FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
SATAN LIVES FOR MY LOVE!
SEX AND SADISM IN MARVEL'S HORROR PULPS, 1938-1940

Now shipping!

Before launching what would eventually become the Marvel Comics empire, Martin Goodman published low-rent pulp magazines issued by a dizzying array of shell companies designed to insulate him from irate creditors. In order to compete in an already-crowded marketplace, he allowed editor-in-chief Robert O. Erisman to distinguish their periodicals with lurid covers and frankly sensational fiction. Bearing Goodman's "Red Circle" trademark, the short-lived horror pulps Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste and igniting a firestorm of outrage that eventually drove all horror pulps off the newsstands.

This book collects ten of the most shocking, sadistic, and salacious yarns ever to appear in Red Circle's shudder pulps — more than 100,000 words of mesmerizingly appalling fiction — tied together with a 4200-word essay that puts them in their proper cultural-historical perspective. We guarantee you'll never read another pulp anthology quite like it!




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

ART OF THE PULPS on sale!

Coming Soon: SATAN LIVES FOR MY LOVE!
Holiday-Season Sale Begins Today!
An Important Announcement for Murania Press Customers


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: SOLO: A Star Wars Story - New!
Pulp Appeal: Worms of the Earth (Guest Post by Matt Spencer)
Pulp Appeal: Highlander (the tv series)
Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum
Pulp Consumption: The Shadow of the Torturer



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #82 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Joe DeVito
"Bronze in Amber" by Chuck Welch
"A Heart-Warming Savage Tale" by Duane Spurlock
"The Strange Case of the SS Domino" by Julián Paga
"Savage Sketchbook" by Ron Hill
"Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Selling the Sizzle: Remembering Ron Wilber" by Howard Wright
"Escape From Loki Revisited" by Will Murray
"Doc Calls an Audible" by Terry Allen
"Calamity Averted" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

$35.00 USA
$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Horrors of the Hyborian Age, Tarzan, Keith Taylor, Atomic Tunnels!
- New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Ezra Tucker - New!
Sensor Sweep: PulpRev, Solomon Kane, Crypts, Fritz Leiber
Short Reviews – Slaves of the Crystal Brain, by Rog Phillips (as William Carter Sawtelle)
Sensor Sweep: Black Mask, A. Conan Doyle, Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny, and more F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sensor Sweep: E. R. Eddison, Robert W. Chambers, Starship Troopers 20th Anniversary Edition
Cryptozoology Anthology
The Rageaholic on Elric: The White Wolf


The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale: Volume One
An Annotated Compilation of all five novels of the Gray Seal and the Tocsin (Volume 1)
By Frank L. Packard (Author), Michael Howard (Editor)

Now available!

In 1914 a character appeared who would permanently transform popular fiction. Frank Packard's Gray Seal melded elements from A. J. Raffles, Jimmy Valentine, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and Arsène Lupin, but those traits were combined with an entirely new concept: the gifted young man who conceals his identity behind a mask to fight crime in the big city.

It had never been done before and it's never stopped being done since. Jimmie Dale, the high society millionaire behind the Gray Seal persona, helped to launch the hero pulp boom of the 1930s and was a direct influence on the Green Hornet, the Spider, the Phantom, and especially The Shadow. The Gray Seal template was adopted by the comic book industry as well, and well into the Twenty-first Century continues to appear there, on television, and in the movies.

And now, for the first time ever the complete Jimmie Dale saga is being reprinted in a set of authoritative editions.

The personal papers of Gray Seal creator Frank Packard have been consulted for this project, along with various unpublished works of fiction by him that add further insight to the series.
Also, a detailed chronology has been established for the novels so they can be considered in their proper historical setting.
The definitive Gray Seal collection is finally here, beginning with the novel that forever changed adventure fiction - and the larger world of popular entertainment.


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$17.99
This is the first of three volumes.
Volume 2 is anticipated in late 2019.


There is no eBook edition at this time.
The plan is to wait until all three volumes in the reprint series are completed in trade paperback editions, then combine them into a single eBook edition.



CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 1 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Written by ROY THOMAS with BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN JAKES, MICHAEL MOORCOCK and JAMES CAWTHORN

Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH with GIL KANE and JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH (Direct Market edition)

Know, oh prince, that in the year 1970, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, sword in hand, slashed his way into four-color life. This January, ahead of Conan’s triumphant return to Marvel Comics, Marvel is proud to announce the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS. Fully remastered, this tome features Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s ground-breaking adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s iconic character.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1-26 from 1970-1973–as well as material from 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1 and #4, CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4, and CONAN CLASSIC #1-11–the CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS omnibus presents each story in all its glory, from covers to letter pages, all painstakingly restored to match the beauty of the original editions.

Relive the early exploits of Conan across shining kingdoms of an age undreamed of, as he becomes thief, slayer and a legend.


Check out some sample artwork of the restored works at the links below.

Hardcover, 8x12, 720 pages, Full Color, $125.00






 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Chris Bachalo
Variant Cover by Ema Luppachino
Variant Cover by Mark Brooks
Action Figure Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher


BEYOND THE SAVAGE BORDER!
CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS!
But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest!
The epic return of the mighty Conan continues…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



TRUE BELIEVERS CONAN CURSE OF THE GOLDEN SKULL #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #37
Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00


TRUE BELIEVERS CONAN QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #58
Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00



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


Pulp Gallery: SECRET AGENT X (1934)
- New!
Movie Posters of 1922 (Part 3) - New!
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Strangler's Ballet" (1952) - New!
Forgotten Books of 2018
TARZAN by Burne Hogarth
FRAZETTA in the Barnyard

 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

Interviews
• Filmmaker and author Susan Emshwiller reveals the inside story on her films, the work of her parents, Ed Emshwiller and Carol Emshwiller, along with nearly two dozen rare photographs of her famous family.
• Senior Art Director Victoria Green takes us behind the scenes of the art department at AHMM, Analog, Asimov’s, and EQMM, complemented by artist’s confidentials from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri.

Articles
• Vince Nowell, Sr. charts Ray Palmer’s digest dynasty from 1948 to 1958, followed by the bibliography of S.J. Byrne, one of Palmer’s go-to SF storytellers.
• Tom Brinkmann uncovers Benedict Canyon, where Elke Sommer and Joe Hyams joined “A Neighborhood of Ghosts” from 1964 to 1969.
• Steve Carper wraps “One-and-Dones” with a final, fascinating batch of obscure and/or rare collector’s treasures.
• Peter Enfantino delivers a story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt from January thru June 1954.
Plus a report on the rare western digest paperback, Sunset Showdown by Steve Frazee.

Fiction
• Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.

Also includes
• News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.
• In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.
• Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Ed Emshwiller



Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Nostalgia Digest Winter 2019
- New!
Inside Digest Enthusiast Number 9 - January 2019 - New!
Digest Enthusiast Number 9 - January 2019
Space Science Fiction No. 3  
Weirdbook No. 40
Pulp Horror No. 8: Sabat


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!





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Tolkien and Howard: Two Roads Diverged in Haggard’s Kor
- New!
Barbarian Life: A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian (Volume One) - New!
"The Moon Pool" Re-Read: Part One - New!
Michael Wm. Kaluta and Robert E. Howard - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/6/2019 - New!
Frank Kelly Freas: He Could've Been a Contender
A Look Back: Deuce's Books of 2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/30/2018

The SF and Horror Fiction of Fritz Leiber
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/23/2018


Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection....
JOHN CARTER OF MARS Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Coming in February!
Now available for pre-order!


(Preorder) JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion
$199.99 + $6 shipping
Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019


ERB’s 11th and final novel in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) -  with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter – individual custom slipcases and a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff. 

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars will be the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

•  Two unique matching number books in custom slipcases signed by the artists and contributors.
•  Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and an artist TBA.
•  2" Commemorative Medallion featuring JCM artwork and ERB's crest from his bookplate - edge-etched with numbers matching .
•  20+ Tipped in Color Plates by Robert Abbett, J. Allen St. John & Reed Crandall (newly colorized), Joe Jusko, and other artists to be announced.
•  100+ B&W Story Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, Reed Crandall, Motoichiro Takabe, Richard Corben, Krupa and J. Allen St. John
•  Vintage Style Book Cloth with new titling by Zavier Cabarga grained to match the original ERBI & G& D editions from the 1930’s & 1940’s.
•  New Barsoom map endpapers, (2) 2-sided laser-cut bookmarks, replicas of a Canaveral Press postcard & letter and ERB’s Notebook pages.
•  High Quality Printing, Paper and Bindings - Offset printed in the U.S.A. on 80# Archival Vanilla Finch paper in symth-sewn bindings.

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

Anyone who ordered Savage Pellucidar will be given first opportunity to reserve their same limitation number for this and all future editions.

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

Thanks for your order from The Edgar Rice Burroughs Limited Edition Collection.

John Carter of Mars is the fourth title in the Limited Edition Collection.
We’re committed to producing the ultimate ERB books ever published – the highest quality, most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. 

We’ve added lots of extras like....
•  an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books.
•  (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks,
•  80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket and original commissioned artwork, make these volumes unique treasures. 



For a look at additional artwork
click here


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Skull Will Return

Brood of the Witch Queen
Behind-the-Scenes
Marvin Albert Westerns
Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery
Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2


JAMES BOND ORIGIN #5 - Arriving in comic shops January 16!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Bob Q
Cover A: John Cassaday
Cover B: Mike McKone
Cover C: Michael Walsh
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

"Rocket Sea" continues, by JEFF PARKER (Suicide Squad, Fantastic Four) and BOB Q (The Lone Ranger). Bond and his squad commander a German bomber plane, to sink a Nazi cruiser. And aside from not knowing how to fly the bomber, or how to drop bombs from it, all should go as planned...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
    
  
 
     



James Rollins: CRUCIBLE - Arriving in book stores January 22!

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!

CAPTAIN FUTURE, Winter 1940
The first issue of this hero pulp.


Contents:
CAPTAIN FUTURE AND THE SPACE EMPEROR by Edmond Hamilton
INVISIBLE by Eric Frank Russell
AROUND INFINITY by Oliver E. Saari
THE HUMAN TERMITES by Dr. David H. Keller

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price: $19.95
Our Price: $12.95

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
The Eternal Lover/Sweetheart Primeval


MAGAZINE TEXT
Contains both stories plus a portfolio of Dorothy Dulin illustrations in the hardcover and trade paperback versions.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 322 pages
Retail Price $44.95
Our Price $29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 322 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

Paperback,5 x 8 inch, 238 pages
Retail Price $14.95


SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS #15 thru 22

#15 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from February 1927.
#16 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from October 1940.
#17 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from November 1940.
#18 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from December 1940.
#19 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from February 1941.
#20 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from April 1941.
#21 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from July 1941.
#22 reprints the complete interior contents of Amazing Stories from September 1941.


8.5 x 11 inch Magazine
$12.95







Justin Marriott
THE COLLECTED PULP HORROR
Coming in February!

The Collected Pulp Horror.
Bringing issues 1-3 back into print in a new omnibus edition.
Currently with the proof-reader. Draft cover below.
Aiming for February publication date through Amazon.




   
 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program



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:

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay - New!

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mike Chomko -  January/February 2019 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2019.

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/





Moonstone Books
Announcing...Hunt the Avenger!
Coming in 2019!

Out of tragedy, a hero is born! In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of personal tragedy, men are sometimes forged into something more than human.

A figure of ice and steel, Richard Benson is an avatar of vengeance—a chilled impersonal force of justice masking a cold genius and nearly supernatural power behind a face as white and still as arctic frost. His pale eyes, like a polar dawn, only hint at the terrible force evildoers heedlessly unleashed the day they created…The Avenger!

In the annals of Justice, Inc.’s battles against spies, crooks, and killers, only one malefactor has escaped The Avenger’s clutches not once, but twice—Baron Ulrich Blau-Montag, the half-man, half-machine known as the Iron Skull!

But when Benson and his cohorts partner with the mysterious and saucy Domino Lady to hunt down the demented half-robot, and go on to clash with other supervillains, such as the Nazi spy Werner Konrad and a diabolical weapons dealer known as the Countess, a frightening pattern emerges…are they the creatures of a hidden puppetmaster?

And is Benson the hunter?
Or the prey?
Hunt the Avenger!

'Hunt the Avenger' by Win Scott Eckert will soon be available for preorder, shipping direct from Moonstone in two editions:
an exclusive, signed limited edition “unmasked” hardcover (featuring gorgeous Ellen Patrick—the Domino Lady—sans mask) and
a “masked” softcover (with Ellen wearing her trademark black domino mask).

For now, enjoy the stunning cover art by Malcolm McClinton, and stay tuned for preordering information, coming soon from Moonstone Books!








Mystery*File - Now online!

Hero Pulp Stories I’m Reading: GORDON E. WARNKE “Whispering Monk.”
- New!
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER – The Face Lifter. - New!
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Carved in Sand.”
Podcast Noted: Interview with Pulp Writer FRANK BONHAM.
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: ALFRED COPPEL “The Last Two Alive!”
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND – The Darkness at Windon Manor.
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: FLORENCE M. PETTEE – The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver.

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Wraith
- New!
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre
Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant

North-West Adventures - Now online!

Doc Savage in the North - New!
Argosy Covers (1936-1939) - New!





Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15
Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Robert H. Davis — The Man Who Made ARGOSY (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — From Pulps to Comics — Pulp Influences in the Comic Book Medium (Jim Beard)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Friday, August 16
Afternoon Programming

4:00 – 4:40 PM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Evening Programming
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:05 – 7:50 PM — ARGOSY, ADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — Men’s Adventure Pulps (Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle)
7:55 – 8:40 PM — The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps (George Vanderburgh & Garyn Roberts)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The Secret Life of Women Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
9:35 – 10:25 PM — Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Story (John Wooley with John Gunnison)
10:25 – 11:10 PM — The Key of Imagination: THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the Pulps (Garyn Roberts)
11:15 – 12:45 AM — Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man (A film by Jason V. Brock)


Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Programming

3:00 – 4:00 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring Will Murray, John Bruening, and Christopher Paul Carey, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)



Announcing PulpFest 2019

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Loco or Love" by W. C. Tuttle from ADVENTURE, August 2, 1918
Featuring: Ike Harper and Magpie Simpkins
An Ike Harper and Magpie Simpkins story -- Magpie has inexplicably become sheriff or Piperock and is tasked with finding a bank robber but he and Ike, his deputy, get distracted by a woman living alone in a remote cabin.

"Eyes of the Magnate" by William L. Hopson from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, January, 1941
When a press agent find a pair of human eyes stuffed into his coat pocket it leads to complicated murder with the elimination of the body. The eyes are kept behind to prove the murder was done.

"The Red Roan Mare" by John G. Neihardt from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 26, 1915
The story of trooper Jim Dolan at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Who Killed Cock Robin? by Henry Kuttner
 - New!
2019 Planetary Award Nominations  
A Short Break for the Holidays
Razör vs Comics - ELRIC Vol. 3: "THE WHITE WOLF"
Pulp Radio: The Shadow - "The Mark of the Bat"
The Science Fiction Legacy of Marvel
A Quick Peep at the Spicy Pulps



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Complete Adventures of The Domino Lady
- New!
The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum
Sanderson of Metro
The Midnight Guardian
A Williamsburg Christmas  



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

Mystery pulpster - guess who - New!
Joe Gores - Author, Detective
MVPs - Most Valuable Pulp issues  
The Klondike gold rush @ the Fairbanks Community Museum
Link Roundup Nov 2018
Western author Norman A. Fox's website, maintained by his family  
Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses - The western art of George Harrison Wert
Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

New Pulp Author: Jens H. Altmann
I Cover The Murder Front
New Pulp Author Debra DeLorme
To Even The Odds
Introducing New Pulp Author Jeff Deischer
The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Now available!


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

Know, O Reader...
In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard’s greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan’s comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist.

For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next.

In this first of two volumes, Roy Thomas explains the creative process behind the first 51 issues of Conan the Barbarian. You'll look over his shoulder as he plots and scripts each issue, devises new adventures for Conan that expand Howard's original stories into a world-spanning epic, and works with such Conan artists as Barry Smith, Gil Kane, and John Buscema.

Whether you’re a Conan fan or a comics fan, you'll enjoy this in-depth look at a Marvel comic-book classic.


322 pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
Softcover: $19.95
Kindle: $7.99



  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 #91 Audiobook
Slaves of the Burning Blade
by Norvile Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 Of only one factor was Richard Wentworth certain: Sperryville’s super terrorist was The Knife — most dreaded and bizarre murderer Europe ever sent us! But was The Knife posing as Sergeant Maurice, sworn enemy of Wentworth and the Spider? Or as Madame Latonga, mystic who wielded such uncanny power? Was it Clem Zamas, leader of the Knights of Liberty, who attempted justice in outlaw fashion? These were the vital puzzles the Spider must solve in one short night — though sorely wounded, hunted... and hated!


While the Spider borrowed his black slouch hat and cloak from the Shadow, the character was significantly different. The Spider stories are all about action, intensity, and pacing. Wentworth is strongly emotional, plumbing the thrills of victory as readily, and as deeply, as the depths of despair during his escapades. His long-suffering fiancée, Nita van Sloan, is a worthy character in her own right. As additional exotic spice, Wentworth maintains a Sikh manservant/warrior companion, Ram Singh, as well as chauffeur Ronald Jackson, the sergeant from his old army days. Rounding out the cast of characters is Commissioner of Police Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s staunch friend and the Spider’s greatest adversary; Kirkpatrick himself lives in a state of constant angst for fear that duty will one day force him to send his friend to the electric chair as punishment for the Spider’s crimes.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Slaves of the Burning Blade with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, April, 1941.

    
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
Courtroom Stories Audiobook
August-September 1931

Read by Milton Bagby, Joe Formichella, and Mark Finfrock

Now available!


This is the first issue of Courtroom Stories, published in August-September 1931 by Good Story Magazine Company. A scarce Harold Hersey title.
Focussing on non-fictional accounts of “Famous Trials of Today and Yesterday” the magazine contained very little fiction.
This issue features a outstanding cover by Walter M. Baumhofer who later painted most of the Doc Savage pulp covers. Courtroom Stories was published for six issues until April 1932.
These three stories are torn from the pages of the August-September, 1931 issue of Courtroom Stories magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby, Joe Formichella, and Mark Finfrock.
 

Table of Contents:

The Trial of Oscar Wilde by Robert W Sneddon
An amazing document of an amazing trial.
Read by Milton Bagby

 
Murder in the Courtroom by Ray Humphreys
The most ironclad case can crumble on the rocks of evidence!
Read by Joe Formichella
 
The Camden Town Murder by Robert Guillaume
The actual truth of what lay behind a strange murder!
Read by Mark Finfrock
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $6.99
Audio CDs - $13.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Startling Stories eBook
July 1940

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.
 
Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction's best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Alfred Bester and Robert Campbell, Jr. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:

A Complete Book-Length Scientifiction Novel
Five Steps To Tomorrow
by Eando Binder
Exiled to a mighty prison in the sky, Richard Hale revisits Earth to mete out scientific justice to the crime syndicate of the future!
 
The City Of The Living Dead — Unusual Story
by Laurence Manning and Fletcher Pratt
A Complete Hall of Fame Novelet of a Machine World
 
The Worms Turn — Unusual Story
by Oscar J. Friend
Deimos and Phobos were inhabitants of Mars — but saved the Earth
 
Thrills In Science — Special Feature
by Mort Weisinger
 
Science Question Box — Answers To Queries
 
The Ether Vibrates — Announcements And Letters
 
Meet The Author — A Department
 
Review Of Fan Publications
by The Editor

 
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

 

THE SCIENCE FICTION FANZINE READER - Now available!

THE SCIENCE FICTION FANZINE READER: FOCAL POINTS, 1930-1960 is the first mainstream book to go into the background of fanzine culture and shed light on how science fiction fandom has shaped popular culture. Editor Luis Ortiz with his sweeping knowledge and passion for the genre has mined thousands of fanzines to collect more than 50 essays by participants in the genesis of American science fiction. The book is a paean to the young writers and artists that would grow up to define the field. People like Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Donald A. Wollheim, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, and many more. Throughout, Ortiz’s insightful text links pieces together, highlighting themes and offering background surprises that will delight both hardcore fans and casual readers of science fiction.


Illustrated
400 pages
Hardcover: $45
Softcover: $30



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

Get the new 2019 Serial Squadron
FAN FAVORITE SERIAL STARS Calendar


Download the 8.5 x 11" 24 Page PDF (free)

Order Printed Copy Online from Lulu.com

Price: $14.99

COMING SOON
THE SCARLET HORSEMAN, DESPERADOES OF THE WEST,
and the restored SPY SMASHER!



 

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

The Devil’s Dozen by Frederick C. Davis
Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels
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

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.

Friends of Thanos - New!
Read Weird Tales - New!
The Shadow Over Aquaman - New!
Guy L. Helms (1898-1932)
Robert H. Leitfred (1891-1968)
Orville R. Emerson (1894-1945)-Part Two
Orville R. Emerson (1894-1945)-Part One
Benjamin F. Ferrill (1897-1960)
H.F. Arnold (1902-1963)
Fortean and Cthulhian Phenomena
The Lurker at the Threshold
Weasels on the Cover of Weird Tales
 

VERSES FOR THE DEAD (Agent Pendergast) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them-along with cryptic handwritten letters-at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.

But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
$28.00






THE VOID PROTOCOL (The ICE Sequence) Now available!
by F. Paul Wilson


In The Void Protocol, New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson concludes his medical thriller trilogy featuring Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning as they confront the entities responsible for the supernatural events of Panacea and The God Gene.

Something sits in a bunker lab buried fifty feet below the grounds of Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

The product of the Lange-Tür technology confiscated from the Germans after World War II occupies a chamber of steel-reinforced ballistic glass. Despite experimentation for nearly three-quarters of a century, no one knows what it is, but illegal human research reveals what it can do. Humans with special abilities have been secretly collected―abilities that can only have come from whatever occupies the underground bunker in Lakehurst.

And so it sits, sequestered on the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, slowly changing the world.


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Forge Books
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 inches




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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Wonders and Visions: A Visual History of Science Fiction
By Adam Roberts and Graham Sleight
New crowd funding project at Unbound!

A sumptuous history of science fiction told through its iconic covers.

Our book tells the story of science fiction through its most iconic, beautiful, interesting and (sometimes) crass cover art: from the earliest days of publishing in the 19th-century, through the glory days of Pulp magazine covers and the Golden Age, into the endless visual experimentation of the New Wave and so to the post-Star Wars era, when a 'visual logic' comes to dominate not just science fiction but culture as a whole.

With over 350 full-colour images and more than 50,000 words of text this is more than simply an anthology of famous science fiction covers--it is an ambitious attempt to tell the whole history of the genre in a new way, and to make the case that science fiction art, from the sober future-visions of Chesley Bonestell, to the garish splendours of Hannes Bok, from the Magritte-like surrealism of Richard Powers, Frank Freas, Judith Clute, and Ed Emshwiller to the amazingly talented designers and artists of the 21st-century, exists as a vital and neglected mode of modern art as such.

Through much of the twentieth-century it flowed like a subterranean river, influencing artistic Modernism, surrealism, abstraction, op-art and postmodernism, creating a heritage that directly informs the global visual texts of today in cinema, TV, graphic novels and video games. There has never been a book quite like this one.

Printed on 120 gsm art paper, hardbound and hand-sewn, we want this book to be a visually beautiful artifact, although as far as that is concerned we have a head start since so much of the art we want to reproduce is so gorgeous. The intense, inky detail of Virgil Finlay’s illustrations to the extraordinary visions of Paul Lehr, from the cool wondrousness of Moebius to the gorgeous grotesqueness of H R Giger and the amazing cityscapes of Kirsten Zirngibl.

There will be three main types of entry. Firstly, there will be several hundred key covers: one or sometimes two images + plus 150-200 words of text, of the ten (or more) most iconic and recognisable covers from each decade of our history: from Wells and Verne to H Rider Haggard's Barsoom and E E 'Doc' Smith's Lensman, from Arthur C Clarke's Childhood's End and Asimov's Foundation to Leigh Brackett and Joanna Russ's Female Man, from Cyberpunk masterpieces by William Gibson and Pat Cadigan to dystopias by Octavia Butler and Cormac McCarthy, to twenty-first century SF.

Second there will be more extended visual comparative studies, one or two page spreads that compare multiple covers for the same book, to see the way different artists and publishers have approached the task of visualising some of the most famous novels in the history of the genre: The Day of the Triffids; Dune; Left Hand of Darkness and more, as well as surveys of the work of famous illustrators, or publishing houses.

Third there will be milestone entries: examples of groundbreaking or unusual covers, usually the first example of (among other things) a fine late 19th-century illustrated binding for a SF title; a garishly coloured SF magazine cover; a Golden Age fix-up paperback, a psychedelic 1960s New Wave title, a movie-tie-in; a graphic novel adaptation of a classic: Shelley's Frankenstein as first SF novel; Auf Zwei Planeten as first Martian invasion; Time Machine as first time travel; Orphans of the Sky as the first Generation Starship novel; Leo and Diane Dillon's illustrations for Ellison's Dangerous Visions; early computer-generated SF art; and Metal Hurlant revolutionising the potential of SF comics.

Every visual entry will be accompanied by text, and the whole will threaded together to tell a new story about this important and beautiful mode of art.








04 January 2019  

2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


2019

February 14, 2019
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
March 8, 2019
March 29, 2019
CAPTAIN MARVEL
DUMBO
April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 12, 2019
SHAZAM
PET SEMETARY
HELLBOY
May 3, 2019
May 31, 2019
THE AVENGERS: UNTITLED
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS
June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
MEN IN BLACK SPINOFF
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 2
TOY STORY 4
July 5, 2019
July 19, 2019
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
THE LION KING
August 2, 2019
THE NEW MUTANTS
October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019
JOKER
ADDAMS FAMILY
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 27, 2019
CHARLIE''S ANGELS
TERMINATOR SEQUEL
UNTITLED KINGSMAN FILM
UNTITLED TERMINATOR FILM
FROZEN SEQUEL
December 20, 2019
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX


 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking


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

2019 Serial Squadron Calendar - Now available!

Get the new 2019 Serial Squadron
FAN FAVORITE SERIAL STARS Calendar


Download the 8.5 x 11" 24 Page PDF (free)

Order Printed Copy Online from Lulu.com

Price: $14.99


2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

Recommended. We are treated to a couple of classic pulps and lots of classic film posters, both iconic and lesser known.

Captain Future, The Green Slime, At the Earth's Core, Journey to the Seventh Planet, Missile to the Moon, The Time Machine, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Queen of Outer Space....


$14.95



Adventure House

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

NOTICE
After believing AH had cleared up all the problems with the printer, the automated system they've instituted has reared it's ugly head again. AH is reprinting magazines and the automated file checking system Amazon has employed are not lining up as planned. AH listed as part of the title of the magazine a date, and their system refuses to accept this date in the title unless the date is listed on the cover. They also have a problem with all the story titles and authors on the cover, as it confuses their system. AH is trying hard to eliminate these problems and books that have been ordered have languished in their system because of the delays. AH apologizes for these delays and will endeavor to straighten out all the bugs.



Adventure House
Coming soon!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 - May 1938

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take thief of G-8, the Master Spy—and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! 
Who is this Master of Destruction—and what is the torch that has lighted the Flames of Hell?

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

 
The Time-Techs of Kra by Max Sheridan
The vast technical knowledge of eons, past and future, was help captive by the genius Kralons—giant insects that were
seining the stream of Time for the truth that would make them unrivaled masters of the system.

The Geisha Memory by Winston Marks
Jupiter’s Joke by A.L. Haley
Down Went McGinty by Fox B. Holden
“Phone Me In Central Park” by James McConnell
Hex On Has by Robert Sheckley
The Violators by Eando Binder
The Pluto Lamp by Charles A. Stearns

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95




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









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
- New!
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With More H. Bedford-Jones Releases
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
More Pulp T-Shirts Available: Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery
Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars


Altus Press
Now available!

Welcome to 2019! We’re releasing two Popular Publications Hero Pulp titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles!
Yes, we’ve been busy preparing a few million words of pulp prose for release, and it continues with these new releases.

Plus we've released two new Black Mask eBooks, collecting the "Three-Gun" Terry Mack novelettes by Carroll John Daly.
Three-Gun Terry was the first hard-boiled detective series to see print and these have rarely seen print since their original appearances.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.



The Spider #2: The Wheel of Death
by R.T.M. Scott


Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city—and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list!

$13.95 softcover


Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds #10: The Trosphere F-S
by Robert Sidney Bowen


Six men-o’-war sunk by Black submarines… Newport News Naval Base destroyed in broad daylight by invisible bomber… Dusty studied this report grimly. Had the enemy developed a new weapon—a ship that could fight under water and in the air as well? Grimly he determined to find out—in Black dynamite skies!

$13.95 softcover

Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)
by Carroll John Daly


“Better stay out of this… It will mean death for you—sure,” grunts a ruthless thug. But Three Gun Terry is not one to back down from a fight, especially when the life of a beautiful, young dame is at stake. Terry manages to whisk the girl away from certain death, just in the nick of time. But the retrieval brings more money and more trouble for Terry. It turns out the girl—Nita—is fresh off the boat and drop-dead gorgeous, catching his usually business-minded eye. To make matters worse, though, she daughter of a renowned scientist who just discovered a formula that would turn the scientific world—no, scratch that—the entire world, on its head. But great and powerful enemies have swiped the formula and now plan to use it for their own gain. So Nita’s uncle enlists the only man who is willing to stand up to these goons and retrieve what rightfully belongs to science: Three Gun Terry.

$1.99 eBook


Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)
by Carroll John Daly


A chance meeting in the night brings together New York City’s roughest private eye Three Gun Terry and runt-of-a-millionaire John Rogo. Over a cup of coffee, Rogo relays a tale to Terry that is all too familiar, despite its setting. Twenty five years ago, Rogo, his brother, and their friends were in South Africa hunting when they discovered fields of diamonds. They all looked to become the next Morgan and Rockefeller. Then, they stuck him: killed his brother and left him for dead, leaving him the deed to an empty mine as a last, cruel joke. But, fate is twisted. Rogo’s mine churns out money by the boatload. The only problem? His newfound wealth attracts the attention of his former comrades, and now they’re pushing him for their share. Rogo needs Terry to find these men, and dispose of them, before he ends up face-down in a city street, a knife in his back. Terry doesn’t hesitate, and is only too eager to take on the challenge, and the cash. But with three men on his tail, and his name less than private, Three Gun Terry will have to shoot his way out before the end, if he wants to survive.

$1.99 eBook


Altus Press




 

Volume 76, Number 2
Now available!

Subscriptions are available at the link above.
Single issues are available from Mike Chomko.
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Contents
Our cover this issue is by M. D. Jackson

Editorial
Ira Nayman
There are always new ideas in science fiction, but those who crave them must look in new places.

Nina Allan Interview
Gary Dalkin
An interview with Nina Allan, author of The Race and The Rift, and winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award.

Citizens of the Solar System
Jack Clemons
Science columnist Jack Clemons explores why we’re here and where space exploration could go.

Captain Future in Love (part 2, conclusion)
Allen Steele
Curt Newton’s story of his youthful encounter with Ashi Lanyr on the orbital Venera Stratos conclude.

Robot on Rampage
Lena Ng
Not only can girls build robots, they can outsmart them.

The Asteroid Contention
Marina J. Lostetter
Two asteroid-prospecting sisters get more than they bargained for when they claim to a strange space rock.

Bold New Flock
Neal Holtschulte
A young idealist pushes for a new and unique method of thought and collaboration, but others think his idea is for the birds.

The Ransom of Red Robot (Beta)
Daniel M. Kimmel
With a nod to O. Henry, a tale of a kidnapping that doesn’t goes as expected.

Reset in Peace
Julie Novakova
If you could revive your loved ones who’d passed, albeit in the form of a software simulation, would you?

In the Republic of the Blind
G. Scott Huggins
When their colony is offered the “mercy” of genetic perfection, no one will fight harder than the midwives of station Stillhere.

Alison’s Bluff
Noah Chinn
What do elite psychic agents do when they’re off duty? Take a night of poker to a new level, naturally!

A Horse and Her Boy
Vonnie Winslow Crist
William’s parents have an equine automaton made to keep him company on the lonely space habitat.

SF in Film
Steve Fahnestalk
Film columnist Steve Fahnestalk
interviews Miles Teves, who has been responsible for some of films most iconic visuals.

Off the Top of My Head
Shirley Meier
In her first column on the writer’s life, Shirley Meier tackles the age old question, “Where do you get your ideas from?”


Art throughout the issue by –

MATT TAGGART    AL SIROIS    HMW    NIZAR     RICHARD MANDRACHIO    TOM MILLER    IVAN MONTOYA    JOE ENO    M.D. JACKSON    SEAN CHAPPEL   RON MILLER




American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS #2: PIRATES OF VENUS
(Writer) Len Wein (Art/Cover) Michael William Kaluta

This is the thrilling conclusion to the masterpiece adaptation of Pirates of Venus by comic book legends Michael Kaluta and Len Wein! Edgar Rice Burroughs’ incredible imagination takes off as “Wrong Way Carson” makes his historic trip to Venus and encounters a world of fantastic creatures and civilizations.

Carson of Venus #2 Pirates of Venus comes with two covers – Main and Limited-Edition B&W Cover by living legend Michael Kaluta.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (B&W Limited edition).



American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops January 9!


CARSON OF VENUS: FLAMES BEYOND #1
(Writer) Christopher P. Carey  (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia  (Cover) Michael William Kaluta


Carson of Venus faces his most epic adventure yet in The Fires Beyond. Carson Napier and his love Duare believe they have at last found a refuge from the dangers of Amtor in the peaceful city of Sanara, where Carson is the adopted son of the jong of Korva. But when Carson and Duare’s element-powered airplane is attacked by a flock of raging angan bird-warriors, they find themselves caught in the web of Varlek Sar, a power-hungry scientist from the technocratic dystopia of Havatoo.

Carson of Venus The Flames Beyond #1 comes with three covers – Main by legendary comic artist Michael Kaluta, Variant by Cyrus Mesarcia, and limited-edition B&W cover also by Kaluta.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale December 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale December 28 (B&W Limited edition).






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 9.

THE SHADOW #137: “Green Eyes” and “Gray Fist” - Chinatown Special
The Shadow combats Chinatown crime in two of Walter B. Gibson's greatest action thrillers! First, the Master of Darkness journeys to San Francisco’s Chinatown to combat the expanding power of “Green Eyes” and his Wu-Fan secret society! Then, a police informant’s corpse is deposited in The Shadow’s secret sanctum as a deadly warning from the criminal mastermind known only as “Gray Fist.” This instant collector’s item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-255-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


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

THE SHADOW #138: “Murder Mansion” and “Young Men of Death”
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Connecticut to Chicago’s slums and the Alabama bayous in never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an innocent man is accused of serial slayings perpetrated in an old colonial “Murder Mansion,” and only The Shadow can unmask the real murderer—but which Shadow? Then, the Dark Avenger braves a series of bizarre deathtraps as he investigates the strange disappearances of “Young Men of Death." BONUS: Carrie Cashin confronts ancient Egyptian magic in "Black Queen." This collector’s special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-256-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in April!
Coming to comic shops April 24!

THE SHADOW Volume 141: “Double Z,” “Death on Ice” & “Death Paints a Picture"
The Dark Avenger crushes crime in two pulp thrillers by “Maxwell Grant” and a lost Shadow radio adventure by Walter B. Gibson—with a Postscript by legendary artist JIM STERANKO! First, a master crook known only as “Double Z” terrorizes New York with serial slayings that are publicized in advance! Then, The Shadow investigates violent “Death on Ice" at a mountain resort, as the Fool Killer stalks helpless victims! BONUS: “Death Paints a Picture” in a long-lost Shadow radio script. This instant collector’s item leads off with a striking color pulp cover by George Rozen and showcases all the original interior pulp illustrations, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-259-9 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)



Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
Now available in hardcover!
Softcover edition coming in July!


Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard—who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world.

This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame—and infamy—as the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell’s influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: “I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs.” It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.


Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
$18.99

Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
$28.99


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
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


Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Now available!

Pre-orders are being accepted.

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most beloved individuals of his era, and many friends, colleagues, and correspondents wrote memoirs of their association with him. This volume, one of the most exhaustive collection of Lovecraft memoirs ever published, gathers together some of the best-known accounts of Lovecraft the man and writer, including W. Paul Cook’s classic In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941) and Sonia H. Davis’s The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft, a moving discussion of her marriage to the Providence writer. Members of the celebrated Kalem Club (Frank Belknap Long, Rheinhart Kleiner, Samuel Loveman, James F. Morton) add their assessments, while such neighbors as Harold W. Munro (Lovecraft’s classmate at Hope Street High School), Clara Hess, and Muriel Eddy offer unique glimpses of Lovecraft’s life in Providence.

As Lovecraft became a titan in the world of pulp fiction, such colleagues as Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, and H. Warner Munn recounted their recollections. Late in life, Lovecraft became a mentor for a cadre of young fans and writers who were spearheading the fantasy fandom movement, and many of them—R. H. Barlow, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Kenneth Sterling, and others—told of their memories of the dreamer from Providence.

Ave atque Vale has been meticulously edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. They have supplied biographical information on the various authors and annotated each essay thoroughly to explain obscure references and to correct errors. This book will be an invaluable contribution to the study of H. P. Lovecraft.


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE ORIGIN OF THE FAYS
Edited, introduced & translated by Brian Stableford
Stories by Louise Cavelier, Charles-Antoine Coypel, Catherine Durand, Marianne-Agnès Falques,
Marie-Madeleine de Lubert, François-Augustin de Paradis de Moncrif, Charles Pinot Duclos, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Carl Gustaf Tessin.
cover by Mike Hoffman


As the contes de fées suffered a decline in fashionability in the 1750s, they began to rely on hybridization with Oriental and Medieval fantasies.

The thirteen stories collected in this volume may be replete with fays, ogres, magic swords and other motifs, but they also revolve around a series of moral dilemmas, provided with fanciful magically-aided resolutions, although reflecting real philosophical debates of the times.

Among the philosophers and free thinkers who made a contribution to the genre and are included in this volume are the renowned Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swedish diplomat Count Carl Gustaf Tessin, Charles Duclos and François-Augustin de Paradis de Moncrif two members of the French Academy, and the exiled defrocked nun Marianne-Agnès Falques, who assisted William Beckford on Vathek.

Contents:
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford
Catherine Durand: The Fay Lubantine
  The Prodigy of Amour
  The Origin of the Fays
Louise Cavelier: The Prince of Aquamarines
Stories attributed to Mademoiselle de Lubert: Princess Roseate and Prince Celadon
  Prince Typhon and Princess Sensible
  Cornichon and Toupette
Charles Antoine Coypel: Aglaé or Nabotine
Charles Pinot Duclos: Acajou and Zirphile
Carl Gustaf Tessin: Faunillane; or. The Yellow Child
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Queen Fantasque
François-Augustin de Paradis de Moncrif: The Gifts of the Fays; or, The Power of Education
Marianne-Agnès Falques: Durboulour; or, The Benevolent Lioness


US $26.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 372 pages

THE ENCHANTER'S MIRROR AND OTHER STORIES
by Marie-Antoinette Fagnan
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mike Hoffman
 
In the tales collected here, published in 1750-55, Madame Fagnan demonstrates that the fantastic can be a useful instrument in the advancement of Enlightenment, because rather than in spite of its absurdity. Her sardonic narrative points out the absurdity of the conte de fées, and emphasizes that the age of the fays, if ever there was one, reached its twilight long before history became possible.

Madame Fagnan’s work as a whole asserts that fays are not, and never could be, up to the task of providing miracles, because the inevitably corrupting effects of their power would always lead them to indifference toward human suffering, if not to the malevolence of causing it.

That, rather than any scientific skepticism relating to the workability of magic, is the Enlightenment that hammered the nails into the coffin of the genre, and although the final nail had yet to be added, that coffin was already sealed by 1755.

Contents:
Kanor: A Tale Translated from the Savage (1750)
Minet-Bleu and Louvette (1750)
The Enchanter’s Mirror (1755)
Appendix: The History and Adventures of Milord Pet, an Allegorical Tale (1755)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


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

HEXAGON COMICS: THE FIRST 70 YEARS!
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FRANCE’S OLDEST COMIC-BOOK PUBLISHER
cover by Roberto Castro.

Established in 1950, Hexagon Comics is France’s oldest comics publisher, with a universe of characters as diverse and varied as Marvel’s or DC’s.

This profusely illustrated 300-page history, assembled and edited by RJM Lofficier, includes articles by Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Joe Kubert, Roy Thomas and Mike Baron, ten comics stories, four prose stories by America’s best pulp authors, illustrations by Paul Pope, Stan Sakai, Steve Rude, Steve Bissette, Jean-Claude Forest and dozens of the world’s best comic artists, interviews, biographies, characters’ profiles, a text that traces the history of Hexagon, from its first publication in 1950, and more.

HEXAGON COMICS: THE FIRST 70 YEARS is “a discovery of unsung European comic books, heretofore unseen by American readers” (Will Eisner), and an “eye-filling collection of some of the best series that Hexagon produced during its long and lustrous history” (Stan Lee), not to be missed by any true comic-book aficionado.



US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages




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


Advance look at the cover!

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


A new series of Jules de Grandin cover art by Donato Giancola has finally been fully released.
These were created for the classic short stories by Seabury Quinn of his famous detective Jules de Grandin.
Commissioned by Night Shade Books for their new 5 volume compilation!
The full line of Giclee Prints are now available:
http://donatoart.com/store/jules-de-grandin/




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

From the dawn of the sound era through the mid-1950s, action-loving moviegoers patronized their local picture palaces every week to see the latest thrill-packed episodes of their favorite chapter plays. And while they were primarily drawn to the intrepid heroes who battled dastardly villains in pursuit of lost treasures or secret formulas, they also paid close attention to the distressed damsels in constant need of rescue. Of course, not every woman in serials required saving; a few were pro-active partners in peril, willing and eager to mix it up with brutish heavies whenever the occasion demanded. But all of them were sweetly sexy, even if they rarely got the chance to show off their charms.

In this book serial historian Ed Hulse has gathered more than a hundred rare photos showing the serial queens at their sexiest and most provocative. Some are clad in swimsuits, others in negligées, still others in their skivvies. You’ll see the most familiar—Kay Aldridge, Frances Gifford, Noel Neill, Jean Rogers, Linda Stirling—as well as the obscure actresses who appeared in only a single chapter play. Hulse provides informative captions summarizing the careers of these cliffhanging cuties of yesteryear.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
SATAN LIVES FOR MY LOVE!
SEX AND SADISM IN MARVEL'S HORROR PULPS, 1938-1940

Coming next week!

Before launching what would eventually become the Marvel Comics empire, Martin Goodman published low-rent pulp magazines issued by a dizzying array of shell companies designed to insulate him from irate creditors. In order to compete in an already-crowded marketplace, he allowed editor-in-chief Robert O. Erisman to distinguish their periodicals with lurid covers and frankly sensational fiction. Bearing Goodman's "Red Circle" trademark, the short-lived horror pulps Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste and igniting a firestorm of outrage that eventually drove all horror pulps off the newsstands.

This book collects ten of the most shocking, sadistic, and salacious yarns ever to appear in Red Circle's shudder pulps — more than 100,000 words of mesmerizingly appalling fiction — tied together with a 4200-word essay that puts them in their proper cultural-historical perspective. We guarantee you'll never read another pulp anthology quite like it!




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

ART OF THE PULPS on sale!

Coming Soon: SATAN LIVES FOR MY LOVE!
Holiday-Season Sale Begins Today!
An Important Announcement for Murania Press Customers


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Worms of the Earth (Guest Post by Matt Spencer) - New!
Pulp Appeal: Highlander (the tv series)
Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum
Pulp Consumption: The Shadow of the Torturer
Cry Havoc! Submissions are Open!
Pulp Consumption: The Ballad of Black Tom
Issue 7 Out Today!
Pulp Consumption: The Black Company


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #82 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Joe DeVito
"Bronze in Amber" by Chuck Welch
"A Heart-Warming Savage Tale" by Duane Spurlock
"The Strange Case of the SS Domino" by Julián Paga
"Savage Sketchbook" by Ron Hill
"Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Selling the Sizzle: Remembering Ron Wilber" by Howard Wright
"Escape From Loki Revisited" by Will Murray
"Doc Calls an Audible" by Terry Allen
"Calamity Averted" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: PulpRev, Solomon Kane, Crypts, Fritz Leiber
- New!
Short Reviews – Slaves of the Crystal Brain, by Rog Phillips (as William Carter Sawtelle)
Sensor Sweep: Black Mask, A. Conan Doyle, Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny, and more F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sensor Sweep: E. R. Eddison, Robert W. Chambers, Starship Troopers 20th Anniversary Edition
Cryptozoology Anthology
The Rageaholic on Elric: The White Wolf


The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale: Volume One
An Annotated Compilation of all five novels of the Gray Seal and the Tocsin (Volume 1)
By Frank L. Packard (Author), Michael Howard (Editor)

Now available!

In 1914 a character appeared who would permanently transform popular fiction. Frank Packard's Gray Seal melded elements from A. J. Raffles, Jimmy Valentine, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and Arsène Lupin, but those traits were combined with an entirely new concept: the gifted young man who conceals his identity behind a mask to fight crime in the big city.

It had never been done before and it's never stopped being done since. Jimmie Dale, the high society millionaire behind the Gray Seal persona, helped to launch the hero pulp boom of the 1930s and was a direct influence on the Green Hornet, the Spider, the Phantom, and especially The Shadow. The Gray Seal template was adopted by the comic book industry as well, and well into the Twenty-first Century continues to appear there, on television, and in the movies.

And now, for the first time ever the complete Jimmie Dale saga is being reprinted in a set of authoritative editions.

The personal papers of Gray Seal creator Frank Packard have been consulted for this project, along with various unpublished works of fiction by him that add further insight to the series.
Also, a detailed chronology has been established for the novels so they can be considered in their proper historical setting.
The definitive Gray Seal collection is finally here, beginning with the novel that forever changed adventure fiction - and the larger world of popular entertainment.


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$17.99
This is the first of three volumes.
Volume 2 is anticipated in late 2019.


There is no eBook edition at this time.
The plan is to wait until all three volumes in the reprint series are completed in trade paperback editions, then combine them into a single eBook edition.



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


Forgotten Books of 2018
- New!
TARZAN by Burne Hogarth - New!
FRAZETTA in the Barnyard - New!
Comic Book Stories posted in 2017-18 - New!
Forgotten Books: FLYING SAUCERS: A 21-page epic by Wally Wood (1950)  
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER Rides with Jesse James (1952)  
Movie Posters of 1922 (Part 2)  
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Trap for a Booby" (1952)  
 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

Interviews
• Filmmaker and author Susan Emshwiller reveals the inside story on her films, the work of her parents, Ed Emshwiller and Carol Emshwiller, along with nearly two dozen rare photographs of her famous family.
• Senior Art Director Victoria Green takes us behind the scenes of the art department at AHMM, Analog, Asimov’s, and EQMM, complemented by artist’s confidentials from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri.

Articles
• Vince Nowell, Sr. charts Ray Palmer’s digest dynasty from 1948 to 1958, followed by the bibliography of S.J. Byrne, one of Palmer’s go-to SF storytellers.
• Tom Brinkmann uncovers Benedict Canyon, where Elke Sommer and Joe Hyams joined “A Neighborhood of Ghosts” from 1964 to 1969.
• Steve Carper wraps “One-and-Dones” with a final, fascinating batch of obscure and/or rare collector’s treasures.
• Peter Enfantino delivers a story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt from January thru June 1954.
Plus a report on the rare western digest paperback, Sunset Showdown by Steve Frazee.

Fiction
• Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.

Also includes
• News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.
• In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.
• Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Ed Emshwiller



Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Digest Enthusiast Number 9 - January 2019

Space Science Fiction No. 3  
Weirdbook No. 40
Pulp Horror No. 8: Sabat
Amazing Stories No. 2
Nathalie Charles-Henneberg’s Ysolde
Men of Violence No. 11  
Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3  
Modern Age Books

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!





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Frank Kelly Freas: He Could've Been a Contender - New!
A Look Back: Deuce's Books of 2018 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/30/2018
- New!
The SF and Horror Fiction of Fritz Leiber
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/23/2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, Michael Moorcock Edition
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Robert W. Chambers
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/16/2018
Quick Reviews: Fierce Tales - Savage Lands

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection....
JOHN CARTER OF MARS Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Coming in February!
Now available for pre-order!


(Preorder) JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion
$199.99 + $6 shipping
Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019


ERB’s 11th and final novel in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) -  with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter – individual custom slipcases and a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff. 

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars will be the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

•  Two unique matching number books in custom slipcases signed by the artists and contributors.
•  Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and an artist TBA.
•  2" Commemorative Medallion featuring JCM artwork and ERB's crest from his bookplate - edge-etched with numbers matching .
•  20+ Tipped in Color Plates by Robert Abbett, J. Allen St. John & Reed Crandall (newly colorized), Joe Jusko, and other artists to be announced.
•  100+ B&W Story Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, Reed Crandall, Motoichiro Takabe, Richard Corben, Krupa and J. Allen St. John
•  Vintage Style Book Cloth with new titling by Zavier Cabarga grained to match the original ERBI & G& D editions from the 1930’s & 1940’s.
•  New Barsoom map endpapers, (2) 2-sided laser-cut bookmarks, replicas of a Canaveral Press postcard & letter and ERB’s Notebook pages.
•  High Quality Printing, Paper and Bindings - Offset printed in the U.S.A. on 80# Archival Vanilla Finch paper in symth-sewn bindings.

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

Anyone who ordered Savage Pellucidar will be given first opportunity to reserve their same limitation number for this and all future editions.

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

Thanks for your order from The Edgar Rice Burroughs Limited Edition Collection.

John Carter of Mars is the fourth title in the Limited Edition Collection.
We’re committed to producing the ultimate ERB books ever published – the highest quality, most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. 

We’ve added lots of extras like....
•  an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books.
•  (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks,
•  80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket and original commissioned artwork, make these volumes unique treasures. 



For a look at additional artwork
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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2018
Baroness Orczy has not made an appearance on our pages in some time, and this month we remedy that problem with an historical romance, “The Revenge of Ur-Tasen,” pretty close to how it appeared in the June, 1900 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by J. Ambrose Walton.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

October 2018
Edmond Hamilton returns to our pages this month with "The Comet Doom" from the pages of the January, 1928 issue of Amazing Stories. 
The Frank R. Paul illustration is included and hopefully readers will find fascination with the parallels between this story and the Zoromes of Neil R. Jones, something Bob Gay discusses in his introduction to the story.


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 COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER
By Manly Wade Wellman
Complete in two volumes!

Now available for pre-order!

John, whose last name is never revealed, is a wandering singer who carries a guitar strung with strings of pure silver. He is a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter (in the novel After Dark, he mentions that his highest rank was PFC). In his travels, he frequently encounters creatures and superstitions from the folk tales and superstitions of the mountain people. Though John has no formal education, he is self-taught, highly intelligent and widely read; it is implied that his knowledge of occult and folk legendarium is of Ph.D level. This knowledge has granted him competent use of white magic, which he has used on occasion to overcome enemies or obstacles, but it is primarily his courage, wit and essential goodness that always enables him to triumph over supernatural evils (although the silver strings of his guitar and his possession of a copy of The Long Lost Friend are also powerful tools in fighting evil magic), while basic Army training allows him to physically deal with human foes.

The stories are rich in the customs and lore of the region and many of the folk songs John sings are authentic as well. Wellman did introduce some original songs and legends but his creations blend seamlessly with the traditional material. Whereas Tolkien integrated Northern mythology into his mythos, and C.S. Lewis the European Fairy Tales of yore, Wellman’s stories are drenched in the folktales and songs of old Americana; the haunting stories of the slaves and the tall tales of the Revolution, strange beasts, witch-women, and dark apparitions. As famed author Karl Edward Wagner wrote: “These stories are chilling and enchanting, magical and down-to-earth, full of wonder and humanity. They are fun. They are like nothing else you’ve read before.”—Adapted from Wikipedia


Complete in Two Volumes!
Smythe-sewn Hardcovers

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Pre-Order price: $90

Stories:
"O Ugly Bird!"
"The Desrick on Yandro"
"Vandy, Vandy"
"One Other"
"Call Me from the Valley"
"The Little Black Train"
"Shiver in the Pines"
"Walk Like a Mountain"
"On the Hills and Everywhere"
"Old Devlins Was A-Waiting"
"Nine Yards of Other Cloth"
"Then I Wasn't Alone"
"You Know the Tale of Hoph"
"Blue Monkey"
"The Stars Down There"
"Find the Place Yourself"
"I Can't Claim That"
"Who Else Could I Count On"
"John's My Name"
"Why They're Named That"
"None Wiser for the Trip"
"Nary Spell"
"Trill Coster's Burden"
"The Spring"
"Owls Hoot in the Daytime"
"Can These Bones Live?"
"Nobody Ever Goes There"
"Where Did She Wander?"

Novels
The Old Gods Waken (1979)
After Dark (1980)
The Lost and the Lurking (1981)
The Hanging Stones (1982)
The Voice of the Mountain (1984)

That's right. All the stories. All the novels (the most recent of which has been out of print for nearly 35 years!).

If you're acquainted with our previous Manly Wade Wellman volume, THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE, then you know what to expect and won't want to miss this important edition of one of the finest literary creations in all of weird fiction.





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.



Haffner Press
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Now available for pre-order!

Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is one of the most fondly remembered and collected authors of crime, horror, fantasy, and science fiction of the 20th Century. Noted by many as the author of Psycho, Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and began his career by emulating H.P. Lovecraft's brand of "cosmic horror." He later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.

500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-893887-90-9

Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
“The Feast in the Abbey”
“The Beasts of Barsac”
“The Shambler from the Stars”
“The Opener of the Way”
“The Mannikin”
“A Question of Identity”
“The Cloak”
“Unheavenly Twin”
“Nursemaid to Nightmares”
“Fear Planet”
“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”
“Black Barter”
“Death Is a Vampire”
“The Bat Is My Brother”
“The Skull of the Marquis de Sade”
“The Bogey Man Will Get You”
“Tooth or Consequences”
“The Hungry House”
“The Man Who Collected Poe”
“The Light-House”
“I Kiss Your Shadow”
“Dig That Crazy Grave”
“The Sleeping Redheads” aka “Sleeping Beauty”
“Hungarian Rhapsody”
“The Living Dead”
“A Case of the Stubborns”
“The Undead”
“The Yougoslaves”
“The Bedposts of Life”
“The Scent of Vinegar”







Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
February 2019

BROTHERS KEEPERS
Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann
Read A Sample Chapter


"FORGIVE ME, FATHER, FOR I HAVE RENTED."

What will a group of monks do when their century-old monastery in New York City is threatened with demolition to make room for a new high-rise? Anything they have to. "Though Shalt Not Steal" is only the first of the Commandments to be broken as the saintly face off against the unscrupulous over that most sacred of relics, a Park Avenue address.

Returning to bookstores for the first time in three decades, BROTHERS KEEPERS offers not only a master class in comedy from one of the most beloved mystery writers of all time but also a surprisingly heartfelt meditation on loss, temptation, and how we treat our fellow man.


First appearance in bookstores in 30 years!
Donald E. Westlake is a multiple Edgar Award winner—and a nominee for the Academy Award!

April 2019

A BLOODY BUSINESS
Dylan Struzan
Cover art by Drew Struzan
Read A Sample Chapter


"Dylan Struzan has delivered a soaring treat for those of us who love mobster history, a sprawling saga drawn not from rumor or recycled myth, but directly from the horse’s mouth. Her exploration of mob life and the shadow empires the bootleggers built is an exhilarating rush, a must-read."

FRANK DARABONT, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption


ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROHIBITION, LEARN WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

In 1919, the National Prohibition Act was passed, making it illegal across America to produce, distribute, or sell liquor. With this act, the U.S. Congress also created organized crime as we know it. Italian, Jewish, and Irish mobs sprang up to supply the suddenly illegal commodity to the millions of people still eager to drink it. Men like Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone in Chicago and Nucky Johnson in Atlantic City, waged a brutal war for power in the streets and on the waterfronts. But if you think you already know this story...think again, since you’ve never seen it through the eyes of one the mobsters who lived it.

Called "one of the most significant organized crime figures in the United States" by the U.S. District Attorney, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lansky and Luciano as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Alo’s later career included prison time and the ultimate Mob tribute: being immortalized as "Johnny Ola" in The Godfather, Part II.

Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based this book on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony—stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I’m gone." Alo died, peacefully, two months short of his 97th birthday. And now his stories—bracing and violent, full of intrigue and betrayal, hunger and hubris—can finally be told.

First publication ever!
At nearly 200,000 words, this is the longest book Hard Case Crime has ever published, covering the entire 13 years of Prohibition, 1920-1933
With cover art and 24 interior illustrations by Drew Struzan, one of the most acclaimed movie poster painters of all time

July 2019

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY
Joyce Carol Oates
Cover art by Robert McGinnis
Read A Sample Chapter


INSIDE THE MIND OF THE MANIAC

Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention center to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, damaged. His hunger to succeed as a musician brought him across the country to Hollywood, but along with it came his seething rage, his paranoid delusions, and his capacity for acts of shocking violence.

Unavailable for 40 years, THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY is an eloquent, terrifying, heartbreaking exploration of madness by one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century. This definitive edition for the first time pairs the original novel with a never-before-collected companion novella by Joyce Carol Oates, unseen since its sole publication in a literary journal nearly half a century ago, which examines the impact of Gotteson’s killing spree on a woman who survived it, as seen through the eyes of the troubled young man hired by a private detective to surveil her...

First publication in 40 years, and first publication ever with the lost Joyce Carol Oates companion novella "Love, Careless Love," unseen anywhere outside of a literary journal in 1974
Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century, a National Book Award winner and six-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
Features a new cover painting by the legendary Robert McGinnis








Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Skull Will Return

Brood of the Witch Queen
Behind-the-Scenes
Marvin Albert Westerns
Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery
Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #62 - Now available!

This issue features the work of Ron Lesser (on the cover) best known for his fabulous femme fatales as featured in numerous movie posters, as well as noir book covers during the 50s and 60s, as even Hard Case Crime paperback covers today. Our feature showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets and covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Next up we feature the work of Peter Helck, famous for his incredible automotive illustrations during the 40s, 50s and 60s. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






James Rollins: CRUCIBLE - Arriving in book stores 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!


FIRST EDITION TEXT (Uncensored, unedited)
This is the original uncensored hardcover text, not the censored version published in 1949, nor the Ballantine censored version.

Hardcover with Dust Jacket
6 x 9 inch, 290 pages
Retail Price $34.95
Our Price $24.95

Trade Paperback
6 x 9 inch, 290 pages
Retail Price $24.95
Our Price $12.95



JOE GOLEM #5 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY - Arriving in comic shops January 9!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting (Cover) David Palumbo

Who will wield the enigmatic and unlimited power of Lector's Pentajulum, and to what end? Attacked by the mad Dr. Cocteau's henchmen, Joe Golem and Molly are separated, leaving Joe mortally wounded and Molly taken prisoner. As the moment Cocteau has waited for to contact the Outer Dark draws near, Joe makes one last heroic attempt to save Molly from powers unknown.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #8
Now available!

Contents
 
Full color throughout.
Articles on Guy N Smith's occult investigator Sabat
The books of Daniel Farson, the nephew of Bram Stoker
The underappreciated short stories of Tom Reamy
A gallery of wild German horror pulps in Grusel-Krimi
Crocodile attack pulp fiction
Rare New English Library cover art
Joseph Payne Brennan

Paperback: 68 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$10.00


 
 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program



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:

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay - New!

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mike Chomko -  January/February 2019 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2019.

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/





Mystery*File - Now online!

Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Carved in Sand.”

Podcast Noted: Interview with Pulp Writer FRANK BONHAM.
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: ALFRED COPPEL “The Last Two Alive!”
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND – The Darkness at Windon Manor.
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: FLORENCE M. PETTEE – The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver.

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Wraith
- New!
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre
Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant




Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15
Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Robert H. Davis — The Man Who Made ARGOSY (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — From Pulps to Comics — Pulp Influences in the Comic Book Medium (Jim Beard)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Friday, August 16
Afternoon Programming

4:00 – 4:40 PM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)


Evening Programming
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:05 – 7:50 PM — ARGOSY, ADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — Men’s Adventure Pulps (Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle)
7:55 – 8:40 PM — The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps (George Vanderburgh & Garyn Roberts)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The Secret Life of Women Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
9:35 – 10:25 PM — Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Story (John Wooley with John Gunnison)
10:25 – 11:10 PM — The Key of Imagination: THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the Pulps (Garyn Roberts)
11:15 – 12:45 AM — Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man (A film by Jason V. Brock)


Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Programming

3:00 – 4:00 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring Will Murray, John Bruening, and Christopher Paul Carey, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)



Announcing PulpFest 2019

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Darcondra" by Richard Tooker from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June, 1937
The Vanguard of a Race of Star-Roamers Probes the Universe for a World that is - Edible.

"The Smell of Coffee" by F. Roney Weir from ARGOSY, March 9th, 1918
The transformation of a hobo into a working man.

"The Better Man" by Harold de Polo from THRILLING ADVENTURES, July, 1937
Men Did Not Dare to Interfere With Bully Lafitte of the Northland - Until the Day Chet Rand Came Along.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

2019 Planetary Award Nominations
 - New!
A Short Break for the Holidays
Razör vs Comics - ELRIC Vol. 3: "THE WHITE WOLF"
Pulp Radio: The Shadow - "The Mark of the Bat"
The Science Fiction Legacy of Marvel
A Quick Peep at the Spicy Pulps



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum
- New!
Sanderson of Metro
The Midnight Guardian
A Williamsburg Christmas  
Two Face The World  
Recipe For A Husband
Vengeance Waits At The Door
The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale Volume One



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

Joe Gores - Author, Detective
MVPs - Most Valuable Pulp issues  
The Klondike gold rush @ the Fairbanks Community Museum
Link Roundup Nov 2018
Western author Norman A. Fox's website, maintained by his family  
Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses - The western art of George Harrison Wert
Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

New Pulp Author: Jens H. Altmann - New!
I Cover The Murder Front
New Pulp Author Debra DeLorme
To Even The Odds
Introducing New Pulp Author Jeff Deischer
The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Now available!


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

Know, O Reader...
In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard’s greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan’s comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist.

For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next.

In this first of two volumes, Roy Thomas explains the creative process behind the first 51 issues of Conan the Barbarian. You'll look over his shoulder as he plots and scripts each issue, devises new adventures for Conan that expand Howard's original stories into a world-spanning epic, and works with such Conan artists as Barry Smith, Gil Kane, and John Buscema.

Whether you’re a Conan fan or a comics fan, you'll enjoy this in-depth look at a Marvel comic-book classic.


322 pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
Softcover: $19.95
Kindle: $7.99



  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 #90 Audiobook
The Spider and the Sons of Satan

by Norvile Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Who was the strange new Overlord of Crime who had the power to exact tribute from the Underworld’s every member? How could he force even the mildest outlaw to slaughter cops on sight? Lovely, mysterious Samantha McDoune, orphaned by murder, trailed a single clue to the heart of Chinatown — and disappeared. Nita van Sloan followed her — and vanished. Could Dick Wentworth, under constant police surveillance, speed the Spider to their rescue — before the entire city fell prey to The Man with the Red Eyes of Fire!
 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
 
 
The Spider was Richard Wentworth III, master of disguise, dilettante of the arts, in perfect physical condition, and completely devoted to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, no matter what the cost to himself or loved ones. Secretly donning a decrepit black hat, a tattered black cape, a false hunch to his shoulders, a lank wig of stringy hair, an application of sinister face makeup and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego the Spider, chasing down criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads The Spider and the Sons of Satan with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1941.

  
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
G-Men Audiobook
Featuring Dan Fowler: G-Man
November 1935

Read by Milton Bagby
Now available!


In the flood of pulp magazines featuring the hard-hitting exploits of a single hero, only one magazine read as if its stories had been torn out of the headlines. That was G-Men, starring the closest equivalent to Eliot Ness and his Untouchables the pulps dared offer up.
Special Agent Daniel Fowler. Young but hardened, the product of the FBI’s new scientific investigation methods, Fowler and his aides, Larry Kendal and Sally Vane, formed a special roving unit of the Bureau, willing and able to rush to any state in the Union to combat counterfeiters, extortionists and sundry foreign spies.

To write the exploits of such a non-nonsense hero, they called in George Fielding Eliot, a former major in U. S. intelligence. In 1933, he resigned as a U. S. Intelligence officer so he could write military non-fiction articles without being hampered by official censorship.



Eliot knew how to operate a Tommy gun, and what it was like to hear the snap and crack of live rounds whistling past your head. He also knew how to get his man—hallmarks of the Mounties and the G-Men both. His credentials were perfect.

Bring ‘Em Back Dead is the second Dan Fowler story. It was published under the house pseudonym of C. K. M. Scanlon.

Seared by crime, trained by Hoover, and motivated by a stern sense of justice, Special Agent Fowler went on to a long and successful career spanning nearly two decades.

These stories are torn from the pages of the November, 1935 issue of G-Men magazine and is read with stirring intensity by award winning voice actor, Milton Bagby.
 
Table of Contents:

Bring ‘Em Back Dead
by George Fielding Eliot writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Stolen silk! For the sake of the vast profits in its shimering folds, men kill wantonly—spreading terror in a ruthless reign of gory crime!
Read by Milton Bagby
 
G-Man Handled - Short Story
by Joe Archibald
Read by Kenn Stremme
 
Partners in Murder - Feature
by J Edgar Hoover
Read by Mark Finfrock
 
Scotched! - Short Story
by Tom Curry
Read by Mark Finfrock
 
Passing the Queer - Feature
by Frankie Lewis
Read by Kenn Stremme

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $6.99
Audio CDs - $13.99

Regular price:
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Startling Stories eBook
September 1939

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.
 
Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction's best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Alfred Bester and Robert Campbell, Jr. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:

A Complete Book-Length Scientifiction Novel
The Bridge To Earth
by Robert Moore Williams
A mysterious blue flash of light is the baffling harbinger of a doom that ushers men out of the confines of the world into the unknown! Follow John Dark, wizard of science, into realms never before explored by man.
 
Cosmic Stage — Unusual Story
by Robert Arthur
 
The Misty Wilderness — Unusual Story
by John Russell Fearn
 
The Space Visitors — Unusual Story
by Edmond Hamilton
 
Science Question Box Questions And Answers — Special Feature
 
Review Of Science Fiction Fan Magazines — Special Feature
 
Guest Editorial: Vanguard Of Science — Special Feature
by Jack Williamson
 
Thrills In Science — Thumbnail Sketches — Special Feature
by Mort Weisinger
 
The Ether Vibrates — Letters
 
Forecast For The Next Issue Coming Events
 
Meet The Author: A Self-Portrait
by Robert Moore Williams

 
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.