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17 May 2019  

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.

April 2019  - Now available!
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

March 2019   - Now available!
Strange Stories - 02/39  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 11/34

February 2019
Spicy Detective Stories - 04/34
Oriental Stories - 10-11/30

January 2019
Golden Fleece – 10/38
Doctor Death – 02/35
Saucy Movie Tales – 12/35
Magic Carpet – 01/33


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #165
Hostages of Hate by Anthony Rud – PEOPLE’S

Randolph Haish vowed to exterminate every member of the family which he thought had wronged him.
But the family included Koot Koven, an ex-soldier, and Koot objected to being exterminated. 
A remarkable girl got mixed up in the affair too, a story of fiendish cleverness, rapid-fire action, and genuine romance.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #58 – July 1938

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

The skies are red with the blood of men who have a right to live, and G-8 flies to his last appointment with Death! 
This is the will of the Serpent and there is hell and misery locked in the magic of his eyes. 
You’ll know about this when you’ve felt the bloody FANGS OF THE SERPENT. Death Makes A Bargain by Greaseball Joe



Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #1 - Coming in August!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)

AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA will join Marvel's Conan line this August with the return of Robert E. Howard's character Valeria from "Red Nails".

Meredith Finch and artist Aneke will be the creative team for the five-issue limited series.
The first issue cover is by Jay Anacleto.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
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

Altus Press
Now available!


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.

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



The Spider #10: The Corpse Cargo
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge
 
Thundering far beneath Manhattan’s thronging streets came the Death Express—a crack New York Central train bearing a gruesome cargo of lifeless men, women and children—their bodies stripped of valuables, naked and mutilated! A grim warning of the terror-reign that threatened America—at the hands of Twentieth Century land-pirates, whose weapon was neither gun nor sword, but the stunning, body-shivering force which lies in electricity! Can the Spider, using mortal weapons, fight the numbing power of the thunderbolt—and survive?

$13.95 softcover
On sale until May 24: $12.95


Captain Satan #2: Parole for the Dead
By William O’Sullivan
 
The grim gray rocks of prison walls had finally sprung a leak, but only the greatest of gangdom’s chiefs could taste the fresh air outside. Crime!—with its many bloody fingers—Crime!—with a single master! Who was the man behind these prison breaks who fed the fat keepers of Hell and laughed at the Law? Satan came up with the answer—while the hot guns spoke of Death and the Law held up its hands!

$13.95 softcover
On sale until May 24: $12.95


Altus Press




Altus Press
Now available!

Altus Press has been hard at work on these oversized collections, and you can get them at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko's table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Lombard, IL, on April 12:


Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Emile C. Tepperman, illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt
introduction by Will Murray and an afterword by Tom Johnson
Dustjacketed two-volume hardcover edition.

The "War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: "Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance."

Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.

This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson's retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, "Revolt of the Devil Men."

Also restored are all of author Tepperman's rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories.

Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.

788 pages / 8.5"x11" / $150



Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by Frederic Anderson, George Avison, John Richard Flanagan, Leyland R. Gustavson, Robert L. Lambdin, Arthur Lytell, Alex Raymond, Alfred Simpkin, Yngve E. Soderberg, and Harve Stein
Dustjacketed hardcover edition.

Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.

350 pages / 8.5"x11" / $85



Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)
by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, Katrina Younes, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Michael Bracken, Jonathan Sheppard, Jim Doherty, Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

142 pages / 8.5"x11" / $19.95




Altus Press




 

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

THE SHADOW Volume 141: “Double Z,” “Death on Ice” and “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 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 adventure by Walter B. Gibson. 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)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Gates of Heaven - A New Novel by Jeff Deischer


Jeff Deischer has just written his 50th novel "The Gates of Heaven." 
This is an interstellar story set in the 24th century where the most powerful warship in the Concordat Federation fleet confronts an entity on a remote planet who claims to be God.
This is an intellectual and philosophical thriller.


Past episodes:
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi
Roger Alford - The Black Spectre Origins Book II
New World Order: HERO U.N.I.O.N. by Jeff Deischer

Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
The first four releases begin shipping next week!
Order at the Books section or click on the images below to order!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Now available!

 


 

Coming soon!





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
Now available!

Among the most prolific fictioneers ever to pound a typewriter, Johnston McCulley has earned pop-culture immortality as the creator of Zorro, who made his debut in 1919.  At that time he was just one of many McCulley characters romping through the shag-edged pages of America's pulp-fiction magazines.  Most others appeared in Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, a weekly periodical devoted to fast-paced tales of crime and mystery.  The three novels contained in this book, originally published in DETECTIVE STORY as several series of connected novelettes, feature protagonists operating outside the law. Two of them, Black Star and The Spider, are master criminals who take special pleasure in outwitting police; the third, The Thunderbolt, is a vigilante attempting to right wrongs beyond the law's reach.

Although these yarns were written a hundred years ago, they lack the florid excesses common to what is popularly known as "purple prose." McCulley's style is simple and direct, and aside from some stilted dialogue here and there, his fiction remains just as entertaining as it was upon first publication. Moreover, his World War I-era protagonists set the pattern for countless pulp characters to follow, lending historical context to their fanciful exploits. In reading the adventures of Black Star, The Spider, and The Thunderbolt, today's pulp-fiction aficionado will encounter tropes that were still being employed twenty and thirty years later. None of the characters in this omnibus had Zorro's longevity, nor did they achieve his success in other media. But they are fascinating nonetheless as precursors of an entire school of pulp heroes and villains. 

Cover Art by John A. Coughlin
Introduction by Ed Hulse
590 pages., trade paperback, 6x9 inches

Price: $35.00


All three novels are now available in one jumbo-sized, affordably priced volume.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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!


Cover Art by J. W. Scott
Introduction by Ed Hulse
306 pages, trade paperback, 6x9 inches
Price: $25.00






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

Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection

Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
THE RETURN OF CASEY JONES
The mighty epic of a man with railroading in his blood!

Casey Jones inspired Jim Martin to be a great engineer — and Jim was determined to honor the engineer’s memory! With a vintage article on Charles Starrett, star of 1935’s The Return of Casey Jones.

More stories by John Johns:

• ROADS END — Cliff Lawlor and Bill Morrow waited 35 years for unexpected closure.
• EMERGENCY RUN — Love from afar — Edith Lewis had fallen for the engineer speeding past her schoolhouse.
• RUNNING SPECIAL — The new trainmaster wanted bigger power and less payroll.
• SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES — Tom Powers was obsessed with exploring the countryside and all its railroads — but could his loved ones wait forever?

Illustrated by Emmett Watson, Joseph Easley, and Douglas Hilliker


Author: John Johns
Series: Railroad Stories
Format: Softcover
Pages: 238
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

$14.95





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
Pulp Appeal: THE GETAWAY by Jim Thompson
Pulp Appeal: “The Garden of Adompha” by Clark Ashton Smith  


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
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 2019 (Issues 84 and 85) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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$35.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$40.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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

 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Let The Ants Try, by James MacCreigh  

Sensor Sweep: Heir to the Empire, Fletcher Pratt, Ki Khanga, Jack Williamson, 1990s Comic Books
Leigh Brackett Round-Up!
Short Reviews – The Green Dream, by Bryce Walton


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

Forgotten Stories: "Tarzan and the Tarmangani" by ???
- New!
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Push-Outs (1952) - New!
SHERLOCK HOLMES in (sort of) "Death at the Opera" (1950) - New!
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories - New!
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 4 - New!
SPACE PATROL Stamps and Diplomatic Pouch (circa 1952)
Forgotten Stories: ZORRO STRIKES AGAIN by Johnston McCulley (1944)
SPICY MYSTERY Illos by Max Plaisted
Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES Magazine
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 3 (1940)
More Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1925)
Forgotten Books: ZORRO AND THE THE JAGUAR WARRIORS by Jerome Preisler (1998)
Still More FLASH GORDON Big Little Books

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!

WORLDS OF STRANGENESS NO. 3 - New!
Mystery Weekly Magazine May 2019
Science Fiction Adventures March 1954
Science Fiction Adventures Dec. 1953
Weirdbook Annual No. 2: Cthulhu


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Mundy Monday: “Tros of Samothrace”
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/12/2019
- New!
The Moody and Desolate Art of Bruce Pennington - New!
King of the Pulps: H. Bedford-Jones
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/5/2019

The Sword & Planet Art of Stephen Fabian
2019 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards Nominees Announced


Coming May 29!
Iron Shadows in the Moon

On an island, the danger does not always come from outside ...

A young woman in danger is pursued by her vile master. Conan, whose family has just been decimated by this same master, puts an end to the run of the beautiful woman and saves her with a blow of sword. Linked by fate, the couple decides to take the road together. Their journey takes them to an island where they discover strange ruins inhabited by dark magic. Their hideaway immediately turns into a dark and dangerous place where the shadows run. Who knows the extent of the dangers that lie there ...?

Now considered a minor work of Robert E. Howard, Iron Shadows in the Moon reveals the genius of its author to describe such singular and mysterious worlds. By her delicate and powerful feature, Virginie Augustin sublimates this oppressive and mystical atmosphere and offers a new graphic inspiration.


Language: French
Scriptwriter: Virginie Augustin
Designer: Virginie Augustin
Full Color
Size: 240 x 320 mm
72 pages
Shaping: Hardcover
On sale: May 29, 2019
Price: 14.95 €




The Illustrated Press
RAFAEL DESOTO

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping in August 2019!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! Limited to just 900 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $44.95 (U.S.)

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition is presented in a red slipcase, with a tipped in color insert signed and numbered by the author, David Saunders. This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! The Deluxe Edition is limited to just 100 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $64.95 (U.S.)


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






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

BUCCANEERS OF VENUS by Otis Adelbert Kline

The "Buccaneers of Venus" was first published in Weird Tales pulp magazine from November 1932 to April 1933 as a six-part serial.
Four of the issues contained a front cover painting of a scene from the story.

Our reprint contains a facsimile reproduction of the pulp pages containing the story, in a slightly oversized format.
Our special reprint also contains, in color, all four of the pulp covers for the serial with a scene from the book.

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 116 pages
$19.95


THE GARDEN OF FEAR

This is a complete reprint of the 1945 chapbook originally published by Crawford Publishing House.

THE GARDEN OF FEAR by Robert E. Howard
THE MAN WITH THE HOUR GLASS by L. A. Eshbach
CELEPHAIS by H. P. Lovecraft
MARS COLONIZES by Miles J. Breuer M.D.
THE GOLDEN BOUGH by David H. Keller M.D.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 80 pages
$12.95



FUTURE FICTION, November 1940

Contents
UNIVERSE IN DARKNESS by J. Harvey Haggard
SHIP OF COLD DEATH by D. J. Foster
WORLD OF ILLUSION by John Coleridge
THE POWER AND THE PEOPLE by Arthur R. Tofte
THE FLAT FOLK OF VULCAN by Dennis Clive
OUR ROBOT MAID by Bob Olsen
WEDDING OF THE FORCES by Polton Cross
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM BELOW by John Cotton

Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 116 pages
Our Price $12.95



SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, September 1929

Contents
THE HUMAN TERMITES (Part 1) by David H. Keller M.D.
THE CUBIC CITY by Louis Tucker
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM VENUS by Frank Phillips
THE RADIUM POOL by Ed Earl Repp
THE PROBLEMS OF SPACE FLYING by Capt. Hermann Noordung


Magazine, 98 pages
$12.95




 
Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone on CBS All Access
Shazam! is a pleasant surprise
Tom Quest and the Mystery of the Timber Giant
Two Book Reviews
Reno rides the range!
Remembering the Friends of Old Time Radio Conventions
Debunking the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon myth
The day Silver rescued The Lone Ranger



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: Peter Andrew Jones - New!

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Meteor House
Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes
Now available for pre-order!
Coming this Fall!


Philip José Farmer had a life-long love affair with the pulps he read in his youth. They influenced nearly everything he wrote, but in the 1970s he paid special tribute to them with several stories. Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes collects these stories for the first time in hardcover! This collection also features an introduction by college professor and pulp historian, Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., and artwork (coming soon) by Keith Howell!

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Greatheart Silver
The Return of Greatheart Silver
Greatheart Silver in the First Command
The Grant Robeson Papers
Savage Shadow
Skinburn

The first three stories: “Greatheart Silver,” “The Return of Greatheart Silver,” and “Greatheart Silver in the First Command,” originally appeared in Byron Priess’ Weird Heroes series and have been collected before in the paperback, Greatheart Silver. These stories are Philip José Farmer at his most irreverent.

The next two items, “The Grant Robeson Papers,” and “Savage Shadow” also appeared in Weird Heroes, and set up a fantastic premise that was never fulfilled and will leave you wanting more.

The final story, “Skinburn” appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and is the most scifi of these stories, while still giving a nod to the pulps.

Here’s something new—based on your feedback and buying trends, we’re only releasing this book in hardcover.

Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes will debut at FarmerCon XIV this coming August, but if you preorder the book now, we’re offering an “Early Bird Special” discount of $5 off! So you only $27 + shipping for this fascinating collection of Farmer paying homage to many of his literary heroes!

Please choose the correcting shipping option when preordering your copy.

$33 hardcover
5.5 × 8.5, 264 pages



 


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Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: LEIGH BRACKETT “Child of the Green Light.”
- New!
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: CLIFF FARRELL “Sign of the White Feather.”  
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE GREEN GODDESS (1930).  
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: H. BEDFORD-JONES “The King Makers.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: PAUL CAIN “One, Two, Three.”  
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: TODHUNTER BALLARD “The Dragon Was a Lady.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Henchmen

Cliff Lords
MAIO-SHAN
Black Dove
The Wraith
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre

North-West Adventures - Now online!

ADVENTURE FICTION, ARTISTS: Western Story Covers  - New!
ADVENTURE FICTION, AUTHORS: Jules Verne at the Poles
- New!
Adventure Fiction, Artists: Western Story Covers
Adventure Fiction, Authors: Jules Verne at the Poles
Adventure Fiction, Artists: (1903) Call of the Wild Illustrations
Authors: Frank Fresne (1895-1966)
Adventure Fiction, Authors: (1926) “The Menace of Mastodon Valley”




















IN THE 100th BIRTHDAY YEAR OF ZORRO,
PULP ADVENTURECON WILL BE SPECIAL!






The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fifteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2019 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

The nominees listed below — who received multiple nominations — will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the recipient of this year’s Munsey.


Author, bibliographer, critic, editor, and historian MIKE ASHLEY has a special expertise in the history of magazine science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction. In 2002, he received a Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the study of science fiction. He is the author or co-author of numerous works related to the pulps, science fiction, and fantasy. These include THE AGE OF THE STORYTELLERS: BRITISH POPULAR FICTION MAGAZINES, 1880-1950, ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY, “BLUE BOOK — The Slick in Pulp Clothing,” THE GERNSBACK DAYS: A STUDY IN THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN SCIENCE FICTION FROM 1911 TO 1936, MONTHLY TERRORS: AN INDEX TO THE WEIRD FANTASY MAGAZINES PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN, SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND WEIRD FICTION MAGAZINES,  THE SUPERNATURAL INDEX: A LISTING OF FANTASY, SUPERNATURAL, OCCULT, WEIRD AND HORROR ANTHOLOGIES, and others. In 2000, Ashley began to publish his multi-part THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE-FICTION MAGAZINES, beginning with THE TIME MACHINES: THE STORY OF THE SCIENCE-FICTION PULP MAGAZINES FROM THE BEGINNING TO 1950. Mr. Ashley has also edited many anthologies and single-author collections, often drawing work from the pulps. He is currently working to compile an index to the most important British popular fiction magazines between 1880 and 1950.

The Collections Librarian at the University of Connecticut, RICHARD BLEILER is a bibliographer and researcher in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, and adventure fiction. In 2002, he was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction for the second edition of SUPERNATURAL FICTION WRITERS: FANTASY AND HORROR. With his father, Everett Bleiler, Richard compiled SCIENCE-FICTION: THE EARLY YEARSand SCIENCE-FICTION: THE GERNSBACK YEARS, both published by Kent State University Press. His other work includes THE INDEX TO ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, THE ANNOTATED INDEX TO THE THRILL BOOK, the second edition of SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS: CRITICAL STUDIES OF THE MAJOR AUTHORS FROM THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY, and REFERENCE AND RESEARCH GUIDE TO MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION. Richard’s essay, “Forgotten Giant: A Brief History of ADVENTURE MAGAZINE,” originally published in EXTRAPOLATION: A JOURNAL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, is considered the finest overview of the classic pulp magazine. He has also written essays on early science fiction, fantasy, and mystery authors for THE DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY and other reference works, as well as articles on the writings of Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith for Gary Hoppenstand’s PULP FICTION OF THE ’20S AND ’30S.


CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS has been publishing a fanzine devoted to pulp fiction for more than fifty years, first as ERB-DOM and later as THE FANTASTIC COLLECTOR. All told, he has edited and published almost 250 issues, as well as several books. In its earliest incarnation, Caz’s magazine focused on the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs, presenting background information and bibliographic details about the author’s work as it appeared in magazines, books, comics, and movies. ERB-DOM won a Hugo Award in 1966. In the late nineties, Caz rechristened his fanzine as PULPDOM, a publication devoted to “studying the authors that wrote for the pulps and reprinting the ‘fantastic adventure’ type stories from pulp magazines.” With the help of various writers and indexers including Gary Lovisi, Al Lybeck, Jerry Page and, most recently, Mike Taylor, PULPDOM has explored nearly every pre-1932 general fiction pulp ever published, including ARGOSY, ALL-STORY, BLUE BOOK, CAVALIER, and THE POPULAR. Caz continues to publish PULPDOM today as an online pulp fanzine.

Probably best known for the SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND WEIRD FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX that he originally compiled with Steve Miller, WILLIAM CONTENTO has assembled other works that have become essential tools of reference. These include his INDEX TO SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS, INDEX TO CRIME AND MYSTERY ANTHOLOGIES (with Martin H. Greenberg), THE SUPERNATURAL INDEX (with Mike Ashley), and others. In the last seventeen years, he and Phil Stephensen-Payne have built up the online FictionMags Index into a research juggernaut. It currently lists the contents of over 75,000 issues of thousands of different magazine titles. Pulps are heavily represented, of course, but pulp writers turn up in other magazines, too, and the FictionMags Index allows them to be discovered. A huge endeavor, the FictionMags Index has been a tremendous boon to pulp-magazine research.

WIN SCOTT ECKERT
is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the Wold Newton novel THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE and the author of THE SCARLET JAGUAR, both featuring Patricia Wildman, daughter of the pulp hero Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice. He coedited and contributed stories to three Green Hornet anthologies, and his short fiction tales of Zorro, The Avenger, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hareton Ironcastle, Captain Midnight, The Green Ghost, Phileas Fogg, Sexton Blake, The Domino Lady, Doc Ardan, Sherlock Holmes, and others can be found in various anthologies. A Honey West/T.H.E Cat crossover novel, A GIRL AND HER CAT (coauthored with Matthew Baugh), came out in 2014. He is currently working on: the third Pat Wildman adventure; a new novel of one of the preeminent pulp heroes of the ’40s, The Avenger; and completing Philip José Farmer’s manuscript of THE MONSTER ON HOLD, the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series. Additionally, he is the editor of and a contributor to MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER’S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE — a 2007 Locus Awards finalist — and the coeditor with Christopher Paul Carey of TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE. He was the coeditor of FARMERPHILE from 2007–2009. His massive timeline of crossover stories — CROSSOVERS: A SECRET CHRONOLOGY OF THE WORLD — was published by Black Coat Press in 2010. In 1997, he launched the first Wold Newton website, The Wold Newton Universe. A tireless chronicler of Farmer’s idiosyncratic view of a broad shared universe, Eckert has shown remarkable fidelity to Farmer’s vision and serves as an inspiration to the many who have followed in his wake. Like Farmer, Win is one of the leading “Children of the Pulps.”

RALPH GRASSO may just be the ultimate pulp fan. He has created and is the administrator for at least 25 pulp and pulp-related Facebook groups. Ralph actively participates in these groups to engage members in spirited conversation relative to the group topic. These groups provide a place for fans of the pulps to congregate and chat. They also serve to bring in new members and introduce them to pulp literature, authors, and characters. Just some of the groups that Ralph has created are A. MERRITT FAN GROUP, FANS OF BRONZE, H.P.L. — THE MASTER OF COSMIC HORROR, IN THE ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE, THE MYSTERY MEN OF JOHNSTON MCCULLEY, PULP SWORD AND SORCERY, THE SHADOW STRIKES, SWORD AND PLANET FICTION, TWO-GUN BOB — THE WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD, and WELLMAN’S GUYS!

STEPHEN HAFFNER — The “Big Poobah” of Haffner Press — has been returning the work of a number of well-regarded pulp fiction writers into print for nearly twenty years. Specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction, Stephen has brought back the early work of Leigh Brackett, Fredric Brown, Howard Brown, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Manly Wade Wellman, and Jack Williamson in a series of beautifully designed hardcovers. He is also working on volumes featuring the fiction of Robert Bloch, Donald Wandrei, and others. Ed Gorman wrote the following about Haffner Press books: “They’re among the best made and most handsomely illustrated of all the collectibles I’ve ever seen. These are masterpieces in every way.” Stephen has also been involved in furthering interest in the pulps among both academia and the general public. He has been associated with the annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University for many years and in 2009 was a co-sponsor with the Kinsman Historical Society of the first Edmond Hamilton Day in the late author’s hometown. Finally, Stephen has been a presenter at a number of pulp conventions.

Although pulp reprints abound in our day and age, such was not only the case. Along with John Gunnison of Adventure House, RICH HARVEY was one of the first small publishers to get the pulp reprint movement off the ground. He started in the pages of his fanzine, PULP ADVENTURES — begun in 1992 — where he published stories from COMPLETE NORTHWEST NOVEL, DIME DETECTIVE, .44 WESTERN MAGAZINE, NEW DETECTIVE MAGAZINE, and other pulps. Two of the highlights were two short stories by Norvell Page, offering the first two adventures of the popular pulp hero The Spider. Rich — along with his onetime partner, Cat Jaster, would go on to reprint two dozen of The Spider’s adventures. As Bold Venture Press, he has published a six-volume series reprinting the complete run of Johnston McCulley’s Zorro tales, reprinted unique tales from one of the longest lived pulp magazines, RAILROAD STORIES, “new pulp” adventures in AWESOME TALES, and pulp old and new in the continuing PULP ADVENTURES. Along with his current partner, Audrey Parente, Rich manages the twice-a-year Pulp AdventureCon in two locations, New Jersey and Florida. These one-day events help to bring the world of pulp to a wider geographic range of fans. Rich is also great at personally communicating with fans one-on-one, whether on email or facebook.


CHRIS KALB is known in pulp circles for his hero pulp websites, like The 86th Floor and The Spider Returns, ventures that have helped to attract people who are new to the pulps. There isn’t anyone out there making better use of all the new technology while still preserving the “oldness” of pulps and popular culture. He has become the person to go to for publishers who want a retro-design for their books or website, including Ed Hulse’s Murania Press. He is also the lead designer for Age of Aces Books, a pulp reprint house that specializes in air war fiction. In 2010, Age of Aces received two National Indie Excellence Awards for Chris’ work on the bestselling THE SPIDER VS. THE EMPIRE STATE. Chris was the designer of PulpFest‘s original website and for many years, put together the convention’s print advertisements.

Like many of us, RICK LAI has dedicated much of his adult life and disposable income to his passion for collecting pulp fiction (in all its permutations). Rick distinguished himself with his erudite and insightful scholarship that has made him respected among Wold Newtonians and purists alike. Rick’s speculative theories on character and continuity may have been inspired by Philip José Farmer, but were never bound by Farmer or anyone else’s parameters. Rick’s brilliant and provocative flights of fantasy informed, inspired, and even infuriated readers, but kept them coming back for the next article or book. Later in life, Rick made the natural progression from scholar to storyteller as he began creating works that supplement and expand upon his literary speculations. Among his many books are CHRONOLOGY OF SHADOWS: A TIMELINE OF THE SHADOW’S EXPLOITS, THE RETURN OF JUDEX, THE REVISED COMPLETE CHRONOLOGY OF BRONZE, RICK LAI’S SECRET HISTORIES: DARING ADVENTURERS, and SHADOWS OF THE OPERA: RETRIBUTION IN BLOOD.

While some nominees are like Doc Savage — out front and known to most — others are like The Shadow — hidden from view for most the time, yet still there and appearing when needed. A pulp collector since a teenager, SHEILA VANDERBEEK began attending pulp conventions in 1975. She has attended 62 of the 63 major pulp conventions since her first. She helped with all the radio recreations that were performed at Pulpcon. A member of the Battered Silicon Press pulp advisory committee, Sheila has helped on many books for the publisher. In addition to recommending authors and series, she has supplied all or most of the stories included in Battered Silicon’s Great Merlini, John Solomon, Needle Mike, Park Ave Hunt Club, Satan Hall,  and Suicide Squad collections, as well as others. She has also provided copies of stories to Altus Press and other pulp-related publishers. Owning one of the largest and widest ranging pulp collections in existence, Sheila also provided content information to Leonard Robbins for his groundbreaking pulp magazine indices. She has also helped on countless other research projects in the pulp field. Sheila has been a member of the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society since 1997.

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

Although some may believe he is old enough to have purchased pulps off the newsstand, CHUCK WELCH is a mere whippersnapper. As one of the original Internet Fans of Bronze, Chuck started attending the summer pulp convention in the late 1990s. After meeting his future wife at one of those conventions, Chuck took some time off to start a family. At the behest of Bill Mann, he returned to attend PulpFest. As was his wont, Chuck immediately started volunteering and making suggestions to the organizing committee. Having enough of his puppy-dog eyes, he was asked to join the team. Chuck served as the convention’s technology and social media director until his resignation in 2018, due to family commitments. When the Internet began to take off, Chuck began Flearun, a Doc Savage group now at Facebook. He is also the creator of the Hidalgo Trading Company — perhaps the closest anyone has come to presenting an online Doc fanzine — and the current editor of the Doc Savage fan magazine THE BRONZE GAZETTE.

For twenty-five years, HOWARD WRIGHT was the publisher of the Doc Savage fan magazine THE BRONZE GAZETTE. He created his magazine when there was no real Internet and very little information readily available about Lester Dent’s “Man of Bronze.” His main reason for starting the publication was to gather information about Doc Savage, disseminate this news to the “Fans of Bronze,” and keep Doc fans going during the “lean” years when Doc was, for the most part, a mere memory. Through Howard’s sustained efforts, interest in Doc was maintained and his return to the limelight assured. His final issue of the GAZETTE was published at the beginning of 2016. The magazine is being continued by Terry Allen, Kez Wilson, and Chuck Welch, creator of the Hidalgo Trading Company and a member of the PulpFest organizing committee. It takes three people to duplicate Howard’s superb work on the GAZETTE.

DAN ZIMMER has been working to promote greater awareness of pulp artists by producing and distributing ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE since 2001. He is nearing the sixtieth issue of his magazine. Dan has tirelessly contributed his time, expertise and personal wealth to promote a more respectful awareness of the artistic accomplishments of pulp artists through the deluxe publication of the many biographical articles on such artists that have appeared in his magazine. He has done this despite the overwhelming fact that his creative vision is far beyond receiving any reasonable economic return for his efforts. His devotion to classic American illustrators is manifest in the elegant presentation of his magazine and has helped to turn the tide in our culture’s growing appreciation of pulp art. Dan has also published illustrated biographies of pulp artists Walter Baumhofer, H. J. Ward, and Norman Saunders through his book-publishing arm, The Illustrated Press. Additionally, he has supported the pulp community by drawing his readers’ attention to various pulp conventions, including the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, Pulpcon, and PulpFest. Dan has also served as the sponsor of Windy City’s annual pulp art exhibit and created the limited edition print of David Saunder’s Munsey Award painting without cost to the PulpFest organizing committee.

The recipient of the 2019 Munsey Award will be announced on August 17 as part of our Saturday evening programming, open to all members of PulpFest. The award will be presented by William Lampkin, the winner of our 2018 Munsey Award.

A limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints, designed by artist and pulp enthusiast David Saunders, serves as the Munsey Award.


Register Now for PulpFest 2019

PulpFest 2019 postcardPulpFest is accepting advance registrations for our 2019 convention, August 15 – 18. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show our hotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book a room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page,  you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room.” Click the link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can place your reservation.

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night.Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fi in each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room by July 31, 2019 in order to get the special convention rate.

For All Members
All PulpFest 2019 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Single-day membership for Friday or Saturday: $20
Single-day membership for Sunday: $10 (available only at the door)
Supporting Membership: $25


Programming for PulpFest 2019 - Updated!

Thursday, August 15

Dealers’ Room

3:00 PM – 10:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Member Registration and Early-Bird Shopping


Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Bob Davis — Grandfather of Science Fiction (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — A Century of Zorro — (Rich Harvey)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 80 Years of 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

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration & Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers Room Open to All


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration (Publisher Jennifer Barnes)
      Readings by Mike Arnzen, James Chambers, Carrie Gessner, John Edward Lawson, Jason Jack Miller, and Stephanie Wytovich, plus coffee, tea, and sweets, compliments of the publisher
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Wayne Carey, author of Quatermain: The New Adventures
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Craig McDonald, author of The Hector Lassiter Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Joab Stieglitz, author of The Utgarda Series
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Paul Carey, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series and The Khokarsa Series author
3:10 – 3:50 PM — William Patrick Maynard, authorized author of Fu Manchu


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

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers Room Open to All


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

10:20 – 10:55 AM — Popular Fiction from Seton Hill (introduced by Heidi Ruby Miller)
     Readings by Jeremiah Dylan Cook, E. C. Skowronski, Sara Tantlinger, and Ralph Weld
11:00 – 11:55 AM — Dog Star Books Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration (Publisher John Edward Lawson)
     Readings by Matt Betts, J.L. Gribble, Heidi Ruby Miller, K. W. Taylor, Albert Wendland, and K. Ceres Wright, plus coffee, tea, and sweets, compliments of the publisher
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Flinch Fest, featuring John Bruening, author of The Midnight Guardian Series
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Roger Alford, author of The Black Spectre Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Sara Light-Waller, author of ANCHOR and LANDSCAPE OF DARKNESS
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Ryan, author of Alex Simmon’s Blackjack and The Mallory and Gunner Series


Afternoon Programming

3:15 – 4:15 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring John Bruening, Christopher Paul Carey, and Will Murray, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)
4:15 – 4:45 PM — Auction Preview


Evening Programming
5:00 – 6:45 PM — PulpFest 2019 Group Meal
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 XIV: Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences (panel, moderated by Paul Spiteri)
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)


Sunday, August 18

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers Room Open to All

(many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Convoy to Atlantis" by William P. McGivern from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1941
Beneath the waves of the Atlantic lay a great menace to America - hundreds of Nazi submarines based in an incredible undersea city.

""Ma" Bingham Meets A Nazi" by Frank Marks from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943
What could this Nazi want in the hills? "Ma"  Bingham thought she knew - and how not to get there!

"Our Three Days' Hunt" by William A. Bowen from ARGOSY, April, 1895
Two boys puffed up by their accidental killing of a deer vow to go hunting for bear only to find that their courage is no match for their over-active imagination. A boy's story but told from an old man's perspective.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Light Novel Recommendations: An Introduction
- New!
Quick Reviews: Shadow Heart and A Thousand Li
Out Today: Queen of the Martian Catacombs
The Passing of Greatness  
Bone Dungeon
EU Declares Project Gutenberg Terrorist Material, Demands Removal



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Henchmen
 
Al Clark
Fangs and Claws  
Writers of The Future
The Armageddon Virus
Trumpet of Triton


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

Eugene Cunningham on the value of action fiction - New!
Windy City 2019 - photos
L.L. Foreman - Western Author
An interesting issue of Dime Western
The readers of Dime Detective
Windy City 2019 - See you there
Issue Review – Dime Detective Magazine, August, 1952


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Legion of Living Dead  
New Pulp Author John French
Of Other Days And Other Spiders
New Pulp Author Therese Drippe (Dagenais)
The Deadly Pick-Up
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

QUEEN OF THE PULPS
by Laurie Powers
Coming later this year!
Now available for pre-order!


QUEEN OF THE PULPS, the definitive biography of Daisy Bacon and the untold story of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE!
It will be available in both softcover and ebook.
Softcover: $39.95

Release date is still undetermined, but you can pre-order at the link below.



Radio Archives
The Spider #100 Audiobook
Death and The Spider
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 “When your people need you most... When Death walks the earth like a man...” spoke Mar-lar-delan, Richard Wentworth’s counsellor in the ancient mysticism of the East, “... in that hour, my son — you will die!” Had the black hour come? Surely, mass murder had the world by the throat. New York City itself listed countless slayings by innocent people! And a man called Death — whose only profit was more death — was behind it all! In such a crisis, the Spider undertakes what may be his last foray!
 
The Spider was the star of his own pulp magazine for a wild decade bound by 1933 and 1943. Seeing rival pulp house Street & Smith breaking sales records with The Shadow Magazine, Popular Publications president Harry Steeger decided to clone him. Legend has it that he was playing tennis and spotted a spider walking across the court. That gave him a catchy yet creepy title. He hired mystery novelist and occultist R. T. M. Scott to write The Spider Strikes! and a sequel, The Wheel of Death. Mysteriously, Scott bowed out of the picture around the time of the first issue, dated October, 1933.


 
Enter Norvell W. Page, a newspaperman and practitioner of the Edgar Allen Poe tradition in pulps such as Dime Mystery Magazine. Writing under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge, he remade the Spider into his own psychic twin, often dressing up as the Master of Men when delivering his monthly manuscripts, believing about himself and the character, “The line between us is not too distinct.”
 
Nick Santa Maria breathes life into the Spider in Death and The Spider. Originally published in The Spider magazine, January, 1942.


    
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MP3 digital download - $4.99
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A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
A wealthy arms manufacturer and a powerful gang lord killed themselves—when they had the world by the tail. Secret Agent “X” sought to discover the baffling, contradictory cause of their enigmatic suicides. But even the Agent’s amazing disguises failed him. For a strange, beautiful girl was able to pierce every clever face worn by the man of a thousand faces.



The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
Secret Agent “X”’s greatest advantage against evil and over other Pulp heroes, was his unerring mastery of disguise. Able to take on various roles in each story, oftentimes on the fly, “X” proved to be a formidable foe and a mystery that criminals were often desperate to sort out. The fact that only one person ever truly came close, a woman able to pick out characteristics unique to Secret Agent “X”, earn him a place on the list of great Pulp heroes.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Assassins’ League, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, October 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.



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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Air War eBook
Captain Danger #11 - Winter 1942

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.
 
Winging from World War II skies, it's Captain Danger, Nazi-dom’s ultimate nemesis! The exploits of this steely-eyed defender of justice, this whirlwind ace of aces, were things of legend as he struggled against the Axis of Evil. Captain Allan Danger, a character of epic proportions, first appeared in Air War, a new aviation magazine from Thrilling Publications in 1940. Intended as a companion magazine to Sky Fighters and The Lone Eagle, Air War contained a variety of aviation war stories, each showcasing an adventure of Captain Danger.
 
Captain Danger typified a hard-jawed, larger-than-life ace pilot who would battle the Nazi threat, encountering fantastic situations, robot-controlled planes, death fogs, and Nazi bombers that had harnessed the power of splitting the atom. In all, fifteen adventures of Captain Danger were published between 1940 and 1944, as the flyboys of the Allied nations battled against the war power of the Axis. The stories were part of America’s propaganda machine, blatant and unapologetic, high on hyperbole, low on subtlety. The Axis was portrayed as sniveling cowards who would shoot down helpless parachuters and run from an even fight —the Allies as staunch, dauntless, fighting for right. And greatest of them all... Captain Danger! Air War returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


Table of Contents:
Captain Danger’s Challenge — Exciting Complete Novelet
by Lieut. Scott Morgan
Masquerading as a Gestapo agent, a fighting ace invades Italy to combat the Axis!
 
Tarnished Wings — Exciting Complete Novelet
by Angus Fuller
When his men snub him, Captain Orrin Link learns that you’ve got to earn your flight!
 
Tokens For Tojo — Swift-Action Short Story
by Joe Archibald
It took steel stitches to sew up the mantle of doubt which covered the Jersey gunner.
 
Direct Hit — Swift-Action Short Story
by Robert S. Fenton
Adrift in the Pacific, a pilot from the Smokies finds a new way to bag a rattlesnake.
 
The Yank And The Unicorn — Swift-Action Short Story
by Norman A. Daniels
They team up to foil a Nazi plot, and it’s a combination of invincible might.
 
Prop Wash — Special Feature
by Joe Archibald
A live-wire department for readers.
 
Silent Wings For Victory — Special Feature
by Charles N. Bright
Gliders — America’s new weapon!
 
Fly To Tokyo — Special Feature
by Oliver H. Townsend
A story of winged avengers in action.
 
Our Army Air Program — Special Feature
by Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Echols
The goal is not easy — but we’re on the way!
 
The Odds Be Damned! — Special Feature
by Lieut. Robert B. Hotz
A saga of South Pacific heroes.


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.

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ROBERT E. HOWARD DAYS
June 6-8, 2019

2019 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE


THURSDAY JUNE 6
2:00 – 4:00 pm: The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is open to the public. There are no docents on duty but the Gift Shop will be open and the grounds and Pavilion available to all.
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Fish Fry at the Cross Plains Senior Center.
6:00 pm: Barbarian Festival Parade down Main Street in Cross Plains.
Afterwards, Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion


FRIDAY JUNE 7
8:30 am until gone: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum and Grounds open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation Souvenir at Cross Plains Post Office. Friday Only.
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas. Friday Only.
10 am to 4 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines will be on display. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
11 am: PANEL: A History of Project Pride and the Robert E. Howard Museum.
NOTE: Presented at the House & Pavilion.
NOON: Hot Dog Lunch hosted by Project Pride at the Pavilion. Donations are welcome!
1:30 pm: PANEL: The Writers of REH
2:30 pm: PANEL: The Fourth Annual Glenn Lord Symposium.
Following this panel will be the presentations of the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30 pm: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Family Life Center of the Baptist Church on Main Street. Guest of Honor Speaker: David C. Smith
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House, Celebrating 90 Years of Sailor Steve Costigan.
NOTE: Presented on the actual Ice House grounds where Howard boxed!

Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion. All are welcome and adult beverages are allowed.

SATURDAY JUNE 8
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines will be on display The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
10 am to 4 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
11 am PANEL: The Sword & Sorcery Poetry of Robert E. Howard
NOON: Lunch and/or Barbarian Festival activities at your leisure
1:30 pm PANEL: Kull, Conan Solomon Kane: The Original S&S Characters?
2:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH?
4:30 pm: Tour of the 100 year old REH House Grounds
6 to 8 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Pavilion
At twilight/after BBQ: Multi-language reading of Howard’s poem “Cimmeria” + more REH poetry read aloud from the Museum porch.

Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion. All are welcome and adult beverages are allowed.

Special Announcements will be ongoing over both days,
There will be special guests and extemporaneous events: readings, book signings and surprises happening throughout Friday and Saturday

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PANELS LAST ONE HOUR AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1000 N. MAIN ST. IN CROSS PLAINS, unless noted.




ROBERT E. HOWARD FOUNDATION PRESS
POST OAKS AND SAND ROUGHS
By Robert E. Howard

Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in June!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings. Outside of the boxing stories, whenever Robert E. Howard used the name “Costigan” the autobiographical implications weren’t far behind. This volume collects those “other” Costigan tales, including the title novel as well as the previously unpublished early draft. It also contains other items that reveal details about the people and places in Howard’s life, including the “Lost Plains” stories, items from The Junto, personal essays, and more, all restored to the original text, where available.

With the introductory material, this volume checks in at over 400 pages and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered.

Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan; edited and with notes by Rob Roehm;
Introduction and notes by Rusty Burke.

This collection will make its debut at Howard Days 2019, in Cross Plains, Texas (be sure to let us know in your order if you plan on picking it up there), and begin shipping shortly thereafter.

Pre-order yours today!

Ordering information is available HERE.

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

PIRATE TREASURE
Featuring RICHARD TALMADGE
WILLIAM DESMOND
and WALTER MILLER


Champion flyer Dick Moreland uses his prize money for a groundbreaking flight to finance an expedition to a remote island where his pirate ancestor is said to have buried a million dollars in gold. Brassett, a crooked lawyer and member of the Aero Club tricks Moreland into accepting him along with his band of crooks on the voyage to the island and constant battles ensue as the various factions fight over control of the loot, and avoid hostile natives on the island as well.

Talmadge was a master of his trade who performed stunts for Douglas Fairbanks and this serial shows off his amazing abilities.

12 Episodes / Black and White
3 hours 48 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD SHIPPING NOW



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KIDD

Featuring
JOHN CRAWFORD and RICHARD CRANE


A 15 chapter cliffhanger actually set in the days of swashbucklers and privateers. Two men are charged with finding out whether the infamous Captain Kidd is a pirate hunter or whether he has turned pirate himself--and if he has, to capture him and bring him back to England for trial. This ambitious low-budget costume epic is unique and one of the most entertaining later American movie serials. It makes good use of existing seaworthy sets, costumes and stock footage. This transfer was donated to the Squadron and resolution is not perfect but the picture is very clean, stable and splice-free.

15 Episodes / Black and White
Very good quality video & audio
Dual-layer DVD SHIPPING NOW



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

DESPERADOES OF THE WEST

Featuring
RICHARD POWERS, ROY BARCROFT, and I. STANFORD JOLLEY


A group of courageous ranchers under the leadership of Colonel Arnold and Ward Gordon, engaged in the cooperative project of drilling an oil well, is receiving fierce opposition from an unknown bandit gang. In fact, J. B. Dawson, a smooth-talking easterner, is the head of the outlaws. He is out to prevent the co-op from striking oil before its lease expires so he can secure the property for himself, although in town he positions himself as the representative of a local syndicate. He hires strong-arm men Larson and Hacker to commit a series of murders, including the co-op's driller, to prevent the completion of the well. Plenty of action follows as Dawson's men attempt to blow up a derrick and bullets from the outlaws detonate the dynamite . . .

12 Episodes / Black and White
Excellent Quality Picture & Sound
Dual-layer DVD SHIPPING NOW



The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD


The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer, for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray. Really.

PREORDERS WILL BE TAKEN SOON FOR THIS TITLE.






The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

NEW BOOK
THE ADVENTURES OF
SPY SMASHER
IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES

A Serial Squadron
"Cliffhanger Companion" Book

Includes:
History of Spy Smasher
Spy Smasher in the Comics
Spy Smasher's Greatest Foes
Spy Smasher Comic Book Stories
The Story of the Serial
Chapter Summaries/Lobby Cards
Cast Biographies
Still Photos Gallery
Costumes/Props
Pressbook Ad Cuts
and
The complete 113 page restored dime action novel
Spy Smasher and the Red Death




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

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



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

Problems in Science Fiction-No. 1 - New!
Miscellany No. 5
Miscellany No. 4
Miscellany No. 3
Miscellany No. 2
Miscellany No. 1
Easter Stories  
And Explosions on Easter
Fires Before Easter
Brundage and Ingres
 
Tom Johnson
Carnival of Death & Invitation To Death
by Tom Johnson


The final adventures of The Black Ghost are now in a paperback edition.
$12.50 through May, plus postage.
Published by FADING SHADOWS.
Both stories in one book.

Contact the author (fadingshadows40@gmail.com) if interested.






WEIRDBOOK #41
Coming in June!


Contents when available!










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







10 May 2019  

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.

April 2019  - Now available!
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

March 2019   - Now available!
Strange Stories - 02/39  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 11/34

February 2019
Spicy Detective Stories - 04/34
Oriental Stories - 10-11/30

January 2019
Golden Fleece – 10/38
Doctor Death – 02/35
Saucy Movie Tales – 12/35
Magic Carpet – 01/33


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #165
Hostages of Hate by Anthony Rud – PEOPLE’S

Randolph Haish vowed to exterminate every member of the family which he thought had wronged him.
But the family included Koot Koven, an ex-soldier, and Koot objected to being exterminated. 
A remarkable girl got mixed up in the affair too, a story of fiendish cleverness, rapid-fire action, and genuine romance.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #57 – June 1938

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

Death walks the world in an iron garb and sleeps in the dismal caves of Hell! 
Stahlmaske once more roams the Front—and the bodies of the damned lie strewn in his wake! 
The Master Spy Calls on his courage and wits to battle forces of Hate!

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #58 – July 1938

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

The skies are red with the blood of men who have a right to live, and G-8 flies to his last appointment with Death! 
This is the will of the Serpent and there is hell and misery locked in the magic of his eyes. 
You’ll know about this when you’ve felt the bloody FANGS OF THE SERPENT. Death Makes A Bargain by Greaseball Joe



Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
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

Altus Press
Now available!


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.

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



The Spider #10: The Corpse Cargo
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge
 
Thundering far beneath Manhattan’s thronging streets came the Death Express—a crack New York Central train bearing a gruesome cargo of lifeless men, women and children—their bodies stripped of valuables, naked and mutilated! A grim warning of the terror-reign that threatened America—at the hands of Twentieth Century land-pirates, whose weapon was neither gun nor sword, but the stunning, body-shivering force which lies in electricity! Can the Spider, using mortal weapons, fight the numbing power of the thunderbolt—and survive?

$13.95 softcover
On sale until May 24: $12.95


Captain Satan #2: Parole for the Dead
By William O’Sullivan
 
The grim gray rocks of prison walls had finally sprung a leak, but only the greatest of gangdom’s chiefs could taste the fresh air outside. Crime!—with its many bloody fingers—Crime!—with a single master! Who was the man behind these prison breaks who fed the fat keepers of Hell and laughed at the Law? Satan came up with the answer—while the hot guns spoke of Death and the Law held up its hands!

$13.95 softcover
On sale until May 24: $12.95


Altus Press




Altus Press
Now available!

Altus Press has been hard at work on these oversized collections, and you can get them at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko's table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Lombard, IL, on April 12:


Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Emile C. Tepperman, illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt
introduction by Will Murray and an afterword by Tom Johnson
Dustjacketed two-volume hardcover edition.

The "War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: "Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance."

Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.

This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson's retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, "Revolt of the Devil Men."

Also restored are all of author Tepperman's rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories.

Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.

788 pages / 8.5"x11" / $150



Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by Frederic Anderson, George Avison, John Richard Flanagan, Leyland R. Gustavson, Robert L. Lambdin, Arthur Lytell, Alex Raymond, Alfred Simpkin, Yngve E. Soderberg, and Harve Stein
Dustjacketed hardcover edition.

Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.

350 pages / 8.5"x11" / $85



Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)
by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, Katrina Younes, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Michael Bracken, Jonathan Sheppard, Jim Doherty, Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

142 pages / 8.5"x11" / $19.95




Altus Press




 


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

THE SHADOW Volume 141: “Double Z,” “Death on Ice” and “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 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 adventure by Walter B. Gibson. 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)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press


This is the first anthology to deal with new original material concerning Oscar Wilde's classic horror character Dorian Gray.  It is an eclectic collection of stories in different styles along with a crossover chronology of the Dorian Gray character through time.  The contributing authors include David MacDowell Blue, T. Casey Brennan, Micah S. Harris, Kevin Heim, Christopher Nigro, Peter Rawlik, and Robert E. Wronski Jr.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I recommend to the fans!

Past episodes:
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi
Roger Alford - The Black Spectre Origins Book II
New World Order: HERO U.N.I.O.N. by Jeff Deischer

Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller

ATHENA VOLTAIRE GOLDEN DAWN TPB  - Arriving in comic shops May 15!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Yusuf Idris (Covers) Steve Bryant

Athena travels to Portugal to retrieve a previously undiscovered Da Vinci Codex.
Complications ensue, leaving the aviatrix and her companions racing around the globe to stop the Nazis' mysterious Golden Dawn Society from uncovering the artist's greatest secrets.


Trade paperback,128 pages, Full Color, $14.99




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Coming soon!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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









Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
Now available!

Among the most prolific fictioneers ever to pound a typewriter, Johnston McCulley has earned pop-culture immortality as the creator of Zorro, who made his debut in 1919.  At that time he was just one of many McCulley characters romping through the shag-edged pages of America's pulp-fiction magazines.  Most others appeared in Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, a weekly periodical devoted to fast-paced tales of crime and mystery.  The three novels contained in this book, originally published in DETECTIVE STORY as several series of connected novelettes, feature protagonists operating outside the law. Two of them, Black Star and The Spider, are master criminals who take special pleasure in outwitting police; the third, The Thunderbolt, is a vigilante attempting to right wrongs beyond the law's reach.

Although these yarns were written a hundred years ago, they lack the florid excesses common to what is popularly known as "purple prose." McCulley's style is simple and direct, and aside from some stilted dialogue here and there, his fiction remains just as entertaining as it was upon first publication. Moreover, his World War I-era protagonists set the pattern for countless pulp characters to follow, lending historical context to their fanciful exploits. In reading the adventures of Black Star, The Spider, and The Thunderbolt, today's pulp-fiction aficionado will encounter tropes that were still being employed twenty and thirty years later. None of the characters in this omnibus had Zorro's longevity, nor did they achieve his success in other media. But they are fascinating nonetheless as precursors of an entire school of pulp heroes and villains. 

Cover Art by John A. Coughlin
Introduction by Ed Hulse
590 pages., trade paperback, 6x9 inches

Price: $35.00


All three novels are now available in one jumbo-sized, affordably priced volume.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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!


Cover Art by J. W. Scott
Introduction by Ed Hulse
306 pages, trade paperback, 6x9 inches
Price: $25.00






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

Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection

Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
THE RETURN OF CASEY JONES
The mighty epic of a man with railroading in his blood!

Casey Jones inspired Jim Martin to be a great engineer — and Jim was determined to honor the engineer’s memory! With a vintage article on Charles Starrett, star of 1935’s The Return of Casey Jones.

More stories by John Johns:

• ROADS END — Cliff Lawlor and Bill Morrow waited 35 years for unexpected closure.
• EMERGENCY RUN — Love from afar — Edith Lewis had fallen for the engineer speeding past her schoolhouse.
• RUNNING SPECIAL — The new trainmaster wanted bigger power and less payroll.
• SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES — Tom Powers was obsessed with exploring the countryside and all its railroads — but could his loved ones wait forever?

Illustrated by Emmett Watson, Joseph Easley, and Douglas Hilliker


Author: John Johns
Series: Railroad Stories
Format: Softcover
Pages: 238
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

$14.95





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
Pulp Appeal: THE GETAWAY by Jim Thompson
Pulp Appeal: “The Garden of Adompha” by Clark Ashton Smith  


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
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 2019 (Issues 84 and 85) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Let The Ants Try, by James MacCreigh  
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Heir to the Empire, Fletcher Pratt, Ki Khanga, Jack Williamson, 1990s Comic Books - New!
Leigh Brackett Round-Up!
Short Reviews – The Green Dream, by Bryce Walton
Sensor Sweep: Windy City Pulp Show, King Arthur, Star Wars Target Audience, Model T in Combat
Sensor Sweep: John Carter Miniatures, The Metal Monster, Carcosacon, Call of the Wild Art, Robot Man
Sensor Sweep: David Lindsay, Robots, Hollow City, H. Beam Piper, Jonah Hex



Cirsova Publishing
The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition
Now available!


Cirsova Publishing has teamed up with StarTwo to create an all-new, fully-illustrated 70th Anniversary Edition of Leigh Brackett’s original Eric John Stark Trilogy.
Cirsova Publishing aims to bring the action, adventure and romance of Leigh Brackett to a new generation of readers.

First published in the Summer of 1949, Queen of the Martian Catacombs introduced the world to Eric John Stark, the black mercenary swordsman. Stark’s adventures continued on Venus in 1949’s The Enchantress of Venus, and the swordsman returned to the Red Planet in 1951’s Black Amazon of Mars. While Brackett would revisit the character in 1970s with the Skaith trilogy, the original novellas are significant as one of the last iconic Sword & Planet cycles of the pulp era.

These stories will be presented like never before, featuring all new original artwork, including new covers paying homage to Allen Anderson’s originals for Planet Stories and 33 interior illustrations. Each has been checked and corrected against the original texts as they appeared in Planet Stories magazine and will feature introductions by Nathan Housley, aka the Pulp Archivist, Jeffro Johnson, the author of the critically acclaimed Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons & Dragons, and culture commentator, critic, and pulp enthusiast Liana Kerzner.


The 70th Anniversary Illustrated Stark will be released as individual volumes, in a softcover omnibus, and in a coffee-table hardcover art edition.

Queen of the Martian Catacombs + Illustrated Stark (Hardcover) – Now available!
The Enchantress of Venus – 5/31/2019
Black Amazon of Mars – 6/28/2019
The Complete Illustrated Stark (Paperback) – 7/31/2019

Our end-goal is to put these classic works of science fiction back in the hands of readers, young and old.

Due to the wide number of editions and ebooks available, this page provides links to all the available editions.
All print versions can be order / pre-ordered through Cirsova’s new Aero store or from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Hardcover Omnibus 
– Now available!
This 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover presents the stories magazine-style in two-columns with full-page illustrations.
Additionally, this edition contains an appendix of character art and unused sketches.
This print-only edition contains over 100 illustrations!


Queen of the Martian Catacombs – Now available!
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Queen of the Martian Catacombs, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Nathan Housley.

The Enchantress of Venus (Available 5/31/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains The Enchantress of Venus, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Jeffro Johnson.

Black Amazon of Mars (Available 6/28/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Black Amazon of Mars, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Liana Kerzner.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Softcover Omnibus (Available 7/31/2019)
This collects all three fully illustrated stories in a single 6″ x 9″ volume. Note that it does NOT include the bonus content from the Hardcover Omnibus.









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


Forgotten Stories: ZORRO STRIKES AGAIN by Johnston McCulley (1944)
- New!
SPICY MYSTERY Illos by Max Plaisted - New!
Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES Magazine - New!
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 3 (1940) - New!
More Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1925) - New!
Forgotten Books: ZORRO AND THE THE JAGUAR WARRIORS by Jerome Preisler (1998)
Still More FLASH GORDON Big Little Books
Pulp Gallery: MAMMOTH WESTERN
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 2 (1940)
Movie Posters of 1925
SHADOW COMICS 85, 86, 87 & 88 (1948)
AMAZING Covers by Herbert McCauley
Pulp Gallery: FUTURE Science Fiction (1941-42)
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 1 (1940)

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!

Mystery Weekly Magazine May 2019 - New!
Science Fiction Adventures March 1954
Science Fiction Adventures Dec. 1953
Weirdbook Annual No. 2: Cthulhu
Broadswords and Blasters No. 9 Spring 2019
Science Fiction Adventures Sep. 1953


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

King of the Pulps: H. Bedford-Jones
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/5/2019
- New!
The Sword & Planet Art of Stephen Fabian - New!
2019 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards Nominees Announced
Mundy Monday: Leiber’s “The Glory of Tros”

The DMRtian Chronicles, 4/28/2019
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Talbot Mundy
The DMRtian Chronicles, 4/24/2019

The Gates of Heaven - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


In the 24th century, the mission of the cruiser Natty Bumppo: patrol deep space in the vicinity of Orion, rendering aid to those in distress, enforcing the interstellar law of the Concordat Federation, and investigating new phenomena.In the pursuance of their duty, the ship and crew are drawn to Rohenna-4, an unremarkable planet orbiting an unremarkable star. They find something strange going on there, something that makes them question their deepest beliefs. The Gates of Heaven is a scientific and philosophical mystery.

Paperback: 190 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
$15.00


Now available!
Iron Shadows in the Moon

On an island, the danger does not always come from outside ...

A young woman in danger is pursued by her vile master. Conan, whose family has just been decimated by this same master, puts an end to the run of the beautiful woman and saves her with a blow of sword. Linked by fate, the couple decides to take the road together. Their journey takes them to an island where they discover strange ruins inhabited by dark magic. Their hideaway immediately turns into a dark and dangerous place where the shadows run. Who knows the extent of the dangers that lie there ...?

Now considered a minor work of Robert E. Howard, Iron Shadows in the Moon reveals the genius of its author to describe such singular and mysterious worlds. By her delicate and powerful feature, Virginie Augustin sublimates this oppressive and mystical atmosphere and offers a new graphic inspiration.


Language: French
Scriptwriter: Virginie Augustin
Designer: Virginie Augustin
Full Color
Size: 240 x 320 mm
72 pages
Shaping: Hardcover
On sale: May 29, 2019
Price: 14.95 €




                                                                      Haffner Press                                                                     
LEIGH BRACKETT TITLES CANCELLED

Earlier this month, we alerted those who had preordered one or both of the Leigh Brackett titles THE BOOK OF STARK and LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL that they have been cancelled.
The fault for the cancellation of these two titles lies completely with Haffner Press and with me personally.
Rights to these titles were not evergreen and I failed to complete and publish these books within the contracted period. Believe me, I made every attempt to recover/resurrect these titles. At this point, the agent for the estate of Leigh Brackett is making other arrangements for the Stark books and Leigh Brackett. If this status changes, you'll be one of the first to know. 
We are currently processing refunds or applying preorder funds to other titles per customer request.
If you did NOT get a message time-stamped on April 11th, please contact us at info@haffnerpress.com and we'll get you situated. 
  

Haffner Press
DESIGNS FOR DREAMING: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME THREE
Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!
Coming in 2020!

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Kuttner and Moore were married on June 7, 1940 in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man. With NYC as his base of operations, Kuttner interfaced on a frequent basis with the major local genre editors: Leo Margulies at Standard Magazines (Thrilling Mystery, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Strange Stories,), Alden H. Norton at Popular Publications (Astonishing Stories, Strange Detective Mysteries) and perhaps most importantly, John W. Campbell, Jr. at Street & Smith Publications (Unknown / Unknown Worlds). Campbell’s Astounding Science Fiction will loom large in Kuttner’s career for the next decade.

In DESIGNS FOR DREAMING (the third and final volume of “The Early Kuttner”) Kuttner sells the last of his stories to the weird-menace pulps, places some SF stories with lesser markets (Stirring Science Stories and Fantastic Adventures), and delivers some