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16 February 2018



F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Startling Stories - March 1942

Tarnished Utopia by Malcolm Jameson
Racked with pain in the torture chambers of the moon, a brave American plots a terrible death for Prince Lohan, Dictator of the Solar System!

Silent Eden by Henry Kuttner
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Mister Joe Doe, Earthman by Joseph J. Millard


7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
DOC SAVAGE: MR. CALAMITY

(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito
The contract is signed!
Coming
later this month or early next month!





Airship 27 Productions
SECRET AGENT "X" VOLUME 6
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Secret Agent X Vol 6,” continuing the adventures of Pulpdom’s premier spy in three new pulse-pounding adventures. The Man of a Thousand Faces is confronted with the most threatening challenges to America imaginable and only his incredible talents as a super spy can overcome each.

From destroying a world spreading plague launched from a giant airship to stymieing Nazi subterfuge at a mountain enclave and then having to fight dead men under spell of an evil mystic. All in a days work for the Agent X. Writers Fred Adams Jr., Kaushik Karforma and Frank Schildiner deliver three top-notch pulp thrillers that will have fans turning pages at break-neck speed.

“Our fans can’t get enough of Secret Agent X,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “From the day we launched this series of brand new X tales, pulp fans have enthusiastically supported these books. Although a B character in the golden days of the pulps, we’ve truly enjoyed giving this great character the center spotlight he truly deserves.”

As always, Art Director provides the black and white interior illustrations and also does double duty with his action themed cover based on a scene from Kaushik Karforma’s story, “Escape From Zakopane.” 

If you are still unfamiliar with this great pulp hero it’s high time you discovered the master spy who inspired Nick Carter, James Bond, Matt Helm, and all the great heroes of espionage fiction; Secret Agent X.



Available from Amazon in paperback & coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Podcast #36
Quartermain and the Three Musketeers
Now online!

Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis bring you aboard the Airship 27 for another exciting adventure into the world of New Pulp!

Discussed this episode:

Pulp Factory Awards
Allan Quartermain
The Three Musketeers
Secret Agent X Vol 6
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detectives Vol 11
The Purple Scar
Brother Bones: City of Lost Souls
And much more!
Airship 27 Podcast


Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Coming soon!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)


Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories is looking to start quarterly publication in print and digital form.

Amazing Stories will be launching a KIckstarter Campaign on March 1st of 2018.

We're looking to go back into regular (quarterly) publication, with our initial release to take place at Worldcon 76 in San Jose!

Below, you'll find the official press release, but before you take a gander:

Please spread this FAR AND WIDE.

We're sending emails out to PR lists, our members and contributors lists, but even at 41,868 names, it's still not enough!

Kickstarter success rides on two things - the quality of the project itself and public enthusiasm.

We think the project is quality, otherwise we wouldn't be doing it (and when it launches, you can check it all out for yourself) but ramping up enthusiasm is an alien of a different color.

We know you all love the 'idea' of Amazing Stories, the world's first magazine devoted solely to science fiction - its legacy is a part of each and everyone of our fandoms - but: a new version is a different alien.

So I just want to let you know up front that our intention is to pay at least the minimum SFWA professional rate (more when we can) for quality stories that reflect a positive view of the future. We hope that it will only take us our initial year to become a qualifying market and we have already solicited stories from many well-recognized names in the field.

We'll be honoring the history of both science fiction and Amazing Stories, while at the same time looking for fiction and features that engage with and are reflective of the field as it is now and can be in the future.

Among other things we have done behind the scenes is to create our own submission engine that guarantees the anonymity of the author through the reading and selection process. We have reached out to diverse audiences and sought their participation and, let it not go unsaid: we encourage submissions from minority voices - including but not limited to women, POC, LGBTQI,and foreign language authors.

We will be publishing in BOTH print and digital (and, if stretch goals are met, will also be producing a special "collector's edition" of each issue).

We're looking for your support, your suggestions and your involvement.

This press release is currently being distributed far and wide, but if you have an outlet that hasn't been reached, please get in touch.


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
CARSON OF VENUS to debut in an all-new full color comic series!


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be bringing you the newest, exciting chapter in the incredible Amtor saga: CARSON OF VENUS, an all-new, full color comic series!

Our first encounter with Carson Napier, Duare, and more will be in "Fear on Four Worlds- Part I," the first in a four-part saga that introduces readers to a cohesive ERB Universe.

That's right- We're bringing all of Burroughs' worlds together into one, single, interactive universe, in a family of titles that includes CARSON OF VENUS, PELLUCIDAR, and THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

"But what's that fourth world seen in the title of the mini-series," you ask?
That announcement is coming very soon, so keep watching!

Cover art by Mike Wolfer and Ceci de la Cruz.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #126: “The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin investigates "The Hollywood Mystery" in her first illustrated adventure from SHADOW COMICS "1. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE  BAMA VARIANT #7:  "The Lost Oasis" & "The Sargasso Ogre” with 1936 Doc Savage comic strip
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson). After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of "The Lost Oasis.” Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, "The Sargasso Ogre." This instant collector’s item leads off with a knockout cover painting by James Bama and also showcases the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of numerous  Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions) 978-1-60877-242-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal

Audible Studios
The Polar Treasure: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!

Spurred by a clue from a blind violinist with a tattoo of a map on his back, Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five crew take a desperate journey to the frozen North on a Helldiver submarine in search of a missing liner named the Oceanic and rumored to contain millions and millions in gold and diamonds.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 4 hours and 45 minutes
List Price: $14.99



Audible Studios
Dust of Death: Doc Savage - Download Only
Coming May 28!

Doc Savage finds himself caught in the middle of two embattled South American republics that have found a new and deadly foe in the form of an evil hooded figure known as the The Inca in Gray. When The Inca deploys a deadly "Dust of Death" to slaughter citizens on both sides of the fighting, Doc Savage and his team rush into the battle to try to save the day and avoid the firing line.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 5 hours and 40 minutes




Audible Studios
The Black Falcon: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!  

The Black Falcon, a mysterious master of crime, has solved the Shadow's identity by cracking one of The Shadow's clever disguise. Keeping his own identity hidden, The Black Falcon assigns an evil henchman named Terry Rukes to carry out a bold kidnapping plan and capture The Shadow. With his identity compromised, the Shadow takes flight to avoid capture and triumph against this worthy foe.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 21 minutes
List Price: $14.99



Audible Studios
The Romanoff Jewels: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!

The Master of Darkness confronts international espionage from New York to Paris in this thrilling Shadow masterpiece novel. In The Romanoff Jewels, we also learn the real story behind the Shadow's fire opal ring, a priceless girasol that adorns the third finger of his left hand.

Narrated by Richard Ferrone, Marc Vietor, Kevin Pariseau, Victor Bevine, Susannah Jones, Mark Boyett, L J Ganser, Jonathan Todd Ross, Jonathan Davis, Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Angelo Di Loreto, David Marantz, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes
List Price: $14.99


Audible Studios
The Voodoo Master: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 6!

The Shadow matches wits against Dr. Rodil Mocquino, the so-called Voodoo Master. Dr. Mocquino possesses a strange hypnotic power over men that causes them to do his bidding like mindless zombies. When the evil Voodoo Doctor creates an army of walking dead drones to carry out his latest vile plan, it's up to The Shadow to put an end to the black magic and the doctor himself.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes
List Price: $14.99




Black Mask & Audible
Race Williams Audiobooks - Download Only
Now available!

Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months. Daly's classic character, Race Williams, was one of the most popular fiction characters of the pulps and the direct inspiration for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

This Black Mask Classic Edition was produced by Pulp-Lit Productions Studios for Steeger Properties LLC, agent for the estate of Carroll John Daly.


Knights of the Open Palm
Race Williams, Book 1
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
Series: Race Williams, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins, Unabridged
Regular price:
$6.95
     
Publisher's Summary
The first hard-boiled detective, Race Williams, runs up against the Klan in his premiere adventure, which leads him to fast and tragic action. Plus two other early Daly hard-boiled classics: The False Burton Combs and Dolly. Story number one in the Race Williams series.

Three Thousand to the Good
Race Williams, Book 2
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
Series: Race Williams, Book 2
Length: 58 mins, Unabridged
Regular price: $3.95

    
Publisher's Summary
Race Williams - the classic hard-boiled detective from the pages of Black Mask Magazine - takes on the biggest blackmailing scheme of his career. Plus a bonus Daly hard-boiled classic: Paying an Old Debt. Story number two in the Race Williams series.

The Snarl of the Beast
Race Williams #17 (Black Mask)
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins, Unabridged
Regular price:
 $19.95
     
Publisher's Summary
Who is the criminal known only as "The Beast?" Too baffling for the police to solve, it becomes a manhunt in which detective Race Williams must track down "the most feared, the cunningest and cruelest creature that stalks the city streets at night."

But it will soon become Race's most dangerous case as he tries to stay alive. One of the longest and best of the dozens of Race Williams adventures.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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




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

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December



Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #7
Now available!

The Strange Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Edited by R. Allen Leider
Special Sherlock Holmes issue
Illustrated by Ed Coutts, design by Rich Harvey

Awesome Tales #7 presents five new stories featuring the world's greatest detective, investigating everything from the sublime to the supernatural. Featuring "The Incident of the Wild West Witch" by R. Allen Leider, written as an homage to the late Peter Cushing -- best known for his starring roles in British horror films (including the 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles), less known for his love of the American western genre. Read more about it on the blog.

"The Incident of the Wild West Witch" by R. Allen Leider
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson tour the U.S.A., and confront an unearthly menace during a stop in Tombstone, Arizona!
"The Long September Night" by Robert E. Waters
Jack the Ripper is just a terrible memory in Whitechapel, but a woman comes to Sherlock Holmes claiming the monster still roams the night.
"A Pardonable Offense" by John L. French
A safe-cracker makes a deal with Sherlock Holmes and learns about honor.
"A Study in Evil" by Gary Lovisi
Has Sherlock Holmes finally crossed the line and resorted to murder?
"The Yellow Thread" by DJ Tyrer
Holmes and Watson confront a man determined to spread madness.
"The Man in Sherlock’s Castle" by Audrey Parente
William Gillette portrayed the inscrutable detective on stage, and created a castle worthy of the Baskervilles.


72 pages, 7" x 10"
Paperback: $6.00




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness
Pulp Consumption: El Borak
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #80 is now available and recommended!
 
Issue 80 of the Bronze Gazette celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki.
Terry Allen notes the latest in Doc Savage books and comics for sale.
Chuck Welch contributes a story about his fan letter to Farmer and the issue concludes with the final part of Jeff Deischer's article on Chemistry of Death.

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can special order this issue at http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/
and don't forget to subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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(Prices Include Postage)

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Get back issues of #77 for $13, #79 for $13, Doc Con 2016 Special for $12, and Doc Con 2017 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  
   

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Fog of the Forgotten, by Basil Wells
Short Reviews – Space Bat, by Carl Selwyn
Sensor Sweep: A. Merritt, Dungeons & Dragons, Monster Manuals, and the Murder of Sword and Sorcery
Murder Draws a Crowd

Centipede Press
MASTERS OF THE WEIRD TALE: ARTHUR J. BURKS
Now available!


A stunning single volume edition of Arthur J. Burks’s best weird and horror fiction, across 900 pages, with over 20 full page illustrations, many in full color, with a stunning wraparound dustjacket by Piotr Jablonski.
Also included is a new introduction by editor John Pelan.

The single volume is enclosed in a handsome slipcase with ribbon marker, patterned endsheets, and other extras.
The complete contents are shown below.

Limited to 200 copies, each signed by John Pelan, Piotr Jablonski, and Gwabryel, with facsimile signatures by Arthur J. Burks and Lee Brown Coye.
• Oversize at 7½ × 11 inches.
• 880 pages.
• New introduction by John Pelan.
• One handsome volume in a single slipcase.
• Extensive bibliography.
• Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full color wraparound dustjacket art.
• Cloth in dustjacket, signed: $225




 
    Centipede Press


Clive Cussler: THE RISING SEA (The NUMA Files) - Coming March 13!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
List Price: $29.00



Conan the Barbarian & Kull Kickstarter Campaign - Now online!

This Kickstarter is meant to let future generations enjoy Robert E. Howard's first forays into the genre of sword and sorcery, the precursor to the famous Conan the Barbarian. Although Solomon Kane and Conan, his more famous works, are still in print, Kull of Atlantis has fallen through the cracks. With your help, we will be able to print a paperback containing the first Kull stories, plus The Phoenix on the Sword, featuring all new artwork by professional illustrator Stefan Poag. This will finally allow anyone, not just collectors, to enjoy these tales in print.

After launching my Kickstarter to fund a reprint of REH's The Shadow Kingdom, The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune, and The Phoenix on the Sword, I was contacted by someone close to John Severin's family and I am now proud to announce that my anthology will include a selection of works by John Severin (illustrator of Marvel Co mics' Conan the Barbarian, Dark Horse Comics' Conan, and many other projects)! I am honored to be able to include his work in my anthology, especially due to his vast portfolio of work.

Print copies of the anthology are just $12 plus shipping and digital copies are just $3.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, February 19, 2018.




Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 21!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson; variant covers by Ivan Reis and Aaron Lopresti

The final battle is here!
Diana has regained her sense of self -- and with her mind and memory intact, she's an unstoppable force.
Conan believed her to be his lost childhood love, and the revelation of her true destiny does nothing to lessen his admiration for the warrior he fights beside.
The Corvidae may live to regret their wager.


Co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








THE DARK ANGEL: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME THREE - Coming early April!
by Seabury Quinn



Production Update: The Dark Angel: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume 3 will now be released in early April 2018 and not in March as scheduled.
There was a glitch at the printer and there is now a theoretical possibility of two variant covers (only for the completists among us!)


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

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.
Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride", the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99



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

DOC SAVAGE COMICS 19 & 20 (1943)
A Swashbuckling Adventure of CAPTAIN DARING by Reed Crandall (1950)
WEIRD TALES 65, 66 & 67 (1929) 
RAYMOND CHANDLER British Dust Jackets (Part 3)
COWGIRL ROMANCES 10,11,12 (1952-3)

The Digest Enthusiast #7
 Now available and recommended!

The seventh spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines


News Digest
Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino
Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Plus
Mirthful Spirits
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


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


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99




 
 
 

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Rafael Sabatini: King of the Swashbucklers
- New!
Black Vulmea - Robert E. Howard's Roughneck Pirate (Part Two)
Black Vulmea - Robert E. Howard's Roughneck Pirate (Part One)
The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Is Upon Us
C.L. Moore and the Lovecraft Circle
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part Two

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Pirate Blood: an all new web comic
Now online!

“Pirate Blood” was among the manuscripts discovered in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ safe following his death in 1950. It was Burroughs’ second foray (after The Mucker) into a narrative featuring an anti-hero as the protagonist, a dark tale of piracy, murder, and genetic pre-destination. Penned in 1932, the tale was too gritty for Burroughs’ usual audience, and remained unsold until 1970.

Our story:
Johnny LaFitte always comes in second to his best friend Frank Adams, in academics as well as athletics. Johnny blames heredity—Frank and his friends are scions of California’s old money, while Johnny’s most notable ancestor was the famous pirate Jean LaFitte. Johnny’s belief in genetic destiny grows when he graduates from college to become a motorcycle cop, while his friends live the entitled, country club lifestyle provided by their family fortunes. It’s a particularly bitter pill when Johnny discovers that Daisy Juke, his childhood sweetheart, is now engaged to Frank. 


A chase to catch a bank robber finds Johnny shanghaied to the South Pacific aboard a dirigible. There, Johnny is forced to join a band of pirates to survive—and discovers his unique aptitude for the profession. Johnny’s attraction to La Diablesa, the mistress of his boss, the Vulture, complicates things—as does the appearance of his lost love, Daisy.

See the first 4 strips of Pirate Blood, FREE, along with our entire lineup of 23 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures. 

WRITER - Martin Gately
Martin Gately commenced his writing career in the late 1980s working for DC Thomson on Starblazer–his first ever published story was illustrated by Enrique Alcatena. After a short stint as an editorial assistant, he left publishing behind to work in the British criminal justice system, at both the Serious Fraud Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Returning to writing in the last few years, Gately was reunited with Alcatena on the Phantom: Generations story Sherwood Jungle from Moonstone Books and also The Cryptid Kid comic strip for Fortean Times, to which he is a regular contributor of articles.

Gately writes the continuing adventures of Gaston Leroux’s detective character Rouletabille for the Tales of the Shadowmen series from Black Coat Press, as well as contributing to numerous other anthologies from this publisher.

Also, Gately the author of the official short story prequel to Philip José Farmer’s first novel (in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer Volume 4 from Meteor House). His most recent published work appears in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Mammoth Books). He is currently working on his first novel.

ART/COLOR/LETTERS - Anthony Summey
Anthony Summey is originally from the small southern town of Walhalla, South Carolina, where he drove his grade school teachers crazy with doodles of superheroes all over his homework assignments. Needless to say, he has always and will always love to draw.

Summey is currently a freelance comic book artist and Professor of Art and Animation. He has received his MFA degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a concentration in Sequential Art. For those unfamiliar with that term, it simply means he studied comic strips, comic books, storyboarding, and children’s books. His work has appeared internationally with an ever-growing client list. For more information, please visit summeyillustration.com.





EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER Pulps to Portraits - Now available!

A new 102-page catalog (not be be confused with a second catalog we also just got in), this was produced to accompany the Norman Rockwell Museum's retrospective exhibition celebrating distinguished illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler's 70-year career from a comic book and paperback artist to esteemed painter of celebrities and presidential portraits. Filled with wonderful full color illustrations alongside essays by Martin Mahoney, William H. Gerdts, and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with foreword by Norman Rockwell Museum Director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt.

$20.00



The House on the Borderland and Other Mysterious Places: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 2 Paperback - Now available!
by William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by personal experience and his work evokes a disturbing sense of the amorphous and horrific unknown.

While his adventure fiction was very popular during his lifetime, the supernatural and cosmic horror he is most remembered for only became well known after his death, mainly due to the efforts of writers like H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, who often praised his work and cited it as an influence on their own. By the latter half of the twentieth century, it was only his weird fiction that remained in print, and his vast catalog of non-supernatural stories was extremely hard to find.

Night Shade Books’s five-volume series presents all of Hodgson’s unique and timeless fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction, including a number of works reprinted for the first time since their original publication. The second of the five-volume set, The House on the Borderland and Other Mysterious Places, collects Hodgson’s mystery and suspense fiction, including those starring the occult detective Thomas Carnacki, and the titular novel The House on the Borderland, a seminal and influential work of early weird fiction.


Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
List Price: $17.99


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Paul Pine
- New!
Conan in the News
Celebration
Hammerhead
Treasures: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
For The Killing of Kings


Illustrated Press
COBY WHITMORE: ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!


Scheduled to ship in JUNE 2018, this spectacular new book explores the life and work of COBY WHITMORE.
This volume is printed in FULL COLOR throughout and features over 300 illustrations.
The book is 224 pages long and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings, tear sheets from vintage magazines, photographs, and more.
A complete preview of the book is available here:

PREVIEW THE BOOK HERE

224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket. The Standard Edition is $44.95 plus postage.
PRE-ORDER THE STANDARD EDITION

A Special Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author Daniel Zimmer, and presented in a green slipcase with white lettering, is available for $64.95 plus postage.
PRE-ORDER THE SPECIAL EDITION





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #59 - Now shipping and coming soon in comic shops!

This issue of Illustration features the sexy pin-up and science fiction art of the brilliant H.W. McCauley.
Our feature showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs.
Next up we feature the automotive illustrations of Peter Helck, known for his thrilling racing art.
Our final feature covers the work of Gilbert Bundy, famous for his humorous slick magazine illustrations of the 30s and 40s.
Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00





JAMES BOND: THE BODY #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 21!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Luca Casalanguida


James Bond leads the interrogation of a scientist who allowed a lethal virus to be stolen. But when the investigation takes a surprising turn, Bond begins to question whether he is enough.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


JAMES BOND: COLONEL SUN - Coming March 6!
By Kingsley Amis

The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappers―the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.

Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire―the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.

The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander, Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes have never been higher, nor the dangers more complex. Bond’s allies―the beautiful, brown-haired Greek agent, Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War II resistance fighter―are quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun.  Alone and unarmed, faces off against these two nefarious villains.

Stripped of all professional aids, James Bond faces the deadly devices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
$25.95



JAMES BOND: M ONE SHOT SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops February 21!
Writer: Declan Shalvey
Art: P. J. Holden
Cover: Declan Shalvey,Jordie Bellaire

James Bond’s superior, code-named M, scrambles MI6’s secret agents across the globe. Sometimes, he knowingly sends them to their deaths, for the greater good. But a traumatic event from M’s early days in the field returns to haunt him, forcing M to return to the scene of a crime… HIS crime. An exhilarating spy standalone from superstar DECLAN SHALVEY (Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan, Savage Town) and PJ HOLDEN (2000 AD, Judge Dredd).

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

By Walter B. Gibson

The fantastic true story of the meek little man who lured and wantonly murdered seven women.

This first complete record traces John Christie's life from childhood to his execution, explains how he came by his peculiarities, what his relations were with women, and indicates why he murdered.

This novelization was written by The Shadow author, Walter B. Gibson, under the pen name of John Abbington, and appeared in the first issue of CRIME CASE BOOK MAGAZINE in January 1954.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 194 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #39
Now available!

This is really issue #39, not #37 as shown on the back cover.
 
 
The fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks. 100 pages, full colour. Includes letters, articles on vintage Australian sleaze paperbacks, paperback cover model Steve Holland, an overview of the Frankenstein Horror Series, SF author Keith Laumer, the paperback collections of Gahan Wilson, Ed Gorey and Charles Addams.

Paperback: 100 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99




KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #4 - Arriving in comic shops February 21!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

The armada completes their treacherous journey and Kong is revealed to Ape City.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone - New!
Myth Debunked: Bass Reeves was not the inspiration for The Lone Ranger
The Shape of Water (Movie Review)
"Movie Pass" may be the future!
The Missing Suspense Radio Episodes
Justice League Movie

Meteor House
The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Coming in July!

To mark Philip José Farmer's 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes beyond the typical "best of" anthology. From classic science fiction to poems, articles, tributes, speeches and more all by Farmer himself. Additionally there is an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography at Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, and each decade features a synopsis of Farmer's life and career. At well over 900 pages this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians and is available in trade paperback and hardcover featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Foreword

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov
Imagination

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Mother
Lovers and Otherwise
Attitudes
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
Riverworld
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio


The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Memoir
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography

Trade paperback: $35
Hardcover: $50
5.5×8.5, 940+ pages


Due out in July 2018, you can preorder the trade paperback, hardcover, or both, by clicking here.

Trade Paperback

Hardcover


Mike Chomko -  January/February 2018 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2018

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

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

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




MORT KÜNSTLER The Art of Adventure  - Now available!

Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure. It's a thin little guy, but features dozens of rare full color and black and white images from the acclaimed illustrator's entire career -- from classic pulp magazines to documenting the Civil War. Includes exhibition checklist, introduction by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with two essays.

$15.00


 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Fiction Stories I’m Reading: THORP McCLUSKY “The Crawling Horror.”
 - New!
Western Horror Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND “Werewolf.”  - New!
Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Vampire’s Honeymoon.” - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 20, by Walker Martin: PULP ART, Part Two
MICHAEL AVALLONE’s “MAN FROM U.NC.L.E.” Books, by MIKE NEVINS
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2017, by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 19, by Walker Martin: PULP ART

Necronomicon Press - Now available!

Crypt of Cthulhu #109
Edited by Bob Price

We're back once again!  This time featuring full-color covers by Robert H. Knox!
This is a pre-order ... issue #109 will ship out on, or before, March 1st, 2018!
Be the first kid on your block to get your copy!
And yes, we combine shipping for our overseas customers; please ask!

Contents:
Disturbing and Debatable Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price
Phlegon of Tralles, Ancient Woo Woo, and “The Hideous Tale of the Corpse-Bride” by Darrell Schweitzer
Woods: Lovecraft and Frost by Mollie L. Burleson
Hyperborea and Poseidonis by Scott Connors
Imprisoned with Bubastis by Timothy Burrall
Providence’s Poe Street by Ken Faig, Jr.
“The Pain of Lost Things”: The Randolph Carter Stories as Veteran’s Narrative by Dr. Géza A. G. Reilly
The Raconteur of Emerald Lake by Thomas Kent Miller and Gary von Tersch
Lost “Far From Time” by Will Murray
R’lyeh Reviews by S. T. Joshi and Sam Gafford


US $7.50

Eldrich Tales #2
Edited by Bob Price

New! Eldritch Tales #2 edited by Bob Price & published by Necronomicon Press!

We're back once again!  This time featuring full-color covers by Allen Koszowski!

This is a pre-order ... issue #2 will ship out on, or before, March 1st, 2018!
Be the first kid on your block to get your copy!
And yes, we combine shipping for our overseas customers; please ask!

Think of our Table of Contents as a menu for the corpse-eating cult of Leng! Mighty tasty, even if loathsome! And the best part is: you can order all the items! Whether you’ll be able to keep ‘em all down is another story! Locales and time periods vary, but all fall under the category of… Eldritch Tales!

As is our policy, we offer work by both veterans like Edward P. Berglund and Henry J. Vester and creative gems by brand new treaders of the old paths like Crimson Al-Khemia, whose very first story we are honored to unveil here! There is both fiction and verse, prose and illustration—in short, everything a gustatory ghoul might want! So brace yourself and have your anti-nausea medicine close at hand!


US $7.50




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes
The Ghost

PAPERBACK PARADE #100 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #100, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Treasure Isalnd, Pulp Jungle man Frank Gruber, Lupoff's Dunwich Lovecraft, Lyndon Mallet and Taffin hard crime series, Gold Medal Romances, Robert Weverka interview, news, ads, more.


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


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



     

THE PHARAOH KEY (Gideon Crew) - Coming June 12!
by Douglas Preston &‎ Lincoln Child


Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life--or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds--but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.


Hardcover
List Price: $28.00
Kindle: $14.99




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Gland Men of the Island" by Malcolm R. Afford from WONDER STORIES, January 1931
Three white men wash up on an island where a Chinese
scientist has been working to create an invincible army by transplanting glands from humans into gorillas.

"The Mystery of the Crushed Peppermints" by Leonard Raphael from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943

This murder smelled of peppermint, and it was a sweet trail to a sour mystery.

"Dawn of Reason" by Harold de Polo from THRILLING ADVENTURES, August, 1939

Brute Force and Animal Cunning are Pitted Against the Birth of Thought as Primitive Men Battle.



Pulp Adventurecon, February 24, 2018
Universal Palms Hotel, Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Show time: 10am - 5pm; Admission: $5.00

The Floridian Pulp Adventurecon is back! While the northern east coast hibernates, prepare to discover more pulp magazine and golden age comic treasures!

This year, Golden Age grandmaster Allen Bellman joins the show as our special guest. In 1942, Allen began working at Timely Comics (which eventually became Marvel Comics). He contibuted illustrations to several pulps published by Martin Goodman, and inked backgrounds for Syd Shores on Captain America. He penciled and inked The Human Torch, The Patriot, and many others. He created the one-page recurring mystery feature, Let's Play Detective. Later, Allen worked at Lev Gleason Publications before leaving the comic book industry in the 1950s.

Allen will have copies of Timely Confidential: When the Golden Age of Comics was Young, his rollicking memoir of working for Marvel Comics and Lev Gleason Publications. Learn more about his book, published by Bold Venture Press.

Pulp Adventurecon's theme is largely pulp magazines, but also includes golden age comics, big little books, mens adventure pulps, movie memorabilia, and more vintage paper material.

Stab the green button below to reserve your table ($45.00 each). Check out website for more details as they develop ... and sign up for our mailing list and receive regular updates.







Pulp Den - Now online!

Catalyst
 - New!
The Experiencers  
Discovering Witchetty Waters
The Imam of Tawi-Tawi  
The Velvet Wasp
Doctor Death
The Pulp Den Awards for 2017  


         Pulp Den  

PULP FACTORY AWARDS
Nominations for Pulp Factory Awards are now open until February 28
The awards to be given out at Windy City Pulp & Paper Con on April 6

Every year in April, fans gather at the Westin Hotel near Yorktown Mall in metro Chicago to celebrate the best in classic and New Pulp literature. As part of those celebrations, nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards are open.
The nomination process will be as follows:


Members of the Pulp Factory E-mail list have through Wednesday, February 28 to submit their initial nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards. Any book published in print in 2017 can be considered for nomination. (Digital-only books are excluded.) Reprints are not eligible for individual awards such as Best Short Story, but may be included in collections if those collections feature new stories published in 2017.
Nominations (by members of the Pulp Factory only) should be e-mailed directly to PulpAwards@gmail.com, with choices in the following categories:
BEST PULP NOVEL
BEST PULP COVER
BEST PULP SHORT STORY
BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY
A special award will be given out by the Awards Committee in 2018 (details to follow)

The Best Pulp Anthology category covers any anthology or collection featuring multiple stories by a single author (a collection) or stories by a variety of authors (a normal anthology).
The book must have been printed in 2017 and must have contained at least one new story. In the case of a new story plus reprints, the book is eligible for Best Pulp Anthology but only the new story is eligible for the Best Pulp Short Story category.
Fans are encouraged to submit multiple entries for each category by February 28– although members are encouraged to discuss their choices on the Pulp Factory list, only those e-mailed directly to PulpAwards@gmail.com will be considered for awards.

After February 28, the committee will tally and craft a final ballot for voting (deadline to be scheduled), and that ballot will be submitted for fans to vote electronically for the awards. Awards will be handed out to winners during the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Questions and nominations should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com. This will insure a more prompt response than reaching out to individual committee members.

Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to your nominations!


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

Gloria Stoll Karn talks on video - New!
Bennett Foster - Western Author, Teacher
O’Henry award winning stories – Home is the Sailor by Bill Adams
Pulp Proverbs #2 - A stitch in time saves nine
Frontier - September, 1925 issue review
Pulp Proverbs #1 - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Skin Deep - New!
Concubine
Prolog To Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth
Hong Kong After Dark
Shockwave
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.

QUEST FOR THE SPACE GODS: THE CHRONICLES OF CONRAD VON HONIG -  Now available!
by Jim Beard,‎ Fred Adams Jr.,‎ John C. Bruening,‎ Terry Alexander,‎ Brian K. Morris,‎ Desmond Reddick,‎ Frank Schildiner

Ancient Astronauts.  Do aliens from other worlds actually exist? Did they visit our planet thousands of years ago? Did they impact our species and influence human evolution in ways far beyond our comprehension?

Conrad von Honig will find the truth, or die trying.

As a world-renowned yet controversial best-selling author in the mid-1970s, von Honig’s only real satisfaction comes from his ongoing quest for the truth. He believes that aliens from outer space visited our planet long ago and left behind a stunning footprint in the form of not only human impressions of their presence, but actual artifacts of their advanced technology. 

Flinch Books, publishers of adventure fiction in the vintage pulp style, chronicles the author’s adventures with the release of QUEST FOR THE SPACE GODS, a collection of six intriguing tales by a cross-section of the most talented storytellers on the New Pulp landscape: Fred Adams, Jr., Terry Alexander, Jim Beard, Brian K. Morris, Desmond Reddick, and Frank Schildiner. The anthology was created and edited by Flinch Books founder and content editor Jim Beard and publishing partner/editor John C. Bruening.

QUEST FOR THE SPACE GODS is available now in print format on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. A Kindle version will soon follow.


Paperback: 232 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
$12.99


Radio Archives
The Spider #55 Audiobook
City of Whispering Death
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

No criminal dared testify against another, while the Whisper was crime-emperor of New York — and the forces of the law were powerless against the ravages of the Underworld! For when the Whisper’s eerie warning fell over Manhattan men died, slashed to bloody bits by a weapon that was invisible but killed horribly! In that awestruck city of riotous crime, where a murmuring voice brought instantaneous death, Richard Wentworth, in the Spider’s strange garb, took up a doomed people’s cause — fighting a Whispering Fury that loosed its thunderbolts in a tornado’s teeth and slew foully to pile up a fortune in streamlined corpses!
 
 
Eighty Five years ago in the summer of 1933, Popular Publications President Harry Steeger and his executive editor, Rogers Terrill, decided to enter the new field of magazines built around a single hero. They enlisted popular aviation hero Robert J. Hogan to help conceive G-8 and his Battle Aces, which debuted late in August. But they also wanted to publish a crimebuster to rival a famous pulp juggernaut. Steeger frankly admitted in later years, “The reason we started the title The Spider was because of the success of Street & Smith’s The Shadow. At this point in pulp history individual titles became very popular, so we decided to try out a few ourselves.”
 
Driven, deadly, the Spider was a daredevil caught between the law that branded him as a criminal and the underworld he terrorized with his metallic laugh and searing lead.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads City of Whispering Death with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, April, 1938.

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


5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #110 eBook
June 1944

 Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces
by Will Murray
 
Amazing Sky Novel
Wings Of The Death Tiger
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
Locked in the heart of mysterious Burma is a menace that spells doom to Allied Wings, as G-8 flies into the darkness on the most dangerous mission of his career — wrest the dread secret of the doomed legion who were men by day — and ravenous tigers by night!
 
Six-gun Ace — A Smoke Wade Story
The Arizona Cowboy was afraid of nobody — not until that fateful day when he found that six-guns and medals go well together — as long as you don’t try to mix them!
 
The Devil Bird — A Red Falcon Story
The Red Falcon and Sika stage a desperate fight against the devil bird of the Wampana — the pagan monster which would destroy the world.
 
Phantom Patrol — A Greaseball Joe Story
There comes a time in the lives of all men who fight and fly to play the devil in flame-filled skies — but when their pursuit pigeons came home to roost, even the devil had to take a back seat to the fighting 69th!
 
G-8 Speaks — Voice of the G-8 Club
The Master Spy gives you the latest lowdown on facts about flying.
 
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. $3.99


Discounted 50% the first week.
$1.99


RED SONJA #13 - Arriving in comic shops February 21!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Ben Caldwell
Cover B: Brent Schoonover
Cover C: Moritat
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Fernando Ruiz


Red Sonja and her time traveling companion Professor Wallace take a wrong turn on their way back to the Hyborian Age, and now they find themselves in...Hell.
Can the She-Devil fight her way back out? Or is this where they finally belong?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




 



The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

These serials are currently being restored and proofed and will be released as single and multi-serial sets in upcoming months.
Subscribers will receive the multi-disk sets including extra items such as the BLACK WHIP upgrade at no extra charge.

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored
February/March 2018




The Serial Squadron
Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled to begin shipping February 22!

Jesse James Rides Again
Featuring Clayton Moore and Linda Stirling
with Tristram Coffin and Roy Barcroft
Directed by Fred Brannon


Though a fugitive from the sheriff of Clay County, Missouri, Jesse James helps the small ranchers of Peaceful Valley, Tennessee, resist the violent efforts of black-hooded raiders to drive them off their lands.
Restored with excellent quality picture and audio.



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SHEENA #6 - Now available!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat

Cover A: 
Maria Sanapo
Cover B:
Marco Santucci
Cover C: Dan Parent
Cover D: Cosplay


The start of a bold new adventure! Mother Forest is beset by a terrible plague that sickens the very jungle, but this deadly evil is not the only danger Sheena must face.  A ruthless huntress prowls the forest, seeking a girl with golden hair, and the mark of the jaguar...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 



Douglas Draa has announced that Wildside Press is relaunching "Startling Stories"!

Startling Stories will be a fun plot driven Science Fiction Magazine which will embrace it's Pulp Action/Adventure Origins!
Think of the early years of Asimov's SF Magazine as a good example.
Draa is not demanding stories portraying a sugar coated future, but nihilistic dystopias won't cut it.
Wildside Press and Draa are expecting a fairly positive attitude towards the future and human advancement.

One issue is planned for 2018 to see how it does.
Rates will be the usual 1/2 per word with a 10K word maximum. No graphic sex!
Submissions will be open from the 1st of March until the 31st.

Send submissions to weirdaether@t-online.de


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

The Cosmic Question
Scraps of Star Wars
Weird Fiction Against Materialism


WEIRDBOOK #37
Now available!

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

Included this time are:
• Sea Glass Harvest, by Bear Kiosk
• The Changeling, by R. Rozakis
• The Maiden Voyage of the Ariona, by Dale W. Glaser
• One Million & One, by Andre E. Harewood
• War is Grimm, by Clifford Beal
• Blood Pact, by Sharon Cullars
• Something I Have to Tell You, by John B. Rosenman
• The Curious Simulacrum of Dr. F, by Michael Canfield
• A Cure for Restless Bones, by Angela Enos
• Homecoming Corpse, by Andrew Bourelle
• A Chorus of Shadows, by Sarena Ulibarri
• Graveyard Wine, by Joshua L. Hood
• My Last Sixteen Hours, by Angela L. Lindseth
• Wide Wide Sea, by Jackson Kuhl
• The Safari, by Michael S. Walker
• The Water Horse, by Bill W. James
• The Long Way Home, by S.E. Casey
• Unseelie Things, by Taylor Foreman-Niko
• The Veneration of Evil in the Kingdom of Ancient Lies, by John R. Fultz
• Livingstone, by Cody Goodfellow

Plus a selection of poetry by:
• Darrell Schweitzer
• Kyla Lee Ward
• Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
• Denny Marshall


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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










09 February 2018



F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Startling Stories - March 1942

Tarnished Utopia by Malcolm Jameson
Racked with pain in the torture chambers of the moon, a brave American plots a terrible death for Prince Lohan, Dictator of the Solar System!

Silent Eden by Henry Kuttner
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Mister Joe Doe, Earthman by Joseph J. Millard



7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
DOC SAVAGE: MR. CALAMITY

(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito
The contract is signed!
Coming
later this month or early next month!





Airship 27 Productions
SECRET AGENT "X" VOLUME 6
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Secret Agent X Vol 6,” continuing the adventures of Pulpdom’s premier spy in three new pulse-pounding adventures. The Man of a Thousand Faces is confronted with the most threatening challenges to America imaginable and only his incredible talents as a super spy can overcome each.

From destroying a world spreading plague launched from a giant airship to stymieing Nazi subterfuge at a mountain enclave and then having to fight dead men under spell of an evil mystic. All in a days work for the Agent X. Writers Fred Adams Jr., Kaushik Karforma and Frank Schildiner deliver three top-notch pulp thrillers that will have fans turning pages at break-neck speed.

“Our fans can’t get enough of Secret Agent X,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “From the day we launched this series of brand new X tales, pulp fans have enthusiastically supported these books. Although a B character in the golden days of the pulps, we’ve truly enjoyed giving this great character the center spotlight he truly deserves.”

As always, Art Director provides the black and white interior illustrations and also does double duty with his action themed cover based on a scene from Kaushik Karforma’s story, “Escape From Zakopane.” 

If you are still unfamiliar with this great pulp hero it’s high time you discovered the master spy who inspired Nick Carter, James Bond, Matt Helm, and all the great heroes of espionage fiction; Secret Agent X.



Available from Amazon in paperback & coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Coming soon!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
Aces: June 1930 Original Rudolph Belarski Painting
Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery

Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories is looking to start quarterly publication in print and digital form.

Amazing Stories will be launching a KIckstarter Campaign on March 1st of 2018.

We're looking to go back into regular (quarterly) publication, with our initial release to take place at Worldcon 76 in San Jose!

Below, you'll find the official press release, but before you take a gander:

Please spread this FAR AND WIDE.

We're sending emails out to PR lists, our members and contributors lists, but even at 41,868 names, it's still not enough!

Kickstarter success rides on two things - the quality of the project itself and public enthusiasm.

We think the project is quality, otherwise we wouldn't be doing it (and when it launches, you can check it all out for yourself) but ramping up enthusiasm is an alien of a different color.

We know you all love the 'idea' of Amazing Stories, the world's first magazine devoted solely to science fiction - its legacy is a part of each and everyone of our fandoms - but: a new version is a different alien.

So I just want to let you know up front that our intention is to pay at least the minimum SFWA professional rate (more when we can) for quality stories that reflect a positive view of the future. We hope that it will only take us our initial year to become a qualifying market and we have already solicited stories from many well-recognized names in the field.

We'll be honoring the history of both science fiction and Amazing Stories, while at the same time looking for fiction and features that engage with and are reflective of the field as it is now and can be in the future.

Among other things we have done behind the scenes is to create our own submission engine that guarantees the anonymity of the author through the reading and selection process. We have reached out to diverse audiences and sought their participation and, let it not go unsaid: we encourage submissions from minority voices - including but not limited to women, POC, LGBTQI,and foreign language authors.

We will be publishing in BOTH print and digital (and, if stretch goals are met, will also be producing a special "collector's edition" of each issue).

We're looking for your support, your suggestions and your involvement.

This press release is currently being distributed far and wide, but if you have an outlet that hasn't been reached, please get in touch.


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
CARSON OF VENUS to debut in an all-new full color comic series!


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be bringing you the newest, exciting chapter in the incredible Amtor saga: CARSON OF VENUS, an all-new, full color comic series!

Our first encounter with Carson Napier, Duare, and more will be in "Fear on Four Worlds- Part I," the first in a four-part saga that introduces readers to a cohesive ERB Universe.

That's right- We're bringing all of Burroughs' worlds together into one, single, interactive universe, in a family of titles that includes CARSON OF VENUS, PELLUCIDAR, and THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

"But what's that fourth world seen in the title of the mini-series," you ask?
That announcement is coming very soon, so keep watching!

Cover art by Mike Wolfer and Ceci de la Cruz.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #126: “The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin investigates "The Hollywood Mystery" in her first illustrated adventure from SHADOW COMICS "1. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 14!

DOC SAVAGE  BAMA VARIANT #7:  "The Lost Oasis" & "The Sargasso Ogre” with 1936 Doc Savage comic strip
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson). After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of "The Lost Oasis.” Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, "The Sargasso Ogre." This instant collector’s item leads off with a knockout cover painting by James Bama and also showcases the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of numerous  Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions) 978-1-60877-242-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series


Author Jeff Deischer continues his Saints and Sinners Series with volume 2:  Four in the Way.  Four escaped convicts are flying through Outer Space in an ancient warship trying to escape from the mercenary Templars. Along the way they try to scrounge what resources they can to make good their escape from The Borderlands.
 
This sequel to Four on the Run continues this saga of Outer Space excitement and adventure.


Past episodes:
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal
ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 14!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Ismeal Canales (Covers) Steve Bryant & Tom Fowler

Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics' favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas.
Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?

NOTE: Not available in Germany.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







Audible Studios
The Polar Treasure: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!

Spurred by a clue from a blind violinist with a tattoo of a map on his back, Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five crew take a desperate journey to the frozen North on a Helldiver submarine in search of a missing liner named the Oceanic and rumored to contain millions and millions in gold and diamonds.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 4 hours and 45 minutes
List Price: $14.99



Audible Studios
Dust of Death: Doc Savage - Download Only
Coming May 28!

Doc Savage finds himself caught in the middle of two embattled South American republics that have found a new and deadly foe in the form of an evil hooded figure known as the The Inca in Gray. When The Inca deploys a deadly "Dust of Death" to slaughter citizens on both sides of the fighting, Doc Savage and his team rush into the battle to try to save the day and avoid the firing line.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 5 hours and 40 minutes




Audible Studios
The Black Falcon: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!  

The Black Falcon, a mysterious master of crime, has solved the Shadow's identity by cracking one of The Shadow's clever disguise. Keeping his own identity hidden, The Black Falcon assigns an evil henchman named Terry Rukes to carry out a bold kidnapping plan and capture The Shadow. With his identity compromised, the Shadow takes flight to avoid capture and triumph against this worthy foe.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 21 minutes
List Price: $14.99



Audible Studios
The Romanoff Jewels: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 27!

The Master of Darkness confronts international espionage from New York to Paris in this thrilling Shadow masterpiece novel. In The Romanoff Jewels, we also learn the real story behind the Shadow's fire opal ring, a priceless girasol that adorns the third finger of his left hand.

Narrated by Richard Ferrone, Marc Vietor, Kevin Pariseau, Victor Bevine, Susannah Jones, Mark Boyett, L J Ganser, Jonathan Todd Ross, Jonathan Davis, Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Angelo Di Loreto, David Marantz, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes
List Price: $14.99


Audible Studios
The Voodoo Master: The Shadow - MP3 CD
Coming March 6!

The Shadow matches wits against Dr. Rodil Mocquino, the so-called Voodoo Master. Dr. Mocquino possesses a strange hypnotic power over men that causes them to do his bidding like mindless zombies. When the evil Voodoo Doctor creates an army of walking dead drones to carry out his latest vile plan, it's up to The Shadow to put an end to the black magic and the doctor himself.

Richard Ferrone (Narrator)
Listening Length: 5 hours and 24 minutes
List Price: $14.99




Black Mask & Audible
Race Williams Audiobooks - Download Only
Now available!

Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months. Daly's classic character, Race Williams, was one of the most popular fiction characters of the pulps and the direct inspiration for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

This Black Mask Classic Edition was produced by Pulp-Lit Productions Studios for Steeger Properties LLC, agent for the estate of Carroll John Daly.


Knights of the Open Palm
Race Williams, Book 1
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
Series: Race Williams, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins, Unabridged
Regular price:
$6.95
     
Publisher's Summary
The first hard-boiled detective, Race Williams, runs up against the Klan in his premiere adventure, which leads him to fast and tragic action. Plus two other early Daly hard-boiled classics: The False Burton Combs and Dolly. Story number one in the Race Williams series.

Three Thousand to the Good
Race Williams, Book 2
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
Series: Race Williams, Book 2
Length: 58 mins, Unabridged
Regular price: $3.95

    
Publisher's Summary
Race Williams - the classic hard-boiled detective from the pages of Black Mask Magazine - takes on the biggest blackmailing scheme of his career. Plus a bonus Daly hard-boiled classic: Paying an Old Debt. Story number two in the Race Williams series.

The Snarl of the Beast
Race Williams #17 (Black Mask)
By: Carroll John Daly
Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins, Unabridged
Regular price:
 $19.95
     
Publisher's Summary
Who is the criminal known only as "The Beast?" Too baffling for the police to solve, it becomes a manhunt in which detective Race Williams must track down "the most feared, the cunningest and cruelest creature that stalks the city streets at night."

But it will soon become Race's most dangerous case as he tries to stay alive. One of the longest and best of the dozens of Race Williams adventures.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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




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

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness
Pulp Consumption: El Borak
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 3 Is Live!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #80 is now available and recommended!
 
Issue 80 of the Bronze Gazette celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki.
Terry Allen notes the latest in Doc Savage books and comics for sale.
Chuck Welch contributes a story about his fan letter to Farmer and the issue concludes with the final part of Jeff Deischer's article on Chemistry of Death.

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can special order this issue at http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/
and don't forget to subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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Get back issues of #77 for $13, #79 for $13, Doc Con 2016 Special for $12, and Doc Con 2017 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  
   

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Fog of the Forgotten, by Basil Wells - New!
Short Reviews – Space Bat, by Carl Selwyn
Sensor Sweep: A. Merritt, Dungeons & Dragons, Monster Manuals, and the Murder of Sword and Sorcery
Murder Draws a Crowd
Short Reviews – Tepondicon, by Carl Jacobi
Short Reviews – The Man the Sun Gods Made, by Gardner F. Fox
Centipede Press
MASTERS OF THE WEIRD TALE: ARTHUR J. BURKS
Now available!


A stunning single volume edition of Arthur J. Burks’s best weird and horror fiction, across 900 pages, with over 20 full page illustrations, many in full color, with a stunning wraparound dustjacket by Piotr Jablonski.
Also included is a new introduction by editor John Pelan.

The single volume is enclosed in a handsome slipcase with ribbon marker, patterned endsheets, and other extras.
The complete contents are shown below.

Limited to 200 copies, each signed by John Pelan, Piotr Jablonski, and Gwabryel, with facsimile signatures by Arthur J. Burks and Lee Brown Coye.
• Oversize at 7½ × 11 inches.
• 880 pages.
• New introduction by John Pelan.
• One handsome volume in a single slipcase.
• Extensive bibliography.
• Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full color wraparound dustjacket art.
• Cloth in dustjacket, signed: $225




 
    Centipede Press


Conan the Barbarian TV Series - In the works at Amazon!

Amazon is developing drama series Conan, based on the books by Robert E. Howard.
The project hails from Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield, Pathfinder Media and Endeavor Content.

Created and written by Condal, Conan retells the classic character’s story via a return to his literary origins.
Driven out of his tribal homelands, Conan wanders the mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage.




Conan the Barbarian & Kull Kickstarter Campaign - Now online!

This Kickstarter is meant to let future generations enjoy Robert E. Howard's first forays into the genre of sword and sorcery, the precursor to the famous Conan the Barbarian. Although Solomon Kane and Conan, his more famous works, are still in print, Kull of Atlantis has fallen through the cracks. With your help, we will be able to print a paperback containing the first Kull stories, plus The Phoenix on the Sword, featuring all new artwork by professional illustrator Stefan Poag. This will finally allow anyone, not just collectors, to enjoy these tales in print.

After launching my Kickstarter to fund a reprint of REH's The Shadow Kingdom, The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune, and The Phoenix on the Sword, I was contacted by someone close to John Severin's family and I am now proud to announce that my anthology will include a selection of works by John Severin (illustrator of Marvel Co mics' Conan the Barbarian, Dark Horse Comics' Conan, and many other projects)! I am honored to be able to include his work in my anthology, especially due to his vast portfolio of work.

Print copies of the anthology are just $12 plus shipping and digital copies are just $3.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, February 19 2018.




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

DOC SAVAGE COMICS 19 & 20 (1943)
A Swashbuckling Adventure of CAPTAIN DARING by Reed Crandall (1950)
WEIRD TALES 65, 66 & 67 (1929) 
RAYMOND CHANDLER British Dust Jackets (Part 3)
COWGIRL ROMANCES 10,11,12 (1952-3)

The Digest Enthusiast #7
 Now available and recommended!

The seventh spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines


News Digest
Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino
Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Plus
Mirthful Spirits
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


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


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99




 
 
 

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Black Vulmea - Robert E. Howard's Roughneck Pirate (Part Two)

Black Vulmea - Robert E. Howard's Roughneck Pirate (Part One)
The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Is Upon Us
C.L. Moore and the Lovecraft Circle
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part Two
"The Maze of Maal Dweb" by Clark Ashton Smith
Fabian and Tolkien: What Might Have Been
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part One

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Pirate Blood: an all new web comic
Now online!

“Pirate Blood” was among the manuscripts discovered in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ safe following his death in 1950. It was Burroughs’ second foray (after The Mucker) into a narrative featuring an anti-hero as the protagonist, a dark tale of piracy, murder, and genetic pre-destination. Penned in 1932, the tale was too gritty for Burroughs’ usual audience, and remained unsold until 1970.

Our story:
Johnny LaFitte always comes in second to his best friend Frank Adams, in academics as well as athletics. Johnny blames heredity—Frank and his friends are scions of California’s old money, while Johnny’s most notable ancestor was the famous pirate Jean LaFitte. Johnny’s belief in genetic destiny grows when he graduates from college to become a motorcycle cop, while his friends live the entitled, country club lifestyle provided by their family fortunes. It’s a particularly bitter pill when Johnny discovers that Daisy Juke, his childhood sweetheart, is now engaged to Frank. 


A chase to catch a bank robber finds Johnny shanghaied to the South Pacific aboard a dirigible. There, Johnny is forced to join a band of pirates to survive—and discovers his unique aptitude for the profession. Johnny’s attraction to La Diablesa, the mistress of his boss, the Vulture, complicates things—as does the appearance of his lost love, Daisy.

See the first 4 strips of Pirate Blood, FREE, along with our entire lineup of 23 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures. 

WRITER - Martin Gately
Martin Gately commenced his writing career in the late 1980s working for DC Thomson on Starblazer–his first ever published story was illustrated by Enrique Alcatena. After a short stint as an editorial assistant, he left publishing behind to work in the British criminal justice system, at both the Serious Fraud Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Returning to writing in the last few years, Gately was reunited with Alcatena on the Phantom: Generations story Sherwood Jungle from Moonstone Books and also The Cryptid Kid comic strip for Fortean Times, to which he is a regular contributor of articles.

Gately writes the continuing adventures of Gaston Leroux’s detective character Rouletabille for the Tales of the Shadowmen series from Black Coat Press, as well as contributing to numerous other anthologies from this publisher.

Also, Gately the author of the official short story prequel to Philip José Farmer’s first novel (in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer Volume 4 from Meteor House). His most recent published work appears in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Mammoth Books). He is currently working on his first novel.

ART/COLOR/LETTERS - Anthony Summey
Anthony Summey is originally from the small southern town of Walhalla, South Carolina, where he drove his grade school teachers crazy with doodles of superheroes all over his homework assignments. Needless to say, he has always and will always love to draw.

Summey is currently a freelance comic book artist and Professor of Art and Animation. He has received his MFA degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a concentration in Sequential Art. For those unfamiliar with that term, it simply means he studied comic strips, comic books, storyboarding, and children’s books. His work has appeared internationally with an ever-growing client list. For more information, please visit summeyillustration.com.





Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Book #6 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series
SWORDS AGAINST THE MOON MEN
By Christopher Paul Carey
Cover Art by Chris Peuler and Interior Illustrations by Mark Wheatley
Now available in hardcover and softcover!

An all-new science fantasy adventure novel by the acclaimed coauthor of the Ancient Opar series, Christopher Paul Carey 

Hailed by author and science fiction scholar Richard Lupoff as a “masterpiece of science fiction” and a “pioneer work of the modern school of social extrapolation in science fiction,” Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic lunar trilogy—The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk—tells the generational tale of humanity’s fight for freedom against alien conquerors from the Moon. The hero, Julian, finds his soul perpetually reincarnated in the bodies of his successive grandsons, fated to confront—down through the centuries—the vicious Kalkars who have subjugated Earth.

The epic saga continues in this novel, Swords Against the Moon Men.

In 2076 AD, Earth has been conquered and humanity brutally enslaved under the cruel tyranny of the Kalkar invaders whose evil was spawned from Va-nah, the Moon’s hollow interior. Julian 7th—descendant of the great hero who led the first expedition to Va-nah and nearly defeated the Kalkars—receives a mysterious transmission from the planet Barsoom.

The desperate plea from the Red Planet swiftly hurls Julian upon a lonely quest into the heart of Va-nah where he teams up with an U-ga princess and a fierce alien quadruped, and launches a daring rescue to save a lost Barsoomian ambassadorial mission. The success of this mission depends on an unlikely alliance with the Warlord of Mars to assail the enemy’s impregnable stronghold.

If Julian fails in this quest, humanity—and the entire solar system—will never escape the iron grip of the Moon Men.

Enjoy this exciting new adventure [Book #6 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series]. Available in Hard Cover with a Dust Jacket at ERBurroughs.com and Lulu.com.


Price: $34.95





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan in the News
- New!
Celebration
Hammerhead
Treasures: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
For The Killing of Kings


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

HOMICIDE JOHNNY

"I don't want to Die!"  Jean Daniels moaned

She had to get out of there. Nothing else mattered. Then footsteps echoed in the hall. She stood paralyzed and gazed into the mirror. The door behind her swung open. It was the killer. He had used her and now he was covering up his tracks. She had to go. She was too dangerous to live... How long could it go on? "Homicide Johnny" West couldn't answer that question. He had been called in to solve the murder of Harry Waters whose newspaper columns had ruined many men. But the web of violence grew steadily more vicious. Murder followed murder until Johny and his co-worker, Penny Lane, found out they were next in line!


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 182 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


 
 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #39
Now available!

This is really issue #39, not #37 as shown on the back cover.
 
 
The fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks. 100 pages, full colour. Includes letters, articles on vintage Australian sleaze paperbacks, paperback cover model Steve Holland, an overview of the Frankenstein Horror Series, SF author Keith Laumer, the paperback collections of Gahan Wilson, Ed Gorey and Charles Addams.

Paperback: 100 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99




Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #5 & #6 Abridged Reprints
Now available!

PULP HORROR #5
The fanzine of vintage horror paperbacks. 50 pages, full colour. Includes German editions of Frankenstein The novels of Leslie Whitten including Moon of the Wolf and Progeny of the Adder Stewart Farrar the real-life occultist who also penned horror fiction The history of British horror fanzines Interview with horror anthologist David Sutton Many rare cover reproductions
 
Paperback: 50 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99


An abridged reprint of the out-of-print issue designed as a tester for Amazon and for those that might want to try the title
DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN ORIGINAL COPY




PULP HORROR #6
The fanzine of vintage horror paperbacks. Issue 6 includes - YEAR OF THE MAD DOGS a look at 70s rabies paperbacks PETER SAXON reviews and rare cover reproductions of the author behind Scream and Scream Again THE PACK a study of killer dogs in horror fiction SHIRLEY JACKSON an in-depth review of her classic haunted house story

Paperback: 60 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$8.99


An abridged reprint of the out-of-print issue designed as a tester for Amazon and for those that might want to try the title
DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN ORIGINAL COPY




LOVECRAFT: THE MYTH OF CTHULHU - Arriving in comic shops February 14!
by Esteban Maroto

Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.

"The Nameless City" is considered the first story of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of beings of reptilian appearance.

In "The Festival" a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date.

"The Call of Cthulhu" is perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, describing a man who after finding the notes of his grand-uncle is lead on a journey around the world in search of this mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.


Hardcover, 80 pages, B&W, $19.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Myth Debunked: Bass Reeves was not the inspiration for The Lone Ranger - New!
The Shape of Water (Movie Review)
"Movie Pass" may be the future!
The Missing Suspense Radio Episodes
Justice League Movie

Meteor House
The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Coming in July!

To mark Philip José Farmer's 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes beyond the typical "best of" anthology. From classic science fiction to poems, articles, tributes, speeches and more all by Farmer himself. Additionally there is an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography at Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, and each decade features a synopsis of Farmer's life and career. At well over 900 pages this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians and is available in trade paperback and hardcover featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Foreword

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov
Imagination

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Mother
Lovers and Otherwise
Attitudes
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
Riverworld
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio


The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Memoir
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography

Trade paperback: $35
Hardcover: $50
5.5×8.5, 940+ pages


Due out in July 2018, you can preorder the trade paperback, hardcover, or both, by clicking here.

Trade Paperback

Hardcover


Mike Chomko -  January/February 2018 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2018

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

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

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




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes
The Ghost

THE PHARAOH KEY (Gideon Crew) - Coming June 12!
by Douglas Preston &‎ Lincoln Child


Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life--or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds--but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.


Hardcover
List Price: $28.00
Kindle: $14.99




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Malignant Flower" by Anthos from AMAZING STORIES, September, 1927
The Malignant Flower by Anthos (translated from the German)

"The Hindoo" by Samuel G. Camp from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 29, 1917
A screwball baseball story, featuring Eppa Japhet Kye as the prime screwball.

"Square-Slug Retribution" by William Benton Johnson from SECRET AGENT "X", October, 1937
Featuring: Ex-Marine Kennedy

Ex-Marine Kennedy, ace G-man, had two good reasons why he had to succeed in that dangerous undertaking. One was his duty to his office; the other, his loyalty to a pal. Duty and loyalty were two things the G-man excelled in, but then, unarmed in the master criminal's den and surrounded by killers, it seemed that he would have no more chance to exercise them.



Pulp Adventurecon, February 24, 2018
Universal Palms Hotel, Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Show time: 10am - 5pm; Admission: $5.00

The Floridian Pulp Adventurecon is back! While the northern east coast hibernates, prepare to discover more pulp magazine and golden age comic treasures!

This year, Golden Age grandmaster Allen Bellman joins the show as our special guest. In 1942, Allen began working at Timely Comics (which eventually became Marvel Comics). He contibuted illustrations to several pulps published by Martin Goodman, and inked backgrounds for Syd Shores on Captain America. He penciled and inked The Human Torch, The Patriot, and many others. He created the one-page recurring mystery feature, Let's Play Detective. Later, Allen worked at Lev Gleason Publications before leaving the comic book industry in the 1950s.

Allen will have copies of Timely Confidential: When the Golden Age of Comics was Young, his rollicking memoir of working for Marvel Comics and Lev Gleason Publications. Learn more about his book, published by Bold Venture Press.

Pulp Adventurecon's theme is largely pulp magazines, but also includes golden age comics, big little books, mens adventure pulps, movie memorabilia, and more vintage paper material.

Stab the green button below to reserve your table ($45.00 each). Check out website for more details as they develop ... and sign up for our mailing list and receive regular updates.







Pulp Den - Now online!

The Experiencers  
- New!
Discovering Witchetty Waters - New!
The Imam of Tawi-Tawi  
The Velvet Wasp
Doctor Death
The Pulp Den Awards for 2017  


         Pulp Den  

PULP FACTORY AWARDS
Nominations for Pulp Factory Awards are now open until February 28
The awards to be given out at Windy City Pulp & Paper Con on April 6

Every year in April, fans gather at the Westin Hotel near Yorktown Mall in metro Chicago to celebrate the best in classic and New Pulp literature. As part of those celebrations, nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards are open.
The nomination process will be as follows:


Members of the Pulp Factory E-mail list have through Wednesday, February 28 to submit their initial nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards. Any book published in print in 2017 can be considered for nomination. (Digital-only books are excluded.) Reprints are not eligible for individual awards such as Best Short Story, but may be included in collections if those collections feature new stories published in 2017.
Nominations (by members of the Pulp Factory only) should be e-mailed directly to PulpAwards@gmail.com, with choices in the following categories:
BEST PULP NOVEL
BEST PULP COVER
BEST PULP SHORT STORY
BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY
A special award will be given out by the Awards Committee in 2018 (details to follow)

The Best Pulp Anthology category covers any anthology or collection featuring multiple stories by a single author (a collection) or stories by a variety of authors (a normal anthology).
The book must have been printed in 2017 and must have contained at least one new story. In the case of a new story plus reprints, the book is eligible for Best Pulp Anthology but only the new story is eligible for the Best Pulp Short Story category.
Fans are encouraged to submit multiple entries for each category by February 28– although members are encouraged to discuss their choices on the Pulp Factory list, only those e-mailed directly to PulpAwards@gmail.com will be considered for awards.

After February 28, the committee will tally and craft a final ballot for voting (deadline to be scheduled), and that ballot will be submitted for fans to vote electronically for the awards. Awards will be handed out to winners during the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Questions and nominations should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com. This will insure a more prompt response than reaching out to individual committee members.

Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to your nominations!


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

Bennett Foster - Western Author, Teacher - New!
O’Henry award winning stories – Home is the Sailor by Bill Adams
Pulp Proverbs #2 - A stitch in time saves nine
Frontier - September, 1925 issue review
Pulp Proverbs #1 - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Concubine
Prolog To Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth
Hong Kong After Dark
Shockwave
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#24 War-Masters from the Orient
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

A brawny coolie from the filthy waterfront of Hong Kong was Emperor of Asia and master of the vast reaches of Russia. Armed with mysterious new weapons which made the bravest man craven, he marched ruthlessly to conquer the world, and to win the proud daughter of the Muscovite nobility who scorned his amorous advances... Jimmy Christopher — Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence — had given America more than enough warning to prepare for the barbaric, invading yellow hosts. And when all seemed lost — when great cities were razed and countless thousands butchered — Operator #5 finally ignored restraining bureaucracy and pitted himself in a single-handed battle to wrest our nation from the Coolie Emperor’s bloody grasp!
 
Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an American unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.

War-Masters from the Orient is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the March, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.


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


5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #50 eBook
November 1937

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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction by Will Murray
 
Thrilling Air-War Novel
The Flight of the Hell Hawks
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
G-8 could see those Claws of Death, sharpened with hate and with the strength of steel, grasping Yank pilots from their pits and hurling them to horrible destruction. What was the ghastly secret that had given them life? How could brave men fight back at the Vultures who murdered them in the sky?
 
A Salute to Death — Thrilling Short Feature
A story you won’t forget, when you’ve looked at the heart of an Ace!
 
Biscuits for the Baron — Smashing Short Story by Greaseball Joe
A hilarious yarn enjoyed by all but the Baron!
 
G-8 Speaks: A meeting with the Master Spy and the latest news of the club.
 
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. $3.99


Discounted 50% the first week.
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The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

These serials are currently being restored and proofed and will be released as single and multi-serial sets in upcoming months.
Subscribers will receive the multi-disk sets including extra items such as the BLACK WHIP upgrade at no extra charge.

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored
February/March 2018




The Serial Squadron
Now shipping and available for pre-order!

MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
Featuring Roy Barcroft as Captain Mephisto, Kenne Duncan and Linda Stirling


Claire Forrest asks private investigator Lance Reardon to help her find her kidnapped father. The inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter is held prisoner on Mystery Island by one of its four owners, who conceals his identity by transforming himself into Captain Mephisto, a pirate ancestor. As the villain harasses Forrest into completing the device that will give her control of world industry, Lance and Claire follow Mephisto's trail throughout the island, while death narrows the number of suspects from four to two.

2-DVD Set includes all 15 chapters & theatrical trailer
Image: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio
View Color-toned Ch. 1 (not on DVD)
View Chapter 2: Satan's Web (BW)


Shipping Now

THE LINDA STIRLING SERIAL COLLECTION

3 Serials including:
MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND
THE TIGER WOMAN
ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP


All remastered and restored 39 Episodes

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service.
When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.

Preorder Offer
to be Posted Shortly


Note: If you order additional DVDs with a preorder title, the total combined shipment will go out when the title is ready to ship. To receive other titles more quickly, order a preorder title separately.


THE TIGER WOMAN
Featuring Linda Stirling as The Tiger Woman
Allan Lane, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis and LeRoy Mason
Includes original opening titles


The beautiful but dangerous ruler of a Central American jungle tribe fiercely defends her people against crooked operators who want to gain access to her land's oil reserves, with the help of intrepid troubleshooter Allen Saunders.
Plenty of action, some of which inspired scenes in Indiana Jones films.

2-DVD Set includes 12 chapters & theatrical trailer
Quality: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio

DVD Masters for this title are now complete & have been sent to the shipping service. When they receive them they will begin shipping the DVD set. When you order you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.


Preorder Now
for shipment about January 2










Douglas Draa has announced that Wildside Press is relaunching "Startling Stories"!

Startling Stories will be a fun plot driven Science Fiction Magazine which will embrace it's Pulp Action/Adventure Origins!
Think of the early years of Asimov's SF Magazine as a good example.
Draa is not demanding stories portraying a sugar coated future, but nihilistic dystopias won't cut it.
Wildside Press and Draa are expecting a fairly positive attitude towards the future and human advancement.

One issue is planned for 2018 to see how it does.
Rates will be the usual 1/2 per word with a 10K word maximum. No graphic sex!
Submissions will be open from the 1st of March until the 31st.

Send submissions to weirdaether@t-online.de


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

The Cosmic Question
Scraps of Star Wars
Weird Fiction Against Materialism
Materi-Chlorians-Part Two
Materi-Chlorians-Part One
The Last Jedi at the First of the Year
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Three

WEIRDBOOK #37
Now available!

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

Included this time are:
• Sea Glass Harvest, by Bear Kiosk
• The Changeling, by R. Rozakis
• The Maiden Voyage of the Ariona, by Dale W. Glaser
• One Million & One, by Andre E. Harewood
• War is Grimm, by Clifford Beal
• Blood Pact, by Sharon Cullars
• Something I Have to Tell You, by John B. Rosenman
• The Curious Simulacrum of Dr. F, by Michael Canfield
• A Cure for Restless Bones, by Angela Enos
• Homecoming Corpse, by Andrew Bourelle
• A Chorus of Shadows, by Sarena Ulibarri
• Graveyard Wine, by Joshua L. Hood
• My Last Sixteen Hours, by Angela L. Lindseth
• Wide Wide Sea, by Jackson Kuhl
• The Safari, by Michael S. Walker
• The Water Horse, by Bill W. James
• The Long Way Home, by S.E. Casey
• Unseelie Things, by Taylor Foreman-Niko
• The Veneration of Evil in the Kingdom of Ancient Lies, by John R. Fultz
• Livingstone, by Cody Goodfellow

Plus a selection of poetry by:
• Darrell Schweitzer
• Kyla Lee Ward
• Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
• Denny Marshall


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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










02 February 2018

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

2018

February 16, 2018
February 23, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
ANNIHILATION

March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 16, 2018
March 29, 2018
DEATH WISH
RED SPARROW
A WRINKLE IN TIME
TOMB RAIDER

READY PLAYER ONE
April 20, 2018
CLOVERFIELD 2017
May 4, 2018
May 25, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
SOLO, A STAR WARS STORY
June 8, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 22, 2018
June 29, 2018
OCEAN'S EIGHT
THE INCREDIBLES 2
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Untitled Fox Marvel Film
July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
July 27, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6
August 3, 2018
August 10, 2018
THE PREDATOR
THE MEG
September 21, 2018
ROBIN HOOD
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
December 14, 2018
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE
AQUAMAN
2019

January 11, 2019
HELLBOY
February 14, 2019
February 22, 2019
GAMBIT
THE NEW MUTANTS
March 8, 2019
CAPTAIN MARVEL
April 5, 2019
SHAZAM
May 3, 2019
THE AVENGERS: UNTITLED
June 7, 2019
Untitled Fox Marvel Film
July 5, 2019
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SEQUEL
November 1, 2019
November 22, 2019
WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL
Untitled Fox Marvel Film





F. PAUL WILSON Guest of Honor 2018

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
CELEBRATING HAROLD HERSEY’S 125TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINGS AND THE AIR WAR PULPS

We’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. 
We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. 
We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!

Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. 
Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. 
His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. 
His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. 
Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that
“I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” 
We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!

Friday Night Auction to feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord

We’re honored to announce that this year’s Friday night auction will draw on material from the estate of Glenn Lord. As literary executor of the Robert E. Howard estate for nearly three decades, Lord was instrumental in popularizing the works of Howard, and in making reams of previously unpublished Howard material available. It would be difficult to overstate his contributions to Howard’s legacy. Not surprisingly, his own pulp collection was centered around Howard, but also contained many other titles as well. If you’re a fan of pulps – and particularly if you’re a fan of the man who brought us Conan and so many other memorable characters – you won’t want to miss it!

We’ll be posting more details over the coming weeks concerning the pulps, fanzines and other rare material that will be in the auction. For now, we’ll just post the one piece of original art that will be in the auction – Frank Utpatel’s original cover art for the second Robert E. Howard Arkham House collection, “The Dark Man and Others”. The art was a little too large for my scanner, so these images are very slightly cropped, but we’ll post full sized shots later. We’re showing it in two images. The image on the left is Utpatel’s original art, on illustration paper. The image on the right is scanned with the overlay (which contains some image and text) on top of the art.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Startling Stories - March 1942

Tarnished Utopia by Malcolm Jameson
Racked with pain in the torture chambers of the moon, a brave American plots a terrible death for Prince Lohan, Dictator of the Solar System!

Silent Eden by Henry Kuttner
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Mister Joe Doe, Earthman by Joseph J. Millard



7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
DOC SAVAGE: MR. CALAMITY

(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito
The contract is signed!
Coming
later this month or early next month!





Airship 27 Productions
SECRET AGENT "X" VOLUME 6
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Secret Agent X Vol 6,” continuing the adventures of Pulpdom’s premier spy in three new pulse-pounding adventures. The Man of a Thousand Faces is confronted with the most threatening challenges to America imaginable and only his incredible talents as a super spy can overcome each.

From destroying a world spreading plague launched from a giant airship to stymieing Nazi subterfuge at a mountain enclave and then having to fight dead men under spell of an evil mystic. All in a days work for the Agent X. Writers Fred Adams Jr., Kaushik Karforma and Frank Schildiner deliver three top-notch pulp thrillers that will have fans turning pages at break-neck speed.

“Our fans can’t get enough of Secret Agent X,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “From the day we launched this series of brand new X tales, pulp fans have enthusiastically supported these books. Although a B character in the golden days of the pulps, we’ve truly enjoyed giving this great character the center spotlight he truly deserves.”

As always, Art Director provides the black and white interior illustrations and also does double duty with his action themed cover based on a scene from Kaushik Karforma’s story, “Escape From Zakopane.” 

If you are still unfamiliar with this great pulp hero it’s high time you discovered the master spy who inspired Nick Carter, James Bond, Matt Helm, and all the great heroes of espionage fiction; Secret Agent X.



Available from Amazon in paperback & coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Coming soon!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories is looking to start quarterly publication in print and digital form.

Amazing Stories will be launching a KIckstarter Campaign on March 1st of 2018.

We're looking to go back into regular (quarterly) publication, with our initial release to take place at Worldcon 76 in San Jose!

Below, you'll find the official press release, but before you take a gander:

Please spread this FAR AND WIDE.

We're sending emails out to PR lists, our members and contributors lists, but even at 41,868 names, it's still not enough!

Kickstarter success rides on two things - the quality of the project itself and public enthusiasm.

We think the project is quality, otherwise we wouldn't be doing it (and when it launches, you can check it all out for yourself) but ramping up enthusiasm is an alien of a different color.

We know you all love the 'idea' of Amazing Stories, the world's first magazine devoted solely to science fiction - its legacy is a part of each and everyone of our fandoms - but: a new version is a different alien.

So I just want to let you know up front that our intention is to pay at least the minimum SFWA professional rate (more when we can) for quality stories that reflect a positive view of the future. We hope that it will only take us our initial year to become a qualifying market and we have already solicited stories from many well-recognized names in the field.

We'll be honoring the history of both science fiction and Amazing Stories, while at the same time looking for fiction and features that engage with and are reflective of the field as it is now and can be in the future.

Among other things we have done behind the scenes is to create our own submission engine that guarantees the anonymity of the author through the reading and selection process. We have reached out to diverse audiences and sought their participation and, let it not go unsaid: we encourage submissions from minority voices - including but not limited to women, POC, LGBTQI,and foreign language authors.

We will be publishing in BOTH print and digital (and, if stretch goals are met, will also be producing a special "collector's edition" of each issue).

We're looking for your support, your suggestions and your involvement.

This press release is currently being distributed far and wide, but if you have an outlet that hasn't been reached, please get in touch.


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
CARSON OF VENUS to debut in an all-new full color comic series!


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be bringing you the newest, exciting chapter in the incredible Amtor saga: CARSON OF VENUS, an all-new, full color comic series!

Our first encounter with Carson Napier, Duare, and more will be in "Fear on Four Worlds- Part I," the first in a four-part saga that introduces readers to a cohesive ERB Universe.

That's right- We're bringing all of Burroughs' worlds together into one, single, interactive universe, in a family of titles that includes CARSON OF VENUS, PELLUCIDAR, and THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

"But what's that fourth world seen in the title of the mini-series," you ask?
That announcement is coming very soon, so keep watching!

Cover art by Mike Wolfer and Ceci de la Cruz.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 7!

THE SHADOW #126: “The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”
Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death." Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin investigates "The Hollywood Mystery" in her first illustrated adventure from SHADOW COMICS "1. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-244-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
Aces: June 1930 Original Rudolph Belarski Painting
Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Doc Savage Pastiches

As we await the publication of Will Murray's latest Doc Savage stories Mr. Calamity and Valley of Eternity which will be available very soon.
I thought it would be interesting to recommend some of the pastiches to the Doc Savage stories that have been published in recent years.

Past episodes:
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"
Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
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A Big Dill (An Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Book 9) - Now available!
by Ed Lynskey


On the same day sister sleuths Isabel and Alma Trumbo’s beloved beagle Petey Samson runs away from home, they confront their ninth murder mystery. Holly McBride, owner and operator of the popular spice shop A Big Dill on Main Street, is found slain behind the checkout counter. Isabel and Alma quickly identify Holly’s ex, Sterling McBride, and her landlady, Tallulah Pettigrew, as the two leading murder suspects. Meantime, Sammi Jo Garner, the Trumbo sisters’ young friend and able assistant, contends with her ongoing romance problems with her footloose boyfriend Reynolds Kyle. Sharp in both mind and tongue as ever, Isabel and Alma snoop in their Virginia small town of Quiet Anchorage to hunt down the right clues to solve the whodunit. The latest series novel from Ed Lynskey, A BIG DILL is a fun addition to the cozy mystery genre in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Jessica Fletcher, and Anne George.

Paperback,151 pages, 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches, $6.95
Kindle: $2.99


Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

IN 1965... & OTHER STORIES
by Albert Robida
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Phil Cohen

Would anyone believe me if I revealed my great discovery, a race of centaurs surviving far away, on the other side of the world, on a great island?

In 1965 (1920) is a amicable and breezy work, with only a slight macabre edge in its comedy, recapitulating and updating the technological innovations of The Electric Life. The history of the twentieth century sketched out in Robida’s earlier books is modified in order to accommodate the Great War, the aftermath of which plays a considerable part in the back-story. Its futurological elements introduce several significant innovations to supplement the telephonoscope and the commonplace use of private aircrafts and flying houses.

Centaur Island (1912) which is a fine example of modern Gulliveriana. Featuring the fanciful notion of a sailor stranded in the midst of centaur civilization the story holds up a satirical mirror to the less savory features of European society.

The two novellas share a similar utopian philosophy and sarcastic distaste for certain aspects of modern civilization, despite the drastic variance between their respective imagery. That combination of similarity and contrast form an interesting, appealing and eminently readable diptych.

Contents:
IN 1965 [Les Annales Politiques & Littéraires, 1919-20]
MOTORING IN 1950.
AVIATION IN 1950.
CENTAUR ISLAND [H Laurens, 1912]
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 252 pages


THE COMPANIONS OF THE SILENCE
by Paul Féval
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Nathalie Lial
 
In 1808, the three children of Mario Monteleone, grandmaster of the Iron Knights, a secret society in Southern Italy, are kidnapped by a mysterious enemy. In 1815, Mario himself is arrested and executed. The Iron Knights then morph into the Companions of the Silence, which have sworn to avenge Mario, but eventually turn to crime. In 1823, a mysterious stranger walks into their midst, claiming to be the notorious bandit Bel Demonio, but in fact, he is Mario’s eldest son, Fulvio. He then takes over the Companions and embarks on a mission of vengeance, while defying the traps laid for him by the diabolical Chief of Police, Johann Spurzheim.

Bel Demonio (1850) and The Companions of the Silence (1857), were retroactively linked by Paul Féval to his saga of the Black Coats, functioning as the backstory of that vast criminal conspiracy. The peak of development that he attained in The Companions of the Silence was so splendidly theatrical, that future exercises in a similar vein had no option but to take a step back and find new directions of development.

The Companions of the Silence forms an important bridge between the author’s earlier tales of heroic banditry and the pioneering exercises in crime fiction that began with John Devil (1862) and continued with the The Black Coats (1863-75).

Contents:
[Les Compagnons du Silence, 1857]
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford
Afterword by Jean-Marc Lofficier.



US $34.95 / GBP £24.99
6x9 trade paperback, 548 pages 


STARMASTERS' GAMBIT + THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW + THE MOTE IN TIME'S EYE
by Gérard Klein
Adapted by C. J. Richards & P.J. Sokolowski
Cover by Manchu

STARMASTERS’ GAMBIT
He was thirty-two years old. His name was Jerg Algan. He had done little but kill time on Earth, with no purpose. Then, one day, he was forced to leave the cradle of humanity and travel to the furthest reaches of space, to a strange planet where lay vast black citadels, like gigantic chess pieces erected on the squares of an unimaginable board...  And Jerg Algan embarked upon the final phase of his journey: the starmasters’ gambit...
 
THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW
The Federation considered itself a Utopia; the worlds under its sway were guaranteed stability by virtue of the time-changers. For whenever a historian located evidence in the past that a newfound planet might evolve into a threat, a team would be sent to tamper with its history. But the seven men that went to Ygone encountered a fate no one had ever projected. They met with a strangely peaceful culture they could not fathom...
 
THE MOTE IN TIME’S EYE
20,000 years in the future, a ship from the human colonies of the Lesser Magellanic Clouds accidentally falls into a time trap set up by two unimaginably powerful rival empires from millions of years in the future. The ship is thrown back 200 million years into the past. Will its Captain, the heroic Varun Shangrin, succeed in returning to his own time? And how did the accident affect the time war between the two shadowy cosmic combatants?
 
Gérard Klein is a distinguished economist and one of France’s best science fiction writers. He also edited the prestigious science fiction imprint, Ailleurs et Demain, for 40 years.
 
This new edition of three classic SF novels from the 1960s also contains four short stories, two of which have never before been translated, including one translated by SF Grand Master Damon Knight, plus a foreword by Robert Silverberg, and an introduction and bibliography by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Contents:
- Foreword by Robert Silverberg
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
- Starmasters' Gambit [Le Gambit des Etoiles] (1958);  transl. by C. J. Richards
- The Day Before Tomorrow [Le Temps n’a pas d’odeur] (1963);  transl. by P.J. Sokolowski
- The Mote in Time's Eye [Les Tueurs de Temps] (1965) ; transl. by C. J. Richards
- The Monster [Le Monstre] (1958); transl. by Damon Knight
- Party Line [Ligne de Partage] (1969); transl. by Arline Higuily
- Civilization 2190 (1956); transl. by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
- Full Stop [Point Final] (1956) tranl. by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
- Bibliography by J.-M. Lofficier


US $32.95 / GBP £21.99
6x9 trade paperback, 404 pages 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Dog Books
SOMEDAY I'LL KILL YOU!
by Seabury Quinn, Gene Christie (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!

“The best writer since Poe.”—a Weird Tales reader

Through the popularity of his occult detective Jules de Grandin, the name Seabury Quinn is synonymous with the weird mystery.
Seabury Quinn was a versatile author who wrote hundreds of works for various genres.

Someday I’ll Kill You! makes available all of Quinn’s non-series stories published outside of Weird Tales between 1925 and 1963.

Combining the intrigue of the detective story with the excitement of the adventure story, Someday I’ll Kill You! is a collection of murder and mayhem at its best, showcasing Seabury Quinn as a master of his craft.

Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.


First book publication.
Softcover, 288 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
THE TRAIL OF BLOOD
by Murray Leinster, Tom Roberts (Editor, Cover Design), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

From the arid desert to the arctic wastes, adventure takes many paths.
Journey with master storyteller Murray Leinster as he guides the reader on a series of thrilling exploits in remote locales around the globe.

* Ju-Ju—A novel-length adventure of weird magic on the Dark Continent, reprinted from the legendary Thrill Book.
* The Trail of Blood—Along a jungle route bathed in scarlet did Wellington follow a long path of conquest.
* Tuilagi—Little did Wade know when he sought refuge on this island of beauty how close behind death lurked.
* Jungle Stream—Life was never the same after Hepple and Schmidt steamed the Mariposita up the Amazon.
* Sharks—A man learns that in the South Seas one has to be wary of shark —not only the finned kind, but the human kind as well.

These and fifteen other pulse-pounding tales are collected, many for the first time, in The Trail of Blood.


First book publication.
Softcover, 364 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
MURDER: STRICTLY PRIVATE
by Norvell Page, Tom Roberts (Editor), James Reasoner (Introduction)

Now available!

From the author of The Spider comes the amorous investigations of crack reporter Bill Carter.

A wide swath of crime sweeps its way through upper crust society in Miami. The slow action of the police does little to appease the outrage of the privileged. In steps Bill Carter, crack investigative journalist. His detective works drags him from the ballroom to the boudoir, dogging every lead and loose skirt.

For the first time the complete cases of Bill Carter are collecting into one volume. Follow along as Carter unravels such pulse-pounding mysteries as “The Chinese Garden Murders,” “The Clue of the Blue Stain,” “Death Plays Knock-Knock,” and seventeen other thrilling cases . . . while kissing a few distressed dames in the process.

With an introduction by award-winning author James Reasoner.


First book publication.
Softcover, 292 pages, $19.95