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23 August 2019  


70th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

 Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE

Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #2
Coming in November!



THE CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF BLACK COAST #2
(Writer) Jean-David Morvan (Art) Pierre Alary (Covers)
Sunghan Yune, Criss Cross, Ed Benes, and In-Hyuk Lee.

Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian continues his uncensored adventure! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual…read the story as he intended!

Conan joins up with Belit to brutally pillage and sail the poisonous river Zarkheba, encountering ancient ruins, lost treasure, and winged, vicious monstrosities. 

Bonus Material: The Original Robert E. Howard short story is included!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 6.

The Ablaze comics are an English language repackaging of graphic albums from the French publisher Glénat.

THE CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191318 (Yune cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191319 (Cross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191320 (Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191321 (Lee cover).



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Adventure House

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

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

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

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #167

The Strato-Shooters by H. Bedford-JonesPharaoh Figured Wrong The Fifth Freedom The One-Handed Siberian Ice Cave and more.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces








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

Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

Welcome to the new home of what was (for many years) AltusPress.com. Hopefully you’ve found your way here from redirects from altuspress.com… if so, please update your bookmarks.

Why the change?
Well, there are a few reasons. Several years ago, Altus Press was acquired by Steeger Properties, LLC, and there has been some degree of confusion in regards to the relationship between the two, such as on invoices sent from the website, on credit card charges, etc.

For the last couple of years, altuspress.com has sold other publishers’ books, in addition to its own. To make things more confounding, Steeger Properties also had its own imprints for certain publications. In the end, it made for more questions when things should’ve been made much easier to understand.

Now, all of Steeger Properties’ imprints have been grouped together under one pulp fiction superstore, steegerbooks.com. We’ve made it very clear how to navigate these imprints on this new site. More on this below.

The Altus Press imprint will live on and will be used on certain public domain and legacy book series, so it’s not disappearing.

The new website
We’ve heeded the suggestions that customers of Altus Press have supplied us to improve their shopping experience: this new site has a prominent search option at the top of every page. We’ve added additional options to browse books by author or illustrator, by series, and by imprint. It will now be easy to find many more related titles each time your start browsing our store.

In the near future, you’ll be able to peruse older titles’ front and back covers, and you’ll be able to preview their interiors, to give you a good look at the books’ contents.

While some of the these features will only be enabled for newer titles, we’ll be going back & adding them to older books too.

In addition to picking up the pace on new ebook releases, we’ll also be gradually releasing a new line of electronic pulp titles. More on these in the near future.

I’m a long-time Altus Press customer: what do I need to do?
Nothing! Your altuspress.com login should work seamlessly on steegerbooks.com, and you’ll be able to see your older purchases, edit your account details, etc. In addition, we’ll be adding a Wishlist feature in order to save and share pulp releases. We’re also beefing up the customer service sections of our website. We want to make this the place to go in order to get your pulp fiction publications and to remove as much hassle from the process as possible.

Please let us know via our Contact page if there are any broken elements on the site, what you think of our redesign, and what we can improve.

Thanks for your continued support!

Steeger Books

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #1: The Red Death Rain
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge
A woman lighted a cigarette, puffed it a few times, and began to scream, to tear her clothes from her body. Her head twisted back between her shoulders and she died a horrible convulsive death-death from tobacco smoke! The lascivious cultist, Deacon Coslin, had seen his mad prophecy fulfilled… for already other smokers, everywhere throughout the land, were dying by tens of thousands! With Richard Wentworth’s beloved Nita in the power of the enemy, facing an unspeakable death; with his faithful servants drugged and out of the battle; with the police hounding hint and the arch-criminal foreseeing every strategy, how can the Spider combat the overwhelming odds aligned against him? How can he save his compatriots from the Red Death Rain—save the land he loves from domination by an ambition-twisted brain?


$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.

Operator 5 #8: The Green Death Mists
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould

The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While slant-eyed Mongols bent over a powerful death-machine, a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children—all living things—gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone—Operator 5—struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.


Steeger Books



 
     
Altus Press / Steeger Books
Domino Lady T-Shirt

Now available!

This is the logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt, 100% pre-shrunk cotton

$19.99



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available online!
Except The Major Volume 3 which is coming soon!


Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings
headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August.
 Altus Press will have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or
via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15.


The list of titles includes:


The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)
by Ray Cummings
introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison,
Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell


One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover

Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)
by Donald E. Keyhoe
introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover

The 7th Day
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

A Seabold Fights
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




The Dime Detective Library: Series 5 (Six Book Set)

    By Amos Sewell, Arthur Leo Zagat, Carroll John Daly, J. Paul Suter, John Fleming Gould, Leslie T. White, Norbert Davis, William E. Barrett
This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 5 of The Dime Detective Library:

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 by J. Paul Suter
The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh by Arthur Leo Zagat
The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 by William E. Barrett
The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick by Leslie T. White

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist.
Get all of Series 5 at a discount!

Hardcover: $184.70  $150.00
Softcover: $124.70 $99.00


The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Carroll John Daly
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Norbert Davis
illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by J. Paul Suter
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)
by Leslie T. White
illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by William E. Barrett
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley
cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3 - Coming soon online!
by L. Patrick Greene
illustrations by O.J. Gatter

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the next seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Steeger Books














 
   

American Fantasy Press
THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK
New Kickstarter campaign should open sometime this weekend (Aug. 24-25)!


THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK Kickstarter will hopefully launch this weekend!

We're excited to bring acclaimed artist Hannes Bok's three solo fantasy novels into hardcover for the first time!

Both THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR were previously published as part of Ballantine Books' Adult Fantasy paperback line. His first novel-length tale: STARSTONE WORLD, is a much shorter and darker piece, which has never been reprinted since it appeared in Science Fiction Quarterly #7, [Summer of 1942], over 75 years ago.

These aren't your conventional fantasies, although all the trappings are there. His novels have a sly humor with plots containing unconventional twists and turns; a strange metaphysical bent; and his artist's talent for glorious description.

THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK's cover art is a never-before-published painting by Bok. A piece which mirrors the masculine, feminine, grotesque and transcendent archetypes which populate the novels within.

We'll be including Ballantine Adult Fantasy editor Lin Carter's introductions to THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR, plus an all-new introduction detailing the history of THE SORCERER'S SHIP by Bok collector, Professor William Lorenzo. Publisher, Robert T. Garcia will provide an introduction to STARSTONE WORLD. And we've discovered a number of unpublished photos of Bok to add to these intros as well.

Bok's pulp art for THE SORCERER'S SHIP is included, plus two paintings specified by the artist as illustrating that novel: a color reprise of an interior illustration and a color portrait of the creature Yanuk done for a fan.



American Fantasy Press   Kickstarter  

 

American Mythology Productions 
Coming in November!



PELLUCIDAR: WINGS OF DEATH #3
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Vincenzo Carratu (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez

It's the pulse-pounding conclusion of the epic adventure at the Earth's core! In the underground city of the Mahars, Dian the Beautiful has escaped from captivity, while Tanar and the renegade Vagas from the Earth's moon continue their dangerous incursion into the city in the hope of rescuing Dian and finding the band of reptilian Horibs who seek to seize control of Nazra through the violent overthrow of the Mahars. But the fates of all of them will come to a crashing intersection in the Mahars' inescapable arena filled with rampaging, prehistoric beasts!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 27.
Full Color, 32 pages, $6.99 (Limited edition), On sale November 27.

PELLUCIDAR: WINGS OF DEATH #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191451 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191452 (Caarratu pulp cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191453 (Limited cover).

 


Cover not available
American Mythology Productions 
Coming in November!


ZORRO: RISE OF THE OLD GODS #4
(Writer) Jason Pell (Art/Cover) Puis Calzada

The powerful conclusion to the Lovecraftian horror has arrived! The minions of dread Cthulhu are washing over the town and threaten to pull the innocent people into their hellish depths. Can even the legendary swordsman, Zorro, find a way to close the portal to the Old Gods before grueling slithering doom is unleashed upon an unsuspecting land? Swashbuckling adventure meets Lovecraftian terror in a series that pits Zorro against the unrelenting hordes of Cthulhu.

Zorro Rise of the Old Gods #4 is available with two covers - Main Cover by Puis Calzada and a Limited Edition 1/350 Pulp cover also by Calzada!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 27.
Full Color, 32 pages, $6.99 (Limited edition), On sale November 27.

ZORRO: RISE OF THE OLD GODS #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191456 (Calzada cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191457 (Limited pulp cover).


American Mythology Productions  


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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Just printed!
Coming soon to online retailers and comic shops!


THE SHADOW Volume 144: “The Dead Who Lived” & “Crime Over Casco”
The Knight of Darkness resumes his true identity of Kent Allard to crush hidden plots in classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as Maxwell Grant. First, a plague of sleeping sickness hits New York, and only The Shadow can uncover the secret of the death gas and revive “The Dead Who Lived.” Then, “Crime Over Casco” leads Kent Allard to uncover a Neo-Nazi conspiracy in the quiet Maine coastal islands of Casco Bay! This instant collector’s item showcases both original color covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Charles Coll, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-262-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
 

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


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


THE SHADOW Volume 146: “The Crime Oracle” & “Murder by Moonlight”
Haunted Horror Special!

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

THE SHADOW VOLUME 146 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191953.

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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1
Now shipping!

Between 2002 and 2016, Blood ‘n’ Thunder was the premier journal for devotees of adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This award-winning magazine, written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, eventually expanded its readership to include casual fans of vintage storytelling mediums: pulp fiction, motion pictures, Old Time Radio drama, and so on. BnT, moribund for three years, has now returned in a new format but with the same excellence of writing and research. The articles and essays are scholarly without being dry or academic in nature; no publish-or-perish tedium here.

This revival issue covers a variety of subjects, all related to pulp fiction. David Kalb documents the history of the long-lost 1941-42 radio series featuring Street & Smith’s Avenger; he compares recently uncovered scripts to the novels from which they are adapted. David Saunders, whose father Norman was among the most prolific painters of lurid pulp covers, profiles the forgotten publisher J. Thomas Wood. Novelist and pop-culture historian Will Murray weighs in on pulp pulchritude—an appreciation of artists whose covers sported alluring women. Indefatigable researcher Rick Lai offers a detailed chronology of the Jimgrim saga, a multi-novel series penned by pulp-fiction giant Talbot Mundy. Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse celebrates the Zorro centennial (he first appeared in a 1919 issue of the legendary All-Story Weekly) with a behind-the-scenes account of the making of Douglas Fairbanks’ 1920 swashbuckling hit The Mark of Zorro. Ed also documents the making of Hawk of the Wilderness, a 1938 cliffhanger serial adapted from the popular imitation-Tarzan novels that appeared in the venerable pulp Blue Book.


#1, Second Series
Cover Art by Lyman Anderson
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


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

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Now available!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Now available!
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” Complete Set









 


 

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

PulpFest 2019 Report - New!

My Incredibly Busy April, #2: The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection
Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #32
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
The Death Dancer | Charles Boeckman  3
The “Atomic Goddess of Beauty” sees a strange case of murder explode!
Roman Holiday | Talbot Mundy  28
A tale of Christians and Romans — and Lions — in the reign of mad Caligula!
The Pigtail of Hi Wing Ho | Sax Rohmer  119
Mystery in Chinatown ...

NEW PULP FICTION
The Mystery of Island X! | Bobby Nash  15
Lance Starr and his scrappy crew investigate mysterious goings-on on an island — only to discover the island IS the mystery!
The Spawn of Lilthu | William M. Hope  51
The “Welcome” mat was Thurl’s invitation to a hellish fate.
The Wicked Big ‘Monstah Ovah Bawstin’ | David Bernard  63
An FBI agent generates buzz with his biggest case.
Time and Tide | Adam Beau McFarlane  75
The Black Island Tavern plays host to a sailor like no other.
Stranded At Saturn | Jack Halliday  79
He dreamt of reaching the stars … until he crash-landed …
A Snitch in Time | Robert W. Walker  83
First-class seats for murder …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 132
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Penny Dreadful
Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3
Issue 10 is Live!
Pulp Appeal: From The Vaults of Imagination: The Forgotten Short Stories of Clark Ashton Smith (Guest Post by Joshua Grasso)
Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019
Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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


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

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Cosmic Horror, Tom Barber, Casino Royale, David C. Smith
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Dragon Awards, Conan and the Living Plague, Atari, Farmer in the Sky, Obscure RPG
Sensor Sweep: Robert Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Marvel Universe, Ravage, Monster Manual
Sensor Sweep: Sword and the Sorcerer, Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore, Ian Fleming, Appendix N
Sensor Sweep: Anime loss, Nintendo lawsuit, Dragoncon, Paladins, Men’s Adventure Magazines
Sensor Sweep: Sword & Sorcery, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Boxing, C.S. Lewis, RIFTS


Conan the Barbarian
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11 - Coming in November!
Jason Aaron  (Writer)
Mahmud Asrar
  (Art)
Esad Ribic (Cover)
Neal Adams
  (Variant Cover)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 20.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 31).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP190946.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #11 - Coming in November!
Roy Thomas (Writer)
Alan Davis (Art)

Marco Checchetto (Cover)

Juan Ferreyra (Variant Cover)

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 13.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 31).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP190943.




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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 13.

AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 31).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP190948.





CONAN 2099 #1 - Coming in November!
Gerry Duggan  (Writer)
Roge Antonio
  (Art)
Geof Shaw (Cover)


EONS FROM HOME, THE BARBARIAN BATTLES THE CIVILIZATION OF 2099!
In the far flung future of 2099, will barbarism finally triumph over an endangered civilization? When CONAN THE BARBARIAN entered the Marvel Universe with the SAVAGE AVENGERS, he stayed to conquer and claim his kingship in modern times. Now cursed by a mystic to live beyond his years, when Conan’s new kingdom is threatened, he swings his blade once more! But as the calamity in 2099 bears down on his secluded realm, will the future shock unseat the barbarian king? An unforgettable chapter unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the saga of Conan!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale November 27.

CONAN 2099 #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 31).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP190825.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #7 (Featuring Conan)  - Coming in November!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by David Finch

• Elektra and the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, fight together against Kulan Gath’s forces.
• Voodoo learns more about the evil sorcerer’s plans to dominate Planet Earth.
• And Conan’s trek North though South America takes an interesting detour...to Latveria. ‘Nuff said!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 6.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 31).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP190910.


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


LONE RANGER Gum Cards (1940)
- New!
Basil Wolverton's SPACEHAWK and the Pirates of Uranus (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPEED DETECTIVE - New!
Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1927) - New!
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 7 (1951) - New!
Forgotten Books: TALES OF WELLS FARGO by Frank Gruber (1958)
Still More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art  
JIM HATFIELD, TEXAS RANGER stops "The Comanche Uprising" (1941)  
Pulp Gallery: BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE
Movie Posters of 1927
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 6 (1951)
A PROMISE TO ZORRO - A 100th Anniversary Story by Evanston McLewis
ALEX SCHOMBURG Out West!

The Digest Enthusiast #10
 Now available!


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


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

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

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

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

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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Tough Crime Stories No. 2 - New!
Hardboiled No. 9 - New!
Masterpieces of Adventure - New!
Fantastic April 1975 - New!
Pulp Literature No.23 - New!
Western Magazine No. 1
Manhunt No. 9 Sept. 1953
Robert E. Howard: The Garden of Fear
The Best of Manhunt
Manhunt No. 8 Aug. 1953
Rocket Stories July 1953

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Lovecraft's "The Teuton's Battle-Song"
- New!
Mundy Monday: “Messenger of Destiny” - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/18/2019 - New!
David C. Smith - The DMR Interview, Part Two
David C. Smith - The DMR Interview, Part One
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/14/2019: The Clark Ashton Smith Edition
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/11/2019
Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne Archives Finally Sees the Light of Day


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

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping November - December 2019!

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

Each set features:

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

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





Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD
By Fritz Leiber
Cover by Richard Hescox

Now available!

At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber's classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print
available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba!

A Tarzan Tale Unlike Any Other
The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed to be molded more after James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but fans who had read the original Tarzan novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs rejoiced at finally seeing their beloved character appear on the big screen bearing all the complexity and intelligence with which his creator had imbued him.

Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film carried the honor of becoming the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Leiber’s tale was far from just a simple retelling of the movie; it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline. Now readers can once again enjoy Fritz Leiber’s classic Tarzan and the Valley of Gold in this handsome, new illustrated edition, with an all-new foreward by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).

The Valley of Gold...and Death
The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing his most deadly nemesis yet: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned. FRITZ LEIBER – Author

A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature. RICHARD HESCOX – Cover Art

Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, to computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also providing cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series. DOUGLAS KLAUBA – Interior Art

An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Don't miss out on this first, fully illustrated hardcover edition from the press founded in 1931 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself!

Order your copy today of Tarzan and the Valley of Gold directly from our webstore.


Hardcover, $34.99


 

Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES HC VOLUME 18 1962 -1964 - Coming in December!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Seymour Sy Barry

This exciting 18th volume continues the Sy Barry years!

Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you four complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: "The Mysterious Ambassador," "The Mystery of the Island of Dogs," "The Drummer of Timpenni," "The Reef," and "The Adventures of Lucy Cary."

Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.

Hardcover, 13x9, 272 pages, B&W, SRP: $60.00, On sale December 18.


ITHE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 18 1962 - 1964 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191831.



Hippocampus Press
Arthur Machen: Collected Fiction (3 Volume Set)
Coming this month!


This is the first complete edition of the fiction of Anglo-Welsh writer Arthur Machen (1863–1947) ever published. It includes the totality of his short fiction, novelettes, novels, and prose poems. While there is some debate as to what actually constitutes a short story in Machen’s work—especially given his bountiful array of journalism, some of which borders on fiction—the works in this volume are unquestionably narratives that feature one or more elements of fictional composition. A substantial majority of these works are tales of horror and the supernatural—a genre in which Machen has made a lasting and ever-expanding impression.

The edition has been prepared by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction and the author of The Weird Tale (1990) and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012).
Joshi has prepared textually corrected editions of the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


Volume 1: 1888–1895
This first volume contains his charming picaresque novel The Chronicle of Clemendy (1888), an exquisite imitation of the medieval narratives of Chaucer and Boccaccio. At this time Machen was a young journalist who had moved from his native Wales to London, and he wrote a number of humorous and slightly risqué sketches for fashionable London magazines. But then he published “The Great God Pan” (1894), one of the pioneering works in the entire range of weird fiction. It was condemned by contemporary reviewers as the work of a diseased mind. Machen followed it up with the episodic novel The Three Impostors (1895), containing the brilliant segments “The Novel of the Black Seal” (which features the Little People, a sub-human race lurking on the edges of civilization), “The Novel of the White Powder,” and other vivid narratives.

Volume 2: 1896–1910
This second volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with Machen’s most accomplished novel, The Hill of Dreams (written in 1895–97 and published in 1907), which H. P. Lovecraft called a “memorable epic of the sensitive aesthetic mind.” It features Lucian Taylor, a young man from the country who struggles to become a writer in London. His ruminations on life, love, and authorship are extraordinarily poignant, and at one point he engages in a lengthy dream of being back in ancient Rome, in the town of Isca Silurum, near his birthplace in Wales. Later in 1897 Machen wrote a series of exquisite prose poems that were later published as Ornaments in Jade (1924). These ten vignettes display Machen’s luminous prose at its most evocative, and they touch upon the possibility of strange and wondrous phenomena concealed behind the outward façade of the mundane world. Machen’s most accomplished weird tale, “The White People,” is also found here. Its account of a young girl insidiously inculcated in the witch-cult, told entirely from her own perspective as she jots down her thoughts and impressions in a diary, achieves the pinnacle of clutching fear. A very different work is the short novel A Fragment of Life, telling of how a seemingly ordinary couple rediscover their sense of wonder in the world around them. The novel The Secret Glory (written around 1907) is a discursive novel that searingly condemns the British school system for destroying the imaginations of its pupils. The entire work—including the final two chapters, first published only in a limited edition in 1992—is included here.

Volume 3: 1911–1937
The third volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with a tale, “The Thousand and One Nights,” that has never before been reprinted. It continues with a succession of tales that Machen wrote during and just after World War I, a cataclysm that shook Europe to its foundations. The most famous of these is “The Bowmen” (1914), a narrative of medieval soldiers coming to the rescue of besieged British infantrymen in France was widely believed to be a true account, in spite of Machen’s repeated protestations to the contrary. Machen’s final war tale, the short novel The Terror (1916), is an imperishable depiction of the revolt of animals against humanity’s rulership of the earth. In the 1920s Machen resorted to humor and satire to convey his dissatisfaction with the increasing secularization of his era, which he felt was robbing the imagination of wonder and mystery. He also began contributing to anthologies of original weird fiction edited by Cynthia Asquith and others, producing several memorable tales as a result, including “The Happy Children” and “The Islington Mystery.” Machen’s final novel, The Green Round (1933), is a subtle tale of supernatural menace, narrated in the blandly repertorial prose that Machen had developed in his later work. He then published two final volumes of weird tales, The Cosy Room and The Children of the Pool (both 1936), which contain many memorable tales, including “The Bright Boy” and “N.”

Three volumes, sold as a set.
Individual volumes available on Amazon.com
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Cover artwork by Matthew Jaffe
Ttrade paper, 1645 pages
Published simultaneously with THE SECRET CEREMONIES: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ARTHUR MACHEN
This set is being released at NecronomiCon Providence 2019.
Pre-orders will be filled in late August, after the convention.
$75.00



The Illustrated Press
ALLEN ANDERSON

Now available fror pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in October!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 900 copies.

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

Deluxe Edition
 
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 100 copies!

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket
in red slipcase with white lettering. Insert bookplate signed and numbered by author David Saunders. $64.95 (U.S.)

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






ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #28 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

Frank Kelly Freas: The "Dean" of Science Fiction artists whose career spans more than 50 years; Yvonne Gilbert: The British artist who created "one of the most famous record sleeves of all time"; Laurent Durieux: Brussels illustrator and alternative movie poster artist (and film director); Heinrich Kley: Accomplished pre-War German painter and illustrator; plus our regular features including The Bookshelf.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale November 27.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #28  is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191577.


ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #5: ART OF COMMANDO COMICS  - Coming in November!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Various

This issue will explore and showcase the art of Commando, the legendary British comic published by DC Thomson for over 50 years, featuring the art of Ken Barr, Ian Kennedy, Gordon Livingstone, Jordi Penalva, Aldoma Puig, Graeme Neil Reid, Keith Burns, Neil Roberts, Matias Alonso, Victor de la Fuente, and Luis Bermejo. (Contents may change)

Featuring reproductions of some of the most mouthwatering Commando cover art and interiors.


Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99, On sale November 27.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #5  is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191575.



ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #6: ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND - Coming in November!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Brian Bolland

Featuring the art of Brian Bolland. In-depth interview with Brian Bolland.
A complete overview of his whole artistic career. Brian Bolland's memory montages, Reproductions of some of the most iconic Brian Bolland artwork , recollections from friends and fans and much more.


Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99, On sale November 27.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #6  is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191576.




JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER TPB - Coming in November!
(Writer) James Robinson (Art) Aaron Campbell (Cover) Mike Perkins

Felix Leiter finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond! From superstar creative team James Robinson (Starman, Red Sonja) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Uncanny) comes the Bond spin-off highlighting 007's American counterpart, blending spy thrills with the dark alleys and darker deeds of crime fiction!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale November 6.

JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER TPB is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191228.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises

Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY, Spring 1942

Contents
THE SHADOW GIRL by Ray Cummings
EINSTEIN'S PLANETOID by Paul Dennis Lavond
SAKNARTH by Millard Verne Gordon
GANGWAY FOR HOMER by George R. Hahn
CRISIS by Cecil Corwin
MISSION by John Hollis Mason

Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
$14.95



THE EXILE OF THE SKIES
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION


The greatest scientific mind in the world, Knute Savary, who has given to the civilization of the twenty-third century most of the wonderful inventions and discoveries that it enjoys, suddenly decides to try to gain control of the governments of the world for unknown reasons. He destroys Chicago as a lesson to the peoples of the Earth to let them know that he is invulnerable. He is betrayed, and his plans are destroyed. The World Council decides that he has given the world too much, and that he has too great an intellect to be sentenced to death for this greatest of all crimes. Their final decision is to exile him into space in his own space-ship which is a century ahead of all others in design. Just before he is exiled into the skies, Knute says that Earth is doomed, but does not mention the reason why such should be the case.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 330 pages
$29.95
ISBN 978-1078710411

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 330 pages
$14.95


GOLDEN BLOOD
GOLD--AND DEATH!


Price Durand's heart lifted as he hefted the great axe, Korlu. Ahead, across the desert, was a forbidding mountain, topped by a castle of marble and gold. Within that castle, the girl he loved was a prisoner.

There was a scream of fright from somewhere beside him. A brilliant fan of rose and topaz light was lifting into the indigo sky ahead. In its rays a picture appeared. A gigantic yellow snake, vast as a cloud, coiled in the air above the mountain. Her body was as yellow as the snake, and it had something of the same slender, sinuous grace. Her full lips were voluptuous and cruel.

Price Durand knew they were fated to meet in the flesh. It was part of a huge struggle in which science and sorcery were weirdly blended, the prize was incalculable--and no man could foresee the outcome!

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 300 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 300 pages
$15.95



OZAR THE AZTEC

LARRY STARLING was captured as an infant by a lost tribe of Aztecs. The barbarians killed his parents, who had wandered into an inaccessible part of mountainous Mexico with an American scientific expedition. They had been slaughtered to appease the wrath of Yaxob the Rain God, who had withheld his favors until the fertile fields that were once so green and lush were now withered and brown.

Just as the child was placed on the sacrificial block, thunder pealed and lightning flashed. Rain-merciful, life-saving rain-poured from the skies in torrents. And Montezirka, aged king of the Aztecs, shouted to the high priest in charge of the sacrifice: "Spare him, O Tarx! It is written in the walls of the Golden Temple that a ruler shall come to Karnux-a fair god with skin like furbished silver, named Ozar the Aztec. Who knows but this babe is Ozar?"

As the bloodthirsty Tarx scowled, the monarch continued: "He shall not be killed until twenty summers have passed-for then, if he be indeed Ozar the Aztec, he can prove his divinity by meeting the mightiest warrior in Karnux in the fabled Doom Duel. If victorious in that, stripling though he be, this ivory-skinned babe is indeed Ozar, sky king of the Aztecs!"

This book contains all of the original stories of Ozar the Aztec.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 380 pages
$34.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 380 pages
$19.95






JUNGLE COMICS #2 (OF 4) - Coming in November!
(Writer) Chuck Dixon, Anthony Zicari (Art) Kelsey Shannon & Various (Cover) Kelsey Shannon

The jungle continues to heat up as we feature three great new stories! Chuck Dixon brings back Jo-Jo and Rhula to battle elephant poachers.
Shanna the Firehair teams up with an alien policeman to capture a creature on the loose in her jungle.
And in their premier adventure, jungle princesses Kara, Tygra and Pantha are inexplicably thrown together to battle slavers who have invaded their kingdom!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 6.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale November 6 (Variant).

JUNGLE COMICS #2  is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191478 (Shannon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191479 (Meuginot variant cover).


Justin Marriott
MONSTER MANIACS #1
Now available!

The fanzine devoted to vintage horror comics and magazines.

72 pages of full color.

Articles on Atlas pre-code horror comics, For Monsters Only magazine, National Lampoon's horror comics. interviews with Bill Van Ryn of Video Drive In Asylum and Peter Normanton of From the Tomb.
Lots of rare art from Frazetta, Neal Adams, Sanjulian, Jack Davis and more. And more!

Paperback: 72 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
$10.99


 



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Lion King Reigns Supreme
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: The Radio Program
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
The Green Hornet Newspaper Strip
The Twilight Zone's 60TH Birthday Party
The Lone Ranger: The Early Years Preserved




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





Meteor House
Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please choose the correcting shipping option when preordering your copy.

$33 hardcover
5.5 × 8.5, 264 pages




September 12-14, 2019! 

Hunt Valley Detla Hotel, Hunt Valley, Maryland

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2019 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money.
And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)



Moonstone Books
Announcing...Hunt the Avenger!
Now shipping!

ONLY AVAILABLE ON MOONSTONEBOOKS.com

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

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

Hardcover: SIGNED by author!! 130pgs
contains some previously released material, as well as brand new tales!

$24.00

Softcover: 130pg
contains some previously released material as well as brand new tales!

$9.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: Three Northerns by FREDERICK NEBEL
. - New!
Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part Two.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Night Birds.”

Stories I’m Reading: STUART PALMER “The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: THOMAS WALSH “Murder Twist.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: J. ALLAN DUNN “In the Grip of the Griffin.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: WILLIAM E. BARRETT “Skeleton Key.”

Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part One.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FRED MacISAAC “The Corpse Goes East.”


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Bounty

The Scarlet Claw
The Midnight Phantom
Australis Incognito
The Henchmen

North-West Adventures - Now online!

Harry Sinclair Drago (1887-1979) - New!
Dime Novels of the Klondike
- New!
ADVENTURE FICTION, ARTISTS: Western Story Covers  
ADVENTURE FICTION, AUTHORS: Jules Verne at the Poles

Adventure Fiction, Artists: Western Story Covers
Adventure Fiction, Authors: Jules Verne at the Poles




OLD BONES (Nora Kelly) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child


The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo's work to new heights.

Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murder, barbarism--and, finally, starvation and cannibalism.

Captivated by the Donner Party, Nora agrees and they venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Quickly, they learn that the discovery of the missing starvation camp is just the tip of the iceberg--and that the real truth behind those long-dead pioneers is not only far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined...but it is one that puts them both in mortal danger from a very real, present-day threat in which the search for the lost party, and its fabled fortune in gold, are merely means to a horrifying end.


Series: Nora Kelly (Book 1)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $28.00






August 15 - August 18, 2019





George Vanderburgh has been named the winner of the 2019 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, George was selected by previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Awards. The award is a fine art print created by David Saunders and published by Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press. It is presented annually to an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community. Bill Lampkin — winner of the 2018 Munsey Award — presented this year’s award.

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

Congratulations to George for this most deserved award.


PulpFest Blog Posts

Get Nostalgic at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
- New!
Sunday at PulpFest 2019
- New!
Our 2019 Munsey Award Winner
- New!
Saturday at PulpFest 2019
- New!
Friday at PulpFest 2019 - New!
PulpFest 2019 Begins Today -
Safe Travels
PulpFest Primer
Last Minute Dealer Changes
One Week to Go!
Highlights from THE PULPSTER



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Sand and Diamonds" by Victor Rousseau from ACTION STORIES, September, 1926
Like ghosts of the night, Rawlins and Simons, of the Bechuanaland Mounted, melted forever into the ominous maw of Ngami.

"That Japanned Box" by Jared L. Fuller from ARGOSY, November, 1899
The story of a responsible charge, a horrifying discovery, a stern chase and a mortifying outcome, suggesting the name of one Shakspere comedy and involving a sequel that smacks of another.

"The Call of the Jungle" by Clyde B. Hough from ADVENTURE, 1st October, 1918
MISS MADELINE GODARD, comfortably quartered at Manila, decided to visit her brother who was Lieutenant Godard, Commanding Officer at Subong. She was captured just one-day's march from the end of her journey - spirited away in the night and not missed until morning.



















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



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Oklahoma Tradition

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



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

King Ra Ra: Carrots For Sale
- New!
The City Burns At Night
Oklahoma Winds
ASTOUNDING
Haunted Charlottesville


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

The dark side of the pulps
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition part 2
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition  
Donald Francis McGrew - Author, Journalist  
Elliot W. Chess – Fighter pilot, Author
Link Roundup - May 2019


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Introducing New Pulp Author Ginger Johnson
Betty Dale, Charlotta & Leanne Manners
A Piece of Something Big  
The Tokaido Road
Introducing New Pulp Author Teel James Glenn
Bronze Shadows
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR KATE A. GANNON
Legion of Living Dead  
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


Radio Archives
The Spider #107 Audiobook
Fangs of the Dragon
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria
  Now available!

Who was the Dragon — that monstrous mastermind whose weird power turned the little town of Bethbury into an octopus of crime, spreading its slimy tentacles across the land? As a chemist breeds germ-culture in a test tube, so did the Dragon, an unknown murder genius to whom horror was a weapon and a toy. How could the Dragon’s venom make ruthless killers of innocent people? How could Richard Wentworth — as long as the Spider’s body throbbed with the dread poison — destroy the Dragon . . . and escape the crazed legions who hunted him for the hundred thousand dollars on his head? Richard Wentworth was fighting a hopeless, losing battle, until — with the Dragon virus spreading in his own veins — he rallied his crippled band to invade the enemy’s stronghold in a conflict certain to be his last!

 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
 
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers.
 
Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in Fangs of the Dragon. Originally published in The Spider magazine, August, 1942.

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

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


Radio Archives
The Lone Ranger Magazine #6 Audiobook
September 1937

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Featuring the Hard Riding’ - Fast Shootin’ Modern Robin Hood of the West - The Lone Ranger, his Wonder Horse Silver and Tonto.
The Lone Ranger magazine ran from April 1937 to November 1937. The title was changed to Romantic Western and was published from January 1938 to July 1939.
Trojan Publishing was the publisher. The pulp magazine preceded the first recorded radio show.
 
These seven stories are torn from the pages of the September, 1937 issue of The Lone Ranger magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis.


Table of Contents 
Heritage Of The Plains
Read by Milton Bagby
A complete novel featuring the famous hero of the west The Lone Ranger in another thrilling adventure story Heritage Of The Plains. With the wonder horse, “Silver”, and Tonto, the Indian. Featuring the masked rider of justice the Lone Ranger with “Silver” the wonder horse and Tonto his Indian friend.
 
Famous Frontier Fights - Special Feature
by Col. Jno J Boniface
 
Ranch Life - Special Feature
 
“Big Foot” Wallace - Special Feature
by Franklin Reynolds
 
Gunsmoke Trade - Short Story
by Edwin K. Sloat
 
Outdoor Trails - Special Feature
by Dick Wood
 
The Lone Ranger Pow-wow - Special Feature

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

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


Radio Archives
Aviation Aces Audiobook Volume 1
by Gene Moyers, Jeff Fournier & Andy Fix, Robert Ricci and Fred Adams Jr.
Read by Paul Curtis

Now available!

Sky Warriors
 
Since the advent of air combat over Europe during World War One, aviation would become an integral part of shaping the military future of all nations. Thus were born skilled men and women whose love of flying and unerring survival skills would label them as Aviation Aces.
 
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to take to the wild blue with four brand new, pulse-pounding, cloud-climbing adventures. From a hidden Japanese base in the South China Sea, to the search for a missing scientist and a top-secret mission in a “rubber” plane, these stories soar boldly into the killer skies. Join writers Gene Moyers, Jeff Fournier, Andy Fix, Robert Ricci and Fred Adams Jr. as they fly straight into thrilling pulp action. Read with stirring excitement by Paul Curtis.


Table of Contents:
Rescue by Gene Moyers
Windy City Widow by Jeff Fournier & Andy Fix
Missing in Malaysia by Robert Ricci
Operation Blow-up by Fred Adams Jr.

 

Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $7.99
Audio CDs - $15.99

Regular price:
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Lone Ranger Magazine eBook #6
September 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.
 
The Lone Ranger rides again! Return with us to the old west, where one masked man and his faithful companion fought for justice. Four years after The Lone Ranger's broadcast debut, the popularity of the thrice-weekly radio series, prompted a short-lived series of pulp magazine stories. Trojan Publishing, which was also responsible for such pulp titles as Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective; Private Detective Stories and Spicy Detective Stories bought the magazine rights in 1937, and released the first issue of The Lone Ranger Magazine dated April 1937. After eight monthly issues, the final issue of the magazine was dated November 1937. The Lone Ranger returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A complete novel featuring the famous hero of the west The Lone Ranger in another thrilling adventure story
Heritage Of The Plains
With the wonder horse, “Silver”, and Tonto, the Indian.
 
Interesting Facts About the West — An Article
by W.M. Allison
 
Famous Frontier Fights — An Article
by Col. Jno J Boniface
The Battle of White Bird Canyon
 
Ranch Life — An Article
by Wilton West
Life On a Ranch Has Its Dangers and Thrills Too
 
“Big Foot” Wallace — An Article
by Franklin Reynolds
First and Most Famous of Texas Rangers
 
Gunsmoke Trade — Thrilling Story
by Edwin K. Sloat
It looked easy to Danyon and his gang — just a kid, an old man and a cowboy between them and riches — but it didn’t turn out that way
 
Outdoor Trails — Department
by Dick Wood
Well Known Authority on Outdoor Life and Woodcraft
 
The Lone Ranger Stamp Page — Department
by W.B. Carnahan
Interesting Article About Stamps and Stamp Collecting
 
Chuck Wagon Chats — Department
by Pop Bonner


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

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


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

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

Now available!


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


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

RED SONJA #10  - Coming in October!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Khoi Pham
Cover D: Mirko Colak
Cover E: Cosplay

The war is being lost. Dragan The Magnificent has taken Hyrkania. Sonja The Red's options dwindle… the Woodlands will not provide, the Sorcerers cannot help, she doesn't have enough soldiers to fight back. But what if the fight isn't a fight? What if it's… a race?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 13.

RED SONJA #10 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191097 (Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191098 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191099 (Pham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191100 (Colak cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP191101 (Cosplay cover).

      
       
       
       






The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD

EXTRA SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Featuring
KANE RICHMOND
as the famous Fawcett Comics Hero
MARGUERITE CHAPMAN
and HANS SCHUMM as The Mask
Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY

The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer by Dino Everett at the USC Hefner Moving Image Archive and restored by Eric Stedman of the Squadron, for the first time on 1440 x 1080 Blu-Ray. Really.

This is not the end-all greatest digital video version of SPY SMASHER which could ever possibly exist, what it is is a new HD digital transfer from the Squadron's 16mm print, with improved sharpness, motion and audio in comparison to the old 1990s VHS version. SPY SMASHER remains, however, one of the most exciting and masterfully directed and produced sound cliffhanger serials ever made and an action-adventure masterpiece--the second comic book hero movie ever made, and still, possibly, the best--and this version will be sharper and clearer than any version on video you have seen before.

This transfer is complete, splice-free and very good quality and suitable for viewing on large-screen TVs. It also contains fixes of some errors which were present in all past video versions & apparently in the 1942 Republic original. There is a little dust in some of the early chapter openings but no lines or scratches in the transfer at all; the picture quality is very good to excellent throughout, reflecting the quality of the print from which it was transferred.



Preorder SPY SMASHER now
for delivery later this month or early July.






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

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



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

Problems in Science Fiction No. 2-Continued - New!
A Note on a Passing  
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 2
A Teller of Weird Tales at Normandy
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 1
Miscellany No. 5
Miscellany No. 4
Miscellany No. 3
Miscellany No. 2
Miscellany No. 1

 

 Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books

New listings are now online!

Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

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



Terence McVicker, Rare Books

 

WEIRD TALES #363 - Now available!

The first full color issue of Weird Tales is now available!

It is 80 pages of brand new, fully illustrated short fiction, and includes a lifetime membership to the evolving Weird Tales website.

It is $12.99, plus $4.99 shipping and handling within the USA.

It is $12.99, plus $10.99 Shipping and Handling for orders outside of the USA.

Weird Tales



Weird Tales of Modernity:
The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H. P. Lovecraft

Now available!

Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century.
And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers like "the Weird Tales Three": H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.

These three writers did not publish in artistically ambitious little magazines like The Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review, but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales.
Contrary to stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, the Weird Tales Three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about philosophical questions, the function of art, and the brevity of life.


Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: McFarland
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$39.95





Amazon.com  McFarland


WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

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



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







16 August 2019  


70th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

 Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE

Adventure House

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

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

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

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #167

The Strato-Shooters by H. Bedford-JonesPharaoh Figured Wrong The Fifth Freedom The One-Handed Siberian Ice Cave and more.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Adventure Pulp LLC
Rights to the works of A. Merritt acquired!

Doug Ellis has announced that two weeks ago, his company, Adventure Pulp LLC, acquired the rights to the works of A. Merritt.
Doug stated that he is already chatting with some folks regarding a few possible projects, and hopes to have some exciting Merritt publishing news soon!

Along with the rights, Doug acquired the remaining papers and art owned by the Merritt estate.

Argosy reprinted Merritt's classic "Seven Footprints to Satan" in five installments in 1939, starting with the June 24, 1939 issue. Merritt insisted that they use Virgil Finlay (with whom Merritt was working at American Weekly) to provide the illustrations for the story. This was Finlay's entry into the Munsey pulps, and besides further work for Argosy, he would shortly be turning out great work for the Munsey pulps Famous Fantastic Mysteries and Fantastic Novels. All five Finlay originals for this story were among the art acquired. The illustration for the first installment is shown at the right.







Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces








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

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

Welcome to the new home of what was (for many years) AltusPress.com. Hopefully you’ve found your way here from redirects from altuspress.com… if so, please update your bookmarks.

Why the change?
Well, there are a few reasons. Several years ago, Altus Press was acquired by Steeger Properties, LLC, and there has been some degree of confusion in regards to the relationship between the two, such as on invoices sent from the website, on credit card charges, etc.

For the last couple of years, altuspress.com has sold other publishers’ books, in addition to its own. To make things more confounding, Steeger Properties also had its own imprints for certain publications. In the end, it made for more questions when things should’ve been made much easier to understand.

Now, all of Steeger Properties’ imprints have been grouped together under one pulp fiction superstore, steegerbooks.com. We’ve made it very clear how to navigate these imprints on this new site. More on this below.

The Altus Press imprint will live on and will be used on certain public domain and legacy book series, so it’s not disappearing.

The new website
We’ve heeded the suggestions that customers of Altus Press have supplied us to improve their shopping experience: this new site has a prominent search option at the top of every page. We’ve added additional options to browse books by author or illustrator, by series, and by imprint. It will now be easy to find many more related titles each time your start browsing our store.

In the near future, you’ll be able to peruse older titles’ front and back covers, and you’ll be able to preview their interiors, to give you a good look at the books’ contents.

While some of the these features will only be enabled for newer titles, we’ll be going back & adding them to older books too.

In addition to picking up the pace on new ebook releases, we’ll also be gradually releasing a new line of electronic pulp titles. More on these in the near future.

I’m a long-time Altus Press customer: what do I need to do?
Nothing! Your altuspress.com login should work seamlessly on steegerbooks.com, and you’ll be able to see your older purchases, edit your account details, etc. In addition, we’ll be adding a Wishlist feature in order to save and share pulp releases. We’re also beefing up the customer service sections of our website. We want to make this the place to go in order to get your pulp fiction publications and to remove as much hassle from the process as possible.

Please let us know via our Contact page if there are any broken elements on the site, what you think of our redesign, and what we can improve.

Thanks for your continued support!

Steeger Books

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #1: The Red Death Rain
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge
A woman lighted a cigarette, puffed it a few times, and began to scream, to tear her clothes from her body. Her head twisted back between her shoulders and she died a horrible convulsive death-death from tobacco smoke! The lascivious cultist, Deacon Coslin, had seen his mad prophecy fulfilled… for already other smokers, everywhere throughout the land, were dying by tens of thousands! With Richard Wentworth’s beloved Nita in the power of the enemy, facing an unspeakable death; with his faithful servants drugged and out of the battle; with the police hounding hint and the arch-criminal foreseeing every strategy, how can the Spider combat the overwhelming odds aligned against him? How can he save his compatriots from the Red Death Rain—save the land he loves from domination by an ambition-twisted brain?


$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.

Operator 5 #8: The Green Death Mists
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould

The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While slant-eyed Mongols bent over a powerful death-machine, a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children—all living things—gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone—Operator 5—struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.


Steeger Books



 
     
Altus Press / Steeger Books
Domino Lady T-Shirt

Now available!

This is the logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt, 100% pre-shrunk cotton

$19.99



Altus Press / Steeger Books
N
ow available at PulpFest!
Now available online, except as indicated!


Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings
headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August.
 Altus Press will have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or
via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15.


The list of titles includes:


The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition) - Coming soon online!
by Ray Cummings
introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison,
Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell


One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover

Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) - Coming soon online!
by Donald E. Keyhoe
introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover

The 7th Day
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

A Seabold Fights
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Carroll John Daly
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Norbert Davis
illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by J. Paul Suter
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)
by Leslie T. White
illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by William E. Barrett
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley
cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3 - Coming soon online!
by L. Patrick Greene
illustrations by O.J. Gatter

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the next seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Steeger Books














 
   

American Fantasy Press
THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK
New Kickstarter campaign is coming very soon!


THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK Kickstarter will hopefully launch withing the next week!

We're excited to bring acclaimed artist Hannes Bok's three solo fantasy novels into hardcover for the first time!

Both THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR were previously published as part of Ballantine Books' Adult Fantasy paperback line. His first novel-length tale: STARSTONE WORLD, is a much shorter and darker piece, which has never been reprinted since it appeared in Science Fiction Quarterly #7, [Summer of 1942], over 75 years ago.

These aren't your conventional fantasies, although all the trappings are there. His novels have a sly humor with plots containing unconventional twists and turns; a strange metaphysical bent; and his artist's talent for glorious description.

THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK's cover art is a never-before-published painting by Bok. A piece which mirrors the masculine, feminine, grotesque and transcendent archetypes which populate the novels within.

We'll be including Ballantine Adult Fantasy editor Lin Carter's introductions to THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR, plus an all-new introduction detailing the history of THE SORCERER'S SHIP by Bok collector, Professor William Lorenzo. Publisher, Robert T. Garcia will provide an introduction to STARSTONE WORLD. And we've discovered a number of unpublished photos of Bok to add to these intros as well.

Bok's pulp art for THE SORCERER'S SHIP is included, plus two paintings specified by the artist as illustrating that novel: a color reprise of an interior illustration and a color portrait of the creature Yanuk done for a fan.



American Fantasy Press   Kickstarter  



American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops August 21!
LAND THAT TIME FORGOT 1975 #1 (of 2)
(Writer) Marv Wolfman (Art) Sonny Trinidad (Cover) Nick Cardy


Journey with us back in time to the groovy era of the '70s when magazine sized graphic novels roamed the Earth and fans thrilled to the Edgar Rice Burroughs' film, The Land That Time Forgot, in theaters! Tyler Bowen is lost in a world of prehistoric terrors and creatures of legend. But he's not alone, for a submarine of German soldiers has also become stranded here, bringing modern monsters into the primeval world. The incredible story is collected here in beautiful black & white for the first time in over four decades!

B&W, 32 pages, $3.99






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 143: “The Shadow Meets The Mask” & “Toll of Death"
The Dark Avenger returns in two tales of Crime and Punishment by Walter B. Gibson writing as Maxwell Grant. First, the law is powerless to uncover the true identity of a frozen-faced fiend until “The Shadow Meets The Mask.” Then, a panoramic shadow of doom casts a “Toll of Death” upon Lamont Cranston! This collector’s classic showcases both original color covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-261-2 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1
Now shipping!

Between 2002 and 2016, Blood ‘n’ Thunder was the premier journal for devotees of adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This award-winning magazine, written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, eventually expanded its readership to include casual fans of vintage storytelling mediums: pulp fiction, motion pictures, Old Time Radio drama, and so on. BnT, moribund for three years, has now returned in a new format but with the same excellence of writing and research. The articles and essays are scholarly without being dry or academic in nature; no publish-or-perish tedium here.

This revival issue covers a variety of subjects, all related to pulp fiction. David Kalb documents the history of the long-lost 1941-42 radio series featuring Street & Smith’s Avenger; he compares recently uncovered scripts to the novels from which they are adapted. David Saunders, whose father Norman was among the most prolific painters of lurid pulp covers, profiles the forgotten publisher J. Thomas Wood. Novelist and pop-culture historian Will Murray weighs in on pulp pulchritude—an appreciation of artists whose covers sported alluring women. Indefatigable researcher Rick Lai offers a detailed chronology of the Jimgrim saga, a multi-novel series penned by pulp-fiction giant Talbot Mundy. Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse celebrates the Zorro centennial (he first appeared in a 1919 issue of the legendary All-Story Weekly) with a behind-the-scenes account of the making of Douglas Fairbanks’ 1920 swashbuckling hit The Mark of Zorro. Ed also documents the making of Hawk of the Wilderness, a 1938 cliffhanger serial adapted from the popular imitation-Tarzan novels that appeared in the venerable pulp Blue Book.


#1, Second Series
Cover Art by Lyman Anderson
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Now available!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Now available!
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” Complete Set









 


 

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

My Incredibly Busy April, #2: The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection
Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #32
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
The Death Dancer | Charles Boeckman  3
The “Atomic Goddess of Beauty” sees a strange case of murder explode!
Roman Holiday | Talbot Mundy  28
A tale of Christians and Romans — and Lions — in the reign of mad Caligula!
The Pigtail of Hi Wing Ho | Sax Rohmer  119
Mystery in Chinatown ...

NEW PULP FICTION
The Mystery of Island X! | Bobby Nash  15
Lance Starr and his scrappy crew investigate mysterious goings-on on an island — only to discover the island IS the mystery!
The Spawn of Lilthu | William M. Hope  51
The “Welcome” mat was Thurl’s invitation to a hellish fate.
The Wicked Big ‘Monstah Ovah Bawstin’ | David Bernard  63
An FBI agent generates buzz with his biggest case.
Time and Tide | Adam Beau McFarlane  75
The Black Island Tavern plays host to a sailor like no other.
Stranded At Saturn | Jack Halliday  79
He dreamt of reaching the stars … until he crash-landed …
A Snitch in Time | Robert W. Walker  83
First-class seats for murder …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 132
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Penny Dreadful - New!
Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3
Issue 10 is Live!
Pulp Appeal: From The Vaults of Imagination: The Forgotten Short Stories of Clark Ashton Smith (Guest Post by Joshua Grasso)
Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019
Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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


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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Dragon Awards, Conan and the Living Plague, Atari, Farmer in the Sky, Obscure RPG
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Robert Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Marvel Universe, Ravage, Monster Manual
Sensor Sweep: Sword and the Sorcerer, Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore, Ian Fleming, Appendix N
Sensor Sweep: Anime loss, Nintendo lawsuit, Dragoncon, Paladins, Men’s Adventure Magazines
Sensor Sweep: Sword & Sorcery, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Boxing, C.S. Lewis, RIFTS
Sensor Sweep: Philip K. Dick, Anti-Heroes, Black Colossus, Derleth Mythos, Robert Heinlein
Sensor Sweep: S-F Weapons, Thomas Ligotti, Savage Minicrate, Michael Whelan, Starman Jones
Sensor Sweep: Super Heroes, In the Labyrinth, Dennis Etchison, H. Rider Haggard, Zorro


Conan the Barbarian
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #8 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
Jim Zub (Writer)
Patrick Zircher (Art)

Marco Checchetto (Cover)

Leonardo Manco (Variant Cover)

NEVER DWELL ON THE HAND YOU’RE DEALT – EVEN IF IT’S DEATH!

“CONAN THE GAMBLER” PART 2!
CONAN’s job as a bodyguard in Shadizar lands him in a deadly game of SERPENT’S BLUFF!
But if the cards are in Conan’s favor, will this absolve his debt or land him in further danger?
It’ll take more than luck to win the prize this time!

PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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


Forgotten Books: TALES OF WELLS FARGO by Frank Gruber (1958)
- New!
Still More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art   - New!
JIM HATFIELD, TEXAS RANGER stops "The Comanche Uprising" (1941)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE - New!
Movie Posters of 1927 - New!
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 6 (1951) - New!
A PROMISE TO ZORRO - A 100th Anniversary Story by Evanston McLewis
ALEX SCHOMBURG Out West!
Orlando, Wood & Captain Science battle "The Martian Slavers" (1951)
Pulp Gallery: MAMMOTH ADVENTURE
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 5 (1951)
Zorro Pulp Illustrations (Part 3)
Big Little Books Out West Again
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1933)
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 4 (1951)
LIFE ON OTHER WORLDS with Murphy Anderson


The Digest Enthusiast #10
 Now available!


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


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

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

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

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

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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Western Magazine No. 1 - New!
Manhunt No. 9 Sept. 1953
Robert E. Howard: The Garden of Fear
The Best of Manhunt
Manhunt No. 8 Aug. 1953
Rocket Stories July 1953

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

David C. Smith - The DMR Interview, Part Two - New!
David C. Smith - The DMR Interview, Part One - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/14/2019: The Clark Ashton Smith Edition - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/11/2019 - New!
Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne Archives Finally Sees the Light of Day
Mundy Monday: “The Dancing Girl of Gades”
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/4/2019
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/28/2019
Virgil Finlay: Pulp Art Legend

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

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping November - December 2019!

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

Each set features:

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

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





Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD
By Fritz Leiber
Cover by Richard Hescox

Now available!

At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber's classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print
available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba!

A Tarzan Tale Unlike Any Other
The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed to be molded more after James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but fans who had read the original Tarzan novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs rejoiced at finally seeing their beloved character appear on the big screen bearing all the complexity and intelligence with which his creator had imbued him.

Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film carried the honor of becoming the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Leiber’s tale was far from just a simple retelling of the movie; it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline. Now readers can once again enjoy Fritz Leiber’s classic Tarzan and the Valley of Gold in this handsome, new illustrated edition, with an all-new foreward by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).

The Valley of Gold...and Death
The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing his most deadly nemesis yet: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned. FRITZ LEIBER – Author

A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature. RICHARD HESCOX – Cover Art

Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, to computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also providing cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series. DOUGLAS KLAUBA – Interior Art

An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Don't miss out on this first, fully illustrated hardcover edition from the press founded in 1931 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself!

Order your copy today of Tarzan and the Valley of Gold directly from our webstore.


Hardcover, $34.99


 

"Four Dime Novels From The Old Sleuth" 1896-1898 restoration
New Kickstarter project now online!
This project has reached its goal and will remain open until Fri, August 16 2019 8:50 PM EDT.

Reprint four extremely rare crime and adventure dime novels from 1896-1898. Over 430 pages retouched and legibility of text restored.

This book will reprint...

 Amzi, The Detective; or, Morning, Noon and Night In New York. A Detective Tale. (1896)
 A Detective's Daughter. An Extraordinary Narrative. (1898)
 A Struggle To Win; or, A Gypsy Boy's Secret. (1898)
 Seth Bond; or, A Lost Treasure Mystery. A Startling Detective Narrative. (1898)

The plots move along swiftly, are full of action and I believe will be enjoyable to most readers. 




Kickstarter

Also available from a prior Kickstarter:

The Great Express Robbery (1907)
by Grace Miller White, A. H. Woods

Now available for pre-order until August 3!

The peaceful lives of two young women come to a violent standoff near their father's coal mine a distance outside of old San Francisco. Peril and heroism follow in the midst of thunder, romance and vile outlaws--including a devious husband with bad intentions for everyone! After surviving unending assaults, the burning of the Yellow Dog Saloon, broken hearts and betrayal, will anyone be able to stop The Great Express Robbery? Last published by J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company in 1907, a little more than a decade after the Old West era (1865-1895), this blood and thunder play adaptation is back in print for the first time! This new edition of the extremely rare pulp paperback is a restoration created from new digital scans. The readability of illegible characters and words has been restored for the first time and features extensive digital retouching of the original interior and cover artwork.


The pre-order ends midnight August 3. Presale price is $7.
Starting August 4, the regular price will be $10.



Haffner Press
DESIGNS FOR DREAMING:
The Early Kuttner, Volume Three

Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts

Now available for pre-order!
Target Date: April 2020!

All preorders of DESIGNS FOR DREAMING will ship with an exclusive chapbook reprinting the long-lost 1938 terror-tale, MASTER OF THE DAMNED!

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

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

In DESIGNS FOR DREAMING (the third and final volume of “The Early Kuttner”) Kuttner sells the last of his stories to the weird-menace pulps, places some SF stories with lesser markets (Stirring Science Stories and Fantastic Adventures), and delivers some of his finest fantasy work in Unknown Worlds. By the summer of 1942, Kuttner’s Draft Status was reclassified as 1-A. By April 13, 1943, Pfc Henry Kuttner had orders to report to Fort Dix, New Jersey. The early phase of Kuttner’s career was over.


Cover art by Robert Gibson-Jones
700+ pages
Smythe-sewn binding
Full cloth-covered binding boards

Pre-order: $45.00

Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOLUME 6 1957 -1961 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!
The long anticipated sixth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy continues!
Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the sixth book in the series.
As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.


Hardcover, 13x9, 208 pages, Full Color, $65.00




Hippocampus Press
Arthur Machen: Collected Fiction (3 Volume Set)
Coming this month!


This is the first complete edition of the fiction of Anglo-Welsh writer Arthur Machen (1863–1947) ever published. It includes the totality of his short fiction, novelettes, novels, and prose poems. While there is some debate as to what actually constitutes a short story in Machen’s work—especially given his bountiful array of journalism, some of which borders on fiction—the works in this volume are unquestionably narratives that feature one or more elements of fictional composition. A substantial majority of these works are tales of horror and the supernatural—a genre in which Machen has made a lasting and ever-expanding impression.

The edition has been prepared by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction and the author of The Weird Tale (1990) and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012).
Joshi has prepared textually corrected editions of the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


Volume 1: 1888–1895
This first volume contains his charming picaresque novel The Chronicle of Clemendy (1888), an exquisite imitation of the medieval narratives of Chaucer and Boccaccio. At this time Machen was a young journalist who had moved from his native Wales to London, and he wrote a number of humorous and slightly risqué sketches for fashionable London magazines. But then he published “The Great God Pan” (1894), one of the pioneering works in the entire range of weird fiction. It was condemned by contemporary reviewers as the work of a diseased mind. Machen followed it up with the episodic novel The Three Impostors (1895), containing the brilliant segments “The Novel of the Black Seal” (which features the Little People, a sub-human race lurking on the edges of civilization), “The Novel of the White Powder,” and other vivid narratives.

Volume 2: 1896–1910
This second volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with Machen’s most accomplished novel, The Hill of Dreams (written in 1895–97 and published in 1907), which H. P. Lovecraft called a “memorable epic of the sensitive aesthetic mind.” It features Lucian Taylor, a young man from the country who struggles to become a writer in London. His ruminations on life, love, and authorship are extraordinarily poignant, and at one point he engages in a lengthy dream of being back in ancient Rome, in the town of Isca Silurum, near his birthplace in Wales. Later in 1897 Machen wrote a series of exquisite prose poems that were later published as Ornaments in Jade (1924). These ten vignettes display Machen’s luminous prose at its most evocative, and they touch upon the possibility of strange and wondrous phenomena concealed behind the outward façade of the mundane world. Machen’s most accomplished weird tale, “The White People,” is also found here. Its account of a young girl insidiously inculcated in the witch-cult, told entirely from her own perspective as she jots down her thoughts and impressions in a diary, achieves the pinnacle of clutching fear. A very different work is the short novel A Fragment of Life, telling of how a seemingly ordinary couple rediscover their sense of wonder in the world around them. The novel The Secret Glory (written around 1907) is a discursive novel that searingly condemns the British school system for destroying the imaginations of its pupils. The entire work—including the final two chapters, first published only in a limited edition in 1992—is included here.

Volume 3: 1911–1937
The third volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with a tale, “The Thousand and One Nights,” that has never before been reprinted. It continues with a succession of tales that Machen wrote during and just after World War I, a cataclysm that shook Europe to its foundations. The most famous of these is “The Bowmen” (1914), a narrative of medieval soldiers coming to the rescue of besieged British infantrymen in France was widely believed to be a true account, in spite of Machen’s repeated protestations to the contrary. Machen’s final war tale, the short novel The Terror (1916), is an imperishable depiction of the revolt of animals against humanity’s rulership of the earth. In the 1920s Machen resorted to humor and satire to convey his dissatisfaction with the increasing secularization of his era, which he felt was robbing the imagination of wonder and mystery. He also began contributing to anthologies of original weird fiction edited by Cynthia Asquith and others, producing several memorable tales as a result, including “The Happy Children” and “The Islington Mystery.” Machen’s final novel, The Green Round (1933), is a subtle tale of supernatural menace, narrated in the blandly repertorial prose that Machen had developed in his later work. He then published two final volumes of weird tales, The Cosy Room and The Children of the Pool (both 1936), which contain many memorable tales, including “The Bright Boy” and “N.”

Three volumes, sold as a set.
Individual volumes available on Amazon.com
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Cover artwork by Matthew Jaffe
Ttrade paper, 1645 pages
Published simultaneously with THE SECRET CEREMONIES: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ARTHUR MACHEN
This set is being released at NecronomiCon Providence 2019.
Pre-orders will be filled in late August, after the convention.
$75.00



The Illustrated Press
ALLEN ANDERSON

Now available fror pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in October!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 900 copies.

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

Deluxe Edition
 
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 100 copies!

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket
in red slipcase with white lettering. Insert bookplate signed and numbered by author David Saunders. $64.95 (U.S.)

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






Insight Studios Group
SONGS OF GIANTS POETRY OF PULP LTD HC

Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft
(Art/Cover) Mark Wheatley
Now available!

Songs Of Giants is a collection of  the very best poetry written by three giants of pulp literature; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft.
Extravagantly illustrated by Mark Wheatley, with an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

This edition limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, Signed by the artist.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 72 pages, $29.99




Insight Studios Group
SONGS OF GIANTS POETRY OF PULP AUDIO CD

Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft
(Art/Cover) Mark Wheatley
Now available!

SONGS OF GIANTS: THE POETRY OF PULP is a collection of 26 poems by writers H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard.
Inspired by the illustrated book of the same name by artist Mark Wheatley.

The poetry is read by Mark Redfield with a full orchestrated score and sound design by Jennifer Rouse to compliment the theme and dramatic feel of each poem.

$15.00
Plus $4.00 Shipping and Handling in the Continental United States.
Orders may be placed at the link below.



JAMES BOND 007 #10 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art:
Eric Gapstur
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Khoi Pham
Cover C: Phil Hester
Cover D: Robert Carey

"Goldfinger" continues. Final stakes are revealed. Thousands could die. And Bond…disappears.

Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99

 
 

 



Jerry Schneider Enterprises

Now available!

The Radio Menace

The Whoomangs have returned! They have invaded the Earth! Those who know are considered crazy! How will the Earth be saved? And who are the Whoomangs? If you have read Farley's "The Radio Planet", you are aware of the Whoomangs. They reside on a continent on Venus where Myles Cabot, the Radio Man, Doggo, the Ant Man, and Quivven, the Golden Flame, landed, and each Whoomang has a "new soul". Well, at the conclusion of that book, Doggo and Quivven were still with the Whoomangs. They have now returned in this current book, and they are responsible for the invasion of the Earth. Follow the exploits of Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eliot Endicott and newspaper man Lawrence Larrabee as they try to unravel the mysterious happenings and disappearances in the United States, and uncover the plot of the Whoomangs. Illustrated.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 270 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 270 pages
$14.95


THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, April 1941

Contents
THE MURDER BUND by Robert Wallace
CLIENT UNKNOWN by Fredric Brown
DEATH'S ADVANCE SHADOW by Arthur J. Burks

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 116 pages
$14.95




Jim Hatfield TEXAS RANGERS #4

PECOS POISON: The Lone Wolf Avenger rides to combat a grim reign of hate and greed in the southwest country of the Great Salt Desert, matching guns and wits with “Silver Jack”, Masked Desperado!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 144 pages
$12.95




DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, December 1947

Contents
SHE WALKS IN MY SLEEP! by G. T. Fleming-Roberts
ONCE IN A MURDERER'S MOON by Franklin Gregory
CORPSE-MAKER by Francis K. Allan
LITTLE MAN, YOU'LL HAVE A BLOODY DAY by Russell Branch
IF THE BODY FITS-- by Larry Holden
COME DIE WITH ME by Wallace Umphrey
DARK INQUEST by Cyril Plunkett

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 100 pages
$14.95






 
Justin Marriott
MONSTER MANIACS #1
Now available!

The fanzine devoted to vintage horror comics and magazines.

72 pages of full color.

Articles on Atlas pre-code horror comics, For Monsters Only magazine, National Lampoon's horror comics. interviews with Bill Van Ryn of Video Drive In Asylum and Peter Normanton of From the Tomb.
Lots of rare art from Frazetta, Neal Adams, Sanjulian, Jack Davis and more. And more!

Paperback: 72 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
$10.99


 



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Lion King Reigns Supreme
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: The Radio Program
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
The Green Hornet Newspaper Strip
The Twilight Zone's 60TH Birthday Party
The Lone Ranger: The Early Years Preserved




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





Meteor House
Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please choose the correcting shipping option when preordering your copy.

$33 hardcover
5.5 × 8.5, 264 pages




September 12-14, 2019! 

Hunt Valley Detla Hotel, Hunt Valley, Maryland

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2019 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money.
And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)



Moonstone Books
Announcing...Hunt the Avenger!
Now shipping!

ONLY AVAILABLE ON MOONSTONEBOOKS.com

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

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

Hardcover: SIGNED by author!! 130pgs
contains some previously released material, as well as brand new tales!

$24.00

Softcover: 130pg
contains some previously released material as well as brand new tales!

$9.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part Two.

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Night Birds.”

Stories I’m Reading: STUART PALMER “The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: THOMAS WALSH “Murder Twist.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: J. ALLAN DUNN “In the Grip of the Griffin.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: WILLIAM E. BARRETT “Skeleton Key.”

Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part One.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FRED MacISAAC “The Corpse Goes East.”


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Bounty

The Scarlet Claw
The Midnight Phantom
Australis Incognito
The Henchmen

OLD BONES (Nora Kelly) - Arriving in book stores August 20!
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child


The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo's work to new heights.

Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murder, barbarism--and, finally, starvation and cannibalism.

Captivated by the Donner Party, Nora agrees and they venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Quickly, they learn that the discovery of the missing starvation camp is just the tip of the iceberg--and that the real truth behind those long-dead pioneers is not only far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined...but it is one that puts them both in mortal danger from a very real, present-day threat in which the search for the lost party, and its fabled fortune in gold, are merely means to a horrifying end.


Series: Nora Kelly (Book 1)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $28.00






August 15 - August 18, 2019


PulpFest Blog Posts

Friday at PulpFest 2019
- New!
PulpFest 2019 Begins Today - New!
Safe Travels - New!
PulpFest Primer - New!
Last Minute Dealer Changes - New!
One Week to Go!
Highlights from THE PULPSTER
Debuting at PulpFest 2019
Our PulpFest 2019 Sponsors
Saturday Night Auction

Saturday Night Dinner




Register Now for PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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


Programming for PulpFest 2019 - Updated!

Thursday, August 15

Dealers’ Room

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


Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Bob Davis — Grandfather of Science Fiction (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — A Century of Zorro — (Rich Harvey)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 80 Years of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)


Friday, August 16

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


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

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


Afternoon Programming
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — John Locke, Will Murray, and Chet Williamson will be available for signings at our main entrance

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

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


Saturday, August 17

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


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

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


Afternoon Programming
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — Win Scott Eckert, Nicholas Parisi, and John Wooley will be available for signings at our main entrance

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


Evening Programming
5:00 – 6:45 PM — PulpFest 2019 Group Meal
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon XIV: Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences (panel, moderated by Paul Spiteri)
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)


Sunday, August 18

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Running of Silver River" by C. F. Bourke from MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE, March, 1908
The Silver River has stopped running and the engineer who built the rock crushing plant dependent on the river sets out to find who stole their water. A surprisingly full featured western at short-short length.

"Red Shards on Ceres" by Raymond Z. Gallun from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, December 1937
They seemed harmless enough, these broken pieces of glass on a deserted asteroid - but strange, crimson menace glowed in them.

"Death's Race" by G. Wayman Jones from THRILLING DETECTIVE, July, 1932
Featuring: Alias Mr. Death
The Sixth of a Sensational Series of Stories of a Self-Appointed Avenger Making Single-Handed Fight Against a Powerful Criminal Group. An Alias Mr. Death Story


















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



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Oklahoma Tradition

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



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!


The City Burns At Night
Oklahoma Winds
ASTOUNDING
Haunted Charlottesville


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

The dark side of the pulps - New!
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition part 2
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition  
Donald Francis McGrew - Author, Journalist  
Elliot W. Chess – Fighter pilot, Author
Link Roundup - May 2019


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Introducing New Pulp Author Ginger Johnson - New!
Betty Dale, Charlotta & Leanne Manners
A Piece of Something Big  
The Tokaido Road
Introducing New Pulp Author Teel James Glenn
Bronze Shadows
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR KATE A. GANNON
Legion of Living Dead  
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
G-8 and His Battle Aces #90 Audiobook
Raiders of the Red Death
by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!

From the tombs of the Pharaohs to No Man’s Land, Death had placed his dreadful token — secret, invisible doom, sweeping cities from the face of the earth! While the very hand of War was stilled, a trapped army realized that only G-8, the Master Spy, remained to cope with this death blow to the Allies and the World!
 
As colorful as G-8 was as a hero, he was by no means alone on his various adventures. The Master Spy’s adventures as written by Robert J. Hogan were replete with solid, even over the top characters.



G-8’s Battle Aces were two pilots who helped him escape capture in his first printed adventure. Nippy and Bull would fly alongside the Master Spy for the entire run of the magazine.
 
Nippy and Bull, were based on actual pilots who, coincidentally, shared their first names. The interactions between Nippy and Bull often provided breaks of tension within the stories, even humor at times. The two characters also gave the often over the top, fantastical tales a more grounded feeling, something for readers to relate to.
 
Together, these three Battle Aces would fight a war that was equal parts nostalgic flashback, perhaps morbid fascination with the horrors of war, and the stuff nightmares are made of. Monsters and madmen flew into battle every month against G-8.
 
Known as a master of disguise, G-8 learned that skill from his manservant, the singularly named Battle. Battle also proved to be useful to his master and the Battle Aces in a variety of ways, even at times actively taking part in adventures when legs on the ground were needed.
 

Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Raiders of the Red Death Originally published in the March, 1941 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.


Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.



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

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


Radio Archives
The Lone Ranger Magazine #5 Audiobook
August 1937

Read by Milton Bagby
Now available!

Featuring the Hard Riding’ - Fast Shootin’ Modern Robin Hood of the West - The Lone Ranger, his Wonder Horse Silver and Tonto.
 
The Lone Ranger magazine ran from April 1937 to November 1937. The title was changed to Romantic Western and was published from January 1938 to July 1939.
 
Trojan Publishing was the publisher. The pulp magazine preceded the first recorded radio show.
 
These seven stories are torn from the pages of the August, 1937 issue of The Lone Ranger magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis.


Table of Contents:
 
The Cave Of Terror
Read by Milton Bagby
Featuring the champion of justice The Lone Ranger with the wonder horse, “Silver”, and Tonto, the Indian. Friend of the law-abiding pioneer — ruthless enemy of the lawless — The Lone Ranger rides the danger trails of the west — with “Silver”, the wonder horse and Tonto, faithful and courageous Indian companion.
 
Famous Frontier Fights - Special Feature
by Col. Jno. Boniface
 
Lead Showdown — Short Story
by Lawrence A. Keating
 
Outdoor Trails - Special Feature
by Dick Wood
 
Hearts of Fire — Short Story
by Al. H. Martin
 
Hunting Rattlers - Special Feature
by Wilton West
 
The Lone Ranger Speaks - Special Feature
 
 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

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



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Lone Ranger Magazine eBook #5
August 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.
 
The Lone Ranger rides again! Return with us to the old west, where one masked man and his faithful companion fought for justice. Four years after The Lone Ranger's broadcast debut, the popularity of the thrice-weekly radio series, prompted a short-lived series of pulp magazine stories. Trojan Publishing, which was also responsible for such pulp titles as Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective; Private Detective Stories and Spicy Detective Stories bought the magazine rights in 1937, and released the first issue of The Lone Ranger Magazine dated April 1937. After eight monthly issues, the final issue of the magazine was dated November 1937. The Lone Ranger returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
The Cave Of Terror
Featuring the champion of justice The Lone Ranger with the wonder horse, “Silver”, and Tonto, the Indian
 
Famous Frontier Fights — Article
by Col. J.J. Boniface
A stirring account of the famous “Wild Bill” — McCandlass Feud
 
Lead Showdown —Thrilling Story
by Lawrence A. Keating
Fifty yards between life and death for Chiricahua Charlie
 
Outdoor Trails — Article
by Dick Wood
For sport and health
 
Hearts of Fire —Thrilling Story
by Al. H. Martin
Story of a man and a horse
 
Hunting Rattlers — Article
by Wilton West
Going after poisonous snakes with camera and gun
 
Chuck Wagon Chats — Department
by Pop Bonner
Our readers get-together and Pen Pals
 
The Lone Ranger Stamp Page — Department


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

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


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

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

Now available!


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


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

RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE DEVIL #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Sergio Davila
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Cover C: Cosplay

The previously untold story of the early years of Red Sonja continues in Birth of the She-Devil #2! Sonja confronts the wreckage of her past as she finally comes face-to-face with the addled Shashana - a victim of a deadly new drug that seeks to enslave all of Hyboria!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

    
 




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD

EXTRA SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Featuring
KANE RICHMOND
as the famous Fawcett Comics Hero
MARGUERITE CHAPMAN
and HANS SCHUMM as The Mask
Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY

The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer by Dino Everett at the USC Hefner Moving Image Archive and restored by Eric Stedman of the Squadron, for the first time on 1440 x 1080 Blu-Ray. Really.

This is not the end-all greatest digital video version of SPY SMASHER which could ever possibly exist, what it is is a new HD digital transfer from the Squadron's 16mm print, with improved sharpness, motion and audio in comparison to the old 1990s VHS version. SPY SMASHER remains, however, one of the most exciting and masterfully directed and produced sound cliffhanger serials ever made and an action-adventure masterpiece--the second comic book hero movie ever made, and still, possibly, the best--and this version will be sharper and clearer than any version on video you have seen before.

This transfer is complete, splice-free and very good quality and suitable for viewing on large-screen TVs. It also contains fixes of some errors which were present in all past video versions & apparently in the 1942 Republic original. There is a little dust in some of the early chapter openings but no lines or scratches in the transfer at all; the picture quality is very good to excellent throughout, reflecting the quality of the print from which it was transferred.



Preorder SPY SMASHER now
for delivery later this month or early July.






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

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



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

A Note on a Passing  
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 2
A Teller of Weird Tales at Normandy
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 1
Miscellany No. 5
Miscellany No. 4
Miscellany No. 3
Miscellany No. 2
Miscellany No. 1

 

 Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books

New listings are now online!

Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

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



Terence McVicker, Rare Books

 

Thrilling Adventure Yarns
Now available!


The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women trotting all over the globe, getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world 'round.

To honor and celebrate a bygone era, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a stellar line-up of writers to produce new thrills and chills, spanning mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and adventures.

Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more new heroes.
Each yarn is bigger and better than the one before it!

Thrill to stories by:
Derek Tyler Attico, Jim & Becky Beard, Russ Colchamiro, Paige Daniels, Kathleen David, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Robert Jeschonek, Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Amy Lewanski, David Mack, Will Murray, Aaron Rosenberg, and Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg!

With a special treat: a never-before-published story by none other than legendary pulp writer Lester Dent!

Delight in illustrations by: Caio Cacau, Mike Collins, Karl Kesel, Peter Krause, Tom Mandrake, Jerry Ordway, Daniele Serra, and Mark Wheatley!


310 pages
Publisher: Crazy 8 Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Hardcover - $29.99
Softcover -  $14.99
Kindle - $5.99



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WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Dean Kotz
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Rags Morales
Cover C: Ramon Villalobos
Cover D: Ben Caldwell

"WARLORD OF EARTH"
As the Martians use their monster crab machines to destroy society as we know it, John must scour the deepest recesses of his mind, and find the memory of Barsoom (aka Mars!) that will unlock the secret to getting these damn lil' green dudes off our planet!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

    
 
 




WEIRD TALES #363 - Now available!

The first full color issue of Weird Tales is now available!

It is 80 pages of brand new, fully illustrated short fiction, and includes a lifetime membership to the evolving Weird Tales website.

It is $12.99, plus $4.99 shipping and handling within the USA.

It is $12.99, plus $10.99 Shipping and Handling for orders outside of the USA.

Weird Tales



Weird Tales of Modernity:
The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H. P. Lovecraft

Now available!

Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century.
And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers like "the Weird Tales Three": H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.

These three writers did not publish in artistically ambitious little magazines like The Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review, but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales.
Contrary to stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, the Weird Tales Three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about philosophical questions, the function of art, and the brevity of life.


Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: McFarland
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$39.95





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WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

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



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09 August 2019  


70th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

 Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE

Adventure House

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

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

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

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #167

The Strato-Shooters by H. Bedford-JonesPharaoh Figured Wrong The Fifth Freedom The One-Handed Siberian Ice Cave and more.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Adventure Pulp LLC
Rights to the works of A. Merritt acquired!

Doug Ellis has announced that two weeks ago, his company, Adventure Pulp LLC, acquired the rights to the works of A. Merritt.
Doug stated that he is already chatting with some folks regarding a few possible projects, and hopes to have some exciting Merritt publishing news soon!

Along with the rights, Doug acquired the remaining papers and art owned by the Merritt estate.

Argosy reprinted Merritt's classic "Seven Footprints to Satan" in five installments in 1939, starting with the June 24, 1939 issue. Merritt insisted that they use Virgil Finlay (with whom Merritt was working at American Weekly) to provide the illustrations for the story. This was Finlay's entry into the Munsey pulps, and besides further work for Argosy, he would shortly be turning out great work for the Munsey pulps Famous Fantastic Mysteries and Fantastic Novels. All five Finlay originals for this story were among the art acquired. The illustration for the first installment is shown at the right.







Age of Aces
Scheduled for release at PulpFest!

THE THREE MOSQUITOES: THE X-GUN FLIGHT by Ralph Oppemheim

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

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




CAPTAIN PHILLIP STRANGE: STRANGE DEATHS by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
Presents Its 200th Title
MARK JUSTICE’S THE DEAD SHERIFF # 3
Holster Full of Death
By Fred Adams Jr.

Now available!

Over a eleven years ago, writer Ron Fortier and artist Rob Davis partnered to create a new publishing venture that devoted itself to producing New Pulp novels and anthologies featuring classic pulp characters from the 30s and 40s. That outlandish idea they named Airship 27 Productions. Since that time, Airship 27 has become an energetic part of the pulp community, not only revitalizing classic pulp figures such as Secret Agent X, Domino Lady and Captain Hazzard, but newer creations as well such the late Mark Justice’s weird western hero, the Dead Sheriff.

The mysterious Master has been seeking the half-breed Indian Sam who rode with the Dead Sheriff as his companion Cheveyo. All of which is a ruse, as the fable zombie lawman is nothing more than a puppet corpse manipulated by Sam through the use of a magic amulet; an amulet Sam stole from one of the Master’s agents.

When the Great Castwell’s traveling magic show appears claiming to have the Dead Sheriff as one of its acts, the Master dispatches the demonic twins Damon and Emile Loizeux to investigate. They discover that Castwell is a fraud and his Dead Sheriff merely an actor in disguise. Still, if allowed to continue, the show will ultimately attract Sam and his pal, journalist Richard O’Malley. Thus the bait is put on full display setting up a confrontation that will be both horrific and cataclysmic.

“After releasing the first Dead Sheriff novel several years ago to honor a promise I made my friend Mark Justice, I then went on the finish the second he had begun before his passing,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “With it completed, we made the decision to keep the series alive (pun intended) if we could find other of our stable writers willing to do Dead Sheriff tales. Right out of the gate we got one of the best.”

Veteran pulp writer Fred Adams Jr. creates a fast paced weird western thriller featuring the characters created by the late Mark Justice adding to the saga of the west most bizarre hero, the Dead Sheriff. Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis provides the nine black and white interior illustrations and Chris Rawding the truly beautiful cover. A special limited collector’s edition of the book debut at the recently held Pikeville Comic & Toy Collection in Kentucky. The first copy was presented to Mrs. Norma Kay Justice, Mark’s widow. And now it has the distinction of officially being the company’s grand 200th release!


Available from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books
- New!
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books

Welcome to the new home of what was (for many years) AltusPress.com. Hopefully you’ve found your way here from redirects from altuspress.com… if so, please update your bookmarks.

Why the change?
Well, there are a few reasons. Several years ago, Altus Press was acquired by Steeger Properties, LLC, and there has been some degree of confusion in regards to the relationship between the two, such as on invoices sent from the website, on credit card charges, etc.

For the last couple of years, altuspress.com has sold other publishers’ books, in addition to its own. To make things more confounding, Steeger Properties also had its own imprints for certain publications. In the end, it made for more questions when things should’ve been made much easier to understand.

Now, all of Steeger Properties’ imprints have been grouped together under one pulp fiction superstore, steegerbooks.com. We’ve made it very clear how to navigate these imprints on this new site. More on this below.

The Altus Press imprint will live on and will be used on certain public domain and legacy book series, so it’s not disappearing.

The new website
We’ve heeded the suggestions that customers of Altus Press have supplied us to improve their shopping experience: this new site has a prominent search option at the top of every page. We’ve added additional options to browse books by author or illustrator, by series, and by imprint. It will now be easy to find many more related titles each time your start browsing our store.

In the near future, you’ll be able to peruse older titles’ front and back covers, and you’ll be able to preview their interiors, to give you a good look at the books’ contents.

While some of the these features will only be enabled for newer titles, we’ll be going back & adding them to older books too.

In addition to picking up the pace on new ebook releases, we’ll also be gradually releasing a new line of electronic pulp titles. More on these in the near future.

I’m a long-time Altus Press customer: what do I need to do?
Nothing! Your altuspress.com login should work seamlessly on steegerbooks.com, and you’ll be able to see your older purchases, edit your account details, etc. In addition, we’ll be adding a Wishlist feature in order to save and share pulp releases. We’re also beefing up the customer service sections of our website. We want to make this the place to go in order to get your pulp fiction publications and to remove as much hassle from the process as possible.

Please let us know via our Contact page if there are any broken elements on the site, what you think of our redesign, and what we can improve.

Thanks for your continued support!

Steeger Books

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #1: The Red Death Rain
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge
A woman lighted a cigarette, puffed it a few times, and began to scream, to tear her clothes from her body. Her head twisted back between her shoulders and she died a horrible convulsive death-death from tobacco smoke! The lascivious cultist, Deacon Coslin, had seen his mad prophecy fulfilled… for already other smokers, everywhere throughout the land, were dying by tens of thousands! With Richard Wentworth’s beloved Nita in the power of the enemy, facing an unspeakable death; with his faithful servants drugged and out of the battle; with the police hounding hint and the arch-criminal foreseeing every strategy, how can the Spider combat the overwhelming odds aligned against him? How can he save his compatriots from the Red Death Rain—save the land he loves from domination by an ambition-twisted brain?


$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.

Operator 5 #8: The Green Death Mists
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould

The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While slant-eyed Mongols bent over a powerful death-machine, a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children—all living things—gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone—Operator 5—struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 23.


Steeger Books



 
     
Altus Press / Steeger Books
Domino Lady T-Shirt

Now available!

This is the logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt, 100% pre-shrunk cotton

$19.99



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Scheduled for release at PulpFest!

Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings
headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August.
 Altus Press will have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or
via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15.


The list of titles includes:


The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)
by Ray Cummings
introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison,
Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell


One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover

Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)
by Donald E. Keyhoe
introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover

The 7th Day
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

A Seabold Fights
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Carroll John Daly
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Norbert Davis
illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by J. Paul Suter
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)
by Leslie T. White
illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by William E. Barrett
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley
cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3
by L. Patrick Greene
illustrations by O.J. Gatter

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the next seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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American Fantasy Press
THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK
New Kickstarter campaign is coming very soon!


THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK Kickstarter will hopefully launch withing the next week!

We're excited to bring acclaimed artist Hannes Bok's three solo fantasy novels into hardcover for the first time!

Both THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR were previously published as part of Ballantine Books' Adult Fantasy paperback line. His first novel-length tale: STARSTONE WORLD, is a much shorter and darker piece, which has never been reprinted since it appeared in Science Fiction Quarterly #7, [Summer of 1942], over 75 years ago.

These aren't your conventional fantasies, although all the trappings are there. His novels have a sly humor with plots containing unconventional twists and turns; a strange metaphysical bent; and his artist's talent for glorious description.

THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK's cover art is a never-before-published painting by Bok. A piece which mirrors the masculine, feminine, grotesque and transcendent archetypes which populate the novels within.

We'll be including Ballantine Adult Fantasy editor Lin Carter's introductions to THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR, plus an all-new introduction detailing the history of THE SORCERER'S SHIP by Bok collector, Professor William Lorenzo. Publisher, Robert T. Garcia will provide an introduction to STARSTONE WORLD. And we've discovered a number of unpublished photos of Bok to add to these intros as well.

Bok's pulp art for THE SORCERER'S SHIP is included, plus two paintings specified by the artist as illustrating that novel: a color reprise of an interior illustration and a color portrait of the creature Yanuk done for a fan.



American Fantasy Press   Kickstarter  



American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops August 14!

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES BOOK 2 #4
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) Robert Rigot

Join Zorro's 100th anniversary celebration with another exciting chapter of classic swashbuckling adventure translated into English! These are classic adventures of the original masked man all beautifully illustrated by Europe's most talented artists. Zorro Legendary Adventures #4 Book II comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition "Blazing Blades of Zorro".


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



 

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

THE SHADOW Volume 143: “The Shadow Meets The Mask” & “Toll of Death"
The Dark Avenger returns in two tales of Crime and Punishment by Walter B. Gibson writing as Maxwell Grant. First, the law is powerless to uncover the true identity of a frozen-faced fiend until “The Shadow Meets The Mask.” Then, a panoramic shadow of doom casts a “Toll of Death” upon Lamont Cranston! This collector’s classic showcases both original color covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-261-2 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)



THE ART OF DEJAH THORIS AND THE WORLDS OF MARS VOLUME 2 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!

Hardcover, 280 pages, Full Color, $39.99









Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

THE BEST OF MANHUNT - Now available!
by Jeff Vorzimmer (Editor), Barry N Malzberg (Afterword), Lawrence Block (Foreword)

First appearing on newsstands in late 1952, Manhunt was the acknowledged successor to Black Mask, which had ceased publication the year before, as the venue for high-quality crime fiction. By April of 1956 it was being billed as the "World's Best-Selling Crime-Fiction Magazine."

On its pages, over its 14-year run, appeared a veritable Who's Who of the world's greatest mystery writers including: Ed McBain, Mickey Spillane, Richard Deming, Jonathan Craig, Hal Ellson, Robert Turner, Jack Ritchie, Frank Kane, Craig Rice, Fletcher Flora, Talmage Powell, Richard S. Prather, David Alexander, Harold Q. Masur, Gil Brewer, Helen Nielsen, Erskine Caldwell, Henry Slesar, David Goodis, Lawrence Block, John D. MacDonald, Clark Howard, Fredric Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Harlan Ellison, Harry Whittington and Steve Frazee.

With a new foreword by Lawrence Block and an afterword by Barry N. Malzberg, this definitive 1950s collection from the hardboiled pages of Manhunt includes stories by David Goodis, Fredric Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Harlan Ellison, James M. Cain, Evan Hunter and many more. A bonanza of a book! Edited by Jeff Vorzimmer.


Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press (July 29, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1
Now shipping!

Between 2002 and 2016, Blood ‘n’ Thunder was the premier journal for devotees of adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This award-winning magazine, written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, eventually expanded its readership to include casual fans of vintage storytelling mediums: pulp fiction, motion pictures, Old Time Radio drama, and so on. BnT, moribund for three years, has now returned in a new format but with the same excellence of writing and research. The articles and essays are scholarly without being dry or academic in nature; no publish-or-perish tedium here.

This revival issue covers a variety of subjects, all related to pulp fiction. David Kalb documents the history of the long-lost 1941-42 radio series featuring Street & Smith’s Avenger; he compares recently uncovered scripts to the novels from which they are adapted. David Saunders, whose father Norman was among the most prolific painters of lurid pulp covers, profiles the forgotten publisher J. Thomas Wood. Novelist and pop-culture historian Will Murray weighs in on pulp pulchritude—an appreciation of artists whose covers sported alluring women. Indefatigable researcher Rick Lai offers a detailed chronology of the Jimgrim saga, a multi-novel series penned by pulp-fiction giant Talbot Mundy. Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse celebrates the Zorro centennial (he first appeared in a 1919 issue of the legendary All-Story Weekly) with a behind-the-scenes account of the making of Douglas Fairbanks’ 1920 swashbuckling hit The Mark of Zorro. Ed also documents the making of Hawk of the Wilderness, a 1938 cliffhanger serial adapted from the popular imitation-Tarzan novels that appeared in the venerable pulp Blue Book.


#1, Second Series
Cover Art by Lyman Anderson
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
By William Corcoran

Now shipping!

NOW AVAILABLE IN A REPACKAGED, LESS EXPENSIVE EDITION
THE GROUNDBREAKING 1933 NOVEL THAT LIKELY INSPIRED MANY OF THE HERO PULPS!


This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.

The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.

Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “In the Days Before the Undressed Dames and Drooling Dwarves,” is adapted from his history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase, an article written for the fanzine Purple Prose.

Cover Art by Hugh J. Ward
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
188 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $15.95


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Now available!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Now available!
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” Complete Set









 


 

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

My Incredibly Busy April, #2: The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection
Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
BLUESTONE By Brian Blake
Now available!

The old west settlement of Bluestone had its characters — unruly miners, cardsharps, drunks, and prostitutes — but Expansion brought a deadlier variety of malcontents, and the town’s spirit changed.

Nearby towns had hard-hitting sheriffs like Wyatt Earp — Bluestone had Bonny Lou Baker, a female Sheriff. The headstrong college dropout claimed the sheriff job no one else wanted, almost as a lark. Even her boyfriend, a Copper Queen Mine geologist, thought those fancy frontier six-shooter were baubles to go with her buckskins. But her no-nonsense attitude, and her twin ivory-handled Colts, kept petty criminals at bay.

The Mayor and the townspeople weren’t sure she could handle the new trouble-makers: a gang leaving a trail of robberies and slaughtered victims, bearing down on Bluestone. What could one Eastern-raised woman do?

Bryan Cox writes novels and short stories. After several careers and geographical locations, he has settled down to a quiet life in sunny Florida.


Format: Softcover
Pages: 244
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$9.95

Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #32
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
The Death Dancer | Charles Boeckman  3
The “Atomic Goddess of Beauty” sees a strange case of murder explode!
Roman Holiday | Talbot Mundy  28
A tale of Christians and Romans — and Lions — in the reign of mad Caligula!
The Pigtail of Hi Wing Ho | Sax Rohmer  119
Mystery in Chinatown ...

NEW PULP FICTION
The Mystery of Island X! | Bobby Nash  15
Lance Starr and his scrappy crew investigate mysterious goings-on on an island — only to discover the island IS the mystery!
The Spawn of Lilthu | William M. Hope  51
The “Welcome” mat was Thurl’s invitation to a hellish fate.
The Wicked Big ‘Monstah Ovah Bawstin’ | David Bernard  63
An FBI agent generates buzz with his biggest case.
Time and Tide | Adam Beau McFarlane  75
The Black Island Tavern plays host to a sailor like no other.
Stranded At Saturn | Jack Halliday  79
He dreamt of reaching the stars … until he crash-landed …
A Snitch in Time | Robert W. Walker  83
First-class seats for murder …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 132
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3 - New!
Issue 10 is Live!
Pulp Appeal: From The Vaults of Imagination: The Forgotten Short Stories of Clark Ashton Smith (Guest Post by Joshua Grasso)
Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019
Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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


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

$25.00 USA
$35.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$40.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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

 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Robert Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Marvel Universe, Ravage, Monster Manual
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Sword and the Sorcerer, Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore, Ian Fleming, Appendix N
Sensor Sweep: Anime loss, Nintendo lawsuit, Dragoncon, Paladins, Men’s Adventure Magazines
Sensor Sweep: Sword & Sorcery, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Boxing, C.S. Lewis, RIFTS
Sensor Sweep: Philip K. Dick, Anti-Heroes, Black Colossus, Derleth Mythos, Robert Heinlein
Sensor Sweep: S-F Weapons, Thomas Ligotti, Savage Minicrate, Michael Whelan, Starman Jones
Sensor Sweep: Super Heroes, In the Labyrinth, Dennis Etchison, H. Rider Haggard, Zorro


Conan the Barbarian
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: EXODUS #1 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
Esad Ribic  (Writer)
Esad Ribic (Art)
Esad Ribic  (Cover)

MAN VS. NATURE IN THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF CONAN’S FIRST JOURNEY FROM CIMMERIA!

Long have the stories told of CONAN, who came from the frozen hills of his homeland, Cimmeria, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth in the Hyborian Age – but now you will witness the epic tale of the young barbarian’s first journey from home from visionary creator Esad Ribic!

Fifteen winters in Cimmeria have toughened the young Conan, but his greatest challenge lies ahead. Braving the elements, without food, without shelter, without weapons, Conan must learn to survive even as nature itself conspires to stop him. The snow freezes his bones. The wolves smell his blood. But if he can reach civilization, will his wounds heal…or will his troubles just begin?

With a majestic scope underscored by the completely visual narrative, don’t miss this truly special moment in Conan’s story and an unprecedented issue in Marvel Comics publication history!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #1 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)
Terry Dodosn  (Variant Cover)

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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







 


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

A PROMISE TO ZORRO - A 100th Anniversary Story by Evanston McLewis
- New!
ALEX SCHOMBURG Out West! - New!
Orlando, Wood & Captain Science battle "The Martian Slavers" (1951)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: MAMMOTH ADVENTURE - New!
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 5 (1951) - New!
Zorro Pulp Illustrations (Part 3)
Big Little Books Out West Again
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1933)
TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET Comic Strip Week 4 (1951)
LIFE ON OTHER WORLDS with Murphy Anderson


The Digest Enthusiast #10
 Now available!


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


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

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

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

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

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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Manhunt No. 9 Sept. 1953 - New!
Robert E. Howard: The Garden of Fear - New!
The Best of Manhunt
Manhunt No. 8 Aug. 1953
Rocket Stories July 1953
Weirdbook No. 41
Rocket Stories April 1953
Fantasy Fiction August 1953
Fantasy Fiction June 1953


DMR Books Blog - Now online!


Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne Archives Finally Sees the Light of Day
- New!
Mundy Monday: “The Dancing Girl of Gades” - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 8/4/2019 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/28/2019
Virgil Finlay: Pulp Art Legend
Mundy Monday: Tros of Samothrace in “Admiral of Caesar’s Fleet”
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/21/2019
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/14/2019
Roy G. Krenkel: A Neglected Master

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

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping November - December 2019!

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

Each set features:

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

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





Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD
By Fritz Leiber
Cover by Richard Hescox

Now available!

At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber's classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print
available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba!

A Tarzan Tale Unlike Any Other
The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed to be molded more after James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but fans who had read the original Tarzan novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs rejoiced at finally seeing their beloved character appear on the big screen bearing all the complexity and intelligence with which his creator had imbued him.

Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film carried the honor of becoming the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Leiber’s tale was far from just a simple retelling of the movie; it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline. Now readers can once again enjoy Fritz Leiber’s classic Tarzan and the Valley of Gold in this handsome, new illustrated edition, with an all-new foreward by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).

The Valley of Gold...and Death
The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing his most deadly nemesis yet: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned. FRITZ LEIBER – Author

A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature. RICHARD HESCOX – Cover Art

Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, to computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also providing cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series. DOUGLAS KLAUBA – Interior Art

An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Don't miss out on this first, fully illustrated hardcover edition from the press founded in 1931 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself!

Order your copy today of Tarzan and the Valley of Gold directly from our webstore.


Hardcover, $34.99


 

"Four Dime Novels From The Old Sleuth" 1896-1898 restoration
New Kickstarter project now online!
This project has reached its goal and will remain open until Fri, August 16 2019 8:50 PM EDT.

Reprint four extremely rare crime and adventure dime novels from 1896-1898. Over 430 pages retouched and legibility of text restored.

This book will reprint...

 Amzi, The Detective; or, Morning, Noon and Night In New York. A Detective Tale. (1896)
 A Detective's Daughter. An Extraordinary Narrative. (1898)
 A Struggle To Win; or, A Gypsy Boy's Secret. (1898)
 Seth Bond; or, A Lost Treasure Mystery. A Startling Detective Narrative. (1898)

The plots move along swiftly, are full of action and I believe will be enjoyable to most readers. 




Kickstarter

Also available from a prior Kickstarter:

The Great Express Robbery (1907)
by Grace Miller White, A. H. Woods

Now available for pre-order until August 3!

The peaceful lives of two young women come to a violent standoff near their father's coal mine a distance outside of old San Francisco. Peril and heroism follow in the midst of thunder, romance and vile outlaws--including a devious husband with bad intentions for everyone! After surviving unending assaults, the burning of the Yellow Dog Saloon, broken hearts and betrayal, will anyone be able to stop The Great Express Robbery? Last published by J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company in 1907, a little more than a decade after the Old West era (1865-1895), this blood and thunder play adaptation is back in print for the first time! This new edition of the extremely rare pulp paperback is a restoration created from new digital scans. The readability of illegible characters and words has been restored for the first time and features extensive digital retouching of the original interior and cover artwork.


The pre-order ends midnight August 3. Presale price is $7.
Starting August 4, the regular price will be $10.



Haffner Press
DESIGNS FOR DREAMING:
The Early Kuttner, Volume Three

Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts

Now available for pre-order!
Target Date: April 2020!

All preorders of DESIGNS FOR DREAMING will ship with an exclusive chapbook reprinting the long-lost 1938 terror-tale, MASTER OF THE DAMNED!

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

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

In DESIGNS FOR DREAMING (the third and final volume of “The Early Kuttner”) Kuttner sells the last of his stories to the weird-menace pulps, places some SF stories with lesser markets (Stirring Science Stories and Fantastic Adventures), and delivers some of his finest fantasy work in Unknown Worlds. By the summer of 1942, Kuttner’s Draft Status was reclassified as 1-A. By April 13, 1943, Pfc Henry Kuttner had orders to report to Fort Dix, New Jersey. The early phase of Kuttner’s career was over.


Cover art by Robert Gibson-Jones
700+ pages
Smythe-sewn binding
Full cloth-covered binding boards

Pre-order: $45.00

Hippocampus Press
Arthur Machen: Collected Fiction (3 Volume Set)
Coming this month!


This is the first complete edition of the fiction of Anglo-Welsh writer Arthur Machen (1863–1947) ever published. It includes the totality of his short fiction, novelettes, novels, and prose poems. While there is some debate as to what actually constitutes a short story in Machen’s work—especially given his bountiful array of journalism, some of which borders on fiction—the works in this volume are unquestionably narratives that feature one or more elements of fictional composition. A substantial majority of these works are tales of horror and the supernatural—a genre in which Machen has made a lasting and ever-expanding impression.

The edition has been prepared by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction and the author of The Weird Tale (1990) and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012).
Joshi has prepared textually corrected editions of the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.


Volume 1: 1888–1895
This first volume contains his charming picaresque novel The Chronicle of Clemendy (1888), an exquisite imitation of the medieval narratives of Chaucer and Boccaccio. At this time Machen was a young journalist who had moved from his native Wales to London, and he wrote a number of humorous and slightly risqué sketches for fashionable London magazines. But then he published “The Great God Pan” (1894), one of the pioneering works in the entire range of weird fiction. It was condemned by contemporary reviewers as the work of a diseased mind. Machen followed it up with the episodic novel The Three Impostors (1895), containing the brilliant segments “The Novel of the Black Seal” (which features the Little People, a sub-human race lurking on the edges of civilization), “The Novel of the White Powder,” and other vivid narratives.

Volume 2: 1896–1910
This second volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with Machen’s most accomplished novel, The Hill of Dreams (written in 1895–97 and published in 1907), which H. P. Lovecraft called a “memorable epic of the sensitive aesthetic mind.” It features Lucian Taylor, a young man from the country who struggles to become a writer in London. His ruminations on life, love, and authorship are extraordinarily poignant, and at one point he engages in a lengthy dream of being back in ancient Rome, in the town of Isca Silurum, near his birthplace in Wales. Later in 1897 Machen wrote a series of exquisite prose poems that were later published as Ornaments in Jade (1924). These ten vignettes display Machen’s luminous prose at its most evocative, and they touch upon the possibility of strange and wondrous phenomena concealed behind the outward façade of the mundane world. Machen’s most accomplished weird tale, “The White People,” is also found here. Its account of a young girl insidiously inculcated in the witch-cult, told entirely from her own perspective as she jots down her thoughts and impressions in a diary, achieves the pinnacle of clutching fear. A very different work is the short novel A Fragment of Life, telling of how a seemingly ordinary couple rediscover their sense of wonder in the world around them. The novel The Secret Glory (written around 1907) is a discursive novel that searingly condemns the British school system for destroying the imaginations of its pupils. The entire work—including the final two chapters, first published only in a limited edition in 1992—is included here.

Volume 3: 1911–1937
The third volume of Machen’s collected fiction begins with a tale, “The Thousand and One Nights,” that has never before been reprinted. It continues with a succession of tales that Machen wrote during and just after World War I, a cataclysm that shook Europe to its foundations. The most famous of these is “The Bowmen” (1914), a narrative of medieval soldiers coming to the rescue of besieged British infantrymen in France was widely believed to be a true account, in spite of Machen’s repeated protestations to the contrary. Machen’s final war tale, the short novel The Terror (1916), is an imperishable depiction of the revolt of animals against humanity’s rulership of the earth. In the 1920s Machen resorted to humor and satire to convey his dissatisfaction with the increasing secularization of his era, which he felt was robbing the imagination of wonder and mystery. He also began contributing to anthologies of original weird fiction edited by Cynthia Asquith and others, producing several memorable tales as a result, including “The Happy Children” and “The Islington Mystery.” Machen’s final novel, The Green Round (1933), is a subtle tale of supernatural menace, narrated in the blandly repertorial prose that Machen had developed in his later work. He then published two final volumes of weird tales, The Cosy Room and The Children of the Pool (both 1936), which contain many memorable tales, including “The Bright Boy” and “N.”

Three volumes, sold as a set.
Individual volumes available on Amazon.com
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Cover artwork by Matthew Jaffe
Ttrade paper, 1645 pages
Published simultaneously with THE SECRET CEREMONIES: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ARTHUR MACHEN
This set is being released at NecronomiCon Providence 2019.
Pre-orders will be filled in late August, after the convention.
$75.00



The Illustrated Press
ALLEN ANDERSON

Now available fror pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in October!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 900 copies.

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

Deluxe Edition
 
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy pulps, Western pulps, and many others, this spectacular book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Limited to just 100 copies!

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket
in red slipcase with white lettering. Insert bookplate signed and numbered by author David Saunders. $64.95 (U.S.)

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





The Illustrated Press
RAFAEL DESOTO

Now available!


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

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

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

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


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






Insight Studios Group
SONGS OF GIANTS POETRY OF PULP LTD HC

Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft
(Art/Cover) Mark Wheatley
Now available!

Songs Of Giants is a collection of  the very best poetry written by three giants of pulp literature; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft.
Extravagantly illustrated by Mark Wheatley, with an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

This edition limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, Signed by the artist.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 72 pages, $29.99




Insight Studios Group
SONGS OF GIANTS POETRY OF PULP AUDIO CD

Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft
(Art/Cover) Mark Wheatley
Now available!

SONGS OF GIANTS: THE POETRY OF PULP is a collection of 26 poems by writers H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard.
Inspired by the illustrated book of the same name by artist Mark Wheatley.

The poetry is read by Mark Redfield with a full orchestrated score and sound design by Jennifer Rouse to compliment the theme and dramatic feel of each poem.

$15.00
Plus $4.00 Shipping and Handling in the Continental United States.
Orders may be placed at the link below.



JAMES BOND ORIGIN #12 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover A: Dan Panosian
Cover B: Dean Kotz
Cover C: Vasco Georgiev
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

In 1941, Lietuenant Bond finally learns the truth of his deceased mentor, Commander Weldon. But truth comes at a cost.
The conclusion of Bond's adventures in 1941, by JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (James Bond: Solstice, Mother Panic).


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
  
 
  



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

CAPTAIN FUTURE, Winter 1942

Contents
THE QUEST BEYOND THE STARS by Edmond Hamilton
THE END OF HIS SERVICE by Ray Cummings
THE MAN WHO FOUGHT DESTINY by Arthur J. Burks
THE MAN WHO AWOKE by Laurence Manning

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages
$12.95



 
 
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE CONJURORS #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting, Michelle Madsen (Cover) David Palumbo

While the Golem battles a roiling mass of gas-men, Dr. Cocteau unleashes the power of the Pentajulum.
It's up to Molly to stop Dr. Cocteau from wreaking any more havoc -- but will it be enough to save Felix from his transformation, or will a force from the Outer Dark reach him first?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention - New!
The Lion King Reigns Supreme
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: The Radio Program
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
The Green Hornet Newspaper Strip
The Twilight Zone's 60TH Birthday Party
The Lone Ranger: The Early Years Preserved


THE MARVEL ART OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN - Now available!

Written by John Rhett Thomas
Penciled by Various
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith


The Hyborian Age meets the Marvel Age in this stunning gallery of classic Conan comic art! The Cimmerian warrior made his comics mark at Marvel, and would hack and slash his way through three decades of phenomenal full-color storytelling in Conan the Barbarian and its many sister comics. This hardcover highlights the very best covers, pages and pinups from legendary titles such as Conan the Barbarian, Giant-Size Conan, King Conan and more -- from the seminal masterworks of Barry Windsor-Smith, to stunning interpretations by Gil Kane and Neal Adams, to a character-defining legacy by John Buscema, to gorgeous latter-day illustrations by Silvestri, Kaluta, Mignola and more! As Conan makes his highly anticipated return to the House of Ideas in 2019, immerse yourself in the vibrant and vivid world of Conan the Barbarian, and experience sensational sword-and-sorcery sagas in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Hardcover,
8.5 x 10 7/8 inches, 224 pages, $50



 


The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please choose the correcting shipping option when preordering your copy.

$33 hardcover
5.5 × 8.5, 264 pages



THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE - Now available!
by John C. Bruening 


He’s back!

It’s been two years since The Midnight Guardian, aided by a mask that enhanced his reflexes and heightened his sensory powers to superhuman levels, brought down criminal sociopath Nicky Diamond in Union City’s hour of darkness. Since then, the mysterious figure has faded into the haze of urban legend. But now a sinister regime is threatening all of Europe, and a Nazi scientist and saboteur who calls himself the Sensenmann – supported by a fifth column organizing on the outskirts of town – has set up a secret operation in Union City and pointed a doomsday weapon at the heart of the bustling metropolis. Before long, assistant DA Jack Hunter has no choice but to reassume his avenging alter ego. The world is slowly inching toward war, and it’s up to The Midnight Guardian to prevent the first strike by dismantling an enemy from within.


Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Flinch Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99

John Bruening will be at PulpFest in Pittsburgh in August (August 15 thru 18).
He will have a table in the dealer room, where he will have plenty of copies of the new book,
as well as the first Midnight Guardian book (HOUR OF DARKNESS) and all of the other Flinch Books titles.
If you will be attending, stop by and say hello!



Moonstone Books
Announcing...Hunt the Avenger!
Now shipping!

ONLY AVAILABLE ON MOONSTONEBOOKS.com

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

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

Hardcover: SIGNED by author!! 130pgs
contains some previously released material, as well as brand new tales!

$24.00

Softcover: 130pg
contains some previously released material as well as brand new tales!

$9.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part Two.

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Night Birds.”

Stories I’m Reading: STUART PALMER “The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: THOMAS WALSH “Murder Twist.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: J. ALLAN DUNN “In the Grip of the Griffin.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: WILLIAM E. BARRETT “Skeleton Key.”

Mike Nevins on Pulp Writer RAOUL WHITFIELD, Part One.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FRED MacISAAC “The Corpse Goes East.”


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Bounty - New!

The Scarlet Claw
The Midnight Phantom
Australis Incognito
The Henchmen
Cliff Lords
MAIO-SHAN
Black Dove

OLD BONES (Nora Kelly) - Coming August 20!
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child


The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo's work to new heights.

Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murder, barbarism--and, finally, starvation and cannibalism.

Captivated by the Donner Party, Nora agrees and they venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Quickly, they learn that the discovery of the missing starvation camp is just the tip of the iceberg--and that the real truth behind those long-dead pioneers is not only far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined...but it is one that puts them both in mortal danger from a very real, present-day threat in which the search for the lost party, and its fabled fortune in gold, are merely means to a horrifying end.


Series: Nora Kelly (Book 1)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $28.00









PulpFest Blog Posts

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Debuting at PulpFest 2019 - New!
Our PulpFest 2019 Sponsors - New!
Saturday Night Auction

Saturday Night Dinner

Look for the PulpFest Banners!

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe

Wednesday is the Last Day for the DoubleTree Deal



Register Now for PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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


Programming for PulpFest 2019 - Updated!

Thursday, August 15

Dealers’ Room

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


Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Bob Davis — Grandfather of Science Fiction (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — A Century of Zorro — (Rich Harvey)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 80 Years of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)


Friday, August 16

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


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

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


Afternoon Programming
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — John Locke, Will Murray, and Chet Williamson will be available for signings at our main entrance

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

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


Saturday, August 17

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


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

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


Afternoon Programming
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — Win Scott Eckert, Nicholas Parisi, and John Wooley will be available for signings at our main entrance

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


Evening Programming
5:00 – 6:45 PM — PulpFest 2019 Group Meal
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon XIV: Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences (panel, moderated by Paul Spiteri)
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)


Sunday, August 18

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Alias John Alden" by John Keith Bassett from THRILLING RANCH STORIES, November, 1933

Two Men And A Girl Form a Western Love Triangle in this Fascinating Story of a Proposal by Proxy.

"The Earth's Cancer" by Capt. S. P. Meek from AMAZING STORIES, March, 1931
Featuring: Dr. Bird
A volcanic eruption has created an area of cancer which seems to unset people's minds even though it doesn't kill them. Dr. Bird and agent Carnes explore the mutated zone for the cause of the cancer.

"Bullets Don't Lie" by Owen Fox Jerome from GHOST, SUPER-DETECTIVE, January, 1940
Martin Kebler, Master Bullet-Reader, Traces a Death Weapon to an Unexpected Source!


















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



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The City Burns At Night
Oklahoma Winds
ASTOUNDING
Haunted Charlottesville


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

Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition part 2
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition  
Donald Francis McGrew - Author, Journalist  
Elliot W. Chess – Fighter pilot, Author
Link Roundup - May 2019


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Betty Dale, Charlotta & Leanne Manners
A Piece of Something Big  
The Tokaido Road
Introducing New Pulp Author Teel James Glenn
Bronze Shadows
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR KATE A. GANNON
Legion of Living Dead  
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


Radio Archives
The Spider #106 Audiobook
Return of the Racket Kings
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

While the nation’s law enforcement bodies, great and small, engage in all-out action against elements seeking to undermine America’s stupendous war effort, a long-dormant menace blooms into dreadful flower! The racket kings rise once again with all the murder-trimmings of the bloody, corpse-strewn alky days of the Twenties! Can Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, combat such overlords of crime as The Snake and the Weasel, even as the F.B.I. and Commissioner Kirkpatrick combine forces to crush the Spider?
 
In a letter to a Spider fan, author Norvell W. Page wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”


A transplanted Virginian, Page took Spider readers on a roller-coaster ride of wild action and fevered emotion unlike anything ever published before or since. Once he got going, he painted a portrait of a tortured superhero, one much more emblematic of the 21st century than of the Great Depression.
 
For Richard Wentworth saw himself as a man on a holy mission, a self-appointed messiah with a martyr complex. A Christ covered in cobwebs.
 
Norvell W. Page’s mark on The Spider as a messiah like figure would remain, thrusting Wentworth into adventure after adventure.
 
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of Return of the Racket Kings. Originally published in The Spider magazine, July, 1942.


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

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


Radio Archives
The Lone Ranger Magazine #4 Audiobook
July 1937

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

  Featuring the Hard Riding’ - Fast Shootin’ Modern Robin Hood of the West - The Lone Ranger, his Wonder Horse Silver and Tonto.
 
The Lone Ranger magazine ran from April 1937 to November 1937. The title was changed to Romantic Western and was published from January 1938 to July 1939.
 
Trojan Publishing was the publisher. The pulp magazine preceded the first recorded radio show.
 
These seven stories are torn from the pages of the July, 1937 issue of The Lone Ranger magazine and are read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis.


Table of Contents:
 
Valley Of Shadows
Read by Milton Bagby
A complete full-length Lone Ranger novel with the wonder horse, “Silver” and Tonto, the Indian. “Heigh Yo! Silver!” Once again that familiar cry rings out, as The Lone Ranger, astride his great stallion, and with his ever-faithful friend, Tonto, rides the danger trails of the West. Once again the pounding hoofs of a fiery horse starts these three inseparable companions towards another one of their thrilling adventures.
 
Famous Frontier Fights - Special Feature
by Col. Jno. Boniface
 
The Yucca Kid — Short Story
by Wayne D. Overholser
 
Outdoor Trails - Special Feature
by Dick Wood
 
Trader in Lead — Short Story
by Anson Hard
 
Training Wild Horses - Special Feature
by Wilton West
 
The Lone Ranger Speaks - Special Feature

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

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Lone Ranger Magazine eBook #3
June 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.
 
The Lone Ranger rides again! Return with us to the old west, where one masked man and his faithful companion fought for justice. Four years after The Lone Ranger's broadcast debut, the popularity of the thrice-weekly radio series, prompted a short-lived series of pulp magazine stories. Trojan Publishing, which was also responsible for such pulp titles as Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective; Private Detective Stories and Spicy Detective Stories bought the magazine rights in 1937, and released the first issue of The Lone Ranger Magazine dated April 1937. After eight monthly issues, the final issue of the magazine was dated November 1937. The Lone Ranger returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Complete Novel

The Lone Ranger Rides Again With His Wonder Horse “Silver” and Tonto in
Killer Round-up
 
Famous Frontier Fights — Thrilling Story
by Col. Jno. J. Boniface
A true Fact Article on the Famous Earp-Clanton Feud
 
Outdoor Trails — Thrilling Story
by Dick Wood
A Department for Sport and Health
 
John Wesley Hardin
by Chuck Martin
The Concluding Installment On the Life of a Famous Outlaw
 
Gettin’ Cal’s Goat — Thrilling Story
by Archie Joscelyn
A Rib-tickling Short Story
 
Hunting Mountain Lions
by Wilton West
An Article on Ranch Life
 
Bullet Satisfaction
by Kenneth P. Wood
A True Fact Article on Texan Code of Honor
 
Chuck Wagon Chats
by Pop Bonner
A Department Where Readers Get Together
 
The Stamp Page
 
The Lone Ranger Pow-wow


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

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


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

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

Now available!


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


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

RED SONJA #7   - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Khoi Pham
Cover D: Collette Turner
Cover E: Cosplay

Acclaimed writer MARK RUSSELL (The Wonder Twins, Second Coming) welcomes stunning artist BOB Q (James Bond Origin, The Lone Ranger) for the incredible next chapter of the ongoing saga of Sonja The Red, Queen of Hyrkania. The invasion has taken its toll…hostage kings consider revolt…Sonja will venture into the woodlands, to seek help from a leaderless tribe, whose leader she killed…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

  
   
 
 




Rogue Phoenix Press
Now available!

New! From Rogue Phoenix Press!
The first two volumes in author Pierre V. Comtois' new hard SF Science Agents series! First, introduce yourself to Jules Santros, Science Agent for the Terran Consortium and 'Manda Mooney, secret operative for the Terran Consortium's Exterior Ministry in Extra Galaxia! Then, move on to their next assignment in Novus Intelligens.

Extra Galaxia (Science Agents #1)
Science Agent Jules Santros has two problems: he has to save the universe and avoid falling for beautiful 'Manda Mooney, sometime secretary for the Terran Consortium's Exterior Ministry but actually a secret operative with orders to keep him under surveillance. On assignment from Military Intelligence, Science Division, Jules is on the trail of a group of renegade scientists that plan on using dangerous black hole technology to tip the balance in Earth's war against the Outer Arm Coalition. Only thing is, use of such banned tech will set off an interstellar chain reaction that could consume the entire galaxy! Now, follow Jules and 'Manda as they team up and travel beyond known space to catch the conspirators and prevent Terran defeat in its war with the Coalition!

$9.99 paperback/Extra Galaxia 196 pages

Novus Intelligens (Science Agents #2)
They're back! And this time, they're a team in more ways than one! As Mr. and Mrs. Santros, Jules and 'Manda Mooney are now both science agents for the Terran Consortium's Military Intelligence. Join them on their toughest mission yet as they first become targets for murder then split up to find out who or what is behind a series of missing space freighters, the destruction of a Navy battleship, and a self-repairing spacecraft housing what may be a new form of life. When their paths finally reunite, Jules and 'Manda discover that the dangers they've faced individually, pale in comparison to the one they both must now face together: one that threatens two star faring civilizations and aims to make mankind in particular, extinct!

$8.99 paperback/Novus Intelligens 192 pages

Order your copies through Rogue Phoenix' website at the link below.
Or, go directly to Amazon.com at the links above!
Find out more about Pierre V. Comtois and his many other books covering science fiction, horror, history, comics and more at the link below.






The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD

EXTRA SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Featuring
KANE RICHMOND
as the famous Fawcett Comics Hero
MARGUERITE CHAPMAN
and HANS SCHUMM as The Mask
Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY

The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer by Dino Everett at the USC Hefner Moving Image Archive and restored by Eric Stedman of the Squadron, for the first time on 1440 x 1080 Blu-Ray. Really.

This is not the end-all greatest digital video version of SPY SMASHER which could ever possibly exist, what it is is a new HD digital transfer from the Squadron's 16mm print, with improved sharpness, motion and audio in comparison to the old 1990s VHS version. SPY SMASHER remains, however, one of the most exciting and masterfully directed and produced sound cliffhanger serials ever made and an action-adventure masterpiece--the second comic book hero movie ever made, and still, possibly, the best--and this version will be sharper and clearer than any version on video you have seen before.

This transfer is complete, splice-free and very good quality and suitable for viewing on large-screen TVs. It also contains fixes of some errors which were present in all past video versions & apparently in the 1942 Republic original. There is a little dust in some of the early chapter openings but no lines or scratches in the transfer at all; the picture quality is very good to excellent throughout, reflecting the quality of the print from which it was transferred.



Preorder SPY SMASHER now
for delivery later this month or early July.






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

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



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

A Note on a Passing  
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 2
A Teller of Weird Tales at Normandy
Problems in Science Fiction-No. 1
Miscellany No. 5
Miscellany No. 4
Miscellany No. 3
Miscellany No. 2
Miscellany No. 1

 

Thrilling Adventure Yarns
Now available!


The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women trotting all over the globe, getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world 'round.

To honor and celebrate a bygone era, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a stellar line-up of writers to produce new thrills and chills, spanning mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and adventures.

Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more new heroes.
Each yarn is bigger and better than the one before it!

Thrill to stories by:
Derek Tyler Attico, Jim & Becky Beard, Russ Colchamiro, Paige Daniels, Kathleen David, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Robert Jeschonek, Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Amy Lewanski, David Mack, Will Murray, Aaron Rosenberg, and Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg!

With a special treat: a never-before-published story by none other than legendary pulp writer Lester Dent!

Delight in illustrations by: Caio Cacau, Mike Collins, Karl Kesel, Peter Krause, Tom Mandrake, Jerry Ordway, Daniele Serra, and Mark Wheatley!


310 pages
Publisher: Crazy 8 Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Hardcover - $29.99
Softcover -  $14.99
Kindle - $5.99



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WEIRD TALES #363 - Now available!

The first full color issue of Weird Tales is now available!

It is 80 pages of brand new, fully illustrated short fiction, and includes a lifetime membership to the evolving Weird Tales website.

It is $12.99, plus $4.99 shipping and handling within the USA.

It is $12.99, plus $10.99 Shipping and Handling for orders outside of the USA.

Weird Tales



Weird Tales of Modernity:
The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H. P. Lovecraft

Coming September 9!

Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century.
And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers like "the Weird Tales Three": H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.

These three writers did not publish in artistically ambitious little magazines like The Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review, but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales.
Contrary to stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, the Weird Tales Three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about philosophical questions, the function of art, and the brevity of life.


Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: McFarland
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$39.95





Amazon.com  McFarland


WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

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



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







02 August 2019  

2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


2019

August 2, 2019
THE NEW MUTANTS
October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019
JOKER
ADDAMS FAMILY
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 27, 2019
CHARLIE''S ANGELS
TERMINATOR SEQUEL
UNTITLED KINGSMAN FILM
UNTITLED TERMINATOR FILM
FROZEN SEQUEL
December 20, 2019
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX


70th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

 Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE

Adventure House

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

July 2019
Oriental Stories – 12/30-01/31  - Now available!


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

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #166
The Big Foot Murder Mystery by Edgar Wallace

Complete Detective Novel Magazine

Murder in a lonely cabin—a giant’s footprints in sand—a singing tramp, who terrorizes a whole countryside—
a strangler-killer who murders wholesale—these elements make a story you should not read at night.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95






Adventure House
Now available!

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

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

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



Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Scheduled for release at PulpFest!

THE THREE MOSQUITOES: THE X-GUN FLIGHT by Ralph Oppemheim

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

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




CAPTAIN PHILLIP STRANGE: STRANGE DEATHS by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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


Age of Aces




 

Airship 27 Productions
THE PERSONA # 2
Green-Fleshed Fiends!

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions thrilled to announce the release of writer Michael Housel’s second Persona adventure. Since becoming chosen to be the new mystic warrior known as the Persona, Michael Mansford has tried his best to live as normal a life as possible. But all too soon he’s once again called upon to battle weird evil forces beyond the understanding of modern science. A German scientist has created a machine allowing him to mental create new realities. From these alien like dimensions emerge green, dwarfish creatures that seem harmless at first but are soon followed by monstrous being set upon the total destruction of our own reality.

Once again the Persona is called upon to battle unspeakable evil and is aided by his Brink Town friends and his girlfriend, Stacey Standish. But can even his amazing powers prevail over an imaginary world created from a twisted mind wanting to play god.

“I’m reminded a great deal of the Phantom Stranger,” when reading the Persona adventures,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Michael Housel as a truly out-there imagination and captures some of the most bizarre scenarios I’ve ever encountered in fiction. This new story is no exception.”  Artist Kevin Paul Shaw Broden supplies the perfect illustrations and the cover was drawn by Chris Rawding “Together these creators have produced another unforgettable magical pulp thriller our readers won’t soon forget.”


Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres

Altus Press
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #14: Death's Crimson Juggernaut
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Hideous maniacal laughter shattered the dark silence of ghostly tenements. Sleepy-eyed men and women, stumbling through the dim halls of the building, found a sight that chilled their souls with terror. On a blank wall, spikes driven through her, hands and feet, blood coursing down her arms and breasts in tiny rivulets, a beautiful young woman was hanging, crucified, dying. Still another victim of the Torture Trust! And while panic spreads, while hundreds die victims of the Killers, the Spider is blinded, his faithful servants imprisoned, his friends dishonored! How can Richard Wentworth, desperate and alone, combat the powerful, well-organized Murder Syndicate whose gun hirelings hunt him down like a vicious mad dog?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 9.


Captain Satan #4: A Ghost Rides the Dawn
By William O’Sullivan


A hot gun speaks above the streets of New York, and Satan returns to his kingdom of Hell! There can be no compromise with the men he fights, for the hot fires of hate are eating out lives—lives that mean much to Satan and his swashbuckling crew. There’s gold at the end of this bloody trail and Satan intends to have it!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 until August 9.


Altus Press



     
Altus Press
Scheduled for release at PulpFest!

Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings
headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August.
 Altus Press will have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or
via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15.


The list of titles includes:


The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)
by Ray Cummings
introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison,
Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell


One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover

Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)
by Donald E. Keyhoe
introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover

The 7th Day
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

A Seabold Fights
by Frederick Faust
introduction by Andrew Salmon
illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Carroll John Daly
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Norbert Davis
illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by J. Paul Suter
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)
by Leslie T. White
illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by William E. Barrett
illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley
cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3
by L. Patrick Greene
illustrations by O.J. Gatter

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the next seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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American Fantasy Press
THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK
New Kickstarter campaign is coming very soon!


THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK Kickstarter will hopefully launch withing the next week!

We're excited to bring acclaimed artist Hannes Bok's three solo fantasy novels into hardcover for the first time!

Both THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR were previously published as part of Ballantine Books' Adult Fantasy paperback line. His first novel-length tale: STARSTONE WORLD, is a much shorter and darker piece, which has never been reprinted since it appeared in Science Fiction Quarterly #7, [Summer of 1942], over 75 years ago.

These aren't your conventional fantasies, although all the trappings are there. His novels have a sly humor with plots containing unconventional twists and turns; a strange metaphysical bent; and his artist's talent for glorious description.

THE FANTASY FICTION OF HANNES BOK's cover art is a never-before-published painting by Bok. A piece which mirrors the masculine, feminine, grotesque and transcendent archetypes which populate the novels within.

We'll be including Ballantine Adult Fantasy editor Lin Carter's introductions to THE SORCERER'S SHIP and BEYOND THE GOLDEN STAIR, plus an all-new introduction detailing the history of THE SORCERER'S SHIP by Bok collector, Professor William Lorenzo. Publisher, Robert T. Garcia will provide an introduction to STARSTONE WORLD. And we've discovered a number of unpublished photos of Bok to add to these intros as well.

Bok's pulp art for THE SORCERER'S SHIP is included, plus two paintings specified by the artist as illustrating that novel: a color reprise of an interior illustration and a color portrait of the creature Yanuk done for a fan.



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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

THE BEST OF MANHUNT - Now available!
by Jeff Vorzimmer (Editor), Barry N Malzberg (Afterword), Lawrence Block (Foreword)

First appearing on newsstands in late 1952, Manhunt was the acknowledged successor to Black Mask, which had ceased publication the year before, as the venue for high-quality crime fiction. By April of 1956 it was being billed as the "World's Best-Selling Crime-Fiction Magazine."

On its pages, over its 14-year run, appeared a veritable Who's Who of the world's greatest mystery writers including: Ed McBain, Mickey Spillane, Richard Deming, Jonathan Craig, Hal Ellson, Robert Turner, Jack Ritchie, Frank Kane, Craig Rice, Fletcher Flora, Talmage Powell, Richard S. Prather, David Alexander, Harold Q. Masur, Gil Brewer, Helen Nielsen, Erskine Caldwell, Henry Slesar, David Goodis, Lawrence Block, John D. MacDonald, Clark Howard, Fredric Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Harlan Ellison, Harry Whittington and Steve Frazee.

With a new foreword by Lawrence Block and an afterword by Barry N. Malzberg, this definitive 1950s collection from the hardboiled pages of Manhunt includes stories by David Goodis, Fredric Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Harlan Ellison, James M. Cain, Evan Hunter and many more. A bonanza of a book! Edited by Jeff Vorzimmer.


Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press (July 29, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE ANGEL AND THE SPHINX
by Edouard Schuré
Adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mike Hoffman


Young knight Konrad de Felseneck, last descendant of a noble line, discovers that a curse hangs over his family: women are the curse of the Felseneck since the betrayal of his ancestor during the first crusade. Then he falls into the hands of the beautiful and cruel Gertrude, a young widow whose previous husbands have killed themselves in despair.

The Angel and the Sphinx (1897) is one of the most phantasmagorical and intense Romantic and Symbolist novels on the themes of femmes fatales, reincarnation and expiation. Penned by Edgar Schuré, the author of The Great Initiates (1889), it appeals to fans of flamboyant fantasy fiction as well as connoisseurs of Symbolist fiction.



US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 200 pages
HUMAN SEED
by André Couvreur
Adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mandy


André Couvreur’s Human Seed, (1903) was one of the most shocking works of its era, one that attempted more fervently than any other to push back the boundaries of the conventionally-unmentionable, such as contraception, abortion and eugenics, illustrated through the lives of the eighteen children of the Grignon family, afflicted by the ongoing social disasters of syphilis and alcoholism.

It will seem to many contemporary readers to be a truly bizarre novel, not so much in putting forward the argument that it does, but in shaping the plot that illustrates and exemplifies said argument.

Human Seed is part of a series which includes The Necessary Evil and the futuristic utopian fantasy Caresco, Superman, featuring the brilliant but unscrupulous surgeon Caresco. Human Seed is a truly original work, and a crucial element of a unique and spectacular whole.


US $32.95 / GBP £29.99
5x8 trade paperback, 440 pages

DICK DEMON: VANISHING POINT
by Jean-Marc Lofficier, J.M. Arden & Manuel Martin Peniche,
cover by Manuel Martin Peniche; colors by Anthony Dugenest & Studio Cirque


Returning to Los Angeles to investigate the death of his father and the disappearance of his brother, Harvard student RICHARD DAMON discovers the existence of a monstrous conspiracy spanning millennia...

The Twilight People, chained for centuries, are now awakening, smelling the fear that permeates the City of Angels on the ever of this new millennium, for that is the one delicacy that creatures of the night find the most delectable... But then, comes one who pushes back the forces of darkness... "DICK DEMON!"

In this exciting supernatural thriller, writer Jean-Marc Lofficier, French artist Arden and Mexian artist Manuel Martin Peniche join forces to explore the underside of Los Angeles and set the stage for several major elements of the Hexagon Universe yet to come.


7x10 squarebound comic, 104 pages color
US$26.95 / GBP
£19.99





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
By William Corcoran

Now shipping!

NOW AVAILABLE IN A REPACKAGED, LESS EXPENSIVE EDITION
THE GROUNDBREAKING 1933 NOVEL THAT LIKELY INSPIRED MANY OF THE HERO PULPS!


This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.

The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.

Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “In the Days Before the Undressed Dames and Drooling Dwarves,” is adapted from his history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase, an article written for the fanzine Purple Prose.

Cover Art by Hugh J. Ward
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
188 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $15.95


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Now available!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection
Collectibles Section Update: May 3
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Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press
BLUESTONE By Brian Blake
Now available!

The old west settlement of Bluestone had its characters — unruly miners, cardsharps, drunks, and prostitutes — but Expansion brought a deadlier variety of malcontents, and the town’s spirit changed.

Nearby towns had hard-hitting sheriffs like Wyatt Earp — Bluestone had Bonny Lou Baker, a female Sheriff. The headstrong college dropout claimed the sheriff job no one else wanted, almost as a lark. Even her boyfriend, a Copper Queen Mine geologist, thought those fancy frontier six-shooter were baubles to go with her buckskins. But her no-nonsense attitude, and her twin ivory-handled Colts, kept petty criminals at bay.

The Mayor and the townspeople weren’t sure she could handle the new trouble-makers: a gang leaving a trail of robberies and slaughtered victims, bearing down on Bluestone. What could one Eastern-raised woman do?

Bryan Cox writes novels and short stories. After several careers and geographical locations, he has settled down to a quiet life in sunny Florida.


Format: Softcover
Pages: 244
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$9.95

Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #32
Now available!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
The Death Dancer | Charles Boeckman  3
The “Atomic Goddess of Beauty” sees a strange case of murder explode!
Roman Holiday | Talbot Mundy  28
A tale of Christians and Romans — and Lions — in the reign of mad Caligula!
The Pigtail of Hi Wing Ho | Sax Rohmer  119
Mystery in Chinatown ...

NEW PULP FICTION
The Mystery of Island X! | Bobby Nash  15
Lance Starr and his scrappy crew investigate mysterious goings-on on an island — only to discover the island IS the mystery!
The Spawn of Lilthu | William M. Hope  51
The “Welcome” mat was Thurl’s invitation to a hellish fate.
The Wicked Big ‘Monstah Ovah Bawstin’ | David Bernard  63
An FBI agent generates buzz with his biggest case.
Time and Tide | Adam Beau McFarlane  75
The Black Island Tavern plays host to a sailor like no other.
Stranded At Saturn | Jack Halliday  79
He dreamt of reaching the stars … until he crash-landed …
A Snitch in Time | Robert W. Walker  83
First-class seats for murder …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 132
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Issue 10 is Live!
Pulp Appeal: From The Vaults of Imagination: The Forgotten Short Stories of Clark Ashton Smith (Guest Post by Joshua Grasso)
Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019
Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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