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17 January 2020
10 January 2020
03 January 2020


Announcement

I regret to announce that 2020 will be the final year of Pulp Coming Attractions. I anticipate an end to new updates sometime in August 2020.
Come August 2020, Pulp Coming Attractions will have been online for just over 18 years!  
Pulp Coming Attractions began as "Comics Commentary" in the pages of Tom Johnson's legendary pulp fanzine ECHOES.
It started in #42 dated April 1989 and continued under that nameuntil ECHOES #100.

The name changed to "Coming Attractions" with ECHOES #101 dated September 1998 and continued until the final issue, #176dated December 2004.
All-in-all, PCA has been around in one form or another for over 30 years. Not a bad run.
I am making this announcement now in the event some other enterprising individual may want to pick up the gauntlet and carry on.


17 January 2020  

2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 April17-19, 2020




2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2020

 

Date: 
June 14, 2020
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake   
Hours: 
10 am to 4 PM
Admission:   
$5.00
Table Information:   
6 foot Tables @$50 each
Number of Dealer Tables: 
40 Tables
Average Attendance:
Unknown, 1st show
Guests:
TBA

Jeff Harper Productions


2020 Howard Days
June 12th & 13th, 2020

The wheels have already been turning in getting Howard Days 2020 underway. Hope you can join us on Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th in Cross Plains, Texas at the Robert E. Howard Museum for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

The theme of this year's event is "Celebrating REH in the Comics" and we're pulling out all the stops as we honor the 50th Anniversary of Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian comic book. To further along our extravaganza, we have Roy Thomas as our Guest of Honor!

Yes, the man who started the Conan comic in 1970 will be at Howard Days! Roy has 50 years of stories about how he was the ground-breaker in getting the feisty Cimmerian into the comics and how he has continued to support our favorite barbarian.

And, that's not all. Since Marvel Comics re-acquired the Conan comic book rights earlier this year, they've been going great guns: not only are they currently producing three Conan titles, other Howard characters are making their way into comic book form. And we're going to have some of the Marvel creators in attendance at Howard Days 2020. You won't want to miss this one!

Details are still being hammered out, as you would expect, but we've got all kinds of surprises and special events that will happen in Cross Plains next June.

We'll get back to a more regular schedule of blogging now and keep you updated as the HD 2020 news comes down the pike. But it would probably be a good idea to think about coming down to Cross Plains next June and it's never too early to start planning for that.

All the basic Howard Days information & logistics is available here on this blog, so click some tabs if you have any questions. And make your plans to come join us in June!


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.

January 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 03/35  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 07/34  - Now available!

December 2019
Spicy Western Stories - 12/36 - Now available!
Saucy Movie Tales - 03/3 - Now available!

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #169

The Fort Terror Murders by F. Van Wyck Mason
Murder rising on a red tide of terror—in a Philippine army post.



Cover Artist: Unknown
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Adventures in Bronze
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
By Will Murray

Cover by Romas Kukalis
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Since the time Edgar Rice Burroughs created John Carter of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes over 100 years ago, his millions of readers have yearned for a novel in which these classic heroes meet.
Now, in an epic adventure authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the Warlord of Barsoom and the Lord of the Jungle come face-to-face in what must be described as their most challenging exploit yet.  

Will Murray's Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

When Tarzan finds himself marooned on dying Mars, without friends or weapons, he undertakes a trek across the dead sea bottoms of the Red Planet in search of food and shelter. What happens when the ape-man falls in with a tribe of four-armed Martian gorillas beside which the bronzed giant is no more a giant than a small boy?

Will he sink into abject slavery, or rise to the status of Ape-lord of Barsoom? 
And how will John Carter react when he learns of a new arrival with greater strength and leaping ability than his own, one who is allied with the untamed Great White Apes? 

From the author of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and King Kong vs. Tarzan.
With a stunning wraparound cover by Romas Kukalis!
Trade paperback edition now available for ordering.
E-Book and Hardcover editions are in the works...please be patient. Thank you!

$24.95

Adventures in Bronze    Softcover   Hardcover   eBook  

   
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 ofthe 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 theseries 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’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour 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 WRAITH
Now available!

For years Metro City has been watched and protected by the mystery man called The Wraith. Garbed in a black and blue outfit, cape and cowl, this masked vigilante possesses a unique energy power called the Judgment Stare by which he compels his prisoners to relive their crimes through the pain and suffering of their victims.

Created by writer Frank Dirscherl, the Dread Avenger of the Underworld first appeared as a comic series and then ultimately prose and even an independent film. Now Airship 27 presents four brand new Wraith stories by the bestscribes in New Pulp. Along with Dirscherl, this volume features Greg Gick,Erik Franklin, Bobby Nash and Adam Oravec.

“I became a big fan of this character via his past comic book appearances,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “When Frank Dirscherl later approached me about a possible Airship 27 anthology of prose stories, it took me all of two seconds to sign on. Now, years later the book is completed and all of us are thrilled to have it out for Wraith fans everywhere.”

Whether battling criminal mobs, crooked cops or giant alligators inthe sewers, the Wraith will stop at nothing to protect the citizens ofMetro City. Beware the yellow glowing eyes of the Judgment Stare.

Artist Chris Nye provides the twelve interior illustrations and Adam Shaw the dynamic cover image. All assembled by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

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

Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On

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
Now available!

The Spider #21: Hordes of the Red Butcher
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In the gaunt desolation of those dark Kentucky hills, the Dixie Limited, crack flyer, stood gutted of all living passengers… The Spider, the only survivor, stood alone at that bleak scene, vowing silently, solemnly, to destroy the ambition-mad arch-criminal who had plotted this wholesale ruin. For this, and manifold like disasters, were occurring everywhere in the land—at the direction, Richard Wentworth knew, of some diabolical brain which was unleashing hordes of primitive barbarians to lay waste civilization. But later, at the very moment when the Spider should have struck his most telling blow, he was pacing a narrow cell in the death-house at Sing Sing!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #11: The League of War-Monsters
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt


A group of bitter men—a secret League of War—was ready to plunge the world into a new, earth-wide conflict. They issued orders, and bloody organized murder was loosed in the heart of Europe! And behind this carnage, a single man was scheming to make himself the Dictator of the World! Never before had a single person conceived such a colossal plan for profiting from the slaughter of humans. He had overcome all obstacles—except one lone avenger, Operator 5, America’s secret service ace. Can Jimmy Christopher keep the nations of the world from hurling themselves into a war which can bring nothing but universal defeat, misery, and slavery?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Black Mask Ebooks
Plus All-New Classic Black Mask T-Shirts



We've got just enough time before the end of the year to release a round of classic Black Maskitems: now available are ebook versions of Milton Shaw's biography ofhis father, Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask, as well as ourpopular release from the spring, Black Mask 2019 Yearbook. We've alsojust released the much-requested 1920s-style Black Mask t-shirts... getthem in two different designs in a number of color options.

Domestic softcover orders of $35 gets you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from steegerbooks.com.

Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)
This is the authentic logo usedfor this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored andultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliableclassic.
from $19.99


Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)
This is the authentic pistol & dagger logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.
from $19.99


Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask By Milton Shaw
Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition,among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here,in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his sonrelates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionaryeditorial persona….

hardcover edition: $29.95
softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99


Black Mask 2019 Yearbook
By Arthur Rodman Bowker, Boris Dralyuk, Brian Stanley, Brian Townsley, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Frank Megna, Frederick C. Davis, Frederick Nebel, Hannah Honeybun, Isaac Babel, Jane Jakeman, Jim Doherty, Jonathan Sheppard, Katrina Younes, MichaelBracken, Norman Saunders, T.T. Flynn, William Burton McCormick

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

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

softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind BlackMask
by Milton Shaw


Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed severaldistinguished careers—military man and championfencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….


318 pages| $4.99 eBook |  $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




AMAZING STORIES ANNOUNCES AMAZING SELECTS (TM)
WITH THE RELEASE OF ALLEN STEELE'S CAPTAIN FUTURE IN LOVE  
New Imprint Will Feature Novella-Length Works
Now available!




SWASHBUCKLING ACTION, PERILOUS ADVENTURE, AND A LADY TO DIE FOR … ALL IN THE RETURN OF A SPACE LEGEND!"

The Experimenter Publishing Company LLC, publishers of Amazing Stories magazine, is pleased to announce the creation of a new imprint that will feature stand-alone novella-length works, in both print and electronic formats. Amazing Selects will launch with the release of Allen Steele's “Captain Future in Love,” a novella originally serialized in Amazing Stories magazine that continues the adventures of Edmond Hamilton's pulp adventure hero Curt Newton, aka Captain Future, rebooted and updated in Allen Steele's inimitable Neo Pulp style.  

Originally introduced in Steele's Avengers of the Moon (Tor, 2017), the new Captain Future brings golden age science fiction into the modern era presenting classic space opera adventure with modern sensibilities.  

Amazing Selects' “CaptainFuture in Love” is more than just the eponymous novella,it also features concept art (by Rob Caswell), interior illustrations by Nizar Ilman and non-fiction features by Allen Steele and others -      Overture for a Space Opera      Publisher's Introduction      Who is Captain Future?     
Prologue: The Black Pirate and the King      Captain Future in Love     
Essay: A Brief History OfCaptain Future     
About The Author      About The Concept Artist     
About the Cover Artist “Captain Future in Love” is a rollicking modern space adventure harkening back to classic space opera!

Amazing Selects “Captain Future in Love” is available through Amazon at the link below and through the Amazing Stories store at the link below  
For additional information, please contact Steve Davidson at steve@amazingstories.com


Series: Captain Future (Book 1)
Paperback: 129 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x8.5 inches
List price: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Cover Blurb:  "The first writer I ever wrote a fan letter to...I'm no less of a fan of his work now" - John Scalzi, author of The Collapsing Empire"

Back Cover Copy: "CAPTAIN FUTURE, THE GREATEST HEROOF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE!Curt Newtonand his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony aboveVenus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met andfell in love with the first girl he ever met.Ashi Lanyr was a thief, but the most precious thing she ever stole was young Curt’s heart.Curt never forgot her, not even after he grew up to become Captain Future, the protector of justice in the 24th century. Yet the pastcan return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memoriesof his first great love.

About Amazing Selects: 
Amazing Selects is a new imprint from the Experimenter Publishing Company that will publish original science fiction of novella-length works in both print and electronic formats. About Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future:  Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future will publish novella-length works that continue the updated adventures of the legendary Space Hero Curt Newton and his companions, the Futuremen, authored by Hugo and Heinlein award winning author Allen Steele.  The first new adventure of Captain Future was published by Tor in 2017 - Avengers of the Moon.  The adventures  continued with the serialization of Captain Future in Love in Amazing Stories magazine, now an Amazing Selects publication.

About Amazing Stories Magazine: 
Amazing Stories is the world's first magazine dedicated to the science fiction genre and began publication in April of 1926.  The new Experimenter Publishing Company revived the magazine beginning in 2012 as a website and began publication of a quarterly edition of the magazine in August of 2018.  Subscriptions are available at store.amazingstories.com.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively fromBud's Art Books, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow#1-115.
Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, andgetting this many titles back online is quite the job, butwe do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 whichis out of print.
Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE.
Many individual titles are priced at $5.95 each!

Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are online now.
Several have bonus cover printsand all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.


Get them while they last!
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 22!

THE SHADOW #147: “Trail of Vengeance” and “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? BONUS: “The Mother Goose Bandit,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! This instant collectors item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-265-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 22!

THE SHADOW #148: “The Isle of Doubt," "Murder Town" and "Fountain of Death”
EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative springs of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death." This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W,$19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THESHADOW #149: "The Freak Show Murders,” "Murder by Magic," "Crime Out of Mind”  & “Svengali Kill”
FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Then The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’svisions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Finally, is a stagehypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater fullof witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! BONUS: Walter Gibson and Edd Cartiertell the real life magical tale of Herrmann the Great! This instant collectorsitem leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Colland also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interiorillustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray andAnthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 176pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW #150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy,” "Twins of Crime” and “The Devil’sFeud”
EXTRA-LENGTH FOUR-NOVEL “WOMEN OF THE SHADOW” SPECIAL!
“The Women of The Shadow” are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the pall of death falls over a "Mansion of Crime." Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only TheShadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadowseeks to unravel the sinister secret of "Twins of Crime.” Finally, LamontCranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder placesthem in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors specialfeatures the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney andclassic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historianWill Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages,B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail," "The Golden Doom," "The Television Murders" & "The Whispering Eyes”
FOUR-NOVEL FINAL ISSUE SPECTACULAR! 

The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, murder suspects all have iron-clad defenses, leading The Shadow to investigate an “Alibi Trail.” Then "The Golden Doom” menaces a great hospital and threatens the life of The Shadow himself! Next, a victim is killed during a live video drama, and only Lamont Cranston can unmask the perpetrator of “The Television Murders." Finally, “The Whispering Eyes” are all victims recall of a sinister master of hypnotism in Walter Gibson’s final Shadow pulp novel! This instant collectors item showcases the original cover art by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-270-4 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) 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:
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black

Beb Books
Now available!

I began Beb Books in 2003 with the intention of reprinting a variety of fantastic literature  that had not been reprinted before or only reprinted in abridged form.
I never made much money selling these reprints and having retired have decided to release as ePub editions for free.
The stories are posted on Mediafire in the following shared folder:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents


Victor Rousseau was a prolific author from around 1907 to 1948.  He wrote in many genres -- mysteries, adventure, spicies and, of course, science fiction and fantasy.

Rousseau_Draft of Eternity-rev1.epub
    Draft of Eternity (1918) is one of Rousseau strongest fantasies. A man, under the influence of a narcotic begins to relive, not a previous life, but a future life several centuries from now when the country has been by Mongolian invaders. Finding himself born into the ruling family he has to survive the political intrigues within the family while also seeking to free the downtrodden Americans. A Beb Book reprint from 2008.

Rousseau_Eric of the Strong Heart-rev1.epub
    Eric of the Strong-Heart (also from 1918) was a heroic fantasy hidden away in Railroad Man’s Magazine, one of the stranger publishing endeavors of the Frank A. Munsey Co. This is a full-length story of an American, an undersized scholar, who follows a beautiful woman across the seas and far to the north to a lost land of Vikings and trolls. His arrival spurs a civil war between oppressors and the oppressed, becoming in effect the lands own Ragnarok.  A Beb Book from 2014.

Rousseau_Fruit of the Lamp-rev1.epub
    Fruit of the Lamp (1918) was reprinted in the United Kingdom as “Mrs. Aladdin” by H. M. Egbert. Indeed most of these stories had British hardcover editions as by Egbert. This is a comedy about a man “gifted” with an enchanted lamp but where the djinn of Aladdin was an obedient servant, the djinn in this lamp is a willful, scheming female whose only goal is to get married--because marriage will give her a soul and make her human, the goal of all djinn. It’s like “I Dream of Jeannie” only 50 years before that TV show. A Beb Book from  2010.

Rousseau_My Lady of the Nile-rev1.epub
    My Lady of the Nile (1921) is an adventure tale about an American engineer who gets entangled in the succession struggle in Ethiopia between two secret societies.  Intrigue, betrayals, harrowing battles, and, of course, a couple of beautiful woman. A Beb Book from 2011. This was published as by H. M. Egbert in Argosy All-Story Weekly.


Rousseau_The Eye of Balamok-rev1.epub
    The Eye of Balamok (1920) an inner earth story with touches of poetic writing that are quite striking. This story was heavily edited when it was reprinted in Fantastic Novels. Here is the complete and unabridged version, A Beb Book from 2006.


All these stories and much more can be found by following this link::
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents


Print editions of all these books are available upon request. Write to me for pricing at: beb01@sprynet.com




 

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

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist andpulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presentsa long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, asalways, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copiesship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
PARTNERS IN PERIL
Now available!

Walter Miller and Allene Ray co-starred in ten classic “cliffhangers” produced and released during the late silent era by Pathé, one of the pioneering motion-picture companies. They were an incredibly popular team whose chapter-play hits included The Green Archer (a 1925 adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s classic mystery novel) and The House Without a Key (the 1926 serialthat introduced Charlie Chan to moviegoers). Together with chief directorSpencer Bennet and favorite scenarist Frank Leon Smith, Miller and Raytemporarily restored luster to a film form that had become tarnished.

This monograph exhaustively covers the Miller-Ray phenomenon. Author Ed Hulse has seen all surviving footage from their chapterplays, and his account also relies on private correspondence fromFrank Leon Smith, several interviews with Spencer Bennet, and carefulanalysis of surviving scripts from their serials. The text is supplementedby dozens of rare photos, including rare behind-the-scenes candids.


94 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $12.50

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

Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

Collectibles For Sale update 12-6
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Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction and The Best ofBlood ‘n’ Thunder, Holiday Sale
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!  

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Larry Kent, P.I. — the longest-running series detective — in two exciting hardboiled novels!

Cry Twice, Kitten!
Jacob Troy was an old man who had itall; a movie-star wife, a vast and thriving business empire—even a castle he’d bought in Germany and had transplanted brick-by-brick onto some of Hollywood’s primest real estate. But he wanted more. That’s why he had hired mobster Danny Hester to put the squeeze on nightclub owner Paul Huntsman.

Huntsman hired Larry Kent to find a connection between Troy and Hester that would stand up in a court of law. If he could expose Troy, then he could ruin him. Almost before Larry took the case, however, things moved fast. A caseof kidnap, a sadistic beating, a neat little frame-up and a grislymurder, just for starters. What should have been a straightforward assignment soon found Larry Kent fighting for his life.

Honey-Blonde Blues
Larry Kent’s old buddy Jim Calloway was murdered over a woman … so they said. But who was the woman? No one seemed to know—not even Jim’s killer. Larry suspected the woman was just a diversion. There was another reason for Jim’s death. And just maybe it had something to do with his job with the Narcotics Bureau. Only thing was, Jim was a minor official at the Bureau, no one with any clout, just a desk-jockey.

One thing for certain. There were people out there—important people—who wanted to bury the case.And if they couldn’t kill Larry to stop him investigating, thenjust maybe they could send him to Cuba in search of a missing man. After all, he’d be easier to rub out in a foreign country …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 218
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

With a Bang: Issue 12 Release - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Mandalorian
Pulp Consumption: Storyhack #4
Pulp Consumption: Almuric by Robert E. Howard (Guest Post by Anthony Perconti)
Issue 12 Cover Reveal
Pulp Appeal: The Journeys of the Viking Prince (Guest Post by G.W. Thomas)
Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post byJ. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

"Fifty Years later" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Alvaro Fernandois

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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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
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Sensor Sweep
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Newpub, Akira, Fantasy Fortifications, Aquanauts
Sensor Sweep: The Night Land, Fritz Leiber, Scott Oden, VikingPrince
Bio-Bibliographies: The Brian Lumley Companion
The Shadow: Gangdom’s Doom
Sensor Sweep: Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Machen, Brak, Isaac Asimov
Sensor Sweep: Yetis, Mercenaries, Crusaders, Masters of KungFu
Sensor Sweep: Poul Anderson and D&D, Gollum, Castle ofLlyr, Insanity’s Children
Bio-Bibliographies: The Last Celt


CONAN
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #4 - Arriving in comic shops January 22!
Jim Zub (Writer)
Luca Pizzari & Vanessa Del Rey (Art)

Carlos Pacheco (Cover)


• At last - AGNES, KANE, and MOON KNIGHT join CONAN in the Hyborian Age for the final showdown between SET, the WYRM, and…KHONSHU?!
• JAMES ALLISON brought them together, but will KHONSHU tear them apart?
• The thrilling conclusion to the ages-spanning saga that will have ramifications on the future of the assembled cast!


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99





 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 - Now available!
Writtenby Roy Thomas with John Jakes and Len Wein
Penciled by John Buscema with Mike Ploog, Howard Chaykin, Val Mayerik & Vicente Alcazar
Coversby Frank Cho & Gil Kane

Reprints: Conan the Barbarian #52-83, Annual #2-3, Power Records: Conan the Barbarian – The Crawler in the Mists, material from F.O.O.M. #14

Hardcover, 824 pages, Full Color, $125.00







Darkworlds Quarterly - Nowonline!

The Case of the Dream Detective: Moris Klaw - New!
Link: Dreamer’s World: A Tribute to Normal Bean   - New!
Link: Top Ten Mythos Tales Not By Lovecraft - New!
Mark of the Monster: Jack Williamson’s Lovecraftian Lapse - New!
Boris Dolgov: Weird Tales Artist - New!
The Sword & Sorcery of Clark Ashton Smith - New!
When Planets Clashed: War in Space  
The Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Jaime Brocal Remohi(1936-2002) 
Call of Cthulhu: The Old Box Set 
The Covers That Time Forgot! 
Wan Tengri in Conan the Barbarian 
Robots Before the Pulps 
Munsey Covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs 
The Illustrators of The Lost World
Manly Wade Wellman’s Lee Granger, Jungle King 
The Freelance Ghostbreaker: John Silence



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

Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1934)
- New!
More Movie Posters of 1929 - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 20 & 21: Case Solved! - New!
Pulp Gallery: SECRET AGENT X
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 18 & 19 (1957)
Forgotten Books: MEET THE TIGER (and The Saint) by Leslie Charteris (1928)

The LONE RANGER Comic Strip Rides Again (1938)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 16 & 17 (1957)
An OLD TIME RADIO Christmas


The Digest Enthusiast #11
 Now available!

Explore the World of Digest Magazines

Interviews
Janice Law (Madame Selina series AHMM)
Paul D. Marks (Bunker Hill series EQMM)
Jeff Vorzimmer (The Best of Manhunt)


Articles
Peter Enfantino summarizes 1954’s final issues of Manhunt.

Vince Nowell, Sr. grapples with Beyond Infinity.
Richard Krauss spotlights Leo Margulies: Giant of the Digests.
Steve Carper dissects a Classic error.
Ward Smith quantifies Astounding’s formats.


Reviews
Homicide Hotel from Gary Lovisi
Tough 2
Paperback Parade No. 104


Fiction
John Kuharik “Buckthorn Justice” art by Rick McCollum
 Vince Nowell, Sr. “The Good Soldier” art by Marc Myers
 Joe Wehrle, Jr. “Zymurgy for Aliens” art by Michael Neno

Plus nearly 150 digest magazine cover images, News Digest, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, and first issue factoids. Cover “Madame Selina” by Rick McCollum, 160 pages.


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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - New!
Paperback Parade No. 106
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - Cover Preview
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2020
Needle Fall/Winter 2012
Joe Wehrle, Jr. 1941–2017
Paperback Fanatic No. 42


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Demon Dogs! A Thundarr Novel? - New!
The Face in the Wall - New!
Mike Resnick: One of Us - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/12/2020 - New!
H. Rider Haggard and Fritz Leiber
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/5/2020
Sword & Planet: A Genre of Mashups
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/29/2019
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Sax Rohmer


Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Coming Spring 2020!

Science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, wrote four novels and a novella about former stuntman Carson Napier and his wayward adventures on the planet Venus (or Amtor, as it is known to its inhabitants). Now get ready to transport yourself into the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe with the first new Carson of Venus novel to be published in more than fifty years: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts.

The Edge of All Worlds releases Spring 2020 from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and launches the canonical ERB Universe series of interconnected novels.

Stranded on the planet Amtor for nearly two decades, Earthman Carson Napier returns from his latest adventure to discover a mysterious enemy has struck his adopted nation of Korva and reduced one of its cities to ash and cinders. The trail of the mysterious threat leadsCarson and his love Duare through dark cyclopean corridors deep beneathAmtor to a distant land, where they must confront both a powerful newalien species and the shadows of Carson’s past.

Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, featuring the artwork of the amazing Chris Peuler.


ERB Books


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

Still available!

Now shipping!

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, Inc., is proud to launch the first four volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library. This new series presents for the first time the complete catalog of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works in handsome uniform, hardcover editions, featuring dust jacket art by renowned artist Joe Jusko, and rare and previously unpublished supplementary material.

“We have long dreamed of, and have frequently been asked by fans about, reproducing authorized editions of all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 80-plus novels,” says Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “This has not been done since the 1970s, and as a testament to the enduring demand of his works, we have embarked on an exciting journey. We have named it the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library to distinguish these from any other editions, and they will contain additional content that in most cases has never been seen before. While it will take a few years due to the sheer number of books we need to reproduce, we are committed to seeing all of his works in print again. We are delighted that eminent artist Joe Jusko has agreed to be our sole artist for cover art and frontispieces. He is one of the most popular illustrators of our time and we believe there is no one better suited to bring to life the richness of Mr.Burroughs’ literary creations.”

Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and raritiesnot to be found in any other edition. Featuring exclusives ranging from artwork by the legendary Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’s authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove ofrare and never-before-published bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take readers on a journey of wonder and imagination they will never forget.

“I have dreamed of this project eversince I first saw Neal Adams’ and Boris Vallejo’s Tarzancover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “I amso honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made thatdream a reality. I have never been more excited by or put more work into anything, and if I’m to be remembered for anything I’ve done, I want it to be these covers.”











Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories - Coming January 28!
by Mike Ashley (Editor)


A Retrospective Collection of Classic Occult and Supernatural Detective Stories by Some of the Field’s Greatest and Best-Known Weird Fiction Authors

Since the gaslit nights at the end of the nineteenth century, the occult detective has been a beloved and recurring archetype. Mixing the best aspects of the detective tale and weird or supernatural fiction, and capitalizing in part on the massive popularity of Sherlock Holmes, these stories portrayed men and women pitted against surreal and horrifying foes, usually with little to defend them but their own savvy, experience, and know-how.

From William Hope Hodgson’s Thomas Carnacki, to Seabury Quinn’s fearless Frenchman Jules de Grandin, to Jessica Salmonson’s Penelope Pettiweather, the occult detective has taken a variety of forms, investigated a wide array of supernatural and otherworldly cases, and entertained generations of readers. This new collection compiles thirty-one all-time classic occult detective stories as it traces the genre’s growth from its nineteenth-century origins to the late twentieth century, showcasing the work of acclaimed pioneersof weird tales alongside cult favorites and exciting modern talents.
 
So, step into the shadows, join us on this journey into the dark, and become a fighter of fear . .
.

Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Talos
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.3 x 9 inches
$29.99




The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

Stanley Meltzoff was one of the first paperback cover artists to be noted for his work in the science fiction field, painting dramatic images that escaped the pulp influence evident in most other science fiction covers of the period. Along with paperback cover paintings in numerous genres, Meltzoff also produced work for slick magazines, including Scientific American, Life, Fortune, and the Saturday Evening Post. The winner of 25 awardsfrom the Society of Illustrators, he was also one of the first,and certainly most preeminent, fish painters. His underwater images were a regular feature in National Geographic and other publications. This book features scores of paintings reproduced from Stanley's original art, as well as rare photos and tear sheets.

Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket. Limited to 900 copies!

Deluxe Edition
 
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

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



 

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

MASKED RIDER WESTERN, January 1944

FICTION CONTENTS
THE DEVIL'S RANGE by Donald Bayne Hobart
KILLERS ALSO DIE by H. A. De Rosso
LONE HAND FOR LIBERTY by Clinton Dangerfield
FANGS OF FREEDOM by Mel Pitzer
BORROWED HOSSES by Stephen Payne

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 100 pages
$12.95


MAGAZINE OF HORROR #23

CONTENTS
THE ABYSS by David H. Keller, M.D.
THE DEATH MASK by Mrs. H. D. Everett
ONE BY ONE by Richard M. Hodgens
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR by Douglas M. Dold
LEAPERS by Robert A. W. Lowndes

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$12.95





 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43  

New issue of The Paperback Fanatic is a GOLD MEDAL SPECIAL!

88 full-colour pages devoted to articles on the legendary publisherand its key authors. 125 colour illustrations of rare Gold Medal paperbacksand associated books and magazines.
Pieces on classic noir authors Gil Brewer, John D MacDonald, Dan J Marlowe, Charles Williams.
With a stunning visual gallery of the paperback art of Robert McGinnis and rare illustrations from Men's Adventure Magazines for Gil Brewer stories.
Plus in-depth reviews of Gold Medal classics such as Black Wings Has My Angel.

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
89 pages, 7” x 10”, full color
$12.99

 




 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jonny Quest BluRay Review

HBO's Watchmen is daring and explosive!
Crime Thrillers on DVD (Reviews)  
The History of Time Travel
The Return of Blood "N" Thunder Magazine
Amazon is not stealing your business
Old Dark House: A Chilling Genre




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





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Still available for pre-order!
Coming in January 2020!


In the jungle of southern Mexico, people are struck down by mysterious obsidian spearheads, a gigantic winged serpent appears in the skies, and a golden giant claims to be an Aztec god reborn. When Nellie Gray and Cole Wilson go missing investigating the mysterious Sons of the Feathered Serpent, the Avenger is drawn into one of the most bizarre and dangerous adventures of his career. His life, the lives of his associates, and the Aztec treasure that sustains Justice Inc. are all endangered by the curse of Kukulkan.

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Weird Pulp Stories I’m Reading: VICTOR ROUSSEAU “Bat Man.”
- New!
PI Stories I’m Reading: JAMES REASONER “War Games.”  
Pulp StoriesI’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: H. BEDFORD-JONES “The Case of theKidnaped (sic) Duchess.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: J. LANE LINKLATER “Mystery of the Mexicali Murders.”
MY FAVORITE TVSERIES OF THE DECADE (2010-2019), by Michael Shonk.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: CARROLL JOHN DALY “The Egyptian Lure.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM “Suicide Scenario.”


 
PULPFEST 2020 RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH!
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry.
August 6 to 9, 2020


Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. 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 ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautifulDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can booka room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFestbanner 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 sitewhere 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-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.






Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"An Order for Murder" by Steve Fisher from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1936

The Pen, Benny Peel Decides, is Mightier Than the Gun!

"Cats Can Kill" by Ray Cummings from MASKED DETECTIVE, December, 1941
Murder Assumes a Strange and Ghastly Form When an Ingenious Killer Resurrects an Ancient Legendary Beast of Prey.

"Fulfillment" by Will Garth from STRANGE STORIES, April, 1939

Out of the Piled-Up Centuries, Comes an Inexorable Summons for the Twin of Isames!




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Shadowcast episode 4 - New!
Ruins, Warrior Reborn, and Is it Wrong?
The Shadow: Gangdom's Doom
The Sheriff of Tonto Town
Clovelly  
The Moon Man: The Sinister Sphere
The Avenger: Justice, Inc.


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

Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author - New!
J.C. Leyendecker exhibition of illustrations  
John Randolph Phillips - author bio online
New blog for pulp deals
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




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.


Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Follow the Phantom Detective on the grim pursuit of a fiendish killer whose grisly deeds are veiled in mystery!! A murder ray that turns its sinister power on innocent victims and not even the masked sleuth may be able to stop its deadly rampage!



Desperate to find his place in the world and to help others, millionaire war veteran Richard Curtis Van Loan follows a suggestion made by Frank Havens, his father’s friend, and solves a crime that local police can’t seem to unravel. Inspired by his success, Van Loan sets himself on a path to become the world’s greatest crimefighter. Following a regimen of his own design, Van Loan not only trains himself to be in excellent physical shape, he also pursues the skills necessary to deal a crushing blow to the underworld. Learning all that he could about crime detection and the various sciences associated with investigating it, including forensics and psychology, Van Loan turned himself into a master detective. He also went to great lengths to become an expert in both escaping any situation and in concealing his identity through disguises, making him a veritable phantom, impossible to identify. After undertaking several cases that were as much adventures he survived with luck and disguises and then delving into mysteries that tested his abilities, The Phantom became world renowned amongst men on both sides of the law. Because only Havens knew his true identity, the masked man carried a personal calling card, a platinum badge cast in the shape of the domino mask. In this way, law enforcement and lawbreakers alike knew they were dealing with the real Phantom Detective!
 
‘Death on Swift Wings’ was originally published in the January 1935 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.

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Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #25 Audiobook
Claws of the Sky Monster
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!
 
"To the driver of the Geier who kills G-8, I will personally give one hundred thousand marks." Deep in Germany Herr Doktor Krueger made this offer... And now G-8 was taking off into war skies. He hadn't yet seen the giant Geiers — didn't know that he was soon to pit his wings against the most horrible menace that ever patrolled scarlet cloud lanes! A hundred men saw a Yank ace take off — saw his corpse plunge to earth a few moments later. How could a pilot be snatched from his ship in mid-air? G-8 asked this question grimly. High above the clouds hovered the most horrible monsters a fighting airman has ever been called upon to combat with crimson lead!


 
Referred to by many fans today either as Aviation or Aviator Pulp, or even Flying Pulp, this type of story gained a name all its own during the era it was most popular. According to sources, writers of Pulp tales featuring pilots and aerial warfare referred to what they wrote as 'Yammering Guns', based on a comment made by one of the writers of such stories. The phrase refers to the noisiness of battles between airplanes fighting in mid air, firing bullets at one another from machine guns.
 
A sterling example of Yammering Guns Fiction, G-8 and His Battle Aces also skirted the fine line between that and Weird Menace. From tentacled floating beasts to resurrected Vikings and tiger men, the variety of villains that the Master Spy tackled lent itself to stories more reminiscent of Lovecraft or Howard.
 
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 'Claws of the Sky Monster'. Originally published in the October 1935 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.


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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #23 eBook
Death on Swift Wings - January 1935

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 Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
Death On Swift Wings
by Robert Wallace
Follow the Phantom on the grim pursuit of a fiendish killer whose grisly deeds are veiled in mystery in this exciting novel of a murder ray that turns its sinister power on innocent victims!
 
Murder At Midday — Gripping Short Story
by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
The killing of Olivia Manning was a tough case to crack
 
The Specter Of Black Lake — Gripping Short Story
by Paul M. Atherton
A gory trail of crime in the wake of a ghost ship
 
Last Shakedown — Gripping Short Story
by Lee Fredericks
Dave Gannon was a wiz at the confidence racket!
 
Blood Gold — Gripping Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
A story of daring bank robbery on a gigantic scale
The Phantom Speaks — A 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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #25 eBook
October 1935

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.

G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


Table of Contents:
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces
by Will Murray

A Smashing Air Novel
Claws Of The Sky Monster
As Told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
“To the driver of the Geier who kills G-8, I will personally give one hundred thousand marks.” Deep in Germany Herr Doktor Krueger made this offer... And now G-8 was taking off into war skies. He hadn’t yet seen the giant Geiers — didn’t know that he was soon to pit his wings against the most horrible menace that ever patrolled scarlet cloud lanes!
 
The Bombless Bomber — Knockout Short Story
Si Mays grinned as he set out to blow up that enemy advance with — matches!
 
G-8 Speaks
Where the gang gathers to talk things over with the famous war master spy.
 
Cover
painted by Frederick Blakeslee
The great bird struck.


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
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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 WARCHIEF 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.



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE OFFICIAL SQUADRON 2020 CALENDAR

INCLUDES COLOR MOVIE SERIAL ART DONE FOR THE SQUADRON
BY ERIC STEDMAN & SERIAL STAR BIRTHDAYS TOO!


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The Serial Squadron

SONOF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

FEATURING BOB SHAW, DAUN KENNEDY, BUZZ HENRY, CHARLES KING and WHEELER OAKMAN


THE CRIMSON GHOST
THE MOVIE SERIAL
BLU-RAY Upgrade or DL-DVD

Now available!

FEATURING CHARLES QUIGLEY, LINDA STIRLING, CLAYTON MOORE, KENNEDUNCAN and ? as THE CRIMSON GHOST (Voice by I. Stanford Jolley)



ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book

Coming soon!

The history of Rocketman/Commando Cody in the serials and related characters including Bulletman in the comics. Includes a brand NEW Rocketman story.



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming in January!

New upgraded transfer of the amazing, massively influential Pearl White mystery serial, with solid leading man Antonio Moreno,
and, introducing The Hooded Terror, most fearsome and deadly of the early serial villains.











Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1) - Coming April 14!
by Mark Hodder (Editor)


As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This first volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades!

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

Paperback: 430 pages
Publisher: Rebellion
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
List Price: $11.99

A killer blend of James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Sherlock Holmes (then wrapped inside a riddle, wrapped in an enigma), Blake — with his awesome bullet-proof Rolls-Royce and Moth monoplane — is known for his epic adventures and daring exploits. Assisted in all of this daring-do, of course, by his trusted side-kicks Tinker and his remarkable hound Pedro, the detective has been adored by readers of all ages.

After being largely forgotten for decades, this major new collection heralds a triumphant return that not only celebrates Blake, but also serves as the perfect introduction to the charismatic detective for a whole new generation of readers. Featuring tales of derring-do, espionage and exploration, the stories track Blake’s perilous adventures across Europe as he attempts to solve a host of classic crimes; from an encounter with a duplicitous German Kaiser to escaping a firing squad!

April 16th 2020 with Sexton Blake and the Great War: volume one (curated by author Mark Holder)  features three stories from World War 1 and the lead up to it: The Case Of The Naval Manoeuvres by Norman Goddard (1908), On War Service by Cecil Hayter (1916) and Private Tinker by William Murray Graydon (1915).

Rebellion will also be publishing five further landmark volumes in 2020, each with a fantastic art deco style cover, including:
Sexton Blake Versus The Master Crooks (June 2020)
Sexton Blake’s Allies (August 2020)
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (October 2020)
Sexton Blake’s New Order (December 2020)



The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW - Now online!

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  - New!
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow
In this first episode, we explore the origins of the Dark Avenger with the very first pulp story: THE LIVING SHADOW, and review The Knight of Darkness's first film appearance in the rare 1931




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Coming mid-January!


The long-awaited reissue of Manly Wade Wellman's LONELY VIGILS, a collection of his supernatural sleuths including all of the original John Thunstone pulp stories.

This is a companion volume to WORSE THINGS WAITING and will also be a large 7 x 10 trade paperback format and running 500 pages, including all of the original art by George Evans.
It will be available for Halloween from Amazon for a mere $19.99.


The title page is shown at the right.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



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.

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Another Aside - New!
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-An Aside - New!

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Two
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part One
July: We, The Moon, and Things to Come-Part Two
July: The Moon, We, and Things to Come-Part One
July: Geismar and Fiedler-The Science Fiction Connection
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part Two
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part One

 


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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10 January 2020  

2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 April17-19, 2020




2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Chapel Hill Mall
Akron, Ohio
June 14, 2020



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.

December 2019
Spicy Western Stories - 12/36 - Now available!
Saucy Movie Tales - 03/3 - Now available!

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #169

The Fort Terror Murders by F. Van Wyck Mason
Murder rising on a red tide of terror—in a Philippine army post.



Cover Artist: Unknown
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Adventures in Bronze
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
By Will Murray

Cover by Romas Kukalis
Now available in softcover!

Since the time Edgar Rice Burroughs created John Carter of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes over 100 years ago, his millions of readers have yearned for a novel in which these classic heroes meet.
Now, in an epic adventure authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the Warlord of Barsoom and the Lord of the Jungle come face-to-face in what must be described as their most challenging exploit yet.  

Will Murray's Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

When Tarzan finds himself marooned on dying Mars, without friends or weapons, he undertakes a trek across the dead sea bottoms of the Red Planet in search of food and shelter. What happens when the ape-man falls in with a tribe of four-armed Martian gorillas beside which the bronzed giant is no more a giant than a small boy?

Will he sink into abject slavery, or rise to the status of Ape-lord of Barsoom? 
And how will John Carter react when he learns of a new arrival with greater strength and leaping ability than his own, one who is allied with the untamed Great White Apes? 

From the author of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and King Kong vs. Tarzan.
With a stunning wraparound cover by Romas Kukalis!
Trade paperback edition now available for ordering.
E-Book and Hardcover editions are in the works...please be patient. Thank you!

$24.95

Adventures in Bronze    Softcover   Hardcover   eBook  

   
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 ofthe 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 theseries 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’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour 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 WRAITH
Now available!

For years Metro City has been watched and protected by the mystery man called The Wraith. Garbed in a black and blue outfit, cape and cowl, this masked vigilante possesses a unique energy power called the Judgment Stare by which he compels his prisoners to relive their crimes through the pain and suffering of their victims.

Created by writer Frank Dirscherl, the Dread Avenger of the Underworld first appeared as a comic series and then ultimately prose and even an independent film. Now Airship 27 presents four brand new Wraith stories by the bestscribes in New Pulp. Along with Dirscherl, this volume features Greg Gick,Erik Franklin, Bobby Nash and Adam Oravec.

“I became a big fan of this character via his past comic book appearances,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “When Frank Dirscherl later approached me about a possible Airship 27 anthology of prose stories, it took me all of two seconds to sign on. Now, years later the book is completed and all of us are thrilled to have it out for Wraith fans everywhere.”

Whether battling criminal mobs, crooked cops or giant alligators inthe sewers, the Wraith will stop at nothing to protect the citizens ofMetro City. Beware the yellow glowing eyes of the Judgment Stare.

Artist Chris Nye provides the twelve interior illustrations and Adam Shaw the dynamic cover image. All assembled by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

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

Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On

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
Now available!

The Spider #20: Reign of the Death Fiddler
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Exactly at eleven-thirty each Thursday night the Death Fiddler conducted his unholy orchestra in a symphony of murder which sounded the doom of some marked victim. A master of the grotesque, he held an entire city in the strangle-hold of a helpless terror; even the forces of the Law stood in shuddery, superstitious fear of this new destroyer. And then the Spider, Master of Men, modern knight-errant of mankind, rose up against him! But the Spider, too, was baffled; not all Richard Wentworth’s efforts seemed enough to destroy this new, this ugliest of all Hydra heads rearing out of the noxious slime of the Underworld…

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #1: City of Deadly Sleep
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts


Three sinister slay-rides turned a giant metropolis into a city patrolled by terror… helpless, save for one man—Captain Zero—the fabulous Master of Midnight, whose strange cloak of invisibility was, at the same time, a gift of the gods—and a curse of the Devil!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95




 
Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Black Mask Ebooks
Plus All-New Classic Black Mask T-Shirts



We've got just enough time before the end of the year to release a round of classic Black Maskitems: now available are ebook versions of Milton Shaw's biography ofhis father, Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask, as well as ourpopular release from the spring, Black Mask 2019 Yearbook. We've alsojust released the much-requested 1920s-style Black Mask t-shirts... getthem in two different designs in a number of color options.

Domestic softcover orders of $35 gets you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from steegerbooks.com.

Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)
This is the authentic logo usedfor this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored andultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliableclassic.
from $19.99


Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)
This is the authentic pistol & dagger logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.
from $19.99


Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask By Milton Shaw
Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition,among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here,in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his sonrelates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionaryeditorial persona….

hardcover edition: $29.95
softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99


Black Mask 2019 Yearbook
By Arthur Rodman Bowker, Boris Dralyuk, Brian Stanley, Brian Townsley, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Frank Megna, Frederick C. Davis, Frederick Nebel, Hannah Honeybun, Isaac Babel, Jane Jakeman, Jim Doherty, Jonathan Sheppard, Katrina Younes, MichaelBracken, Norman Saunders, T.T. Flynn, William Burton McCormick

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

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

softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind BlackMask
by Milton Shaw


Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed severaldistinguished careers—military man and championfencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….


318 pages| $4.99 eBook |  $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




AMAZING STORIES ANNOUNCES AMAZING SELECTS (TM)
WITH THE RELEASE OF ALLEN STEELE'S CAPTAIN FUTURE IN LOVE  
New Imprint Will Feature Novella-Length Works
Now available!




SWASHBUCKLING ACTION, PERILOUS ADVENTURE, AND A LADY TO DIE FOR … ALL IN THE RETURN OF A SPACE LEGEND!"

The Experimenter Publishing Company LLC, publishers of Amazing Stories magazine, is pleased to announce the creation of a new imprint that will feature stand-alone novella-length works, in both print and electronic formats. Amazing Selects will launch with the release of Allen Steele's “Captain Future in Love,” a novella originally serialized in Amazing Stories magazine that continues the adventures of Edmond Hamilton's pulp adventure hero Curt Newton, aka Captain Future, rebooted and updated in Allen Steele's inimitable Neo Pulp style.  

Originally introduced in Steele's Avengers of the Moon (Tor, 2017), the new Captain Future brings golden age science fiction into the modern era presenting classic space opera adventure with modern sensibilities.  

Amazing Selects' “CaptainFuture in Love” is more than just the eponymous novella,it also features concept art (by Rob Caswell), interior illustrations by Nizar Ilman and non-fiction features by Allen Steele and others -      Overture for a Space Opera      Publisher's Introduction      Who is Captain Future?     
Prologue: The Black Pirate and the King      Captain Future in Love     
Essay: A Brief History OfCaptain Future     
About The Author      About The Concept Artist     
About the Cover Artist “Captain Future in Love” is a rollicking modern space adventure harkening back to classic space opera!

Amazing Selects “Captain Future in Love” is available through Amazon at the link below and through the Amazing Stories store at the link below  
For additional information, please contact Steve Davidson at steve@amazingstories.com


Series: Captain Future (Book 1)
Paperback: 129 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x8.5 inches
List price: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Cover Blurb:  "The first writer I ever wrote a fan letter to...I'm no less of a fan of his work now" - John Scalzi, author of The Collapsing Empire"

Back Cover Copy: "CAPTAIN FUTURE, THE GREATEST HEROOF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE!Curt Newtonand his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony aboveVenus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met andfell in love with the first girl he ever met.Ashi Lanyr was a thief, but the most precious thing she ever stole was young Curt’s heart.Curt never forgot her, not even after he grew up to become Captain Future, the protector of justice in the 24th century. Yet the pastcan return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memoriesof his first great love.

About Amazing Selects: 
Amazing Selects is a new imprint from the Experimenter Publishing Company that will publish original science fiction of novella-length works in both print and electronic formats. About Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future:  Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future will publish novella-length works that continue the updated adventures of the legendary Space Hero Curt Newton and his companions, the Futuremen, authored by Hugo and Heinlein award winning author Allen Steele.  The first new adventure of Captain Future was published by Tor in 2017 - Avengers of the Moon.  The adventures  continued with the serialization of Captain Future in Love in Amazing Stories magazine, now an Amazing Selects publication.

About Amazing Stories Magazine: 
Amazing Stories is the world's first magazine dedicated to the science fiction genre and began publication in April of 1926.  The new Experimenter Publishing Company revived the magazine beginning in 2012 as a website and began publication of a quarterly edition of the magazine in August of 2018.  Subscriptions are available at store.amazingstories.com.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively fromBud's Art Books, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow#1-115.
Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, andgetting this many titles back online is quite the job, butwe do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 whichis out of print.
Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE.
Many individual titles are priced at $5.95 each!

Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are online now.
Several have bonus cover printsand all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.


Get them while they last!
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW#147: “Trail of Vengeance” and “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? BONUS: “The Mother Goose Bandit,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! This instant collectors item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-265-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW#148: “The Isle of Doubt," "Murder Town" and "Fountain of Death”
EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative springs of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death." This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W,$19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THESHADOW #149: "The Freak Show Murders,” "Murder by Magic," "Crime Out of Mind”  & “Svengali Kill”
FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Then The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’svisions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Finally, is a stagehypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater fullof witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! BONUS: Walter Gibson and Edd Cartiertell the real life magical tale of Herrmann the Great! This instant collectorsitem leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Colland also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interiorillustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray andAnthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 176pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW#150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy,” "Twins of Crime” and “The Devil’sFeud”
EXTRA-LENGTH FOUR-NOVEL “WOMEN OF THE SHADOW” SPECIAL!
“The Women of The Shadow” are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the pall of death falls over a "Mansion of Crime." Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only TheShadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadowseeks to unravel the sinister secret of "Twins of Crime.” Finally, LamontCranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder placesthem in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors specialfeatures the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney andclassic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historianWill Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages,B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!

Award winning author Micah Harris has writtena new novel that includes romance, action, fantasy, adventure, and an exploration of the coming-of-age of a young Princess destined to be Queen of her realm despite some handicaps caused by a supernatural attack.  This is anambitious story that is not just "sword and sorcery" but also a battle betweengood and evil  in the mythical kingdom of Aarastad in an alternate 19thCentury where magic still works.
 
Freya believes herself to be the elemental "Snow Queen" from the stories of Hans Christian Anderson.  Because of this she cannot bond with mere humans and her education is lacking.  That is where young Ambrose (a newly trained scholar) becomes her tutor and the interaction between these two headstrong people leads to a romantic relationship in which they both grow.  Meanwhile, there are Pict warriors, Mastodons, a paladin minister, wizards, necromancers, and a healthy helping of court intrigue to seasonthe mix. 
 
Micah Harris does not disappoint in this epic fantasy that is the first novel in the Aarastad Series published by Minor Profit Press.
 
This is a fun story with a serious exploration of psychological, moral, and heroic themes.  Check it out!
 
(For a limited time, the Kindle version is only 99 Cents!)


Past episodes:
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black
Hide and Seek: a reboot of Charlton Comic Heroesfrom the 1960s 
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

BACK ISSUE! #121
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1
Coming in June/July!

Back Issue #121 is our Conan and the Barbarians issue, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1! The Bronze Age Barbarian Boom, Top 50 Marvel Conan stories, Marvel’s Not-Quite Conans (from Kull to Skull), Arak–Son of Thunder, Warlord action figures, Gray Morrow’s Edge of Chaos, and Conan the Barbarian at Dark Horse Comics. Joining Roy Thomas are Kurt Busiek, Ernie Colon, Chuck Dixon, Mike Grell, Ron Randall, Dann Thomas, Timothy Truman, Marv Wolfman, and many more. Featuring the never-before-published alternate cover for Marvel’s Conan#9, from 1971. Edited by Michael Eury.

Magazine, Full Color, 84 pages, $9.95

Beb Books
Now available!

I started Beb Books around 2003, at the start of the pulp reprint deluge. Where other reprinters were doing superhero titles and I wanted to concentrate on some of the great fantasy and adventure fiction that lurked there in old pulps. I’ve reprinted a lot of stories, never made much money but never lost much either. Now that I’m retiredI have more time but less interest in trying to make Beb Books a money-making operation. So I have been converting my books into ePub and posting them on the internet. At first I was going to give each title a separate download link but it’s a lot easier to make a shared folder so by following onelink you can see everything I’ve uploaded.

What I want to do is introduce some of the stories you will find there.  Let’s start with Perley Poore Sheehan.
Sheehan (1875 to 1943). Was a prolific writing from 1909 to 1933.
He also wrote a number of movie scripts during the silent era. During the Teens and Twenties he wrote a variety of stories: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance,  Mystery and general Drama.

Sheehan_The Copper Princess-rev1.epub (1913, Beb Books 2005)
    This was his first novel, a short affair in which a scientist discovers that a mummy of a Peruvian princess mighty actually being alive in a state of suspended animation. His efforts to resurrectthis princess brings many complications, forcing him to go into hiding inthe “wilds” of the Bronx(!). And makes him question the wisdom of what he’sdone,

Sheehan_Woman of the Pyramid-rev1.epub (1914. Beb Books 2006)
    A novel of past lives. A chance encounter with a ghost near the Great Pyramids of Giza sends the mind of a man thousands of years in the past when he was a high officer in the Egyptian army, pursued by the Queen of the Double Kingdom while he tries to save the young servant he’s in love with.

Sheehan_The Haunted Legacy-rev1.epub (as by Paul Regard) (1914. Beb Books 2014)
    Paul Regard was a personal pseudonym Sheehan would use from time to time throughout his life. This novel concerns a man fated to conclude an ancient curse from the old country in the new country of America.

Shreehan_The Abyss of Wonders-rev1.epub (1915. Beb Books 2004)
    One of Sheehan’s best known works, three men travel half way around the world to a city -- the first city-- buried deep inthe Gobi desert to find what is their joint destiny.

Sheehan-Abu, The Dawn-Maker.epub (1915. Beb Books 2011)

    Destiny plays a role in this story as a slave leads a revolt against colonial forces in East Africa. But the “Dawn-Maker”(messiah) has taken a pledge to avoid drink and woman and Abu is in love.Will love or power decide Abu’s destiny.

Sheehan_The Volunteer Nemesis-rev1.epub (1916. Beb Books 2018)
    A wealthy but purposeless young man wakes up one morning to find that someone has assumed his name ad his fortune and dedicated them to good works. As he struggles to regain his life he begins to wonder if this usurper isn’t trying to do him a favor.

Sheehan_Egrets and others-rev1.epub (Beb Books original, 2010)
    This is a collection of three long novelettes about the Everglades and the Seminole Indians who live there. The stories are “Egrets,” “The Lone Seminole” and “The One Gift.” In Egrets a game warden protecting the last remaining colony of Egrets, a bird hunted for theirwhite plumage, meets and falls in love with a Seminole maiden. But triballaw forbids any marriage with non-Seminole. Can their love survive the curse that two must die? In “The Lone Seminole” a youth in Oklahoma wants tojoin the war against Germany but the tribal elders are opposed. They sentto the Everglade to have a vision quest. While wanting for his vision hestumbles against German spies and sees this as the Great Spirits answerto his quest. “The One Gift” is an overtly fantasy. Every Seminole is givenone favor from the Great Spirit. A young Indian has fallen in love witha white woman who is being chased by kidnappers. He tries to help her asmuch as he can but in the end uses his One Gift” to let her return to herworld. Three great stories about the wonderful world of the Everglades andthe spiritual Indians who live there.

All these stories and much more can be found by following this link::
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents


Print editions of all these books are available upon request. Write to me for pricing at: beb01@sprynet.com






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

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist andpulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presentsa long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, asalways, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copiesship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
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
PARTNERS IN PERIL
Now available!

Walter Miller and Allene Ray co-starred in ten classic “cliffhangers” produced and released during the late silent era by Pathé, one of the pioneering motion-picture companies. They were an incredibly popular team whose chapter-play hits included The Green Archer (a 1925 adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s classic mystery novel) and The House Without a Key (the 1926 serialthat introduced Charlie Chan to moviegoers). Together with chief directorSpencer Bennet and favorite scenarist Frank Leon Smith, Miller and Raytemporarily restored luster to a film form that had become tarnished.

This monograph exhaustively covers the Miller-Ray phenomenon. Author Ed Hulse has seen all surviving footage from their chapterplays, and his account also relies on private correspondence fromFrank Leon Smith, several interviews with Spencer Bennet, and carefulanalysis of surviving scripts from their serials. The text is supplementedby dozens of rare photos, including rare behind-the-scenes candids.


94 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $12.50

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: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

Collectibles For Sale update 12-6
Order Now for Delivery by Christmas!
Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction and The Best ofBlood ‘n’ Thunder, Holiday Sale
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!  

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Larry Kent, P.I. — the longest-running series detective — in two exciting hardboiled novels!

Cry Twice, Kitten!
Jacob Troy was an old man who had itall; a movie-star wife, a vast and thriving business empire—even a castle he’d bought in Germany and had transplanted brick-by-brick onto some of Hollywood’s primest real estate. But he wanted more. That’s why he had hired mobster Danny Hester to put the squeeze on nightclub owner Paul Huntsman.

Huntsman hired Larry Kent to find a connection between Troy and Hester that would stand up in a court of law. If he could expose Troy, then he could ruin him. Almost before Larry took the case, however, things moved fast. A caseof kidnap, a sadistic beating, a neat little frame-up and a grislymurder, just for starters. What should have been a straightforward assignment soon found Larry Kent fighting for his life.

Honey-Blonde Blues
Larry Kent’s old buddy Jim Calloway was murdered over a woman … so they said. But who was the woman? No one seemed to know—not even Jim’s killer. Larry suspected the woman was just a diversion. There was another reason for Jim’s death. And just maybe it had something to do with his job with the Narcotics Bureau. Only thing was, Jim was a minor official at the Bureau, no one with any clout, just a desk-jockey.

One thing for certain. There were people out there—important people—who wanted to bury the case.And if they couldn’t kill Larry to stop him investigating, thenjust maybe they could send him to Cuba in search of a missing man. After all, he’d be easier to rub out in a foreign country …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 218
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Mandalorian - New!
Pulp Consumption: Storyhack #4
Pulp Consumption: Almuric by Robert E. Howard (Guest Post by Anthony Perconti)
Issue 12 Cover Reveal
Pulp Appeal: The Journeys of the Viking Prince (Guest Post by G.W. Thomas)
Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post byJ. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

"Fifty Years later" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Alvaro Fernandois

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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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Newpub, Akira, Fantasy Fortifications, Aquanauts
- New!
Sensor Sweep: The Night Land, Fritz Leiber, Scott Oden, VikingPrince
Bio-Bibliographies: The Brian Lumley Companion
The Shadow: Gangdom’s Doom
Sensor Sweep: Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Machen, Brak, Isaac Asimov
Sensor Sweep: Yetis, Mercenaries, Crusaders, Masters of KungFu
Sensor Sweep: Poul Anderson and D&D, Gollum, Castle ofLlyr, Insanity’s Children
Bio-Bibliographies: The Last Celt


CONAN
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 - Arriving in comic shops January 15!
Writtenby Roy Thomas with John Jakes and Len Wein
Penciled by John Buscema with Mike Ploog, Howard Chaykin, Val Mayerik & Vicente Alcazar
Coversby Frank Cho & Gil Kane

Reprints: Conan the Barbarian #52-83, Annual #2-3, Power Records: Conan the Barbarian – The Crawler in the Mists, material from F.O.O.M. #14

Hardcover, 824 pages, Full Color, $125.00





SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: CONAN THE GAMBLER TPB - Arriving incomic shops January 15!
Written by Meredith Finch, Jim Zub & Roy Thomas
Penciled by Luke Ross, Patch Zircher & Alan Davis
Cover by Marco Checcetto


More foes fall before the savage sword of Conan! A past wrong comes back to haunt Conan in a tale ofrevenge! Stripped of his weapons, his strength and even his wits,the Cimmerian must dig deep if he wants to live to see the dawn!Then, a violent encounter in Shadizar puts young Conan in the hot seat in a deadly game of Serpent's Bluff! Now, he must navigate theseedy underworld of "civilized" gambling. But when the chips aredown, he'll play his best hand -- the one holding good Brythuniansteel! Plus: Legendary creators Roy Thomas and Alan Davis spin anunforgettable tale as Conan leads a mysterious band of adventurers into the Himelian Mountains in search of a lost comrade. But Conanmay get more than he bargained for when the startling truth behind the quest is uncovered! Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (2019) #6-11.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 135 pages, $19.99







Darkworlds Quarterly - Nowonline!

When Planets Clashed: War in Space   - New!
The Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Jaime Brocal Remohi(1936-2002) - New!
Call of Cthulhu: The Old Box Set - New!
The Covers That Time Forgot! - New!
Wan Tengri in Conan the Barbarian - New!
Robots Before the Pulps - New!
Munsey Covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
The Illustrators of The Lost World - New!
Manly Wade Wellman’s Lee Granger, Jungle King - New!
The Freelance Ghostbreaker: John Silence - New!
A Brief History of Sword & Sorcery
A. H. Verrill – Science Fiction Writer
Frank R. Paul and The Land That Time Forgot
Jungol, the Evolution of a Jungle Man
Edmond Hamilton Comics: 1951
Link: Hok the Mighty 
Astonishing Stories: Bargain Basement Science Fiction
Sword & Sorcery Comics Hall of Fame: Archie Goodwin





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



Pulp Gallery: SECRET AGENT X
- New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 18 & 19 (1957) - New!
Forgotten Books: MEET THE TIGER (and The Saint) by Leslie Charteris (1928)

The LONE RANGER Comic Strip Rides Again (1938)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 16 & 17 (1957)
An OLD TIME RADIO Christmas

DEJAH THORIS #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 15!
(Writer) Dan Abnett (Art) Vasco Georgiev
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Amanda Conner
Cover C: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover D: Erica Henderson
Cover E: Cosplay

The epic reimagining of the world of Barsoom continues, from the minds of DAN ABNETT (Guardians of The Galaxy) and VASCO GEORGIEV (Xena Warrior Princess). The once-powerful Dejah Thoris is an outcast, her dynasty has been practically wiped out. Yet her family survives and are determined to uncover the mysterious reasons for Barsoom’s worldwide dangers. But the powerful Jeddak would rather Dejah’s entire family be…removed…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
 
    



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 #11 is coming in January!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Parade No. 106 - New!
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - Cover Preview
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2020
Needle Fall/Winter 2012
Joe Wehrle, Jr. 1941–2017
Paperback Fanatic No. 42


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

H. Rider Haggard and Fritz Leiber - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/5/2020 - New!
Sword & Planet: A Genre of Mashups
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/29/2019
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Sax Rohmer
Seabury Quinn -- 50 Years Gone
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/22/2019
Poe and Cosmic Horror 
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/15/2019
Leigh Brackett and A. Merritt

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Coming Spring 2020!

Science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, wrote four novels and a novella about former stuntman Carson Napier and his wayward adventures on the planet Venus (or Amtor, as it is known to its inhabitants). Now get ready to transport yourself into the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe with the first new Carson of Venus novel to be published in more than fifty years: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts.

The Edge of All Worlds releases Spring 2020 from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and launches the canonical ERB Universe series of interconnected novels.

Stranded on the planet Amtor for nearly two decades, Earthman Carson Napier returns from his latest adventure to discover a mysterious enemy has struck his adopted nation of Korva and reduced one of its cities to ash and cinders. The trail of the mysterious threat leadsCarson and his love Duare through dark cyclopean corridors deep beneathAmtor to a distant land, where they must confront both a powerful newalien species and the shadows of Carson’s past.

Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, featuring the artwork of the amazing Chris Peuler.


ERB Books


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

Still available!

Shipping January 9, 2020!

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, Inc., is proud to launch the first four volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library. This new series presents for the first time the complete catalog of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works in handsome uniform, hardcover editions, featuring dust jacket art by renowned artist Joe Jusko, and rare and previously unpublished supplementary material.

“We have long dreamed of, and have frequently been asked by fans about, reproducing authorized editions of all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 80-plus novels,” says Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “This has not been done since the 1970s, and as a testament to the enduring demand of his works, we have embarked on an exciting journey. We have named it the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library to distinguish these from any other editions, and they will contain additional content that in most cases has never been seen before. While it will take a few years due to the sheer number of books we need to reproduce, we are committed to seeing all of his works in print again. We are delighted that eminent artist Joe Jusko has agreed to be our sole artist for cover art and frontispieces. He is one of the most popular illustrators of our time and we believe there is no one better suited to bring to life the richness of Mr.Burroughs’ literary creations.”

Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and raritiesnot to be found in any other edition. Featuring exclusives ranging from artwork by the legendary Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’s authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove ofrare and never-before-published bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take readers on a journey of wonder and imagination they will never forget.

“I have dreamed of this project eversince I first saw Neal Adams’ and Boris Vallejo’s Tarzancover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “I amso honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made thatdream a reality. I have never been more excited by or put more work into anything, and if I’m to be remembered for anything I’ve done, I want it to be these covers.”











Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories - Coming January 28!
by Mike Ashley (Editor)


A Retrospective Collection of Classic Occult and Supernatural Detective Stories by Some of the Field’s Greatest and Best-Known Weird Fiction Authors

Since the gaslit nights at the end of the nineteenth century, the occult detective has been a beloved and recurring archetype. Mixing the best aspects of the detective tale and weird or supernatural fiction, and capitalizing in part on the massive popularity of Sherlock Holmes, these stories portrayed men and women pitted against surreal and horrifying foes, usually with little to defend them but their own savvy, experience, and know-how.

From William Hope Hodgson’s Thomas Carnacki, to Seabury Quinn’s fearless Frenchman Jules de Grandin, to Jessica Salmonson’s Penelope Pettiweather, the occult detective has taken a variety of forms, investigated a wide array of supernatural and otherworldly cases, and entertained generations of readers. This new collection compiles thirty-one all-time classic occult detective stories as it traces the genre’s growth from its nineteenth-century origins to the late twentieth century, showcasing the work of acclaimed pioneersof weird tales alongside cult favorites and exciting modern talents.
 
So, step into the shadows, join us on this journey into the dark, and become a fighter of fear . .
.

Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Talos
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.3 x 9 inches
$29.99



Haffner Press
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Coming soon!


Status Update
If you've read our previous newsletters, you know that our prime bindery went bankrupt and it took us a while to find a new printer who makes our kind of book.
That said, we're back in the saddle and THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH will soon be hitting our wintry steps, and thence onto yours.


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

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

Pre-order price: $45.00

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






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

Now available for pre-order!


Status Update
We're announcing some BIG news on THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER!
I hope your mind is truly blown with what's going down with this title.
Speaking of which, all of this goodness doesn't come cheap and effective January 31, 2020 the preorder price is moving from $90 to $100 for the two-volume set.
And, yes, the retail price will more than $100 on publication. So, the early bird gets the worm, and the straggler gets the you-know-what.


Everyone who prepays for their copy of our two-volume edition will receive the exclusive chapbook: NOT ALL A DREAM by Manly Wade Wellman.
"Not All a Dream" is an all-new story originally commissioned for the never-published The Last Dangerous Visions.

haffner Press is EXTREMELY pleased to announce the following:
Coming Spring 2020, the Haffner Press edition of THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER will feature the interior artwork of Tim Kirk:
   I. The eleven illustrations from the Dell edition of WHO FEARS THE DEVIL? with . . .
   II. The eleven start-letter (aka drop caps) images re-drawn for this edition.
   III. Twelve NEW illustrations (one for each "John" story or novel written since 1980) and . . .
   IV. Twelve new drop caps (aka start-letters) for thesepost 1980 texts, and . . .
   V. Oh yeah, the cover image for NOT ALL A DREAM, the whim that sent me down this wonderful rabbit-hole!


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

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


Complete in Two Volumes!
Smythe-sewn Hardcovers

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Pre-Order price: $90

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

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

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

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


 

The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

Stanley Meltzoff was one of the first paperback cover artists to be noted for his work in the science fiction field, painting dramatic images that escaped the pulp influence evident in most other science fiction covers of the period. Along with paperback cover paintings in numerous genres, Meltzoff also produced work for slick magazines, including Scientific American, Life, Fortune, and the Saturday Evening Post. The winner of 25 awardsfrom the Society of Illustrators, he was also one of the first,and certainly most preeminent, fish painters. His underwater images were a regular feature in National Geographic and other publications. This book features scores of paintings reproduced from Stanley's original art, as well as rare photos and tear sheets.

Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket. Limited to 900 copies!

Deluxe Edition
 
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

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



 

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #28 - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 15!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

FrankKelly 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




ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #5: ART OF COMMANDO COMICS  - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 15!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Various

Thisissue 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





ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #6: ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 15!
(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





JAMES BOND #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 15!
(Writer) Vita Ayala, Danny Lore (Art) Eric Gapstur (Cover) Jim Cheung

A fake is only the beginning…James Bond is forced intoa world he doesn’t understand.
Counterfeits, smuggling, following impossible trails to invisible villains. Can he learn to trust others for help, or will the missionleave him behind?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SEA STORIES, January 5, 1923

Contents
DOUBLOONS by Ralph D. Paine
WHY THE ULV NEVER CAME BACK by J. J. Bell
THE SURENESS OF MacKENZIE by Frederich R. Bechdolt
THE ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN JUNARD by Mayn Clew Garnett
OVER THE STRAITS by Ernest Haycox
NON-ABLE-BODIED SEAMAN by Frank William Sullivanb
BLOOMIN' by Wallace Irwin
THE PIRATES (Part III) by Morgan Robertson
FOUL WEATHER by Willoughby Speyers
THE STEAMBOAT MAN by Frank H. Shaw
WHERE DANGER LURKS IN THE SEVEN SEAS by Lyle Wilson Holden

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


SCIENCE FICTION, December 1939

Contents
PLANET OF THE KNOB-HEADS by Stanton A. Coblentz
THE ATOM PRINCE by Ray Cummings
UPON THE DARK MOON by John L. Chapman
WOMEN'S WORLD by David C. Cooke
LEVER OF DESTRUCTION by Tom Erwin Geris

Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages
$12.95



WORLD WIDE ADVENTURES #5, Winter 1968/69

Contents
THE AXE BITES DEEP by Philip Ketchum
THE WAR DOG by Redfield Ingalls
THROUGH A WINDOW by H. G. Wells
TWO GRAND by Binty Beynon
A MUTINY ABOARD THE SHIP by William Bligh
STALEY FLEMING'S HALLUCINATION by Ambrose Bierce
RIDDLE OF THE DEADLY DEUCES by W. C. Tuttle


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$12.95


 


Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43  

New issue of The Paperback Fanatic is a GOLD MEDAL SPECIAL!

88 full-colour pages devoted to articles on the legendary publisherand its key authors. 125 colour illustrations of rare Gold Medal paperbacksand associated books and magazines.
Pieces on classic noir authors Gil Brewer, John D MacDonald, Dan J Marlowe, Charles Williams.
With a stunning visual gallery of the paperback art of Robert McGinnis and rare illustrations from Men's Adventure Magazines for Gil Brewer stories.
Plus in-depth reviews of Gold Medal classics such as Black Wings Has My Angel.

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
89 pages, 7” x 10”, full color
$12.99

 




 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jonny Quest BluRay Review - New!

HBO's Watchmen is daring and explosive!
Crime Thrillers on DVD (Reviews)  
The History of Time Travel
The Return of Blood "N" Thunder Magazine
Amazon is not stealing your business
Old Dark House: A Chilling Genre




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





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Still available for pre-order!
Coming in January 2020!


In the jungle of southern Mexico, people are struck down by mysterious obsidian spearheads, a gigantic winged serpent appears in the skies, and a golden giant claims to be an Aztec god reborn. When Nellie Gray and Cole Wilson go missing investigating the mysterious Sons of the Feathered Serpent, the Avenger is drawn into one of the most bizarre and dangerous adventures of his career. His life, the lives of his associates, and the Aztec treasure that sustains Justice Inc. are all endangered by the curse of Kukulkan.

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

PI Stories I’m Reading: JAMES REASONER “War Games.”
 - New!
Pulp StoriesI’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: H. BEDFORD-JONES “The Case of theKidnaped (sic) Duchess.”  - New!
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: J. LANE LINKLATER “Mystery of the Mexicali Murders.”
MY FAVORITE TVSERIES OF THE DECADE (2010-2019), by Michael Shonk.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: CARROLL JOHN DALY “The Egyptian Lure.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM “Suicide Scenario.”
Movie Trailers I’m Watching: NO TIME TO DIE (2020).
PI Stories I’m Reading: FLETCHER FLORA “LooseEnds.”
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: POUL ANDERSON “Sargasso of Lost Starships.”
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: PHILIP K. DICK “The Gun.”


 
PULPFEST 2020 RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH!
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry.
August 6 to 9, 2020


Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. 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 ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautifulDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can booka room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFestbanner 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 sitewhere 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-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.






Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"An Order for Murder" by Steve Fisher from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1936

The Pen, Benny Peel Decides, is Mightier Than the Gun!

"Cats Can Kill" by Ray Cummings from MASKED DETECTIVE, December, 1941

Murder Assumes a Strange and Ghastly Form When an Ingenious Killer Resurrects an Ancient Legendary Beast of Prey.

"Fulfillment" by Will Garth from STRANGE STORIES, April, 1939
Out of the Piled-Up Centuries, Comes an Inexorable Summons for the Twin of Isames!




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Ruins, Warrior Reborn, and Is it Wrong? - New!
The Shadow: Gangdom's Doom
The Sheriff of Tonto Town
Clovelly  
The Moon Man: The Sinister Sphere
The Avenger: Justice, Inc.


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

Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author - New!
J.C. Leyendecker exhibition of illustrations  
John Randolph Phillips - author bio online
New blog for pulp deals
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




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.



Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Grim, ghastly death and blood-curdling terrors stalk the house of a hundred murders! Thrills, suspense and action in one of the most baffling casesever tackled by The Phantom Detective! The killer who believes he can “getaway with it” has but slim chance of success. For powerful forces are opposedto him in the form of The Phantom Detective, in a crusade against the underworld, armed with scientific weapons and knowledge hitherto unknown.


Although the title of the magazine was The Phantom Detective, the lead character was referred to only as ‘The Phantom’ in the actual stories. The identity of this masked master sleuth was, as often was the case, a wealthy millionaire. Richard Curtis Van Loan, however, entered into the crimefighting business for different reasons than many playboys before or after him. Having served in World War One as a pilot known for his dogfighting prowess, Van Loan left the idle rich boy he’d been in the skies of battle and returned home seeking a mission, wanting to give something back to the city and world he lived in.
 
Even though the actual Pulp magazine ended in 1953, multiple companies have reprinted the original stories and even contributed new stories to the Phantom Detective’s legacy. Even with that, however, the original wild, almost madcap at times adventures of Thrilling’s one-man mystery solving army against crime capture the charm and intensity of the classic Pulp era better than anything else. Also, they stand as a testament to how a character can shift and change, develop and grow, to become one of the most recognized and longest surviving Pulp characters of the period.
 
‘The Crime Castle’ was originally published in the December 1934 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity byaward winning voice actor Milton Bagby.




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MP3 digital download - $4.99
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Radio Archives
The Spider #117 Audiobook
The Spider and Hell's Factory
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!



 
On a wave of crime and terror that was like a mass blood purge, Hell’s own handyman, the killer the underworld knew only as THE CHIEF, swept into America’s greatest center of war industry. His ruthless goal was to force the valiant legions of war-workers to betray the very country for which they toiled so tirelessly... And only Richard Wentworthand his few personal friends stood in the way of this tidal wave of treasonand destruction... Come follow the Spider as he recklessly offers his ownlife to stop this menace to America!

The Spider stories are all about action, emotional intensity, and pacing. Wentworth himself is strongly emotional, plumbing the thrills of victory as readily, and as deeply, as the depths of despair during his escapades. His long-suffering fiancée, Nita van Sloan, is a worthy character in her own right, though frequently relegated to the role of hostage-bait. As additional exotic spice, Wentworth maintains a Sikh manservant/warrior companion, Ram Singh, as well as chauffeur Ronald Jackson, the sergeant from his old army days. Rounding out the cast of characters is Commissioner of Police Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s staunch friend and the Spider’s greatest adversary; Kirkpatrick himself lives in a state of constant angst for fear that duty will one day force him to send his friend to the electric chair as punishment for the Spider’s crimes.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads The Spider and Hell's Factory with indescribableemotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1943.


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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #22 eBook
The Crime Castle - December 1934

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 Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
Featuring the World’s Greatest Sleuth in A Full Book-Length Novel
The Crime Castle
by Robert Wallace
Grim, ghastly death and blood-curdling terrors stalk the house of a hundred murders! Thrills, suspense and action in one of the most baffling cases ever tackled by The Phantom!
 
The Black Box — Gripping Short Story
by George Harmon Coxe
Clint Stone wasn’t hasty about pinning the rap!
 
Painful Dentistry — Gripping Short Story
by Charles Molyneux Brown
A purple, hanging corpse in a basement spells murder!
 
The Red Owl — Gripping Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
Something phony was afoot — and Mead went into action
 
The Phantom Speaks — A 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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Thrilling Wonder Stories eBook
December 1938

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.

In the late 1930s, the "Golden Age of Science Fiction" began, and Thrilling Wonder Stories played a large part in its explosive growth. It began in 1936, after combining Science Wonder Stories and Air Wonder Stories into a single magazine. Along with its sister publication Startling Stories, Thrilling WonderStories featured some of the brightest names in science fiction. Edmond Hamilton,who went on to create Captain Future, cut his teeth writing for ThrillingWonder Stories. Eando Binder, creator of robot Adam Link, was regularly featuredin the magazine. Other writers included Frederick Arnold Kummer, Arthur LeoZagat, Murray Leinster, A.E. van Vogt, James Blish, Ray Bradbury and JohnW. Campbell. Thrilling Wonder Stories returns in vintage pulp tales, reissuedfor today’s readers in electronic format.


Table of Contents:
The Star Parade — Complete Novelette
by Henry Kuttner
 
The Loot Of Time — Complete Novelette
by Clifford D. Simak
 
The Metal Ocean — Complete Novelette
by Eando Binder
 
Hands Across The Void — Thrilling Short Story
by Will Garth
 
The Great Adventure — Thrilling Short Story
by Ray Cummings
 
Tidal Moon — Thrilling Short Story
by Stanley G. And Helen Weinbaum
 
The Cosmic Hiss — Thrilling Short Story
by Edmond Hamilton
 
Hypercosmos — Special Article
by C. P. Mason
 
Science Quiz — Special Feature
A Brand-new Knowledge Test
 
Scientifacts — Special Feature
by J. B. Walter
 
The Story Behind The Story — Feature
 
Science Fiction League — Feature
 
Science Questions And Answers — Feature
 
The Reader Speaks — Feature


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 WARCHIEF 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.




The Serial Squadron

SONOF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

FEATURING BOB SHAW, DAUN KENNEDY, BUZZ HENRY, CHARLES KING and WHEELER OAKMAN


THE CRIMSON GHOST
THE MOVIE SERIAL
BLU-RAY Upgrade or DL-DVD

Now available!

FEATURING CHARLES QUIGLEY, LINDA STIRLING, CLAYTON MOORE, KENNEDUNCAN and ? as THE CRIMSON GHOST (Voice by I. Stanford Jolley)



ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book

Coming soon!

The history of Rocketman/Commando Cody in the serials and related characters including Bulletman in the comics. Includes a brand NEW Rocketman story.



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming in January!

New upgraded transfer of the amazing, massively influential Pearl White mystery serial, with solid leading man Antonio Moreno,
and, introducing The Hooded Terror, most fearsome and deadly of the early serial villains.











The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW - Now online!

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW' - New!
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow
In this first episode, we explore the origins of the Dark Avenger with the very first pulp story: THE LIVING SHADOW, and review The Knight of Darkness's first film appearance in the rare 1931




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Coming mid-January!


The long-awaited reissue of Manly Wade Wellman's LONELY VIGILS, a collection of his supernatural sleuths including all of the original John Thunstone pulp stories.

This is a companion volume to WORSE THINGS WAITING and will also be a large 7 x 10 trade paperback format and running 500 pages, including all of the original art by George Evans.
It will be available for Halloween from Amazon for a mere $19.99.


The title page is shown at the right.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



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.

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Two
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part One
July: We, The Moon, and Things to Come-Part Two
July: The Moon, We, and Things to Come-Part One
July: Geismar and Fiedler-The Science Fiction Connection
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part Two
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part One

 


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







03 January 2020  

2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 April17-19, 2020




2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Chapel Hill Mall
Akron, Ohio
June 14, 2020


2020 SCI-FI ART OF VIRGIL FINLAY Calendar
Now available!

Twelve all-new works this year. Highly Recommended. By Virgil Finlay. Whoever is choosing these knows their stuff, these are wonderful, complex, powerful sci-fi and fantasy works among his best. Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media,from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. This calendar showcases 12such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings inall their glory.

$14.99

2020 SciFi Surrealism Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping



2020 Surrealistic Vintage Comic Art by Virgil Finlay Calendar
Now available!

Wall Calendar for 2020.
Contain 12 pages 8"x11" (size like magazine).
Printed on heavy glossy paper. Wire binding.
This calendar is REPRINT of vintage posters and magazine illustrations.
Price:    $12.99 + $2.99 shipping


2020 VINTAGE SCI FI 2020 WALL CALENDAR
Now available!

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color   
SRP: $16.95







Adventure House

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

December 2019
Spicy Western Stories - 12/36 - Now available!
Saucy Movie Tales - 03/3 - Now available!

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #169

The Fort Terror Murders by F. Van Wyck Mason
Murder rising on a red tide of terror—in a Philippine army post.



Cover Artist: Unknown
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Adventures in Bronze
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
By Will Murray

Cover by Romas Kukalis
Now available in softcover!

Since the time Edgar Rice Burroughs created John Carter of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes over 100 years ago, his millions of readers have yearned for a novel in which these classic heroes meet.
Now, in an epic adventure authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the Warlord of Barsoom and the Lord of the Jungle come face-to-face in what must be described as their most challenging exploit yet.  

Will Murray's Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

When Tarzan finds himself marooned on dying Mars, without friends or weapons, he undertakes a trek across the dead sea bottoms of the Red Planet in search of food and shelter. What happens when the ape-man falls in with a tribe of four-armed Martian gorillas beside which the bronzed giant is no more a giant than a small boy?

Will he sink into abject slavery, or rise to the status of Ape-lord of Barsoom? 
And how will John Carter react when he learns of a new arrival with greater strength and leaping ability than his own, one who is allied with the untamed Great White Apes? 

From the author of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and King Kong vs. Tarzan.
With a stunning wraparound cover by Romas Kukalis!
Trade paperback edition now available for ordering.
E-Book and Hardcover editions are in the works...please be patient. Thank you!

$24.95

Adventures in Bronze    Softcover   Hardcover   eBook  

   
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 ofthe 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 theseries 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’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour 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 WRAITH
Now available!

For years Metro City has been watched and protected by the mystery man called The Wraith. Garbed in a black and blue outfit, cape and cowl, this masked vigilante possesses a unique energy power called the Judgment Stare by which he compels his prisoners to relive their crimes through the pain and suffering of their victims.

Created by writer Frank Dirscherl, the Dread Avenger of the Underworld first appeared as a comic series and then ultimately prose and even an independent film. Now Airship 27 presents four brand new Wraith stories by the bestscribes in New Pulp. Along with Dirscherl, this volume features Greg Gick,Erik Franklin, Bobby Nash and Adam Oravec.

“I became a big fan of this character via his past comic book appearances,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “When Frank Dirscherl later approached me about a possible Airship 27 anthology of prose stories, it took me all of two seconds to sign on. Now, years later the book is completed and all of us are thrilled to have it out for Wraith fans everywhere.”

Whether battling criminal mobs, crooked cops or giant alligators inthe sewers, the Wraith will stop at nothing to protect the citizens ofMetro City. Beware the yellow glowing eyes of the Judgment Stare.

Artist Chris Nye provides the twelve interior illustrations and Adam Shaw the dynamic cover image. All assembled by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

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

Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On

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
Now available!

The Spider #19: Slaves of the Crime Master
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never before has the Spider, Master of Men, crusader extraordinary against the Underworld, been faced with such overwhelming difficulties. A magically persuasive radio voice luring thousands of young people to crime; a scientific madman dealing germicidal death over the nation; every criminal gang in the country organized to levy toll by stark terror… How can Richard Wentworth link these facts, weave a web of retribution for the Doom Dealer? With his beloved Nita captured and waiting for a ghastly old-world torture, hisone-time friend Kirkpatrick ordering police on his trail to ‘Kill at Sight!’,his every movement hampered not only by outlaws but by the law itself—caneven the Spider find a way to free humanity from the grip of wholesale destruction being planned for it by the greatest of all Crime Masters?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #10: The Red Invader
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt


A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gayety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, destroying! At twelve hour intervals thereafter—no man knew in advance where—another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in the newspapers. War—savage and bloody—was imminent, and Operator 5 realized that he had encountered his most cunning foe, the clever woman spy—Radi Havara!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Black Mask Ebooks
Plus All-New Classic Black Mask T-Shirts



We've got just enough time before the end of the year to release a round of classic Black Maskitems: now available are ebook versions of Milton Shaw's biography ofhis father, Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask, as well as ourpopular release from the spring, Black Mask 2019 Yearbook. We've alsojust released the much-requested 1920s-style Black Mask t-shirts... getthem in two different designs in a number of color options.

Domestic softcover orders of $35 gets you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from steegerbooks.com.

Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)
This is the authentic logo usedfor this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored andultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliableclassic.
from $19.99


Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)
This is the authentic pistol & dagger logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.
from $19.99


Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask By Milton Shaw
Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition,among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here,in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his sonrelates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionaryeditorial persona….

hardcover edition: $29.95
softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99


Black Mask 2019 Yearbook
By Arthur Rodman Bowker, Boris Dralyuk, Brian Stanley, Brian Townsley, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Frank Megna, Frederick C. Davis, Frederick Nebel, Hannah Honeybun, Isaac Babel, Jane Jakeman, Jim Doherty, Jonathan Sheppard, Katrina Younes, MichaelBracken, Norman Saunders, T.T. Flynn, William Burton McCormick

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

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

softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Complete Cases of The Mongoose
by Johnston McCulley, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, introduction by Peter Poplaski


From the creator of Zorro. Never before reprinted, this series of nine novelettes saw publication in 1932-33 within the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly. Owing much to author Johnston McCulley's better-known creation, the masked crimefighter The Mongoose was in actuality two people—Sidney Carleigh and his sister Eleanor—who planned the revenge against those bankers and prominent individuals who framed their father for crimes which sent him to prison. With an all-new introduction by Peter Poplaski.

414pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Girl and the People of the Golden Atom
by Ray Cummings, illustrations by VirgilFinlay and Frank R. Paul, introduction by Will Murray


Two of the most influential science fiction classics from the heyday ofThe All-Story are reprinted from their original magazine texts. Pioneering the subatomic fiction genre and inspiring a legion ofimitators, Ray Cummings' short story, "The Girl in the Golden Atom"spawned a novel-length sequel the following year. Included here are the Virgil Finlay and Frank R. Paul illustrations from the stories' subsequent appearances in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, as well as an introduction by Will Murray.

310pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Gray Dragon: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen,Volume 2
by Loring Brent


Peter theBrazen returns! Wireless operator Peter Moore continues hisadventures in Len Yang as he battles the sinister figure ofpower and evil, the mysterious Gray Dragon. Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peterthe Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.

315pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Golden City
Ralph Milne Farley, illustrated by Virgil Finlay and Samuel Cahan


The lost continent of Mu! The story has often been told of how it exists unknown and uncharted in the mid-Pacific, glimpsed by sailors once in a century. But Adams Mayhew, lost overboard from a whaling ship, found himself at the shores of the mystic land... and began a strange adventure... for Mayhew would soon be pit against The Spider—mad genius of Mu—with the existence of that lost Pacific continent at stake. Featuring the original illustrations from the story's original appearance in Argosy, as well as those from Famous Fantastic Mysteries by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

200pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The House of Invisible Bondage: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector
by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison


Semi Dual, the wizard detective, and his assistants, Glace and Bryce, investigate the case of Imer Lamb, who has been committed to the private asylum of Dr. Drake. But just what is the secret of the doctor's Houseof Invisible Bondage? Continuing the casebook of Semi Dual, theoccult detector.

193pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Scrap of Lace: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 1
by Hulbert Footner, illustrated by RogerB. Morrison


Femme fatale Mme. Rozika Storey was one of the most popular series characters in the pages of Argosy during the 1920s-30s. These detective stories are fast-paced adventures which pushed Madame Storey's masterful deductive skills to the limit. Volume 1 contains the first three stories in the series.

233pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Tower of Death: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 3
by Theodore Roscoe, illustrated by M. Lincoln Lee, John R. Neill, and George Wert


Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Volume 3 collects the next five adventures, taken from the pages of Action Stories and Argosy magazines.

193pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Devil-Tree of El Dorado: The Saga of Monella, Volume 1
by Frank Aubrey


An early science fiction classic by the British author Frank Aubrey which began his trilogy of novels surrounding the mysterious giant, Monella, as published in the pages of the Munsey pulps in the United States. The Devil-Tree of El Dorado is one of the classics of the Lost Race genre, involving time-forgotten lands and mystical entities.

354pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Firebrand: The Complete Adventures of Tizzo, Volume 1
by Max Brand, introduction by William F.Nolan


Superstarpulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but hishistorical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote.These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries. Volume 1 collects the first three stories: "The Firebrand," "The GreatBetrayal," and "The Storm." Includes an introduction by Brand scholarWilliam F. Nolan (Logan's Run).

321pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Marching Sands and The Caravan of the Dead: The Harold Lamb Omnibus
by Harold Lamb


Known best for his stories in Adventure magazine, Harold Lamb penned anumber of fantastic fiction and action stories for the pages ofArgosy. Included in this omnibus edition are two of his best: "Marching Sands," a lost race story, and "The Caravan of the Dead," an adventure in Asia.

447pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Kingdom Come
by Martin McCall, cover by Rudolph Belarski


America is in the hands of the Red Sleeves! All over the nation this secret army has risen and struck with paralyzing suddenness. Transportation lines, telephone, power plants, munitions—all have fallen tothe Red-Sleeved horde. Within the space of a few bloody hours theorderly course of democratic life had been turned into chaos: freedom of speech and personal liberty are suspended. Any yet the Red Sleevebattle-cry is "America for Americans!" Never before in book form,this Depression-era epic from the pages of Argosy is reminiscent of its then-contemporary, the espionage/post-apocalyptic series,Operator 5.

212pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Henry Rides the Danger Trail: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 3
by W.C. Tuttle, illustrated by V.E. Pyles


Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “The Revelation of Henry” and “Henry Rides the Danger Trail.”

233pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Z is for Zombie
by Theodore Roscoe, illustrated by V.E. Pyles


In Haiti,that dark island of mystery, voodoo, and zombies, John Ranier,American medico of a cruise ship, arrives to plunge into a strangedilemma: a man with a Z scar on his arm is dead: but there's nowound on him. The second of author Theodore Roscoe's Haitian zombienovels, and one of the best stories he penned for the pages of Argosy.

254pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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The Bait and the Trap: The Complete Adventures of Tizzo, Volume 2
by Max Brand, introduction by William F.Nolan


Superstarpulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but hishistorical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote.These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries. Volume 2 collects the final four stories: "The Cat and the Perfume,""Claws of the Tigress," "The Bait and the Trap," and "The Pearlsof the Bonfadini." Includes an introduction by Brand scholar William F. Nolan (Logan's Run).

271pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Minions of Mars
by William Gray Beyer, cover by Virgil Finlay


Rip Van Winkle was a mere cat-napper compared to Mark Nevin who went to sleep in 1939 and woke up six thousand years later. That was confusing enough without being elected by a prankish, disembodied intelligence to be the father of the future race, and chosen by a smooth-tongued rebel as king of a crazy country Mark had never even heard of. A sparkling and fast-moving tale of adventures in the Days to Come....

197pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Swords in Exile: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 2
by Murray R. Montgomery, illustrated by V.E. Pyles & Stanley Maxwell


One of the most popular series from Argosy’s later years, Murray R. Montgomery penned a number of stories chronicling the adventures of Her Majesty’s Guard Richard Cleve and French cavalier Monsieur le Comte Guyd’Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal’s Guard andin the service of Cardinal Richelieu in seventeenth-century France. Much-revered and enjoyed by thousands of Argosy readers, these fast-paced stories have never before been reprinted. Collecting the final two stories in the series.

274pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Men With No Master: The Complete Adventures of Robinthe Bombardier
by Roy de S. Horn, illustrated by V.E. Pyles


Hail to the heroes of New Forest—those defiant, stout-hearted freemen,whose crossbows and bombards shall write high glory for Englandin the Hundred Years War. Written by longtime pulp editor and agent Roy de S. Horn, this four-story series chronicled the adventures of Robin Santerre AKA Robin the Bombardier.

282pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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The Torch
by Jack Bechdolt, illustrations by Lawrence Sterne Stevens and L. Robert Tschirky


A classicfantasy story from the pages of Argosy, The Torch is one ofthe pulp's earliest post-apocalyptic stories: following thenear-destruction of the world from a comet collision, society now exists in two groups: the aristocrats who live in "The Tower," where the skyscrapers once existed, and the "Folk," who residein the the abandoned subway tunnels. This edition includes theoriginal illustrations from its later publication in Famous FantasticMysteries by Lawrence Sterne Stevens.

225pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




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King of Chaos and Other Adventures: The Johnston McCulley Omnibus
by Johnston McCulley


A monster-sized volume containing five novels from the pages of Argosy, The All-Story, andThe Railroad Man’s Magazine by the creator of Zorro, JohnstonMcCulley. It's headlined by the epic "King of Chaos," which chroniclesthe rightful heir to an island nation in his quest to reclaimhis throne. This omnibus edition also includes the additionalMcCulley full-length novels "Shipmates With Horror," "At His Mercy," and "Daughter of the Idol."

680pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover




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The Blind Spot
by Austin Hall & Homer Eon Flint, illustrated by Virgil Finlay


A classicof science fiction, "The Blind Spot" is considered one of the first parallel world stories, and one of the most popular fantasy stories to see publication in Argosy. Includes the original illustrations from its later publication in Famous Fantastic Mysteries by Virgil Finlay.

359pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




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Eric of the Strong Heart
by Victor Rousseau


Victor Rousseau's Lost Race epic is finally available in book from, completeand uncut. Eric Silverstein had long suffered from nightmaresof the mythical Ragnarok, but he never suspected he'd learn Ragnarok was very real. Attending a freak show in New York, Eric meets a strange woman who speaks Anglo-Saxon and becomes involved in herescape from captivity. Who is she? And what is her connection to two warring lost races, King Harald, and the ancient prophecies?

Victor Rousseau was the author of several classic science fiction adventures, and Eric of the Strong Heart—as it originally appeared in Railroad Man's Magazine—is one of his rarest, and best.


245pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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The Woman of the Pyramid and Other Tales: The PerleyPoore Sheehan Omnibus, Volume 1
by Perley Poore Sheehan


A pioneer of the fantastic fiction genre that spawned a thousand imitators, Perley Poore Sheehan was one of the most popular authors of the pulps of the 1910s-30s. This oversized edition collects four of Sheehan's best stories from the pages of the All-Story and Argosy—stories which have never before been reprinted—and it's headlined by his fantasy classic "The Woman from the Pyramid": Carlton, an Egyptologist encounters the woman who's been haunting him in his dreams, and in his quest to learn who she is, he finds himself thrown five thousand years in the past, reincarnated as an Egyptian nobleman. Collecting the "The Woman of the Pyramid," as well as "The Lone Seminole," The One Gift," and "Egrets."

441pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




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The Black Tide: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 1
by Ralph R. Perry, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill


Finallyin book form: the burly pearler—Bellow Bill Williams—wasone of the most popular, and colorful, characters who appeared in the early 1930s issues of Argosy. Written by Ralph R. Perry, Bellow Bill was a seemingly-superhuman, tattoo-covered mountainof a sailor who couldn't keep from stumbling into one adventure after another throughout the South Seas.

Clearly another inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage (whose creator Lester Dent was an avid reader of Argosy during this period), these adventures of Bellow Bill have never before been reprinted. Included here are his first six stories, originally appearing in 1929–31.


307pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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A Grave Must Be Deep!
by Theodore Roscoe, illustrated by V.E. Pyles


Nobody had much use for wealthy old Uncle Eli Proudfoot when he was alive, so there was not much sorrow when he was murdered at Morne Noir, his Haitian estate. Seven of the eight people who were namedin his will were eager to have it read. The will stipulated that he was to be buried with voodoo rites, and it was quite clear where his entire estate should be given. But when that recipient was discovered dead, the eighth person—Patricia Dale—became the prime suspect... and she was to be the recipient of the grim business of the Haitian voodoo sect as well.

214pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




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The Complete Adventures of Koyala, Volume 1
by John Charles Beecham, cover by P.J. Monahan


Rated by the readers of The All-Story Magazine as one of the most popular series to ever appear in that fabled pulp title, the stories of adventurer Peter Gross reached their pinnacle during a subseries of novels featuring Koyala, the mysterious Argus Pheasant of Borneo. These South Seas adventures cross genres with the then-popular "Yellow Peril" stories. Volume 1 collects the first two novels, "TheArgus Pheasant" (1917) and "Koyala the Beautiful" (1918).

511pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover




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Murder on the High Seas and The Diamond Bullet: The Complete Cases of Gillian Hazeltine
by George F. Worts, illustrated by John R. Neill and Paul Stahr


Long considered the prototype of Erle Stanley Gardner's fictional attorney, Perry Mason, Gillian Hazeltine was the most popular criminal attorney/investigator series characters from the golden era of the pulps. Author George F. Worts is known for his adventure characters Peter the Brazen and Singapore Sammy, but Gillian Hazeltine was his longest-running series, clocking in at nearly 30 courtroom adventures. This edition collects two successive adventures:

Murder on the High Seas: a female passenger on the schooner Jula Jungle has been accused of murdering her own father by the entire crew. Hazeltine has agreed to defend her, but shall he regret the decision once he learns his lifelong opponent—D.A. Yistle—is acting as the Federal prosecutor?

The Diamond Bullet: Doomed to be convicted of murder by the reluctant testimony of the girl who loveshim, a young farmer is being sacrificed to gangsters' politicalambitions... and Hazeltine doesn't see any way to save him.

232pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




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A Columbus of Space and The Moon Metal: The Garrett P. Serviss Omnibus, Volume 1
by Garrett P. Serviss, illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, and Ray Wardell


This first of two omnibus collections of pulp classics by science fiction pioneer Garrett P. Serviss, which originally appeared in the pages of The All-Story magazine.

A Columbus of Space: A trip to Venus brings a group of explorers into contact with the inhabitants of that mysterious planet... and if they can survive the dangers theypose, they'll need to figure out an escape back to earth. An earlyscience fiction classic.

The Moon Metal: After the collapse of the gold market and the world in an economic collapse, a mysterious doctor offers the world a new financial standard: the raremetal, artemsium. But just what is the secret of this new metal?


292pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover








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The Nine Red Gods Decide: The Complete Adventures ofCordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 2
by W. Wirt, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill, and Paul Stahr


The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew of soldiers of fortune wereamong Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was broughtto that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance by writer W. Wirt. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his next five adventures, none of which have ever before been republished.

251pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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The American
by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan, illustrated by V.E. Pyles


Riots in Paris! The King on a tottering throne! And in Charlevain, therabble rises to storm the chateau with John Hampton in command!In Le Havre, France, John Hampton of Virginia runs into a tavern brawl and lends the assistance of his expert sword to two men. Afterreceiving a mortal wound, one of the men entrusts with a packet ofpapers. Could these papers lead to the downfall of France? This FrenchRevolution historical epic—written by the king of the Westerns, Max Brand, has never before appeared in book form.

304pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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The Cult Murders
by Leonard Cline, writing as Alan Forsyth


Murder in the horoscope: two men's strange plot against all women takes an ugly turn when murder intrudes. First appearance in book form. Leonard Cline (1893-1929) was praised by H.P. Lovecraft for his work, The Dark Chamber (1927), calling it "high in artistic stature”. Written in 1929 while serving a sentence for manslaughter, "The Cult Murders" is one of Cline's two novels written forDetective Fiction Weekly under his pseudonym, Alan Forsyth.


176pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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The Spider #18 The Flame Master
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth was playing the most dangerous game in the world—a man-hunter outside the law; a righteous lone-wolf avenger of the weak; a scourge of the evil, the wicked and the corrupt! Loathed by the organized armies of the underworld, hunted ruthlessly by theforces of the law, he was ever between two raking cross-fires… Seldom, however, had the Spider, Master of men, faced the odds which challenged him when the man called Aronk Dong summoned all the underworld to servehim in the most ghastly campaign of rampant crime and wholesale slaughterthis country had ever experienced. Armed with a weapon which struck through stone walls at victims sleeping peacefully in their beds, it was smallwonder that criminals everywhere hailed the new leader—and flocked in evilglee to his dark banner!


210 pages | $13.95 softcover

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Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind BlackMask
by Milton Shaw


Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed severaldistinguished careers—military man and championfencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….


318 pages| $4.99 eBook |  $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Just Another Stiff: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 5
By Brooks E. Hefner, Carroll John Daly, Mark Krajnak


Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 5 contains the first 11 Race Williams stories, all from 1935–38, as Daly left his long-time home of Black Mask for its main competitor, Dime Detective. And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

Just Another Stiff: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 5 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.


477 pages| $29.95 softcover



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The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3
By Edgar Franklin Wittmack, L. Patrick Greene, 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.

360 pages| $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Solomon’s Quest: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 3 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By  H. Bedford-Jones


A bluebead, marked with an Arabian sign, started it—but, threemen dies in two days because of this seemingly harmless ornament.The message it carried aroused a great secret organization and sent the narrator with the girl he loved… and Solomon…. Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-runningseries character, with this next book in the series.

155 pages| $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Nuala O’Malley: A Story of Ireland (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones


Nuala O’Malley is one of the earliest novels by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—to appear in the influential All-Story Weekly. Another of the author’s popular historical sagas, this is a stirring, entrancing story of Erin when Cromwell was campaigning, and whenthe fighting heritage that is every Irishman’s found vent through sword and ax and fire. You meet Brian Buidh, Brian of the Yellow Hair, more thrilling than even your favorite movie hero; and as for Nuala herself….

214 pages| $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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Blood Royal (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By  H. Bedford-Jones


“Had the king lived, there had been no murder of womenfolk; but Bedfort had shot down the king from behind and fled to Mackinac, untouched of the law, and the kingdom had fallen into hands weaker and more cruel. Therefore had come voyager, lumberjack, fisherman, bearing them retribution.”

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Blood Royal is one of the earliest of his historical adventure stories set in his native Canada. It’s a fast-paced northwest adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.


188 pages| $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




AMAZING STORIES ANNOUNCES AMAZING SELECTS (TM)
WITH THE RELEASE OF ALLEN STEELE'S CAPTAIN FUTURE IN LOVE  
New Imprint Will Feature Novella-Length Works
Now available!




SWASHBUCKLING ACTION, PERILOUS ADVENTURE, AND A LADY TO DIE FOR … ALL IN THE RETURN OF A SPACE LEGEND!"

The Experimenter Publishing Company LLC, publishers of Amazing Stories magazine, is pleased to announce the creation of a new imprint that will feature stand-alone novella-length works, in both print and electronic formats. Amazing Selects will launch with the release of Allen Steele's “Captain Future in Love,” a novella originally serialized in Amazing Stories magazine that continues the adventures of Edmond Hamilton's pulp adventure hero Curt Newton, aka Captain Future, rebooted and updated in Allen Steele's inimitable Neo Pulp style.  

Originally introduced in Steele's Avengers of the Moon (Tor, 2017), the new Captain Future brings golden age science fiction into the modern era presenting classic space opera adventure with modern sensibilities.  

Amazing Selects' “CaptainFuture in Love” is more than just the eponymous novella,it also features concept art (by Rob Caswell), interior illustrations by Nizar Ilman and non-fiction features by Allen Steele and others -      Overture for a Space Opera      Publisher's Introduction      Who is Captain Future?     
Prologue: The Black Pirate and the King      Captain Future in Love     
Essay: A Brief History OfCaptain Future     
About The Author      About The Concept Artist     
About the Cover Artist “Captain Future in Love” is a rollicking modern space adventure harkening back to classic space opera!

Amazing Selects “Captain Future in Love” is available through Amazon at the link below and through the Amazing Stories store at the link below  
For additional information, please contact Steve Davidson at steve@amazingstories.com


Series: Captain Future (Book 1)
Paperback: 129 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x8.5 inches
List price: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Cover Blurb:  "The first writer I ever wrote a fan letter to...I'm no less of a fan of his work now" - John Scalzi, author of The Collapsing Empire"

Back Cover Copy: "CAPTAIN FUTURE, THE GREATEST HEROOF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE!Curt Newtonand his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony aboveVenus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met andfell in love with the first girl he ever met.Ashi Lanyr was a thief, but the most precious thing she ever stole was young Curt’s heart.Curt never forgot her, not even after he grew up to become Captain Future, the protector of justice in the 24th century. Yet the pastcan return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memoriesof his first great love.

About Amazing Selects: 
Amazing Selects is a new imprint from the Experimenter Publishing Company that will publish original science fiction of novella-length works in both print and electronic formats. About Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future:  Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future will publish novella-length works that continue the updated adventures of the legendary Space Hero Curt Newton and his companions, the Futuremen, authored by Hugo and Heinlein award winning author Allen Steele.  The first new adventure of Captain Future was published by Tor in 2017 - Avengers of the Moon.  The adventures  continued with the serialization of Captain Future in Love in Amazing Stories magazine, now an Amazing Selects publication.

About Amazing Stories Magazine: 
Amazing Stories is the world's first magazine dedicated to the science fiction genre and began publication in April of 1926.  The new Experimenter Publishing Company revived the magazine beginning in 2012 as a website and began publication of a quarterly edition of the magazine in August of 2018.  Subscriptions are available at store.amazingstories.com.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively fromBud's Art Books, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow#1-115.
Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, andgetting this many titles back online is quite the job, butwe do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 whichis out of print.
Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE.
Many individual titles are priced at $5.95 each!

Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are online now.
Several have bonus cover printsand all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.


Get them while they last!
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW#147: “Trail of Vengeance” and “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? BONUS: “The Mother Goose Bandit,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! This instant collectors item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-265-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now printed and coming soon in comic shops!

THE SHADOW#148: “The Isle of Doubt," "Murder Town" and "Fountain of Death”
EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative springs of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death." This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W,$19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black
Hide and Seek: a reboot of Charlton Comic Heroesfrom the 1960s 
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

BACK ISSUE! #121
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1
Coming in June/July!

Back Issue #121 is our Conan and the Barbarians issue, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1! The Bronze Age Barbarian Boom, Top 50 Marvel Conan stories, Marvel’s Not-Quite Conans (from Kull to Skull), Arak–Son of Thunder, Warlord action figures, Gray Morrow’s Edge of Chaos, and Conan the Barbarian at Dark Horse Comics. Joining Roy Thomas are Kurt Busiek, Ernie Colon, Chuck Dixon, Mike Grell, Ron Randall, Dann Thomas, Timothy Truman, Marv Wolfman, and many more. Featuring the never-before-published alternate cover for Marvel’s Conan#9, from 1971. Edited by Michael Eury.

Magazine, Full Color, 84 pages, $9.95

Beb Books
Now available!

I started Beb Books around 2003, at the start of the pulp reprint deluge. Where other reprinters were doing superhero titles and I wanted to concentrate on some of the great fantasy and adventure fiction that lurked there in old pulps. I’ve reprinted a lot of stories, never made much money but never lost much either. Now that I’m retiredI have more time but less interest in trying to make Beb Books a money-making operation. So I have been converting my books into ePub and posting them on the internet. At first I was going to give each title a separate download link but it’s a lot easier to make a shared folder so by following onelink you can see everything I’ve uploaded.

What I want to do is introduce some of the stories you will find there.  Let’s start with Perley Poore Sheehan.
Sheehan (1875 to 1943). Was a prolific writing from 1909 to 1933.
He also wrote a number of movie scripts during the silent era. During the Teens and Twenties he wrote a variety of stories: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance,  Mystery and general Drama.

Sheehan_The Copper Princess-rev1.epub (1913, Beb Books 2005)
    This was his first novel, a short affair in which a scientist discovers that a mummy of a Peruvian princess mighty actually being alive in a state of suspended animation. His efforts to resurrectthis princess brings many complications, forcing him to go into hiding inthe “wilds” of the Bronx(!). And makes him question the wisdom of what he’sdone,

Sheehan_Woman of the Pyramid-rev1.epub (1914. Beb Books 2006)
    A novel of past lives. A chance encounter with a ghost near the Great Pyramids of Giza sends the mind of a man thousands of years in the past when he was a high officer in the Egyptian army, pursued by the Queen of the Double Kingdom while he tries to save the young servant he’s in love with.

Sheehan_The Haunted Legacy-rev1.epub (as by Paul Regard) (1914. Beb Books 2014)
    Paul Regard was a personal pseudonym Sheehan would use from time to time throughout his life. This novel concerns a man fated to conclude an ancient curse from the old country in the new country of America.

Shreehan_The Abyss of Wonders-rev1.epub (1915. Beb Books 2004)
    One of Sheehan’s best known works, three men travel half way around the world to a city -- the first city-- buried deep inthe Gobi desert to find what is their joint destiny.

Sheehan-Abu, The Dawn-Maker.epub (1915. Beb Books 2011)

    Destiny plays a role in this story as a slave leads a revolt against colonial forces in East Africa. But the “Dawn-Maker”(messiah) has taken a pledge to avoid drink and woman and Abu is in love.Will love or power decide Abu’s destiny.

Sheehan_The Volunteer Nemesis-rev1.epub (1916. Beb Books 2018)
    A wealthy but purposeless young man wakes up one morning to find that someone has assumed his name ad his fortune and dedicated them to good works. As he struggles to regain his life he begins to wonder if this usurper isn’t trying to do him a favor.

Sheehan_Egrets and others-rev1.epub (Beb Books original, 2010)
    This is a collection of three long novelettes about the Everglades and the Seminole Indians who live there. The stories are “Egrets,” “The Lone Seminole” and “The One Gift.” In Egrets a game warden protecting the last remaining colony of Egrets, a bird hunted for theirwhite plumage, meets and falls in love with a Seminole maiden. But triballaw forbids any marriage with non-Seminole. Can their love survive the curse that two must die? In “The Lone Seminole” a youth in Oklahoma wants tojoin the war against Germany but the tribal elders are opposed. They sentto the Everglade to have a vision quest. While wanting for his vision hestumbles against German spies and sees this as the Great Spirits answerto his quest. “The One Gift” is an overtly fantasy. Every Seminole is givenone favor from the Great Spirit. A young Indian has fallen in love witha white woman who is being chased by kidnappers. He tries to help her asmuch as he can but in the end uses his One Gift” to let her return to herworld. Three great stories about the wonderful world of the Everglades andthe spiritual Indians who live there.

All these stories and much more can be found by following this link::
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents


Print editions of all these books are available upon request. Write to me for pricing at: beb01@sprynet.com





Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

DOUBLE-HEAD
by Gaston Danville
Adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Grillon


Double-Head (1927) is a bold narrative about stock-market manipulation, extrapolating the notion of technologically-aided telepathy while detailing a quest to rediscover the alchemists’ fabled philosopher’s stone.
The novel is sufficiently innovative and intelligent to transcend its deliberately popular format, has considerable imaginative substance, and deserves to be reckoned a significant contribution to the genre.
 It is an interesting addendum to the literary career of one of the most intriguing dabblers in imaginative fiction to emerge during the turbulent fin-de-siècle in France.


US $18.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 164 pages

TALES OF THE HEXAGONVERSE #1: MUTATIONS
short story collection translated by Michael Shreve; edited by Romain d'Huissier & Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Stories by Cédric Burgaud, NellyChadour, Fabien Clavel, Tepthida Hay, Julien Heylbroeck, Romain d’Huissier,Jean-Marc Lainé, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Ghislain Morel,Alex Nikolavitch, Yohan Odivart, Frank Schildiner and Krystoff Valla.

cover by Amar Djouad.

Since the dawn of time, tales about larger-than-life heroes havefascinated humanity.

The powerful Bronze Gladiator goes after a ring of child-kidnappers... Young Morgane matches wits with Robin Goodfellow… Prince Kabur of Hyperborea rids a dying city of the demons which infest it… The Man of Brass faces an incomplete, god-like entity… Sibilla investigates a haunted penthouse in Tribeca… The two Dark Flyers team up against a deadly crime cartel…Plus Homicron, Count Saint-Germain, Kit Kappa, Ozark, Stormshadow andmore…
 
Hexagon Comics is one of the oldest French comics universes, with origins going back to the 1950s. Reinvented and modernized in the early 2000s, some of its best and most original characters are featured in this collection that brings together the talents of 14 French and American sci-fi authors.


US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 224 pages

HEXAGON
by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Juan Roncagliolo Berger & José Luis Ruiz Pérez. Cover by JoséLuis Ruiz Pérez.

Contents:
A CALL TO ARMS
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: Juan Roncagliolo Berger
IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARK HIVE
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: José Luis Ruiz Pérez
O, BITTER VICTORY
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: José Luis Ruiz Pérez

The Hexagon Group was born either in 2002, when they made their first retroactive appearance in Strangers #1, or in the 1960s, depending upon how one looks at it.

Like The Justice Society of America and The Avengers, the group gathered together a single team of different heroes published by Editions Lugin their own series between 1964 and 1974.

There is Aster from the negative dimension of Zhud; Jeff Sullivan, a.k.a. the Man of Brass, descended from a long line of heroes; the powerful Dark Flyer; the beautiful Black Lys from France; Dax, the MysteriousArcher; and White Mask from the African Republic of Zambola, all broughttogether to fight the evil Melanos, Aster’s archenemy.

Later Hexagon finds itself in Zambola facing a terrifying new threat... A mysterious insect-like civilization threatens to overwhelm the Earth, turning its inhabitants into a hive. What past secret connects the Dark Flyer to the Hive Queen? What fateful decision must Black Lys take to save the planet? And what compels White Mask to leave Hexagon forever?

Art by Juan Roncagliolo Berger and José Luis Ruiz Pérez.


7x10 squarebound comic, 76 pages b&w
US$12.95







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

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist andpulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presentsa long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, asalways, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copiesship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
PARTNERS IN PERIL
Now available!

Walter Miller and Allene Ray co-starred in ten classic “cliffhangers” produced and released during the late silent era by Pathé, one of the pioneering motion-picture companies. They were an incredibly popular team whose chapter-play hits included The Green Archer (a 1925 adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s classic mystery novel) and The House Without a Key (the 1926 serialthat introduced Charlie Chan to moviegoers). Together with chief directorSpencer Bennet and favorite scenarist Frank Leon Smith, Miller and Raytemporarily restored luster to a film form that had become tarnished.

This monograph exhaustively covers the Miller-Ray phenomenon. Author Ed Hulse has seen all surviving footage from their chapterplays, and his account also relies on private correspondence fromFrank Leon Smith, several interviews with Spencer Bennet, and carefulanalysis of surviving scripts from their serials. The text is supplementedby dozens of rare photos, including rare behind-the-scenes candids.


94 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $12.50

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

Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

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Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!  

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Larry Kent, P.I. — the longest-running series detective — in two exciting hardboiled novels!

Cry Twice, Kitten!
Jacob Troy was an old man who had itall; a movie-star wife, a vast and thriving business empire—even a castle he’d bought in Germany and had transplanted brick-by-brick onto some of Hollywood’s primest real estate. But he wanted more. That’s why he had hired mobster Danny Hester to put the squeeze on nightclub owner Paul Huntsman.

Huntsman hired Larry Kent to find a connection between Troy and Hester that would stand up in a court of law. If he could expose Troy, then he could ruin him. Almost before Larry took the case, however, things moved fast. A caseof kidnap, a sadistic beating, a neat little frame-up and a grislymurder, just for starters. What should have been a straightforward assignment soon found Larry Kent fighting for his life.

Honey-Blonde Blues
Larry Kent’s old buddy Jim Calloway was murdered over a woman … so they said. But who was the woman? No one seemed to know—not even Jim’s killer. Larry suspected the woman was just a diversion. There was another reason for Jim’s death. And just maybe it had something to do with his job with the Narcotics Bureau. Only thing was, Jim was a minor official at the Bureau, no one with any clout, just a desk-jockey.

One thing for certain. There were people out there—important people—who wanted to bury the case.And if they couldn’t kill Larry to stop him investigating, thenjust maybe they could send him to Cuba in search of a missing man. After all, he’d be easier to rub out in a foreign country …


Format: Softcover
Pages: 218
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: Storyhack #4 - New!
Pulp Consumption: Almuric by Robert E. Howard (Guest Post by Anthony Perconti)
Issue 12 Cover Reveal
Pulp Appeal: The Journeys of the Viking Prince (Guest Post by G.W. Thomas)
Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post byJ. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

"Fifty Years later" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Alvaro Fernandois

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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Coming soon!
Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


 The Bronze Gazette  
   

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: The Night Land, Fritz Leiber, Scott Oden, VikingPrince
- New!
Bio-Bibliographies: The Brian Lumley Companion - New!
The Shadow: Gangdom’s Doom - New!
Sensor Sweep: Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Machen, Brak, Isaac Asimov
Sensor Sweep: Yetis, Mercenaries, Crusaders, Masters of KungFu
Sensor Sweep: Poul Anderson and D&D, Gollum, Castle ofLlyr, Insanity’s Children
Bio-Bibliographies: The Last Celt
Sensor Sweep: Firefly, Lou Antonelli, Nintendo 1985, Robot Anime
Sensor Sweep: Alan Moore, Louis L’amour, Conan Pastiches, Robots
The Avenger and Awaken Online: Ember
Sensor Sweep: Wulfhere, Monster Manual, Heroism, HowardA. Jones


CONAN
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #3 - Arriving in comic shops January 8!
Jim Zub (Writer)
Ig Guarra & Vanessa Del Rey (Art)
Carlos Pacheco (Cover)


THE LAST STAND OF CONAN, DARK AGNES, SOLOMON KANE & MOON KNIGHT!
• CONAN and DARK AGNES face off against the servants of SET in STYGIA!
• SOLOMON KANE and MOON KNIGHT encounter a bizarre relic – but will it aid their quest, or doom their compatriots?
• And what deadly secret lurks in the mind of JAMES ALLISON?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





SAVAGE AVENGERS #9 (Featuring Conan)  - Arrivingin comic shops January 8!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 1

Folks, we won’t mince words. Kulan Gath has got to go. IfConan The Barbarian, Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom can’t do it, thenit can’t be done. Plus, what is the fate of Kulan Gath’s guest, DoctorVoodoo?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Darkworlds Quarterly - Nowonline!

A Brief History of Sword & Sorcery - New!
A. H. Verrill – Science Fiction Writer - New!
Frank R. Paul and The Land That Time Forgot - New!
Jungol, the Evolution of a Jungle Man - New!
Edmond Hamilton Comics: 1951 - New!
Link: Hok the Mighty - New!
Astonishing Stories: Bargain Basement Science Fiction - New!
Sword & Sorcery Comics Hall of Fame: Archie Goodwin
My Cthulhu Story
Sword & Sorcery Stories You Might Have Missed and May Not Care
The Earliest Plant Monsters
Toka the Jungle King or How to Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edmond Hamilton Comics: 1950
Thongor of Lemuria
The Fiction of A. Merritt: The Moon Pool
Leigh Brackett, Queen of Space




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

Forgotten Books: MEET THE TIGER (and The Saint) by Leslie Charteris (1928)
- New!
The LONE RANGER Comic Strip Rides Again (1938) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 16 & 17 (1957) - New!
An OLD TIME RADIO Christmas
Pulp Gallery: ASTOUNDING STORIES
More Movie Posters of 1929
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 14 & 15 (1957) A New AdventureBegins
SHADOW COMICS 89, 90, 91 & 92 (1948)  
More Ridin' with HOPALONG CASSIDY (1950)
Pulp Gallery: TEN DETECTIVE ACES

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 #11 is coming in January!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - Cover Preview
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2020
Needle Fall/Winter 2012
Joe Wehrle, Jr. 1941–2017
Paperback Fanatic No. 42


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Sword & Planet: A Genre of Mashups - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/29/2019 - New!
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Sax Rohmer
Seabury Quinn -- 50 Years Gone
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/22/2019
Poe and Cosmic Horror 
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/15/2019
Leigh Brackett and A. Merritt

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Coming Spring 2020!

Science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, wrote four novels and a novella about former stuntman Carson Napier and his wayward adventures on the planet Venus (or Amtor, as it is known to its inhabitants). Now get ready to transport yourself into the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe with the first new Carson of Venus novel to be published in more than fifty years: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts.

The Edge of All Worlds releases Spring 2020 from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and launches the canonical ERB Universe series of interconnected novels.

Stranded on the planet Amtor for nearly two decades, Earthman Carson Napier returns from his latest adventure to discover a mysterious enemy has struck his adopted nation of Korva and reduced one of its cities to ash and cinders. The trail of the mysterious threat leadsCarson and his love Duare through dark cyclopean corridors deep beneathAmtor to a distant land, where they must confront both a powerful newalien species and the shadows of Carson’s past.

Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, featuring the artwork of the amazing Chris Peuler.


ERB Books


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

Still available!

Shipping January 9, 2020!

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, Inc., is proud to launch the first four volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library. This new series presents for the first time the complete catalog of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works in handsome uniform, hardcover editions, featuring dust jacket art by renowned artist Joe Jusko, and rare and previously unpublished supplementary material.

“We have long dreamed of, and have frequently been asked by fans about, reproducing authorized editions of all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 80-plus novels,” says Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “This has not been done since the 1970s, and as a testament to the enduring demand of his works, we have embarked on an exciting journey. We have named it the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library to distinguish these from any other editions, and they will contain additional content that in most cases has never been seen before. While it will take a few years due to the sheer number of books we need to reproduce, we are committed to seeing all of his works in print again. We are delighted that eminent artist Joe Jusko has agreed to be our sole artist for cover art and frontispieces. He is one of the most popular illustrators of our time and we believe there is no one better suited to bring to life the richness of Mr.Burroughs’ literary creations.”

Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and raritiesnot to be found in any other edition. Featuring exclusives ranging from artwork by the legendary Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’s authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove ofrare and never-before-published bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take readers on a journey of wonder and imagination they will never forget.

“I have dreamed of this project eversince I first saw Neal Adams’ and Boris Vallejo’s Tarzancover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “I amso honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made thatdream a reality. I have never been more excited by or put more work into anything, and if I’m to be remembered for anything I’ve done, I want it to be these covers.”












  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2019
For your end of the year reading pleasure, we present to you "The Monster of Lake LaMetrie" by Wardon Allan Curtis, as it originally appeared in the September, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK). 
It's a fun story involving a dinosaur, possible hollow earth and the use of a machete as a surgical tool (?).  The illustrations by Stanley L. Wood are included along with a brief introduction by Bob Gay.


November 2019
Presenting another author who has been too long neglected, we have added The Julius Long Collection and it includes not only a biography of Long's life, but also his first published story, The Dead Man's Story
Although Long ended his pulp career as a writer of detective fiction, his first works were all in the horror genre and hold up quite well today.  Hope you enjoy it.


September 2019
We are happy to present a previously unreprinted story by H. F. Arnold, "The City of the Iron Cubes,"  as it apppearedin the March and April, 1929 issues of Weird Tales, including the illustrations by C. C. Senf.
Along with some additional biographical material about Arnold, there is also an afterword following the story, where we discuss the end of the story, and why webelieve the twist at the end may be the first appearance of an ending that, today, has been done so many times, that it is considered the worst of cliches.


July 2019
Baroness Orczy wrote many different types of stories during her career and "Young Muggins" shows yet another facet to her talents, as she weaves a tale of love, selfishness and self-sacrifice in rural England. 
Our reprinting appears just as it didin the May, 1906 issue of The Royal Magazine, including theillustrations by J. Barnard Davis.  Introduction to thestory is by Dan Neyer.


June 2019
This month we feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mummy tale, Lot No. 249, including the illustrations by WilliamThomas Smedley and an introduction by your humble scribes, Dan Neyer andBob Gay.
We've also done some behind the scenes work to make the site work better...do stop by and check us out.


May 2019
Edmond Hamilton returns to ourpages with "The Man Who Evolved," direct from the pages of theApril, 1931 issue of Wonder Stories, including the Frank R. Paul illustration.  Intro by Bob Gay
Also, we found a 1953 comic book story where the plot was (*ahem*) "borrowed" from Hamilton's original and our unknown scribe managed to condense the story down to a mere 4 pages. 
Read the original first, then "Evolution" which appears as it originally appearedin Tomb of Terror #12, with the digital restoration included at no extracost.


April 2019
We are very pleased to present The Neil R. Jones Collection, which starts with an 11,000+ word biography of Jones that incorporates his words, newspaper articles and our research to create a long overdue portrait of the creator of Professor Jameson.  We have also located a nearly all of Jones' non-fiction writings from various magazines and fanzines and have included them, along with 5, never before reprinted, stories that chart his early years as an author.  Copiously illustrated throughout, we hope you enjoy it.



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

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

Contact: Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Coming soon!


Status Update
If you've read our previous newsletters, you know that our prime bindery went bankrupt and it took us a while to find a new printer who makes our kind of book.
That said, we're back in the saddle and THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH will soon be hitting our wintry steps, and thence onto yours.


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

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

Pre-order price: $45.00

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






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

Now available for pre-order!


Status Update
We're announcing some BIG news on THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER!
I hope your mind is truly blown with what's going down with this title.
Speaking of which, all of this goodness doesn't come cheap and effective January 31, 2020 the preorder price is moving from $90 to $100 for the two-volume set.
And, yes, the retail price will more than $100 on publication. So, the early bird gets the worm, and the straggler gets the you-know-what.


Everyone who prepays for their copy of our two-volume edition will receive the exclusive chapbook: NOT ALL A DREAM by Manly Wade Wellman.
"Not All a Dream" is an all-new story originally commissioned for the never-published The Last Dangerous Visions.

haffner Press is EXTREMELY pleased to announce the following:
Coming Spring 2020, the Haffner Press edition of THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER will feature the interior artwork of Tim Kirk:
   I. The eleven illustrations from the Dell edition of WHO FEARS THE DEVIL? with . . .
   II. The eleven start-letter (aka drop caps) images re-drawn for this edition.
   III. Twelve NEW illustrations (one for each "John" story or novel written since 1980) and . . .
   IV. Twelve new drop caps (aka start-letters) for thesepost 1980 texts, and . . .
   V. Oh yeah, the cover image for NOT ALL A DREAM, the whim that sent me down this wonderful rabbit-hole!


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

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


Complete in Two Volumes!
Smythe-sewn Hardcovers

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Pre-Order price: $90

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

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

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

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


 

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

February 2020


DOUBLE FEATURE
Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann


THE MOVIE STAR AND THEMOVIE CRITIC—
HOW FAR WOULD THEY GO
TO KEEP THEIR SECRETS BURIED?

In New York City, a movie critic has just murdered his girlfriend—well, one of his girlfriends (not to be confused with his wife). Will the unlikely crime-solving partnership he forms with the investigating police detective keep him from the film noir ending he deserves?

On the opposite coast, movie star Dawn Devayne—the hottest It Girl in Hollywood—gets a visit from a Navy sailor who says he knew her when she was just ordinary Estelle Anlic of San Diego. Now she’s a big star who’s put her past behind her. But secrets have a way of not staying buried...

These two short novels, one hilarious and one heartbreaking, are two of the best works Westlake ever wrote.
And fittingly, both became movies—one starring Jack Ryan’s Marie-Josee Croze, and one starring Fargo’s William H.Macy and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman.
•  First appearance in bookstores in 40 years!
•  Donald E. Westlake won every major award in the mystery genre and gained fame both under his own name and writing as "Richard Stark"




The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

Stanley Meltzoff was one of the first paperback cover artists to be noted for his work in the science fiction field, painting dramatic images that escaped the pulp influence evident in most other science fiction covers of the period. Along with paperback cover paintings in numerous genres, Meltzoff also produced work for slick magazines, including Scientific American, Life, Fortune, and the Saturday Evening Post. The winner of 25 awardsfrom the Society of Illustrators, he was also one of the first,and certainly most preeminent, fish painters. His underwater images were a regular feature in National Geographic and other publications. This book features scores of paintings reproduced from Stanley's original art, as well as rare photos and tear sheets.

Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket. Limited to 900 copies!

Deluxe Edition
 
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

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



 

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #28 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

FrankKelly 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




ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #5: ART OF COMMANDO COMICS  - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Various

Thisissue 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





ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #6: ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(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





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

MAGAZINE OF HORROR #17

CONTENTS
A SENSE OF CRAWLING by Robert EdmondAlter
THE LAUGHING DUKE by Wallace West
DERMOD'S BANE by Robert E. Howard
THE SPELL OF THE SWORD by Frank Aubrey
"WILLIAMSON" by Henry S. Whitehead
THE CURSE OF AMEN-RA by Victor Rousseau


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$12.95



 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #42
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #42  

The fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks.

70 pages, all in full-colour. Articles, features and interviews on collecting vintage paperbacks.Including-The original cover art for notorious horror paperback Eat Them Alive!Rare correspondence from Dennis Wheatley!Report from Windy City and LA Book Fairs!Interviews with the authors of Sticking it to the Man, Light into Ink, Eric Stanton and the Bizarre Underground, and the publisher of pulp 2.0 Press!Forgotten SF authors from the 1960s and 70s!

Justin Marriott: Fanatical Thoughts
 Contents Page
 Darrin Venticinque with a Jane Frank assist: A New Peak in Horror—Eat Them Alive by Pierce Nace
 James Dong: The Devil is a Gentleman—Dennis Wheatley
 Dark Forces at Work—A Gallery of Dennis Wheatley’s Occult Novels
 Scott Carlson: Voyage of the Carlson
 Nigel Taylor: Young, Sharkey and Wilson
 S.M. Guariento: Tripping the Ink Fantastic (Interview about Light Into Ink, an in-depth study of film novelizations)
 Richard Pérez Seves: Unmasking Stanton (fetish artists Eric Stanton and Gene Billbrew)
 Bill Cunningham: Mad Pulp Bastard (interview)
 Andrew Nette: Sticking It to the Man (interview)

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
70 pages, 7” x 10”, full color
$10.00 



Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43  

New issue of The Paperback Fanatic is a GOLD MEDAL SPECIAL!

88 full-colour pages devoted to articles on the legendary publisherand its key authors. 125 colour illustrations of rare Gold Medal paperbacksand associated books and magazines.
Pieces on classic noir authors Gil Brewer, John D MacDonald, Dan J Marlowe, Charles Williams.
With a stunning visual gallery of the paperback art of Robert McGinnis and rare illustrations from Men's Adventure Magazines for Gil Brewer stories.
Plus in-depth reviews of Gold Medal classics such as Black Wings Has My Angel.

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
89 pages, 7” x 10”, full color
$12.99

 




 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jonny Quest BluRay Review - New!

HBO's Watchmen is daring and explosive!
Crime Thrillers on DVD (Reviews)  
The History of Time Travel
The Return of Blood "N" Thunder Magazine
Amazon is not stealing your business
Old Dark House: A Chilling Genre




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





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Still available for pre-order!
Coming in January 2020!


In the jungle of southern Mexico, people are struck down by mysterious obsidian spearheads, a gigantic winged serpent appears in the skies, and a golden giant claims to be an Aztec god reborn. When Nellie Gray and Cole Wilson go missing investigating the mysterious Sons of the Feathered Serpent, the Avenger is drawn into one of the most bizarre and dangerous adventures of his career. His life, the lives of his associates, and the Aztec treasure that sustains Justice Inc. are all endangered by the curse of Kukulkan.

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: J. LANE LINKLATER “Mystery ofthe Mexicali Murders.”
 - New!
MY FAVORITE TVSERIES OF THE DECADE (2010-2019), by Michael Shonk.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: CARROLL JOHN DALY “The Egyptian Lure.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM “Suicide Scenario.”
Movie Trailers I’m Watching: NO TIME TO DIE (2020).
PI Stories I’m Reading: FLETCHER FLORA “LooseEnds.”
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: POUL ANDERSON “Sargasso of Lost Starships.”
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: PHILIP K. DICK “The Gun.”


 
PULPFEST 2020 RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH!
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry.
August 6 to 9, 2020


Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. 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 ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautifulDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can booka room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFestbanner 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 sitewhere 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-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.






Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Intimately Dead" by Stuart Friedman from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, May, 1943
a rich man marries a nurse and right after he changes his will to include her he dies, apparently hanging himself in the bathroom.  His attorney suspects murder how to prove that the woman did it.

"Trapped by Astronomy" by Ray Cummings from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1938
Featuring: Dr. Feather
An Alibi is Smashed as the Stars Look Down and Spell a Murderer's Guilt.

"Tamba's Drum" by A.R. Stuart from JUNGLE STORIES, Fall, 1950
"We, too, have our deaths," said Tamba, the savage medicine man. The white man laughed. With one great firestick he could destroy them all. .. Then the jungle drum began to mock him.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Shadow: Gangdom's Doom
The Sheriff of Tonto Town
Clovelly  
The Moon Man: The Sinister Sphere
The Avenger: Justice, Inc.
Interplanetary Graveyard and Horror on the Links
The Lair of the Grimalkin
The Iron God and Cardigan: Death Alley
In Another World with CEOs


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

Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author - New!
J.C. Leyendecker exhibition of illustrations  
John Randolph Phillips - author bio online
New blog for pulp deals
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The dark side of the pulps
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition part 2
Pulp links roundup - July 2019 edition  



The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

QUEEN OF THE PULPS
by Laurie Powers
Now available!


QUEEN OF THE PULPS, the definitive biography of Daisy Bacon and the untold story of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE!

Daisy Bacon, the opinionated, autocratic and complex editorof Love Story Magazine from 1928 to 1947, chose the stories that would be read by hundreds ofthousands of readers each week. The first weekly periodical devoted to romance fiction and the biggest-selling pulp in the early days of the Great Depression, Love Story sparked a wave of imitators that dominated newsstands for more than twenty years.

Disparaged as "love pulp," the magazine actually championed the "modern girl," bringing its heroines outof the shadows of Victorian poverty and into the 20th century. With Love Story'ssuccess, Bacon became a national spokesperson, declaring that the modern woman could have it all-in love, in marriage and in the business world.

Yet Bacon herself struggled to achieve that ideal, especially in her own romantic life, built around a long-term affair with a married man. Drawing on exclusive access to her personal papers, this first-ever biography tells story behind the woman who influenced millions of others to pursue independence in their careers and in their relationships.

Softcover: $39.95




Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteriesand delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Murder stalks in the wake of a famous aviator’s disappearance in this smashing mystery in which the Phantom Detective trails a human monster to his grisly lair of terror and torture. Many people think of crime as something far removed yet one out of every twenty Americans, approximately, is inoculated with the dread virus of lawlessness! Donning a mask and using his agilemind and body, The Phantom Detective acts as a one-man cure for this disease!



Even though he was indeed a one-man army against crime, The PhantomDetective did not live in the world alone, nor could he completely carryon his crusade by himself. From ‘The Emperor of Death’, the Phantom’s firststory, the crimefighter’s identity was known to one man. A friend of hisfather’s and a man influential in Richard Curtis Van Loan’s raising, FrankHavens was not only the powerful publisher of The Clarion, the city’s newspaper.He was also the man who not only knew the Phantom Detective’s identity,but he had also been the man who suggested Van Loan take on a case to solvethat had the police baffled. Havens’ suggestion not only led his young charge to solve the case, but also to become The Phantom Detective! The connection with Havens would also provide The Phantom Detective with a love interest and, in some stories, somewhat of a partner. Muriel Havens was not only Frank’s daughter, but also proved to be The Phantom Detective’s love interest and, in many instances, a near equal of his more than a damsel in distress. Another character that Havens provides the connection for is tough guy and sometimes hardboiled Clarion reporter Steve Huston.
 
‘The Tomb of Death’ was originally published in the November 1934 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.



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Audio CDs - $19.99

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Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #23 Audiobook
The Headless Staffel
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!
 
“Make peace at once — or I will destroy your armies. The Wizard.” H.Q. was mildly puzzled at this strange message. But G-8 had already seen the Wizard’s black ship, had seen men die like flies beneath its wings. The observer of that black plane had shoulders and arms — but no head. There was nothing but a neck that oozed blood. And on the neck a falcon perched! For an hour the Yank spy had hunted this black ship. And now that he had sightedit he knew that his assignment to “Find the Wizard — wipe him out!” was oneof the most daring jobs he and his aces had ever tried to carry out in deathskies!
 


Each one of Robert J. Hogan’s 110 G-8 stories is set squarelyin World War One, but it wasn’t the war that Hogan’s readers remembered orhad heard about. The horrors of combat that G-8 faced were much more monstrous than bullets and mustard gas, outlandishly so, and the enemies they would face only grew stranger and more deadly with each new adventure.
 
Zombies took to the skies in later G-8 adventures. Jellyfish like creatures with long, deadly tentacles terrorized the wartime pilots. Even Martians and werewolves and other creatures got into the act. And some of G-8’smost notable foes came back for more than one chance at the Aces, but nonewere as memorable as G-8’s first foe, the insidious Herr Doktor Krueger.Krueger attempted multiple times to win the war for the Kaiser and ridhimself of America’s Master Spy. He succeeded at neither.
 
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 ‘The Headless Staffel’. Originally publishedin the August 1935 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Acesseries of audiobooks.


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MP3 digital download - $4.99
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Regular price:
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #21 eBook
The Tomb of Death - November 1934

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 Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
The Tomb Of Death
by Robert Wallace
Murder stalks in the wake of a famous aviator’s disappearance in this smashing novel in which the Phantom trails a human monster to his grisly lair of terror and torture
 
Coroner’s Inquest — Gripping Short Story
by Paul W. Pickelle
A dead man — a missing will — and bared fangs!
 
The Lone Wolf Stalks — Gripping Short Story
by George A. McDonald
Kerrigan tackles a hotbed of protected crime!
 
Jail Break — Gripping Short Story
by E.H. McColloch
The thrilling pursuit of an escaping lifer
 
Planned At Pedro — Gripping Short Story
by Earl W. Scott
Bill Keeler looked like easy money — so...
 
The Phantom Speaks — A 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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #23 eBook
August 1935

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.

G-8and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War Iended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that mighthave been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities werethe work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chiefof whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’sHalloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazinefolded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintagepulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces
by Will Murray

Gripping Novel Of War Skies
The Headless Staffel
As Told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
G-8 stared in horror. The observer of that black plane had shoulders and arms — but no head. There was nothing but a neck that oozed blood. Andon the neck a falcon perched! For an hour the Yank spy had hunted this black ship. And now that he had sighted it he knew that his assignment to “Find the Wizard — wipe him out!” was one of the most daring jobs he and hisaces had ever tried to carry out in death skies!
 
The White Comet — Smashing Short Story
Meet Mat Downey, the strangest lead-slinging buzzard that ever flewbattle wings.
 
Cover
painted by Frederick Blakeslee
The headless man raised the tube to strike.


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
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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 WARCHIEF 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.




The Serial Squadron

SONOF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

FEATURING BOB SHAW, DAUN KENNEDY, BUZZ HENRY, CHARLES KING and WHEELER OAKMAN


THE CRIMSON GHOST
THE MOVIE SERIAL
BLU-RAY Upgrade or DL-DVD

Now available!

FEATURING CHARLES QUIGLEY, LINDA STIRLING, CLAYTON MOORE, KENNEDUNCAN and ? as THE CRIMSON GHOST (Voice by I. Stanford Jolley)



ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book

Coming soon!

The history of Rocketman/Commando Cody in the serials and related characters including Bulletman in the comics. Includes a brand NEW Rocketman story.



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming in January!

New upgraded transfer of the amazing, massively influential Pearl White mystery serial, with solid leading man Antonio Moreno,
and, introducing The Hooded Terror, most fearsome and deadly of the early serial villains.











The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW - Now online!

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW' - New!
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow
In this first episode, we explore the origins of the Dark Avenger with the very first pulp story: THE LIVING SHADOW, and review The Knight of Darkness's first film appearance in the rare 1931




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Coming mid-January!


The long-awaited reissue of Manly Wade Wellman's LONELY VIGILS, a collection of his supernatural sleuths including all of the original John Thunstone pulp stories.

This is a companion volume to WORSE THINGS WAITING and will also be a large 7 x 10 trade paperback format and running 500 pages, including all of the original art by George Evans.
It will be available for Halloween from Amazon for a mere $19.99.


The title page is shown at the right.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



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.

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Two
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part One
July: We, The Moon, and Things to Come-Part Two
July: The Moon, We, and Things to Come-Part One
July: Geismar and Fiedler-The Science Fiction Connection
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part Two
July: Hemingway and Lovecraft-Part One

 

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

Now available!
Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire, Melinda Snodgrass, Tor, $19.99, December 3, 2019

Coming soon!
Null Set [Cas Russell #2], S.L. Huang, Tor, $18.99,January14, 2020]
X-Men and the Avengers: The Gamma Quest Omnibus, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $10.99, January 21, 2020

Bloodshot – The Official Movie Novelization, Gavin Smith, Titan Books, $8.99, February 4, 2020
The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel, T.J. Martinson, Flatiron Books, $16.99, March 3, 2020
Spider-Man: The Venom Factor Omnibus, Diane Duane, Titan Books, $14.95, March 10, 2020

Wild Cards XXVIII: Joker Moon, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $29.99, March 31, 2020
Avengers: The Extinction Key, Greg Keyes, Titan Books, $16.00, March 31, 2020
Wild Cards XXVI: Texas Hold’em, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, April 14, 2020
Critical Point [Cas Russell #3], S.L. Huang, Tor, $27.99, April 28, 2020
Empire City: A Novel, Matt Gallagher, Atria Books, $27.00, April 28, 2020
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga, Stuart Moore, Titan Books, $9.99, May 12, 2020
Judges: Volume Two, Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott-Coleman & Maura McHugh, Abaddon Books, $11.99,  May 25, 2020
The Fall of Deadworld Omnibus, Matthew Smith, Abaddon Books, $11.99, June 23, 2020
Haunted Heroine [Heroine Complex #4], Sarah Kuhn, DAW Books, $15.00, July 7, 2020

Wild Cards XXVII: Knaves over Queens, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $19.99, July 14, 2020
The Somebody People [Resonants Book #2], Bob Proehl, Del Rey, $18.00, September 1, 2020
Wild Cards XI: Dealer’s Choice, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, September 1, 2020

The Godhead [The God Wave Trilogy #3], Patrick Hemstreet, HarperCollins, $26.99, September 15, 2020






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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