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05 December 2019  

Virgil Finlay's Daughter Lail needs our help
Her home burned down with her husband inside.
Her father's art needs to be removed, cleaned, and restored.
Please consider helping out with a small donation.

For the last few years, Lail has been battling metatastic cancer while holding down a job, since her husband, musician Julio Hernandez, has been ill as well. They celebrated their 50th anniversary not so long ago.

A week or so ago, Bob Garcia received this e-mail:

"Just a note to let you know that Sat. Nov 9th my house burned down with my husband inside. He died in the fire, my daughter and I are physically okay.
So I don't yet know if any of the artwork survived, and my daughter and I are now homeless and staying with a kind friend."

Here's the news story.

Lail needs all the help she can get. Especially with things that the insurance company just won't cover. Besides the normal expenses, for example, she needs $1,100 just to remove her father's art from the house, and more to get it cleaned and restored. And there are her father's correspondences, which she has not been able to get into the building to see if they survived. Lail estimates she needs $5000 to get through this time.

And she needs to get these things paid for quickly, before it becomes too late to recover things from what's left of her house.

Lail and her daughter seriously need help. Bob Garcia thought that asking the sf-fantasy-horror-pulp community through GOFUNDME would be the way to go.

Please help Lail Finlay by contributing whatever amount you can.
No contribution is too small.

2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


December 20, 2019

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 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.


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

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.

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 #168

The Time Annihilator by Edgar Manley and Walter Thode
 In a stirring chase through time they saw the race destroyed. but they were powerless in the grip of the destroyer.

The House in the Clouds by Ulf Hermann
The Invulnerable Scourge by John S. Campbell
Lords of the Deep by Henry F. Kirkham
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Tubby—Time Traveler by Ray Cummings
Martian Heritage by Barry Cord

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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

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

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

Age of Aces

Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #57 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topic: Project Snafu

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

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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.

414 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

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

Two of the most influential science fiction classics from the heyday of The All-Story are reprinted from their original magazine texts. Pioneering the subatomic fiction genre and inspiring a legion of imitators, 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.

310 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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

Peter the Brazen returns! Wireless operator Peter Moore continues his adventures in Len Yang as he battles the sinister figure of power and evil, the mysterious Gray Dragon. Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the 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.

315 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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.

200 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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 House of Invisible Bondage? Continuing the casebook of Semi Dual, the occult detector.

193 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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

233 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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.

193 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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.

354 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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

Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical 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 Great Betrayal," and "The Storm." Includes an introduction by Brand scholar William F. Nolan (Logan's Run).

321 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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 a number of fantastic fiction and action stories for the pages of Argosy. 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.

447 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

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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 to the Red-Sleeved horde. Within the space of a few bloody hours the orderly course of democratic life had been turned into chaos: freedom of speech and personal liberty are suspended. Any yet the Red Sleeve battle-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.

212 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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.”

233 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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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 strange dilemma: a man with a Z scar on his arm is dead: but there's no wound on him. The second of author Theodore Roscoe's Haitian zombie novels, and one of the best stories he penned for the pages of Argosy.

254 pages | $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

Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical 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 Pearls of the Bonfadini." Includes an introduction by Brand scholar William F. Nolan (Logan's Run).

271 pages | $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....

197 pages | $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 Guy d’Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal’s Guard and in 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.

274 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Men With No Master: The Complete Adventures of Robin the 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 England in 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.

282 pages | $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 classic fantasy story from the pages of Argosy, The Torch is one of the pulp's earliest post-apocalyptic stories: following the near-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 reside in the the abandoned subway tunnels. This edition includes the original illustrations from its later publication in Famous Fantastic Mysteries by Lawrence Sterne Stevens.

225 pages | $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, and The Railroad Man’s Magazine by the creator of Zorro, Johnston McCulley. It's headlined by the epic "King of Chaos," which chronicles the rightful heir to an island nation in his quest to reclaim his throne. This omnibus edition also includes the additional McCulley full-length novels "Shipmates With Horror," "At His Mercy," and "Daughter of the Idol."

680 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

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

A classic of 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.

359 pages | $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, complete and uncut. Eric Silverstein had long suffered from nightmares of 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 her escape 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.

245 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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The Woman of the Pyramid and Other Tales: The Perley Poore 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."

441 pages | $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

Finally in book form: the burly pearler—Bellow Bill Williams—was one 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 mountain of 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.

307 pages | $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 named in 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.

214 pages | $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, "The Argus Pheasant" (1917) and "Koyala the Beautiful" (1918).

511 pages | $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 loves him, a young farmer is being sacrificed to gangsters' political ambitions... and Hazeltine doesn't see any way to save him.

232 pages | $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 they pose, they'll need to figure out an escape back to earth. An early science 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 rare metal, artemsium. But just what is the secret of this new metal?

292 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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The Nine Red Gods Decide: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, 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 were among Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was brought to 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.

251 pages | $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, the rabble 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. After receiving a mortal wound, one of the men entrusts with a packet of papers. Could these papers lead to the downfall of France? This French Revolution historical epic—written by the king of the Westerns, Max Brand, has never before appeared in book form.

304 pages | $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 for Detective Fiction Weekly under his pseudonym, Alan Forsyth.

176 pages | $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 the forces 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 serve him in the most ghastly campaign of rampant crime and wholesale slaughter this country had ever experienced. Armed with a weapon which struck through stone walls at victims sleeping peacefully in their beds, it was small wonder that criminals everywhere hailed the new leader—and flocked in evil glee to his dark banner!

210 pages | $13.95 softcover

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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 son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….

318 pages | $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 blue bead, marked with an Arabian sign, started it—but, three men 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-running series character, with this next book in the series.

155 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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 when the 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

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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

New Imprint Will Feature Novella-Length Works
Now available!


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' “Captain Future 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 Of Captain 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 x 8.5 inches
List price: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99

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 HERO OF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE!Curt Newton and his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony above Venus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met and fell 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 past can return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memories of 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.

American Mythology Productions 
Now available!

(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Vincenzo Carratu (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $6.99 (Limited edition)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively from Bud'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, and getting this many titles back online is quite the job, but we do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 which is 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 prints and all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.

Get them while they last!

Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available in comic shops!

THE SHADOW Volume 146: “The Crime Oracle” and “Murder by Moonlight” - Haunted Horror Special!
The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in bone-chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight.” BONUS: A classic Shadow thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-264-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Death In the Dune by John Molino

Author John Molino treats us to horror story about a nasty dune on the Chesapeake Bay that has been taking lives for at least 200 years.  Now it is active again!  There are hints of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and a touch of Lovecraft.  It has good character development, humor, a frightening plot line,  and a message.  Plus, you might find one of the characters to be familiar.

From the author of "Murder Gets Even" comes a tale of supernatural horror.  You may never go on the beach again.

"Death in the Dune" get your motor running.  Don't miss it!

Past episodes:
"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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!
Order Now for Delivery by Christmas! 

Continuing our series of holiday-season sales focusing on groups of books, this week we offer three must-have reference works for anybody interested in pulp-fiction history. The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction (revised and expanded second edition) is our all-time best seller, with more than 2000 copies in print and buyers in 23 countries! With 428 pages and more than 750 reproductions of pulp covers and original paintings, the Guide presents a comprehensive history of rough-paper magazines. It has been used as a text in a half-dozen American universities offering courses in pop culture and popular literature of the 20th century.

The sale also includes both volumes of The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, which reprint the cream from the long-out-of-print first 20 issues of the award-winning BnT. Each book supplies more than 300 pages of text and picture galleries.

Purchased separately these books would lighten a buyer’s wallet by nearly $80. Buying all three together during this sale will cost just $54.95, a 30 percent savings. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the trio for a bargain price. And don’t waste any time ordering if you’re interested, because seasonal demand means slower delivery times from our printer as we get closer to Christmas!

Shipping is included to domestic U.S. buyers. For more information, please consult each book’s individual page.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press - Holiday Sale


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!
Order Now for Delivery by Christmas!

We’re beginning the 2019 holiday season a little early.

Today we’re unveiling a separate sale for the four-volume set of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, our well-received series of oversized books covering different aspects of pulp-fiction history. Now you can buy the quartet for just $69.95 (again, shipping included within the continental U.S.), which represents a savings of 30 percent. In other words, it’s like getting one of the four books free and receiving a five-spot in addition.

For information on the quartet’s contents, please consult each volume’s page in our Books section.

We’re urging customers to take advantage of these sales quickly, because seasonal demand generally translates to longer wait times from our printer as Christmas draws closer.

Ordering early ensures faster receipt of merchandise, which is why we’re not waiting for Thanksgiving weekend, as we’ve done in the past.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press - Holiday Sale

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
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 and pulp 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 presents a 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, as always, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copies ship 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


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

Collectibles For Sale update 12-6
- New!
Order Now for Delivery by Christmas!
Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction and The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Holiday Sale
Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!  
Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Volume Two, Number Two
Coming Soon: The Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction, Second Series!
Lone Pine and the Movies

The BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Revival Will Continue!
Permanent Price Reduction for “Forgotten Classics” 10-book set

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 it all; 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 case of kidnap, a sadistic beating, a neat little frame-up and a grisly murder, 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, then just 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"


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post by J. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!
Pulp Consumption: Tough 2 (Crime Stories)
Pulp Appeal: Penny Dreadful
Pulp Appeal: Storyhack #3
Issue 10 is Live!

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/

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

$25.00 USA
$35.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$40.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!
Coming soon!
Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar

 The Bronze Gazette  

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Firefly, Lou Antonelli, Nintendo 1985, Robot Anime
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Alan Moore, Louis L’amour, Conan Pastiches, Robots
The Avenger and Awaken Online: Ember
Sensor Sweep: Wulfhere, Monster Manual, Heroism, Howard A. Jones
Sensor Sweep: Witherwing, Lankhmar, Mid-List Collapse
Sensor Sweep: Michael Shea, Hugh Cave, Walking Dead
Sensor Sweep: Irish Horror Writers, Robert Jordan, E. C. Comics

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #12 - Arriving in comic shops December 11!
Frank Tieri (Writer)
Andrea Di Vito (Art)

Dave Wilkens (Cover)
Patch Zircher (Variant Cover)


* After witnessing a heinous crime, CONAN hunts down a mysterious demonic sect.
* But whatever his intentions, Conan may well doom the nation if he doesn't solve the mystery in time!
* An epic quest across the Kothian Hills and a surprise twist!
* Plus: The concluding chapter of the all-new novella "THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #5 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops December 11!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)


* At last - the final showdown between Valeria and her quarry!
* But as VALERIA confronts the shocking revelations of her brother's death, what will this mean for her, and for the Knights of Mitra?
* All your questions will be answered!
Plus: The final chapter of the all-new novella "THE FALL OF THOTH-AMON."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

De Camp & Carter: The Early Conan Pastiches - New!
The Plant Monsters of Edmond Hamilton - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mahar Gallery - New!
Mike Kaluta’s Conan - New!
Jules de Grandin, Pulp Superstar Part 2 - New!
Jules de Grandin, Pulp Superstar - New!

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

FRAZETTA & WILLIAMSON: Captain Comet, Space Pilot (1953)
- New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 9 & 10 (1957) - New!
TARZAN'S African Thanksgiving (1951)
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY Fantasy Covers
Movie Posters of 1928's Last Stand
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 7 & 8 (1957)
Movie Posters of 1928 Strikes Again!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Fanatic No. 42 - New!
Pulp Adventures No. 33
Captain Future in Love
Broadswords and Blasters No. 11 Fall 2019
Mystery Weekly Magazine Oct. 2019
Western Magazine No. 4

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/1/2019 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/24/2019
The New York Times Reviews The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/17/2019
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/10/2019
The Savage Swords of Howard Pyle

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

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping December 2019!

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

Each set features:

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

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping mid-December!

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 rarities not 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 of rare 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 ever since I first saw Neal Adams’ and Boris Vallejo’s Tarzan cover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “I am so honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made that dream 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.”

The next four volumes of the Tarzan series release in Spring 2020, with subsequent volumes to follow.

  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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 apppeared in 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 we believe 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 did in the May, 1906 issue of The Royal Magazine, including the illustrations by J. Barnard Davis.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.

June 2019
This month we feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mummy tale, Lot No. 249, including the illustrations by William Thomas Smedley and an introduction by your humble scribes, Dan Neyer and Bob 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 our pages with "The Man Who Evolved," direct from the pages of the April, 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 appeared in Tomb of Terror #12, with the digital restoration included at no extra cost.

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.

Conan le Cimmérien -
Le Peuple du Cercle Noir
The People of the Black Circle
Now available!

In the kingdom of Vendhya, when the king has just been defeated by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha, his sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge her ... She decides, to take care of it, to make contact with Conan, then head of afghuli tribe. But while many of his warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, he has other plans in mind. The princess believed she could use the Cimmerian, it is rather she who will serve her interests ...

Sylvain Runberg and the prodigious draftsman Jae Kwang adapt one of Robert E. Howard's most ambitious and complex narratives. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a fantasy, mystical and scary Orient.

Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang
Format: 240 x 320 mm
Pages: 80

14.95 €
Coming December 12!
Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang

Format: 275 x 365 mm
Pages: 72

29.50 €


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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Status Update
Work is 100% complete on The Michael Gray Mysteries (including definitive proof of the nature and depth of the collaboration between Kuttner & Moore on these works!) and it would be nice to send both Michael Gray and Ivy Frost to the printer together. We'll see.  In the meantime, we're happy to announce that there will be a slipcased edition of this title. The link will go up in a few days and we hope that those who desire such editions will be very happy with the bonus content we've generated. Certainly, you'll want to frame your own copy of Michael Gray's diploma for his M.A. in Psychology from California State College:

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

Status Update
The Complete Ivy Frost is, well, nearing completion!  
Actually, the book is 100% ready to go, but we're going to release The Vampire Stories of Robert Bloch and The Complete John the Balladeer ahead of it.
To entice you to place your $45 PREORDER (the 700+ page book will be at least $50 on publication), all advance orders will receive an exclusive 4" x 6" postcard* (see above) reproducing the portrait of author Donald Wandrei by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.**

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Introduction by D. H. Olson
"Frost,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '34
"Green Man—Creeping,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '34
"They Could Not Kill Him,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '35
"Bride of the Rats,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '35
"The Artist of Death,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '35
"Death Descending,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '35
"Impossible,"  Clues Detective Stories Oct '35
"Merry-Go-Round,"  Clues Detective Stories Dec '35
"Giants in the Valley,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '36
"Bone Crusher,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '36
"Panda,"  Clues Detective Stories Jul '36
"The Lunatic Plague,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '36
"Killer’s Bait,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '36
"Stolen from the Morgue,"  Clues Detective Stories Jan '37
"Blood in the Golden Crystal,"  Clues Detective Stories Mar '37
"A Beetle or a Fox,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '37
"Skeletons, Inc,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '37
"Electric Devils,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '37

Decorated Endsheets
18 Double-page Chris Kalb-designed Chapter Spreads
Hardcover, 700+ pageSmythe-sewn pages

Place your order for THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
before publication and receive an *exclusive* postcard reproducing this portrait of author Donald Wandrei
by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

February 2020

Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann


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

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 awards from 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:


Jeff Deischer: Hide and Seek - Now available on Kindle!

The public domain Charlton characters team up to fight a menace that threatens the entire Earth in 1968. Some other characters will seem very familiar to fans.

Paperback: 244 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches

Kindle: $4.00

Jeff Deischer: Tag, You Are It! - Now available!

Tag, You Are It! is the second volume of the Heritage superhero universe which continues the adventures of the Charlton heroes.
The Sentinels must find the source of a mysterious plague that engulfs South America, leading to an ancient evil!

Paperback: 230 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


A SENSE OF CRAWLING by Robert Edmond Alter
DERMOD'S BANE by Robert E. Howard
"WILLIAMSON" by Henry S. Whitehead
THE CURSE OF AMEN-RA by Victor Rousseau

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages


Justin Marriott
Now available!


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)

Paperback Fanatic No. 42 November 2019
 Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
 Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
 70 pages, 7” x 10” full color
$10.00 POD


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

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!
Now available for pre-order!
Coming in December 2019!

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: FLETCHER FLORA “Loose Ends.”
- New!
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: POUL ANDERSON “Sargasso of Lost Starships.”
Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: PHILIP K. DICK “The Gun.”
Reviewed by David Vineyard: IAN FLEMING – Thunderball.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERIC TAYLOR “Kali.”
Pulp SF-Fantasy Stories I’m Reading: THEODORE STURGEON “The Ultimate Egoist.”  

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!


The Scarlet Claw
The Midnight Phantom
Australis Incognito
The Henchmen

PAPERBACK PARADE #105 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #105, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 104 pages in Full Color!

Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi “A Look at the Cherry Delight Books”
Tom Lesser “British Pedigree Books”
Morgan A. Wallace “Swan’s Detective Thriller Library”
Richard Greene “Matchless Paperbacks: The Cost of Living”
Gary Lovisi “What in the Hell . . . !?” The ‘Heroes in Hell’ Books
Tom Cantrell “Leslie Edgley (aka Robert Bloomfield): A Writer on the Edge of the Blacklist”
Richard L. Kellogg “Uncle Abner: Seeker of Justice”
Philip Harbottle “Remembering A.A. Glynn”
Kathy Godfrey & Kenneth R. Johnson “Regency Fantasies”

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

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

Congratulations to George for this most deserved award.

PulpFest Blog Posts
An ASTOUNDING 90 Years - New!
Bradbury, BLACK MASK, and Brundage
Contribute to THE PULPSTER
Register Now for PulpFest 2020
Tom Johnson
Ten Months to PulpFest
The Countess of PulpFest

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Peace River Pendleton" by Hamilton Craigie from SHORT STORIES, January 25, 1923

Every man to his trade indeed; for by his very use of tools may one know him as a craftsman, a hard worker, a villain - or even a murderer

"The Planetoid of Peril" by Paul Ernst from ASTOUNDING STORIES, November, 1931
A man buys an asteroid and finds that it has a rock monster there intent on killing him that is immune to conventional weapons.

"The Hormone Menace" by Eando Binder from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August, 1936
A complete novelette of future conflict. Topping the rise, the spy saw, not a quartet of a mile away, a large brick building from whose windows lights glowed. A lone building in a boulder-strewn, uncultivated region in the heart of the Allied States of Europe. What purpose did it serve? What mysterious connection did it have with the terrific war going on between Europe and America?

The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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 Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Hatteras Island Mystery

Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds
Shadow of The Dagger
Welcome To Miskatonic University
King Ra Ra: Carrots For Sale
The City Burns At Night

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

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 Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Introducing New Pulp Author Tom Johnson
A New Artist Comes to ECHOES

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!

Eleven new episodes of ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast—
featuring nearly seven-and-a-half hours of programming from PulpFest 2019 — are now online.

You can listen to them on the web at ThePulp.Net’s PulpFest 2019 page,
or on your favorite mobile device by subscribing to the free podcast at the iTunes App Store or Google Play store.

The Pulp.Net

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.

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 editor of Love Story Magazine from 1928 to 1947, chose the stories that would be read by hundreds of thousands 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 out of 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

Radio Archives
The Phantom Detective #17 Audiobook
The Talking Dead

by G. Wayman Jones

Read by Milton Bagby

  Now available!

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 as he tracks down the fiendish perpetrator of sinister, menacing crimes veiled in weird mystery! Versed in all the arts of disguise and deduction as well as a master escape artist, courageous as few men have been, his success on the gory trail of crime has been monumental. Thrill to his daring exploits in which he faces one of the most formidable foes in his entire career!

House names, that is multiple authors writing under a single pseudonym for a series, were fairly commonplace in Pulp magazines. Notable characters often had only one author attached to them on the covers of magazines, but in reality, multiple scribes may have added to their legacies. This was no different for The Phantom Detective and actually this particular series may have held the record for the number of authors writing under a single house name, due in part to its 170 issue and twenty year run. It is fairly well accepted that the first eleven issues, all of them under the name G. Wayman Jones, may have all actually been written by noted Pulp author D. L. Champion. The house name changed, however, with issue twelve, switching to Robert Wallace. Some experts and fans have theorized that this was done to perhaps gain some recognition due to the similarly named mystery writer of the period, Edgar Wallace. Although a list of authors contributing to The Phantom Detective has been compiled at various times, no one single author seemed to consistently write the character for any consecutive length of time. Norman A. Daniels wrote the most stories under the Wallace name, penning more than 36 tales.
‘The Talking Dead’ was originally published in the July 1934 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.

Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $19.99

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

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #21 Audiobook
The Sword 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!

“The brain is mightier than the sword,” Herr Doktor Krueger cackled, “but not this sword. This is a sword with brains as well as sharp edges and strength. If I should so order it would jump forward from my bed and plunge itself into your heart”... It sounded like a madman’s boasting — but the Herr Doktor was far from mad. He was ready to launch against the Allies the most terrifying sky horror of the war — the staffel of death swords! They patrolled Allied cloud lanes — ghostly figures whose only weapon was a rapier. Bullets couldn’t stop them — no man faced their phantom vengeance and lived. But G-8 took up the challenge, pitted fighting wings against the deadliest, strangest staffel in death skies. Could G-8 battle this menace? Could he dare try to crush a phantom squadron with fighting wings?

With a nearly eleven year run, G-8 and His Battle Aces was the longest lasting continual series featuring an aviation hero, not to mention one who fought nightmarish monsters month in and month out. From October 1933 to June 1944, author Robert J. Hogan turned out a full length G-8 adventure a month along with multiple other pulp tales he wrote. At one time, Hogan was believed to be writing over 2 million words yearly for pulp magazines, a record for Pulp authors. Not only did Hogan do this writing about a World War One flying ace decades after the War to End All Wars. G-8 continued to fly into danger into and almost completely through World War II, still fighting the Great War.

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 Sword Staffel’. Originally published in the June 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.

Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $19.99

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #17 eBook
The Talking Dead - July 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 Talking Dead
by Robert Wallace
Follow the Phantom through the thrill-giving pages of this exciting novel as he tracks down the fiendish perpetrator of sinister, menacing crimes veiled in weird mystery!
Leg Man’s Lead — Gripping Short Story
by Arthur J. Burks
The diabolical murder of an obscure cloak model...
The Wrong Dope — Gripping Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
It’s hard getting evidence on a narcotics gang!
Prelude To Murder — Gripping Short Story
by Rollin Fitzsimmons
The grim spectre of the electric chair haunts a killer.
The Death Pool — Gripping Short Story
by Harry W. Alden
A grisly, gruesome drama packed with a mighty punch!
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 #21 eBook
June 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

Smashing Book-length Novel
The Sword Staffel
As Told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
“The brain is mightier than the sword,” Herr Doktor Krueger cackled, “but not this sword. This is a sword with brains as well as sharp edges and strength. If I should so order it would jump forward from my bed and plunge itself into your heart”... It sounded like a madman’s boasting — but the little Herr Doktor was far from mad. He was ready to launch against the Allies the most terrifying sky horror of the war — the staffel of death swords! Could G-8 battle this menace? Could he dare try to crush a phantom squadron with fighting wings?
The Vulture Patrol — Gripping Short Sky Story
Two of them flew into hell skies — but only one could hope to return!
painted by Frederick Blakeslee
The sword ran through him

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

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

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

A special Alternate Timeline Dust-jacket for THE WAR CHIEF

Now available!

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

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

The Serial Squadron

DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!


BLU-RAY Upgrade or DL-DVD

Now available!



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.


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 soon!

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
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
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu


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

By Will Murray
Cover by Romas Kukalis

Coming soon!

Stranded on the Red Planet, Tarzan of the Apes battles for survival as he searches for the one man who can show him the way home––John Carter, Warlord of Mars!

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.