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05 June 2020  

Many events are being cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat,
so please verify your event is still happening before traveling.

2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 Rescheduled due to COVID-19 threat!
  September 11-13, 2020


2020 Howard Days
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!
June 14, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake   
10 am to 4 PM
Table Information:   
6 foot Tables @$50 each
Number of Dealer Tables: 
40 Tables
Average Attendance:
Unknown, 1st show

Jeff Harper Productions

2020 Dum-Dum
“The Terrible Tenderfoot”
San Antonio, Texas

Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10, 7750 Briaridge Dr, San Antonio, TX 78230.
You can also call the hotel for reservations at (210) 340-5421.

Rate: $129 plus taxes per night. Free breakfast buffet. Complimentary airport shuttle; shuttle is also available to locations within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Lunch can also be purchased at the hotel.

Registration cost: $140.
This includes a first edition of “The Terrible Tenderfoot” with illustrations by Doug Klauba, Saturday banquet on the River Walk, group River Barge cruise, and other goodies.

Events: Thursday afternoon tour of The Alamo and the Buckhorn Hall of Horns. Saturday evening banquet on the San Antonio Riverwalk including a River Barge tour.
Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby, with a hotel shuttle running to nearby malls. Guest of Honor is artist Doug Klauba.

Schedule (tentative)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Arrive; meet and greet; complimentary snacks and cocktails

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room closes; Leave for The Alamo–Hall of Horns tours (pay entrance fee of $15.00 on your own), Alamo admission free Dinner: On your own. However, you are welcome to join Dum-Dum hosts Roger and Sheila Herzog at their favorite restaurant, Sea Island. They will have the party room reserved for private dining for those who care to join them. The restaurant also serves reasonable priced steaks and burgers. It is within three miles of the hotel, so the shuttle should provide transportation for those who need it.

Friday, June 26, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
2 PM: Speaker or Panel
5 PM: Huckster room closes
Dinner: On your own. There are many restaurants to choose from within shuttle range where we can also go as a group.
Evening: The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, June 27, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room shuts down
1 PM: Auction starts
4 PM: Auction ends
After 4 PM: Shuttle leaves for the banquet and the River Walk

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Breakfast and say good-byes

Registration form is available at the link below.

Ablaze Publishing
Arriving in comic shops June 10!

(Writer) Regis Hautiere (Art) Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain
Cover A: Didier Cassegrain
Cover B: Steve Morris
Cover C: Viktor Kalvachev
Cover D: Didier Cassegrain wrap around
Cover E: Fritz Casas

Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored! 
Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. 
Read the story as he intended!

In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest.  Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria.  After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted… but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

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.

May 2020
GOLDEN FLEECE – 01/39 - Coming soon!
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES – 08/34- Coming soon!

April 2020
MAGIC CARPET – 07/33 - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 10/35 Now available!

March 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 04/35 - Now available!
Strange Tales – 01/32 - Now available!

February 2020
Golden Fleece – 12/38 - Now available!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 09/35 - Now available!

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

Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #172

Warren Hastings Miller Foreign Legion Stories
The Hell’s Angels Squad
Five Men of the Legion
Hell’s Angels Rebel
Hell’s Angels Set A Trap Discreet Rescue
The Desperation of Mr. Dee
The Color-Guard
The Honor of the Legion
It Takes the Legion

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

Adventures in Bronze
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
Now available in softcover!

Now ready for immediate order in trade paperback format.
Early orders will ship in the first week of June. $19.95 plus postage.
Wraparound cover by Joe DeVito.

Ten traditional tales of Victorian London’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he investigates some of his most baffling mysteries.

* Is a blue-skinned dinosaur tearing up the Essex countryside? “The Wild Adventure of the Indigo Impossibility” provides the astonishing answer.
* Holmes and Watson plunge into the darkest dens of Limehouse in search of “The Mystery of the Elusive Li Shen.” Is he man, myth, or monster?
* What is the secret of the uncatchable Thames footpad chronicled in “The Adventure of Old Black Duffel?”
* A famous American soldier of fortune asks Sherlock Holmes to locate a Russian adventuress long believed dead in “The Adventure of the Nebulous Nihilist.”
* Did fairies lure a young Manchester boy to his doom? “The Misadventure of the Bonny boy” tells the chilling tale.
* A wealthy art collector challenges Sherlock Holmes with an unsolvable riddle. Or is it a riddle? What is “The Enigma of Neptune’s Quandary?”
* Is a dead man haunting his own office––or might an even stranger explanation exist for why his frightened face is imprinted on a windowpane? “The Adventure of the Glassy Ghost” reveals all.
* A fiendish murderer strikes down victim after victim in “The Problem of the Bruised Tongues.” The only clue: the discolored tips of their tongues.
* “The Adventure of the Throne of Gilt.” What could it be, and why should Dr. John Watson fear it so?
* A revengeful enemy plots a gruesome end for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “The Unsettling Matter of the Graveyard Ghoul.”

Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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

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

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

Age of Aces

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

Milo March Returns to Print in May

The Black Mask Library Headlines the New Book Releases at the Windy City Pulp Convention
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

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Wave 2 is now available!

Milo March #4: As Old As Cain
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Insurance investigator Milo March is under pressure to solve a classic whodunit in a small town. Athens, Ohio, is a place full of historic monuments, many of them still walking the streets. But now the excitement of Hollywood has burst on the scene, with a studio shooting a biopic about a rugged pioneer who played a role in the founding of Athens County. Descendants of the story’s hero still live in Athens, and are the owners of valuable antiques, books, and other heirlooms passed down to them from the early 1800s. The studio has arranged to use these gems of Americana as props, insuring them with a million-dollar policy. With such a large sum at stake, the insurance company sends Milo to check on the security measures at the little museum where the items are housed under guard.

The job seems like a snap—until a bludgeoned body and a lot of smashed-open cases send everyone into a panic. Among the stolen items is a personal diary written by Hanna’s wife, which appears to be an object of intense interest, or even obsession. Milo can’t imagine why a diary from the early 1800s should be so dangerous as to lead to murder, but he’ll have to find out. Was it a matter of greed, professional ambition, or something bizarre like a delusional fixation on the long-dead pioneer woman who penned the diary? If being unpleasant or eccentric made someone a murderer, then there was full cast of characters to choose from, including a pedantic historian, a shiftless ex-cop, and a couple of snooping old biddies, not to mention a scheming scriptwriter, a genius director, and a man-eating blonde starlet.

Murder wasn’t supposed to happen in Athens, Ohio, and the cops want these crimes to be solved fast. The pressure is on Milo to identify the killer before he strikes again—and to recover the heirlooms before anyone cashes in the million-dollar policy.

$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #5: The Splintered Man
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

It’s been two years since Milo March sneaked into East Germany to capture a valuable Western deserter. Now, as a major in the Army Reserves, he is recalled to tackle a much weirder case. No one knows why Hermann Gruss, head of the counterespionage police in West Germany, disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. Did he defect voluntarily, or was he taken by force? Either way, Milo has to get him back before he reveals secrets that the U.S. shared with him.

Some say Gruss suffers from a dread disease and is being treated in East Berlin with the latest wonder drug by his friend Dr. Oderbruch. Milo suspects that Oderbruch, a former Nazi, is experimenting on Gruss, bouncing him in and out of insanity like a yo-yo by dosing him with LSD, then healing his “schizophrenia” with an antidote. Withholding the antidote is a handy way to squeeze information out of Gruss, and the drug experiments are part of a larger, fiendish project involving mind control of the military.

In his effort to gain access to Oderbruch and find Gruss, Milo ends up in the arms of the lustful Frau Beate, who plies him with Soviet champagne and vodka. Milo is reasonably safe if hangovers are the only menace. But when his disguise as a Russian secret-police agent is blown, he is packed off to a mental hospital. There he joins Gruss as the doctor’s latest guinea pig.

Milo survived a marathon interrogation by the Communists during his last mission. But this is different—the hallucinogenic effects of LSD threaten to splinter his mind into pieces. How will he escape the closely guarded hospital, bringing both Gruss and the evil Oderbruch back with him to the West? Milo’s quick-witted action and sheer nerve, not to mention his irreverence toward authority figures on both sides, make for the wildest trip of all—an insane car chase back to the Free World.

$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #6: A Lonely Walk
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Milo March, Madison Avenue insurance detective, is sent to Rome to investigate the double-indemnity claim on the policy of a young woman who may have been murdered. Anna Maria went walking on a beach, allegedly to bathe in the healing seawater. A few hours later she was found lying nude on the sand, with no apparent signs of violence to the body. An accidental drowning, says the medical report, and the family puts in a claim for the large benefit. The insurance company, understandably, would like to confirm that the death was indeed an accident.

Although the case is quickly closed by the police, the whispers of Rome will not be silenced. They insist that the girl was murdered, that she’d been consorting with VIPs at a wild drug party, that she was pregnant and the guilty man did not want any trouble. It is rumored that politicians made the police hush up the truth, lest a scandal topple the Christian-Democrat government, allowing the Communists to take over.

Milo is warned to leave the case alone. If he persists, he may find himself arrested, he may get orders from his own American Embassy, or he may even be killed by someone… or some thing. All of this may happen if he says out loud that a girl of no importance died because someone wanted her dead. But the question—and the shocking surprise—is who actually killed her?

A Lonely Walk was inspired by the true story of Wilma Montesi, whose death in 1953 led to a scandal that rocked Italy with revelations of corruption in high places. The real-life case remains unsolved death to this day. Not so Milo’s investigation of the girl who took a lonely walk—until Death came to keep her company.

$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Coming soon!

Steeger Books will be premiering ten new titles at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention in April. Headlining these are the first six books in the Black Mask Library, with each featuring a novel or series character which is rare or never-before reprinted. The releases also featuring Volume 4 of the Super Detective Jim Anthony series, as well as three more installments in the H. Bedford-Jones Library, including the long-awaited novel, The Seal of John Solomon.

If you are attending the convention, these releases (and more) can be purchased as the Mike Chomko, Books booth.

Here are the details on all of these releases:

Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith
By Robert Reeves, introduction by Kenneth S. White, cover by Rafael DeSoto

Long considered one of the best of the Black Mask authors, author Robert Reeves’s longest-running detective character actually first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dead and Done For. Cellini Smith, accountant for a New York City pinball gangster, must clear his boss’s name after being accused of murder. Featuring an introduction by Black Mask editor Kenneth S. White, and a cover illustration by the great Rafael de Soto.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler
By D.L. Champion, introduction by Ed Hulse, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto

Author D.L. Champion’s knack for penning quirky series characters reached a new height with his stories of skinflint shamus Rex Sackler, one of Black Mask’s longest-running and most beloved series. Already a reader favorite for his Inspector Allhoff stories in Black Mask’s companion title, Dime Detective, Champion chronicled the offbeat cases of Rex Sackler, the greedy gumshoe who “could squeeze a nickel till the buffalo cried uncle.”

The Rex Sackler series allowed Champion to display his talent for sardonic wit and humor in more than two dozen frequently hilarious novelettes published in Black Mask during the 1940s. This volume collects the first eight stories. With an all-new introduction by Ed Hulse.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock
By Merle Constiner, introduction by Evan Lewis, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto

The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hardboiled detective yarns. These Black Mask stories are so rich in place and detail that they almost seem a travelogue of small-town life in the Deep South.

Having bounced around to just about every major agency in the country, Luther McGavock finally settled in the Atherton Browne Agency in Memphis, and his cases take him to small towns in the Tennessee hill-country. As an outsider, McGavock is our tour guide to this odd world of the Deep South.

Written by one of the most polished writers to see print in Black Mask, author Merle Constiner’s writing is vivid, his characters complex, and his mysteries deep. This edition collects the first four stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan
By Ed Lybeck, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer

Quite likely one of the most hyped—and most mysterious—Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw’s new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett’s departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader.

Though his duration as a Black Mask author was brief, his status as one of its greatest alums was certified by his inclusion in the historic retrospective of Black Mask, The Hard-boiled Omnibus. This edition collects—for the first time—the entirety of Lybeck’s Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear
By Stewart Sterling, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer

One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.

Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Blood on the Curb
By Joseph T. Shaw, cover by Stockton Mulford

Joseph T. Shaw, the editor of Black Mask Magazine, has written one of the most exciting adventure mysteries of 1936.

Blood on the Curb is the dramatic story of the New York Police Department’s bloody battle to wipe out the famous “Black Hand” gang which terrorized the Lower East Side.

Newly-recruited Paul Cardine is placed in charge of a special squad of officers—all of Italian decent—to find the man at the top of what appears to be a consolidated conglomerate of crime families.

Never before reprinted, Blood on the Curb is one of Shaw’s rarest hardcovers, and it contains all the hallmarks of his hard-boiled novels that saw publication in Black Mask Magazine.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series, Volume 4
By Victor Rousseau and Edwin Truett Long, illustrated by Joseph Szokoli, cover by H.J. Ward

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Four contains the next five adventures of Jim Anthony: “Spies of Destiny,” “I.O.U. Murder,” “Cold Turkey,” “Mrs. Big,” and “Needle’s Eye.”

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

The Seal of John Solomon: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 4 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, cover by Modest Stein

John Solomon returns! In this classic thriller from the pages of Argosy Magazine, the mysterious ship’s chandler encounters a lost race of Crusaders deep in the Sahara. Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Pirates Ain’t All Dead Yet: The Complete Adventures of Captain Struthers (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison, cover by Modest Stein

A story of modern-day seafaring by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—the whimsical Captain Struthers series is reminiscent of his popular Pinky Jenkins adventures. Never before reprinted, this edition also includes another of Bedford-Jones’ sea stories as a bonus.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Jewels of Ling Ti (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn

Captain Jim Hanecy, agent and dealer in antiques, was no stranger to intrigue, but he and his partner, Toptit, soon found more than they bargained for in the ancient city of Cheng-tu. Never before reprinted in its entirely, The Jewels of Ling Ti is a classic adventure of the Orient by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones— written at the height of his popularity.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books

Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #36: The Coming of the Terror  - New!
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe—the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth’s best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Western Raider #1: Guns of the Damned - New!
By Stone Cody, Tom Mount

Terror had claimed the bitter ranges below the Rio and death was stalking its towns, when Silver Trent and his raiders left their mountain hideout to save a doomed cowboy and a hapless girl…. For through these two, Silver hoped to break the power of the cunning range-devil who had spread this net of violence and blood. But an army was pledged to hang Silver’s bullet-shattered body from the wasteland’s highest tree!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #35: Satan’s Sightless Legion
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

It is Wentworth himself—the Spider—who is first to feel the dread hand of that Master of Darkness—The Blind Man, and his satanic weapon. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, Commissioner of Police, is strangely attacked by the forces of evil; his beloved Nita van Sloan spirited away into a fearsome fate… And the Spider himself destined to a horrible life of pain and misery. Caught between the forces of evil, the Spider at last seems doomed to die in ignominy!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #19: Attack of the Blizzard Men 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America’s greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began… The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator 5 of the United States Secret Service—known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher—was America’s choice to oppose him… But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator 5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to determine the victory!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #34: Laboratory of the Damned  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth—whose grim, anti-crime crusades as the Spider have made him world-famous—was the first objective in the Poison Master’s murder campaign. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, lay in a death-like stupor. His beloved, Nita van Sloan, was stricken with the horrible living death! And at the same time, countless thousands were felled by the same fatal venom… Caught in the crossfire between the Law and the Underworld, the Spider must battle the blind apathy of a nation ensnared in a subtle death-trap—must overcome the despair in his own brave heart…!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Secret 6 #4: The Golden Alligator
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

When King found a man buried alive he knew he was on the trail of his strangest case. But it wasn’t until the second murder had been committed before his very eyes that he realized he was pitted against a clever enemy—a master criminal who was gambling for fabulous stakes in a game of golden death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #33: Legions of Madness  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never had Richard Wentworth—he who is the scourge of the Underworld in his guise of the Spider—faced such tremendous odds or been so alone in the strife! Nita, his beloved, had tried to kill him, was hopelessly insane. His faithful servant had been tortured beyond human endurance. And the Master of Madness, chief of a powerful, fiendish syndicate, was spreading his germs of mania unchecked. Who could rescue America from screaming, murderous frenzy when the Spider, harried by Law and lawless, himself half-doubted his own skill and bravery?

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #18: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Mysterious happenings—cloudbursts in the arid desert, churches and skyscrapers horribly destroyed, priests and pastors oddly maddened, Intelligence agents craftily slaughtered—all these heralded the attack on America by the Son of Kasma—spokesman for a vicious, Oriental cult. The populace flocked to the new religion in self-defense. Our country seemed helplessly doomed… And Operator 5, charged with treason by a power-drunk authority; his best friend’s honor, and his own, held forfeit; his beloved Diane captive to the yellow Messiah, must battle alone against a more cunning invader than ever menaced America before!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #32: Slaves of the Dragon
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

White slavery, the loathsome traffic in women’s bodies—and souls—was stripping America of wives, sisters and sweethearts. Richard Wentworth, valiant champion of human rights, knew that an Oriental master criminal was captaining the slavery syndicate, guessed the unspeakable purpose behind those wholesale abductions. But with Nita hopelessly lost, with G-men harrying him relentlessly, can the Spider outwit his most formidable foeman and save America’s doomed womanhood?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #17:  Hosts of the Flaming Death
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Gold—the mineral which fosters war!—threatened to plunge America into a chaos of revolt, misery and death. In Washington, the fortified vaults of the nation’s Treasury lay empty—stripped of wealth. A madman, obscured in mystery, his face concealed by a mask of the precious metal, had allied himself with powerful foreign magnates to deliver the United States into misery and bondage. Robbed of her riches, her plans for military security disrupted, her strategic stores destroyed and her armament factories wrecked, the most powerful nation in the world seemed inevitably doomed. One man, Jimmy Christopher, ace of the Intelligence, had a feasible plan for wresting victory from the cunning clutches of the greedy syndicate… And that man, known to a few as Operator 5, under grave suspicion of treachery, spied upon and hampered by a stubborn superior, must sacrifice his father, his beloved, and his honor to save his native land from a cruel invader’s debauchery and butchery…!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #31: The Cholera King  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Death in its ugliest form ravaged America. An ambitious, clever madman, master of a far-flung criminal empire, spread cholera germs through every rank and class of a large and totally unsuspecting populace. Numbed by terror, the citizens fled from certain death… while the police, baffled and powerless, campaigned relentlessly against the Spider, the only man able to save the stricken and bring the Plague Master to justice!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Secret 6 #3: The Monster Murders  
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

“Giant dogs at large! Kill several in Manhattan…” The nation read this story with horror, Dogs as big as horses—dogs that mutilated and destroyed. What were these beasts? What fiendish hand directed them? Only the Secret 6 guessed the real menace, dared follow the crimson tracks of a monster killer!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #30: Green Globes of Death  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth—who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld—thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #16:  Legions of the Death Master
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Like the tentacles of a gigantic and loathsome octopus the ends of that infamous international espionage ring had stretched out across the United States. Lusting for power, the fiendish leader of that ring was stripping the country of its entire armaments; butchering, in the very capital of the nation, the patriots who pleaded for adequate war-strength. Operator 5, America’s Secret Service Ace, tried to oppose that ruthless Death Master—but Jimmy Christopher fought a power that scattered his own helpers, crippled the Intelligence, and threatened invasions that would have spelled utter annihilation!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95 


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

Get them while they last!

These reprints may still be available from:
Adventure House, Radio Archives, Bud PlantMike Chomko, Vintage Library, Curious Book ShopRadio Spirits
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.

Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail," "The Golden Doom," "The Television Murders" & "The Whispering Eyes”

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

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Who's Who in New Pulp - with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
The Way They Were: Essays on Adventure Stories
WAR! : The ancient gods do battle! Heritage Universe
"Duck, Duck, Goose" by Jeff Deischer
Tarzan: Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black

Beb Books
Now available!

For the past several years I was converting pulp stories into etext to sent to Pulpgen for reprinting. And then one day -- poof! --Pulpgen was gone.
So I've decided to fill in the void, sort of, by preparing --at irregular intervals -- ePub anthologies I'm calling "The Baker's Dozen.

Thirteen stories of a particular genre trying for as much variety as possible. The first Baker's Dozen is
Baker's Dozen-Detective 01. Thirteen mystery, detective, and crime stories from thriteen different writers appearing in twelve different magazines.
There are stories by Arthur Leo Zaget, Paul Ernest, Bruno Fisher, Richard Sale, Robert Leslie Bellem, Frank Gruber, and six more. Alll for free, inePub format, and available for download at: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Also uploaded this week are a number of dime novels and penny dreadfuls.Claude Duval was a charismatic English highwayman, active during the British Civil War.
A dashing and gentlemanly rogue along the lines of Robin Hood. We present two of his many adventures.

Claude Duval #2, a medley of adventures of him as warrior, romantic, highwayman and leader of the downtrodden masses in London.
Claude Duval #10 involves a plot to assassinate  King Charles I but quickly turns into a tale of a man hunted not merely by Claude Daval but by his guilty conscious as well. The writing of these stories is surprisingly literate for cheap entertainment.

Here on the other side of the Pond we present two dime novels of Nick Carter, the world's greatest Detective.
Nick Carter - The House of Secret is a amusing gothic thriller as unseen forces terrorize a young woman in her own house.Nick Carter - Gideon Drexel's Millions Man comes to Carter thinking someone in his household is trying to killer him. Carter comes to investigates and finds that everyone is plotting against the name. Two entertaining stories to amusing through these long summer days. And free for download at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Finally, for the SF fan we post three different dime novels about steam engines shaped like men.
The first is The Steam Man of the Prairie by Edward S. Ellis (1869) Young,
Hunchback Jonny Brainard builds his steam man  and hired to rescue the partner of a mountain man who were prospector for gold and now are menaced by indians.

This proved so popular that publisher Frank Tousay hired Harry Enton to create his oown steam man.
This became the Steam Man of the Plains, published in Boys of New York in 1876 and reprinted in the Frank Reade Library #12 in 1892.
A dispute over ownership of the title lead to the creation of Frank Reade, Jr. by "nonname" (Lu Senarias) This time titled, Frank Reade Jr and his New Steam Man.
Each of these is a completely different and unique story.

The Frank Reade Library appeared weekly.  The fifth issue featured "Frank Reade Jr. with his Steam Man in Mexico. This has also been included as an ePub. These, too, can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

All these books are available in print editions
Contact me at beb01@sprynet.com for pricing.


Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

By Paul Féval, fils & H.J. Magog
Translated by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

Written in collaboration in 1922 by the author of Felifax, this five-volume saga (of which this is the fourth), purporting to chronicle the early years of the 21st century, takes place in a quasi-utopia-like Earth, where, thanks to the genius of master scientist Oronius, humanity has mastered natural forces.

However, Oronius’ former colleague Otto Hentzen, a mad scientist who has allied himself with the beautiful, deadly Princess Yogha, has sworn revenge on the master scientist.

After the worldwide cataclysm that devastated the Earth, Oronius and his friends discover an advanced civilization of giant insects long buried in Antarctica. The Polars, aided by Hantzen and Yogha, launch an attack against Humanity, increasing the intelligence of animals, who then rebel and enslave mankind, turning the world into a “Planet of the Beasts.” Oronius eventually escape from his enemies and enlists the help of the United States to fight the giant insects…

US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 232 pages

by Frank Schildiner
cover by Mariusz Gandzel

Paris 1806: The terrible Ange and Jean Tenebre are back in Paris, on a rampage of blood and terror through the streets of Napoleonic France. The undead brothers, ghoul and vampire, are following the commands of Strix, a Satanic witch whose evil actions nearly brought down the Sun King, Louis XIV, decades earlier.

Pitted against these ancient monsters are swordmaster and vampire hunter, Jean-Pierre Séverin,  the Exorcist Baron Franz Karnstein, the lovely swordswoman Sylvia Dardi, and a Thugee priestess from India, who has her own, secret agenda. Together, they must stop Strix and the Tenebre Brothers before they can reach the unfathomable, terrifying land known as Selene, the Vampire City...
US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 240 pages
GUN GALLON by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Alfredo Macall; cover by Alfredo Macall.

Gun Gallon was created in 1968 by the legendary Italian artist Lina Buffolente. It was one of Editions Lug’s longest-running series, lasting until 1983.
In the early 2000s Gun Gallon returned as part of the Hexagon group of heroes and, since then, has guest-starred in a recent series of Strangers.
Gun Gallon is a pure fantasy hero in the mold created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The recap episode presented here, drawn by famed Mexican artist Alfredo Macall, was designed to reintroduce the character to a new audience, as well as retell his origins...

By what miracle did he become the Champion of the world of Orios? What mysterious power drew him to this planet with two suns and three moons? And why? Who was responsible for the cruel deaths of his parents and, later, his wife? What hidden help did he receive along the way? How did he become a member of Hexagon ? Did he really fight alongside the Guardian of the Republic? And who made his companion Milord the Supreme Sorcerer of Orios?
All these answers and more in this book, recounting the legend of Gun Gallon...

Also included here is an 11-page back up featuring DICK SPADE, REVENANT.

US $24.95 / GBP £20.99
5x8 trade paperback, 322 pages

by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Alfredo Macall; cover by Alfredo Macall

Gun Gallon was created in 1968 by the legendary Italian artist Lina Buffolente. It was one of Editions Lug’s longest-running series, lasting until 1983.
In the early 2000s Gun Gallon returned as part of the Hexagon group of heroes and, since then, has guest-starred in a recent series of Strangers.
Gun Gallon is a pure fantasy hero in the mold created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The recap episode presented here, drawn by famed Mexican artist Alfredo Macall, was designed to reintroduce the character to a new audience, as well as retell his origins...

By what miracle did he become the Champion of the world of Orios? What mysterious power drew him to this planet with two suns and three moons? And why? Who was responsible for the cruel deaths of his parents and, later, his wife? What hidden help did he receive along the way? How did he become a member of Hexagon ? Did he really fight alongside the Guardian of the Republic? And who made his companion Milord the Supreme Sorcerer of Orios?
All these answers and more in this book, recounting the legend of Gun Gallon...

Also included here is an 11-page back up featuring DICK SPADE, REVENANT.

7x10 squarebound comic, 48 pages b&w

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Finding Phyllis and Other Howard Millar Capers
By Jack Halliday

Private eye Howard Millar has seen his share of life’s darker side. After serving a 20-year tenure as a first-grade detective with the 9th Precinct, he exchanged his badge for a bond with the abused, abandoned, misused and missing in the “Queen City” of the Midwest, Cincinnati. Armed with wit and wisdom, timing and tenacity, he devotes his time to righting wrongs and helping the helpless, occasionally calling on a former colleague, and several grateful clients.

In “Finding Phyllis,” he endeavors to find a widow’s missing daughter—who happens to be his girlfriend. A bank teller has “something more” on her mind in “Don’t Bank On It.” Millar becomes judge, jury and executioner in the case of a murdered teenager. The basement of a hospital garage becomes a stranger’s refuge. Millar resorts to a supernatural solution for an insoluble case. A crazed killer holds an unusual weapon against Millar’s throat in “No Evidence.” Then Millar is hired to protect a young archaeologist targeted by a church with something big to hide.

“Finding Phyllis”
“Don't Bank On It”
“The Burning Man"
“The Woman in the Elevator"
“In the Blood”
“No Evidence”
“Cotton Candy Killer"
“Losing Laura"

Pages: 150
Format: Paperback 6" x 9"

eBook: Coming June 1st

Black Eye by Tony Masero

Phil Black left the cruel Pacific battlefields looking to find some chill-time after the war. Then came a knock and a beautiful girl with a lost husband to find. Things get a lot more complicated after that.

He calls on an old Marine buddy, Gunny LaForge, to follow a violent path from San Francisco’s foggy streets to the steaming jungles of Peron’s Argentina. Always ready with a quick wisecrack, fast action and straight-shooting are their only guarantees of survival in a noir thriller involving Manchu treasure and a Nazi mass murderer who will not accept defeat.

Cover art by Tony Masero

Pages: 150
Format: Paperback 6" x 9"

eBook: $3.99

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

•  Home for Killers! Charles BoeckmaN
   A man can run just so far before facing the devil in pursuit.
•  Thubway Tham’s Baggage Check Johnston McCulleY
   Detective Craddock tags along to the pickpocket’s hometown.
•  Space Burial Lew Merrill
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail
•  The Robbers E.C. Tubb
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  The Colour Out of Space H.P. Lovecraft
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  Theft of the Crown Jewels John Clemons
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!

•  Sniffing Out the Rain Shadow Robert W. Walker
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the
•  Give ’Em Hell, Helen Adam Beau McFarlane
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  The Occurrence of the Kali Curse Logan Robichaud
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  Great Caesar’s Ghost Jack Halliday

•  Editorial Rich Harvey
•  “Remembering E.C. (‘Ted’) Tubb” Philip Harbottle
•  Retro Review: The Big Fix by Ed Lacy Rich Harvey

Editor: Audrey Parente
Pages: 134
Format: 7" x 10" softcover

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Six stories by Norman F. Brandhorst, originally presented in Railroad Stories Magazine between 1933-1934:

A cloud of suspicion hanging over him, Boomer Dan Hart tackles the toughest chunk of railroad in the world!

It takes more than a dumb cluck to keep an engine hot!

Tomorrow he would be an old man, on the downward path; tonight he was a youth again!

He rode close to eternity before he came back!

A gripping story of an official hated by all his employees.

There was more to building this pike than blasting out the grade and laying tracks!

Cover by Aurion Proctor; Illustrated by Joseph Easley and Douglas Hilliker

Author: Norman F. Brandhorst
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Softcover
Pages: 206
Price: $14.95


Brick Pickle Media
Now available!

Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Volume 4

For more than 20 years, detectives and criminals found a home in the pages of Thrilling Detective.

This edition collects eight vintage pulp novels and stories from the tattered pages of the classic detective pulp from Robert Leslie Bellem, Paul Ernst, G. Wayman Jones, Norman A. Daniels, Henry Kuttner and more .

Reset in an easy-to-read font, with new introductions, and including the original illustrations!

Paperback: 235 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List price: $14.99

Issue #85 is now available and recommended!
To subscribe for #86 & #87, click on the link below!
Front Cover: Mark Wheatley
"Fighting Tears" by Chuck Welch
"Boris and the Vallejo of Gold" by Bobb Cotter
"The Absolute Worst" by Tim Handley
"Savage Syncronicities" by Will Murray
"Back Cover Blurbs from Novels You'll Never Read" by The Flearunners
"The Last Doc Savage Chronology" by Chuck Welch
"The Source of Myths by Mark Wheatley
"The Magic Decal" by Courtney Rogers
"Tales: The Ultimate Forbidden Doc Savage" by Malcolm Deeley & Jason Robert Bell
"Doc Savage's Birthday - Again" by Michael Spitzer

Back Cover: Tim Faurote

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 2020 (Issues 86 and 87) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar

 The Bronze Gazette  

Captain Future: The Guns of Pluto - Now available!
by Allen Steele 

At the edge of the Solar System, CAPTAIN FUTURE and the Futuremen discover a plot of interstellar proportions as they confront THE GUNS OF PLUTO.“Cold Hell” was what they called the Sputnik Planitia Penal Colony on Pluto: the toughest, deadliest penitentiary in all of space, a lock-up so remote and forbidding that it was built within an immense iceberg and is guarded by a race of cannibals. Considered escape-proof, Cold Hell was where the worst of the worst were sent, never to be dealt with again…until now.The mysterious Black Pirate has returned, in one swift move blowing open the cell block doors and taking hostages. He’s made demands for the liberation of his hostages, demands only one man can fulfill: Curt Newton, the adventurer known as Captain Future. Yet, as Curt and his strange crew race across the solar system, are they unwittingly entering a cunning trap laid for them by an old enemy?Strap in for the second installment of an epic space adventure by multiple Hugo Award-winning author ALLEN STEELE as he reinvents one of the classic Golden Age heroes of science fiction, Edmond Hamilton’s CAPTAIN FUTURE.

Series: Captain Future (Book 2)
Paperback: 205 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Battle Tech, Manly Wade Wellman, Savage Heroes, Space Force
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Schuyler Hernstom, Ken Kelly, Gardner Fox, August Derleth
Swordsmen from the Stars
Sensor Sweep: Legion of Time, Creepy Asimov, Fletcher Pratt, Lost Worlds
Sensor Sweep: Pulp on Pulp, Sabatini, Jirel, Weird Westerns
Sensor Sweep: Derleth, Elemental Evil, Tarzan, Weird Tales
Sensor Sweep: Hammett, Hernstrom, Heinlein, Haggard

Clive Cussler: Wrath of Poseidon (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo come up against an old enemy while searching for a treasure that has been lost for centuries in this exciting adventure in the bestselling series by the Clive Cussler, Grand Master of Adventure.

Ten years ago, a chance meeting at the Lighthouse Café in Redondo Beach led Sam Fargo and Remi Longstreet on the adventure of a lifetime, hunting the legendary riches stolen from the Persian King Croesus in 546 B.C. But they weren't the only ones. Someone else is after the gold, and he's willing to kill anyone who gets in his way.

When Sam and Remi run afoul of a criminal drug-running operation, their hopes of finding the treasure are dashed. But with Sam's ingenuity and Remi's determination, they survive their confrontation with the drug runners, and manage to send one of the key players to prison. Though the cache of gold is never found, life goes on. Sam and Remi marry--and years later return to Greece to find the one treasure that got away.

Time becomes their enemy when the kingpin they helped send to prison over a decade ago is released--and he has two goals in mind. Find the legendary hoard of King Croesus, and kill Sam and Remi Fargo. The Fargos know that as long as this gold is out there, no one is safe. They return to Greece for a final showdown--and one last chance to find that elusive treasure.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00


Ablaze Publishing

Marvel Comics


As of now, the following previously solicited comics and collections are missing in action.
They are not listed on the Marvel print schedule through July 29.
It is possible that these may turn up in Marvel Comics September 2020 solicitations





SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 2: TO DINE WITH DOOM TPB  (Originally scheduled for June 3)

The status of the following previously solicited collections is unknown.
They may still have their original publication date.

THE MARVEL ART OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN HC  (Originally scheduled for August 8)
 (Originally scheduled for September 23)

Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

Mythos Sites: Nan-Matol - New!
The Strangest Northerns: Quest of Qui  
Weird Westerns and Lee Winters
Dinosaurs in the Pulps
Doc Savage: The Illustrations!  
Henry Kuttner: Mythos Mistake?
Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Ken Barr (1933-2016)  
I Steal Your Blood! Doctors of Horror!
Weird Tales’ Hidden Treasure: The Night Wire

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

Pulp Gallery: THE AVENGER
- New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 52 & 53 (1957)  - New!
Happy Birthday, Dash! THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book (1946)  
Pulp Gallery: NEW SPORTS  
Cliffhanger Serial: KING OF THE WILD (1931)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 51 & 52 (1957)  
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 94, 95, 96 & 97 (1931-32)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip: Weeks 49 & 50 (1957) A New Case for Wolfe!  
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1936)

The Digest Enthusiast #11
Now in full color!!!!!
Now available!

Explore the World of Digest Magazines

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

Peter Enfantino summarizes 1954’s final issues of Manhunt.

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

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

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

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

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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

NEWS DIGEST MAY 29, 2020 - New!

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/31/2020
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/24/2020  
Frazetta: The Lost "Castaways" Cover
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/17/2020
H. Rider Haggard -- 95 Years Gone
Glen Orbik -- Five Years Gone
Frazetta and the Canaveral "Castaways"  

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Now available on eBook format!

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

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

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

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

Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds is available in softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a hardcover Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate.*

All Preorders of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds placed directly from our online store will come with a special collectible ERB Universe Victory Harben trading card!** Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Matt Betts and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as an ERB Universe Carson of Venus trading card produced exclusively for the Collector’s Edition, and is limited to only 200 copies.

ERB Books   Kindle  Hardcover  Softcover  

  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2020
This month we present a ghost(?) story by Julius Long, "He Walked by Day," that originally appeared in the June, 1934 issue of Weird Tales.

May 2020
This month we present two stories that give you a chance to compare two authors' handling of the same basic plot.
First if Edmond Hamilton's "The Man Who Returned," a long-time favorite for anthologists, since it, like all good stories, works on more than one level.

Second, in a continuation of our reprinting of Julius Long, is a rarely reprinted gem, "The Late Mourner."  Read this one and savor the gentle and moving nature of the last three paragraphs, as this is one of Long's best stories.

April 2020
For your end of the year reading pleasure, we present to you "The Monster of Lake LaMetrie" by Wardon Allan Curtis, as it originally appeared in the September, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
It's a fun story involving a dinosaur, possible hollow earth and the use of a machete as a surgical tool (?).  The illustrations by Stanley L. Wood are included along with a brief introduction by Bob Gay.

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

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

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

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

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

May 2019
Edmond Hamilton returns to ourpages with "The Man Who Evolved," direct from the pages of theApril, 1931 issue of Wonder Stories, including the Frank R. Paul illustration.  Intro by Bob Gay
Also, we found a 1953 comic book story where the plot was(*ahem*) "borrowed" from Hamilton's original and our unknownscribemanaged to condense the story down to a mere 4 pages. 
Read the original first, then "Evolution" which appears as it originally appearedin Tomb of Terror #12, with the digital restoration included at noextracost.

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, newspaperarticles and our research to create a long overdue portrait of thecreator of Professor Jameson.  We have also located a nearlyall of Jones' non-fiction writings from various magazines and fanzinesand have included them, along with 5, never before reprinted, storiesthat chart hisearly years as an author.  Copiously illustratedthroughout, wehope you enjoy it.

(Writer) F. Paul Wilson (Art/Cover) Antonio Fuso

An original graphic novel starring RepairmanJack - written by series Creator F. Paul Wilson and illustrated by Antonio (James Bond) Fuso.

Got a problem? He can fix it. He thought he'd seen the last of the Rakoshi, but one has survived.
A particularly cunning and deadly Rakosh known to Jack as Scar-Lip.
Now, Jack faces the fights of his life as he seeks to end the creature once and for all, before it ends him!

Hardcover, 120 pages, Full Color, $24.99

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

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


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

June 2020

Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Laurel Blechman


From the world-famous creator of PERRY MASON, Erle Stanley Gardner—at his death the best-selling American authorof all time—comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lamdetective agency. Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigationinto a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail ofmurder—and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltratea criminal gang. It’s Gardner’s twistiest caper ever, and a fittingconclusion to Hard CaseCrime’s revival of this classic (and long-unavailable)detective series.

First appearance in bookstores in 45 years!
Erle Stanley Gardner remains one of the most popularAmerican authors of all time
Kirkus Reviews on the lost Cool & Lam novel, THEKNIFE SLIPPED: "A remarkable discovery...fans will rejoiceat anotherdose of Gardner’s unexcelled mastery of pace and anunexpected newtaste of his duo’s cyanide chemistry."

The Illustrated Press

Shipping in July!

MEAD SCHAEFFER was one of the foremost illustrators of the romantic era of American fiction. He worked for decades producing atmospheric and evocative illustrations for the top books and magazines of the day, and his romantic, swashbuckling, and theatrical paintings ultimately earned him a spot in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. This new book presents a stunning overview of Schaeffer's long and illustrious career, featuring scores of illustrations reproduced directly from original paintings as well as rare tear sheets and photographs. 

Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, $44.95.

Deluxe Edition
- Sold Out!
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:

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ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #29 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

Featuring Charles Addams: Chuckles in store from the master of macabre humor; Lawson Wood: Monkey Business from the man who drew monkeys in all humouros walks of life; Roy Wilson: One of the greatest names in slapstick British comics from the Golden Age; Ersin Karabulut: the bleak universe ofthis Turkish cartoonist; and JJ Grandville: The French caricaturist who broughtillustration (and weird worlds) to the forefront.

Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

UNIVERSE, January 1955

Fiction Contents
BEFORE THE FACT by Zenna Henderson
FISSION STORY by T. P. Caravan
THE CLAWS IN CLAUSMAS by Richard Hodgens & John Kirwan
WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT by James McKimmey Jr

Digest Magazine, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 132 pages


Fiction Contents
RULE GOLDEN by Damon Knight
RAIN CHECK by Judith Merril
PINNACLE by Lee J. Fox
AMOEBA-HUNT by R. H. Remington

Digest Magazine, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 164 pages


Fiction Contents
HUNT THE SPACE-WITCH! by Ivar Jorgenson

Digest Magazine, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 132 pages

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Lone Ranger Alumni R.I.P.

James "Buddy" Edgerton: The Unknown Lone Ranger  
The Suspense Collectors Companion  
The Return of the Green Hornet
Handsome heroes and Vicious Villains

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant

The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!

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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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

Meteor House
Up from the Bottomless Pit
First Trade Edition!
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping begins August 2020 after FarmerCon XV!

Philip José Farmer’s Up from the Bottomless Pit, originally written in the late 1970s with the working title The Dragon’s Breath, is a near-mainstream novel about the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate/near future 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental deep-water laser drill off the California coast, humankind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that initially threatens the greater Los Angeles area, but quickly escalates to a catastrophe of worldwide proportions with the potential to wipe out all life on the planet.

The novel wasn’t quite what Del Rey was looking for at the time, so Phil instead turned in Dark is the Sun (set fifteen billion years in the future). Fast forward to 2005 and the team here at Meteor House was launching the fanzine Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer. We serialized the novel over the first 10 quarterly issues between 2005 and 2007. At $11 per issue, it cost over $100 to read the novel. In 2007, Subterranean Press published Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories, collecting all of Phil’s material from Farmerphile in a deluxe limited edition of only 250 copies. But, at $125, it again cost over $100 to read this book.

This is the Farmer novel you’ve heard about but never got to read! Now, available for the first time ever in a trade paperback edition, you can get Up from the Bottomless Pit for only $20 (+shipping).

Featuring cover art by Keith Howell, a foreword by Farmerphile editor Christopher Paul Carey, and an introduction by award winning environmental writer Sharman Apt Russell!

Be sure to select the correct shipping option below. Books will be shipped to you in August 2020 right after FarmerCon XV!

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

U.S.:  $24.00
Canada:  $36.00
Elsewhere: $43.00

Meteor House
A Rough Knight for the Queen
by Philip José Farmer

First Stand Alone Edition!
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping begins August 2020 after FarmerCon XV!

Philip José Farmer fans know that he was fascinated with 19th century explorer and author Sir Richard Francis Burton. Farmer made Burton the protagonist of the Hugo winning novel, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in the Riverworld series. In Gods of Riverworld, the final book in the series, Peter Jairus Frigate (Farmer’s fictional stand in) said that he had written a biography of Richard Burton but that Fawn Brodie’s biography of Burton came out before Frigate could get his published. When asked about this in the early 2000s, Phil said, “I was going to write a biography of Burton but Fawn’s biography came out. It seemed to be pretty definitive so I decided not to write more.”

The biography Farmer did write about Burton starts in 1855, when Burton was thirty-four years old and on an expedition to find the source of the Nile. As for its origin, Phil explained, “This was written for what was called a ‘Men’s Magazine.’ I think the magazine was titled Gonads, but I am probably wrong. Anyway, for reasons unknown, the article was rejected and so went into the proverbial trunk.”

A Rough Knight for the Queen stayed in that trunk for decades until Farmer sold the original unpublished manuscript and it eventually wound up in the hands of collector Craig Kimber. When Paul Spiteri and Michael Croteau were putting together Pearls from Peoria, a massive compilation of Farmer rarities published by Subterranean Press in 2006, Craig sent them a copy of the manuscript to include in the collection.

Now Meteor House brings you Farmer’s 26,000 word biography of Burton in both an affordable trade paperback and in a signed limited hardcover.
Both editions feature introductory material by Mick Walton (author of Sir Richard Burton and His Circle), Mark Hodder (author of the Burton and Swinburne novels) and Paul Spiteri (editor of Pearls from Peoria).
The hardcover limited edition will be signed by Walton, Hodder, Spiteri, and cover artist Charles Berlin.

US $15 tpb / $40 hc
5.5 × 8.5 inches, 102 pages
Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover

Two important things to note about preordering this book

First,the print run of the hardcover limited edition (which will feature a leatherette cover with custom gold foil stamping) will be determined by the number of preorders, meaning the majority of hardcovers will be sold before the book is even printed!

Second, there are discounts if you buy both the trade paperback and hardcover editions.
And discounts if you preorder Up from the Bottomless Pit AND A Rough Knight for the Queen (if you already preordered Bottomless Pit we will issue you a partial refund).

These package discounts will only be available until just before the books are printed in July.
The hardcover print run will be set on June 1st, so please preorder, before you miss out!

Moonstone Books
Coming soon!

 Giant sized pulp comic by Ron Fortier
Doug Klauba cover

Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: TALMAGE POWELL “Her Dagger Before Me.”
 - New!
Old Time Radio Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM DRAKE “The Invisible Thief.”
Locked Room Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD DEMING “The Juarez Knife.”  

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: JOHN S. ENDICOTT “Double Murder.”  

 Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

PULPFEST 2020 cancelled!
PULPFEST RETURNS August 5-8,2021 in Pittsburgh PA!

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2020 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

Although the 2020 PulpFest has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the convention’s organizing committee felt it was important to continue the tradition of honoring the service of such individuals as the winner of our 2019 Munsey Award, George Vanderburgh.

Therefore, the convention will honor one of the nominees listed below as the recipient of this year’s Munsey. Each received multiple nominations.
The winner of the recipient of the 2020 Munsey Award  will be announced on Monday, August 3, at the start of the week that PulpFest 2020  was scheduled to take place.

2020 Munsey Award Nominees


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Nothing New!

The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Short Story Club: Mortu and Kyrus
The Call of Adventure
The King in Yellow: The Mask  
The Pineys
A Song of I.C.E. and Fire
The Pendulum
Mongoose and Meerkat Kickstarter

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

Three interviews with pulpsters - Richard Matheson, Leigh Brackett and Curt Siodmak
Pulp Round-Up May 2020 (Coronavirus edition 1)  
Photos of Walt Coburn's house in Tucson, Arizona
What is a pulp?
Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog
The Shadow, The Spider and Doc Savage in a title match  
Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author

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

Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
The tangled trail of a fiendish killer catapults the Phantom into a maze of mystery involving the biggest financial interests of America! Follow the world’s greatest sleuth to a midnight rendezvous with death!


Somewhat aimless upon his return from the war, Richard Curtis Van Loan confided often in a friend of his father’s, the rather influential Frank Havens, the publisher of the Clarion newspaper. A father figure to Van Loan in many ways since he had been orphaned as a child, Havens provided the advice to the young man that would change his life and the course of Pulp history forever. Noting a particular crime that the city’s police were having trouble solving, Havens challenged Van Loan to try his hand at solving it. Van Loan does just that and in the process discovers his purpose. Not only that, but Van Loan learns of the true level of corruption and crime riddling his city and the world at large. Determined to strike back for justice and ordinary citizens, Van Loan decides to create another identify for himself and take his fight literally to the streets.
Even though the actual Pulp magazine ended in 1953, multiple companies have reprinted the original stories and contributed new stories to the Phantom Detective’s legacy. Even with that, the original wild, almost madcap at times adventures of Thrilling’s one-man mystery solving army against crime capture the charm and intensity of the classic Pulp era better than anything else. Also, they stand as a testament to how a character can shift and change, develop and grow, to become one of the most recognized and longest surviving Pulp characters of the period.
‘The Beast-King Murders’ was originally published in the July 1937 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.

Discounted  the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

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

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #52 Audiobook
Satan Paints the Sky
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!
Here is a story of tainted wings and of the twisted soul that gave them flight! It is the story of a fiend with a knife in his brain who lived so that others would die! G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! For that is the way of War and there is no mercy — only red courage against hatred. Fly with G-8 against this bloody madness that has descended upon the earth! — Fight side by side with the Master Spy while Satan Paints the Sky!

Ten years after World War I ended, nostalgia seized a new generation, and a flock of pulp magazines dedicated to the first air-war in human history began vying for reader dimes. Wings. Flying Aces. War Aces. War Birds. Sky Birds. Zoom. A new school of pulp fiction developed around these titles. Its practitioners called it Yammering Guns, after a phrase one pulpster coined while writing noisy battle scenes of Spad versus Fokker warplanes trading tracers. The prince of Yammering Guns was a minister’s son named Robert J. Hogan, himself a pilot during World War One and after.
At first penning pulp tales just to feed himself when the bottom fell out of the airplane industry in October 1929, Hogan found a niche fairly quickly. His first tale, an aviation story, sold to Wings for $65.00. Although he would write everything from westerns to straight war stories, Hogan’s claim to pulp fame came when G-8 and His Battle Aces debuted in 1933.
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 Satan Paints the Sky. Originally published in the January 1938 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.

Discounted  the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #53 eBook
The Beast-King Murders - July 1937

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The 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 Beast-King Murders
by Robert Wallace
Taken From The Case-Book Of Richard Curtis Van Loan
The tangled trail of a fiendish killer catapults the Phantom into a maze of mystery involving the biggest financial interests of America! Follow the world’s greatest sleuth to a midnight rendezvous with death!
Pay-Off Party — Gripping Short Story
by Benton Braden
Chisel Joe thinks it’s simple to hi-jack ransom!
Murdered In Wine — Gripping Short Story
by Lloyd Llewell
Sergeant McDonald tackles pursuit of a wily killer...
Pushover — Gripping Short Story
by John Mallory
Inspector Varian doesn’t like Poetry Pete’s “Pomes,” but —
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

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 by Will Murray

Thrilling Air Novel
Satan Paints The Sky
As Told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! For that is the way of War and there is no mercy — only red courage against hatred as SATAN PAINTS THE SKY!
Death Pays Off — Smashing Short Feature
John Marsh wore the black stains of thievery, but his guns spoke louder than his words!
Bombs For The Bride — Smashing Short Feature
by Greaseball Joe
All about Jack Petley — one of the screwballs of the 69th!
Flight Of The Double Cross — Smashing Short Feature
The deeds that men do live after them!
G-8 Speaks
A meeting with the Master Spy and the latest news of the club.

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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Masked Detective #8 eBook
Spring 1942

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Masked Detective, avenger of crime, battled evil the world over. He was master of la savate, kick-boxing, in addition to being a crack shot, skilled makeup artist and ventriloquist. Beneath that mask was crime reporter Rex Parker, who worked for New York's "Comet" daily paper. With the aid of Dan Gleason of Homicide and Winnie Bligh, beauty columnist, he struck terror to every dark corner of the underworld. The magazine made its debut in the fall of 1940, at the height of the popularity of the "pulp hero" magazines. It was published for twelve issues before it was forced to close due to the paper shortages of World War II. The final issue of The Masked Detective was Spring 1943. The Masked Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Featuring Rex Parker, Mysterious Crime Avenger in
The Crimes Of Stilicho
A Complete Book-Length Novel
by Sam Merwin, Jr. writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Death came from the sky and under the ground in Parker’s most baffling case — but the daring masked detective braved perilous risks to bring in the most dangerous killer in criminal annals!
Bullets Are Dynamite — Exciting Short Story
by Robert Wallace
Tom Burke’s ex-con pals wouldn’t let him go straight! A short short story
Moon Over Murder — Exciting Short Story
by Fredric Brown
Pete Holm finds a gruesome setting for his brush and palette when death stalks
Under The Domino — A Department
A chat with the editor

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 Serial Squadron
New Daily SERIALS AT 7

Visit the Squadron Facebook Group to watch entire Squadron-restored serials free every night at 7:00 pm US EST and to see chapters of new restorations in progress one chapter a week in live "watch parties" Saturdays 7pm-9pm EST.
You can watch and chat in real-time during these viewings with your Squadron friends.

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Coming soon!

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

Sexton Blake Versus the Master Crooks (Sexton Blake Library Book 2) - Coming October 6!
by Mark Hodder (Editor)

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

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

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

Rebellion will be publishing further landmark volumes, each with a fantastic art deco style cover, including:
Sexton Blake’s Allies (December 2020)
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (February 2021)

The Shadowcast  - Now online!

Season 1, Episode 6 - 'THE SHADOW' (DC Comics, 1973) & Could Shadow Be Headed to TV?  
Season 1, Episode 5 - 'THE VOODOO MASTER'
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow


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

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

Cozy Dystopia  
Stars Upon Thars  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 1
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part One
Patterns of Force  
The Mysterious Dolgov-Part Five
The Mysterious Dolgov-Part Four
Katherine MacLean (1925-2019)
The Mysterious Dolgov-Part Three and a Half

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

Now available!
Judges: Volume Two, Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott-Coleman & Maura McHugh, Abaddon Books, $11.99

Coming soon!
The Fall of Deadworld Omnibus, Matthew Smith, Abaddon Books, $11.99, June 23, 2020
Haunted Heroine [Heroine Complex #4], Sarah Kuhn, DAW Books, $15.00, July 7, 2020

Random Sh*t Flying Through The Air, Jackson Ford, Orbit, $15.99, July 7, 2020
Wild Cards XXVII: Knaves over Queens, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $19.99, July 14, 2020
Avengers: The Extinction Key,Greg Keyes, TitanBooks, $16.00, August 4, 2020
Bystander 27, Rik Hoskin, Angry Robot, $14.99, August 11, 2020
The Somebody People [Resonants Book #2], BobProehl, Del Rey, $18.00, September 1, 2020
Wild Cards XI: Dealer’s Choice, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, September 1, 2020

The Godhead [The God Wave Trilogy #3], Patrick Hemstreet, HarperCollins, $16.99, September 15, 2020
Hench: A Novel, Natalie Zina Walschots, William Morrow, $27.99, September 22, 2020
Wolverine: Weapon X Omnibus, Marc Cerasini, David Alan Mack, Hugh Matthews, TitanBooks, $14.95, October 27, 2020
Judge Fear’s Big Day Out and Other Stories, ed. Michael Carroll, Abaddon Books, $11.99, November 10, 2020
Refraction, Christopher Hinz, AngryRobot, $14.99, November 10, 2020
Wild Cards XXVIII: Joker Moon, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $29.99, December 1, 2020
Wild Cards XII: Deuces Down, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99 On sale January 5, 2021
Morbius: Blood Ties, Brendan Deneen, Titan Books, $22.95, February 2, 2021

Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

This special John Shirley issue of WEIRDBOOK presents a complete, original novel plus a selection of poems, short stories, and more by one of the most acclaimed figures in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction fields.

Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

Short Stories
Anvil Rock, by John Shirley
Broken on the Wheel of Time, by John Shirley
Nodding Angel, by John Shirley
Calaphais and the Demon Malchance, by John Shirley
That Ambulance Again, by John Shirley

Secret Tree, by John Shirley
A Tourist in Hell, by John Shirley
The Egregious Error of Werner Witherbye, by John Shirley
You See Me as You See Me, by John Shirley
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Paperback: 157 pages
Publisher: Wildside Press
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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