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14 February 2020
07 February 2020


14 February 2020  

The Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale
Sunday March 8, 2020

STILL $5.00

The Best Bargain in Town!!!

Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.





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





2020 Howard Days
June 12th & 13th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2020

 

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

Jeff Harper Productions


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

June 24-28, 2020

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.



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.

February 2020
Golden Fleece – 12/38 - Coming soon!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 09/35 - Coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #170

Best Stories from the pulp: SCIENCE FICTION

The Man Who Was Millions by Willard E. Hawkins
Millions of men, women and children sharing a single soul—that was Yogarth, the human spirit coma down through the ages to possess the race of man in his very being! Shim and Tawanda,
Yogarth’s companions of the dim past, dare to oppose the Great One, only to find the entire world thrown into an urge of madness!

Venus Station by Arthur Leo Zagat
Strange was the web Fate wove, when Gort Higgin came back from the damned, seeking vengeance on the son of the man who had framed him.
For the person in Arnim Penger’s space-yacht was the last one in the universe Higgin wanted to harm!



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







Adventures in Bronze
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
By Will Murray

Cover by Romas Kukalis
Now available in hardcover, softcover and eBook editions!
Now available on Amazon.com!


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

Will Murray's Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

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

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

From the author of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and King Kong vs. Tarzan.
With a stunning wraparound cover by Romas Kukalis!

This hardcover edition includes an illustrated Afterword exploring how this historic project came to be, including alternate cover sketches.
Every copy ordered through us will receive a bookplate signed by author Will Murray and cover artist Romas Kukalis, which will be mailed separately.
The full wraparound cover makes this a wonderful collectible, as well as an exciting reading experience.
If this book continues to do well, we will explore the possibility of writing a sequel in which John Carter of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes
 team up to battle a threat to both of their planets.



   
Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
BULLDOG DRUMMOND – Disaster Zones
Now available!

Former SAS Captain, Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond and his teammates always seem to find themselves in hot water, no matter the place or situation. In this second volume of Airship 27 Productions brand new series, writer Ian Watson lets loose with three explosives action-packed tales.

From the hunt for a missing Nazis Gold Train to confronting a sadistic African warlord and surviving a category 5 hurricane on a small Caribbean island, Bulldog Drummond once again demonstrates why he is one of pulpdom’s oldest and most exciting two-fisted action heroes.

“I love what writer Ian Watson has done with this legendary pulp hero,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Modernizing any classic character is always a challenge and most often times fails miserably. Whereas Ian has done the impossible here by keeping the wall to wall action in his stories while at the same time maintaining Drummond’s wry sense of humor throughout.”

Artist Howard Simpson provides the beautiful black and white illustrations while Chris Rawding and Art Director Rob Davis creating the stunning cover to this action packed sequel. We guarantee Airship 27 readers are in for one hell of a fun ride with “Bulldog Drummond – Dizasters Zones.”

  Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
Launches Two Charles Saunders Series 
Now available!

Since his arrival on the fantasy adventure scene back in the 70s, Charles Saunders has been recognized as one of the most successful African American writers in the field today. His action/adventure hero Imaro has been featured in a half dozen novels all of which went on to inspire generations of young black authors.

In 2011 Saunders wrote “Damballa” the first ever black pulp hero for Airship 27 Productions. Operating out of Harlem in the 1930s, Damballa employs unique African magic to battle gangsters and crooked politicians. Two years later Saunders introduced the Jungle Witch Luluma in his short story “Mtimu” which appeared in the Pro Se Production’s bestselling anthology, “Black Pulp.” At the start of the tale, the beautiful Luluma is a servant of a villainous hunter but by the story’s end she realizes his true nature and regains her independence thanks to the hero, Mtimu. Atypical of Saunders talent, she is a powerful character worthy of her own series.

Now Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce their creation of two new on-going book series, “Charles Saunders presents Damballa” and “Charles Saunders presents Luluma.” Managing Editor Ron Fortier elaborates. “In recent years, Charles Saunders has been extremely busy working on a truly unique black fantasy saga. So much so that it became impossible for him to devote any time to his other creations. When we suggested the possibilities of continuing both Damballa and Luluma with other writers, he was very excited about the concept and gave us his approval. Have no fear, he will be overseeing each series as they progress.”

Writing the first ever Lulama novel will be writer/publisher Milton Davis of MVmedia LLC. “I've known Charles Saunders for eleven years and had the privilege to work with him on a number of projects. I'm excited to have the opportunity to develop a novel based on one of his characters. It's a dream come true.”

While Pulp Factory Award winning writer Derrick Ferguson will write the all new Damaballa adventure.  "To say that I am honored to be given the opportunity to write a character created by Charles Saunders with his blessing is truly an understatement. Charles Saunders is one of the reasons I am writing today and to be working with him is an opportunity I never would have dreamed could have taken place. I pray that I do justice to the magnificent character of Damballa."

At present there is no specific time set for the release of these new books. “Our plan is to move forward with full length novels first,” Fortier continues. “Later, if there is an interest, we may also produce anthologies featuring both Damballa and Lulama. We’ll leave that up to our network of pulp writers and the response of our readers. We see some truly amazing possibilities in the future for both characters and are greatly indebted to Charles and his faith in us.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



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

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

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #24: King of the Red Killers
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld—to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth—the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails—realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head—its own weight in the purest gold!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Captain Zero #3: The Golden Murder
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

One by one the Eight Frightened Bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers… that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance—and of destruction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The madness first struck at sea! As if at a signal, young and old initiated the wild bacchanal of self-destruction! Never before had a criminal of such horrible, death-dealing genius preyed upon the American people. Never before did Richard Wentworth, who was in secret the dread Spider, combat a foeman of more deadly power. And while the Spider lay gravely wounded, his beloved, Nita went forth alone to battle for her sweetheart as only a brave woman can do!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #12: The Army of the Dead
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

The news spread like wildfire. A man had solved the problem of the ages—he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator 5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #22: Dragon Lord of the Underworld
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things—the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning, against the monster who personified evil incarnate—while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider’s most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #2: The Mark of Zero!
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts


Against a strange murder-master who held first a neighborhood, then a city, and then an entire, powerful nation in an icy paralyzing grip of fear, Captain Zero must wage a grim final battle—using only the guns of a small midnight patrol, that would turn against him at the first crimson streak of dawn!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95









 
 
Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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



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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

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

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

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


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


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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


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

Nothing new this week.


Past episodes:
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!

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

There are a large number of files available there. Here’s an introduction to a number of them.

Johnston MCulley was a prolific writer from 1905 to 1960. I have posted eight public domain novels and novellas in ePub format.

McCulley_At His Mercy-rev1.epub
From 1909 Argosy, this is the tale of a man who has discovered the secret of electronic force, has set a force field around a city and warns its inhabitants that he plans to level it. Only two telegraph operators trapped inside the city dare oppose him. I reprinted this in 2011.

McCulley_Daughter of the Idol-rev1.epub
From Railroad Man’s Magazine from 1909-1910, this is a story of a boy who stowed away on a ship to avoid an onshore fight, only to find that he’s trapped on the ship with the ruffians he tried to avoid. He befriends a young lady who had been kidnapped and is being taken to a distant issue where she has a mysterious relationship with an idol there. Reprinted as a Beb Book in 2013.

McCulley_King of Chaos-rev1.epub
Published complete in the June 1912 of The Argosy, a young man is kipnapped to a south seas island where his grandfather had been king of a pirate horde and his fated to ascend the throne -- if he can live long enough to get there. This was a Beb Book release in 2013,

McCulley_Shipmates with Horror-rev1.epub
A lucrative shipping contract rests on a swift trip down the coast of California but a series of supernatural seeming incidents has spooked the crew. Can the captain retain command of his ship and get to the bottom of the haunting. An Argosy serial from 1908-1909 and reprinted for the first time in 2011.

McCulley-The Jungle Trail-improved.epub
A novella from All-Story Weekly, A tale of the veterans of Balboa’s march across Panama to discover the Pacific ocean and conceited egos of late arrival caballeros. Think of it as a proto-Zorro story. Published in 1917 and reprinted a century later in 2018.

McCulley-Wild Norene.epub
Another of McCulley’s novellas, Norene is the over-indulged daughter of a gun-running captain. When the captain hears a sailor boast that he could tame her in a week he arranges to shanghai the man and threatens to frame him for a crime unless he can convince the girl marry him. With Mexican revenuers on their heels it will be a challenge to keep anyone out of prison. First published in The All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1914 and reprinted as a Beb Book in 2018.

McCulley-Curse of Capistrano (Zorro#1).epub
While Zorro is a trademarked character, The Curse of Capistrano is in the public domain. Thanks to the kindness of Ray Skirsky I was about to copy the text from its original All-Story Weekly appearance. First published in 1919, this Beb Book reprint was released in 2007.

McCulley-The Further Adventures of Zorro (Zorro#2).epub
Surprisingly The Curse of Capistrano was not a hit with readers. It was, however, picked up as a vehicle for Douglas Fairbanks. The success of The Mark of Zorro inspired McCulley to write a sequel that appeared in The Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1922. The sequel adds maritime adventures to the usual mix of horse-riding and sword-fighting, obviously intended to appeal to Mr. Fairbanks, but the studio went in another direction. McCulley dropped the character until 1932 when the Frank R, Munsey Co. enticed him to write further stories about Zorro. This story was first reprinted by Beb Books in 2011,

All these stories and more are available to download, for free at:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

All stories are also available as print editions, Write to me at: beb01@sprynet.com for details.



   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


94 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $12.50

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

Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

Collectibles For Sale update 12-6
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Bold Venture Press
Now available!

NEW PULP SUPER-NOVELLA
City of the Dead | William M. Hope
Thurl the Gaelg is targeted as a city’s next sacrifice!

CLASSIC PULP FICTION
Death Do Us Part | William Decatur
Fogarty could be trusted with $40,000 cash … but could he be trusted with the shapely blonde?
Kill Me Again | Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, returned from a weekend getaway, only to learn he was late for his own funeral!

CLASSIC PULP COMICS
"Killer In Clay" | Robert Leslie Bellem and Adolphe Barreaux 
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, in illustrated super-action!

NEW PULP FICTION
In a Sentimental Mood | Logan Robichaud 
Two FBI agents sing the blues over a “person of interest” …
"Comrade" | Adam Beau McFarlane
These guys brought new meaning to “wargames”!
"On the Ego Identity of a Butterfly" | Patti Boeckman & Sharla Wilkins
A wing and a prayer …
"Athena D" | Charles Burgess
Politics and espionage make deadly bedfellows!
Straight Ahead Into Darkness | Ron Reikki
An EMT doesn’t know how to respond to tragedy …

DEPARTMENTS
Editorial | Rich Harvey


Format: Softcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7" x 10"

$9.95



Bookery's Guide to Pulps & Related Magazines
All New Updated 2020 Second Edition

Now available!

THE MOST COMPLETE PULP DATA AND PRICE GUIDE REFERENCE IN PRINT!
By Tim Cottrill, with a special foreword from Jim Steranko.


Softcover, 332 pages, black & white and color, 8.5" x 11".

SOFTCOVER BOOK $39.95
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Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

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



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
Issue #85 was sent to the printer!
To subscribe for #86 & #87, click on the link below!
 
Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

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

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Harley Quinn, Luna, David Gemmell, Frankenstein Jr.
- New!
Bio-Bibliographies: Lost in the Rentharpian Hills
Sensor Sweep: Doc Savage, Gothic novels, Underwater, Appendix N
Bio-Bibliographies: Pulpmaster
Sensor Sweep: Christopher Tolkien, The Mysterians, Taliesin, Vampirella
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Sensor Sweep: Newpub, Akira, Fantasy Fortifications, Aquanauts
Sensor Sweep: The Night Land, Fritz Leiber, Scott Oden, VikingPrince
Bio-Bibliographies: The Brian Lumley Companion
The Shadow: Gangdom’s Doom

Clive Cussler: JOURNEY OF THE PHAROHS (The NUMA Files) - Coming March 10!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure in the thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.

In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler--along with its mysterious cargo--sinks off the coast of Scotland. How are these three mysterious events connected? And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?

As they search for answers, the NUMA squad join the agents of the British MI5 to take on a wide-reaching international conspiracy. Their common enemy is the Bloodstone Group, a conglomerate of arms dealers and thieves attempting to steal ancient relics on both sides of the Atlantic. Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches. . . before they fall into the wrong hands.


Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 inches

List Price: $29.00


CONAN
AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA TPB - Now available!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)

She seeks truth — and revenge! Journey into the Hyborian Age with the hero from the classic Conan tale “Red Nails” in a story set before that fan-favorite tale! Before Robert E. Howard’s Valeria became a pirate and mercenary — before she crossed paths with Conan and the Red Brotherhood — Valeria was a young woman from Aquilonia seeking justice for a crime gone unpunished. But as she makes her way in the cruel Hyborian world, proving herself against those who doubt her abilities, she will find more than she bargained for in her thirst for vengeance! Valeria’s deadly fighting skills will be put to the test, and her trust will be shaken, as she hunts her brother’s killer — and comes into her own as a force to be reckoned with! Collecting AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #1-5.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, $15.99







CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13 - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Roge Antonio
Cover by E.M. Gist


INTO THE CRUCIBLE AS THE MARCH TO KHITAI BEGINS!

Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers as Conan finds himself in a city in the mystical Uttara Kuru, further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled. And with the new city comes new dangers! Unfamiliar with the language, Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible. The people of the city support their foreign champion...but what deadly traps does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









CROOKED RIVER (Agent Pendergast Series (19)) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.

Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.

A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.

Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?

A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.

In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 inches
$29.00


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

The Graveyard Rats: Kuttner Komics   - New!
The Radio Man: Questions & Answers   - New!
The Cases of Jules de Grandin – Part 2   - New!
Literary Slumming: August Derleth and Mark R. Schorer   - New!
The Evolved Man of the Early Pulps   - New!
The Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Earl Norem (1923-2015)   - New!
The City of Spiders: H. Warner Munn’s Forgotten Classic
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Four: With Trembling Pen in Hand…  
The Cases of Jules de Grandin – Part 1  
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Three: Clark Ashton Smith, The Great Thing  
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Two: Recycling the Mythos  



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

Pulp Gallery: OPERATOR #5 (1935-36)
- New!
THE SHADOW (sort of) battles "International Crime" (1939) - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 26 & 27 (1957) - New!
Forgotten Stories: The First SAINT Novelette by Leslie Charteris (1929)
Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES
Still More Movie Posters of 1929
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 24 & 25 (1957)
Unforgettable Books: TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS by Will Murray


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


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Mystery Weekly Magazine Feb. 2020 - New!
Pulp Horror Jan. 2020
Broadswords and Blasters No. 12  
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11
Paperback Parade No. 106
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - Cover Preview



DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The Mystery of the Missing Kardios Tale - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/9/2020 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/2/2020
Howard’s Sorcery and Sorcerers
More on Merritt: Contracts with Avon Books
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/26/2020
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography by David C. Smith
Collecting Merritt: Famous Fantastic Mysteries & Other Cool Mags


Duck Duck Goose - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


As the membership of the Sentinels changes once again due to developments in the personal lives of its members, the team comes under a powerful and unorthodox attack by an old enemy -- while they are dealing with multiple threats!

Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Independently published
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
$16.00


Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Oasis Family Media to Publish Audio Editions of All Edgar Rice Burroughs Novels
Publisher to bring 80-plus titles to audio, including Tarzan and John Carter of Mars books
Coming Spring 2020!

Oasis Audio, a leading independent audiobook publisher, today announced that they have obtained an exclusive master audiobook license with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company that manages the worldwide rights to the creator of the iconic characters Tarzan®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus® and many others.

The agreement between Oasis Family Media and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is extensive and includes the more than 80 titles written by Burroughs himself—first published in 1912 and all thoroughly edited for today’s readers. This will be the first time the entire collection of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library has been available on audio.

The deal also includes the new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series of novels, officially expanding upon Burroughs’ original canon; the existing catalog of The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series; four authorized titles from notable science fiction authors Fritz Leiber, Philip José Farmer and John Eric Holmes; and a comprehensive Edgar Rice Burroughs biography.

“Reading Edgar Rice Burroughs as a teenager sparked my sense of wonder,” said Oasis Audio publisher Steve Smith. “I couldn’t be more excited to bring the full collection to audio for the first time ever. Many people have no idea what Burroughs’ work has meant to modern culture. He pioneered the idea of an interconnected literary universe. Early NASA scientists said their curiosity to explore space stemmed from the Mars series. Ray Bradbury called Burroughs ‘probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.’ We look forward to doing justice to these new editions.”

The first audiobooks are scheduled for publication this spring, beginning with books 1–4 in the Tarzan series and the first title in the new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series, Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, written by Matt Betts.

“In teaming up with Oasis Family Media for a complete audio library of all our works, we have filled a major gap in our publishing program,” said James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “It was very important that we select a company that provides a high-quality product on a recurring basis. We feel that Oasis Audio meets that standard in all respects, and we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship. We believe our fans will be as delighted as we are with this program when the audios become available.”




Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in April!

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.*

BONUS TRADING CARD WITH PREORDER
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!

HARDCOVER COLLECTOR’S EDITION
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   Pre-Order Now!


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

Still available!

Now shipping!

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

Each set features:

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

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





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

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

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

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











Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: PRESIDENT KENNEDYS MISSION HC GN

The year is 1962, and the Phantom returns once again in a new adventure! There's a possible world war with Russia looming on the horizon, and newly minted President John F. Kennedy calls upon his old friend Kit Walker for help. Veteran Phantom script writer Ron Goulart returns with artists Sean Joyce and Sinclair Klugarsh to put a new spin on an old favorite: mystery, intrigue, and more! This action packed graphic novel tells the newest tale of the 21st Phantom; from intrigue deep in the jungle to a mole in the White House, this fast-paced adventure brings all of your favorite characters along for the ride!

Hardcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $24.99





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #67 - Now available and arriving in comic shops February 19!

We feature the work of Vincent DiFate, best known for his spectacular science-fiction paperback book cover illustrations. Next up we feature the work of James Bingham, known for his remarkable slick magazine illustrations of the '40s and '50s. Our final feature concerns the work of slick illustrator John Fernie, also known for his work in magazines of the 40s and 50s. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00




The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

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

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

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

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



 
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF J.C. LEYENDECKER
Now available!      

In this new book, author David Saunders presents the most detailed and exhaustive biography of the artist J.C. Leyendecker published to date.

Originally published in the sold out Special Issue of Illustration Magazine #50, this new edition is an extra-large 148 PAGES, published with no advertising.

It is filled with stunning reproductions of original art, tear sheets, and rare photographs (including a photo of the rarely-seen Charles Beach!)


148 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, softcover. $24.95 (U.S.)



Illustrator Spotlight - Now online!

Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog - New!




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES #1

Premiere Issue featuring:
 "Treasures of Tantalus" (part 1 of 3) by Garret Smith
"Three Survivied" by Robert Silverberg
"Cosmos" (chapter 1 of the 17-chapter round robin serial) Chapter 1 by Ralph Milne Farley.


$10.95



THE DOMINO LADY

From May 1936 through November 1936, six stories were written under the pen name of Lars Anderson (real name Thelma B. Ellis) starring The Domino Lady. After her father was killed, The Domino Lady donned a domino mask and fought evil doers. The first five stories appeared in SAUCY ROMANTIC ADVENTURES pulp magazine, and the final story appeared in MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 202 pages
$14.95


RIMROCK RIDER

Only a hunted fugitive stood between a logger baron and an empire of ruined ranches!

When Buck Temple got out of the Territorial death house, he headed straight back to Coppertooth Pass with vengeance in his triggers. A liar's perjured testimony had cost Buck his ranch, his friends, his girl--and almost his life. But there was more behind that frame-up than Buck realized. It took a bushwhacker's bullet to show Buck that he was in a bigger fight than any personal gun duel.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 176 pages
$12.95





 
Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43  

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

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

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

 




 
Justin Marriott

PULP HORROR: All Reviews Special Edition   

130 reviews of vintage horror paperbacks, comics and pulps.
115 pages black-and-white, fully illustrated with many covers.
Movie tie-ins, natures-run-amok, occult detectives, possessed teenagers, punk rock werewolves, Cthulhu mythos and much more.

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
115 pages, 7” x 10”, B&W
$6.99

 




 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Memories of Robert Conrad - New!
Jonny Quest BluRay Review

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




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Now available!

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

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Horror Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ARTHUR LEO ZAGAT “Crawling Madness.”
 - New!  
Archived Review: BASIL COPPER – The Curse of the Fleers.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Crime on St. Catherine Street.”
Weird Pulp Stories I’m Reading: VICTOR ROUSSEAU “Bat Man.”
PI Stories I’m Reading: JAMES REASONER “War Games.”  
Pulp StoriesI’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: H. BEDFORD-JONES “The Case of theKidnaped (sic) Duchess.”



PAPERBACK PARADE #106 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #106, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 104 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Richard Greene “Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller”
Gary Lovisi “Lila Lynn: Paperback Cover Model”
Richard L. Kellogg “Revisiting Peyton Place”
Gary Lovisi “The Hard-Boiled Paperbacks of Al Fray”
Sean McMullen “Carter Brown’s Unscientific Thrillers”
Gary Lovisi “The Australian Scientific Thrillers”
Richard Greene’s Matchless Paperbacks by Howard R. Milsted, Jr.
Philip Harbottle “The Return of Norman Firth”
Richard Greene “Road Trip Treasures”


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


Back issues also available while they last!

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

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

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







The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society

Since 1987, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, or PEAPS, has offered research and commentary on the pulp magazines, their contributors, and their legacy in quarterly mailings to its 28 members.
Members have included fans and professionals such as Al Tonik, Glenn Lord, Jerry Page, Mike Ashley, Doug Ellis, Will Murray, Anthony Tollin and many others.

PEAPS is currently looking for members to fill several vacancies.
Visit PEAPS's new website — peaps.net — for information about the press society, its rules, and how to contact PEAPS.

PEAPS - The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society

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


Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

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

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.





Every year, PulpFest recognizes those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award honors Frank A. Munsey, the publisher of the first pulp magazine. George Vanderburgh — the esteemed publisher of Battered Silicon Dispatch Box books and renowned Sherlockian — won our 2019 Munsey Award. You can read about George on the PulpFest website.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Munsey Award. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. A list of our previous winners is available on the PulpFest website.

To nominate someone for this prestigious award, please provide a brief statement of your reasons. Send it to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com. You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020. The living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners will select the recipient from among your nominees. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 8, at PulpFest 2020.

The convention will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. It will begin on Thursday, August 6, and run through Sunday, August 9.





Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Renegade of Painted Mesa" by Ruth Anderson from THRILLING RANCH STORIES, November, 1933
This is almost he same story was "Riders in the Rain" but completely different. A love story between a rancher's daughter and a Cattleman's Association Agent, only here involving a wild panther.

"The Mind Magnet" by Paul Ernst from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, December, 1937
Two men go up in a high altitude balloon and only one man comes down. The other seems to be a living corpse. The survivor tells a weird tale in which their minds were drawn to a microscopic world divided into endless war between two factions. While they struggle to escape, one has to stay behind to throw the switch that will return the other. No one believes the survivor's story so he is sent to an insane asylum.

"Air Raid" by Ray Cummings from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, January, 1943
An ex-convict comes looking for his half of a robbery pay-out, but  learns a lesson in community during an air raid.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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


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

Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog
The Shadow, The Spider and Doc Savage in a title match  
Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author
J.C. Leyendecker exhibition of illustrations  
John Randolph Phillips - author bio online
New blog for pulp deals
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




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


Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
A sinister scar of fiendish doom brands the grisly corpses of brutally murdered men as the Avenger, cloaked in mystery and armed with death, swoops down upon terrified victims. When such a figure of evil arises, only one man can dare to stand up to him - The Phantom Detective!


Entire essays have been written and countless arguments have ignited over just how much various comic and movie heroes actually owe to the Pulp creations before them. With the Phantom Detective, however, the comparisons between Ned Pines’ master sleuth and another, much more popular masked detective, Batman, are hard to deny. Although not in the same manner, both Richard Curtis Van Loan and Bruce Wayne were orphans and both men born to wealth. Also both characters underwent vigorous training in various skills, although it appears that The Phantom Detective was somewhat more self educated than Batman, Even with that, both were skilled fighters, masters of disguise and escape, and of course each held a claim to being the world’s greatest detective. The Phantom Detective also maintained a crime laboratory, keeping it a secret, much like Batman did with his Batcave. Above all else, however, the clearest connection between them rests in the fact that The Phantom’s friend, publisher Frank Havens, had a red flashing light installed atop his newspaper building to use as a signal to summon his masked friend. This, obviously, predates Batman’s own Bat Signal, but even more glaring is the fact that two men responsible for editing Batman at his earliest stages of development had previously been editors on a particular Pulp magazine The Phantom Detective!
 
‘Written in Blood’ was originally published in the May 1935 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.



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

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #27 Audiobook
Staffel of the Floating Heads
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!
 
G-8 saw the grim visitor from the grave; stood startled while the phantom spoke its words of doom... “Lieutenant Macon,” it said, “you have killed me. You have taken my life when I did you no harm. You saw me die and fall — like this. Look at me now, and be cursed for your murder. I will haunt you until the end of your days.” G-8 didn’t believe in ghosts... until that haunting apparition took form before his eyes and all hell emptied from the graves in Flanders! Floating heads spit Spandaus steel... Sending G-8 on the bloodiest mission ever launched in crimson skies!


The 1930s saw a level of innovation in American fiction possibly like no other period in the 20th Century, largely due to the work being published in pulp magazines. Authors were taking established genres in different directions, but something even more imaginative occurred. Genres were no longer viewed as separate things, but classifications that could share tropes, that could be blended together. No one did this better or with more fantastic results than Robert J. Hogan in his G-8 stories.
 
Not only did fans find high flying aviation adventure when reading G-8, they were also entertained by both subtle and glaring elements of horror. Undead pilots and literal monsters filled the skies, but Hogan also infused each G-8 tale with a tension akin to horror stories, a real sense of dread and fear of whatever evil G-8 fought, and that America’s Master Spy might succumb to the terror himself.
 
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 ‘Staffel of the Floating Heads’. Originally published in the December 1935 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.

 

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

Regular price:
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #27 eBook
Written in Blood - May 1935

Now available!

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

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

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
Written In Blood
by Robert Wallace
A sinister scar of fiendish doom brands the grisly corpses of brutally murdered men as the Avenger, cloaked in mystery and armed with death, swoops down upon terrified victims
 
Violations — Gripping Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
Rookie cop Jimmy Hoffman was after big crooks!
 
Death At The Payoff — Gripping Short Story
by George McNeil
Steve MacDonald barges in on a race track mystery
 
The White Rat — Gripping Short Story
by A.T. Locke
The stealthy theft of a fortune in jewels
 
Fire With Fire — Gripping Short Story
by Robert H. Rohde
James Barandell’s single-handed clean-up campaign
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #27 eBook
December 1935

Now available!

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

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

 
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Will Murray
 
Smashing Sky-War Novel
Staffel Of Floating Heads
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
G-8 saw the grim visitor from the grave; stood startled while the phantom spoke its words of doom... “Leutnant Macon,” it said, “you have killed me. You have taken my life when I did you no harm. You saw me die and fall — like this. Look at me now, and be cursed for your murder. I will haunt you until the end of your days.” — But somewhere the Master Spy knew there would be an answer to this; and ghosts or no ghosts, he was going to bring it back.
 
Ace Of The Iron Cross — Thrilling Short Story
Meet the squarest pair of kids that fate ever placed in opposite camps.
 
G-8 Speaks
Where the gang flies high with the master spy.
 
Cover
painted by Frederick Blakeslee


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

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


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

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

Now available!


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


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



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE OFFICIAL SQUADRON 2020 CALENDAR

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


CLICK HERE TO ORDER FROM LULU.COM


The Serial Squadron

SONOF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book

Coming soon!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming in January!

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











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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Now available!


Back in print for the first time since 1981, Shadowridge Press presents LONELY VIGILS, Carcosa’s legendary collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s famous occult detectives from the Golden Age of the Pulps. Featuring Judge Pursuivant, Professor Enderby, and John Thunstone, their battles against dark magic were originally chronicled in the pages of Weird Tales and Strange Stories between 1938 and 1951. While the stories have achieved legendary status among aficionados of weird fantasy, they had been virtually unreprinted until Lonely Vigils. Here are twenty tales of occult investigation by an acknowledged master of fantasy literature, dramatically illustrated by George Evans. Before he moved to the South, Wellman began his writing career in New York City, where he drew upon the dark side of New York's night club intelligentsia and the native mysteries of the Northeast to create a convincing blend of authentic magic and imaginative peril in these stories of three intrepid crusaders against supernatural evil. Read their complete original pulp adventures in LONELY VIGILS!


Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Shadowridge Press
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 10 inches
$19.99





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

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



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

Gahan Wilson (1930-2019) - New!
Weird Tales #363 at Half a Year - New!
From War of the Worlds into Star Trek
The Humblest Things . . .
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Five
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Four
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Three 
One More Thing . . .

 


WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

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



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







07 February 2020  

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




2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2020

 

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

Jeff Harper Productions


2020 Howard Days
June 12th & 13th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

June 24-28, 2020

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.



Adventure House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #169

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



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







Adventures in Bronze
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
By Will Murray

Cover by Romas Kukalis
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!
Now available on Amazon.com!


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

Will Murray's Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

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

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

From the author of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and King Kong vs. Tarzan.
With a stunning wraparound cover by Romas Kukalis!
Trade paperback an ebook editions now available for ordering.
The hardcover edition is in the works...please be patient.
Anticipated release is February 2020.


$24.95

Adventures in Bronze    Softcover   Hardcover   eBook   Amazon  Kindle

   
Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
BULLDOG DRUMMOND – Disaster Zones
Now available!

Former SAS Captain, Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond and his teammates always seem to find themselves in hot water, no matter the place or situation. In this second volume of Airship 27 Productions brand new series, writer Ian Watson lets loose with three explosives action-packed tales.

From the hunt for a missing Nazis Gold Train to confronting a sadistic African warlord and surviving a category 5 hurricane on a small Caribbean island, Bulldog Drummond once again demonstrates why he is one of pulpdom’s oldest and most exciting two-fisted action heroes.

“I love what writer Ian Watson has done with this legendary pulp hero,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Modernizing any classic character is always a challenge and most often times fails miserably. Whereas Ian has done the impossible here by keeping the wall to wall action in his stories while at the same time maintaining Drummond’s wry sense of humor throughout.”

Artist Howard Simpson provides the beautiful black and white illustrations while Chris Rawding and Art Director Rob Davis creating the stunning cover to this action packed sequel. We guarantee Airship 27 readers are in for one hell of a fun ride with “Bulldog Drummond – Dizasters Zones.”

  Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
Launches Two Charles Saunders Series 
Now available!

Since his arrival on the fantasy adventure scene back in the 70s, Charles Saunders has been recognized as one of the most successful African American writers in the field today. His action/adventure hero Imaro has been featured in a half dozen novels all of which went on to inspire generations of young black authors.

In 2011 Saunders wrote “Damballa” the first ever black pulp hero for Airship 27 Productions. Operating out of Harlem in the 1930s, Damballa employs unique African magic to battle gangsters and crooked politicians. Two years later Saunders introduced the Jungle Witch Luluma in his short story “Mtimu” which appeared in the Pro Se Production’s bestselling anthology, “Black Pulp.” At the start of the tale, the beautiful Luluma is a servant of a villainous hunter but by the story’s end she realizes his true nature and regains her independence thanks to the hero, Mtimu. Atypical of Saunders talent, she is a powerful character worthy of her own series.

Now Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce their creation of two new on-going book series, “Charles Saunders presents Damballa” and “Charles Saunders presents Luluma.” Managing Editor Ron Fortier elaborates. “In recent years, Charles Saunders has been extremely busy working on a truly unique black fantasy saga. So much so that it became impossible for him to devote any time to his other creations. When we suggested the possibilities of continuing both Damballa and Luluma with other writers, he was very excited about the concept and gave us his approval. Have no fear, he will be overseeing each series as they progress.”

Writing the first ever Lulama novel will be writer/publisher Milton Davis of MVmedia LLC. “I've known Charles Saunders for eleven years and had the privilege to work with him on a number of projects. I'm excited to have the opportunity to develop a novel based on one of his characters. It's a dream come true.”

While Pulp Factory Award winning writer Derrick Ferguson will write the all new Damaballa adventure.  "To say that I am honored to be given the opportunity to write a character created by Charles Saunders with his blessing is truly an understatement. Charles Saunders is one of the reasons I am writing today and to be working with him is an opportunity I never would have dreamed could have taken place. I pray that I do justice to the magnificent character of Damballa."

At present there is no specific time set for the release of these new books. “Our plan is to move forward with full length novels first,” Fortier continues. “Later, if there is an interest, we may also produce anthologies featuring both Damballa and Lulama. We’ll leave that up to our network of pulp writers and the response of our readers. We see some truly amazing possibilities in the future for both characters and are greatly indebted to Charles and his faith in us.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



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

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

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #24: King of the Red Killers
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld—to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth—the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails—realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head—its own weight in the purest gold!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Captain Zero #3: The Golden Murder
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

One by one the Eight Frightened Bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers… that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance—and of destruction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The madness first struck at sea! As if at a signal, young and old initiated the wild bacchanal of self-destruction! Never before had a criminal of such horrible, death-dealing genius preyed upon the American people. Never before did Richard Wentworth, who was in secret the dread Spider, combat a foeman of more deadly power. And while the Spider lay gravely wounded, his beloved, Nita went forth alone to battle for her sweetheart as only a brave woman can do!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #12: The Army of the Dead
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

The news spread like wildfire. A man had solved the problem of the ages—he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator 5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #22: Dragon Lord of the Underworld
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things—the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning, against the monster who personified evil incarnate—while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider’s most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #2: The Mark of Zero!
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts


Against a strange murder-master who held first a neighborhood, then a city, and then an entire, powerful nation in an icy paralyzing grip of fear, Captain Zero must wage a grim final battle—using only the guns of a small midnight patrol, that would turn against him at the first crimson streak of dawn!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover

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


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

$13.95 softcover











Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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



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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

softcover edition: $19.95
ebook edition: $4.99





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




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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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





American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops February 12!


CARSON OF VENUS: THE EYE OF AMTOR #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer & Various (Art) Vincenzo Carratu, Mike Wolfer (Covers) Vincenzo Carratu, Mike Wolfer

In 2020, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be launching the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, an all-new series of interconnected novels by today's top sci-fi writers... And it all begins at American Mythology with a groundbreaking comics prequel series to the first ERB Universe novel, Matt Betts' Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds! In Carson of Venus: Eye of Amtor, stranded Earthman Carson Napier fights against time and the planet Venus itself, tasked with gathering natural artifacts from across wild Amtor before a mad king executes his friends Ero Shan and Nalte. But Carson is not alone, as Princess Duare battles at his side against unearthly creatures and savage landscapes! Then, thrill to the adventures of scientist Jason Gridley and his mysterious protégé Victory Harben in the astounding Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, a special, three-part, back-up story that launches the epic plotline that will run throughout the novels in the first ERBU "super-arc!" 

Carson of Venus Eye of Amtor #1 is available with three covers - Main by Vincenzo Carratu, Variant by Mike Wolfer, and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, also by Carratu.

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



American Mythology Productions  
 
American Mythology Productions 
Coming in late April or May!

CARSON OF VENUS EYE OF AMTOR #3
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art/Cover) Vincenzo Carratu


The official comics prequel to MattBetts' upcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe novel "Carson of Venus:Edge of All Worlds" concludes! To save the lives of their friends Ero Shanand Nalte, the intrepid Carson Napier and Princess Duare travel to theforbidden Mountains of the Clouds to gather the last piece of the puzzlethat will appease an evil ruler. But this might be the brave couple's finalmission, because their objective is to collect the mirror-like scales ofa huge, dragon-like creature that lurks in the blackness of the mountains'caves! It's an edge-of-your-seat adventure with two of Edgar Rice Burroughs'best-loved characters, written by Matt Betts and Mike Wolfer and gorgeouslyillustrated by Vincenzo Carratu. Then, the adventure of explorers JasonGridley and Victory Harben at the Earth's core concludes in Part Three of"Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun," written by novelist Christopher Paul Careyand artist Mike Wolfer!

Carson of Venus Eye of Amtor #3 is available with two covers - Main by Vincenzo Carratu and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, also by Carratu.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Carratu)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition)

CARSON OF VENUS: EYE OF AMTOR #3 is solicited in the  February PREVIEWS (Now Available).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB201452.
The Diamond Item Code is FEB201453 (Limited Edition Pulp cover).



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

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

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

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


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


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THESHADOW #149: "The Freak Show Murders,” "Murder by Magic," "Crime Out of Mind”  & “Svengali Kill”
FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Then The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’svisions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Finally, is a stagehypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater fullof witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! BONUS: Walter Gibson and Edd Cartiertell the real life magical tale of Herrmann the Great! This instant collectorsitem leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Colland also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interiorillustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray andAnthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 176pages, B&W, $19.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THE SHADOW #150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy,” "Twins of Crime” and “The Devil’sFeud”
EXTRA-LENGTH FOUR-NOVEL “WOMEN OF THE SHADOW” SPECIAL!
“The Women of The Shadow” are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the pall of death falls over a "Mansion of Crime." Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only TheShadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadowseeks to unravel the sinister secret of "Twins of Crime.” Finally, LamontCranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder placesthem in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors specialfeatures the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney andclassic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historianWill Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages,B&W, $19.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail," "The Golden Doom," "The Television Murders" & "The Whispering Eyes”
FOUR-NOVEL FINAL ISSUE SPECTACULAR! 

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


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.


Past episodes:
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!

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

There are a large number of files available there. Here’s an introduction to a number of them.

Johnston MCulley was a prolific writer from 1905 to 1960. I have posted eight public domain novels and novellas in ePub format.

McCulley_At His Mercy-rev1.epub
From 1909 Argosy, this is the tale of a man who has discovered the secret of electronic force, has set a force field around a city and warns its inhabitants that he plans to level it. Only two telegraph operators trapped inside the city dare oppose him. I reprinted this in 2011.

McCulley_Daughter of the Idol-rev1.epub
From Railroad Man’s Magazine from 1909-1910, this is a story of a boy who stowed away on a ship to avoid an onshore fight, only to find that he’s trapped on the ship with the ruffians he tried to avoid. He befriends a young lady who had been kidnapped and is being taken to a distant issue where she has a mysterious relationship with an idol there. Reprinted as a Beb Book in 2013.

McCulley_King of Chaos-rev1.epub
Published complete in the June 1912 of The Argosy, a young man is kipnapped to a south seas island where his grandfather had been king of a pirate horde and his fated to ascend the throne -- if he can live long enough to get there. This was a Beb Book release in 2013,

McCulley_Shipmates with Horror-rev1.epub
A lucrative shipping contract rests on a swift trip down the coast of California but a series of supernatural seeming incidents has spooked the crew. Can the captain retain command of his ship and get to the bottom of the haunting. An Argosy serial from 1908-1909 and reprinted for the first time in 2011.

McCulley-The Jungle Trail-improved.epub
A novella from All-Story Weekly, A tale of the veterans of Balboa’s march across Panama to discover the Pacific ocean and conceited egos of late arrival caballeros. Think of it as a proto-Zorro story. Published in 1917 and reprinted a century later in 2018.

McCulley-Wild Norene.epub
Another of McCulley’s novellas, Norene is the over-indulged daughter of a gun-running captain. When the captain hears a sailor boast that he could tame her in a week he arranges to shanghai the man and threatens to frame him for a crime unless he can convince the girl marry him. With Mexican revenuers on their heels it will be a challenge to keep anyone out of prison. First published in The All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1914 and reprinted as a Beb Book in 2018.

McCulley-Curse of Capistrano (Zorro#1).epub
While Zorro is a trademarked character, The Curse of Capistrano is in the public domain. Thanks to the kindness of Ray Skirsky I was about to copy the text from its original All-Story Weekly appearance. First published in 1919, this Beb Book reprint was released in 2007.

McCulley-The Further Adventures of Zorro (Zorro#2).epub
Surprisingly The Curse of Capistrano was not a hit with readers. It was, however, picked up as a vehicle for Douglas Fairbanks. The success of The Mark of Zorro inspired McCulley to write a sequel that appeared in The Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1922. The sequel adds maritime adventures to the usual mix of horse-riding and sword-fighting, obviously intended to appeal to Mr. Fairbanks, but the studio went in another direction. McCulley dropped the character until 1932 when the Frank R, Munsey Co. enticed him to write further stories about Zorro. This story was first reprinted by Beb Books in 2011,

All these stories and more are available to download, for free at:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

All stories are also available as print editions, Write to me at: beb01@sprynet.com for details.



   
Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

AUTOMATA
The Imaginative Legacy of Jacques de Vaucanson
Edited & translated by Brian Stableford
Cover by Oliver & Stéphane Peru

 
In 1737, French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson (1709-1782) constructed a life-sized automaton known as the Flute Player, which established him as a pioneer in the field. It was swiftly followed by a Tambourine Player and the Digesting Duck.

Vaucanson’s endeavors in matters of industrial automation are largely forgotten, but the ingenious toys he built in order to advertize his skills, have become legendary. His story inspired writers of speculative fiction fascinated by the idea of humanoid automata. The idea of machines successfully mimicking human form, and perhaps human emotions.

By the time most of the 14 stories included in this anthology were written, in the latter part of the 19th century, Vaucanson’s legacy was evident everywhere, with small clockwork automata being mass-produced. But the French authors who produced stories of automata invariably referenced Vaucanson in their flights of fancy.

We now live in a world where sophisticated machinery has transformed industrial endeavor, and robots equipped with artificial intelligence are achieving a remarkable sophistication. That does not mean, however, that the notions developed and extrapolated in these pioneering works of fiction have become redundant. They are tales told by seers ahead of their time, to whom the modern world gives every right to say “I told you so,” and who posed a host of questions that require answers far more urgently now than when they were written.


US $26.95 / GBP £20.99
5x8 trade paperback, 344 pages

cover by Jean-Claude Claeys

Frank J. Morlock has assembled here three lurid plays of sordid murders and implacable vengeance:
 
In The Lemonade Girl (1894) a wealthy elderly woman is strangled for her valuables. An innocent man is arrested and later guillotined. His daughter, the eponymous “Lemonade Girl,” swears to unmask the real assassin. She is assisted in her mission by the most notorious detective of the times, the once-convict turned Sûreté enforcer: Vidocq!

Polichinelle (1887) stars a man framed for a double murder by his unfaithful wife and her lover, then sent to rot as a galley slave at the hard labor camp in Brest. But thanks to another convict nicknamed “Polichinelle,” because of his hunched back, he simulates death, escapes, acquires a fortune and returns to Paris, intent on wreaking his revenge on the evil couple.

The Bread Peddler (1889), based on a best-selling novel, and adapted several times for film and television, is the tale of an unfortunate woman convicted for the murder of her employer, then locked in an asylum, while her young children are raised by others, unaware of her plight. She escapes and, disguised as one of Paris’ many “bread peddlers,” plans to expose the real assassin, a spurned would be-lover now turned wealthy industrialist.


US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 244 pages

HEXAGON
by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Juan Roncagliolo Berger & Eduardo Garcia. Cover by Eduardo Garcia.

Contents:
THE COMING OF GUN GALLON
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: Juan Roncagliolo Berger
THE TERRIFYING THREAT OF HEPTAGON
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: Eduardo Garcia
THE SUP’VILLAIN WHO STOLE XMAS
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: Eduardo Garcia
THE DEADLY TRAP OF THE NECROMANCER
Story: Jean-Marc Lofficier; Art: Juan Roncagliolo Berger

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

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

There is Jeff Sullivan, a.k.a. the Man of Brass, descended from a long line of heroes; the powerful Dark Flyer; the beautiful Black Lys from France; joined here by a bevy of new members, such as astronaut Max Tornado; the African sorcerer Mozam; Gun Gallon, exiled from an extra-dimensional realm; the Lakota warrior Rakar; and Plasma, Jeff’s own daughter.

In the four stories collected in this volume, Hexagon faces the Heptagon group, an evil cabal comprised of its deadliest enemies; fight sJeff’s evil brother; teams up with the French Guardian of the Republic; and is almost defeated by the evil Necromancer.

Art by Juan Roncagliolo Berger and Eduardo Garcia.


7x10 squarebound comic, 96 pages b&w
US$12.95






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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

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


94 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $12.50

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

Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

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Bold Venture Press
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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


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

$12.95



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

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



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #84 is now available and recommended!
Issue #85 was sent to the printer!
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Front Cover: Bob larkin
"Scattered Covers" by Chuck Welch
"A Bob Larkin Retrospective" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Comics Guide" by Philip Schweier
"The Savage Society of Bronze Remembered" by Jennifer DiGiacomo
"The Cover That Could Have been" by
Julián Puga
"The Power of Gold" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The True Origin of Capt. Gideon Argo" by Tony Simmons

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

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Bio-Bibliographies: Lost in the Rentharpian Hills
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Doc Savage, Gothic novels, Underwater, Appendix N
Bio-Bibliographies: Pulpmaster
Sensor Sweep: Christopher Tolkien, The Mysterians, Taliesin, Vampirella
Sensor Sweep
Sensor Sweep: Newpub, Akira, Fantasy Fortifications, Aquanauts
Sensor Sweep: The Night Land, Fritz Leiber, Scott Oden, VikingPrince
Bio-Bibliographies: The Brian Lumley Companion
The Shadow: Gangdom’s Doom


CONAN
SAVAGE AVENGERS #10 (Featuring Conan)  - Arriving in comic shops February 12!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 2

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn’t live without concludes. We hope you’ll be okay.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








CROOKED RIVER (Agent Pendergast Series (19)) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.

Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.

A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.

Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?

A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.

In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.6 x 9.4 inches
$29.00


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

The City of Spiders: H. Warner Munn’s Forgotten Classic   - New!
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Four: With Trembling Pen in Hand…  - New!
The Cases of Jules de Grandin – Part 1  - New!
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Three: Clark Ashton Smith, The Great Thing  - New!
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part Two: Recycling the Mythos  - New!
Spear and Fang: A Prehistoric Premiere  - New!
The Trail of Lovecraft: Part One: J. Sheridan Le Fanu    - New!
Solomon Kane: The Weird Tales Adaptations
Link: Ted White’s Fantastic: Short Heroic Fantasy
Link: Zarnak: Forgotten Forerunner
Link: Chris KL-99: Space Adventurer
Manly Wade Wellman Part 1 (1927-1940)

The Pellucidarian Dinosaur & Other Forms of Transport
Link: Sword of Cthulhu
Link: Tarzan, Jungle Detective
The Case of the Dream Detective: Moris Klaw
Link: Dreamer’s World: A Tribute to Normal Bean  
Link: Top Ten Mythos Tales Not By Lovecraft 
Mark of the Monster: Jack Williamson’s Lovecraftian Lapse 
Boris Dolgov: Weird Tales Artist 



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

Forgotten Stories: The First SAINT Novelette by Leslie Charteris (1929)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: SHORT STORIES - New!
Still More Movie Posters of 1929 - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 24 & 25 (1957) - New!
Unforgettable Books: TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS by Will Murray
Pulp Gallery: SUPER-DETECTIVE
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 22 & 23 (1957) A New Adventure Begins
Frank Frazetta's THUN'DA in "King of the Lost Lands" (1952)
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 86, 87, 88 & 89 (1931)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - The SECOND Sunday Adventure (1957)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1934)


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


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Horror Jan. 2020
Broadswords and Blasters No. 12  
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11
Paperback Parade No. 106
The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 - Cover Preview
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2020
Needle Fall/Winter 2012
Joe Wehrle, Jr. 1941–2017
Paperback Fanatic No. 42


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/2/2020 - New!
Howard’s Sorcery and Sorcerers
More on Merritt: Contracts with Avon Books
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/26/2020
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography by David C. Smith
Collecting Merritt: Famous Fantastic Mysteries & Other Cool Mags
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/19/2020
Demon Dogs! A Thundarr Novel?
The Face in the Wall
Mike Resnick: One of Us
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/12/2020
H. Rider Haggard and Fritz Leiber

Duck Duck Goose - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


As the membership of the Sentinels changes once again due to developments in the personal lives of its members, the team comes under a powerful and unorthodox attack by an old enemy -- while they are dealing with multiple threats!

Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Independently published
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
$16.00


Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Oasis Family Media to Publish Audio Editions of All Edgar Rice Burroughs Novels
Publisher to bring 80-plus titles to audio, including Tarzan and John Carter of Mars books
Coming Spring 2020!

Oasis Audio, a leading independent audiobook publisher, today announced that they have obtained an exclusive master audiobook license with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company that manages the worldwide rights to the creator of the iconic characters Tarzan®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus® and many others.

The agreement between Oasis Family Media and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is extensive and includes the more than 80 titles written by Burroughs himself—first published in 1912 and all thoroughly edited for today’s readers. This will be the first time the entire collection of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library has been available on audio.

The deal also includes the new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series of novels, officially expanding upon Burroughs’ original canon; the existing catalog of The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series; four authorized titles from notable science fiction authors Fritz Leiber, Philip José Farmer and John Eric Holmes; and a comprehensive Edgar Rice Burroughs biography.

“Reading Edgar Rice Burroughs as a teenager sparked my sense of wonder,” said Oasis Audio publisher Steve Smith. “I couldn’t be more excited to bring the full collection to audio for the first time ever. Many people have no idea what Burroughs’ work has meant to modern culture. He pioneered the idea of an interconnected literary universe. Early NASA scientists said their curiosity to explore space stemmed from the Mars series. Ray Bradbury called Burroughs ‘probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.’ We look forward to doing justice to these new editions.”

The first audiobooks are scheduled for publication this spring, beginning with books 1–4 in the Tarzan series and the first title in the new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series, Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, written by Matt Betts.

“In teaming up with Oasis Family Media for a complete audio library of all our works, we have filled a major gap in our publishing program,” said James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “It was very important that we select a company that provides a high-quality product on a recurring basis. We feel that Oasis Audio meets that standard in all respects, and we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship. We believe our fans will be as delighted as we are with this program when the audios become available.”




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

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

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

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

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


ERB Books


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

Still available!

Now shipping!

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

Each set features:

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

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





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

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

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

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












  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories - Now available!
by Mike Ashley (Editor)


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

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

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

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



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

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

Contact: Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

February 2020


DOUBLE FEATURE
Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann


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

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

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

These two short novels, one hilarious and one heartbreaking, are two of the best works Westlake ever wrote.
And fittingly, both became movies—one starring Jack Ryan’s Marie-Josee Croze, and one starring Fargo’s William H.Macy and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman.
•  First appearance in bookstores in40 years!
•  Donald E. Westlake won every major award in the mystery genre and gained fame both under his own name andwriting as "Richard Stark"





The Illustrated Press
STANLEY MELTZOFF

Coming in February!

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

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

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

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



 

Illustrator Spotlight - Now online!

Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog - New!




JAMES BOND #3  Arriving in comic shops February 12!
(Writer) Vita Ayala, Danny Lore (Art) Eric Gapstur (Cover) Jim Cheung


The first arc concludes, from VITA AYALA (Morbius), DANNY LORE (Queen of Bad Dreams) and ERIC GAPSTUR (The Flash).
Bond is in over his head. What started as a "punishment" assignment has expanded into a world of international crime that Bond can't wrap his mind around.
Will 007 accept that the mission is too big for one spy, and seek assistance…or will pride be his downfall?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

EXOTIC ADVENTURES #3, 1959

Fiction Contents
THE FIRST AND ONLY LOVE OF RAMEE by Wilton Rhode
SAFARI OF DEATH by Stan Hollis
I WAS A TANGIER'S SMUGGLER by Donald Gorman
THE SEX ORGIES OF SARAWAK by Raymond Pellegrini
ATTACKED BY MONSTER CRABS by Dave Callahan
THE MALAYAN GIRL CAME AT NIGHT by Park Weston

Pulp-Sized Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch,
66 pages
$12.95





TEXAS RANGERS, December 1950

Fiction Contents
THE BLOODY YEARS by Jackson Cole
Fighting Ranger Jim Hatfield battles to round up the evil wideloopers and killers who infest the Cowboy Capital of the Plains--and pits himself against the deadly and mysterious Black Riders!

HOT SADDLE RING by Clay Starr
NO TOWN FOR LAWMEN by Don Hobart
LONG SAM RIDES THE RIVER by Lee Bond
TOO SMART FOR HIS OWN GOOD by Sam Brant

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



MAGAZINE OF HORROR #31

CONTENTS
THE NOSELESS HORROR by Robert E. Howard
THE TAILED MAN OF CORNWALL by David H. Keller M.D.
THE DUEL OF THE SORCERERS (part one) by Paul Ernst
FOR SERVICES RENDERED by Stephen Goldin
THE ROC RAID by George B. Tuttle


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$12.95






Justin Marriott
THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43
Now available!

THE PAPERBACK FANATIC #43  

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

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

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

 




 
Justin Marriott

PULP HORROR: All Reviews Special Edition   

130 reviews of vintage horror paperbacks, comics and pulps.
115 pages black-and-white, fully illustrated with many covers.
Movie tie-ins, natures-run-amok, occult detectives, possessed teenagers, punk rock werewolves, Cthulhu mythos and much more.

 
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
115 pages, 7” x 10”, B&W
$6.99

 




 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Jonny Quest BluRay Review

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




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





Moonstone Books
Avenger Double Feature!
Now available!

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

Hardcover: $25.99
Softcover: $10.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Archived Review: BASIL COPPER – The Curse of the Fleers. - New!  

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


PAPERBACK PARADE #106 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #106, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 104 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Richard Greene “Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller”
Gary Lovisi “Lila Lynn: Paperback Cover Model”
Richard L. Kellogg “Revisiting Peyton Place”
Gary Lovisi “The Hard-Boiled Paperbacks of Al Fray”
Sean McMullen “Carter Brown’s Unscientific Thrillers”
Gary Lovisi “The Australian Scientific Thrillers”
Richard Greene’s Matchless Paperbacks by Howard R. Milsted, Jr.
Philip Harbottle “The Return of Norman Firth”
Richard Greene “Road Trip Treasures”


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


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
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Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
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All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
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The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society

Since 1987, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, or PEAPS, has offered research and commentary on the pulp magazines, their contributors, and their legacy in quarterly mailings to its 28 members.
Members have included fans and professionals such as Al Tonik, Glenn Lord, Jerry Page, Mike Ashley, Doug Ellis, Will Murray, Anthony Tollin and many others.

PEAPS is currently looking for members to fill several vacancies.
Visit PEAPS's new website — peaps.net — for information about the press society, its rules, and how to contact PEAPS.

PEAPS - The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society

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


Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

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

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.





Every year, PulpFest recognizes those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award honors Frank A. Munsey, the publisher of the first pulp magazine. George Vanderburgh — the esteemed publisher of Battered Silicon Dispatch Box books and renowned Sherlockian — won our 2019 Munsey Award. You can read about George on the PulpFest website.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Munsey Award. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. A list of our previous winners is available on the PulpFest website.

To nominate someone for this prestigious award, please provide a brief statement of your reasons. Send it to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com. You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020. The living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners will select the recipient from among your nominees. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 8, at PulpFest 2020.

The convention will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. It will begin on Thursday, August 6, and run through Sunday, August 9.





Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Accusing Voice" by Meredith Davis from WEIRD TALES, March, 1923
The foreman of a murder jury is haunted by a voice no one else can (apparently) see taunting him that he sent an innocent man to the gallows.

"The Time Annihilator" by Edgar A. Manley & Walter Thode from WONDER STORIES, November, 1930
Excellent time travel story, The travelers find that in the future humanity is all but destroyed by artificial supermen but all their efforts to change the future are for nought.

"A Cutting Clue" by Joe Archibald from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1936

A factory was robbed and the owner murdered during the showing of a movie in a small, rural town. A cop on vacation hears the noise, investigates and finds a familiar crook in the crowd.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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


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

Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog
The Shadow, The Spider and Doc Savage in a title match  
Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author
J.C. Leyendecker exhibition of illustrations  
John Randolph Phillips - author bio online
New blog for pulp deals
Pulpfest 2019 trip report - photos
Walker Martin: Pulpfest 2019 report - August 15-18, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




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



Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
A ruthless human fiend weaves a sinister pattern of grim murder and grisly horror, a puzzle that only the world’s greatest sleuth can solve! Yet The Phantom Detective faces evil as even he has never imagined as he moves from body to body, clue to clue, and ever deeper into mind numbing horror!


With the end of his magazine in 1953, The Phantom Detective seemed to drop out of circulation literally and out of the minds of fans. His longest lasting impact actually comes from two conventions within his twenty year run of stories. The only person to know The Phantom Detective’s true identity was Frank Havens. Keeper of this knowledge since the first story, Havens, as publisher of the city’s newspaper, often assisted The Phantom Detective with his cases, even acting as the one requesting his unique help, often at the behest of law enforcement. To summon the masked man, Havens had a red light installed atop the Clarion Building, one that would shine when the Phantom Detective was needed. This is definitely a precursor and most likely the inspiration for a much more famous signal that debuted in comics years later. It isn’t really a leap to connect Batman’s Bat Signal to the Phantom’s Clarion beacon. Two of the editors in the early days of Batman actually cut their teeth editing The Phantom Detective. Another impact, one that was more immediate on some of his Pulp counterparts, like The Spider, was the fact that The Phantom Detective carried a calling card of sorts as an identifier. To prove he was in fact the real Phantom Detective, he would show a badge of platinum fashioned into the shape of a domino mask.
 
‘Master of the Damned’ was originally published in the April 1935 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
Startling Stories Audiobook
July 1950
Read by Roger Price

  Now available!

Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction’s best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, and Alfred Bester. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s listeners as audiobooks.
 


Table of Contents:
 
A Complete Novel
The City At World’s End
by Edmond Hamilton
At first the people of Middletown thought that the superbomb was only a dud — but actually it hurled all their town forward a million years!
 
The Truants — Complete Novelet
by Leigh Brackett
These flame beings from beyond the stars only wanted to play, but their presence brought fear and panic to a peaceful community!
 
Robot Nemesis — Complete Novelet
by Dr. Edward E. Smith
Ferdinand Stone might save Earth from plunging into the sun — but could man survive? A Hall of Fame classic reprinted by popular request.
 
The Spa Of The Stars — Short Story
by Jack Vance
Trouble-shooter Magnus Ridolph tackles the woes of a smart hotel resort!
 
Purpose — Short Story
by Ray Bradbury
A ship has come from another world — with nine men...
 
Music Of The Spheres — Short Story
by Walt Sheldon
Space offers many strange and unknown factors to the pioneer, but —
 
Invasion — Short Story
by Frank Belknap Long
Man expected the Martians to come as destroyers, but they came as friends...
 
Disappointment — Short Story
by William Morrison
Horton Perry always complained about his ultra-scientific son-in-law.



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MP3 digital download - $9.99
Audio CDs - $29.99

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #26 eBook
Master of the Damned - April 1935

Now available!

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

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

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
Master Of The Damned
by Robert Wallace
A ruthless human fiend weaves a sinister pattern of grim murder and grisly horror in this exciting novel of thrills, suspense and action!
 
Chan Takes A Chance — Gripping Short Story
by Harold de Polo
A courageous game warden looks death square in the face!
 
Getaway — Gripping Short Story
by Alfred I. Tooke
“Any fool can pull a hold-up,” said Chunky, “but —”
 
Beginner’s Luck — Gripping Short Story
by Hapsburg Liebe
Lifting the Parmly Pearls seemed like a tough job
 
Hot Governments — Gripping Short Story
by Samuel Taylor
Fast action in the wake of an $800,000 bond theft
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Startling Stories eBook
July 1950

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.

Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelettes and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction's best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, and Alfred Bester. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
 A Complete Novel
The City At World’s End
by Edmond Hamilton
At first the people of Middletown thought that the superbomb was only a dud — but actually it hurled all their town forward a million years!
 
The Truants — Complete Novelet
by Leigh Brackett
These flame beings from beyond the stars only wanted to play, but their presence brought fear and panic to a peaceful community!
 
Robot Nemesis — Complete Novelet
by Dr. Edward E. Smith
Ferdinand Stone might save Earth from plunging into the sun — but could man survive? A Hall of Fame classic reprinted by popular request.
 
The Spa Of The Stars — Short Story
by Jack Vance
Trouble-shooter Magnus Ridolph tackles the woes of a smart hotel resort!
 
Purpose — Short Story
by Ray Bradbury
A ship has come from another world — with nine men...
 
Music Of The Spheres — Short Story
by Walt Sheldon
Space offers many strange and unknown factors to the pioneer, but —
 
Invasion — Short Story
by Frank Belknap Long
Man expected the Martians to come as destroyers, but they came as friends...
 
Disappointment — Short Story
by William Morrison
Horton Perry always complained about his ultra-scientific son-in-law.
 
The Ether Vibrates —Announcements And Letters
by The Editor
 
Laboratory Notes — Science Facts
 
Current Fan Publications — A Review
 
Science Fiction Bookshelf — 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


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

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

Now available!


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


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



Rough Edges - Now online!

Forgotten Books: Dead Horse - Walter Satterthwait
- New!
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Spicy Adventure Stories, January 1935 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Ace-High Magazine, May 1937 - New!
Forgotten Books: Holocaust House - Norbert Davis
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Dime Detective, November 15, 1934
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Novels and Short Stories, May 1950
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1949
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Spicy Western, September 1939  
Forgotten Books: Up From Earth's Center - Kenneth Robeson (Lester Dent)
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Ace Detective Magazine, August 1936
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, February 4, 1939
Forgotten Books: Ki-Gor: The Beast-Gods of Atlantis - John Peter Drummond

The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE OFFICIAL SQUADRON 2020 CALENDAR

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


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The Serial Squadron

SONOF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES
Book

Coming soon!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming in January!

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











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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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




Shadowridge Press
LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrated by George Evans
Now available!


Back in print for the first time since 1981, Shadowridge Press presents LONELY VIGILS, Carcosa’s legendary collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s famous occult detectives from the Golden Age of the Pulps. Featuring Judge Pursuivant, Professor Enderby, and John Thunstone, their battles against dark magic were originally chronicled in the pages of Weird Tales and Strange Stories between 1938 and 1951. While the stories have achieved legendary status among aficionados of weird fantasy, they had been virtually unreprinted until Lonely Vigils. Here are twenty tales of occult investigation by an acknowledged master of fantasy literature, dramatically illustrated by George Evans. Before he moved to the South, Wellman began his writing career in New York City, where he drew upon the dark side of New York's night club intelligentsia and the native mysteries of the Northeast to create a convincing blend of authentic magic and imaginative peril in these stories of three intrepid crusaders against supernatural evil. Read their complete original pulp adventures in LONELY VIGILS!


Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Shadowridge Press
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 10 inches
$19.99





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

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



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

From War of the Worlds into Star Trek - New!
The Humblest Things . . . - New!
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Five
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Four
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Three 
One More Thing . . .
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-A Final Aside
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Another Aside
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-An Aside

From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part Two
From Things To Come into The Space Trilogy-Part One

 

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

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

Bloodshot – The Official Movie Novelization, Gavin Smith, Titan Books, $8.99, February 4, 2020

Coming soon!
Spider-Man: The Venom Factor Omnibus, Diane Duane, Titan Books, $14.95, March 10, 2020
Wild Cards XXVIII: Joker Moon, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $29.99, March 31, 2020
The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel, T.J. Martinson, Flatiron Books, $17.99, April 14, 2020
Wild Cards XXVI: Texas Hold’em, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, April 14, 2020
Critical Point [Cas Russell #3], S.L. Huang, Tor, $27.99, April 28, 2020
Empire City: A Novel, Matt Gallagher, Atria Books, $27.00, April 28, 2020
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga, Stuart Moore, Titan Books, $9.99, May 12, 2020
Judges: Volume Two, Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott-Coleman & Maura McHugh, Abaddon Books, $11.99,  May 25, 2020
The Fall of Deadworld Omnibus, Matthew Smith, Abaddon Books, $11.99, June 23, 2020
Haunted Heroine [Heroine Complex #4], Sarah Kuhn, DAW Books, $15.00, July 7, 2020

Wild Cards XXVII: Knaves over Queens, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $19.99, July 14, 2020
Avengers: The Extinction Key, Greg Keyes, TitanBooks, $16.00, August 4, 2020
The Somebody People [Resonants Book #2], Bob Proehl, Del Rey, $18.00, September 1, 2020
Wild Cards XI: Dealer’s Choice, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, September 1, 2020

The Godhead [The God Wave Trilogy #3], Patrick Hemstreet, HarperCollins, $16.99, September 15, 2020
Hench: A Novel, Natalie Zina Walschots, William Morrow, $27.99, September 22, 2020





WEIRDBOOK #41
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

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



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