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25 December 2015

Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - December 1942

"Billion Dollar Blitz" by Robert Wallace
While vicious gang war rages, the Phantom Detective goes into lightning action to halt the greates fraud that has ever been perpetrated upon the public! 
Murder and extortion go hand-in-hand as a gigantic crime conspiracy unfolds...

"Money Mean Murder" by C.S. Montanye
"Doctor's Orders" by Joe Archibald

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1943

"Caravan of Terror" by John Peter Drummond
Through the weird fastness of the juju forest prowled the walked dead who murdered in the night. 
Only Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, could face that invisible horde and hope to win. 
Yet within his heart was not the will to fight—for Helene, his golden mate, was no longer at his side. 
She was dead in an unmarked grave.

"Seven From Zanzibar" by Armand Brigaud
"Amazon-Queen of Ophir" by Wilbur S. Peacock
"The Devil's Juju" by Brian O'Brien
"Voodoo Spears" by Francis Gerard

 
Cover Artist: 
George Gross

 7x10, 1`12 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - February1939

"The Insurance Murders" by C.K.M. Scanlon
Murder, arson, barratry and sabotage are the weapons in a diabolical game of death played by a king of organized crime! 
Follow Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., as he strives to break the deadly clutch of a mysterious grasping octopus which envelops America in its slimy tentacles...

"Bank Night" by William T. Cowin
"Snatch Payoff" by John L. Benton

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Buy It Now Sale!

Now online!

Brundage, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Manly Wade Wellman...well the list goes on and on. 
Many are in top condition, with nice red spines, and the paper is excellent to boot.





Adventures in Bronze
New Doc Savage adventures!

December 23, 1932, Lester Dent was paid for the first Doc Savage manuscript.
Coincidentally, on December 23, 2015, Will Murray worked out an understanding with Condé Nast to do Doc Savage for another couple of years.
At least four more novels, and at least one Pat Savage standalone story.
Doc Savage and the Shadow will fight side-by-side once again. Against Shiwan Khan.

A separate contract came in for another project, but Will can't talk about that yet.
He did say that it will be a big hairy deal.
It is a great way the end 2015....




Airship 27 Productions
Proudly Presents
LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION
Now available!

Earlier in the year we learned that New Pulp writer/editor/publisher Tommy Hancock was suffering from congestive heart-failure.  A relatively young family man, this was a dangerous condition that threatened not only Tommy but his entire family.  Almost immediately after this news was made public, several members of the New Pulp community began putting their heads together to see if anything could be done to help the Hancocks.

“Jaime Ramos proposed the idea of doing a benefit anthology,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “It was such a great idea, I realized it needed to get done and we began planning such a project.” The first thing Fortier did was bring aboard his partner in Airship 27, Art Director Rob Davis. “There was no way this was going to fly without Rob handling the book’s overall artwork and design.”  Fortier then went to Hancock and informed him of their plans. With Hancock’s blessings, he then posted an ad on Facebook explaining the project and seeking submissions from both writers and artists.  “It was always our intention to do this as a traditional pulp tome and thus artwork would be a major element in the final product.”

Much to Fortier’s surprise, and delight, the first creator to volunteer his assistance was Douglas Klauba, one of the finest artists in the field.  Klauba volunteered to paint the anthology’s cover once the book was assembled.  “Honestly,” Fortier confesses, “I was in shock. Doug is an amazing artist and his offering to do the cover was very much an omen that we were about to put together something truly unique.”

Within 48 hours after posting his recruiting ad, Fortier had received 57 commitments by New Pulp writers while 36 artists in the field signed on to do the illustrations.  Amongst these creators were some of the most popular New Pulp writers and artists in the field. In fact, getting so many promised stories in just two days, Fortier begrudgingly realized he and his associates were being handed a giant book and he publicly closed the admission call.  “It was crazy,” he recalls.  “Fifty-seven stories in just two days!  Of course there were naysayers who warned me we’d never get all of them.  They were right, we got 62 instead.”

And so the project began with Fortier reading each entry and then assigning it to an artist to illustrate.  Each tale features one black and white illustration.  Ramos acted as his assistant editor proofing teach story after Fortier with them.  Then, months into the project, Ramos, who suffers from diabetes, found his own health in jeopardy and after having handled half the stories, was forced to sideline himself.  What looked to be a major set-back was averted with writer/editor Todd Jones, a protégé of Fortier’s, volunteered to take on the task of finishing the proofing.

And so, after months of ups and downs. Airship 27 Productions is extremely proudly to present LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION.  A giant treasure chest of some of the finest New Pulp fiction ever produced in an 830 page collection.  Representing the varied genres of pulp tradition, this volume features tales of horror, mystery, horror, suspense, pirates, fantasy, private eyes, crime-busting avengers and westerns to name a few.
“Rob and I kidded during the long months of production that we had everything pulp save for a romance story,” quips Fortier.  “Then in the final days of story submissions, we were sent a romance.  No lie!”

LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is now available at Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.  All profits earned by this amazing book are going to Tommy Hancock and his family.  Sure to become a valued collector’s item, LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is a one of a kind title pulp fans young and old, will cherish in years to come.


RADIO ARCHIVES SIGNS ON
From Airship27 Productions comes this late breaking news.   Radio Archives takes on LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION.  "We are all going to find out if the audiobook of Legends of New Pulp Fiction is the longest audiobook ever recorded. Radio Archives is proud to announce that Ken St. Denis of New York City has signed the contract to record this 40 plus hour long audiobook. I talked to Ken on Christmas Eve to make sure he knew what he was signing up for. Ken had read the Airship 27 press release and thought it was a tremendous project and was anxious to get started." Tom Brown.

"This is just pure frosting on the cake," adds Ron Fortier.  "As with the book and Kindle versions, proceeds from this gargantuan audiobook will go directly to Tommy and his family. We tip our hats to Tom Brown and Radio Archives.  Merry Christmas indeed."



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



 
 
Now available!

Part of The H. Bedford-Jones Uniform Library series. One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it’s a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Now available!

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Amazing Stories Classics
The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1927 Anthology

Now available!

1927 was a banner year for Amazing Stories. For Amazing’s second year, Gernsback knew he would have to find more new writers with up-to-date science fictional ideas. And in 1927, Gernsback succeeded in spades, introducing not only a bumper crop of new authors and fresh stories, but also four brand spanking new tropes, to the nascent world of science fiction.

In 1927 A. Hyatt Verrill’s “Plague of the Living Dead,” wasn’t just another story of bloodthirsty zombies on the hunt, made more credible with a scientific rationale for their existence—it’s the first such story ever! Pretty cool! But Gernsback was just getting warmed up. The 1927 Amazing Stories was also the first publication to introduce the work of the now-legendary fantasist H. P. Lovecraft to a mass audience. Though often mistaken as a writer of supernatural fiction, Lovecraft was actually a science fiction author, whose famed evil gods—the Great Old Ones such as Cthulhu, Azathoth, Yog-Sothoth, and Nyarlathotep—were not gods at all, but highly advanced aliens inspired by Lovecraft’s readings of the new discoveries of Eddington, Einstein, and other early 20th century scientists. But Gernsback wasn’t finished yet. He also introduced the work of a man whom the magazine’s readers would consider one of the leading science fiction writers of its first decade: Miles J. Breuer, M.D. Although physician Brewer would become famed for mind-bending stories of conceptual breakthrough, usually facing mortals with dimensional dilemmas—such as “The Gosstak and the Doshes” and “The Captured Cross-Section”—his debut in Amazing, “The Man with the Strange Head,” took a different tack and its appearance would mark the birth of yet another trope: that of a man who extends his life and strength through the creation of a mechanical body may also have served as a direct inspiration for Ironman’s suit. And fourteen months after his inaugural issue and only six months after he began his push to fill Amazing with new writers and stories, Gernsback introduced the first woman author to appear in the pages of a science fiction magazine, Claire Winger Harris—and she introduced “TheFate of the Poseidonia, the first story in which the Earth is saved not by a hero but a heroine, a pacesetter tale whose style, characterization and superior storytelling would only be equaled by the best of Amazing’s male writers during its first decade.

But, these four classics aren't the only first-rate stories Gernsback could boast of in 1927, and in this anthology you will find six more bests from that year, including “Retreat to Mars” by Cecil B. White—an “idea story” with a kicker—and Benjamin Witwer's “Radio Mates” which, unlike so many scientific-device-leads-our-hero-to-a-princess-in-need-of-rescue stories, offers a touch of romance between equals. Then, with “Advanced Chemistry” by Jack G. Huekels, we see not only the first story about chemistry in an sf magazine—but a story which has achieved a fame of its own in scientific circles, and been reprinted in scientifically-themed anthologies as well as textbooks over the years. Bob Olsen's “The Four-Dimensional Roller-Press” is a dimensional romp, with a nod to Edwin Abbott's Flatland, that proved so popular with readers that four further “Four-Dimensional” sequels were demanded. “The Machine Man of Ardathia” was one of the youthful Forrest J Ackerman's favorite stories—and some years later he considered it a high honor to be allowed to collaborate with the author, Francis Flagg. Though bound to stir unease in many readers, “The Tissue Culture King” by biologist Julian Huxley (brother of Aldous), is easily one of the most gracefully written stories ever printed in a Gernsback publication.

And, as a special treat for modern readers, we have paired each story with the original illustrations—most by the immortal Frank R. Paul, surely the first man to be paid to envision a new aspect of a new future every single day.

The Best of Amazing Stories and Amazing Stories Classics are published under license from the Experimenter Publishing Co. and Steve Davidson, owner of the name Amazing Stories and the distinctive Comet Tail trademark.

This is the second book in the anthology series reprinting the yearly best from Amazing Stories.

Ebook: Introductory price. $3.99   Regularly $6.99;         

Trade Paper: Introductory price $10.99     Regularly $14.99    
    




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!

DOC SAVAGE #86: "The Sea Angel" & "The Devil is Jones"
EXPANDED MANUSCRIPT EDITION
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray who recalls "Lester Dent's Airviews, Inc." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-194-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!

DOC SAVAGE #86: "The Sea Angel" & "The Devil is Jones"
JAMES BAMA VARIANT
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones. This instant collector's item leads off with a knockout painting by James Bama, and also reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray who recalls "Lester Dent's Airviews, Inc." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-195-0 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 Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!

THE SHADOW #103: "The Romanoff Jewels" & "Crime Under Cover"
The Shadow journeys to Paris and Moscow to undermine a Bolshevik conspiracy to seize "The Romanoff Jewels" in one of Walter Gibson's most acclaimed novels! Then, the Dark Avenger is summoned to Washington, DC to prevent a hidden spymaster from acquiring the Neutralizer, the ultimate weapon of war. BONUS: counterintelligence agent Tim King examines "Spycraft and The Shadow" plus a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-198-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos


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

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
December releases are now available!

Ghost Bullet Range
by Johnston McCulley

They trailed Phil Banniton at sunset.... They trailed him at sunset through the streets of Dodge City, through the gambling dens and flashy dance halls....

They trailed him through the cattle country to Shantyville and Sirloin City—waiting in ambush with guns primed along the lonely mountain passes....

They trailed him the long way to Texas .... down every stretch of the Old Chisolm Trail—

But still he spurred steadily south, a young giant of a man, heedless of the enemy at hand—his single-minded purpose, a final showdown with the enemy that lay waiting ahead—at the Diamond W ranch!

The Circle Box ranch owner decided to purchase his competitor, the Diamond W ranch—or destroy it! He didn’t bargain on Phil Banniton's loyalty or rage.

Johnston McCulley, renowned creator of Zorro, delivers a fast-paced tale of Old West justice. Originally presented in West magazine, September 1942


186 pages, 5.5" x 8.5",
$9.95
     Amazon.com   CreateSpace   Kindle  


Awesome Tales #2
Fall 2015


World War II, hardboiled cops, and a band of amateur ghost-hunters! It's all here in Awesome Tales #2 !

Awesome Tales returns with a new spine-tingler by R. Allen Leider -- "Der Feurher Mabuse," documents a heretofore unchronicled exploit of Dr. Mabuse, the legendary super-criminal from novels and silent films! As World War II rages onward, the Nazi hierarchy begins questioning Hitler's judgment. Is the mind of Dr. Mabuse pulling the nefarious strings?

"The Last Redhead" (by John L. French) is a voluptuous foray into hardboiled fiction. Like Mabuse, this dishy dame is pulling the strings on a hitman, but she's using her luscious body as bait and payment! In "Cruelty" by C.J. Henderson, you'll follow a supernatural detective into a museum housing artifacts that draw the appreciation of an ancient evil.

Adding a touch of supernatural (and levity) to the festivities, KT Pinto's "Something Fishy This Way Comes" continues the exploits of amateur ghost-hunters. An abandoned fish cannery-turned-whorehouse-turned-blight becomes the backdrop and main set-piece for a hokey "ghost tour" -- until the ghosts decide to add some authenticity to the proceedings!

New illustrations by Ed Coutts. Cover design by Rich Harvey.

50 pages, $6.00

   CreateSpace 



 
 

Centipede Press
THE COMPLETE KANE by Karl Edward Wagner
Now available and pre-orders are now shipping!

Kane, the mystic swordsman — an immortal, flame-haired sorcerer-warrior, cursed by an insane elder god to walk the Earth until eventually destroyed by the violence that he himself created.

Created by award-winning author and editor Karl Edward Wagner while he was still attending medical school, the most exciting and intelligent sword & sorcery series ever written is finally given the showcase it deserves with these stunning new illustrated editions from Centipede Press.
      
This handsome set of five hardcovers in a cloth slipcase includes the three main Kane novels — Dark Crusade, Bloodstone, and Darkness Weaves, along with the two volumes of short fiction — Death Angel’s Shadow and Night Winds — you finally have a chance to own meticulously proofread texts, with the short stories presented in the long-desired chronological order, with all of the poems, fragments, and later stories.
      
Each book has a handsome photograph of Karl Edward Wagner (some never published) from the period, and each book also reprints the original Warner Bros paperback edition cover so you have, finally, the complete Kane, presented the way the author intended, with each book individually illustrated.


Limited to 300 signed copies.
New artwork by Tom Kidd, Patrick J. Jones, Les Edwards, Boco, and Grant Griffin.
Printed endpapers.
Full cloth binding.
Ribbon marker.
Signed by the artists.
All five volumes enclosed in a handsome cloth slipcase.
Cloth, 5 volumes in slipcase: $350
 








CONAN THE AVENGER #21 - Arriving in comic shops December 30!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Jose Luis (Art), Andy Owens (Inks), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

A false queen -- the evil twin sister of the rightful ruler -- sits on the throne of Khauran. After quashing Conan's brief rebellion against the impostor, the brutal mercenary leader Constantius orders the Cimmerian to be crucified. Now, Conan will suffer the most agonizing ordeal of his life.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50



CTHULHU IDOL GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VINYL BANK - Arriving in comic shops December 30!

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R'lyeh, dread Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

Bank    $22.99


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

Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)



The Golden Age - Now online!

Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner
Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December/1898
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904



             Now available for pre-order!  

THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45



Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00




By H. P. Lovecraft
Coming in April 2016!
ORDER NOW AND SAVE 20% -- UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015 ONLY!!


A project that has been more than forty years in the making, David E. Schultz’s long-awaited annotated edition of Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth is a hugely significant release for Lovecraftians worldwide.

Schultz’s commentary illuminates both the literary sources of each poem and their influence on subsequent works by Lovecraft. In addition to the commentary, the current edition will include facsimile pages of Lovecraft’s own manuscript, the musical score written for the sonnets by Lovecraft associate Harold S. Farnese, and a full chronology, bibliography and index.

As a bonus, artist Jason C. Eckhardt has created 40 original illustrations which will appear throughout the book, highlighting the nature of the 36-sonnet cycle as a unified whole.


David E. Schultz is a prominent Lovecraft scholar and critic who for decades has edified legions of readers with his diligent research and trenchant analysis of the works of the dreamer from Providence. Also forthcoming from Hippocampus Press is a revised and updated version of Schultz’s critical edition of Lovecraft’s “Commonplace Book”.

Edited by David E. Schultz
Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
Limited edition hardcover
Approximately 300 pages
SRP:
$30.00
SALE PRICE: $24.00


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “The Servants of Bit-Yakin”
Monday Morning Brackett
Conan Re-Read: “A Witch Shall Be Born”
Leigh Brackett: “The Moon that Vanished”  
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #12 - Arriving in comic shops December 30!

This issue profiles a new batch of talented Illustrators, including: Android Jones: We explore the multi-faceted world, his life and career, and the near-death experiences which have shaped and driven his work; Howard Chaykin: creator of Black Kiss, American Flagg! and more... we explore his uncensored art! Sidney Sime: The weird and surreal art of this forgotten artist; his illustrations for Lord Dunsany to his afterlife interpretations. Denis Zilber: his surreal 'toons! Arty Freeman: his off-the-wall art!

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99






JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #3 - Arriving in comic shops December 30!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Covers A) Dom Reardon (Cover B) Gabriel Hardman


Bond is on his way to break up a small, agile drug-trafficking operation in Berlin. The truth about what he’s walking into is bigger, scarier and much more lethal. Berlin is about to catch fire, and James Bond is trapped inside. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the “VARGR” storyline, the debut chapter of the ongoing James Bond saga as written by industry legend Warren Ellis and illustrated by Jason Masters!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!


My Favorite Christmas Pulp Covers Part 2
- New! 
My Favorite Christmas Pulp Covers Part 1 - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day
Pulp Cover of the Day
Pulp Cover of the Day
Pulp Cover of the Day
Pulp Cover of the Day



Leigh Brackett centenary - Now online!

Leigh Brackett's 100th birthday is December 17, 2015.

Morgan Holmes is writing a four part blog series on Leigh Brackett's Eric John Stark.
The complete series is now available online at the links below.

The Pulp Swordsmen: Eric John Stark  
The Ginger Star  
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith


LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE GLASS MANTIS - Arriving in comic shops December 30!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Toni Fejzula (Art), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

Murder interrupts the opening of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. Lobster Johnson investigates to find out what makes a blown-glass sculpture worth killing for.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




Meteor House is pleased to announce the first-ever standalone edition of Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey’s critically acclaimed novel The Song of Kwasin, the third volume of the Khokarsa series. The Song of Kwasin previously appeared only in an expensive hardcover omnibus collecting the first three novels of the Khokarsa series and it has never been published alone in its own volume! So if you’ve read Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar, and have been waiting for the epic climax to Philip José Farmer’s original Khokarsa trilogy, this new Meteor House edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible signed limited edition hardcover—is your chance to finally read the thrilling, adventure-packed third book!

Meteor House’s new edition of The Song of Kwasin also features cover art and a frontispiece by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus materials, including:

A brand-new introduction by noted author and critic Paul Di Filippo*
A Preface to the New Edition by Christopher Paul Carey *
“Kwasin and the Bear God” by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (a 20,000-word novella featuring a lost adventure of Kwasin)
The Khokarsan Calendar by Philip José Farmer**
The Plants of Khokarsa by Philip José Farmer**
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey (expanded from the guide in the Restored Edition of Flight to Opar)
Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Philip José Farmer’s Original Outline to The Song of Kwasin**
Philip José Farmer’s Alternate Outline to The Song of Kwasin*
Correspondence by Philip José Farmer to Frank J. Brueckel and John Harwood, authors of “Heritage of the Flaming God,” the monumental essay that inspired the Khokarsa series*
* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.


5.5 × 8.5, 400+ pages
Unlimited Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover (Signed by Christopher Paul Carey)

The trade paperback edition is $22 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $33 (plus shipping).




Mike Chomko -  December 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for December 2015

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Dark World (Henry Kuttner, Ace Books 1946/Paizo 2008)
 - New!
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows (Josh Reynolds, Meteor House Press, 2014)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip Jose Farmer; DAW, 1973/Titan Books, 2012)  

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)

Philip José Farmer:  Up from the Bottomless Pit Kindle Edition - Now available!

Up from the Bottomless Pit is the ultimate collection for Philip Jose Farmer fans, including 140,000 words (roughly 400 pages) of very obscure, never-before-collected short stories, a novel beginning, non-fiction, and a complete novel as well.

Philip José Farmer: maker of universes and chronicler of fantastic adventures, legendary Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master… Today few realize that Farmer was writing literary fiction long before he set the science fiction world afire with his groundbreaking “The Lovers.” Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories collects these little known treasures, along with other fantastical tales—all making their first appearance here in book form.

Sure to excite readers of science fiction everywhere is the inclusion of Farmer's “lost” novel of the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate past circa the 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental laser drill, humankind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.

With its first-time collection of a lost novel, ultra-rare works, tales of science fiction and fantasy, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories presents a compelling new look at one of speculative fiction's most beloved literary giants.


Print Length: 404 pages
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Kindle Price:    $4.99




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"It Has to be Football" by Vance Porter from EXCITING SPORTS, Fall (October), 1943
Gridiron Stars Are Fighting Men, but It's a Strenuous Lesson
Coach Blaisdell Has to Teach a Hand-Picked Pigskin Star - the Difference Between a Game and Commando Tactics!

"One-Burst Baker" by Robert J. Hogan from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October), 1946

Flak-happy Eddie, ball-turret gunner of the Eager Eagle, sets out on his fiftieth - and his final - sky mission!

"Death, Adulterated" by C. K. M. Scanlon from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1942

Police Lieutenant Slavin Combats a Deadly Nazi Plot to Use Drugs for Murder!



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - New!
Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer
Terror Out of Space by Leigh Brackett
Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015
Pulp Den - Now online!

Man-Killers of The Air - New!
Cold War Heroes & Three Go Back - New!
Dragon Insurrection - New!
Architect of Destiny
Assignment: Nina Fontayne 

         Pulp Den  

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

Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

More new Green Lama: ‘Crimson Circle’ - New!
‘Nighthawk: Burning Skies’
Review: ‘Jim Anthony: Red Shambhala’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Lost Fantasies’
‘Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell’
Wu Fang & Yen Sin: Fu Manchu clones
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Zombies of the Stratosphere’: A colorized serial
The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’
Perry Mason: novels #1 and #2
‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Exploring ‘This Island Earth’

Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015
Star Wars’ forgotten pulp connection
Boeckman, Powell talk pulps

Radio Archives
16th Anniversary Celebration!

Radio Archives is celebrating 16 years of creating great products and we are celebrating with our biggest sale ever!
Over 100 Pulp reprints, DVDs, and Books at 75% off the retail price until December 31st.
 
Here is what is included.
75% discount on 24 Doc Savage double novel reprints from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts.
 
75% discount on 8 DVD sets of Classic TV shows from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 3 Old Time Radio sets from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 21 The Shadow double novel reprints from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 18 The Spider double novel reprints from Girasol Collectables.
75% discount on 10 Modern Weird Tales magazines.
75% discount on 26 Audiobooks from Galaxy Press.
75% discount on 26 Pulp books from Galaxy Press.
 
Three Bonus Sales
#1 - 10% discount on 13 double novel reprints from Sanctum Books. (Quantities limited)
#2 - 50% discount on 61 Pulp Audiobooks (Quantities limited)
#3 - 50% discount on 11 Girasol Replicas from Girasol Collectables. (Quantities limited)



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Lone Tiger
- New!
The Hydra - New!
The Black Hush
Voodoo Death  
The Shadow's Shadow
The Wealth Seeker

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.

F.B. Ghensi (1865-1943)  - New!
A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .
Curtis W. Casewit (1922-2002)
Final Notes from PulpFest
Jon Arfstrom (1928-2015)
Theodore Roscoe (1906-1992)

Tom Johnson
 ASSIGNMENT: NINA FONTAYNE
Now available in a Kindle edition!


When men of science go mad, the U.S. Government fears a foreign power at the source of the evil and calls in their top secret agent, Jeff Shannon. But this time his foe may be the greatest spy in the world - and the most beautiful. Will Jeff Shannon also fall to her womanly charms? The Eagle faces Europe’s deadliest femme fatale in this 1940s action thriller.

Print Length: 62 pages

Kindle Price:    $1.99


Wildside Press
Happy Holidays from everyone at Wildside Press! 

We know it's the end of holiday gift-buying season, so just buy for yourself -- go on, you deserve it!
Here are a couple of coupons, which I hope you will enjoy.
They expire January 3, 2016.

ebookholiday -- save 50% on EBOOKS ONLY.
Minimum $5.

bookholiday -- save 30% on PRINT BOOKS.
Minimum $20.



William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Down These Mean Streets a Pastiche Writer Goes

Pulp fans are united by an uncommon passion for literary authors and their creations. We read and re-read these seminal works time and again savoring each thrill as if discovering it anew. We read one another’s thoughts on these works in the hope of gaining a greater appreciation of the material or, at the very least, finding some justification for why they affect us so deeply. We dread to consider awakening to a world where there are no new tales of these characters to discover.

Read the rest at the link below.






18 December 2015

Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - December 1942

"Billion Dollar Blitz" by Robert Wallace
While vicious gang war rages, the Phantom Detective goes into lightning action to halt the greates fraud that has ever been perpetrated upon the public! 
Murder and extortion go hand-in-hand as a gigantic crime conspiracy unfolds...

"Money Mean Murder" by C.S. Montanye
"Doctor's Orders" by Joe Archibald

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1943

"Caravan of Terror" by John Peter Drummond
Through the weird fastness of the juju forest prowled the walked dead who murdered in the night. 
Only Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, could face that invisible horde and hope to win. 
Yet within his heart was not the will to fight—for Helene, his golden mate, was no longer at his side. 
She was dead in an unmarked grave.

"Seven From Zanzibar" by Armand Brigaud
"Amazon-Queen of Ophir" by Wilbur S. Peacock
"The Devil's Juju" by Brian O'Brien
"Voodoo Spears" by Francis Gerard

 
Cover Artist: 
George Gross

 7x10, 1`12 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - February1939

"The Insurance Murders" by C.K.M. Scanlon
Murder, arson, barratry and sabotage are the weapons in a diabolical game of death played by a king of organized crime! 
Follow Dan Fowler, Ace of the F.B.I., as he strives to break the deadly clutch of a mysterious grasping octopus which envelops America in its slimy tentacles...

"Bank Night" by William T. Cowin
"Snatch Payoff" by John L. Benton

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Buy It Now Sale!

Now online!

Brundage, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Manly Wade Wellman...well the list goes on and on. 
Many are in top condition, with nice red spines, and the paper is excellent to boot.





Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FRIGHTENED FISH
Now available in an eBook edition!


The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.
 
Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….


Hardcover and softcover editions are not presently planned as Moonstone has the rights.

 eBook  



Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FLIGHT INTO FEAR
Now available in an eBook edition!


An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.

Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of  Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.

What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat?


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  




Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE JADE OGRE
Now available in an eBook edition!

A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.

For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted!


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  






Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 LAUNCHES 3 MORE NEW AUDIO BOOKS

Just in time for Christmas, Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives announce the release of three more pulp audio adventures.

The three new audio releases are:

JIM ANTHONY SUPER DETECTIVE Vol One featuring tales by Andrew Salmon, B.C. Bell and Erwin K. Roberts

And our second Sherlock Holmes title to come to audio, Gary Lovisi’s SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE BARON’S REVENGE, read by George Kuch.

When Airship 27 released DAMBALLA by Charles Saunders several years ago, it made pulp history by presenting the first ever black 1930s pulp hero operating out of Harlem. Now narrator Calvin Worthen brings him to glorious audio life.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!





ALTER EGO #139 - Coming in April!

In Alter Ego, would you believe still more about Roy Thomas in the 1990s?

Jim Amash interviews the Rascally One about his ’90s work on Marvel’s Conan and the stillborn Marvel/Excelsior line launched by Stan Lee, along with Roy’s writing for companies like Cross Plains, Topps, DC, and others!

Art by the likes of Kayanan, the Brothers Buscema, Maroto, Giordano, St. Aubin, Ditko, Simonson, Mignola, Lark, and many others!

Plus: the sorcerous secrets of “177A Bleecker Street,” the Greenwich Village address Thomas gave to Dr. Strange!


Magazine, 100 pages, Full Color, $9.95, On sale April 13.

ALTER EGO #139 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161942.


Altus Press
Coming to comic shops in March!

DOC SAVAGE: THE NEW ADVENTURES VOLUME 11
THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE

(Writer) Lester Dent & Various (Cover) Joe Devito


East of Nassau lies a strange spit of volcanic rock — a treacherous reef cast up from the bottom of the sea. Why does a beautiful blonde try to lure Monk Mayfair from boarding a steamship bound for that unknown place? Who is the sinister sailor known as Diamond? What is his objective? The incredible answer is found in a remote reach of the Caribbean Sea, and the mysterious thing that men whisper about, and die to possess — the starling secret of Satan's Spine!

Softcover, 6x9, 367 pages, B&W, $24.95, On sale March 9.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161932.



Now available!

Part of The H. Bedford-Jones Uniform Library series. One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it’s a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Now available!

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available now, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library is currently available in softcover and hardcover formats.

It is also available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.

All seven titles in hardcover: $209.65 SALE PRICE: $179.95
All seven titles in softcover:  $134.65  SALE PRICE: $109.95


Altus Press
Now available!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Written by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95
softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:
“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts
Now available!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:
“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Now available!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:
“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, 
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:
“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Will Murray
Now available!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Amazing Stories Classics
The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1927 Anthology

Now available!

1927 was a banner year for Amazing Stories. For Amazing’s second year, Gernsback knew he would have to find more new writers with up-to-date science fictional ideas. And in 1927, Gernsback succeeded in spades, introducing not only a bumper crop of new authors and fresh stories, but also four brand spanking new tropes, to the nascent world of science fiction.

In 1927 A. Hyatt Verrill’s “Plague of the Living Dead,” wasn’t just another story of bloodthirsty zombies on the hunt, made more credible with a scientific rationale for their existence—it’s the first such story ever! Pretty cool! But Gernsback was just getting warmed up. The 1927 Amazing Stories was also the first publication to introduce the work of the now-legendary fantasist H. P. Lovecraft to a mass audience. Though often mistaken as a writer of supernatural fiction, Lovecraft was actually a science fiction author, whose famed evil gods—the Great Old Ones such as Cthulhu, Azathoth, Yog-Sothoth, and Nyarlathotep—were not gods at all, but highly advanced aliens inspired by Lovecraft’s readings of the new discoveries of Eddington, Einstein, and other early 20th century scientists. But Gernsback wasn’t finished yet. He also introduced the work of a man whom the magazine’s readers would consider one of the leading science fiction writers of its first decade: Miles J. Breuer, M.D. Although physician Brewer would become famed for mind-bending stories of conceptual breakthrough, usually facing mortals with dimensional dilemmas—such as “The Gosstak and the Doshes” and “The Captured Cross-Section”—his debut in Amazing, “The Man with the Strange Head,” took a different tack and its appearance would mark the birth of yet another trope: that of a man who extends his life and strength through the creation of a mechanical body may also have served as a direct inspiration for Ironman’s suit. And fourteen months after his inaugural issue and only six months after he began his push to fill Amazing with new writers and stories, Gernsback introduced the first woman author to appear in the pages of a science fiction magazine, Claire Winger Harris—and she introduced “TheFate of the Poseidonia, the first story in which the Earth is saved not by a hero but a heroine, a pacesetter tale whose style, characterization and superior storytelling would only be equaled by the best of Amazing’s male writers during its first decade.

But, these four classics aren't the only first-rate stories Gernsback could boast of in 1927, and in this anthology you will find six more bests from that year, including “Retreat to Mars” by Cecil B. White—an “idea story” with a kicker—and Benjamin Witwer's “Radio Mates” which, unlike so many scientific-device-leads-our-hero-to-a-princess-in-need-of-rescue stories, offers a touch of romance between equals. Then, with “Advanced Chemistry” by Jack G. Huekels, we see not only the first story about chemistry in an sf magazine—but a story which has achieved a fame of its own in scientific circles, and been reprinted in scientifically-themed anthologies as well as textbooks over the years. Bob Olsen's “The Four-Dimensional Roller-Press” is a dimensional romp, with a nod to Edwin Abbott's Flatland, that proved so popular with readers that four further “Four-Dimensional” sequels were demanded. “The Machine Man of Ardathia” was one of the youthful Forrest J Ackerman's favorite stories—and some years later he considered it a high honor to be allowed to collaborate with the author, Francis Flagg. Though bound to stir unease in many readers, “The Tissue Culture King” by biologist Julian Huxley (brother of Aldous), is easily one of the most gracefully written stories ever printed in a Gernsback publication.

And, as a special treat for modern readers, we have paired each story with the original illustrations—most by the immortal Frank R. Paul, surely the first man to be paid to envision a new aspect of a new future every single day.

The Best of Amazing Stories and Amazing Stories Classics are published under license from the Experimenter Publishing Co. and Steve Davidson, owner of the name Amazing Stories and the distinctive Comet Tail trademark.

This is the second book in the anthology series reprinting the yearly best from Amazing Stories.

Ebook: Introductory price. $3.99   Regularly $6.99;         

Trade Paper: Introductory price $10.99     Regularly $14.99    
    



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late February!
Coming to comic shops March 30!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 39:  "Poison Island" & "They Died Twice"
JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent. First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle lures the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases a haunting cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama and both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations, and historical commentary by Will Murray.. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-032-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, b&w, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 39 JAMES BAMA VARIANT is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161933.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late February!
Coming to comic shops March 30!

THE SHADOW  Volume 105: "Doom on the Hill" & "Clue for Clue"
The Shadow's premier agent Harry Vincent takes center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Master Avenger investigates "Doom on the Hill" after Vincent summons him to track down a serial killer in one the series' greatest murder mysteries. Then, The Shadow follows a winding trail "Clue for Clue" as he searches for Nazi diamonds, while Harry Vincent finds romance with an enemy agent! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 105 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161934.


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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
Author and publisher Jean-Marc Lofficier discusses his publishing company Black Coat Press, its current releases and what is forthcoming.  The series Tales of the Shadowmen now has its twelfth volume: Carte Blanche with more crossovers of classic characters from French and English adventure fiction.  Also, a new volume containing 2 Doc Ardan stories will be out shortly.  We also discuss several other fascinating and entertaining books from Black Coat press.

The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

Award winning author, Ralph Angelo Jr., discusses hi first true Pulp Hero novel.  Musician Bobby Tarrano is pulled back from the edge of death to be an instrument of vengeance in an upstate New York town as The Grim Spectre.  This adventure set in the 1930s has the gritty appeal of the original pulps with a modern sense of timing and story telling.
 
Ralp-h and I also discuss his other recent writings both published and forthcoming.  He also talks about his recently published audiobooks.


Past episodes:
Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger

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

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
December releases are now available!

Ghost Bullet Range
by Johnston McCulley

They trailed Phil Banniton at sunset.... They trailed him at sunset through the streets of Dodge City, through the gambling dens and flashy dance halls....

They trailed him through the cattle country to Shantyville and Sirloin City—waiting in ambush with guns primed along the lonely mountain passes....

They trailed him the long way to Texas .... down every stretch of the Old Chisolm Trail—

But still he spurred steadily south, a young giant of a man, heedless of the enemy at hand—his single-minded purpose, a final showdown with the enemy that lay waiting ahead—at the Diamond W ranch!

The Circle Box ranch owner decided to purchase his competitor, the Diamond W ranch—or destroy it! He didn’t bargain on Phil Banniton's loyalty or rage.

Johnston McCulley, renowned creator of Zorro, delivers a fast-paced tale of Old West justice. Originally presented in West magazine, September 1942


186 pages, 5.5" x 8.5",
$9.95
     Amazon.com   CreateSpace   Kindle  


Awesome Tales #2
Fall 2015


World War II, hardboiled cops, and a band of amateur ghost-hunters! It's all here in Awesome Tales #2 !

Awesome Tales returns with a new spine-tingler by R. Allen Leider -- "Der Feurher Mabuse," documents a heretofore unchronicled exploit of Dr. Mabuse, the legendary super-criminal from novels and silent films! As World War II rages onward, the Nazi hierarchy begins questioning Hitler's judgment. Is the mind of Dr. Mabuse pulling the nefarious strings?

"The Last Redhead" (by John L. French) is a voluptuous foray into hardboiled fiction. Like Mabuse, this dishy dame is pulling the strings on a hitman, but she's using her luscious body as bait and payment! In "Cruelty" by C.J. Henderson, you'll follow a supernatural detective into a museum housing artifacts that draw the appreciation of an ancient evil.

Adding a touch of supernatural (and levity) to the festivities, KT Pinto's "Something Fishy This Way Comes" continues the exploits of amateur ghost-hunters. An abandoned fish cannery-turned-whorehouse-turned-blight becomes the backdrop and main set-piece for a hokey "ghost tour" -- until the ghosts decide to add some authenticity to the proceedings!

New illustrations by Ed Coutts. Cover design by Rich Harvey.

50 pages, $6.00

   CreateSpace 



 
 

BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson - Now available!

BUNDUKI
A shot rang out ... the driver slumped over the wheel ... and suddenly the Land Rover began a three hundred foot dive into the Gambuti Gorge to what should have been certain death for both its passengers. But it wasn't ... Bunduki awoke in a strange country, dressed in a strangely-shaped leopard skin. He has his Bowie knife and his bow and arrows. Around him, he sees a land teeming with wildlife from every continent but there is no sign of civilization. Instinctively, he knows that Dawn is also here, some miles away. Who had saved him? And why had they bothered to transport him to this alien jungle, far away from Africa? And, more important, he had to find his cousin, Dawn.

Dawn, has encountered a hunting party from the Mun-Gatah tribe. These scheming people are divided into two factions, one following Dryaka the High Priest, the other affiliated with his rival, Charole, Protectress of the Quagga God (the quagga is a species of zebra). Both groups realize that Dawn's bow is highly advanced and its design would increase their power. Dawn will also make a worthy sacrifice to the God.

Bunduki encountersh members of the peace-loving Telonga tribe. He also has a run-in with a group of mangani apes. Bunduki learns that the population of this land are strictly controlled by the People-Taker, a slaver sent by the Mun-Gatahs. When he and his retinue visit, the warriors of the Telonga tribe are 'put away' by the Elders to prevent them from fighting.
Bunduki must use all his cunning and strength to resuce Dawn from Dryaka and the Mun-Ghuta's.
     
Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23



BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 3 - VERSUS THE NAZIS - Coming in March!
(Writer) Don Garden (Art) Burne Hogarth

Following on from Tarzan in the City of Gold and Tarzan Versus the Barbarians, Tarzan Versus the Nazis is the third of four exclusive volumes authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden).

Hardcover, 10x13, 164 pages, Full Color, $39.95, On sale March 23.


TARZAN VERSUS THE NAZIS is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161710.


Centipede Press
THE COMPLETE KANE by Karl Edward Wagner
Now available and pre-orders are now shipping!

Kane, the mystic swordsman — an immortal, flame-haired sorcerer-warrior, cursed by an insane elder god to walk the Earth until eventually destroyed by the violence that he himself created.

Created by award-winning author and editor Karl Edward Wagner while he was still attending medical school, the most exciting and intelligent sword & sorcery series ever written is finally given the showcase it deserves with these stunning new illustrated editions from Centipede Press.
      
This handsome set of five hardcovers in a cloth slipcase includes the three main Kane novels — Dark Crusade, Bloodstone, and Darkness Weaves, along with the two volumes of short fiction — Death Angel’s Shadow and Night Winds — you finally have a chance to own meticulously proofread texts, with the short stories presented in the long-desired chronological order, with all of the poems, fragments, and later stories.
      
Each book has a handsome photograph of Karl Edward Wagner (some never published) from the period, and each book also reprints the original Warner Bros paperback edition cover so you have, finally, the complete Kane, presented the way the author intended, with each book individually illustrated.


Limited to 300 signed copies.
New artwork by Tom Kidd, Patrick J. Jones, Les Edwards, Boco, and Grant Griffin.
Printed endpapers.
Full cloth binding.
Ribbon marker.
Signed by the artists.
All five volumes enclosed in a handsome cloth slipcase.
Cloth, 5 volumes in slipcase: $350
 








CONAN THE AVENGER #24 - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

As Conan lays siege to Khauran, inside the city the soldier Valerius desperately seeks evidence that a fiendish impostor has replaced his beloved queen. Even if he uncovers the proof he needs, can Valerius gather enough allies in time to save the true queen and restore her to the throne?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 30.


CONAN THE AVENGER #24 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN160172.



CTHULHU MONOPOLY - Coming in March!

Visit the locations of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos with this special Cthulhu-themed edition of the classic property game, Monopoly!
On sale March 30.

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.


CTHULHU MONOPOLY is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN162797.





CTHULHU YAHTZEE - Coming to comic shops in March!

America's favorite dice game has a Lovecraftian theme with this special Cthulhu edition of Yahtzee!
On sale March 30.

CTHULHU YAHTZEE is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN162798.




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

Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedord-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)



DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU: A Jim Anthony Super-Detective Adventure - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon  (Author), Mike Fyles (Illustrator)

It begins with a cryptic message sent to four of America's leading industrialist crucial to the war effort against the Axis Powers. Then these four men are dead, hideously murdered by the Crimson Scorpion.

With war production at risk, Super-Detective Jim Anthony must race against time to solve the riddle of the Crimson Scorpion. However, danger lurks in every shadow for he has received the message as well: 'DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU!'

Can he solve the mystery in time? Or will he fall at the hands of a villain who threatens the world?


Print Length: 76 pages
Kindle Price:    $0.99


DEJAH THORIS #2 - Coming in March!
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna

Cover: NEN

Exiled from the kingdom of Helium and on the run, Dejah Thoris turns to the Army of Barsoom. Will she be able to survive long enough to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance? Plus: John Carter explores the conspiracy at home in Helium! Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna continue an all-new story with Dejah as you’ve never seen her before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 2.

DEJAH THORIS #2 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161350.








DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #4 - Coming in March!
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover: Wilfredo Torres

A new recruit joins the team in 1995, just in time to help Doc Savage and company contend with a group of cyber terrorists who threaten to destabilize the world economy, while in the modern day, the fallout of that case might be the missing piece in the puzzle that Doc is trying to solve.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 9.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #4 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161363.









The Golden Age - Now online!

Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner
Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December/1898
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904



             Now available for pre-order!  

THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45



Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00




Hermes Press: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS VOLUME 2 - Coming in March!
(Art) Fred Fredericks & Various

Hermes Press' second and final volume of this series, a reprint of comic book version of the 20th Century's most famous fictional magician in this deluxe version of King Features comics' Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk's newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature's comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books. This volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the six complete comics in restored to their original four color glory. Reprints issues #6-10 as well as the Mandrake the Magician one shot published in Dell Four Color #752.

Hardcover, 8x10, 176 pages, Full Color, $49.99, On sale March 16.


MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161528.

By H. P. Lovecraft
Coming in April 2016!
ORDER NOW AND SAVE 20% -- UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015 ONLY!!


A project that has been more than forty years in the making, David E. Schultz’s long-awaited annotated edition of Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth is a hugely significant release for Lovecraftians worldwide.

Schultz’s commentary illuminates both the literary sources of each poem and their influence on subsequent works by Lovecraft. In addition to the commentary, the current edition will include facsimile pages of Lovecraft’s own manuscript, the musical score written for the sonnets by Lovecraft associate Harold S. Farnese, and a full chronology, bibliography and index.

As a bonus, artist Jason C. Eckhardt has created 40 original illustrations which will appear throughout the book, highlighting the nature of the 36-sonnet cycle as a unified whole.


David E. Schultz is a prominent Lovecraft scholar and critic who for decades has edified legions of readers with his diligent research and trenchant analysis of the works of the dreamer from Providence. Also forthcoming from Hippocampus Press is a revised and updated version of Schultz’s critical edition of Lovecraft’s “Commonplace Book”.

Edited by David E. Schultz
Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
Limited edition hardcover
Approximately 300 pages
SRP:
$30.00
SALE PRICE: $24.00


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “The Servants of Bit-Yakin” - New!
Monday Morning Brackett - New!
Conan Re-Read: “A Witch Shall Be Born”
Leigh Brackett: “The Moon that Vanished”  
Conan Re-Read: The Hour of the Dragon, Part 2
Celebrating Leigh Brackett
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH GN - Coming in March!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art/Cover) I. N. J. Culbard

Innsmouth: a crumbling Massachusetts seaport shadowed in rumor and suspicion. A town inhabited by sullen and hostile people with disturbing, amphibian looks. It's no place for a sightseer. Passing through Innsmouth on a genealogical tour of New England, a young man makes an ill-advised attempt to unravel the town's long-veiled history. What unfolds is a terrifying tale of a town transformed by its interaction with a monstrous aquatic civilization. As Innsmouth's murky history is brought to light, the narrator learns that the town's mysterious past is tied to his own family history. It is a revelation that has chilling consequences for the present — and for the future.

Softcover, 7x10, 120 pages, Full Color,$19.95, On sale March 16.


H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161627.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #13 - Coming in March!

Featured this issue in illustrators #13: Mitch O'Connell "The World's Best Artist" bares his soul and his alphabet to Diego Cordoba. Sep E. Scott: David Asford throws back the curtain on the work of a swashbuckling septuagenerian. Jeff Miracola: The inspiational story behind this amazing artist. Brooke Boynton Hughes: Her delightful art and her children's book illustrations. Tor Upson: Damien Hirst's assistant is making waves with her darkly wry illustrations.

Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale March 16.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #13 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161939.




JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #5 - Coming in March!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

Bond is locked in a death trap in a medical lab in the middle of Berlin, London is going into meltdown as poisoned drugs are turning homes into abattoirs, and the only way to save Britain is the secret of someone or something called… VARGR.

Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 2.


JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #5 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161368.



James Rollins: THE BONE LABYRINTH (a Sigma Force Novel) - Now available!

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . .

In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes us to mankind’s next great leap.

But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist makes a strange discovery:  a subterranean Catholic chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?

Before any answers could be made, the investigative team is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta. How are these events connected? Who is behind these attacks?  The search for the truth will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic battle for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe . . . and beyond.

With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing odyssey ever—a breathtaking quest that will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis will reveal true mysteries tied to mankind’s first steps on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil, resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter—and the world we know will change forever.

Series: Sigma Force Novels (Book 10)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $27.99
Pre-order  $17.78



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES #11


Contents:
WOLF HOLLOW BUBBLES by David H. Keller, M.D.
MRS. KAYE by Beverly Haaf
THE HAUNTER OF THE RING by Robert E. Howard
THE VENGEANCE OF INDIA by Seabury Quinn
AFTER SUNSET by Philip Hazleton
THE SHIP OF SILENT MEN by Philip M. Fisher
THE WHISPERER by Robert A. W. Lowndes


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95


Contents:
BEYOND THE SINGING FLAME by Clark Ashton Smith
THE LAST AMERICAN by J. A. Mitchell
THE MAN WHO AWOKE by Laurence Manning
A SINGLE ROSE by Jon DeCles
DISOWNED by Victor Endersby


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95



JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #5 (of 5) - Coming in March!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

When a Drowning City millionaire’s plan to reunite with his dead family goes terribly wrong, Joe Golem and Simon Church rush to reverse his spell before the city is taken over by drowning victims come back to life.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 2.

JOE GOLEM #5 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN160129.





JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE Hardcover - Coming in August!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color)





JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #14 (of 14)  - Arriving in comic shops December 23!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Fritz Casas, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris finally return to majestic Helium, but they find the city strangely deserted. John and Dejah must find out what happened to its inhabitants, or suffer the same horrific fate! More amazing adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, by the team of Ron Marz, Ian Edginton and Ariel Medel.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 
 

KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #1 - Arriving in comic shops December 23!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

King Conan grows weary of the crown. When an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia's borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! A fan-favorite team expands on Robert E. Howard's unfinished "Wolves beyond the Border" tale!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #4 - Coming in March!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

Joining forces with the Pictish witch Nai (from Dark Horse’s original Conan series), King Conan and his old lover hope to defeat several tribes of renegade Picts seeking to unite and invade Aquilonia. A prized legendary relic could turn the tide in their struggle, and both sides will have to face the horrific “Children of the Night” in this final issue!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 30.


KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDERS #4 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN160173.




The Last Martian Chronicles - Now available!
by John Hegenberger


From the cold, rocky surface of Mars to the vast reaches of deep space, from the dusty pages of the pulps to the cutting edge medical technology of the future, the stories in John Hegenberger’s THE LAST MARTIAN CHRONICLES span the frontiers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Unlikely friends try to survive the dangers of future war in “Keys to the Kingdom”. A bizarre fate befalls a famous author in the alternate history story “Howard’s Toe”. Sinister forces are on the prowl in “Dead Dames in Dayton”. Alien visitors come to Earth with surprising results in “Last Contact”. And two races face a poignant destiny in “The Last Martian”. These stories and others from popular author John Hegenberger are filled with imagination, ingenuity, and heart.

Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 27, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
SRP:  $8.99



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Cover of the Day
- New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Pulp Cover of the Day - New! 
Walker Martin’s Report on the Pulp AdventureCon

Steve Kennedy, 1945-2015
Daisy Bacon at the Belmont Stakes



Leigh Brackett centenary - Now online!

Leigh Brackett's 100th birthday is December 17.

Morgan Holmes is writing a four part blog series on Leigh Brackett's Eric John Stark.
The first 3 parts are now available online at the links below.

The Pulp Swordsmen: Eric John Stark  
The Ginger Star  
The Hounds of Skaith


LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE FORGOTTEN MAN - Coming in March!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Peter Snejbjerg (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

After a transient goes missing, Lobster Johnson is called in to investigate a priest who practices more than just religion. What he’s got cooking in his stew pot is nothing compared to what he has hiding in the sewers below . . .


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 30.

LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE FORGOTTEN MAN is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN160136.




LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #1 - Coming in March!

Written by Corrina Bechko with art by Roberto Castro, Lords of the Jungle will see Tarzan and Sheena cross paths when Sheena finds her displaced out of time and space, and suddenly in 1930’s Africa—unsure of whether Tarzan will be a friend or foe.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 16

LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #1 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161344 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161345 (Castro cover).





LOST IN SPACE #1 - Coming in March!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi
(Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) Steve Stanley

Irwin Allen’s legendary Sci-Fi property returns! Before being prematurely canceled during its third season, LOST IN SPACE had several screenplays lined up and ready to film. These are those lost episodes, adapted for comics from screenwriter Carey Wilber’s original teleplays! First up is “The Curious Galactics”, a three-part tale that sends John Robinson, Will Robinson, and Major Don West from a run-of-the-mill radar scouting mission into a potentially deadly alien maze.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 9.

LOST IN SPACE #1 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161041 (Stanley cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161042 (Photo cover).





Meteor House is pleased to announce the first-ever standalone edition of Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey’s critically acclaimed novel The Song of Kwasin, the third volume of the Khokarsa series. The Song of Kwasin previously appeared only in an expensive hardcover omnibus collecting the first three novels of the Khokarsa series and it has never been published alone in its own volume! So if you’ve read Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar, and have been waiting for the epic climax to Philip José Farmer’s original Khokarsa trilogy, this new Meteor House edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible signed limited edition hardcover—is your chance to finally read the thrilling, adventure-packed third book!

Meteor House’s new edition of The Song of Kwasin also features cover art and a frontispiece by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus materials, including:

A brand-new introduction by noted author and critic Paul Di Filippo*
A Preface to the New Edition by Christopher Paul Carey *
“Kwasin and the Bear God” by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (a 20,000-word novella featuring a lost adventure of Kwasin)
The Khokarsan Calendar by Philip José Farmer**
The Plants of Khokarsa by Philip José Farmer**
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey (expanded from the guide in the Restored Edition of Flight to Opar)
Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Philip José Farmer’s Original Outline to The Song of Kwasin**
Philip José Farmer’s Alternate Outline to The Song of Kwasin*
Correspondence by Philip José Farmer to Frank J. Brueckel and John Harwood, authors of “Heritage of the Flaming God,” the monumental essay that inspired the Khokarsa series*
* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.


5.5 × 8.5, 400+ pages
Unlimited Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover (Signed by Christopher Paul Carey)

The trade paperback edition is $22 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $33 (plus shipping).




Mike Chomko -  December 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for December 2015

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Moonstone Books
The Black Bat Returns
Authors: Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash
Cover art: Mike Fyles
Arriving in comic shops December 23!

The original Black Bat returns in this thrilling collection of all NEW action-crime stories!
Read the character that was created at the SAME TIME as Batman!


Ex-District Attorney Tony Quinn is blinded in a courtroom assault!
He now seeks justice outside of the law as the relentless hero who can see in the dark: The Black Bat!
Guest-starring: The Green Lama, Domino Lady, and Golden Amazon!
Stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Adam L. Garcia, Colin B. Harvey, Sean Taylor, James Palmer, David Boop, David White, and Josh Vogt!
Softcover, 6” x 9”, 270 pages, $13.95



Moonstone Books: GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #1 - Coming in April!
Story: Ron Fortier, Aaron Shaps
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Michael Stribling


Dateline 1938. Hitler and the Nazis have begun their plans to conquer the world. In the states, the crimefighter known as the Black Bat encounters German spies exhibiting strange, unworldly powers. Have aliens infiltrated the Third Reich and is the threat to mankind greater than imagined? Hurriedly the Bat assembles a team of specialists to help him confront this unknown foe: Airboy, Domino Lady, Moon Man, Golden Amazon, and more! They will become known as The Guns of the Black Bat.

Gray, 7x10, 32 pages, $3.50.








Moonstone Books: SHERLOCK HOLMES / DOMINO LADY - Coming in April!
Writers: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Reno Maniquis, Mike Fyles
Cover: Mike Fyles


NY Times best-selling author Nancy Holder!

Contains a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story with NEW illustrations, and reprints Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues#1 & 2, & The Holmes Holiday Special story!


Softcover, 7x10, 124 pages, $14.95





Paperback Perils - Now online!

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)
- New!
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows (Josh Reynolds, Meteor House Press, 2014)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip Jose Farmer; DAW, 1973/Titan Books, 2012)  

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)

Philip José Farmer:  Up from the Bottomless Pit Kindle Edition - Now available!

Up from the Bottomless Pit is the ultimate collection for Philip Jose Farmer fans, including 140,000 words (roughly 400 pages) of very obscure, never-before-collected short stories, a novel beginning, non-fiction, and a complete novel as well.

Philip José Farmer: maker of universes and chronicler of fantastic adventures, legendary Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master… Today few realize that Farmer was writing literary fiction long before he set the science fiction world afire with his groundbreaking “The Lovers.” Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories collects these little known treasures, along with other fantastical tales—all making their first appearance here in book form.

Sure to excite readers of science fiction everywhere is the inclusion of Farmer's “lost” novel of the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate past circa the 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental laser drill, humankind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.

With its first-time collection of a lost novel, ultra-rare works, tales of science fiction and fantasy, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories presents a compelling new look at one of speculative fiction's most beloved literary giants.


Print Length: 404 pages
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Kindle Price:    $4.99



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"One Lone Man" by Hapsburg Liebe from THRILLING WESTERN, May, 1937
An Hombre With a Lightnin' Draw Totes a Six-Gun for an Outfit With a Chinese Brand - and Discovers the Real Owner!

"Private Dickering" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, August, 1937
Featuring: Dizzy Duo


Snooty and Scoop, embarked on a career of private dickering, get stuck in a messy little murder and a wad of chewing gum. Iron Jaw plays tag with Harvard; and a fur-piece and a teddy bear's eye plays tag with the dizzy duo.

"The Talking Brain" by M. H. Hasta from AMAZING STORIES, August, 1926
THE death of the student Vinton, and Professor Murtha's suicide following, brought the University a good deal of unwelcome prominence. In fact, the newspapers demanded investigation; and President Archer asked me to prepare a statement of the facts for general publication, because I know them better than anyone now living. 



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer - New!
Terror Out of Space by Leigh Brackett
Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015
The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey
The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft
Pulp Den - Now online!

Architect of Destiny - New!
Assignment: Nina Fontayne - New!
The Battling Pilot   - New!
Sky Ghosts: All For One
Trick Soldier
Spyfall  
         Pulp Den  

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

Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Nighthawk: Burning Skies’ - New!
Review: ‘Jim Anthony: Red Shambhala’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Lost Fantasies’
‘Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell’
Wu Fang & Yen Sin: Fu Manchu clones
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Zombies of the Stratosphere’: A colorized serial - New!
The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’
Perry Mason: novels #1 and #2
‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Exploring ‘This Island Earth’

Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015
Star Wars’ forgotten pulp connection
Boeckman, Powell talk pulps

Radio Archives
16th Anniversary Celebration!

Radio Archives is celebrating 16 years of creating great products and we are celebrating with our biggest sale ever!
Over 100 Pulp reprints, DVDs, and Books at 75% off the retail price until December 31st.
 
Here is what is included.
75% discount on 24 Doc Savage double novel reprints from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts.
 
75% discount on 8 DVD sets of Classic TV shows from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 3 Old Time Radio sets from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 21 The Shadow double novel reprints from Nostalgia Ventures.
75% discount on 18 The Spider double novel reprints from Girasol Collectables.
75% discount on 10 Modern Weird Tales magazines.
75% discount on 26 Audiobooks from Galaxy Press.
75% discount on 26 Pulp books from Galaxy Press.
 
Three Bonus Sales
#1 - 10% discount on 13 double novel reprints from Sanctum Books. (Quantities limited)
#2 - 50% discount on 61 Pulp Audiobooks (Quantities limited)
#3 - 50% discount on 11 Girasol Replicas from Girasol Collectables. (Quantities limited)


Radio Archives
Secret Agent "X" #8 Audiobook
The Hooded Hordes
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..

With boiling lead that stilled men’s tongues and bombs that mangled human bodies, the hooded hordes threatened America. Their power was spreading from State to State like a hideous blight. Their spies were everywhere—and against this dread secret society went the Man of a Thousand Faces, into a danger that even he did not foresee.
 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
The exploits of Secret Agent "X" originally appeared in the magazine of that same name under the pen name of Brant House. "X" was the creation of author Paul Chadwick.
 
For Secret Agent “X”, it was decreed that he would pit himself against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But the unknown “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Arsonists. These were the types of tabloid master criminals our nameless hero hunted.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Hooded Hordes, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, October 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5
Audiobook #4 The Melting Death

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby

On sale for 50% off until December 31!


Out of the blue it struck––that dread, mysterious force, dealing death, destruction and misery to millions. America found herself stripped of her strongest defenses as battleships, huge guns, skyscrapers, factories and transportation systems crumbled to dust before the voracious flame. No one could tell where it came from; where it would next strike; no one was safe from its hot, devouring maw. An entire nation stood crippled, paralyzed by panic as Operator #5, alone, fought to save America from the red ruin loosed upon it.

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.

They called him Operator #5—undercover agent, man of many identities, patriotic protector of America’s sacred shores. Working for the U. S. Intelligence Service, his job is to root out subversive elements and stand as the first line of defense against foreign invasions from all quarters. Aided by street-smart Tim Donovan and newspaperwoman Diane Elliott, Jimmy Christopher was the James Bond of the 1930s!

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed counter espionage agency. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of deadly poison to be taken in the event of capture.

The Melting Death was originally published in the July, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine. Read with tightly-wound tension by Milton Bagby.
 
Specially priced until December 31st. 5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs


Radio Spirits
THE SHADOW: DREAM OF DEATH

15% off and flat shipping rate!

 To get 15% Off Your Order (before shipping and taxes) and $2.95 Flat Shipping
you must include Offer Code t12nc005 when placing your order.


The Shadow knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men…and for some reason the thought of it made him laugh. His eerie, cast-iron chuckle rattled out of the radio, transfixing audiences of all ages with the expectation of thrills, chills, and adventure ahead.

Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison don the cloak and cloud men's minds through eighteen enigmatic episodes. Agnes Moorehead, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, and Gertrude Warner watch his back with winning style as Margot Lane.

Includes a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod.

Episodes Include: The Three Ghosts 10-31-37; Death Is Blind 11-20-38; Guest of Death 12-18-38; Inventor of Death 11-12-39; The Precipice Called Death 01-21-40; The Man Who Lived Twice 02-09-41; Murder Underground 03-09-41; Death Keeps A Deadline 11-01-42; The Touch of Death 02-28-43; Dream of Death 11-09-47; Doom and the Limping Man 11-16-47; Evil in the House 11-07-48; Wig Makers Of Doom Street 11-28-48; Collectors of Death 02-27-49; Unto Death Do Us Part 03-06-49; Ring of Mahlalayee 03-13-49; Monkey Woman 05-29-49; Preview of Terror 06-05-49

Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Price: $35.95





RED SONJA #3 - Coming in March!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Aneke
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage

Chased by her fellow Hyrkanians for treason, Sonja races to the King, only to discover that he is a face from her own past! The scorned ruler plans a wave of conquest and bloodshed across the nations of their enemies. Red Sonja, the one-time hero of her people, will become her homeland’s most notorious outlaw, hunted by those she loves!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 9.

RED SONJA VOLUME 3 #3 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161352.






THE ROCKETEER AT WAR! #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops December 23!
Marc Guggenheim (Writer),  Dave Bullock (art & cover)

Europe, 1942—the world is at war! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord. Secord, also known as The Rocketeer, has been thrust full throttle into the heat of battle, and—with or without his jet pack—he will depend on his wits and daring if he is to survive!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99





ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN SCIENCE VOLUME 1 - Coming in June!
(Art) Wallace Wood & Various

Here's another forgotten or bypassed old comicbook in the great tradition of Planet Comics, featuring spaceships and saucers galore (not to mention the usual line-up of gorgeous gals and malevolent monsters) plus the wonderful artwork of, amongst others, the great Wallace Wood. The first seven issues are presented to you for just a tiny fraction of what you would expect to pay for a mint-condition version of just one copy of the actual comic... and this intoxicating first volume is in hardcover. Collects issues #1-7, November 1950 to December 1951.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale June 29.

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN SCIENCE VOLUME 1 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN161615.



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 22  - Coming in May!

Conan crosses paths with Valeria, a former pirate comrade as formidable as she is beautiful. When their mercenary band is fallen upon and captured by seemingly deathless Darfari warriors, there is only one way out for Conan and company—Conan must kill the moon! Final Savage Sword volume! Collects Conan stories from Marvel’s The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #223–#235.

Trade paperback, B&W, 7x10, 592 pages, $19.99, On sale May 18.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 22 is solicited in the January PREVIEWS (Available December 23).
The Diamond Item Code is JAN160174.



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Black Hush
- New!
Voodoo Death  - New!
The Shadow's Shadow
The Wealth Seeker
The Voodoo Master
The Rackets King

Stark House
The Yellow Claw / The Golden Scorpion
by Sax Rohmer

Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Now available!

Sax Rohmer created Fu Manchu and other superb villains.
In these two mysteries, we are introduced to Gaston Max, a Parisian detective and a master of disguise, hot in the pursuit of two criminal masterminds who seek to undermine the very fabric of British society.

Paperback, 350 pages, $19.95



TALES FROM THE OTHERVERSE - Now available!
by James Reasoner, Scott A. Cupp, Lou Antonelli, Cheryl Pierson, Keith West, Robert E. Vardeman, John Hegenberger, Bill Crider, Scott Dennis Parker, Richard Prosch

Other times, other places, other stories than the ones we know...These are the Tales From the Otherverse, where anything is possible and things never work out quite the way you'd expect. Some of today's top talents in popular fiction turn their hands to tales of alternate history. Featuring new stories by bestselling, award-winning authors Bill Crider, Lou Antonelli, Scott A. Cupp, Robert E. Vardeman, James Reasoner, and more. Explore the Otherverse and see what might have been!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $9.99
Amazon Price $8.99




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

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .   - New!
Curtis W. Casewit (1922-2002) - New!
Final Notes from PulpFest - New! 
Jon Arfstrom (1928-2015)
Theodore Roscoe (1906-1992)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

For the inauguration of the grand opening, in addition to samplings from "Shoppe stock," he is featuring a nice selection of Amateur Journals of H. P. Lovecraft from the Hyman Bradofsky (The Californian) Collection and fine, nearly complete collections of the works of James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, two of Fantasy & Science Fiction's finest living writers!  So don't dote on the dead, take a voyage on an Elfin Ship, or step through the Anubis Gates and journey to the furthest reaches of your imagination!

And be sure to read "FOTS" - Friends of the Shoppe - for important book information!

New additions added every Sunday and every month a new theme!



Title   ROBERT E. HOWARD SKULL-FACE: & Others: EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION!
Edition   [First edition].
Publisher   Sauk City, Arkham House, 1946.

Robert E. Howard's SKULL-FACE was one of the greatest books Arkham House ever published; I rank it 3rd behind, THE OUTSIDER by H.P. Lovecraft, and DARK CARNIVAL by Ray Bradbury in importance. This is a splendid, fine copy with few flaws and the dust-jacket is virtually as fresh as the day it was published; note no discoloration on the verso. The book still has the "new car" Arkham House smell! No fingerprints on the cloth, no yellowing to the verso of the d.j., just a few slight creases. One corner just nubbed in its initial shipment. This copy came new from an original Arkham House buyer and it is very fresh. Simply put, the best copy I've had in 30 years and priced accordingly! A fine copy in fine d.j., with a few slight creases.
Price = 1850.00 USD




Tom Johnson
 ASSIGNMENT: NINA FONTAYNE
Now available in a Kindle edition!


When men of science go mad, the U.S. Government fears a foreign power at the source of the evil and calls in their top secret agent, Jeff Shannon. But this time his foe may be the greatest spy in the world - and the most beautiful. Will Jeff Shannon also fall to her womanly charms? The Eagle faces Europe’s deadliest femme fatale in this 1940s action thriller.

Print Length: 62 pages

Kindle Price:    $1.99


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Robert E. Howard: Peering Behind the Veil of Life

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” is Robert E. Howard at his most poetic.
 
His writing had taken a quantum leap forward in quality compared with his earlier Kull stories as he transitioned from working in familiar genres to blazing a trail none had attempted before him. More than his gift for well-turned phrases and evoking imagery so powerful, it literally sears itself in the reader’s mind; Howard reaches for a depth of character and achieves a work that is both psychologically and philosophically rewarding.


Read the rest at the link below.





11 December 2015

Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FRIGHTENED FISH
Now available in an eBook edition!


The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.
 
Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….


Hardcover and softcover editions are not presently planned as Moonstone has the rights.

 eBook  



Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FLIGHT INTO FEAR
Now available in an eBook edition!


An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.

Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of  Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.

What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat?


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  




Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE JADE OGRE
Now available in an eBook edition!

A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.

For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted!


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  






Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 LAUNCHES 3 NEW AUDIO BOOKS

Since their joining forces, Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives have released a half dozen audio books from the New Pulp publisher’s catalog.  Now, they are bringing out three new titles to add to this fast growing list.  “We couldn’t be any happier,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Every Radio Archives audio-book is a quality product and their narrators are the best in the business.  Having three released like this feels as if we are giving our fans an early Christmas gift.”

The three new audio releases are:

SHERLOCK HOLMES – SECRETS OF THE DEAD by Jack Beddows and read by George Kuch.  Will be reading all of Airship 27 Productions’ Sherlock Holmes books.

WEIRD HORROR TALES Vol One by Michael Vance and read by Chase Johnson.
Johnson will be reading all three books in this series by the Horror Master, Michael Vance.

BIKER by Mike Baron as read Josh Harrison.  The creator of NEXUS and BADGER offers up a gritty, action packed crime thriller you do not want to miss.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!




Now available!

Part of The H. Bedford-Jones Uniform Library series. One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it’s a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Now available!

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available now, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library is currently available in softcover and hardcover formats.

It is also available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.

All seven titles in hardcover: $209.65 SALE PRICE: $179.95
All seven titles in softcover:  $134.65  SALE PRICE: $109.95


Altus Press
Now available!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Written by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95
softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:
“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts
Now available!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:
“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Now available!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:
“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, 
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:
“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Will Murray
Now available!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!

THE SHADOW Superpack #3 -  "BAT-VILLAINS FORESHADOWED!" - Foreword by Harlan Ellison
Sanctum Books collects eight more novels that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. The Knight of Darkness battles the Voodoo Master in "The City of Doom" (the thriller that inspired Batman's first archfoe Doctor Death) and unmasks a two-faced crimelord in "Face of Doom" and a master of disguise in "The Fifth Face." Extortionists attack America with a super "Crime Ray," while The Shadow combats the Chinatown demi-god known as "The Living Joss," then investigates "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" and stops "Judge Lawless" from making a mockery of the law. PLUS three classic radio scripts: "The Immortal Murderer" and "The Man Who was Death" by Alfred Bester and "Djaruti, Goddess of Death," plus an Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! BONUS: exclusive art prints of George Rozen's "Judge Lawless" and Graves Gladney's "The Time Master" and "Death Premium" paintings! This instant collector's item showcases all eight original color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-189-9 Softcover, 7x10, 512 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger

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

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
December releases are now available!

Ghost Bullet Range
by Johnston McCulley

They trailed Phil Banniton at sunset.... They trailed him at sunset through the streets of Dodge City, through the gambling dens and flashy dance halls....

They trailed him through the cattle country to Shantyville and Sirloin City—waiting in ambush with guns primed along the lonely mountain passes....

They trailed him the long way to Texas .... down every stretch of the Old Chisolm Trail—

But still he spurred steadily south, a young giant of a man, heedless of the enemy at hand—his single-minded purpose, a final showdown with the enemy that lay waiting ahead—at the Diamond W ranch!

The Circle Box ranch owner decided to purchase his competitor, the Diamond W ranch—or destroy it! He didn’t bargain on Phil Banniton's loyalty or rage.

Johnston McCulley, renowned creator of Zorro, delivers a fast-paced tale of Old West justice. Originally presented in West magazine, September 1942


186 pages, 5.5" x 8.5",
$9.95
     Amazon.com   CreateSpace   Kindle  


Awesome Tales #2
Fall 2015


World War II, hardboiled cops, and a band of amateur ghost-hunters! It's all here in Awesome Tales #2 !

Awesome Tales returns with a new spine-tingler by R. Allen Leider -- "Der Feurher Mabuse," documents a heretofore unchronicled exploit of Dr. Mabuse, the legendary super-criminal from novels and silent films! As World War II rages onward, the Nazi hierarchy begins questioning Hitler's judgment. Is the mind of Dr. Mabuse pulling the nefarious strings?

"The Last Redhead" (by John L. French) is a voluptuous foray into hardboiled fiction. Like Mabuse, this dishy dame is pulling the strings on a hitman, but she's using her luscious body as bait and payment! In "Cruelty" by C.J. Henderson, you'll follow a supernatural detective into a museum housing artifacts that draw the appreciation of an ancient evil.

Adding a touch of supernatural (and levity) to the festivities, KT Pinto's "Something Fishy This Way Comes" continues the exploits of amateur ghost-hunters. An abandoned fish cannery-turned-whorehouse-turned-blight becomes the backdrop and main set-piece for a hokey "ghost tour" -- until the ghosts decide to add some authenticity to the proceedings!

New illustrations by Ed Coutts. Cover design by Rich Harvey.

50 pages, $6.00

   CreateSpace 



 
 

BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson - Available for download on December 15!

BUNDUKI
A shot rang out ... the driver slumped over the wheel ... and suddenly the Land Rover began a three hundred foot dive into the Gambuti Gorge to what should have been certain death for both its passengers. But it wasn't ... Bunduki awoke in a strange country, dressed in a strangely-shaped leopard skin. He has his Bowie knife and his bow and arrows. Around him, he sees a land teeming with wildlife from every continent but there is no sign of civilization. Instinctively, he knows that Dawn is also here, some miles away. Who had saved him? And why had they bothered to transport him to this alien jungle, far away from Africa? And, more important, he had to find his cousin, Dawn.

Dawn, has encountered a hunting party from the Mun-Gatah tribe. These scheming people are divided into two factions, one following Dryaka the High Priest, the other affiliated with his rival, Charole, Protectress of the Quagga God (the quagga is a species of zebra). Both groups realize that Dawn's bow is highly advanced and its design would increase their power. Dawn will also make a worthy sacrifice to the God.

Bunduki encountersh members of the peace-loving Telonga tribe. He also has a run-in with a group of mangani apes. Bunduki learns that the population of this land are strictly controlled by the People-Taker, a slaver sent by the Mun-Gatahs. When he and his retinue visit, the warriors of the Telonga tribe are 'put away' by the Elders to prevent them from fighting.
Bunduki must use all his cunning and strength to resuce Dawn from Dryaka and the Mun-Ghuta's.
     
Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23



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

Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedord-Jones  - New!
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series - New!
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)
FFB Rerun: MURDER WEARS A HALO by John Evans/Howard Browne
SHADOW COMICS 58, 59 & 60 (1946)  


DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU: A Jim Anthony Super-Detective Adventure - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon  (Author), Mike Fyles (Illustrator)

It begins with a cryptic message sent to four of America's leading industrialist crucial to the war effort against the Axis Powers. Then these four men are dead, hideously murdered by the Crimson Scorpion.

With war production at risk, Super-Detective Jim Anthony must race against time to solve the riddle of the Crimson Scorpion. However, danger lurks in every shadow for he has received the message as well: 'DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU!'

Can he solve the mystery in time? Or will he fall at the hands of a villain who threatens the world?


Print Length: 76 pages
Kindle Price:    $0.99


The Golden Age - Now online!

Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner - New!
Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December/1898
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904
James Montgomery Flagg
N. C. Wyeth from Scribner's Magazine August/1904
J. C. Lyendecker from Scribner's Magazine 1905


Leigh Brackett centenary - Now online!

Leigh Brackett's 100th birthday is December 17.

Morgan Holmes is writing a four part blog series on Leigh Brackett's Eric John Stark.
The first 2 parts are now available online at the links below.


             Now available for pre-order!  

THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45



Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00




By H. P. Lovecraft
Coming in April 2016!
ORDER NOW AND SAVE 20% -- UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015 ONLY!!


A project that has been more than forty years in the making, David E. Schultz’s long-awaited annotated edition of Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth is a hugely significant release for Lovecraftians worldwide.

Schultz’s commentary illuminates both the literary sources of each poem and their influence on subsequent works by Lovecraft. In addition to the commentary, the current edition will include facsimile pages of Lovecraft’s own manuscript, the musical score written for the sonnets by Lovecraft associate Harold S. Farnese, and a full chronology, bibliography and index.

As a bonus, artist Jason C. Eckhardt has created 40 original illustrations which will appear throughout the book, highlighting the nature of the 36-sonnet cycle as a unified whole.


David E. Schultz is a prominent Lovecraft scholar and critic who for decades has edified legions of readers with his diligent research and trenchant analysis of the works of the dreamer from Providence. Also forthcoming from Hippocampus Press is a revised and updated version of Schultz’s critical edition of Lovecraft’s “Commonplace Book”.

Edited by David E. Schultz
Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
Limited edition hardcover
Approximately 300 pages
SRP:
$30.00
SALE PRICE: $24.00


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “A Witch Shall Be Born” - New!
Leigh Brackett: “The Moon that Vanished”  - New!
Conan Re-Read: The Hour of the Dragon, Part 2 - New!
Celebrating Leigh Brackett
James Rollins: THE BONE LABYRINTH (a Sigma Force Novel) - Coming December 15!

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . .

In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes us to mankind’s next great leap.

But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist makes a strange discovery:  a subterranean Catholic chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?

Before any answers could be made, the investigative team is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta. How are these events connected? Who is behind these attacks?  The search for the truth will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic battle for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe . . . and beyond.

With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing odyssey ever—a breathtaking quest that will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis will reveal true mysteries tied to mankind’s first steps on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil, resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter—and the world we know will change forever.

Series: Sigma Force Novels (Book 10)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $27.99
Pre-order  $17.78



The Last Martian Chronicles - Now available!
by John Hegenberger


From the cold, rocky surface of Mars to the vast reaches of deep space, from the dusty pages of the pulps to the cutting edge medical technology of the future, the stories in John Hegenberger’s THE LAST MARTIAN CHRONICLES span the frontiers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Unlikely friends try to survive the dangers of future war in “Keys to the Kingdom”. A bizarre fate befalls a famous author in the alternate history story “Howard’s Toe”. Sinister forces are on the prowl in “Dead Dames in Dayton”. Alien visitors come to Earth with surprising results in “Last Contact”. And two races face a poignant destiny in “The Last Martian”. These stories and others from popular author John Hegenberger are filled with imagination, ingenuity, and heart.

Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 27, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
SRP:  $8.99



THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Coming July 1!


Warner Bros. has released images, a poster, and a trailer for director David Yates’ take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic character.

Alexander Skarsgard stars as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, and Margot Robbie as his wife Jane, now living in 1880s London, a decade removed from the Congo. But when he’s sent back to his African home as an emissary of Parliament, Tarzan’s old friends, as well as Jane, are placed in danger.

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN also stars Djimon Hounsou, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.

The film is scheduled to open in theaters July 1.

Check it out at the links below.

io9   YouTube  




LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #1 - Coming in March!

Written by Corrina Bechko with art by Roberto Castro, Lords of the Jungle will see Tarzan and Sheena cross paths when Sheena finds her displaced out of time and space, and suddenly in 1930’s Africa—unsure of whether Tarzan will be a friend or foe.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale March 16






Mike Chomko -  December 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for December 2015

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Paperback Perils - Now online!

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows (Josh Reynolds, Meteor House Press, 2014)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip Jose Farmer; DAW, 1973/Titan Books, 2012)  

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)  
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"One Lone Man" by Hapsburg Liebe from THRILLING WESTERN, May, 1937
An Hombre With a Lightnin' Draw Totes a Six-Gun for an Outfit With a Chinese Brand - and Discovers the Real Owner!

"Private Dickering" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, August, 1937
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty and Scoop, embarked on a career of private dickering, get stuck in a messy little murder and a wad of chewing gum. Iron Jaw plays tag with Harvard; and a fur-piece and a teddy bear's eye plays tag with the dizzy duo.

"The Talking Brain" by M. H. Hasta from AMAZING STORIES, August, 1926
THE death of the student Vinton, and Professor Murtha's suicide following, brought the University a good deal of unwelcome prominence. In fact, the newspapers demanded investigation; and President Archer asked me to prepare a statement of the facts for general publication, because I know them better than anyone now living. 



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Terror Out of Space by Leigh Brackett - New!
Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015
The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey
The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft

Pulp Den - Now online!

Sky Ghosts: All For One - New!
Trick Soldier - New!
Spyfall  
Europa Editions Noir November Giveaway
Inky Odds  
The Secret of Satan's Spine

         Pulp Den  

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

Perks of being a pulp collector #42 - New!
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Jim Anthony: Red Shambhala’ - New!
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Lost Fantasies’ - New!
‘Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell’
Wu Fang & Yen Sin: Fu Manchu clones
‘Pulp Hero’ epics of Wayne Reinagel
‘The Big Book of Bronze,’ Vol. 7
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s new ‘Justice, Inc.’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Weird Menace’ series
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #1 and #2
‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’
‘SS Doomtrooper’
The Spider, No. 11: ‘Prince of the Red Looters’


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
- New!
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015
Star Wars’ forgotten pulp connection
Boeckman, Powell talk pulps
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  

Radio Archives
The Spider #20 Audiobook
Reign of the Death Fiddler

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Now available!

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


 
For ten grim years, the Spider battled the Underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Spider crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
 
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Reign of the Death Fiddler with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, May, 1935.
 
10 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives

Radio Archives
Secret Agent "X" #2 Audiobook
The Spectral Strangler

by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby

On sale for 50% off until December 17!

Silent, horrible as the crushing coils of a serpent were those unseen fingers that blotted out men’s lives. A criminal of satanic proportions had risen—the “Black Master,” whose victims fell with livid, hideous faces and protruding tongues that seemed a ghastly mockery of the fate they had suffered. Along this terrible murder trail Secret Agent “X” gambled with the Dice of Death.
 
 
His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent "X" came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, "X" the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.
 
In his second recorded case, The Spectral Strangler, the Man of Mystery is drawn into a chain of horror when his mentor from their Federal days, Bill Scanlon, is slain by a ghostly, disembodied strangler. How does this grisly crime connect with the disappearance of a chemist working for the Army’s Chemical Warfare branch? What was Scanlon investigating that motived his killer to snuff out his life?
 
The trail of purpled-faced corpses points toward a shadowy mastermind known only as the Black Master. Through webs of horror "X" plunges, aided by Herald reporter Betty Dale and dogged every step of the way by Inspector John Burks, seeking to solve the wave of inexplicable deaths and avenge the slaying of his old friend. But does an invisible noose hang waiting at the end of the trail, to seize his naked throat in its gallows grip?
 
The Spectral Strangler originally appeared in Secret Agent “X” magazine, March 1934 and is read by Milton Bagby.
 
Specially priced until December 17th. 5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs


Radio Spirits
THE SHADOW: DREAM OF DEATH

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The Shadow knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men…and for some reason the thought of it made him laugh. His eerie, cast-iron chuckle rattled out of the radio, transfixing audiences of all ages with the expectation of thrills, chills, and adventure ahead.

Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison don the cloak and cloud men's minds through eighteen enigmatic episodes. Agnes Moorehead, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, and Gertrude Warner watch his back with winning style as Margot Lane.

Includes a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod.

Episodes Include: The Three Ghosts 10-31-37; Death Is Blind 11-20-38; Guest of Death 12-18-38; Inventor of Death 11-12-39; The Precipice Called Death 01-21-40; The Man Who Lived Twice 02-09-41; Murder Underground 03-09-41; Death Keeps A Deadline 11-01-42; The Touch of Death 02-28-43; Dream of Death 11-09-47; Doom and the Limping Man 11-16-47; Evil in the House 11-07-48; Wig Makers Of Doom Street 11-28-48; Collectors of Death 02-27-49; Unto Death Do Us Part 03-06-49; Ring of Mahlalayee 03-13-49; Monkey Woman 05-29-49; Preview of Terror 06-05-49

Duration: 9 hours
Media: (9) CDs
Price: $35.95





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Shadow's Shadow
- New!
The Wealth Seeker - New!
The Voodoo Master
The Rackets King

Stark House
The Yellow Claw / The Golden Scorpion
by Sax Rohmer

Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Coming December 18!

Sax Rohmer created Fu Manchu and other superb villains.
In these two mysteries, we are introduced to Gaston Max, a Parisian detective and a master of disguise, hot in the pursuit of two criminal masterminds who seek to undermine the very fabric of British society.

Paperback, 350 pages, $19.95



THE STARS MY DESTINATION - Feature film in the works!

The in-development adaptation of Alfred Bester’s mindbending 1956 science fiction novel The Stars My Destination has a writer, with David DiGilio tapped to pen the script for the film from Disruption Entertainment.


Deadline: Hollywood

TALES FROM THE OTHERVERSE - Now available!
by James Reasoner, Scott A. Cupp, Lou Antonelli, Cheryl Pierson, Keith West, Robert E. Vardeman, John Hegenberger, Bill Crider, Scott Dennis Parker, Richard Prosch

Other times, other places, other stories than the ones we know...These are the Tales From the Otherverse, where anything is possible and things never work out quite the way you'd expect. Some of today's top talents in popular fiction turn their hands to tales of alternate history. Featuring new stories by bestselling, award-winning authors Bill Crider, Lou Antonelli, Scott A. Cupp, Robert E. Vardeman, James Reasoner, and more. Explore the Otherverse and see what might have been!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $9.99
Amazon Price $8.99




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.

Jon Arfstrom (1928-2015) - New!
Theodore Roscoe (1906-1992) - New!
Songs and Echoes by the Sea - New!
Leo Margulies (1900-1975) - New!
Polar Fiction Database
First Contacts with Things from Other Worlds
Happy Birthday, General Relativity!
Before Star Trek and Star Wars . . .
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

For the inauguration of the grand opening, in addition to samplings from "Shoppe stock," he is featuring a nice selection of Amateur Journals of H. P. Lovecraft from the Hyman Bradofsky (The Californian) Collection and fine, nearly complete collections of the works of James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, two of Fantasy & Science Fiction's finest living writers!  So don't dote on the dead, take a voyage on an Elfin Ship, or step through the Anubis Gates and journey to the furthest reaches of your imagination!

And be sure to read "FOTS" - Friends of the Shoppe - for important book information!

New additions added every Sunday and every month a new theme!



Title   ROBERT E. HOWARD SKULL-FACE: & Others: EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION!
Edition   [First edition].
Publisher   Sauk City, Arkham House, 1946.

Robert E. Howard's SKULL-FACE was one of the greatest books Arkham House ever published; I rank it 3rd behind, THE OUTSIDER by H.P. Lovecraft, and DARK CARNIVAL by Ray Bradbury in importance. This is a splendid, fine copy with few flaws and the dust-jacket is virtually as fresh as the day it was published; note no discoloration on the verso. The book still has the "new car" Arkham House smell! No fingerprints on the cloth, no yellowing to the verso of the d.j., just a few slight creases. One corner just nubbed in its initial shipment. This copy came new from an original Arkham House buyer and it is very fresh. Simply put, the best copy I've had in 30 years and priced accordingly! A fine copy in fine d.j., with a few slight creases.
Price = 1850.00 USD








04 December 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

December 18, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

January 15, 2016
THE FIRST WAVE
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
INDEPENDANCE DAY: RESURGEANCE
July 1, 2016
July 8, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
STAR TREK BEYOND
GHOSTBUSTERS
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
August 5, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
PATIENT ZERO
DEEPWATER HORIZON
October 21, 2016
JACK REACHER 2
November 4, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
December 16, 2016
December 25, 2016
December TBA, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
JUMANJI
AVATAR 2

March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND



37th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show   Facebook page  

2016 12-MONTH VINTAGE SCI-FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.


Collector's Seventh Edition
12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630361365
UPC: 724638061997


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #145
The Best From People's Favorite Magazine
 
A plethora of great stories, ripped from the pages of PEOPLE'S MAGAZINE.
 
"Six Seconds of Darkness" by Octavus Roy Cohen
"Amizi Todd's Change of Heart" by H. Keith Trask
"Roads of Destiny" by H. Bedford-Jones

Cover Artist: Modest Stein


 7x10, 117 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1937

"Double Stamped Doom" by Robert Wallace
Cloaked in impenetrable mystery, masked maaauders strike—and leave a blood trail!  The Phantom tackles one of the most difficult cases in his career...

"Wings For A Monster" by Carl Jacobi
"Prize Title Contest Story" by Edmond Hamilton
"Blood Stains the Lily" by Don Cameron
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Adventure House

 
Adventure House
Now available!

SKY RIDERS - February 1931

"Death Flight" by George F. Eliot
A thrill-packed novelet of sinister Thibet

"Jammed Guns" by Barton Black
"Vengeance Is Mine" by Charles W. Fessner
"No Quarter" by Hal Leslie
"Son of Liberty" by Stuart Hamill
"Balloonists are Bugs" by Earl Griffin
"See It Through" by Bertrand L. Shurtliff
 
Cover Artist: George Rozen


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Adventure House

 
Adventure House
Now available!

Detective and Murder Mysteries - September 1939

"Quench My Flaming Flesh!" by Wilbur S. Peacock
Through a penitentiary's tommy-gun gaunlet Bret Jarvis crashed into a love-baited man-trap...to learn that his sweetheart was a murder mart's father-slaying enchantress!

"Kiss of the Ravishing Corpse" by Elmer Meadows
"Cargo For the Morgue" by Dale De V. Kier
"Cadavers For Ransom" by Stephen McBarron
"Don't Trifle With A Gatman!" by Cyril Plunkett
"Invitation To Homicide" by Robert C. Blackmon
"Creep Joint" by Prentice Agnew
"The Devil Is A Madman" by Paul Selonke
"Honor Of  A Killer" by Ray Cummings
"Lure of the Green Hell" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Murder Has Magic" by Frank Kerr


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Adventure House

 
Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE
Now available!


When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  
eBook
:  $5.99



Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FLIGHT INTO FEAR
Now available!


An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.

Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of  Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.

What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat?


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  




Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE JADE OGRE
Now available!

A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.

For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted!


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  





Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318 pages|

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction! This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 394 pages

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Airship 27 Productions
HARRY HOUDINI – PULP HERO
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the released of its newest pulp anthology starring one of the most famous figures in American theatrical history; magician – escape artist supreme, the one and only Harry Houdini!

Houdini began his stage career as a card manipulator.  As his popularity grew, he quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time.  Then the movies came knocking and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits.  Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician, he was a bonafide celebrity known around the world.

“I’ve been fascinated with this character since I first heard of him as a child,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “The more I learned it became clear that Houdini, during his own lifetime, evolved into one of the first true international superstars. Once he became a hero of the cinema, his fame and legend were permanently cemented in the hearts of his admirers everywhere.  Wherever he appeared the states, he would attract crowds numbering in the thousands.”

In 1904 Houdini and his manager, Martin Beck, began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.  “Although our stories are fictional,” continues Fortier, “we saw his globe-trotting escapes as the perfect backdrop for our writers to whip up fantastic, action packed tales.” From encounters with Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini then battles an evil cult in the catacombs of Paris before heading to Berlin on the famous Nord Express where murder reared its ugly.  These amazing tales are chronicled here by Jim Beard, James Palmer, Ian Watson and Roman Leary.

The cover is by Carl Yonder with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Pedro Cruz and all put together by our award winning Art Directo, Rob Davis.  And so Airship 27 Productions is truly excited to present our readers with a brand new look at a truly extraordinary man who was indeed larger life, he was Harry Houdini, Pulp Hero!

Available now from Amazon.com.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 
Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available now, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library is currently available in softcover and hardcover formats.

It is also available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.

All seven titles in hardcover: $209.65 SALE PRICE: $179.95
All seven titles in softcover:  $134.65  SALE PRICE: $109.95


Altus Press
Now available!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Written by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95
softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:
“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts
Now available!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:
“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Now available!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:
“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, 
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:
“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Will Murray
Now available!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover




Andy McDermott: THE REVELATION CODE (Wilde/Chase) - Now available in the UK!

2002 - Southern Iraq A CIA covert operation in the desert uncovers ancient ruins concealing a humanoid statue, with six wings and the face of a lion. Team member Ezekiel Cross is convinced that it represents one of four angels prophesied in the Book of Revelation, and when the agents are attacked by Iraqi forces, leaving Cross the only survivor, he steals it to begin his own mission from God ...Present Day - New York Depressed following the death of a friend, Nina Wilde has been focusing her energies on her pregnancy, rather than the archaeological discoveries for which she is renowned. But adventure still finds her - when she's kidnapped by religious cultists intending to force her to locate the remaining angels! Held prisoner in a strange village, Nina engages in a battle of wits against her captors, knowing her only hope of rescue is for her husband Eddie Chase to find the other statues first. But with a ruthless maniac determined to fulfil Revelation's prophecy, time is running out. Only by keeping the angels out of the cultists' hands can Nina and Eddie prevent the coming apocalypse ...but what price will they have to pay?

Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches

Hardcover: £13.59
Paperback: £14.99




Andy McDermott: THE REVELATION CODE (Wilde/Chase) - Coming in April!

In the heart of Iraq, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery—one worth killing for.
 
Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission. Convinced that he’s unlocked the secrets of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, he’s determined to gather four stone angels that will trigger God’s promised End of Days. And he’s not alone. A former U.S. president, with a vision of all-out religious warfare, plays a role in the dark plot. But while Cross may have the clues to tracking down the remaining angels, he hasn’t been able to match them to real-world locations. For that he has coerced famed archaeologist Nina Wilde into assisting him, using her husband, ex–special forces soldier Eddie Chase, as collateral.
 
With Eddie held hostage, Nina is forced to recover relics of untold power from Rome to Israel. She must find a way to halt Cross’s mad quest, because the last piece of the puzzle is at hand—and with it comes the most terrifying revelation of all.


Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase (Book 11)
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Dell
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
SRP: $9.99




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!
Arriving in comic shops December 9!

THE SHADOW Volume 102: "King of the Black Market" & "Crime Caravan"
The Shadow crisscrosses the country battling thieving black marketeers in two wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson. First, The enigmatic "King of the Black Market" endangers the future of our nation at the time of its greatest peril. Then, coast-to-coast car hijackings sabotage the war effort until The Shadow shuts down the subversive "Crime Caravan." BONUS: an Orson Welles Shadow classic from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-196-7  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month to online retailers!

DOC SAVAGE #86: "The Sea Angel" & "The Devil is Jones"
EXPANDED MANUSCRIPT EDITION
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray who recalls "Lester Dent's Airviews, Inc." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-194-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month to online retailers!

DOC SAVAGE #86: "The Sea Angel" & "The Devil is Jones"
JAMES BAMA VARIANT
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones. This instant collector's item leads off with a knockout painting by James Bama, and also reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray who recalls "Lester Dent's Airviews, Inc." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-195-0 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 Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Tower of Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.

These two men each had long and successful careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate ways. This collection features their first four stories, being with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.  $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",  "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
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Detroit, MI 48224

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Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE VOYAGES OF LORD SEATON TO THE SEVEN PLANETS
by Marie-Anne de Roumier-Robert
adapted by Brian Stableford


We finally departed on Zachiel's wings. As we rose into the air, our Earth gradually shrank, soon appearing to our eyes as a dot similar to a comet... 

The Voyages of Lord Seaton to the Seven Planets (1766) is an interplanetary romance in the tradition of Cyrano de Bergerac's History of the States and Empires of the Moon. In it, the eponymous hero and his sister Monime travel to the seven planets of the Solar System on the wings of the genie Zachiel. They discover that the inhabitants of each world represent a human character trait -- Selenites are capricious, Martians bellicose, Venusians lovers, etc. Eventually, they return to Earth where Monime inherits the throne of Georgia.

Also included in this volume is another high fantasy tale, The Water Sprites (1768) a colorful and extravagant if eccentric classic of fantastic fiction, which has closer affiliations with modern fantasy than most contemporary works in a similar vein.


US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 520 pages 

 
THE NEW MOON
Four French fantastic voyages by Anonymous, Henri Delmotte, Alexis-Jean Le Bret & Edmé Rousseau
adapted by Brian Stableford

The New Moon (1770) follows in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac's History of the States and Empires of the Moon, describing the epic journey of a lunar native, which takes him on a tour of the nations of the Moon, ending on the island of Eutoquia, the fictional equivalent of Utopia.

A Journey from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic Pole via the Center of the Earth (1721) describes a extravagant journey from one pole of the Earth to the other via its center.

A Voyage to Paraguay-Roux (1835) is a parody of scientific reportage which includes the description of fanciful island civilizations in a style not unlike that of Lewis Carroll.

The Aerial Journey (1859) is the dream-like narrative of a visit to the various major and minor planets of the Solar System, including strange "imaginary" planets more bizarre and complex than any other work of interplanetary fiction.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 288 pages 


TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN
12. CARTE BLANCHE

edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier

Carte Blanche! The complete freedom to act without restrictions! When heroes let their passions or thirst for justice go unchecked, and villains go wild, spreading chaos and destruction!

Doctor Ardan meet the People of the Pole! Doctor Omega teams up with Ki-Gor to find the secret of the Yeti! Maigret, Father Brown and Dr. Watson face a terrifying supernatural threat! Felifax ends up on Dr. Moreau's island. Sâr Dubnotal and the Werewolf of Paris fight the vampires! Arsene Lupin duels with Raffles! Captain Vampire defies the Reds! Rouletabille is trapped on the Mysterious Island! Spiridon investigates a vampire murder in Paris! The Phantom of the Opera finds death in Persia! Sherlock Holmes meets Lecoq and Mephista Leonox!

In this twelfth volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, writers from Canada, England, France and the United States, pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence. 


Contents:
Jason Scott Aiken: Ardan at the Pole starring Doc Ardan, The People of the Pole
Matthew Baugh: The Lament of the Duke and the King starring Doctor Omega
Adam Mudman Bezecny: The Revelation of the Yeti starring Doctor Omega, Nora, Ki-Gor
Nicholas Boving: The Evil Among Us starring Dr. Watson, Maigret, Father Brown
Nathan Cabaniss: House of El Hombre Loco starring Count Waldemar Daninsky, Dr. Génessier
Christophe Colin : Of Beasts and Men starring Felifax, Dr. Moreau
Matthew Dennion: Turning Point starring Sâr Dubnotal, Werewolf of Paris
Peter Gabbani: A Bond between Gentlemen starring Arsène Lupin, Raffles
Brian Gallagher: The Stake and the Sickle starring Captain Vampire, Von Bork
Martin Gately: Rouletabille on Mysterious Island starring Rouletabille
Travis Hiltz: The Case of the Curious Cadaver starring Spiridon, Van Helsing, Doctor Omega
Rick Lai: The Tomb of the Veiled Prophet starring The Phantom of the Opera,
Nigel Malcolm: The Adventure of the Orcival Rain starring Lecoq, Sherlock Holmes, Gourroull
Jean-Marc Mouiller: Behind the Mask of the Ripper starring Sherlock Holmes, Harry Dickson
Christofer Nigro: Justice and the Beast starring Judex, Doctor Cornelius, Professor Tornada
Pierrick Rival: The Inn of the First Voyage starring Long John Silver, Surcouf
Frank Schildiner: Ancient Space Lizards and Other Visitors starring Jean Kariven, Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sam Shook: The Eldritch Stones starring Sar Dubnotal, Chandu, El Borak
Michel Stéphan: The Submarine "Le Rouge" starring William Boltyn, Dr. Moreau
Artikel Unbekannt : Leonox Meets Mephista starring Mephista, Leonox
David L. Vineyard: The White Star of Atlantis starring Arsène Lupin, Terence O'Rourke
Jared Welch: The Piano Maidens starring Eugenie Danglars, The Black Coats


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 304 pages 



 
 

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

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
December releases are now available!

Ghost Bullet Range
by Johnston McCulley

They trailed Phil Banniton at sunset.... They trailed him at sunset through the streets of Dodge City, through the gambling dens and flashy dance halls....

They trailed him through the cattle country to Shantyville and Sirloin City—waiting in ambush with guns primed along the lonely mountain passes....

They trailed him the long way to Texas .... down every stretch of the Old Chisolm Trail—

But still he spurred steadily south, a young giant of a man, heedless of the enemy at hand—his single-minded purpose, a final showdown with the enemy that lay waiting ahead—at the Diamond W ranch!

The Circle Box ranch owner decided to purchase his competitor, the Diamond W ranch—or destroy it! He didn’t bargain on Phil Banniton's loyalty or rage.

Johnston McCulley, renowned creator of Zorro, delivers a fast-paced tale of Old West justice. Originally presented in West magazine, September 1942


186 pages, 5.5" x 8.5",
$9.95
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Awesome Tales #2
Fall 2015


World War II, hardboiled cops, and a band of amateur ghost-hunters! It's all here in Awesome Tales #2 !

Awesome Tales returns with a new spine-tingler by R. Allen Leider -- "Der Feurher Mabuse," documents a heretofore unchronicled exploit of Dr. Mabuse, the legendary super-criminal from novels and silent films! As World War II rages onward, the Nazi hierarchy begins questioning Hitler's judgment. Is the mind of Dr. Mabuse pulling the nefarious strings?

"The Last Redhead" (by John L. French) is a voluptuous foray into hardboiled fiction. Like Mabuse, this dishy dame is pulling the strings on a hitman, but she's using her luscious body as bait and payment! In "Cruelty" by C.J. Henderson, you'll follow a supernatural detective into a museum housing artifacts that draw the appreciation of an ancient evil.

Adding a touch of supernatural (and levity) to the festivities, KT Pinto's "Something Fishy This Way Comes" continues the exploits of amateur ghost-hunters. An abandoned fish cannery-turned-whorehouse-turned-blight becomes the backdrop and main set-piece for a hokey "ghost tour" -- until the ghosts decide to add some authenticity to the proceedings!

New illustrations by Ed Coutts. Cover design by Rich Harvey.

50 pages, $6.00

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

Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982) - New!
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926) - New!
FFB Rerun: MURDER WEARS A HALO by John Evans/Howard Browne
SHADOW COMICS 58, 59 & 60 (1946)  
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1945)
Moments in Paperback History: LanceCon '86 (Part 1)  



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao




Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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Written in 1941 but not published until 1967 - and just the second historical novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs - this is a stark tale of madness as told by a slave of the decidedly insane (consensus opinion) Roman emperor Caligula. It promises to be a very different online adventure strip.

Adaptation by Tom Simmons
Art by H.P. Lovecraft Award winner Mike Dubisch
 
 






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Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2015
The only Christmas themed Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as it appeared in the January, 1892 number of The Strand Magazine, is presented and includes an introduction by Dan Neyer and all the Sydney Paget illustrations.

Also, the penultimate Harvard Illustrated story by George Allan England, "Bench Carvings at Harvard," which we strongly believe to be England's first attempt at science fiction.


October 2015
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales.  We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
 
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.


September 2015
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


August 2015
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK). 
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman  that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.

And...

Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act”  that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.


July 2015
In Writings
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.


June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few month  s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.



Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.
However, we may begin retiring the less-active Replicas at any time, so don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

All of the remaining issues shown below are available now.
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.



Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
Now available!

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles.
These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory.
The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.


Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page.
The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior.
There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.


Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December / 1898 - New!
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904 - New!
James Montgomery Flagg - New!
N. C. Wyeth from Scribner's Magazine August/1904 - New!
J. C. Lyendecker from Scribner's Magazine 1905
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947


THE GOLDEN AGE: MASTERWORKS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION VOLUME 3 HC - Now available!

This book presents a glorious survey of over 220 full-page, full-color masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, 1880-1960. As before, every iconic image is photographed directly from the original artwork, and virtually every major illustrator from the period is represented. Produced and edited by the publisher of Illustration Magazine, this book is a collection that no fan of classic illustration art will want to miss.

Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

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

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

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

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

Hardcover
$40




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

Now available for pre-order!

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

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


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
Coming in January!

CUT ME IN
Ed McBain
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


WHEN A MAN’S PARTNER IS KILLED
HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered they weren’t his only lover, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency—me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

From the pen of MWA Grand Master Ed McBain comes this unforgettable story of warring agents and Hollywood dealmaking, murder and scandal—and passions igniting in the dark of night.

 - First publication in nearly 60 years!
 - Features a brand new cover painting by legendary illustrator Robert McGinnis
 - Also featuring Now Die In It, a bonus McBain novelette from the pulps, starring private eye Matt Cordell from THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE



Coming in March!

PIMP
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch


THERE’S NO DRUG MORE
ADDICTIVE THAN FAME.

EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP.

Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade coming after you...

 - First publication ever!
 - Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
 - Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony, the Macavity, and more
 - BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and other major publications




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 9!

Set in the post WWII era! See the original cast of The Phantom, read this new adventure of The Ghost Who Walks as he battles classic villains. The all-new adventure of the original Ghost Who Walks continues with mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto. The Phantom enters the mysterious lost city in chains as the king looks on wanting to execute him; the queen looks on with far worse intentions!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Celebrating Leigh Brackett - New!
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



JAMES BOND: THE SPECTRE COMIC STRIPS HC - Coming January 19!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art/Cover) Yaroslav Horak
(Art) Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky

Shaken not stirred, this is the ultimate SPECTRE collection!
The inimitable James Bond returns in this lavish comic strip collection collecting four rip-roaring James Bond escapades — all featuring SPECTRE — in a deluxe omnibus format!
Includes Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The Spy Who Loved Me. An absolutely essential addition to every Bond fan’s library!

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, B&W, $39.95




James Rollins: THE BONE LABYRINTH (a Sigma Force Novel) - Coming December 15!

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . .

In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes us to mankind’s next great leap.

But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist makes a strange discovery:  a subterranean Catholic chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?

Before any answers could be made, the investigative team is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta. How are these events connected? Who is behind these attacks?  The search for the truth will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic battle for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe . . . and beyond.

With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing odyssey ever—a breathtaking quest that will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis will reveal true mysteries tied to mankind’s first steps on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil, resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter—and the world we know will change forever.

Series: Sigma Force Novels (Book 10)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $27.99
Pre-order  $17.78



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

WEIRD TERROR TALES #2 Summer 1970


Contents:
THE DEAD WALK SOFTLY by Sewell Peaselee Wright
THE SHADOW ON THE SKY by August Derleth
THE LAUNDROMAT by Dick Donley
THE MAN WHO NEVER CAME BACK by Pearl Norton Swet
THE WEB OF LIVING DEATH by Seabury Quinn

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95


WEIRD TERROR TALES #3 Fall 1970

Contents:
STRAGELLA by Hugh B. Cave
THE GIRDLE by Joseph McCord
THE TRAP by Henry S. Whitehead
THE CHURCH STOVE AT RAEBRUDAFISK by G. Appleby Terrill
THE CELLAR ROOM by Steffan B. Aletti THE WHEEL by H. Warner Munn

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95


 
Jon Arfstrom: Novenber 11, 1928 - December 2, 2015

Jon Arfstrom, 87, died on Dec. 2, 2015.  He was the last surviving cover artist for the original Weird Tales magazine for which he produced several covers and many interior drawings in the early 1950s. 

He also produced professional work for Mystic Magazine, Spaceway, and Other Worlds Science Stories as well as fan-produced magazines such as The Fanscient and Scientifantasy. 

Arfstrom then worked for Brown & Bigelow for 40 years doing drawings and paintings for books, calendars and advertising.  He was “rediscovered” in the late 1970s by some of the Minneapolis fan community when he welcomed members of MinnCon/Arcana into his home to view his then-contemporary “surrealism” paintings.  He later produced covers and other illustrations for Fedogan & Bremer, PS Publishing, and Haffner Press. 

He won a Stoker Award in 1994 for illustrating Robert Bloch’s book Early Fears (Fedogan & Bremer), was a guest at the 2015 Pulpfest in Columbus Ohio and he displayed work at two World Fantasy Conventions in Minneapolis (1993,2002) and the most recent World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs.


Thanks to Greg Ketter at DreamHaven Books.


Lost In Space - New series coming to Netflix!

A remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, is headed to Netflix.

The new Lost In Space is described as an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds. It hails from feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) who executive produce with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall is expected to direct.



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Paperback Perils - Now online!

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows (Josh Reynolds, Meteor House Press, 2014) - New!
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip Jose Farmer; DAW, 1973/Titan Books, 2012)  
- New!
Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)  
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


 

PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #10 - New!
“The People of the Glacier” by C. B. Hough (Part 2), Illustrated by
Zdenek Burian
Review by Mike Taylor: THE EXPLORERS GUILD: Volume I, A Passage to Shamballaby Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Pulpdom is a magazine about the old pulp magazines of the early 20th century and the authors whowrote for them.
With 75 issues in 15 years, it has published over 2000 pages of articles, essays, short biographies, artwork, book reviews and pulp magazine covers, from the 1890s through modern times.


All 85 back issues on disk for $35 postage paid, allow 10 days (this includes the 10 "Online" issues to date).
Links to a PULPDOM Index and the contents of each issue are at Pulpdom.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Slay Bells for Santa" by Edward W. Ludwig from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942
It was curtains for Sam Conway, newshawk, if he didn't turn in a red-hot story for his city editor. But when Conway's nose for news made him the goat for a murder rap, his boss was all set to switch Conway's by-line into an obit item.

"Undercover Checkmate" by Steve Fisher from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
Fast-Action Story of a Coast Guard Sleuth's Lone Courage.

"Mail Me My Tombstone" by Charles Larson from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1943
When that detective story writer was called out to solve a locked-room murder, all he could think of was an invisible man who could crawl through keyholes. Only the keyholes were plugged. But the unseen slayer got through just the same to sling a deadly missive at the writer.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015
The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey
The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft
Christopher Paul Carey Interview
Douglas Klauba Interview  

Pulp Den - Now online!

Spyfall   - New!
Europa Editions Noir November Giveaway - New!
Inky Odds   - New!
The Secret of Satan's Spine - New!
The Seething
EUROPA EDITIONS Noir November Giveaway
The Headhunters  
ECHOES AWARD 2015
         Pulp Den  

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

BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks - New!
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell’ - New!
Wu Fang & Yen Sin: Fu Manchu clones - New!
‘Pulp Hero’ epics of Wayne Reinagel
‘The Big Book of Bronze,’ Vol. 7
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s new ‘Justice, Inc.’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Weird Menace’ series
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #1 and #2 - New!
‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’
‘SS Doomtrooper’
The Spider, No. 11: ‘Prince of the Red Looters’


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015
- New!
Star Wars’ forgotten pulp connection - New!
Boeckman, Powell talk pulps
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#9 Legions of Starvation

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold — wheat! Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire... Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery — overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, thundered sharp-hoofed over the sterile reaches of a famine-wasted continent, while only one man — Operator #5 — realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot. And only he — America’s undercover ace — could hope to bring the canny schemer to the justice he deserved — death!


Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold — wheat! Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire... Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery — overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger! The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, thundered sharp-hoofed over the sterile reaches of a famine-wasted continent, while only one man — Operator #5 — realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot. And only he — America’s undercover ace — could hope to bring the canny schemer to the justice he deserved — death!

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.

Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.

Legions of Starvation is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the December, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
Horror in Gold
by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie
Now available!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.
 
All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.


Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?
 
From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.
 
Michael McConnohie once again gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller.
 
10 hours - $19.99 Download / $39.98 Audio CDs




Meet the Spider — master of men! More just than the Law... more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages deadly, one-man war against the super-criminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents?

 
In the summer of 1933, Popular Publications President Harry Steeger and his executive editor, Rogers Terrill, decided to enter the new field of magazines built around a single hero. They wanted to publish a crimebuster to rival a famous pulp juggernaut. Steeger frankly admitted in later years, “The reason we started the title The Spider was because of the success of Street & Smith’s The Shadow. At this point in pulp history individual titles became very popular, so we decided to try out a few ourselves.”
 
The author chosen to pen the first Spider tale was a famous mystery and suspense novelist whose preferred byline was R. T. M. Scott. More than a dozen years before, Scott became famous for his stories and novels featuring Secret Service Smith, a government agent who later became a consulting detective for hire. It's clear that Scott modeled this new hero for the Depression generation after his previous protagonist.
 
The Spider Strikes establishes the essentials of this exciting series. Richard Wentworth is reckless, cold-blooded, and perfectly willing to play dangerous game between the law who seeks his capture and the enemies of the law he is sworn to track down. While his motivations are unclear, his single-minded determination is without question. He is a hunter of criminals, and in his debut novel he becomes a hunter of supercriminals in the form of the mysterious Mr. X.
 
So go now with Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, as he tackles his first great case and comes face-to-face with the diabolical Mr. X.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to electrifying life. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1933.
 
Specially priced until December 10th. 5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs


Robert E. Howard Foundation
THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS
Coming soon!


As long as the printing company cooperates, Legacy Circle members should be receiving a Special Edition of THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS before Christmas.
Due to popular demand, the REHF will probably make a not-so-special edition available to the general public some time next year.






The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available for pre-order - Coming in November!

THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]


THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #5 - Arriving in comic shops December 9!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

Two orders of murderous magicians are at war! One faction hopes to steal secrets the great Houdini discovered after his death. The other ruthlessly protects these secrets, and they'll kill innocent people in order to reach their goals. These bitter enemies can agree on only one thing, the Shadow must die!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Voodoo Master
- New!
The Rackets King - New!
Reign of Terror
The Golden Master
The Ghost Murders

Stark House
The Yellow Claw / The Golden Scorpion
by Sax Rohmer

Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Coming December 18!

Sax Rohmer created Fu Manchu and other superb villains.
In these two mysteries, we are introduced to Gaston Max, a Parisian detective and a master of disguise, hot in the pursuit of two criminal masterminds who seek to undermine the very fabric of British society.

Paperback, 350 pages, $19.95



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.

Polar Fiction Database - New!
First Contacts with Things from Other Worlds - New!
Happy Birthday, General Relativity!
Before Star Trek and Star Wars . . .
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)


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

Now available!
Gladiator, Philip Wylie, Dover Publications, $9.95, November 18, 2015
Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2, Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 1, 2015

Coming soon!
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, January 12, 2016
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, January 26, 2016
Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  January 27, 2016
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, February 2, 2016
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 15, 2016
The Conclave of Shadow [Missy Masters #2], Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, April 5, 2016
Captain America: Dark Design, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, April 19, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2016
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, May 24, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 14, 2016
The Interminables, Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, July 5, 2016
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00 August 2, 2016
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2016
Black Widow: Red Vengeance, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 2016
Monster Hunter Tales, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, January 6, 2017


 

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Other Sax Rohmer

I recently penned an article examining the possibility that four private-printed titles by The Theosophical Society of London might have been the work of a young Sax Rohmer since he and the author of the four theosophical works were both born in the UK as Arthur Henry Ward in 1883. Rohmer shared a lifelong interest in theosophy and occasionally wrote non-fiction pieces on the topic and other occult interests. The current article is concerned with a second mystery writer with the name Sax Rohmer or, more correctly stated, Elizabeth Sax Rohmer.

Read the rest at the link below.