Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great! Stories include: “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.
“The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
“The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
“The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
“The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
“Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
“Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0
|AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops March 12! |
Chuck Dixon (writer) • Timothy Truman, Stan Woch, Ben Dunn, Larry Elmore, Bill Jaaska, Tom Lyle (art) • Timothy Truman (cover)
Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf are back! As the original Airboy is murdered, his son Davy Nelson, takes over the cockpit to avenge his father. The high flying action-adventure of the Eclipse Comics series comes roaring back to life. Collects the first 16 issues of Airboy including the back-up Skywolf stories starting in issue #9.
Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
CAP FURY Volume 1: "The Red Heart Pearls" and "Black Daylight" — plus Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator In the two-fisted tradition of Doc Savage, Captain John Fury and the crew of his super-ship The Whirlwind battle modern-day piracy in two thrilling novels by Laurence Donovan writing as "Wallace Brooker." First, after the law fails, Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to his brother's murderers in "The Red Heart Pearls." Then, "Black Daylight" strikes at high noon, enveloping thousands in terror and suffering, and propelling Cap Fury on an urgent mission to Mexico's Sierra Madras. BONUS: An action-packed adventure of Sheridan Doome from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine! This double-novel special collector's edition sho wcases the original cover art by Lawrence Toney and interior illustrations by Harry Kirchner, plus historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-133-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
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THE SHADOW Volume 83: "Crime over Boston" and "Crime Over Miami" The Master of Darkness journeys from his Manhattan environs to prove that "crime does not pay" in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow reverts to his true identity of Kent Allard to bring a fugitive financier to justice in "Crime Over Boston." Then, The Shadow teams with the real Lamont Cranston to unmask a criminal mastermind who has organized the Florida underworld into a criminal hurricane! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-139-4 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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| |Black Coat Press
Now available! THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF SERGE MYRANDHAL ON MARS
by H. Gayar
adapted by Brian Stableford Serge Myrandhal perceived a boundless desert, a kind of red-tinted Sahara furrowed by long rectilinear valleys, trenches of a sort extending geometrically from north to south.
Then the landscape was suddenly illuminated, the trenches sparkled, and Serge, his face transfigured, uttered a cry of triumph.
"The canals!" he shouted. "The famous canals of Mars! I've arrived!"
Published in 1908, the same year as Gustave Le Rouge's The Vampires of Mars, this pioneering planetary romance is the third French Martian epic after Doctor Omega (1906) and Jean de La Hire's The Nyctalope on Mars (1911), written three years before Burroughs began work on A Princess of Mars.
The bold French Engineer Serge Myrandhal travels to Mars in a ship propelled by the power of thought, followed by his fiancée, the brave American novelist Miss Annabella Carpenter, and her guardian, the eccentric British millionaire Sir Washington Pickman. There, they make numerous wondrous discoveries including that of a race of small, red-furred anthropoids living underground, and beautiful winged humanoids.
As a specimen of early planetary romance, The Marvelous Adventures of Serge Myrandhal on Mars is of considerable historical interest and remains very readable today, amusing and even thought-provoking.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 392 pages
THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON
by Angelo de Sorr
adapted by Brian Stableford "Who are you?" the panic-stricken man articulated, with feverish emphasis.
"A vampire--who wants to live as you do, love as you do. I'm your dead brother. I emerge from my tomb every night."
"You want my life!"
"What would I do with it? No, it's not to draw life from the living that I emerge! The dead don't want to live."
"Mercy! Have pity on your brother!"
"A vampire never has pity."
The Vampires of London (1852) is a nested series of contes cruels aggregated into a quintessentially Romantic roman frénétique, and one of the most excessive and convoluted works of that kind.
Some of the scenes featuring the necrophilic vampire Lord Lodore or the one in which a young man tries to pimp his sick sister to a resurrectionist are masterpieces of the grotesque.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages
He heard the crowd screaming, saw the other tigers rushing among the spectators, heard their death cries and their bones breaking.
Then he was standing, sticken with a white panic, running, catching glimpses of mangled bodies in a bloody human mass, and the quiet, hard-working tigers killed methodically.
- The Slaves of Madame Atomos [Mme Atomos Cherche la Petite Bête] (1970)
- Mme Atomos' Holidays (short story by J.-M. Lofficier)
- The Spheres of Madame Atomos [Les Sphères de Mme Atomos] (1979)
- With the Compliments of Nestor Burma (short story by Michel Stéphan)
- A Day in the Life of Mme Atomos (short story by Xavier Mauméjean)
- Mme Atomos Timeline by J.-M. Lofficier
In this ninth volume, Madame Atomos, fully rejuvenated, is back, deadlier than ever, controlling the minds of men and beasts and spreading terror with her new miniaturized spheres...
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 320 pages
| |Black Dog Books - Now available!
Included are: • The Demise of Professor Manried • Queer • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette) • The Master in Black (novelette) • Into His Work • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel) • Lights •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette) • Fungus Isle (novelette) • Beyond the Pole (novelette) With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz. Selected and edited by Gene Christie. Cover design by Tom Roberts. $24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr. Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
| A new title is now available, Terror, Inc. by Lester Dent. |
• When a series of gruesome corpses is discovered entombed in its freshly-paved streets, a city is cloaked in a bloody shroud of terror . . .
• All Hollywood lives in dread as The Spark, a mysterious super-villain, launches a killing spree using inexplicable methods . . .
• A metropolis is invaded by an unstoppable invisible horde of ruthless killers bent on domination . . .
These are but some of the weird mysteries encountered in TERROR, INC.
Fear-wrapped tales of detection from the author of Doc Savage!
• Terror, Inc.
• The Devil's Cargo
• The Invisible Horde
• The Whistling Death
• The Cavern of Heads
• Murder Street
Volume 5 of the Lester Dent Library.
With an introduction by historian Will Murray.
Don't forget to check out the other Lester Dent collections from Black Dog Books, Dead Men's Bones, The Skull Squadron, Hell's Hoofprint's, and Fists of Fury.
Black Dog Books - Now available!
The West has been transformed into a bloody battleground between the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and the American Fur Company, rival factions vying with black powder and cold steel for trapping rights and trade rights with the Native Americans.
The mighty rivers have become a highway for that unique breed, the Mountain Men, from the Rocky Mountains across the Great Plains, downriver to St. Louis, where they sell their precious pelts.
Fleeing the authorities after killing a man, restless greenhorn Ralph Lander departs St. Louis under cover of night, hoping to join the Bridger trapping expedition going upriver. Looking to redeem himself while pursuing excitement and his fortune, Lander soon discovers there is no flight from the long arm of justice, no sanctuary when surrounded by hostiles after his own hide!
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi (Gunsmith, Mountain Jack Pike series).
Cover art by Paul Strayer.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.
Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.
Price: Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $14.95 US
Black Dog Books - Now available!
The thunder of roaring engines and unleashed Lewis guns fill the sky above the South China Sea as Captains Ben Cowan and Luke Lance dive into a series of investigations as flying detectives in these three pulse-pounding air adventure novels.
Isle of Lost Wings
"Five must die!" came the eerie voice over the shortwave.
When the Spinthrift is discovered adrift and abandoned, K.O. Pike dispatches his top operative, Ben Cowan, to investigate the disappearance of the yacht's millionaire owner and a killer sky-trail beckons from Borneo to Singapore!
A shadowy plane shoots down Luke Lance over the ancient growth jungles of Malaysia. The Straits Agency, attempting to recover their lost pilot, encounters a group of deadly sky pirates and smugglers that threatens the sovereignty of peaceful nations along an imperiled coast!
After the son of the Rajah of Baharu is kidnapped, the Straits Agency detectives are called on to locate the youth. In the process Luke Lance unearths the mysterious White Mask and an ancient enemy returned from the past seeking vengeance!
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.
Cover art by George Rozen.
Price: Trade paperback / 214 pages / Price: $19.95 US
The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.
A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.
Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.
The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.
Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.
414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
BLACK WINGS III
NEW TALES OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR
This third installment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series contains seventeen stories by some of the foremost writers in contemporary weird fiction, using the ideas, imagery, and atmosphere of H. P. Lovecraft’s tales as springboards. Jonathan Thomas opens the book with a chilling tale of biological horror set in Lovecraft’s native Providence, Rhode Island. Caitlín R. Kiernan melds brooding melancholy with Lovecraftian cosmicism in her tale, while Simon Strantzas weaves an ingenious variant on Lovecraft’s concept of the ghoul. Darrell Schweitzer and Donald Tyson probe the notion of alternate worlds in their tales.
This volume takes the reader on imaginative journeys around the world. Don Webb finds Lovecraftian horror in the wilds of Texas; Peter Cannon’s characters encounter the denizens of Innsmouth on a trip to China; Mollie L. Burleson enlivens the American Southwest with terrors out of history. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., revivifies Lovecraft’s ancient New England seaport of Kingsport, Massachusetts, while in their collaborative tale W. H. Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson do the same with Lovecraft’s iconic Arkham. The volume concludes with a searching rumination on Lovecraft’s early tale “From Beyond” by Brian Stableford.
Black Wings III demonstrates how H. P. Lovecraft’s work continues to inspire some of the best in contemporary weird writing.
AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S.T. Joshi
EDITION: Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART: Jason Van Hollander
PRINT RUN: Unsigned
INTRODUCTION: S.T. Joshi
| | The Book Cave - New podcast now available online! Episode 272: The Return of Ginger and...
We think that Tom Johnson was on with Ginger, but after reading Ginger's short story "The Suicide that wasn't" we're not so sure. ;-) Just kidding, as always we had a great time chatting with the Power Couple of Pulps. Episode 271: Matt Madigan
Matt Madigan drops by the Book Cave to share his book, "Her Name is Violence." Excuse the quality of the recording, I was just told that the recordings were less than good. I did not know this as when I edit and post the show from my end the recordings sound good. I didn't know about the sound quality before I recorded. Starting next week I am using a different way of recording. I aplogize to all the guests that this has effected. If next week's show isn't better, then I will end the podcast.
Episode 270: Stephen Payne's Secret Agent X Episode 269: Wayne Greenough Episode 268: Zombies vs. Robots
Art's Reviews Episode 10: The Phantom Lagoon Episode 267: Robots unleashed! Episode 266: Gary Lovisi
|CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 2: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT SAVES THE WORLD HC - Arriving in comic shops March 12! |
Bill Woolfolk (Writer), Leonard Frank (Art), and others
Captain Jim Albright, inventor and ex-Army pilot, maintains a secret identity as Captain Midnight, flying superhero and defender of justice! In this second archival volume, featuring stories selected from the original 1940s Fawcett comics, Captain Midnight and his sidekick Ichabod Mudd explore new planets and defend the earth from aliens, including moon creatures, purple pirates, and the bizarre and villainous Xog! Collects selected stories from issues #48, #50, #52-#56, #58-#60, #62, #64, and #66.
Hardcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 152 pages, $49.99, On sale March 12
|Clive Cussler: THE BOOTLEGGER (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Now available! |
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs—and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.
Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 7)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
| Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online! |
SHADOW COMICS 25, 26 & 27 (1943) - New!
DAFFY DILL in "The Murderous Mr. Coon" by Richard Sale (Read it HERE!) - New!
Forgotten Stories (lots of 'em): "The Life and Times of DAFFY DILL" by Monte Herridge
A complete DAFFY DILL story: "Death on High Iron" by Richard Sale
Overlooked Films: DAFFY DILL (almost) Goes to Hollywood in "Find the Witness"
Art Galley: DAFFY DILL Interior Illos
DAFFY DILL returns in "A Slug for Cleopatra" by Richard Sale (Read it HERE)
A DAFFY DILL Encore: "A Dirge for Pagliaccio" by Richard Sale (Read it HERE!)
A DAFFY DILL Cover Gallery
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
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"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Bart Sears with color by Neeraj Menon
This strip will join nine others currently available on the Edgar Rice 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.
"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 Tom Lyle.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
|E-texts on the net this week |
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Death in the Stars" from the May 1, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
Pulpgen-Online Pulps: Now with over 1000 stories online!
"Bull" by W. O. McGeehan from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, November 16, 1919
The manager of a sports arena is grumbling about the bad winter he had. Revenues are down. As he is grousing a man comes in and announces that he is Athos, the bull-thrower. The manager quips that he throw a lot of bull himself but eventually figures out that Athos isn't passing gas, and he's not fighting bulls like in Spain but wrestles them! Since he looks like he could do it, the managers agrees to set up a meet and promote it, there being nothing else going on.
"This Murder's On Me" by C. S. Montanye from THRILLING DETECTIVE, June, 1948
Featuring: Johnny Castle
When Johnny Castle and his heart-throb Libby see the shooting of Mrs. Haviland, it puts them in line for death, with only one out - to solve the mystery and nab the killer!
"The Hardest Kind of Hard" by Lewen Hewitt from DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, August 3, 1920
Lane, employee at the Helvetia Bank, was a timid, mild-mannered person with no hardness about him. When he came up against a bank robbery he was suddenly transformed into the hardest kind of hard.
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction! February 2014 In Writings The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013 In Writings The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer. November 2013 In Writings Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer. July - October 2013 In Writings Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New! Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.
The Glasgow Mystery The Mysterious Death In Percy Street The Birmingham Mystery The Regent's Park Murder The Brighton Mystery The Dublin Mystery The Theft at the English Provident Bank The Edinburgh Mystery The Liverpool Mystery The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad The York Mystery The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace The Fenchurch Street Mystery
Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine. June 2013 In Writings The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story. Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection. May 2013 In Writings No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.
The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay. April 2013 In Writings The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay. March 2013 In Writings The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film. February 2013 In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff
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 months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.
FIGHT CARD - Now available!
San Diego 2014 … Carlos may be the deadliest vale tudo street fighter in Brazil, but he’s no match for the drug lord on his tail. Haunted by the death of his best friend and on the run from a Mexican hit squad, Carlos is forced into hiding with a traveling carnival crawling its way from San Diego to LA. Within this world of freaks and con-men, Carlos has no choice but to become the one thing he hates – a masked luchador wrestler.
However, once he has donned the mask, Carlos finds there is much more to being a luchador than fake wrestling moves and cheesy showmanship. There is a mystique and a responsibility carried by those who become true luchadors. But will being a fake hero, no matter how inspired or mystical, save him from the drug lord’s henchmen…Can it erase his tortured past…Or will he be forced to once again become the killing machine he has always been?
Rise of the Luchador is the next installment of the acclaimed Fight Card series ...
The final three omnibuses (containing novels #7-12) in pulp veteran Stuart J. Byrne's "Star Man" saga have just been released in ebook format.
Genesis of the Star Man The saga of the Star Man began in 1978 when Byrne, a multilingual engineer and longtime pulpster who had written for Amazing, Imagination, and Other Worlds, was hired to help translate and polish some of the later Ace reprints of the fabled Perry Rodan books. Two years later, when the German rights holder decided to cancel the American license due to declining sales, Byrne was asked by Master Publications to come up with his own endlessly unfolding cosmic adventure of the Perry Rodan type. The result was a 12-volume science fictional space opera unlike any other.
Unfortunately, only the first 11 were published by Master Publications. The 12th volume remained unpublished until Feb. 2014, when the concluding Star Man novel, "The Second Empire", was issued by Futures Past Editions in The Sixth Star Man Omnibus.
As Published by Futures Past Editions, Byrne's Entire Star Man Saga Includes:
The First Star Man Omnibus: #1 Supermen of Alpha & #2 Time Window
The Second Star Man Omnibus: #3 Interstellar Mutineers & #4 The Cosmium Raiders
The Third Star Man Omnibus #5 The World Changer & #6 The Slaves of Venus
The Fourth Star Man Omnibus: #7 Lost in the Milky Way & #8 Time Trap
The Fifth Star Man Omnibus: #9 The Centaurians & #10 The Emperor
The Sixth Star Man Omnibus: #11 The Return of Star Man & #12 The Second Empire
What is the Star Man Saga About?
In the far future, Earth, Mars, and Venus are ruled by the iron hand of dictatorship, as is humanity's first extrasolar colony on Alpha Centauri. An accident sends modern-day astronaut Steven Germaine to the future and to the colony, where the inhabitants revive him. Unknown to him, Germaine has survived his trip through time due to unique abilities only he possesses, and soon he becomes the centerpiece in a struggle between the colonists, the dictatorship, and hierarchies of aliens whose existence no one even suspects. When he is forced to land on an unexplored world of Alpha Centauri, Germaine's unique abilities help him overcome the effects of its heavy gravity?and, with the help of an advanced civilization hiding there, they also help him to become a "cross-over": one of the Supermen of Alpha. But suspicion and counter-plots make him a catalyst in an interstellar revolution, leading to wide-ranging cosmic adventures that build his legend as the Star Man.
The cosmic exploits of Steve Germaine in this series include: capturing a Cosmium-powered interstellar warship; leading the Alpha revolution; riding a comet to Luna; raiding the Cosmium vaults on Mars; finding the lost laboratories of the 23rd century "Magicians" (read: mutants); creating a Cosmium-powered inversion drive; being lost in a negative universe; discovering the awesome Nebula Worlds; falling victim to a time trap, and more.
The interstellar saga of Star Man is filled with memorable characters, such as Star Man's deadly nemesis Vincent Cardwell, empire builder, and his mysterious mutant daughter, Anne Cardwell; Steve Germaine's staunch future companion, Danny Duncan, a simple farm boy who becomes the leader of a revolution; "Si" the human cyborg; Alphie, the batrachian savant with a child mind and super I.Q.; great Karmax, the Minotaur-like wizard-creator of the Temonoids; the sacred Zraal, the oldest star race; the Kosmikons, Dark Force hordes from Beyond?and many more.
The Star Man series is epic in scope and a prime example of mind-bending, thought-variant science fiction. Alien worlds and civilizations, negative and alternate-time universes, cosmic purposes, cosmic threats . . . The Star Man novels are classic space opera by one of the original masters of the genre.
The Star Man Omnibuses are now available as ebooks at $2.99 each, for Kindle and .epub reading devices, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes.
They will be published as paperbacks in the autumn of 2014.
|Fu-Manchu: PRESIDENT FU-MANCHU - Now available! |
by Sax Rohmer
Fu-Manchu journeys to the United States for the first time, and is the power behind a "League of Good Americans" candidate for the presidency. From Niagara Falls to the catacombs of NY's Chinatown, Nayland Smith and federal agent Mark Hepburn seek to stop the Devil Doctor and his plan to assassinate a presidential candidate – 30 years before The Manchurian Candidate!
BONUS FEATURE: This volume includes the first of three "lost adventures of Nayland Smith". "The Mark of the Monkey," follows Smith and Petrie as they become embroiled in a murder investigation in Dartmoor. It appeared in Rohmer's 1920 book of short fiction, The Haunting of Low Fennel, and has only previously been included with the Fu-Manchu stories in France and Belgium.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
|Girasol Collectables - March Pulp Replicas! |
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.
|Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off) |
|THE SPIDER #102 from March 1942 - $35 |
Featuring "The Gentleman from Hell"
|OPERATOR #5 #40 from July/Aug 1938 - $35 |
Featuring "The Suicide Battalion"
|WEIRD TALES #34 from July 1926 - $35 |
|Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas |
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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|Back issues - Still available! |
ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE ($25 each postpaid) BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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
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#4 December 1935
#5 January 1936
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November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance
THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
OPERATOR 5 ($35 each postpaid)
#1 The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2 The 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)
ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 November 1934
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1933
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#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
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#2 November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
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|SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES ($25 each postpaid) |
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SPICY WESTERN STORIES ($25 each postpaid) THE SPIDER ($35 each postpaid)
#2 December 1936
#3 January 1937
#4 February 1937
#14 December 1937
#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)
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STRANGE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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| |Girasol Collectables
Coming in April and highly recommended!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions. Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
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.
The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!
This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!
Regular price: $134 Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers. Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES $125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international) Release date: Now available! Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price. Release date: April 1, 2014! Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.
|The Golden Age - Now online! |
STARTLING COMICS ~ 53 Issues ~ 1940-48 - New!
THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS ~ 1937-1945 - New!
EXCITING COMICS ~ 69 Issues ~ 1940-49 - New!
Thrilling Comics ~ 78 issues ~ 1940-50 - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ The Complete Book of Space Travel ~ 1956 edition
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ 1914-1971 ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales ~ 1936
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1937
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1938
VIRGIL FINLAY & A. MERRITT ~ The Ship of Ishtar ~ 1949 edition
|Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - March 15, 2013! |
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
Name: Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Place: Epiphany Library at 228 East 23rd Street.
It's easy to get to from public transportation as the #6 train stops at 23rd St on Park Avenue and you walk about 2 blocks east.
Contact: Mark Halegua at email@example.com
The April and May meeetings will also be at the Epiphany Library.
They will occur on the second Saturdays of each of those months.
Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind? Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base. Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet! In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.
600+ page Hardcover
| |Haffner Press
Now available! The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
Introduction by Mike Ashley; Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey
Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera. ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.
600+ page Hardcover
Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!
BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch
THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!
On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet
MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!
This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.
First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.
| | EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS TWENTY-THREE STORIES by Earl Derr Biggers FIRST EDITION: A new collection of twenty-three stories from the creator of Charlie Chan. Illustrated.
FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, tells twenty-three of his stories in this new collection featuring "The Prodigal Father", "Conceit", "The Cruise of the 'Scholarship'", "A Game For Two", "A Freshman's Letter Home", "Mr. Dooley Discusses Athletics", "Mr. Dooley on Kipling", "The Harvard Man in Fiction", "The Crimesown", "The Drama and the Trust", "The Christmas Story", "A Book Review", "The Ancient Bargain", "Our Salvation", "Everyman His Own Playwright", "'X' Goes Off to School", "Over Here", "Tales of a City That Was", "Going 'Down Street'", "The Money Mirage", "O'Grady of the Buttons", "The Last Leaf", and "John Henry and the Restless Sex".
The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 10 interior illustrations.
Order Hardcover with Dust Jacket from Lulu.com 316 pages
Order Trade Paperback from Lulu.com 304 pages
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|Laurie's Wild West - Now online! |
Pulp News for Wednesday, March 5 - New!
A Rare Look into the Heart of Street & Smith's Founder - New!
"New" Paul Powers Article, "Save Your Rejection Slips," Here in its Entirety
PULP COVERS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS
In Celebration of the Dog, Pedigreed or Otherwise: Pulp Covers
Paul Powers Papers and Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection Donated to Ohio State University
LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication
|Mike Chomko - March / April 2014 newsletter is now available! |
Mike's March/April 2014 newsletter is now available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at http://radiooncemore.com/
Previews Exclusive! Long out of print!
Signed by the author!
Now available on the Moonstone Books website!
Coming soon to comic shops!
In this shattering novel of private investigation and public scandal, private eye Jack Hagee takes on the search for a small town runaway. Mara Phillips' rich boyfriend wants her found, but may not be telling the whole story. His is only one of the bodies that will be found in this stunning tale of greed and murder set against the background of NYC's most depraved sex club. This is CJ Henderson's greatest character at his absolute best!
This edition comes with the bonus Jack Hagee short "Bop Bop", in which Hagee tracks a murderous bail-jumper in Detroit.
Cover: Robert Maguire
Hardcover, 6" x 9", 222 pages, $28.99
First ever graphic novel for THE SAINT! "Adventure came to him not so much because he sought it as because he brazenly expected it. He believed that life was full of adventure, and he went forward in the full blaze and surge of that belief." --
Now available on the Moonstone Books website!
Coming soon to comic shops!
Simon Templar seeks to bring a drug smuggler to justice. In this story, Templar is shown in the process of establishing his reputation as a crime buster working with a team of mysterious individuals (akin to Robin Hood's Merry Men). Patricia Holm, Templar's love interest and fellow adventurer appears as well.
Told in WIDEVISION
Story: Leslie Charteris, Mel Odom
Art: David Bryant
Hardcover, 7” x 10”, b/w, 80 pages, $19.99
| |Moonstone Books
Green Lama: Scions
Author: Adam Garcia; Cover: Doug Klauba Now available on the Moonstone Books website!
Coming soon to comic shops!
A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island. All onboard are dead by their own murderous hands. All but one. What secrets does the lone survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring? These are questions only the Green Lama can answer!
Reintroducing the most unique Pulp Hero ever! In reality, The Green Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent ten years in Tibet and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue Justice for those denied it!
Can even the Green Lama, with his mastery of the supernatural and his radioactive salts, be enough to prevent the coming of….SCIONS?
Trade paperback, 4.25” x 6.75”, squarebound, 182 pages, $6.99
|The New Pulp Heroes - Now online! |
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.
Tom's Hardbacks From NTD - New!
More New Pulp From Tom
Tom's Short Story Collections
The Whispering Skull
| |Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00
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.”
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.”
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
|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 Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
The adventure begins today at the link below!
Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.
Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.
Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM. For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping. But wait! There’s an even better deal! To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel, PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30! Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support. So what are you waiting for? Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action! Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.
PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Win a FREE membership! PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.
Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.
For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at email@example.com. Be sure to tell your friends.
Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.
PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934. As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine. You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.
|Pulp Crazy - Now online! |
Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson - New!
Sun Koh: Heir of Atlantis Volume 1 by Dr. Art Sippo
50th Episode Special with Ric Croxton & Art Sippo
Thrill Chaser by Mary Ann de Forest
The Ice Goes Out by Frank Richardson Pierce
|Pulp Den - Now online! |
The Gunslinger's Companion - New!
Fight Card: Rise of The Luchador - New!
Laidlaw - New!
It Came From The Atomic Age Trading Cards
Interview With K.G. McAbee
Interview With Matt Madigan
Blog Tour With Kim Cooper
Self Publishing By Eve Garner
|Pulp Flakes - Now online! |
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine - New!
In the Grass - short story by Gouverneur Morris in Collier's magazine
St. Ann's Big Boy - Fact article from Adventure, November 1949
Adventure magazine's office - The Butterick Building
Profile of Bob Davis, All-Story and Munsey's magazine editor, from 1920
|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.
| Actor John Payne, pulp fictioneer? |
A letter on the pulps (from 1932)
Harold Hersey speaks
Southern Pulpsters is go!
|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.
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/
Edgar Rice Burroughs Group: This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice 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.
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.
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!
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/
| |Ramble House
Remembered mainly for his work on The Spider and Operator #5, Wayne Rogers was also one of the premier authors in the weird menace genre with over fifty stories appearing in Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories and another handful published by the competition at Thrilling Mystery. Rogers' work is the consummate blending of the Gothic atmosphere and brutal violence that was the hallmark of the genre. While many of his contemporaries abandoned the genre, Wayne Rogers had found a comfortable niche for himself and was still producing new and inventive yarns as late as 1941. This second collection of his tales gathers eleven stories, including several early rarities published under the pseudonym of "H.M Appel," and one utilizing his later byline as "Conrad Kimball." Included herein is a snapshot of the period from 1934-1937, giving the reader an overview of the genre's most fertile period. This is the second of a projected series of six volumes which will collect the majority of Wayne Rogers short stories and novelettes.
Daughters of Pain, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1934*
Killer Blood for Sale, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1936
Doom Flowers, Terror Tales, May 1935*
Satan Stole my Face, Horror Stories, February/March 1936
Hell Welcomes Lonely Wives, Terror Tales March/April 1937
Her Lover from the Grave, Terror Tales, November 1935
Dead Man’s Kiss, Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1936
Fresh Blood for Golden Cauldrons, Dime Mystery, September 1934**
Her Suitor from Hell, Terror Tales, April 1936*
Death Rocks the Cradle, Horror Stories, February/March 1937
Satan’s Love Bazaar, Terror Tales, July/August 1937
*Appeared under the name “H.M. Appel”
** Appeared under the name “Conrad Kimball”
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" $25 Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75" $35 Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9" $6 Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi) This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but I can offer you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail me with your order. firstname.lastname@example.org 228-826-1783
|Robert E. Howard |
You can help save Robert E. Howard's house!
The window in Robert E. Howard's room recently fell out of it's frame. Also, the sills are rotting on windows in his mother's room.
Project Pride is footing the bill for the repairs, but they need some donations.
Please put a couple of dollars in an envelope and mail it to:
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
You can also use Paypal to make donations.
No amount is too small.
Send money to email@example.com
THE SAINT (UK releases)
Mulholland Books has published thirty-six of Leslie Charteris’s solo novels over the course of the last year.
A lot of people will know the Saint from the Roger Moore series, and the books are just as action-packed and delightful.
Templar is a man of a thousand disguises, always ready with a plan, a quip, and if all else fails, a swift upper-cut.
He lives for adventure, dispensing his own unique brand of justice along the way.
Thanks to Ian Dickerson for the tip!
Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel
Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel
based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel has been delivered to Dark Horse Comics for edits!
Written by Martin Powell
Authorized by ERB Inc.
Artgüello Carlos, Tomás M. Aranda, Daren Bader, Terry Beatty,
Sergio Cariello, Jamie Chase, Thomas Floyd, Steven E Gordon,
Lowell Isaac, Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot,
Nik Poliwko, Steve Price, Mark Wheatley, and Tom Yeates
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse.
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!
The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!
February 8-22, March 1-29, April 5
THE MASKED RIDER Episodes 1-9
Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer
Restored from the only known 35mm original
April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6
Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15
Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration
|The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online! |
Murder Every Hour
The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 63! This week he talks about the upcoming Howard Chaykin series from Dynamite, the release of The Shadow/The Green Hornet: Dark Knights in trade and reviews both "Murder Every Hour" (June 1, 1935) and the radio script for "The Time Master" (air date January 1, 1939).
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
|The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online! |
Gems of Doom - New!
Formula For Crime
Crime Over Boston
|“Tarzan of the Apes” radio re-creation at Western Carolina University wins national award |
Western Carolina University’s original production of a radio re-creation of “Tarzan of the Apes” has been recognized with one of the top awards in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The show, which was presented Feb. 26, 2013, in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, is the winner of the best of competition award in the long-form faculty audio production category.
|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.
Machines on the Cover of Weird Tales
Trees and Other Plants on the Cover of Weird Tales
Weird Tales Cover Artists
Conan and The Lancer Artists
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 4
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 3
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 2
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 1
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold) Now available!
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, February 11, 2014 Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014 Coming soon! Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $24.99, March 18, 2014
Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger: The Screenplay Chris Markus & Stephen McFeely, Marvel, $16.99, March 25, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $15.00, April 8, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alexander Irvine, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014
Warbound [Grimnoir Chronicles, Bk. 3], Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, May 27, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, April 18, 2014
Resistance, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July 08, 2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 29, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 01, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 15, 2014
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015
| |William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu and the Panama Canal was first serialized in Liberty Magazine from November 16, 1940 to February 1, 1941. It was published in book form as The Island of Fu Manchu by Doubleday in the US and Cassell in the UK in 1941. The book serves as a direct follow-up to Rohmer’s 1939 bestseller, The Drums of Fu Manchu and is again narrated by Fleet Street journalist, Bart Kerrigan. Read the rest at the links below.