Age of Aces Now available!
CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe
A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!
“Scourge of the Spectre,” – Flying Aces, August 1935
“Spectre of the Red Knight,” – Flying Aces, January 1932
“The Vanishing Avenger,” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“The Ghost from G-2,” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Strafe of the Flying Corpse,” – Flying Aces, January 1936
“The Armored Corpse,” – Flying Aces, March 1936
Trade paperback, 6"x9", 350 pages, $16.99
SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton
The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!
Each of the eight stories in Painton’s Squadron of the Dead is the story of a different pilot who has been condemned to death and sent to the squadron to serve out his sentence. And die they did, dropping spies, bombing impossible places, strafing infantry for harassed Allied battalions. These men flew recklessly, savagely, knowing they could live again only when death really claimed them. Then their names would shine once again in the casualty announcements and they would be posthumously awarded the Legion d’Honneur.
Frederick C. Painton, a prolific pulp author and venerated newspaper man, wrote the eight Squadron of the Dead stories contained in this anthology in 1935 for Sky Birds magazine.
Painton is best remembered for his coverage of World War II for Reader’s Digest magazine.
“Today We Die,” – Sky Birds, February 1935
“Ghosts of the Living,” – Sky Birds, March 1935
“The Glory Gambler,” – Sky Birds, April 1935
“Tarmac of Treason,” – Sky Birds, June 1935
“Death’s Dreadnaughts,” – Sky Birds, July 1935
“Legion of the Unlucky,” – Sky Birds, August 1935
“Duel of Dishonor,” – Sky Birds, September 1935
“Slaughter of the Dead,” – Sky Birds, December 1935
”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton
Trade paperback, 6"x9", 362 pages, $16.99
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Topics, Purple Scar, Phantom Detective and Bass Reeves.
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THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE VOLUME 1
High atop the Clarion Tower, a blinking red light begins to pulse signaling one of New York City’s most illustrious, vigilante heroes, the Phantom Detective. In reality, he is Curtis Van Loan, a debonair playboy millionaire well known in the society columns of all the major dailies. What is hidden from the public is Van Loan’s dedication to law and order. A decorated combat pilot during World War I, he is an expert fencer, ju-jitsu master and speaks a dozen foreign tongues fluently.
Hidden in his Park Avenue penthouse is a secret closet in which are found clothing of all descriptions and sizes. Along the wall are weapons; automatic rifles, sub-machine guns. There is also a miniature lab along with an extensive make-up kit that allows him to don different faces as his mission requires. Forget the silly Top Hat featured on the old pulp covers, while in action the Phantom Detective wore a belted topcoat, a fedora and black domino mask. He carried a .45 automatic and a hidden knife in his left sleeve.
“The Phantom Detective was another of those great B characters,” offers Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “His were more straight forward detective tales. Unlike the other masked avengers, he had no supernatural abilities and relied on his wits to solve the crimes he tackled from month to month.”
One of the hallmarks of the Phantom Detective pulp magazine were its popular “giant head” composition covers wherein smaller figures were depicted n the lower foreground while behind them was the looming giant head of the hero in his mask and trademark top hat. In recruiting the amazing Pat Carbajal to do this cover, Art Director Rob Davis, worked with the artist to pay homage to those old classic compositions; including using the same logo brand above the picture. Interiors were provided by artist Andrew Ritchie.
“The idea of doing a traditional Detective Phantom cover was too tempting to pass up,” adds Fortier. “But this time, we were committed to showcasing the hero as he appeared in the actual stories, without that silly top hat. We think Pat knocked it out of the ballpark.”
Now, this popular pulp icon returns to once more battle villainy and crime in five new cases by Gene Moyers, Whit Howland, Robert Ricci and Gary Lovisi; who turns in two. Each recaptures the fun, excitement and thrills of this classic hero from the past; the Phantom Detective.
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Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format
Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson
Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.
This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format.
These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.
Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.
Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.
Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.
Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.
Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats.
These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.
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The Presentation of the Munsey award at Pulpfest!
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White
The legendary Ted White discusses his career n the pulps, SciFi, and publishing. This talk brought back memories for me from 50 years ago!
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel
Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings
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| |Black Coat Press New titles now available! DOC ARDAN: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN Doctor Francis Ardan, intrepid explorer and polymath, was created in the 1920s by French writer Guy d’Armen for the French pulp magazine, L’Intrépide.
and Other Tales from the Société Secrète des Aventuriers
by Guy d'Armen and Others
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
Cover by Vincent Laik
After publishing three of his novel-length adventures in English, we offer here four original short stories taken from the pages of L’Intrépide, in which see the fearless hero tackle a Yeti, a Witch Doctor, a vampire and a giant bat.
In addition, this collection contains twelve other stories, including four written especially for this volume, in which Doc Ardan faces such exotic threats as the Beast of Gevaudan, the Queen of Atlantis, Natas the Devil Doctor, the Morlocks and more.
The book also includes a new listing of Ardan stories and “Before the Bronze Age,” an article revealing the connections between Ardan and a world-famous bronze hero.
•Before the Bronze Age
•Guy d’Armen: From the Archives of the Société Secrète des Aventuriers
•1. The Abominable Snowman.
•2. The Giant Bat
•3. The Vampire of the Hamada.
•4. The Lair of the Javanese Witch-Doctor
•Rick Lai: The Midas Menace. (new)
•John Peel: The Biggest Guns.
•Jean-Marc Lofficier: The Star Prince.
•Vincent Jounieaux: The Dreadful Conspiracy.
•Travis Hiltz: Family Reunion
•Jason Scott Aiken: Ardan at the Pole. 1
•Christopher Paul Carey & Win Scott Eckert: Iron and Bronze.
•Matthew Dennion: A Scientist First and Foremost (new)
•Peter Gabbani: Small Dreams of a Floating City. (new)
•Win Scott Eckert: The Eye of Oran.
•Win Scott Eckert: Les Lèvres Rouges.
•Win Scott Eckert: The Vanishing Devil
US $22.95 /GBP £12.99
6x9 trade paperback, 288 pages
The Crocodile (1792) is a brilliant epic, one of those rare books of which one can say that no one ever wrote anything else like it.
The eponymous Crocodile is an attempted saboteur of the Divine Plan, an instrument of the Adversary, who claims to have created and shaped the universe—but who is, after all, a liar. As for the divinity, he remains invisible, but is described as a jeweler whose wife who supervises a Society of Independents, the members of which never meet but are always in session.
Add to these concepts a plague of books, which reduces human knowledge to a soggy pulp; the sunken city of Atalante, where everything stopped dead at the moment of its submersion; and the fact that the ultimate hope of a beleaguered Paris in the face of diabolical catastrophe is an aging Jew armed with a little box, and the cocktail is, to say the least, original and appealing to the connoisseurs of the bizarre.
Le Crocodile, ou La Guerre du bien et du mal, arrivée sous le règne de Louis XV: poème epiquo-magique en 102 chants (1792)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.
US $23.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages
by Michel Corday & André Couvreur
adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Jean-Félix Lyon There was a chaotic tumult of ideas in his head, a cerebral activity a hundred times more intense than that of the most exalting drunkenness. He clasped his forehead with his hand, thinking that he was going mad.
Gabriel Mirande inherits a serum from a friend, the chemist Brion, which enables him to read minds.
The Lynx (1911) is notable as one of the earliest significant treatments of telepathy. It represents a point in the evolution of the genre when it became possible to discuss the
alteration of human nature in the context of a suspenseful thriller.
Here, Mirande must use the serum to thwart the schemes of Dr. Castellan, a powerful villain, although the odds are stacked against him.
Michel Corday was the author of The Eternal Flame; André Couvreur that of the Dr. Caresco and Professor Tornada novels, all published by Black Coat Press. The Lynx is one of the
most interesting marriages of minds within the genre.
US $23.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 272 pages
| |Black Dog Books War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction) Now available!
Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy. Black Dog Books Amazon.com
This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books "George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)
When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”
What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?
The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.
With an introduction by Tom Roberts
Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)
SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.
UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.
IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.
THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.
The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.
Also included are two newly discovered works!
Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.
There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.
This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.
Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
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FLICKERING SHADOWS How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen Now available!
FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.
The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!
Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
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Collectibles Section Updated
PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!
Robert Leslie Bellem, Theodore Rocoe, Charles Dickens, Francis H. Allen, Richard A. Lupoff, Adam Beau McFarland, TJ Morris, Kevin Findley, Audrey Parente
"Dharmba" by TJ Morris
A Cleanser is dispatched to .
"Luck!" by Theodore Roscoe
All life is a gamble — A whirlpool of chance from birth to the grave …
"Theodore Roscoe: High Class Pulp Fiction" by Audrey Parente
"Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem
A tragic comedy team turns to Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, for protection from a protection racket!
"Legends of L.A." by Kevin Findley
A Hollywood hero gives the Los Angeles mob a taste of frontier justice!
"Sandstorm Circus" by Francis H. Allen
It’s the way Mary swings those cymbals that plumb corrals the heart of Dismal Jones.
"The Laddie in the Lake" by Richard A. Lupoff
A summer camp becomes a crime scene.
"Sherlock Holmes and Scrooge’s Ghost" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Had the old miser really embraced Christmas?
"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" by Charles Dickens
The author of “A Christmas Carol” reflects …
Paperback, 7"x10", 138 pages,
The Manchurian Menace Paperback, 7"x10", 66 pages,
Authored by R. Allen Leider, Robert E. Waters, K T Pinto, Patrick Thomas
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Patrick Thomas, Edd Coutts
1942, Manchuria finds The Devil Doctor and his sinister daughter in a race with Allied and Axis agents to find as Chinese physicist who has the secret of the atomic bomb. Also in this issue, the Pink Reaper tracks a serial killer, conquistadores face certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists and detective Raphael Jones returns to find the missing parents of a very special child.
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch
"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen
The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide
Contents Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks" by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.
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Short Reviews – Duel on Syrtis, by Poul Anderson - New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Haunter of the Dark - New!
Short Reviews – Black Amazon of Mars, by Leigh Brackett
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Out of Time
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Short Reviews – Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
|Clive Cussler: THE CUTTHROAT (Isaac Bell) - Coming March 14! |
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.
Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.
Hardcover, 416 pages, List Price: $29.00
|Clive Cussler: NIGHTHAWK (Kurt Austin) - Coming May 30! |
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t—that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.
From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.
Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00
| Clive Cussler: ODESSA SEA - Coming November 15! |
A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo.
Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.
At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe.
From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.
Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00
|THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB - Coming November 15! |
(Writer) James Lovegrove
In London's East End, an outbreak of insanity sees ordinary men and women reduced to gibbering, wrecks, and a mysterious creeping fog hides terrifying apparitions within it. Sherlock Holmes deduces a connection between these sinister "shadows" and an Oriental drug lord. Yet there are even more sinister forces at work, as the great detective faces a challenge so fearsome and deadly that his career may be over almost as soon as it has begun. The first volume in an all-new epic Cthulhu/Sherlock Holmes trilogy by James Lovegrove, spanning fifteen years and featuring Professor Moriarty, Herbert West, Charles Dexter Ward, the offspring of Zig and the Hounds of Tindalos.
Softcover, 5x8, 352 pages, B&W, $19.99, On sale November 16.
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Weirdbook #33 - New!
October 1959 Newsstand - New!
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| DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975) Blu-Ray - Now available! |
Warner Archive has revealed that it’s bringing Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) to Blu-ray.
The disc will include a new HD remaster of the film, with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, and the theatrical trailer.
Based on the first of Kenneth Robeson’s 181 adventure-packed Doc Savage books, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze hits the screen with all its gee-whiz, gung-ho spirit intact. And its bold protagonist, who along with having a Herculean body is also a surgeon, linguist and inventor, remains determined to do right to all and wrong to no one.
Ron Ely (TV’s Tarzan) plays the strapping Savage in this high-camp, big- heroics tale of his trek into the Valley of the Vanished to confront the power-hungry Captain Seas (Paul Wexler). And behind the camera are pros who know how to get the most of this entertainment bronze mine: veteran fantasy film producer George Pal (The War of The Worlds, The Time Machine) and director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, Logan’s Run).
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Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs. Introduction is by Dan Neyer.
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb. Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.
Following up on last month's release, we are pleased to present the second Father Brown story, The Secret of the Sealed Garden, as it appeared in the September 3, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The original illustrations by George Gibbs are included along with a short introduction by Dan Neyer. If you are new to Father Brown, you might want to read our introduction to the character found on the page, The Innocence of Father Brown, written by Dan Neyer.
We have revamped Valentine Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton and fixed some errors from our previous reprinting and cleaned up the illustrations by George Gibbs.
This story now serves as the beginning of our reprinting of the original Father Brown stories as they appeared in the Post, complete with the original illustrations.
Introductions to all are by Dan Neyer. Best place to start is on our introductory page, The Innocence of Father Brown.
A dictator meets his comeuppance in Kirby Draycott's The Clock Face of Schaumburg which, as explained in in the introduction, bears some resemblance to a story by a certain Mr. Poe. All the original illustrations are included, just as they appeared in the November, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine. Introduction is by Bob Gay.
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater. Introduction by Dan Neyer.
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
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#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)
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#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
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#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)
#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
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#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)
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#2 December 1936
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#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)
#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)
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Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5 The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5 Now available! Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release. This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5. One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges. The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout, with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known. As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing! Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10! $140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)
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N.C. Wyeth illustrating Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
Some Great Pulp Covers - 1930's - 40's ~ Art By Belarski, Rozen, Saunders, Anderson, Ward, Howitt and others
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In addition to containing “They,” a brand-new Leigh Brackett story, the contents of the LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL book continues to grow.
So, it seems a natural to offer a combo of it, THE BOOK OF STARK, and our most recent Brackett title, SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS.
Ordering the combo will put you first in line as well as lock-in your total price for:
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL is still being offered at $25, but with the addition of new content, the final price will certainly be higher. Wait until you see what we uncovered! (Keep Watching the Skies, indeed!)
THE BOOK OF STARK is still holding at $45 and we hope to have news of who will be providing the introduction very soon (fingers-crossed!). As you may gather, this massive tome collects the four “Eric John Stark” stories, the three novels of the “Skaith” series, and will be the first appearance of Brackett’s outline for a new Stark novel that she abandoned in 1977 to take on the screenwriting duties for the sequel to STAR WARS. The dustjacket and endpapers are provided by Raymond Swanland.
SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS is the third and final volume collecting all Brackett’s science fiction stories published in her lifetime. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a excellent addition to your library; many stories being reprinted for the first time and nearly as many appearing in their first hardcover appearance. The cover art is by Frank Kelly Freas and illustrated endpapers are by Ed Emshwiller. Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction.
$110.00 with free shipping!
Now available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press!
Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.
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.
“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
Preorder price: $45
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL Now available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press!
Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!
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
500pp. Trade Paperback
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD (Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders Still available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press!
As noted before, Volume One, MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was initially printed in December 2015, but the quality was so poor that we rejected the finished inventory and the printer refused to mount a second effort that would meet our (and your) expectations. Since then, we've been looking for a new printer whom we feel can get the job done.
Fairly soon, we will be giving a different printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter.
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
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories: • Detective • Mystery • Horror • Western
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" & "William Z. Williams" comedies
Full cloth-covered binding boards
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45
Haffner Press Fairly soon, we will be giving a printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter.
“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.
Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
Over 90 illustrations
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective • Mystery • Horror
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck," "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits
Full cloth-covered binding boards
Preorder price: $40
| |Haffner Press 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.
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
Production Update from Haffner Press! THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO is printed.
We will begin shipping the books when we are recovered from exhibiting at the
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION in Columbus, Ohio.
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.
| |Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei Cover Art by Raymond Swanland Now available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press!
The assembly of Donald Wandrei's colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!
Chris has re-purposed the original black and white pulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!
The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.
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.
Production Update from Haffner Press!
With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.
We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says "Henry Kutter"...), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.
We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.
Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.
The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!
Haffner Press 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.
| |Haffner Press The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five Now available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press! Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.
Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.
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.
Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover
| |Haffner Press Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner Now available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press! We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.
Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.
The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines. Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover
Hard Case Crime November 2016
SINNER MAN by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?
Long before he became the award-winning creator of Matthew Scudder (A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES) and an MWA Grand Master, Lawrence Block penned this tough, unforgettable crime novel, his very first. But as he describes in a new afterword, the book wound up published only eight years later, under a different title and a fake name—and was then lost for half a century. Now appearing for the first time under Block’s real name, with revisions by the author, SINNER MAN is revealed as a powerful work by a young novelist destined to become one of the giants of the mystery genre.
First publication in almost 50 years!
THE KNIFE SLIPPED by Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Robert McGinnis
THE LOST DETECTIVE NOVEL BY THE CREATOR OF PERRY MASON!
At the time of his death, Erle Stanley Gardner was the best-selling American author of the 20th century, and world famous as the creator of crusading attorney Perry Mason. Gardner also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970—and one that’s never been published until now.
Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to "talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people." But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities —however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.
Donald Lam has never been cooler—not even when played by Frank Sinatra on the U.S. Steel Hour of Mystery in 1946. Bertha Cool has never been tougher. And Erle Stanley Gardner has never been better.
First publication ever!
|IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 1: DR. NO—1958-1960 HC - Arriving in comic shops November 9! |
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various (Art) John Mclusky
The daring James Bond is back in a hardcover edition collecting Ian Fleming's super spy's earliest adventures in comic strip form! This volume collects together the comic strips: "Casino Royale," "Live and Let Die," "Moonraker," "Diamonds Are Forever," "From Russia With Love," and "Dr. No."
Hardcover, 9x12, 256 pages, B&W, $39.95
Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.
This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage. - SOLD OUT!
|JAMES BOND #11 - Arriving in comic shops November 9! |
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters
Cover: Dom Reardon
EIDOLON, CHAPTER 5: Eidolon have M and Moneypenny, in a remote safehouse, with no hope of backup, no aid on the way, and no sign of James Bond. Fear and paranoia and the collapse of governmental structure are in sight. Britain is going back to the Dark Ages and SPECTRE, finally, have won.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
|JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 9! |
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Assigned to hunt down and eliminate a terrorist threatening Britain’s nuclear deterrent, 007 shadows the nation’s leading defense contractor at the Dubai Arms Fair. As a lethal trap is sprung around him, Bond finds an unexpected ally in glamorous arms company executive Victoria Hunt.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
FIGHT STORIES, June 1928
The first issue of this Sports Pulp Magazine.
SHOOT THAT LEFT! by George Bruce
THE DURABLE DANE by Jack Kofoed
BATTLIN' BEPPO by T. W. Ford
REFERRE'S DECISION by Arthur J. Burks
BREED OF CHAMPIONS by Jack Byrne
THE UNKNOWN KID by E. R. Vadeboncoeur
KEEPING FIT by Jimmy De Forest
Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages
BLACK AMAZON OF MARS by Leigh Brackett
Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel—ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures—at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!
Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 9! Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema
In this last issue concluding the saga of the Reid family, the torch finally passes from The Lone Ranger to The Green Hornet... but is the price that must be paid in blood worth it? We cannot provide any more details of this story without using spoilers, but we truly believe our readers will find the denouement uplifting while at the same time being emotionally affected by the intense ending of a tale that has been 80 years in the making!
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
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The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger
The Value of Dust Jackets
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|Mike Chomko - November/December 2016 newsletter is now available! |
Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for November/December 2016
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Occult Detective Quarterly
New Kickstarter Project open for pledges until November 6!
Occult Detective Quarterly is an exciting new venture for enthusiasts of those who dare to probe beyond the Veil, those who face the psychic, the supernatural and the strange. Arrogant amateurs, scholars and philosophers; hardened detectives, and innocents who have no choice - these are the characters who will fill our pages. Think Carnacki, John Silence and Flaxman Low. Think pulp and noir, and the disenchanted PI – Sam Spade staring into Hell itself. Or stand in contemporary shadows and watch the John Constantines of this world battle the next one.
Even more than this, we want to rip apart the boundaries, and explore the limits of occult investigative fiction. We're already looking for, and finding, new approaches, new characters in unlikely settings. From First Nation female investigators to gay detectives scouring a decadent 19th century Paris, from the South American bruja to the hoodoo-woman – we want all these to join the time-honoured ranks.
A perfect-bound print magazine, along with an e-version for day-to-day browsing, ODQ will bring you fabulous fiction by great names from the field, and introduce you to exciting new writers. All accompanied by fearsome art, fascinating articles and reviews.
Editing the journal will be Sam Gafford, an experienced writer of dark fiction, editor and William Hope Hodgson scholar, from the United States, and John Linwood Grant, a lifelong addict of supernatural fiction, blogger of the weird and a writer of strange period horror, from the UK.
We already have a great line-up for the first couple of issues, and now we want to make sure that we take it to the next level. Your pledges will ensure that we can bring this together. We want our contributors to get a fair deal, our journal to be stylish and our readers to be delighted. This Kickstarter will ensure that we get off the ground running. It will guarantee not only that we can offer subscriptions with confidence, but that we can expand our plans, such as:
Contribute now and you'll be in at the start, with extra rewards and recognition, ready to come with us as we journey into forbidden territories...
- More quality art illustrating the stories
- At least one serial exclusive to ODQ
- Extended content to enthrall
| |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.
|PAPERBACK PARADE #95 - Now available! |
PAPERBACK PARADE #95, our thirtieth anniversary issue, is just out!
The latest issue of my FULL COLOR rare and vintage paperback collectors magazine is chock full of great covers and articles.
This quality digest size magazine is 100 pages, full color, and includes a look at H. Rider Haggard and his adventure novel SHE, also True Grit, The Paperback Family Tree, rare UK Curtis paperback-size books, the Pioneer's of Porn, Hardboiled Paradise: Al Fray, news, ads, letters, more, as new, $15 + postage.
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
“She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
“The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
“Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
“American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
“Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
“A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
“Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi
Back issues also available while they last!
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|Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online! |
New this week
"The Grim Reaper's Audition" by Wallace Umphrey from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1941
Before he knew what the case was about, Investigator Nick Carnavan was up to his ears in mystery. And to get his murder bearings, he had to tune in on a private bullet broadcast - with vengeance at the controls.
"Detour to Murder" by Frank Gruber from SECRET AGENT "X", October, 1937
Postal Inspector Val Decker knew there was something phony about that roadside sign. But when he followed its directions, he didn't know he was taking a detour to murder!
"The Anti-Climax of a Bad Man" by Burke Jenkins from ARGOSY, September, 1907
How the town coward whipped the town's bully and criminal.
| | Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2016! Sixteen years and still going strong!
We'll return to the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ this November 5 for another afternoon of pulp mania.
You'll find 46 tables of bargain-priced stuff lurking in the vendor room.
Get ready for another afternoon of buying and selling pulp magazines.
You'll also find a large selection of movie memorabilia, golden age comics, vintage paperbacks, and more!
A few collectors have acquired some terrific original art at Pulp Adventurecon. Bring an active line of credit!
In its infancy, Pulp Adventurecon dodged scheduling conflicts with other collectibles shows.
With the passage of time, many of those events have moved onto Nostalgia Valhalla.
In 2001, we moved the show to Bordentown's Ramada Inn, conveniently located at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7.
The Ramada has been our venue for 15 years, and for some wayward pulp fans it's a second home.
Admission is a mere $5.00 per person. Single tables are $50 ...
Dealers receive a ten percent discount when reserving more than one table. Altus Press Announces The Dime Detective Library Series 3
Premiere at the Pulp AdventureCon in Bordentown, NJ, on November 5, 2016.
|Pulp Crazy - Now online! |
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
|Pulp Den - Now online! |
Hold On! Tomorrow
Six Scarlet Scorpions
The Mexico Kill
|Pulp Flakes - Now online! |
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.
Dee Linford - Western Author, Journalist, Technical Writer - New!
Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com
Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire
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Secret Mission Angola
The Mexico Kill
|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.
| 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/
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.
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/
|Radio Archives |
The Spider #30 Audiobook
Green Globes of Death
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Richard Wentworth — who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld — thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime!
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, tortured manic-depressive, and undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
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.
Here lies the genius of Norvell Page’s Spider. Wentworth had a secret identity, but hardly anyone was fooled by it! The white-hot relationships between the cast of characters were mature, even modern by our standards. This while he battled supercriminals such as the Fly, Iron Man and the Bat-Man. Authentically captured, the Spider would make a wonderful high-velocity movie.
Nick Santa Maria brings the Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Green Globes of Death originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1936.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
Follow the quest of Curtis Newton, wizardman of science, as he scours the worlds of tomorrow in the hunt for the greatest interplanetary outlaw of all time! A creeping menace invades the galaxy in a sweep of interplanetary conquest—and Captain Future meets his most powerful enemy... the Space Emperor!
|Thrilling Publications editor-in-chief Leo Margulies and his main SF man, Mort Weisinger, attended the first World Science Fiction Convention in New York back in 1939. Impressed, Margulies blurted out, “I didn’t think you fans could be so damn sincere!” Huddling, they concocted Captain Future on the spot. |
That was the legend. In reality, Margulies and Weisinger had been brainstorming the concept for many months. Conceived as a Doc Savage of the future, Curt Newton was at first called Mr. Future. After the death of his parents, Newton was raised by a trio of surrogate parents—Grag the robot, Otho the android and Simon Wright, a scientist whose brain was kept alive after his body failed. These three reared up Curt in a secret laboratory on the Moon. His mission: to protect planetary peace.
Weisinger turned to the most popular SF writer of his generation, Edmond Hamilton, whose well-received novel starring The Three Planeteers had kicked off the first issue of Startling Stories months before. Hamilton reimagined the new hero as Captain Future, basing the series on The Three Planeteers. The action was set in the far future—the 1990s!
Given his own magazine, the Ace of Space debuted in The Space Emperor, a rollicking romp that raced from the Moon to Jupiter. Backed up by his trusty proton pistol and his three nonhuman aides, Captain Future patrolled the known planets in the Comet, a supercool spaceship that camouflaged itself as a fiery comet.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Winter 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “The Space Emperor” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
| Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. |
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Will Murray
America on Guard! — An Editorial
War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture by Curtis Steele
An America terribly divided against itself — sliced by Asiatic conquest into three separate, terror-ridden republics — this was the desperate situation which confronted Operator 5! California was ruled by a madman; a puppet-king of Nippon reigned over the central states — and in the East a few staunch patriots held the last precious soil of our once great land. But one course of action was possible. Operator 5, heading a mighty relief-caravan of men and guns, set out for the westward trek — and the mile-by-mile battle which was to decide whether America should yet be free or vanish forever from the face of the earth!
Things That Made America Great
Orchard of Death by Morton Taney
America’s last hope was the ragged little Colonial army that faced England’s crack troops — and two traitors who had already doomed their country to certain disaster!
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
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Here are five new tales of the immortal sleuth by Brooklyn's most famous paperback fan and author, Gary Lovisi. Available Editions $6 Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
The stories reveal aspects of Holmes' life that have never been known, including how he celebrates his birthday, what he thinks about golf, and how he solved the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic.
$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket 6" x 9"
This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
For many years Lin Carter wrote sword and sorcery novels about the mighty Thongor of Lemuria. Now, author Robert M. Price has added ten new tales to the saga, carrying on the noble tradition of blending Conan, King Kull and John Carter of Mars into one magnificent character. Richard A. Lupoff, no stranger to stories of fantastic behemoths who roamed the ancient Earth, introduces the book with his usual verve. Available Editions $6 Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
$18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket 6" x 9"
This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
| |The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive THE GREEN ARCHER
Columbia 1940 / 15 Chapters / Mystery
Source: The Green Archer by Edgar Wallace
Hero: Spike Holland (Victor Jory)
Leading Lady: Valerie Howett (Iris Meredith)
Mystery Hero: The Green Archer
Villain: Abel Bellamy (James Craven)
Main Henchmen: Savini (Robert Fiske), Dinky (Kit Guard), Brad (Jack Ingram)
Supporting Cast: Dorothy Fay, Forrest Taylor, Joseph W. Girard, Fred Kelsey, Kenne Duncan
Directed by: James W. Horne
Plot: A mysterious archer in medieval attire and his imitator -- sometimes we don't know which is which -- prowl the grounds of the villain's modern castle and adjoining house while insurance investigator Spike Holland tries to make sense of the whole business. Operating from the castle is a jewel ring run by blackguard Abel Bellamy, who takes over the property after sending his innocent brother to prison for one of the ring's capers.
Notes: Remake of the earlier silent serial version which featured Walter Miller and Allene Ray, made on similar, sometimes identical sets.
Reviews: "James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials (The Shadow and The Green Archer) are also his best. Both move lightning fast without a loss of coherence, and neither descend into obnoxious and idiotic self-parody like some of his later serials (Captain Midnight and Terry and the Pirates for instance). Green Archer is not a serious serial though -- it's an "old dark house" style mystery/comedy showcasing the same comedic talent Horne showed in such films as Laughing Gravy and Way Out West with Laurel and Hardy." -- Green Hornet
|The Shadow: The Death House Rescue - New Kickstarter project now online! |
by Roulf Knightley
The Shadow: The Death House Rescue is a non-profit stop-motion animated film featuring the first original radio adventure of the The Shadow, which aired in the United States on September 26, 1937.
The story features The Shadow and Margot Lane racing against time as they attempt to save an innocent man on death row from being executed on the electric chair. This thrilling adventure launched what would become the most successful radio series of all time.
With the radio drama as the foundation, we are making a stop-motion animated film to compliment the audio track, creating an exciting visual element that we hope will not only appeal to long time Shadow Agents, but also attract new fans to this amazing character.
This project will be funded on Wed, Nov 23 2016 12:54 PM EDT.
|The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online! |
Merry Mrs. MacBeth - New!
The Blackest Mail - New!
The Devil Monsters
The Red Blot Murder Lake
The Devil Master
|The Shadow 365 - Now online! |
A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!
|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.
Haunted Houses and Graveyards on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Centaurs on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Medusa on the Cover of Weird Tales
Devils and Demons on the Cover of Weird Tales
Robert Weinberg (1946-2016)
Authors on the Cover of Weird Tales
Egypt on the Cover of Weird Tales