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30 October 2015

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

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

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


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


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

Faithful reproductions of rare, early pulp sci-fi  cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 978160362201
UPC: 724638062833





Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Spring 1953

"Odds On Death" by Robert Wallace
While gambling guns blast, the Phantom and Muriel Havens ante up for a game with big stakes—and when Dick Van Loan serves his term in Sing Sing as a stand-in for a grim killer, everybody tries to get into the act.

"Justice and Right" by Roe Richmond
"Bait for a Killer" by D.S. Halacy, Jr.
"Maisie's My Masterpiece" by Donald Barr Chidsey
"Drop Dead" by Robert Sidney Bowen

 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1947

"Warrior-Queen of Attila's Lost Legion" by John Peter Drummond
Out of the past swept cruel Queen Tarma's hun-horsemen, claiming Helene for sacrifice.  And even lion-thewed Ki-Gor quailed before the swamp-beasts guarding Tarma's dripping altars.

"The Silver Kraal" by Bryce Walton
"Five Suns of Angola" by Dan Cushman
"The Terrible Drums" by Paul Selonke
"Bwana Two-Sleep" by Emmett McDowell
"Killer's Spoor" by Alexander Wallace


Cover Artist: George Gross

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

All-Adventure Action Novels - Spring 1939

"The Iron Man of Devil's Island" by George Bruce
Devil's Island.  Nightmare of stinking cells and rotting men. Yet for ten long years Jacques deVris, I'incorrigile, fought off its gnawing madness with an iron faith.

"Drums of the Desert" by Thomas J. Cooke
"Red Typhoon" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Riders of the Burning Sands"  by John Starr
"Ruby of Revolt" by Victor Rousseau

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



AGENT X - Coming to TNT Sunday, November 8 at 9PM! 

In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public -- and even from the President -- there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President. This is Agent X.

Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Sharon Stone (Casino) and Gerald McRaney star in the new series coming to TNT.


2 hours series premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 9PM eastern.

Legendary artist Jim Steranko is contributing to AGENT X.
The artist Tweeted a series of design drawings he made for TNT's upcoming spy series Agent X, starring Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone.
It's unclear if this sequence is intended for the show's main titles or for promotional spots. The design drawings can be seen at the link below.




Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1

by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
686 pages
$29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover 





‘Amazing Stories’ Will Be Retold by Bryan Fuller & Amblin TV - TV series reboot!

Bryan Fuller is set to write and executive produce Universal TV’s remake of the 1985-87 series for NBC, giving the network a player in the reinvigorated anthology genre.
As is the case with all Amblin TV projects, Spielberg could come on board as executive producer after the pilot.

The original Amazing Stories got an initial two-season order but didn’t click with audiences and was canceled.
The series won five Emmys, including one for guest actor John Lithgow, and earned Spielberg a directing nom for the memorable World War II-themed episode “The Mission.”






Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Author Jeff Deischer discusses the three different superhero series he has created, each in a different universe.  The Overworld series is the earliest and my personal favorite which takes archetypal characters and populates an alternative 1950s.  The Golden Age is the resurrection of the Standard/Better/Netter comics produced by Ned Pines.  And Argent is Jeff's original homage to the second generation of superheroes from the Silver Age of comics.  Don't miss this exciting episode!

Past episodes:
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock


ART OF HORROR AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY - Now available!
Edited by Stephen Jones. Foreword by Neil Gaiman.

Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like this--a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan.

While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm.

From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful--including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more--every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.

Among those writing chapters is Lovecraft expert S.T. Joshi, artist Bob Eggleton and writer and art collector Robert Weinberg--one of the three collectors who compiled the recent Collector’s Book of Virgil Finlay. Artists are far too many to list, but they do include Finlay, Hannes Bok, J. Allen St. John, Berni Wrightson, Alan Lee, Michael Whelan, Jim Burns, John Howe, Basil Gogos, Kelly Freas, Gary Gianni, Donato Giancola, Giger, Steve Fabian, Clark Ashton Smith and so many more.


This book is packed with lots of art including pulp covers and pulp interior art.
Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, J. Allen St. John, Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, Rudolph Belarski, Alexander Leydenfrost,
Frank Kelly Freas, Steve Fabian, Frank R. Paul, Jon Douglas Arfstrom, Lee Brown Coye, Clark Ashton Smith, Howard V. Brown, Hugh Rankin, John Newton Howitt, Frank Utpatel,  and more!


Beb Books - Now available!

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


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

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

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

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

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

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

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

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


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Episode 4 is now online!

The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!

Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!

Join the Nova Command Facebook Group and reach the future, today!



The Big Book of Bronze #7
  Now available!

The BBoB7 takes a look at all thing's Doc Savage! 

Have you ever wondered what books filled the shelves of Doc Savage writer Lester Dent's office? 

Have you caught the clever easter eggs hidden in the 1975 Doc Savage film or thought about the editing liberties taken in "The Monsters" Doc Savage story?

With 276 pages of informative article about Doc Savage, these and many more questions will be answered. 

This seventh installment contains articles by writers such as: Will Murray,  Tom and Ginger Johnson, Rick Lai, David Webb, Brian Leno, Dafydd Neal Dyar and Tracy Hughes.

However, filling a large portion of the book is the search for Doc Savage's world renowned Fortress of Solitude by Jay  Ryan, which takes you on a journey of discover to find Doc Savage's arctic retreat based on the information provided by Lester Dent in the pages of Doc Savage Magazines.

Full color cover by Tim Faurote, rear cover artwork by Julian Puga, Cristian Diaz and Alvaro Fernandois and B&W interior.


Pages: 276
Dimensions: 6.14  x 9.21 (inches)
Price: $22.95




THE BIG BOOK OFSHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES - Now available!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.

Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.

Publisher: Pantheon
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches

Hardcover: 816 pages
List Price: $40.00
Pre-order Price: $22.11

Paperback: 816 pages
List Price: $25.00
Pre-order Price: $18.63

Kindle Edition
Pre-order Price: $15.99




Bold Venture Press
October releases!

ALIBI Volume One Number One
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

A rare mystery magazine returns in this facsimile edition, loaded with fiction.
Alibi was developed as a magazine to be sold exclusively in Woolworth department stories.
Only five issues were published of this unusual magazine.
Terror Beach by Samuel Hopkins Adams

"The Zeppelin Murders" (part 1 of 2) by H. Thompson Rich
"Written in Blood" by H. L. Gates
"Frozen Faces and the Nickel" by George Kibbee Turner
"Snatched" by Wallace Jackson
"The Eight O'Clock Alibi" by Herbert Corey
"Heater Pete and the Hillbilly" by M. C. Blackman
"Club of the Three Gloves" by Albert E. Ullman
"The Body on the Blacony" by Arlton Eadie
"The Joss-Stick Murder" by Hulbert Flynn
"Murders on the Doorstep" by Anthony Roper
"A Lifer's Story" by Edgar Clayton

Cover by Lyman Anderson, illustrations by E. Stoner
ALIBI Volume One Number One
ISBN: 978-1517060091
130 pages, $14.95


Ice Flow
by William P. Lazarus
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the population, which grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the population; the economy, which relied on outlaws seeking solitude, and the annual gathering of bounty hunters to clear them out.

Now a slick shyster keeps the town in his hip pocket—but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice.

ISBN: 978-1517371739

214 pages, $16.95

Railroad Stories #2
The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Bold Venture presents Railroad Stories #2: The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger! Five tales from Railroad Stories Magazine starring King Lawson! Written by an author who knew his trains first-hand!

"Washout!" ... "Mixed Orders" ... "Boomer Trails" ... "Landslide!" and "Snowed In" -- five hair-raising, heart-tugging stories following William "Kingsley" Lawson from gandy dancer to trainmaster, and then from riches to rags! Lawson turns his back on a harrowing accident, an unfaithful wife, a duplicitious friend, and follows the lonely Boomer Trail from town to town to train yard.

Can King return to the top of the railroad heap? Was he repsonsible for the tragic accident that cost hundreds their lives? Did his wife and former friend have relations behind his unsuspecting back? Or was it all a tragic misjudgment? How will they ever reconcile when floods, fires, snow drifts and shady con-men come between them?

ISBN: 978-1517558444
268 pages, $16.95







Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #19
Trade paperback now available!

Pulp Adventures continues its quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!

The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!

Also in this issue: A show business detective finds himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”

In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.

This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.


ISBN: 1517758009
Page Count: 144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95




Charles Boeckman Jr.: November 9, 1920 to October 12, 2015

Pulp fictioneer Charles Boeckman Jr. died Oct. 12, 2015, at age 94, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Charles Boeckman was an American author and a jazz clarinetist/saxophonist.
He broke into the pulps in the mid-1940s and continued writing for them until their demise in the late 1950s.
His work appeared in Star Western, Detective Tales, Fifteen Western Tales, Dime Western and others.
One of his stories was adapted as “Ambition” during the sixth season of TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1961.
Charles was also a skilled jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, and wrote a jazz history for young readers titled Cool, Hot and Blue.

Late in his life, his wife Patti helped call attention to Boeckman and his work, which led to Bold Venture Press publishing Pulp Jazz: The Charles Boeckman Story and two pulp anthologies, and new works published by Pro Se Productions.



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

Forgotten Books: VARNEY THE VAMPIRE -or- The Feast of Blood - New!
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1940) - New!
Overlooked Films: NOSFERATU (1922) - restored version - New!
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1935-36) - New!
Altus Gallery: TRIPLE DETECTIVE
Forgotten Books: The Shadow meets the DICTATOR OF CRIME by Maxwell Grant (1941)
Altus Gallery: SECRET AGENT "X"


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Shadow Digests - New!


Doc Con 18: The Werewolf's Brand Radio Play - Now online!

The Werewolf's Brand Orignal Radio Play was performed at Doc Con 18 on October 10, 2015.
It is now available online for your listening pleasure at the link below.


The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Kickstarter Campaign from now through November 15!
Coming in December!


This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting in a “Heroic-Deco” style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world. He has always had a great passion and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure calendar for the coming year.


The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain a selection of his favorite covers from his 20+ year career, as well as some private commission work. 
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners):

Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles cover art
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art 
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives Audio Box art
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum selection
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar






ELISE AND THE ASTONISHING AQUANAUTS - Now available!
by Steven Welch 


The ocean is gone and Earth is a nightmare of sandstorms, death, and dust. The streets of Paris are home to terrifying creatures that hunt the few humans who survived the devastation.
Now, a twelve-year old girl and a broken hero from her father's bedtime stories are on a desperate voyage to redeem the terrible failure of The Astonishing Aquanauts and bring back the ocean.


Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Cave Branch Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

Paperback: $14.99
Kindle:  $3.99


The story is inspired in large part by the author's love of Doc Savage, Jules Verne, Lovecraft, and the early Stan/Jack Marvel comics. 
The story reflects the pace and sense of fun that lovers of pulp will enjoy.





  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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


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

And...

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Golden Age - Now online!

Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
- New!
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947 - New!
Murphy Anderson ~ 1926-2015 ~ Thanks for everything Murphy! - New!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside by Frank Belknap Long ~ Arkham House ~ 1975
MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988
AMRA ~ 1961-1982 ~ Art by Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, George Barr, Gray Morrow, Alex Nino and Bill Stout
Frank Frazetta ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Ace Covers
Roy Krenkel ~ The Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Editions



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!
Shipping November 10, 2015!  


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45

Haffner Press

 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Vale of Lost Women” - New!
Editing Harold Lamb
 - New!
Heroes of the Steppes: The Historicals of Harold Lamb  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Rogues in the House”
Awesome Stuff that Isn’t Conan
JAMES BOND 007 #1 - Arriving in comic shops November 4!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

Beginning “VARGR”, the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent.  But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin...

In Stores November 4th in advance of the block buster movie on November 6th!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to launch the first James Bond comic book series in 20 years!

"Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books." - Warren Ellis

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


Mars was nobody's bargain, at best. At worst, it was a world where Mother Corey and his granddaughter belonged. But to Bruce Gordon, it was a one-way yellow ticket, a deck of cards, and a knife!

When they deported Gordon to the corrupt frontier of Mars, he didn't have sense enough to starve quietly. He had to join the local police force just when elections were due.

When Gordon found himself in the middle of a revolution, he also found himself firmly in the middle with one foot on each side-and his neck being fitted for a hangman's noose!

No matter how bad things are, they can always get worse. And on the corrupt, brawling, police-ridden world of Mars, Bruce Gordon found that the simplest solutions were the hardest.

This book is a facsimile reproduction of the original 4-part serial as it appeared in Science Fiction Adventures for March, May, July, and September 1953.

 
Trade Paperback, 182 pages, 6 x 9 inch
$14.95



Originally published in Other Worlds Science Stories as a 2-part serial in the June and September 1956 issues, this 87,500 word novel by Roger Arcot tells the story of James Canfield who found himself made young again, with a whole life before him-but as another man! It isn't easy to live somebody else's life, but Canfield adapted himself to the incredible role-until he found out about the GORKEN! Then his new life became a thing of terror that might last a hundred years, or a hundred days. He hadn't been told how long his new youth would last! And to make it worse, he was now the potential gateway into his universe of a fantastic being from ... another dimension? What WAS the Gorken? Human ... or just-IT? There was a girl, too. Was he supposed to love her, or hate her? He didn't know! And one slip was a sentence of death. And who was Picozzi-and THE ONES? How could he succeed in such an incredible masquerade! More, how could he reach into another Time and another Space, to kill a creature who was ABSOLUTE MASTER of an enslaved world three hundred years from now!

This novel is reproduced as a facsimile of the original magazine publication.


Trade Paperback, 134 pages, 6 x 9 inch
$14.95





JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 4!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, children have begun disappearing below the surface. In this new series, Joe Golem hunts the terrifying creature that has been pulling children into the depths of the canals.


Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50

Tie-in to illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City!



The Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD - Coming November 17!

At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only one lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who is the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure from director Guy Ritchie.


DVD Only
Pre-order: $18.78
List Price: $28.98


BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
Pre-order:  $22.99
List Price: $44.95






The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Season 2 - Coming February 2!

The original 1960s series that set the stage for the major feature film this summer is back with the release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season. During its second season, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was recognized as the Golden Globe winner for Best TV Show and nominated for 10 Emmy Awards. Led by a star studded cast featuring Leo G. Carrol, David McCallum and Robert Vaughn, the twist and turns continue as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season on DVD February 2, 2016. The 10 disc series includes all 30 one-hour episodes of full-color entertainment.

Top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, played by actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, use their charm, wit, and assortment of gadgets to defend the world from their international syndicate T.H.R.U.S.H. The second season continues with all the excitement from season one, as the agents travel all over the world to take on T.H.R.U.S.H and its axis of evil Allies. Whether the agents are posing as prison inspectors or obtaining mind-reading devices, the adventures are sure to continue throughout the season. This exciting season also features guest appearances by Jill Ireland, Angela Lansbury, Kevin McCarthy, Vincent Price and George Sanders.

"Warner Brothers is thrilled to be releasing The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season" said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The second season was an exciting and pivotal point for the series, as it made the switch from being featured in black and white to full-color, and we are pleased to bring the entire season into the homes of fans all over."

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season includes 30 1-Hour Episodes in a 10-disc DVD Collection.





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial
Captain Midnight: The unaired TV pilot
Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet

Meteor House
The Evil in Pemberley House by Win Scott Eckert
Kindle edition now available!

Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crime fighter of the 1930s and '40s, Dr. James Clarke "Doc" Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England – in true Gothic tradition, old, dark, and supposedly haunted.

But is the ghost real, or a clever sham perpetrated by others to scare her off? As Patricia contends with the questionable motives of her distant relatives, attempts to discern friend from foe, and battles to overcome mysterious attackers, she struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents.

Set at Pemberley from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and deeply ingrained in worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Lord Greystoke – as well as the bronze champion of justice, Doc Wildman – The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, and fans of Philip José Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.


Kindle Edition: $4.99


Mike Chomko -  October 2015 newsletter is now available!

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

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

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

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



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

Snake
The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor
Paperback Parade #90 - Now available!
 
The Magazine for Paperback Readers & Collectors! Paperback Parade, if you are a book collector, reader, or just love great old books then this is the magazine for you!

Each 100 page, perfect-bound digest-size trade paperback, is in FULL COLOR loaded with articles on rare books, authors, artists, publisher runs, with dozens and dozens of gorgeous FULL COLOR covers of rare books of all kinds. Also “Paperback Talk” news, letters, show info, new books, people in the hobby.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“Authentic SF” by Phil Harbottle
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Rich Greene
“Clair Huffaker Westerns” by Gary Lovisi
“Day Keene” by Richard Lupoff
“Lancer 2 for 1 Books” by Gary Lovisi
“Dagmar” by Richard L. Kellogg
“Tom Disch SF” by Graham Andrews
“Pulp AdventureCon 2014” by Steve Lewis
“Lou Cameron’s Angel’s Flight” by Gary Lovisi
 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net”  
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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

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


Back Issues

A LIMITED number of back issues of PP are also available while they last at $15 each. Please inquire on back issues you want, or check available copies in the “Catalog” link on my website, www.gryphonbooks.com. See below for ordering and subscription information.

PAPERBACK PARADE #89, edited by Gary Lovisi, 104 pages in FULL COLOR, trade paperback, articles on Arthur Upfield’s “Bony” crime paperbacks, Ten of the Greatest PBO crime writers, Ace Books Nurse paperbacks, Robin Moore, Hustler Pb gga sleaze, Checkerbooks, news, ads, letters, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #88, edited by Gary Lovisi, the fantastic pulp science fiction space opera of E.E. “Doc” Smith, with booklists, appreciations, articles, also Cap Kennedy Bibliography, Odie Hawkins on Holloway House, Paperback-doms most extreme covers, news, letters, ads, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #87, edited by Gary Lovisi, crime noir icon David Goodis, E.C. Tubb’s Cap Kennedy space opera SF, Percival Wilde crime pbs, Negative of A nude, Phil Andros gay male paperbacks, My favorite 10 PBOS, sexy sleaze gga Domino Books, news, letters, ads, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #86, edited by Gary Lovisi, June 2014, 114 FULL COLOR pages, in the new perfect-bound trade paperback format, full of great color paperback covers. This issue presents articles on “Lion Books: The Best of PBO Noir” by Dan Roberts; “Eve Drum: That Lady from LUST” by Gary Lovisi; the science fiction of James White by Graham Andrews, also news, ads, letters, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #85, edited by Gary Lovisi, March 2014, the first FULL COLOR issue, 104pp, packed with a ton of lovely covers in full cover, articles on Dr. Calvitt Clarke -- aka Richard Grant's sleaze and gga digests; fantasy author Neal Barrett, Jr.; Beat poet Rik Davis -- aka sleaze author Jack Vast; Guy Endore and The Werewolf of Paris; Bruno Fischer; “Hard-boiled Paradise” hard crime classics, news, ads, letters, more, $15.00 + postage.

ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net”  
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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

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





Paperback Perils - Now online!

Flight to Opar (Philip Jose Farmer, Meteor House Restored Edition, 2015)

The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat Press 2015)  
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Barbarian Crowns (Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press, 2015)
First Seas and Other Tales (Frank Schildiner, Pro Se Productions, 2014)
Iron and Bronze (Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, 2009)



Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Fly High and Die" by Hal White from SKY FIGHTERS, July, 1937
Pilot Gary Treadwell Meets a Sky Challenge With Roaring Vickers!

"Death From a Family Tree" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from POPULAR DETECTIVE, May, 1948
Wilfred I. Hull probably selected the wrong ancestors - for when he started to scrap you'd think he came from a line of boxers!

"Side Line" by William L. Rohde from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1949
Featuring: Mohawk Daniels
For a Railroad Dick, Tracing Stolen Automobiles Could Only Be a . . . Side Line




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard  - New!
The Horror of Frank Schildiner
The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert

Pulp Den - Now online!

Sea Fangs  - New!
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded  - New!
Snake: Nest of Vipers
Ginger's Birthday  
Bootleg Broadway

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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

John Olsen, longtime operator of “The Shadow in Review” website, has joined ThePulp.Net as a blogger.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 30, John will be writing “about all things pulpish.”
He has called his blog, That’s Pulp!, and kicks it off with a look back at the 1938 movie serial The Spider’s Web.


Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

The Masked Master Mind - New!
James Rollins revisited
Sexton Blake, ‘poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’
Dime Novel Cover Series revisited
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ #18
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘The Spider’s Web’: A serial in 15 chapters - New!
What’s to come… - New!

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
- New!
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’ - New!
News from Doc Con 2015  
The 2015 Doc Savage movie — or not
Showtime for the Continental Op
The Mars in my mind
THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST - 'The Complete Season 2' is Coming to DVD!

The second season of Team Quest's Nineties incarnation sees them spending less time with the sinister cyber environs of Questworld and jumping headlong back to their Sixties Spy-Fi action-adventure roots. This fresh take also carried with it a new voice cast (including genre favorites John de Lancie and Robert Foxworth) and some old faces like Pasha the peddler, Race's inamorata fatale Jade and the deadly Dr.Zin while keeping the action and pace up-to-the-minute.

As Jonny, Hadji and Jesse continue to aid Dr. Quest and Race in their globe-trotting investigations across this 3-Disc, 26-Episode Complete Second Season Collection, Team Quest must contend with marauding mummies, galloping golems, Bigfoot burglars, and deadly Zinjas dispatched by the vengeful daughter of Dr. Zin. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Surd is still lurking in the shadows, waiting for the team to let their guard down. Good thing Bandit is on guard!


"Season 1, Volume 1" came to stores in 2009 with the first 13 adventures, and "Season 1, Volume 2" became available as an MOD title in 2012 with the next 13 adventures. Now the Warner Archive is finally following up with another manufacture on demand DVD set, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest - The Complete Season 2," with all remaining episodes in the show's 52-episode run. These 26 tales on 3 discs will be available for $29.99 SRP next month, in November. A specific date hasn't been announced as of this writing, but early word - which may not be final and could be subject to change - is that we'll see it next Tuesday, November 3rd. At the right is an early look at the front cover art.




Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 1
Now available!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:


"Bodies for the Brain Butcher" by John C. Hocking
"A Night on Madhouse Mountain" by Bill Crider
"The Curse of the Monster Makers!" by Scott Dennis Parker
"Farmhouse of the Dead" by Keith West
"The Hideous Blood Ray" by  Robert E. Vardeman
"Blood Treasure for Satan's Buccaneers"by  James Reasoner

Paperback: 150 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $9.99
Kindle Price:  $2.99




Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 2
Now available!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:

 
"The Spider-God of Nauru!" by Mel Odom
 "Lust of the Cave Spirit" by Keith Chapman
 "Attack of the Nazi Snow Warriors" by Michael Bracken
 "Ghost Writer" by Paul Dellinger
 "The Hades Mechanism" by John McCallum Swain
 "Howl of the Werewolf" by Ray Lovato

Paperback: 178 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $9.99
Kindle Price:  $2.99




ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 10: MAY 1946-MARCH 1947 HC
(Art) George Tuska & Various
Now available and arriving in comic shops November 4!

More "out of this world" yarns from the heroes (and heroines!) of the spaceways that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here. Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more. Collects issues #42-47, May 1946 to March 1947, of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7X10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99





The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available for pre-order - Coming in November!


THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]

The Serial Squadron


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Time Master
- New!
The Isle of Doubt - New!
The League of Death
The Hand
The Chinese Tapestry
The Book of Death


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

Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Coming December 18!

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

Paperback, 350 pages, $19.95



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

Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author - New!
Botanical Fiction Database - New!
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"
More Whip-poor-wills
A Bittersweet Fortnight in 1969
Edgar Allan Poe and James Whitcomb Riley
Weird Tales Books
The Conservative vs. the Zombie


VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT
Delayed, but pre-orders are available
!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99


Midtown Comics


Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer's The Wrath of Fu Manchu, Part Two

When Rohmer scholar, Dr. Robert E. Briney compiled a posthumous hardcover collection of the author’s rare and previously uncollected short fiction in the early 1970s, he included three short stories that were first published in This Week magazine in between Rohmer’s last two Fu Manchu novels. The stories were subsequently reprinted in sequence in Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine between January and March 1966 where the latter two stories were retitled. The hardcover collection, The Wrath of Fu Manchu and Other New Stories was first published in the U.K. in 1973 by Tom Stacey. A U.S. mass market paperback edition from DAW Books followed in 1976. The collection was subsequently reprinted in 2001 as part of Allison & Busby’s Fu Manchu Omnibus – Volume 5. Titan Books will reprint the original collection as a trade paperback in March 2016.

Read the rest at the link below.







23 October 2015

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

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

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


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


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

Faithful reproductions of rare, early pulp sci-fi  cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy
removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 978160362201
UPC: 724638062833





Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Spring 1953

"Odds On Death" by Robert Wallace
While gambling guns blast, the Phantom and Muriel Havens ante up for a game with big stakes—and when Dick Van Loan serves his term in Sing Sing as a stand-in for a grim killer, everybody tries to get into the act.

"Justice and Right" by Roe Richmond
"Bait for a Killer" by D.S. Halacy, Jr.
"Maisie's My Masterpiece" by Donald Barr Chidsey
"Drop Dead" by Robert Sidney Bowen


 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1947  

"Warrior-Queen of Attila's Lost Legion" by John Peter Drummond
Out of the past swept cruel Queen Tarma's hun-horsemen, claiming Helene for sacrifice.  And even lion-thewed Ki-Gor quailed before the swamp-beasts guarding Tarma's dripping altars.

"The Silver Kraal" by Bryce Walton
"Five Suns of Angola" by Dan Cushman
"The Terrible Drums" by Paul Selonke
"Bwana Two-Sleep" by Emmett McDowell
"Killer's Spoor" by Alexander Wallace

Cover Artist: George Gross

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

All-Adventure Action Novels - Spring 1939  

"The Iron Man of Devil's Island" by George Bruce
Devil's Island.  Nightmare of stinking cells and rotting men. Yet for ten long years Jacques deVris, I'incorrigile, fought off its gnawing madness with an iron faith.

"Drums of the Desert" by Thomas J. Cooke
"Red Typhoon" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Riders of the Burning Sands"  by John Starr
"Ruby of Revolt" by Victor Rousseau


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 3

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Black Bat Mystery Vol 3.” One of the greatest pulp action heroes is back in four brand new adventures.  Tony Quinn, blind defense attorney and police consultant, is in reality the crime-busting vigilante known as the Black Bat. He is aided by the lovely Carol Baldwin, former con-artist Silk Kirby and ex-boxer Butch O’Malley. Together they battle the underworld of New York City, fearlessly putting their lives at risk to champion justice.

“Once considered a second stringer, the advent of New Pulp has catapulted the Black Bat to new heights popularity,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Although regarded as a fan-favorite of older pulp fans, the Black Bat was mostly unheard of until New Pulp came along and introduced him to an entire new generation of readers.” Today comic fans are discovering the unique similarities inherent in this classic pulp character and such heroes as Batman and Daredevil. “There are elements in both these comic favorites that clearly owe their inspiration to the Black Bat,” Fortier continues. “Our first two books in this series were big hits and we’re pleased to be releasing this new collection.” 

In this third volume, the Black Bat faces a mystic swami said to possess arcane powers, boards a high speed train to foil a gang’s bold attempt to rescue their captured boss and offers his services to protect the life of a famous Broadway personality threatened with death.  New pulp writers Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Gordon Dymowski and Erik Franklin have captured all the action and thrills that were hallmarks of the early pulps and delivered a quartet of amazing Black Bat exploits pulps fans will cherish.

“Black Bat Mysteries Vol 3” features twelve interior illustrations by Marco Santiago and a gorgeous, painted cover by Graham Hill, with design by Airship 27 Production Art Director Rob Davis.

Available now from Amazon.com.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available for pre-order!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
$29.95 softcover, 686 pages





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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 85: "The Pharoah's Ghost" & "The Man Who Was Scared"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, after Johnny Littlejohn disappears in Cairo, Doc Savage journeys to the Land of the Sphinx to discover the strange secret behind "The Pharoah's Ghost." Then, the Man of Bronze is accused of murder when "The Man Who was Scared" is killed in Doc's own offices! PLUS a Bill Barnes novelette by Charles S. Verral from the Golden Age of Comics. This instant collector's item showcases both classic color covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-188-2 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95 


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

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

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in January!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE #87: "The Devil’s Black Rock," "The Pure Evil" & "Up from Earth's Center"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war! Then, Doc and his aides team with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures in order to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Edd Cartier and George Rozen and Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-197-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 87 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151873.



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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in January!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 103: "The Romanoff Jewels" & "Crime Under Cover"

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

THE SHADOW VOLUME 103 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151874.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in January!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SPIDER Volume 8: "Empire of Doom" & "The Spider and the Faceless One"
The pulp era's most lethal crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent thrillers by Norvell Page. The White House itself hangs in the balance as Richard Wentworth attempts to prevent a power-mad dictator from turning our nation into an "Empire of Doom." Then, the city burns as The Spider seeks to unmask the mysterious Munro, a murderous master of disguise who could be anyone in "The Spider and the Faceless One." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael De Soto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-199-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 8 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151875.


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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock


Beb Books - Now available!

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


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

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

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

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

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

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

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

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


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Now online!

The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!

Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!

Join the Nova Command Facebook Group and reach the future, today!




The Big Book of Bronze #7
  Now available!

The BBoB7 takes a look at all thing's Doc Savage! 

Have you ever wondered what books filled the shelves of Doc Savage writer Lester Dent's office? 

Have you caught the clever easter eggs hidden in the 1975 Doc Savage film or thought about the editing liberties taken in "The Monsters" Doc Savage story?

With 276 pages of informative article about Doc Savage, these and many more questions will be answered. 

This seventh installment contains articles by writers such as: Will Murray,  Tom and Ginger Johnson, Rick Lai, David Webb, Brian Leno, Dafydd Neal Dyar and Tracy Hughes.

However, filling a large portion of the book is the search for Doc Savage's world renowned Fortress of Solitude by Jay  Ryan, which takes you on a journey of discover to find Doc Savage's arctic retreat based on the information provided by Lester Dent in the pages of Doc Savage Magazines.

Full color cover by Tim Faurote, rear cover artwork by Julian Puga, Cristian Diaz and Alvaro Fernandois and B&W interior.


30% off sale event until 10/26/2015!
 OCTFLASH30 Can be used on all BBoB's 1-7 at Lulu.
The sale is only good through 10/26/2015.




THE BIG BOOK OFSHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES - Coming October 27!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.

Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.

Publisher: Pantheon
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches

Hardcover: 816 pages
List Price: $40.00
Pre-order Price: $22.11

Paperback: 816 pages
List Price: $25.00
Pre-order Price: $18.63

Kindle Edition
Pre-order Price: $15.99




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTION POLICY CHANGE
Message from publisher Ed Hulse....


As of today Blood 'n' Thunder's subscription policy is changing to reflect a decision I recently came to. BnT will cease publication as a periodical next year with issue #50, scheduled for Fall 2016. Since launching the zine in 2002 I've done a pretty lousy job of adhering to its stated quarterly schedule anyway, and as various aspects of my life have changed in recent years, BnT must change along with them.

Therefore, those whose subscriptions expire with the just-published #45 will be offered a renewal price of $50 for the remaining five issues to come. This will provide more than the subscriber's customary 20-percent savings inasmuch as #50 will be a jumbo-sized magazine with a cover price of $19.95 or more. (I'm already thinking about the last issue's contents, because I expect to go out with a bang.) The five-for-$50 deal will also extend to those who decide to subscribe for the first time before issue #46—Fall 2015—is published this coming November. At that time I will stop offering subscriptions and the last few issues will be available only on a single-copy basis at the cover price of $12.50 postpaid. So if you want the discount enjoyed by subscribers, this is your last opportunity to get it. I've just revised the site's Subscription page to conform with this change of policy.

The cessation of publishing on a quarterly basis (more or less) doesn't mean Blood 'n' Thunder is going away. It will continue as a series of irregularly published books—each running to 200 pages or more—that will include collections of essays grouped by theme. My plan is to publish at least two of these per year, timed for release in Spring at the Windy City convention and in Summer at PulpFest. There might be a third volume each year, depending upon my schedule. Of course, I'll continue to publish the Classic Pulp Reprints series and other Murania Press books.


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

Now available!

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


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





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

Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson

Bold Venture Press


In cooperation with Zorro Productions, Bold Venture Press will release the complete adventures of Zorro, the iconic hero created by Johnston McCulley. 
Some of these stories have remained out of print since their initial appearance.

The masked swordsman debuted in The Curse of Capistrano, a five-part novel published in All-Story Weekly. 
From 1919 until 1959, McCulley's sixty Zorro short stories and novels were featured prominently in pulp magazines of the day.

Bold Venture will publish the complete Zorro series in six volumes in 2016.


Zorro® & © 2015 Zorro Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Bold Venture Press



Bold Venture Press
October releases!

ALIBI Volume One Number One
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

A rare mystery magazine returns in this facsimile edition, loaded with fiction.
Alibi was developed as a magazine to be sold exclusively in Woolworth department stories.
Only five issues were published of this unusual magazine.
Terror Beach by Samuel Hopkins Adams

"The Zeppelin Murders" (part 1 of 2) by H. Thompson Rich
"Written in Blood" by H. L. Gates
"Frozen Faces and the Nickel" by George Kibbee Turner
"Snatched" by Wallace Jackson
"The Eight O'Clock Alibi" by Herbert Corey
"Heater Pete and the Hillbilly" by M. C. Blackman
"Club of the Three Gloves" by Albert E. Ullman
"The Body on the Blacony" by Arlton Eadie
"The Joss-Stick Murder" by Hulbert Flynn
"Murders on the Doorstep" by Anthony Roper
"A Lifer's Story" by Edgar Clayton

Cover by Lyman Anderson, illustrations by E. Stoner
ALIBI Volume One Number One
ISBN: 978-1517060091
130 pages, $14.95


Ice Flow
by William P. Lazarus
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the population, which grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the population; the economy, which relied on outlaws seeking solitude, and the annual gathering of bounty hunters to clear them out.

Now a slick shyster keeps the town in his hip pocket—but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice.

ISBN: 978-1517371739

214 pages, $16.95

Railroad Stories #2
The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Bold Venture presents Railroad Stories #2: The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger! Five tales from Railroad Stories Magazine starring King Lawson! Written by an author who knew his trains first-hand!

"Washout!" ... "Mixed Orders" ... "Boomer Trails" ... "Landslide!" and "Snowed In" -- five hair-raising, heart-tugging stories following William "Kingsley" Lawson from gandy dancer to trainmaster, and then from riches to rags! Lawson turns his back on a harrowing accident, an unfaithful wife, a duplicitious friend, and follows the lonely Boomer Trail from town to town to train yard.

Can King return to the top of the railroad heap? Was he repsonsible for the tragic accident that cost hundreds their lives? Did his wife and former friend have relations behind his unsuspecting back? Or was it all a tragic misjudgment? How will they ever reconcile when floods, fires, snow drifts and shady con-men come between them?

ISBN: 978-1517558444
268 pages, $16.95








THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Pulp fanzine to live beyond its 75th issue!


Earlier this summer, Howard Wright announced that issue 75 would be the final number of his Doc Savage-oriented fanzine, The Bronze Gazette.
 
Howard began the zine in 1990 as The Doc Savage Gazette. (The name was quickly changed after four issues because of trademark problems.) It’s clearly been a labor of love for Howard, who has regularly put out three issues a year for 25 years now.
 
But Howard decided it was time to move on.
 
Well, the news from Doc Con is that The Bronze Gazette will continue. PULPlications — run by Terry Allen of Fantom Press and Keith Wilson of Doc Savage Fantasy Covers — will be the publisher, while Chuck Welch of Flearun will be the editor.
 
The Bronze Gazette’s 76th issue will debut in 2016. Terry says the zine will keep its digest size, and will run about 48 pages. There will be a slate of regular contributors, but article submissions will be welcomed.



Source: Doc Con 2015 announcement at Yellowed Perils




CARTER & LOVECRAFT - Now available!
by Jonathan L. Howard


"Carter & Lovecraft is a Pandora's box loaded with all the wonderfully twisted stuff I love, including a two-fisted homicide cop turned PI, warped realities, a mysterious bookstore, the Cthulhu mythos, a dash of romance, and creepy fish-men. What's not to love? Jonathan L. Howard knows how to show his readers a wickedly good time." ―Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author Dead Ringers

Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case―the hunt for a serial killer―went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him.

First he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man.

Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As Carter reluctantly investigates, he discovers that H. P. Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted, inheritance.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $25.99
Hardcover Pre-order price: $19.25

Kindle Pre-order Price: $12.99



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 31: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in March!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Gary Hartle (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Mike DeCarlo (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), Gerry Talaoc (Inks), Nel Yomtov (Color), and Todd McFarlane and Scott Williams (Cover)

Escaping prison in Koth by crawling deep beneath its flaming mountains, Conan and his comrades enter a far deadlier realm. Here is an ancient kingdom of fire, ash, and the undead, commanded by Varnae, First Lord of Vampires! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #241-249.


Full Color,
7" x 10", 224 pages, $19.99, On sale March 16

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 31 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150091.



CONAN THE AVENGER #19 - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Conan has survived his trial by combat against Janissa, but an even greater danger stands revealed -- can the two warriors set aside their differences long enough to unite against it? Witness a major turning point in the life of the Widowmaker!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50







CONAN THE AVENGER #22 - Coming in January!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

He's been defeated, crucified, and left to die in the desert--and now, Conan faces still another fearsome trial when he must prove his worth among the hostile Zuagir tribesmen. In Conan's mission to retake the city from a traitorous false queen, is the cruel Zuagir chieftain friend or foe?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 27.


CONAN THE AVENGER #22 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150088.



CONAN VOLUME 19: XUTHAL OF THE DUSK HC - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and the former slave girl Natala dare to enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! This enthralling volume collects issues #13-19 of the Conan the Avenger series.

Hardcover, 176 pages, $24.99, On sale March 2.


CONAN VOLUME 19: XUTHAL OF THE DUSK is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150090.




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

Altus Gallery: TRIPLE DETECTIVE - New!
Forgotten Books: The Shadow meets the DICTATOR OF CRIME by Maxwell Grant (1941)
Altus Gallery: SECRET AGENT "X"
Overlooked Films: DICK TRACY TV Pilot (1967)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1941)  
Forgotten Books: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT by Richard Sale (1950)



DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #2 - Coming in January!
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover: Wilfredo Torres

While investigating a series of man-made earthquakes that have ravaged South America, Doc Savage finds evidence that links the current case to another which he thought had been closed six decades before, when he and his friends had been all that stood between a private army and the destruction of the lost Mayan empire that was the source of Doc’s vast wealth: the Valley of the Vanished.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 13.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is 
NOV151293.







The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Kickstarter Campaign from now through November 15!
Coming in December!


This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting in a “Heroic-Deco” style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world. He has always had a great passion and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure calendar for the coming year.


The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain a selection of his favorite covers from his 20+ year career, as well as some private commission work. 
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners):

Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles cover art
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art 
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives Audio Box art
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum selection
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar





EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOLUME 3 - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster

Celebrate Hal Foster with this deluxe collection of his Tarzan Sunday strips! This final volume compiles dozens of strips on archive-quality paper -- expertly restored in gorgeous color at giant size, replicating their original appearance! This astonishing volume is presented in a format that collectors will adore! Collecting every Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1935 through May 1937.

Hardcover, 15" x 20", Full Color, $125.00





Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser by Denny O’Neill, Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson - Coming in June 2016!

In June next year, Dark Horse is reprinting the old DC Comics swords and sorcery series Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser by Dennis O’Neill, Howard Chaykin and Walter Simonson as Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser: Cloud Of Hate And Other Stories.





FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 1: THE CITY OF ICE HC - Coming in April!
(Writer/Artist) Dan Barry

In 1951, Dan Barry revived the Flash Gordon daily newspaper strip, shaping the character for the rest of his extraordinary 52-year run!

Collected together here for the first time in over 25 years are the adventures that enthralled a generation, with contributions from such legends as Harry Harrison, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman.

Hardcover, 8x11, 224 pages, B&W, $39.99, On sale April 13.


FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151648.




The Golden Age - Now online!

Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside by Frank Belknap Long ~ Arkham House ~ 1975
- New!
MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988
AMRA ~ 1961-1982 ~ Art by Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, George Barr, Gray Morrow, Alex Nino and Bill Stout
Frank Frazetta ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Ace Covers
Roy Krenkel ~ The Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Editions




GRAVEDIGGER: HOT WOMEN, COLD CASH TP - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

The popular noir web series returns to print! It's not easy being a bad guy, as career criminal "Gravedigger" McCrae knows all too well. First he's framed for the murder of a mob boss's daughter, and has to escape from an army of professional killers, unarmed and alone. Then, he's brought in on a South of the Border arms heist where everything that can go wrong, does. It's all about hot women and cold cash, in this hardboiled, hard-hitting collection. Collects the three-issue Gravedigger miniseries.

Softcover, B&W, 96 pages, $11.99





Hermes Press:  JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES VOLUME 4: 1949-1951 HC - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
Writer/Artist: Frank Robbins

Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, returns with Volume Four of the series!  Continues the adventures of Johnny Hazard picking up the storyline where Volume Three left off.  See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips ever to grace newspapers. Reproduced entirely from original King Features press proofs covering daily strips from 1949-1951.

Hardcover, 10x7, 304 pages, Partial Color, $50.00








Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 5 HC - Coming in February!
(Writer) Joe Gill & Various (Art) Frank Bolle, Don Sherwood, Don Newton (Cover) Don Newton

The mid-1970s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Hermes Press has collected, concluding with this volume, all 74 issues of The Phantom comic books that ran from 1962-1977. This book collects issues #65-74, the last 10 stories from the series which features stories and artwork by the inimitable Don Newton. The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy of costumed heroes, The Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books. Also featured is an exhaustive essay on Don Newton and other special features.

Hardcover, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color, $60.00, On sale February 3.


THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 5 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151454.




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Rogues in the House”  - New!
Awesome Stuff that Isn’t Conan
Link Day  
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Pool of the Black One”
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Xuthal of the Dusk”
JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #3 - Coming in January!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Covers A) Dom Reardon (Cover B) Gabriel Hardman


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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 6.


JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151281.






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Suspense; the eerie fascination of dire impending events; the culmination of a series of strange happenings in a mysterious murder; and the consequent solution of the problem—these are a few of the elements that make “The Yellow Claw” a story of unusual interest, even for readers who are familiar with Sax Rohmer’s work. For the name of this increasingly popular author has come to stand for stories that powerfully magnetize one’s easy chair. To read the first paragraph is to turn on the current. This is another great story by the author of “Fu Manchu”. Reprint in fascimile format of the original magazine appearance in Lippincott’s Magazine in 1915.

Trade Paperback
7x10
156 pages
$14.95


THE ORIGINAL CLARENCE E. MULFORD: HOPALONG CASSIDY Book 1

The Hopalong Cassidy stories written by Clarence E. Mulford first appeared in The Outing Magazine from 1905 to 1909. He then began appearing in Pearson's Magazine (see Book 2 of our series). If you only know Hopalong Cassidy from the many motion pictures and/or the television series, this character is far different in the print version, so do not be surprised when you begin reading about his exploits on the Bar 20 range. This book is a complete facsimile reproduction of the original appearance of this story in The Outing Magazine.


Trade Paperback
7x10
124 pages
$14.95



JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE #3 - Coming in January!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Beneath the surface in the creature's underwater lair, Joe Golem searches for the Drowning City's missing children and finds more questions than answers.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 6.


JOE GOLEM #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150019.




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #12 - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Bart Sears, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

The fate of Mars hangs in the balance as John Carter and Dejah Thoris race to revive the planet’s dying atmosphere. Standing in their way are killer robots, savage Tharks and villains of all stripes. Will John and Dejah sacrifice themselves if it means saving their world? The first year of the series official approved by Edgar Rice Burroughs estate roars to a conclusion!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS VOL. 1: INVADERS OF MARS TP - Arriving in comic shops October 28!
(Writer) Ron Marz (Art) Abhishek Malsuni (Cover) J. Scott Campbell

John Carter, the Confederate soldier transported to distant Mars, must save his adopted world from an adversary who is every bit his equal on the Red Planet: Captain Joshua Clark, formerly of the Army of the Potomac and now the strategist for a species of star-hopping conquerors. While Carter and his staunch ally, the Thark chieftain Tars Tarkas, lead a legion of united Green Men and Red Men against the alien assailants, Dejah Thoris — the princess of Barsoom — is held captive by the bloodthirsty Clark in the fallen city of Helium. The "Invaders of Mars" storyline is cosmic-scale action and adventure, courtesy of Ron Marz, the groundbreaking writer of Green Lantern!

Softcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99



KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #2 - Coming in January!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

In this expansion on Robert E. Howard's unfinished "Wolves beyond the Border" tale, Conan leaves the protection of his kingdom in Aquilonia to return a cursed crown to Pictish tribes in the south. Hoping for a bit of adventure to clear his head, the undercover barbarian king is overwhelmed and captured!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 27.


KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDERS #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150089.



THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU (Volume Two) - Now available!
by S. T. Joshi (Editor)


Recognized as Lovecraft’s masterpiece of terror, At the Mountains of Madness has ​ for decades inspired dread in ​ his readers and sparked the imaginations of the most hallowed practitioners of fantastic fiction. Taking the essence of his horrific vision, these modern masters have crafted new tales of the fantastic...

Featuring never-before- seen tales by

KEVIN J. ANDERSON
LAIRD BARRON
ERIK BEAR AND GREG BEAR
ALAN DEAN FOSTER
JASON C. ECKHARDT
CODY GOODFELLOW
KAREN HABER
MARK HOWARD JONES
NANCY KILPATRICK
JONATHAN MABERRY
WILLIAM F. NOLAN
BRIAN STABLEFORD
STEVE RASNIC TEM DONALD TYSON

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Titan Books; Annotated edition
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
List Price: $15.95
Pre-order Price: $11.96


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence - New!
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial
Captain Midnight: The unaired TV pilot
Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet

Moonstone Books
THE GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Adam Lance
Garcia & Kendall Foster Crossen
Softcover edition coming to comic shops in January!

The Green Lama returns in Adam Lance Garcia's thrilling new novel, fully authorized by Kendell Foster Crossen's Estate, The Green Lama: Crimson Circle. After defeating the Great Old One Cthulhu, the Green Lama and Jean Farrell are faced with their most dangerous enemy, a deadly assassin known only as Omega, who is systematically kidnapping and killing their allies. Attacked on all sides, they must face the truth: Sometimes, the greatest evil comes from within!

Softcover, 6x9, 366 pages, B&W, $14.99, On sale January 13.

THE GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151523.




Moonstone Books
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE
Coming in January!
Written by various, art by Bryan Winton.

TV's first paranormal investigator returns! This collection of new Kolchak short prose fiction stories is a real scream! Writers include Matthew Baugh, James Chambers, Cathy Clamp, Ed Gorman, Mark Graham, CJ Henderson, Tracey Hill, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Rick Lai, Marilyn Romatka, Lilith Saintcrow, Hank Schwaeble and Dave Ulanksi.

Softcover, 6x9, 280 pages, $16.95, On sale January 27.

KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151524.



Moonstone Books
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STRANGLER FILES TPB
Coming in January!
Written by Richard Matheson, Chris Mills, art by Amin Amat, cover by E.M. Gist.

This collection reprints the adaptation of the TV movie "The Night Strangler" written by Richard Matheson, and the three issues of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files" comic by Chris Mills. Carl Kolchak doesn't have time for horror movies. His life is scary enough -- and now he's between jobs and desperate for a paycheck. But when a young actress goes missing on the set of a low-budget monster flick, he soon discovers that making it big in Hollywood can be murder!!

Softcover, 6x9, 126 pages, $15.95, On sale January 27.

KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STRANGLER FILES is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151525.



Murphy Anderson, Buck Rogers artist, Dies At 89

There are presently no details as to the cause of death, but he’d been in poor health and declining convention invites for some time now.

Anderson excelled as both a penciller/inker and an inker, embellishing the pencils of so many great DC artists, including Gil Kane, Curt Swan, and Carmine Infantino to name just a few.

Anderson's career dates back to the 1940s, on pulp comics published by Fiction House like "Rangers Comics" and "Planet Comics."
In the early 1950s, he debuted at DC Comics and became a regular illustrator of sci-fi series "Strange Adventures," drawing Captain Comet and the Atomic Knights (created by Murphy and writer John Broome).

He was also known for his work on Hawkman, for whom he co-created Zatanna with Gardner Fox as well as bringing back The Spectre.

In pulp related work, Anderson did pulp illustrations for Fiction House including PLANET STORIES.
He also wrote and drew the Buck Rogers daily newspaper strips, starting in 1947-49, and then returning in 1958-59.
Additionally, he wrote and drew the Sunday version of the Buck Rogers newspaper strip from 1958 to 1959 creating three continuities: “Search for Impervium”; “Supernova Threat”; and “California Earthquake Plot.”
In the 1970's, he illustrated five chapters of the John Carter of Mars strip in DC Comics' WEIRD WORLDS #1, #2, and #3.

He also created the industry standard art size of 10″ x 15″ which would allo two pages to be photostatted ast the same time, saving time, money and energry. This was adopted across the US comics publishing industry.
In the nineties, he was entered into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, topping off a career full of awards.




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

Snake - New!
The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor


Paperback Parade #90 - Now available!
 
The Magazine for Paperback Readers & Collectors! Paperback Parade, if you are a book collector, reader, or just love great old books then this is the magazine for you!

Each 100 page, perfect-bound digest-size trade paperback, is in FULL COLOR loaded with articles on rare books, authors, artists, publisher runs, with dozens and dozens of gorgeous FULL COLOR covers of rare books of all kinds. Also “Paperback Talk” news, letters, show info, new books, people in the hobby.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“Authentic SF” by Phil Harbottle
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Rich Greene
“Clair Huffaker Westerns” by Gary Lovisi
“Day Keene” by Richard Lupoff
“Lancer 2 for 1 Books” by Gary Lovisi
“Dagmar” by Richard L. Kellogg
“Tom Disch SF” by Graham Andrews
“Pulp AdventureCon 2014” by Steve Lewis
“Lou Cameron’s Angel’s Flight” by Gary Lovisi
 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net”  
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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

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


Back Issues

A LIMITED number of back issues of PP are also available while they last at $15 each. Please inquire on back issues you want, or check available copies in the “Catalog” link on my website, www.gryphonbooks.com. See below for ordering and subscription information.

PAPERBACK PARADE #89, edited by Gary Lovisi, 104 pages in FULL COLOR, trade paperback, articles on Arthur Upfield’s “Bony” crime paperbacks, Ten of the Greatest PBO crime writers, Ace Books Nurse paperbacks, Robin Moore, Hustler Pb gga sleaze, Checkerbooks, news, ads, letters, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #88, edited by Gary Lovisi, the fantastic pulp science fiction space opera of E.E. “Doc” Smith, with booklists, appreciations, articles, also Cap Kennedy Bibliography, Odie Hawkins on Holloway House, Paperback-doms most extreme covers, news, letters, ads, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #87, edited by Gary Lovisi, crime noir icon David Goodis, E.C. Tubb’s Cap Kennedy space opera SF, Percival Wilde crime pbs, Negative of A nude, Phil Andros gay male paperbacks, My favorite 10 PBOS, sexy sleaze gga Domino Books, news, letters, ads, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #86, edited by Gary Lovisi, June 2014, 114 FULL COLOR pages, in the new perfect-bound trade paperback format, full of great color paperback covers. This issue presents articles on “Lion Books: The Best of PBO Noir” by Dan Roberts; “Eve Drum: That Lady from LUST” by Gary Lovisi; the science fiction of James White by Graham Andrews, also news, ads, letters, more, $15.00 + postage.

PAPERBACK PARADE #85, edited by Gary Lovisi, March 2014, the first FULL COLOR issue, 104pp, packed with a ton of lovely covers in full cover, articles on Dr. Calvitt Clarke -- aka Richard Grant's sleaze and gga digests; fantasy author Neal Barrett, Jr.; Beat poet Rik Davis -- aka sleaze author Jack Vast; Guy Endore and The Werewolf of Paris; Bruno Fischer; “Hard-boiled Paradise” hard crime classics, news, ads, letters, more, $15.00 + postage.

ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net”  
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

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

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





Paperback Perils - Now online!

Flight to Opar (Philip Jose Farmer, Meteor House Restored Edition, 2015)
- New!
The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat Press 2015)  
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Barbarian Crowns (Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press, 2015)
First Seas and Other Tales (Frank Schildiner, Pro Se Productions, 2014)
Iron and Bronze (Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, 2009)



Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Heavy Hitter" by Richard Brister from REAL SPORTS, January, 1948
When Buzz Aborn stepped to the plate, the fans would boo like crazy, and Buzz would blast the horsehide down their throats - until the day they forgot to boo.

"Play 'Em to Win" by Edward Churchill from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall, 1950
The odds are all against pint-sized Pee Wee Holmes when he takes a killer trail and tackles the horse-betting racket!

"Passage to Beirut" by H. B. Hickey from MAMMOTH MYSTERY, March, 1946
The crooks were doing fine until they tangled with Uncle Shpinay, the smooth-talking Syrian peddler.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Horror of Frank Schildiner - New!
The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
PulpFest 2015 Convention Report  
The Farmerian Tarzan-
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan

Pulp Den - Now online!

Snake: Nest of Vipers  - New!
Ginger's Birthday  - New!
Bootleg Broadway  - New!
Great Minds Interview With Tom Johnson  - New!
Loot of The Shanung  - New!
Tales of Masks & Mayhem V#1
An Impetuous Season  
The Good Fight
Cold War Heroes  



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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

James Rollins revisited  - New!
Sexton Blake, ‘poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’
Dime Novel Cover Series revisited
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ #18
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ #45
New stories of The Purple Scar
Ravenwood: The novel

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

News from Doc Con 2015
 
The 2015 Doc Savage movie — or not
Showtime for the Continental Op
The Mars in my mind
Radio Archives
The Spider #17 Audiobook
The Pain Emperor

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

Now available!

In a hundred thousand homes, families sat down together at the supper table. A few hours later, those persons were dead — killed by poison in canned foods! Thousands of women used cosmetics, and acid made their faces forever hideously scarred. A master criminal, daring and clever, was ruthlessly slaughtering Americans to win immense illicit profits for himself. Only one man was powerful enough and wise enough to stop this wholesale murder — Richard Wentworth, champion of oppressed humanity, better known as the Spider. And the Spider was engaged in the bitterest battle of his career, fighting the Avenger, a false, wily crusader who was determined to destroy him!
 


 
Norvell W. Page, writing under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge, Page remade the Spider into his own psychic twin, often dressing up as the Master of Men when delivering his monthly manuscripts.
 
In a letter to a Spider fan, Page wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”
 
Page took Spider readers on a roller-coaster ride of wild action and fevered emotion unlike anything ever published before or since. Once he got going, Page painted a portrait of a tortured superhero, one much more emblematic of the 21st century than of the Great Depression.
 
For Richard Wentworth saw himself as a man on a holy mission, a self-appointed messiah with a martyr complex. A Christ covered in cobwebs. He was the champion of oppressed humanity, its shield and protector against the murderous outbreaks of the Underworld; wherever crime struck terribly, that way he hastened, taking up the challenge. The police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture “dead or alive.” And the Underworld hated him, and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.
 
Nick Santa Maria breathes life into the Spider in The Pain Emperor. Originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1935.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs




Radio Spirits
THE SHADOW: DREAM OF DEATH

Now available!

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

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

Includes a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod.

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

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






RED SONJA #1 - Coming in January!
Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Jay Anacleto and Tula Lotay Writer: Marguerite Bennett Art: Aneke

Through the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout – the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania’s own borders, bent on defending its homeland – no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga – dark, clever, vicious, and funny – as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime… her own people!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 13.

RED SONJA VOLUME 3 #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151271 (Sauvage cover).

The Diamond Item Code is NOV151272 (Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151273 (Lotay cover).






Robert E. Howard Foundation - October email update!
 
Welcome to the first REH Foundation email update! We'll be using these periodic updates to keep members informed about the latest news and events in Howard fandom.

Many of you are new members who signed up at NecronomiCon or online recently and we would like to officially welcome you to the Foundation! For our existing members, we would like to thank you for your continued support. Existing members and new members who signed up at NecronomiCon should have received an email from the REHF with information about logging in and creating a password. Your username is your email address. If you have any difficulty logging in or creating a password, please email us at info@rehfoundation.org.

The Foundation is in the process of revamping and upgrading our website to provide more exclusive content for members and we will keep you all updated as it becomes available.

The Foundation has also made some changes to our membership tiers. We have created a free Regular membership level to introduce new fans to the Foundation and its mission. We have also reduced the annual fee for Supporting Members from $20 to $9.99 (existing Supporting Members who signed up at the old rate will receive a free one year renewal at the end of their current membership). Existing paid members whose membership has expired have been automatically enrolled in the free tier -- if you would like to renew your premium membership, just log in and upgrade. The membership roster of the Foundation has now doubled in size in just a few months and we expect that growth to continue in the weeks to come.

We will also be adding new content for members on the website including a forum, online store, and informative research tools. We will be working on adding new benefits to each of the membership tiers in the coming months. Look for email announcements as we roll out these new features and new content.

New REH Publications!

The latest issue of the REHF Newsletter is hot off the presses!

One of the first changes to the REHF website will be the addition of a digital version of the Foundation newsletter available to all paid members (including Supporting). Members at the Friends and Legacy Circle levels will continue to receive the print version of the newsletter, as well. The newsletter contains news and information as well as special content like previously unpublished Howard material. Look for the current issue to come out in the next week.

Other Howard-related publications recently released include: The Hyborian Gazette No. 1 edited by Steve Dilks. This old-school style fanzine in the spirit of AMRA features fiction, art, and essays and the profits are being donated to Project Pride in Cross Plains to aid in the upkeep of the REH House and Museum. Ordering information can be found at the Carnelian Press Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Carnelian-Press-522470481199180/

REHF member Rick Lai has a great article on Bran Mak Morn in the latest issue of Ed Hulse's legendary magazine Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Summer 2015 Issue. Ordering information can be found on the Muraina Press website: http://muraniapress.com/book/blood-n-thunder-summer-2015/

Former Cimmerian and REH: Two-Gun Raconteur contributor Brian Leno has released three of his older essays as a new ebook, Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation, available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Southern-Vacation-LitCrit-TriplePunchPack-ebook/dp/B0160BFLGA

On the academic front, Australian fantasy scholar Helen Young has a new book out from Routledge entitled Race and Popular Fantasy Literature with two chapters on REH: http://www.amazon.com/Race-Popular-Fantasy-Literature-Interdisciplinary/dp/1138850233

Justin Everett and REHF member Jeffrey Shanks have edited a collection of essays entitled The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales. Several other REHF members have chapters in the book, including Morgan Holmes, Jason Ray Carney, Daniel Nyikos, and Jonathan Helland. Available at: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442256217/The-Unique-Legacy-of-Weird-Tales-The-Evolution-of-Modern-Fantasy-and-Horror

That's all for now!
Stay tuned for more news from the REH Foundation and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the new membership changes or have suggestions that we can implement in the future.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support!


THE ROCKETEER AT WAR! #2 (OF 4) - Coming in January!
Marc Guggenheim (Writer),  Dave Bullock (art & cover)

Don't miss the next thrilling chapter of The Rocketeer by superstars Marc Guggenheim and Dave Bullock! The Rocketeer takes to the skies in the thrilling days of World War II!!!  What is Project Bedlam and does Cliff Secord stand a chance of stopping the Nazis' plans for world domination?


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale January 27.


THE ROCKETEER AT WAR #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV150403.



Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 1
Now available!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:


"Bodies for the Brain Butcher" by John C. Hocking
"A Night on Madhouse Mountain" by Bill Crider
"The Curse of the Monster Makers!" by Scott Dennis Parker
"Farmhouse of the Dead" by Keith West
"The Hideous Blood Ray" by  Robert E. Vardeman
"Blood Treasure for Satan's Buccaneers"by  James Reasoner

Paperback: 150 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $9.99
Kindle Price:  $2.99




Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 2
Now available!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:

 
"The Spider-God of Nauru!" by Mel Odom
 "Lust of the Cave Spirit" by Keith Chapman
 "Attack of the Nazi Snow Warriors" by Michael Bracken
 "Ghost Writer" by Paul Dellinger
 "The Hades Mechanism" by John McCallum Swain
 "Howl of the Werewolf" by Ray Lovato

Paperback: 178 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $9.99
Kindle Price:  $2.99




ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 14 HC - Coming in April!
(Art) Maurice Whitman & Various

Well, space fans, it's finally come to an end, which is what they say about all good things. And these 14 volumes (of which this is the last, math-geniuses) are all good things, surely securing their place at the head of GGA SF delivered by some of the best writers and artists in the business. So just settle back and enjoy Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson and all the other gorgeous gals and madcap monsters. Collects issues #67-73 (Summer 1952 to Winter 1953) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 336 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale April 20.


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 14 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 28).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV151584.




THE SAINT: SEASONS 3 & 4 - Coming in January!

THE SAINT goes marching in with all 32 episodes from Seasons 3 & 4!

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Simon Templar's adventures continue in Season Three and Four, building on the charm and thrills established by the series' early days. Presenting early appearances for such actors as Burt Kwouk (The Pink Panther films), Carol Cleveland (Monty Python's Flying Circus), and the great Donald Sutherland, and with the inimitable Mr. Moore as our guide to adventure, these two seasons of The Saint represent some of the best this classic series had to offer its most ardent fans.

Bonus Features
Behind The Scenes With Sir Roger Moore As Director
Audio Commentary On "The Happy Suicide" By Jane Merrow (Guest Star)
Audio Commentary On "The Saint Bids Diamonds" By Roger Moore, Robert S. Baker (Executive Producer), And Eunice Gayson (Guest Star)


Release date: January 19, 2016  
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The League of Death
- New!
The Hand - New!
The Chinese Tapestry
The Book of Death
Murder by Moonlight
The Man From Scotland Yard
The Plot Master


Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird  - Now available!

From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre. The collection includes the following twelve stories:
 
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The House of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de la Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space"


Series: New York Review Book Classics
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
List Price: $15.95
Amazon Price: $12.39
Kindle Price: $7.99




SPYFALL (Stan Wade LA PI Book 1) Kindle Edition - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stan’s place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.

Print Length: 197 pages
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Pre-order Price: $3.99



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

Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983) - New!
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock - New!
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space" - New!
More Whip-poor-wills
A Bittersweet Fortnight in 1969
Edgar Allan Poe and James Whitcomb Riley
Weird Tales Books
The Conservative vs. the Zombie


THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Now available!

When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous influence on later generations of genre authors.

In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.

As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular genres.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)



VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - Coming November 4!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99


Midtown Comics


Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer's The Wrath of Fu Manchu, Part One

The Wrath of Fu Manchu was a 50-page short story serialized in five installments in The Toronto Star weekly supplement from January 26 to February 23, 1952 under the unlikely title Green Devil Mask. It was given its current title when Rohmer scholar, Dr. Robert E. Briney made it the centerpiece of a posthumous hardcover collection of previously uncollected short fiction, The Wrath of Fu Manchu and Other New Stories first published in the U.K. in 1973 by Tom Stacey. A U.S. mass market paperback edition from DAW Books followed in 1976. It was subsequently reprinted in Allison & Busby’s Fu Manchu Omnibus – Volume 5 in 2001. Titan Books will reprint the original collection as a trade paperback in March 2016.

Read the rest at the link below.







16 October 2015

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

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

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


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


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

Faithful reproductions of rare, early pulp sci-fi  cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy
removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 978160362201
UPC: 724638062833





Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Spring 1953

"Odds On Death" by Robert Wallace
While gambling guns blast, the Phantom and Muriel Havens ante up for a game with big stakes—and when Dick Van Loan serves his term in Sing Sing as a stand-in for a grim killer, everybody tries to get into the act.

"Justice and Right" by Roe Richmond
"Bait for a Killer" by D.S. Halacy, Jr.
"Maisie's My Masterpiece" by Donald Barr Chidsey
"Drop Dead" by Robert Sidney Bowen


 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1947  

"Warrior-Queen of Attila's Lost Legion" by John Peter Drummond
Out of the past swept cruel Queen Tarma's hun-horsemen, claiming Helene for sacrifice.  And even lion-thewed Ki-Gor quailed before the swamp-beasts guarding Tarma's dripping altars.

"The Silver Kraal" by Bryce Walton
"Five Suns of Angola" by Dan Cushman
"The Terrible Drums" by Paul Selonke
"Bwana Two-Sleep" by Emmett McDowell
"Killer's Spoor" by Alexander Wallace

Cover Artist: George Gross

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

All-Adventure Action Novels - Spring 1939  

"The Iron Man of Devil's Island" by George Bruce
Devil's Island.  Nightmare of stinking cells and rotting men. Yet for ten long years Jacques deVris, I'incorrigile, fought off its gnawing madness with an iron faith.

"Drums of the Desert" by Thomas J. Cooke
"Red Typhoon" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Riders of the Burning Sands"  by John Starr
"Ruby of Revolt" by Victor Rousseau


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available for pre-order!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
$29.95 softcover, 686 pages





Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES: SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present its latest Sherlock Holmes title, “Sherlock Holmes – Secrets of the Dead” by Jack Beddows.

A frightened woman contacts Sherlock Holmes believing her husband is plotting to murder her.  Holmes entraps the devious spouse and turns him over to the police. Several days later the woman is found hanged in her home. Now Holmes and Watson find themselves immersed in a far greater mystery; one with connections to high ranking government officials and treacherous foreign affairs.

Soon the Great Detective and his loyal companion become the targets of a deadly assassin all because of something called the Berenford Letter. Thus begins the chase that will lead the duo through the darkest corners of London; from an abandoned munitions factory to the eerie and sinister depot of the dead, the Necropolis Station and end in the gloomy corridors of an insane asylum. All the while Holmes realizes they are being manipulated by a criminal genius whose ultimate goal will reveal the secrets of the dead and a hidden piece of Sherlock Holmes’ own past. 

“We are always excited about releasing a new Holmes mystery,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Especially one this great. When Jack Beddows offered us his manuscript, we were thrilled. His vampire novel, “The Shadow of Her Smile,” was one of our first titles of the year and a huge success with our readers. Beddows knows his London streets and his settings add a great deal of authentic atmosphere to this original mystery. Holmes fans are going to eat it up!”

The cover art is by Adam Shaw and Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis, provides the nine black and white interior illustrations. Davis has been called the Sidney Paget of our times and his hundreds of Holmes and Watson drawings over the past ten years have cemented that claim.  “Sherlock Holmes – Secrets of the Dead,” is a gripping, suspense filled adventure as can only be offered by Airship 27 Productions; an acknowledge leader in New Pulp fiction.


Available now from Amazon.com.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 21!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 84: "The Men Vanished" & "Death in Little Houses"
The pulps' mightiest superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage mount a rescue expedition to the Amazon jungle after seven of the world's greatest explorers mysteriously disappear! Then, Doc seeks to learn why bearded mountain men are stealing portions of postwar model homes and a lady trucker has been marked for death. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Charles J. Ravel and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-186-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock


Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Now online!

The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!

Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!

Join the Nova Command Facebook Group and reach the future, today!





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTION POLICY CHANGE
Message from publisher Ed Hulse....


As of today Blood 'n' Thunder's subscription policy is changing to reflect a decision I recently came to. BnT will cease publication as a periodical next year with issue #50, scheduled for Fall 2016. Since launching the zine in 2002 I've done a pretty lousy job of adhering to its stated quarterly schedule anyway, and as various aspects of my life have changed in recent years, BnT must change along with them.

Therefore, those whose subscriptions expire with the just-published #45 will be offered a renewal price of $50 for the remaining five issues to come. This will provide more than the subscriber's customary 20-percent savings inasmuch as #50 will be a jumbo-sized magazine with a cover price of $19.95 or more. (I'm already thinking about the last issue's contents, because I expect to go out with a bang.) The five-for-$50 deal will also extend to those who decide to subscribe for the first time before issue #46—Fall 2015—is published this coming November. At that time I will stop offering subscriptions and the last few issues will be available only on a single-copy basis at the cover price of $12.50 postpaid. So if you want the discount enjoyed by subscribers, this is your last opportunity to get it. I've just revised the site's Subscription page to conform with this change of policy.

The cessation of publishing on a quarterly basis (more or less) doesn't mean Blood 'n' Thunder is going away. It will continue as a series of irregularly published books—each running to 200 pages or more—that will include collections of essays grouped by theme. My plan is to publish at least two of these per year, timed for release in Spring at the Windy City convention and in Summer at PulpFest. There might be a third volume each year, depending upon my schedule. Of course, I'll continue to publish the Classic Pulp Reprints series and other Murania Press books.


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

Now available!

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


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





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

Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson

Bold Venture Press


In cooperation with Zorro Productions, Bold Venture Press will release the complete adventures of Zorro, the iconic hero created by Johnston McCulley. 
Some of these stories have remained out of print since their initial appearance.

The masked swordsman debuted in The Curse of Capistrano, a five-part novel published in All-Story Weekly. 
From 1919 until 1959, McCulley's sixty Zorro short stories and novels were featured prominently in pulp magazines of the day.

Bold Venture will publish the complete Zorro series in six volumes in 2016.


Zorro® & © 2015 Zorro Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Bold Venture Press



Bold Venture Press
October releases!

ALIBI Volume One Number One
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

A rare mystery magazine returns in this facsimile edition, loaded with fiction.
Alibi was developed as a magazine to be sold exclusively in Woolworth department stories.
Only five issues were published of this unusual magazine.
Terror Beach by Samuel Hopkins Adams

"The Zeppelin Murders" (part 1 of 2) by H. Thompson Rich
"Written in Blood" by H. L. Gates
"Frozen Faces and the Nickel" by George Kibbee Turner
"Snatched" by Wallace Jackson
"The Eight O'Clock Alibi" by Herbert Corey
"Heater Pete and the Hillbilly" by M. C. Blackman
"Club of the Three Gloves" by Albert E. Ullman
"The Body on the Blacony" by Arlton Eadie
"The Joss-Stick Murder" by Hulbert Flynn
"Murders on the Doorstep" by Anthony Roper
"A Lifer's Story" by Edgar Clayton

Cover by Lyman Anderson, illustrations by E. Stoner
ALIBI Volume One Number One
ISBN: 978-1517060091
130 pages, $14.95


Ice Flow
by William P. Lazarus
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the population, which grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the population; the economy, which relied on outlaws seeking solitude, and the annual gathering of bounty hunters to clear them out.

Now a slick shyster keeps the town in his hip pocket—but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice.

ISBN: 978-1517371739

214 pages, $16.95

Railroad Stories #2
The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Bold Venture presents Railroad Stories #2: The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger! Five tales from Railroad Stories Magazine starring King Lawson! Written by an author who knew his trains first-hand!

"Washout!" ... "Mixed Orders" ... "Boomer Trails" ... "Landslide!" and "Snowed In" -- five hair-raising, heart-tugging stories following William "Kingsley" Lawson from gandy dancer to trainmaster, and then from riches to rags! Lawson turns his back on a harrowing accident, an unfaithful wife, a duplicitious friend, and follows the lonely Boomer Trail from town to town to train yard.

Can King return to the top of the railroad heap? Was he repsonsible for the tragic accident that cost hundreds their lives? Did his wife and former friend have relations behind his unsuspecting back? Or was it all a tragic misjudgment? How will they ever reconcile when floods, fires, snow drifts and shady con-men come between them?

ISBN: 978-1517558444
268 pages, $16.95








THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Pulp fanzine to live beyond its 75th issue!


Earlier this summer, Howard Wright announced that issue 75 would be the final number of his Doc Savage-oriented fanzine, The Bronze Gazette.
 
Howard began the zine in 1990 as The Doc Savage Gazette. (The name was quickly changed after four issues because of trademark problems.) It’s clearly been a labor of love for Howard, who has regularly put out three issues a year for 25 years now.
 
But Howard decided it was time to move on.
 
Well, the news from Doc Con is that The Bronze Gazette will continue. PULPlications — run by Terry Allen of Fantom Press and Keith Wilson of Doc Savage Fantasy Covers — will be the publisher, while Chuck Welch of Flearun will be the editor.
 
The Bronze Gazette’s 76th issue will debut in 2016. Terry says the zine will keep its digest size, and will run about 48 pages. There will be a slate of regular contributors, but article submissions will be welcomed.



Source: Doc Con 2015 announcement at Yellowed Perils




BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson - Coming soon!

Bunduki was a 1975 novel by J. T. Edson, and the first work in the Bunduki series that followed. Edson explained in his introduction to the Bunduki story in J.T.'s Hundreth that he was a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan series and created a new Tarzan story. The story was rejected by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., as it had been Burrough's wish that no one else write about his famous creation. It was not until Edson read Philip José Farmer's Tarzan Alive (see below) that he saw a way to use his story and created Tarzan's adopted son Bunduki.

James Allenvale 'Bunduki' Gunn was adopted by John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) and Jane Porter at the age of two, after his parents were murdered on their plantation by rebels during the Mau Mau Uprising. As James grew up he was trained at the jungle Ambagasali Game Preserve. He was given the nickname Bunduki, the Swhali word for gun. James' birth father was a descendant of Sir Henry Curtis who explored Africa with Allan Quatermain. His mother – Allison Dawn 'Tex' Gunn – was the granddaughter of Texan Mark Counter. James' parents served with Dawn's parents in 'Group Thirteen', a Special Missions Organization of the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.

Dawn Drummond-Clayton is the daughter of Sir John Armond Drummond-Clayton (himself the son of Korak and Lady Meriem) and Lady Hazel Drummond-Clayton. Through Korak, Dawn is also the grandniece of Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond. Dawn is a graduate of the Roedean School, and an expert in martial arts, wilderness survival, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, and fencing. Like her husband, she is unaging and immune to tropical diseases and parasitic infections, thanks to a treatment received courtesy of her great-grandfather Tarzan. In the 1970s she was transported along with her mate to the planet Zillikian by aliens known as 'Suppliers'. She uses a Ben Pearson Marauder Take-Down hunting bow and a Randall Model 1 fighting knife.

Zillikian is a counter-Earth planet (i.e. located at the L3 Lagrange point which is opposite the Sun in the same orbit as Earth). The planet is very similar to Earth in climate and wildlife, albeit without the industrialization of Humans that Earth has. In the opening to Bundukithe main protagonists are transported from Earth to Zillikian. It is also revealed that the remainder of the Greystoke clan has gone to live in Pellucidar. Bunduki and Dawn are appointed by the God-like Suppliers to act as the judge and jury for all Zillikian without being sanctioned by the tribes on the planet. They battle warring factions of the Quagga tribe bent on conquering all of Zillikian.

Philip José Farmer In 1972, Philip José Farmer published Tarzan Alive, where he postulated that many pulp and adventure heroes like Tarzan, Doc Savage, Sherlock Holmes, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Shadow were all part of the same family that Farmer referred to as the Wold Newton Family. This concept of a family of adventurers and an interconnected series of exploits was very influential. In 1975, J.T. Edson built on Farmer's theories for his Bunduki series and expanded his own Hardin Blaze and Fog clan and Counter families with several new series Bunduki, Ole Devil Hardin and Company Z series, increasing the interconnections between all of his series. Edson also began to reference Farmer's genealogical research in his novels. Farmer acknowledged this in one of his novels by referencing one of Edson's characters Dusty Fog and making him a distant relative of the Wold Newton Family. source

Short stories
Edson also wrote short stories featuring Bunduki and Dawn set pror to their transportation to Zillikian.
The Mchawi's Powers J.T.'s Hundreth, Corgi 1979
Death to Simba Nyeuse J.T.'s Ladies, Corgi 19809
Accident-or Murder? More J.T.'s Ladies, Corgi 1987
A Good Time Was Had By All Mark Counter's Kin, Corgi 1990

Unpublished
Edson had also written a fifth book, The Amazons of Zillikian but due to ongoing issues with ERB Inc. this novel was never published. Whether it might see the light of day remains to be seen.


BUNDUKI - Coming December 2015
A shot rang out ... the driver slumped over the wheel ... and suddenly the Land Rover began a three hundred foot dive into the Gambuti Gorge to what should have been certain death for both its passengers. But it wasn't ... Bunduki awoke in a strange country, dressed in a strangely-shaped leopard skin. He has his Bowie knife and his bow and arrows. Around him, he sees a land teeming with wildlife from every continent but there is no sign of civilization. Instinctively, he knows that Dawn is also here, some miles away. Who had saved him? And why had they bothered to transport him to this alien jungle, far away from Africa? And, more important, he had to find his cousin, Dawn.

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

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

BUNDUKI AND DAWN
- Coming February 2016
While plots and counter-plots develop among the Mun-Gatahs, Bunduki and Dawn make their way to a Telonga village. The relationship between the adoptive cousins is gradually changing: a romance is blossoming.
At the village of Jey-Mat, Bunduki proves his value to the inhabitants by diverting a herd of elephants away from the village crops; befriending Tantor just as Tarzan did when he was a youngster. Bunduki is troubled by the docility of the Telonga tribe; they don't even put up a struggle when the People-Taker steals their women and children. They quite simply don't know how to defend themselves. He vows to train them in the art of war.
Meanwhile Dryaka visits Charole to put their rivalry aside. They agree that the only way to win back their power is to capture Bunduki and Dawn and take possession of their superior weapons. They wonder whether the mysterious tribe known as 'The Apes' might, in fact, be Zillikian's 'Suppliers'.

Bunduki is called to a neighbouring village to deal with a marauding tiger. He slays it in true Tarzan style and takes the skin back to Jey-Mat, presenting it to Dawn as an engagement present. With the village celebrating, the hunters drink their wine, unaware that it has been drugged by the Elders. Later, they awaken to find themselves in a cave, its entrance sealed by bars. They have been 'put away'. Bunduki hears elephants nearby and calls to Tantor in the language of the mangani. They tear down the bars, freeing their friends.

Back in the village, the People-Taker has taken everyone apart from babies and the elderly. Hunters from neighbouring villages arrive, eager to join with Bunduki in seeking revenge. They set off on the trail of the slavers. The battle is savage but, with more than a little help from Bunduki, they win; slaughtering the People-Taker's retinue and freeing the captured villagers ... But Dawn isn't among them. She has been sent ahead to Bon-Gatah. Bunduki has a better chance than most of finding her.


Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23


SACRIFICE FOR THE QUAGGA GOD
- Coming June 2016
When Dawn Drummond-Clayton is carried off by the servants of the Mun-Gatah's High Priest and promised as a sacrifice to the Quagga God, Bunduki is hot on her trail. His hunt is interrupted, though, when a massive snake drops out of a tree and traps him in its thick coils. The constricting pressure is too much for him and he loses consciousness. Bunduki is rescued by a band of Amazons led by Beryl Snowhill, an Earth girl of his acquaintance who, previously unknown to him, was also transported to Zillikian.

The Amazons and Bunduki join forces and the chase after Dawn's abductors continues. Meanwhile, the political in-fighting increases. Dryaka and Charole have the upper hand and Dawn is soon their prisoner once again.
Bunduki's party allies itself with the Elders and heads towards Bon-Gatah, the main Mun-Gatah city. Bunduki and the Amazons fight their way into the city while the Mun-Gatahs descend into civil warfare. They arrive at the arena just in time. Dawn is desperately trying to fend off the Quagga God, a massive and extremely wild zebra. She will need all her survival skills to survive. As does Bunduki to prevent the curse of the 'Thunder Powder' from descending upon the planet of Zillikian.
Betrayals, plots and counter-plots are exposed, 'terrifiers' explode and the supporters of the Elders do battle with the rebels.
    
Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23


FEARLESS MASTER OF THE JUNGLE
 
- Coming September 2016
FEARLESS MASTER OF THE JUNGLE marks the return of Charole, last seen plunging from a balcony at the end of Sacrifice For The Quagga God. Now she's determined to regroup before once more making a bid for power. Secretly leaving the Mun-Gatah capital she heads owards a quiet village but, on the way, is captured by a band of sea-faring Orientals, the Cara-Bunte. After demonstrating one of her 'terrifier' grenades and giving a display of fighting prowess, she quickly persuades her captors that she'll make a more valuable ally than prisoner.

Meanwhile, the newly married Bunduki and Dawn are enjoying the wild freedom offered by Earth's counterpart. The couple move into their tree-house, capture and train a couple of magnificent zebras and deepen their friendship with the Telonga tribe. But the honeymoon period isn't going to last much longer ...

The Cara-Bunte want their own 'terrifiers'. But Charole doesn't know how to make the 'thunder-powder' that fills them. At the end of the first book in the series, she had witnessed Bunduki's recognition when he saw some of the gunpowder. She's certain that 'The Earths' know how to manufacture it. So she tells the Cara-Bunte that they must hunt and capture Bunduki and Dawn.


Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 6: MARKED FOR DEATH -- REIGN OF THE ARCHON TP - Arriving in comic shops October 21!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Art), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Art/Cover)

Captain Midnight faces the greatest threat this world has ever known . . . the Archon. But who is he, and what does he want? Midnight must rely on the unlikeliest of allies to acquire the knowledge necessary to fight this ageless malefactor. The time-displaced genius will need to reach down deep to confront this new world horror and become the greatest hero the world has ever seen. Collects Captain Midnight #20-24.

136 pages, $14.99






CARTER & LOVECRAFT - Arriving in book stores October 20!
by Jonathan L. Howard


"Carter & Lovecraft is a Pandora's box loaded with all the wonderfully twisted stuff I love, including a two-fisted homicide cop turned PI, warped realities, a mysterious bookstore, the Cthulhu mythos, a dash of romance, and creepy fish-men. What's not to love? Jonathan L. Howard knows how to show his readers a wickedly good time." ―Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author Dead Ringers

Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case―the hunt for a serial killer―went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him.

First he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man.

Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As Carter reluctantly investigates, he discovers that H. P. Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted, inheritance.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $25.99
Hardcover Pre-order price: $19.25

Kindle Pre-order Price: $12.99



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 31: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in March!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Gary Hartle (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Mike DeCarlo (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), Gerry Talaoc (Inks), Nel Yomtov (Color), and Todd McFarlane and Scott Williams (Cover)

Escaping prison in Koth by crawling deep beneath its flaming mountains, Conan and his comrades enter a far deadlier realm. Here is an ancient kingdom of fire, ash, and the undead, commanded by Varnae, First Lord of Vampires! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #241-249.


Full Color,
7" x 10", 224 pages, $19.99, On sale March 16




CONAN THE AVENGER #22 - Coming in January!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

He's been defeated, crucified, and left to die in the desert--and now, Conan faces still another fearsome trial when he must prove his worth among the hostile Zuagir tribesmen. In Conan's mission to retake the city from a traitorous false queen, is the cruel Zuagir chieftain friend or foe?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 27.




CONAN VOLUME 19: XUTHAL OF THE DUSK HC - Coming in March!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and the former slave girl Natala dare to enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! This enthralling volume collects issues #13-19 of the Conan the Avenger series.

Hardcover, 176 pages, $24.99, On sale March 2.




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

Forgotten Books: The Shadow meets the DICTATOR OF CRIME by Maxwell Grant (1941) - New!
Altus Gallery: SECRET AGENT "X" - New!
Overlooked Films: DICK TRACY TV Pilot (1967) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1941)  - New!
Forgotten Books: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT by Richard Sale (1950)
Black Dog Library: H. BEDFORD-JONES
Overlooked Films: Danny Glover in Raymond Chandler's RED WIND (1995)
Poster Gallery: Cowboy Heroes of the '20s
Forgotten Books: A KILLING IN COMICS by Max Allan Collins (2007)


DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #2 - Coming in January!
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover A: Wilfredo Torres

While investigating a series of man-made earthquakes that have ravaged South America, Doc Savage finds evidence that links the current case to another which he thought had been closed six decades before, when he and his friends had been all that stood between a private army and the destruction of the lost Mayan empire that was the source of Doc’s vast wealth: the Valley of the Vanished.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Ed Catto: The Golden Age Batman v. Superman – The Sinister Shadow
Now online!


An excellent interview with Will Murray is now online at ComicMix!
Of particular note are the following excerpts:

Ed Catto: What’s next for Doc Savage?

Will Murray: Next, we jump ahead in time to the middle of World War II. Monk and Ham become embroiled in wartime intrigue that takes them to the Caribbean Sea, and a gang of pirates intent upon controlling The Secret of Satan’s Spine. That’s the title of the book. More than that I don’t want to give away. But expect some surprise cameos featuring characters who previously appeared in earlier Doc novels. Beyond that, I have ideas for an adventure set in Chicago at the height of the great gang wars, another that takes us to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, and then a return to the Valley of the Vanished where Doc Savage’s career began back in 1933.

Ed Catto: And I understand you’ll also be creating new adventures for The Shadow?

Will Murray:  While there has been some discussion about The Shadow, and I would love to take a swing at a new Shadow novel, I would prefer to do another Doc Savage-Shadow encounter next, preferably going after The Shadow’s great enemy, Shiwan Khan. Many readers had asked me to pit Doc against Fu Manchu, but I think the Street & Smith version would be more compelling.

Ed Catto: Are there other pulp team-ups and/or crossovers are you working on?

Will Murray:  I just released my first Tarzan novel, the well-received Return to Pal-ul-don. It’s a sequel to Tarzan the Terrible, and takes place when John Clayton is an RAF fighter pilot during WWII. I’m in discussions to write another Tarzan, but this one will be a crossover. I can’t yet say who the other character is, but I can hint at it. It’s a big hairy deal. This will be a major crossover that has been long dreamed of going back to 1935, but never executed due to rights issues. I’m also thinking of writing a Spider novel in which he teams up with Jimmy Christopher, the star of Operator #5 magazine, as well as G-8 of World War I fame.


Godzilla Vs. Kong - Legendary Pictures to Make Feature Film!

Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.



The Golden Age - Now online!

MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988

AMRA ~ 1961-1982 ~ Art by Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, George Barr, Gray Morrow, Alex Nino and Bill Stout
Frank Frazetta ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Ace Covers
Roy Krenkel ~ The Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Editions

ERB-dom #30-#47 ~ 1970-71 ~ Art by Russ Manning, Roy Krenkel, Bill Stout, Jeff Jones and others!
ERB-dom #16-#29 ~ 1966-89 ~ Art by Reed Crandall, Roy Krenkel, Jeff Jones, Frank Frazetta and others!
ERB-dom #1-#15 ~ 1960-1966 ~ Art by Jeff Jones, Roy Krenkel, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta and others!


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Awesome Stuff that Isn’t Conan  - New!
Link Day  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Pool of the Black One”
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Xuthal of the Dusk”
THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE - Now available!

Carnelian Press is proud to announce a fanzine from The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association.
Edited by Steve Dilks, THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE will feature art, stories and articles from the likes of Adrian Cole (the Voidal), Jeffrey Shanks (REHUPA academic), Steve Lines (Rainfall Books), Glen Usher (Boscastle) and many more.
Featuring great cover art by legendary British illustrator, Jim Pitts, an exclusive article by REHUPA founder, Tim Marion and a rarely seen story from Lin Carter, this is one fanzine you will not want to miss!

Contents
"A word from the editor" - Steve Dilks.
"A Rogue Rhyme; Yara's Pride" - Jason Hardy (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"Perceptions" - Jason Hardy (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"Darkness Comes to Erebus" - Julio Gianni Toro SanMartin and Hank Simmons (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"History, Horror, and Heroic Fantasy: Robert E. Howard and the Creation of Sword and Sorcery" - Jeffrey Shanks (article)
"The Priory of the Black Templars" - Glen Usher (story); Illustrated by Steve Lines.
"I Remember R.E.H.U.P.A." - Tim Marion (article)
"The Shadow Navigator" - Adrian Cole (story); Illustrated by Yannis Rubus Rubulias.
"Red Swords in Tharnya" - Andrew G. Henderson (story); Illustrated by Kurt Brugel.
"Black Stars in the Skulls of Doom" - Lin Carter (story); Illustrated by Al Harron. Calligraphy by Tim Marion.
Afterword- Mario Geraci.


All profits from THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE will go directly to Project Pride in Cross Plains, Texas, for the upkeep of the Robert E. Howard house and museum.

Pricing details for THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE # 1.
To the U.S and Canada- $18.00
To the U.K.- £10.00

For mainland Europe and the rest of the world please contact us via private message.

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ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #11 - Arriving in comic shops October 21!

Discover the dark romance and haunting allegory of the work of award winning painter Donato Giancola. We enter the studio of an artist who continues to refine his craft in the pursuit of artistic excellence. James E. McConnell; the story of the UK's most prolific pulp artist is brought to life by David Ashford Tomer Hanuka; Jennifer Gori cuts to the meat of some remarkable matter as she investigates his electifying art Mike Terry; one of the doyens of the golden age of humorous advertising art shares his story. Freya Hartas; recently graduated and already making her mark she shares some of her work.

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





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Mr. H. Bedford-Jones writes: "This book is not to be regarded as tyro. Under his own and assumed an authority on story-writing; by no means should it be read by anyone who aspires to literature, for, like Socrates, it will assuredly corrupt them and lead them into the worship of strange gods. It is destined only for those who desire to make a living by writing stories, in the hope that it may be of some benefit to them."

Trade Paperback
174 pages
$14.95


JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE #3 - Coming in January!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Beneath the surface in the creature's underwater lair, Joe Golem searches for the Drowning City's missing children and finds more questions than answers.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale January 6.




JOE KUBERT'S THE RETURN OF TARZAN ARTIST'S EDITION HC - Arriving in comic shops October 21!
Joe Kubert (Writer & Art & Cover)

The second volume of Joe Kubert's acclaimed Tarzan series is collected in IDW Publishing's award-winning format. Collecting issues #214, 217 - 223, this beautiful tome features three stand alone adventures, as well as the epic saga detailing The Return of Tarzan! Each and every story page has been scanned from Joe Kubert's original art, and all but two of his covers (but we're tenacious, we keep looking until the very last minute!).

Hardcover, B&W,168 pages, 12" x 17", SRP: $100




KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #2 - Coming in January!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

In this expansion on Robert E. Howard's unfinished "Wolves beyond the Border" tale, Conan leaves the protection of his kingdom in Aquilonia to return a cursed crown to Pictish tribes in the south. Hoping for a bit of adventure to clear his head, the undercover barbarian king is overwhelmed and captured!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 27.



THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU (Volume Two) - Arriving in book stores October 20!
by S. T. Joshi (Editor)


Recognized as Lovecraft’s masterpiece of terror, At the Mountains of Madness has ​ for decades inspired dread in ​ his readers and sparked the imaginations of the most hallowed practitioners of fantastic fiction. Taking the essence of his horrific vision, these modern masters have crafted new tales of the fantastic...

Featuring never-before- seen tales by

KEVIN J. ANDERSON
LAIRD BARRON
ERIK BEAR AND GREG BEAR
ALAN DEAN FOSTER
JASON C. ECKHARDT
CODY GOODFELLOW
KAREN HABER
MARK HOWARD JONES
NANCY KILPATRICK
JONATHAN MABERRY
WILLIAM F. NOLAN
BRIAN STABLEFORD
STEVE RASNIC TEM DONALD TYSON

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Titan Books; Annotated edition
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
List Price: $15.95
Pre-order Price: $11.96


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial - New!
Captain Midnight: The unaired TV pilot
Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders
Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat Press 2015)
 
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Barbarian Crowns (Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press, 2015)
First Seas and Other Tales (Frank Schildiner, Pro Se Productions, 2014)
Iron and Bronze (Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, 2009)



Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Moon Woman" by Minna Irving from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1929
PROFESSOR JAMES HOLLOWAY HICKS was thirty-five when he discovered the wonderful serum of suspended animation. By injecting this marvelous fluid into the veins, a living body became practically dead and remained so for a certain length of time without undergoing the processes of decay. 

"Long Sam Lends a Hand" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1949
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
Outlaw Long Sam Littlejohn takes a trouble trail to foil a range plot.

"I Harried a Witch" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1943
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
"I harried a witch," said Snooty Piper just after making his getaway from a babe who knew Lincoln. But before the Widow Lumpkin could emancipate that bottle of giggle-water Snooty found, the nutty newshawk found himself a hair's breadth away from a corpse.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman - New!
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
PulpFest 2015 Convention Report  
The Farmerian Tarzan-
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tales of Masks & Mayhem V#1  - New!
An Impetuous Season  - New!
The Good Fight  - New!
Cold War Heroes  - New!
Western Wenches  - New!
Book Promotions: Exciting Pulp Tales
The Red Dragon


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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Sexton Blake, ‘poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’
Dime Novel Cover Series revisited
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ #18
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ #45
New stories of The Purple Scar
Ravenwood: The novel

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

News from Doc Con 2015
 - New!
The 2015 Doc Savage movie — or not
Showtime for the Continental Op
The Mars in my mind
Radio Spirits
THE SHADOW: DREAM OF DEATH

Now available!

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

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

Includes a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod.

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

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






Ramble House
Now available!

 
THE BROODING CITY
AND OTHER TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS

 By John S. Glasby
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Thanks to the collaboration of John Pelan and Philip Harbottle, Ramble House is proud to present a collection of short stories by John S. Glasby, that were originally submitted to August Derleth at Arkham House in the 60s. Another collection of tales by Glasby is available from Ramble House: BEYOND THE RIM and Other Tales of Cosmic Horror. Here are the stories in this collection:
 
Beyond the Peaks of Nightmare
The Brooding City for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Disturber of Everness
The Cedwald Heritage
The Dweller in the Gulf
The House on the Rim
The Kh’yrog Tablets for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Shadow Over Redforde for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Ring of the Hyades for Crypt of Cthulhu # 67
A Shadow from the Aeons for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Stone of Mogroth
The Undying Ones
A Whisper from the Aeons for Crypt of Cthulhu # 67

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
  $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


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.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

 
BEYOND THE RIM
AND OTHE TALES OF COSMIC HORROR

 By John Glasby
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Are you up for a collection of short stories by John Glasby that deal with the assorted creatures and monsters of the Cthulhu universe? It's the companion piece to Ramble House's other Cthulhu collection: THE BROODING CITY and Other Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. John Pelan tells you all about these forgotten masterpieces of horror in his introduction. Here is a list of the stories and the publications where they first appeared.
 
The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth © 2008 for Tales out of Innsmouth
Return to Y’ha-nthlei © 1997 for Lore #7
Mythos © 1961 for Supernatural Stories #45
The Dweller in Darkness © 1989 for Crypt of Cthulhu #67
Spectre over Torsands © 2015 Original to this Volume
Devil Reef © 1998 for The Innsmouth Cycle
The Old One © 1989 for Crypt of Cthulhu #67
Beyond the Rim © 2015 Original to this Volume


Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
  $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


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.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Rough Edges Press
The King of Horror & Other Stories
by Stephen Mertz

Now available!


For the past forty years, Stephen Mertz has been a bestselling author of thrillers and men's adventure novels, while also becoming known as one of the best mystery writers in the business.
THE KING OF HORROR & OTHER STORIES, the complete collection of his short fiction, showcases the wide variety of his work, from Westerns and historicals to hardboiled private eye yarns to pure pulp adventure and razor-sharp suspense.
 
Featuring an introduction by Evan Lewis and an afterword by Stephen Mertz, the stories in this volume include:
 
The King of Horror
 The Death Blues
 Fragged
 Talon's Gift
 The Lizard Men of Blood River
 The Busy Corpse
 Take Two
 The Basics of Murder
 The Dark of Midnight
 Last Stand
 A Hit for the New Age
 Relic

Paperback: 184 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $11.89
Kindle Price:  $2.99



Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 1
Now available!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:


"Bodies for the Brain Butcher", John C. Hocking
"A Night on Madhouse Mountain", Bill Crider
"The Curse of the Monster Makers!", Scott Dennis Parker
"Farmhouse of the Dead", Keith West
"The Hideous Blood Ray", Robert E. Vardeman
"Blood Treasure for Satan's Buccaneers", James Reasoner

Paperback: 150 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Paperback Price: $9.99
Kindle Price:  $2.99




Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 2
Coming soon!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:

 
"The Spider-God of Nauru!" by Mel Odom
 "Lust of the Cave Spirit" by Keith Chapman
 "Attack of the Nazi Snow Warriors" by Michael Bracken
 "Ghost Writer" by Paul Dellinger
 "The Hades Mechanism" by John McCallum Swain
 "Howl of the Werewolf" by Ray Lovato



ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 10: MAY 1946-MARCH 1947 HC
(Art) George Tuska & Various
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 28!

More "out of this world" yarns from the heroes (and heroines!) of the spaceways that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here. Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more. Collects issues #42-47, May 1946 to March 1947, of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7X10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99





THE SAINT: SEASONS 1 & 2 - Now available!

All 39 heavenly episodes from Season 1 & 2 of THE SAINT

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Seasons One and Two of The Saint set the stage for what would become a six season run on television, and paved the way for the dashing Roger Moore to take on the role of an even more famous man of action later in his career. With guest starring appearances by such notables as Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago) and a pair of beauties from the spy classic Goldfinger (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton), The Saint is a wild and witty adventure that is every bit as fun and exciting today as it was when it first aired.


Release date: October 13, 2015  
Available in US/Canada
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 20 TP - Arriving in comic shops October 21!
Roy Thomas (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Rafael Kayanan (Art), Ernie Chan (Art), E. R. Cruz (Inks), and George Pratt (Cover)

Inheriting the captaincy of a Barachan pirate ship, Conan and his crew are captured and imprisoned in a Kushite dungeon, with no seeming avenue of escape. That is, until Conan makes a pact with a mysterious prisoner -- Imhotep, the Ravager of Worlds, one of Conan's deadliest enemies! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #202-212.

592 pages, $19.99






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Chinese Tapestry
- New!
The Book of Death - New!
Murder by Moonlight
The Man From Scotland Yard
The Plot Master


Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird  - Now available!

From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre. The collection includes the following twelve stories:
 
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The House of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de la Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space"


Series: New York Review Book Classics
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
List Price: $15.95
Amazon Price: $12.39
Kindle Price: $7.99




SPYFALL (Stan Wade LA PI Book 1) Kindle Edition - Coming October 17!
by John Hegenberger

In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stan’s place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.

Print Length: 197 pages
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Pre-order Price: $3.99



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

More Whip-poor-wills - New!
A Bittersweet Fortnight in 1969 - New!
Edgar Allan Poe and James Whitcomb Riley
Weird Tales Books
The Conservative vs. the Zombie


TWELVE TOMORROWS: MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW SF ANNUAL 2016 - Now available!

The Anthology
Science fiction inspired by today's new technologies

Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review, writers Nick Harkaway, Bruce Sterling, and Paola Antonelli join emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.


Contains10 very nice Virgil Finlay plates. All are full page and some are in color.

Print edition: $14.95
Kindle edition: $9.99







THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Now available!

When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous influence on later generations of genre authors.

In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.

As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular genres.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)



VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - Coming October 28!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99



Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden








09 October 2015

62nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available for pre-order!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
$29.95 softcover, 686 pages





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

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Author and scholar John Haefele discusses the development of the Lovecraft Mythos including contributions from other authors.

Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!
Veteran Writer and Edgar Award Nominee Gary Lovisi discusses the two new novels in his Jon Kirk series.  This series is an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs breakthrough interplanetary romance character, John Carter of Mars.  Vietnam soldier Jon Kirk dies in combat and awakens on the planet Ares in the Orion star system where he begins a series of adventures to bring peace to a cruel and conflict ridden world.  The first book in the series (The Winged Men) describes how Jon Kirk arrived on Ares and became the warrior champion of its down trodden human population.  The story continues in 2 new novels,  The Invisible Men and The Space Men.

Past episodes:
R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTION POLICY CHANGE
Message from publisher Ed Hulse....


As of today Blood 'n' Thunder's subscription policy is changing to reflect a decision I recently came to. BnT will cease publication as a periodical next year with issue #50, scheduled for Fall 2016. Since launching the zine in 2002 I've done a pretty lousy job of adhering to its stated quarterly schedule anyway, and as various aspects of my life have changed in recent years, BnT must change along with them.

Therefore, those whose subscriptions expire with the just-published #45 will be offered a renewal price of $50 for the remaining five issues to come. This will provide more than the subscriber's customary 20-percent savings inasmuch as #50 will be a jumbo-sized magazine with a cover price of $19.95 or more. (I'm already thinking about the last issue's contents, because I expect to go out with a bang.) The five-for-$50 deal will also extend to those who decide to subscribe for the first time before issue #46—Fall 2015—is published this coming November. At that time I will stop offering subscriptions and the last few issues will be available only on a single-copy basis at the cover price of $12.50 postpaid. So if you want the discount enjoyed by subscribers, this is your last opportunity to get it. I've just revised the site's Subscription page to conform with this change of policy.

The cessation of publishing on a quarterly basis (more or less) doesn't mean Blood 'n' Thunder is going away. It will continue as a series of irregularly published books—each running to 200 pages or more—that will include collections of essays grouped by theme. My plan is to publish at least two of these per year, timed for release in Spring at the Windy City convention and in Summer at PulpFest. There might be a third volume each year, depending upon my schedule. Of course, I'll continue to publish the Classic Pulp Reprints series and other Murania Press books.


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

Now available!

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


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





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

Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson

Bold Venture Press
October releases!

ALIBI Volume One Number One
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

A rare mystery magazine returns in this facsimile edition, loaded with fiction.
Alibi was developed as a magazine to be sold exclusively in Woolworth department stories.
Only five issues were published of this unusual magazine.
Terror Beach by Samuel Hopkins Adams

"The Zeppelin Murders" (part 1 of 2) by H. Thompson Rich
"Written in Blood" by H. L. Gates
"Frozen Faces and the Nickel" by George Kibbee Turner
"Snatched" by Wallace Jackson
"The Eight O'Clock Alibi" by Herbert Corey
"Heater Pete and the Hillbilly" by M. C. Blackman
"Club of the Three Gloves" by Albert E. Ullman
"The Body on the Blacony" by Arlton Eadie
"The Joss-Stick Murder" by Hulbert Flynn
"Murders on the Doorstep" by Anthony Roper
"A Lifer's Story" by Edgar Clayton

Cover by Lyman Anderson, illustrations by E. Stoner
ALIBI Volume One Number One
ISBN: 978-1517060091
130 pages, $14.95


Ice Flow
by William P. Lazarus
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the population, which grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the population; the economy, which relied on outlaws seeking solitude, and the annual gathering of bounty hunters to clear them out.

Now a slick shyster keeps the town in his hip pocket—but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice.

ISBN: 978-1517371739

214 pages, $16.95

Railroad Stories #2
The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Bold Venture presents Railroad Stories #2: The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger! Five tales from Railroad Stories Magazine starring King Lawson! Written by an author who knew his trains first-hand!

"Washout!" ... "Mixed Orders" ... "Boomer Trails" ... "Landslide!" and "Snowed In" -- five hair-raising, heart-tugging stories following William "Kingsley" Lawson from gandy dancer to trainmaster, and then from riches to rags! Lawson turns his back on a harrowing accident, an unfaithful wife, a duplicitious friend, and follows the lonely Boomer Trail from town to town to train yard.

Can King return to the top of the railroad heap? Was he repsonsible for the tragic accident that cost hundreds their lives? Did his wife and former friend have relations behind his unsuspecting back? Or was it all a tragic misjudgment? How will they ever reconcile when floods, fires, snow drifts and shady con-men come between them?

ISBN: 978-1517558444
268 pages, $16.95








BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson - Coming soon!

Bunduki was a 1975 novel by J. T. Edson, and the first work in the Bunduki series that followed. Edson explained in his introduction to the Bunduki story in J.T.'s Hundreth that he was a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan series and created a new Tarzan story. The story was rejected by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., as it had been Burrough's wish that no one else write about his famous creation. It was not until Edson read Philip José Farmer's Tarzan Alive (see below) that he saw a way to use his story and created Tarzan's adopted son Bunduki.

James Allenvale 'Bunduki' Gunn was adopted by John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) and Jane Porter at the age of two, after his parents were murdered on their plantation by rebels during the Mau Mau Uprising. As James grew up he was trained at the jungle Ambagasali Game Preserve. He was given the nickname Bunduki, the Swhali word for gun. James' birth father was a descendant of Sir Henry Curtis who explored Africa with Allan Quatermain. His mother – Allison Dawn 'Tex' Gunn – was the granddaughter of Texan Mark Counter. James' parents served with Dawn's parents in 'Group Thirteen', a Special Missions Organization of the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.

Dawn Drummond-Clayton is the daughter of Sir John Armond Drummond-Clayton (himself the son of Korak and Lady Meriem) and Lady Hazel Drummond-Clayton. Through Korak, Dawn is also the grandniece of Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond. Dawn is a graduate of the Roedean School, and an expert in martial arts, wilderness survival, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, and fencing. Like her husband, she is unaging and immune to tropical diseases and parasitic infections, thanks to a treatment received courtesy of her great-grandfather Tarzan. In the 1970s she was transported along with her mate to the planet Zillikian by aliens known as 'Suppliers'. She uses a Ben Pearson Marauder Take-Down hunting bow and a Randall Model 1 fighting knife.

Zillikian is a counter-Earth planet (i.e. located at the L3 Lagrange point which is opposite the Sun in the same orbit as Earth). The planet is very similar to Earth in climate and wildlife, albeit without the industrialization of Humans that Earth has. In the opening to Bundukithe main protagonists are transported from Earth to Zillikian. It is also revealed that the remainder of the Greystoke clan has gone to live in Pellucidar. Bunduki and Dawn are appointed by the God-like Suppliers to act as the judge and jury for all Zillikian without being sanctioned by the tribes on the planet. They battle warring factions of the Quagga tribe bent on conquering all of Zillikian.

Philip José Farmer In 1972, Philip José Farmer published Tarzan Alive, where he postulated that many pulp and adventure heroes like Tarzan, Doc Savage, Sherlock Holmes, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Shadow were all part of the same family that Farmer referred to as the Wold Newton Family. This concept of a family of adventurers and an interconnected series of exploits was very influential. In 1975, J.T. Edson built on Farmer's theories for his Bunduki series and expanded his own Hardin Blaze and Fog clan and Counter families with several new series Bunduki, Ole Devil Hardin and Company Z series, increasing the interconnections between all of his series. Edson also began to reference Farmer's genealogical research in his novels. Farmer acknowledged this in one of his novels by referencing one of Edson's characters Dusty Fog and making him a distant relative of the Wold Newton Family. source

Short stories
Edson also wrote short stories featuring Bunduki and Dawn set pror to their transportation to Zillikian.
The Mchawi's Powers J.T.'s Hundreth, Corgi 1979
Death to Simba Nyeuse J.T.'s Ladies, Corgi 19809
Accident-or Murder? More J.T.'s Ladies, Corgi 1987
A Good Time Was Had By All Mark Counter's Kin, Corgi 1990

Unpublished
Edson had also written a fifth book, The Amazons of Zillikian but due to ongoing issues with ERB Inc. this novel was never published. Whether it might see the light of day remains to be seen.


BUNDUKI - Coming December 2015
A shot rang out ... the driver slumped over the wheel ... and suddenly the Land Rover began a three hundred foot dive into the Gambuti Gorge to what should have been certain death for both its passengers. But it wasn't ... Bunduki awoke in a strange country, dressed in a strangely-shaped leopard skin. He has his Bowie knife and his bow and arrows. Around him, he sees a land teeming with wildlife from every continent but there is no sign of civilization. Instinctively, he knows that Dawn is also here, some miles away. Who had saved him? And why had they bothered to transport him to this alien jungle, far away from Africa? And, more important, he had to find his cousin, Dawn.

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

Bunduki encountersh members of the peace-loving Telonga tribe. He also has a run-in with a group of mangani apes. Bunduki learns that the population of this land are strictly controlled by the People-Taker, a slaver sent by the Mun-Gatahs. When he and his retinue visit, the warriors of the Telonga tribe are 'put away' by the Elders to prevent them from fighting.
Bunduki must use all his cunning and strength to resuce Dawn from Dryaka and the Mun-Ghuta's.
     
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BUNDUKI AND DAWN
- Coming February 2016
While plots and counter-plots develop among the Mun-Gatahs, Bunduki and Dawn make their way to a Telonga village. The relationship between the adoptive cousins is gradually changing: a romance is blossoming.
At the village of Jey-Mat, Bunduki proves his value to the inhabitants by diverting a herd of elephants away from the village crops; befriending Tantor just as Tarzan did when he was a youngster. Bunduki is troubled by the docility of the Telonga tribe; they don't even put up a struggle when the People-Taker steals their women and children. They quite simply don't know how to defend themselves. He vows to train them in the art of war.
Meanwhile Dryaka visits Charole to put their rivalry aside. They agree that the only way to win back their power is to capture Bunduki and Dawn and take possession of their superior weapons. They wonder whether the mysterious tribe known as 'The Apes' might, in fact, be Zillikian's 'Suppliers'.

Bunduki is called to a neighbouring village to deal with a marauding tiger. He slays it in true Tarzan style and takes the skin back to Jey-Mat, presenting it to Dawn as an engagement present. With the village celebrating, the hunters drink their wine, unaware that it has been drugged by the Elders. Later, they awaken to find themselves in a cave, its entrance sealed by bars. They have been 'put away'. Bunduki hears elephants nearby and calls to Tantor in the language of the mangani. They tear down the bars, freeing their friends.

Back in the village, the People-Taker has taken everyone apart from babies and the elderly. Hunters from neighbouring villages arrive, eager to join with Bunduki in seeking revenge. They set off on the trail of the slavers. The battle is savage but, with more than a little help from Bunduki, they win; slaughtering the People-Taker's retinue and freeing the captured villagers ... But Dawn isn't among them. She has been sent ahead to Bon-Gatah. Bunduki has a better chance than most of finding her.


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SACRIFICE FOR THE QUAGGA GOD
- Coming June 2016
When Dawn Drummond-Clayton is carried off by the servants of the Mun-Gatah's High Priest and promised as a sacrifice to the Quagga God, Bunduki is hot on her trail. His hunt is interrupted, though, when a massive snake drops out of a tree and traps him in its thick coils. The constricting pressure is too much for him and he loses consciousness. Bunduki is rescued by a band of Amazons led by Beryl Snowhill, an Earth girl of his acquaintance who, previously unknown to him, was also transported to Zillikian.

The Amazons and Bunduki join forces and the chase after Dawn's abductors continues. Meanwhile, the political in-fighting increases. Dryaka and Charole have the upper hand and Dawn is soon their prisoner once again.
Bunduki's party allies itself with the Elders and heads towards Bon-Gatah, the main Mun-Gatah city. Bunduki and the Amazons fight their way into the city while the Mun-Gatahs descend into civil warfare. They arrive at the arena just in time. Dawn is desperately trying to fend off the Quagga God, a massive and extremely wild zebra. She will need all her survival skills to survive. As does Bunduki to prevent the curse of the 'Thunder Powder' from descending upon the planet of Zillikian.
Betrayals, plots and counter-plots are exposed, 'terrifiers' explode and the supporters of the Elders do battle with the rebels.
    
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FEARLESS MASTER OF THE JUNGLE
 
- Coming September 2016
FEARLESS MASTER OF THE JUNGLE marks the return of Charole, last seen plunging from a balcony at the end of Sacrifice For The Quagga God. Now she's determined to regroup before once more making a bid for power. Secretly leaving the Mun-Gatah capital she heads owards a quiet village but, on the way, is captured by a band of sea-faring Orientals, the Cara-Bunte. After demonstrating one of her 'terrifier' grenades and giving a display of fighting prowess, she quickly persuades her captors that she'll make a more valuable ally than prisoner.

Meanwhile, the newly married Bunduki and Dawn are enjoying the wild freedom offered by Earth's counterpart. The couple move into their tree-house, capture and train a couple of magnificent zebras and deepen their friendship with the Telonga tribe. But the honeymoon period isn't going to last much longer ...

The Cara-Bunte want their own 'terrifiers'. But Charole doesn't know how to make the 'thunder-powder' that fills them. At the end of the first book in the series, she had witnessed Bunduki's recognition when he saw some of the gunpowder. She's certain that 'The Earths' know how to manufacture it. So she tells the Cara-Bunte that they must hunt and capture Bunduki and Dawn.


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CARTER & LOVECRAFT - Coming October 20!
by Jonathan L. Howard


"Carter & Lovecraft is a Pandora's box loaded with all the wonderfully twisted stuff I love, including a two-fisted homicide cop turned PI, warped realities, a mysterious bookstore, the Cthulhu mythos, a dash of romance, and creepy fish-men. What's not to love? Jonathan L. Howard knows how to show his readers a wickedly good time." ―Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author Dead Ringers

Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case―the hunt for a serial killer―went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him.

First he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man.

Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As Carter reluctantly investigates, he discovers that H. P. Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted, inheritance.


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $25.99
Hardcover Pre-order price: $19.25

Kindle Pre-order Price: $12.99



COMIC BOOK CREATOR #13 - Coming Summer 2016!

The great Michael W. Kaluta issue with a huge interview therein.



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

Forgotten Books: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT by Richard Sale (1950) - New!
Black Dog Library: H. BEDFORD-JONES - New!
Overlooked Films: Danny Glover in Raymond Chandler's RED WIND (1995) - New!
Poster Gallery: Cowboy Heroes of the '20s - New!
Forgotten Books: A KILLING IN COMICS by Max Allan Collins (2007)
Altus Gallery: Frederick Nebel's MACBRIDE & KENNEDY
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1944)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY ADVENTURE (1937)
Overlooked Films: The Continental Op in Dashiell Hammett's FLY PAPER (1995)


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
"The Shadow in Review" website is gone.  Comcast, who hosted the site, is no longer providing personal web space for its customers.  So after nineteen years, "The Shadow in Review" site has closed down.

Thanks to the many visitors to the site over the years
John Olsen

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Long John Eames" by Berton E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, April 10, 1936
His Was Certainly a Singleness of Purpose - He Meant to Sail the Seven Seas Below Decks
"Twenty Grand Leg" by Walter Wilson from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1945
Joe Kerr sets out to investigate a strange crooked damages racket.
"A Getaway With the Goods" by James Edward Hungerford from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 2, 1919
"SLINKY" MALONE, safe-blower, had a fortune within his grasp. And his grasp upon it relaxed not an iota as he stepped down the gangplank of a Pacific coast steamship to a San Francisco dock.  Little did he know that a detective was upon his trail.


The Golden Age - Now online!

MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988
- New!
AMRA ~ 1961-1982 ~ Art by Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, George Barr, Gray Morrow, Alex Nino and Bill Stout   - New!
Frank Frazetta ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Ace Covers - New!
Roy Krenkel ~ The Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Editions
- New!
ERB-dom #30-#47 ~ 1970-71 ~ Art by Russ Manning, Roy Krenkel, Bill Stout, Jeff Jones and others! - New!
ERB-dom #16-#29 ~ 1966-89 ~ Art by Reed Crandall, Roy Krenkel, Jeff Jones, Frank Frazetta and others! - New!
ERB-dom #1-#15 ~ 1960-1966 ~ Art by Jeff Jones, Roy Krenkel, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta and others!
Jeff Jones ~ I am A Barbarian by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Misc Titles
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns
Michael W. Kaluta ~ Carson of Venus


GRAVEDIGGER #3 - Arriving in comic shops October 14!
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art/Cover) Rick Burchett

When "Gravedigger" McCrae is brought in on a South of the Border arms heist, it looks like it will be an easy score. But between the charms of the beautiful Angel and all the double-and-triple crosses, Digger will be lucky to get out alive. The desert sand will run red with blood before this caper is done.


32 pages, Full Color, SRP: $3.99


Horrified Press - Now available!

The Fall of Cthulhu
 An Anthology of Mythos Fiction

 
They say that when the "stars are right" he will return and usher in a new age and the Elder Gods will reign once again.
H.P.L. drops a few hints that Cthulhu might not be returning during mankind's time on Earth.
What could possibly stop him from awakening from his aeons old sleep? Or thwart his plans?


Paperback: 170 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.86



Horrified Press - Now available!

The Fall of Cthulhu Volume II
 An Anthology of Mythos Fiction
 
They say that when the "stars are right" he will return and usher in a new age and the elder gods will reign once again.
H.P.L drops a few hints that Cthulhu may not return during mankind's time on Earth.
In this second installment we return to a world on the brink, where the unthinkable - the unnameable - could lurk just around the corner.

Paperback: 184 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.97

 


Horrified Press - Now available!

Swords against Cthulhu
 An Anthology of Sword & Mythos Fiction


Swords against Cthulhu, an anthology of sword and sorcery/Cthulhu Mythos crossovers.
Mighty thewed barbarians battle alien wizardry and cosmic terror in a blind, unreasoning universe where only the strong survive

Paperback: 156 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.87


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Horrified Press - Now available!

Barbarian Crowns
 A Robert E. Howard Tribute Anthology


Join the authors of Barbwire Butterfly Books, as they lay down a world based on the fictional lands of legendary writer Robert E. Howard.
Barbarians takes swords to hand, as quests are forged with resolve and are successful by the cut of steel to flesh.
These are the eras of man yet unspoken of, the times of legend and lore relayed to you now in the pages of this anthology.
These are the tales of those strong enough to rise above the rest -- to earn themselves the right to claim their Barbarian Crown.

Paperback: 222 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.78




Horrified Press - Now available!

October's End
An Anthology of Halloween Tales

Summer has shed its kin by the time October comes to town. Frost is in the air, twilight lingers and the nights loom over the shortened days.
Nature displays the dying of the year with a explosion of color. The nights are darker and the stars are clearer.
Belief is, that the wall between the worlds is at it's thinnest during this season and on the 31st of October it's even possible to cross over in both directions.
We simultaneously hope and dread that we will catch a glimpse of or come in contact with the dead, undead, those who never lived, and the undying.
We all love Halloween. Of all nights of the year, Halloween is the one where we hope that the impossible can be made possible and unreal can become real.
It's the day where our deepest fears and wishes take on flesh. On Halloween our souls cry out "Scare us! Show us Fear! Makes us BELIEVE!"
We wear masks not to hide, for that is an illusion, but to reveal our true selves. It is the one day where we find the courage to laugh at Death.

Paperback: 100 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.86



 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Pool of the Black One”  - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Xuthal of the Dusk”
THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE - Now available!

Carnelian Press is proud to announce a fanzine from The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association.
Edited by Steve Dilks, THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE will feature art, stories and articles from the likes of Adrian Cole (the Voidal), Jeffrey Shanks (REHUPA academic), Steve Lines (Rainfall Books), Glen Usher (Boscastle) and many more.
Featuring great cover art by legendary British illustrator, Jim Pitts, an exclusive article by REHUPA founder, Tim Marion and a rarely seen story from Lin Carter, this is one fanzine you will not want to miss!

Contents
"A word from the editor" - Steve Dilks.
"A Rogue Rhyme; Yara's Pride" - Jason Hardy (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"Perceptions" - Jason Hardy (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"Darkness Comes to Erebus" - Julio Gianni Toro SanMartin and Hank Simmons (poetry); Illustrated by Jim Pitts.
"History, Horror, and Heroic Fantasy: Robert E. Howard and the Creation of Sword and Sorcery" - Jeffrey Shanks (article)
"The Priory of the Black Templars" - Glen Usher (story); Illustrated by Steve Lines.
"I Remember R.E.H.U.P.A." - Tim Marion (article)
"The Shadow Navigator" - Adrian Cole (story); Illustrated by Yannis Rubus Rubulias.
"Red Swords in Tharnya" - Andrew G. Henderson (story); Illustrated by Kurt Brugel.
"Black Stars in the Skulls of Doom" - Lin Carter (story); Illustrated by Al Harron. Calligraphy by Tim Marion.
Afterword- Mario Geraci.


All profits from THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE will go directly to Project Pride in Cross Plains, Texas, for the upkeep of the Robert E. Howard house and museum.

Pricing details for THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE # 1.
To the U.S and Canada- $18.00
To the U.K.- £10.00

For mainland Europe and the rest of the world please contact us via private message.

How to order through Carnelian Press.
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4- Once Carnelian Press receives confirmation of the e-mail transaction we will private message you to tell you payment has been received and your book order is ready for shipment.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

A FICTION HOUSE PRESS FACSIMILE REPRINT: The ability to read minds isn't an unmixed blessing, so learns George Hanlon, Secret Operative of the Inter-Stellar Corps. His unique gift helps him with his assignments, of course-except that he has a lot of trouble with alien minds. He encounters a whole planetfu of alien minds on Estrella when the semi-human inhabitants of this Earth-like world of another sun decide that they want nothing to do with the Federated Planets. He also encounters an inexplicable propaganda ring, and a crime-wave whose sole reason for existing seems to be to discredit the System Hanlon represents.

Trade Paperback
226 pages
$14.95


The Len Levinson Collection - Now available!

Destroyer Books is proud to present the Len Levinson Collection. These six books are tough, honest, and just plain good. Often unexpectedly funny, and always surprising, these books are the best books you’ve never read.

Len Levinson is a master of understanding what makes characters tick. Whether it’s a tough-as-nails sergeant in World War Two (Doom Platoon) or a vicious serial killer (Without Mercy), you’ll come to know Len’s characters as well as you know a close friend.

We jumped at the chance to publish these books because we believe that good books deserve to be read. We’re very proud of them, and hope you enjoy them too.


The Bar Studs
In the "Anything Goes" era of the 1970s, Manhattan's stunning nightlife is seen through the eyes of six bartenders:

Adrian, whose establishment provides whatever high anyone may be looking for
Johnny, whose good looks the wild young women he serves find irresistible
Leo, master of the East Side pick-up joint where everyone finds a partner except Leo himself
Teddy, star bartender at a Village gay bar simmering with pent-up violence
Jake, a Bowery holdout whose cynicism is a deadlier weapon than any gun
Houlihan, who sees nightly the ugly underbelly of high society from his perch behind the bar of the Plaza Hotel's fashionable Oak Room

This new edition of the cult classic from Len Levinson—heralded as a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—features an all-new afterword by the author.


Doom Platoon
During the first hours of the massive Nazi attack known to history as the Battle of the Bulge, a platoon of American soldiers finds itself on the wrong side of the ferocious Panzer Lehr Division, charged with capturing a major oil depot. The Yanks face a hard choice: stop the Germans—or die trying.

The first war novel from underground cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—Doom Platoon is a gritty, violent classic that gives new meaning to the phrase "war is Hell."

With all-new afterword from the author!


Inside Job
Four down-on-their-luck cops cook up a plan to rip off the NYPD Property room, bulging with millions in recovered cash, drugs, jewels, furs, and other valuables. But can New York's Finest pull off the perfect crime? Or will the Brothers in Blue be caught red-handed?

From cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—comes a taut, high-tension adventure that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go.

With all-new afterword from the author!


The Goering Treasure
Reich Marshall Herman Goering plundered an estimated $50 million in jewels and gold during the years of the Third Reich. Now, as World War Two is rapidly coming to a close, everyone wants to find it. Die-hard Nazi fanatics who hope to use it to finance the next Reich in South America...America's Office of Strategic Services, whose operatives are ordered to find it or die trying...a gang of cutthroat German gangsters...and some crazy ambitious women with their own agendas. From underground cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—comes a gripping tale of action, adventure, and betrayal, where the only thing that's certain is that nothing is certain.

Featuring an all-new afterword by the author, The Goering Treasure is back in print for the first time in more than three decades!

Without Mercy
In a city full of lunatics, perverts, and drug addicts, Detective First Grade Danny Rackman must track down a twisted killer who’s murdering hookers and sex show performers in the lurid Times Square of the 1970s. But the more Danny struggles to understand the man he’s hunting, the more he realizes that he shares many of his quarry’s characteristics. In the end, is he tracking himself?

Cult classic author Len Levinson—called a “trash genius” by Paperback Fanatic magazine—delivers a terrifying insight into the mind of evil.

Featuring an all-new afterword from the author, Without Mercy will leave you breathless.


Operation Perfidia
Career CIA agent David Brockman is sentenced to eight brutal years in prison after an assignment goes awry. Now free at last, he is obsessed with discovering who set him up, why the agency never sprang him, why his beautiful Cuban wife—also a CIA spy—abandoned him, and why his own government, even now, is doing everything it can to prevent him from remembering what really happened.

From acclaimed, cult-classic author Len Levinson, this brand-new edition of Operation Perfidia features a shocking new ending, a new afterword by the author, and more twists and turns than you ever thought possible.





LORD OF STRANGE DEATHS
The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer
Edited by Phil Baker & Antony Clayton
Now available!

Forever associated with his creation of evil genius Dr Fu Manchu, a Chinese super-criminal scheming to destroy Western civilisation, Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was the king of pulp exotica. At the height of his fame Rohmer was one of the most popular writers on the planet, but now he is largely remembered for outrageous attitudes and lurid Chinaphobia. Lord of Strange Deaths approaches Rohmer with something more than routine disapproval, and instead brings out the complexity and historical significance of his work.

This is the first extended attempt to do justice to Rohmer, and it ranges across the spectrum of his output from music-hall writing to Theosophy. Contributors focus on subjects including Egyptology, 1890s decadence, Edwardian super-villains, graphic novels, cinema, the French Situationists, Chinese dragon ladies, and the Arabian Nights. The result is a testimony to the enduring fascination and relevance of Rohmer’s absurd, sinister and immensely atmospheric world.

Contributions from:
Jean Augris • Phil Baker • Clive Bloom • Antony Clayton • Gary Dickinson • Christopher Fowler • Christopher Frayling • Paul French • Robert Irwin • Lawrence Knapp • Gary Lachman • Roger Luckhurst • Alan Moore • Steve Moore • Kim Newman • Kevin O’Neill • Mark Valentine • Anne Witchard.


Sewn HB 400 pages, 8 pages colour plates
£25 +p&p (£5 UK, £10 EU. £15 ROW)
210mm x 148mm
500 copies, available now



Lovecraft's Southern Vacation: A Robert E. Howard LitCrit TriplePunchPack! - Now available!
by Brian Leno (Author), Don Herron (Introduction)

Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation collects the crème de la crème of Cimmerian Award-winning essayist Brian Leno’s Robert E. Howard criticism together for the first time under one set of covers, with an Introduction and Afterword by Don Herron.

The title essay rocked standard perceptions of a classic supernatural tale that everyone thought they knew inside and out — as Leno took Howard’s “Pigeons from Hell” and showed convincingly how it satirized the New England horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft.

Then Leno took to the texts again to investigate one of the long-standing puzzles of Howard’s life: Did he or did he not see the 1933 film King Kong before his death in 1936?

And trust to Leno to come up with an unexpected source for Howard’s popular tale “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter,” featuring the Texan’s most famous creation, Conan the barbarian.

If you enjoy Howardian litcrit, Leno’s got the knack.


Print Length: 56 pages
Kindle Price:    $2.99



Moonstone Books
JUDGMENT: DOMINO LADY PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) C. J. Henderson & Various (Cover) Dennis Calero

Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Arriving in comic shops October 14!

Three novellas in one! Judgment is Moonstone’s latest pulp justice-dealer! Created by the late pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider), Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is waiting for you! With his wits, his twin 45’s, and his will of iron, he literally goes to hell and back in this one, folks. Plus a brand new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story!

Softcover, 6x9, 160 pages, B&W, $10.95




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor


Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat Press 2015)
 - New!
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Barbarian Crowns (Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press, 2015)
First Seas and Other Tales (Frank Schildiner, Pro Se Productions, 2014)
Iron and Bronze (Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, 2009)



Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
PulpFest 2015 Convention Report  
The Farmerian Tarzan-
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan

Pulp Den - Now online!

Book Promotions: Exciting Pulp Tales  - New!
The Red Dragon  - New!
To Die A Stranger
Detective Fiction
Guest Post by Diana Rubino BOOTLEG BROADWAY
The Long Cold
The Collaborator Affair
The Carnival of Death  


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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Sexton Blake, ‘poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’ - New!
Dime Novel Cover Series revisited
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ #18
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ #45
New stories of The Purple Scar
Ravenwood: The novel

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

The 2015 Doc Savage movie — or not

Showtime for the Continental Op
The Mars in my mind
Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #13 Audiobook
The Spider Staffel

by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
“Be Warned! Each night with the setting of the sun the giant Tarantula Spider will spin his web across the Front. If you send your ships out tonight — he will eat them!” H.Q. scoffed at this warning. But G-8 saw it carried out, saw four Yank planes devoured by the most ghastly creature that ever stalked the skies. What was this new horror? How could Yank bombers hope to get past its net of death?



Among the heroes of the pulps who soared through their adventures, G-8 flew higher and farther than any of his contemporaries. His true name unknown, the Flying Spy was no mere flyboy, but the champion ace of World War I.
 
It was the summer of 1933, and despite the Great Depression, Popular Publications was booming. Part of their Autumn expansion plans entailed launching the Spider, and a companion title to be aimed at the legions of readers who drank up fictionalized accounts of World War I Allied aces versus Imperial Germany’s various bi-winged counts and barons, red and otherwise.
 
One of Popular’s star writers, Hogan was doubtless the first writer publisher Harry Steeger considered when casting about for a suitable scribe. The unnamed magazine was on the schedule as a monthly. Hogan had been an air cadet during World War I, although the armistice came before he could ship out and see action. Steeger and Hogan hashed out an idea. It was part Eddie Rickenbacker and What Price Glory?—which was a popular Maxwell Anderson stage play turned into a motion picture. Price stressed the horrors of war as counterpoint to the sentimental comradeship of the Allies in the trenches.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-7 and His Battle Aces to vivid life in this exciting audiobook. Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Ramble House
Now available!

 
THE BROODING CITY
AND OTHER TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS

 By John S. Glasby
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Thanks to the collaboration of John Pelan and Philip Harbottle, Ramble House is proud to present a collection of short stories by John S. Glasby, that were originally submitted to August Derleth at Arkham House in the 60s. Another collection of tales by Glasby is available from Ramble House: BEYOND THE RIM and Other Tales of Cosmic Horror. Here are the stories in this collection:
 
Beyond the Peaks of Nightmare
The Brooding City for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Disturber of Everness
The Cedwald Heritage
The Dweller in the Gulf
The House on the Rim
The Kh’yrog Tablets for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Shadow Over Redforde for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Ring of the Hyades for Crypt of Cthulhu # 67
A Shadow from the Aeons for Crypt of Cthulhu # 71
The Stone of Mogroth
The Undying Ones
A Whisper from the Aeons for Crypt of Cthulhu # 67

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
  $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


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.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

 
BEYOND THE RIM
AND OTHE TALES OF COSMIC HORROR

 By John Glasby
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Are you up for a collection of short stories by John Glasby that deal with the assorted creatures and monsters of the Cthulhu universe? It's the companion piece to Ramble House's other Cthulhu collection: THE BROODING CITY and Other Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. John Pelan tells you all about these forgotten masterpieces of horror in his introduction. Here is a list of the stories and the publications where they first appeared.
 
The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth © 2008 for Tales out of Innsmouth
Return to Y’ha-nthlei © 1997 for Lore #7
Mythos © 1961 for Supernatural Stories #45
The Dweller in Darkness © 1989 for Crypt of Cthulhu #67
Spectre over Torsands © 2015 Original to this Volume
Devil Reef © 1998 for The Innsmouth Cycle
The Old One © 1989 for Crypt of Cthulhu #67
Beyond the Rim © 2015 Original to this Volume


Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
  $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


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.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA / CONAN #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops October 14!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

For years, the old blind Seer has helped the wizard Kal'Ang climb to power, but just when Kal'Ang needs him the most, the Seer tells the wizard he must now deal with a final threat on his own. What final threat? The wrath of Conan and Red Sonja of course. Recognizing that the scourge of blood root has risen again, the Cimmerian and the red haired hellion go after Kal'Ang with a vengeance. But what of the Seer and his secret motivations?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





 

Rough Edges Press
The King of Horror & Other Stories
by Stephen Mertz

Now available!

For the past forty years, Stephen Mertz has been a bestselling author of thrillers and men's adventure novels, while also becoming known as one of the best mystery writers in the business.
THE KING OF HORROR & OTHER STORIES, the complete collection of his short fiction, showcases the wide variety of his work, from Westerns and historicals to hardboiled private eye yarns to pure pulp adventure and razor-sharp suspense.
 
Featuring an introduction by Evan Lewis and an afterword by Stephen Mertz, the stories in this volume include:
 
The King of Horror
 The Death Blues
 Fragged
 Talon's Gift
 The Lizard Men of Blood River
 The Busy Corpse
 Take Two
 The Basics of Murder
 The Dark of Midnight
 Last Stand
 A Hit for the New Age
 Relic


Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 1
Coming soon!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:


"Bodies for the Brain Butcher", John C. Hocking
"A Night on Madhouse Mountain", Bill Crider
"The Curse of the Monster Makers!", Scott Dennis Parker
"Farmhouse of the Dead", Keith West
"The Hideous Blood Ray", Robert E. Vardeman
"Blood Treasure for Satan's Buccaneers", James Reasoner



Rough Edges Press
Weird Menace Volume 2
Coming soon!

Perfect reading for this Halloween season.
Stories include:

 
"The Spider-God of Nauru!" by Mel Odom
 "Lust of the Cave Spirit" by Keith Chapman
 "Attack of the Nazi Snow Warriors" by Michael Bracken
 "Ghost Writer" by Paul Dellinger
 "The Hades Mechanism" by John McCallum Swain
 "Howl of the Werewolf" by Ray Lovato



ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 10: MAY 1946-MARCH 1947 HC
(Art) George Tuska & Various
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 28!

More "out of this world" yarns from the heroes (and heroines!) of the spaceways that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here. Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more. Collects issues #42-47, May 1946 to March 1947, of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7X10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99





THE SAINT: SEASONS 1 & 2 - Coming October 13!

All 39 heavenly episodes from Season 1 & 2 of THE SAINT

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Seasons One and Two of The Saint set the stage for what would become a six season run on television, and paved the way for the dashing Roger Moore to take on the role of an even more famous man of action later in his career. With guest starring appearances by such notables as Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago) and a pair of beauties from the spy classic Goldfinger (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton), The Saint is a wild and witty adventure that is every bit as fun and exciting today as it was when it first aired.


Release date: October 13, 2015  
Available in US/Canada
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99


THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #3 - Arriving in comic shops October 14!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

A cabal of vile magicians have recruited an assassin to eliminate their enemies. At the top of the list–the Shadow! Meanwhile, more secrets of the Last Illusion are revealed.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder by Moonlight
- New!
The Man From Scotland Yard
The Plot Master
The Killer
The Murder Genius


SPYFALL (Stan Wade LA PI Book 1) Kindle Edition - Coming October 17!
by John Hegenberger

In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stan’s place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.

Print Length: 197 pages
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Pre-order Price: $3.99



SWORDS OF SORROW #6 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 14!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Sergio Davila
Covers: Tula Lotay
, Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!
IT ALL ENDS NOW.

The planet-crushing finale to this epic crossover ends here! With a key player down for the count, can the remaining warriors (and their Swords of Sorrow) hold the tide against Purgatori and the other CHAOS women, AND the Prince of All Dimensions as the universe collapses around them? Featuring the greatest pulp heroines of all time in the adventure no one ever imagined could happen!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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

Edgar Allan Poe and James Whitcomb Riley - New!
Weird Tales Books - New!
The Conservative vs. the Zombie - New!
Update on Tellers of Weird Tales - New!
Jacob Clark Henneberger on Campus
The Undead Past
J.D. Salinger and Lamont Buchanan
Allison V. Harding-Revelations and Requests


TWELVE TOMORROWS: MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW SF ANNUAL 2016 - Now available!

The Anthology
Science fiction inspired by today's new technologies

Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review, writers Nick Harkaway, Bruce Sterling, and Paola Antonelli join emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.


Contains10 very nice Virgil Finlay plates. All are full page and some are in color.

Print edition: $14.95
Kindle edition: $9.99







THE TWILIGHT WAR (THE STEEL RING Volume 2) - Now available!
by R. A. Jones

It is 1940 and war rages across Europe. The members of the Steel Ring, an ancient order dedicated to keeping peace in the world, face one of their greatest challenges when the Nazis unleash a new super weapon unlike any the world has seen before. In this second volume of THE STEEL RING series, author R. A. Jones expands the Steel Ring with new members the Eternal Man, the Phantom Princess, Airman and the Arrow, who work alongside returning characters.

Paperback: 338 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
List Price: $20.00




THE UNIQUE LEGACY OF WEIRD TALES
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror
Edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
Now available!

When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction. Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and many others honed their craft in the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had a tremendous influence on later generations of genre authors.

In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled an impressive collection of essays that explore many of the themes critical to understanding the importance of the magazine. This multi-disciplinary collection from a wide array of scholars looks at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse community. There are also chapters devoted to individual authors—including Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their particular contributions to the magazine.

As the literary world was undergoing a revolution and mass-produced media began to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle both worlds. This collection of essays explores the important role the magazine played in expanding the literary landscape at a very particular time and place in American culture. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will appeal to scholars and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction and those interested in the early roots of these popular genres.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pages, $80.00 (£52.95)
eBook, $79.99 (£52.95)



Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden







02 October 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

October 2, 2015
October 9, 2015
October 23, 2015
THE MARTIAN
PAN
THE LAST WITCHHUNTER
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
November 25, 2015
SPECTRE
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
December 18, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

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

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

March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

62nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Summer 1952

"The Murder Machine" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective was ready to rip the lid off Leland and prove how corrupt that city had become—but doing so might mean that Murial Havens would face sudden death!

"Till Death Do Us Part" by Bert Friend
"A Case of Nerves" by Terry O.K. Burleson
"As Handsome Does" by William O'Sullivan
"I Came Back" by Bill Erin
"The Gentle Rain" by Morris Cooper
"The Wrong Killer" by Philip Morgan
 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future - Winter 1944

"Magic Moon" by Stewart Sterling
A cruel plot to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto and enslave peaceful natives, sends Captain Future and his loyal aides out on the most dangerous adventure of their careers!

"To Dust Returneth" by Henry Kuttner
"The Companions of Sirius" by William Morrison
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - February 1936

"Big Shot" by C.K.M. Scanlon
Ruled by a Napoleon of crime, a vast combine of criminal mobs holds multitudes in terror while waging a grim, relentless campaign of piracy, pillage and murder!  Follow Dan Fowler on the trail.

"The Snow Man" by William H. Stueber
"In the Bag" by Col. William T. Cowin

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


AGENT X - Coming to TNT Sunday, November 8 at 9PM! 

In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public -- and even from the President -- there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President. This is Agent X.

Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Sharon Stone (Casino) and Gerald McRaney star in the new series coming this November to TNT.


2 hours series premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 9PM eastern.

Legendary artist Jim Steranko is contributing to AGENT X.
The artist Tweeted a series of design drawings he made for TNT's upcoming spy series Agent X, starring Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone.
It's unclear if this sequence is intended for the show's main titles or for promotional spots. The design drawings can be seen at the link below.





Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available for pre-order!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
$29.95 softcover, 686 pages





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from Sanctum Books!

THE SHADOW Volume 100
"The Death Triangle," "The Crimson Death" & "The Seven Deadly Arts"
SUPER-SIZED CENTENNIAL EDITION

Sanctum Books commemorates its milestone 100th issue with pulp thrillers by all three Maxwell Grants: Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott! First, The Master of Darkness unmasks the murderous mastermind behind "The Death Triangle." Then, "The Crimson Death" strikes in a dizzy dance of murder that draws even The Shadow into its arms! Finally, a mysterious cult revives an ancient curse  through "The Seven Deadly Arts." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-190-5 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W, $15.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $15.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 83: "The Rustling Death" & "Terror and the Lonely Widow"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Ham Brooks is rendered helpless by a strange sound, a rustling noise that can destroy planes in midair and disintegrate entire populations! Then, after his cover is blown during an undercover mission, the Man of Bronze heads to the South Seas to avert a atomic age threat in one of his most gripping postwar adventures. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. BONUS: A lavishly illustrated article on "Doc Savage in the Golden Age of Comics" by longtime comics editor Robert Greenberger! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-181-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Author R. A. Jones has completed the second volume in his Centauri Universe superhero series.  Volume one was "The Steel Ring" which was a reimagining of these Golden Age  superheroes in 1939.  The new volume "The Twilight War" continues the story, solves some mysteries and introduces new ones.  Editor and Publisher Jeff Deischer comes on board for a lively 3 way discussion.  Plus R. A. discusses other plans for the series and has some surprising news for fans of his Adult superheroine Scimidar!

Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
A discussion about the weird tales of Science Fiction grandmaster Philip Jose Farmer and his connections to the Cthulhu Mythos.
Past episodes:
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock


Beb Books - Now available!

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


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


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

Both stories are available as either ePub format ebooks for $1.99 ea or in print for $6 ea plus $3.00 postage.


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




BEYOND MARS HC - Arriving in comic shops October 7!  
Jack Williamson (Writer) • Lee Elias (Art & Cover)

Written by renowned science fiction author Jack Williamson and superbly drawn by Lee Elias, Beyond Mars is one of the rarest Sunday strips — it only appeared in a single newspaper, The New York Sunday News.

This oversized book presents the complete series—all 161 strips from 1952 to 1955—in their original color!


Oversized 9.25" x 12" full color hardcover, 160 pages, $49.99



THE BIG BOOK OFSHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES - Coming October 27!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.

Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.

Publisher: Pantheon
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches

Hardcover: 816 pages
List Price: $40.00
Pre-order Price: $22.11

Paperback: 816 pages
List Price: $25.00
Pre-order Price: $18.63

Kindle Edition
Pre-order Price: $15.99




Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE AERIAL VALLEY
Five French utopian fantasies by
Jacques Fabien, Victor Hugo, Gustave Marx, Jean-Baptiste Mosneron de Launay & Turrault de Rochecorbon.
adapted by Brian Stableford

The Aerial Valley (1810) proves that a utopian society can only maintain stability if it remains technologically limited and isolated from outside influences; it is a sensitive challenge to the philosophy of progress as an instrument of perfectibility.

The Year 2800 (1829) bases its anticipations of future improvement on bold social reforms.

Paris in Dreams (1863) echoes the then-ongoing endeavors of Baron Haussmann, who was busy remodeling the city in accordance with his own utopian design.

Victor Hugo's The Future was the first chapter of the great author's introduction to a guide-book produced for visitors to the Exposition Universelle of 1867.

Gustave Marx's Love a Thousand Years Hence (1889) is a satire of the glut of utopian accounts of future Paris, being elevated to the capital of a unified Europe.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 272 pages 

JIM CLICK
by Fernand Fleuret
adapted by Brian Stableford


I confided to Horatio my ambition to construct the automaton in his image...

Jim Click invents a robot in the image of his friend, Admiral Horatio Gunson, on the eve of a great battle. Everything starts going wrong when the robot kills his model. Frightened, the inventor then sets up a fabulous hoax, in which his automaton will act as if he were the real admiral. And after the fake Gunson wins the battle, no one discovers the deception, not the king nor his sailors, or even his mistress...

Fernand Fleuret's Jim Click (1930) was written at a time when androids were much in fashion throughout Europe, thanks to the widespread distribution of Karel ?apek's play R.U.R. (1920) and Fritz Lang's film Metropolis (1927), and, like those works, it is both a significant reflection of the spirit of its era and a work of enduring appeal and value, as readable and as effective today as it was then.

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 256 pages 

SÂR DUBNOTAL 2: THE ASTRAL TRAIL
from The Memoirs of Sâr Dubnotal
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier

The pale wisp of vapor that emerged from Annunciata's body condensed and took on the appearance of a human hand, suspended in mind-air, illuminated by an unknown mysterious light. "The hand of Ranijesti!" whispered Sâr Dubnotal.

From the sun-bleached streets of Tunis to the bottom of the seas, from the sordid back alleys of Paris to the blood-drenched trenches of the Somme, Sâr Dubnotal, the Great Psychagogue, his disciple Rudolph, his medium Gianetti Annunciata, and his trio of assistants, Frank, Fréjus and Otto, pursue evil wherever it hides.

The evil hypnotist Tserpchikopf, the monstrous Cthulhu, the diabolical Doktor Von Meyer, the vengeful wraith of Ligeia and the malevolent Helen Vaughn are amongst the foes they face in this volume.

Published anonymously in 1909 in a series of French pulp magazines, the Sâr Dubnotal series features one of the first superheroes of the supernatural. This collection includes one original, never translated before Sâr Dubnotal story and eleven exploits of the Great Psychagogue penned by seven modern masters of popular fiction.

Contents:
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Ep.8. The Astral Trail [La Piste astrale] adapted by Brian M. Stableford
Matthew Dennion: Clash of the Titans
Travis Hiltz: The Treasure of the Ubasti (TOTS 6)
Josh Reynolds: The Swine of Gerasene (TOTS 10)
Matthew Baugh: The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame (SHADOW OF JUDEX)
Travis Hiltz: The Hounds of Saint-Augustin
Matthew Baugh: What Rough Beast... (TOTS 7)
Micah Harris: Slouching Towards Camulodunum (TOTS 7 & TOTS 8)
Matthew Dennion: A Tale of Two Souls
Roman Leary: The Evils Against Which We Strive (TOTS 4)
Matthew Baugh: Ask me a Riddle...
Stuart Shiffman: True Believers (TOTS 10)

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 328 pages 



 
 
 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTION POLICY CHANGE
Message from publisher Ed Hulse....


As of today Blood 'n' Thunder's subscription policy is changing to reflect a decision I recently came to. BnT will cease publication as a periodical next year with issue #50, scheduled for Fall 2016. Since launching the zine in 2002 I've done a pretty lousy job of adhering to its stated quarterly schedule anyway, and as various aspects of my life have changed in recent years, BnT must change along with them.

Therefore, those whose subscriptions expire with the just-published #45 will be offered a renewal price of $50 for the remaining five issues to come. This will provide more than the subscriber's customary 20-percent savings inasmuch as #50 will be a jumbo-sized magazine with a cover price of $19.95 or more. (I'm already thinking about the last issue's contents, because I expect to go out with a bang.) The five-for-$50 deal will also extend to those who decide to subscribe for the first time before issue #46—Fall 2015—is published this coming November. At that time I will stop offering subscriptions and the last few issues will be available only on a single-copy basis at the cover price of $12.50 postpaid. So if you want the discount enjoyed by subscribers, this is your last opportunity to get it. I've just revised the site's Subscription page to conform with this change of policy.

The cessation of publishing on a quarterly basis (more or less) doesn't mean Blood 'n' Thunder is going away. It will continue as a series of irregularly published books—each running to 200 pages or more—that will include collections of essays grouped by theme. My plan is to publish at least two of these per year, timed for release in Spring at the Windy City convention and in Summer at PulpFest. There might be a third volume each year, depending upon my schedule. Of course, I'll continue to publish the Classic Pulp Reprints series and other Murania Press books.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



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

Now available for pre-order; shipping begins next week!

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


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





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

Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE - New!
October Collectibles Update - New!
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Policy Change
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Is on the Way!

Bold Venture Press
October releases!

ALIBI Volume One Number One
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

A rare mystery magazine returns in this facsimile edition, loaded with fiction.
Alibi was developed as a magazine to be sold exclusively in Woolworth department stories.
Only five issues were published of this unusual magazine.
Terror Beach by Samuel Hopkins Adams

"The Zeppelin Murders" (part 1 of 2) by H. Thompson Rich
"Written in Blood" by H. L. Gates
"Frozen Faces and the Nickel" by George Kibbee Turner
"Snatched" by Wallace Jackson
"The Eight O'Clock Alibi" by Herbert Corey
"Heater Pete and the Hillbilly" by M. C. Blackman
"Club of the Three Gloves" by Albert E. Ullman
"The Body on the Blacony" by Arlton Eadie
"The Joss-Stick Murder" by Hulbert Flynn
"Murders on the Doorstep" by Anthony Roper
"A Lifer's Story" by Edgar Clayton

Cover by Lyman Anderson, illustrations by E. Stoner
ALIBI Volume One Number One
ISBN: 978-1517060091
130 pages, $14.95


Ice Flow
by William P. Lazarus
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the population, which grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the population; the economy, which relied on outlaws seeking solitude, and the annual gathering of bounty hunters to clear them out.

Now a slick shyster keeps the town in his hip pocket—but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice.

ISBN: 978-1517371739

214 pages, $16.95

Railroad Stories #2
The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger
Trade paperback now available!
Kindle edition (On sale October 14th)

Bold Venture presents Railroad Stories #2: The Legend of King Lawson by E.S. Dellinger! Five tales from Railroad Stories Magazine starring King Lawson! Written by an author who knew his trains first-hand!

"Washout!" ... "Mixed Orders" ... "Boomer Trails" ... "Landslide!" and "Snowed In" -- five hair-raising, heart-tugging stories following William "Kingsley" Lawson from gandy dancer to trainmaster, and then from riches to rags! Lawson turns his back on a harrowing accident, an unfaithful wife, a duplicitious friend, and follows the lonely Boomer Trail from town to town to train yard.

Can King return to the top of the railroad heap? Was he repsonsible for the tragic accident that cost hundreds their lives? Did his wife and former friend have relations behind his unsuspecting back? Or was it all a tragic misjudgment? How will they ever reconcile when floods, fires, snow drifts and shady con-men come between them?

ISBN: 978-1517558444
268 pages, $16.95








Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Clive Cussler: THE PHAROH'S SECRET (The NUMA Files) - Coming November 17!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
Pre-order  $20.47



Cthulhu Wall Calendar 2016 - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: The Cthulhu calendar is packed with weird and wonderful depictions of Lovecraft's monster who lurks beneath the deep.
Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, you will be terrified and delighted in equal measure.
The datepad features previous and next month's views.


Calendar: 12 pages
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.1 x 11.8 inches

$11.99 / £9.99




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

Forgotten Books: A KILLING IN COMICS by Max Allan Collins (2007) - New!
Altus Gallery: Frederick Nebel's MACBRIDE & KENNEDY - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1944) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY ADVENTURE (1937)
Overlooked Films: The Continental Op in Dashiell Hammett's FLY PAPER (1995)


Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!
Anthony Tollin announced as special guest!
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




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

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

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





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Masters of Death" from the May 15, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine. 
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Blackout Deaths" by Charles Larson from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942
In the darkness of the blackout, an unknown murderer struck suddenly. And John Gabriel, chief air-raid warden in his sector, figured he had the clue that would trap the killer. But when light was restored, Gabriel saw that its beams pointed in another direction - to the path that would lead himself to the Death House door.
"Party Girl Murder" by Carl McK. Saunders from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1934
Featuring: Captain John Murdock
The party girl. Alive, she had a host of friends. But dead, she was alone. For no one wanted his name linked with hers. Men offered hard-boiled Captain John Murdock bribes to keep their names in the clear. Others called on him with guns. But John Murdock had a one-track mind. The track that rode killers to the electric chair.
"It's A Cinch!" by Jordan Cole from SECRET AGENT "X", November, 1934
Malthus tried to hire a hitman to kill an enemy, but made a slight mistake.


Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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


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

And...

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Girasol Collectables

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

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



Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
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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.

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Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
Now available!

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles.
These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory.
The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.


Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page.
The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior.
There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.


Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





 


The Golden Age - Now online!

ERB-dom #1-#15 ~ 1960-1966 ~ Art by Jeff Jones, Roy Krenkel, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta and others!
- New!
Jeff Jones ~ I am A Barbarian by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Misc Titles - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ The Westerns - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ Carson of Venus - New!
Roy G. Krenkel ~ Tales of Three Planets by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
The Venus Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ Pellucidar
Frank Frazetta ~ The Canaveral Portfolio ~ At The Earth's Core

Roy G. Krenkel ~ Land of Terror by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Pellucidar Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Reed Crandall ~ The witzend Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40




Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.

Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime
Coming this month!


QUARRY IS NOW A CINEMAX TELEVISION SERIES!
The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, and the first ever to feature a hitman as the main character, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract killers. But some men aren’t made for taking orders—and when Quarry strikes off on his own, god help the man on the other side of his nine-millimeter...

QUARRY comes to Cinemax in Fall 2015
The original Quarry novels return to bookstores for the first time in 30 years
Featuring cover paintings by the legendary Robert McGinnis


QUARRY
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


THIS IS IT—WHERE QUARRY’S STORY ALL BEGAN.
AND ANOTHER LIFE ENDED.

The assignment was simple: stake out the man’s home and kill him. Easy work for a professional like Quarry. But when things go horribly wrong, Quarry finds himself with a new mission: learn who hired him, and make the bastard pay.

QUARRY'S DEAL
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


BEHIND THE DOORS OF AN ILLEGAL CASINO, WILL QUARRY FIND LADY LUCK...OR A LADY KILLER?

Putting his plan in motion to target other hitmen, Quarry follows one from steamy Florida to the sober Midwest. But this killer isn’t a man at all—she’s a sloe-eyed beauty, as dangerous in bed as she is deadly on the job. Has Quarry finally met his match?

QUARRY'S LIST
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


SOMETIMES INFORMATION CAN BE THE MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON.

When the man he worked for abruptly exits the business, Quarry finds himself in the crosshairs as a rival tries to take over. But what does Quarry have that the new man wants? And how did the beautiful blonde in the swimming pool become a target?


QUARRY'S VOTE
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


ASK NOT WHO YOU CAN KILL FOR YOUR COUNTRY

Now retired and happily married, Quarry turns down a million-dollar contract to assassinate a presidential candidate. It’s not the sort of assignment you can just walk away from without consequences—but coming after Quarry has consequences, too.







Horrified Press - Now available!

The Fall of Cthulhu
 An Anthology of Mythos Fiction

 
They say that when the "stars are right" he will return and usher in a new age and the Elder Gods will reign once again.
H.P.L. drops a few hints that Cthulhu might not be returning during mankind's time on Earth.
What could possibly stop him from awakening from his aeons old sleep? Or thwart his plans?


Paperback: 170 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.86



Horrified Press - Now available!

The Fall of Cthulhu Volume II
 An Anthology of Mythos Fiction
 
They say that when the "stars are right" he will return and usher in a new age and the elder gods will reign once again.
H.P.L drops a few hints that Cthulhu may not return during mankind's time on Earth.
In this second installment we return to a world on the brink, where the unthinkable - the unnameable - could lurk just around the corner.

Paperback: 184 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.97

 


Horrified Press - Now available!

Swords against Cthulhu
 An Anthology of Sword & Mythos Fiction


Swords against Cthulhu, an anthology of sword and sorcery/Cthulhu Mythos crossovers.
Mighty thewed barbarians battle alien wizardry and cosmic terror in a blind, unreasoning universe where only the strong survive

Paperback: 156 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.87


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Horrified Press - Now available!

Barbarian Crowns
 A Robert E. Howard Tribute Anthology


Join the authors of Barbwire Butterfly Books, as they lay down a world based on the fictional lands of legendary writer Robert E. Howard.
Barbarians takes swords to hand, as quests are forged with resolve and are successful by the cut of steel to flesh.
These are the eras of man yet unspoken of, the times of legend and lore relayed to you now in the pages of this anthology.
These are the tales of those strong enough to rise above the rest -- to earn themselves the right to claim their Barbarian Crown.

Paperback: 222 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.78




Horrified Press - Now available!

October's End
An Anthology of Halloween Tales

Summer has shed its kin by the time October comes to town. Frost is in the air, twilight lingers and the nights loom over the shortened days.
Nature displays the dying of the year with a explosion of color. The nights are darker and the stars are clearer.
Belief is, that the wall between the worlds is at it's thinnest during this season and on the 31st of October it's even possible to cross over in both directions.
We simultaneously hope and dread that we will catch a glimpse of or come in contact with the dead, undead, those who never lived, and the undying.
We all love Halloween. Of all nights of the year, Halloween is the one where we hope that the impossible can be made possible and unreal can become real.
It's the day where our deepest fears and wishes take on flesh. On Halloween our souls cry out "Scare us! Show us Fear! Makes us BELIEVE!"
We wear masks not to hide, for that is an illusion, but to reveal our true selves. It is the one day where we find the courage to laugh at Death.

Paperback: 100 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
List Price: $13.86



 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “Xuthal of the Dusk”  - New!
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

A FICTION HOUSE PRESS FACSIMILE REPRINT

Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, U. S. N., arrived on Mars in a most unexpexected fashion and promptly found himself head-over-heels in adventure. For Mars was a planet of ruined cities, ancient peoples, copper-skinned swordsmen, and weird and awesome monsters. There was a princess to be rescued, a River of Death to be navigated, and a strange prophecy to be fulfilled.

Here is a long-lost classic of interplanetary adventure which some science-fiction experts think may have helped to inspire the immortal Edgar Rice Burroughs. Though by no means a Burroughs novel, everyone who has ever enjoyed a novel of Barsoom will find Edwin L. Arnold's Gulliver of Mars a special reading delight.


Trade Paperback
310 pages
$14.95


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #5 - Arriving in comic shops October 7!  
Writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Beginning “THE FACES OF FEAR!” Richard Benson, the Avenger, is the world’s foremost master of disguise–but when the man who taught him the art of deception comes to him in desperate need of help, what surprising facts will we learn about Benson’s own past?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Len Levinson Collection - Now available!

Destroyer Books is proud to present the Len Levinson Collection. These six books are tough, honest, and just plain good. Often unexpectedly funny, and always surprising, these books are the best books you’ve never read.

Len Levinson is a master of understanding what makes characters tick. Whether it’s a tough-as-nails sergeant in World War Two (Doom Platoon) or a vicious serial killer (Without Mercy), you’ll come to know Len’s characters as well as you know a close friend.

We jumped at the chance to publish these books because we believe that good books deserve to be read. We’re very proud of them, and hope you enjoy them too.


The Bar Studs
In the "Anything Goes" era of the 1970s, Manhattan's stunning nightlife is seen through the eyes of six bartenders:

Adrian, whose establishment provides whatever high anyone may be looking for
Johnny, whose good looks the wild young women he serves find irresistible
Leo, master of the East Side pick-up joint where everyone finds a partner except Leo himself
Teddy, star bartender at a Village gay bar simmering with pent-up violence
Jake, a Bowery holdout whose cynicism is a deadlier weapon than any gun
Houlihan, who sees nightly the ugly underbelly of high society from his perch behind the bar of the Plaza Hotel's fashionable Oak Room

This new edition of the cult classic from Len Levinson—heralded as a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—features an all-new afterword by the author.


Doom Platoon
During the first hours of the massive Nazi attack known to history as the Battle of the Bulge, a platoon of American soldiers finds itself on the wrong side of the ferocious Panzer Lehr Division, charged with capturing a major oil depot. The Yanks face a hard choice: stop the Germans—or die trying.

The first war novel from underground cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—Doom Platoon is a gritty, violent classic that gives new meaning to the phrase "war is Hell."

With all-new afterword from the author!


Inside Job
Four down-on-their-luck cops cook up a plan to rip off the NYPD Property room, bulging with millions in recovered cash, drugs, jewels, furs, and other valuables. But can New York's Finest pull off the perfect crime? Or will the Brothers in Blue be caught red-handed?

From cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—comes a taut, high-tension adventure that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go.

With all-new afterword from the author!


The Goering Treasure
Reich Marshall Herman Goering plundered an estimated $50 million in jewels and gold during the years of the Third Reich. Now, as World War Two is rapidly coming to a close, everyone wants to find it. Die-hard Nazi fanatics who hope to use it to finance the next Reich in South America...America's Office of Strategic Services, whose operatives are ordered to find it or die trying...a gang of cutthroat German gangsters...and some crazy ambitious women with their own agendas. From underground cult favorite Len Levinson—called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine—comes a gripping tale of action, adventure, and betrayal, where the only thing that's certain is that nothing is certain.

Featuring an all-new afterword by the author, The Goering Treasure is back in print for the first time in more than three decades!

Without Mercy
In a city full of lunatics, perverts, and drug addicts, Detective First Grade Danny Rackman must track down a twisted killer who’s murdering hookers and sex show performers in the lurid Times Square of the 1970s. But the more Danny struggles to understand the man he’s hunting, the more he realizes that he shares many of his quarry’s characteristics. In the end, is he tracking himself?

Cult classic author Len Levinson—called a “trash genius” by Paperback Fanatic magazine—delivers a terrifying insight into the mind of evil.

Featuring an all-new afterword from the author, Without Mercy will leave you breathless.


Operation Perfidia
Career CIA agent David Brockman is sentenced to eight brutal years in prison after an assignment goes awry. Now free at last, he is obsessed with discovering who set him up, why the agency never sprang him, why his beautiful Cuban wife—also a CIA spy—abandoned him, and why his own government, even now, is doing everything it can to prevent him from remembering what really happened.

From acclaimed, cult-classic author Len Levinson, this brand-new edition of Operation Perfidia features a shocking new ending, a new afterword by the author, and more twists and turns than you ever thought possible.





LORD OF STRANGE DEATHS
The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer
Edited by Phil Baker & Antony Clayton
Now available!

Forever associated with his creation of evil genius Dr Fu Manchu, a Chinese super-criminal scheming to destroy Western civilisation, Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was the king of pulp exotica. At the height of his fame Rohmer was one of the most popular writers on the planet, but now he is largely remembered for outrageous attitudes and lurid Chinaphobia. Lord of Strange Deaths approaches Rohmer with something more than routine disapproval, and instead brings out the complexity and historical significance of his work.

This is the first extended attempt to do justice to Rohmer, and it ranges across the spectrum of his output from music-hall writing to Theosophy. Contributors focus on subjects including Egyptology, 1890s decadence, Edwardian super-villains, graphic novels, cinema, the French Situationists, Chinese dragon ladies, and the Arabian Nights. The result is a testimony to the enduring fascination and relevance of Rohmer’s absurd, sinister and immensely atmospheric world.

Contributions from:
Jean Augris • Phil Baker • Clive Bloom • Antony Clayton • Gary Dickinson • Christopher Fowler • Christopher Frayling • Paul French • Robert Irwin • Lawrence Knapp • Gary Lachman • Roger Luckhurst • Alan Moore • Steve Moore • Kim Newman • Kevin O’Neill • Mark Valentine • Anne Witchard.


Sewn HB 400 pages, 8 pages colour plates
£25 +p&p (£5 UK, £10 EU. £15 ROW)
210mm x 148mm
500 copies, available now



Lovecraft's Southern Vacation: A Robert E. Howard LitCrit TriplePunchPack! - Now available!
by Brian Leno (Author), Don Herron (Introduction)

Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation collects the crème de la crème of Cimmerian Award-winning essayist Brian Leno’s Robert E. Howard criticism together for the first time under one set of covers, with an Introduction and Afterword by Don Herron.

The title essay rocked standard perceptions of a classic supernatural tale that everyone thought they knew inside and out — as Leno took Howard’s “Pigeons from Hell” and showed convincingly how it satirized the New England horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft.

Then Leno took to the texts again to investigate one of the long-standing puzzles of Howard’s life: Did he or did he not see the 1933 film King Kong before his death in 1936?

And trust to Leno to come up with an unexpected source for Howard’s popular tale “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter,” featuring the Texan’s most famous creation, Conan the barbarian.

If you enjoy Howardian litcrit, Leno’s got the knack.


Print Length: 56 pages
Kindle Price:    $2.99



THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU (Volume Two) - Coming October 20!
by S. T. Joshi (Editor)


Recognized as Lovecraft’s masterpiece of terror, At the Mountains of Madness has ​ for decades inspired dread in ​ his readers and sparked the imaginations of the most hallowed practitioners of fantastic fiction. Taking the essence of his horrific vision, these modern masters have crafted new tales of the fantastic...

Featuring never-before- seen tales by

KEVIN J. ANDERSON
LAIRD BARRON
ERIK BEAR AND GREG BEAR
ALAN DEAN FOSTER
JASON C. ECKHARDT
CODY GOODFELLOW
KAREN HABER
MARK HOWARD JONES
NANCY KILPATRICK
JONATHAN MABERRY
WILLIAM F. NOLAN
BRIAN STABLEFORD
STEVE RASNIC TEM DONALD TYSON

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Titan Books; Annotated edition
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
List Price: $15.95
Pre-order Price: $11.96



MASKS 2 #7 (OF 8)  - Arriving in comic shops October 7!  
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

In this issue, the machinations of the Red Death have scattered the masked heroes of three eras into the time stream. Now, wildly altered versions of the heroes have reunited for one last campaign to defeat the Red Death and save all of reality.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99








Meteor House
THE SONG OF KWASIN by Christopher Paul Carey
First ever stand-alone hardcover edition coming in December!

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

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

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


US $22 tpb/$33 hc
5.5 × 8.5, 400+ pages
Unlimited Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover (Signed by Christopher Paul Carey)




Moonstone Books
THE GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE by Adam Lance Garcia
Now available in the Moonstone bookstore!
Coming to comic shops October 21!


The Green Lama returns in Adam Lance Garcia's thrilling new novel, fully authorized by Kendell Foster Crossen's Estate, The Green Lama: Crimson Circle. After defeating the Great Old One Cthulhu, the Green Lama and Jean Farrell are faced with their most dangerous enemy, a deadly assassin known only as Omega, who is systematically kidnapping and killing their allies. Attacked on all sides, they must face the truth: Sometimes, the greatest evil comes from within!


160 pages, 6 x 9, $14.95


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

OLD MARS - Now available!

Collected by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois, this anthology of fifteen all-original stories by science fiction's top talents celebrates the Golden Age of Science Fiction, an era filled with tales of interplanetary colonization and derring-do.

Featuring stories by Allen M. Steele, Matthew Hughes,David D. Levine, S. M. Stirling,Mary Rosenblum, Mike Resnick, Liz Williams, Howard Waldrop, James S. A. Corey, Melinda Snodgrass, Michael Moorcock, Phyllis Eisenstein, Joe R. Lansdale, Chris Roberson, and Ian McDonald.

Winner of the 2014 Locus Award for Best Anthology


Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.5 x 5.2 inches




Paperback Perils - Now online!

Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
Barbarian Crowns (Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press, 2015)
First Seas and Other Tales (Frank Schildiner, Pro Se Productions, 2014)
Iron and Bronze (Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, 2009)

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!





Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert - New!
PulpFest 2015 Convention Report  
The Farmerian Tarzan-
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan

Pulp Den - Now online!

To Die A Stranger  - New!
Detective Fiction - New!
Guest Post by Diana Rubino BOOTLEG BROADWAY - New!
The Long Cold - New!
The Collaborator Affair - New!
The Carnival of Death  - New!
Real Dangerous Plan
Valentine's Day  
Killer's Law
The Mad Money Caper
         Pulp Den  

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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Dime Novel Cover Series revisited - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ #18
Fanzine update: ‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder’ #45
New stories of The Purple Scar
Ravenwood: The novel

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

The 2015 Doc Savage movie — or not
- New!
Showtime for the Continental Op - New!
The Mars in my mind
Who read the pulps in 1937?
The ultimate Tarzan playset
The biggest Doc Con yet
Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

THE SAINT: SEASONS 1 & 2 - Coming October 13!

All 39 heavenly episodes from Season 1 & 2 of THE SAINT

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, starring the perfectly cast Roger Moore in the title role.

Seasons One and Two of The Saint set the stage for what would become a six season run on television, and paved the way for the dashing Roger Moore to take on the role of an even more famous man of action later in his career. With guest starring appearances by such notables as Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago) and a pair of beauties from the spy classic Goldfinger (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton), The Saint is a wild and witty adventure that is every bit as fun and exciting today as it was when it first aired.


Release date: October 13, 2015  
Available in US/Canada
PRE-ORDER PRICE: $37.99
LIST PRICE: $44.99


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Man From Scotland Yard
- New!
The Plot Master
The Killer
The Murder Genius

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE NECRONOMICON HC - Arriving in comic shops October 7!  
Sylvain Cordurié (Writer) and Laci (Art/Cover)

Following his encounter with the vampire Selymes, Sherlock Holmes embarks on an Arctic expedition under the assumed name of Thomas Sigerson.
During his excursion, the great detective uncovers strange and dark forces at work, and learns that some mysteries are best left unsolved!

Hardcover, 96 pages, $17.99





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

Jacob Clark Henneberger on Campus
The Undead Past
J.D. Salinger and Lamont Buchanan
Allison V. Harding-Revelations and Requests

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

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

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

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

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



THE TWILIGHT WAR (THE STEEL RING Volume 2) - Now available!
by R. A. Jones

It is 1940 and war rages across Europe. The members of the Steel Ring, an ancient order dedicated to keeping peace in the world, face one of their greatest challenges when the Nazis unleash a new super weapon unlike any the world has seen before. In this second volume of THE STEEL RING series, author R. A. Jones expands the Steel Ring with new members the Eternal Man, the Phantom Princess, Airman and the Arrow, who work alongside returning characters.

Paperback: 338 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
List Price: $20.00




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

Now available!
The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, September 15, 2015
Collision: Book 4, Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, September 29, 2015

Coming soon!
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, David Wong, Thomas Dunne Books, $26.99, October 6, 2015
Black Widow Forever Red, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 13, 2015
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, October 27, 2015
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 3, 2015

Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  November 3, 2015
Gladiator, Philip Wylie, Dover Publications, $9.95, November 18, 2015
Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2, Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 2015
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, January 12, 2016
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, January 26, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, January 26, 2016
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, February 2, 2016
The Conclave of Shadow [Missy Masters #2], Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, February 2, 2016
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 15, 2016
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, April 2016
Captain America: Dark Design, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, April 19, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2016
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, May 24, 2016


Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden