City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday
of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25
for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only,
and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering
Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60,
which is a three day membership which allows entry
to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which
is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours
before the con generally opens to the public). Ages
13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept
payments online through paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the
dealer room is open to the public from
11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables
are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth
and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are
$80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each
dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3
day membership ($35).
All attendees will receive a program book,
containing pulp articles and reprints.
To advertise in the program book, rates are:
full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8"
x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline
for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please
contact Tom Roberts at email@example.com for ad and other
program book matters (other than payment).
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying
original pulp and paperback art, sponsored
by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine
(www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any
art you'd like to make available for display in the
art show, please contact us. The art show hours
will be posted to the website when they are set.
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate
of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old
movies based on pulp stories. More info,
including the schedule, will be posted on the
website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized
by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder
magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).
NEW PULP SUNDAY
We will have several panels on Sunday morning and
afternoon devoted to New Pulp!
is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it
periodically up until the time of the con, so please
check it for the most recent information. Also be sure
to check out and join our Facebook page!
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night
(come pick up your badges and program materials!)
until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning
— stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while
chatting about our favorite hobby!
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year
in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the
Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located
about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour
West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night
(to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central
time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel
is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor
— it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and
about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those
with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield
Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are
also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the
Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying
in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel
for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that
offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please
mention the con when booking rooms.
61st Michigan Antiquarian
Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!
333 E. Michigan
Children 13 and
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.
A mental marvel from birth, who used
his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now
known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies
during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt
the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville
nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the
one-time "lightning-change" Man of
a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as
agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to
drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals
are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement
of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act
and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes
the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting
for your entertainment ... two strange operators
head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp
Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s
Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake,
after his favorite ranch pony back
home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped
to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager
that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron
was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron
von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the
This exciting second volume of the collected
adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J.
Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against
some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations
yet in a rematch for the ages. From the
pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil
Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from
1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after
graduating from St. Lawrence University
was riding range for several ranches on
the west slope of the Rockies. After that he
tried amateur boxing and playing piano for
silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became
a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather
goods, designed planes, and taught flying.
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
"The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May
“Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July
“The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,
“Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces,
“Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces,
“The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces,
“Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June
“The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp
|Art's Reviews Podcasts!
- Now online!
Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in
Master New Pulp writer Jeff Deischer gives us a classic
pulp hero adventure story that could have come right from the Golden Age
of Pulps. The Basilisk and his team of like minded adventurers
confronts a deadly mystery and a menace that drained its victims of
Jeff discusses his inspiration for this story and his plans
for future stories in the series.
Matt Moring talks
about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby
Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power
Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications
and his own writings!
Beb Books - Now available!
Now with Paypal and ebooks!
After years of resistence, Beb Books
has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account:
Now you can order from our extensive list of early science
fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family”
to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in
a matter of days.
Beb Books is also beginning to offer
its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange
to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just
starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your
interest will push up their place in the queue.
introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen
of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th
* Draft of
Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant
* Eye of Balamok - War in the center of
the Earth’s core.
* Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar
fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
* My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage
in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
* Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female
genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.
These five titles
are also available in print for $6.00 each.
Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit,
E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask for a list of everything in stock. It’s free.
Black Coat Press
THE MAN WITH THE BLUE FACE
8 scientific romances by Alfred Assolant,
Camille Debans, Arnould Galopin, Charles Guyon,
Ernest d'Hervilly, E.M. Laumann, Bernard Lazare & Gaston de Pawlowski
adapted by Brian Stableford
This is the ninth in a series of anthologies of exemplary texts
in the evolution of the French genre of roman scientifique. The eight stories
collected here were published between 1860 and 1928.
They include two remarkable short novels: Charles Guyons's A Voyage
to the Planet Venus (1888), a significant early "planetary romance" in
which human explorers visit the colorful, prehistoric world of Venus,
and Arnould Galopin's The Man with the Blue Face (1907), in which the
author of Doctor Omega describes in frightfully realistic terms how a
scientist driven mad by grief uses deadly germs to revenge himself on
the inhabitants of Paris.
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback,
MEN OF THE SIRIUS
by Georges Price
adapted by Brian Stableford
Originally published in 1896, The Missing
Men of the Sirius tells the extraordinary adventure of three French sailors
whose ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. While everyone believed
them dead, they are captives inside the sunken wreck; they escape and
discover a sunken Egyptian city and, through mazes and tombs, eventually
manage to return to the surface unharmed.
The Missing Men of the Sirius is pure entertainment, designed for amusement.
Its Vernian component does add a special element with its determined celebration
of maritime heroism, and steadfast championship of the virtue of scientific
thinking and technological ingenuity.
US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 220 pages
Armand Lavarède is a penniless young journalist who inherits
a fortune from a wealthy cousin on the condition that he must first
travel around the world in under a year with only five "pennies" in
his pocket. If he fails, the money will go his creditor, the rapacious
M. Bouvreuil, but during his journey, LavarÃ¨de knows he
can count on the help of the pretty Miss Aurett, the daughter of Sir
Murlyton, in order to to help him successfully gain his inheritance.
Les Cinq sous de Lavarède was a tremendous success, not only
as a book--it has been constantly in print since its first publication
in 1894--but also in other media; it was filmed three times in 1913,
1927 and 1939, the latter version starring Fernandel and Josette Day.
It was the best of all the novels inspired by Jules Verne's classic
Around the World in 80 days; the Voyages Excentriques imprint Paul d'Ivoi
launched in its wake, producing 21 volumes until his death in 1915,
was the most successful of all Vernian series.
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
6x9 trade paperback, 356 pages
When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good
and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson
and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them
back into the Darkness from whence they came.
Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes pulp series
in Germany in 1907, before changing its name and morphing into a hugely
popular saga in Holland, Belgium and France, with 178 issues published
between 1927 and 1938, especially after it was entrusted to the editorship
of Belgian horrormeister Jean Ray.
This volume includes two original episodes plus 16 short stories paying
homage of the greatest Holmesian pastiche of all times.
In Harry Dickson Vs. The Spider, Dickson meets his greatest foe, the
cunning and merciless Georgette Cuvelier, a.k.a. Madame Spider, daughter
of the detective's earlier nemesis, the monstrous Professor Flax.
In The Phantom Executioners, the diabolical Georgette has sworn to
revenge herself upon Harry Dickson, but can she do so if she's also
fallen in love with her enemy?
Kindle Price: $6.99
|Black Dog Books
New titles now available!
THE TREASON TRUST
The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories by Arthur B. Reeve
With an introduction by J. Randolph Cox.
Before CSI, there was Craig Kennedy, the most famous
"scientific detective" of all time.
Follow Kennedy, known as "the American Sherlock Holmes,"
as he unravels a web of dope, kidnapping and white slavery
in "The Abduction Club," deciphers the case of "The Stolen
War Secret," and battles espionage, duplicity and
treachery while helping to protect the American home front in
"The Treason Trust," "The Film Murder," "The Star-Shell"
and "The Love Game."
Extremely popular when written, this is the first book
appearance of these novellas and short stories in
their original form since their initial publications.
Trade paperback / 260 pages / Price: $14.95
WOMEN ARE THAT WAY by David H. Keller,
With an introduction by Gene Christie.
Descend into a world of depravity and glimpse
into the most bizarre tales imaginable, showcasing
Keller as a master of psychological horror.
• Who would kidnap thirty-three pathetic microcephalons-and
for what perverse goal?
• Is the ancient axe truly cursed? Will its new
owner be forced to re-enact a tragic past?
• What strange magic allows the beautiful showgirl
to maintain her youth and beauty for decades for
a lustful audience?
• Why did Johnson falsely report to police that
he had brutally murdered his spouse?
• What final inconvenience did the ungrateful husband
cause for his domineering wife?
Trade paperback / 167 pages / Price:
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL
At the printer!
Subscriber copies begin shipping next week!
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining
three normal-sized issues. Nearly 300 pages long, it contains
more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing,
THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling
of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of
the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter
analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating
stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading
the book over Kurt's shoulder.
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley
reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966
memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from
the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam
paperback reprints of the 1960s.
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp
places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in
the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the
immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between
Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition
from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey
of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her
Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES
OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion
for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar
Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's
first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments
and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp
cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!
Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited
number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan
At the printer and coming soon!
J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED
CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.
ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE
magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard
covers in America.
It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming
together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.
BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a
handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy
sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.
THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier
tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.
The Murania Press edition has a similar design to CASTAWAYS,
even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers
can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS is the second in the
two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to
resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS,
so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one
as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes
will look fine when shelved side by side.
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
At the printer and coming soon!
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS
included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history
of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s
classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES
offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s
leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made
and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow,
Rayart, Mascot, and more.
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS
knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME
HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for
inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly
publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations.
Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, HANDSOME
HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250
rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments
- Now online!
Collectibles Sale Ends Soon! - New!
Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left!
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS 2015 Slate
Overstock Sale for Serial Fans
Bold Venture Press - April releases!
Avalanche! and Other Stories
by E.S. Dellinger
All aboard for adventure and romance! Railroad Stories entertained
readers with stories of rugged men working various jobs for the railroads
across the nation, in small towns and big cities. E. S. Dellinger was
a frequent and popular contributor with numerous series characters such
as Brick Donnelly and Red Hot Frost.
In this volume, the railroad crew confronts various natural disasters.
In Avalanche, an engineer loses his nerve and his girl; Tornado features
a race against time and an approaching catastrophe; The Lion Tamers
have their hands full when a traveling circus is derailed and wild animals
This title will be available April 23rd.
A Date With
by Ellen Smith
In the pages of A Date With the Executioner, you will become
intimately acquainted with the sister of a charismatic man who killed without
remorse and faced the ultimate punishment.
A Date With the Executioner is a non-fiction/true crime story, with
only the names changed to protect the innocent. But more than just
a crime thriller, this story, told through the sister's eyes, relates
how from a young age her normal family life was disrupted by her brother's
erratic behavior which hinted early on at a destructive personality. She
relates how her tormented mother was constantly turned aside by the system
in a futile search to find him help, long before he was executed by the
same system that ignored him.
The brother, a death-row prisoner in Texas for 17 years was loved
and hated, and his controversial circumstances caused agony to his victims
and deeper agony and humiliation to his own family leading up to his
This title will be available April 16th.
206 pages, $14.95
Blood Is the
Three thrillers starring Bianca Jones
by John L. French
Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective
Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters
and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching
the assignments no one speaks about – not to other officers, not to
the public and certainly not to the media.
The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill
Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the
city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates
in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics
and weapons are useless. Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses,
so does all of Baltimore.
Author John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore
Police Department Crime Laboratory. In 1992 he began writing crime
fiction, basing his stories on his experiences on the streets of what
some have called one of the most dangerous cities in the country.
His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Souls On Fire, Past Sins,
Bullets and Brimstone and Here There Be Monsters. He is the editor of
Bad Cop, No Donut, which features tales of police behaving badly.
This title will be available April 9th.
120 pages, $9.95
The Bronze Gazette #73
This issue features:
Editorial by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage: Man of Red, White, and Blue” by
Brian K. Lowe
"Doc Con 17 Report" by Glenn Horner
Doc Savage comicbook story: "In the Heart of
Thunder Island" from
COMICS #2, October 1940
This is the 3rd part of the adaptation
of THE LAND OF TERROR which began in SHADOW COMICS #3 and continued
in DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1.
"The Sinister Shadow" Review by Howard
Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier,
Ron Wilber, Kevin Duncan, and Joe DeVito.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74
and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 Issues Overseas
that have stuck with TBG all of these
years, thanks for your continued support.
orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money
orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications
|BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 2: TARZAN
VS. THE BARBARIANS - Now available!
(Writer) Don Garden (Art/Cover) Burne Hogarth
The world-famous comic strip, restored and collected
for the first time in its entirety! The second of
four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice
Burroughs estate that collects the entire run of the legendary
Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of
the 20th-century, Burne Hogarth, reprints the final groups
of strips written by Don Garden, who also collaborated with Hal
Foster. The restorations are by the renowned comic strip
restorer, Peter Maresca, who also worked on Titan's critically
acclaimed Flash Gordon volumes. The volume contains an
illustrated introduction by comics artist Thomas Yeates, who
worked on Tarzan: The Beckoning and recalls his meetings
with Burne Hogarth and the inspiration Hogarth gave him. Collects
the stories "Tarzan and the Peoples of the Sea and the Fire,"
"Tarzan against Dagga Ramba," "Tarzan and the Fatal Fountain,"
and "Tarzan and the Barbarians," originally published between
1940 and 1943.
Hardcover, 10x14, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95
BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN
VOLUME 3: TARZAN VS. THE NAZIS is coming in November!
|The Burroughs Bulletin #91 - Now available!
Bridgewater College Campus Map
"Master of Virtual Reality: Burroughs' Psychological Impact on the Reader"
by Charles E. Early
"Reviving You Lucky Girl!" by Stanley A. Galloway
Conference Photo Gallery
"Is Tarzan of the Apes Worthy of Classical
Status?" by Dorothy J. Howell
"ERB's Tales in Verse" by Stanley A. Galloway
"Creating an Organ Accompaniment for Tarzan of the Apes
(1918)" by Larry Taylor
Letters to the Editor
Subscriptions are $35
(Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues
and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter.
Send checks or money orders to:
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April 25-26, 2015!
Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and
the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with
two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention
|Davy Crockett's Almanak
of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: RED HARVEST by Dashiell Hammett - New!
The Continental Op doesn't give a damn . . . - New!
The Continental Op meets "The Whosis Kid" - New!
Overlooked Films: The Continental Op (sort of) in THE DAIN
CURSE (1978) - New!
Book Gallery: The Continental Op battles THE DAIN CURSE
Book Gallery: The Continental Op's RED HARVEST
Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - THE RETURN OF THE CONTINENTAL
Book Gallery: THE CONTIENTAL OP
The Continental Op stars in his first novel(?): BLOOD MONEY
| Dum-Dum 2015
August 20 - 23, 2015
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
“Tarzan”, “John Carter”
(Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family,
along with ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors
of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial
Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23,
2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius.
A movie marathon
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there.
And the public is invited – for free!
The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton
Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be
Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the
2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously,
to Denny Miller.
Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni
Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will
be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix,
to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”,
which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees
is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas.
Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current
National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical
productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard
of Oz” in Paris, France).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni,
let me introduce him to you:
In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice
at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him
his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his
Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train
a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".
What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge
than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television
can be stitched together using different takes, different
camera angles, even different animals. To perform in
a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore
the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues
the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts.
It had never been done before.
Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning
his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through
a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error,
he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques
– learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful
performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest
running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more
than seven years.
Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals
of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies
or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours,
regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet,
motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers
are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.
Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior
and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to
his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant
to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre,
and is a published author and actor.
Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller
Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died
September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th
forward. At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive
the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf
of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and
DVDs. Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny
will be screened the night of August 21st.
Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster
room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo,
75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be into Andrews Memorial
Town Hall’s Auditorium)
(Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission
of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)
Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by
permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium)
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium)
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio,
Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).
Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel
members: Will Murray & Joe DeVito (Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint
Meeting (Rose Room)
Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s Influence on Modern Day Science Fiction Panel
discussion. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin; Panel members
to be determined. (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni]
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose
(Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously,
to Denny Miller
Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal
[Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen &
television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now
Following the Dum Dum banquet at the Clinton Country Club
there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza at the Clinton Town Beach presented
by the Town's Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's
picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's
Hazy Daze concession.
* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of
Additionally, there will be presentations in the
Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room. Presenters
and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet
as an insert.
The remaining panelists to date are undecided which panel
they wish to serve on:
Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in
The following people will be making
presentations in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room on either Friday,
August 21st or Saturday, August 22nd.
The schedule will be announce once we know the names
of all the “notables” who want to make presentations.
Michael R. Hudson w/Diana Leto
Diana Leto w/Michael R. Hudson
William Patrick (Will) Murray
Dum Dum Notables
1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker)
2) Linda Burroughs (Danton Burroughs’ widow)
3) Llana Jane Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter)
4) Dejah Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter)
5) Joe DeVito (http://www.jdevito.com/)
6) Scott Tracy Griffin (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
7) Michael R. Hudson (http://www.reelartstudios.com/ & http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/)
8) Diana Leto (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
9) Nancy Miller (Denny Miller’s widow)
10) William Patrick Murray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray)
11) Alexander Simmons (http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com,
12) Jim Sullos (President of Edgar Rice Burroughs,
13) Cathy Mann Wilbanks (Executive Assistant & Archivist.
@ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.) (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
get to Dum Dum 2015
Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east
of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and
Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services
all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest
(http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet
Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well).
Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also
fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence;
or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo
or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH
Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s
Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline
East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline
stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old
And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit
63 or 64 on I-95.
Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html
Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT,
where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.
ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale,
graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific
Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
A modest 15 unit family run motel. They
have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum
Dum registrants. After that the rooms will be released to
the general population. First come. First served.
The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights
combined, for a room with 2 queens size beds. If Thursday
night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday
nights combined, for a room with two double beds. Thursday
night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one
queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,
with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15%
discount. These rooms & rate will be held for us until
August 5th. Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.
The 30th is an efficiency, with LR, BR (with two queen
size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.
3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms. No Dum Dum price yet.
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]
What to do
in the Clinton area
For folks who want to take side trips on their
own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so miles from New
Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center
for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the
Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)
and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/)
(with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late,
friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter
train to NYC for the day. Clinton is also near Mystic
); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/);
Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/);
Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William
Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage; Connecticut’s
Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org)
where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to
Broadway. Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there
are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan
Sun). Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed R.J.Julia
And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the
East, off I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).
The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a
nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and
promotion of interest in - the works, fictional characters
and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs is best known
for his creation of “Tarzan” and of the heroic Mars adventurer
& warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in
other genres as well. He has been openly acknowledged
by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as
have greatly influenced their work.
2015 DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM
Founded in 1960, just ten years after Burroughs’ death,
the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known
as a “Dum Dum”. As mentioned above, in 2015 this event
will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town
Hall, August 20-23. The Dum Dum is being organized
and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.
For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to
attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available
at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at
Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more
information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership
form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.
** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by
a responsible adult.
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
All New Comic Strips created exclusively
for ERB, Inc.
can subscribe for only $1.99 / month
Fifteen strips currently
available on the Burroughs
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo
Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg,
featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas
and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and
Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell
and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman,
L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
"The Lost Continent"
by Martin Powell and Oscar González
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!
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The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
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Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
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|E-texts on the
net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Voodoo Master" from the March 1, 1936 issue
of The Shadow Magazine.
Pulpgen-Online Pulps: Now with over 1000
"The Imitation Corpse" by William
Benton Johnston from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1937
Featuring: Ex-Marine Kennedy
Escape was impossible. It looked like curtains at last for G-man Kennedy.
The lawless gang had full control of the insane asylum. The gates
were locked and armed guards watched every avenue of escape. And the
only chance the wily F. B. I. agent had to get out was - to inform the
criminals of his plan to escape.
"Phantom Billing" by George Wm. Rae from
10-STORY DETECTIVE, August, 1949
Once, she'd won a beauty contest. Now she was selected for star billing
in a phantom's murder-mad scheme.
"Posed by the Reaper" by Ralph Powers from
TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
The chance of breaking the clever killer's alibi hung by a hair. But
Inspector Ben Hauser played that chance against the whole police department
- even though it might mean his own scalp.
"Get That Kid" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from
POPULAR SPORTS MAGAZINE, Fall (September), 1942
Fans Who Came to Jeer and Catcall Knew Nothing of the Heroism of This
Ballplayer Who Put It Across Without an Army Uniform!
- Now online!
There are numerous groups on Facebook
that are of potential interest to
The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow
Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene
Lupin, The Saint]
Jameson alias 21MM392
The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure
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
Weird Tales Magazine
New on Famous (and forgotten)
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
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.
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 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.
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. -
"The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil
Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's
Magazine, including the original Stanley
Wood illustrations. Also included are translated
words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
After over a year of research, we are
(finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview
of author George Allan England.
It all starts with George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with
introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.
This is followed by England's first published
story written at the time he decided to
become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese
Also included are an introduction and afterword
by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.
In the months to come, we will be adding additional
stories and articles both by, and about,
England, many of which have never been reprinted since
their original publication.
The fourth chronicle of Don Q.,
How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented
in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant
translations of foreign words and phrases,
and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.
A delightful story of love, murder
and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared
in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine. Also
included are the original illustrations and an introduction
by Bob Gay.
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared
in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine,
including the Stanley Wood illustrations.
As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign
or archaic words are instantly translated
with a mouseover.
We once again turn our attention
to Baroness Orczy and her first published
story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine
in June of 1900.
Instant translations, an introduction by Dan
Neyer and the original illustrations are
Another tale from the Chronicles
of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley
Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared
in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes
as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in
July of 1906, including the original illustrations.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.
Beginning the reprinting of the first
6 adventures of the brigand chief
of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate
and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's
Magazine, including the original illustrations
and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar
Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W.
Mason, including the original illustrations from The
Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
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
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
New material will be appearing
on the last Friday of each month (which
means we'll have more new stuff at the end
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 Fifth Heart
by Dan Simmons - Now available!
In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come
to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death
of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member
of the Adams family that has given the United States two
Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first
seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national
Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year
absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time
the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes
has faked his own death because, through his powers of
ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion
that he is a fictional character.
This leads to serious complications for James--for if his
esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction,
what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller
do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named
Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $28.00
A Visual History of Science Fiction
Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter
- do not miss out!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th!
If successful, print copies as well as e-books will be available!
Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually
be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.
FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction
magazine was published. In fact, at that point it was not even
called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.”
On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises
of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by
Mankind. The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one
of the moons of Saturn. That garishly colored issue would capture
the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom
would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves. Over
the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of
other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio
plays, and so much more.
The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and
the people who made it, in exhaustive detail. Over the next
10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field
on a scale never attempted before. The initial welcome has been
quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available
as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published
as a print magazine.
As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds
to do just that. The campaign runs from March 24th to April
29th. If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable
us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as
enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles. Please
come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and
be sure to spread the word to everyone you know. To find out
all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:
About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of
FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters
in Library Sciences from Indiana University. He has paid his
dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant,
and is an avid amateur photographer.
Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted
in the genre of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will
be covering in unprecedented detail, the birth and development of modern
science fiction from 1926 to 1975. Unlike other science fiction reference
works which offer a mere page or two to a given year, highlighting only
the most notable items, we will be devoting an entire volume to each
year. This will not only include comprehensive coverage of all the books,
films and magazines published, but also in-depth review of less prominent
topics such as early fandom, conventions, fanzines, old time sf radio
plays and serials, as well as extensive consideration to international
science fiction. Each volume of the series is presented in proper sequential
order, beginning with 1926 when the first science fiction magazine, Amazing
Stories, was published.
The first installment of FUTURES PAST (1926: The Birth of Modern Science
Fiction) is currently available in PDF format. This digital edition
can be viewed on any PC, Mac, tablet, laptop, and even cellphones.
The issue is 64 information-packed pages on everything happening in
the world of science fiction in the milestone year of 1926, all in brilliant
full color. Just check out the screen captures below. One thing
that will not be included in the series will be advertising - each issue
is completely ad free. So when we say 64 pages, we mean that every
one of those pages is overflowing with content and not fluff.
completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of
the field ever undertaken.
FUTURES PAST: A
Visual History of Science Fiction
|Girasol Collectables - April Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased
to announce three more issues in its ongoing series
of Pulp Replicas.
Terror Tales and Operator
5 are at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two
titles and the Spider will be completed around
the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be
tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird
Tales, as well as other 1930s issues of
Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
SPIDER #115 from June
1943 - $35
TERROR TALES #48 from September
TALES #39 from December 1926 -
Featuring E. Hoffmann Price, Seabury Quinn,
Victor Rousseau & H. P. Lovecraft
Girasol accepts checks, International
money orders, and Paypal as methods
Other than Replicas, please confirm
availability first before ordering items
such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to
our regular email@example.com
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
The only thing missing is
the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.
Email Girasol Collectables at:
A complete listing, along with other
items such as books, fanzines and of
course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website
must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables
and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o
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Canada L5L 2E9
issues - Still available!
ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE
($25 each postpaid)
BLACK MASK MAGAZINE
($35 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935
April 1920 -
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
TURNER ($25 each postpaid)
Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective
No. 2 (April 1942)
MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
DOCTOR DEATH ($25
#1 February 1935
#2 March 1935
#3 April 1935
DR. YEN SIN ($35
TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936
#1 July 1941
GOLDEN FLEECE ($25 each postpaid)
#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)
ADVENTURE MAGAZINE ($25 each
#2 October 1935
#3 November 1935
#4 December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936
November 1936 with a rare Domino
Lady cover appearance
THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
5 ($35 each postpaid)
Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2 The Invisible Empire (May 1934)
Scourge (June 1934)
Death (July 1934)
of the Damned (August 1934)
Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9 Legions of Starvation (December
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 The League of War Monsters
#12 The Army of the Dead (March
#13 March of the Flame
Marauders (April 1935)
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Orient (March 1936)
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#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots
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#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes
#38 The Seige
that Brought the Black Death
#39 Revolt of the
Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion
#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
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture
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#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)
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of the Red Looters (August 1934)
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Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
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#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
#17 The Pain Emperor (February 1935)
Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler
of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld
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of the Red Killers (September 1935)
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Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
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Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
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#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
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#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July
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#36 The Coming of the Terror
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs
#38 City of Dreadful Night
#39 Reign of the Snake
Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January
#41 The Mill-Town Massacres
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May
#45 Voyage of the Coffin Ship
#46 The Man Who Ruled in
Hell (July 1937)
#47 Slaves of the Black Monarch
#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
#53 The City of Lost Men (February
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March
#55 City of Whispering Death (April
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58 The Emperor from Hell (July
#59 The Devil's Candlesticks
#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
#64 Claws of the Golden
Dragon (January 1939)
#65 The Song of Death
#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
#73 The Spider and the
Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74 The Spider and the
Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75 Satan's Murder Machines
#76 The Spider and the Pain Master
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death
#79 The Man
From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June
#82 Dictator's Death Merchants
#83 Pirates From
Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons
#85 The Council
of Evil (October
#86 The Spider
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Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#88 Harbor of
Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider
and the Slave Doctor (February
#90 The Spider
and the Sons of Satan
#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
#97 The Satan's
Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)
#100 Death and The Spider (January
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Gentleman from Hell
of the Ring (April 1942)
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the Death Piper (May
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)
#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September
#109 Army of the Damned (October
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)
#111 The Spider and
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| 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
A combo volume of full sets of scans
of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.
This edition will be the same format as our
first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+
pages full color throughout, bonded
leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies.
There is a brief introduction about the artists
and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before
with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive
books about the pulp titles themselves, they are
visual references for the cover art.
A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4
per page images. Top quality, hi-res
images, with the pulp edges showing on a black
background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery
touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told,
and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!
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The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei
Cover Art by Raymond
Now available for
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.
Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction
by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence
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
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael
Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew
too much about too many men who had too
damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No
one believed her—not even the police!
Haffner Press Status
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.
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
Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W,
Look for this 744-page bundle
of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April
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.
Hard Case Crime
THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, Cover art by Glen Orbik
In 1953, Gore Vidal had already
begun writing the works that would launch
him to the top ranks of American authors
and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for
the scandalous content of his third novel, Vidal
turned to writing crime fiction under fake names:
three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron
Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished
under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was.
Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with
political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL
OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the
mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns
mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the
story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is,
a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient
relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution
is brewing and heads are about to roll.
One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines
tabloid reportage, this novel also offers
a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil—written over
half a century ago, but as current as the news
streaming from that region today.
First publication in 60 years, and first ever
under the author’s real name!
The author of LINCOLN, BURR, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and
other classics, Gore Vidal is one of the
most acclaimed American authors of the past
|James Bond - SPECTRE Trailer
Here is the first full extended look at SPECTRE, the 24th
James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig.
Click on the link below.
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
COSMOS by Eighteen Authors
A seventeen chapter round-robin serial written by eighteen science
fiction authors: Ralph Milne Farley, David H. Keller, M.D., Arthur J.
Burks, Bob Olsen, Francis Flagg, John W. Campbell, Rae Winters (Raymond
A. Palmer), Otis Adelbert Kline, E. Hoffman Price, Abner J. Gelula, Raymond
A. Palmer, A. Merritt, J. Harvey Haggard, Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., P.
Schuyler Miller, L. A. Eshbach, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton.
An evil hitlerish dictator of one of
the planets of Alpha Centauri, unsatisfied with ruling one planet, must
spread out and subjugate others. He knows none to conquer in his own
system-they are all either uninhabitable or invin-cible. So he casts
his evil eyes on the solar system. This dog's name incidentally is Ay-Artz.
There exist saviors on Lemnis, Ay-Artz's home planet. They are Dos-Tev,
rightful heir to the throne of Lemnis who was bounced out by the rebel-lious
Ay-Artz, his scientist friend and mentor Mea-Quin, and their servant-warrior-errand-boy
Bullo. Hearing of Ay-Artz's evil designs they determine to warn to
solarites and help defeat Ay-Artz once and for all. Their struggle
to inform the various solar plan-ets' peoples of Ay-Artz's de-signs,
the struggles of the people of Sol to defeat Ay-Artz and to defend their
planets against him, forms the general run of the "novel's" progress.
Eventually, of course, Ay-Artz is defeated-in the final in-stallment, written
by old universe-wrecker Edmond Hamil-ton.
Hardcover w/dust jacket:
|Kingdom of Darkness: A Novel (Nina Wilde
and Eddie Chase) - Arriving in
book stores April 28!
by Andy McDermott
History’s most sought after treasure is now mankind’s
In Los Angeles, a desperate man seeks out renowned archaeologist
Nina Wilde and her husband, ex–SAS soldier Eddie Chase—only
to be gunned down in front of them. The assassin is soon
identified as a ninety-year-old Nazi war criminal—with the
body of a healthy forty-year-old.
Following the victim’s final warnings, Nina and Eddie travel
to Cairo to inspect the newly discovered tomb of Alexander
the Great. But the real find is hidden in one of its treasures—a
mechanical guide leading to one of antiquity’s most tantalizing
myths: a spring of water said to give eternal life to those who
Nina, Eddie, and a team of Mossad agents realize that the myth
is real, and that a group of former SS men who have tasted
this water are now hunting for its source. But before
she and her alliance can act, Nina is kidnapped and spirited
away to a secret Nazi enclave in Argentina, igniting a fierce,
fateful, globe-spanning struggle in which her life hangs in
the balance. All the while a terrifying possibility emerges—that
the world’s darkest evil could live on forever.
Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase
Paperback: 512 pages
Pre-order Price $9.99
|Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES - New!
Altus Press Launches the ARGOSY Library
The PCA/ACA Conference: Where Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY
Will Get Some Respect
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LOVE STORY MAGAZINE
New Site. New Look. Same Pulpy Content.
|The Legend Of The Lone Ranger - Coming July 14!
The untold story of the man behind the mask comes to life
in The Legend Of The Lone Ranger. When the ruthless bandit Butch Cavendish
(Christopher Lloyd) ambushes a team of Texas Rangers and leaves them
for dead, only John Reid (Klinton Spilsbury) survives. Enlisting the
help of his childhood friend Tonto (Michael Horse) and donning a mask, Reid
saddles up a fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and
a mighty Hi-Yo, Silver—and one of America's most beloved and enduring
symbols of justice is born.
Also starring Academy Award winning actor Jason Robards as Ulysses
S. Grant, The Legend Of The Lone Ranger is a sincere and dramatic retelling
of the journey of two heroes who have captured the imagination of fans
for over eighty years.
Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear…The Lone Ranger
Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer
LIST PRICE: $19.97
|LE GUIDE HOWARD - Coming April
By Patrice Louinet
Pre-order this book
before April 11 and receive it autographed!
His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters
(Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen
years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death,
his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly
editions of his work.
Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world
of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets
of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand
and one reasons to (re) read again and again.
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty new need to have read (and why)
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A word laconic ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real and imitation
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Read Howard
Cover: Alexandre Bourgois
Number of Pages: 288
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 10.00
E-book Price: € 1.99
|Lost In Space Complete
Series on Blu-ray - Coming September 15!
Now on Blu-ray™ for the first time in this Complete Series
Collection, bring home the timeless journey of Irwin Allen’s LOST
IN SPACE®! Follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of John
Robinson™ and his family aboard the Jupiter 2™, along with Robot B-9™
and the delightfully devious Dr. Zachary Smith™.
This massive 18-disc set contains all 84 episodes remastered in high
definition, and over 6 hours of exciting extras with recently discovered
content you won’t find anywhere else in the galaxy. It’s out-of-this-world
fun for everyone!
ALL 83 EPISODES – FULLY REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CRYSTAL CLEAR
OVER 6-HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES: Including NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED EXTRAS!
50th Anniversary Interviews with the Original Series Cast
LOST IN SPACE: THE EPILOGUE – Original Cast Table Read of Bill Mumy’s
(Will Robinson) 1980 Unproduced Epilogue
Vintage Versions of 6 Episodes AS SEEN ON AIR in the 1960’s with Original
TV Commercials and Bumpers
1973 Animated Special
20th Anniversary Audio Interview with Lost in Space Creator Irwin Allen
2 Full-Length Lost in Space Documentaries
Original Animated Series Concept Pitch Video
Unaired Pilot Episode: “No Place to Hide”
AND MUCH MORE!
List price is $199.99 SRP.
However, in honor of this weekend's "WonderCon" event at the Anaheim
(California) Convention Center, Fox is accepting pre-orders from their
FoxConnect online store for half-price at just $99.99 (and free shipping)!
|MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) - Arriving
in comic shops April 8!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) A: Butch
Guice; B: Jae Lee
The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. Black Terror. These
are just a few masked vigilantes drawn into a mystery that spans
the decades – a plot that threatens our society again and again.
With the devastating power to kill thousands of people in a matter
of seconds, the Red Death is a villain who may be impossible to
stop. It will take more than a dozen masked heroes from three
different time periods to stop this madwoman from bringing the world
to its knees!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
| Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger
HIGH ADVENTURE Series 3
The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction
Lone Ranger: Archival Documents
Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes
DAY OF THE DESTROYERS
Jimmie Flint, Agent
X-11 must save America
Now available direct
from Moonstone Books at the links below!
Coming soon to comic shops - Diamond estimated ship date is April 15!
Authors: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips,
Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, &
Cover: Fernando Ferreiro
Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration!
Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective,
and The Black Bat!
Day of the Destroyers is an all-original linked prose anthology
- each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint,
Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command,
battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from
engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.
Agent X-11 fights across the country preventing an aerial
assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret
factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico,
racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in
Manhattan, and so much more!
Written by pulp fictioneers: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia,
Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock,
Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile.
Introduction by pulp historian and award-winning author
Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $13.95
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $23.95
volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator
#5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent
X-11 replacing Operator #5.
|The New Adventures of Lynn Lash - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon (Author), Chuck Miller (Author), Jim
Beard (Author), R. P. Steeves (Author), Teel James Glenn
(Author), Tim Lasiuta (Author)
Known for breathing new life into rare, nearly forgotten classic
Pulp Characters, Pro Se Productions announces the latest release from
its Pulp Obscura imprint, in conjunction with Altus Press. A character
created by one of Pulp’s most renowned authors returns in a collection of
all new adventures authorized by the legendary creator's estate. The New
Adventures of Lynn Lash is now available in print and digital format.
Lynn Lash was created by Lester Dent, the man responsible for one of
pulp fiction's greatest and most enduring adventurers, Doc Savage! Lash
made his first appearance in 1932 in Ace's Detective Dragnet Magazine.
His few stories contained many elements that Dent used when he began
writing the adventures of the Man of Bronze. Lash lives and works in
a skyscraper headquarters in the heart of the city. He operates as a special
consultant to the police, investigating unusual scientific threats beyond
their abilities. Lash has an amazing array of equipment and devices of
his own design that he employs in his cases. Occasionally aided by his
secretary, Rickey Dean, Lynn Lash uses his formidable intellect and astonishing
inventions to defeat the schemes of madmen and win the war on crime!
From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One Of the Gadgeteers of the
Golden Age! Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents
a new volume in its Pulp Obscura line! Bringing adventures and heroes
lost in yesterday blazing to life in New Pulp tales today! Six tales featuring
Mechanical Marvels and Maddening Mystery from Andrew Salmon, Chuck Miller,
Jim Beard, Tim Lasiuta, R. P. Steeves, and Teel James Glenn! Pulp Obscura
Proudly Presents The New Adventures of Lynn Lash!
“In the 1960s,” says Author Teel James Glenn, a contributor to the anthology,
“when the Doc Savage books were reprinted I discovered them and was inspired
to become a writer. When Pro Se Productions offered me the chance to
write a Lynn Lash tale-sanctioned by the estate of Mr. Dent-I had the
greatest thrill of my writing career. My colleagues and I featured
in The New Adventures of Lynn Lash pulled out all the stops to honor the
legacy and thrill factor of the original tales.”
Featuring a fantastic cover by Mike Fyles and logo design and print
formatting by Sean Ali, The New Adventures of Lynn Lash is available
now at the links below.
bound; 264 pages, $20.00
Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major
Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure
tales for the great pulp magazines—and
no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The
Major served as a cavalry officer on
the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution.
While the First World War raged in Europe, he
fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines.
Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting
espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the
war he was stationed in Western Europe. These
places became the settings for the majority
of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of
authentic detail, combined with his superior
storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to
put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and
your imagination is transported back to those real
places of danger and daring!
This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction
includes stories set in all four of his
real-life arenas, originally published in
top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy,
The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major
to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life
men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction
by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.
“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for the
birth of the comic book industry as
the visionary founder of what we today call
DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving
the world Superman.”
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his
memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.
“Not many adventure writers
can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits.
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because
of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have
a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters
and the Birth of the Comic Book.
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
|Perils On Planet Perils
On Planet X - Now online!
Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling
adventure on a lost planet… join
Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as
he travels through time and space to the ancient
emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian
predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful
princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
Perils On Planet X is high adventure
on alien worlds – classic space
opera in the Burroughs and Alex Raymond
traditions, revived for a new millennium!
The adventure begins today at the
Thursday, August 13
through Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Munsey Award
Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts
of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations
through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after
Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine,
this annual award recognizes an individual who has given
of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community,
be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through
publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in
the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey
are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether
they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate
a deserving person for this year’s award.
You can also nominate someone for the Rusty
Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed
to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for
the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition.
It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved
for only those individuals who are most deserving.
Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the
2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014
Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman
by clicking here
If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive
either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All
members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey,
Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are
eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing
why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W.
Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The deadline
for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or
Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting
of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented
on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.
The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the
son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of
The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine
has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed
prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan
for their generous support of our convention.
- Now online!
Is My Brother by Robert Bloch -
of Tiers by Philip José Farmer
and The Gods of Opar Part One by Mike Grell
Collection Magazine from Adventure House
by H.P. Lovecraft
|Pulp Den - Now online!
ECHOES Revisited -
Inhuman Interest -
Trail of Crosses
Omari And The People
The Argosy Library From ALTUS PRESS
The Death Tower
- Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines,
authors and their stories, adventure and detective
George Allan England - The Mermaid
Argosy reprints from Altus Press
RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett. A sad day for all of us.
Sidney Herschel Small - Author, Traveller
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
Also available at the Pulp Magazines
Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace”
pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and
Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat.
Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”);
Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940);
Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston
McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and
histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA)
and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University
of West Florida).
The Pulp Magazines Project
is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation
of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary &
artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides
information on the history of this important but long neglected
medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.
At the heart of the Project's
mission is the archive itself. In
summer 2011, it began with a modest library of
five representative first-generation pulp titles
from the early twentieth century. Over
time, the archive will expand, new magazines
will be digitized, and contextual materials
added. Eventually, the archive will feature
a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles
where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select
titles from 1896 to 1946.
The Project is dedicated to fostering
ties between communities of collectors,
fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines,
and will offer opportunities for research
and collaboration to both scholars and
enthusiasts alike. We will provide information
on upcoming conferences and conventions,
and promote new working relationships
between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans
and collectors beyond the college and university.
| Pulp Newsgroups
- Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups
that are of potential interest to pulp
Information on several of these groups
and a link to sign up is posted below.
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.
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.
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.
group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage.
This group is dedicated
to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy
writers , H.R. Haggard.
Justice Inc.: This group
is dedicated to the [1940's pulp
version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime
fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about
this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps,
radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is
interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring
heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/
Otis Adelbert Kline:
This group is devoted to
Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the
science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre
and his general biography can also be discussed
Pulp Fiction Uncensored:
is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
PulpMags: If you're
interested in the old pulp magazines,
this forum is the place to be. We deal with
OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing
with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd
be bored here.This moderated list
is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp
Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans
across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/
Pulp Swap Group:
Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus
wants, in the file section or individual
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/
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!
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 YU-CHI STONE
by Edmund Snell
With an Introduction by John Pelan
Ramble House is claiming Edmund Snell
as one of its "flagship authors" not only because he's one of the best
pulp writers ever, but because he was so prolific and we have so many
of his old stories from the tabloid-like thriller mags that preceded the
pulps. John Pelan tells you all about it in his introduction as we add
this supernatural yarn to other Snell titles as The Back of Beyond, The
Crimson Butterfly, Dope and Swastikas, The Finger of Destiny, The Sign
of the Scorpion and The White Owl.
Written in 1925, The Yu-Chi Stone is one of Edmund Snell's early
novels of Yellow Peril.
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.
$20 Trade Paperback
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket
$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan
|RED, AS IN RUIN by Jeff Deischer - Now available!
It is 1942. America has just entered
World War II. But other menaces threaten the citizens of the United States.
Six years ago, tragedy took Simon Basil Petrie's family from him. From
the ashes of his life as an adventurer came the Basilisk, a being seemingly
devoid of emotion devoted to one thing - battling crime and the weird
criminals who perpetrate it. The Basilisk and his associates in Nemesis
Company are summoned to Mexico when an old friend is attacked by a vampire,
his body drained of blood!
Page Count: 246
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Color: Black and White
List Price: $16.00
|RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #4 - Arriving in comic
shops April 8!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani
Sutekh’s evil continues to spread as the Son of Set marches on
the mightiest of the Hyborian Kingdoms. Meanwhile, Red Sonja–thanks
to divine intervention from her patron goddess, Scáthach–has
undergone a sea change that both surprises and alarms her comrades-in-arms.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
|Richard E. Clear: August 8, 1943 - March 21,
Richard E. Clear, one of the individuals who helped Pulpcon,
the predecessor of PulpFest, to survive during its early going, passed
away on March 21, 2015.
He was 71 years old and had been ill for a number of years.
Richard was a successful business man and dealt in rare used books
Richard started and owned the Dragon's Lair comic book store in Dayton
for many years.
When he moved to Tampa, Florida, he started and owned another comic
book store called Merlin's Books.
After he moved back to Ohio, he continued his business with an online
store and wrote price guides on rare books and advertising, which were
published by Collector's Books and sold nationwide.
Richard was the winner of the 1988 Lamont Award, the author
of OLD MAGAZINES, IDENTIFICATION AND VALUE GUIDE and other reference
works, and worked as a book dealer for nearly forty years.
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger
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.
complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.
|The Shadow - Under
the Blue Light - Now online!
The City of Doom - New!
Young Men of Death - New!
House of Ghosts
The Shadow Laughs
|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.
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Friend Island
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Labyrinth
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Nightmare
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Curious Experience of
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Three
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Two
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part One
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
(New publications to the list
are in bold)
War [revised edition], George Mann, Titan Books,
Less Than Hero, S.G. Browne, Gallery
HEROES!, ed. Kelly Swails, Silence in the
Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett,
Marvel, $24.99, April 14, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine,
Marvel, $7.99, May 19, 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon &
Groot – Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $7.99, May
The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms, Angry
Robot, $7.99, June 2, 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight: The Riddler’s Gambit,
Alex Irvine, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, June 2, 2015
Natural Enemy, Jason Starr, Marvel, $24.99, June 16,
Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $7.99, June
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel
O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99,
June 30, 2015
Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization,
Marv Wolfman, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, July 7, 2015
Deadpool: Paws, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel,
$24.99, August 18, 2015
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama &
Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99,
September 29, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway
Books, $14.00, October 6,
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd.,
$7.99, 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
Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2,
Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 2015
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed.
George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 2015
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael
Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 2016