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2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #146
 
"The Brazen Peacock" by H. Bedford-Jones
 From the pages of Bluebook Magazine
 
 7x10, 112 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1934

"Merchant of Murder" by Robert Wallace
 The Phantom combats a human fiend who plays the game of life and death with men as pawns in this exciting novel of a series of grim murders veiled in a sinister cloak of mystery.

 "Accusing Eyes" by Edward Churchill
 "Not With A Gas Pipe" by Howard Rhoades
 "Heart Disease" by C.K.M. Scanlon
 "Tallow Devil" by Joe Archibald

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men Detective - May 1948
 
"Murder Guns" by Norman A. Daniels
 When hoodlums rob an arsenal only the ace of the F.B.I. knows the strange and sinister purpose behind their crimes!  Follow Dan Fowler and his aides as they once again fight democracy’s foes!

 "Death Under the Palms" by Wyatt Blassingame
 "The Baron Hunts a Lost Dutchman" by Curtiss T. Gardner
 "Murder Stubs a Toe" by Wayne Rogers
 "Hanging Frame" by Robert Leslie Bellem
  
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Far East Adventures - March1931

"The Last Outpost" by Theodore Roscoe
 "The Galley Admiral" by Bob Du Soe
 "Gold of Ishmael" – Part II by H. Bedford-Jones
 "Beachcombers of the Far East" by C.A. Freeman
 "The Rajah Rallies" by L.G. Blochman
 "A Sea Going Ghost" by Captain Walter Henderson
 "The Valley of Stone Spruces" by Arthur J. Burks

Cover Artist: Donald Hewitt

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
MOTOR CITY MANHUNT
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is please to announce the release of its first title of 2016; a gripping crime thriller by two of the finest new pulp writers in the business, R.A. Jones and Michael Vance.

1935 Detroit, the city is in the midst of a heat wave when a beautiful white woman is brutally raped and murdered setting off a powder keg. The chief suspect is a recently paroled black man. Fearing for his life, he goes into hiding only to discover that the victim’s father, a rich financier, has put a bounty on his head; one million dollars for his the apprehension; dead or alive.

Standing between the fugitive and a lynching mob are detectives Michael Yellowstone, an Osage Indian and his partner, Lt. Jack Hill. Yellowstone is determined to find King and bring him in alive. What he does know is that Hill has a totally different goal in mind.

“Today’s pulp readers love mystery and crime stories,” claims Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “For the past several years, many have approached us at conventions looking specifically for these kinds of stories.  So, when Jones and Vance offered us this truly original, fast paced crime thriller, it was a no brainer. Honestly, I wish someone would make a film of this book. It’s that suspenseful…and timely.”

Mexican artist Jesus Hernandez Rodriguez provides both the cover and black and white interior illustrations for this gripping novel with Award Winning artist Rob Davis providing the book design.

Michael Vance and R.A. Jones offer up a tense, suspenseful thriller that explodes across the pages and money hungry citizens are transformed into blood thirsty hunters in the biggest manhunt of them all.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
 by James B. Hendryx
Now available!
 
In the notorious colony of outlaws on Halfaday Creek, every newcomer draws his name out of a tin can, and old Cush at the saloon keeps more money in his safe than most banks ever see. Tough, cagey Black John Smith maintains law and order in the district, and in dispensing justice he never forgets the value of money.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover 
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
 by James B. Hendryx
Now available!
 
 Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
The Strange Adventures of the Purple Scar
by John S. Endicott 
Introduction by Will Murray

 Now available!
 
 We're releasing several new installments in our Thrilling Library in 2016.
To celebrate, we're updating the design of some of our earlier titles which should match the standardized trade dress.
Here's the first one: The Strange Adventures of the Purple Scar.


Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar!
Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray as well as notes by possible author George A. McDonald.

$24.99 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
| $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $22.99 softcover



Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.




Amazing Stories Classics
The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1940 Anthology
[Special Retro-Hugo Edition]

Now available!

“A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and "Amazing Stories" in particular. ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926's covers are reprinted on this anthology's back cover.” –Amazon review.

1940 was an important year for Amazing Stories—and for its new editor, Raymond A. Palmer. For Palmer it was the culmination of his dream to create a stable of new science fiction writers for Amazing, the way John W. Campbell Jr. had done two years earlier with such spectacular success at Astounding Stories. Palmer gathered Don Wilcox, Robert Moore Williams, the highly underrated Rog Phillips, David Wright O’Brien, David Vern Reed (of Batman fame), Chester. S. Geier, the Livingston brothers (Herbert and Berkeley), Leroy Yerxa, Frances Deegan, Richard S. Shaver, and others quite popular then but of lesser fame today. He also opened his pages to anything such important authors as Ray Bradbury, Nelson S. Bond, Eando Binder, and Robert Bloch cared to write.

1940 was the year it all came together for Ray Palmer. From then on Amazing Stories’ readership and circulation would continue to grow, even through and after the war, in a triumphal arc.

The stories reprinted here, we believe are among the most outstanding Palmer published in Amazing during 1940. Guiding our selections are what we feel are three key signifiers of quality:
1) reader reaction as reflected in the magazine’s letter columns,
2) a story having been deemed worthy of reprint by the field’s most able anthologists, and
3) our own personal reading of all twelve issues published that year.

The gem of the year, a novelette which still enjoys classic status today, was undoubtedly “The Voyage that Lasted 600 Years,” the first story ever set on board a ship making a generations-long voyage to a distant star. Once again Amazing was in the lead with a cornerstone sf idea that remains a vital part of the field to this day (beating out Robert A. Heinlein’s “Universe,” which is often misremembered as the first use of a generation starship, by a full year).


Also included are:

NOVELETTES
"Truth Is A Plague" by
David Wright O’Brien
"The Living Mist" by Ralph Milne Farley
"Paul Revere and the Time Machine" by A. W. Bernal
"Monster Out of Space" by Malcolm Jameson

SHORT STORIES
"The Day Time Stopped Moving"
by Ed Earl Repp
(Writing As Bradner Buckner)

"The Mathematical Kid"
by Ross Rocklynne
"The Strange Voyage of Dr. Penwing"
by Richard O. Lewis
"The Three Wise Men of Space"
by Donald Bern

NOVELLA
"Sons of the Deluge"
by Nelson S. Bond

This special 1940 Retro-Hugo edition of The Best of Amazing Stories is not intended to tell World Science Fiction Convention members who or what to vote for (or not to vote for). At the same time it is not possible for most readers to obtain copies of all the science fiction stories and novels published during 1940 or even those classics that might be ranked among the best. Unfortunately, many of the latter are not in print, and those that are are scattered widely among many different anthologies and not easy to assemble. We offer this present book in the hope that it may help contemporary readers become more informed about, at least, some of the better science fiction of the year 1940.

Contains a special Introduction and survey of the best stories published in every magazine during the year.

Ebook: $2.99
Trade Paper: $12.99 



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a BRAND NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95 



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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

 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

DOC SAVAGE #87: "The Devil’s Black Rock," "The Pure Evil" & "Up from Earth's Center"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war! Then, Doc and his aides team with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures in order to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Edd Cartier and George Rozen and Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-200-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 104: "Double Death" & "The Robot Master"—astounding science fiction special

The Knight of Darkness proves that "crime does not pay" in startling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, disguised as both Lamont Cranston and Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates "Double Death" when a corpse is murdered—a full day after its actual death! Then, the Dark Avenger battles an eight-foot man of steel in "The Robot Master," a change-of-pace super-science thriller. BONUS: a rare Iron Munro illustrated adventure by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon and Golden Age of Comics legend Jack Farr! This groundbreaking collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen (reproduced directly from the original oil painting) and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-202-5  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE SPIDER Volume 8: "Empire of Doom" & "The Spider and the Faceless One"

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


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Flinch Books with Jim Beard and John Bruening
Legends of New Pulp Fiction: Ron Fortier and Rob Davis

Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

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

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Beb Books
MEN AND WOMEN WITH WINGS & GULF STREAM GOLD
Now available!


MEN AND WOMEN WITH WINGS
Leslie F. Stone was one of the  earliest women writers of Science Fiction, beginning in 1929. She never hide her sex by using initials and didn’t try to write like “one of the boys.”

“Men With Wings” is her first published story, a short novella about the evolution of a species of flying humans and the utopian society  they form. Its sequel, “Women With Wings” is set centuries later then winged humanity has come to replace Homo Sapiens. But tragedy stalks the flying species as the women  are increasingly dying in childbirth. Unless something drastic is done the species will go extinct.

From the pages of Air Wonder Stories, Beb Books presents Men and Women with Wings.
Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99

GULF STREAM GOLD

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific writer from 1929 to 1933 before switching to Westerns where he was  equally prolific. He returned to science fiction around 1938. “Gulf Stream Gold” collects four of his novelets from 1929-1932. Modern day fortune hunters search for underwater gold in “Gulf Stream Gold.”  Submarine pirates stumbles into an air-filled cavern inhabited by monsters from ages past. Monsters from deep within the earth declare war on the surface in “The Metal World.” and a desert-rat his weird experience in Death Valley with a mother dragon in “From Out of the Earth.

From the pages of Wonder Stories and Amazing Stories Quarterly.  Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99.


Beb Books has big plans when it comes to reprinting early science fiction.
Here’s a list of forthcoming titles:


Beb Books’ Library of Early Science Fiction

Ed Earl Repp
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Beyond Gravity - a collection of Air Wonder Stories
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - The Invisible Raider - a second collection of his Air Wonder Stories
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - The Stellar Missile and other stories
(Available)    Book 4 - Gulf Stream Gold - Undersea and under the earth stories
(Available)    Book 5 - The Radium Pool and other stories

A. Hyatt Verrill
(Available)    Book 1 - Beyond the Pole and Inside The Crater’s Rim
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - King of the Monkey Man and Dirigibles of Death
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - The Man Who Could Vanish and other stories

Harl Vincent
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Subterrania, The Menace From Below
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - Air-War - a collection
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - Before The Asteroids - 3 space opera novelets.
(forthcoming)    Book 4 - Vagabonds of Spaces - 4 space opera novelets
(forthcoming)    Book 5 - Wander of Infinity - 5 Thrilling Adventures


Henrik Dahl Juve
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - The Silent Destroyers - 4 Air-War thrillers
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - The Monsters of Neptune - 4 stories on other worlds

Bob Olsen
(Available)    Book 1 - The Four Dimensional World of Bob Olsen - explorations into higher physics

Earl L. Bell
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Moon of Doom - The end of the world.

Nat Schnacher and Arthur Leo Zaget
(Available)    Book 1 - The Tower of Evil - 4 weird adventures on the earth, in the future and beyond.

Laurence Manning
(Available)    Book 1 - Voyage of the Asteroid

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

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Print editions are printed on 8.5x11 paper and stapled on the side. Postage is $3.00 for one to three books. Add 25 cents extra for each copy over three.


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


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




Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Dateline: Washington
by Patti Boekman


The Chronicle’s chief editor knows sparks will fly when he teams up his two best reporters. Combine Bart Tagert’s expertise at probing into political hanky-panky with Janelle Evan’s zeal for investigation, and he’ll blow the lid off the hottest story in Washington.

Sparks fly, all right — Janelle is indignant at the thought of sharing her byline with that conceited cowboy. Never mind that he's the best-looking man she’s ever seen. Never mind that his rugged good looks challenge her every move. This assignment will be all business … or so she thinks....



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscriptions for 2016 are now available!


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


Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 76, Spring 2016, and No. 77, Fall 2016.

$20.00 U.S.A
$30.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$35.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
 


Cape Television - Roku Channel is now live!

The Roku is an open-platform device with a freely available software development kit that enables anyone to create new channels.

Cape Television is dedicated to streaming the finest entertainment-y content to the device in your hand or on your wall. We want to be your info hub for all things super-heroic. We're bringing a good time to your backpack and a party to your pocket.
The creators and secret architects of Cape Television love comics and movies and television.
Cape Television hosts and streams the best television series, movies, documentaries and the odd video bits others miss.
They also host movie trailers and stream puff-piece interviews with top creators talking about their work.

You can check out their programming at the link below.


CASEFILE: ARKHAM - Coming February 16!
by Josh Finney (Author), Kat Rocha (Editor), Patrick McEvoy (Illustrator)

What if Raymond Chandler wrote Lovecraft stories?

Set in the mid-1940s, Casefile: ARKHAM follows Hank Flynn, a down on his luck private eye who is back from the war and now working the mean streets of the most cursed city on Earth Arkham, Massachusetts. And things only get worse for Flynn when a wealthy uptown socialite hires him to track down an artist by the name of Pickman. What begins as a simple missing persons case leads Flynn down a dark path of flesh eating ghouls, vengeful witches, and the notorious Innsmouth mafia.

Softcover, 7 x 9 inches, 128 pages, $14.99

Kindle: $9.99


Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Bubble Dwellers by Ross Rocklynne - New!
RETROSPECTIVE: The Nightmare by Francis Stevens - New!
David Hartwell: The Literary and the Fantastic - New!
A. Merritt: Science Fiction’s Missing Link
RETROSPECTIVE: The Face in the Abyss by A. Merritt
Sensor Sweep: Lovecraft’s Terror, Damon Knight’s Charity, the Great Rewriting, and Dour-faced Old Men
Abengoni: First Calling



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

Overlooked Films: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP (Episode 1) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON (TV episode)
Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TV Episode (1955)
Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series


DEJAH THORIS #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 3!  
Cover A: NEN
Cover B: Jay Anacleto “Connecting”
Cover C: Tula Lotay
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna


Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST #3
Now available!


Explore the world of digest magazines with the third fantastic issue of THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST!

Click HERE for a Preview!

Contents
Interview/Profile:
Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction) by D. Blake Werts
Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.) by Tom Brinkmann

Articles
Beyond by Tom Brinkmann
Super-Science Fiction by Peter Enfantino
Diabolik by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Dashiell Hammett digests by Steve Carper
Gunsmoke by Peter Enfantino
Dope Fiends trading cards by Richard Krauss

Fiction
"The Rail City Rolls" by Ron Fortier
"Old Aunt Sin" by Gary Lovisi, with illustrations by Michael Neno
"Planetstorm" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Reviews by Ron Fortier and Richard Krauss
Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
Where Stories Dwell
The Man From Mars
The Executioner: Border Offensive
A Blonde for Murder
Popular Fiction Periodicals
Betty Fedora #2
Paperback Parade #89
Manhunt Dec. 1953
Children’s Digest Spring 1972
Fate #727

Artwork
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (illustration & cartoon)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes
Editor's Notes
Hammett digest biblio
Indexes
Social media round-up
Opening Lines


Print version, $8.99, with nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, with nearly 50 color cover images.




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

January 2016

The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.

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

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


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


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


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

And...

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


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


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


An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.



Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5

Now available for pre-order; Release in mid-May!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)





Previous volumes are still available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner


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


Production Update from Haffner Press!

It is with much frustration we announce that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD: THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE hit another stumbling block. This was a big one. We supplied materials to the printer in August 2015 and, after several challenges (see our previous e-newsletter), we were informed in early December that the books were finally finished.      
                                                                                                       
However, the review copies sent by the printer for our final approval did not meet the standards of Haffner Press. The binding method they used to get the cloth-covered cases to fit the page-blocks matches no book we've ever seen, let alone published. This binding method also forces the spine of the dustjacket to wrap onto the back of the book. When we were informed that the balance of the inventory matched these review copies, we rejected the entire lot.

As of this writing, we are scheduling a proper run of the book, updated for 2016, bringing you the edition of MURDER DRAWS A CROWD to which you're entitled. This means an additional delay of several months. We wish there was better news. As the first book of the multi-volume series collecting the mystery fiction of Fredric Brown, we want this book to be a point of pride in your collection. Fredric Brown — and you — deserve it.



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


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



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!
While the news on the first volume of THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY is not the greatest, we are pleased to report that work on the second volume, DEATH IN THE DARK, is in the home stretch.    
                                                                                                                   
Fredric Brown scholar Jack Seabrook is on hand again with an erudite introduction and we have been successful in securing many more of the original illustrations; not only those from the detective pulps, but also those for the rarities from the trade magazines INDEPENDENT SALESMAN, THE INVENTOR, FEEDSTUFFS, etc.


“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   
          

Preorder price: $40



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails” - New!
Conan Re-Read: “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”
Conan Re-Read: “The Black Stranger”
Conan Re-Read: “Beyond the Black River”
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE #4 - Arriving in comic shops February 3!  
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

A search for the source of a signal picked up on Simon Church's paranormal detector leads Church and Joe Golem to a mansion in submerged Greenwich Village, where a millionaire is going to supernatural lengths to recover what the Drowning City has taken from him.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50

 


Meteor House
The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Hardcover signed limited edition and eBook edition are now available!

When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .

Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.

Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!

Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?

Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Signed Limited Edition trade paperback of The Scarlet Jaguar went out of print in just a few months. The print run for the Signed Limited Edition hardcover will be determined by the number of preorders and only a small number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed. The cut off date for preordering a copy is November 1st, and the book will be mailed in late November.


5.5×8.5 hardcover, 140 pages
$25.00
Ebook edition also available


PAPERBACK PARADE #91 - Now available!
 
The Magazine for Paperback Readers & Collectors! Paperback Parade, if you are a book collector, reader, or just love great old books then this is the magazine for you!

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


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“Celebrating Frank Frazetta”  by Gary Lovisi
“Two to Keep” by Richard A. Lupoff
“The Riddle of the Barmaray Company” by Steve Carper
“Paperback Kerouac” by Tom Cantrell
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Rich Greene
“Keyhole Covers” by Ken Wishnia
“Outrageous Covers” by Wally Pattengill

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

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

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



Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
- New!
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  
A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912)
The Scarlet Jaguar (Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2015)  
Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Doom on Sunday" by B. J. Benson from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1948

Featuring: Mike Dobson
Private Eye Mike Dobson Finds a Corpse in His Car!

"There's Millions in It" by Kerry Kenmare from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October), 1946
With the future of his air transport company at stake, ex-Army pilot Connor flies in quest of lost treasure!

"Four Bells For Murder" by Walbridge McCully from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1947
Codes and Murder Are Hardly Comparable - So How Does Naval Intelligence Get Off With a Bit of Homicide?



Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!


Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.


And don't forget the show this Fall!
BORDENTOWN, NJ

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


 

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Freshman by Philip José Farmer - New! 
The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (Starring Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard
The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber

Pulp Den - Now online!

The King of Fear - New!
Jasper And The Shelter of Angels
The Devil With Wings
Veil of Reality
         Pulp Den  

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

New Blog about pulp magazines
Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Meet Rouletabille - New!
‘All-Star Pulp Comics’
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche’
‘Sar Dubnotal 2: The Astral Trail’
The Spider: Master of Men
Return of The Pulptress
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’
The Spider, # 3: ‘Wings of the Black Death’ - New!
The Shadow OTR: ‘The Ghost on the Stair’
Perry Mason: novels #3 and #4
BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Genesis of the lightsaber?
- New!
Take a sf journey back to 1941
Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Radio Archives
Secret Agent "X" #9 Audiobook
Servants of the Skull

by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
Now available!

They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!


From the macabre maze of a labyrinthian world, the Skull, master of murder, reached out and destroyed the brains of mighty financiers. Money kings were his meat. And the law could not protect them... Only one man could match brains with the sinister Skull—and that man was Secret Agent ”X”. But the Skull did not fear “X.” For “X”—the Man of a Thousand Faces, a thousand personalities, a thousand tricks—had one vulnerable spot. And the Skull knew where it lay.

 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past in the Intelligence service, declared dead by the Department of Justice, and backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Servants of the Skull, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, November 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Raven's Head Press
THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON
by Phil Hore
Now available!


 Two unlikely allies join forces with two of history's greatest writers, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker,
to save England from the ancient Order of the Dragon and the horrible sceret they protect.

Book one of the BLOODLINE TRILOGY, a new pulp series featuring Amun Galeus and Sebastian Vulk
as they traverse the ages solving supernatural mysteries and fighting against evil
in all its various manifestations from flesh and blood to the demonic powers of hell.


Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 224 pages, $15.95

 

Raven's Head Press
THREE UNDER THE MOON
by Marco Siena
Now available!

3 Under the Moon is comprised of three intertwined horror tales that take place under the moon of England.
The cast includes werewolves, bungling petty criminals, and mutant law officers who operate outside the realm of normal.
The first story, Yellow Car and Silver Bullets, tells about the meeting between three crooks who chase a mysterious individual named Juan who just may be a werewolf.
In I Hate to Go an Italian-American special agent, Ray Konopski, arrives in London to settle a baffling case that leads him to cross paths with Juan.
The final story, Tell Him, centers around Harper, a London bobby, who joins together with Konopski to solve a strange case surrounding Juan who just happened to murder him the night before.


Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 112 pages, $15.00



Recoverings
Four new ERB, Inc. authorized dust jacket covers are now available!


THE FIRST FOUR of the new Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. dust-jacket reproductions are now available.

These are newly restored from scans of the original Studley O. Burroughs and J. Allen St. John paintings. As always the jackets maintain the original layouts and typography assembled from digital fonts that match the metal typefaces and have rebuilt promotional art using hi-res scans of the advertised books on the back covers or flaps.

The four jackets are:
TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
JUNGLE GIRL
SWORDS OF MARS.

Visit the recoverings.com, ERB, Inc. Jackets page to see enlarged detail comparisons between the original dust-jackets and the restored Recoverings jackets.

And don’t forget, the 100th Anniversary of THE RETURN OF TARZAN special ends in March, 2016.
Get the newly restored jacket — authenticated by ERB, Inc. —, a restored reproduction of the first N.C. Wyeth illustration for a Tarzan story and a centennial keepsake, with each order of the RETURN dust-jacket until March 15, 2016.


In 2016, Recoverings have set a goal of producing seven of the ERB, Inc. jackets: TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN, SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS, APACHE DEVIL, OAKDALE AFFAIR & THE RIDER, and THE LAD AND THE LION — plus, a special edition Canaveral Press jacket.







RED SONJA / CONAN: THE BLOOD OF A GOD - Arriving in comic shops February 3!
Writer: Victor Gischler, Art: Roberto Castro, Cover: Alex Ross

Red Sonja, the fiery She-Devil with a Sword. Conan, the relentess barbarian from Cimmeria. The two legendary heroes of the Hyborian Age are reunited once more, captains in a mercenary army drawn together to wage war on an evil sorcerer. With good swords at their side and loyal men at their backs, Sonja and Conan believe themselves more than capable of defeating Kal’Ang, an ambitious herbalist whose power resides in Blood Root experimentation. But little do they know, a shadow of the past has returned, a foe both familiar and fearsome… and whose secret goal is nothing short of divinity!


Hardcover, 112 pages, $19.99






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Ten Glass Eyes

Room 1313
Trail of Vengeance
The Masked Headsman


SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIME ALLEYS HC - Arriving in comic shops February 3!
Sylvain Cordurie (Writer), Alessandro Nespolino (Art), Axel Gonzalbo (Color), and Ronan Toulhoat (Cover)

When members of England's literati begin disappearing without ransom or a trace, Sherlock Holmes springs into action! But the mastermind behind the abductions may prove too cunning even for the great detective!

104 pages, $17.99





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

Marion Carrere (1906-1970) - New!
Edith de Garis (?-1950) - New!
Mrs. Edgar Saltus (1883-1960)
Edgar Lloyd Hampton (1872-1951)
Edith Ogutsch (1929-1990)

Herbert J. Mangham (1896-1967)


Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!







22 January 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


20th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #146
 
"The Brazen Peacock" by H. Bedford-Jones
 From the pages of Bluebook Magazine
 
 7x10, 112 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1934

"Merchant of Murder" by Robert Wallace
 The Phantom combats a human fiend who plays the game of life and death with men as pawns in this exciting novel of a series of grim murders veiled in a sinister cloak of mystery.

 "Accusing Eyes" by Edward Churchill
 "Not With A Gas Pipe" by Howard Rhoades
 "Heart Disease" by C.K.M. Scanlon
 "Tallow Devil" by Joe Archibald

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men Detective - May 1948
 
"Murder Guns" by Norman A. Daniels
 When hoodlums rob an arsenal only the ace of the F.B.I. knows the strange and sinister purpose behind their crimes!  Follow Dan Fowler and his aides as they once again fight democracy’s foes!

 "Death Under the Palms" by Wyatt Blassingame
 "The Baron Hunts a Lost Dutchman" by Curtiss T. Gardner
 "Murder Stubs a Toe" by Wayne Rogers
 "Hanging Frame" by Robert Leslie Bellem
  
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Far East Adventures - March1931

"The Last Outpost" by Theodore Roscoe
 "The Galley Admiral" by Bob Du Soe
 "Gold of Ishmael" – Part II by H. Bedford-Jones
 "Beachcombers of the Far East" by C.A. Freeman
 "The Rajah Rallies" by L.G. Blochman
 "A Sea Going Ghost" by Captain Walter Henderson
 "The Valley of Stone Spruces" by Arthur J. Burks

Cover Artist: Donald Hewitt

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
MOTOR CITY MANHUNT
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is please to announce the release of its first title of 2016; a gripping crime thriller by two of the finest new pulp writers in the business, R.A. Jones and Michael Vance.

1935 Detroit, the city is in the midst of a heat wave when a beautiful white woman is brutally raped and murdered setting off a powder keg. The chief suspect is a recently paroled black man. Fearing for his life, he goes into hiding only to discover that the victim’s father, a rich financier, has put a bounty on his head; one million dollars for his the apprehension; dead or alive.

Standing between the fugitive and a lynching mob are detectives Michael Yellowstone, an Osage Indian and his partner, Lt. Jack Hill. Yellowstone is determined to find King and bring him in alive. What he does know is that Hill has a totally different goal in mind.

“Today’s pulp readers love mystery and crime stories,” claims Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “For the past several years, many have approached us at conventions looking specifically for these kinds of stories.  So, when Jones and Vance offered us this truly original, fast paced crime thriller, it was a no brainer. Honestly, I wish someone would make a film of this book. It’s that suspenseful…and timely.”

Mexican artist Jesus Hernandez Rodriguez provides both the cover and black and white interior illustrations for this gripping novel with Award Winning artist Rob Davis providing the book design.

Michael Vance and R.A. Jones offer up a tense, suspenseful thriller that explodes across the pages and money hungry citizens are transformed into blood thirsty hunters in the biggest manhunt of them all.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 4
by Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels

 Now available!
 
Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Dragon Trail”
“The Black Bat’s Justice”
“The Black Bat and the Red Menace”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

286 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
The Strange Adventures of the Purple Scar
by John S. Endicott 
Introduction by Will Murray

 Now available!
 
 We're releasing several new installments in our Thrilling Library in 2016.
To celebrate, we're updating the design of some of our earlier titles which should match the standardized trade dress.
Here's the first one: The Strange Adventures of the Purple Scar.


Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar!
Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray as well as notes by possible author George A. McDonald.

$24.99 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
| $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $22.99 softcover



Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.




Amazing Stories Classics
The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1940 Anthology
[Special Retro-Hugo Edition]
 
Now available!

“A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and "Amazing Stories" in particular. ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926's covers are reprinted on this anthology's back cover.” –Amazon review.

1940 was an important year for Amazing Stories—and for its new editor, Raymond A. Palmer. For Palmer it was the culmination of his dream to create a stable of new science fiction writers for Amazing, the way John W. Campbell Jr. had done two years earlier with such spectacular success at Astounding Stories. Palmer gathered Don Wilcox, Robert Moore Williams, the highly underrated Rog Phillips, David Wright O’Brien, David Vern Reed (of Batman fame), Chester. S. Geier, the Livingston brothers (Herbert and Berkeley), Leroy Yerxa, Frances Deegan, Richard S. Shaver, and others quite popular then but of lesser fame today. He also opened his pages to anything such important authors as Ray Bradbury, Nelson S. Bond, Eando Binder, and Robert Bloch cared to write.

1940 was the year it all came together for Ray Palmer. From then on Amazing Stories’ readership and circulation would continue to grow, even through and after the war, in a triumphal arc.

The stories reprinted here, we believe are among the most outstanding Palmer published in Amazing during 1940. Guiding our selections are what we feel are three key signifiers of quality:
1) reader reaction as reflected in the magazine’s letter columns,
2) a story having been deemed worthy of reprint by the field’s most able anthologists, and
3) our own personal reading of all twelve issues published that year.

The gem of the year, a novelette which still enjoys classic status today, was undoubtedly “The Voyage that Lasted 600 Years,” the first story ever set on board a ship making a generations-long voyage to a distant star. Once again Amazing was in the lead with a cornerstone sf idea that remains a vital part of the field to this day (beating out Robert A. Heinlein’s “Universe,” which is often misremembered as the first use of a generation starship, by a full year).


Also included are:

NOVELETTES
"Truth Is A Plague" by
David Wright O’Brien
"The Living Mist" by Ralph Milne Farley
"Paul Revere and the Time Machine" by A. W. Bernal
"Monster Out of Space" by Malcolm Jameson

SHORT STORIES
"The Day Time Stopped Moving"
by Ed Earl Repp
(Writing As Bradner Buckner)

"The Mathematical Kid"
by Ross Rocklynne
"The Strange Voyage of Dr. Penwing"
by Richard O. Lewis
"The Three Wise Men of Space"
by Donald Bern

NOVELLA
"Sons of the Deluge"
by Nelson S. Bond

This special 1940 Retro-Hugo edition of The Best of Amazing Stories is not intended to tell World Science Fiction Convention members who or what to vote for (or not to vote for). At the same time it is not possible for most readers to obtain copies of all the science fiction stories and novels published during 1940 or even those classics that might be ranked among the best. Unfortunately, many of the latter are not in print, and those that are are scattered widely among many different anthologies and not easy to assemble. We offer this present book in the hope that it may help contemporary readers become more informed about, at least, some of the better science fiction of the year 1940.

Contains a special Introduction and survey of the best stories published in every magazine during the year.

Ebook: $2.99
Trade Paper: $12.99 



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

THE BLACK BAT Volume 2: "The Black Bat Strikes Again" & "The Black Bat's Challenge"
Sanctum Books presents two more 1939 novels starring the cowled crimefighter whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, mass murders set the Nemesis of Crime in pursuit of a ring of satanic killers as "The Black Bat Strikes Again." Then, "The Black Bat's Challenge" is to unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: "The Mask Returns!" in a rare 1940 Golden Age classic from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #2, and an article on pulp cover illustrator turned comic book artist Raymond Thayer. This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-193-6  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a BRAND NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95 



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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

 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 27!

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in February!


DOC SAVAGE Volume 87: "The Devil’s Black Rock," "The Pure Evil" & "Up from Earth's Center"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent. The Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war, and teams with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! 978-1-60877-200-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late March/early April!
Coming to comic shops April 27!

THE SHADOW Volume 106: "Room of Doom" & "The Chest of Chu-Chan"
The Shadow investigates impossible murders in two magical mysteries by Walter B. Gibson. The Knight of Darkness investigates a bizarre "Room of Doom" to uncover the truth behind a "locked room" death. Was it suicide or murder? Then, The Shadow seeks to discover how the new owner of "The Chest of Chu-Chan" was found entombed inside his new locked acquisition. Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 106 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB162182.


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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in late March/early April!
Coming to comic shops April 27!

THE SPIDER Volume 9: "The Mad Horde" & Slaves of the Laughing Death"
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty avenger continues his deadly war against crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, "The Mad Horde" of rabid creatures is unleashed upon mill towns to undermine America's vital steel industry. Then, in "Slaves of the Laughing Death," the fiend of 1000 faces known only as Munro returns for a deadly rematch with the Spider, armed with a deadly weapon that causes victims to laugh until they die!  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 9 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB162183.


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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Flinch Books with Jim Beard and John Bruening
Authors and publishers Jim Beard and John Bruening discuss the latest publication from their Flinch Books publishing House: "Big Top Tales."  We discuss the inspiration for this new anthology and the unusual characters and stories it contained.  We also discuss their first publication "Something Strange is Going On," John's upcoming adventure novel, and various and sundried topics.

Legends of New Pulp Fiction: Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Ron Fortier and Rob Davis from Airship 27 discuss the new Pulp fiction benefit volume produced for Tommy Hancock.  Tommy had several health issues recently and the proceeds from this book will all go directly to him to help defer his debts.
 
The list of authors is a Who's Who of New Pulp fiction writers and the quality and variety of the stories will make this volume a milestone in the Pulp literature revival that is currently in full swing.  In no small measure, Tommy Hancock has contributed to this revival and so it is fitting that this volume created in his honor may be seen in the future as one of the main works that helped to define New Pulp.
 
There were many exceptional writers that did not get into this volume but were willing to submit both stories, artwork, and editing.  In fact it is possible that a second volume could be in the offing.
 
Ron Fortier and Rob Davis discuss the process by which this project was conceived and executed.  Legends of New Pulp Fiction is a sign of the respect with which Tommy Hancock is held by his peers and also a demonstration of the generous character of the people working in the New Pulp field.
 
We also discuss some new things coming from Airship 27 in early 2016. 
I strongly encourage everyone to purchase a copy of this unique work.  It is for a good cause and will be treasured for its significance to the New Pulp movement.


Past episodes:
Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

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

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Dateline: Washington
by Patti Boekman


The Chronicle’s chief editor knows sparks will fly when he teams up his two best reporters. Combine Bart Tagert’s expertise at probing into political hanky-panky with Janelle Evan’s zeal for investigation, and he’ll blow the lid off the hottest story in Washington.

Sparks fly, all right — Janelle is indignant at the thought of sharing her byline with that conceited cowboy. Never mind that he's the best-looking man she’s ever seen. Never mind that his rugged good looks challenge her every move. This assignment will be all business … or so she thinks....



Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

A. Merritt: Science Fiction’s Missing Link - New!
RETROSPECTIVE: The Face in the Abyss by A. Merritt - New!
Sensor Sweep: Lovecraft’s Terror, Damon Knight’s Charity, the Great Rewriting, and Dour-faced Old Men - New!
Abengoni: First Calling - New!
Short Reviews – Battlefield in Black by George A. Whittington
Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, and E. Hoffmann Price
Lovecraft on Culture, the Classics, and A. Merritt
The Best of Edmond Hamilton
The Best of Planet Stories #1



THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 2: THE DOOR TO SATURN
Now available!

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Door to Saturn is the second of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from “The Door to Saturn” (1930) to “The Hunters from Beyond” (1931), as well as an introduction by Tim Powers.


Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
List Price: $17.99
Pre-order  $13.67


CONAN THE AVENGER #22 - Arriving in comic shops January 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #25 - Coming in April!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Simon Bisley (Cover)

The senses-shattering conclusion to Fred Van Lente’s epic Conan run!
 
In an act of vindictive desperation, the imposter queen Salome intends to sacrifice her twin sister Taramis—the rightful queen—to the demon Thaug, and then unleash the vile beast on the populace.

Can Conan save Taramis and her kingdom before it’s too late?


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



CONAN THE AVENGER #25 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB160038.






CONAN Role Playing Game
Cover by world-renowned fantasy artist BROM!


Modiphius is proud to unveil the brand new cover for Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Roleplaying game - Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of.

Modiphius is proud to announce a licensing deal with Conan Properties to publish Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of. This is CONAN roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age! We plan to bring the game right back to its roots, focusing on the original stories by Robert E. Howard.

Modiphius is proud to unveil the brand new cover for Robert E Howard’s CONAN Roleplaying game - Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of

​The core rulebook for Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of contains everything you’ll need to adventure in the world of Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan. It is based entirely on the canonical Conan stories, and uses the 2D20 system developed by Modiphius and used in Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Infinity, John Carter, and other fine games. This tome presents character generation, the game’s rules , and a wealth of source material, including cultures, geography, religions, magic, gods, monsters, gamemastering advice, adventure seeds, and much more. This work has been developed by an all-star writing team, with close involvement by respected Robert E. Howard authorities, and is illustrated by world-renowned Conan artists. Full-color hardcover, 368 pages.

All the supplements for the Robert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game will be in beautiful full colour hardbacks using the Arctic White paper used in the Mutant: Year Zero RPG.




CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by John Hegenberger

A vanishing corpse...a clout on the head...industrial espionage with millions of dollars at stake...an international conspiracy that threatens the 1988 Summer Olympics...These are just some of the problems private investigator Eliot Cross has to untangle in CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, the newest novel from popular author John Hegenberger. Fast-paced, filled with mystery, action, and humor, CROSSFIRE is a private eye yarn in the classic mold and a sure bet for entertainment.
 
Born and raised in the heart of the heartland, Columbus, Ohio, John Hegenberger is the father of three, tennis enthusiast, collector of silent film and OTR, Francophile, ex-comic book dealer, ex-marketing exec at Exxon, AT&T, and IBM, and happily married for 45 years and counting.
 
He is the author of mystery novels TRIPL3 CROSS, CROSS EXAMINATIONS, SPYFALL, and several non-fiction books about popular culture, as well as a science fiction novel, MUTINY ON OUTSTATION ZORI, and the collection THE LAST MARTIAN CHRONICLES.


A sequel to TRIPL3 CROSS and CROSS EXAMINATIONS.

Print Length: 126 pages
Pre-order Price: $2.99



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 - Coming in April!
John Arcudi (Writer), Rich Woodall (Writer), Adam P. Knave (Writer), D.J. Kirkbride (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Paul Levitz (Writer), Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Aaron Lopresti (Writer/Art/Cover), Maxim Šimić (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), Robert Wilson IV (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art)

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit!

Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Šimić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale April 20.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB160032.




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

Overlooked Films: THE ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON (TV episode) - New!
Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TV Episode (1955)
Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)


DEJAH THORIS #3 - Coming in April!
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna

Cover: NEN

She’s been exiled from her home and is searching for answers, but now Dejah has a new destiny — leading a platoon in the army of Barsoom! Dejah ventures into the badlands on her first military operation, and there’s danger lurking around every corner. See Dejah as you’ve never seen her before, as she unravels the mystery of her past in DEJAH THORIS #3 from Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna!

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

DEJAH THORIS #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161372.









THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST #3 - Now available!

Explore the world of digest magazines with the third fantastic issue of THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST!

Contents
Interview/Profile:
Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction) by D. Blake Werts
Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.) by Tom Brinkmann

Articles
Beyond by Tom Brinkmann
Super-Science Fiction by Peter Enfantino
Diabolik by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Dashiell Hammett digests by Steve Carper
Gunsmoke by Peter Enfantino
Dope Fiends trading cards by Richard Krauss

Fiction
"The Rail City Rolls" by Ron Fortier
"Old Aunt Sin" by Gary Lovisi, with illustrations by Michael Neno
"Planetstorm" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Reviews by Ron Fortier and Richard Krauss
Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
Where Stories Dwell
The Man From Mars
The Executioner: Border Offensive
A Blonde for Murder
Popular Fiction Periodicals
Betty Fedora #2
Paperback Parade #89
Manhunt Dec. 1953
Children’s Digest Spring 1972
Fate #727

Artwork
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (illustration & cartoon)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes
Editor's Notes
Hammett digest biblio
Indexes
Social media round-up
Opening Lines


Print version, $8.99, with nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, with nearly 50 color cover images.



DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #5 - Coming in April!
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover: Wilfredo Torres

Doc Savage and his companions have discovered that a number of closed cases that they’ve dealt with over the decades and considered to be isolated threats were instead interconnected, all part of a larger web of crime. And now Doc finds himself at the center of that web, face to face with the man behind it all!

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

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #5 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161377.









Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: The Complete Joe Kubert Years Omnibus - Coming in August!

Writing, drawing, and editing the monthly Tarzan comic-book series in the 1970s, Joe Kubert was able to illustrate the adventures of his childhood hero and produce some of the most inspiring pages of his career.

This beautiful archival collection-featuring several Tarzan essays and original page layouts by Kubert, along with collaborations with Russ Heath and Frank Thorne-is a must-have for fans of timeless adventure tales and Kubert's undeniable intensity and skill.


Softcover, 616 pages








FRITZ LEIBER’S FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER: THE CLOUD OF HATE AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
Dennis O’Neil (Writer), Howard Chaykin (Art), and Walter Simonson (Art/Cover)
 
In 1973, industry titan Denny O’Neil joined master artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber’s timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and devilry into one handsome collection!
 
• Drawn by Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson!
• Bonus story penciled by Jim Starlin!


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 136 pages, $17.99,
On sale June 15
 
FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB160034.



Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5

Now available for pre-order; Release in mid-May!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)





Previous volumes are still available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner


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


Production Update from Haffner Press!

It is with much frustration we announce that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD: THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE hit another stumbling block. This was a big one. We supplied materials to the printer in August 2015 and, after several challenges (see our previous e-newsletter), we were informed in early December that the books were finally finished.      
                                                                                                       
However, the review copies sent by the printer for our final approval did not meet the standards of Haffner Press. The binding method they used to get the cloth-covered cases to fit the page-blocks matches no book we've ever seen, let alone published. This binding method also forces the spine of the dustjacket to wrap onto the back of the book. When we were informed that the balance of the inventory matched these review copies, we rejected the entire lot.

As of this writing, we are scheduling a proper run of the book, updated for 2016, bringing you the edition of MURDER DRAWS A CROWD to which you're entitled. This means an additional delay of several months. We wish there was better news. As the first book of the multi-volume series collecting the mystery fiction of Fredric Brown, we want this book to be a point of pride in your collection. Fredric Brown — and you — deserve it.



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


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



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!
While the news on the first volume of THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY is not the greatest, we are pleased to report that work on the second volume, DEATH IN THE DARK, is in the home stretch.    
                                                                                                                   
Fredric Brown scholar Jack Seabrook is on hand again with an erudite introduction and we have been successful in securing many more of the original illustrations; not only those from the detective pulps, but also those for the rarities from the trade magazines INDEPENDENT SALESMAN, THE INVENTOR, FEEDSTUFFS, etc.


“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   
          

Preorder price: $40



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #6 (of 6) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

The true, only, original Phantom returns! The all-new adventures of the original Ghost Who Walks continues in this, the final installment in the six-part mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto and colors by Eugenio Mattozzi. The Queen of the Hidden City has made her choice:  She wants the Phantom for a husband. The problem is that he's already married to Diana Palmer, which means that Diana will have to fight for her life against the Phantom's pirate foes while the Phantom and his allies watch helplessly!

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



THE PHANTOM #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161586.



 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula” - New!
Conan Re-Read: “The Black Stranger”
Conan Re-Read: “Beyond the Black River”
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #52 - Coming in May!
(W/A)  Various
We feature the spectacular art of Al Buell, best known for his sexy pin-up illustrations of the 1940s and '50s. Our feature includes dozens of reproductions taken directly from the original art, previously unpublished pencil sketches, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of the legendary illustrator John LaGatta, whose painterly and sophisticated renderings of sexy women in the '30s presents an entirely different perspective on the art of the pin up. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!  

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale May 25.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #52 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB162200.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #14 - Coming in April!

Tara McPherson: Astronomy and astrophysics are two passions that guide her, along with a love of anime her images of haunting mystery reach for the stars. Joe Jusko: Pump iron with the legendary artist as he shares his amazing highs and lows. Maurice Leloir: Hurtle back to the court of Louis XIV and see the stunning detailed historical art. Adam Stower: Gasp with delight at the whimsical worlds of his art.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale April 27.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #52 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB162201.



JAMES BOND: THE SPECTRE COMIC STRIPS HC - Now available!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art/Cover) Yaroslav Horak
(Art) Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky

Shaken not stirred, this is the ultimate SPECTRE collection!
The inimitable James Bond returns in this lavish comic strip collection collecting four rip-roaring James Bond escapades — all featuring SPECTRE — in a deluxe omnibus format!
Includes Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The Spy Who Loved Me. An absolutely essential addition to every Bond fan’s library!

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, B&W, $39.95




JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #6 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

The secret of VARGR is revealed, and it means that Bond has to descend alone into a nightmare scenario – alone. Just his gun and his skills versus a murderous conspiracy to turn Britain into a testing zone for death drugs. Dynamite Entertainment proudly concludes the debut storyline to the first ongoing James Bond comic book in over 20 years!

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


JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161382.






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ORIGINAL ARTHUR B. REEVE: CRAIG KENNEDY SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE BOOK 1

Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective, the American Sherlock Holmes, first appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine.
We present his first twelve stories in original order in facsimile reproduction.


The Case of Helen Bond
The Silent Bullet
The Bacteriological Detective
The Deadly Tube
The Seismograph Adventure
The Diamond Maker
The Azure Ring
"Spontaneous Combustion"
The Terror in the Air
The Black Hand
The Artificial Paradise
The Steel Door

Pulp Sized Magazine, 146 pages, 7 x 10 inch
$14.95

 
   
KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 27!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




THE LEGEND OF CONAN - Feature film is alive and well!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has provided hope that THE LEGEND OF CONAN feature film is still alive and well via TheArnoldFans website.

Arnold confirms that 
THE LEGEND OF CONAN has been written and the search for a director is in progress.

The site also posted comments from 
THE LEGEND OF CONAN producer Frederick Malmberg:
Yes, Chris Morgan and I are meeting with directors at this moment. Interest is high, many are fans of Conan but we are not rushing. We have a great script and now we need the right director for the job.


LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #2 (of 6) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Corinna Bechko (Art) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Felipe Massafera, Roberto Castro


Displaced in time, lost in an unfamiliar wilderness, and beset by enemies on all sides, Sheena must search for a way home before her own jungle is destroyed. There's only one man who might have the key to her salvation, but Tarzan has problems of his own as he battles for his name and his family in London's underbelly, a place more vicious than Sheena can imagine!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 20.

LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161383 (Massafera cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161384 (Castro cover).


 
 

LOST IN SPACE #2 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi
(Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) 
Patrick McEvoy, Photo

Season Four continues with the lost scripts of Carey Wilber! In Part 2 of “The Curious Galactics”, John Robinson, Will Robinson, and Major Don West are being maneuvered like bugs in a glass jar, finding obstacle after obstacle in their attempt to get back to Jupiter Two — and the culprits, a couple of nosy aliens, are about to throw something really dangerous at them!


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

LOST IN SPACE #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161077 (McEvoy cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161078 (Photo cover).
   

 
 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger - New!
The "Lost" Episodes of The Shadow Radio Program
The Shadow: The "Lost" 1953 Episodes
Beware of Wally the Spook

Meteor House
The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Hardcover signed limited edition and eBook edition are now available!

When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .

Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.

Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!

Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?

Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Signed Limited Edition trade paperback of The Scarlet Jaguar went out of print in just a few months. The print run for the Signed Limited Edition hardcover will be determined by the number of preorders and only a small number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed. The cut off date for preordering a copy is November 1st, and the book will be mailed in late November.


5.5×8.5 hardcover, 140 pages
$25.00
Ebook edition also available


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


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

Gray, 7x10, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 27.

GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161648.




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


NY Times best-selling author Nancy Holder!

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


Softcover, 7x10, 124 pages, $14.95, On sale April 27.

SHERLOCK HOLMES / DOMINO LADY is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161650.



Moonstone Books
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE
Now available in the Moonstone bookstore!
Arriving in comic shops January 27!


Written by various, art by Bryan Winton.

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

Softcover, 6x9, 280 pages, $16.95



PAPERBACK PARADE #91 - Now available!
 
The Magazine for Paperback Readers & Collectors! Paperback Parade, if you are a book collector, reader, or just love great old books then this is the magazine for you!

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


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“Celebrating Frank Frazetta”  by Gary Lovisi
“Two to Keep” by Richard A. Lupoff
“The Riddle of the Barmaray Company” by Steve Carper
“Paperback Kerouac” by Tom Cantrell
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Rich Greene
“Keyhole Covers” by Ken Wishnia
“Outrageous Covers” by Wally Pattengill

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

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

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



Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)
 - New!
A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912)
The Scarlet Jaguar (Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2015)  
Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)
The Dark World (Henry Kuttner, Ace Books 1946/Paizo 2008)
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)


Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

PulpFest 2016 Will Be AMAZING!!!

Amazing 69-05Over the last four days, we’ve been offering you a glimpse at the various themes that we’ll be exploring at this year’s PulpFest. “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” will take place from July 21st through July 24th in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center.

We’ve been also providing clues to the identity of this year’s PulpFest Guest of Honor: he or she has worked for the specialty or genre-fiction magazines and for both the rough-paper and slick magazines. He or she has also been associated with super-heroes and the science-fiction genre. Still wondering? Here’s one more clue: he or she was the editor of the magazine pictured here, the May 1969 issue of AMAZING STORIES.

Give up? That’s okay because we had everyone stumped. The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.

(The cover art for Ted White’s first issue of AMAZING STORIES — dated May 1969 — was reprinted from PERRY RHODAN #276, originally published in Germany. The artist is not known.

Created in 1961 by Karl-Herbert Scheer and Walter Ernsting, PERRY RHODAN is the most successful science-fiction book series ever written. Over 2830 installments had appeared in Germany through the end of 2015. Translations of the stories have appeared in many European countries, including France (1966), Belgium (1966), Netherlands (1967),the United Kingdom (since 1974), Finland (1975) and Italy (1976); also in Japan (since 1971), Brazil (since 1975) and in the United States, where it was published by Ace Books from 1969 through 1977.

Ted White’s Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL — was published by Bantam Books in 1968. It featured cover art by Peter Caras.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Thubway Tham's Perfect Day" by Johnston McCulley from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, November, 1948

Featuring: Thubway Tham
Another adventure of Thubway Tham, the pickpocket of the subway.

"Blame it on the War" by Ted Stratton from EXCITING SPORTS, Fall (October), 1943
College Football during the WWII years.

"The Moon Turned Red" by Willis Graham from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1949

It wasn't Steve Therar's job to find out who killed King Randolph, but he had personal reasons for wanting to know!



Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!


Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.


And don't forget the show this Fall!
BORDENTOWN, NJ

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


 

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (Starring Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard - New! 
The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Jasper And The Shelter of Angels - New!
The Devil With Wings - New!
Veil of Reality - New!
Fifty-fifth Anniversary
The Sky-Crasher
The Purple Eye
         Pulp Den  

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

New Blog about pulp magazines - New!
Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘All-Star Pulp Comics’ - New!
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche’
‘Sar Dubnotal 2: The Astral Trail’
The Spider: Master of Men
Return of The Pulptress
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider, # 3: ‘Wings of the Black Death’ - New!
The Shadow OTR: ‘The Ghost on the Stair’
Perry Mason: novels #3 and #4
BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Take a sf journey back to 1941

Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Recoverings
Four new ERB, Inc. authorized dust jacket covers are now available!


THE FIRST FOUR of the new Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. dust-jacket reproductions are now available.

These are newly restored from scans of the original Studley O. Burroughs and J. Allen St. John paintings. As always the jackets maintain the original layouts and typography assembled from digital fonts that match the metal typefaces and have rebuilt promotional art using hi-res scans of the advertised books on the back covers or flaps.

The four jackets are:
TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
JUNGLE GIRL
SWORDS OF MARS.

Visit the recoverings.com, ERB, Inc. Jackets page to see enlarged detail comparisons between the original dust-jackets and the restored Recoverings jackets.

And don’t forget, the 100th Anniversary of THE RETURN OF TARZAN special ends in March, 2016.
Get the newly restored jacket — authenticated by ERB, Inc. —, a restored reproduction of the first N.C. Wyeth illustration for a Tarzan story and a centennial keepsake, with each order of the RETURN dust-jacket until March 15, 2016.


In 2016, Recoverings have set a goal of producing seven of the ERB, Inc. jackets: TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN, SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS, APACHE DEVIL, OAKDALE AFFAIR & THE RIDER, and THE LAD AND THE LION — plus, a special edition Canaveral Press jacket.







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

Hunted by the elite assassins of her own King, Sonja is forced to hide – even among her ex-lovers! With the aid of those from her past, she must rally a rebellion against the new despot, ending his dreams of conquest. Sonja plots a desperate gambit of her own as Hyrkania teeters on the brink of civil war!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 20.

RED SONJA VOLUME 3 #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161392.







Robert E. Howard Days
June 10 and 11, 2016!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are proud to announce the dates and Guest of Honor for the 2016 version of Howard Days, to be held June 10th and 11th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains.

This year’s Guest of Honor is Michael Scott Myers, screenwriter for the movie The Whole Wide World, the biographical film based on the book One Who Walked Alone, which recounted the relationship between Robert E. Howard and Novalyne Price. We are happy to welcome Michael as our GOH, as he is the perfect person to blend with our Howard Days theme this year, Anniversaries.

2016 finds us with a number of important Robert E. Howard Anniversaries: 110 years since his birth, 80 years since his death, 70 years since the publication of Skull Face and Others, 50 years since Conan the Adventurer from Lancer, 40 years since Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt, 30 years since Novalyne Price Ellis’ One Who Walked Alone and 20 years since the movie The Whole Wide World (which was based on Novalyne’s book).

Michael’s involvement with The Whole Wide World began with his being a student of Novalyne Price Ellis in Lafayette, LA. Having read her book about Howard, he knew what a wonderful movie it would make. So, our Guest of Honor is doubly qualified this year and we’re thrilled to have him.

There is lots more information to follow and you can read about it here and at the Howard Days blog. While the cold winds of January are blowing now, make plans to come to Texas in June where the warmth will be in both the air and in the fellowship of Robert E. Howard fans!




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

The Rocketeer dons his helmet and soars into action to foil the Nazis’ plans to destroy New York City. But can even the jet-packed marvel defeat the combined might of the Axis powers and their diabolical PROJECT BEDLAM? Find out in the thrilling finale of…THE ROCKETEER AT WAR!

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

THE ROCKETEER AT WAR #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB160413.


THE SAINT: SEASONS 3 & 4 - Now available!

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

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

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

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


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


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 21 - Arriving in comic shops January 27!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Rafael Kayanan (Pencils), Mike Docherty (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), E. R. Cruz (Inks), Julie Bell (Cover), and others

Traveling through Shadizar the Wicked, Conan saves the life of a beautiful noblewoman who promises to help the barbarian free his soul from a bewitched mirror. Plus: Conan meets Solomon Kane -- and the reimagining by Eisner Hall of Famers Roy Thomas and John Buscema of Marvel's very first Conan story! Collecting Conan stories from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #213-222.

Trade paperback, Black & white, 552 pages, $19.99




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
TARZAN THE FEARLESS SERIAL
Coming in February!

TARZAN THE FEARLESS (Serial version) featuring Buster Crabbe and Jacqueline Wells will be the next subscriber DVD & commercial release.
The content will include chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12 with reconstructed or summarized missing sections.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Ten Glass Eyes
- New!
Room 1313 - New!
Trail of Vengeance
The Masked Headsman
The Golden Dog Murders
The Blackmail King

SHADOW DETACHMENT (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by C.E. Martin


In 1950, war rages on the Korean peninsula as Communist forces battle the defenders of freedom on land and in the air. Lieutenant Mark Kenslir is plucked from a position translating Russian radio broadcasts and attached to a mysterious unit of rag tag misfits: Detachment 1039. Parachuting behind enemy lines to investigate the fate of a field hospital that had been treating a captured MiG pilot, Kenslir soon learns that his brothers in arms are not entirely what they seem to be. When it becomes clear that more than Soviets and Chinese troops are helping the North Koreans, the small detachment is forced to change their mission and go on the hunt for something not entirely human.

Print Length: 58 pages
Kindle Price:    $0.99



TARZAN: THE BECKONING TP - Coming in June!
Thomas Yeates (Writer/Art/Cover)
 
The ageless Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants . . . but they’re soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their long lives! Thomas Yeates’s saga collected in its entirety for the first time.
 
• An epic, modern-day story featuring the original superstar hero of the last century!


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99,
On sale June 1
 
TARZAN: THE BECKONING is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB160035.



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.

Mrs. Edgar Saltus (1883-1960) - New!
Edgar Lloyd Hampton (1872-1951) - New!
Edith Ogutsch (1929-1990)
- New!
Herbert J. Mangham (1896-1967)
I Was a Juror on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial!
Michael V. Simko (1893-1989)
Snowden T. Herrick (1919-1998)
Weird Tales-The Magazine That Died


THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #1 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

He knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men… but who knows what lurks in the heart of The Shadow?

Find out, in the first issue of this mind-blowing four-part storyline entitled “Shadow of a Doubt”, as the Master of Men takes a fateful step into that wondrous land bounded only by imagination: an area which we call… The Twilight Zone.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 20.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 27).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB161351.



Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








15 January 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


'24' - Fox Orders Pilot For New ’24’ Series With Young Black Hero To Succeed Jack Bauer!

Fox has given a pilot order to the project, from the 24 trio of Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz, which has original star Kiefer Sutherland as an executive producer.
Sutherland is not expected to reprise his role as Bauer, at least not in the pilot.

The new 24 series will revolve around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil. I hear the twentysomething man was conceived as an African American, and the actors approached for the part so far all have been black. The female lead is a woman with a long history at the agency.

24: Legacy which retains the original’s real-time format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, each episode representing one hour of an eventful day,



Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #146
 
"The Brazen Peacock" by H. Bedford-Jones
 From the pages of Bluebook Magazine
 
 7x10, 112 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1934

"Merchant of Murder" by Robert Wallace
 The Phantom combats a human fiend who plays the game of life and death with men as pawns in this exciting novel of a series of grim murders veiled in a sinister cloak of mystery.

 "Accusing Eyes" by Edward Churchill
 "Not With A Gas Pipe" by Howard Rhoades
 "Heart Disease" by C.K.M. Scanlon
 "Tallow Devil" by Joe Archibald

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men Detective - May 1948
 
"Murder Guns" by Norman A. Daniels
 When hoodlums rob an arsenal only the ace of the F.B.I. knows the strange and sinister purpose behind their crimes!  Follow Dan Fowler and his aides as they once again fight democracy’s foes!

 "Death Under the Palms" by Wyatt Blassingame
 "The Baron Hunts a Lost Dutchman" by Curtiss T. Gardner
 "Murder Stubs a Toe" by Wayne Rogers
 "Hanging Frame" by Robert Leslie Bellem
  
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Far East Adventures - March1931

"The Last Outpost" by Theodore Roscoe
 "The Galley Admiral" by Bob Du Soe
 "Gold of Ishmael" – Part II by H. Bedford-Jones
 "Beachcombers of the Far East" by C.A. Freeman
 "The Rajah Rallies" by L.G. Blochman
 "A Sea Going Ghost" by Captain Walter Henderson
 "The Valley of Stone Spruces" by Arthur J. Burks

Cover Artist: Donald Hewitt

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 4
by Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels

 Now available!
 
Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Dragon Trail”
“The Black Bat’s Justice”
“The Black Bat and the Red Menace”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

286 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover




Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

THE BLACK BAT Volume 2: "The Black Bat Strikes Again" & "The Black Bat's Challenge"
Sanctum Books presents two more 1939 novels starring the cowled crimefighter whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, mass murders set the Nemesis of Crime in pursuit of a ring of satanic killers as "The Black Bat Strikes Again." Then, "The Black Bat's Challenge" is to unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: "The Mask Returns!" in a rare 1940 Golden Age classic from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #2, and an article on pulp cover illustrator turned comic book artist Raymond Thayer. This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-193-6  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 20!

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops January 20!

DOC SAVAGE #86: "The Sea Angel" & "The Devil is Jones"
JAMES BAMA VARIANT
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones. This instant collector's item leads off with a knockout painting by James Bama, and also reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray who recalls "Lester Dent's Airviews, Inc." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-195-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming very soon to online retailers and arriving in comic shops January 27!

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

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

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

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

Short Reviews – Battlefield in Black by George A. Whittington - New!
Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, and E. Hoffmann Price - New!
Lovecraft on Culture, the Classics, and A. Merritt - New!
The Best of Edmond Hamilton
The Best of Planet Stories #1



THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 2: THE DOOR TO SATURN
Arriving in book stores January 19!

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Door to Saturn is the second of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from “The Door to Saturn” (1930) to “The Hunters from Beyond” (1931), as well as an introduction by Tim Powers.


Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
List Price: $17.99
Pre-order  $13.67


CONAN THE AVENGER #25 - Coming in April!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Simon Bisley (Cover)

The senses-shattering conclusion to Fred Van Lente’s epic Conan run!
 
In an act of vindictive desperation, the imposter queen Salome intends to sacrifice her twin sister Taramis—the rightful queen—to the demon Thaug, and then unleash the vile beast on the populace. Can Conan save Taramis and her kingdom before it’s too late?


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







CONAN Role Playing Game
Cover by world-renowned fantasy artist BROM!


Modiphius is proud to unveil the brand new cover for Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Roleplaying game - Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of.

Modiphius is proud to announce a licensing deal with Conan Properties to publish Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of. This is CONAN roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age! We plan to bring the game right back to its roots, focusing on the original stories by Robert E. Howard.

Modiphius is proud to unveil the brand new cover for Robert E Howard’s CONAN Roleplaying game - Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of

​The core rulebook for Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of contains everything you’ll need to adventure in the world of Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan. It is based entirely on the canonical Conan stories, and uses the 2D20 system developed by Modiphius and used in Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Infinity, John Carter, and other fine games. This tome presents character generation, the game’s rules , and a wealth of source material, including cultures, geography, religions, magic, gods, monsters, gamemastering advice, adventure seeds, and much more. This work has been developed by an all-star writing team, with close involvement by respected Robert E. Howard authorities, and is illustrated by world-renowned Conan artists. Full-color hardcover, 368 pages.

All the supplements for the Robert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game will be in beautiful full colour hardbacks using the Arctic White paper used in the Mutant: Year Zero RPG.





CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE (Kindle Edition) - Coming January 18!
by John Hegenberger

A vanishing corpse...a clout on the head...industrial espionage with millions of dollars at stake...an international conspiracy that threatens the 1988 Summer Olympics...These are just some of the problems private investigator Eliot Cross has to untangle in CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, the newest novel from popular author John Hegenberger. Fast-paced, filled with mystery, action, and humor, CROSSFIRE is a private eye yarn in the classic mold and a sure bet for entertainment.
 
Born and raised in the heart of the heartland, Columbus, Ohio, John Hegenberger is the father of three, tennis enthusiast, collector of silent film and OTR, Francophile, ex-comic book dealer, ex-marketing exec at Exxon, AT&T, and IBM, and happily married for 45 years and counting.
 
He is the author of mystery novels TRIPL3 CROSS, CROSS EXAMINATIONS, SPYFALL, and several non-fiction books about popular culture, as well as a science fiction novel, MUTINY ON OUTSTATION ZORI, and the collection THE LAST MARTIAN CHRONICLES.


A sequel to TRIPL3 CROSS and CROSS EXAMINATIONS.

Print Length: 126 pages
Pre-order Price: $2.99



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21 - Coming in April!
John Arcudi (Writer), Rich Woodall (Writer), Adam P. Knave (Writer), D.J. Kirkbride (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Paul Levitz (Writer), Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Aaron Lopresti (Writer/Art/Cover), Maxim Šimić (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), Robert Wilson IV (Art), and Tim Hamilton (Art)

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit!

Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Šimić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale April 20.



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

Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TV Episode (1955)
Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The holidays are always a busy time and we find we forgot to send down the artwork for the first part of In The Fog.
We apologize for the mistake and the art has now been put in its proper place.


Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.


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

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


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


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


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

And...

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



FRITZ LEIBER’S FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER: THE CLOUD OF HATE AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
Dennis O’Neil (Writer), Howard Chaykin (Art), and Walter Simonson (Art/Cover)
 
In 1973, industry titan Denny O’Neil joined master artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber’s timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and devilry into one handsome collection!
 
• Drawn by Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson!
• Bonus story penciled by Jim Starlin!


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 136 pages, $17.99,
On sale June 15
 



The Golden Age - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner


Hermes Press:  THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 9: 1949-1950 HC - Arriving in comic shops January 20!
Writer: Lee Falk;  Art / Cover: Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best-selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the "Fathers and Sons" storyline. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" concluding on May 6, 1950 the continuities ran together, so that is how Hermes Press is presenting them!  The Sundays are being produced directly from the black-and-white King Features press proofs. Included in this volume are three complete continuities (including the Sundays in their black-and-white versions), reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "Fathers and Sons," "The Flirtatious Princess" and "The Thuggees."

Hardcover, 12x9, 240 pages, Partial Color, $50.00





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “The Black Stranger” - New!
Conan Re-Read: “Beyond the Black River”
JAMES BOND: THE SPECTRE COMIC STRIPS HC - Arriving in book stores January 19!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art/Cover) Yaroslav Horak
(Art) Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky

Shaken not stirred, this is the ultimate SPECTRE collection!
The inimitable James Bond returns in this lavish comic strip collection collecting four rip-roaring James Bond escapades — all featuring SPECTRE — in a deluxe omnibus format!
Includes Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The Spy Who Loved Me. An absolutely essential addition to every Bond fan’s library!

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, B&W, $39.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION #4

Contents:
THE MAN WHO AWOKE by Laurence Manning
THE LAST SHRINE by Chester D. Cuthbert
THE CITY OF SPIDERS by H. Warner Munn
--DO NOT FOLD OR MUTILATE-- by William M. Danner
THE TIMES WE HAD by Edward D. Hoch
MASTER OF THE OCTOPUS by Edward Olin Weeks


Digest Magazine, 130 pages
$8.95



   
Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The "Lost" Episodes of The Shadow Radio Program - New!
The Shadow: The "Lost" 1953 Episodes
Beware of Wally the Spook
King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial

Meteor House
The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Hardcover signed limited edition and eBook edition are now available!

When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .

Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.

Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!

Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?

Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Signed Limited Edition trade paperback of The Scarlet Jaguar went out of print in just a few months. The print run for the Signed Limited Edition hardcover will be determined by the number of preorders and only a small number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed. The cut off date for preordering a copy is November 1st, and the book will be mailed in late November.


5.5×8.5 hardcover, 140 pages
$25.00
Ebook edition also available


Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY THREESOME #1
Coming in May!

Domino Lady, The Golden Amazon & The Veil
NY Times best-selling author NANCY HOLDER brings us a new series of wild adventures of Domino Lady with two friends!


Trouble Times Three!

It's Coast to Coast action, adventure, romance, and intrigue as Pulp's #1 Adventuress, Domino Lady teams up with the Golden Amazon and The Veil to thwart a killer, stop a nefarious Nazi plot, and uncover mysterious happenings on big Hollywood movie set. When just one hero isn't enough, Domino Lady and her companions come together to get the job done.


Story: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Marco Santiago
Cover: Glen Fernandez
32 pages, 7” x 10”, GRAYSCALE, $3.50


The variant cover is available only to retailers who purchase 4 or more copies of Domino Lady Threesome #1.




Moonstone Books
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE
Now available in the Moonstone bookstore!
Estimated to arrive in comic shops January 27!


Written by various, art by Bryan Winton.

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

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



Mystery*File - Now online!

A Double Take Look at TARZAN’S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959).
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — W. H. HODGSON “The Thing Invisible.”
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2015  by Richard Moore
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2015, by Walker Martin
PulpFest 2015 – The People


Paperback Perils - Now online!

A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912)
- New!
The Scarlet Jaguar (Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2015)  
Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)
The Dark World (Henry Kuttner, Ace Books 1946/Paizo 2008)
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)


Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

PulpFest 2016 Will Be AMAZING!!!

Amazing 69-05Over the last four days, we’ve been offering you a glimpse at the various themes that we’ll be exploring at this year’s PulpFest. “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” will take place from July 21st through July 24th in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center.

We’ve been also providing clues to the identity of this year’s PulpFest Guest of Honor: he or she has worked for the specialty or genre-fiction magazines and for both the rough-paper and slick magazines. He or she has also been associated with super-heroes and the science-fiction genre. Still wondering? Here’s one more clue: he or she was the editor of the magazine pictured here, the May 1969 issue of AMAZING STORIES.

Give up? That’s okay because we had everyone stumped. The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.

(The cover art for Ted White’s first issue of AMAZING STORIES — dated May 1969 — was reprinted from PERRY RHODAN #276, originally published in Germany. The artist is not known.

Created in 1961 by Karl-Herbert Scheer and Walter Ernsting, PERRY RHODAN is the most successful science-fiction book series ever written. Over 2830 installments had appeared in Germany through the end of 2015. Translations of the stories have appeared in many European countries, including France (1966), Belgium (1966), Netherlands (1967),the United Kingdom (since 1974), Finland (1975) and Italy (1976); also in Japan (since 1971), Brazil (since 1975) and in the United States, where it was published by Ace Books from 1969 through 1977.

Ted White’s Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL — was published by Bantam Books in 1968. It featured cover art by Peter Caras.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Knot Guilty" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1942

Featuring: Dizzy Duo
When Snooty and Scoop, those screwball newshawks, try to cut big house bonds for a killer, they find themselves tied up in homicide red tape.

"The Essential Thing" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1949
Featuring: Smoky Smith & Dug Evans
It Isn't What It's Cracked Up to Be - Bein' a Law Officer. A Western story.

"Smoke Rings" by George McLociard from AMAZING STORIES, February, 1928
An inventor creates a futuristic anti-aircraft weapon, only to have it miscarry and do more than it was supposed to do.



Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!


Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.


And don't forget the show this Fall!
BORDENTOWN, NJ

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


 

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith - New! 
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Fifty-fifth Anniversary - New!
The Sky-Crasher - New!
The Purple Eye
Twenty Fathoms Down
Born Lucid
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche’ - New!
‘Sar Dubnotal 2: The Astral Trail’
The Spider: Master of Men
Return of The Pulptress
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Shadow OTR: ‘The Ghost on the Stair’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #3 and #4
BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’
The Shadow’s Christmas toys
‘Zombies of the Stratosphere’: A colorized serial
The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Take a sf journey back to 1941

Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Radio Archives
The Spider #21 Audiobook
Hordes of the Red Butcher
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

In the gaunt desolation of those dark Kentucky hills, the Dixie Limited, crack flyer, stood gutted of all living passengers... The Spider, the only survivor, stood alone at that bleak scene, vowing silently, solemnly, to destroy the ambition-mad arch-criminal who had plotted this wholesale ruin. For this, and manifold like disasters, were occurring everywhere in the land — at the direction, Richard Wentworth knew, of some diabolical brain which was unleashing hordes of primitive barbarians to lay waste to civilization. But later, at the very moment when the Spider should have struck his most telling blow, he was pacing a narrow cell in the death-house at Sing Sing!

 
Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancee, Nita van Sloan. When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three full years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never reached culmination in marriage. What man could marry, have a home and children, when death and disgrace hung hourly over his head? No, he could not permit Nita to face such a possibility. He had told her that, long ago, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her all his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together.” As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Hordes of the Red Butcher with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1935.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Ramble House
Now available!

 
MAD-DOCTOR MERCIFUL
 By Collin Brooks
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Long considered a collectors' item by various underground horror cults, this 1932 potboiler probes into the mysteries of life and death in ways other books of its time shied away from. It combines the otherworldly atmosphere of horror with the cold sharpness of a medical thriller. The author, Collin Brooks, was a journalist with many serious, dry books to his name and this, as described in the introduction by John Pelan, is his masterpiece of medical horror.

In his introduction John Pelan tells how Brooks, an established journalist, turned to writing weird tales for a lark and produced three earlier works, Mr. X, The Body Snatchers and The Ghost Hunters, all of which Ramble House plans to publish in 2016.


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


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Raven's Head Press
Coming soon!


 Two unlikely allies join forces with two of history's greatest writers, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker,
to save England from the ancient Order of the Dragon and the horrible sceret they protect.
Book one of the BLOODLINE TRILOGY, a new pulp series featuring Amun Galeus and Sebastian Vulk
as they traverse the ages solving supernatural mysteries and fighting against evil
in all its various manifestations from flesh and blood to the demonic powers of hell.


 

Recoverings
Four new ERB, Inc. authorized dust jacket covers are now available!


THE FIRST FOUR of the new Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. dust-jacket reproductions are now available.

These are newly restored from scans of the original Studley O. Burroughs and J. Allen St. John paintings. As always the jackets maintain the original layouts and typography assembled from digital fonts that match the metal typefaces and have rebuilt promotional art using hi-res scans of the advertised books on the back covers or flaps.

The four jackets are:
TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
JUNGLE GIRL
SWORDS OF MARS.

Visit the recoverings.com, ERB, Inc. Jackets page to see enlarged detail comparisons between the original dust-jackets and the restored Recoverings jackets.

And don’t forget, the 100th Anniversary of THE RETURN OF TARZAN special ends in March, 2016.
Get the newly restored jacket — authenticated by ERB, Inc. —, a restored reproduction of the first N.C. Wyeth illustration for a Tarzan story and a centennial keepsake, with each order of the RETURN dust-jacket until March 15, 2016.


In 2016, Recoverings have set a goal of producing seven of the ERB, Inc. jackets: TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN, SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS, APACHE DEVIL, OAKDALE AFFAIR & THE RIDER, and THE LAD AND THE LION — plus, a special edition Canaveral Press jacket.







Robert E. Howard Days
June 10 and 11, 2016!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are proud to announce the dates and Guest of Honor for the 2016 version of Howard Days, to be held June 10th and 11th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains.

This year’s Guest of Honor is Michael Scott Myers, screenwriter for the movie The Whole Wide World, the biographical film based on the book One Who Walked Alone, which recounted the relationship between Robert E. Howard and Novalyne Price. We are happy to welcome Michael as our GOH, as he is the perfect person to blend with our Howard Days theme this year, Anniversaries.

2016 finds us with a number of important Robert E. Howard Anniversaries: 110 years since his birth, 80 years since his death, 70 years since the publication of Skull Face and Others, 50 years since Conan the Adventurer from Lancer, 40 years since Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt, 30 years since Novalyne Price Ellis’ One Who Walked Alone and 20 years since the movie The Whole Wide World (which was based on Novalyne’s book).

Michael’s involvement with The Whole Wide World began with his being a student of Novalyne Price Ellis in Lafayette, LA. Having read her book about Howard, he knew what a wonderful movie it would make. So, our Guest of Honor is doubly qualified this year and we’re thrilled to have him.

There is lots more information to follow and you can read about it here and at the Howard Days blog. While the cold winds of January are blowing now, make plans to come to Texas in June where the warmth will be in both the air and in the fellowship of Robert E. Howard fans!


THE SAINT: SEASONS 3 & 4 - Arriving January 19!

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

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

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

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


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


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
TARZAN THE FEARLESS SERIAL
Coming in February!

TARZAN THE FEARLESS (Serial version) featuring Buster Crabbe and Jacqueline Wells will be the next subscriber DVD & commercial release.
The content will include chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12 with reconstructed or summarized missing sections.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Trail of Vengeance
- New!
The Masked Headsman - New!
The Golden Dog Murders
The Blackmail King
The Lone Tiger
The Hydra
SHADOW DETACHMENT (Kindle Edition) - Now available!
by C.E. Martin


In 1950, war rages on the Korean peninsula as Communist forces battle the defenders of freedom on land and in the air. Lieutenant Mark Kenslir is plucked from a position translating Russian radio broadcasts and attached to a mysterious unit of rag tag misfits: Detachment 1039. Parachuting behind enemy lines to investigate the fate of a field hospital that had been treating a captured MiG pilot, Kenslir soon learns that his brothers in arms are not entirely what they seem to be. When it becomes clear that more than Soviets and Chinese troops are helping the North Koreans, the small detachment is forced to change their mission and go on the hunt for something not entirely human.

Print Length: 58 pages
Kindle Price:    $0.99



TARZAN: THE BECKONING TP - Coming in June!
Thomas Yeates (Writer/Art/Cover)
 
The ageless Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants . . . but they’re soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their long lives! Thomas Yeates’s saga collected in its entirety for the first time.
 
• An epic, modern-day story featuring the original superstar hero of the last century!


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99,
On sale June 1
 



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.

Herbert J. Mangham (1896-1967) - New!
I Was a Juror on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial! - New!
Michael V. Simko (1893-1989)
Snowden T. Herrick (1919-1998)
Weird Tales-The Magazine That Died


True Pulp Fiction - Now online!

There is a new pulp blog online called TRUE PULP FICTION.
This site will have new content daily, including the day-by-day Pulp Calendar, issue and story reviews, classic stories for downloading and more!

Check it out at the link below.


Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








08 January 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
A True Western Hero
BASS REEVES - FRONTIER LAWMAN
Now available on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions proudly presents BASS REEVES – FRONTIER LAWMAN, a fictional anthology inspired by the life of a real Oklahoma U.S. Deputy Marshal.

He began his life as a slave. During the Civil War he escaped and lived among the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Oklahoma Territories. He learned to ride, shoot and track prey from his adopted people. When the war ended, he was recruited as one of the first black deputy marshals in the history of the west.

In a thirty year career, operating under the authority of Judge Parker out of Fort Smith, he captured over three thousand outlaws, was involved in fourteen major gun battles and never wounded once.  At the ended of his career, he became a Deputy Sheriff in Tuskegee until his death at the age of 70.  He is considered the greatest western lawman that ever lived.

“The greatest lawman you never heard of,” states Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Shamefully because of the color of his skin, Bass Reeves’ exploits were purposely left out of the history books. While we were being taught about the white lawmen of the times such as Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickock, prejudicial teachers did their best to bury the stories of the hundreds of black pioneers who worked, sweated and died to settle the western territories. Brave black cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers and heroes of justice like Bass Reeves; determined to bring law and order to the Wild West.”

Now writers Gary Phillips, Mel Odom, Andrew Salmon and Derrick Ferguson have whipped up four action packed adventures inspired by this legendary figure. Tales of a wild frontier where outlaws and renegades roamed freely until the coming of one amazing man who wore a badge and vowed to bring justice to one and all. He was Bass Reeves – Frontier Marshal.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

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

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

The Best of Edmond Hamilton - New!
The Best of Planet Stories #1



THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 2: THE DOOR TO SATURN
Arriving in book stores January 19!

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Door to Saturn is the second of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from “The Door to Saturn” (1930) to “The Hunters from Beyond” (1931), as well as an introduction by Tim Powers.


Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
List Price: $17.99
Pre-order  $13.67


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

Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TV Episode (1955) - New!
Altus Gallery: More Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones  
Overlooked Films: FEARLESS FOSDICK TV Series
Overlooked Films: MODESTY BLAISE TV Pilot (1982)
Zane Grey Theater: DESERT GOLD (1926)


THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST #3 - Coming later this month!

The print version will be $8.99 and the Kindle version will be $2.99.
Joe Wehrle, Jr. returns as the cover artist. Here’s a list of the other contents:
 
Interview/Profiles
 Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction) by D. Blake Werts
 Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.) by Tom Brinkmann
 
Articles
 Beyond by Tom Brinkmann
 Super-Science Fiction by Peter Enfantino
 Diabolik by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
 Dashiell Hammett digests by Steve Carper
 Gunsmoke by Peter Enfantino
 Dope Fiends trading cards by Richard Krauss
 
Fiction
 Ron Fortier
 Gary Lovisi, with illustrations by Michael Neno
 Joe Wehrle, Jr.
 
Reviews by Ron Fortier and Richard Krauss
 Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
 Where Stories Dwell
 The Man From Mars
 The Executioner: Border Offensive
 A Blonde for Murder
 Popular Fiction Periodicals
 Betty Fedora #2
 Paperback Parade #89
 Manhunt Dec. 1953
 Children’s Digest Spring 1972
 Fate #727
 
Artwork and cartoons
 Brad Foster
 Bob Vojtko
 
Includes nearly 100 cover images





DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #2 - Arriving in comic shops January 13!  
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover: Wilfredo Torres

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.


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

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


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


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


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

And...

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



THE GODS OF HP LOVECRAFT  - Now available!
by Martha Wells, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, James A. Moore, Christopher Golden, David Liss, Joe Lansdale, Rachel Caine, Adam Neville, Laird Barron


The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson. About the book: Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth-this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together twelve all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) - Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells) - Azathoth (Laird Barron) - Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little) - Shub-Niggurath (David Liss) - Tsathoggua (Brett Talley) - The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden & James A. Moore) - Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry) - Elder Things (Joe Lansdale) - Great Race (Rachel Caine) - Yig (Douglas Wynne) - The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire) With commentary on each deity by Donald Tyson.


Paperback: 454 pages
Publisher: JournalStone
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $24.95
Amazon price: $20.82



The Golden Age - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner
Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December/1898
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “Beyond the Black River” - New!
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #50 - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 13!

The over-sized new issue features the sensational art of J.C. LEYENDECKER, best known for his Arrow Collar illustrations in the 1920s, and for his 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Frequent contributor David Saunders has penned the most authoritative and detailed biography of the artist published to date, and the feature is packed full of glorious reproductions taken directly from the original paintings. Book Reviews, Events & Exhibitions, and more round out the issue! 

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00









James Bond - Daniel Craig to return for two more films!

It looks like SPECTRE was just the beginning of a whole trilogy of films pitting Bond against Blofeld. 
Christoph Waltz is set to return for two more films as the villain after signing up to reprise his role.
Waltz's return was conditional on Daniel Craig also coming back, but no contracts have yet been signed with Craig.




JAMES BOND: THE SPECTRE COMIC STRIPS HC - Arriving in book stores January 19!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art/Cover) Yaroslav Horak
(Art) Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky

Shaken not stirred, this is the ultimate SPECTRE collection!
The inimitable James Bond returns in this lavish comic strip collection collecting four rip-roaring James Bond escapades — all featuring SPECTRE — in a deluxe omnibus format!
Includes Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The Spy Who Loved Me. An absolutely essential addition to every Bond fan’s library!

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, B&W, $39.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

WHITE PYTHON
A Fiction House Press Facsimile Reprint


A thrilling novel of adventure in the mystic, secret lamasery in Tibet where the White Python is worshipped by strange underworld creatures and by the naked, pagan high priestess Gynia. Colin Gray, V.C., Secret Service man who appeared in Mark Channing's previous novel King Cobra, is sent on a mission to Tibet. On the boat from England he meets Piers Bryan, called by newspapers the "World's Most Famous Air-Girl." Instantly they take a liking to each other that grows with each succeeding day. At Calcutta they part; Piers to fly solo to Pekin, and Gray to pursue his secret mission in Tibet. But in the underground caverns below Hlampo lamasery they meet once more, and both are in dire danger of slow, horrible deaths in the sinuous coils of the White Python. One danger follows another until the final breath-taking climax, where Gray struggles with the Python itself!

Trade Paperback, 322 pages, 6 x 9 inch
$15.00

 
 
   
Meteor House
The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert
Hardcover signed limited edition and eBook edition are now available!

When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .

Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.

Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!

Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?

Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Signed Limited Edition trade paperback of The Scarlet Jaguar went out of print in just a few months. The print run for the Signed Limited Edition hardcover will be determined by the number of preorders and only a small number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed. The cut off date for preordering a copy is November 1st, and the book will be mailed in late November.


5.5×8.5 hardcover, 140 pages
$25.00
Ebook edition also available


Moonstone Books
The Black Bat Returns
Authors: Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash
New cover by Mike Fyles
Moonstone exclusive hardcover edition available for pre-order!

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


Ex-District Attorney Tony Quinn is blinded in a courtroom assault!
He now seeks justice outside of the law as the relentless hero who can see in the dark: The Black Bat!
Guest-starring: The Green Lama, Domino Lady, and Golden Amazon!
Stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Adam L. Garcia, Colin B. Harvey, Sean Taylor, James Palmer, David Boop, David White, and Josh Vogt!
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 270 pages, $25.99



Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Scarlet Jaguar (Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2015)
 - New!
Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)
The Dark World (Henry Kuttner, Ace Books 1946/Paizo 2008)
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)


Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!

To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Partners" by Dale Manning Brown from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 30th, 1919

Two police detectives, Tom Dessel and his partner, Joe, look out for one another.  When Dessel's wife runs away with a crook, Joe decides to do something about it. 

"Panhandle Pete's Victory Garden" by Frank Richardson Pierce from SHORT STORIES, September 10, 1943
Featuring: Panhandle Pete
Panhandle Pete Never Suspected the Part He Was to Play in the War Effort

"The Red Bag" by O. B. Myers from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1949
Ordinarily Death is no novelty to a grave digger, but when murder takes a hand, curious things happen in his cemetery!



Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!


Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.


And don't forget the show this Fall!
BORDENTOWN, NJ

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


 

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber - New! 
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer
Terror Out of Space by Leigh Brackett
Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Purple Eye  - New!
Twenty Fathoms Down
Born Lucid
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Sar Dubnotal 2: The Astral Trail’ - New!
The Spider: Master of Men - New!
Return of The Pulptress
More new Green Lama: ‘Crimson Circle’
‘Nighthawk: Burning Skies’
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #3 and #4 - New!
BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’
The Shadow’s Christmas toys
‘Zombies of the Stratosphere’: A colorized serial
The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Take a sf journey back to 1941
- New!
Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Ramble House
Now available!

 
MAD-DOCTOR MERCIFUL
 By Collin Brooks
 Introduced by John Pelan

 
Long considered a collectors' item by various underground horror cults, this 1932 potboiler probes into the mysteries of life and death in ways other books of its time shied away from. It combines the otherworldly atmosphere of horror with the cold sharpness of a medical thriller. The author, Collin Brooks, was a journalist with many serious, dry books to his name and this, as described in the introduction by John Pelan, is his masterpiece of medical horror.

In his introduction John Pelan tells how Brooks, an established journalist, turned to writing weird tales for a lark and produced three earlier works, Mr. X, The Body Snatchers and The Ghost Hunters, all of which Ramble House plans to publish in 2016.


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


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Recoverings
Four new ERB, Inc. authorized dust jacket covers are now available!


THE FIRST FOUR of the new Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. dust-jacket reproductions are now available.

These are newly restored from scans of the original Studley O. Burroughs and J. Allen St. John paintings. As always the jackets maintain the original layouts and typography assembled from digital fonts that match the metal typefaces and have rebuilt promotional art using hi-res scans of the advertised books on the back covers or flaps.

The four jackets are:
TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
JUNGLE GIRL
SWORDS OF MARS.

Visit the recoverings.com, ERB, Inc. Jackets page to see enlarged detail comparisons between the original dust-jackets and the restored Recoverings jackets.

And don’t forget, the 100th Anniversary of THE RETURN OF TARZAN special ends in March, 2016.
Get the newly restored jacket — authenticated by ERB, Inc. —, a restored reproduction of the first N.C. Wyeth illustration for a Tarzan story and a centennial keepsake, with each order of the RETURN dust-jacket until March 15, 2016.


In 2016, Recoverings have set a goal of producing seven of the ERB, Inc. jackets: TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN, SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS, APACHE DEVIL, OAKDALE AFFAIR & THE RIDER, and THE LAD AND THE LION — plus, a special edition Canaveral Press jacket.







RED SONJA #1 - Arriving in comic shops January 13!  
Covers: Marguerite Sauvage, Jay Anacleto and Tula Lotay Writer: Marguerite Bennett Art: Aneke

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 11 - Arriving in comic shops January 13!  
(Art) Murphy Anderson & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with the eleventh volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more! Collects issues #48-53 (May 1947 to March 1948) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99




THE SAINT: SEASONS 3 & 4 - Arriving January 19!

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

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

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

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


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


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Golden Dog Murders
- New!
The Blackmail King
The Lone Tiger
The Hydra
Star Trek 50th Anniversary Postage Stamps

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television premiere, the new Star Trek Forever stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program:
  • The Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background
  • The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background
  • The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background
  • The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background
The words “SPACE… THE FINAL FRONTIER,” from Captain Kirk’s famous voice-over appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars.
The stamps were designed by Heads of State under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá.


The four new Forever stamps will cost 49¢ in the U.S. and about £.33 in the U.K.


There's no word yet on when these stamps will be available.
The first Star Trek episode aired in September, 1966.



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.

Michael V. Simko (1893-1989) - New!
Snowden T. Herrick (1919-1998) - New!
Weird Tales-The Magazine That Died   - New!
Black Holes and the Mushroom Planet - New!
Tellers of Weird Tales in 2016
Circles and Spirals on the Cover of Weird Tales
Order and Chaos Revisited
F.B. Ghensi (1865-1943)
A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .


True Pulp Fiction - Now online!

There is a new pulp blog online called TRUE PULP FICTION.
This site will have new content daily, including the day-by-day Pulp Calendar, issue and story reviews, classic stories for downloading and more!

Check it out at the link below.


Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!








01 January 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

January 15, 2016
THE 5TH WAVE
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
INDEPENDANCE DAY: RESURGEANCE
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 29, 2016
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
GHOSTBUSTERS
STAR TREK BEYOND
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
August 5, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
PATIENT ZERO
DEEPWATER HORIZON
October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016

GAMBIT
JACK REACHER 2

November 4, 2016
November 18, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
PASSENGERS
JUMANJI
To be announced
HOWARD LOVEVRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
ROBINSON CRUSOE
KING COBRA
MIDNIGHT SUN
THE VEIL


January 13, 2017
THE DARK TOWER
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
THE WOLVERINE 2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARK UNIVERSE: THE MUMMY
GHOST IN THE SHELL
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

June 9, 2017
June 23, 2017
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
WONDER WOMAN
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
UNTITLED SPIDERMAN REBOOT
September 29, 2017
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
ALIEN: CONVERGENT
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN


37th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, April 3, 2016!

45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking




 
40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 5-9, 2016!

The 40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 5, and April 7-9, 2016, welcomes author Victor Milan, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

A panel of friends and colleagues will open the lectureship with a reading from the Jack’s works on Tuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, ENMU campus in Portales, New Mexico.
The lectureship showcases readings with visiting authors and friends of the lectureship at a reading on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112.
Friday morning features Guest of Honor Victor Milan reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests and audience members will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing planning.analysis@enmu.edu. The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6.

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered by authors Connie Willis and Steven Gould at the Portales Public Library on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
Participants are encouraged to reserve a space by contacting the Portales Library, 218 S Avenue B, in Portales, at 575.356.3940.

For more information, call 575.562.2315 or contact Patrice Caldwell at patrice.caldwell@enmu.edu


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Victor Milan
Friday, April 8, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 8, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10)

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 8, 3 - 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)


63nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 3rd, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


2016 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention




MEMBERSHIPS
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). Supporting membership (not attending, but wants to receive the program book) is $15. Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
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 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bird Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday.
All dealer tables are sold out.

PROGRAM BOOK
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, 2016. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
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.

AUCTIONS
To be announced.

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
For the fourth year in a row, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con is hosting a five hour block devoted to the New pulp Movement to be held on Sunday April 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. A group of today's finest New Pulp writers and artists will be participating in both panels and readings.

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com 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!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night from 8 p.m. tp Midnight (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!

HOTEL
For our sixteenth show, for the ninth 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 $117/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 6, 2016!). 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.


The Adventures of Robin Hood
“Robin Hood” is Coming to Clinton, CT on January 9!


At 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 9th, the Clinton Family Film Festival will present “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains; Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale and a cast of thousands. 

The screening will be at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street in Clinton.  This Academy Award winning movie will delight adults and kids* alike.  And now, for the first time, you can see this classic on a large, rear projection screen just like in the movie theaters. But here, admission is FREE.

Robin Hood is an heroic outlaw, who became a popular English folklore figure in the late-medieval period. According to legend, he was: a highly skilled archer and swordsman; traditionally depicted as being dressed in the color, Lincoln green; and often portrayed as "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" alongside his band of “Merry Men”. In this 1938   Technicolor motion picture, when England’s Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a  Saxon lord (Robin Hood), fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel army. This movie’s original screenplay is based upon the ancient Robin Hood legends. 

Go to (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood) for more information about the legend.  And feel free to the come to the screening dressed as your favorite Robin Hood character.



5:00 PM on Saturday January 9
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT




Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

“Scrappy Birthday” by Joe Archibald - New!

“The Hawker Demon” by Frederick Blakeslee
- New!


Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
A True Western Hero
BASS REEVES - FRONTIER LAWMAN
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions proudly presents BASS REEVES – FRONTIER LAWMAN, a fictional anthology inspired by the life of a real Oklahoma U.S. Deputy Marshal.

He began his life as a slave. During the Civil War he escaped and lived among the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Oklahoma Territories. He learned to ride, shoot and track prey from his adopted people. When the war ended, he was recruited as one of the first black deputy marshals in the history of the west.

In a thirty year career, operating under the authority of Judge Parker out of Fort Smith, he captured over three thousand outlaws, was involved in fourteen major gun battles and never wounded once.  At the ended of his career, he became a Deputy Sheriff in Tuskegee until his death at the age of 70.  He is considered the greatest western lawman that ever lived.

“The greatest lawman you never heard of,” states Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Shamefully because of the color of his skin, Bass Reeves’ exploits were purposely left out of the history books. While we were being taught about the white lawmen of the times such as Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickock, prejudicial teachers did their best to bury the stories of the hundreds of black pioneers who worked, sweated and died to settle the western territories. Brave black cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers and heroes of justice like Bass Reeves; determined to bring law and order to the Wild West.”

Now writers Gary Phillips, Mel Odom, Andrew Salmon and Derrick Ferguson have whipped up four action packed adventures inspired by this legendary figure. Tales of a wild frontier where outlaws and renegades roamed freely until the coming of one amazing man who wore a badge and vowed to bring justice to one and all. He was Bass Reeves – Frontier Marshal.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



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

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book multipack #3 - with exclusive Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects five more James Bama variant editions including a BRAND NEW DOC SAVAGE #39 variant. Showcases ten thrill-packed pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson: “Devil on the Moon,” “I Died Yesterday,” “Quest of Qui,” “The Devil's Playground,” “The Phantom City,” “No Light to Die By,” “Murder Melody,” “Birds of Death,” “Poison Island” and “They Died Twice." PLUS bonus James Bama full-color art prints! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten classic color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and a long-lost Doc plot treatment by SUPERMAN-editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff, with historical commentary by Will Murray, Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-191-2 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 624 pages, B&W, $54.95 



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Sanctum Books    Sanctum Books - Facebook    Sanctum Books - Pulp Coming Attractions  

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!

When Ellen Walters was 9 years old she wanted a dog so badly!  But her parents thought she was too young to take care of it, so her father, David, made her a pet dog out of some old computer wire and named him Wire Dog.  Ellen loved her special pet and started writing stories about him.  Soon her father wrote some stories too.  Wire Dog became popular with Ellen's friends and David used some of these stories with his students at school.  Other people began to write Wire Dog stories including our own Tom Johnson whose 2 stories were about dinosaurs and superheroes.  There are now 35 Wire Dog stories and more are on the way!  David and Ellen are co0llecting these stories in compilation volumes available at LULU and Amazon.

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

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

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE NICKEL MAN
Eleven French scientific romances by Jacques Boucher de Perthes, Pierre Bremond, Léon Daudet,
Georges Espitallier, Louis Gallet, Pierre de Nolhac & Ralph Schropp adapted by Brian Stableford

This is the twelfth in a series of anthologies of exemplary texts in the evolution of the French genre of roman scientifique.

The eleven stories collected here were published between 1832 and 1932. They include three remarkable tales about automata and homonculi, including one in which the manufacture of an artificial human being is credited to the 13th century scholar Albertus Magnus.

Also included are The Uraniad (1844), a protest against Newton's theory of gravity, The Death of Paris (1892), an account of how Paris was destroyed by a new Ice Age, and The Nickel Man (1897) by military historian and journalist Georges Espitallier, in which an eccentric scientist uses galvanic technology to turn his body into a metal statue in an attempt to preserve it.


US $24.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 356 pages 

  AN INTERNATIONAL
MISSION TO THE MOON

by Jean Petithuguenin
adapted by Brian Stableford

The three scientists placed their helmets on their shoulders and sealed them hermetically.
The exit maneuver was executed perfectly. Standing side by side in the earthlight, in their rigid and monstrous carapaces, they offered a fantastic sight.

Three exciting novels by the author of ETHEL KING, THE FEMALE NICK CARTER!

An International Mission to the Moon (1926) is one of a group of novels produced in different countries in the 1920s that attempted to produce realistic accounts of a voyage to the moon effected by means of rocket propulsion. It boasts the most substantial literary pedigree, and is the most realistic, far closer to that eventual reality than other, more primitive efforts. Petithuguenin's interest in technological advancement and the possibility of space travel are real and well-informed; he became one of the first experimenters in France with what would later come to be called hard science fiction.

The Secret of the Incas (1927) is a traditional Jules Vernian, fast-paced exotic adventure thriller in which a French expedition goes in search of the holy city of the Incas in the Andes.

The Great Current (1931) is a classic "yellow peril" melodrama, that focuses innovatively on the necessity of developing new sources of energy to replace the fossil fuels that are inevitably in limited supply, and means of capturing solar radiation more directly.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages 

DOC ARDAN
TWO THRILLING NOVELS
THE TROGLODYTES OF MOUNT EVEREST
THE GIANTS OF BLACK LAKE
by Guy d'Armen
adapted and retold by J-M. & R. Lofficier

In The Troglodytes of Mount Everest (1929), young Francis Ardan, who has just earned his title of Doctor, embarks for a cruise around the world, but ends up fighting Captain Mendax, a science pirate and the master of a super-powered flying machine and submarine, The Astaroth, built according to the late Captain Nemo's designs.

In The Giants of Black Lake (1931), Doctor Ardan comes across an underground city in Mongolia ruled by the fearsome Kyzyl Kaya, a 250-year-old scientist who has created a horde of giant spiders and other colossal creatures to guard his lair and conquer the world.

Scientist and world-saving explorer Doctor Ardan was created in 1928, five years before Doc Savage. These two ground-breaking SF adventures have been translated by award-winning authors Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 292 pages 
 



 
Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





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

Now available!

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


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





Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

The Best of Planet Stories #1 - New!



THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 2: THE DOOR TO SATURN
Arriving in book stores January 19!

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Door to Saturn is the second of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from “The Door to Saturn” (1930) to “The Hunters from Beyond” (1931), as well as an introduction by Tim Powers.


Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
List Price: $17.99
Pre-order  $13.67


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

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



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

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

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






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Robert E. Howard Comics Group
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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.


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

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


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


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


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

And...

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Girasol Collectables

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

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



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

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

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

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
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Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

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#9 June 1935
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October 1935
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#17
February 1936
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#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
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#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
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#2 December 1933

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

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

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
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#7 March1935
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#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
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#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
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#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
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July-August 1937
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THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
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#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
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Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
Now available!

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles.
These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory.
The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.


Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page.
The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior.
There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.


Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





 


THE GODS OF HP LOVECRAFT  - Now available!
by Martha Wells, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, James A. Moore, Christopher Golden, David Liss, Joe Lansdale, Rachel Caine, Adam Neville, Laird Barron


The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson. About the book: Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth-this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together twelve all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) - Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells) - Azathoth (Laird Barron) - Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little) - Shub-Niggurath (David Liss) - Tsathoggua (Brett Talley) - The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden & James A. Moore) - Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry) - Elder Things (Joe Lansdale) - Great Race (Rachel Caine) - Yig (Douglas Wynne) - The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire) With commentary on each deity by Donald Tyson.


Paperback: 454 pages
Publisher: JournalStone
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $24.95
Amazon price: $20.82



The Golden Age - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller - New!
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas - New!
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne - New!
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner
Maxfield Parrish from Scribner's Magazine December/1898
The Century Magazine highlights from the October/1904


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


             Now available for pre-order!  

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Haffner Press

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


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

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


Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40




Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
Coming in January!

CUT ME IN
Ed McBain
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


WHEN A MAN’S PARTNER IS KILLED
HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered they weren’t his only lover, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency—me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

From the pen of MWA Grand Master Ed McBain comes this unforgettable story of warring agents and Hollywood dealmaking, murder and scandal—and passions igniting in the dark of night.

 - First publication in nearly 60 years!
 - Features a brand new cover painting by legendary illustrator Robert McGinnis
 - Also featuring Now Die In It, a bonus McBain novelette from the pulps, starring private eye Matt Cordell from THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE



Coming in March!

PIMP
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch


THERE’S NO DRUG MORE
ADDICTIVE THAN FAME.

EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP.

Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade coming after you...

 - First publication ever!
 - Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
 - Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony, the Macavity, and more
 - BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and other major publications




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #50 - Now available!

The over-sized new issue features the sensational art of J.C. LEYENDECKER, best known for his Arrow Collar illustrations in the 1920s, and for his 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Frequent contributor David Saunders has penned the most authoritative and detailed biography of the artist published to date, and the feature is packed full of glorious reproductions taken directly from the original paintings. Book Reviews, Events & Exhibitions, and more round out the issue! 

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00









JAMES BOND: THE SPECTRE COMIC STRIPS HC - Arriving in book stores January 19!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art/Cover) Yaroslav Horak
(Art) Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky

Shaken not stirred, this is the ultimate SPECTRE collection!
The inimitable James Bond returns in this lavish comic strip collection collecting four rip-roaring James Bond escapades — all featuring SPECTRE — in a deluxe omnibus format!
Includes Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The Spy Who Loved Me. An absolutely essential addition to every Bond fan’s library!

Hardcover, 11x10, 200 pages, B&W, $39.95




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION #3


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


Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95


THE ORIGINAL HAL ANNAS: THE RECKONING TRILOGY

ALINE: Novakkan prisoner whose decision to join her captors barred her forever from her native planet, Earth.

RAHN BUSKNER: Novakkan giant who captured Aline, and then won her heart; who has sworn to avenge her though he must fight his way across a galaxy to do so.

MOXOL: The Relentless Avenger, son of Aline and Rahn, whose determination to rescue his mother is second only to that of his father.

ALETA: The daughter of Aline and Nyuk, neither Earthling nor Novakkan, torn between her desire to aid in saving her mother and the overpowering need to return to the Eg planet and solve the many mysteries of her background, birth and heritage.

This book is a facsimile reproduction of the original trilogy as first published in the Other Worlds digest magazine.


Trade Paperback, 138 pages, 6 x 9 inch
$12.95



   
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE #3 - Arriving in comic shops January 6!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

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

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Paperback Perils - Now online!

Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)
 - New!
The Dark World (Henry Kuttner, Ace Books 1946/Paizo 2008)
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (Philip Jose Farmer & Friends; Titan Books, 2013)
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows (Josh Reynolds, Meteor House Press, 2014)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip Jose Farmer; DAW, 1973/Titan Books, 2012)  

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

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


Pulplications
Dare Devlin
Coming soon!





Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!


Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.


And don't forget the show this Fall!
BORDENTOWN, NJ

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


 


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Time for Death" by Maitland Scott from SECRET AGENT "X", March, 1938
For ten years of hell. Fritz Hyler had waited for this moment. Now, in one violent second, Hyler's chance for grim revenge was in his grasp - if he could double-cross the unfailing, relentless hands of time.

"Mr. Corpse Calling" by David M. Norman from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Jim Abbott, D. A., had just returned from seeing the remains of his predecessor in his coffin. But now the dead man was phoning him, giving him information from the grave. And, to solve the mystery of the corpse that wouldn't stay dead, Abbott himself had to cross-examine the Grim Reaper.

"Southpaw Snatch" by Herbert Koehl from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1936
A private dick found a kidnaped mound man in time for the World Series, by playing tricks with a bowling alley and baiting peroxide blonde's rival - only to see a kill-crazy mobster's knife flashing down at the ace hurler's pitching fingers.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

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

Pulp Den - Now online!

Twenty Fathoms Down - New!
Born Lucid - New!
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

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


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Return of The Pulptress - New!
More new Green Lama: ‘Crimson Circle’
‘Nighthawk: Burning Skies’
Review: ‘Jim Anthony: Red Shambhala’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Lost Fantasies’
‘Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell’

That's Pulp! by John Olsen

BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’ - New!
The Shadow’s Christmas toys - New!
‘Zombies of the Stratosphere’: A colorized serial
The Spider, No. 100: ‘Death and The Spider’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
- New!
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015
Star Wars’ forgotten pulp connection
Boeckman, Powell talk pulps

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#10 The Red Invader

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

A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gayety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, destroying! At twelve hour intervals thereafter — no man knew in advance where — another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in the newspapers. War — savage and bloody — was imminent, and Operator #5 realized that he had encountered his most cunning foe, the clever woman spy — Radi Havara!

 
Jimmy Christopher was the star of the most audacious pulp magazine ever conceived. With the rise of European fascism in the form of Benito Mussolini of Italy, Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany and General Francisco Franco of Spain—not to mention myriad lesser despots and dictators—Americans began to fear for their future. The dread of being drawn into a second World War became a topic of grave concern in that Depression year of 1934.

At pulp magazine publisher Popular Publications, they took note of this isolationist trend and commissioned writer Frederick C. Davis to help develop a hero for their new monthly magazine, entitled Secret Service Operator #5.

“The basic concept of Operator #5 came from Harry Steeger, the publisher, or Rogers Terrill, the editor, or both,” Davis recalled. “It was that Operator #5 must save the United States from total destruction in every story, every month. When I was called in to start the series Terrill already had a cover illustration—the White House being blown up. I did the first Operator 5 around this picture.”

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
The Red Invader is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the January, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



THE SAINT: SEASONS 3 & 4 - Arriving January 19!

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

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

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

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


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


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Blackmail King
- New!
The Lone Tiger
The Hydra
The Black Hush
Voodoo Death  

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.

Tellers of Weird Tales in 2016 - New!
Circles and Spirals on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Order and Chaos Revisited - New!
F.B. Ghensi (1865-1943)
A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .
Curtis W. Casewit (1922-2002)
Final Notes from PulpFest
Jon Arfstrom (1928-2015)
Theodore Roscoe (1906-1992)

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
A Hero’s Death, Ricardo Sanchez & Mark Texeira, IDW Publishing, $17.99

Coming soon!
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, January 12, 2016
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, January 26, 2016
Heroes Reborn: Collection One, David Bishop, Timothy Zahn & Stephen Blackmore, Titan Books, $7.99 January 26, 2016
Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  January 27, 2016
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, February 2, 2016
Heroes Reborn: Collection Two, Duane Swierczynski, Keith DeCandido & Kevin J. Anderson, Titan Books, $7.99, February 23, 2016
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 15, 2016
The Conclave of Shadow [Missy Masters #2], Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, April 5, 2016
Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, eds. Claude Lalumière & Mark Shainblum, EDGE, $15.95, April 15, 2016
Captain America: Dark Design, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, April 19, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2016
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, May 24, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 14, 2016
The Interminables, Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, July 5, 2016
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Paul Crilley, Marvel, $24.99, July 19, 2016
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00 August 2, 2016
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2016
Futuristic Violence & Fancy Suits, David Wong, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, October 4, 2016
Black Widow: Red Vengeance, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 2016
Monster Hunter Tales, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, January 6, 2017




Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!


The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!


Wildside Press
Happy Holidays from everyone at Wildside Press! 

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

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

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William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Moon is Red was first published in the UK in hardcover by Herbert Jenkins in February 1954. A paperback edition from Digit Books followed in 1964. The first US edition was published by Bookfinger as a limited edition hardcover in January 1977. It was the last non-series Rohmer novel. While far from his best work in my view (the author was already 70 years old at the time of its writing), it is certainly of interest as a curio to devotees.

Read the rest at the link below.