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17 February 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair

2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


38th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 19, 2017!

45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
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


101 Great Illustrators from the Golden Age, 1890-1925 - Now available!
by Jeff A. Menges

The most comprehensive book of its kind, this gorgeous edition presents more than 600 works, over 350 in full color, by famous and lesser-known artists from the heyday of book and magazine illustration. Featured artists include Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and many others — 101 in all. Several examples of each artist's finest illustrations are accompanied by biographical comments and career notes.

Additional artists include Victorian-era illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, noted for his compelling combinations of the erotic and grotesque; American painter Harvey Dunn, one of Howard Pyle's most accomplished students; James Montgomery Flagg, famed for his U.S. Army recruitment posters; Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the iconic Gibson Girl; Charles R. Knight, a pioneer in the depiction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures; Edward Penfield, the king of poster art; Frederic Remington, whose works document the Old West; J. Allen St. John, the principal illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs's adventure tales; and dozens of others.


Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (February 15, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
$34.95




Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective – May 1947
 
"The Angel of Death" by Robert Wallace
 A gold wine-taster and an ancient silver snuff-box marked with an eagle’s claw put the Phantom Detective on the trail of the crime combine dedicated to the looting of a bails fortune! 
Van Loan probes the career of a strange and mysterious woman!
 
"The Promise of Murder" by Anthony Tompkins
 "Death House Ticket" by Hal K. Wells
 "Accidents Will Happen" by F.R. Read
 "Three From the Sticks" by C.S. Monotony
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – February 1938

 
"Life Eternal" by Eando Binder
 "Dream-Dust From Mars" by Manly Wade Wellman
 "Zones of Space" by Max C. Sheridan

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Jungle Stories – Fall 1943
 
"Death-Kraal of the Elephants" by John Peter Drummond
 The elephants’ death-faille was a weird fabulous kingdom from which none could escape. 
Yet Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, had to invade that dread domain, had to pit his lithe strength and jungle cunning against the living dead. 
For Helene, his mate, was there, doomed to be the blood-sacrifice to a brutal pagan idol.
 
"Voodoo Veldt" by Brian O’Brien
 "The Devil’s Lair" by Paul Selonke
 "The Golden Leopard" by Armand Brigaud
 "Mombu’s Magic" by Kerry Wood
 "Bwana Double-Double" by Francis Gerard
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross

   7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #24 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topic:  Jezebel Johnson, Queen of Anarchy








Airship 27 Productions
SHADOW LEGION: NIGHTMARE CITY

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions announces the second volume in Thomas Deja’s ongoing saga of modern day superheroes begun in “Shadow Legion – New Roads to Hell.”

“The first book served to introduce us to these amazing characters,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Thomas Deja’s imagination is firing on all cylinders as he whips up unique, diverse heroes, each with his or her own deadly challenges as is evidenced in this second outing.”

The superheroes of Nocturne, Florida, known as the Shadow Legion, are back but this time each is going solo.  In a quartet of new adventures, each must confront weird and bizarre threats to their city and its people.

The blind Ferryman, who communes with ghosts, must save an innocent child from an eternal nightmare while the battling Nightbreaker confronts an old foe from his past with the ability to rain down death and destruction on the city.  Meanwhile the Black Talon is kidnapped by a powerful necromancer whose obsession is to destroy all superheroes. And finally the beautiful Dreamcatcher must ally herself with a bizarre living rag-doll in her search for a maniacal fiend.

Adding to the fun of this volume are 12 black and white interior illustrations by Canadian artist Vincent Marchesano. His first work for Airship 27, while the cover is provided by the always amazing Zachary Brunner. Art Director Rob Davis adds his designing touch and voila, a terrific new chapter in superhero pulps is ready to entertain our loyal fans.

Here are four fast paced adventures chronicling the exploits of amazing heroes in their eternal battle with the forces of darkness.  The Shadow Legion fights on.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Altus Press Gift Card
Now available!

Not sure what to buy?
Get an Altus Press Gift Card.
hese never expire and you can choose the amount.
From $25


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT, VOLUME 2
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe
also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight.
These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more!
Volume 2 collects the next four stories from 1937–38:
“Masks Over Madrid,” “Wings of the Emerald,” “Hell Over China” and “Aces of Death.”

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


Altus Press
COLONEL FLEA (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
by H. Bedford-Jones

Now available!

Donn Curran asked for trouble when he stopped overnight with his brother, Jeff, in Hankow.
For Jeff was a rascal, a treacherous fellow.
And when he learned that his own brother was the notorious Colonel Flea, he determined to collect the price which the
Chinese Nationalists had set upon that bold adventurer’s head.

75 pages
$9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from Bud's Art Books and coming soon to comic shops and other online retailers!

BLACK BAT Volume 7: "The Black Bat's Justice" & "The Black Bat and the Red Menace"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, when murder pays off in millions, "The Black Bat's Justice" snarls a corrupt killer's ingenious web of doom! Then, Tony Quinn follows the trail of Soviet saboteurs who seek to undermine America's defense effort in "The Black Bat and the Red Menace." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in TWO illustrated adventures by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers and original interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-219-3 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 June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

BLACK BAT Volume 8: "The Black Bat's Summons" & "The White Witch” plus the origin of Super-Mouse!
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by THE SPIDER’s Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, the Masked Avenger of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in “The Black Bat’s Summons.”  Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of “The White Witch." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS plus the origin of Super-Mouse, the ONLY non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age! This instant collector's item showcases a knockout voodoo cover by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-231-5
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.
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 June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

THE SHADOW Volume 119: "Crime’s Stronghold" and "Death Diamonds"
The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold." Then, only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector's special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-232-2
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 118 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.
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)



AR-I-E’CH AND THE SPELL OF CTHULHU: AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO R.E. HOWARD'S LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION - Now available!
by Fred Blosser

AR-I-E’CH AND THE SPELL OF CTHULHU: AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO R.E. HOWARD’S LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION provides a new reference to Robert E. Howard's classic tales of the Cthulhu Mythos and related horror fantasies inspired by the chilling cosmic vision of H.P. Lovecraft. Included are an introductory overview of Howard, Lovecraft, and the Mythos; summaries and discussions of the stories; a short essay on the associations between the Cthulhu Mythos and Howard's most celebrated heroic-fantasy character; a catalog of Howard's signature additions to the Mythos (persons, places, sinister books, and gods); and a selected reading list.

Fred Blosser is a veteran commentator on the fiction of Robert E. Howard, published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR, THE DARK MAN, AMRA, and Marvel Comics magazines based on Howard's characters. He has also published in CINEMA RETRO, THE DARK SIDE, THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE, MYSTERY SCENE, and other magazines about the fantasy, horror, and detective genres.


File Size: 3045 KB
Print Length: 91 pages
Publisher: Black Stone Press
ASIN: B06VTDRT1R
Kindle price: $2.99



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week

Past episodes:
War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!
"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!

Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White


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

Murania’s First Release of 2017
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 1 – The Detective Movie
The Film Noir Cocktail
Retropulp Covers: Horror
Free Short Story!

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is coming soon!

The Bronze Gazette takes subscriptions by calendar year, so if you haven't subscribed for 2017, you have just a few short weeks before issue #78 is out.
Don't risk missing an issue, subscribe now!
http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Final Week of Cirsova’s 2017 Subscription Drive - New!
Rick Stump on the Pulps, the Hero’s Journey, and the Un-imagining of Conan! - New!
A Conversation with Adrian Cole - New!
Short Reviews – Death by a Dusty Blade by Frank Johnson
Taken by the Sea: The Lost Continent of Lemuria -
Short Review – You Can’t Plant Murder, by Donald Bayne Hobart + Beware! and The Black Chamber

CHICKEN FRIED CTHULHU: A Skelos Press Anthology -  New Kickstarter campaign!
A dark and irreverent anthology of Lovecraftian fiction set in Texas and the Southwest.
Features a story by Robert E. Howard


It’s time to shine a light into the dark corners of the Southwest; places like Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexio, where the land is impossibly old, and civilization is new and precarious. The ground in these parts is soaked with blood, with oil, with sweat. There are no tears. They shoot you for wasting water around here.

Chicken Fried Cthulhu pays tribute to the authors who first carved out a place for themselves in the vast, open countryside, and paved the way for new authors to leave their indelible mark on Mythos fiction. But like the outlaws and outsiders who settled in the southwest, they prefer to do it their way: bloody, bawdy, and belligerent.  Lovecraftian fiction done the only way we know how to do it: chicken fried!

Chicken Fried Cthulhu is a collection of new and reprint stories set in and around the southwest by southwestern writers. Included in this sensational line-up: Zelia Bishop, Christopher Brown, Walter DeBill, Jr., Bradley Denton, Robert E. Howard, Joe Lansdale, Caroline Specter and Don Webb for starters. More authors will be announced during and after the Kickstarter is concluded. Thirteen authors (and more, with your help) with a unique, one-of-a-kind take on the Cthulhu Mythos that is unmistakably Weird. And we're going to debut the book at this year's World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas!



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31 - Now available!
Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art/Cover), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Dean Haspiel (Writer/Art), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), and Troy Nixey (Art)

Featuring Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle!

This month’s Dark Horse Presents offering is an issue with plenty of exciting conclusions! Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook, Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society, Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig’s The Black Sinister all come to a close.

Continuing this month are Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s paranormal crime drama Brooklyn Blood and Carla Speed McNeil’s aboriginal sci-fi Finder.
48 pages for just $4.99!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




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

Shadow Comics 64, 65 & 66 (1946) - New!
Rudolph Belarski paperback covers - New!
Mort Kunstler sweat mag art  - New!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES (1935-36) - New!
More fine ARGOSY LIBRARY titles from Altus Press
Doc Savage! The Shadow! Shiwan Khan! It's Will Murray's EMPIRE OF DOOM!  
The H. Bedford-Jones Library from Altus Press
The ARGOSY LIBRARY rolls on


The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


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




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Manhunt Dec. 1953
- New!
Laughing masks when luck’s running good  - New!
Pulp Literature #13 Winter 2017 - New!
Asteroid of Horror - New!
Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 1
Super-Science Fiction Oct 1959
Top flight fiction


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB - Arriving in comic shops February 22!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer), Robert P. Thompson (Writer), and Jesse Marsh (Art/Cover)

The incomparable nineteen-year Tarzan collaboration of artist Jesse Marsh and writer Gaylord DuBois remains an enduring, singular vision, captivating readers and earning the acclaim of artists from Russ Manning to Los Bros. Hernandez. These iconic adventures live again in Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Omnibus, meticulously restored and value priced. Collects Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Archives Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 720 pages, $29.99




KING KONG
Coming March 7!

Coming March 7, 2017 from independent publishing company StarWarp Concepts is King Kong, an e-book-only reprint of the 1932 novelization of the classic monster movie, and the latest addition to StarWarp Concepts’ Illustrated Classics line.

Written by Delos W. Lovelace, based on the story by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper and the screenplay by James A. Creelman and Ruth Rose, the StarWarp Concepts edition of King Kong features six brand-new illustrations by pulp-comics artist Paul Tuma (Tales of the Green Hornet, Dan Turner: Hollywood Detective). The novelization also expands on the world inhabited by this famous monster of filmland and includes scenes that didn’t appear in the movie’s final cut, including the terrifying “spider pit” sequence in which a group of sailors in pursuit of Kong falls into a chasm infested with giant, man-eating arachnids.

In King Kong, Ann Darrow is a down-on-her-luck actress struggling to survive in Depression-era New York when she meets moviemaker Carl Denham. He offers her the starring role in his latest film: a documentary about a long-lost island — and the godlike ape named Kong rumored to live there. Denham needs a beauty as a counterpart to the beast he hopes to find, and Ann is the answer to his prayers. But what Ann doesn’t count on are the horrific dangers that await her on Skull Island—including the affections of a love-struck monster...

Published by StarWarp Concepts, KING KONG goes on sale March 7, 2017, and will be available from the StarWarp Concepts website and e-book distributor DriveThru Fiction.


About the Book:
King Kong
Conceived by Edgar Wallace & Merian C. Cooper
Novelization by Delos W. Lovelace   
Based on the screenplay by James A. Creelman & Ruth Rose           
Illustrations by Paul Tuma
Published by StarWarp Concepts   
ISBN: 978-0-9884429-9-3
136 pages • $4.99 (digital only)





THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD: ALL HALLOWS HORROR: A NOVEL  (All Hallows Horror Trilogy) - Coming March 7!
by John Llewellyn Probert (Author), Stephen Jones  (Series Editor)


The first novel in a new series following the exploits of a secret organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H. P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination.

There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church. Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands. Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place―blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances.
So in the 1990s, a team of para-psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteries surrounding the Church and its unsavoury legends. From the start, they begin to discover a paranormal world that defies belief. But as they dig deeper, not only do they uncover some of the secrets behind the ancient edifice designed by “Zombie King” Thomas Moreby but, hidden away beneath everything else, something so ancient and so terrifying that it is using the architect himself as a conduit to unimaginable evil.

After four days and nights, not everybody survives―and those that do will come to wish they hadn’t. Imagine The Haunting of Hill House, The Amityville Horror, The Entity and The Stone Tape rolled together into the very fabric of a single building. And then imagine if all that horror is accidentally released . . .


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches
$25.95



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook


Now available for pre-order!
Shipping scheduled for April 2017!


Meteor House is proud to introduce its second chapbook, The Adventure of the Fallen Stone: Being the First Part of the Account of The Dynamics of a Meteor, chronicling Sherlock Holmes’ ongoing efforts to combat the hellish hun, as recounted by the Great Detective’s Boswell, Dr. John H. Watson, and edited for publication by Win Scott Eckert!

April 1917. Sherlock Holmes has returned to Mother England following his 1916 African adventure. In retreat at his country cottage, tending to his bees, Holmes’ peaceful solitude (or perhaps deadly boredom) is shattered by a murder at a local inn…

Thrust back into the shadowy fray of Great War espionage, the detective’s brother Mycroft sets Holmes and Watson on the perilous trail of a cunning German mastermind.

Join Holmes, Watson, sleuths Harry Dickson and J. Saxon Blake—intriguingly, both master detectives with digs on Baker Street, who greatly resemble Holmes in demeanor, speech, and aspect—and the alluring Isis Vanderhoek as they race across England in pursuit of a master villain and a stolen flower with remarkable medicinal properties.

WHAT is the mysterious lotus vitae?

HOW is it related to a meteor that fell in Yorkshire in 1795?

WILL Holmes and company success in preventing the nefarious Von Bork’s latest scheme?

Meteor House is proud to present our second limited edition chapbook, a 24 page, 8,650 word adventure signed by Win Scott Eckert.
As with most of our books, the print run will be determined by the number of books preordered.
Only a small number will be printed beyond the preorders, so to ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to preorder no later than March 10th!


Why the short preorder period? Win will sign these chapbooks at an event on March 25th at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches TX.
We can’t guarantee there will be any copies left by the time we get to FarmerCon XII (at PulpFest) in July.


 

Moonstone Books
I.V. FROST: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SCIENTIFIC DETECTION

Authors: Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.
Cover: Alex Innocenti


Stalking a territory that is somewhere between the gaslit world of the Victorian Consulting Detective
and the flickering neon darkness of Film Noir, Wandrei’s Frost is part analytical rationalist, part Angel of Death.
Like someone took Sherlock Holmes, armed him to the teeth, and turned him loose on the mean streets of Phillip Marlowe.

–Peter Atkins

For the first time ever, a NEW collection of I.V. Frost stories!
Guest-starring: The Green Ghost, The Phantom Detective, Dr. Satan, The Moon Man, & more!
Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.



Softcover, 266 pages, $16.95






The Paperback Fanatic
3 new publications available for pre-order!


Interview with publisher Justin Marriott


The Paperback Fanatic 36

100 pages, all in colour and with a book spine.

Arizona, a book shopping Odyssey
More comic book artists in paperback
Outlaw bikers in men's adventure mags
Lin Carter's Best Fantasy series
Collecting Lovecraft
The Dark Angel series
The Saint in Pan paperbacks
Gold Medal classic crime trial series



Pulp Horror 5

100 pages, all in colour and with a book spine.

A Visual Guide to Frankenstein
Occult author Stewart Farrar
A History of the British Small Press
Neglected American writer Leslie Whitten


Men of Violence 6

40 pages, A5, black and white

Men's adventure in paperback, including -
The San Antonio series
Legal woes with The Executioner
Dennison's Army
Don Miles
Renegade






PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #5 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 22!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau

Cover A: Raymund Bermudez
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C Subscription:
Subscription Variant

Kulan Gath’s Tournament of Death pits Red Sonja against John Carter of Mars as the Pathfinder heroes struggle to wrest the Scepter from Empress Camilla and her inter-dimensional alliance of vile villains! As secret armies boil from the arena’s understructure, the heroes learn that immortal villains live forever for a reason, while heroes die all too easily. Co-starring John Carter, Red Sonja, Tars Tarkas, and more! Written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99





DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

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 Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

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 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Chemical Magnet" by Victor Thaddeus from Amazing Stories, August, 1927
Another story from Amazing Stories about an eccentric scientist and his awesome invention.


"Rubber Sole Mates" by Joe Archibald from Ten Detective Aces, February, 1938
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Elmer Twiddel was all set for a fancy dive in the hot seat when Iron Jaw plunged into a mental somersault. But Snooty exchanged a trail of ink for a trail of blood, which led him straight into the arms of murder's bookkeeper, who was always in the red - for blood.


"Samaritan Sam's Roundup" by Edward Parrish Ware from Thrilling Western, December, 1936
Featuring: Samaritan Sam
Sam Jones Teaches the Law Guardian of San Benito a New Trick or Two.




Pulp Den - Now online!

The Adventures of Jimmie Dale
 - New!
BEHIND THE MASK Volume One  - New!
Storm Rising
And Death Will Seize The Doctor, Too
Crimes of Winter
Empire of Doom
Book Signing

         Pulp Den  

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

Greatest pulp stories ever (from the blog of author P. J. Thorndyke) - New!
William J. Makin - Journalist, Author
Bigelow Neal - Author, North Dakota
Robert R. Mill – Journalist, Author
H. A. DeRosso - photo found
Fulton T. Grant - Author, Soldier, Newsman


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider #19: ‘Slaves of the Crime Master’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #29 and #30
‘Daughter of Don Q’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM #3: Laboratory of Evil
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Selling the pulps in ads - New!
Pulp AdventureCon coming up in Florida
Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters

The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


Skelos Press
SKELOS #2
Coming soon!


Table of Contents

Short Fiction
The Keeping of Eleanor May – Angeline Hawkes
Slayers at the Gate – Adrian Cole                                                                      
Of Mist, and an Heirloom Sword – Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Medicine For the Dead (excerpt) – Arianna “Tex” Thompson
Bigger Than God – Cynthia Ward
A Binding of Souls – W. H. Pugmire
The Skin Man – Milton Davis (illustrated by Stanley Weaver, Jr.)
The Black Lion – Howard Andrew Jones
Amarante: A Tale of Old Tharduin – Scott Oden

Novelettes
The Eleventh Scarlet Hell – Robert M. Price (A Thongor tale illustrated by Val Mayerik)
Reverse the Charges – Jess Nevins

Poetry
Carmilla – K. A.  Opperman (illustrated by Esteban Maroto)
The Line of Late Retreat – Michael Walton
Xyre – Ashley Dioses
The Night Realm – Chad Hensley
Ride of the Witchfinder – Wade German
The Mockingbird – Pat Calhoun
A Revelation Dream – Kenneth Bykerk
The Wood – Frank Coffman
Shade of a Murdered Child – James McNew

Essays
Clark Ashton Smith in Carmel – Scott Connors
“The Shadow Kingdom” and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy – Charles Hoffman
The Alexander Romance as Weird Fiction – Benjamin Garstad

Special Features
Skull Session – Editorial by Mark Finn
Warrior Women of History – An illustrated gallery by Samuel Dillon (text by Jeffrey Shanks)
Cracking Skulls with Arianna “Tex” Thompson – An interview by Mark Finn
By Crom! – Rachel Kahn

The Bone Yard – Reviews
Dave Brzeski, Bobby Derie, Mike Hunter, Deuce Richardson, Jake Vander Weide, Keith West

Artists
Front cover:  Ernst Fuchs; Back cover; Allen Koszowski; Interior: Hieronymus Bosch, Samuel Dillon, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Mike Hunter, Rachel Kahn, Allen Koszowski, Esteban Maroto, Val Mayerik, Hugh Rankin, Stanley Weaver, Jr.




SWORD & FANTASY #12 - Now available!

Features include feature on Frank Frazetta, 1945 Harper's review of H.P. Lovecraft, covers of foreign HPL books, old article on Clark Ashton Smith, index to STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, E. Hoffman Price tribute to Edmond Hamilton, an interview with the late Nils Hardin (publisher of XENOPHILE), a long article on comic books and horror by James Van Hise, previously unpublished fantasy art by Eduardo Barreto, article on artist Mahlon Fawcett who died in 2015, and more.

8 1/2 x 11, side-stapled, and 76 pages in length.
Buyer pays for priority mail in a box or media mail.
Outside the US will be $24.00 for first class mail international, $12.00 to Canada.

Issues #1-11 of SWORD & FANTASY are also available in my EBAY STORE.



TALES FROM THE MISKATONIC LIBRARY  - Now available for pre-order!
Edited by Darrell Schweitzer with John Ashmead

This is very close to being sent to the printers. Darrell has managed to gather together another great bunch of story tellers and then Jeff Potter’s artwork to complete the package. Here’s John to tell you more: Triskaidekaphiliacs rejoice, triskaidekaphobes despair—there are exactly thirteen stories. Quite by coincidence! (and nothing to do with the fact that thirteen is my personal lucky number). And you get intros by both Darrell & myself. Quite a range of stories: funny, grim, grimly funny, paradoxical, and terrifyingly straightforward. Our ultimate criteria was that both Darrell and I enjoyed reading them—and hope you will as well.

And here is the line up
Don Webb. “Slowly Ticking Time Bomb”
Adrian Cole. “Third Movement”
Dirk Flinthart. “To be In Ulthar”
Harry Turtledove. “Interlibrary Loan”
P. D. Cacek. “One Small Chance”
Will Murray. “A Trillion Young”
A. C. Wise. “The Paradox Collection”
Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen. “The Way to a Man’s Heart”
Douglas Wynne. “The White Door”
Alex Shvartsman. “Recall Notice”
James Van Pelt. “The Children’s Collection”
Darrell Schweitzer. “Not in the Card Catalogue”
Robert M. Price. “The Bonfire of the Blasphemies”



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

The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Six
- New!
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Five - New!
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Four
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Three
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Two
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part One
Peacocks on the Cover of Weird Tales

Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!  

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!

The Cobra is back. Raised in the mystic art of illusion in India, The Cobra’s power of mind control mystifies his enemies. On assignment to New York City, Dean Bradley of British Intelligence unwittingly causes a crime wave of terror when he brings a British master criminal to justice on America’s shores. Now it will be up to him to unravel the mystery in this new land before he can return to India. But will even the dreaded Cobra walk away from this new encounter with The Viper? And now that Dean Bradley has fallen in love with the girl who knows his secret identy, does India really matter?

Kindle Price:    $0.99





WAR OF WORLDS COLLIDE - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

The story of the Argonauts continues in the middle of book of pulpmaster Jeff Deischer’s the Worlds Collide “human trilogy”, which follows Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer’s original two novels, When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide. As Christmas approaches, a mystery attack on Athens, the new home of Earthmen, devastates the five dome cities. The humans must race against their unseen enemy to find a way to defend their home and stop the attacks before they are wiped out.

Paperback, 188 pages, $14.00












10 February 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


38th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 19, 2017!

45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective – May 1947
 
"The Angel of Death" by Robert Wallace
 A gold wine-taster and an ancient silver snuff-box marked with an eagle’s claw put the Phantom Detective on the trail of the crime combine dedicated to the looting of a bails fortune! 
Van Loan probes the career of a strange and mysterious woman!
 
"The Promise of Murder" by Anthony Tompkins
 "Death House Ticket" by Hal K. Wells
 "Accidents Will Happen" by F.R. Read
 "Three From the Sticks" by C.S. Monotony
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – February 1938

 
"Life Eternal" by Eando Binder
 "Dream-Dust From Mars" by Manly Wade Wellman
 "Zones of Space" by Max C. Sheridan

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Jungle Stories – Fall 1943
 
"Death-Kraal of the Elephants" by John Peter Drummond
 The elephants’ death-faille was a weird fabulous kingdom from which none could escape. 
Yet Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, had to invade that dread domain, had to pit his lithe strength and jungle cunning against the living dead. 
For Helene, his mate, was there, doomed to be the blood-sacrifice to a brutal pagan idol.
 
"Voodoo Veldt" by Brian O’Brien
 "The Devil’s Lair" by Paul Selonke
 "The Golden Leopard" by Armand Brigaud
 "Mombu’s Magic" by Kerry Wood
 "Bwana Double-Double" by Francis Gerard
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross

   7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
JEZEBEL JOHNSTON: QUEEN OF ANARCHY

Now available!

The adventures continues as Airship 27 Productions continues Nancy Hansen’s exciting pirate saga featuring the mulatto runaway, Jezebel Johnston.

Having survived the sinking of the British privateer, Devil’s Handmaid, by a Spanish warship employing an ancient weapon, the disguised Jezebel Johnston, and a few of her compatriots are rescued by a flotilla of French vessels. Their commander is the ruthless and sadistic Captain Lucien Levesque. Having witnessed the fiery destruction of British ship, Levesque is obsessed with hunting down the Spanish galleon and obtaining the secret of the Greek Fire they possess. To do this, he will scour the surrounding islands until his prey is found.

Meanwhile, Jez, and her lover, Watler Armitage, find themselves pressed into service aboard different ships in Levesque’s tiny fleet where they must endure daily hardships to stay alive.  At the same time she comes under the attention of the Queen of Anarchy’s handsome but fierce quartermaster, Mister Blanchette.  What is his interest in the young mulatto sailor and why are Jezebel’s own feelings confused when near the blond haired rogue?

“Nancy Hansen’s JEZEBEL JOHNSTON – Devil’s Handmaid, only served to set the table,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “With book two, Queen of Anarchy, the story picks up the pace as young Jezebel encounters countless new threats in her newly chosen role as a buccaneer. The action is not stop and culminates as yet another canon firing, swashbuckling high seas battle. Fair warning, this second chapter the saga ends on a cliffhanger, that will resume in book three, Sea Witch.”

Award winning Airship 27 Art Director provides both the interior illustrations and the colorful cover to this old fashion adventure. Fans of the first book have been most anxious for this sequel and they won’t be disappointed. Writer Nancy Hansen unleashes the second chapter in her bold new pirate series starring the brave and beautiful Jezebel Johnson, the true Queen of Anarchy!

Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Altus Press Gift Card
Now available!

Not sure what to buy?
Get an Altus Press Gift Card.
hese never expire and you can choose the amount.
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Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG #2: THE CASE OF THE SCARLET FEATHER
by Robert J. Hogan
Now available!
 
“When I know the secret of the five casks, I will be all powerful.
Find the one who can tell me this secret. I will wait—but not for long.”


This was the command Wu Fang gave to his agents deep in New York’s Chinatown.
And only two white men guessed his plans, could dare hope to pit their wits and detective skill against the murder scheme of the most dangerous crime master in the world!


$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF ERIC TRENT, VOLUME 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!
 
Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent!
Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces, the series continued Keyhoe’s tradition
 of fast-paced air war adventures, this time featuring a character who hasn’t seen print since these stories’ original publications!

Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940–41:
“Secret Flight Sixteen,” “Death Flies Blind,” “Junkers Juggernaut,”
“Swastika Scourge,” “The Ace From Hell” and “Television Tracers.”

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



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald) - New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS NEW YEAR’S INSTANT COLLECTIONS SALE!
NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017


NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017, Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00, while the first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)

ALSO ON SALE: THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount, THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00 or THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.

Mail checks or money orders to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com. This special discount offer expires at midnight, February 11, 2017.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 115: "The Keeper's Gold" and "Forgotten Gold"
The Shadow battles gilded crime in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness hunts the criminal mastermind who stole "The Keeper's Gold" and framed The Shadow for the deed! Then, "Forgotten Gold" from a lost Georgia mine mixes with red blood in a tale of vicious greed and murder! BONUS: Norgil investigate "The Silver Venus" in a magical tale of prestidigitection. This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-225-4 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 June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

BLACK BAT Volume 8: "The Black Bat's Summons" & "The White Witch” plus the origin of Super-Mouse!
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by THE SPIDER’s Norvell Page and Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, the Masked Avenger of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in “The Black Bat’s Summons.”  Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of “The White Witch." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS plus the origin of Super-Mouse, the ONLY non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age! This instant collector's item showcases a knockout voodoo cover by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-231-5
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.
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 June!
Coming to comic shops June 28!

THE SHADOW Volume 119: "Crime’s Stronghold" and "Death Diamonds"
The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold." Then, only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector's special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-232-2
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 118 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 29).
The Diamond Item Code is APR17 TBA.
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!

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!

Versatile author Jeff Deischer continues the series started by Philip Wylie and Ed Baumer with his second novel set in this storyline: "War of Worlds Collide."  I the exciting high advnetre story, the Earth colonists to Bronson Beta and their Micorite allies come under attack by an unknown foe fo immense and almost unstoppable power.  Who are they?  What do they want?  Can the human and Micorite peoples survive?
 
There is plenty of action and hig adventure.  It becomes clear that the history of humanity on Bronson Beta is startng to parallel that of the old Earth as one conflict follows on another.  Can humnaity ever find peace?
 
Joining me for this episode is my old pal and compatriot Ric Croxton as my co-host.


Past episodes:
Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!
"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!

Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White


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

Murania’s First Release of 2017
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Shades of Black: Subgenres in Film Noir Part 1 – The Detective Movie - New!
The Film Noir Cocktail - New!
Retropulp Covers: Horror - New!
Free Short Story!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #8 – The Curse of Capistrano
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #7 – Under the Moons of Mars
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #6 – The Man of Bronze

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #5 – Twelve Peers

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is coming soon!

The Bronze Gazette takes subscriptions by calendar year, so if you haven't subscribed for 2017, you have just a few short weeks before issue #78 is out.
Don't risk missing an issue, subscribe now!
http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Death by a Dusty Blade by Frank Johnson - New!
Taken by the Sea: The Lost Continent of Lemuria - New!
Short Review – You Can’t Plant Murder, by Donald Bayne Hobart + Beware! and The Black Chamber
Ship of Ishtar, part seven

Ship of Ishtar, part six
Ship of Ishtar, part five


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

More fine ARGOSY LIBRARY titles from Altus Press - New!
Doc Savage! The Shadow! Shiwan Khan! It's Will Murray's EMPIRE OF DOOM!  - New!
The H. Bedford-Jones Library from Altus Press - New!
The ARGOSY LIBRARY rolls on
Will Murray's KING KONG vs. TARZAN: Two Icons for Price of One
Harold Lamb's Cossack Adventures
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 2) 
The Executioner in the Library



The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


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




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 1
- New!
Super-Science Fiction Oct 1959 - New!
Top flight fiction
- New!
Dirk Clinton’s Angry Giants
Dashiell Hammett’s Itchy
Super-Science Fiction Aug. 1959 
A monstrous edition of Super-Science Fiction



The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero - Now available!
by Jess Nevins


Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history.

• Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today
• Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman
• Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important
• Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Praeger
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

$58.00
An eBook edition is also available from the publisher.

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Belated Birthday
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan

JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Kraken’s trap is sprung—and M and Moneypenny are caught in its jaws! As the Royal Navy moves in to retaliate, James Bond leads a covert Special Boat Squadron unit on a suicide mission to infiltrate a nuclear reprocessing facility. But time is running out. The nukes are flying, and death is only a trigger-pull away…

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

DON RENEGADE
FIRST EDITION!


Marcos Zappa is set upon by four rogues and carried away to a shack in the hills. There he is left alone with an elegant caballero who introduces himself as Don Pedro Garcia.

Quickly Don Pedro makes it clear that he knows the truth about Marcos Zappa. He knows that this man is really Don Felipe Hernandez, once a member of the Viceroy's staff; that he now wears a band around his forehead to conceal the brand of the renegade. El renegado Don Felipe Hernandez was proclaimed, because his love for a Mexican girl led him to help foment a native uprising. He was banished from his own caste, and eventually he joined a crew of pirates.

Then Don Pedro explains how he plans to use Marcos Zappa. The sinister don seeks revenge against a certain Senorita Manuela de Vasquez, who has spurned him, and against his successful rival, Miguel de Gandara. So it is Don Pedro's scheme to present Marcos Zappa to the world as a gentleman, a role which the latter can easily carry off; then Zappa is to win the heart of Senorita Manuela and to slay her suitor, Don Miguel. At last Don Pedro will reveal the bogus caballero to be a renegade.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 206 pages
Retail Price $44.95
Our Price $29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 206 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #8 - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

It's Kong vs. Kong as they tear through Skull Island, fighting to the death.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




KONG OF SKULL ISLAND TPB - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

From James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, All-New Inhumans) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City, Planet of the Apes) comes the authorized origin of Kong.
Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed.
Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters. With the help of Kong lies hope for survival.
Collects issues #1-#6 of the ongoing series.


Trade paperback, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $16.99





THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD: ALL HALLOWS HORROR: A NOVEL  (All Hallows Horror Trilogy) - Coming March 7!
by John Llewellyn Probert (Author), Stephen Jones  (Series Editor)


The first novel in a new series following the exploits of a secret organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H. P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination.

There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church. Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands. Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place―blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances.
So in the 1990s, a team of para-psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteries surrounding the Church and its unsavoury legends. From the start, they begin to discover a paranormal world that defies belief. But as they dig deeper, not only do they uncover some of the secrets behind the ancient edifice designed by “Zombie King” Thomas Moreby but, hidden away beneath everything else, something so ancient and so terrifying that it is using the architect himself as a conduit to unimaginable evil.

After four days and nights, not everybody survives―and those that do will come to wish they hadn’t. Imagine The Haunting of Hill House, The Amityville Horror, The Entity and The Stone Tape rolled together into the very fabric of a single building. And then imagine if all that horror is accidentally released . . .


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches
$25.95



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook


Mike Chomko -  January/February 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2017

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

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

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




Moonstone Books
I.V. FROST: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SCIENTIFIC DETECTION

Authors: Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.
Cover: Alex Innocenti


Stalking a territory that is somewhere between the gaslit world of the Victorian Consulting Detective
and the flickering neon darkness of Film Noir, Wandrei’s Frost is part analytical rationalist, part Angel of Death.
Like someone took Sherlock Holmes, armed him to the teeth, and turned him loose on the mean streets of Phillip Marlowe.

–Peter Atkins

For the first time ever, a NEW collection of I.V. Frost stories!
Guest-starring: The Green Ghost, The Phantom Detective, Dr. Satan, The Moon Man, & more!
Matthew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.



Softcover, 266 pages, $16.95







DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

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 Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

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 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"A Pitcher's Got to Throw" by C. Hall Thompson from SHORT STORIES, September 10, 1946
Baseball Has Its Logistics Too - Who Throws What and When!

"Old Aeson" by Arthur T. Quiller-Couch from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, April 27, 1918
Different. The narrator speaks of a guest who he has taken into his house, bald, wrinkled, toothless, feeds him, clothes him and the guest grows stronger but he never leaves. Suddenly the narrator discovers that while the stranger is growing younger and younger. he is growing older, wrinkling before his eyes, stealing the affections of his wife. Taking his property as if it were his own.  The stranger... is his son.

"A Breath of Suspicion" by Stewart Sterling from G-MEN DETECTIVE, July, 1948
Motorcycle cop Demon Ames proves he knows his onions when he chases a car with a garlic odor!



Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Den - Now online!

Storm Rising
 - New!
And Death Will Seize The Doctor, Too
Crimes of Winter
Empire of Doom
Book Signing

         Pulp Den  

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

William J. Makin - Journalist, Author - New!
Bigelow Neal - Author, North Dakota
Robert R. Mill – Journalist, Author
H. A. DeRosso - photo found
Fulton T. Grant - Author, Soldier, Newsman


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Death Is My Shadow - New!
The Skin Swindle - New!
Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death
The Power Barons
Scorpio
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #29 and #30 - New!
‘Daughter of Don Q’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM #3: Laboratory of Evil
The Spider #53: ‘The City of Lost Men’
Perry Mason: novels #27 and #28

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon coming up in Florida
Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters
The Pulps: A Yearly Guide Paperback - Now available!
by Jess Nevins


Much has been written about the pulps, the medium of popular fiction which began in 1896. And yet, despite the number of books and essays written about the pulps, and despite the current enthusiasm for some of the genres of literature which appeared in the pulps, a great deal of information about the pulps remains obscure, and a number of seemingly obvious questions remain unanswered–or worse, answered with misleading or inaccurate information. What were the most popular genres in the pulps? What were the most significant pulp magazines? How many pulps were published? When were the pulps’ heyday? When did the pulps decline? How did the pulps compare to the dime novels, and when did the pulps supplant the dime novels? I’ve attempted to answer these questions and provide accurate information on the pulps in THE PULPS. I’ve gathered together a substantial amount of numerical information never before brought together and presented it, and with that information set out the true history of the pulps, rather than the received wisdom about them.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$6.99


Radio Archives
The Spider #34 Audiobook
Laboratory of the Damned
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Richard Wentworth — whose grim, anti-crime crusades as the Spider have made him world-famous — was the first objective in the Poison Master’s murder campaign. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, lay in a death-like stupor. His beloved, Nita van Sloan, was stricken with the horrible living death! And at the same time, countless thousands were felled by the same fatal venom... Caught in the crossfire between the Law and the Underworld, the Spider must battle the blind apathy of a nation ensnared in a subtle death-trap — must overcome the despair in his own brave heart...!


 One of the things that sets the Spider apart from other hero characters is magnitude; the villains commit acts of destruction on a grand scale, sinking whole ocean liners, toppling entire buildings, wiping out entire towns with germ warfare. The evil masterminds are in truth more terrorists than criminals, their villainy often more for its own sake than any concrete plan for profit.
 
The Spider did not speak lightly of evil. He was too gentle, too tender a lover, to blot the glamorous night with useless vaporings. He was too courageous to take fright from vague notions. But through years of ceaseless struggle and hourly danger—from the Underworld and also from the police who considered his brand-marked executions of criminals only murder—he had developed an uncanny feeling like the sixth sense of bats. Flying in the dark, scarcely seeing, an impact of air waves warning the animal of obstacles in its way. So something—thought waves?—warned the Spider of danger.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Laboratory of the Damned with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, July, 1936.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #7 Audiobook
Magician of Mars

by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Renegades from nine worlds crash out from interplanetary prison in a weird quest for phantom treasure. Follow the Futuremen as the greatest feud of all time catapults them into the fifth dimension.
 
Captain Future is the roving marshal of the spaceways, supported by the Futuremen, the best deputies the universe has to offer. And as strange and exotic as the heroes may be, the villains are cut from even more exotic, weirder cloth.


Captain Future has no shortage of enemies. Beings from across the universe and beyond plot to dominate planets, to destroy galaxies, and find themselves defeated by Captain Future. Only one of his foes, however, proved evil enough to face Captain Future twice. Ul Quorn, The Magician of Mars, is actually the son of the man responsible for murdering Curtis Newton’s parents. Intelligent, ruthless, and strong, Quorn is nearly Captain Future’s equal in every way and comes closer than any to ending the life of the Man of Tomorrow.
 
Captain Future learned much of what he knew from perhaps the oddest surrogate father in fiction - The Brain. Simon Wright, a brilliant scientist and companion to Curtis Newton’s father, became so riddled with age and sickness that the only option to continue his life meant literally living as a brain in a specially designed box. When Captain Future’s parents were killed, Wright not only serves as Captain Future’s mentor, but also as the leader of the trio of Futuremen who join Captain Future on his wild escapades. More than just a brain in the box, Simon Wright plays a major role in Captain Future’s history and stories.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Summer 1941 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Magician of Mars” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #99 eBook
August 1942

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces by Will Murray
 
Smashing Novel Of Battle Wings
The Death Master’s Last Patrol
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
Deep in Hunland they gather, the Death Masters of the German air command, pledged to bring doom to the armies of Freedom — while, deep in a crumbling dungeon, G-8, the Master American Flying Spy, fights the greatest battle of his career, to destroy War’s most savage weapon — a machine that can annihilate the Yankee forces, make them victims of a living death!
 
Cowards Fly In Hell — A Greaseball Joe Story
Higher than the peaks of the mountains where he was born, faster than the eagles that soared above them, flew the cowboy ace who knew only the Law of the Lariat — and made war against any hombre who was false to it!
 
No Retreat For The Brave — Outstanding Sky War Story
They hated him for his mad bravery, but one fear he had — the ghastly awareness of the dead ace who flew by his side, and drove him on to victories he didn’t want!
 
The Devil’s Squadron — A Red Falcon Story
A traitor to the Yanks, yet sworn foe of the Huns, Barry Rand and his ebony assistant, Sika, launch a two-man counter-offensive against the most daring drive of the Kaiser’s legions!
 
G-8 Speaks — Special Air Department
G-8 gabfest, conducted by the Master Spy himself!
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99


The Serial Squadron
UPCOMING DVD RELEASE AND ARCHIVE ADDITION SCHEDULE

SHIPPING NOW
DEADWOOD DICK (Archive title) Featuring Don Douglas and Lorna Gray

FEBRUARY 2017
JUNGLE MENACE (Archive title) featuring Frank Buck
ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers


MARCH 2016

PIRATE TREASURE (Archive title) Featuring Richard Talmadge
SERIAL SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KIT
Including the Squadron Guide to Movie Serials & more


APRIL 2016
THE FLAME FIGHTER Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

MAY 2016
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Featuring Harry Carey
A WOMAN IN GRAY Featuring Arline Pretty


MORE TO COME
THE LIGHTNING RAIDER starring Pearl White and Warner Oland

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE
Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE



The Serial Squadron
THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS
Coming in March!

COMING IN MARCH FROM THE SQUADRON as part of the new Serial Squadron Membership Kit

THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS includes concise descriptions of every US serial ever made from 1912 to 1956 in chronological order, lists of serials by studio, feature version and re-release titles, revised and unproduced serials, serial star vital statistics, movie serial costumed heroes and villains, great lines from serials, serials on 8mm, serial premiums, and lots more.
This is a collaborative work produced over a number of years and includes contributions by Squadron members including Ron Stephenson, The Green Hornet and Tom Lyon, and serial descriptions by Raymond William Stedman, GH, and yours truly,

It's comprehensive in its scope but not intended to be a massive tome, and does not include pages of reviews or commentary but instead short 1-3 sentence summaries of all the plots of all the serials, all 500+ of them. It's intended to be useful to those who'd like to be able to consult it for information about serials conveniently and easily and will include at least some information about every American serial except 2 or 3 of which almost nothing is known, and there's even a little about them in there too.

It will be offered as part of the new Membership Kit package which will be available when the new Squadron Cliffhanger Channel is ready to debut.





The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


SWORD & FANTASY #12 - Now available!

Features include feature on Frank Frazetta, 1945 Harper's review of H.P. Lovecraft, covers of foreign HPL books, old article on Clark Ashton Smith, index to STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, E. Hoffman Price tribute to Edmond Hamilton, an interview with the late Nils Hardin (publisher of XENOPHILE), a long article on comic books and horror by James Van Hise, previously unpublished fantasy art by Eduardo Barreto, article on artist Mahlon Fawcett who died in 2015, and more.

8 1/2 x 11, side-stapled, and 76 pages in length.
Buyer pays for priority mail in a box or media mail.
Outside the US will be $24.00 for first class mail international, $12.00 to Canada.

Issues #1-11 of SWORD & FANTASY are also available in my EBAY STORE.



TALES FROM THE MISKATONIC LIBRARY  - Now available for pre-order!
Edited by Darrell Schweitzer with John Ashmead

This is very close to being sent to the printers. Darrell has managed to gather together another great bunch of story tellers and then Jeff Potter’s artwork to complete the package. Here’s John to tell you more: Triskaidekaphiliacs rejoice, triskaidekaphobes despair—there are exactly thirteen stories. Quite by coincidence! (and nothing to do with the fact that thirteen is my personal lucky number). And you get intros by both Darrell & myself. Quite a range of stories: funny, grim, grimly funny, paradoxical, and terrifyingly straightforward. Our ultimate criteria was that both Darrell and I enjoyed reading them—and hope you will as well.

And here is the line up
Don Webb. “Slowly Ticking Time Bomb”
Adrian Cole. “Third Movement”
Dirk Flinthart. “To be In Ulthar”
Harry Turtledove. “Interlibrary Loan”
P. D. Cacek. “One Small Chance”
Will Murray. “A Trillion Young”
A. C. Wise. “The Paradox Collection”
Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen. “The Way to a Man’s Heart”
Douglas Wynne. “The White Door”
Alex Shvartsman. “Recall Notice”
James Van Pelt. “The Children’s Collection”
Darrell Schweitzer. “Not in the Card Catalogue”
Robert M. Price. “The Bonfire of the Blasphemies”



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

The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Four
- New!
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Three - New!
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Two
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part One
Peacocks on the Cover of Weird Tales
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1936-1943
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1932-1935
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1924-1931
Scientific Experimention on the Cover of Weird Tales

Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Coming soon in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!

The Cobra is back. Raised in the mystic art of illusion in India, The Cobra’s power of mind control mystifies his enemies. On assignment to New York City, Dean Bradley of British Intelligence unwittingly causes a crime wave of terror when he brings a British master criminal to justice on America’s shores. Now it will be up to him to unravel the mystery in this new land before he can return to India. But will even the dreaded Cobra walk away from this new encounter with The Viper? And now that Dean Bradley has fallen in love with the girl who knows his secret identy, does India really matter?

Kindle Price:    $0.99





WAR OF WORLDS COLLIDE - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

The story of the Argonauts continues in the middle of book of pulpmaster Jeff Deischer’s the Worlds Collide “human trilogy”, which follows Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer’s original two novels, When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide. As Christmas approaches, a mystery attack on Athens, the new home of Earthmen, devastates the five dome cities. The humans must race against their unseen enemy to find a way to defend their home and stop the attacks before they are wiped out.

Paperback, 188 pages, $14.00












03 February 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



2017 & 2018 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2017

February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

THE DARK TOWER
March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
LOGAN
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARK UNIVERSE: THE MUMMY
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
GHOST IN THE SHELL
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
WONDER WOMAN
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
THE MUMMY
KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
August 4, 2017
ALIEN: CONVENANT
September 4, 2017
September 29, 2017
THE INHUMANS
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN
2018

February 16, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
THE FLASH [May be delayed]
May 4, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
June 29, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE

2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #152
Far East Adventures of Warren Hastings Miller

"The White Sawbwa of Mong Nam"
"Jungle Justice"
"Enter the White Girl"
"The Dark Forest"
"Beyond the Khyber"
"Flood"
"Giants on the Warpath"
"The Racketeer Rajah"

   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective – Spring 1951

"The Video Victims" by Robert Wallace
The girl was scared and wouldn’t talk—but her fear told the world’s greatest sleuth more than words when he investigated a strange and baffling case of murder at a television station!

"The Dizzy Killer" by Benton Braden
"Handmade Alibi" by Amelia Reynolds Long
"Killer’s Powerhouse" by Arthur J. Burks
"Scream A Song of Death" by R. Van Taylor
"The Cop and the Doll" by Day Keene
"Madman Murder" by Norman A. Daniels

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories – Winter 1943

"Stalkers of the Dawn-World" by John Peter Drummond
Out of the dim past that weird world had come, peopled with its deathless guardians, ruled by a brutal god that jungle weapons could not slay. 
Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, had to battle that ancient deity with bare hands—and if he failed to win,
Helene, his golden mate, and the marooned passengers of a crashed Handley Page were doomed to die.

"Terror Trek" by H.M. Sutherland
"Lutembe the Avenger" by Wyndham Martyn
"The Headsmen of Bestiana" by Paul Selonke
"Murderer’s Moon" by E. Hoffman Price
"The Flaming God" by Francis Gerard

Cover Artist: George Gross

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future – Winter 1942

"The Quest Beyond the Stars" by Edmond Hamilton
Ride with Curt Newton, the World’s Greatest Spacefarer, and the Futuremen as they leave the known stat trails to penetrate the source of cosmic rays, the very core of the Universe!

"The End of His Service" by Ray Cummings
"The Man Who Fought Destiny" by Arthur J. Burks
"The Man Who Awoke" by Laurence Manning

Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
“Scourge of the Spectre,” – Flying Aces, August 1935
“Spectre of the Red Knight,” – Flying Aces, January 1932
“The Vanishing Avenger,” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“The Ghost from G-2,” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Strafe of the Flying Corpse,” – Flying Aces, January 1936
“The Armored Corpse,” – Flying Aces, March 1936


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 350 pages, $16.99


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!

Each of the eight stories in Painton’s Squadron of the Dead is the story of a different pilot who has been condemned to death and sent to the squadron to serve out his sentence. And die they did, dropping spies, bombing impossible places, strafing infantry for harassed Allied battalions. These men flew recklessly, savagely, knowing they could live again only when death really claimed them. Then their names would shine once again in the casualty announcements and they would be posthumously awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

Frederick C. Painton, a prolific pulp author and venerated newspaper man, wrote the eight Squadron of the Dead stories contained in this anthology in 1935 for Sky Birds magazine.
Painton is best remembered for his coverage of World War II for Reader’s Digest magazine.

Stories include:
“Today We Die,” – Sky Birds, February 1935
“Ghosts of the Living,” – Sky Birds, March 1935
“The Glory Gambler,” – Sky Birds, April 1935
“Tarmac of Treason,” – Sky Birds, June 1935
“Death’s Dreadnaughts,” – Sky Birds, July 1935
“Legion of the Unlucky,” – Sky Birds, August 1935
“Duel of Dishonor,” – Sky Birds, September 1935
“Slaughter of the Dead,” – Sky Birds, December 1935

Plus:
”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 362 pages, $16.99





Airship 27 Productions
HOLMES AND HOUDINI

Now available!

In 2015, Airship 27 Productions released “The Amazing Harry Houdini,” a collection four brand new adventures featuring the famous showman. The volume contained stories by Roman Leary, Jim Beard, I.A. Watson and James Palmer. Now, Ian Watson delivers a full length novel sequel to that title with his, “Holmes & Houdini.”

They call themselves the Far Edge Club, a mysterious cabal of rich, sadistic hedonist who live only to create pain and fear in others.  Only one man has ever bested their perverted schemes, the world renowned magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini.  Now London will become the stage for their final confrontation.

The Club has recruited an army of killers in their maddened goal to destroy Houdini. But they are unaware he is not without his own allies.  Joining the fray at the American’s side is none other than the Great Detective of Baker St, Sherlock Holmes and his loyal companion, Dr. Watson.  Together these exceptional heroes will battle an insidious evil and attempt to solve the mystery of the Ghost Mask of L’Inconnu.

“We’ve been waiting almost an entire year to get this out,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “15 copies of a limited edition collectors edition sold out on the first day at this year’s PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio. It sported a variant cover by Art Director Rob Davis.  Now we have artist Chad Hardin’s wonderful cover and can at last get this book out to all our anxious fans.”  Davis, as he always does with all Holmes titles at Airship 27, provided the black and white interior illustrations and book design.

Writer I.A. Watson has delivered an incredible adventure mystery that will keep readers up till the wee hours of the night.  “Homes & Houdini” is New Pulp fiction at its finest.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Horror Stories T-Shirt  - New!
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
 
Doctor Death T-Shirt  - New!
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Black Mask 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
The Mysterious Wu Fang 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

Dr. Yen Sin 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

Short Stories 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

Popular Publications Logo 1 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.
$24.95

Popular Publications Logo 2 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.
$24.95


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
Argosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine.
In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—
by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

Note: burgundy fabric only.
$19.95
Terror Tales Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$19.95

Captain Zero T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$19.95

Captain Satan T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$19.95

Dime Mystery Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$19.95

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














 



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THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG #2: THE CASE OF THE SCARLET FEATHER
by Robert J. Hogan
Now available!
 
“When I know the secret of the five casks, I will be all powerful.
Find the one who can tell me this secret. I will wait—but not for long.”


This was the command Wu Fang gave to his agents deep in New York’s Chinatown.
And only two white men guessed his plans, could dare hope to pit their wits and detective skill against the murder scheme of the most dangerous crime master in the world!


$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF ERIC TRENT, VOLUME 1
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!
 
Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent!
Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces, the series continued Keyhoe’s tradition
 of fast-paced air war adventures, this time featuring a character who hasn’t seen print since these stories’ original publications!

Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940–41:
“Secret Flight Sixteen,” “Death Flies Blind,” “Junkers Juggernaut,”
“Swastika Scourge,” “The Ace From Hell” and “Television Tracers.”

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



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS NEW YEAR’S INSTANT COLLECTIONS SALE!
NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017


NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2017, Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.

With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00, while the first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)

ALSO ON SALE: THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount, THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00 or THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.

Mail checks or money orders to: Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245 or Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com. This special discount offer expires at midnight, February 11, 2017.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 46 (Bama Variant): "The Mystic Mullah" & "Terror Takes 7"
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent. First, weird green soul slaves attack Manhattan, propelling Doc and his aides to faraway Asia to confront 'The Mystic Mullah.' Then, after a mystery box arrives at Doc Savage's headquarters, its enigmatic contents ignite a murderous chain of events in 'Terror Takes 7.' This classic pulp reprint showcases a striking color painting by James Bama and the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray.  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!

THE SHADOW Volume 114 Death By Proxy & Loot of Death
Alone and unaided, The Shadow wages a solo war on crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness investigates a murder ring whose victims die twice, first in real life followed by a 'Death by Proxy.' Then, the police assume a million-dollar crime to be a simple bank robbery, but The Shadow knows there is a hidden secret behind the 'Loot of Death.' This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-222-3 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)

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 115: "The Keeper's Gold" and "Forgotten Gold"
The Shadow battles gilded crime in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness hunts the criminal mastermind who stole "The Keeper's Gold" and framed The Shadow for the deed! Then, "Forgotten Gold" from a lost Georgia mine mixes with red blood in a tale of vicious greed and murder! BONUS: Norgil investigate "The Silver Venus" in a magical tale of prestidigitection. This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-225-4 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!

Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson
Author Ben Hinson's new novel "Eteka Rise of the Imamba" is a globe spanning story about African mercenaries and the world they helped make from the 1950 to the 1990s.  Wit the Cold War in the background and the liberation movements seeking to throw off the yoke of Colonialism, the Imamba Brotherhood tries to collect the best warriors from the African Continent to help bring about a transition to free nation states.  Along the way, the ideals of this group are corrupted until they become mercenaries responding to the requests of the highest bidder. But some of the members of the Brotherhood begin to question what tey are doing and why they are doing it.
 
This book is filed with excitement, action, adventure and serious moral questions.  It is a terrific read and keeps the momentum going up until a dramatic climax.
 
I highly recommend this terrific new book!

Past episodes:
Will Murray's latest novel: Doc Savage and The Shadow team up against "The Empire of Doom"!

"Holmes and Houdini" the new novel by Ian A. Watson
Bobby Nash discusses "Snow Falls" his new adventure novel!

Chuck Miller discusses "Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence"
CAPTAIN HAZZARD: Custer's Ghost by Ron Fortier
Beyond Worlds Collide By Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White
ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS TPB - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist Name: Steve Bryant   
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant, 
Gabriel Hardman

Collecting the fan-favorite pulp heroine's Action Lab debut miniseries! When her father gains possession of a supernatural artifact, Athena Voltaire sets off on an adventure that pits her against Nazis, deadly assassins, an old nemesis, and an angry fire goddess! Written and drawn by Eisner and Manning Award-nominated creator Steve Bryant.

Full Color, 96 pages, $9.99



Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE POLICE AGENT
by Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Daniele Serra
 
The Police Agent (1867) is a milestone in the development of crime fiction. Its eponymous hero, the cunning Mr. Porion, a.k.a. Père Cinnamon, does not employ his detective skills to pursue a vampire-like serial killer intent on bleeding children, but rather to protect him, while simultaneously serving other predatory aristocratic interests, such as providing the lecherous King Louis XV with a steady supply of virgins.

This crime novel Ponson du Terrail wrote may seem eccentric to 21st century eyes because the genre has undergone many refinements, but it remains fascinating as an example of its evolution. The Police Agent contains examples of deductive detection applied to a criminal investigation, as well as foreshadowing what became the “police procedural.”

The Police Agent boldly asks: if the police and the criminals are on the same side, possessed of all the power and legal authority, who can play a heroic role, and how can he possibly prevail, escaping torture, murder and annihilation?

Contents:
The Police Agent [L'Auberge de la Rue des Enfants Rouges] (1867)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $31.95 /GBP £21.99
6x9
trade paperback, 452 pages

THE GATES OF HELL
by Maurice Level
Adapted by Jessica Sequeira
Cover by Daniele Serra

“I’d known the terrified sleep full of nightmares of the guillotine. ”

The Gates of Hell is a collection of twenty-six stories originally published in 1910. These tales, in the tradition of the contes cruels, range from a man who keeps a secret with devastating effects to a maniac who finds thrills in witnessing violent accidents, to a blind man who purposely loses his eyesight, to a prostitute who sleeps with the man who executed her husband...
 
These rich and carefully plotted stories ratchet up suspense, sentence by bewitching sentence. Their horror is based on human behavior and psychological drama rather than supernatural elements, and the subtle beauty of their descriptions only further intensifies the turn of the knife when it inevitably comes — a truly decadent pleasure.
 
Maurice Level (1875-926) was a French writer of fiction and drama whose macabre stories were printed in Paris newspapers and staged by the Grand-Guignol theater. His stories have been compared to those of his cousin Marcel Schwob, as well as Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Octave Mirbeau, Guy de Maupassant and Edgar Allan Poe.
 
The edition includes a historical introduction and notes by translator Jessica Sequeira.

Contents:
Les Portes de l'Enfer (1910)
Introduction and Notes by Jessica Sequeira.


US $20.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 192 pages


THE SECRET BUREAU 2: THE BROTHERS OF DEATH
by Charles Rabou
Adapted by Nina Cooper.

The Brothers of Death (1856) is the second volume in a series of four that tells the story of the Hulet family which, for generations, has headed the government’s spy network, the Secret Bureau, that intercepts and opens all private mail. From the execution of Charles I of England to the secret terror spread by the Apostles of Nuremberg, we follow the doomed destinies of the Hulets and their relentless enemy, the Marquis de Vulpiano, now the leader of the Brothers of Death....

This volume also continues the adventures of Gregorio Matiphous, now accused of having murdered the mysterious Ephraim, founder of the Illuminati.

Charles Rabou (1803-1871) was one of the founders of the prestigious Revue de Paris and a friend of Honoré de Balzac, whose unfinished novels he completed after the latter's death. He was also a master of the roman noir (crime novel). The Secret Bureau is an important link between the works of Jules Janin and Frédéric Soulié on the one hand, and Paul Féval and Ponson du Terrail on the other.

Contents:
Les Frères de la Mort (L. de Potter, 1856)
Introduction and Notes by Nina Cooper.


US $31.95 /GBP £21.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 408 pages
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




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

Murania’s First Release of 2017 - New!
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bold Venture Press
ZORRO: THE COMPLETE PULP ADVENTURES VOLUME 4
Now available on Amazon.com!

Bold Venture Press presents The Sign of Zorro, a full-length adventure from 1941, never reprinted since its original publication.

In Reina de los Angeles they no longer whisper of Señor Zorro — The Fox. For he rides no more; his sword no longer serves the oppressed. And that languorous dandy, Don Diego Vega, fritters the days away, caught in a real and terrible apathy. The sudden and tragic death of his wife has left him without any urge to don his black cloak and mask; and his father, Don Alejandro Vega, is seriously disturbed. If only his son would return to full life; if only Zorro would ride again ....

Then, through Bardoso, the one-time pirate, Don Diego receives word that the beautiful Senorita Panchita Canchola desperately needs the aid of Señor Zorro. Her brother, now the man of the household, is the dupe of a clever scoundrel, whose sinister plans threaten the Governor of California. So Zorro lives again .... And this time he must preserve the life of the man who has sworn to capture him!

This edition includes ten Zorro short stories from West magazine. In the introduction, John E. Petty examines Zorro collectibles across the decades.

CONTENTS
Introduction: “Zorro Collectibles” by John E. Petty
Novel: The Sign of Zorro
Short stories: "Zorro Frees Some Slaves," "Zorro’s Double Danger," "Zorro’s Masquerade," "Zorro Stops a Panic," "Zorro’s Twin Perils," "Zorro Plucks a Pigeon," "Zorro Rides at Dawn," "Zorro Takes the Bait," "Zorro Raids a Caravan," "Zorro’s Moment of Fear"


Paperback, 7"x10", 338 pages,
$19.95


         

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is coming soon!

The Bronze Gazette takes subscriptions by calendar year, so if you haven't subscribed for 2017, you have just a few short weeks before issue #78 is out.
Don't risk missing an issue, subscribe now!
http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Review – You Can’t Plant Murder, by Donald Bayne Hobart + Beware! and The Black Chamber - New!
Ship of Ishtar, part seven
- New!
Ship of Ishtar, part six - New!
Ship of Ishtar, part five - New!
Short Reviews – Too Smart to Die, by George Antonio Wetter
The Ship of Ishtar, part four
The Ship of Ishtar, part three
The Ship of Ishtar, part two
The Ship of Ishtar, part one
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #15 (Spring 2017) - Coming in May!

Celebrating 30 years of artist’s artist Mark Schultz, creator of the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs franchise, with a feature-length, career-spanning interview conducted in Mark’s Pennsylvanian home, examining the early years of struggle, success with Kitchen Sink Press, and hitting it big with a Saturday morning cartoon series. Includes rarely-seen art and fascinating photos from Mark’s amazing and award-winning career.

Magazine, 84 pages, Full Color, $8.95, On sale May 17.


Announcement
The February Previews accidentally ran the incorrect cover art for Comic Book Creator #15.
TwoMorrows is cancelling that listing to avoid confusion.
Comic Book Creator #15, the MARK SCHULTZ issue, will be relisted in the March Previews catalog.
You can also pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows here.





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

The ARGOSY LIBRARY rolls on - New!
Will Murray's KING KONG vs. TARZAN: Two Icons for Price of One
Harold Lamb's Cossack Adventures
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 2) 
The Executioner in the Library



The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


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




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Dirk Clinton’s Angry Giants
- New!
Dashiell Hammett’s Itchy - New!
Super-Science Fiction Aug. 1959 - New!
A monstrous edition of Super-Science Fiction
More Monsters!
Free eBook: The Digest Enthusiast #1
The Digest Enthusiast: now on Magzter
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Benito Gallego, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each



Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN TRILOGY

Now available in hardcover and softcover!

Tarzan Trilogy by Thomas Zachek
Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations
Cover by Joe Jusko
Interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba


Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.
  1. Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.
  2. Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  
  3. Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance.
Softcover, 6x9, 379 pages, B&W, $19.95
Hardcover, 6x9, 379 pages, B&W, $34.95



Available now at the links below.
Hardcover
 Softcover



The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero - Now available!
by Jess Nevins


Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history.

• Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today
• Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman
• Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important
• Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Praeger
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

$58.00
An eBook edition is also available from the publisher.

Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

January 2017
Concluding our reprinting of the first series of Father Brown stories, we present “The Sign of the Broken Sword” including all the George Gibbs illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Next month, prepare to hoist the jib and steer for clear water!


December 2016
We return this month to the first series of Father Brown stories from The Saturday Evening Post. 
This time, "The Wrong Shape," just as it appeared in the December 10, 1910 issue, including the illustrations by George Gibbs and, as an added bonus, a newly written introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2016
Turning our attention to Baroness Orczy, this month you will find “The Trappist’s Vow” reprinted just as it appeared in the April, 1899 issue of The Royal Magazine, with illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

We've also done some revamping of the Bob's Stuff collections and have expanded many of the annotations, giving you more information about the items and where they fall in the history of popular culture. 
We've also added a 4th collection and you will be seeing additional collections on a regular basis after the new year.


October 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.


September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2016
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.


Frazetta “Warriors & Women” Boxed Pint Glass Sets - Arriving in comic shops February 8!

Dark Horse continues its Frazetta merchandise program with the most acclaimed fantasy painter’s best work, now on high-quality 16 oz. glassware.
Glasses are California Prop. 65 compliant and NOT dishwasher or microwave safe.


Death Dealer and Egyptian Queen
2 glasses in full color, 6” x 7” x 3.5”
$19.99

Silver Warrior and The Huntress
2 glasses in full color, 6” x 7” x 3.5”
$19.99






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.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Pulp replica editions to be retired in 2017!
Black Mask #1, #43
Dime Mystery #1
Dr Yen Sin (all 3 issues)
Horror Stories #1, 2, 5
Wu Fang (all 7 issues)

Pulp replica editions previously retired!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1


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:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


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

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

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)







Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


Haffner Press
New Leigh Brackett Combo offer!
Now available for pre-order!

In addition to containing “They,” a brand-new Leigh Brackett story, the contents of the LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL book continues to grow.
So, it seems a natural to offer a combo of it, THE BOOK OF STARK, and our most recent Brackett title, SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS.
Ordering the combo will put you first in line as well as lock-in your total price for:

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL is still being offered at $25, but with the addition of new content, the final price will certainly be higher. Wait until you see what we uncovered! (Keep Watching the Skies, indeed!)

THE BOOK OF STARK is still holding at $45 and we hope to have news of who will be providing the introduction very soon (fingers-crossed!). As you may gather, this massive tome collects the four “Eric John Stark” stories, the three novels of the “Skaith” series, and will be the first appearance of Brackett’s outline for a new Stark novel that she abandoned in 1977 to take on the screenwriting duties for the sequel to STAR WARS. The dustjacket and endpapers are provided by Raymond Swanland.

SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS is the third and final volume collecting all Brackett’s science fiction stories published in her lifetime. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a excellent addition to your library; many stories being reprinted for the first time and nearly as many appearing in their first hardcover appearance. The cover art is by Frank Kelly Freas and illustrated endpapers are by Ed Emshwiller. Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction.

$110.00 with free shipping!







             Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.



THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


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!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!     



Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00



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!


December 28, 2016 Production Update from Haffner Press!

As noted before, Volume One, MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was initially printed in December 2015, but the quality was so poor that we rejected the finished inventory and the printer refused to mount a second effort that would meet our (and your) expectations. Since then, we've been looking for a new printer whom we feel can get the job done.  
                                                       
Based on the beautiful job done by a different (and much more reliable) printer on our recent Henry Kuttner book, THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, the plan is to send both MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK to this superior vendor in 1st Quarter 2017.

We’ll share more news and we have it, and thanks for hanging with us on these titles; we hope you feel the delay was worth the wait.
Meanwhile, you can read one of Fredric Brown’s first-published stories, “Blood of the Dragon” (from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39) HERE:


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!


December 28, 2016 Production Update from Haffner Press!

Based on the beautiful job done by a different (and much more reliable) printer on our recent Henry Kuttner book, THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, the plan is to send both MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK to this superior vendor in 1st Quarter 2017.

We’ll share more news and we have it, and thanks for hanging with us on these titles; we hope you feel the delay was worth the wait.
Meanwhile, you can read one of Fredric Brown’s first-published stories, “Blood of the Dragon” (from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39) HERE:


“. . . 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


 
Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available!

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.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

The assembly of Donald Wandrei's colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!

Chris has re-purposed the original black and white pulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!

The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.   



It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says "Henry Kutter"...), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.   



Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.





Haffner Press
The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.


Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.


Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00



Haffner Press
Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.


Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.

The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines.


Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover
$40.00



Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

February 2017

SNATCH by Gregory Mcdonald
Cover art by Patrick Faricy


OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE AND 8-YEAR-OLD BOYS
Whether it’s a Middle East oil crisis in the 1970s or the London Blitz during WWII, world events have a way of breeding trouble on the home front, too. That’s how Toby Rinaldi, son of a U.N. Ambassador, wound up kidnapped on his way to a California amusement park, and how Robby Burnes, orphaned son of British nobility, wound up snatched on the snowy streets of New York City. But as Robby’s famous namesake taught us, the best laid plans don’t always work out as intended. Especially not when you’e a kidnapper in the hands of Gregory Mcdonald.

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF FLETCH—A MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF THE SNATCH!
The comic genius behind the Fletch and Flynn books, Gregory Mcdonald also penned the two brilliant kidnapping novels appearing here for the first time in three decades—and the first time ever in a single volume. Two precocious eight-year-old boys…two teams of kidnappers, in way over their heads…two opportunities for mayhem, danger, and the trenchant social satire no crime writer has ever delivered like Mcdonald.

First publication in three decades, and first ever in a single edition!
Gregory Mcdonald is the only author ever to win the Edgar Award twice in a row for two novels in a single series


June 2017

FOREVER AND A DEATH By Donald Westlake
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!
Cover art by Paul Mann

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.




Hippocampus Press
A MEANS TO FREEDOM: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard
(Trade Paperback - Second Edition)

Now available!


The new paperback edition of A MEANS TO FREEDOM will be officially released on January 22, 2017.
Advance orders are now being taken at the Hippocampus website.

H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard are two of the titans of weird fiction of their era. Dominating the pages of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, they have gained worldwide followings for their compelling writings and also for the very different lives they led.

Edited by S. T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke
Second softcover edition, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61498-189-3 (two volume set)
1006 pages
$60





THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Coming April 4!
by Seabury Quinn


Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!


Belated Birthday - New!
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #2 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Cover: Mike Perkins

It was supposed to be an easy mission. Hot on the trail of a Russian agent in Tokyo, Felix Leiter is unwittingly drawn into the investigation of a major terrorist attack when a suicidal cultist releases a bio-weapon in Shinjuku. Now Felix and Tiger Tanaka – the Japanese James Bond – must track down the villainous cult leader responsible, and unravel the mystery behind their deadly new biological weapon…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE DOUBLE TAKE

Before the television series, 77 SUNSET STRIP, made Stuart Bailey a household name, he starred in four stories (one novel and 3 novelettes). Appearing under our Mystery House banner is the novel which started it all.

Stuart Bailey is a private investigator, of very much the same stripe as Perry Mason of the Erle Stanley Gardner books, and, in common with Mason and others of the same fictional feather, manages to get himself so involved with criminals and garden-variety crooks that soon he becomes the subject of some rather heated investigations himself.

The job he takes in "The Double Take" really leads him over the bumps. In less than a half-day, according to his own account, he is "threatened by an amateur trigger man, conned by a local lovely and pumped by an international beauty."

You can gather from that that all his dealings are not sneering scarfaces and underworld uglies. Actually, maes are his dish-if only he weren't always too not on somebody's trail.

Roy Huggins makes quite a guy of his hard-bitten performer, a hard-drinking, fast-talking customer with a trigger mind.

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 228 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


JOHN CARTER THE END #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Alex Cox (Art) Hayden Sherman (Covers) Garry Brown

THE DEATH OF MARS! 
Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll. Conflict burns across the landscape of Barsoom.
A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. 
A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for a lost son.
How could they be Mars' last hope?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99










THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD: ALL HALLOWS HORROR: A NOVEL  (All Hallows Horror Trilogy) - Coming March 7!
by John Llewellyn Probert (Author), Stephen Jones  (Series Editor)


The first novel in a new series following the exploits of a secret organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H. P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination.

There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church. Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands. Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place―blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances.
So in the 1990s, a team of para-psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteries surrounding the Church and its unsavoury legends. From the start, they begin to discover a paranormal world that defies belief. But as they dig deeper, not only do they uncover some of the secrets behind the ancient edifice designed by “Zombie King” Thomas Moreby but, hidden away beneath everything else, something so ancient and so terrifying that it is using the architect himself as a conduit to unimaginable evil.

After four days and nights, not everybody survives―and those that do will come to wish they hadn’t. Imagine The Haunting of Hill House, The Amityville Horror, The Entity and The Stone Tape rolled together into the very fabric of a single building. And then imagine if all that horror is accidentally released . . .


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches
$25.95



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

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The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


Bringing you the latest news in Robert E. Howard books, pulp reprints, comics, audio, conventions, games, and whatever else seems applicable.

Now available for pre-order!
The book will debut at PulpFest/Farmercon in late July!
Shipping scheduled for August 2017!


Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer was a quarterly fanzine that ran fifteen issues from July 2005 to January 2009. Michael Croteau served as Publisher for all fifteen issues; Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri coedited the first ten issues, while Spiteri and Win Scott Eckert coedited the last five. Thanks to the generosity of Philip José Farmer and his “Magic Filing Cabinet,” Farmerphile published—for the first time anywhere—short stories (mostly not science fiction), excerpts, articles, speeches, and letters written by Farmer. It even serialized the novel Up from the Bottomless Pit (not included in this collection, but forthcoming from Meteor House).

Farmerphile also contained articles and appreciations from Farmer’s fans and from his fellow science fiction authors, from critiques of his work to stories of personal encounters, and everything between. A complete list of the original contents of all fifteen issues can be found here.

Hardcover Limited Edition
Now the hard part: narrowing down so much content into one “Best of” collection. This was much harder than it sounds, as nearly all the content was worthy of inclusion. So, we focused on broadly covering as much ground as possible, as well as including pieces that touched on Farmer’s personal life. Assembled here is a wealth of information about one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time along, with some of his earliest writing.

The Best of Farmerphile is available in two editions: a Trade Paperback and a Hardcover Limited Edition. The hardcover is not “officially” a signed limited edition, but when the book debuts at PulpFest/FarmerCon XII in late July 2017, we will get as many contributors on hand as possible to sign it before we ship the books to those preordered (shipping will occur immediately after PulpFest/FarmerCon XII).


PREORDERING:
The trade paperback edition is $29 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $45 (plus shipping).
Or you can preorder them together for only $67—that’s $7 off (plus you’ll save even more with combined shipping)!

Preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover.
As always, the print run on the limited edition will be determined by the number of preorders received.
Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.
NOTE: due to the complexities of publishing rights, no ebook edition will be produced!





Mike Chomko -  January/February 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for January/February 2017

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

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

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




OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY #1 - Now available for pre-order!

Debut issue of the Occult Detective Quarterly


Featuring:
DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU – Fiction by Adrian Cole
WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE – Fiction by Amanda DeWees; iIllustrated by Bob Freeman
MONOCHROME – Fiction (novelette) by Ted E Grau; illustrated by Dave Felton
GOT MY MOJO RISING – Fiction by Willie Meikle & David T Wilbanks; illustrated by M Wayne Miller
ORBIS TERTIUS – Fiction by Joshua M Reynolds; illustrated by Mutartis Boswell
THE BARON OF BOURBON STREET – Fiction by Aaron Vlek; illustrated by Stanley Weaver Jr

Plus these special features, exclusive to ODQ:
The Occult Legion Part 1 – Fiction by multiple authors (to be revealed)
Dr Spector, and An Interview with Don Glut – Articles by Charles R Rutledge
How to be a Victorian Ghost Hunter – Article by Tim Prasil
Reviews by Dave Brzeski & James Bojaciuk


$13.00

PAPERBACK PARADE #96 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #96, the brand new January, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

This issue features a detailed article on vintage legendary cover artist James Meese and a list of his book covers; the rare 1950s British Tarzan imitator digests (all covers shown!); a detailed look at crime and TV writer Roy Huggins with a bibliography of his books; UK Jay Books crime gga paperbacks; US vintage Europa Books gga sleaze with fold-out covers; a report on the 2016 UK Paperback & Pulp Book Fair with photos, Kousoulas & Kevin Ballantine Books, Groucho in match books and paperbacks; news, ads, more.

$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
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
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing 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.



   


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

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 Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

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 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Woman From Hong Kong" by Robert E. Hewes from ARGOSY, March 16, 1918
A sea captain and opium smuggler is on his last voyage before retiring, but his overconfidence does him in.

"The Devil's Checkroom" by Frank Gruber from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1937
An undercover G-Man goes after a bank robber and also tries to retrieve his loot.

"Murder Muddle" by James Howard Leveque from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, February, 1938
A harmless-appearing automobile accident was only a jumping-off point for Detective Stamp Olsen to dive into a . . . . Murder Muddle



Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Den - Now online!

And Death Will Seize The Doctor, Too  
- New!
Crimes of Winter - New!
Empire of Doom
Book Signing

         Pulp Den  

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

Bigelow Neal - Author, North Dakota - New!
Robert R. Mill – Journalist, Author
H. A. DeRosso - photo found
Fulton T. Grant - Author, Soldier, Newsman
Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author
Holman F. Day - Newspaperman, Novelist, Poet
The Lost God - short story by John Russell - with illustrations

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Death Stalk In Spain
The Dealer Of Death
The Power Barons
Scorpio
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 three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Daughter of Don Q’: a serial in 12 chapters - New!
TMM #3: Laboratory of Evil
The Spider #53: ‘The City of Lost Men’
Perry Mason: novels #27 and #28

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon coming up in Florida - New!
Selling the pulps with posters, II
Paul A. Carter: 1926-2017
Remembering the pulpsters
Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

The Pulps: A Yearly Guide Paperback - Now available!
by Jess Nevins


Much has been written about the pulps, the medium of popular fiction which began in 1896. And yet, despite the number of books and essays written about the pulps, and despite the current enthusiasm for some of the genres of literature which appeared in the pulps, a great deal of information about the pulps remains obscure, and a number of seemingly obvious questions remain unanswered–or worse, answered with misleading or inaccurate information. What were the most popular genres in the pulps? What were the most significant pulp magazines? How many pulps were published? When were the pulps’ heyday? When did the pulps decline? How did the pulps compare to the dime novels, and when did the pulps supplant the dime novels? I’ve attempted to answer these questions and provide accurate information on the pulps in THE PULPS. I’ve gathered together a substantial amount of numerical information never before brought together and presented it, and with that information set out the true history of the pulps, rather than the received wisdom about them.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$6.99


RED SONJA #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover: Nick Bradshaw
, J. Scott Campbell, Brandon Peterson, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mel Rubi

Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple—and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she’s adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past...

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99








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The Serial Squadron
UPCOMING DVD RELEASE AND ARCHIVE ADDITION SCHEDULE

SHIPPING NOW
DEADWOOD DICK (Archive title) Featuring Don Douglas and Lorna Gray

FEBRUARY 2017
JUNGLE MENACE (Archive title) featuring Frank Buck
ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers


MARCH 2016

PIRATE TREASURE (Archive title) Featuring Richard Talmadge
SERIAL SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KIT
Including the Squadron Guide to Movie Serials & more


APRIL 2016
THE FLAME FIGHTER Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

MAY 2016
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Featuring Harry Carey
A WOMAN IN GRAY Featuring Arline Pretty


MORE TO COME
THE LIGHTNING RAIDER starring Pearl White and Warner Oland

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE
Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE



The Serial Squadron
THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS
Coming in March!

COMING IN MARCH FROM THE SQUADRON as part of the new Serial Squadron Membership Kit

THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS includes concise descriptions of every US serial ever made from 1912 to 1956 in chronological order, lists of serials by studio, feature version and re-release titles, revised and unproduced serials, serial star vital statistics, movie serial costumed heroes and villains, great lines from serials, serials on 8mm, serial premiums, and lots more.
This is a collaborative work produced over a number of years and includes contributions by Squadron members including Ron Stephenson, The Green Hornet and Tom Lyon, and serial descriptions by Raymond William Stedman, GH, and yours truly,

It's comprehensive in its scope but not intended to be a massive tome, and does not include pages of reviews or commentary but instead short 1-3 sentence summaries of all the plots of all the serials, all 500+ of them. It's intended to be useful to those who'd like to be able to consult it for information about serials conveniently and easily and will include at least some information about every American serial except 2 or 3 of which almost nothing is known, and there's even a little about them in there too.

It will be offered as part of the new Membership Kit package which will be available when the new Squadron Cliffhanger Channel is ready to debut.





The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


TALES FROM THE MISKATONIC LIBRARY  - Coming soon!
Edited by Darrell Schweitzer with John Ashmead

This is very close to being sent to the printers. Darrell has managed to gather together another great bunch of story tellers and then Jeff Potter’s artwork to complete the package. Here’s John to tell you more: Triskaidekaphiliacs rejoice, triskaidekaphobes despair—there are exactly thirteen stories. Quite by coincidence! (and nothing to do with the fact that thirteen is my personal lucky number). And you get intros by both Darrell & myself. Quite a range of stories: funny, grim, grimly funny, paradoxical, and terrifyingly straightforward. Our ultimate criteria was that both Darrell and I enjoyed reading them—and hope you will as well.

And here is the line up
Don Webb. “Slowly Ticking Time Bomb”
Adrian Cole. “Third Movement”
Dirk Flinthart. “To be In Ulthar”
Harry Turtledove. “Interlibrary Loan”
P. D. Cacek. “One Small Chance”
Will Murray. “A Trillion Young”
A. C. Wise. “The Paradox Collection”
Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen. “The Way to a Man’s Heart”
Douglas Wynne. “The White Door”
Alex Shvartsman. “Recall Notice”
James Van Pelt. “The Children’s Collection”
Darrell Schweitzer. “Not in the Card Catalogue”
Robert M. Price. “The Bonfire of the Blasphemies”



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

The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part Two - New!
The Secret Origin of Zombies-Part One - New!
Peacocks on the Cover of Weird Tales
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1936-1943
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1932-1935
Whips, Chains, Bondage, and Torture-1924-1931
Scientific Experimention on the Cover of Weird Tales

Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Coming soon in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
Now available in a Kindle edition!

The Cobra is back. Raised in the mystic art of illusion in India, The Cobra’s power of mind control mystifies his enemies. On assignment to New York City, Dean Bradley of British Intelligence unwittingly causes a crime wave of terror when he brings a British master criminal to justice on America’s shores. Now it will be up to him to unravel the mystery in this new land before he can return to India. But will even the dreaded Cobra walk away from this new encounter with The Viper? And now that Dean Bradley has fallen in love with the girl who knows his secret identy, does India really matter?

Kindle Price:    $0.99





Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Pax Britannia: The El Sombra Trilogy, Al Ewing, Abaddon, $15.99, January 10, 2017
Gotham: Dawn of Darkness, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99,  January 31, 2017

Coming soon!
Thanos: Death Sentence, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $24.99, February 14, 2017
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99,  February 28, 2017
Spider-Man: Enemies Closer, Jim Beard, Joe Books, $9.99, March 7, 2017
Avengers: Serpent Society, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, March 15, 2017
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, March 20, 2017
Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, Clay & Susan Griffith, Titan Books, $7.99, March 28, 2017
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $15.99, April 11, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All, Corinne Duyvis, Marvel, $24.99, April 18, 2017
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, May 2, 2017
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, Asgard Trilogy, Book 3, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $12.99, May 9, 2017
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology, eds. Tricia Reeks & Kyle Richardson, Meerkat Press, $16.95, May 16, 2017
Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization, Nancy Holder, Titan Books, $7.99, June 6, 2017
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, June 13, 2017
Judge Anderson: Year One, Alec Worley, Abaddon, $9.99, June 13, 2017
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, June 20, 2017
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory, Knopf, $26.95, June 27, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $7.99, June 27, 2017
Captain Canuck: The Terror Birds, Neil Dougherty, Chapterhouse Books, $9.95, June 28, 2017
Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $7.99, July 4, 2017
Heroine Worship, Sarah Kuhn, DAW,$15.00, July 4, 2017
Captain America: Restitution, David McDonald, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $27.00, August 1, 2017
Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel, Jason Reynolds, Marvel Press, $17.99, August 1, 2017
Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo, Random House, $18.99, August 29, 2017
Immortal Architects (Interminables #2), Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, September 5, 2017
Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther, author to be announced, Marvel, $24.99, September 12, 2017
The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, September 20, 2017
Arrow: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, September 26, 2017
Ghosts of Empire, George Mann, Titan Books, $9.95, October 10, 2017
Constance Verity Saves the World, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $24.99, October 17, 2017
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, November 10, 2017
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 20, 2017

Gotham: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, November 28, 2017
The Flash: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, November 28, 2017
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, January 6, 2018



WEIRD DETECTIVE: THE STARS ARE WRONG TPB - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), Maurício Wallace (Color), and Josan Gonzalez (Color)

The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them. Collects Weird Detective #1–#5.

Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 152 pages, $17.99











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