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15 August 2014

Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Spring 1952
Now available! 

The Doomed Millions - Robert Wallace
"Feodor Danowski's two briefcases containted documents which were far dearer than life itself . . . documents for which the Phantom Detective dared to pierce the Iron Curtain."

 
Counsellor At Crime - Donn Mullally
And A Dash of Opium - Dorothy Dunn
The Killer - Wilbur S. Peacock
Neighbors Is Lovely - Greg Sanford
Murder Waits - Carter Critz


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
STARTLING STORIES - September 1942
Now available! 

Two Worlds to Save - William Morrison
"When Earth hovers on the brink of global tragedy, three stalwart adventures trace on the planet Mercury the pattern of their future destiny!"
 
The Cubic City - Louis Tucker
Meteorite Enigma - Owen Fox Jerome
Kids Don't Know Everything - Frank Johnson
 
Cover Artist: Rudoph Belarski


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
CAPTAIN FUTURE - Spring 1941
Now available! 
 Star Trail to Glory - Edmond Hamilton
"Follow Curt Newton and the Futuremen along a multi-million miles of stellar speedway as they streak around the system in their greatest race for justice!"
 
Mutiny in Space - Gawain Edwards
Ice, F.O.B., Mars - Eando Binder
Memory Blocks - Will Garth
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces
Now online!

Latest Dispatches: The Bridge Bombers!




A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for sale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
It can be obtained from Adventure House!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 2 TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
Chuck Dixon (writer), Bo Hampton, Tom Lyle, Ron Randall, Attilio Micheluzzi, Dan Spiegle, Paul Gulacy, Tom Yeates, Mark Johnson, Graham Nolan (art), Timothy Truman (cover)

The adventures of Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf continue. Collects the Eclipse Comics series issues #17–25, the first 3-issue Valkyrie mini-series, and all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color,
292 pages, $29.99





Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue - Now available!
by Ray Bradbury (Author), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Philip Kim (Editor), Jean Marie Stine (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories' first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder's twice-televised "I, Robot"; Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal "John Carter and the Giant of Mars"; Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon: 2419 A.D."; Edmond Hamilton's haunting "Devolution"; Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking "I, Rocket"; R. F. Starzl's romantic "Out of the Sub-Universe" and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine's first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories' giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan's bookshelf. Normally, $12.99 introductory sale price $9.99.

Paperback: 236 pages
List Price: $9.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in November!
 
THE SHADOW Volume 90: "The Lone Tiger" and "The Muggers"
The hidden secrets of The Shadow's secret sanctums are finally revealed in two action-packed thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." After the law fails, it's up to The Shadow to track down the hidden mastermind behind the Tiger Mob, a man who may not even exist! Then, a ruthless band of night marauders stalks the blacked-out streets of Manhattan, but only The Shadow knows that a hidden plotter is behind the seemingly unrelated murders! This stunning collector's edition leads off with one of George Rozen's most famous covers and showcases the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-161-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
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 in November!
 
THE WHISPERER Volume 7: "The Death Roses," "Murder Brotherhood" and "Afraid to Die"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of the original 1936-37 pulp series by DOC SAVAGE's Lawrence Donovan writing as "Clifford Goodrich" that inspired BATMAN's first supporting character! First, an ingeniously concealed map holds the answer Police Commissioner James Gordon needs to stop flower-festooned serial slayings in "The Death Roses." Then, The Whisperer invades China Hill to smash the weird "Murder Brotherhood." Finally, it's up to The Whisperer to discover why a philosophical Asian was "Afraid to Die" in a novelette by Alan Hathway from the back pages of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE! BONUS: Norgil the Magician takes the stage in a magical mystery by The Shadow's Maxwell Grant, plus a classic Whisperer graphic story from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by John Newton Howitt and Tom Lovell, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-162-2 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrated by Mike Hoffman - Now available!

Mike Hoffman's adventurous Black-and-White ink drawings from the first three "Mars" novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs are all collected here. Dozens of works from "A Princess of Mars", "Gods of Mars" and "Warlord of Mars".

Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
List Price: $12.95


Beb Books - Now available!

Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Now available!
by H. G. Wells (Author), Murray Leinster (Author), Curt Siodmak (Author), Jean Marie Stine (Editor), Steve Davidson (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Paperback: 246 pages
List Price: $9.99




Black Dog Books - Now available!

Forbidden River by Fredrick Nebel
Nebel brings exciting and death to the frozen north.
Wolves of the Wild
When German Herman Stoltz is found dead, murdered for his share of the Hell's Bells gold, a chain of events is unleashed to bring the killers to frozen Yukon justice.
 
A Gambler Passes
Jack Cardigan tears across the icy barrens, racing against time to save a friend while trying to avoid the pursuers set on hanging him for a crime he did not commit.
 
Forbidden River
Accidentally falling from a train in a remote part of the North Country, Berens finds himself thrust into a mystery of intrigue, deception and murder, stretching from Chicago to the frigid wastes of Forbidden River.
 
The Roaring Horde
Former lawmen John Sabbath and Clint Edwards agree to lead a party of settlers on the arduous journey to the mining community of Hardtack Flat. But greedy miners are determined to keep all new settlers out—by any means!
 
Gold!
A mob, fueled by lies and distrust, rushes the bank of Rainbow City, attempting to seize its gold reserves. Rainbow City founder Brant Winters battles to keep his bank and town intact while fighting to discover who his hidden enemy is.

 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
 
Cover art by Jerome Rozen.

Trade paperback / 247 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Shorthorn Kid by Hugh Pendexter

From where he came, no one was sure. But one thing was certain, his natural skill with a six-gun!
 
Ride along with Tall Tim, Dick and Manuel as the Kid evolves from greenhorn to a seasoned cowhand in this string of rousing Western adventures, including:
 •The Shorthorn Kid
 •Big Swimmin'
 •Trailin' Home
 •One Town Comes Back
 •Little Man-Big Guns
 
With a foreword by Hugh Pendexter III.
 
With an introduction by Peacemaker Award winner Wayne Dundee (Dismal River).

Trade paperback / 147 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Flamehair by H. Bedford-Jones

“Stirring and picturesque.”—The Independent.
 
Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge, leading to helping Harald to carve a bloody path to winning the throne of his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Now Shipping To Subscribers
!

BLOOD ‘N THUNDER #41 begins with a report on this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. “Tricks of the Trade” offers an article by Arthur Burks, “speed merchant of the pulps,” on an occupational hazard to fictioneering. “Pulp Page to Silver Screen” explores the 1931 Western TRAILIN’, based on a Max Brand novel serialized in ALL-STORY WEEKLY. “Cliffhanger Classics” covers a bizarre 1935 serial THE LOST CITY. Our feature articles include a survey of the short-lived but memorable Munsey pulp ALL-AMERICAN FICTION, and Larry Latham’s overview of dime novel heroes adapted to the movies. There’s also a look at a famous lawsuit between pulp publishers Ned Pines and Harry Steeger, and a 1922 reprint story from ADVENTURE, “The Tenth Man,” written by Robert Simpson.

102 pages, 8x10, paperback
Price: $12.50

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



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

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer) Now Shipping To Subscribers - New!
PulpFest: Just One Week Away!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
The countdown to the last episode #300 continues as Ric interviews Matthew Baugh about his version of a classic novel.

Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories


BULLDOG DRUMMOND: DEAD MAN'S GATE by Stephen Deas - Now available!

For most men, the trenches and mud of Flanders were a place of gruelling dread. For Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond, DSO, MC, they were an addiction. Returning to civilian life after the end of the war, Drummond drifts in ennui, craving the excitement, until in desperation he places and advert in The Times... and very soon he finds himself chasing the spectre of a criminal mastermind through international conspiracies and old treasures hidden for hundreds of years.

Praise for Stephen Deas

‘Inspiring characters, great plot and culture. I read this in one session, utterly absorbed” CONN IGGULDEN, bestselling author of the EMPEROR and CONQUEROR series of historical novels, on The Crimson Shield (as Nathan Hawke)
‘a cracking pace throughout … Well told, nippy, and chock full of twists and turns.’ The British Fantasy Society reviews The Black Mausoleum
‘A blisteringly well-written tale … an inspiring debut.’ Sci-Fi Now on The Adamantine Palace

In this thrilling new adventure, Bulldog Drummond infiltrates London anarchists and Bolsheviks to thwart a master-criminal's plan to crash an airship into the Houses of Parliament and steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Kindle Price:  $1.70 



 
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #17 - Coming in November! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Captain Midnight may be a genius, an inventor, and a fighter . . . but is the time traveler ready to be a superhero in the modern era? And is he ready for his first date since 1944?! Meanwhile, a mysterious power has taken over Sharkbyte Technology and the assassin Helios has forged a rocky allegiance with Midnight's closest allies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on 
November 26.






CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 4: CRASH AND BURN TP - Coming in January! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Roberts (Cover)

Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight ponders what the world needs more: the brawn of a superhero or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright. But the madman responsible for the assassination of Arcadia's police chief, Tempus, has escaped prison! Addicted to technology, Tempus wants Captain Midnight's inventions . . . and he'll happily kill to get them! Captain Midnight Volume 4 collects issues #12-15 of the ongoing superhero epic!

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on January 28.







CONAN THE AVENGER #8 - Coming in November! 
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and John Picacio (Cover)

The second thrilling chapter of the newest Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente is here! Conan and his comrades join forces with the very brigands they once fought! Swords and personalities clash as Conan's plan to steal a legendary treasure right under the nose of his new "ally" is in danger of being revealed!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on 
November 26.







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

Comic Gallery: Norman Saunders on WESTERN HERO (1949) - New!
Pulp Gallery: H.J. Ward on ARGOSY (1941-42) - New!
Charlie Chan Meets Simon and Kirby (1949)
Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Starting August 16!
 "The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman,
L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder

Coming soon!
"The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González
"The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot



 
Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

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

"Ready and Waiting" by Sam Brant from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1949
When bank bandits stalk the range, Sheriff Ben Boyd believes in preparedness!
"The Cat-Snake" by Frances M. Deegan from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April 1948
The cat in Isabel loved to be petted - but the snake in her was poised to strike ...
"Homicide on the Hook" by Margaret Rice from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1949
Trouble couldn't stay away from Detective Joe Holliday. He went fishing for relaxation - but when he pulled in his line it was baited for murder.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
PUSH by Jack Tunney
 
You’re a “jobber.” You make your living by losing in the wrestling ring. You’re a good wrestler, but promoters don’t think you have what it takes to become a superstar. Then Thumper shows up. Big and strong, with a bunny-rabbit gimmick and fans eating out of his hand. His finishing move is called The Thump, and most guys don’t get up from it on their own. One night, Thumper puts his opponent in the hospital. Not a big deal. Sure, the outcome of a wrestling match is fake. But the “bumps” in the ring can be all too real. Sometimes you get hurt. Part of the territory.

Then it happens again. Only this time, the guy who got Thumped is tossed into a car like a sack of potatoes. Lou Boone, the promoter who runs Central States Wrestling with an iron fist, knows you saw something and offers you a “push” if you keep your mouth shut. A push. Every jobber’s dream. To get to win some matches, to get to be on the big cards in the big arenas. You want it more than anything. You begin thinking you imagined the sack-of-potatoes guy – until it happens again.

Now, you have to choose between wrestling fame and doing the right thing. Before this is over, someone else will be dead. And you don’t want it to be you …

Based on the short story “Push Comes to Shove,” selected by Lawrence Block for the Best American Mystery Stories series.


Kindle Price:  $2.99 



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952 - New!
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960

Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968
Michael W. Kaluta ~ artwork for Amazing & Fantastic circa 1970's
Jeff Jones ~ 1944-2011 ~ art for the science fiction digesta 1960's-70's
Edd Cartier ~ interior illustrations from Astounding
Gray Morrow ~ 1934-2001 ~ science fiction digest art from the 1960's

GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in November! 
Matt Wagner (Writer/Art/Cover/variant cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Matt Wagner brings this exciting miniseries to its dramatic conclusion as two pulp-noir icons go head to head!
Will Grendel succumb to the seductive temptations of the past?
Or will The Shadow finally fall prey to the most dangerous foe he's ever faced?
WHO will prevail as . . . the Master of Darkness?

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on November 5.









Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, December 1940

Contents:
ADAM LINK FIGHTS A WAR by Eando Binder
PRIESTESS OF THE MOON by Ray Cummings
THE PLANET OF ERRORS by Milton Kaletsky
THE VISIBLE INVISIBLE MAN by Wm. P. McGivern
THREE WISE MEN FROM SPACE by Donald Bern
WEST POINT, 3000 A. D. (Conclusion) by Manly Wade Wellman

7 x 10 inch, 150 pages
Retail Price $15.00



 
JUSTICE, INC. #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Covers) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf, Stephen Segovia

An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic crossover is 75 years in the making, Justice, Inc. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE CONQUEROR TP  - Coming in January! 
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

The deposed Conan must fight his way across battle-ravaged countries and bandit-filled seas, through dark tombs, and back to Aquilonia to regain his throne! The calculating barbarian is on the hunt for the magical Heart of Ahriman, which will ensure victory over the evil Xaltotun and his group of traitors. Collects issues #1–#6 of the miniseries King Conan: The Conqueror.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on January 14.







Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

My PulpFest Report  - New!
RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.feature film - Release date moved to August 15, 2015!

Warner Bros announced that Guy Ritchie’s feature adaptation of the classic TV series Man From U.N.C.L.E., starring Hugh Grant, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, is moving from January 16 to the summer date of August 14.





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts - New!
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin
The Lone Ranger: The Lost "1933" Adventures
Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes


Meteor House
Ancient Opar Returns in 2015!

 
Meteor House is pleased to announce Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar,
new authorized novellas in Philip José Farmer's epic saga of Khokarsa, a civilization lost to the mists of time.
Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor of The Song of Kwasin, will be writing the two novellas based on Farmer's notes.
 
Twelve thousand years ago, the vast empire of Khokarsa ringed the shores of ancient Africa's inland seas. In the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin, the hero Hadon and his giant cousin Kwasin led the battle against the priests of the sun god Resu, who sought to usurp the beneficent rule of the priestesses of Kho. Twenty years have passed since the heroes' victory, and mighty Khokarsa lies in ruin, victim to a continent-wide earthquake. Of all the cities of the empire, only shining Opar, the city of gold and jewels, remains standing. Now, Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar's most precious treasures and slaughter its king.
 
Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by Christopher Paul Carey), with the first volume to be released Summer 2015. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.



Meteor House
Philip José Farmer's Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!
Coming in 2016!

Meteor House and Win Scott Eckert are thrilled to announce they have entered into an agreement
with the Estate of Philip José Farmer for Eckert to complete the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!


The Monster on Hold. The Unspeakable Threshold. Down to Earth's Centre.

The very titles evoke the sense of mystery and horror that the bronze-hued superman, Doc Caliban, feels when faced with another descent deep into a subterranean complex to confront an unfathomable evil--an evil that is described, but never explained, in the final Doc Savage novel published during the original pulp run, Up from Earth's Center, written by Lester Dent.

Philip José Farmer utilized all three titles, at various times, while working on his fourth Nine book. However, The Monster on Hold was the latest title, and the one under which he announced the book at the 1983 World Fantasy Convention. Thus, it's only fitting that this Doc Caliban adventure will finally appear under the title best known to Farmer's legions of fans.

Eckert, under Farmer's direction, previously completed another unfinished Farmer manuscript, The Evil in Pemberley House. He also served as series editor for the recent Titan Books editions of the Nine novels (rebranded for the reissues as the Secrets of the Nine series), and will faithfully utilize all known prose by Farmer, as well as all existing notes, in completing the fourth novel--including little-seen text found in a folder in Farmer's "Magic Filing Cabinet," which was very suitably labeled "Cthulhu Story."

The Monster on Hold will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by coauthor Win Scott Eckert), with a tentative release date of summer 2016 and a painted cover by Douglas Klauba. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.




Moonstone Books
Now available in the Moonstone bookstore!


The Saint: The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
Author: Leslie Charteris
Adaptation: Mel Odom  
Art: Scott Larson, Barbara Johnson Kaalberg
Cover: Scott Callie


Previews Exclusive!
"Adventure came to him not so much because he sought it as because he brazenly expected it.
He believed that life was full of adventure, and he went forward in the full blaze and surge of that belief."


The Saint encounters adrenaline junkie Miles Hallin.  Hallin claims to be able to cheat death, but when one of Templar's friends is killed, the Saint decides to put that to the test.

54 pages, 7” x 10”, squarebound, b/w, $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-80-0

Moonstone Books


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

Jeremiah Cotton - New!
The Protectors
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes


Peril Press - Now available!

Thrilling Western, August 1947
5 Western Novels, October 1952
GOOD LUCK BOOMERANG by Ben Frank






PS Publishing: ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
(Writer) Roy Thomas; (Art) Robert Webb, Alex A. Blum

Roy Thomas Presents: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. She may still be everyone's favorite yellow-tressed leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane but, having made her first appearance almost 80 years ago (courtesy of Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in the British mag Wags #1), Sheena, Queen of the Jungle could be forgiven for being somewhat less spritely swinging through the trees righting wrongs and wielding her knife. There have been other incarnations, of course, but it's this classic material that strikes at the very heart of Good Girl Art. Whhhoooooaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!

Hardcover, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99









Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Munsey Award, J. Randolph Cox.
Randy served as the editor-publisher of Dime Novel Round-Up for over twenty years and has conducted research into pulp magazines and dime novels for over 45 years.

Congratulations also to J. Barry Traylor who was presented with the 2014 Rusty Award.
The Rusty Award is given to recognize those individuals who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition.




ThePulp.Net has audio recordings from most of the evening programs at PulpFest 2014.
Click over to the PulpFest 2014 coverage page.
They are well worth listening to.

ThePulp.Net has also posted links to numerous PulpFest convention reports.



Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2014 Convention Report & Purchases - New!
PulpFest 2014 – August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio
The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow & PJF’s Wold Newton Family
Pulp Crazy – The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Ron Marz and Ivan Rodriguez

With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey


Pulp Den - Now online!

Citing Your Sources Guest Blog By Nikolos Baron - New!
Black Karma - New!
Fight Card Update - New!
A Billion Ways To Die
Interview With JoAnna Senger
Three-Card Monte
Vulture Au Vin


         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Gold Key’s Doc Savage - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Rook, Vol. 2′  - New!
Review: ‘YesterYear’
Arsène Lupin: gentleman-thief

Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulp Era’
Pulp comics: Doc Savage at Street & Smith

Pulp comics: The Scorpion/Dominic Fortune
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin


PulpFest 2014 reports
- New!
PulpFest 2014 comes to a close - New!
PulpFest 2014: Day two
- New!
PulpFest 2014: Day one
On the spot at PulpFest 2014

What if the pulps had never existed?
Ads for ‘The Shadow’


Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
Flight Into Fear
by Lester Dent & Will Murray

Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

The career of Doc Savage began in the Depression era of the early 1930s, continued on through World War II, and concluded at the dawn of the Cold War.

Most fans of the classic pulp series naturally prefer the high adventure tales of the Great Depression, while Doc’s World War II adventures are also very compelling. Comparatively few Doc Savage novels took place in that postwar period in which the Iron Curtain first fell and the Man of Bronze turned his attention to the new enemy––Soviet Russia and its Communist satellites.



Probably the greatest Cold War challenge Doc faced took place in The Red Spider, the novel that was suppressed in 1948 and not published until 1979. In that tense tale, Doc infiltrated Moscow in order to secure one of the Cold War's greatest secrets. His brilliant success made him a permanent enemy of Russia.

Flight into Fear is a followup to The Red Spider. Marked for death by the Kremlin, Doc Savage is forced to go underground and take on a new identity as Banner, a.k.a. The Face, in order to penetrate the desolate Russian Arctic and advance the West’s earliest efforts at nuclear deterrence. His mission: establish the super-secret Project Moonwinx on Soviet soil.

At the same time, the Kremlin has sent a mysterious female assassin known only as The Red Widow to liquidate America’s greatest defender once and for all. Her motivation: pure revenge.

These sizzling ingredients make this one of the most compelling novels of Doc Savage’s Cold War career. Set in 1948, Flight Into Fear is based on a Lester Dent manuscript, and revised by Will Murray as an example of the type of challenges Doc Savage would have pursued had his magazine not been canceled in 1949.

Michael McConnohie gives a very suspenseful reading of this riveting tale torn from the pages of a historic time gone by. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Captain Combat #3: Low Ceiling For Nazi Hell Hawks

There is no ceiling where Death rides the grim trail of the damned, and Herr Gruber talks the language of death to a million men who serve him! Captain Combat feels these vulture claws reaching for the flesh of the civilized world and knows that now, for the sake of others — it is Combat’s turn to die! Fly the skies of early World War II with Captain Bill Combat — the war ace who fought across Europe through the smoke of human liberties as it vanished from the earth. Fearlessly he battled the minions of the Nazi war machine. The Nazi evil had murdered his mother and uncle, and he vowed vengeance. It was a rousing call to America, which had not yet entered the war. But it was a call that only lasted for three issues of Captain Combat magazine: April, June and August of 1940. Captain Combat was a symbol created by author Barry Barton to do and say the things that America couldn't officially say in those perilous times. Read along as blue skies turn red above, as green pastures become the barren homes of the dead. Today it stands as a rare glimpse of what fear fanned across America in the days when war was an ominous threat upon a bloody horizon. Captain Combat returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Francis K. Allen and William Hines
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Francis K Allen and William Hines, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Frederick C. Davis Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Frederick C. Davis, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #106: Bombs from the Murder Wolves
And trapped in the vaults of Europe’s most feared Murder Master, the Ace American Flying Spy makes his last desperate gamble to track down the secret of the deadliest weapon any war has ever known — bombs which are piloted by living men, who have sworn to destroy a nation! 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. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Terror Tales: "These Accursed Hands" by William Hinds
Each living thing touched by these hands of mine shrinks in ghastly death! Last night, unthinking, I smoothed the brow of my beloved wife... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Terror Tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "Where The Black Cats Ruled" by James Duncan
Hal Jordan saw Cora arch her beautiful white body lazily, while a sound like the spitting snarl of a cat came menacingly from her throat! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Terror Tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.







Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

TALES OF TERROR AND TORMENT #2
Stories from the Pulps Volume 2
Selected and Introduced by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #37


John Pelan knows his horror pulps and personally selects and introduces all of the Dancing Tuatara books from Ramble House. Here, in this second volume of various authors, he provides you with samples of the finest writing of the pulp era. Whether you're looking for pure horror or the most outrageous weird menace, let John show you the way with these 13 representative tales:

“The Pool Where Horror Dwelt” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1934
“The Singing Corpses” — Terror Tales September/October 1938
“The Man Who Was Dead” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1935
“The Horror I Thought Was Love” — Dime Mystery Magazine April 1937
“Little Men from Hell” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1940
“Swamp Wolf” — Dime Mystery Magazine June 1934
“Hell Welcomes Lonely Wives” — Terror Tales February/March 1937
“Death’s Dreadful Lover” — Dime Mystery Magazine January 1937
“The Chorus Horror Trained” — Horror Stories June/July 1939
“Terror from the Deep” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1936
“Master of Monsters” — Horror Stories December 1935
“Spawn of the Endless Night” — Dime Mystery Magazine November 1935
“Bodies Born for Slaughter” — Terror Tales September 1940


Available Editions

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

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



Ramble House
Now available!

DEVIL'S PLANET
by Manly Wade Wellman


Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986) was an American writer who is best remembered for his horror, fantasy and science fiction. His work appeared in such legendary magazines as Weird Tales, Astounding Stones, Startling Stories and Unknown. His horror tales set in the Appalachian Mountains are among his most popular fiction.

Originally published in Startling Stones in 1942, Devil's Planet was the author's fourth published science fiction novel, and it combines an adventure story set on Mars with a locked room murder mystery. Dillon Stover lands on Mars with a mission to continue his grandfather's work to bring a sustainable water supply to the parched planet, but before he knows it he finds himself accused of murder and on the run.

Ramble House and its gaggle of roving editors is always on the lookout for books like this: rather obscure gems that are quite expensive if the only copies available are 60-year-old original paperbacks or pulps. We take the sting out of nostalgic reading because that's the kind of reading we do ourselves.

Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $32  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


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



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!
Sale price extended thru August 31!


THE CENTENARY CONTINUES.

I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CENTENNIAL SALE of the limited edition, letterpress TARZAN OF THE APES dust-jacket to the end of August.

The regular edition continues to be $50.00 and the Signature edition is only $100.00. These are the original pre-publication prices from 2004.

If you are not familiar with this dust-jacket replica, it is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting. Both George McWhorter and Danton Burroughs provided source jackets for the production and both approved the final printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies each jacket every order sold this year, 2014, will receive the special gold foil keepsake card, mounted on a sample of the exact same paper as the dust-jacket, to commemorate this important anniversary.


ERB, INC. AUTHORIZED VENUS SERIES JACKETS NOW AVAILABLE.

AT LONG LAST the complete series of four dust-jackets for the Venus books is finalized and they're ready for your collection. Hi-res scans of the ERB, Inc.-owned St. John painting for PIRATES OF VENUS and of the original John Coleman Burroughs' ESCAPE ON VENUS art were used to reconstruct these great covers. You can soon read more about what went into making these the best reproductions on the market at The Back Flap blog.

ALSO, read why the dust-jacket of THE RETURN OF TARZAN is on hiatus.

Recoverings


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 2 TP  - Coming in January! 

They're all here: Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, Bran Mak Morn, Breckinridge Elkins . . . and, of course, Conan! Pulp master Robert E. Howard's most unforgettable characters deliver bold tales of adventure and romance! Collects all original material from REHSS #5-#8. Featuring stunning work from Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, John Arcudi, and an overflow of others.

136 pages, $17.99, in stores on January 21.






THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 18 TP  - Coming in January! 
Charles Dixon (Writer), Doug Murray (Writer), Larry Yakata (Writer), Michael Docherty (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

Taken prisoner in far-flung Zamora, Conan is discovered to resemble the land's demigod of legend, prophesied to return to champion Zamora in war. Conan is paid handsomely to lead "his" people, but finds that battle against countless enemies is to be preferred to facing the wrath of an angry god! Collects Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #181-190.

560 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on January 21.







The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Jibaro Death  - New!
The Living Joss
Master of Flame
Fountain of Death
The Triple Trail -
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.

PulpFest This Weekend
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Long-Awaited Return of Bulldog Drummond

Even more than the sinister Dr. Fu Manchu, Bulldog Drummond has become more and more obscure with each passing decade. The original ten novels and five short stories penned by H. C. McNeile (better known by his pen name, Sapper) were bestsellers in the 1920s and 1930s and were an obvious and admitted influence upon the creation of James Bond. Gerard Fairlie turned Sapper’s final story outline into a bestselling novel in 1938 and went on to pen six more original novels featuring the character through 1954.

Read the rest at the links below.





 


08 August 2014


Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




Airship 27 Productions
SIX-GUN TERRORS
WEST OF WEIRD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to presents its first ever weird western pulp title, SIX-GUN TERRORS by one of the brightest new voices in pulp fiction today; Fred Adams, Jr.

Former Union scouts and saddle tramps Durken and McAfee are more than satisfied with their lives as cattle-punchers for Homer Eldridge and his Triple Six ranch.  When a mysterious, black clad preacher arrives in town leading a congregation of dwarfish foreigners, strange things begin to happen.  First cattle from various spreads are found savagely butchered out on the range for no apparent reason.  Then several Triple Six hands go missing.

McAfee begins to suspects there is something very sinister about the new reverend and his people.  Something that will bring more horror and destruction with it. 

SIX-GUN TERRORS features not one, but two Durken and McAfee adventures; the longer “Six-Guns and Old Ones,” described above and the shorter “The Angel,” wherein our cowboys confront the ghost of a Confederate sniper they killed in the Siege of Atlanta.  Both are masterpieces of the macabre.

Writer Fred Adams, Jr. spins two weird western tales that will have readers on their edge of their seats and jumping at shadows.  Mixing a heady brew that is half H.P. Lovecraft and half Louis L’Amour, SIX-GUN TERRORS is a creepy reading experience not soon forgotten.

Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology.

“Fred Adams is an amazing writer,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “We recently released his first novel, HITWOLF, a few months ago to rave critical reviews and now we bring you this eerie western project that is in a class by itself.  It is rare that we release two books by the same writer in one year, but Adams is truly a unique talent and deserves this attention.  We are very excited to be showcasing his works.”

The book is amply illustrated by another rising star in the New Pulp field, artist Zachary Brunner.  His previous work for Airship 27 Productions includes “George Chance – The Green Ghost,” “Sgt. Janus Returns” and “The Apocalypse Sucks.”  A filmmaker amongst other skills, Brunner’s art is evocative of many of the old classic pulp magazine illustrators.  Together he and Fred Adams, Jr. make an unbeatable creative force in world of New Pulp Fiction.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Alchemy Press
NICK NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATES by Adrian Cole
Coming in September!

Launching at FantasyCon in September: Nick Nightmare Investigates.
A two-fisted, limited edition hardback with cover art by Bob Eggleton and interiors from Jim Pitts.
Nick Nightmare is a private eye based in a Lovecraftian New York.
Also included in the book is a collaboration between Adrian Cole and Mike Chinn where Nick Nightmare teams up with Damien Paladin to defeat occult-Nazis.
 
The book will be available in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Alchemy Press    


Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue - Now available!
by Ray Bradbury (Author), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Philip Kim (Editor), Jean Marie Stine (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories' first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder's twice-televised "I, Robot"; Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal "John Carter and the Giant of Mars"; Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon: 2419 A.D."; Edmond Hamilton's haunting "Devolution"; Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking "I, Rocket"; R. F. Starzl's romantic "Out of the Sub-Universe" and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine's first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories' giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan's bookshelf. Normally, $12.99 introductory sale price $9.99.

Paperback: 236 pages
List Price: $9.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless Monsters" & "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con Special
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a crime spree, including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage destroy "The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader? Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat "The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden Age classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95 

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
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 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE - Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the 100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd Cartier in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's three Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea captain's "Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth from a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The Crimson Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international intrigue in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly "Model Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary by Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3 Softcover, 7x10. 160 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
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 SPIDER Volume 4: "Wings of the Black Death" and "When Satan Came to Town"
The pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in the FIRST and LAST Spider novels by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the Black Death secret society frames the Spider for a series of police murders and plots to depopulate Manhattan through the " Wings of the Black Death." Then, the Conqueror's takeover of a big city is only the prelude to planned state, nation and world domination! PLUS: "My Dinner with Nita: Remembering Iris Meredith" by Ed Hulse. This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-148-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Beb Books - Now available!

Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Now available!
by H. G. Wells (Author), Murray Leinster (Author), Curt Siodmak (Author), Jean Marie Stine (Editor), Steve Davidson (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Paperback: 246 pages
List Price: $9.99




Black Dog Books - Now available!

Forbidden River by Fredrick Nebel
Nebel brings exciting and death to the frozen north.
Wolves of the Wild
When German Herman Stoltz is found dead, murdered for his share of the Hell's Bells gold, a chain of events is unleashed to bring the killers to frozen Yukon justice.
 
A Gambler Passes
Jack Cardigan tears across the icy barrens, racing against time to save a friend while trying to avoid the pursuers set on hanging him for a crime he did not commit.
 
Forbidden River
Accidentally falling from a train in a remote part of the North Country, Berens finds himself thrust into a mystery of intrigue, deception and murder, stretching from Chicago to the frigid wastes of Forbidden River.
 
The Roaring Horde
Former lawmen John Sabbath and Clint Edwards agree to lead a party of settlers on the arduous journey to the mining community of Hardtack Flat. But greedy miners are determined to keep all new settlers out—by any means!
 
Gold!
A mob, fueled by lies and distrust, rushes the bank of Rainbow City, attempting to seize its gold reserves. Rainbow City founder Brant Winters battles to keep his bank and town intact while fighting to discover who his hidden enemy is.

 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
 
Cover art by Jerome Rozen.

Trade paperback / 247 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Shorthorn Kid by Hugh Pendexter

From where he came, no one was sure. But one thing was certain, his natural skill with a six-gun!
 
Ride along with Tall Tim, Dick and Manuel as the Kid evolves from greenhorn to a seasoned cowhand in this string of rousing Western adventures, including:
 •The Shorthorn Kid
 •Big Swimmin'
 •Trailin' Home
 •One Town Comes Back
 •Little Man-Big Guns
 
With a foreword by Hugh Pendexter III.
 
With an introduction by Peacemaker Award winner Wayne Dundee (Dismal River).

Trade paperback / 147 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Flamehair by H. Bedford-Jones

“Stirring and picturesque.”—The Independent.
 
Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge, leading to helping Harald to carve a bloody path to winning the throne of his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming August 12!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Premiering at PulpFest!






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

PulpFest: Just One Week Away! - New!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company


Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories


Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths - Coming March 17, 2015!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman's Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour and the eight-part 'Seven Stars' adventure by Kim Newman.

Paperback: 480 pages
List Price: $14.95




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

Charlie Chan Meets Simon and Kirby (1949) - New!
Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)
Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) 
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOLUME 2 TP - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Dejah Thoris has survived a horrific ordeal at the hands of the ravenous Thark, Voro. Now in hiding and mutilated, Voro is behind a terror campaign that threatens to destroy the peace that John Carter brought to red and green inhabitants of Barsoom. The violent Green Martian dreams of the streets of Helium flowing with the blood of its people. Traumatized, isolated, and fighting eons of race hatred, Dejah Thoris must stop the villain's red flood! Collects issues #5-8 of Dejah Thoris & the Green Men of Mars.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $16.99







Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is 
"Isle of Gold" from the August 1, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Ruddick's Yarn" by E. Nesbit from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 12, 1918
The harrowing WWI journey of a sea pilot named Ruddick after he is captured by a German submarine.
"Death Ends the Year" by Johnston McCulley from BLACK BOOK 
DETECTIVE, February, 1948
For Detective Lieutenant Larry Ogden it was D-Day and H-Hour - with D for Danger and H for Homicide!
"Bereave It or Not" by Thorne Lee from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
The most thankless task of Detective Daventry's career was the case of the mystified murderer. For because his victim was unknown and unmourned, the only gratitude due to Daventry would be a pat on the back from the Grim Reaper.


Fringe #3: SINS OF THE FATHER - Coming August 26!
By Christa Faust

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe - a fact he doesn't yet know!

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$7.99

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Gabriel Hunt - Coming August 26!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



The Golden Age - Now online!

Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith
- New!
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68 - New!
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960
- New!
Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968 - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ artwork for Amazing & Fantastic circa 1970's - New!
Jeff Jones ~ 1944-2011 ~ art for the science fiction digesta 1960's-70's
Edd Cartier ~ interior illustrations from Astounding
Gray Morrow ~ 1934-2001 ~ science fiction digest art from the 1960's
Wally Wood ~ 1927-1981 ~ artwork for Galaxy 1957-59
Edd Cartier ~ 1914-2008

Go Hero
DOC SAVAGE 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
Coming very soon!


From Go Hero X Executive Replicas! For the first time ever, Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1/6-scale action figure. Now you can superamalgamate with a Silver Age-style head; a Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body KP02B that features over 40 points of articulation, extraordinarily lifelike muscle defintion, 4 posing hands, carefully painted skin texture; die-cast weapons including Jim Steranko's "Super Savage Machine Pistol," Silver Age-style raygun, and German Lugar; leather belt; leather holster; leather boots; socks; ripped shirt; jodhpurs; and stand.

SRP: $250.00

Production Sample Photographs






Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: 1943-1945 HC - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
Writer: Lee Falk
Art: Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy
Cover: Ray Moore

The long anticipated second volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy and Ray Moore continues! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the second book in the series. As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.  Presented in Volume Two are eight storylines, including, "Castle in the Clouds" (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943) to "The Strange Fisherman" (July 1-December 2 1945).

Hardcover, 10x13, 176 pages, Full Color, SRP: $60.00




James Rollins: The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force) - Coming August 12!

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command:  Kill us all!  Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated:  every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife.  Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
List Price: $27.99


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, February 1942

Contents:
DOORWAY TO HELL (part 1) by Frank Patton
THE LADY AND THE VAMPIRE by P. F. Costello
HOWIE LEMP MEETS AN ENCHANTRESS by William P. McGivern
THE LIVING MANIKINS by David Wright O'Brien
THE OUTSIDERS by Duncan Farnsworth
HENRY HORN'S RACING RAY by Dwight V. Swain
THE TENANT ON THE 13TH FLOOR by John York Cabot
FATE AND THE FLY by Robert Moore Williams

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
Retail Price $15.00




KINGS WATCH TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Marc Laming (Cover) Marc Laming

Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are together again... for the first time! When strange phenomena fill the skies and all humanity shares the same nightmarish vision, three iconic heroes rush headlong into danger to save us all! While playboy adventurer Flash Gordon uncovers an alien menace, the ghostly jungle champion known as The Phantom faces murderous creatures in the African wild. But it's only Mandrake, a stage performer in touch with the mystic realms, who knows how these horrors are related... and how they threaten to shatter Earth. Brought together through the efforts of reporter Dale Arden, the eccentric Professor Zarkov, and man-of-action Lothar, the heroes must overcome the Cult of the Cobra and their otherworldly allies! Collects issues 1-5 along with Jeff Parker’s original script to issue #1, character sketches, a complete cover gallery and more.


Trade paperback, Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99





LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

As Lady Zorro battles with her urge to exact vengeance on the General, Hugo is ridden down by the mercenary troops, brought back to the mansion, and tortured. The General uses Hugo's theft of an axe as an excuse to exert martial law on Alta California, wresting command from (and arresting) Capitain Ramón. Can Lady Zorro rescue Hugo, the axe, and the Capitain from a mansion teeming with ruthless mercenary soldiers? The odds are almost impossible... and Lady Zorro will find herself using a rallying cry that she never thought would pass her lips.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #5 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The Lobster engages in a firefight with a madman in a biplane on top of a zeppelin!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel - Now available!

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $27.00




The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One) - Coming October 7!
by S.T. Joshi (Editor)


Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

Paperback: 400 pages
List Price: $15.95



Meteor House
Philip José Farmer's Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!
Coming in 2016!

Meteor House and Win Scott Eckert are thrilled to announce they have entered into an agreement
with the Estate of Philip José Farmer for Eckert to complete the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!


The Monster on Hold. The Unspeakable Threshold. Down to Earth's Centre.

The very titles evoke the sense of mystery and horror that the bronze-hued superman, Doc Caliban, feels when faced with another descent deep into a subterranean complex to confront an unfathomable evil--an evil that is described, but never explained, in the final Doc Savage novel published during the original pulp run, Up from Earth's Center, written by Lester Dent.

Philip José Farmer utilized all three titles, at various times, while working on his fourth Nine book. However, The Monster on Hold was the latest title, and the one under which he announced the book at the 1983 World Fantasy Convention. Thus, it's only fitting that this Doc Caliban adventure will finally appear under the title best known to Farmer's legions of fans.

Eckert, under Farmer's direction, previously completed another unfinished Farmer manuscript, The Evil in Pemberley House. He also served as series editor for the recent Titan Books editions of the Nine novels (rebranded for the reissues as the Secrets of the Nine series), and will faithfully utilize all known prose by Farmer, as well as all existing notes, in completing the fourth novel--including little-seen text found in a folder in Farmer's "Magic Filing Cabinet," which was very suitably labeled "Cthulhu Story."

The Monster on Hold will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by coauthor Win Scott Eckert), with a tentative release date of summer 2016 and a painted cover by Douglas Klauba. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.




Moonstone Books: SHEENA #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Steven E. De Souza & Various, (Art) Shawn McCauley, (Cover) Jake Minor & Various

Die Hard screenwriter Steven E. de Souza's critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle continues in this action packed series! The trail of both half-human footprints and all too-human victims is leading hunters right back to Rachel Caldwell (AKA Sheena's) remote jungle estate — and the race is on:  Can the Jungle Queen uncover the secrets of the Jaguar Men death cult before Colonel Pinto and the Val Verde secret police close their own trap — on her?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Michael Wm. Kaluta: The Big Book - Coming September 16!
Michael Wm. Kaluta (art & cover)

Michael Kaluta's career has been both diverse and extraordinary. From his origins as a fanzine artist in the 1960s, to his defining rendition of The Shadow in the 1970s, through his stint as part of the legendary art collective known simply as THE STUDIO and beyond, Kaluta has produced countless gorgeous images that never cease to enchant us. Now, for the first time, the work of Michael Wm. Kaluta is presented in an oversized, massive retrospective that showcases his beautiful art. Many of the pieces presented in this very special volume will be scanned from Kaluta's original art to maximize the quality of printing. If you are a fan of Kaluta's work, or a lover of fine art, then this is the book for you!

Hardcover, Full Color, 304 pages, 9" x 12",
$59.99



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

The Protectors - New!
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes
A Couple Pulp Ladies
More Pulp Heroes

Peril Press - Now available!

Collier’s, May 14 1932
BRONC FIGHTER'S GIRL by Alan LeMay


Texas Rangers, March 1947
JACKSON OF HORNTOWN  by Louis L’Amour


Rio Kid Western, Spring 1945
SIX-GUN SHOWMAN by Ben Frank


Giant Western Magazine, February 1949
VACATION, AND NO MISTAKE
 by Ben Frank
A Boo Boo Bounce Story

Black Book Detective, February 1948
DEATH ENDS THE YEAR by Johnston McCulley


Texas Rangers, February 1947
DOC SWAP HIRES A HAND by Ben Frank


Texas Rangers, April 1951
 WE SHAPED THE LAND WITH OUR GUNS  by Louis L’Amour


Popular Western, May 1946
TRAP FOR A BANDIT  by Paul S. Powers


Ten Detective Aces, March 1949
THE FOURTH CORPSE by Norman A. Daniels







PulpFest 2014 began on Thursday evening.
The past few years, William Lampkin has gathered links to post-convention reports as they turned up online.
This year, he will be posting daily from PulpFest.

You'll be able to find regular Bill's updates at his Yellowed Perils blog, and on ThePulp.Net's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
 (No registration is required for viewing any of our social media feeds; you'll only need to be registered to comment.)

Details and links, are posted at Yellowed Perils!



Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2014 – August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio - New!
The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow & PJF’s Wold Newton Family
Pulp Crazy – The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Ron Marz and Ivan Rodriguez

With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey
Sleuth Girl by Don George
Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber
Ignition City

Pulp Den - Now online!

A Billion Ways To Die - New!
Interview With JoAnna Senger - New!
Three-Card Monte
Vulture Au Vin
Steve Payne Interview Part One
Steve Payne Interview Part Two


         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!
Sale price extended thru August 31!


THE CENTENARY CONTINUES.

I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CENTENNIAL SALE of the limited edition, letterpress TARZAN OF THE APES dust-jacket to the end of August.

The regular edition continues to be $50.00 and the Signature edition is only $100.00. These are the original pre-publication prices from 2004.

If you are not familiar with this dust-jacket replica, it is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting. Both George McWhorter and Danton Burroughs provided source jackets for the production and both approved the final printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies each jacket every order sold this year, 2014, will receive the special gold foil keepsake card, mounted on a sample of the exact same paper as the dust-jacket, to commemorate this important anniversary.


ERB, INC. AUTHORIZED VENUS SERIES JACKETS NOW AVAILABLE.

AT LONG LAST the complete series of four dust-jackets for the Venus books is finalized and they're ready for your collection. Hi-res scans of the ERB, Inc.-owned St. John painting for PIRATES OF VENUS and of the original John Coleman Burroughs' ESCAPE ON VENUS art were used to reconstruct these great covers. You can soon read more about what went into making these the best reproductions on the market at The Back Flap blog.

ALSO, read why the dust-jacket of THE RETURN OF TARZAN is on hiatus.

Recoverings


RED SONJA #11 - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: 
Emanuela Lupacchino

Sonja's epic quest to collect the world's most gifted people races towards its climax, with the lives of a thousand innocent people at stake! The She-Devil chases a man who understands (and possibly controls) a dreadful power from the stars themselves!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Living Joss - New!
Master of Flame - New!
Fountain of Death
The Triple Trail -
House of Shadows
Tarzan (DVD) - Now available!

Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the newest incarnation of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the 'Tarzan' stories created by  Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age stories of all time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation in stunning CGI-animation. In its initial theatrical release the film has grossed over $35 million globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) from a screen story and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also features the voice talents of Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jaime Ray Newman (TV's "Mind Games").
 
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle - until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight - and the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
  
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes, Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
  
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
"Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke" featurette
"Becoming Gorillas" featurette
"The Making of Tarzan" featurette


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles:  English and Spanish
Run Time: 94 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital


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.

PulpFest This Weekend - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

WALLY WOOD COMPLETE GALAXY ILLUSTRATIONS HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Coming September 16!


Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip a nd became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99


WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 4 TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson
(Art) Vincente Cifuentes, Leandro Oliviera, Everton Sousa, Rafael Lanhellas
(Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter smashed the power of the Therns, the evil priests who enslaved Mars for thousands of years with their false religion. But Matai Shang, the Holy Father of their order, has found the perfect way to strike back: through Carter's beloved, Dejah Thoris. Shang has kidnapped the princess and is heading for a remote kingdom that still blindly clings to his discredited faith. Meanwhile, distressing evidence emerges of a conspiracy that threatens to break the fragile peace, plummeting the Red Martians against the savage Green hordes! Can Carter's most steadfast ally, the mighty Tars Tarkas, overcome his own bestial urges and save the planet?

Trade paperback, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color, $24.99





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
A Must for Sax Rohmer Fans – A Rohmer Miscellany 

John Robert Colombo is a Canadian author and poet with over 200 titles to his credit. Apart from the acclaim his creative work has brought him, he is also a lifelong Sax Rohmer fan and collector who has distinguished himself in this rarefied circle. A charter member of the now-defunct Sax Rohmer Society and early contributor to the society’s official publication, The Rohmer Review, Colombo never lost his passion for the weird fiction of this former bestselling thriller author. Rather late in his prestigious literary career, Colombo decided to contribute to Rohmerania by expanding the author’s catalogue in conjunction with Dr. George Vanderburgh’s Battered Silicon Dispatch Box imprint.

Read the rest at the links below.





 


01 August 2014

2014 and 2015 Film Releases

August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

September 26, 2014
THE EQUALIZER
October 17, 2014
DRACULA UNTOLD
November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
January 16, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


Airship 27 Productions
CHALLENGER STORM VOLUME 2: THE CURSE OF POSEIDON
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second Challenger Storm adventure as written by creator Don Gates and illustrated by award winning artist Michael Kaluta.

“Challenger Storm’s debut novel, “The Isle of Blood,” was a delight to all pulp fans everywhere,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “In Storm, Don Gates has given us a classic pulp hero in the grand tradition of Doc Savage, Jim Anthony and Captain Hazzard.  Add illustrations and covers by one of the finest artists in the world today and you have a recipe for excellence.  With “Curse of Poisidon,” Gates and Kaluta have amped up the action and thrills that is sure to thrill our readers.”

When several cargo ships begin disappearing on the waters of the Aegean Sea rumors begin to spread about black-armored demons rising up out of the deep.  For Challenger Storm and his MARDL team, these events hold no particular interest until one of Storm’s troubleshooters, Diana St.Clair, informs him that her former lover, and one-time MARDL scientist, Herbert Chambers is among the missing.

Later a freakish wave wipes out a small Greek fishing village leaving only a handful of survivors.  Is it possible someone has learned how to control the seas to do their bidding? When Storm and his companions arrive at a mid-ocean refueling station, they are attacked by saboteurs wielding bizarre rifles that fire sea-water.

Who is the mysterious figure calling himself Poseidon and what is the secret of his ability to create monstrous tidal waves?  Can Challenger Storm find his underwater base in time to stop this mad genius before he rains down more watery destruction upon unsuspecting coastal populations?  Is mankind is doomed to be ruled by a new King of the Seas! 

Here is high-octane pulp adventure on…and below the waves!

“Curse of Poseidon” was edited by Fortier with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and is now available in both hard copy and on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1
 by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

 This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
 
234 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
 by Arthur D. Howden Smith,  Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend. Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East, the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
 
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine, Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world. Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
 
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.
 
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
 by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.

 
247 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
194 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Badmen on Halfaday Creek
 by James B. Hendryx, Introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D.

 
Continuing the complete reprinting of the classic Halfaday Creek series by master Northwest author James B. Hendryx. Originally published in book form in 1950, this edition has gone back to utilize the original magazine text versions (dating from 1947 and 1948), including all of the original illustrations.

 Black John Smith awakens to find himself upside down in a mine shaft—and the latest series of Halfaday Creek adventures is in full swing. Needless to say, he is speedily rescued, for only Black John can keep the peace in his famous colony on the Yukon-Alaska border.

 Breaking the law in the interests of justice is his favorite pastime: this time his unconventional methods help him to solve the Case of the Chocolate-Covered Cartridges, the Case of the Poisoned Moose Meat, and the Case of the Other Black John. As usual, his ardent pursuit of justice add a few headstones to the Halfaday Creek cemetery, where the Hs (Hung) and the Ms (Murdered) outnumber the Ds (Died Natural).
 
Contains the following stories:
“Black John Pays a Debt”
 “Justice–and the Law”
 “Profit on Halfaday”
 “The Partnership Business”
 “Slight Misunderstanding on Halfaday”
 “Conspiracy on Halfaday”

  
263 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh, Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.
 
Contains the following stories:
 “The Slave Runner”
 “The Ebony Juju”
 “The Lost End of Nowhere”

 
294 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2
 by Gordon MacCreagh

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”

 
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel
 by Frederick Nebel
 Introduction by Rob Preston

 
Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the tenth volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“The Breaks of the Game”
 “Grain to Grain”
 “Dumb Luck”
 “China Silk”
 “Hounds of Darkness”
 “A Man With Sand”
 “Emeralds of Shade”
 “A Grudge is a Grudge”
 “With Benefit of Law”
 “The Penalty of the Code”
 “A Gun in the Dark”
 “Hell to Pay”
 “Street Wolf”
 “The Kill”
 “The Spot and the Lady”
 “It’s the Live Ones That Talk”

 
484 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


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American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!

The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.





ASTONISHING HEROES: Shades of Justiceby Gary Phillips - Now available!

iPulpFiction.com presents Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice by Gary Phillips in ebook and trade paperback.

Louis Trent is a high-rolling hit-man plucked from Hell only if he kills for Heaven.

An anonymous city bureaucrat, The Reclaimer, senses what evil lurks via emanations from tenement walls.

In the 1970s, Onyx Adams, a tough, kung fu’ing, Afro-wearing female private eye teams with a so-called b’wana devil, the Ghost Wolf, to thwart one of history’s greatest villains who’s come back from the dead.

The Silencer is a Vietnam vet who returns home—but the war goes on when a bomb injures him and kills the woman he loves.

A seeming sellout Uncle Tom agent provocateur, American Black, reveals other plans.

A weed smoking, easygoing inner-city teen working in an old folks home inherits amazing powers and responsibilities from WWII-era heroine Victory Angel as Kidd Vee and several of the heroes team up in the past and present to prevent a climate calamity plotted by a fanatical billionaire.

In this anthology of 10 action-packed prose stories, veteran crime and mystery fictioneer and graphic novelist Gary Phillips  (author of Big Water, Warlord of Willow Ridge, and co-editor of the acclaimed Black Pulp anthology) offers his rip-roaring revisionist take on the superhero genre—The Watchman meets Manchild in the Promised Land. As a special to this collection, Phillips has written an original outing bringing together several of these characters in one adventure for the first time ever.



Andy McDermott: The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Coming September 30!

In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard. When Nina Wilde, head of the International Heritage Agency (IHA), and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, arrive to investigate, they are told a chilling story: A scholar has discovered that the stone may be one of two keys to finding the mythological site of Valhalla, where the Vikings predicted the world’s final battle would begin. The second stone lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they’re hit with a shocking surprise.
 
 Covert agents from around the world, including a ruthless mole in the IHA, are drawn into a lethal game, . Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie’s past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world . . . and one that could destroy it.


Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Dell

List Price: $9.99


Beb Books - Now available!

Countdown to Pulpfest!
Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










Black Coat Press
Now available!


THE HUMAN ANT AND OTHER STORIES
by Han Ryner, adapted by Brian Stableford

Han Ryner (1861-1938) was a French anarchist, a philosopher and a startlingly original science fiction writer in pre-Wellsian, French scientific romance; he was once voted the Prince of Storytellers by a popular magazine.

In The Human Ant (1901), a man is miraculously transformed into an ant by a fairy. Trapped into the universe of the ants for a year, he discovers the beauty, intelligence and heroism of this tiny species which, in turn, forces him to reflect upon the sad world of men.

In The Pacifists (1914), a small band of men shipwrecked in the Sargasso Sea encounter a peaceful utopian Atlantean civilization who have domesticated a universal form of energy.

The Human Ant is a relatively mild admonition to humans to broaden their minds and become more sensitively aware of their limitations; The Pacifists is a full-frontal assault on human vanity and so-called civilization.
            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 332 pages 


THE SILENT BOMB
by Charles Dodeman, adapted by Brian Stableford


War-anticipation stories began to published just before World War I, reflecting the mood of the times. During the war itself, the archetypal thriller was likely to be a covert spy story featuring new, game-changing technologies and embryonic superweapons.

Once the subgenre was established, it was maintained even in peacetime by its inherent melodramatic potential-it is still thriving today-but its difficult birth took place in France and Charles Dodeman's The Silent Bomb (1916) was one of its pioneers. It is one of the earliest thrillers to be set during a war that was actually going on at the time of its publication, without the benefit of hindsight.

In it, Dodeman imagines a new, revolutionary type of bomb that, one that today, we would call a "dirty bomb" capable of spreading radioactive particles, delivered through radio-controlled miniature aircrafts, i.e.: "drones."


US $20.95 / GBP £10.99
5x8 trade paperback, 236 pages



When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.

Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes pulp series in Germany in 1907, before changing its name and morphing into a hugely popular saga in Holland, Belgium and France, with 178 issues published between 1927 and 1938, especially after it was entrusted to the editorship of Belgian horrormeister Jean Ray.

This volume includes two original episodes plus 16 short stories paying homage of the greatest Holmesian pastiche of all times.

In Harry Dickson Vs. The Spider, Dickson meets his greatest foe, the cunning and merciless Georgette Cuvelier, a.k.a. Madame Spider, daughter of the detective's earlier nemesis, the monstrous Professor Flax.
In The Phantom Executioners, the diabolical Georgette has sworn to revenge herself upon Harry Dickson, but can she do so if she's also fallen in love with her enemy?


US $29.95 / GBP £19.99
5x8 trade paperback, 404 pages



The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - Coming October 21!

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more.


Trade Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage

List Price: $25.00


Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming August 12!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Premiering at PulpFest!






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

PulpFest: Just One Week Away! - New!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace
I want to apologize for the lateness of the show. I was out of state with very limited internet and also technical difficulties erase the first few minutes of the show and I have been uable to replace it. Hopefully the rest of the show will givee you an idea of how enjoyable the book is and how talented a writer Auralee is. I look forward to reading more of her Sidekick series. If you are a Tom Johnson fan (who isn't?) you get to hear about a possible story with him. Although if you read any stories with him the chances of him surviving are slim. Sorry about that Tom.

Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Jeff Deischer joins Art to talk about his newest very enjoyable book Bad Moon Rising starring Major Wonder. Ric is out of state visiting family and will be back next week.
Jeffdeischer.blogspot.com


Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming September 2!
With Russell Blake

Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre–Columbian artifacts from Mexico.

 How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl—and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven—begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery—or death.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $28.95


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming October 28!
With Dirk Cussler

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95


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

Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE - New!
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)
Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) 
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)



Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!










Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González premieres in August!
 

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
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E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.


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

"Short-Cut to Justice" by Ralph Franklin from SECRET AGENT "X", June, 1937
A duck drowned in the water of the moat. A man died there - unmarked. And yet pure water filled this ditch of death encircling the killer's castle.
"Final Exam for a Death Degree" by Lawrence De Foy from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1944
Of the thirty private sleuths that went to college to learn to be masterminds at crime-detecting, clumsy Mooshkin was the dumbest. Yet when murder was committed right before their eyes, only one was able to spot it - Mooshkin, the class dunce!
"The Too Perfect Alibi" by Robert C. Dennis from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, December, 1947
Several people had a motive to kill the attractive redheaded widow. But it took the young doctor to analyze the ingredients that went into that rowboat rub-out.


Facebook - Now online!

There are numberous groups on Facebook that are of potential intrest 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!

July 2014 - New!
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by  Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


FIGHT CARD - Now available!

Battling Mahoney and Other Stories

Fight Card Presents: Battling Mahoney & Other Stories is the second in a series of charity anthologies from the Fight Card authors’ cooperative – a writers’ community featuring many of today’s finest fictioneers, including James Reasoner, Loren D. Estleman, Len Levinson, James Hopwood, Mark Finn, Jeremy L. C. Jones, Michael Zimmer, Marc Cameron, Nik Morton, Marsha Ward, Clay More, Chuck Tyrell, Bowie V. Ibarra, Art Bowshire, and featuring an extensive essay, On Boxing, by Willis Gordon.

Compiled by Paul Bishop and Jeremy L. C. Jones, 100% of the proceeds from these anthologies go directly to an author-in-need or a literacy charity. Words on paper are the life blood of a writer. The writers in this volume were willing to bleed in order to give a transfusion to one of their own – and then continue to bleed to give a transfusion to literacy charities in support of that most precious of commodities...readers. They are true fighters, every one...



FLASH GORDON #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 6!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures Of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight) bring the thrilling first Flash arc to a stunning conclusion! Can  Flash Gordon harness the awesome antigravity ore in Prince Barin’s Arboria, and lead the masses against Ming The Merciless?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Gabriel Hunt - Coming August 24!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



Girasol Collectables - August Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #107 from August 1942 - $35
Featuring "Fangs of the Dragon"
TERROR TALES #44 from Jan-Feb 1940
Featuring "Girls Who Lust for Death" by Russell Gray
"Their Flesh is Soft and Tender" by Wayne Rogers

WEIRD TALES #121 from April 1934 - $35
Featuring  "Shadows in the Moonlight" by Robert E. Howard
"The Death of Malygris" by Clark Ashton Smith   
 
 
 
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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-Dect 1938)

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)

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
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#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#44 January/February 1940

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

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
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#6  September 1923
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#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
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#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
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#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Coming October 31st!
Pre-release Special: Only $115!
Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before August 31st and save $19 off the regular $134 price.
(prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)


Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

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

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



 

The Golden Age - Now online!


Jeff Jones ~ 1944-2011 ~ art for the science fiction digesta 1960's-70's
- New!
Edd Cartier ~ interior illustrations from Astounding - New!
Gray Morrow ~ 1934-2001 ~ science fiction digest art from the 1960's - New!
Wally Wood ~ 1927-1981 ~ artwork for Galaxy 1957-59 - New!
Edd Cartier ~ 1914-2008 - New!
Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers
CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George Gross
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama

The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  August 9, 2014!

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors in the NYC/Metro area.

We are meeting in August at the Jefferson Market Library on Sixth Avenue near 8th Street in the 3rd floor room from 2:30 to 5 PM.




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

Now available for pre-order!

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

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


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

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

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00





Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

September 2014

BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller , Cover art by Glen Orbik
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a special set of rules: no relationships, no ties...no alcohol, no women...no talking...and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying.

For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder, Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the day he say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the woman he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...

"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...Everything was about storytelling, the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino

"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...most certainly its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders

In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK PAGE—and this book, his last, which has never previously been published in the English language.

First publication ever in the English language!
Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a decorated combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp
Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France toward the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.



 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through 
Kickstarter will include a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers. 

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.

This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to start working on them!) Thanks for your support!

A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration #44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer. 


Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!



James Rollins: The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force) - Coming August 12!

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command:  Kill us all!  Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated:  every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife.  Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
List Price: $27.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, February 1942


Contents:
DOORWAY TO HELL (part 1) by Frank Patton
THE LADY AND THE VAMPIRE by P. F. Costello
HOWIE LEMP MEETS AN ENCHANTRESS by William P. McGivern
THE LIVING MANIKINS by David Wright O'Brien
THE OUTSIDERS by Duncan Farnsworth
HENRY HORN'S RACING RAY by Dwight V. Swain
THE TENANT ON THE 13TH FLOOR by John York Cabot
FATE AND THE FLY by Robert Moore Williams

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
Retail Price $15.00



King Kong Movie ‘Skull Island’ - Coming in 2016!

Legendary Entertainment is developing a movie based on Skull Island, better known as the home of King Kong. The pic is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.
 
While the film isn’t expected to be a sequel or reboot to the 2005 movie Peter Jackson directed for Universal, Legendary’s pic will likely feature the big ape in some form, given that he was shown roaring at the end of a clip shown at its panel at Comic-Con on Saturday.



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION - Now available!

LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION sets the galaxy aflame!
The “Shattering” Pulp Space Opera Trilogy Reaches Epic Climax with Paperback and Kindle editions!

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback and Kindle editions of the third volume in Van Allen Plexico’s epic THE SHATTERING series with LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION!

In the spirit of Warhammer 40,000 and the Horus Heresy! Three mighty legions of super-soldiers converge upon Sacred Terra as demons, aliens, gods and men clash and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance!

Hordes of aliens under the dark lord Goraddon's diabolical control have swept across the worlds of Man, leaving only death and destruction in their wake. Humanity's greatest champions are striking back, hurling giant mechs, hovertanks, starfleets and legions of super-soldiers at the foe. But not all allies are what they seem to be, and treachery awaits at the most critical moment. Now the fate of all existence rests on the will, the judgment--and the strong sword-arm--of General Arnem Agrippa and the unmatched fury of his III Legion, the legendary KINGS OF OBLIVION!

“Not since Frank Herbert’s DUNE books has there been such an intricately plotted space saga that echoes all the action of the early days of science fiction yet is tempered with the talented sensibilities of a modern day pulp adventure. Plexico is the master of Space Opera.” --Pulp Fiction Reviews


LEGION III: SONS OF TERRA brings to a mighty climax the galaxy-shattering Gothic SF adventure that began with the 2014 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE and continued with the critically acclaimed LEGION II: SONS OF TERRA.  Here we see the fallout from the war of the gods in LUCIAN, and the growing crisis that will lead to the creation of HAWK and the other Hands of the Machine.  Futuristic armies clash, godlike beings manipulate empires, and the gateway to the Underverse is reopened, unleashing slavering demonic hordes upon an unsuspecting galaxy!

“Intrigue, betrayal, and plenty of action and adventure!” –Doug Dandridge, author of the Exodus: Empires at War series.

“Most know me for my Sentinels superhero novels,” says Plexico, “but there’s nothing I love better than galaxy-spanning cosmic conflict with vast starfleets, planetary invasions, hordes of horrific aliens, high-tech armies and even gods and demons thrown in. And if you’ve read my LUCIAN or HAWK novels, you’ll find a whole lot of secrets revealed and many mysteries resolved in these pages. It also doesn’t hurt,” he adds, “that this book focuses mainly on the very popular General Agrippa, who seems to be everyone’s favorite after the first two volumes.”

As always, the book features gorgeous cover art by series artist Mark Williams.

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 10-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.

THE SHATTERING, LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION is a $15.95, 5.25 x 8” 394-page trade paperback from White Rocket Books as well as a $3.99 Kindle ebook.  Those who purchase the paperback can download a Kindle copy for free!



Meteor House
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds
Now available - Pre-orders to begin shipping the week of August 4!


Meteor House is thrilled to announce the third in our series of Signed Limited Edition Novellas based on the works of Philip José Farmer.
 
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows is an exciting sequel to Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, which we all know is the “true story” behind the events of Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
 
In this all-new adventure Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
 
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…


This is a story you don’t want to miss, but don’t just take our word for it:
 
“With all the verve, sense of adventure, and sly reference to classic literature that I’ve come to love and expect in his work, Josh Reynolds carries forward the secret history of Phileas Fogg in a manner both highly entertaining and true to the spirit of Philip José Farmer.” — Christopher Paul Carey (author of Exiles of Kho)
 
“The best Wold Newton stories tell a rollicking adventure tale, first and foremost, while also subtlety advancing the larger mythos. Josh Reynolds’ sequel to Philip Josè Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg delivers in spades, with tale of high adventure that satisfies on both levels. Bravo! I eagerly await the next chapter in Fogg’s ongoing exploits.” — Win Scott Eckert (author of The Scarlet Jaguar)
 
As with our previous Signed Limited Edition Novellas, if you pre-order—now through May 15th—your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgments page! How cool is that? These pre-orders also determine the print run of each edition. Since these novella sell out in just a few months, pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee you will get a copy.
 
We have one more important detail to add, and this is brand-new, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows will be available in trade paperback AND hardcover!
 
Many of our readers said they would prefer our Signed Limited Novellas in hardcover, and now you have a choice:
 
$15 for the Trade Paperback (plus shipping)
 $25 for the Hardcover (plus shipping)
 $35 for both! (add only the same shipping cost as the hardcover)
 
Seriously, who ever heard of $15 for a signed limited edition? Or only $25 for a signed limited edition hardcover with a dust jacket? And you if buy the hardcover you can get the trade paperback for only $10 more? No wonder Meteor House is your favorite micro-publisher!





The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/

Modern Knights Press
THE VOICE
Now available!


Modern Knights Press wants you to catch up on The VOICE: the Man With Anybody's Face
Plus: Save Money

That's right, Modern Knights is having a Hot August Reading Sale.
Get Plutonium Nightmare, a regular $9.95 value, plus Casebook of the Voice which sells for $12.95.
For a limited time get both for only $20.00.

But wait, there's more!
The $20.00 price includes Media Mail shipping in the Continental United States.

Over 100,000 words of pulse-pounding adventure at a gaspingly low price.

But wait, there's still more! Throw in another five dollars and Erwin will include a copy of Pro Se's anthology The Pulptress, where the Voice also appears.

Pay with PayPal, money order, or held 'til cleared check.
Write to:

erwin.k.roberts@gmail.com

Offer ends August 15th, 2014




Moonstone Books
DOC SAVAGE: THE FRIGHTENED FISH
by Will Murray

Coming in December!

Previews Exclusive!
Never published in hardcover before, and the paperback has been out of print for over 20 years!

This tale takes place near the end of Doc Savage's amazing career. The tone of the story and the characterization of the characters are consistent with the later work of Lester Dent. In "The Frightened Fish", working from story notes by Lester Dent, Will Murray presents us with a story of the early Cold War, and a sequel to Lester?s 1948 masterpiece, The Red Spider, in which a more mature and emotionally sophisticated Man of Bronze tackles an international threat which resonates with today's ecologically-challenged headlines. Characters from his past reappear, and Doc Savage is tested in ways never before imagined. In the fifteen year span of Doc's career, he grew as an individual. Everyone changes and grows over time and so did Doc Savage. The plot in "The Frightened Fish" deals with no less that the possible start of World War III!

An amazing villain returns to again warp the course of history! D oc pulls the Helldiver out of mothballs for a trip across the Pacific to occupied Japan! This edition has a new introduction by the author as well!
 

Doc Savage: The Frightened Fish HC novel

Author: Will Murray
Cover: Doug Klauba
Hardcover, 6" x 9", 160 pages, $19.99

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


The Kid Turns 74 - New!
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes
A Couple Pulp Ladies
More Pulp Heroes

Obverse Books - Now available!
Sexton Blake: The Silent Thunder Caper



Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
On sale for: £16.95




Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Peril Press - Now available!


PERIL PRESS presents: Blue Book, January 1924
The Plymouth Express Affair by Agatha Christie



 
Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!





Schedule of Events - New!

PulpFest 2014 will start on Thursday, August 7th.
The dealers’ room will be open to registered sellers to set up their displays from 4 to 11 PM. Ohio State’s Thompson Library will also offer a free lecture at 4:30 PM.
Early registration for all convention attendees will take place outside the dealers’ room from 5 to 9 PM.
There will be early-bird shopping available to PulpFest members who will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from 6 to 10 PM.
Our full slate of programming will get underway at 8 PM.



Unknown: The Best in Fantasy Fiction  - New!

On Saturday, August 9th, at 8 PM, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication considered the best fantasy magazine of all time, Street & Smith’s "Unknown."
Join acclaimed lecturer on the history of pulp magazines, Professor Tom Krabacher of California State University, Sacramento;
commentator Walker Martin, who writes about pulp collecting on Pulpmags and Mystery*File;
and Professor Garyn G. Roberts, editor of The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, as they revisit the magazine’s highlights.

Krabacher’s, Martin’s, and Robert’s presentation, “Unknown: The Best in Fantasy Fiction,”
accompanied by selected cover art, is yet another reason to make PulpFest your “must-see” convention of 2014!


80 Years of Terror! - New!

The so-called “shudder” or “weird-menace” titles were a blood-red splash of color in the grey days of the Great Depression.
They announced their monthly wares with circus-poster-style covers featuring voluptuous under-dressed beauties being pursued by hordes of leering lunatics as bent as boomerangs.
Their promise: cheap thrills, and plenty of them.

In their nightmare universe it was always a dark and stormy night.
Tethered damsels suffered in the clutches of fiends such as hell-mad surgeons, warped scientists,
and masked and cowled cultists, eagerly abetted by legions of demented dwarfs and horny hunchbacks.
They stripped, whipped, and boiled their curvaceous victims with the enthusiasm of medieval inquisitors.
Even the requisite rock-jawed heroes of these stories suffered a purgatory of horrors in order to rescue their brutally treated fair maidens.

Join PulpFest 2014 on Friday, August 8th, at 9:30 PM as we celebrate the eightieth anniversary of "Terror Tales," the best of the weird-menace magazines.
Popular culture professor Garyn G. Roberts; Ed Hulse, publisher of Murania Press books;
and Walker Martin, who writes about pulp collecting for Steve Lewis’ Mystery*File blog,
will weigh in on this Popular Publications title, as well as other shudder pulps with "80 Years of Terror!"


The Mystery and Mastery of John Newton Howitt   - New!


Although John Newton Howitt’s iconic cover images for "Terror Tales," "Horror Stories," "The Spider," and "Operator #5"
are among the most disturbing in the history of pulp art, his painting technique is among the most dignified of all the pulp artists.
On Saturday, August 9th, at 8:30 PM, please join art historian David Saunders for an exploration of “The Mystery and Mastery of John Newton Howitt” at PulpFest 2014.

David Saunders is the foremost scholar of American pulp illustrators. His free public website,
Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists, has over three-hundred biographical profiles of these creators of popular culture.
David continues to research, document, and promote a greater appreciation of pulp artists.

Learn more about the convention and David Saunders' presentatin on John Newton Howitt by visiting www.pulpfest.com


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Inspired by the success of its two cliffhanger serials featuring Olympic swimming champion Larry “Buster” Crabbe as
comic-strip hero Flash Gordon, Universal Pictures in 1938 licensed the character of futuristic firebrand Buck Rogers.
Originally named Anthony Rogers by creator Philip Francis Nowlan, he first appeared in “Armageddon 2419 A.D.”,
a 1928 short novel written for Hugo Gernsback’s pioneering science-fiction pulp "Amazing Stories."

Crabbe was cast as Buck when production of a third Flash Gordon serial was delayed. Released in April 1939,
"Buck Rogers" played in the nation’s theaters throughout the year, as science-fiction pulp magazines were enjoying renewed popularity and rapidly increasing in number.

As part of its celebration of “Science Fiction’s Golden Year of 1939,” PulpFest 2014 will run four chapters of "Buck Rogers"
each night of the convention, beginning on August 7th and running through August 9th.
Our Thursday and Friday showings will begin at 11 PM, while our Saturday presentation will follow the conclusion of our auction.
We will preface the Thursday-night screening of the serial’s first four chapters with the seldom-seen 1934 promotional "Buck Rogers" short produced by John Dille.

You can learn more about "Buck Rogers" and all of the exciting programming events at PulpFest 2014 by visiting www.pulpfest.com.


The Farmerian Vision: Pulp Meets Science Fiction

Since 2011, PulpFest has hosted FarmerCon, a convention that began in Peoria, Illinois, the hometown of Philip José Farmer.
Originally a gathering of Farmer fans figuratively, and literally, right outside Phil’s back door, FarmerCon offered presentations, dinners, and even picnics at the author’s house.
After the passing of Phil and Bette Farmer in 2009, it was decided to take FarmerCon on the road to broaden its horizons.
By holding the convention alongside events like PulpFest, Farmer fans get a variety of programming and a room full of pulp and book dealers to enjoy.
As always, PulpFest is pleased to welcome FarmerCon IX members to the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

This year FarmerCon IX, our “convention within a convention,” turns its attention to the pulp elements found in Peoria’s Grand Master of Science Fiction‘s canon.
In "The Farmerian Vision: Pulp Meets Science Fiction," moderator Paul Spiteri–editor of the Farmer collection "Pearls from Peoria"–
and panelists Jason Aiken and Christopher Paul Carey will discuss the unique way in which the Hugo award-winning author blended pulp elements and themes with his science-fictional works.

Our annual FarmerCon panel presentation will begin at 10 PM on Thursday, August 7th.



Remembering Frank Robinson

On June 30, 2014, the pulp community not only lost a great collector, but even more so, a great friend. Frank M. Robinson was 87 years old at the time of his passing.
A science-fiction and thriller writer, editor, speech writer for gay activist Harvey Milk, and a movie actor, Frank was known in the pulp community as the leading collector of top-grade pulp magazines.

Although he majored in physics in college, Frank Robinson always wanted to write.
He sold his first story to "Astounding Science Fiction" in 1950.
Following the Korean War, Robinson studied journalism and soon began a career as an editor, first with "Science Digest" and later with "Rogue" and "Playboy."
In 1974, "The Glass Inferno" was published, a novel written by Robinson and Thomas Scortia. Later filmed as "The Towering Inferno," Frank invested much of the proceeds he received from the book in his pulp collection. Years later, the sale of the Frank Robinson Pulp Collection attained almost legendary status among the pulp community.

Winner of the 2000 Lamont Award, Frank Robinson was the author of "The Power," "Pulp Culture," "Science Fiction of the 20th Century," and other works.
On Thursday, August 7th, beginning at 8 PM, PulpFest will pay tribute to this fine writer and editor, great collector, and good friend who recently passed.
Be sure to be at the Hyatt Regency Columbus for “Remembering Frank Robinson.”



The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction  

Writing can be a lonely business, but it can also be fun. On Saturday, August 9th, at 1 PM, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner Ron Fortier and five contemporary authors will chat about the pleasure and enjoyment they’ve experienced as writers of the new and exciting genre known as New Pulp.

Joining Ron will be Ralph L. Angelo, Jr., Jim Beard, Wayne Reinagel, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo. Meet them at PulpFest 2014, as they discuss "The Fun of Writing Pulp Fiction."

And for those attending our Saturday afternoon programming, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives — an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage and King Kong adventure, Skull Island, read by Michael McConnohie.


The Adventures of Dick Enos

Author Dick Enos, creator of The Adventures of Rick Steele, learned how to read from the man in the blue suit and the “S” on his chest. Soon he was devouring science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and “Doc” Smith and detective yarns from Lawrence Block, Ian Fleming, and Mickey Spillane. When he discovered a writer named Lester Dent, his love for action and adventure was cemented.

Enos was soon fashioning his own heroes and trying to write in the manner of Spillane and Dent, creating fast, descriptive action scenes, endless adventures, and larger than life heroes. Everything he had learned in life and read eventually gave birth to Rick Steele, a hard-living Korean War veteran turned test pilot who can’t seem to avoid adventures. He is aided by his loyal war buddy, Joey Campbell; his love interest, the very capable Dr. Kate Gallagher; and Kate’s polyglot assistant, Thelma McCally. A character in the mold of Doc Savage and other pulp heroes, Steele also possesses the same fears, qualities, and foibles we all face in our lives.

Dick Enos gets our 2014 New Fictioneers readings started on Friday, August 8th, at 1:30 PM. He’ll be sharing excerpts from Killer Kowboys from Space,Vengeance of the Wolf, Lost City of Azgara, The Yesterday Men, and the forthcoming Rick Steele adventure, The Monster of Chinatown.

For those attending our New Fictioneers readings on Friday afternoon, we’ll be offering a chance to win a fabulous door prize donated to PulpFest by Radio Archives–an audio-book edition of Will Murray’s Doc Savage adventure, The Frightened Fish, read by Michael McConnohie.


Weird Tales Author Auction at PulpFest 2014

Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM, will be a selection of
books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for WEIRD TALES.

PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-plus lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate, left to a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy.
St. David’s parish is excited about having PulpFest handle this portion of their former parishioner’s estate, hoping that the items will find their w ay into the hands of those who would appreciate them most–pulp fiction aficionados!

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at its Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page.
To whet your appetite, you’ll find below are a couple of the items that we’ll be offering from the Worrell collection.



The Shudder Pulps

2014 is not only the 75th anniversary of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939," it's also the 80th anniversary of "The Shudder Pulp Explosion."
PulpFest 2014 will be celebrating both events.

Also known as "weird-menace" magazines, the shudder pulps began with DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, converted to a weird-menace pulp late in 1933.
Met with great success, its publisher, Popular Publications, decided to launch a couple more shudder magazines in 1934:
TERROR TALES and HORROR STORIES. Culture Publications also gave the genre a try, releasing an ashcan edition of SPICY MYSTERY STORIES.
And so, a genre was born.

Noted pulp authority Don Hutchison, author of THE GREAT PULP HEROES, has contributed a look at the weird-menace genre,
“Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” to this year’s issue of THE PULPSTER, our award-winning program book.
On Sunday, July 6th, at 7 PM, we'll be offering a few of Don’s gory details concerning the shudder pulps.

Stop by www.pulpfest.com to read an excerpt from “Pulp Horrors of the Dirty Thirties,” a look at the weird-menace genre that we'll be saluting at PulpFest 2014.


Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014

It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.



Dine with PulpFest

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.



2014 Munsey Award Nominees

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has been pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.


Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!  

Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons,
this highly collectible and informative program book will be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.



Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!

If you've been thinking about selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com. Dealer's tables are selling fast!

With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately lest they risk being shut out.

Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost 16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!

Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction, detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books can also be sold.

Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email by writing to jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.


Countdown to PulpFest

It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.
Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.



To Infinity and Beyond!

 The final chapter of "The History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."

On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.

Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations shrink.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of the past.
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.



Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.

It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation called Fictioneers, Inc.

Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES, two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three years each.


Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow

"Captain Future, the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting two-year run.

The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine, CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.


Space Operas in the Sky

PLANET STORIES author and one of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett, wrote:
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."



The Aristocrats of the Pulps

In a letter published in “The Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. . . the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
 a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.


Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure

Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.



Science Fiction and Archie Comics

Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines he published.
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit issued a pair of magazines.




Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.

Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow & PJF’s Wold Newton Family - New!
Pulp Crazy – The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Ron Marz and Ivan Rodriguez
- New!
With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey
Sleuth Girl by Don George
Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber
Ignition City

Pulp Den - Now online!

Three-Card Monte - New!
Vulture Au Vin - New!
Steve Payne Interview Part One - New!
Steve Payne Interview Part Two - New!
The Guide
My Kindle Books Part Three
My Kindle Books Part Two

         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulp Era’ - New!
Pulp comics: Doc Savage at Street & Smith
- New!
Pulp comics: The Scorpion/Dominic Fortune
Review: ‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Vol. 4′
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 9′
Meet Justice Inc.: The Avenger

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

What if the pulps had never existed?
- New!
Ads for ‘The Shadow’
‘The Pulpster’ and PulpFest 2014
Selling the pulps with posters


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